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Articles from the October 24, 2011 edition


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  • William John (Choppers) Mountain Jr.

    Oct 24, 2011

    Was born to his father William John Mountain Sr. and mother Rosemary (Yellow) Mountain at Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 14, 1967. He was the 5th child of 13. Choppers attended Ascension Catholic School and Heart of the Earth Survival School, where he graduated. He survived a severe accident in the early 90s. He loved basketball and football, and when he was younger he was involved with the Boy Scouts. He loved his children: Anthony, Amber, Dillion, Sandra, Rosemary, and...

  • Red Lake Reservation to get new community centers

    Bemidji Pioneer|Oct 24, 2011

    All districts on the Red Lake Reservation will be getting new community centers. The Ponemah Multi-use Community Center, the first on the list, is nearly complete. Little Rock is next on the list, followed by Redby, and then a new Red Lake Community Center will follow. Community meetings facilitated by Red Lake Economic Development and Planning staff have taken place in both Little Rock and Redby to facilitate and explore the needs of each community. Cultural design principles have been...

  • 21 Youth Participate in Three Day Hunting Camp - P4

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Oct 24, 2011

    Twenty-one Red Lake youth, both boys and girls, took part in Red Lake Chemical Health's annual Hunting Camp which began after school on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. The group traveled to the camp site near the Rock Dam area on the River Road where they would remain until Friday, October 21. During those three days the group would take part in camping activities, traditional teachings, gun safety, drug and alcohol prevention education, diabetes education, traditional foods preparation and...

  • 21 Youth Participate in Three Day Hunting Camp - P5

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Oct 24, 2011

    Twenty-one Red Lake youth, both boys and girls, took part in Red Lake Chemical Health's annual Hunting Camp which began after school on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. The group traveled to the camp site near the Rock Dam area on the River Road where they would remain until Friday, October 21. During those three days the group would take part in camping activities, traditional teachings, gun safety, drug and alcohol prevention education, diabetes education, traditional foods preparation and...

  • 21 Youth Participate in Three Day Hunting Camp - P6

    Michael Barrett, RLNN|Oct 24, 2011

    Twenty-one Red Lake youth, both boys and girls, took part in Red Lake Chemical Health's annual Hunting Camp which began after school on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. The group traveled to the camp site near the Rock Dam area on the River Road where they would remain until Friday, October 21. During those three days the group would take part in camping activities, traditional teachings, gun safety, drug and alcohol prevention education, diabetes education, traditional foods preparation and...

  • Native American Language Documentary Wins Upper Midwest Emmy

    Michael Meuers|Oct 24, 2011

    Twin Cities Public Television (tpt) recently announced that on September 25, the station was awarded an Upper Midwest Emmy for First Speakers: Restoring the Ojibwe Language, a documentary funded through Minnesota’s Legacy Amendment. First Speakers follows a new generation of Ojibwe scholars and educators racing against time to save one of Minnesota’s native languages. The organization received 26 nominations in 20 categories for the Upper Midwest Emmy Awards. About the Documentary A...

  • Agreement sets foundation for economic development on reservation

    Rupa Shenoy, MPR|Oct 24, 2011

    St. Paul, Minn. — A joint governmental agreement that allows the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe to use the state's financial filing system will hopefully eliminate a roadblock to economic success on the reservation. The Minnesota Secretary of State and the Leech Lake band of Ojibwe signed the agreement Friday, and marks a significant milestone for American Indians in Minnesota. Without the basic structures of an economy in place, such as a financial record system, many American Indian tribes...

  • Project to replace Chief Bemidji statue expands into research

    Bethany Wesley, Bemidji Pioneer|Oct 24, 2011

    He watched the children play and run around. While they sat on woodpiles to rest, he offered them maple sugar cakes and told stories. He took them for rides in his birch bark canoe. He was Shaynowishkung. Few writings exist that reference Shaynowishkung, or Chief Bemidji, as he also was known, but those that do repeat the word “kind” in describing him, according to Robert Treuer. “This man put his imprint on this community in the way he treated people and his love for children,” Treuer h...

  • Broken Wings, and Things

    Tashia Hart|Oct 24, 2011
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    Chapter 3 A deep black opened up to blossom the most intense shades of purple whizzing around everywhere. “Wow… this is incredible… what are those things?! Where are we?” I had never seen anything so beautiful. “We have been invited here, to the realm of the most fluent speakers in all of the Earth, the ubiquitous, uhm, well we can call them Ebbflo; beings qualitatively comparable to what you might expect creatures charged with yingyang upkeep to be like. You see, the Ebbflo are a...

  • LAWSUIT CHALLENGES CONSTITUTIONALITY OF MEDICAL ASSISTANCE REIMBURSEMENT CUTS FOR HOME HEALTH PROVIDERS

    Oct 24, 2011

    What: Several Minnesota home health care agencies, workers and disabled individuals recently filed a Complaint and a Motion for Temporary Restraining Order asking a Ramsey County District Judge to prohibit the Governor and the Commissioner of Human Services from implementing or enforcing a new law that reduces medical assistance reimbursement only for caregivers who provide services to relatives. The suit alleges that the new law is unconstitutional because it arbitrarily singles out those who provide home health care to relatives for...

  • Oct 24, 2011

    On a mild Tuesday morning this month, 21-year-olds Cody Anderson and his fianceé, Sara Slaviero, pushed their baby stroller and 20-month-old son, Kaiden, past the Last Place on Earth and stood in line with about a dozen others before the downtown Duluth head shop opened....

  • Oct 24, 2011

    Some of the synthetic marijuana products sold at the Last Place on Earth contain a chemical that may be illegal to sell and possess, according to experts who reviewed an analysis of the drugs’ ingredients — though the store’s owner says the ban is too vague and has challenged it in court....

  • UNITED STATES AND OSAGE TRIBE ANNOUNCE $380 MILLION SETTLEMENT OF TRIBAL TRUST LAWSUIT

    Oct 24, 2011

    WASHINGTON – The United States has reached a final settlement of a long-running lawsuit by the Osage Tribe of Oklahoma regarding the United States’ accounting and management of the tribe’s trust funds and non-monetary trust assets. Ignacia S. Moreno, Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division; the Interior Department’s Deputy Secretary David J. Hayes, Solicitor Hilary C. Tompkins, and Bureau of Indian Affairs Director Michael S. Black; the Treasury Department’s General Counsel...

  • Tribal Justice News - October 24, 2011

    Oct 24, 2011

    Browning Man Pleads Guilty to Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury (U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana) U.S. Attorney Mike Cotter announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, Mont., on Oct. 20, 2011, Christopher Max Dawes, 33, of Browning, Mont., pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury. On April 24, 2011, the victim, Dawes, and their two young children were at the Medicine Bear Shelter. Dawes assaulted the victim, resulting in a broken jaw. The offense occurred at the Medicine Bear Shelter on...

  • Oct 24, 2011

    LOS ANGELES - A history teacher amends his lessons on the civil rights movement to include the push for gay equality. A high school removes Internet filters blocking gay advocacy websites. Six gay students in Anoka sue their district, saying officials failed to protect them from bullies....

  • Oct 24, 2011

    The struggle for power within the Cayuga Indian Nation today turned violent at the tribe’s government office building in Seneca Falls....

  • State police called to dispute at Cayuga Nation offices

    Oct 24, 2011

    SENECA FALLS -- A pickup truck was driven through the front of the Cayuga Indian Nation's business office in Seneca Falls Friday in what state police believe is the result of an ongoing tribal leadership dispute. Read more: http://auburnpub.com/news/local/article_1335f8b2-fc23-11e0-bedc-001cc4c03286.html#ixzz1bhY4hnc0...

  • Oct 24, 2011

    The U.S. Justice Department is settling a long-running Indian trust suit for $380 million, resolving accounting and management claims the Osage Tribe of Oklahoma filed in 1999....

  • Oct 24, 2011

    American Indian activist Russell Means says he has cancer on the run and is more than 80 percent recovered. “I’m going to defeat this death sentence,” he said Thursday. Means, who turns 72 on Nov. 10, was diagnosed with throat cancer this summer. The prognosis was grim, he said, with estimates that he had a short time to live....

  • Oct 24, 2011

    A Saskatchewan Party candidate is apologizing after suggesting First Nations people who get "handouts" sometimes spend it on drugs and alcohol....

  • Oct 24, 2011

    ALAMOSA — An attempt by foster parents to terminate parental rights and adopt a half-Navajo child has resulted in a jurisdictional question in the Alamosa County Court: Does the case stay in the Alamosa District Court or should it be moved to the Navajo Nation’s Tribal Judicial System?...

  • Oct 24, 2011

    Indian reservation post offices are on the list of 3,600-plus branches the U.S. Postal Service wants to eliminate in order to help fix the agency’s multi-billion-dollar annual deficits. One office on the list is at the bottom of the Grand Canyon on the Havasupai Nation in Arizona, two more branches are on the Coeur D’Alene’s Idaho reservation, and three are in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe communities in South Dakota; these and numerous additional reservation branches nationwide may close their doors....

  • Burns to tea party: Obama wants U.S. to 'become like an Indian reservation'

    Oct 24, 2011

    BILLINGS - Former U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns told tea party supporters Thursday that President Barack Obama wants the "whole country to become like an Indian reservation." Read more: http://missoulian.com/news/local/article_8db1a550-fc0f-11e0-8bc0-001cc4c03286.html#ixzz1bhbEEcyX...

  • Oct 24, 2011

    It doesn’t take more than the ubiquitous Che Guevara t-shirt to know that corporate America loves to pimp other people’s culture for profits....

  • Oct 24, 2011

    Yesterday in Washington, D.C., Clarence Lee Alexander of Ft. Yukon received the Presidential Citizen’s Medal from President Barrack Obama. Alexander was one of this year’s 13 recipients nationwide....

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