Articles from the March 7, 2012 edition

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Don Hazeman to be inducted into MnIAA Athletic Director’s Hall of Fame

Don Hazeman of Bemidji was recently selected to the Minnesota Interscholastic Athletic Administrator’s Hall of Fame for his work as the athletic administrator at Red Lake High School for 37 years. He will be inducted into that organization on Thursday, March 29 at the Kelly Inn in St. Cloud. The MnIAAA honors its members and...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    March 7, 2012

State of the Red Lake Nation Address Presented in Red Lake by Chairman Jourdain P17

State of the Red Lake Nation Address Presented in Red Lake by Chairman Jourdain. The full address will be available soon and will be posted with these photographs at a later date....

 
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SCHOOL BOARD MEETING - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012 – 2:00 PM

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012 – 2:00 PM ADMINISTRATION OFFICE AGENDA 1. Call to order. 2. Approval of agenda. 3. Hearing of Delegations. 4. Superintendent’s Announcements A. Next Regular school board meeting: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 2:00 p.m. at the Red Lake Elementary Media Center. 5. Working Session Item...

 

Red Lake man sentenced for assault

A 33-year-old Red Lake man was sentenced Tuesday for assaulting a female individual on the Red Lake Reservation. David James Cook was sentenced to 120 months in prison for one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: Cook was indicted July 19 and pleaded guilty Nov. 14. His sentence will run concurrent...

 

ACLU sues Minnewaska schools in Facebook incidents

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is claiming Minnewaska Area Schools and the Pope County Sheriff's Office violated a student's rights in two incidents involving Facebook. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the ACLU of Minnesota says a female student was disciplined after posting a comment on Facebook in 2011 about her dislike of a staff member. She was...

 

Tribes seek support for Violence Against Women Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — Native American leaders say they need support from two more senators to give the Violence Against Women Act a better chance of going to the Senate floor. As of Tuesday, the legislation that contains measures specifically addressing victims who are Native American or Alaska Native has 58 supporters in the Senate, including its sponsor Sen. Patrick Leahy of...

 

Legislators OK unpaid suspensions for teachers

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The House Education Committee has advanced two more bills that tighten policies on teachers or other school district employees. One would make it OK to suspend teachers charged with a felony without pay. They currently must be paid in such a situation. The other bill would require schools and other public employers to reveal the reason for payouts...

 

Minn. Gov. Dayton vetoes deadly force bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday vetoed a bill that would have expanded the cases in which people could use deadly force, siding with objections from law enforcement who said it could legalize murder in some cases....

 

Remarks as Delivered by NCAI President Jefferson Keel, National Congress of American Indians

Remarks as Delivered by NCAI President Jefferson Keel National Congress of American Indians Executive Council Winter Session – 2012 March 6, 2012 – L’Enfant Plaza - Washington, DC Good morning and welcome to NCAI’s Executive Council Winter Session. It’s always good to see so many tribal leaders and Native people, gathered together to focus on the issues that matter...

 

Defending champ couldn't quit on Native people

It took John Baker 16 tries to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. He had to think long and hard about coming back to defend his title. Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2012/03/05/2353574/defending-champ-couldnt-quit-on.html#storylink=cpy...

 

Minnesota’s only Air Force Reserve unit affected by manning announcement

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AIR RESERVE STATION— In an announcement released today, the Air Force Reserve proposes to realign approximately 3,000 affected Reservists into growing new career fields and help the Total Force reduce manning by 9,900 Airmen in Fiscal Year 2013. What does this mean for the 934th Airlift Wing, Minnesota’s only Air Force Reserve...

 
 By Ramona Gehlert    News    March 7, 2012

Additional Information on the NWEA MAP Tests at Red Lake High School

March 5, 2012 Dear Parents, Students, and Staff of RLHS As you have heard from your students and teacher contacts the High School was scheduled to take NWEA MAP tests Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week (March 5, 2012) with makeup tests to follow. We have adjusted this testing to next week in respect of the Michael Kingbird family. The staff and students of RLHS are...

 

THE 24 SEVEN – March 7, 2012

THE 24 SEVEN – March 7, 2012 Trump predicts war as Obama re-election tactic Donald Trump predicted President Obama would start a war with I... http://takeaction.wta001.com/wta/link.php?M=17702784&N=18249&L=11375&F=T ----------------------------------------------------------------- McConnell vows 'overwhelming force' against Iran The Senate Republican leader said Monday the...

 

NCAI Announces 2012 Indian Country Leadership Awards

Washington, D.C. - The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) has announced the recipients of the organization's prestigious Indian Country Leadership Awards. Congressman Don Young (R - AK) Chair of the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, Larry Echo Hawk - Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, the American University's Washington Internships for...

 

Man appears in court on fatal crash

The driver of a minivan that collided head-on with another minivan Oct. 31 in Bemidji, which resulted in the death of a 47-year-old Bemidji woman, appeared in Beltrami County District Court Monday. Anthony Dwane Calloway, 45, of Bemidji, offered no plea on the felony charges he faces of two counts of criminal vehicular homicide or operation. If convicted, Calloway faces 10 year...

 

Bemidji surgeons tout importance of colonoscopies

The New England Journal of Medicine last month released a study proving that colonoscopies can save lives....

 

USDA Provides Disaster Recovery Assistance in 20 States

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2012?Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $19.7 million of financial and technical assistance to help communities rebuild and repair damages caused by flooding, drought and other natural disasters. Funds are made available through the Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program. "A strong safety...

 

St. Paul school board wants mayor to decry takeover proposal

St. Paul's school board members said on Tuesday night that St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman should publicly denounced recently proposed legislation that would place the school system under his control....

 

Consumer Bureau ‘Zoning In’’ on Tribal Payday Firms

U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray said his agency is prepared to use federal authority to crack down on payday lenders who dodge state laws by affiliating with Native American tribes....

 

First Nation smoke shop raided a 4th time

A native-run discount smoke shop in western Manitoba was raided by provincial authorities on Tuesday afternoon, who seized cigarettes from the illegal operation....

 

Effort under way to remove tribal chairman

The Standing Rock Tribal Council will meet Thursday to decide whether to proceed with charges brought against chairman Charles Murphy in an attempt to remove him from office. Read more: http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/effort-under-way-to-remove-tribal-chairman/article_32055f48-67e5-11e1-b33d-001871e3ce6c.html#ixzz1oQgv35r6...

 

Phoenix Sinclair inquiry to hear first from witnesses

Witnesses who were involved first-hand in the case of a little Manitoba girl who spent most of her short life in foster care will be first to testify at an inquiry into her death....

 

ACLU: Pregnant Teen Humiliated At School

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a 15-year-old Navajo girl who said she was kicked out then humiliated at a Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school because she was pregnant. Read more: http://www.koat.com/news/30620684/detail.html#ixzz1oQhYXxmN...

 

Digital learning: A game changer for American Indian students

American Indian students are more likely to live in poverty and face unemployment later in life. These children carry the burdens of geographic isolation and multi-generational poverty that are heavy to lift....

 

Native Soldier Killed in Koran Burning Retaliation

The military plane landed in Delaware on March 3, where 25-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Jordan Logan Bear’s tour of duty would end. Some 1,500 miles away in Denver friends and relatives gathered in his grandparents’ living room to remember him and his life. Read more:http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/03/06/native-soldier-killed-in-koran-burning-retaliation-101390...

 

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