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  • 29th Annual Community Health Day held in Red Lake - P14

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jul 31, 2018

    RED LAKE - The 29th Annual Community Health Day held in Red Lake on Thursday, July 19, 2018, kicking off with a Hike for Health from the Red Lake Hospital Compound to the Red Lake Humanities Center. Beginning at 10 AM inside the Humanities, numerous Programs and Exhibitors were set up to provide information on good health. After a chicken dinner at about noon, youth activities were held, giving participants opportunities to earn gold, silver and bronze medals. Drawings were also held later in...

  • 2018 Red Lake July Celebration - Friday Night Pow Wow - P27

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jul 31, 2018

    11 Red Lake July Celebration - Friday Night Pow Wow Red Lake Independence Celebration Powwow 2018 Singing Contest 5th place: 956 pts...Little Bear 4th place: 1357 pts....Black Bear Crossing 3rd Place: 1369 pts....North Buffalo 2nd place: 1399 pts....Ndn Creek Champ: 1435 pts.....MOTOWN...

  • 2018 Red Lake July Celebration - Friday Afternoon Parade - P27

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Jul 31, 2018

    11 Red Lake July Celebration - Friday Afternoon Parade...

  • New First Nations Report Explores Why Philanthropy Continues to Underfund Native American Causes

    Jul 31, 2018

    LONGMONT, Colorado (July 30, 2018) – Why does philanthropy continue to only minimally support Native American organizations and causes? That's the crux of the issue that has plagued Native American nonprofits and causes for some time. Despite the high need in Native communities and the proven ability of Native-led organizations to help address those needs, mainstream philanthropy has shied away from adequately funding these initiatives. In fact, recent research by First Nations Development I...

  • Museum unveils world-class Chickasaw art exhibit

    Jul 31, 2018

    NORMAN, Okla. – Five years ago, Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby quizzed Chickasaw artists about creating a traveling exhibit of world-class Chickasaw art. His inquiries swept through the Chickasaw Nation-sponsored Southeastern Art Show and Market (SEASAM) quickly, artist Brent Greenwood recalled. "It was the buzz of SEASAM that year. We were saying 'Hey, did the Governor talk to you? Yeah, he talked to me, too'" Greenwood said. Artists were delighted the Chickasaw leader was sharing his v...

  • State to go after ECOT founder's Key West, Seneca Lake houses

    Jul 31, 2018

    CLEVELAND, Ohio - ECOT founder William Lager's multiple homes are in the crosshairs of the state, as it tries to recover $60 million in state aid overpayments the school still owes. Among them, a Key West vacation home Lager purchased for $3.7 million in 2014 and a waterside home on Seneca Lake he bought for $433,500. https://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/07/state_to_go_after_ecot_founder.html...

  • Oklahoma pre-K teacher creates curriculum using music to teach math

    Jul 31, 2018

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Two Oklahomans started a program for children using math and music and a cast of characters. Erin Hines just launched an interactive website called Ally Dog Depot with her father. https://fox4kc.com/2018/07/29/oklahoma-pre-k-teacher-creates-curriculum-using-music-to-teach-math/...

  • Philadelphia teacher thinking of leaving profession

    Jul 31, 2018

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Everybody wanted Quamiir Trice — even before he stepped foot into his own classroom. Trice, who was locked up for selling crack at age 16, had turned his life around, and excelled at Community College of Philadelphia and at Howard University. He met President Barack Obama and attracted offers from multiple schools eager to land a rare educational commodity: a black male teacher. https://www.heraldcourier.com/news/philadelphia-teacher-thinking-of-leaving-profession/article_6d93e11b-bef0-5e75-9e0c-4149cb3e2...

  • For Sale: Survey Data on Millions of High School Students

    Jul 31, 2018

    LOWELL, Mass. — Three thousand high school students from across the United States recently trekked to a university sports arena here to attend an event with an impressive-sounding name: the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders. Many of their parents had spent $985 on tuition. Months earlier, the teenagers had received letters, signed by a Nobel Prize-winning physicist, congratulating them on being nominated for “a highly selective national program honoring academically superior high school students.” https://www...

  • Majority-minority school districts increasing in Minnesota

    Jul 31, 2018

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When John Landgaard became superintendent of Worthington Public Schools 15 years ago, students of color made up about 38 percent of the southwestern Minnesota district's student population. Not anymore. Today, that number is 67 percent. In the 2007-08 school year, Worthington became the first district in Greater Minnesota — aside from a handful of districts located near American Indian reservations — to become majority-minority. "I think our diverse population will stay between 70 to 80 percent," Landgaard said. "But you j...

  • KCK Superintendent Resigns After Less Than a Month on Job

    Jul 31, 2018

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The interim superintendent for the Kansas City, Kansas, school district has resigned after less than a month leading the district. Julie Ford resigned Friday, effective immediately. She did not explain her decision, which comes just days before incoming superintendent Charles Foust begins his tenure. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/kansas/articles/2018-07-28/kck-superintendent-resigns-after-less-than-a-month-on-job...

  • Michigan state Supreme Court rules schools can prohibit guests carrying guns

    Jul 31, 2018

    Michigan's state Supreme Court ruled Friday that public schools in the state can ban adult guests from carrying firearms on campus. Fox News reports that the court ruled 4-3 that school districts in the state do not need to comply with state law requiring schools to act in accordance with the state legislature on gun policy. http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/399297-michigan-state-supreme-court-rules-schools-can-prohibit-guests-carrying...

  • Transgender student in Florida can now use men's restroom

    Jul 31, 2018

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A transgender student at a Florida high school can use the men's restroom during his senior year, a federal judge says. The judge ruled last Thursday that 18-year-old Drew Adams can use the men's restroom at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida when classes resume next month. Citing a district policy, the school had required him to use a gender-neutral bathroom before the ruling. https://www.chron.com/news/education/article/Transgender-student-in-Florida-can-now-use-men-s-13114439.ph...

  • The Extreme Cyclists of the Navajo Nation

    Jul 31, 2018

    Rodeo is a common passion on the Navajo Nation—a reservation the size of West Virginia that stretches across New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona—and a couple of years ago, when he was thirteen, Nigel James was an up-and-coming calf roper. But then his horse got pregnant and he couldn’t ride her, so he turned to his bike and started building downhill trails and ramps around his parents’ place. Soon he was riding his bike the way a roper rides a horse: in brief bursts of speed that give way to daredevil maneuvers. This school of cycling is called...

  • BP :Dayton honors Native youth gathering

    Jul 31, 2018

    ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton issued a proclamation Friday, recognizing a Minnesota gathering that brought together Native American youth from various tribes, including Red Lake. Dayton declared Friday, July 27, as "Minnesota/Mnisota Tribal Youth Gathering Day," according to a news release from his office. The proclamation aims to celebrate the first-ever Minnesota Tribal Youth Gathering, which brought together more than 300 young people, along with tribal, state, civic and business leaders to focus on challenges faced by Native youth. h...

  • BP: Proposed Native American Center could be cultural landmark in Fargo

    Jul 31, 2018

    FARGO — Efforts to deepen the knowledge of Native American heritage in the region may come to fruition with the recent proposal of a Native American Center in the area. What began as a discussion to construct a sweat lodge on a portion of land near a local psychiatric and addiction facility has evolved into a proposition for a cultural landmark. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/education/4478734-proposed-native-american-center-could-be-cultural-landmark-fargo...

  • WCCO Exclusive: Al Franken's 1st Sit-Down Interview Since Senate Resignation

    Jul 31, 2018

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Sen. Al Franken returned to Minnesota for his first public appearance here since resigning from the U.S. Senate. In an exclusive interview with WCCO-TV, he talked about how much he misses his old job. https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2018/07/30/al-franken-1st-interview-since-senate-resignation/...

  • Attorneys dispute claims against Native American activist accused of rape

    Jul 31, 2018

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Attorneys for a Native American activist accused of being a serial rapist says police have it all wrong. Redwolf Pope was arrested in Phoenix last week, accused of drugging and raping women in both Santa Fe and Seattle where he has homes and recording the assaults. https://www.krqe.com/news/crime/attorneys-dispute-claims-against-native-american-activist-accused-of-rape/1335153700...

  • Kenny Leaf identified as homicide victim in Akwesasne

    Jul 31, 2018

    Human remains found last week in Akwesasne have been identified by authorities as Kenneth "Kenny" Francis Leaf, a 50-year-old father of six who has been missing since January. The case is being investigated as a homicide by the Akwesasne Mohawk Police (AMPS), Sûreté du Québec and Saint Regis Tribal Police. The body was found July 26 near Saint-Regis Island. http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/kenny-leaf-identified-as-homicide-victim-in-akwesasne-1.4766849...

  • Disney World Opens American Indian Art Exhibit

    Jul 31, 2018

    The Walt Disney World Resort officially opened the Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art exhibition at Epcot Friday. The celebration of American Indian history and culture showcases the works of contemporary artists alongside artifacts from centuries past for Disney visitors to enjoy. The exhibit can be found at the American Heritage Gallery inside The American Adventure pavilion at Epcot. https://www.travelpulse.com/news/entertainment/disney-world-opens-american-indian-art-exhibit.html...

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