Next Week @ LLTC:
- Registration for Fall 2012 classes is open all next week in our Student Services office. Please stop by campus, call 218-335-4220, or visit our websites, www.lltc.edu (click on "Prospective Students") for more information.
- The LLTC Library will be closed all day on Monday, July 30, so that our Maintenance professionals can give it a thorough cleaning before the Fall 2012 semester. The library will reopen on Tuesday, July 31.
- The student lounge in Giizhiikaandag Wigamig (Cedar Hall) will be closed all next week for clearning. Chi-Miigwech to our hardworking Maintenance staff!
- A meeting between the tribal council and the University of Minnesota Duluth is scheduled for Monday at 12 noon in Giizhiikaandag Wigamig's Benny Tonce Memorial Drum Room 204.
- The SHIP health division meets Tuesday in Giizhiikaandag Wigamig's Benny Tonce Memorial Drum Room 204.
- The Indian Land Tenure Foundation's Minnesota Indian Estate Planning Project holds a free assistance for tribal citizens to draft wills and other estate planning documents on Aabitoose (Wednesday), August 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Mitigominzh Wigamig (Oak Hall), Conference Room 102.
- The National Summer Transportation Institute, run by LLTC's Community and Continuing Education, holds its closing ceremony on Friday in Giizhiikaandag Wigamig's Benny Tonce Memorial Drum Room 204.
- LLTC Student Services offers GED examination sessions on the first and third Fridays of each month; the next opportunity being on Friday, August 3. For more information, please call 218-335-4220. The August 17 session is cancelled, due to student orientation; regular sessions will resume in September.
For more on the 2012 Sustainable Homes Tour: http://greenlivingbemidji.areavoices.com/2012-sustainable-homes-tour/
More on FEMA's rejection of Minnesota's request for individual disaster aid following this summer's severe flooding:
- "Dayton Calls FEMA Aid Denial 'Cruel and Wrong'" (St. Paul Pioneer Press) http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_21164019/dayton-calls-fema-aid-denial-cruel-and-wrong
- "Governor's Request for Individual Disaster Aid Rejected" (Cloquet Pine Journal) http://www.pinejournal.com/event/article/id/27204/
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College president Larry Anderson is also a champion weightlifter: http://www.pinejournal.com/event/article/id/27171/
16-month-old MariJane Elexis Ann Natewa / Makoons (Red Lake) is remembered in this Bemidji Pioneer obituary: http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/event/obituary/id/100042305/
More on White Earth fighting invasive faucet snails: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/26/4663033/dnr-white-earth-nation-search.html
27-year-old Debra Ann Buckanaga (White Earth) is remembered in this Detroit Lakes Tribune obituary: http://www.dl-online.com/event/obituary/id/69026/
The Native American Financial Services Association takes issue with a bill working its way through the U.S. Senate that would affect tribal online commerce: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/26/4663826/native-american-economic-future.html
Due to its fragile condition, a 200-year-old flag held by the Gopher family of Rocky Boy's Chippewa Cree Reservation in Montana cannot leave the state following a court ruling: http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20120727/NEWS01/207270324/Flag-not-allowed-out-Montana-Gopher-family-feud
Gopher family flag held by Dorothy Gopher, Mike Gopher, and Mack McDonald (Photograph published by the Great Falls Tribune, 26 July 2012)The latest issue of Native Peoples features the renowned Santa Fe Indian Market: http://www.examiner.com/article/native-peoples-magazine-spotlights-santa-fe-indian-market
More on the murder of Duluth artist Joshua Eric Olson (Red Cliff) and its status in the justice system: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/238165/
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside offers an August 6 lecture on "Ojibwe Land Dedication in Southern France" by David Maack: http://www.journaltimes.com/lifestyles/senior_news/adventures-in-lifelong-learning-offers-cultural-enrichment-activities/article_e1660168-d464-11e1-9fa9-0019bb2963f4.html
War of 1812 commemorations continue, some including acknowledgement of First Nations' contributions and sacrifices:
- "British and American Forces Clash at Fort William Historical Park" (NetNewsLedger) http://netnewsledger.com/2012/07/27/british-and-american-forces-clash-at-fort-william-historical-park/
- "Four Ways to Look at a War" (WeAllAreMukMuks) http://weareallmukmuks.com/four-ways-to-look-at-a-war
Canada's Olympic delegation includes boxer Mary Spencer (Cape Croaker Ojibwe):
- "Canada Will Have New Olympic Household Names by End of London 2012 -- And Bid Adieu to a Few" (Yahoo!) http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/eh-game/canada-olympic-household-names-end-london-2012-bid-220934146.html
- "Get Ready to Cheer on These Native Athletes at the 2012 London Olympics" (Indian Country Today) http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/07/27/get-ready-to-cheer-on-these-native-athletes-at-the-2012-london-olympics-125767
- "Native Olympians in London" (Cherokee One Feather) http://theonefeather.com/2012/07/native-olympians-in-london/
Hollow Water First Nation mourns the untimely death of 25-year-old Corey Williams, whose body was found in a field near Selkirk, Manitoba: http://www.firstperspective.ca/news/1293-parents-mourn-son-who-had-a-big-heart
Monday, Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation holds a vigil for murdered woman Roberta McIvor: http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/2012/07/26/vigil-to-be-held-for-sandy-bay-woman
The Ontario Native Women's Association is focusing on youth programs to help end cycles of violence: http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2012/7/26/working-youth-end-violence-against-women_23186
Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre offers First Nations interpretive programming: http://www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca/news_item.php?NewsID=48944
More on the death of Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre president Andrew Mixemong / Neezhoday: http://www.midlandfreepress.com/2012/07/26/rainbow-a-message-from-creator-family
Wauzhushk Onigum Nation's Honouring Our Children and Elders Powwow was held July 20-22: http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2012/7/26/powwow-brings-together-family-and-friends_23194
More on Ontario's apology to Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation for past flooding: http://www.tbnewswatch.com/news/224324/Ontario-apologizes-100-years-after-Ojibway-Nation-floods