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 By Levi Rickert    News    January 2, 2020

Community Wellness Gathering Scheduled at Red Lake Nation College

RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION - The annual community wellness gathering is scheduled for January 8-10, 2020 at the Red Lake Nation College. The objective of this gathering is to provide a catalyst for change in the community for people seeking solutions and opportunities that improve the quality of life for themselves and others....

 By Levi Rickert    News    July 11, 2019

Red Lake Conservation Officer Passes Away in Line of Duty; Minn. Governor Orders Flags to be Flown at Half-Staff

RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION - The Red Lake Nation is mourning the loss of Red Lake Conservation Officer Shannon "Opie" Barron, who walked on this past Sunday while in the line of duty. Officer Barron was 48. Tribal officials say Officer Barron responded to a call that someone was suspected of illegal harvesting north of Red...

 By Levi Rickert    News    August 28, 2017

White Supremists Rallies Shut Down in San Francisco: American Indians Host Anti-Racism Prayer Rally

SAN FRANCISCO — The right-wing white supremist rallies planned for San Francisco this weekend never happened. Citing problems with obtaining permits from San Fransicso officials, the Patroit Freedom rally was canceled on Friday night. Another rally planned for Saturday was also canceled. Several counter rallies involving thousands of people were held instead, including one in...

 By Levi Rickert    Politics    June 15, 2017

Senators Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker and Tom Udall join bipartisan effort in Congress to support Indian tribes in grizzly fight for rights

WASHINGTON - US Senate heavyweights Tom Udall (D-NM), Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) have joined a bipartisan movement on Capitol Hill to compel the Department of Interior to uphold fundamental tenets of the federal-Indian trust responsibility in respect to tribal rights that are threatened by the imminent...

 By Levi Rickert    News    June 5, 2017

Native Nations Support the Paris Climate Change Agreement

WASHINGTON - In a joint news release distributed on Saturday, four Native Nations from Indian Country announced that they will continue to uphold and support the Paris Climate Change Agreement. This joint release comes two days after President Trump announced he was pulling back the United States' support of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Here is the text of the release: T...


Thunder Productions Release Billy Mills Interview: Retraces Historic Olympic Victory

MINNEAPOLIS – One of the best treats for American Indian journalists is to meet your American Indian heroes in life. Such has been the case for journalist Stacey Thunder (Red Lake Ojibwe), who through the years has interacted with the legendary Olympian Billy Mills (Oglala Sioux). "He has been my hero since I was a girl and I...

 By Levi Rickert    News    June 23, 2014

Standoff on Red Lake Indian Reservation Ends with Seven Arrested

RED LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION - A standoff on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota that lasted almost 12 hours ended Friday evening with the arrest of five men and two women. The standoff began shortly after 5:00 a.m. with shots being fired from a semiautomatic weapon into the air after tribal police arrived a...

 By Levi Rickert    News    December 31, 2012

Clyde Bellecourt Arrested at Peaceful "Idle No More" Flash Mob

MINNEAPOLIS – A cup of coffee in the IDS Tower cost Clyde Bellecourt more than the money he put out it in downtown Minneapolis on Christmas Eve. The co-founder of the American Indian Movement was arrested on Christmas Eve at the conclusion of an "Idle No More" round dance flash mob on Monday afternoon. The flash mob was organi...


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