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Baby Veronica's biological family says their offer of shared custody was rejected

Before a South Carolina judge demanded that she be returned “immediately,” Baby Veronica’s biological father offered to share custody with her adoptive parents, family members said....

 

U.S. Regulators Squeeze Banks to Cut Ties to Some Online Lenders

The Department of Justice and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. are pressuring banks to cut ties to online lenders whom regulators suspect of shady business practices, as part of a broad crackdown on frauds in the payment system, according to five people briefed on their work....

 

Ear experiments done on kids at Kenora residential school

A local doctor and a school nurse experimented with 14 different drugs to treat "ear troubles" in children at Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School in Kenora, according to a 1954 report obtained by CBC News....

 

USDA awards $97K Native American artists grant for training, workshops, gallery space

MINOT, North Dakota — The USDA Rural Development state director says a grant of just over $97,000 will help give Native American artists access to tools and support needed to build successful businesses....

 

Leaders meet in hopes to eliminate violence in Indian Country

Key members of tribal, state and federal agencies met with U.S. Sen. Max Baucus on Tuesday in Great Falls for a roundtable discussion on how to stop child abuse, violence against women and suicide in Native American culture....

 

Top 5 Philanthropic Foundations Make Native Education a Priority

Following the July 30 story about Sam Simon, co-creator (with Matt Groening) of The Simpsons who has terminal cancer, looking to donate all of his money to charity Indian Country Today Media Network decided to take a closer look at some philanthropic work within Indian country. Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/08/08/top-5-philanthr...

 
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Political Education Committee Meeting - Sunday, August 11, 2013

Political Education Committee Meeting - Sunday, August 8, 2013 Red Lake Casino Event Center - 6 PM - 8 PM A quarterly meeting of the Political Education Committee will be held at 6 PM - 8 PM on Sunday, August 11, 2013. The meeting will be held at the Red Lake Casino Event Center. Come meet with Representative Betty McCullum who...

 
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Smokey Bear's 69th Birthday Party - Friday August 9th, 2013

Friday August 9th, 2013 Time: 11:00am—1:00 pm Smokey Bear turns 69!! Stop by the DNR for a cupcake Smokey Appearance 12:00 pm– 12:30 pm...

 
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Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant

Arts & Cultural Heritage Grant Application Deadline: August 14, 2013 Applications are available at the Region 2 Arts Council Office, 426 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji, MN 56601 or on our website, http//r2arts.org. If you have applied in the past, please make sure you download a new application form. Arts and Cultural Heritage Grants Deadline: August 14, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. Open to...

 

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