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Tribal leaders sworn into Minnesota Chippewa Tribe executive committee

VERMILLION—On Friday at the Fortune Bay Resort Casino on the Bois Forte Reservation, leaders of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe gathered to swear in newly elected tribal officials at its regular quarterly meeting. Elections took place in April and June on each of the member reservations and elected officials were sworn into their tribal offices in July. Tribal Executive...

 
 By Dan King    Features    August 15, 2016

Are You A Future Success Story?

Are you ready for a change in your life? Are you ready for a real life challenge? Are you tired of doing the same old thing? Listed below are 57 current, ongoing real life success stories in Red Lake. These are stories of people who challenged themselves to the task of starting a college career. Not only did they try going to...

 

Red Lake man pleads guilty to assaulting a police officer

RED LAKE—A Red Lake man pleaded guilty Thursday to assaulting a police officer, according to a United States Attorney's Office press release. United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger on Thursday announced the guilty plea of Nodin Makwa, 21, of Red Lake, for charging at a police officer with his car after a high-speed chase. On Jan. 5, Makwa was indicted on one count of assaulti...

 

How Minn. Courts Respond to Domestic Violence Against Indians

On any given day the Family Justice Center in downtown Minneapolis is filled with individuals seeking help for domestic violence. Encompassing all of Hennepin County, Minnesota’s 4th Judicial District Family Court (the “family court”), is the largest judicial district in the state. It is also home to the state’s largest population of American Indians; more American...

 

Swearing-In Ceremony held during August 9, 2016 Regular Tribal Council Meeting - P4

On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, the Regular Tribal Council Meeting opened at the Red Lake Casino Event Center, where the first order of business was the certification of the 2016 Election results and the swearing-in of officers. Sworn into office was Little Rock Representative Richard Barrett who defeated William "Billy" King, Red...

 

20th Annual Anishinaabe Spiritual Run began on Wednesday - P8

The 20th Annual Anishinaabe Spiritual Run began on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, with an opening ceremony at 9 AM at the Red Lake Pow Wow Arena. From there they would trek towards the Mashkawisen Pow Wow in Cloquet, Minnesota. They will be running for 4 days, finishing on August 6th. Photographs by Gary Charwood, Larry VanWert and...

 

Red Lake High School Football Team starts practicing for regular season - P3

Red Lake High School Football Team starts practicing for regular season First game will be at home on September 2, 2016 with Fosston Red Lake Warriors Football Schedule 2016: http://www.redlakenationnews.com/story/2016/07/27/sports/red-lake-warriors-football-schedule-2016/49317.html...

 

EPA proposes cleanup for decades old contamination

CASS LAKE -- Cass Lake-Bena Elementary School's gymnasium was a crowded site Wednesday evening as Environmental Protection Agency officials met with area residents. The open hearing, allowing for both questions and comments, was focused on a section of land in Cass Lake with areas of contaminated soil that was once the site of a St. Regis Paper Co. facility. The company, later...

 

Missing Bemidji teen found

BEMIDJI--A missing Bemidji teen has been found, according to Bemidji Chief of Police Mike Mastin. Meliah Hendrix, 17, is no longer missing, Mastin said. Hendrix had not been seen since Sunday, according to a post on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s website, which has since been removed. No information about when and where Hendrix was found was...

 

Holthusen Family Reunion 2016 - P10

The Holthusen Family Reunion 2016 was held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the Herman and Marion Lussier residence in Little Rock....

 

2016 Red Lake Community Health Day - P12

2016 Red Lake Community Health Day...

 

St. Mary's Mission Annual Parish Festival held on Sunday, July 24, 2016 - P16

St. Mary's Mission Annual Parish Festival was held on Sunday, July 24, 2016....

 

The Derald Lee "Ola" and Vena Marie Cobenais Wedding of July 9, 2016 - P26

On July 9, 2016, at 2 PM, Derald Lee "Ola" Cobenais and Vena Marie Dominguez were married at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Red Lake....

 

2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration

2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration Wednesday Evening Session - P26 To see all 2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration photographs visit Michael Barrett's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/michael.barrett.35 2016 Independence Day Pow Wow Winners: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mPt4bgV_JZ-...

 

2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration

2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration Wednesday Evening Session - Set 2 - P26 To see all 2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration photographs visit Michael Barrett's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/michael.barrett.35 2016 Independence Day Pow Wow Winners: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mPt...

 

2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration

2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration Wednesday Afternoon Session - Set 2 - Part 27 To see all 2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration photographs visit Michael Barrett's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/michael.barrett.35 2016 Independence Day Pow Wow Winners: https://docs.google.com/document/...

 

2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration

2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration Tuesday Evening Session - Set 2 - P28 To see all 2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration photographs visit Michael Barrett's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/michael.barrett.35 2016 Independence Day Pow Wow Winners: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mPt4b...

 

2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration

2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration Wednesday Parade - P27 To see all 2016 Red Lake Independence Day Celebration photographs visit Michael Barrett's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/michael.barrett.35 2016 Independence Day Pow Wow Winners: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mPt4bgV_JZ-GSD-i7Qw0...

 

MSBA wins NSBA Innovation Award

The Minnesota School Boards Association won the National School Boards Association (NSBA) 2016 Innovation Award today, in recognition of its innovative approach leading to enhanced leadership and association capacity, and renewed commitment to equity and diversity in student achievement. "Creativity and innovation are vital components in the classroom, the boardroom, and as...

 

Gay and Lesbian High School Students Report 'Heartbreaking' Levels of Violence

The first nationwide study to ask high school students about their sexuality found that gay, lesbian and bisexual teenagers were at far greater risk for depression, bullying and many types of violence than their straight peers. “I found the numbers heartbreaking,” said Dr. Jonathan Mermin, a senior official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which includes...

 

Gates Foundation to 'stay the course' as it seeks to help shape state education policies

CHICAGO — Melinda Gates said she and her husband, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, learned an important lesson from the fierce pushback against the Common Core State Standards in recent years. Not that they made the wrong bet when they poured hundreds of millions of dollars into supporting the education standards, but that such a massive initiative will not be successful...

 

Pushing back on Common Core criticism, an advocacy group promotes challenging student work

A nonprofit organization that spurred a national effort to toughen teacher evaluations wants to redirect policy makers’ attention — toward too-easy student work. Seven years after releasing “The Widget Effect,” which argued that teachers weren’t being pushed to improve, TNTP has come out with “Room to Run,” a multimedia project that aims to answer the question,...

 

Flailing States Must Look Abroad to Get Schools Back on Track, Says Report

When it comes to improving schools, states have pretty much closed their eyes and dropped the ball. That's a primary conclusion of "No Time to Lose: How to Build a World-Class Education System State by State," a report released by the National Conference of State Legislatures on Tuesday. The report says that this failure on the part of states to create cohesive and strong...

 

CPS layoffs have hundreds of teachers looking for work

The financial woes of the Chicago Public schools has provided the city’s principals with a deep pool of experienced applicants for teaching jobs. CPS last week sent layoff notices to 500 teachers as principals across the cash-strapped district cut their budgets for the 2015-16 school year. Another 500-plus non-teaching staff also were laid off. Social studies teacher Robert...

 

Finding a teacher who inspires, understands and fully connects is not easy for minority high school students

Growing up in New Rochelle in the suburbs of the New York City, John Burns saw his community as less diverse than divided. "You have a very rich north side, mostly white," Burns said, "and then on the south side you have the lower-income families, mostly minorities." This split carried over to the high school. Burns, 20, says that New Rochelle High School, his alma mater,...

 

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