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Articles from the June 17, 2016 edition

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Ben Strong Workout This Friday and Saturday at Ponemah and Red Lake

Great opportunity to improve basketball skills and if your player can go to Ponemah and Red Lake each day that would be 4 to 10 hours of high level basketball training by Red Lake Nation member, and recently back home from playing in New Zealand, Ben Strong. Carpool or text or call Dan Ninham at 218.368.6430 by 6 pm on Thursday...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 17, 2016

Holland biker travels from Los Angelos to New York; Comes through Red Lake

RED LAKE, MN - Ritzo Holtman is from Holland, or as some might say, the Neitherlands. According to Wikipedia, Holland is a region and former province on the western coast of the Netherlands. The name Holland is also frequently used to informally refer to the whole of the country of the Netherlands. This usage is commonly...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 17, 2016

Customer Appreciation Day at Red Lake Trading Post - P5

On Friday, June 10, 2016 the Red Lake Trading Post held their Annual Customer Appreciation Day in the field by the Red Lake Trading Post. There were games and numerous activities for everyone, along with lunch and door prizes. The Ponemah Market held their Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, June 9, 2016 in Ponemah with...

 

MNHS Press Authors Brenda J. Child and Anton Treuer Win 2016 AASLH Award of Merit

NASHVILLE, TN—June 2016—The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that the Brenda J. Child and Anton Treuer are each recipients of an Award of Merit for their respective books, My Grandfather’s Knocking Sticks: Ojibwe Family Life and Labor on the Reservation and Warrior Nation: A History of the Red Lake Ojibwe. The AASLH Leadership in...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 17, 2016

Retirement Dinner held for Pat Pierre and Vicky Conner - P10

A retirement dinner was held for Red Lake Department of Public Safety Conservation Officer Patrick Pierre and Criminal Investigator Vicky Conner on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Red Lake Casino Event Center. Pierre was retiring after 40 years of service, while Conner had 20 years....

 

Treuer's "Warrior Nation" Wins Award of Merit from National History Association

BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA – “Warrior Nation: A History of the Red Lake Ojibwe,” written by Bemidji State University professor Dr. Anton Treuer, has won an Award of Merit from theAmerican Association of State and Local History. Treuer is the author of 13 other books, including the popoular “Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask.” The...

 

Beltrami County eyes specialty drug court

BEMIDJI—The rising number of drug-related crimes in Beltrami County has prompted a multiagency effort to create a specialty drug court to serve the area's most high-risk individuals. According to Beltrami County Attorney Annie Claesson-Huseby, the county saw 50 fifth-degree controlled substance cases filed in 2010. By 2015, that number had jumped to 169, prompting concern....

 

Nolan Desjarlait Jr. Memorial Basketball Tournament held in Red Lake - P10

The Nolan Desjarlait Jr. Memorial Basketball Tournament was held in Red Lake on June 4 and 5, 2016. Awards of Championship Hoodies, Long Sleeve Shirts for 2nd, T-shirts for 3rd, Individual awards for MVP, All Star, Hustle, Nolan Jr. Defense and medals were presented to participants. Participants included 5th graders, Junior...

 

Fertile Ground II: Food and Health in Indian Country

When funders with open minds meet with “moccasins on the ground” in healthcare and nutrition advocacy, bold ideas and revolutionary strategies can result. That’s what happened in early May in Minneapolis, when the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and the American Heart Association convened nearly 200 American Indian tribal leaders, community organizers and national...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 17, 2016

Red Lake High School Graduation 2016; Set One - P14

Red Lake High School Graduation 2016 held at 1 PM on Saturday, May 28, 2016....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 17, 2016

Red Lake High School Graduation 2016; Set Two - P14

Red Lake High School Graduation 2016 held at 1 PM on Saturday, May 28, 2016....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 17, 2016

Red Lake Elementary School Pow Wow 2016 - P15

The Red Lake Elementary School Pow Wow 2016 was held on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The new Red Lake Elementary School Princess was AveriAuna Schoenborn and Elvis King....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 17, 2016

Red Lake Elementary School Activity Day - P17

Red Lake Elementary School Activity Day was held on Tuesday, May 24, 2016....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 17, 2016

2016 Ponemah School Pow Wow held on Friday - P19

The Ponemah School held their annual pow wow on Friday, May 20, 2016. Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. was this year's Master of Ceremonies and there was an excellent turnout....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    June 17, 2016

Red Lake Nation College Special Recognition Ceremony held for Class of 2016 - P20

RED LAKE - Last week, twenty-three Red Lake Nation College students graduated in a ceremony held at Leech Lake Tribal College, but on Thursday, May 19, 2016, a Special Recognition Ceremony was held outside on the campus with Red Lake in the background. The ceremony began with an introduction by Mistress of Ceremonies Lorena...

 

Fresh out of prison, Ottertail man nabbed for Dilworth Wal-Mart theft

DILWORTH—An Ottertail, Minn., man who was arrested at the Dilworth Wal-Mart on Tuesday, June 14, on suspicion of attempting to make off with more than $1,000 worth of merchandise he didn't pay for told the arresting officer he had just got out of prison and was on parole. According to court documents, Dilworth police were called to the Wal-Mart on Tuesday on a report that...

 

Hastings man asks for medicine; police find 16 pounds of marijuana

Hastings resident, Mark Anthony Siebenaler was recently charged with one count of controlled substance crime in the fifth degree, one charge of violation of domestic abuse no contact order and one charge of driving after revocation. Hastings resident, Mark Anthony Siebenaler was recently charged with one count of controlled substance crime in the fifth degree, one charge of...

 

Nationwide union pushback at charter schools hits in St. Paul

The rising tension at a large St. Paul charter school mirrors the clashes nationally between school leaders and charter school teachers who try to unionize. Teachers at Community School of Excellence say school leaders’ plan to fire 20 teachers, most of them union members, was a union-busting move. School leaders disagree, but reinstated some of the fired teachers this week....

 

Obama embraces Orlando families, appeals for gun controls

ORLANDO, Fla. — Embracing grieving Orlando families and appealing anew for national action, President Barack Obama claimed a threat to all Americans' security Thursday as a strong reason to tighten U.S. gun laws. Counterterror campaigns overseas, he declared, can never prevent all "lone wolf" attacks like the one that killed 49 people in Orlando. Speaking at a makeshift...

 

In Minnesota, crimes against the elderly are 'doubling year-over-year'

Some 400 social workers, law enforcers, lawyers, nursing home workers and others who work with vulnerable adults gathered Wednesday at the University of Minnesota to discuss what could be the next big crime wave: Elder abuse. The conference, hosted by the nonprofit Minnesota Elder Justice Center, was one of many nationwide marking World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which began...

 

New federal rule aims to help Native children remain in tribal communities

WASHINGTON — Advocates for Alaska Native children are cheering a new federal regulation that they say could help keep Native children from being removed from their communities. The new regulation, which will go into effect at the end of the year, is meant to provide more consistent and stricter interpretation of the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act — a law designed to counter...

 

Sanders refuses to concede or endorse Clinton

Bernie Sanders profusely thanked his supporters. He said he looked forward to working with Hillary Clinton to advance key issues. And he urged like-minded followers to run for state and local offices so they can continue the “political revolution” he began. In short, during his 23-minute speech live-streamed across the country, Sanders sounded very much like a candidate...

 

OST recognizes legality of growing hemp

MANDERSON –– Vic Camp stands barefoot on the cracked bare ground that was a hemp field until that fateful hour more than a decade ago when federal agents swooped in on a crop ready to harvest and wiped it out. “It was a sad day,” he said. “I thought we were gonna be able to grow this wonderful plant. We had different businesses we were planning on, starting with oil,...

 

Congratulating our graduates on a major milestone

We were at the graduation ceremony for the Harbor City International School in Duluth, Minnesota and the keynote speaker was Gaelynn Lea Tressler. She is the winner of the 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Concert series and she knows about and exemplifies overcoming hardships and truly appreciating the things we take for granted. She is beautiful and eloquent and she speaks from a position...

 

Smoking Out the Facts

WINDOW ROCK – If Native Americans had a communal Facebook page, their relationship status with tobacco might say, “It’s complicated.” Archeologists believe indigenous Americans have been cultivating tobacco since about 1 B.C., using it in ceremonies and for medicinal purposes such as dressing wounds and curing toothaches. By the time indigenous Caribbeans discovered...

 

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