Articles written by Jana Peterson

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 By Jana Peterson    News    October 15, 2012

Citizens rally to fight Native Mob activities, drugs

FOND DU LAC — After learning that law enforcement officials had discovered the body of a missing Floodwood woman on the Fond du Lac Reservation and – on top of that – that they suspected she was killed by a member of the Native Mob gang, Bettina Johnsen decided enough was enough. She decided it was time to fight back, in ways both modern and old-fashioned. She started a...

 By Jana Peterson    News    July 1, 2011

Campers enjoy Ojibwe-intensive weekend

As Arne Vainio – aka the “Mad Scientist” – conducted various experiments with (mostly) everyday items, Alphonse Pitawanakwat translated his English words into Ojibwe. The 66-year-old fluent Ojibwe speaker was a first-time camper at the Nagaajiwanaang language camp in Sawyer, an event that started three years ago and has grown significantly each year. “It looks like...


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