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Articles from the December 1, 2011 edition

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RLHS and RLMS Parent Teacher Conferences - Thurs. Dec. 1, 2011

Middle and High School Parent Teacher Conferences this Thursday, December 1st from 12:00 to 6:30, meal served from 4:00 to 6:00. Over 60 research projects/pieces of artwork done by middle school students will be on display for viewing during conferences tomorrow from noon-6:00. The projects were done to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Anyone is welcome to come and...

 

RLHS Student Council Food Drive 2011 - VIDEO

Red Lake High School Student Council held a Food Drive in November 2011, of which the food was donated to the Red Lake Homeless Shelter....

 

Property Management Specialist - Red Lake Homeless Shelter

Property Management Specialist - Red Lake Homeless Shelter...

 
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Equay Wiigamig Talking Circle - Thursday - 5 PM - 8 PM

TALKING CIRCLE When our physical being has been violated through unwanted sexual touch our spirit weeps in silence and mourns for healing. If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual abuse, please consider attending a closed session support group. There we can discuss issues, educate, support and encourage one...

 

Number of American Indian children in foster care worries tribal leaders

St. Paul, Minn. — Each year about 1,500 American Indian children in Minnesota spend time in foster care or other out-of-home-care, often after allegations of neglect or substance abuse by a parent. In Minnesota, American Indian children are 14 times more likely to be placed in out-of-home care than white children - the widest...

 

Salazar Names Members to National Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform

WASHINGTON -- As part of President Obama’s commitment to fulfilling this nation’s trust responsibilities to Native Americans, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today named five prominent American Indians to a national commission that will undertake a forward-looking, comprehensive evaluation of Interior’s trust...

 

USDA Announces Ranking Dates for Four Major Conservation Initiatives

WASHINGTON, November 30, 2011 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the ranking dates for the On-Farm Energy, Organic, Seasonal High Tunnel and Air Quality conservation initiatives. All four initiatives offer technical and financial assistance through the Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program. "Producers tell us...

 

Claim Filing Deadline Approaching in $760 Million Keepseagle Legal Settlement for American Indian Farmers and Ranchers

A $760 million Settlement with the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) has been reached in the Keepseagle v. Vilsack class action lawsuit. The lawsuit claimed the USDA discriminated against Native Americans by denying them equal access to credit in the USDA Farm Loan Program. The lawsuit claims that the USDA denied thousands of Native American farmers and...

 
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Water contest seeking entries from high school students

The Freshwater Society is sponsoring a contest for high school students to help inspire Minnesotans to take action to protect our waters....

 

Rah rah Rocori: Spartans are state football champions

MINNEAPOLIS — Long before Saturday, Rocori head coach Mike Rowe knew he needed to shake something up for Bemidji. Defensive coordinator James Herberg had just the idea. Run a three-man defensive front for the first time this season, Herberg figured, and hope the Lumberjacks struggle to adjust to it. Read more:...

 

Rah rah Rocori: Spartans are state football champions - P2

MINNEAPOLIS — Long before Saturday, Rocori head coach Mike Rowe knew he needed to shake something up for Bemidji. Defensive coordinator James Herberg had just the idea. Run a three-man defensive front for the first time this season, Herberg figured, and hope the Lumberjacks struggle to adjust to it. Read more:...

 

Rah rah Rocori: Spartans are state football champions - P3

MINNEAPOLIS — Long before Saturday, Rocori head coach Mike Rowe knew he needed to shake something up for Bemidji. Defensive coordinator James Herberg had just the idea. Run a three-man defensive front for the first time this season, Herberg figured, and hope the Lumberjacks struggle to adjust to it. Read more:...

 

Rah rah Rocori: Spartans are state football champions - P4

MINNEAPOLIS — Long before Saturday, Rocori head coach Mike Rowe knew he needed to shake something up for Bemidji. Defensive coordinator James Herberg had just the idea. Run a three-man defensive front for the first time this season, Herberg figured, and hope the Lumberjacks struggle to adjust to it. Read more:...

 

A view from Attawapiskat before the crisis - VIDEO

Reporters, humanitarian workers and government officials descended on the small aboriginal community of Attawapiskat this week in response to the northern Ontario reserve's deepening housing crisis. Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2011/11/30/f-video-8thfire-doc-attawapiskat.html...

 

Minnesota school districts begged; now they borrow

Twenty-six metro school districts -- nearly twice as many as last year -- are turning to banks to make ends meet, borrowing a total of $382 million this year....

 

Minneapolis knew about impound issue in '09

Managers of the Minneapolis impound lot were informed as far back as 2009 that the city was keeping money from vehicle auctions that belonged to the vehicles' former owners....

 

FDA mulls lowering allowed amount of arsenic in apple juice as advocates warn it is too high

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration is considering tightening restrictions for the levels of arsenic allowed in apple juice after consumer groups pushed the agency to crack down on the contaminant....

 

Attawapiskat Crisis Prompts Takeover

PARLIAMENT HILL—One of Canada’s most desperate communities is drawing attention to a problem as old as the dominion....

 

Canadian reserves ‘an absolute disgrace,’ resurrect the Kelowna accord

Attawapiskat is tragically just one of many aboriginal communities in Canada plagued by chronic conditions that are worse than anything he’s seen in Africa, says former prime minister Paul Martin....

 

NDP challenges Harper to visit Attawapiskat himself

The NDP is challenging Stephen Harper to visit Attawapiskat and show he “gives a damn” about the people living on the Northern Ontario reserve....

 

Attawapiskat needs houses, respect and a future

This fall , while Occupiers in Ottawa and around the world were camping in downtown parks to make a point about income gaps and the evils of Wall Street, others were camping out as well. But the family of five living in a small tent in sub-Arctic Attawapiskat alongside other families in tents and shacks with no toilets or running water, were not making a point - they were just...

 

Third World conditions — First World ignorance

Last month, the Mushkego (Cree) people at Attawapiskat announced they were in a “state of emergency” due to the deplorable housing situation in their northern community. This announcement has, so far, been mostly met with a lot of finger-pointing by government in what can only be described as a useless blame game....

 

Province seizes smoke shop's product for a second time

BRANDON -- The province has again raided the Dakota Chundee Smoke Shop and Gaming Centre. Shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday, provincial authorities and supporting RCMP officers entered the smoke shop, located near the community of Pipestone southwest of Brandon, and seized several cartons of Mohawk cigarettes....

 

Teaching native ways

It’s about spirituality, culture and heritage, not religion. November was Native American Heritage Month, and students around Detroit Lakes got an education on ceremonial procedures, drum and dance, traditional clothing, healthy eating habits, ricing and more. “This is the best month since I’ve been here. It was very well...

 

Clean running water still a luxury on many native reserves

For most Canadians, an unlimited supply of clean water flowing freely from a tap and imperceptibly whisking away their waste at the simple push of a lever is a given; for many First Nations, it's a luxury their communities can't afford....

 

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