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The Reasoning Behind Red Lake School Start and Release Times

Boozhoo Parents and Guardians of Red Lake School District Students, I apologize for not being more prompt in providing information about the changes in your student’s school day. The ten minute change of student day is the result of the district trying to consistently, across all schools in the district, maximize student...

 
 By Molly Miron    News    August 23, 2013

Moving forward: Leech Lake Band chairwoman highlights productiive year

WALKER — The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe operated at $3.6 million under budget this year. But those savings in no way interfered with infrastructure improvements and program enhancements, said Leech Lake Chairwoman Carri Jones in her 2013 State of the Band address Thursday morning at the Northern Lights Event Center in Walker....

 

Minnesota All Indian Youth State Bass Fishing Tournament

Minnesota All Indian Youth State Bass Fishing Tournament held on August 21-22, 2013 in Red Lake....

 

Minnesota All Indian Youth State Bass Fishing Tournament - P2

Minnesota All Indian Youth State Bass Fishing Tournament held on August 21-22, 2013 in Red Lake....

 

Minnesota All Indian Youth State Bass Fishing Tournament - P3

Minnesota All Indian Youth State Bass Fishing Tournament held on August 21-22, 2013 in Red Lake....

 

Back to School Fest 2013 - P7

Red Lake Chemical Health sponsored its annual Back to School Fest at the Little Rock Ball Field on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. There students received school supplies, took part in carnival games and enjoyed a picnic lunch with hamburgers, hot dogs, beans, chips, juice box and cake. Drawings for backpacks and bikes for boys and...

 

Back to School Fest 2013 - P8

Red Lake Chemical Health sponsored its annual Back to School Fest at the Little Rock Ball Field on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. There students received school supplies, took part in carnival games and enjoyed a picnic lunch with hamburgers, hot dogs, beans, chips, juice box and cake. Drawings for backpacks and bikes for boys and...

 

Back to School Fest 2013 - P9

Red Lake Chemical Health sponsored its annual Back to School Fest at the Little Rock Ball Field on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. There students received school supplies, took part in carnival games and enjoyed a picnic lunch with hamburgers, hot dogs, beans, chips, juice box and cake. Drawings for backpacks and bikes for boys and...

 

Ojibwemowin Revitalization Celebration Pow-wow held in Little Rock - P19

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013, the Ojibwemowin Revitalization Celebration Pow-wow was held at the Little Rock Ball Field. There they celebrated the Ojibwe language, listened to Ojibwe speakers and honor songs, enjoyed a walleye feast, capped by a community giveaway and games and prizes for the kids. All Ojibwe speakers and...

 

Ojibwemowin Revitalization Celebration Pow-wow held in Little Rock - P20

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013, the Ojibwemowin Revitalization Celebration Pow-wow was held at the Little Rock Ball Field. There they celebrated the Ojibwe language, listened to Ojibwe speakers and honor songs, enjoyed a walleye feast, capped by a community giveaway and games and prizes for the kids. All Ojibwe speakers and...

 

Ojibwemowin Revitalization Celebration Pow-wow held in Little Rock - P21

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013, the Ojibwemowin Revitalization Celebration Pow-wow was held at the Little Rock Ball Field. There they celebrated the Ojibwe language, listened to Ojibwe speakers and honor songs, enjoyed a walleye feast, capped by a community giveaway and games and prizes for the kids. All Ojibwe speakers and...

 

Congresswoman Betty McCollum vists Red Lake Nation - P25

On Sunday, August 11, 2013, Congresswoman Betty McCollum visited the Red Lake Nation and was hosted to a dinner at the Seven Clans Event Center by the Red Lake Tribal Council and the Political Education Committee. Representative McCollum, Co-Chair of the U.S. House of Representative Native American Caucus and member of the House...

 

Congresswoman Betty McCollum vists Red Lake Nation - P26

On Sunday, August 11, 2013, Congresswoman Betty McCollum visited the Red Lake Nation and was hosted to a dinner at the Seven Clans Event Center by the Red Lake Tribal Council and the Political Education Committee. Representative McCollum, Co-Chair of the U.S. House of Representative Native American Caucus and member of the House...

 

Congresswoman Betty McCollum vists Red Lake Nation - P27

On Sunday, August 11, 2013, Congresswoman Betty McCollum visited the Red Lake Nation and was hosted to a dinner at the Seven Clans Event Center by the Red Lake Tribal Council and the Political Education Committee. Representative McCollum, Co-Chair of the U.S. House of Representative Native American Caucus and member of the House...

 

2013 Independence Day Celebration - P59

2013 Independence Day Celebration Saturday Afternoon Session...

 

2013 Independence Day Celebration - P60

2013 Independence Day Celebration Saturday Afternoon Session...

 

2013 Independence Day Celebration - P61

2013 Independence Day Celebration Saturday Afternoon Session...

 
 By Justin Glawe    News    August 23, 2013

School District faces lawsuits over alleged abuse by former teacher

BEMIDJI -- Any chance of punishment or exoneration for John Wangberg, a former longtime Bemidji teacher accused of sexually abusing three 5- and 6-year-old children between 2008 and 2011, ended when he was found dead in his home Jan. 30. But Bemidji School District 31, Wangberg's employer from 1986 until his resignation in...

 

Drought making comeback in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As drought conditions return to Minnesota, authorities warned Thursday that the wildfire danger is rising throughout much of the state. See more at: http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/content/drought-making-comeback-minnesota#sthash.7iSvS7Aj.dpuf...

 

Dwight Carter Drapeau

Dwight Carter Drapeau May 1, 1975 - Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Service Information Fort Thompson Community Center in Fort Thompson Monday, August 26, 2013 11:00 A.M. Visitation Information Fort Thompson Community Center in Fort Thompson Sat. 8/24 & Sun 8/25 Beginning at 4:00 P.M. WAKE FRIDAY, AUGUST 23RD BEGINNING AT 2:00 P.M. UNTIL 9:30 P.M. AT THE LITTLE EARTH GYM, 2501 Cedar...

 

The Affordable Care Act and American Indians and Alaska Natives

I get questions all the time from American Indians and Alaska Natives (including my own relatives!) wondering why they should care about the Affordable Care Act since they already are eligible for the Indian Health Service (IHS). My response is that while the IHS is here to stay and will be available as their healthcare system, the Affordable Care Act brings new options for...

 

Iris Elaine Lussier

Iris Elaine Lussier whose Indian name is Soaring Eagle Woman, Bebaamaash-Giniwikwe passed on to the Spirit World on Monday, August 19th, 2013 at Jordain-Perpich Nursing Home in Red Lake, MN surrounded by her family and friends. Preceding her passing were her parents, A.Thomas and Verna Lussier, sisters Eva, Gwen, Karen, and...

 

F&B RESTAURANT COOK - Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls

** POSITION OPENING ** F&B RESTAURANT COOK RATE OF PAY: Depending upon experience LOCATION: Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls, MN OPENS: August 21, 2013 CLOSES: September 4, 2013 SCOPE OF POSITION Under the general supervision of the Food and Beverage Restaurant Manager is responsible to cook for assigned shift for Seven...

 

F&B RESTAURANT CASHIER - Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls

** POSITION OPENING** F&B RESTAURANT CASHIER RATE OF PAY: According to pay scale LOCATION: Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls, MN OPENS: August 21, 2013 CLOSES: September 4, 2013 POSITION OBJECTIVES: Under the direct supervision of the prevailing Restaurant Supervisor, is responsible to ensure exemplary customer service...

 

FRONT DESK SUPERVISOR - Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls

** POSITION OPENING ** FRONT DESK SUPERVISOR RATE OF PAY: Depending upon experience LOCATION: Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls, MN OPENS: August 21, 2013 CLOSES: September 4, 2013 POSITION OBJECTIVES: Under the general supervision of the Hotel Manager, is responsible to oversee operations of the Hotel Front Desk for...

 

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