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Articles from the August 12, 2019 edition

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Theresa Rose (Mason) Smith

Theresa Rose (Mason) Smith September 26, 1938 ~ August 9, 2019 (age 80) Theresa Rose Smith, age 80, "Waabanang" which means Morning Star, began her spiritual journey on Friday, August 9, 2019, at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND, with her family by her side. Theresa Mason was born on September 26, 1938, the daughter of...

 

Mindy Jeane (Wells) Swan

Mindy Jeane (Wells) Swan August 7, 1977 ~ August 9, 2019 (age 42) Mindy Jeane Swan, age 42, Ojibwe name, "Waase Anakwadookwe" meaning Shining Cloud Woman, of St. Paul, MN, began her spiritual journey on Friday, August 9, 2019, at her home in St. Paul, MN. Mindy was born on August 7, 1977, in Bemidji, MN, the daughter of David...

 

Gordon Alvin St. Claire

Gordon Alvin St. Claire January 10, 1933 ~ August 9, 2019 (age 86) Gordon St. Claire, 86, of Callaway, MN, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Essentia Hospital in Fargo after a brief illness. Visitation will be on Monday, August 12, from 4-7p.m with a 6:30 prayer service at St. Benedict Catholic Church in White Earth. Mass...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    August 12, 2019

2019 "Gabeshiwin" (The Camp)

The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians hosted its' Seventh Annual Gabeshiwin (Ojibwe Language and Culture Camp) for youth on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, August 7 - 9, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on three perfect, sunny summer days featuring a light breeze. The camp is located at the Ponemah Round House in the backwoods of...

 

Minneapolis housing authority leads county in evictions

The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority has gone to court to evict tenants more than 1,500 times in the past five years, making the county’s largest landlord also its biggest user of housing court, according to data compiled by Hennepin County. The housing authority oversees more than 6,000 units across Minneapolis, providing homes for low-income residents who are often...

 

Great Lakes' latest pollution threat is 'microplastics'

A new contaminant has turned up in western Lake Superior - tiny snarls, tangles and shreds of plastic that are appearing by the hundreds of thousands, mystifying scientists and Minnesota pollution regulators. While the level of debris doesn't approach the microplastic soup found near Hawaii, a gyre known as the Great Pacific...

 

'They seem like no-bid contracts': DFLers expose policy rift over state job-training funds

The Legislature handed out about $16 million in grants this year to nonprofit groups aimed at curbing the wide disparity between the incomes of white Minnesotans and people of color, while foregoing the competitive process used for most other state contractors. The direct spending, which spiked under the administration of former DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, has sparked a debate...

 

Minnesota Department of Transportation removes temporary lane on Hwy. 169 in Bloomington

Drivers who use northbound Hwy. 169 in Bloomington will notice they have one fewer lane to use. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) re-striped the highway over the weekend from the Bloomington Ferry Bridge to Pioneer Trail and returned it to its original configuration with two lanes. MnDOT added an extra...

 

Minnesota seeks applicants for "Farm to School" grants

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is seeking to bring more Minnesota-produced fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy into the state's schools with the help of a grant program that helps schools outfit their kitchens. Schools and educational organizations have until Nov. 7 to apply for the Agricultural Growth, Research and...

 

BP: BSU, Minnesota State Mankato to expand Ojibwe language offerings

BEMIDJI -- BSU, in partnership with Minnesota State University’s American Indigenous Studies Program, has been awarded a $64,208 multicampus collaboration grant through the Minnesota State system for an Ojibwe Language Consortium, officials announced last week. The grant will support an ongoing collaboration with Minnesota State Mankato, which offers Ojibwe language courses...

 

BP: Benefited by broadband: Beltrami County leads the state in high speed internet access

BEMIDJI -- When it comes to broadband internet access in Minnesota, Beltrami County is No. 1 out of 87. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released a new broadband availability map this year, showing Beltrami County having the most access to internet speeds up to a gigabit per second. According to DEED, 98.78 percent of Beltrami County now has...

 

BP: Minnesota Republicans to press for answers about DHS leadership turnover, overpayments to tribes

ST. PAUL — Minnesota Republicans who have called for an explanation about turnover and turmoil within the Department of Human Services may get some answers this week. The Republican-led Senate health and human services committee will hold a hearing Tuesday, Aug. 13, where members are expected to press DHS leaders about a slew of unexplained resignations and $25 million in...

 

BP: Report critical of Cass Lake IHS handling of opioids

CASS LAKE -- The Indian Health Service in Cass Lake was one of five IHS facilities that received criticism from the Department of Health and Human Services in a recent report for the way the organization distributed opioids to Native Americans, a group that is disproportionately affected by the drug epidemic. The Indian Health...

 

NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICAN INDIANS TO CO-HOST FIRST-EVER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE FORUM FOCUSED ON NATIVE AMERICAN CONCERNS

WASHINGTON — The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is proud to partner with the Four Directions organization to co-host the first-ever presidential candidate forum focused entirely on the concerns of Native People. The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is scheduled for August 19 and 20, 2019, at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa. At this...

 

INDIGENOUS ARTISTS TO EXHIBIT IN KANSAS CITY AS PART OF FIRST FRIDAYS ART SERIES

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 9, 2019) - With a focus on North American Indigenous artists, the Travois First Fridays series continues on Sept. 6, with Chris Pappan, an enrolled member of the Kaw Nation, and his exhibition "Kanza Shokhi (Homecoming): The Art of Chris Pappan." Travois First Fridays jurors selected Pappan to share his...

 

Red Lake Tribal Council holds Retreat in Warroad - P2

WARROAD, MN - A two-day Retreat was held at the Seven Clans Casino-Warroad beginning on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by the Red Lake Tribal Council, where they met and discussed business, legal and future plans of the tribe. On Thursday, August 8th the following programs and entities on the Red Lake Indian Reservation gave...

 

Government-to-Government Tribal-State Relations Training hosted by Red Lake Nation - P4

RED LAKE, MN - A two-day training seminar was hosted by the Red Lake Tribe on Monday, August 5 and Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at the Red Lake Nation College. Facilitated by Dr. Joseph Bauerkemper, Associate Profession, University of Minnesota-Duluth, after the opening ceremony and invocation, Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki...

 

Traditional Blessing held for New Red Lake Trading Post scheduled to open this weekend - P4

RED LAKE, MN - The move continues for the new Red Lake Trading Post, which began on Monday, July 29, 2019 when they started relocating their existing gas pumps from their current site. Fuel was available July 31st at their new location across the street. The rest of the store will open on Friday or Saturday. In an earlier...

 

Red Lake Boys & Girls Club Hosts National Night Out - P4

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Boys & Girls Club held National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at their facility. Numerous activities took place throughout the evening, including bounce houses, a BBQ, several youth games and drawings for the kids. National Night Out is a family event at the Club towards the end of every...

 

Redby Community Feast held at New Redby Center - P5

The Redby Community Feast was held at New Redby Center on Monday, August 5, 2019. On the menu was hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, potato chips, watermelon and pop or water. Sponsored by the Red Lake Nation College, President Dan King did a small presentation and presented surveys to those in attendance...

 

Red Lake Hospital Emergency Department has Blessing and Open House - P7

According to a release from the Red Lake Tribal Council, the Red Lake Indian Health Services Hospital entered into a P.L. 93-638 construction Contract in May 2017 with Red Lake Builders, Inc, a construction company owned by the Red Lake Tribe, to expand the Emergency Department, renovate existing space to accommodate a new...

 

23rd Annual Sobriety Run started from Red Lake Pow Wow Grounds - P9

RED LAKE, MN - "Mind, Body, Spirit" is the theme of the 23rd Annual Spirit Run, formerly "Sobriety Run" sponsored by the Red Lake Chemical Health programs of Red Lake. The Leech Lake Youth Chemical Dependency Prevention Programs and the Mash Ka Wisen Treatment Center of Sawyer, Minnesota also co-sponsored the event. The...

 

St. Mary's Mission Annual Parish Festival held on Sunday, July 28, 2019 - P13

St. Mary's Mission Annual Parish Festival was held on Sunday, July 28, 2019 beginning at noon. There were about 200 people that were in attendance, which featured a walleye dinner and prize drawings in the end....

 

30th Annual Community Health Day held in Red Lake - P17

RED LAKE - The 30th Annual Community Health Day was held in Red Lake on Thursday, July 25, 2019, beginning with a Hike for Health from the Red Lake Hospital Compound to the Red Lake Humanities Center. At 10 AM inside and outside of the Humanities, numerous Programs and Exhibitors were set up to provide information on good...

 

2019 July Celebration: Saturday Afternoon Pow Wow - P37

2019 July Celebration: Saturday Afternoon Pow Wow Red Lake Independence Day Pow Wow Winners 2019: https://www.redlakenationnews.com/story/2019/07/09/news/red-lake-independence-day-pow-wow-winners-2019/81714.html See all July 2019 Pow Wow: https://www.facebook.com/michael.barrett.35/media_set?set=a.2622813704447375&type=3...

 

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