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 By Michael Meuers    News    June 14, 2021

Seki Presents State of the Band Message - P3

"We stand together as one nation and face all challengers before us – the heart of unity will move us forward" In the annual report to the people, Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell G. Seki Sr., Secretary Samuel L. Strong, and Treasurer Annette Johnson along with ten tribal program managers, addressed a crowd gathered at the...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    June 11, 2021

Seki Presents State of the Band Message - P2

"We stand together as one nation and face all challengers before us – the heart of unity will move us forward" In the annual report to the people, Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell G. Seki Sr., Secretary Samuel L. Strong, and Treasurer Annette Johnson along with ten tribal program managers, addressed a crowd gathered at the...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    June 10, 2021

Seki Presents State of the Band Message

"We stand together as one nation and face all challengers before us – the heart of unity will move us forward" In the annual report to the people, Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell G. Seki Sr., Secretary Samuel L. Strong, and Treasurer Annette Johnson along with ten tribal program managers, addressed a crowd gathered at the...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    May 21, 2021

Red Lake Medical Martial Law Rescinded after More Than 13 Months

Medical Martial Law at Red Lake Nation was rescinded as one of the first orders of business at the May 11, 2021 regular monthly meeting of the Red Lake Tribal Council. Among the restrictions lifted; Facemasks will no longer be required for outdoor activities; restrictions for numbers of people attending indoor activities, and...

 

Successful Voter Registration Drive at Red Lake

It was Friday October 9, 2020. I came to Red Lake Nation to witness the impressive Voter Registration Drive going on, a drive that registered roughly 5,500 new Red Lake voters. Yes, you read that right, 5,500 first time Red Lake voters. Success was due to the efforts of scores of Red Lake member canvassers...in a friendly...

 

A Tour of the New Red Lake Community Center - P2

It was Friday October 9 when I returned to Red Lake. It was one day shy of six months, my last visit being the March 10, Tribal Council meeting. It is the longest time without a visit in 26 years by far. COVID kept this Gichi-mookomaan in Bemijigamaag for long time with all events and powwows cancelled or postponed. The first...

 

A Tour of the New Red Lake Community Center

It was Friday October 9 when I returned to Red Lake. It was one day shy of six months, my last visit being the March 10, Tribal Council meeting. It is the longest time without a visit in 26 years by far. COVID kept this Gichi-mookomaan in Bemijigamaag for long time with all events and powwows cancelled or postponed. The first...

 

CIE Hosting Candidate "Virtual" Forums

The Bemidji Area Citizens for an Informed Electorate (CIE) is hosting virtual forums for both the Primary and General Elections in 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The CIE will be sharing candidate info by social media, City website, and First City TV (Cable Channel 2) rather than holding our usual forums at Bemidji City...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    June 18, 2020

KAWE/Channel 9 (Lakeland Public TV) - Celebrating 40 Years

Did You Know That KAWE is an Ojibwe Word? Happy Birthday from Michael Meuers Explore the beginning of KAWE, and the formative years of Lakeland PBS with conversations with those who were there at the beginning to bring Public Television to northern Minnesota. There are interviews with many familiar faces, and maybe even me?...

 

Only One of Four Districts Headed to Red Lake Run-Off Election

Red Lake Nation held their biennial election on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Incumbents from Red Lake, Little Rock and Ponemah all won re-election gaining more than 50% of the vote. However, none of the seven candidates from Redby reached that threshold. This means a late July run-off election between the top two winners. Red...

 

DFLers Roy and Liend Endorsed, Hope to be Red Lake's State Senator and State Rep

Candidates were recently endorsed by the DFL party to take on GOP incumbents Sen. Pau Paul Utke of Park Rapids and Rep. Matt Grossell of Clearbrook. These GOP legislators represent the Red Lake Reservation. Utke in addition represents the White Earth Reservation. Roy and Liend hope to defeat them. Endorsed for State Senate was...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    March 16, 2020

Education MOU Signing Date Set Regarding Tribal Colleges

All three northern Tribal Chairmen, Tribal College Presidents and all three Tribal Education Directors or Superintendents will be at a signing of a resolution regarding higher education in Indian Country. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be signed on Thursday, March 25, 2020 from noon to 1:30 pm. The event will be...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    March 16, 2020

Chairman Seki Presents State of the Band Message - P2

It was standing room only as Band members, and friends of Red Lake Nation slowly streamed into the Red Lake Seven Clans Casino Event Center on Friday, February 28, 2020. They were there to attend the annual State of the Band Address scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. "Sovereignty is Our Power" was the theme. In this annual report...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    March 11, 2020

Chairman Seki Presents State of the Band Message

It was standing room only as Band members, and friends of Red Lake Nation slowly streamed into the Red Lake Seven Clans Casino Event Center on Friday, February 28, 2020. They were there to attend the annual State of the Band Address scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. "Sovereignty is Our Power" was the theme. In this annual report...

 

14th Annual Community Wellness Gathering Held - P2

The Fourteenth Annual Red Lake Community Wellness Gathering was held Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, January 8-10, 2020 at Red Lake Nation College in Red Lake. Community Members, Tribal Programs, School Personnel, Mental Health and other programs & services from Red Lake, other reservations and non-Indian communities were...

 

14th Annual Community Wellness Gathering Held

The Fourteenth Annual Red Lake Community Wellness Gathering was held Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, January 8-10, 2020 at Red Lake Nation College in Red Lake. Community Members, Tribal Programs, School Personnel, Mental Health and other programs & services from Red Lake, other reservations and non-Indian communities were...

 

Two State Commissioners Visit with Red Lake Leaders

Two Minnesota State Commissioners visited with the Red Lake Tribal Council at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Commissioner Steve Grove Minnesota's Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and Minnesota Public Safety (MPS) Commissioner John Harrington were the latest...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    October 1, 2019

Cultural Wellness Conference Held at Red Lake - P2

A beautiful day matched the mood of Red Lakers, and others associated with social services and health care, gathered for a three-day Cultural Wellness Conference from 8-4:30 on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 8 to noon on Thursday, September 17-19, 2019. Each day included general sessions with keynote speakers first thing in the...

 

Cultural Wellness Conference Held at Red Lake

A beautiful day matched the mood of Red Lakers, and others associated with social services and health care, gathered for a three-day Cultural Wellness Conference from 8-4:30 on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 8 to noon on Thursday, September 17-19, 2019. Each day included general sessions with keynote speakers first thing in the...

 

Groundbreaking for Mino-Bimaadiziwin Housing Project

A beautiful day matched the mood of a large turnout of urban Red Lakers and others gathered for a special event on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Those assembled would witness the groundbreaking ceremony for Mino-Bimaadiziwin (The Good Life) Housing Project and the Annual Red Lake Nation Embassy Picnic from 1 to 4 pm. The site...

 

Large MN DNR Delegation Visits Red Lake Tribal Council

A large delegation from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) visited with the Red Lake Tribal Council at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. An invitation from the Council was sent to the office MN DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen via the tribe's Government Affairs/MN person,...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    August 13, 2019

2019 "Gabeshiwin" (The Camp)

The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians hosted its' Seventh Annual Gabeshiwin (Ojibwe Language and Culture Camp) for youth on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, August 7 - 9, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on three perfect, sunny summer days featuring a light breeze. The camp is located at the Ponemah Round House in the backwoods of...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    August 12, 2019

2019 "Gabeshiwin" (The Camp)

The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians hosted its' Seventh Annual Gabeshiwin (Ojibwe Language and Culture Camp) for youth on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, August 7 - 9, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on three perfect, sunny summer days featuring a light breeze. The camp is located at the Ponemah Round House in the backwoods of...

 
 By Michael Meuers    Events   

Ojibwe Language and Culture Camp Scheduled

The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians will host an Ojibwe Language and Culture Camp on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, August 7 to 9, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. for the seventh consecutive year. The three-day Gabeshiwin (camp) will feature, lacrosse, moccasin game, Ojibwe Bingo, rock painting, sand art, tobacco pouch making,...

 

MN Agriculture Commissioner Visits with Red Lake Leaders

Minnesota Department of Agriculture Secretary Thom Petersen and several staff persons visited with Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr., Tribal Secretary Samuel Strong, Ponemah Rep Gary Nelson, and Red Lake Nation directors and staff concerned with sustainable farming, gardening and land use on Tuesday morning, July 16, 2019...

 

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