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Articles from the October 3, 2011 edition

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 By Anne Williams    News    October 3, 2011

Minnesota Department of Education releases AYP scores

Each year officials with the Minnesota Department of Education put together a list that reveals how schools and school districts measure up. Schools and districts are measured in four areas – student participation in taking state standardized tests, test scores, attendance and graduation rates. The end result of this list is c...

 
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What's Happening at Seven Clans Casinos?

Time flies when you're having fun. Case and point: it's almost October! And there's even more fun to be had at Seven Clans Casino this weekend. With October comes Oktoberfest Days! Celebrate with great food at Warroad this Friday and Saturday. This also means the end of our September online promo! If you haven't yet, don't...

 

Pacesetter JV Summer Tournament Champions

Pacesetter JV Summer Tournament Champions...

 

Pacesetter JV Summer Tournament Champions P2

Pacesetter JV Summer Tournament Champions P2...

 

Red Lake Football Practice

Red Lake Football Practice...

 
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Community Days at Seven Clans Casino - Red Lake

Celebrating Community, $15 at a time Towns that play together, stay together. That’s why we’re introducing Community Days at Seven Clans Casino Red Lake. Just show us your ID on your town’s Community Day, and you’ll receive $10 in free play and a $5 blackjack match play. On us! Sunday - Red Lake Reservation Day Monday -...

 
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Region 2 Arts Council Sponsors Photography 101 for Artists workshop

If you • are an artist who creates two or three dimensional art • present your work in photographs (web site, gallery, juried exhibitions, portfolio, catalog, etc) • want to improve your skills to create images with correct exposure, color, background, focus and impact that are commensurate with the quality of the art • want to better understand the functions built...

 
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Equay Wiigamig Group Facilitator’s Talking Circle Training

Equay Wiigamig Group Facilitator’s Talking Circle Training for Women interested in conducting a Talking Circle Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 Confidentiality is our priority– Closed Sessions *no childcare provided* Refreshments and snack will be provided. For more information please call: Darlene Lussier between 9:00 A.M. –3:00 p.m. weekdays: Please call 218-679-3443 to...

 
 By Corey Mitchel    News    October 3, 2011

North High surviving, but road to success still long

The school's enrollment also remains a financial concern for the district. With so few students in one of its largest buildings, the district estimated this spring that the per-student cost of operating North could be roughly $13,100, compared to the district average of $8,762 per student. Seven miles away at Southwest High, consistently ranked among the state's best schools,...

 

MN activists call on Obama to stop Keystone XL pipeline

The Twin Cities Tar Sands Action group marched in downtown Minneapolis on Monday, Sept. 26, and called on President Obama to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would transport synthetic crude oil from the Tar Sands of Alberta, Canada, to refineries in the Midwest, and southward to the Gulf of Mexico. Native American leaders and local environmental activists — some of whom...

 

Judge tosses 1 of 2 suits over Cherokee freedmen

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A judge has dismissed one of two lawsuits over whether black slaves once owned by members of the Cherokee Nation have the right to tribal citizenship....

 

The ex-convict payday lender who’s using his fortune to become a racing star

Scott Tucker used questionable business practices to become a millionaire. Now the mysterious and secretive businessman from Kansas is spending his fortune to become a famous auto racer....

 

In trouble from an online payday loan? You might not have to repay it

Wayne Coons felt a sense of panic when he realized that the $350 payday loan he got over the Internet was costing him hundreds of dollars more than he thought....

 

Dorgan: Congressional Cuts Will Harm Native Kids

WASHINGTON – Retired Democratic Sen. Byron Dorgan, the immediate past chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, made headlines earlier this year when he decided to put $1 million of his unused campaign cash to use establishing a Center for Native American Youth in the heart of the nation’s capital at the Aspen Institute think tank. The money was there to do good,...

 

Fired employees call foundation a big scam

RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA -- A nonprofit agency claiming to provide social services for the local Native American community recently fired the bulk of its workforce after questions were raised by the employees regarding the organization’s true intent and purpose and lack of working capital to cover paychecks....

 

Sault Tribe receives $2.5M HHS grant

Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. — The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is one of 61 communities selected to receive funding in order to address Tobacco Free Living, Active and Healthy Living, and Increased use of High Impact Quality Clinical Preventative Services in seven Upper Peninsula counties that serve as the tribe’s service area. This was announced by the U.S....

 

Kidnapping Case Involving Apache Junction Girl and Alleged Alabama `Indian Tribe' Ongoing After Four Years

More than four years ago, we wrote about the quirky kidnapping case involving (then) 4-year-old Raven Laws, some local Native-Americans and a quasi-Indian tribe based in Alabama....

 

Report: Mental health care gaps in Indian Country

A new U.S. government report highlights serious gaps in mental health care for many American Indians and Alaska Natives, groups that suffer from problems including a teenage suicide rate more than twice the national average. Read more: http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/national/article_562fc008-e9d7-5093-8742-de82f2451208.html#ixzz1Ziuk7y5F...

 

‘Why Treaties Matter’

Pieces of American Indian history are coming to the Becker County Museum to show why they still matter....

 

Spokane Woman Charged With Selling Bald Eagle Parts

A Spokane woman faces federal charges, accused of selling bald eagle parts to an East Spokane pawn shop....

 

Woman pleads guilty to theft from CSKT program

MISSOULA — A Ronan woman admitted to stealing nearly $10,000 from a Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal program in federal court last week....

 

Fractured Families, Lack of Education Set Up Aboriginal Kids for Suicide

Family alcoholism, emotional vulnerability, and the lack of community and education put aboriginal youth on a path to solvent abuse, violence and, all too often, suicide. These are the findings of The Office of the Chief Coroner’s Death Review of the Youth Suicides at the Pikangikum First Nation 2006–2008....

 

Treaties Between the U.S. Government and Native American Nations Matter

Almost from the first meeting among Europeans, Ojibwe (aka Chippewa) and Sioux, the relationship took a downward slide in Minnesota. From the time of the Treaty of du Chien in 1825, the tone was set for decades of misunderstanding, impatience and expectation between all involved....

 
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American Indians to Recognize Indigenous Peoples Day at Alcatraz Island

SAN FRANCISCO - On Monday, October 10 American Indians in the San Francisco Bay area will recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on Alcatraz Island. The event is being sponsored by the International Indian Treaty Council and American Indian Contemporary Arts....

 

Black Cherokee lose lawsuit but tribal citizen issue unsettled

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An attorney for African-Americans in the Cherokee Indian tribe said on Saturday the legal campaign to stop the tribe from purging its citizenship rolls of non-Indians will continue despite the dismissal of a lawsuit against the tribe....

 

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