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Articles from the January 27, 2012 edition

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Community Meeting for the New Red Lake Tribal Government Center and Red Lake College Campus held in Redby

The second of six scheduled community meetings was held on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the Redby Community Center. The first meeting was held on January 18, 2012 at the Red Lake Humanities Center. Making presentations included Red Lake Nation College President, Dan King, Red Lake Tribal Economic Development Director, Sam Stro...

 

Community Meeting for the New Red Lake Tribal Government Center and Red Lake College Campus held in Redby - P2

The second of six scheduled community meetings was held on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the Redby Community Center. The first meeting was held on January 18, 2012 at the Red Lake Humanities Center. Making presentations included Red Lake Nation College President, Dan King, Red Lake Tribal Economic Development Director, Sam Stro...

 
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All Red Lake Nation Districts Skiing Day - Saturday January 28, 2012

All Red Lake Nation Districts Skiing Day - Saturday January 28, 2012 50 Ski Passes Available The first 50 that show up and register will be paid for. All District members are invited to ski at Beuna Vista Ski Area. Skiing Registration will be from 12pm until gone You must be there by 2pm to Participate Registration for skiing will be on the 3rd floor at Beuna Vista Ski Area....

 
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Democracy Day of Action

A constitutional amendment that creates barriers to voting strikes at the core of our ability to create a state in which we want to live. Make sure the legislature knows you stand against any amendment that requires a photo ID to vote by standing with us at the Capitol to stop the Voter Suppression Amendment on February 9. For more information, contact Liz Loeb at 651.379.0763...

 

Veterans, military personnel honored at Leech Lake Memorial Grounds

On Thursday, representatives from Grand Portage Honor Guard, Leech Lake Honor Guard, Warriors Honor Guard, White Earth Honor Guard, Cass Lake American Legion 284, Army National Guard of Bemidji, and Marine Corp of Bemidji along with the Mayor of Cass Lake Wayne LaDuke, District 3 Representative from Leech Lake Ribs Whitebird,...

 

Program Assistant Call-In List - Red Lake Nation Boys & Girls Club

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT Program Assistant Call-In List Red Lake Nation Boys & Girls Club P.O. Box 1124 Red Lake, MN. 56671 218-679-2556 Opens: 1-26-2012 The Red Lake Nation Boys & Girls Club is creating a Call-In List for people to help out at Club when we are short staffed. Salary - $10.00/hr, report to Program Director (possibly...

 

U.S. Sen. Franken Joins Americans for Marriage Equality

WASHINGTON – Today the Human Rights Campaign – the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization – released a web ad featuring U.S. Sen. Al Franken for its Americans for Marriage Equality campaign. In the ad, Franken, who represents the state of Minnesota and has been a longtime advocate for LGBT rights, says “I think everybody sho...

 

Our America: 10th Annual State of Indian Nations Address

Remarks by Jefferson Keel, President, National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) on Thursday, January 26, 2012 Newseum, Knight Studios, Washington, DC Acknowledgements I want to thank the Native service members and veterans who have joined us today. Many know the story of Indian Country -- the challenges we have faced, and the ones we face today. But very few Americans know...

 

Changes at the Red Lake License Department for 2012

Changes at the Red Lake License Department for 2012...

 

Defendants plead not guilty of racketeering

The six defendants charged with racketeering for their roles in the so-called Native Mob have all pleaded not guilty to the charges filed against them. Three of the defendants are from the Bemidji area: Cory Gene Oquist, 22, of Bemidji; Dale John Pindegayosh, 29, of Cass Lake; and Justen Lee Poitra, 26, of Cass Lake. Poitra was released on bond while Oquist and Pindegayosh...

 

Vilsack Announces Support for a New Advanced Biofuel Production Facility in Oregon

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2012 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has approved a conditional commitment in the amount of $232.5 million to ZeaChem Boardman Biorefinery, LLC (ZBB) through the Biorefinery Assistance Program. ZBB will operate a 25 million gallon per year biorefinery, which will be constructed on an industrial site in Boardman, Oregon, along...

 

New Forest Planning Rule Seeks to Restore the Nation's Forests through Science and Collaboration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2012 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today signaled the U.S. Department of Agriculture's intent to issue a new planning rule for America's 193-million acre National Forest System that seeks to deliver stronger protections for forests, water, and wildlife while supporting the economic vitality of our rural communities, by releasing online a Final...

 
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14th Annual National Indian Realty Awards to be Presented

National Indian Realty Awards will be presented to the top 15 Indian Realty Offices in the nation and the top 20 Indian Land Professionals in the nation on February 27 in Marina del Rey, California. This will be the 14th Annual Realty Awards Presentation. Top Honors to David Murray and Uintah and Ouray Agency For the fifth consecutive year, David Murray of Uintah and Ouray...

 

USDA to Release New Long-Term Agricultural Projections

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2012--The U. S. Department of Agriculture will release new 10-year agricultural projections Feb. 13 at 12:00 noon EST. The USDA Agricultural Projections to 2021 report will be released on the Office of the Chief Economist web site at www.usda.gov/oce. USDA publishes the projections each year in February. The long-term projections are developed by...

 

AGING AMERICA: Prisons struggle with challenges posed by the surging numbers of older inmates

NEW YORK - In corrections systems nationwide, officials are grappling with decisions about geriatric units, hospices and medical parole as elderly inmates — with their high rates of illness and infirmity — make up an ever increasing share of the prison population....

 

7 percent of teens, adults carry HPV in their mouths

An estimated 7 percent of American teens and adults carry the human papilloma virus in their mouths, an infection that puts them at heightened risk of developing cancer of the mouth and throat, researchers said Thursday....

 

Bemidji Pamida's closing revives debate over burial site

Bemidji, Minn. — The planned closing of a Pamida store in Bemidji next month is raising questions about what will happen to Native American remains on the property....

 

Plea deal for 1 in massive contracting fraud case

WASHINGTON - A former Army Corps of Engineers employee has agreed to plead guilty for his role in what prosecutors say may be one of the largest and most brazen frauds involving U.S. government contracts, court papers show. Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2012/01/25/2283067/plea-deal-for-1-in-massive-contracting.html#storylink=cpy...

 

Census: Native count jumps by 27 percent

America's Native population climbed by nearly a third between 2000 and 2010, surprising U.S. Census Bureau data analysts and delighting managers of federally funded programs whose budgets depend on official head counts....

 

Tense exchange at Pickton inquiry over officer's actions

A former Vancouver police inspector who has faced intense criticism at the Robert Pickton inquiry is disputing some of the allegations against him, rejecting claims he ruled out the possibility of a serial killer and suggesting one of his fiercest critics is biased....

 

Extended Indian hunting rankles some non-Indians

"The Indians ... shall have the right to hunt on the unoccupied lands of the United States so long as game may be found there on, and so long as peace subsists among the whites and Indians, on the borders of the hunting districts." Read more: http://tdn.com/lifestyles/extended-indian-hunting-rankles-some-non-indians/article_9dba7126-4871-11e1-9c80-001871e3ce...

 

Owner sues after loan company disables truck

A Michigan-based finance company is alleged to be electronically disabling vehicles on the reservation when the owners fall behind on their payments, in violation of Navajo law....

 

P-card abuse empties tribal office's budget

A former accountant in the Navajo Nation's Division of Economic Development wiped out an entire department's operating budget of about $157,000 with purchases of personal luxury items, travel and other purchases, all made on a tribal credit card, or P-card, an audit reveals....

 

Passamaquoddy Tribe plans $120M wind farm in Washington County

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Indian Township and Pleasant Point has partnered with a Midwest energy firm to launch a $120 million wind farm in Washington County. The developers estimate the project will create 50-100 jobs during the construction phase and 15-20 permanent positions once the farm is built, with more jobs anticipated from spinoff...

 

White Earth debuts positive living program

WHITE EARTH, Minn. – The White Earth Police Department has released a new DVD and workbook series aimed at educating children on positive living called “I Am!” The series is designed to educate children in second and third grade on the topics of self-esteem, use of medicine, substance abuse, anger management and appropriate touching. The materials are presented to...

 

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