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Public Invited to Donate Blood at SMSC Holiday Blood Drive

Prior Lake, MN – The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community will hold a holiday blood drive on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Dakotah! Sport and Fitness. The public is invited to participate. Blood donors are desperately needed. Typically during the holidays blood donations decline while demand increases. It only takes one hour to give one pint of...

 

OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS MARY LOU LEARY AT THE NATIONAL INDIAN NATIONS CONFERENCE

REMARKS AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY BY ACTING ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS MARY LOU LEARY AT THE NATIONAL INDIAN NATIONS CONFERENCE AGUA CALIENTE, CALIF. Thank you Sarah, and thanks to all of you who have made these opening ceremonies so meaningful and so beautiful. Before I begin, I want to also thank and acknowledge Joye Frost from our Office for...

 

Secretary Salazar Announces Interior Disbursed $12 Billion in FY 2012 Energy Revenues

WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the Department of the Interior disbursed, or paid out, $12.15 billion in revenue generated from energy production on public lands and offshore areas in Fiscal Year 2012 – a $1 billion increase over the previous year, and in line with increased production taking place across the country. The revenues...

 

VA and Indian Health Service Announce National Reimbursement Agreement

WASHINGTON -- American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans will soon have increased access to health care services closer to home following a recent Department of Veterans Affairs and Indian Health Service (IHS) joint national agreement. "There is a long, distinguished tradition of military service among tribes," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. "VA is...

 
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County Administrator Kay Mack Open House

THE BELTRAMI COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS WILL HOST AN OPEN HOUSE TO INTRODUCE OUR NEW County Administrator Kay Mack MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012 3:30—6:00 PM COUNTY BOARD ROOM COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 701 MINNESOTA AVE. NW, BEMIDJI Join us for cake and coffee!...

 
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Red Lake Nation Embassy 7th Annual Christmas Party

Red Lake Nation Embassy 7th Annual Christmas Party Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM MC Johnny Smith Honor Song - Red Lake Singers Entertainment - Tito Ybarra Round Dance - Red Lake SIngers Minneapolis Convention Center 1301 2nd Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55403 (Lower Level - Ballroom A) Seating begins at 5:30 PM...

 
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2012 NCTC Boys Holiday Tournament

Dates of Tournament: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 3:00 PM, 4:30 PM, 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM Thursday, December 6, 2012 3:00 PM, 4:30 PM, 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM Friday, December 7, 2012 3:00 PM, 4:30 PM, 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM Ticket Prices and Passes: $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for students. Doors will be open to fans at 2:00 PM all days. The only...

 
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Region 2 Arts Council Listening Session and Grant Writing Drop-In Session

1:00-2:00 p.m. Grant Writing Drop-In Session, Red Apple Café, Main St. Individual Artists, non-profits, government offices, and community ed. programs are invited to come to the Red Apple Café and learn more about Region 2 Arts Council’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant, Individual Artist Grant, Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant, and Arts Project Grant. Find out which arts...

 

St. Francis school board advised to oust one of its own

The St. Francis school board should take the unusual step of removing member Matthew Rustad at next week's board meeting, according to a recommendation from an independent hearing officer....

 

Winter businesses hoping weekend snow will perk things up

Farmers have their "million-dollar rain," so for winter sports businesses this weekend might bring a "million-dollar snow."...

 

Best Buy to pay $27 million in trade secrets case

Best Buy Co. Inc. on Thursday was socked with a $27 million jury verdict after being accused of stealing a small California company's trade secrets....

 

Michigan Republicans brush aside Democrats, union protesters to OK right-to-work legislation

LANSING, Mich. - In an audacious flex of political muscle, Republicans in a single day reached the brink of a goal that for years has seemed an all-but-impossible dream: making the labor bastion of Michigan a right-to-work state....

 

Gila River tribe members plan march against proposed South Mountain Freeway

Some members of the Gila River Indian Community have organized a relay run and march this weekend to oppose the proposed South Mountain Freeway on or near tribal land....

 

AFN calls for investigation of missing and murdered native women

Shannon Alexander and her teenage friend Maisy Odjick had planned to go to a dance one Saturday night in September of 2008, then sleep alone at Shannon’s house on the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation in western Quebec....

 

CAW pledges to champion cause of aboriginal women

The CAW is pledging its support for an investigation into the disappearance and murder of dozens of aboriginal women. It's the latest social justice cause for the union that has a growing membership of women as the organization expands into non-automotive workplaces....

 

Minnesota Tribes See Prescription Drug Use Leading to Heroin Addiction

Sometimes when you make a prediction, you hope that you're wrong. More than a year ago, I sounded a warning that prescription painkiller addiction, combined with an uptick in Mexican heroin traffic, was going to result in more suffering in our tribal communities. Even though we saw it coming, it's with a heavy heart that we have been reading about this dual problem resulting...

 

Oglala Sioux Tribe election lawsuit dismissed

PINE RIDGE — Oglala Sioux Tribe Chief Judge Pat Lee dismissed a suit filed by the OST Law and Order Committee and outgoing tribal council member James “Toby” Big Boy, who is also the Law and Order Committee chairman, on Nov. 30....

 

Christmas Relief Needed For Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

"Hurricane Broken Treaty", a man made calamity, began when the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty that was made between the "Great Sioux Nation" and the United States Government was broken. That treaty...or promise...was broken after gold was discovered in the Black Hills, the sacred land of the Lakota Peoples. In breaking this treaty, the United States Government stole the land back...

 

Some Senecas upset over moves by new president

When Barry E. Snyder Sr. took office for his fifth, nonconsecutive term as Seneca Nation president last month, he publicly assured the Seneca people that he would work peacefully with all Seneca leaders, including those who opposed him during a nasty election campaign....

 

President Obama brings together largest gathering of tribal leaders

P resident Barack Obama and members of his cabinet on Wednesday pledged continued support of Indian Country and asked for ongoing dialogue with tribal leaders....

 

What you didn’t see at the White House Tribal Nations Summit

On the surface, the White House Tribal Nations Summit, the fourth such annual meeting designed to reach out to native Americans, was another success for President Obama....

 

Native leaders leave White House conference inspired, rejuvenated, recommitted

A large painting titled "Navajos Breaking Camp" hangs on the wall of Secretary Ken Salazar's office at the Department of the Interior....

 

Bunky Echo-Hawk Artwork Awarded to Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for Donation

The American Indian College Fund Flame of Hope Gala, held October 11 in Minneapolis, Minnesota raised more than $650,000 that will benefit Native American students....

 

Million dollars to train more Native American teachers in Wisconsin

A $1.1 million federal grant will enable the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College and UW-Superior to turn out more Native American school teachers....

 

Two female bodies found in Voltaire Canyon

Two bodies of two adult females were found in Voltaire Canyon Thursday morning, half a mile from nearby residences, near the water tower....

 

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