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Nursing homes with most deficiencies

One nursing home worker threw a glass of water in a resident's face. Another nursing home worker was seen spitting at one resident and pinching another. And at a St. Louis Park facility, a female resident was kissed and molested, according to government records. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) evaluates nursing homes and conducts health and fire-safety...

 

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Special Secretary/Treasurer Election Overturned

Leech Lake Reservation - A 2011 Band Election for the position of Secretary/Treasurer challenged results in two appeal decisions on whether a fair election had been held. The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe held a Special Tribal Election to fulfill a vacancy for Secretary/Treasurer a position formerly held By Michael J. Bongo who had been recalled by the Band voters for Election...

 

Alan “Baby Al” Oliver Family Thank You

The family of Alan “Baby Al” Oliver wishes to thank Red Lake Public Safety and the EMT’s who responded to my son’s sad and unexpected death at his home. Thanks to all who brought food, fire wood, drum singers and everyone else who helped in any way. A special thanks to Sue Antone for her help with arrangements. A thank you to Joe Vene for his beautiful singing at the...

 

Audrey Cobenais Family Thank You

A big thank you from our hearts to the Red Lake Tribal Council, the Red Lake Casino, Father Jerry and all Audrey’s relatives and friends for making her 99th birthday a day to remember! The food was delicious, the band great, our own John Fogerty AKA Billy Whistle did a rare performance with his awesome songs which made the party a huge success!! Special thanks to Sue Antone...

 

Bemidji nurses to conduct informational picket

Frustrated by Sanford Bemidji Medical Center’s refusal to meet in a timely fashion and fearing for the safety of their patients and each other, nurses delivered a formal 10-day informational picketing notice Friday to hospital officials....

 

Waivers let states leave No Child behind

WASHINGTON - With a growing number of states rebelling against the No Child Left Behind law and stalled efforts in Congress to reform it, the Obama administration says it will grant waivers to liberate states from a law that it considers dysfunctional....

 

Reid: Bipartisan compromise puts 74,000 Americans back to work for now

Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement following Senate passage of a short-term reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration: “On Monday 74,000 Americans will go back to work because the Senate passed a bi-partisan compromise to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration. I have received assurances from Secret...

 

A clue or two, perhaps, in 22 letters stolen from 35W bridge memorial

Were the 22 letters pried off the granite face of the I-35W Remembrance Garden in Minneapolis stolen for their value as scrap metal? Or were they chosen for a more calculated reason?...

 

New approach launched to reduce tribal alcohol and substance abuse problems

A new federal framework to assist American Indian and Alaska Native communities in achieving their goals in the prevention, intervention, and treatment of alcohol and substance abuse was announced today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ken Salazar, and Attorney General of the United...

 

More than 1,000 New Farmers Markets Recorded Across Country as USDA Directory Reveals 17 Percent Growth

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2011 – More than 1,000 new farmers markets have been recorded across the country, according to results released today in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 2011 National Farmers Market Directory. The annual report indicates a total of 7,175 farmers markets operate throughout the United States as more farmers are marketing their products directly to...

 
 By Delaney Daly    Sports    August 8, 2011

Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival: Exciting event for teams, spectators

Try to find a good parking space during the Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival. Go on. Just try. Cars were lined up and down the streets surrounding the Bemidji waterfront Saturday, Aug. 6, as 75 teams raced in the Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival. Library Park was packed with team tents while hundreds of spectators navigated through the chaos in hopes of finding an area to cle...

 
 By Molly Miron    Sports    August 8, 2011

Canadian team takes home gold

The sixth annual Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival culminated in a climactic finish Saturday with teams coming from first to fourth place in less than one second apart. The River City Dragons from Winnipeg, Manitoba, crossed the line in the Gold Division race in 1:.27.34, winning by a dragon nose over the second-place The Eh...

 
 By Pat Miller    Sports    August 8, 2011

Concha Ross wants to be inspiration to those who are told they can’t succeed

While Concha Ross was attending Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Ore. she learned about the school’s boxing club. Ross considered joining the club but she was already a member of the school’s track and field team and the coach told her that boxing was off limits. “But boxing intrigued me,” Ross said. A few years la...

 

President Obama to Participate in White House Rural Economic Forum at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta, Iowa

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2011 - On August 15-17, President Obama will travel to the Midwest on a three-day bus tour. As part of the bus tour, on August 16th, the President and members of his Cabinet will host the White House Rural Economic Forum at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta, Iowa. The Forum will bring together small business owners, private sector leaders, rural...

 

6 councilors boycott special Tribal Council meeting

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Lacking the needed 12 councilors for a quorum, the Tribal Council wasn’t able to hold a scheduled special meeting today after six councilors skipped....

 

Boycott stalls Cherokee Nation special meeting

TAHLEQUAH — A special meeting of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council never materialized Friday after only nine of 17 councilors showed up....

 

Having fun at WeFest 2011

Burr on the bull......

 
 By Paula Quam    Features    August 8, 2011

Traveling treaties exhibit on display in White Earth

Why do treaties matter? A new traveling exhibition being unveiled in White Earth is not only explaining the answer to that question, but also showing the answer. Twenty large, freestanding banners now line the halls of the White Earth Tribal Headquarters Building, each displaying portraits and stories of historical treaties and where they stand today. The display, which will...

 

Missing Women Inquiry to hold informal hearings in September

The Missing Women Commission of Inquiry is pushing ahead with forums in nine northern B.C. communities, despite scorn from a growing number of first nations organizations....

 

Justice’s Wave of Action in Indian Country

WASHINGTON – Forget about the Interior Department. The Obama administration is increasingly using the Department of Justice as its major pathway to achieve a lasting legacy in Indian country by reducing the crime that runs rampant on many reservations....

 

Saskatchewan's top chief suspended with pay

A news release issued by the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations says Guy Lonechild is under suspension as chief of the main organization representing First Nations in the province, a move Lonechild vows to fight....

 

FSIN Chief Guy Lonechild temporarily suspended with pay

Following his temporary suspension as chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN), Guy Lonechild's uncle, Vice Chief Morley Watson, will serve as interim chief....

 

Navajo president talks tribal ID cards

Tucson, Ariz. —Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly met with Pascua Yaqui Tribal Chairman Peter S. Yucupicio, council members and U.S. Customs officials, to discuss Tribal ID Card Issuance Policies, including ways to develop a Navajo tribal ID process to use for border states travel, medical history and tribal enrollment numbers....

 

Yankton Reservation not disestablished

The United States Supreme Court has denied the State of South Dakota and Charles Mix County’s petition for writ of certiorari, ending years of litigation and affirming an Eight Circuit Court of Appeals decision that the Yankton Sioux Reservation was not disestablished, but only diminished by a series of acts earlier in the 20th century....

 

Native American ex-NBC employee suing for harassment

A Native American NBC studio technician was tormented about his ethnicity by cruel colleagues, who strung up an Indian doll on a noose and called it his "long-lost daughter," he claims in a lawsuit. Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/angry_nbc_tech_quits_siouxs_tLbbyT7iJWtTQHOkfusICN#ixzz1UFpaemZT...

 

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