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Fish guts, heritage tomatoes: Red Lake works to feed its own

Red Lake Indian Reservation leaders hope within a few years to feed the roughly 5,000 tribal members who live there with fresh, organic produce grown on the reservation. It's an enormous task that sounds more biblical than doable.

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12/4/2017

article FBI seeking 'armed, dangerous' fugitive from northwest Minn. robbery, shooting
(Minnesota) -- The FBI has issued a fugitive alert looking for Derek Jon Paddy, who is believed to have fled Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwest Minnesota after an...

12/3/2017

article ‘Out of the ashes will rise a new church’: Fire destroys historic St. Mary’s Mission Church
(Minnesota) -- The wreckage of St. Mary’s Mission Church was still smoldering at noon Saturday as congregants stood at the edge of a caution-tape boundary, paying...

12/2/2017

article Red Lake church destroyed by overnight fire
(Minnesota) -- An overnight fire claimed the St. Mary's Mission Church in Red Lake. Multiple fire departments worked together to battle the fire that leveled the...

11/23/2017

article Here's How The Red Lake Indian Reservation Dines Off The Land
(Minnesota) -- On the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota, the Ojibwe people are working to reclaim their food sovereignty with recipes that celebrate...

11/22/2017

article Judge rules on motions in Red Lake murder case
(Minnesota) -- A federal judge dismissed one count of second-degree murder in the case of a Red Lake man charged with the June slaying of a teenager. Joshua Francis Hill...

11/20/2017

article Undefeated: For Red Lake boxers, a requiem in the ring
(Minnesota) -- Antonio Varney stands 6 feet tall, 149 pounds. He's 16, lanky, quiet. A few guys call him The Beast. He doesn't look like one, but you wouldn'...

10/23/2017

article Man living on Red Lake reservation faces federal charges for heroin dealing
(Minnesota) -- A Redby man faces a federal drug charge after Red Lake police found thousands of dollars in cash and more than 100 grams of heroin in his trailer home in...

9/29/2017

article Wild rice waters a big reason Indian tribes oppose Enbridge pipeline project
(Minnesota) -- Harvey Goodsky Jr. navigated a canoe through the marsh while his wife, Morningstar Goodsky, harvested. A pile of wild rice gradually grew between them. It...

9/16/2017

article Red Lake leaders hope organic farm can feed tribe members
(Minnesota) -- Leaders of the Red Lake Indian Reservation hope to feed the roughly 5,000 tribal members who live there with fresh, organic produce grown on the northern...

9/12/2017

article Fish guts, heritage tomatoes: Red Lake works to feed its own
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake Indian Reservation leaders hope within a few years to feed the roughly 5,000 tribal members who live there with fresh, organic produce grown on...

8/26/2017

article Red Lake Nation Confronts Drug Crisis with New Banishment Protocol
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Tribal Council is taking measures to address a growing drug epidemic on the Red Lake reservation. Tribal officials say that heroin and opioid...
article Red Lake hosts annual Motherland Block Party
(Minnesota) -- A crowd watches the 5-on-5 basketball tournament at Red Lake's annual Motherland Block Party on Saturday. The event, hosted by Thomas X and Baby Shel...

8/13/2017

article As Red Lake faces a new addiction epidemic, 'Nobody is giving up on anybody'
(Minnesota) -- The morning sun was high overhead as Tom Barrett Sr. stood alongside a two-lane highway and watched three young men run by in the 200-mile Anishinaabe...

8/12/2017

article Tribal leaders hope banishing drug dealers will fight epidemic
(Minnesota) -- Drug dealers on the Red Lake Reservation will now need a new place to setup shop and neighboring communities fear that will put them on their streets.

8/8/2017

article Red Lake establishes banishment protocol in response to opioid epidemic
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake’s Tribal Council officially established a protocol Tuesday to be used when banishing tribal members who sell drugs. The council unanimously...

7/27/2017

article Northern Minnesota reservation struggles with drug epidemic
(Minnesota) -- Tribal leaders of a northern Minnesota reservation have declared its heroin and opiate epidemic a public health emergency.

7/26/2017

article Reservation struggles with drug epidemic
(Minnesota) -- Tribal leaders of a northern Minnesota reservation have declared its heroin and opiate epidemic a public health emergency. Red Lake Indian Reservation...
article ‘We’re going to rise’: Red Lake gathers to address opioid crisis (video)
(Minnesota) -- Some of those gathered at the Red Lake’s powwow grounds on Monday had relatives struggling with addiction; others were simply concerned citizens...

7/25/2017

article Red Lake Indian Reservation declares public health emergency over drug epidemic
(Minnesota) -- A rampant heroin and opiate epidemic on the Red Lake Indian Reservation has prompted tribal leaders to declare a public health emergency, seek outside...

7/24/2017

article 'We're going to rise': Red Lake gathers to address opioid crisis
(Minnesota) -- Some of those gathered at the Red Lake's powwow grounds on Monday, July 24, had relatives struggling with addiction; others were simply concerned...

7/16/2017

article Red Lake to Host Ojibwe Language & Culture Camp
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians will host an Ojibwe Language and Culture Camp on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, July 18 to 20, 2016 from 9 a.m....

7/15/2017

article Red Lake man charged in shooting death of juvenile in fight over PlayStation
(Minnesota) -- A man from Red Lake, Minn., has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a boy in a fight over a stolen PlayStation, authorities said Friday.

7/12/2017

article Darwin Sumner appointed as Red Lake Tribal Secretary
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Tribal Council has appointed Hereditary Chief Darwin Sumner as tribal secretary following the death of Donald “Don” Cook Sr. Cook...

7/8/2017

article Three sentenced in Red Lake heroin case
(Minnesota) -- Two St. Paul men and a Red Lake woman were sentenced in U.S. District Court this week for heroin distribution and assault on the Red Lake Indian...

7/3/2017

article Red Lake, other tribes alarmed by Trump's proposed cuts to BIA programs
(Washington D.C.) -- The last few years have seen the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians reopen a juvenile justice facility that sat empty for a decade, establish a...

6/26/2017

article Red Lake fishing trip offers mixed bag of fish from shore on the Red Lake River
(Minnesota) -- The wind was howling—again—and rain a couple of days earlier likely had made the backroads muddy and treacherous. Trying to get a boat into...

5/29/2017

article Red Lake Reservation Housing Authority named Project Team of the Year
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake Reservation Housing Authority (RLRHA), housing authority for the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, was named Project Team of the Year at the...

5/18/2017

article 12th Annual Youth Conference Held at Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- Hundreds of young people descended on Red Lake High School for the 12th Annual Red Lake Nation Youth Leadership Conference held Wednesday thru Friday, May...

5/11/2017

article Standing up for youth: Red Lake hosts annual Youth Leadership Conference
(Minnesota) -- Lil Mike was a bad kid. When he was younger—standing less than five feet tall, he jokes he's still "little"—a classmate kept...

5/2/2017

article Red Lake Tribal Secretary dies at 74
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake Tribal Secretary Donald Cook died Monday, according to a press release from the Red Lake Band of Chippewa. Cook, 74, was elected to the position...

4/26/2017

article Red Lake To Host Seventh Annual Gathering of Elders
(Minnesota) -- Anishaa (Just for Fun) will make up much of the agenda when Red Lake hosts its Seventh Annual Gathering of Elders at Seven Clans Casino (Red Lake) on...

4/4/2017

article Red Lake Nation citizen loses attempt to diminish reservation border
(Minnesota) -- A citizen of the Red Lake Nation will continue to serve time in federal prison after losing a challenge to the boundaries of his tribe's reservation.

4/1/2017

article Red Lake Nation President Seki Presents State of the Band Address
(Minnesota) -- It was standing room only as Band members, and friends of Red Lake Nation slowly streamed into the Red Lake Seven Clans Casino Event Center on Friday,...

3/16/2017

article A Red Lake Nation send-off: Warriors journey to first-ever state girls basketball tourney
(Minnesota) -- The last person in Red Lake should turn off the lights since everyone will be inside Mariucci Arena come 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon. That’s where the...

2/15/2017

article Quick-cook wild rice finds its niche
(Minnesota) -- Wild rice isn’t actually rice, and it’s not really wild. This indigenous grass produces utterly delicious seeds. Nutty and woodsy in fragrance...

1/5/2017

article Proposed bonding bill includes millions for Red Lake schools
(Minnesota) -- Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed bonding bill includes millions of dollars for a project at Red Lake School District. The governor recommended allocating $...

11/20/2016

article Artist uses rap mixed with Native American music to inspire kids
(Minnesota) -- It was a rap concert, but it began with smudging. Smoke from the gently dried burning herbs was offered around to the crowd at Fond du Lac Tribal and...

11/5/2016

article Red Lake Band of northern Minn. plans for all-solar electric generation
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Band of Chippewa in northern Minnesota intends to build enough solar energy capability on tribal lands over the next several years to free...

10/28/2016

article Community members discuss Red Lake constitutional reform
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake's Constitutional Reform Committee received ideas and feedback from the public Thursday during a community meeting that focused largely on...

9/30/2016

article Red Lake receives funding for suicide prevention
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians will receive funding for methamphetamine and suicide prevention initiatives, according to a release from the Indian...

9/21/2016

article Red Lake to host Candidate Fair
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Political Education Committee, a nonprofit and nonpartisan tribal organization, will host a Candidate Fair from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 28 at Red...

9/20/2016

article Red Lake to build new chemical dependency treatment center
(Minnesota) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians nearly $13 million of funding to be used for four tribal projects,...

9/19/2016

article Red Lake Nation holds first indigenous food summit
(Minnesota) -- Hundreds of tribe members and others from around the region spent the weekend on the Red Lake Nation reservation in northern Minnesota learning how to...

9/16/2016

article Salad days at the Summit: Red Lake hosts indigenous foods gathering (VIDEO)
(Minnesota) -- Maizie White tossed kale leaves, hunks of watermelon, red onion pieces, toasted pumpkin seeds, and a handful of other ingredients into a salad bowl in...

9/6/2016

article Red Lake Nation will build affordable housing on Ambles site next to AIOIC, Cedar Box Co. and Franklin LRT Station
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Nation has bought an old warehouse property in Minneapolis, and announced plans this week to turn it into an affordable housing complex....

8/31/2016

article Red Lake School District opens new cafeteria with good nutrition a top priority
(Minnesota) -- A school district recognized nationally for its healthy lunch program will now be able to deliver meals to students in a state-of-the-art facility. On...

8/24/2016

article Seki: Doing what is best for Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- hroughout the process, the Red Lake Tribal Council and I have one goal: to do what is best for Red Lake. Once the pipelines were built in trespass decades...

8/23/2016

article Denver bound: Red Lake basketball star Grace White makes DI commitment
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake High School now has its first-ever NCAA Division I basketball recruit. Girls basketball player Grace White announced her verbal commitment to...

8/22/2016

article Red Lake Band plans rentals near Blue Line
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians is planning a mixed-use redevelopment of a 37,367-square-foot lot in Minneapolis’ Seward neighborhood, a mere...

8/18/2016

article Red Lake Band plans to redevelop sites in south Minneapolis
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians is planning to demolish several blighted buildings in Minneapolis and replace them with a mixed-use development that...

8/16/2016

article Red Lake Nation to build affordable housing in Minneapolis
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Nation has bought an old warehouse property in Minneapolis, and announced plans this week to turn it into an affordable housing complex....

8/15/2016

article Red Lake Band plans Twin Cities housing development
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians said Monday it has purchased property in Minneapolis and plans to build a mixed-use housing development for tribal...

7/30/2016

article Raising the flag for Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Nation flag was raised at Bemidji City Hall on Wednesday to commemorate the birthday of Roger Jourdain, the first Red Lake tribal chairman....

6/30/2016

article Native American athletes take center stage in Red Lake Nation summer camps
(Michigan) -- A number of Native American athletes and coaches from around the country have flocked to Red Lake Nation this summer. A series of sports camps are being...

6/29/2016

article Setting an example: Oshkiimaajitahdah summer camps showcase Native American athletes in Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- A number of Native American athletes and coaches from around the country have flocked to Red Lake Nation this summer. A series of sports camps are being...

6/25/2016

article ‘Red Lake’ documentary focuses on recovery
(Minnesota) -- Many people who meet Missy Dodds want to hear about one thing: what happened to her on March 21, 2005. That was the day a 16-year-old Red Lake High School...

6/18/2016

article 10 years later, Red Lake success story endures
(Minnesota) -- Pat Brown and Gary Barnard were working at opposite ends of Upper and Lower Red Lakes in 1997, but the fisheries biologists encountered scenarios that...

6/5/2016

article Red Lake to host Oshkiimaajitahdah Summer Camp Series this month
(Minnesota) -- The Oshkiimaajitahdah Summer Camp Series will be held for four consecutive weeks in June. “Oshkiimaajitahdah means New Beginnings in the Ojibwe...

5/19/2016

article Runoff elections to be set for Red Lake district races
(Minnesota) -- A runoff election will be scheduled in four Red Lake districts after the general election was held Wednesday. Voters went to the polls to elect...

5/17/2016

article Red Lake Nation News: Elders honored at sixth annual gathering
(Minnesota) -- Anishaa (Just for Fun) made up much of the agenda when Red Lake hosted it’s Sixth Annual Gathering of Elders at Seven Clans Casino (Red Lake) on...

5/14/2016

article A milestone for Red Lake: 10 years of walleye fishing in state and tribal waters (with video)
(Minnesota) -- Pat Brown and Gary Barnard were working at opposite ends of Upper and Lower Red lakes in 1997, but the fisheries biologists encountered scenarios that...

5/3/2016

article Crookston Diocese priest accused of sexually abusing teen on Red Lake Reservation
(Minnesota) -- A Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy on the Red Lake Reservation in 2008 has been removed from his present assignment as a...

5/2/2016

article Lawmakers debate Red Lake reservation spending
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota lawmakers do not agree on how much to spend on public works projects, but also do not agree on what projects should be funded. An example Monday...

3/28/2016

article Solar project, other plans will change Red Lake tribe for better
(Minnesota) -- A future of clean energy, more jobs, expanded services is ahead for a stronger Red Lake Nation, Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki, Sr. said Friday during the...

3/25/2016

article Energized for the future: Seki says solar project, other plans will change tribe for better (video)
(Minnesota) -- A future of clean energy, more jobs, expanded services is ahead for a stronger Red Lake Nation, Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki, Sr. said Friday during the...

3/21/2016

article Candidates file for Red Lake Tribal Council election
(New Mexico) -- A total of 19 candidates have filed for four district representative seats on the Red Lake Tribal Council. The election is set for May 18. The deadline...

3/13/2016

article State briefs: New hereditary chief is sworn in at Red Lake Tribal Council meeting
(Minnesota) -- Darwin Sumner took his place as one of the Red Lake Nation's seven hereditary chiefs Tuesday. Sumner was sworn in at the March 8 meeting of the Red...

3/10/2016

article Red Lake Nation: Home to Minnesota's biggest basketball fans
(Minnesota) -- "Let's go do this for the rez, bro." The Red Lake Warriors boys’ basketball team clinched a spot in the state tournament last Friday...

3/9/2016

article FBI: Men arrested with 4 pounds of meth on Minnesota reservation
(Minnesota) -- Three Twins Cities men were arrested Tuesday on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.
article Red Lake Nation: Home to Minnesota's biggest basketball fans
(Minnesota) -- Basketball is a way of life on the Red Lake reservation in northern Minnesota. With the Red Lake Warriors playing in the boys' state tournament...

2/19/2016

article Murder suspect caught in Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- The suspect in a January homicide in Columbia Heights was apprehended Friday on the Red Lake Indian Reservation of northern Minnesota.

2/18/2016

article Ready to soar with solar. Red Lake Nation takes renewable energy step with solar plan
(Minnesota) -- With some strokes of a pen on Thursday, officials of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians inked an agreement formalizing a renewable energy plan that...

2/17/2016

article Red Lake Reservation: The great 'trout-doors'
(Minnesota) -- We drilled the last few holes of the day out in deeper water. The 7-foot spot I'd been fishing held a healthy 21-inch rainbow earlier that Larry...

2/16/2016

article Beltrami commissioners to hear from Red Lake officials regarding fed program
(Minnesota) -- Members of the Red Lake Economic Development staff will meet with the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners Tuesday during a work session to discuss an...

1/20/2016

article Red Lake man sentenced to federal prison in kidnapping, assault case
(Minnesota) -- A Red Lake man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in federal prison for kidnapping and assaulting three people on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in...

1/19/2016

article Red Lake Nation's portrayal in art focus of new exhibit
(Minnesota) -- Examining the ways the Red Lake Nation has been viewed through art, "Singing Our History: People and Places of the Red Lake Nation" features...

1/17/2016

article Red Lake Middle School welcomes Bobby Wilson
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake Middle School welcomed resident artist, Bobby Wilson, from the comedy troupe, 1491s. Wilson worked with both students and staff from Jan. 4 to...
article Red Lake rendezvous
(Minnesota) -- Let's get one thing straight here right off the bat about this early January fishing excursion: We'd picked the coldest day of a mostly wimpy...

1/4/2016

article CHAIRMAN SEKI: Doing what is best for Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- Throughout the process, the Red Lake Tribal Council and I have one goal: to do what is best for Red Lake. Once the pipelines were built in trespass...

12/31/2015

article Enbridge settles $18.5M dispute with Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- After a nearly decade-long dispute, Enbridge will pay Red Lake Nation $18.5 million for less than half an acre of land. Starting in 1950, Lakehead...

12/29/2015

article Enbridge and the Takeover of Red Lake Land
(Minnesota) -- On February 28, 2013, a .45 acre of Red Lake ceded land became the focus of Anishinaabe land defenders and pipeline activists. Led by Red Lake member...

12/23/2015

article Funeral ceremonies for Downwind to be held in Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- Funeral services for the northwest Minnesota woman who was missing for weeks and then found dead after being killed and buried deep in a northern...

12/14/2015

article Books donated to Red Lake Nation College
(Minnesota) -- Leo and Ruth Soukup recently donated more than 700 books to Red Lake Nation College. The donation will help Red Lake Nation College toward its goal of...
article Rez Rap Records to host rap icon Twista in Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- Northland hip-hop artists have emerged from the underground scene putting Red Lake on rapper radar. Legendary rapid-flow rapper Twista joins local acts...
article Chicago man arrested with 44 grams of heroin in Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- A Chicago man arrested Thursday with 44 grams of heroin and a Glock pistol told law enforcement he sells the drug only on the Red Lake Reservation....

11/26/2015

article Red Lake students meet Chelsea Clinton
(Minnesota) -- A BSU staff member and two high school students from Red Lake met with Chelsea Clinton at a signing of her new book, “It’s Your World,”...

11/19/2015

article Red Lake teens, BSU programmer to meet with Chelsea Clinton
(Minnesota) -- A BSU staff member and two high school students from Red Lake are scheduled to meet with Chelsea Clinton at a signing of her new book, "It's Your...

11/16/2015

article Three from area arrested outside Chicago with $80,000 in heroin, several handguns
(Illinois) -- A woman and two men from the Red Lake Indian Reservation were arrested last week just outside Chicago with $80,000 worth of heroin and several handguns.

10/27/2015

article Community supports 'Warrior Nation': Book signing at Red Lake Nation College well attended
(Minnesota) -- Community members of all ages on Tuesday night breezed through the recently opened doors of the Red Lake Nation College for a book launch and signing of...

10/26/2015

article Waiting to serve: After building vacant for 10 years, Children’s Healing Center in Red Lake eyes 2016 opening
(Minnesota) -- Vitality is emerging from a nondescript building on the shores of Lower Red Lake. The building is Abinoojiiyag Noojimoo-Wigamig (Children’s Healing...

10/25/2015

article Warrior Nation: Anton Treuer Leaves Nothing Out in This Red Lake Ojibwe History
(Minnesota) -- Anton Treuer’s newest work, Warrior Nation: A History of the Red Lake Ojibwe (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2015), is a highly readable book...

10/22/2015

article First book on Red Lake history, ‘Warrior Nation,’ released
(Minnesota) -- Since European settlers arrived on the eastern shores of what became the United States, land borders have been drawn, people moved and communities erased...

10/16/2015

article First book on Red Lake history, 'Warrior Nation,' released
(Minnesota) -- Since European settlers arrived on the eastern shores of what became the United States, land borders have been drawn, people moved and communities erased...

9/30/2015

article Eagles remove 'Redskins' from media guide this week
(Pennsylvania) -- The Philadelphia Eagles will travel to the D.C. area for a showdown with their NFC East rival Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field and it...

9/25/2015

article Blackduck Man Convicted Of 2 Rapes On Red Lake Reservation
(Minnesota) -- A 66-year-old northern Minnesota man was convicted Friday of sexually abusing two women on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The U.S. Attorney’s...

9/8/2015

article Making music with a message: Red Lake hip-hop artist Thomas X mixes rap and culture
(Minnesota) -- Hip-hop legend Chuck D once said "rap is CNN for black people," and local hip-hop artist Thomas X says he wants to be the "CNN for Native...
article Straight outta Red Lake: Rez Rap Records artists tell their story
(Minnesota) -- In Northern Minnesota, off-the-beaten-path beats can be heard pulsating out of a basement studio. Pulsing to the beat of the Red Lake Nation. The studio...

8/30/2015

article Economic development summit to be held at Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota's three largest American Indian tribes—Red Lake, White Earth and Leech Lake—will hold its regularly scheduled Economic...

8/21/2015

article Red Lake certifies results in casino alcohol sale vote
(Minnesota) -- Preliminary results in Wednesday's referendum vote on alcohol sales at casinos on the Red Lake Indian Reservation were certified Thursday. The...

8/20/2015

article It’s no to booze for Red Lake Nation
(Minnesota) -- Alcohol will still not be allowed at Seven Clans Casinos in northwest Minnesota. The Red Lake Nation Band members cast their votes in a mandatory...

8/19/2015

article Majority of Red Lake Nation members vote no to alcohol sales at Seven Clans Casinos; No votes ahead by 136
(Minnesota) -- Alcohol will not be allowed at Seven Clans Casinos. Band members cast their votes in a mandatory referendum vote this week, deciding if alcohol would be...
article Red Lake Nation votes down alcohol in casinos
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Reservation is Minnesota's only dry reservation, but today tribal members of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa voted on whether or not allow...

8/18/2015

article Red Lake opens new tribal college, government facilities
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota opened its doors Monday to a more than $21 million facility that was developed nearly five years...

8/17/2015

article Migizi has landed: Red Lake Nation College, Capitol buildings, veterans memorial blessed by eagle viewing
(Minnesota) -- A young migizi swooped between two giant eagle-adorned buildings dedicated as the new tribal government center and college in Red Lake on Monday while...
article State, tribal officials celebrate grand opening of Red Lake Nation Capitol
(Minnesota) -- It's a cause for celebration on the Red Lake Indian Reservation this week. State and tribal officials helped dedicate the new Red Lake Nation Capitol.

7/30/2015

article Red Lake Band members to vote on allowing alcohol at 2 of their casinos
(Minnesota) -- Tribe members of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa will be voting next month on whether to allow alcohol sales at two of its casinos, despite still keeping a...
article Spiritual Run for sobriety begins in Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- Rain drops sprinkled down from an overcast sky as runners trickled in Wednesday morning for the 19th annual Annishinaabe Spiritual Run in Redby. A group...

7/29/2015

article Red Lake Band to vote on alcohol sales at casino properties
(Minnesota) -- Banning of alcohol at two of Red Lake's Seven Clans Casinos could be lifted pending the outcome of a mandatory referendum vote on Aug. 19. Red Lake...
article Rez rappers to host Motherland Block Party Thursday
(Minnesota) -- Rapper. Hip-hop artist. Community activist. Three Red Lake men who identify with all three titles are bringing their beats to the first Motherland Block...

7/23/2015

article Court reinstates guilty verdict for father from Red Lake Reservation
(Minnesota) -- A federal appeals court on Thursday overruled U.S. District Judge John Tunheim and ordered a guilty verdict reinstated for a 40-year-old man from the Red...

6/16/2015

article Social services agreement advances Red Lake initiative
(Minnesota) -- A partnership two-years in the making advanced at Tuesday's Beltrami County Commissioners' meeting as the board passed an agreement with Red Lake...

6/14/2015

article Small lakes offer big fun on Red Lake Indian Reservation
(Minnesota) -- The tiny jig tipped with a piece of crawler barely had hit the bottom of the lake some 40 feet below when it got smacked by a rainbow trout.

6/9/2015

article Shaynowishkung stands tall: Hundreds gather for ‘Chief Bemidji’ statue dedication
(Minnesota) -- Shaynowishkung stood beneath raindrops gazing at Bemijigamaag from the shores of Lake Bemidji on Saturday afternoon. Surrounded by family, the new bronze-...
article Tracking drug trafficking: U.S. Attorney’s office follows heroin bust with meeting in Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- Efforts to keep drugs out of Indian Country continued Monday as U.S. District Attorney Andrew Luger and staff traveled from Minneapolis to Red Lake for a...

6/7/2015

article Lake in Red Lake Indian Reservation serves up fast action for rainbow trout
(Minnesota) -- The tiny jig tipped with a piece of crawler barely had hit the bottom of the lake some 40 feet below when it got smacked by a rainbow trout. There was no...

5/22/2015

article Activity Day at Red Lake Elementary combines education and entertainment
(Minnesota) -- An edutainment park popped up Wednesday next to the Red Lake Elementary School where students took a break from the classroom for the 11th annual Activity...

5/15/2015

article 2 Men Sentenced for Crimes Committed on Red Lake Indian Reservation
(Minnesota) -- Two men have been sentenced for separate crimes against women committed on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced...

4/30/2015

article Annual Gathering of Elders in Red Lake next week
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Nation will host its fifth annual Gathering of Elders on Monday and Tuesday at Seven Clans Casino, 10200 Highway 89 in Red Lake. The event...

4/9/2015

press release Red Lake Man Convicted After Jury Trial of Stabbing His Cousin on the Red Lake Indian Reservation
(Minnesota) -- United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger today announced the conviction of BENJAMIN ONE DEER HART, 28, an enrolled member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa...

3/24/2015

article Singer to visit Red Lake: Free concert is Thursday night
(Minnesota) -- A hip-hop artist will visit Red Lake this week as part of the school’s participation in Turnaround Arts: Minnesota, a program that leverages the...

3/21/2015

article Feeling scars at Red Lake, 10 years after school shooting
(Minnesota) -- Jeff May has a scar running from his jaw line down past his collar bone. It’s 8 inches long, the remnants of a wound that made him a national hero....

3/18/2015

article Feeling scars at Red Lake, 10 years later
(Minnesota) -- Jeff May has a scar running from his jaw line down past his collar bone. It's 8 inches long, the remnants of a wound that made him a national hero. It...
article The shooting at Red Lake: The victims
(Minnesota) -- Ten years ago, on March 21, 2005, 16-year-old Jeff Wiese shot his grandfather, his grandfather's partner and seven of his classmates at Red Lake High...
article The shooting at Red Lake: What happened
(Minnesota) -- Jeffrey Weise killed his grandfather first. He shot his grandfather, Daryl "Dash" Lussier, then Lussier's companion, Michelle Sigana, in the...

3/5/2015

article Straight outta Red Lake: Baby Shel has come a long way
(Minnesota) -- It’s a long way from the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota to the great hipster uprising that is the South by Southwest Music...

2/17/2015

article Police Hear Murder Suspect Confess To Mom On Speaker Phone
(Minnesota) -- A 25-year-old man faces murder charges in connection to the stabbing death of a 35-year-old Redby woman, who was found bleeding to death on a Bemidji...

2/12/2015

article The 'Red Road' to Red Lake: Annual drug and gang summit draws large crowd
(Minnesota) -- Community groups nationwide have been discussing the plague of drugs and gangs for decades. Today, Red Lake kicked off its ninth annual Drug and Gang...

2/7/2015

article Red Lake Tribal Council to research feasibility of marijuana
(Minnesota) -- Although the subject was not on the printed agenda for the Red Lake Tribal Council at the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Jan. 13, recent acts by...

1/31/2015

article Red Lake Duluth Urban Office hosting monthly potluck to bring info to Northland Native communities
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Duluth Urban Office is creating a new way for Native Americans in the Northland to come together. The organization held its first potluck on...

1/14/2015

article Red Lake approves marijuana study: Medicinal herb and industrial hemp could boost economy
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Tribal Council unanimously approved Tuesday a study on how medicinal marijuana and industrial hemp could benefit the...

1/13/2015

article DNR/Red Lake tribe carries on Upper/Lower Red Lakes fishery agreement
(Minnesota) -- Traditionally, the Upper and Lower Red Lakes contained exceptional walleye fisheries; however, the MN Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says the...

12/18/2014

article Red Lake woman pleads not guilty to meth charge
(Minnesota) -- A Red Lake woman arrested with more than 40 grams of methamphetamine pleaded not guilty Monday in Beltrami County District Court.

12/15/2014

article Smith sworn in as new Red Lake representative
(Minnesota) -- Robert Smith was sworn in as the Red Lake District representative to the Red Lake Tribal Council on Tuesday. Hereditary Chief James Loud was called upon...

11/20/2014

article Smith elected to Red Lake Tribal Council
(Minnesota) -- In a special election run-off on Wednesday, Robert Smith was elected to a two-year term as Red Lake District representative on the Red Lake Nation Tribal...

11/11/2014

article Red Lake Chemical Health program receives award
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Alcohol Rehabilitation Red Road of Wellness Grant was nominated to receive the Commissioners Circle of Excellence award. The program was...

11/9/2014

article Healthy hearts beat in Red Lake; Students connect with community resources at fair
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake High School gymnasium was transformed into a hub of health Friday afternoon during the Eighth annual Teen Health Fair. Since 2006, the school...

11/2/2014

article Red Lake News: Tribe welcomes Sen. Tester and Sen. Franken
(Minnesota) -- Sunday afternoon on October 19, 2014, found the Red Lake Tribal Council Headquarters a busy place as two U.S. Senators visited with tribal leaders about...

11/1/2014

article Red Lake Nation hosts candidate fair
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Political Education Committee, a tribal non-profit and non-partisan organization, hosted a Candidate Fair & Breakfast on Oct. 22 at the...

10/27/2014

article Red Lake plans special election for Nov. 19
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Nation will hold a special runoff election Nov. 19 to elect one Red Lake representative to a two-year term on the Tribal Council.

10/25/2014

article Two people sentenced on unrelated violent crimes at Red Lake Reservation
(Minnesota) -- Two people were sentenced this week on unrelated violent crimes committed on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The US Department of Justice says Fernando...

10/22/2014

article Preserving tradition and building partnerships a theme at forum
(Minnesota) -- Candidates for Red Lake School Board agreed that preservation of the Ojibwe language in the schools is a top priority and that student-teacher...

10/16/2014

article Red Lake woman sentenced to 6 years for manslaughter; Victim was stabbed with kitchen utensils
(Minnesota) -- A Red Lake woman has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for stabbing a man to death in 2013. According to a release from the U.S. Attorney'...
article Red Lake Police bust Illinois man with heroin on reservation
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake Tribal Police arrested a man from Illinois on Tuesday for possession of heroin on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

10/13/2014

article Native Americans cheer on the Washington Redskins, others protest
(Arizona) -- The divide among Native Americans over the use of the name Redskins was front and center Sunday in the Phoenix area. Navajo Nation president Ben Shelly wore...

10/8/2014

article Red Lake Women Sentenced For Fatally Stabbing Man With Fork, Knives
(Minnesota) -- A 26-year-old woman was sentenced Wednesday to more than six years in prison for stabbing a man to death with a grill fork and kitchen knives last Fourth...

9/24/2014

article Warrant issued for Richfield woman, attempted to bring meth from Twin Cities to Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- A Beltrami County warrant has been issued for one the of three people arrested in a conspiracy to transport methamphetamine from the Twin Cities to the...

9/21/2014

article Red Lake Capitol Construction Ahead of Schedule
(Minnesota) -- Looking toward the lake near the Red Lake Humanities Center, beyond the Red Lake Powwow grounds, the landscape continues to change.

9/19/2014

article Smith, Desjarlait in run-off for vacated Red Lake Tribal Council seat
(Minnesota) -- A run-off election will be scheduled to fill a vacancy on the Red Lake Tribal Council after no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote in...

9/18/2014

article 'No excuse' voting polls open Friday in Red Lake, bill author visits site
(Minnesota) -- "Biinjwebinigedaa" didn't exactly roll off Rep. Steve Simon's tongue Thursday afternoon, but that was exactly why he was in Red Lake....
article Red Lake Is County Absentee Voting Site in State Pilot Program
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Political Education Committee (PEC) is going to have a kick-off event for absentee and early voting, a pilot project on the Red Lake Indian...
article Results are in for new Red Lake Tribal Council member
(Minnesota) -- The unofficial results are in for the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians' special election. Robert Smith appears to have beat six other contenders for...

9/16/2014

article Bemidji City Council, Red Lake Tribal Council meet
(Minnesota) -- The Bemidji City Council held an apparently unprecedented meeting with the Red Lake Nation Tribal Council on Monday, discussing issues at interest to both...

9/14/2014

article Red Lake Tribal Council to meet with Bemidji City Council Monday
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki Sr. and members of the Red Lake Tribal Council will travel Monday to Bemidji to meet with Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht...

9/12/2014

article Red Lake Officials to Hold Rare Meeting with Bemidji City Council and Mayor
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr., and members of the Red Lake Tribal Council will travel to Bemidji on Monday, September 15, 2014, to meet with the...

9/10/2014

article Red Lake man pleads guilty to murder
(Minnesota) -- A Red Lake man pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in U.S. District Court in Fergus Falls today. Trevor Lee Jones, 20, is charged with unlawfully...

9/2/2014

article Resort owner near Red Lake reservation drops liquor license request
(Minnesota) -- A northern Minnesota resort owner has withdrawn his bid for a liquor license, citing pressure from a nearby American Indian reservation.

8/31/2014

article Striving to survive; Beltrami County and Red Lake partner to address foster home shortage
(Minnesota) -- Children throughout the Bemidji area are anxiously awaiting the first day of school. "What will I wear?", "Will I make new friends?"...

8/29/2014

article Red Lake tribal leaders fighting Roger's Resort over liquor license
(Minnesota) -- It's illegal to sell or possess alcohol on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, but anyone who drive a few miles down the road will find liquor readily...
article Booze on the Border: Request for liquor license near Red Lake reservation sparks dispute
(Minnesota) -- It's illegal to sell or possess a Budweiser on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, but anyone who drives a few miles down the road will find liquor...

8/28/2014

article Plea hearing set for man charged in Red Lake stabbing
(Minnesota) -- A Red Lake man accused of causing the death of a 17-year-old on July 4 has been charged in U.S. District Court in St. Paul.

8/25/2014

article Omaha teenager provides books, inspiration for Red Lake Indian Reservation
(Nebraska) -- Amanda Cardey wanted one thing: books. The teenage book lover doesn’t plan to read them -- they’re for children at the Red Lake Indian...

8/24/2014

article Second Red Lake Inauguration in as Many Months Brings New Tribal Council
(Minnesota) -- On Tuesday, August 12, heavy congestion once again greeted those arriving at the Red Lake Humanities Center as members and friends gathered for a second...

8/20/2014

article Grygla man arrested after high-speed chase ends on Red Lake reservation, shots fired
(Minnesota) -- A Grygla, Minn., man is in custody after a high-speed chase Tuesday night ended with shots fired by law enforcement on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

8/18/2014

article Richfield man pleads guilty to transporting meth to Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- A man from Richfield has plead guilty to charges in an attempted meth trafficking case. Alex "Sparky" Dejesus-Zuniga, 18, plead guilty to felony...

8/15/2014

article Bottom Line: Ojibwe Artist Finds Business Path to Benefit His Community
(Minnesota) -- Wesley May’s plan is simple. He plans to open a textile mill on his home reservation of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa. Then he intends to sell T-...

8/5/2014

article Commissioners host Red Lake Tribal Council
(Minnesota) -- Two chairmen were seated at the Beltrami County Board of Commissioners meeting table on Tuesday -- a rare occasion if not a historical first.

8/2/2014

article Four-Day Run in Celebration of Sobriety & Health From One Rez to Another
(Minnesota) -- "The number one killer of Indians is alcohol, but this is not just for Indians, this is for everyone, it's a prayer. Many suffer, especially...

7/30/2014

article Red Lake Police arrest two in connection with 11 burglaries
(Minnesota) -- Two people suspected of committing multiple burglaries in six different townships have been taken into custody.
article Redby man pleads guilty in meth transport case
(Minnesota) -- A Redby man accused with two other people of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine on the Red Lake Indian Reservation has pleaded guilty.

7/28/2014

article VIDEO: Red Lake flag raised over City Hall
(Minnesota) -- Family members of the late Roger Jourdain watch Friday as the Red Lake Nation Flag is raised at Bemidji City Hall. The Red Lake flag is flown at City Hall...

7/24/2014

article Celebrating Red Lake’s chief chairman; Bemidji honors first leader of tribal council by flying flag at City Hall
(Minnesota) -- An international flair will be evident at Bemidji City Hall this weekend as the city flies the Red Lake Nation flag alongside the U.S. stars and stripes....

7/18/2014

article RED LAKE ELECTION: Unofficial results released in run-off races
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians 2014 Election is nearly complete. Unofficial run-off election results were released Wednesday evening.

7/4/2014

article Man pleads not guilty in Red Lake meth seizure
(Minnesota) -- One of three people arrested for transporting methamphetamine to Red Lake from the Twin Cities in May has plead not guilty.

7/2/2014

article Foster homes for Native American children needed in Beltrami County and Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- Topics ranging from worldwide to close to home were discussed Tuesday at the Beltrami County commissioners meeting. Commissioners heard how the Health and...

6/23/2014

article 7 people remain in custody following 10 hour standoff on Red Lake Indian Reservation
(Minnesota) -- 7 people remain in custody following a nearly 10 hour standoff with police. The standoff, which happened last Friday on the Red Lake Indian Reservation,...
article Law enforcement action 'resolved' in Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- The FBI says a law enforcement action is over on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. A SWAT team and other law enforcement officials...

6/20/2014

article Standoff on Red Lake Indian Reservation Ends with Seven Arrested
(Minnesota) -- A standoff on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota that lasted almost 12 hours has ended Friday evening with the arrest of five men...
article UPDATED: Shots fired in Red Lake; 7 in custody after standoff
(Minnesota) -- Seven people are in custody after a nearly 10-hour standoff that began with reports of gunfire on the Red Lake Indian Reservation on Friday.

6/11/2014

article Seki sworn in as 6th Tribal Chairman of the Red Lake Nation
(Minnesota) -- On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at shortly after 9 AM, Red Lake Chairman Floyd "Buck" Jourdain called his last Regular Tribal Council Meeting to...

6/4/2014

article Red Lake, Inc. Launches Information-Sharing Website
(Minnesota) -- On May 30, Red Lake, Inc. launch www.redlakeinc.com, a website devoted to information sharing between Red Lake Band members and those wanting to do...

5/26/2014

article Red Lake chairman-elect Seki official on June 10
(Minnesota) -- The votes have been tallied, but the victor hasn't yet ascended. The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians will have a new tribal chairman on June 10....

5/18/2014

article Red Lake elects new tribal leader
(Minnesota) -- Longtime chairman Floyd Jourdain Jr., who led the Chippewa band at the time of the 2005 school shootings, is being replaced by Darrell Seki.

5/16/2014

article Red Lake Band of Ojibwe elects new tribal chairman
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Band of Ojibwe has elected a new tribal chairman in northwestern Minnesota. Members voted Tribal Treasurer Darrell G. Seki, Sr. into the...

5/15/2014

article Jourdain concedes 2014 Red Lake election to Seki
(Minnesota) -- After a decade-long reign, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Tribal Chairman Floyd “Buck” Jourdain will be relinquishing his title. Former...
article Red Lake Election: Official results, Seki is new chairman
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians general election board certified results from Wednesday’s election this morning. Floyd “Buck”...

5/14/2014

article Red Lake heads to the polls, tribal elections held today
(Minnesota) -- Campaign signs dotted ditches along Highway 89 heading onto the Red Lake Indian Reservation today as voters ventured to the polls in Red Lake, Redby,...

5/8/2014

article Red Lake Nation's ban of federal official draws criticism
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake Tribal Secretary Donald Cook Sr. on Tuesday denied Chairman Floyd Jourdain Jr.'s assertion Cook instigated the banning of the CEO of the...

5/7/2014

article Red Lake Nation's ban of federal official draws criticism
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake Tribal Secretary Donald Cook Sr. on Tuesday denied Chairman Floyd Jourdain Jr.'s assertion Cook instigated the banning of the CEO of the...

5/2/2014

article Red Lake Constitutional Reform Wraps up Informational Meetings
(Minnesota) -- Issues that affect the Nation's language, culture, land and resources were the topics of the final session of the first round of meetings hosted by...
article Red Lake bans federal official from reservation
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Nation has banned a federal Indian Health Service official from entering tribal lands. Mark Karzon, CEO of the IHS hospital at Red Lake, was...

4/16/2014

article Race relations council wants more Ojibwe/English signage
(Minnesota) -- “Boozhoo” and “Miigwech” adorn doors on buildings sprinkled throughout Bemidji. Yet, some Bemidjians don’t know that the...

4/7/2014

article Red Lake 15 years later: Historic agreement the Red Lake Band of Chippewa and Minnesota DNR signed in April 1999 produced walleye recovery
(Minnesota) -- As Al Pemberton recalls, it was about three years after the Red Lake Band of Chippewa and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources signed an...

3/13/2014

article Investigation on-going in Red Lake councilman’s death
(Minnesota) -- The weekend death of a Red Lake Tribal Council member involved a shooting and a woman has been taken into custody, officials said Wednesday.

3/12/2014

article FBI investigating 'suspicious' shooting death of Red Lake council member
(Minnesota) -- FBI agents are investigating the weekend shooting death of Red Lake Tribal Council member Donald “Dudie” May. An FBI spokesman tells the...
article Police: Red Lake Tribal Council member was shot to death; woman arrested for assault
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake police say a woman is in custody after the death of a tribal council member who was shot over the weekend. Red Lake Public Safety Director...
article Woman arrested after death of Red Lake councilman
(Minnesota) -- A Red Lake Tribal Council member who was known as a champion for treaty rights was found shot dead over the weekend, and a woman who was at the scene was...

3/11/2014

article FBI investigating death of Red Lake tribal councilman
(Minnesota) -- The FBI is investigating the weekend death of a member of the Red Lake Tribal Council. "The FBI received reports of a suspicious death on the Red...

2/28/2014

article Focusing on the future: Jourdain delivers State of the Band address
(Minnesota) -- Sovereignty issues, federal budget cuts and walleye fish stocks all featured prominently in a recap of 2013 Red Lake Nation initiatives given by Chairman...

11/21/2013

article Business aimed at aiding Red Lake Nation closes
(Minnesota) -- A little more than six months after opening, The Marvelous Fish House has decided to close, owner Marv Hanson said Wednesday in a news release.

9/14/2013

article Red Lake to commemorate treaty signing
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Band of Ojibwe has established a tribal holiday to recognize the "Old Crossing Treaty Day." The tribal council recently voted to...

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