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6-12 Language Arts Teacher - Red Lake Schools #38

Employment Opportunities Post July 28, 2016 Red Lake School District #38 is accepting applications for the following position: JOB TITLE: 6-12 Language Arts Teacher REPORTS TO: Building Principal BUILDING: Assigned to the Secondary Complex for the 2015-16 school year. JOB PURPOSE: The Language Arts teacher shall provide direct...

 

Inside one Colorado middle school's last-ditch effort to save itself by raising scores without test prep

In just weeks, Principal Chadwick Anderson and his team at M. Scott Carpenter Middle School will learn whether three years of hard work have paid off. Colorado’s latest set of test scores, set for release in August, will determine whether the school and 28 others will get to stay open in their current form. The schools have been on the state’s academic watch list for...

 

Home Connectivity and the Homework Gap

In 2013, President Obama launched the ConnectED initiative with the goal of connecting 99 percent of K-12 students in America with access to broadband Internet in the classroom by the year 2018. Since ConnectED was launched, 20 million more students have gained access to broadband at school, according to Joseph South, director of the Office of Educational Technology of the Unit...

 

Physical Education/Health Teacher - PONEMAH School

Red Lake Schools #38 Position Description: Physical Education/Health Teacher Posted July 25 2016, Open Until Filled PONEMAH School 1. Primary Function: Conducts all regular physical education activities and health education as designed by the School District 2. Responsible to: Building Principal 3. Assigned Responsibilities:...

 

EHS Home Visitor Family Coach - BI-CAP Head Start in Blackduck

EHS Home Visitor Family Coach: for BI-CAP Head Start in Blackduck, 40 hrs/wk w/benefits. 2 or 4 year Early Childhood Education preferred, or Home Visitor or Infant/Toddler CDA preferred but will consider experience in child development and early childhood education. Wage $13.40/hr-CDA; $13.88/hr-2-Yr; $14.36/hr - BS. Applicants...

 

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Takes Action to Protect Culture and Environment from Massive Crude Oil Pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Yesterday, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, represented by Earthjustice, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for violating the National Historic Preservation Act and other laws, after the agency issued final permits this week for a massive crude oil pipeline stretching from North Dakota to Illinois. The complaint, filed in federal...

 
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Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit - Red Lake, MN

Red Lake Local Food Initiative invites you to join us in our 1st Annual Food Summit. Registration is now open. If you are a Red Lake food producer/have a garden, registration fees will be waived! https://iacgreatlakes.com/2016/02/12/summit-event-registration-now-open/ More information coming soon... Any questions, please call...

 

POLICE OFFICER - RED LAKE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT POLICE OFFICER DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY Open: July 28, 2016 Closing: August 19, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m. PRIMARY DUTIES: Performs responsible police work involving the protection and safety of the community through prevention and control of crime, preserving peace, regulating traffic, and providing emergency...

 

Minneapolis city attorney says council should block $15 minimum wage vote

Workers’ groups hoping to make Minneapolis’ minimum wage one of the highest in the country hit a major obstacle Thursday as the city’s lawyer said the advocates’ ballot petition does not meet legal requirements. In a 16-page written opinion, City Attorney Susan Segal said the petition to let voters decide if the city should amend its charter to set a $15-an-hour...

 

Amazon starts alcohol deliveries to Prime Now customers in Twin Cities

Amazon.com Inc. started delivery of beer, wine and liquor in the Twin Cities Thursday in partnership with Surdyk’s Liquor & Cheese Shop, a fixture in northeast Minneapolis for eight decades. By noon, the flow of orders had topped expectations and Amazon asked Surdyk’s whether it could expand a limit Amazon had set of 40 per hour. “I said yes,” said Melissa Surdyk, a...

 

For Hillary Clinton: A milestone reached, a message delivered

Hillary Clinton fulfilled the ambitions and dreams of generations of women on Thursday night when she became the first woman to accept a major-party nomination for president of the United States. It is a moment that marks a welcome milestone in this country, whatever the outcome in November. Clinton’s speech was a reflection of her: direct, to the point, a summation of the ch...

 

Touch of September - Minnesota Mosquito Season is 34 Days Longer Now Than in the 1980s

A hype-happy national media talking about weather is like watching an excitable puppy with a new toy. Think about it: polar vortex, heat domes, now "corn sweat"? When in doubt make stuff up. I am guilty of routinely disparaging Canada and I take full responsibility for my transgressions. Much of the winter we talk about "Canadian air" as a pejorative, a diss. I wonder if TV...

 

Cherokee Nation files charges against former foundation director

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. —The Cherokee Nation took legal action this week against former Cherokee Nation Foundation Executive Director Kimberlie Gilliland for alleged embezzlement and fraud. The Cherokee Nation Office of the Attorney General filed criminal charges in Cherokee Nation District Court against Gilliland, seeking jail time and fines. Former AG Diane Hammons has been...

 

Native Democrats make urgent case for Hillary Clinton as president

Native activists and Native Democrats mounted urgent defenses of Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, warning of disaster should Republican rival Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election. Even passionate supporters of Bernie Sanders are vowing to help elect Clinton. While some remain upset that their candidate of choice did not secure the party's nomination, they said Indian...

 

Native American teen faces a year in prison for possessing one gram of weed

An Oregon teenager could be sentenced to a year in prison for possessing about one gram of marijuana in a federal case that has sparked widespread outrage about the ongoing “war on drugs” – even in US states that have fully legalized cannabis. Devontre Thomas, a Native American 19-year-old, is accused of possessing a small amount of weed – enough for about one joint...

 

Warm Springs Tribe Hopes Its Cannabis Company Brings Jobs, Not a Federal Crackdown

Devontre Thomas' marijuana-possession case includes a twist: The very tribe he is a member of is poised to become one of the first in the nation to successfully dive into the legal cannabis business. The Warm Springs tribe hopes to open a 36,000-square-foot cannabis cultivation, extraction and wholesaling facility on reservation land in the next year—a project approved by a...

 

Bodycam records the moment Arizona cop shot a Native American woman dead as she walked towards him with a pair of scissors

A Navajo woman who was shot dead by a police officer in Arizona, sparking protests, was carrying medical scissors as she approached him, body camera footage has shown. The shooting of Loreal Tsingine, 27, in March, led tribal officials to urge the US Justice Department to investigate the treatment of Native Americans who live in towns that border the reservation. Footage of...

 

Navajo Nation leader wants action against sexual harassment

In a tearful plea to her fellow Navajo Nation Council delegates, Amber Kanazbah Crotty announced for the first time publicly that she had been sexually harassed as an elected official and called for change. Crotty — the only woman on the 23-person board — talked at a recent council meeting about vulgar comments and sexual innuendo directed at her by a colleague. She also...

 

Witness: Hitchhiker stole police car

A Navajo Nation police car was stolen by a hitchhiker last Wednesday, a witness said. Police declined to comment on the incident. Michelle Smiley said she and her husband Marwin Smiley, both from Navajo, New Mexico, saw the incident on Navajo Route 12, in Goat Springs, Arizona, which is south of Fort Defiance, a little after 5 p.m. http://navajotimes.com/rez...

 

WSU, Tulalip tribes campaign to fight invasive weeds

EVERETT, Wash. – New colorful posters and other materials are available to alert area residents about invasive weeds that threaten to overwhelm native plants on Tulalip tribal and Snohomish County lands. For more information and to get materials, contact Sharon J. Collman, Washington State University Snohomish County Extension, at 425-357-6025 or collmans@wsu.edu. Native...

 

August 9, 2016 Primary Absentee Voting Began Friday, June 24, 2016

SAINT PAUL - In June of this year, Secretary of State Steve Simon reminded Minnesotans that beginning this Friday, June 24, eligible voters can begin casting their ballots early for the August 9 Primary Election by voting absentee. Minnesotans can request an absentee ballot to be mailed to them, or they can vote absentee...

 

Muskoday First Nation declares emergency over water supply

After four days of being shut off from its normal supply of water due to an oil spill into the North Saskatchewan River, the Muskoday First Nation has declared a state of emergency. The move was announced Wednesday afternoon when officials said the "discontinued supply of water" required "prompt action." About 800 band members live on the reserve, which is about 15 kilometres...

 

In Minnesota, Ojibwe recall horror of ancestors' death march

Ojibwe stories passed down over generations say the west side of Big Sandy Lake appeared white from a distance in the summer of 1851, like it was covered in snow. But it wasn't snow. "It was as if the snow was still there because you had bodies wrapped in birch bark and the hill was still white," said Jim Zorn as he and others paddled Wednesday across the lake to a memorial...

 

Indigenous company to bring high-speed internet to all of Manitoba's First Nations communities

An Indigenous company is working to bring high-speed internet to all of Manitoba's 63 First Nations communities. Currently, people in those communities are paying $100 a month on average for internet through a satellite provider. "Manitoba is one of the last jurisdictions in Canada that does not have adequate connectivity," said Jonathan Fleury, the project manager for the...

 

Victim's friend: Shooting was 'suicide by cop'

A friend of the victim in Sunday’s fatal police shooting says it may have been “suicide by cop.” New Mexico State Police are investigating the fatal shooting of Alvin Silversmythe, 29, of Gallup by Gallup police officers early Sunday morning. Silversmythe’s death is the first fatal police shooting in Gallup since 2003. http://navajotimes.com/reznews/...

 

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