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 By Michael Meuers    News    June 13, 2022

Red Lake Youth Conference 2022

COVID cancelled many events over the last couple years including the 14th Annual Youth Leadership Conference back in 2019. Back in those days, the event had been held at Red Lake High School. Now, reimagined by new Youth Conference Coordinator Bianca Mendoza, who was celebrating one year at the helm on the second day of the...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    May 16, 2022

Groundbreaking Held for Ombimindwaa Gidanawemaaganinaadog

On Tuesday May 10, 2022...oh, around noon, a groundbreaking ceremony and celebration was due to commence for Ombimindwaa Gidanawemaaganinaadog, Red Lake's New Intergenerational Service Building. Several visitors from architects to county social service workers came from Bemijigamaag and elsewhere to join the Red Lake Tribal...

 

Bemidji City Council to Host Red Lake Tribal Council for Dinner/Joint Meeting

The Chairman of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Darrell G. Seki, Sr. met with Bemidji Mayor Jorge Prince for a get acquainted dinner on February 15, 2022. Discussion items included a future joint meeting with both governmental bodies. The agenda would include, but not limited to, economic development and race/cultural...

 

Candidates Certified for Red Lake Tribal General Election May 18, 2022

Candidates for Red Lake Tribal Officers and District Representatives were certified at the Tuesday, March 8, 2022 regularly scheduled Tribal Council meeting. One incumbent, Tribal Treasurer Annette Johnson withdrew her candidacy before the candidacy withdrawal deadline of March 2, 2022. One non-incumbent candidate withdrew, and...

 

Red Lake Holds Full Day of Events at Old Crossing Near Huot, MN - P2

"The state has a history, we do as well. Red Lake wants to tell the story from our perspective. We need to raise the level of discourse on this subject. We want to educate our people but also the citizens of Minnesota and the United States on what was given often under high duress." - Red Lake Tribal Council on 150th...

 

Red Lake Holds Full Day of Events at Old Crossing Near Huot, MN

"The state has a history, we do as well. Red Lake wants to tell the story from our perspective. We need to raise the level of discourse on this subject. We want to educate our people but also the citizens of Minnesota and the United States on what was given often under high duress." - Red Lake Tribal Council on 150th...

 

Wells Technology Opens New Branch at Oshkiimaajitahdah Center in Redby, MN

According to Andy Wells, Sr. of Wells Technology in Bemidji, the manufacturing company will partner with Oshkiimaajitahdah Center in Redby, MN in machinists training. The manufacturing industry across America is in great need of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machinists for production jobs says Wells. "Therefore, Wells...

 

Red Lake Passes Vaccination Mandate

The Red Lake Tribal Council unanimously passed a vaccination mandate at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday 14 September monthly council meeting. The mandate applies to all persons who enter the Reservation for employment or business purposes. Exceptions to the mandate include pregnant women, documented medical...

 

From the Left (Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC) to Right (Wall Street Journal) Agree Today;

The global war on terror isn't ending, nor was it as long as the American Indian Wars. I take issue with the characterization that the war in Afghanistan is America's longest war. America's real longest war was the conflict against Indigenous Americans, called the American Indian Wars, which most historians characterize as...

 
 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...

 

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