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INDIGENOUS NURSING PROGRAM RECEIVES $2.2 MILLION NURSING WORKFORCE DIVERSITY GRANT

BEMIDJI, MN JULY 13, 2021 — Following a competitive federal application process, the Niganawenimaanaanig Indigenous Nursing Program at Bemidji State University was recently awarded $2.2 million to continue their innovative support services for Indigenous nursing students. Niganawenimaanaanig was one of 32 programs selected for the U.S. Health Resources & Service...

 

"Smile" - New Single from Indian City Shares Message of Optimism and Love Post-COVID

(WINNIPEG, Manitoba, July 29, 2021) - As people across the world start to emerge from the 2020-2021 pandemic, Vince Fontaine's Indian City band shares a positive, lighthearted message with a new single, titled "Smile." "Smile" - an irresistible summer pop song filled with optimism and love post-COVID - is the...

 

July 27 Recognized as Roger Jourdain Day in Bemidji

Today, July 27, the Red Lake Nation flag was raised by the Bemidji City Council in front of City Hall to honor Roger Jourdain, Red Lake Nation’s first tribal chairman. Jourdain, who was elected in 1959, held his position for 31 years. New homes, the Red Lake Nation Tribal Information Center, Library, and retail centers were all built and established under his administration....

 

Roger Jourdain celebrated in Bemidji

Today is Roger Jourdain Day, commemorating Red Lake Nation's first tribal chairman on what would have been his 108th birthday. The City of Bemidji has commemorated the day annually since the proclamation in 2011 by former mayor Dave Larson. The Red Lake Nation flag was raised at 7:30 this morning at City Hall. Jourdain was Red...

 

Native American Artists-in-Residence to Focus on Jingle Dress, Canoe Making and Quillwork

The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) announced today three recipients for the 2021 Native American Artist-in-Residence program. This is the sixth year of the program which is designed to help revitalize traditional forms of Native American art. Artists will serve a six-month paid residency to study the collections at MNHS...

 

PTSD Effects On Native Children Who Witness Domestic Violence

When we say, "domestic violence is not traditional," it is to remind Native Americans of a time before colonization. It's a glimpse into a past when times were good. Instead, our memories only extend to the depths of colonization and the devastating impact it had on our people. Whether we know it or not, our words and actions...

 

Native America Calling: 400 years photography project

A new pictorial collection gives a unique outlet to Native photographers to express stories of identity and the effects of colonialism. The 400 Years Project also adds to efforts to correct the enduring myths about what the Pilgrims encountered when the Mayflower landed. https://www.indianz.com/News/2021/07/23/native-america-calling-400-years-photography-pro...

 

MNHS Archaeology Uncovers New Stories at Historic Fort Snelling

Archaeologists under the direction of the Minnesota Historical Society have recently identified artifacts and stone foundations around Historic Fort Snelling, including items that show Native people’s presence in the area for thousands of years. Other items represent the full military history of the site, from Fort Snelling’s start in the 1820s through the Civil War, World...

 

Eden Prairie police add Tesla to fleet

The Eden Prairie Police Department has added an outfitted Tesla to its fleet, likely becoming the first in the state to do so. The fully electric 2021 Model Y first hit west metro roads on patrol this week. Though the $52,290 sticker price is more than double the standard Dodge Charger, officials say the Tesla's estimated total...

 

Breaking ground on a new kind of gathering place for veterans in Minneapolis

When he's working with homeless or struggling military veterans at his Minneapolis nonprofit, Every Third Saturday, there's a phrase Tom McKenna uses often. That phrase is "lethal absence of hope." It was coined by a Los Angeles priest who works with former gang members, and it is exactly what McKenna wants these veterans to...

 

Legacy Amendment Provides $432,940 in Small Grants to Support History Projects Statewide

The Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to announce 52 Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Small Grants ($10,000 and less), totaling $432,940 to organizations in 24 counties. Small grants are awarded quarterly to help nonprofits, educational organizations, government units and federally recognized tribes to preserve and share Minnesota history. This cycle of awards...

 

Rosebud ancestors buried in emotional ceremony

ROSEBUD INDIAN RESERVATION — Dora Her Pipe (Brave Bull) just wanted to go home. After being ripped from her family in South Dakota at 16 and shipped 1,500 miles to the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in 1879, she asked to be sent home in January 1881 because of illness. Just three months later, she was dead. It would take another 140 years before she returned to her family...

 

Anger as French protesters compare vaccines to Nazi horrors

PARIS - A French Holocaust survivor has denounced anti-vaccination protesters comparing themselves to Jews who were persecuted by Nazi Germany during World War II. French officials and anti-racism groups joined the 94-year-old in expressing indignation. As more than 100,000 people marched around France against government...

 

Remembering Doris Seki, the 'First Lady of Red Lake Nation'

RED LAKE -- "Grandma Doris" was remembered by family and loved ones as a prolific educator, generous giver, "Mom" -- even from those with no blood relation -- a stellar cook and the "First Lady of Red Lake Nation." Doris Dale "Waakowazh" Seki, 66, died last week on July 8. According to those who knew her best, she lived a life...

 

Native Coalition Partners With Israeli Company to Bring Clean Water to Rural Navajo Community

ROCKY RIDGE, Ariz. - The Rocky Ridge Gas and Market is the only store in a rural Navajo community in northeastern Arizona. It offers a variety of basic needs, including food, toilet paper and, most recently, clean drinking water. From a concrete pad next to the store, a pilot project from Watergen Inc. is providing a new water...

 

Red Lake Boys and Girls Club expands and thrives with Thomas Barrett at the helm

Jul. 14-RED LAKE - Two years ago, the Red Lake Boys and Girls Club was on a downward spiral, with membership declining and grant money dwindling. Then, Thomas Barrett landed what he called his "ideal career," as CEO of the club. And together, both Barrett and the club have flourished, with club attendance doubling, Ojibwe...

 

U.S. Department of Energy Awards $12 Million to American Indian and Alaska Native Communities to Maximize Deployment of Energy Technology

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $12 million in funding to 13 Native American and Alaska Native communities across the nation for projects that will reduce energy costs and increase energy security and resiliency. The selected projects will power their homes and communities, make buildings more...

 

MN Chippewa Tribe Begins Lengthy Process to Change Blood Quantum Requirements

On June 22, 2021, the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Tribal Executive Committee (MCT TEC) held a special meeting on the Bois Forte Reservation to discuss enrollment issues, specifically, blood quantum requirements for enrollment as defined in the current constitution. A motion was passed officially beginning the process of amending...

 

U.S. CDC updates school guidance to emphasize in-person learning

July 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday updated its guidance for U.S. schools reopening in the fall, recommending masking indoors for everyone who is not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and three feet of distance within classrooms. The agency said school administrators can require indoor mask use even for students and educators...

 

Big Dreams for a Tiny Home: BSU Completes Multi-Year Tiny House Project

Bemidji, Minn. – Bemidji State University's multi-year project to design and build a tiny house is finished. Now, the university is gearing up to find this eco-friendly, student-built house's forever home. The project started in Fall 2017 when students in Bemidji State's School of Technology, Art and Design developed tiny...

 

Investigating the Indian Boarding School era

After generations of Native American children removed from their homes during the Indian Boarding School era, there was a break in culture and identity. Today, those survivors and their descendants are still healing from this traumatic period in American Indian history. In 2012, the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition was formed to address this historical...

 

Field Museum exhibition highlighting Native American women and warriors closing July 18

Apsáalooke Women and Warriors, the Field Museum's first large-scale exhibition curated by a Native American scholar in collaboration with their community, is set to close July 18. The show opened in March 2020 and was extended past its initial April closing date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibition highlights the art...

 

Female powwow emcees make voices heard in mostly male field

Deanna Rae StandingCloud has jokes. She also has the voice, and the skill. Now, she just needs more opportunities to show it. StandingCloud, Red Lake Nation, from Minneapolis, is one of the few female powwow emcees in a typically male-dominated field. Now that in-person powwows and other social gatherings are coming back after...

 

Canada names 1st Indigenous governor general

OTTAWA - An Inuk leader who has served as a Canadian diplomat was named the country's first Indigenous representative of the crown on Tuesday - an announcement that comes in the wake of a scandal over the nation's long mistreatment of Indigenous people. In naming the next governor general, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said 'it...

 

Plans taking shape for feds to transfer more than 11,000 acres to Leech Lake Reservation

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is another step closer to getting back land the United States government seized more than six decades ago and assigned to the Chippewa National Forest. The band and the U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday announced they have signed a "Plan of Survey," which will be used to implement the transfer of...

 

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