Wiidookodaadiyang Giniigaanayi'iiminaaning - “Working Together for our Future”
A Report and Photo Series on Progress for Red Lake Nation - Part 2
NOTE: Over the rest of Summer and perhaps into the Fall, we will be publishing stories and many photos of recently completed, current, and future projects in progress on the Red Lake Indian Reservation...for the betterment of the Nation and its members.
The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians has several million dollars worth of construction going on this Summer and Fall, including; housing, environmental and energy initiatives, elder and youth services, transportation, infrastructure and more.
In this second part of the series the new Redby and Ponemah basketball courts are highlighted.
New Basketball Courts In Redby and Ponemah: More In the Works for the Nation¹s Youth
Some might say that Red Lake is all about basketball, and rightly so. The communities of Redby and Ponemah both have brand new courts, complete with free-throw and three-point lines, and first class fencing all around the
perimeter. Red Lake community will be getting a new court in the near future.
Not all youth are about basketball though, and plans are in the works for other activities for youth.
"We want to give youth other options," said Red Lake Chairman Floyd Jourdain, Jr.
Plans are in the works for two new skate parks, one in Red Lake, and one in Ponemah, but is a goal for all districts. (Look for a story on the new Skate Parks in a later part of this series) The Red Lake Tribal Council views a variety of recreation important for the Nation¹s youth.
The Red Lake Band will continue to work to improve parks, recreation areas, and improved playgrounds for smaller children. Among concepts being developed for the tribe, according to Sam Strong Director of Red Lake
Planning, include bike paths and walkways connecting Red Lake to Redby, as well as a path down Highway 89 to the south boundary.
NOTE: In upcoming weeks, look for stories and photos on Red Lake Nation Energy (Propane), the Red Lake Nation Greenhouse, the Ponemah Center, Red Lake Transit, the new Transfer Station, Housing, Elders, and more.