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Articles from the October 22, 2012 edition

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Red Lake PEC Hosts Candidate Fair

The Red Lake Political Education Committee (RLPEC), a tribal non-profit, and non-partisan organization, hosted a Candidate Fair on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Fair was held at the Red Lake Seven Clans Casino and Event Center. The event was organized so that voters could get to know candidates better...

 

Red Lake PEC Hosts Candidate Fair P2

The Red Lake Political Education Committee (RLPEC), a tribal non-profit, and non-partisan organization, hosted a Candidate Fair on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Fair was held at the Red Lake Seven Clans Casino and Event Center. The event was organized so that voters could get to know candidates better...

 

Remembering Wellstone: 10 years after crash, iconic Minnesota senator legend lives on

ST. PAUL – Paul Wellstone lives on. A decade after he died in a northeastern Minnesota airplane crash, the U.S. senator’s legacy remains strong and his namesake son is looking to make it stronger....

 

“Footprints On Our Hearts” walk held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012

The Red Lake Indian Hospital held its 1st annual “Footprints On Our Hearts” walk on Oct. 20th 2012. The 2 mile walk was to remember the little ones who left too soon due to early pregnancy loss, still birth, neonatal death, or in the first few months of life. Dedicated to supporting those families who have suffered the...

 

Fresh-cut florals and more at B'z Floral & Gift of Kelliher

B'z Floral & Gift of Kelliher, MN is offering to you fresh-cut florals, green plants, gift items, vintage glassware and furniture, antiques, collectibles and consignments. We deliver floral and plant arrangements within a 60 mile radius of Kelliher, including for funerals, get-well bouquets, anniversary and birthday wishes. Our...

 

Unions shift political might to state, local races

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unions are shifting more of their political resources to state and local races this year as they try to head off passage of laws that could undermine bargaining rights, make it harder to organize or reduce their political muscle....

 

Native American Financial Advice

Native American Financial Advice Dear Dr. Per Cap: Just shoot me now! I’m always buying things on impulse. It happens while waiting in line at the grocery store, while surfing the web, or even walking through a store on my way to the food court for lunch. I usually feel bad afterwards, but my budget feels even worse. What can...

 

Gap between rich and poor grows

The gap between rich and poor Americans grew in 2011 as the poverty rate remained at almost a two-decade high. The U.S. Census Bureau released figures the week of the equinox that showed household income fell, underscoring a sputtering economic recovery that's at the heart of the presidential campaign. While Minnesota's citizens had a 12 percent poverty rate overall, and folks...

 

Salazar,Washburn to Address National Congress of American Indians Convention in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—On Monday, October 22, 2012, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will deliver keynote remarks at the National Congress of American Indians’ 69th Annual Convention & Marketplace in Sacramento. Salazar is expected to discuss the Obama Administration’s progress in opening a new chapter in our nation-to-nation relationship with American Indian and Alaska...

 

American Indian College Fund Gala Raises $650,000 in Minneapolis

October 19, 2012, Denver, Colo. – The 17th annual American Indian College Fund (the Fund) Flame of Hope Gala raised more than $650,000 to benefit needy American Indian students. Dwight Carlston (Navajo), a second-year honor student at Navajo Technical College, addressed the crowd, crediting his family with putting him on his path to college and the American Indian College...

 

Fundraiser Ride Against Youth Suicide Additional - Held August 25, 2012

Fundraiser Ride Against Youth Suicide Additional - Held August 25, 2012...

 

Profile America Facts for Features: Halloween — Oct. 31, 2012

Profile America Facts for Features: Halloween — Oct. 31, 2012 Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has long been associated with images of witches, ghosts and vampires. Over the years, Halloween customs have changed dramatically. Today, Halloween is celebrated many different ways, including wearing costumes, children trick-or-treating,...

 

Census Bureau Reports Foreign-Born from Asia

In 2011, the foreign-born from Asia were more likely to be married compared with the total foreign-born and native-born. Households with a householder born in Asia were also more likely to be multigenerational, according to statistics from the 2011 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of foreign-born from Asia who were married was higher...

 
 Events   

RED LAKE EQUAY WIIIGAMIG TAKE BACK THE NIGHT RALLY - CANCELLED

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Red Lake Equay Wiigamig invites you to take a stand against Domestic Violence throughout Red Lake Nation! This Rally is to promote awareness that Domestic Violence is not acceptable within our communities; get involved, speak up and speak out about Domestic Violence and support Equay Wiiigamig in...

 

Vilsack Announces Funding for Projects to Boost Renewable Energy Production, Reduce Energy Consumption

WASHINGTON – Oct. 19, 2012 –Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for 244 projects nationwide that are focused on helping agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce energy consumption and costs, and use renewable energy technologies in their operations. Funding is made available through USDA's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). "As pa...

 

Vilsack Announces Funding to Improve Rural Electric Service in Eight States

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2012 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding to modernize and improve the efficiency of rural electric generation and transmission systems. Several of the loans contain support for smart grid projects. "USDA and the Obama Administration continue to fund electric projects to improve system reliability and efficiency for rural...

 

For 40 years, St. Paul clinic has dispensed hope

Aimless, using drugs and couch surfing for warm places to sleep, 19-year-old Nichole Baker found herself unexpectedly pregnant by a new boyfriend and ill-equipped to cope....

 

Storms push insurance rates sky-high

Homeowners insurance premiums are soaring in Minnesota, and consumers can expect more rate shocks ahead as insurance companies wager that a run of worse-than-usual weather will continue....

 

Sexual abusers in day cares are often other kids

More than 65 children have been sexually abused in Minnesota child-care facilities since 2007 in cases often linked to supervision failures by in-home providers, a Star Tribune investigation has found....

 
 By Mary Abbe    Features    October 22, 2012

Roland Reed's portraits of a vanished past

Growing up in a log cabin near Oshkosh, Wis., after the Civil War, Roland Reed envied the tall, slender American Indian boys who slipped through the surrounding forest en route to the nearby Fox River. "I longed to join them," he wrote later, "and as I grew into manhood and left my native state, the call of those old friends of...

 
 By Will Chavez    News    October 22, 2012

Food Distribution pulls recalled Sunland peanut butter

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Food Distribution Manager Bud Squirrel said the Cherokee Nation’s Food Distribution program recently pulled all of its remaining jars of peanut butter made by Sunland Inc. as part of a national recall. Speaking at the Oct. 15 Community Services Committee meeting, Squirrel said on Sept. 24 the U.S. Departme...

 

Scientists warn deep ocean iron dump could have serious consequences for ocean

VANCOUVER - A tiny First Nations village that poured iron into the deep Pacific Ocean in an attempt to boost salmon stocks insisted Friday the project was legal and safe, but the community's explanations did little to convince skeptical scientists, including an American researcher who helped pioneer the theories behind the controversial experiment. Read more:...

 

Beware bias based on employee’s tribal status

A court has decided employees can sue employers for national-origin discrimination based on an unexpected characteristic: the employee’s tribal affiliation. National-origin discrimination lawsuits are usually based on being from a particular country, but belonging to a specific tribe can count, too....

 

DOJ awards AZ Tribal Assistance grants

PHOENIX, AZ – On September 27, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced more than 200 grants to more than 110 American Indian and Alaska Native nations. The grants will provide more than $101 million to enhance law enforcement practices, and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts, in ten purpose areas including public safety and community policing, justice...

 

Meagan Big Snake, Helping Aboriginal Youth in Alberta on and off the Ice

Though her collegiate hockey playing days concluded last year, Meagan Big Snake is still rather actively involved in the sport. Read more:http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/21/meagan-big-snake-helping-aboriginal-youth-in-alberta-140298 http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/21/meagan-big-snake-helping-aboriginal-youth-in-alberta-140...

 

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