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Red Lake Tribal Council COVID-19 Update - Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Red Lake Nation: Active cases: 41* *20 in Red Lake *6 in Redby *6 in Little Rock *9 in Ponemah Of the 41 active cases: *18 are minors *17 adults are fully vaccinated Total cases: 813 Total Recovered: 772 Deaths: 12 [Updated numbers as of 9:00 a.m. on 10/13/2021] Due to the increased need in testing, the Red Lake Hospital is...

 

Brandon Allen Blacketter

Brandon Allen Blacketter March 05, 1997 - October 12, 2021 Brandon Allen Blacketter, 24, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. He was born March 5, 1997, to Brad "Raff" and Melanie "Mel" (Rabideaux) Blacketter in Cloquet, MN. Brandon graduated from Cloquet High School and worked as a laborer at various places over...

 

Social Security checks getting big boost as inflation rises

WASHINGTON - Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic. The COLA, as it's commonly called, amounts to an added $92 a month for the...

 

Gun violence claiming more lives of American teens, children

ST. LOUIS - Gun violence is killing an increasing number of American children, from toddlers caught in crossfires to teenagers gunned down in turf wars, drug squabbles or for posting the wrong thing on social media. Shootings involving children and teenagers have been on the rise in recent years, and 2021 is no exception....

 

Average age of COVID-19 deaths declining in Minnesota

Three COVID-19 deaths of people in their 30s were reported Wednesday in Minnesota, reflecting a decline in the average age of fatalities in the pandemic. The deaths of residents of Blue Earth and Ramsey counties were among 24 reported Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Health, raising the state's COVID-19 toll to 8,354....

 

Assailant with bow and arrows kills 5 people in Norway

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - A man armed with a bow fired arrows at shoppers in a small Norwegian town Wednesday, killing five people before he was arrested, authorities said. The police chief in the community of Kongsberg, near the capital of Oslo, said there was "a confrontation" between officers and the assailant, but he did not...

 

Many Minnesota health care workers fighting vaccine mandate have received exemptions

Weeks after Minnesota health care workers filed a lawsuit to block a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, most have obtained a religious exemption from the rule. Now they likely will have to decide whether to continue the legal fight. In a three-hour court hearing Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Brasel rejected the health care...

 

Minnesota border communities celebrate impending return of Canadian visitors

DULUTH – When vaccinated Canadians are allowed to drive into the U.S. for any reason next month, it will mark a long-awaited reunion for the communities and businesses along Minnesota's northern border. "We consider ourselves sister cities with Fort Frances [Ontario], and we balance each other out," said Tricia Heibel,...

 

Walz asks ICE to halt deportation proceedings against woman he wanted to pardon

Gov. Tim Walz is still trying to win relief for a woman who challenged the Minnesota Board of Pardons' requirement that pardon applications be unanimously approved by the three-person panel. The governor has asked federal immigration officials to halt deportation proceedings against Amreya Shefa, after she failed to receive a...

 

Cherokee Nation Physician Charged with First Degree Murder, Victim Also Employed by Tribe

On Monday, October 11, a physician employed by the Cherokee Nation was arrested in Chicot County, Arkansas for first-degree murder of a nurse also employed by the tribe. Both were non-tribal members. Dr. Tyler Tait, 34, was arrested Monday night after the Chicot County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a woman in need of medical assistance along Highway 65, nearly two...

 

Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebrated in NYC, Despite City's Commitment to Columbus Day

ANDALLS ISLAND, New York-The word "recognize" doesn't exist in the Shinnecock Nation language, according to tribal member Chenae Bullock. She is one of the organizers of the seventh annual New York City Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration on Randalls Island, a small island located in the East River, between Manhattan, the...

 

Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebrated in NYC, Despite City's Commitment to Columbus Day

RANDALLS ISLAND, New York-The word "recognize" doesn't exist in the Shinnecock Nation language, according to tribal member Chenae Bullock. She is one of the organizers of the seventh annual New York City Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration on Randalls Island, a small island located in the East River, between Manhattan, the...

 

New Mexico pledges support for Native adoptions

SANTA FE, N.M. — In her first prepared speech Tuesday the new leader of New Mexico's child protection department pledges to restore the agency's credibility following a series of scandals under her predecessor. New Mexico Children Youth and Family Department Secretary Barbara J. Vigil also promised to enshrine federal law prioritizing tribal members in adoptions of Native...

 

Eleven Minnesota traffic safety leaders receive Toward Zero Deaths Awards

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Eleven people and one organization will be officially recognized by the Minnesota departments of health, public safety and transportation with Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Awards during the 2021 TZD state conference, held virtually Oct. 13 through Nov. 17. The TZD Awards are presented annually to recognize significant achievements that help save lives and...

 

Interior Department Welcomes New Biden-Harris Appointees

Interior Department Welcomes New Biden-Harris Appointees WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced key members of agency leadership who will work to advance President Biden’s agenda to tackle climate change, protect endangered wildlife, and honor relationships and trust responsibilities with Indigenous communities. “The Interior Department is hard at...

 

PUBLIC DEFENDER - RED LAKE NATION TRIBAL COURT

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT PUBLIC DEFENDER RED LAKE NATION TRIBAL COURT Open: October 12, 2021 Closing: October 27, 2021 PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Public Defender shall represent, without charge cases as appointed by Judges of the Court with the consent of the defendant. Shall take all necessary steps to investigate the facts to make...

 

Housing Programs and Domestic Violence Awareness Month Were Focus of October's Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Forum

Housing Programs and Domestic Violence Awareness Month Were Focus of October’s Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Forum - Anisa Hajimumin, Assistant Commissioner for Immigrant and Refugee Affairs October’s Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Forum shared lots of great resources for community members on housing programs available from Minnesota Housing. We also discussed Domestic...

 
 By Michael Burns    Events   

Youth Violence Prevention Community Circle - Wednesday, October 27th

There has been a recent spike in juvenile violence on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Drive-by shootings, attempts to run people over and fights are among the type of crimes that the Red Lake Department of Public Safety has seen an increase in. There have been injuries and in at least one case - hospitalization. There have been...

 

Warriors Football Team loses 4th game of season to Menahga 72-0 - P10

The Red Lake Warriors football team hosted Menahga on Friday, October 1, 2021, losing 72-0. The loss sets them back to 0-4 on the season. They had lost to New York Mills 43-0, Red Lake County 42-8 and Lake Park-Audubon 51-0. The Warriors will host Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on Saturday, October 9, travel to Polk County West on...

 

Cass Lake-Bena defeats Lady Warriors in Red Lake, 3-1 - P15

Cass Lake-Bena defeated the Red Lake Lady Warriors on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 3-1. Red Lake Jr. High team won their match 2-0, while the Junior Varsity lost 2-0....

 

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Saturday Afternoon Session - P26

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Saturday Afternoon Session 48th Annual Obaashiing Labor Day Celebration 2021 Singing Contest results: 1st Place-Motown (6125pts) 2nd Place-Mandaree (5850pts) 3rd Place-Ptown (5735pts) 4th Place-Crossroads (5620pts) 5th Place-Southern Boyz (5595pts) 6th Place-Southern Style (5585pts) Blazing Bear...

 

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Friday Evening Session - P27

Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow 2021: Saturday Afternoon Session 48th Annual Obaashiing Labor Day Celebration 2021 Singing Contest results: 1st Place-Motown (6125pts) 2nd Place-Mandaree (5850pts) 3rd Place-Ptown (5735pts) 4th Place-Crossroads (5620pts) 5th Place-Southern Boyz (5595pts) 6th Place-Southern Style (5585pts) Blazing Bear...

 

Alabama schools struggle to get food for lunches, breakfasts

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama schools are continuing to face food shortages, education officials say. Disruptions in the workforce needed to serve and deliver meals — along with supplies of food and packaging materials — are behind the shortages, Al.com reported. State education officials say every school district Alabama is facing shortages to some degree....

 

Beltrami County and Sanford Health break ground on Behavioral Health Crisis Center

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Beltrami County and Sanford Health broke ground on the Sanford Bemidji Behavioral Health Crisis Center Wednesday, Oct. 13. The $6.2 million project is made possible through a partnership between Beltrami County and Sanford Health. The center will be the first of its kind to offer adult inpatient hospital psych...

 

Suicide and Domestic Violence

In Indian Country, the abusive tactics of domestic violence have their roots in colonization. Maintaining power and control of one's intimate partner(s) is the objective of the abuser. The abuse can physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a person from acting freely, or force them to behave in ways they do not want....

 

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