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RLNN Celebrates 12 Years Today

RLNN Celebrates 12 Years Today

What does "Volume 12, Number 1" stand for? RLNN will celebrate 12 years in business today, September 1, 2015. Thank you to the readership, the advertisers and sponsors, because without all of you, we would never have lasted this long. And a special Thank You to the Red Lake Tribal Council who selected me for one of the Venture Fund Grants of $5,000, 12 years ago, and...

Welcome Back to School Breakfast held in Red Lake

RED LAKE, MN - A Welcome Back to School Breakfast was held at the Red Lake Casino Event Center on Monday morning, August 31, 2015. All Red Lake School District employees were in attendance, with the first day of school and orientation set for Tuesday, September 1st. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anne Lundquist welcomed all staff members, followed by the invocation and welcome by Red Lake Tribal...

Leech Lake Tribal College awarded $1.2 million in federal grants

CASS LAKE -- The U.S. Department of Education announced Friday more than $50.4 million in grant funding has been awarded to American Indian tribally controlled colleges and universities. Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake is the recipient of $1.2 million. Ginny Carney, interim and former LLTC president, said the grant will support the college’s mission to provide quality higher education grounded in Anishinaabe values. “Leech Lake...

3rd Annual Seven Clans Car Show held in Red Lake - P2

RED LAKE, MN - The Seven Clans Casino held their 3rd Annual Car Show on Saturday beginning at 10 AM, August 29, 2015. Over 50 vehicles were on display, each with a chance to win cash and door prizes and trophies. A free outdoor concert also took place late in the afternoon with Elvis impersonator Travis LeDoyt. There was free admission to all activities for the public, and throughout the day men, ...

Red Lake Fair & Pow Wow: Friday Night Session - P7

The Red Lake Fair and Pow Wow was held on the weekend of August 21, 2015, with activities taking place all weekend long, along with the Pow Wow. Because of rain, the pow wow had to be moved from the new pow wow arena to the Humanities Center. Red Lake Nation 2015 Fair & Pow Wow Parade Winners: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yl...

Red Lake Fair & Pow Wow; The Parade - P7

The Red Lake Fair and Pow Wow was held on the weekend of August 21, 2015, with activities taking place all weekend long, along with the Pow Wow. Because of rain, the pow wow had to be moved from the new pow wow arena to the Humanities Center. Red Lake Nation 2015 Fair & Pow Wow Parade Winners: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yl...

Red Lake Fair & Pow Wow; Fair Exhibits - P7

The Red Lake Fair and Pow Wow was held on the weekend of August 21, 2015, with activities taking place all weekend long, along with the Pow Wow. Fair exhibits were on display at the Red Lake Community Center. Because of rain, the pow wow had to be moved from the new pow wow arena to the Humanities...

Kaishauna Sky Thunder Memorial Walk/Run Against Drunk Driving held in Redby - P8

The Annual Kaishauna Sky Thunder Memorial Walk/Run Against Drunk Driving began in Shamahgun on Thursday, August 20, 2015, and concluded at the Redby Community Center where a Memorial Dinner was...

Red Lake DNR has Annual "Take a Kid Fishing" event at Fuller's Lake - P8

The Red Lake DNR held its Annual "Take a Kid Fishing" event at Fuller's Lake in Red Lake on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from 10 AM to 2 PM. The event was geared for those 5 years-old through 12 years-old About 300 kids and parents came out to the event, which provided fishing rods to the kids, a fishing experience on a boat, along with lunch and school supplies. Not expecting as many kids as...

Grand Opening Ceremonies held for Red Lake Nation Capitol - P11

RED LAKE, MN - Grand Opening Ceremonies were held for the new Red Lake Nation Capitol on Monday, August 17, 2015 in Red Lake. The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians dedicated their new Government Center, Red Lake Nation College, Pow Wow Grounds and new Veteran's Memorial. One -hour film "The Red Lake Nation Capitol" will be released on Thursday, August 20, 2015 by RLNN, and a link will be...

MAHNOMEN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES DONATION TO SAVE PETS FROM FIRE

Mahnomen, MN- (September 9, 2015) First Responders with the Mahnomen Volunteer Fire Department are now some of the best-equipped in the nation to save a pet’s life. That’s because Invisible Fence of Fargo has donated two pet oxygen mask kits to the department. This donation is just a small part of Invisible Fence® Brand’s Project Breathe™ program, which was established with the goal of equipping every fire station in America and Canada...

Before Denali: A Timeline Of Obama's Treatment Of Native Americans

Within his first year in office, President Obama promised Native Americans that “you will not be forgotten as long as I’m in this White House.” More so than many previous presidents, he’s actually followed through on that pledge. The latest reminder came Monday when Obama issued an executive order to restore the name of the United States’ tallest mountain to Denali, which was widely seen as a sign of respect to Native Americans. A...

Good racing on final day of Bemidji Speedway

BEMIDJI — The Bemidji Speedway points season came to an end Sunday night, with track championships held for each of eight classes of cars. With many points battles to close to call prior to race time the tension was high both in the pits and for the fans in the stands. Clean sweeps by Tim Jackson in the Wissota Midwest Modifieds and Ken Hron in the Wissota A Modifieds highlighted the racing. It was a beautiful warm and humid night for racing...

Warriors lose home opener to Blackduck 53-20 - P2

The Red Lake Warriors played their first home game of the season on Friday, August 28, 2015, falling to the Blackduck Drakes 53-20. Rob McClain Jr. had all three touchdowns for the Warriors, one on an offensive pass, and two on defense--an interception and a fumble recovery. The loss put them at 0-2 on the season, as they lost their first game at Fosston on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Red Lake...

As Postal Service cuts back, mail delivery gets slower

WASHINGTON – Amid a significant downsizing of the money-strapped U.S. Postal Service, the number of letters arriving late has jumped by nearly 50 percent since the start of the year. And that’s as measured against the agency’s own newly relaxed standards. The delays have become so serious that the Postal Service’s watchdog issued an urgent alert earlier this month recommending that postal officials put all further closures of...

Payday lender blocked from doing business in North Carolina

The N.C. Business Court has blocked online lender Western Sky Financial L.L.C. and several of its affiliates from doing business in the state, saying that allowing them to continuing issuing and collecting loans would be “adverse to the public interest.” The state sued Western Sky Financial, CashCall Inc. WS Funding Inc., Delbert Services Corp. and CashCall founder John Paul Reddam in 2013, alleging the companies collaborated in a scheme to...

Citizens' Council for Health Freedom: Parents Are Being Misled About Research at MN Fair

ST. PAUL, Minn.—As the Minnesota State Fair began last week, Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) encouraged new and potential parents to visit the booth manned by the Minnesota Department of Health’s Newborn Screening Program and request the official state form that will allow parents to have their newborn’s blood spots and test results destroyed rather than stored by the state and used for research. Twila...

Obama makes urgent appeal in Alaska for climate change action

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – President Obama on Monday issued a global call for urgent action to address climate change, declaring that the United States was partly to blame for what he called the defining challenge of the century and would rally the world to counter it. “Climate change is no longer some far-off problem; it is happening here, it is happening now,” Obama said at an international conference on the Arctic. “We’re not acting fast...

Questions surround Blood Tribe Council compensation

LETHBRIDGE – It’s a number that caught some off-guard: over $2 million in salaries and expenses. That’s the total received by the Blood Tribe Chief and twelve Councillors in the last fiscal year. The numbers were released as part of Canada’s First Nations Financial Transparency Act. For the fiscal year ending March 31st, every Councillor received a base salary of $91,989, while Chief Charles Weasel Head earned $101,168 to govern a tribe...

Kickapoo Tribe brings action in tribal court

Kickapoo Tribe Brings Action in Tribal Court Against Former Chairman and Treasurer Kickapoo Tribal Chair Lester Randall announced earlier this week the Tribal Council amended its suit brought against former Tribal Chairman Clifford “Steve” Cadue and Tribal Council Treasurer Bobbi Darnell for violating tribal procedures in adoption of a budget and related financial transgressions in violation of tribal law. In the petition, Cadue was charged...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe unofficial general election votes are in

Rapid City, SD The Rosebud Sioux Tribe's general election season wrapped up last week and the unofficial results are in. In the race for president, William Kindle beats contender Richard Lunderman by more than double the votes with 1,665. Lunderman received 685 votes. Scott Herman garners 1,482 votes in the race for Vice President - beating Leonard Wright with 849. http://www.blackhillsfox.com/home/headlines/Rosebud-Sioux-Trib...

Donna M. Roy

Donna M. Roy (Died August 30, 2015) Donna Roy, age 33, of Mahnomen, MN died on Sunday, August 30, 2015 in Ulen, MN under the care of her family. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Columbia’s Episcopal Mission in White Earth, MN. Visitation will begin Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the White Earth Community Center and will continue until the funeral service on Friday. A prayer service will be held on...

4th Annual Earl Sargent Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament

4th Annual Earl Sargent Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 - Blackduck Golf Course 10 AM Shotgun Start 3 Man Scramble $150.00 per team Includes course games and carts Food and beverages provided Drawings for door prizes To register your team please contact: Kayln Sargent @ 218-368-9093 or Russ Smith @...

Sorry, Minnesota, but I'm not a fan of the State Fair

I was born and raised in Kansas and didn’t even know if Kansas had a state fair until I looked it up online earlier today. It turns out there is one, but I never went. I did go to the Missouri State Fair once and everyone wore cowboy hats and I bought a handmade leather wallet but I can’t remember if there were rides or animals or food. Clearly, the state fairs of my youth did not have the same power and pull as The Great Minnesota...

Message from Mormon blogger to Scouts: Drop the Native American symbols

Now that the LDS Church has decided to stick with the Boy Scouts of America, Utah mother Jo Overton would like Mormons to consider another issue: the Scouts' appropriation of Native American symbols and rituals. "Feathers, colors, headdresses, regalia, drums, Native dance, names, body painting, and eagles are all sacred to most of Native America," Overton, a member of the Sicangu Lakota tribe, writes on the Femwoc (Feminist Mormon Women of...

Sex Trafficking Experts Claim Amnesty International Has Betrayed Native Women

Advocates for indigenous women are outraged by what they call Amnesty International’s betrayal of those caught in the murky world of sex trafficking. During its recent decision-making forum in Dublin, Amnesty International voted to create a policy decriminalizing all aspects of consensual sex work, and call on states to ensure that sex workers enjoy full and equal legal protection from exploitation, trafficking and violence. “I am deeply...

 
 
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