Articles from the December 26, 2011 edition

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Ponemah Community Christmas Dinner of December 22, 2011

Ponemah Community Christmas Dinner of December 22, 2011...

 

Ponemah Community Christmas Dinner of December 22, 2011 - P2

Ponemah Community Christmas Dinner of December 22, 2011 - P2...

 

Ponemah Community Christmas Dinner of December 22, 2011 - P3

Ponemah Community Christmas Dinner of December 22, 2011 - P3...

 

Ponemah Community Christmas Dinner of December 22, 2011 - P4

Ponemah Community Christmas Dinner of December 22, 2011 - P4...

 

Red Lake High School Student Council Dance 2011 - P9

Red Lake High School Student Council Dance 2011 - P9...

 

Red Lake High School Student Council Dance 2011 - P10

Red Lake High School Student Council Dance 2011 - P10...

 

Christmas Dinner at the American Indian Center in Minneapolis on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 - P8

Christmas Dinner at the American Indian Center in Minneapolis on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 - P8...

 

Christmas Dinner at the American Indian Center in Minneapolis on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 - P9

Christmas Dinner at the American Indian Center in Minneapolis on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 - P9...

 

Mishkwaa-ga-mii-wii-zaaga’iganiing Giiwishiiwigamig, Feast & Fire

Mishkwaa-ga-mii-wii-zaaga’iganiing Giiwishiiwigamig, (The Red Lake Homeless Shelter) held a Memorial Feast and Fire Tuesday, December 20, 2011. The Memorial Fire was kindled at dawn and would burn until dusk. A ceremony and feast began at 11 AM at the shelter. “This is our 8th annual remembrance of our sisters and brothers...

 

Christmas in Red Lake - Set 1

Christmas in Red Lake - Set 1...

 

Unexpected gifts

The phone call came, as I knew it would, from the newsroom, back in March 2005. I was on vacation when a tragic Minnesota news story broke -- the Red Lake Indian Nation school shooting. My assignment when I came back: spelling the weary Star Tribune reporting crew already on the scene. That's how I found myself driving north on a cold Sunday night wishing I'd become an...

 

HOLIDAY SAFE DRIVING ADVICE

It looks like we may have a bit of a white Christmas after all. With all the holiday driving trips planned it never hurts to be reminded of some safe winter driving tips. This is the time of year to be ready for anything when it comes to driving during inclement winter weather. Some things you can do to prepare yourself and your car for the harsh driving climate we experience...

 

TRIBAL JUSTICE NEWS - Dec. 19-23, 2011

INDIAN COUNTRY PUBLIC SAFETY INITIATIVES Read Recent Blogs on Justice Department initiatives and programs in Indian Country at http://blogs.usdoj.gov/blog/, or visit the Tribal Justice and Safety Website: www.justice.gov/tribal/ *** DRUG AND FIREARMS ENFORCEMENT Northern Arapaho Man Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm (U.S. Attorney for the District of...

 

Cass Lake man charged with trying to kill man as he slept

A 24-year-old Cass Lake man has been charged with trying to kill the sleeping husband of a woman with whom he was infatuated. According to the criminal charges against John Ernest Lutgen, he had been infatuated with the woman for some time and contacted her via a social networking site overnight Friday from outside her Cass Lake home. He had conveyed to the woman that he...

 

12/28 METRODOME MALE CHILD ADVOCATE RECRUITING EVENT

12/28 METRODOME MALE CHILD ADVOCATE RECRUITING EVENT WILL FEATURE VIKINGS ROOKIE EMMANUEL ARCENEAU, FORMER GOPHER FOOTBAL PLAYER BRANDON OWENS & FORMER GOPHER BASKETBALL PLAYER LAWRENCE MCKENZIE JR. The Twin Cities CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for children) is hosting their 4th Annual event to raise awareness of the great need for male advocates of color to...

 

38 plus 2 memorial ride begins

Horseback riders representing several tribes of the Dakota Sioux are making their way toward Mankato for the annual “38 plus 2” memorial ride....

 

Remembrance Run: 25 years of reconciliation

Two Twin Cities-made documentaries will be shown in Jordan on an early morning during the Remembrance Run, which annually commemorates the largest mass hanging in the history of the U.S. and seeks reconciliation of age-old strife. Read more: http://www.savagepacer.com/view/full_story/16883926/article-Remembrance-Run--25-years-of-reconciliation...

 

How one woman is trying to change native people’s health care experience

The crisis in Attawapiskat has left many Canadians feeling confused and dismayed about how such poor living conditions could exist in this country. It has also raised questions about broader relationships with aboriginal people across the country and about how to prevent similar problems from recurring....

 

Attawapiskat healing centre now a temporary shelter, Ottawa says

A healing centre in the troubled Attawapiskat reserve has been turned into a temporary shelter as the band struggles with a housing crisis....

 

Another ex-Mountie says racism forced her out

Another former Mountie in Manitoba has come forward with allegations of racist treatment, which she says led her to give up her badge....

 

De-Occupy Rattlesnake Island! Protesters Demonstrate Against Desecration of Sacred Land at John Nady’s Home

Some 200 Indigenous people and supporters recently marched to the home of John Nady, a millionaire who is desecrating Rattlesnake Island, the spiritual center of the Elem community of Southeastern Pomo....

 

Many more sex crimes on Alaska's west coast

Disturbing new numbers accent what law enforcement, social agencies, Native leaders and politicians have long realized about Western Alaska: It struggles with far more than its share of violence and family dysfunction. Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2011/12/24/2233181/many-more-sex-crimes-on-alaskas.html#storylink=cpy...

 

Second suspect arrested in Lummi Nation slaying

A second suspect has been arrested in the stabbing death of a Lummi Indian reservation resident last week. Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/12/25/2325232/second-suspect-arrested-in-lummi.html#storylink=cpy...

 

Former Cangleska official charged with bank fraud

A federal grand jury has indicted Benjamin Artichoker, the former financial director for the Cangleska women's shelter on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, for bank fraud. Read more: http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/former-cangleska-official-charged-with-bank-fraud/article_3c09f1a4-2f4e-11e1-b69a-0019bb2963f4.html#ixzz1heEsyp3V...

 

Native attacker gets reduced sentence for 'vicious' assault

CAYUGA, Ont. — For beating a non-native builder to within an inch of his life during the fiery native occupation in Caledonia, Ont., a young aboriginal man was sentenced to less than two years in jail, plus time served - a punishment that leaves the victim’' family demanding an inquiry into how the courts treat First Nations offenders. Read more: http://...

 

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