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Red Lake Nation completes first survey of Franklin-Hiawatha encampment

Nearly 200 people are living in tents at the homeless encampment at Hiawatha and Franklin Avenues, according to the first in-depth survey of the camp's residents. The survey was commissioned by the Red Lake Nation.

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10/10/2019

press release Fannie Mae Announces $14 Million Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Investment
(Minnesota) -- Fannie Mae announced that it will provide a $14 million Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) equity investment to facilitate the development of Mino-...

10/8/2019

article Red Lake man pleads guilty to murder charge
(Minnesota) -- A 39-year-old Red Lake man pleaded guilty Tuesday, Oct. 8, to second-degree murder. “Domestic violence is one of the biggest challenges facing our...

9/24/2019

article Red Lake man, Bemidji man arrested as part of Native Mob investigation
(Minnesota) -- A Bemidji man and a Red Lake man are being charged in U.S. District court as part of an investigation into Native Mob gang activities. According to a...

9/22/2019

article Minnesota DNR delegation visits Red Lake Tribal Council
(Minnesota) -- In attendance at the meeting were Minnesota DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen, Assistant Commissioner Bob Meier and Region 1 Manager Theresa Ebbenga for the...
article Minnesota DNR delegation visits Red Lake Tribal Council
(Minnesota) -- A delegation from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources visited the Red Lake Tribal Council at its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

9/16/2019

article Red Lake Nation breaks ground on first-of-its-kind development in Minneapolis
(Minnesota) -- With prayer, song, and gold shovels emblazoned with Ojibwe floral patterns, the Red Lake Nation broke ground Saturday on a 110-unit affordable housing...

9/14/2019

article Red Lake Nation breaks ground on first-of-its-kind development in Minneapolis
(Minnesota) -- With prayer, song, and gold shovels emblazoned with Ojibwe floral patterns, the Red Lake Nation broke ground Saturday on a historic 109-unit affordable...

9/9/2019

article Red Lake Nation opens shopping center on northern Minnesota land
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Band of Chippewa in northern Minnesota has opened a new shopping center on its land north of Bemidji. “It’s finally a reality...

9/3/2019

article Red Lake Nation confronts a new invader: zebra mussels
(Minnesota) -- Surrounded by Red Lake Nation and open only to tribal members, Lower Red Lake has stayed largely insulated from the world — the only big walleye...

8/21/2019

article Red Lake woman sentenced in 2018 shooting
(Minnesota) -- A 30-year-old Red Lake woman received a sentence of nearly four years in prison for shooting her boyfriend, U.S. attorney Erica MacDonald announced...

8/6/2019

article Trading up: Red Lake Nation opens long-awaited trading post
(Minnesota) -- With the promise of providing more options for the local community, the Red Lake Trading Post is on the cusp of opening, completing a process years in the...

8/2/2019

article Wild rice a food source for thousands of years
(Minnesota) -- While I don’t usually do my grocery shopping in museums, I did bring home a treat from the National Museum of the American Indian from a recent trip...

7/14/2019

article Rising up for health: New conference to highlight Native wellness, nursing
(Minnesota) -- Professionals and students alike are invited to a new health event next week dedicated to Native American wellness. On Monday-Tuesday, July 15-16, the...

7/9/2019

article Accolades pour in for fallen Red Lake Conservation Officer
(Minnesota) -- After nearly 20 years as a conservation officer in Red Lake Nation, Shannon “Opie” Barron died near the end of his shift on Sunday. The Red...

7/8/2019

article Conservation officer dies while responding to a call in northern Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- The law enforcement community is mourning the loss of a Minnesota conversation officer, who died while on duty Sunday. "It is with Deepest Sympathy...

7/5/2019

article Learning tour visits Red Lake: Statewide educators learn more about Native culture, teachings
(Minnesota) -- A group of educators from around the state recently set out to learn about Native American culture and history from those who have lived it. The Native...

7/3/2019

article Minn. House leader to attend Red Lake Independence Day celebration
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota House Majority Leader Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, will attend the Red Lake Nation’s Independence Day celebration on Saturday,...

7/1/2019

article 7 arrested in Red Lake drug bust
(Minnesota) -- Authorities in Red Lake (MN) are reporting their second large drug bust in an eight-day span. Red Lake Police say seven people were arrested last Thursday...

6/28/2019

article Taking on the World: Red Lake artist shows her collection in New York and England
(Minnesota) -- Alyss Mountain has started taking Ojibwe fashion across the country and around the world. The 25-year-old Red Lake woman has been honing her beadwork and...
article Seven charged in Red Lake meth bust of over 200 grams, $17-20K street value
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake police are cracking down on those bringing drugs onto the reservation. Seven people have been charged after the discovery of over 200 grams of...

6/22/2019

article Red Lake Nation College to host transportation camp
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake Nation College will host a three-week program for American Indian high school girls interested in learning more about transportation-related...

6/9/2019

article County finally sees decrease in foster care placements
(Minnesota) -- For years, Beltrami County has endured a storm of rising numbers in the out-of-home placement system along with facing challenging financial outcomes. And...

6/7/2019

article 2 arrested after alleged armed robbery at Red Lake restaurant
(Minnesota) -- Two people have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery at a restaurant on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. According to the United States...
article 3rd Defendant Pleads Guilty In Red Lake Heroin Conspiracy That Killed 2
(Minnesota) -- Kristopher Sullivan, 24, pleaded guilty for his role in a heroin distribution conspiracy which led to two fatal shootings, the U.S. Attorney’s...

6/6/2019

article 2 arrested after alleged armed robbery at Red Lake restaurant
(Minnesota) -- Two people have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery at a restaurant on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. According to the United States...

6/4/2019

article Red Lake teen sentenced for mistakenly killing man in gang shooting
(Minnesota) -- A teenager has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for killing a man he mistook for a rival gang member on the Red Lake Indian Reservation of northern...

6/3/2019

article Red Lake man sentenced to 22 years for second-degree murder
(Minnesota) -- A Red Lake man was sentenced Monday to 22 years in prison for second-degree murder after assaulting and shooting another man in April 2018 on the...

5/19/2019

article Summer opening set for Red Lake Trading Post, which will include a variety of products, services
(Minnesota) -- It could be easier for Red Lake residents to buy healthier foods this summer. Or buy fishing line. Or do a load of laundry. Red Lake Nation leaders hope...

5/9/2019

article Red Lake to Host 14th Annual Youth Leadership Conference
(Minnesota) -- The 14th Annual Red Lake Nation Youth Leadership Conference will be held Wednesday thru Friday, May 28 – 31, 2019, at Red Lake High School in Red...

5/1/2019

article Body found on Red Lake reservation ID’d as missing man
(Minnesota) -- Authorities say a body recovered on the Red Lake Indian Reservation has been identified as a man who was reported missing at the end of October. The Red...

4/28/2019

article Red Lake Nation wins national economic development award
(Oregon) -- The Native American Finance Officers Association recently hosted its 12th Annual Leadership Awards Luncheon during the 37th Annual Conference in Portland,...

4/25/2019

article Red Lake to host 9th Annual Gathering of Elders
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake Nation will host the 9th Annual Gathering of Elders on Wednesday and Thursday, May 1-2, at Seven Clans Casino in Red Lake.

4/24/2019

article Red Lake Nation Day at state Capitol
(Minnesota) -- A delegation from Red Lake Nation traveled to St. Paul on Monday, April 23, to meet with Gov. Tim Walz, Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, as well as state...

4/23/2019

article 2 men plead guilty to dealing heroin in case that left 2 dead on northern Minnesota reservation
(Minnesota) -- Two men have pleaded guilty to heroin distribution on a northern Minnesota Indian reservation in a case that also involves a shooting that killed two...

3/31/2019

article At the sugar bush: Red Lake students take part in traditional way to tap the trees
(Minnesota) -- A pair of Red Lake Middle Schoolers were inspecting a tree trunk when Ryan Jorgenson approached them. "See these little sticks?" Jorgenson,...

3/14/2019

article Mpls. mayor marks new partnership with Red Lake Nation on trip to reservation
(Minnesota) -- If you are a member of a Native American tribe, it's more likely that you live in a city than on a reservation. Despite that, it's rare for city...

3/11/2019

article Zebra mussel larvae confirmed in Red Lake, DNR says
(Minnesota) -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of zebra mussel larvae in Red Lake in Beltrami County, the department said Monday...

3/9/2019

article Red Lake band building $35.8M affordable housing complex by Minneapolis tent city site
(Minnesota) -- An impressive collaboration is at work on a 110-unit affordable-housing complex on S. Cedar Avenue near Franklin that will provide decent shelter to...

3/3/2019

article Red Lake student among first-ever Indigenous delegates to Model UN
(Minnesota) -- A Red Lake High School student is set to make history at the largest Model United Nations conference in the world. Karen Guise, a freshman at the high...

2/26/2019

article Charges: Jeremiah Kingbird Beat Wife In Bemidji, Left Her For Dead In Snow Bank
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake Indian Reservation resident Jeremiah Kingbird faces murder charges, accused of beating his wife after a night of drinking, and leaving her face...

2/22/2019

article The path ahead: Officials outline future plans at Red Lake's State of the Band address
(Minnesota) -- In a packed room in the Seven Clans Casino at Red Lake Nation, tribal leaders talked about problems facing the band—and plans in the works to...

2/21/2019

article Feds: 2 gunmen shot dead trying to steal drugs from traffickers on Red Lake Reservation
(Minnesota) -- One of three men newly charged with distributing heroin on a northern Minnesota Indian reservation is also accused of fatally shooting two armed robbers...

2/19/2019

article Seven Clans Casinos water park under construction
(Minnesota) -- A $1.8 million renovation to a Thief River Falls water park is underway. Seven Clans Casinos recently completed renovations of its restaurant and hotel,...

2/14/2019

article Dan King sworn in as Hereditary Chief for the Red Lake Nation
(Minnesota) -- At the Regular Tribal Council meeting held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, Dan King was sworn in as the 7th Hereditary Chief of the Red Lake Nation,...

2/9/2019

article U.S. Sen. Tina Smith to attend Red Lake State of the Band address
(Minnesota) -- U.S. Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., who serves on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, is scheduled to attend Red Lake Nation's State of the Band...

1/9/2019

article Red Lake gathering pushes for sobriety, wellness, healing
(Minnesota) -- 300 days of recovery. 537 days. 10 years. Speakers at the outset of Red Lake’s Community Wellness Gathering on Wednesday morning, many of them...

1/4/2019

article Why 3,000 People Want to Give A Chunk of Minnesota to Canada
(Minnesota) -- Everyone associates the 49th parallel with the U.S.-Canadian border. That’s unless you live in a 123-square-mile portion of Lake of the Woods County...

12/30/2018

article Beyond 'boozhoo': Co-op expands on Bemidji Ojibwe Language Project
(Minnesota) -- A Bemidji business wants to do more than post "boozhoo" and "miigwech" on its doors. Harmony Natural Foods Co-op added in November...
article Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School hosts Family Fun Night
(Minnesota) -- Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School’s Family Fun Night was held on Dec. 20. Families enjoyed a ham dinner, family photos, games, sled dogs, crafts, basketball...
article Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig students make holiday cookies
(Minnesota) -- Second-graders at Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School were recently invited to make cookies for holiday celebrations with the seventh-graders in the family and...
article Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig youth leaders host holiday store
(Minnesota) -- Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig Middle School youth leaders recently sponsored a holiday store for the elementary students. They solicited donations of new and gently...

12/27/2018

article More than words: Red Lake wants to integrate Ojibwe language, culture into everyday curriculum
(Minnesota) -- When is it time to harvest maple syrup? At Red Lake School District, leaders want the answer to come from a combination of traditions. The harvesting...

12/18/2018

article Man pleads guilty to shotgun slaying on Red Lake Indian Reservation
(Minnesota) -- A man has admitted fatally shooting another man in the face with a shotgun on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. The U.S. attorney...

12/17/2018

article 18-year-old pleads guilty to murder in fatal Red Lake Reservation shooting
(Minnesota) -- The U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota has announced an 18-year-old has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection to a fatal shooting on...

12/12/2018

article Officials seek public's help to locate missing Red Lake man
(Minnesota) -- Officials are looking for a missing Red Lake man who hasn't been seen since late October. Dillon James Sayers, 26, has not been seen since Oct. 23. He...

12/2/2018

article Gov.-elect Walz holds listening tour stops in Red Lake, Bemidji
(Minnesota) -- Nearly 90 percent of Red Lake residents voted for Tim Walz in November. “Higher than my neighborhood,” the governor-elect said. “Even...

11/25/2018

article All Ojibwemowin all the time: Red Lake educators envision a K-12 language immersion track
(Minnesota) -- A cluster of first-graders watched as Anna "Swan" Sherwood held up a yellow tobacco tie. "Have you ever seen a little yellow bird? A little...
article Jones visits Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School
(Minnesota) -- Jim Jones, Jr., an archeologist, a Leech Lake enrollee, and a graduate of Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School, spoke to the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig senior high students on...

11/21/2018

article Officials make multiple arrests following Red Lake drug busts
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Department of Public Safety recently reported the confiscation of more than 5 grams of methamphetamine and other controlled substances during...

11/19/2018

article Two fishermen rescued from Upper Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- Two fishermen were rescued from Upper Red Lake early Sunday after a sheet of ice they were on detached from the main shoreline. Both the Red Lake Police...

11/16/2018

article Red Lake-born Thunder uses modern tech to connect with Native traditions
(Minnesota) -- Walk into the Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and your eyes are immediately drawn upward. A glass display case has become a...
article Arizona man charged in Red Lake double stabbing
(Minnesota) -- An Arizona man has been charged in federal court with assault charges related to an incident that took place on Red Lake Indian Reservation. Adrian Joseph...

10/24/2018

article Deaths of Two Men on Red Lake Reservation Under Investigation
(Minnesota) -- The FBI is investigating the deaths of two men on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. FBI spokesman Michael Kulstad declined to provide...

10/23/2018

article FBI investigating 2 deaths on Red Lake Reservation
(Minnesota) -- The FBI is investigating the deaths of two men in Redby on the Red Lake Indian Reservation Sunday morning. According to FBI representative Mike Kulstad,...

10/16/2018

article Minneapolis, Red Lake push ahead on emergency shelter
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Nation and the city of Minneapolis are rushing to build emergency shelter for around 200 people living at the state's largest homeless...

10/14/2018

article Jourdain succeeds Gillespie as Red Lake Hereditary Chief
(Minnesota) -- During the Red Lake Tribal Council meeting on Oct. 9, Arlan W. Jourdain was sworn in as one of Red Lake's Hereditary Chiefs. Jourdain succeeds Chief...

10/11/2018

article Arlan W. Jourdain Succeeds Alexander Gillespie as Red Lake Hereditary Chief
(Minnesota) -- At about 10:00 a.m., near the top of the agenda at the October 9, 2018, monthly meeting of the Red Lake Tribal Council, Arlan W. Jourdain was sworn in as...

10/5/2018

article Red Lake Nation completes first survey of Franklin-Hiawatha encampment
(Minnesota) -- Nearly 200 people are living in tents at the homeless encampment at Hiawatha and Franklin Avenues, according to the first in-depth survey of the camp'...

9/30/2018

article New fire trucks delivered to Red Lake, Ponemah
(Minnesota) -- After acquiring funding, the Red Lake Band purchased two new fire trucks which were delivered to the Red Lake District Fire Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 19....

9/27/2018

article Council OKs plan to move Minneapolis homeless camp onto Red Lake land
(Minnesota) -- The Minneapolis City Council on Wednesday signed off on a plan that would relocate a growing homeless encampment along Hiawatha Avenue to property nearby...

9/23/2018

article Red Lake Nation bridge work earns state award
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians recently was selected as a recipient of a Minnesota State Government Innovation Award for its collaboration with the...

9/21/2018

article Minneapolis City Council delays decision on relocating homeless camp, considers alternative sites
(Minnesota) -- Hours after the Minneapolis City Council asked staff Friday to find an alternative site to move dozens of homeless people camped in tents, new potential...
article Red Lake Nation, Frey offer surprise option for homeless camp in Minneapolis
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Nation and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey Friday announced a new site to build a temporary shelter for residents of a homeless encampment that...
article Red Lake Nation, Frey offer surprise option for homeless camp in Minneapolis
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Nation and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey Friday announced a new site to build a temporary shelter for residents of a homeless encampment that...
article Vote To Determine Homeless Camp’s New Location Delayed
(Minnesota) -- Storms hammered the homeless encampment in south Minneapolis overnight, leaving many to clean up and dry out Friday. While the people who call this tent...

9/17/2018

article The court heads north: Minnesota Supreme Court – and its first American Indian justice – visit Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- The gym quieted when Anne McKeig spoke. An associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court who grew up in Federal Dam and went on to be the state’s...

9/12/2018

article Two People Found Guilty in Red Lake Indian Reservation Home Break-In
(Minnesota) -- Two people were found guilty Wednesday for committing a home invasion on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney...

8/26/2018

article Facing the 'fiscal cliff': Beltrami County needs solutions to funding shortfalls brought on by growing foster care placements
(Minnesota) -- When it comes to finances, Beltrami County is in dire straits. Because of the ever growing cost related to the county's Health and Human Services...

8/14/2018

article ‘The healing starts now’: Red Lake celebrates inaugurations after tumultuous year
(Minnesota) -- As Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki began his second term Tuesday morning, he encouraged his tribal nation to work toward healing after a year that...

8/12/2018

article Red Lake Nation College reaches dual-admissions agreement with Crookston
(Minnesota) -- University of Minnesota Crookston and Red Lake Nation College announced a new comprehensive dual admissions agreement this past week. The agreement...

8/3/2018

article Red Lake language camp rebuilds Ojibwe traditions
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Band of Chippewa held its sixth annual Ojibwe Language camp in late July. Kids from all across the reservation gathered in the remote...

7/24/2018

article Camp for the culture: Red Lake language camp combines fun and tradition
(Minnesota) -- On Tuesday morning, the area near the Ponemah Round House was filled with the sights and sounds of a typical summer camp. Children chased each other...

7/19/2018

article Seki wins second term as Red Lake Chairman
(Minnesota) -- Chairman Darrell Seki will lead the Red Lake Band of Chippewa for another four years after defeating Floyd "Buck" Jourdain in Wednesday's...
article 'Race' called a factor in Minnesota reservation jail appeal
(Minnesota) -- The attorney for a Red Lake woman imprisoned for a 2011 drug crime argued Thursday, July 19, that his client should receive credit for time she spent in...

7/15/2018

article WHITEFEATHER: Chairman Seki will continue good work for Red Lake Nation
(Minnesota) -- Having had the privilege of being chairman of the Red Lake Nation for eight years, I know firsthand the awesome responsibility it is to serve in that...

7/6/2018

article Red Lake celebrates its independence
(Minnesota) -- It was getting close to noon and Isaac Skinaway looked ready to march. In a foam Thor suit, the seven-year-old was part of a superhero-themed kids’...

6/30/2018

article Families not far from mind of new Minnesota U.S. Attorney Erica MacDonald
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota’s new U.S. attorney, Erica MacDonald, carried a framed doodle by one of her sons to hang in the office where she cut her teeth as a...

6/21/2018

article Date set for Red Lake runoff election
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake runoff elections have been set for Wednesday, July 18. Band members will choose their chairman, tribal secretary, tribal treasurer, Redby...

6/9/2018

article A tale told in two languages: Drawing inspiration from Red Lake, new children’s book written in Ojibwe and English
(Minnesota) -- Even with a name like Brenda Child, the idea of writing a children's book was out of the ordinary. As a historian and professor of American Studies at...

6/2/2018

article Supreme advice for grads: Justice Anne McKeig delivers address at Red Lake commencement ceremony
(Minnesota) -- The rain couldn't dampen the spirits of the 36 graduates from Red Lake High School on Saturday. And their spirits also were raised up by a member of...

5/24/2018

article Views from Red Lake: Middle schoolers explore where they’re from in video
(Minnesota) -- The camera soars over and through Red Lake: the water tower, powwow grounds, boxing club, grocery store, the remnants of St. Mary’s Mission Church,...

5/17/2018

article Most Red Lake Nation races lead to runoff elections
(Minnesota) -- All but one of Red Lake Nation's 2018 races resulted in runoff elections Wednesday, May 16, after a majority of the 40 candidates failed to secure...
article Red Lake, Minn., man sentenced for teen's shooting death
(Minnesota) -- A Red Lake, Minn., man who shot and killed a 17-year-old boy in a dispute about a Playstation was sentenced to 19 years and eight months in federal prison...

5/16/2018

article Solar panels installed at Red Lake Government Center
(Minnesota) -- Installation of solar panels on the roof of the Red Lake Government Center was completed Tuesday, May 15, and the tribe plans to start using the energy...

5/15/2018

article GOP governor candidate Jeff Johnson picks running mate from Democratic-heavy Duluth
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson has picked a GOP activist, Marine Corps veteran and American Indian who lives in Duluth as his...

5/5/2018

article Man charged with shotgun slaying on Red Lake Indian Reservation
(Minnesota) -- Michael Wayne Whitefeather did not know who he was attacking when he shot Anthony Allen Wells, according to a federal criminal complaint charging...

5/3/2018

article US Atty.: Red Lake Teen Charged In Shotgun Murder
(Minnesota) -- A Red Lake teen faces a federal murder charge. The United States Attorney’s office says Michael Wayne Whitefeather, 18, admitted to shooting a man...

4/24/2018

article 'Naboob with the Gichi-ogimaakwe': Meetings over dinner explain school district plans in Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake School District holds quarterly meetings for parents and the public at large to visit with the superintendent here. "Naboob with the Supe...

4/18/2018

article Red Lake to Host 13th Annual Youth Leadership Conference
(Minnesota) -- The 13th Annual Red Lake Nation Youth Leadership Conference will be held Wednesday thru Friday, May 2 – 4, 2018, at Red Lake High School in Red Lake...

4/14/2018

article Red Lake Nation enters busy election season with eight seats in play
(Minnesota) -- It's election season for the Red Lake Nation, with 39 candidates certified for eight tribal leadership positions. Leading the list is Chairman Darrell...

4/13/2018

article May announces run for Red Lake seat
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake Homeless Shelter’s Executive Director Jordan May announced his bid for Red Lake District Representative to the Tribal Council to the...
article Red Lake man sentenced to 82 months for violent assault
(Minnesota) -- United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker Tuesday announced the sentencing of Richard J. Smith, 27, to 82 months in prison for a violent assault of a man...

4/6/2018

article Sumner announces bid for Red Lake tribal secretary
(Minnesota) -- Current Red Lake Tribal Secretary Darwin Sumner announced Friday that he plans to run for the position, to which he was appointed in July after the death...

3/30/2018

article Red Lake Tribal Chairman Seki announces re-election bid
(Minnesota) -- Current Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki, Sr. announced Friday that he plans to run for re-election, four years after ousting longtime chairman Floyd...

3/28/2018

article ‘Hope Squad’ in Red Lake aims to help other students in crisis
(Minnesota) -- “You haven’t seemed yourself lately. Is everything OK?” That simple question could start a life-saving conversation with a friend who...

3/24/2018

article Bodies of 2 fishermen missing since November recovered in Red Lake, Minn.
(Minnesota) -- The bodies of two fishermen missing in northern Minnesota since November have been recovered. Red Lake Police say the body of a 17-year-old boy was found...

3/23/2018

article Sun power: Red Lake solar project takes off
(Minnesota) -- On Friday, after three years of work, Red Lake Nation’s ambitious solar energy project finally came together. A crane and crews could be seen from...

3/22/2018

article Missing fishermen recovered from Lower Red Lake, authorities say
(Minnesota) -- The bodies of two fishermen who went missing on Lower Red Lake in November have been recovered, according to authorities and family members.

3/21/2018

article Prentice announces bid for Red Lake treasurer
(Minnesota) -- Local business owner Chad Prentice announced Friday that he will run for Red Lake Tribal Treasurer. Prentice, who owns M&N Prentice Construction and,...

3/20/2018

article Iceman announces run for Red Lake seat
(Minnesota) -- Former Marine and Red Lake local Michael Iceman announced his bid for Red Lake District Representative Friday. Iceman, who was born and raised in Red Lake...

3/17/2018

article The Red Lake Tribal Council Votes to Remove Enbridge Oil Pipelines
(Minnesota) -- On Tuesday March 13th, The Red Lake Tribal Council voted unanimously to remove Enbridge owned oil pipelines from its lands.
article ‘A different world’: Actress, environmental activist Tantoo Cardinal talks tar sands in Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- Before Tantoo Cardinal left her childhood home near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, to attend high school, she spent her time taking in the nature...

3/14/2018

article Red Lake votes to remove Enbridge pipelines
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Tribal Council voted Tuesday, March 13, to remove Enbridge-owned oil pipelines from its land. The unanimous vote came two months after the...
article At Red Lake, site of 2005 school shooting, walkout carries deep significance
(Minnesota) -- About half of Red Lake High School’s student body and a handful of Red Lake Middle Schoolers left class Wednesday as part of a nationwide protest...

3/10/2018

article Red Lake Nation College hopes to close 'education canyon'
(Minnesota) -- In the Red Lake Nation, a place larger than the state of Rhode Island, there is no education gap. “It’s an education canyon,” said Dan...

3/4/2018

article Red Lake summit to focus on opioids
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake chemical health professionals will spend three days this week updating the band on efforts to curb opioid addiction and improve members'...

2/24/2018

article Six arrested in separate drug busts in Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- Six people were arrested on various drug charges in separate drug busts this week on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

2/23/2018

article A call for hope and unity: Seki delivers Red Lake State of the Band address
(Minnesota) -- Red Lake Chairman Darrell Seki began his State of the Band speech Friday by reminding attendees of those who couldn't be there. First, Seki offered...

2/15/2018

article Twelve arrested in three Red Lake drug busts
(Minnesota) -- Twelve people were arrested and Red Lake police seized large amounts of drugs, cash and stolen property while executing search warrants on the reservation...

1/26/2018

article 2 die of possible overdoses in Red Lake
(Minnesota) -- Two people were found dead of possible drug overdoses Friday on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The Red Lake Department of Public Safety received a...

1/24/2018

article Red Lake man pleads guilty to murder
(Minnesota) -- A Red Lake man who shot and killed a 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty to a federal second-degree murder charge Friday. Court records show that Joshua...
article Red Lake youth to perform in Minneapolis during Super Bowl week
(Minnesota) -- As football fans pack the Twin Cities ahead of the Super Bowl the next two weeks, a group of Red Lake youth hope to introduce the audience to their...

1/16/2018

article Four arrested after cash, drugs and guns seized on Red Lake reservation
(Minnesota) -- Four people were arrested and more than $18,000 in cash, along with drugs and guns, were seized after a weekend raid at residence on the Red Lake Indian...

1/13/2018

article Red Lake Tribal Council votes against Enbridge land deal
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Tribal Council voted Tuesday, Jan 9, to rescind a resolution accepting a land swap agreement with Enbridge Energy. The tribal council voted 5...

1/12/2018

article Red Lake tribe pulls out of deal selling land to pipeline company
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Tribal Council has voted to rescind a deal to sell Enbridge Energy reservation land where oil pipelines cross. In a 5-3 vote, the council...

1/9/2018

article Tribal fishing reopens on Lower Red Lake after drownings
(Minnesota) -- Fishing on Red Lake’s tribal waters has reopened for the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians after council members met with the families of two...

1/3/2018

article Red Lake Council votes to allow fishing on lakes after fishermen go missing
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Tribal Council voted Wednesday to allow fishing on both Upper and Lower Red Lake, nearly two months after two fishermen disappeared there.

12/31/2017

article Red Lake acquires two new ambulances
(Minnesota) -- The Red Lake Band of Ojibwe recently acquired two new ambulances that will be located at Red Lake and Ponemah. In March, two additional ambulances will be...

12/24/2017

article Cobenais appointed to state steering committee
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton recently appointed Jerald Cobenais of Red Lake as the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe delegate to the Minnesota Tribal Youth Gathering...

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.

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