- One more week until the Fall 2012 class registration deadline! Returning, new, and potential students, please make sure you are registered with your advisor in Student Services noongom (today)! For more information, visit the Student Services office in Giizhiikaandag Wigamig (Cedar Hall), call 218-335-4220, or visit www.lltc.edu and click on "Prospective Students."
- LLTC Community Education's Native flute class begins tonight, happening Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for the next two weeks. The class fee is $50, registration is required, and participants will take home a flute to keep. For more information, please call LLTC Community Education at 218-335-4244.
- The Wellness Center meeting with Peacemakers and Penn State happens Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Giizhiikaandag Wigamig's Benny Tonce Memorial Drum Room 204.
- Faculty orientation begins Aabitoose (Wednesday) and continues through next week. Welcome back, faculty colleagues!
- A science lab pre-construction conference is scheduled for Aabitoose at 10 a.m. in Giizhiikaandag Wigamig's Benny Tonce Memorial Drum Room 204.
- Giizhiikaandag Wigamig's Benny Tonce Memorial Drum Room 204 is unavailable for meetings and events on Friday, as our Maintenance professionals will be cleaning it before fall semester.
- This Friday and Saturday, LLTC Community Education offers a black ash basketry workshop with renowned weaver Clyde Estey, Jr. The class fee is $50, registration is required, and participants are asked to bring their own lunches for the sessions. For more information, please contact LLTC Community Education at 218-335-4244.
And in this half-hour documentary: http://bcove.me/zy8qyt5x
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is monitoring makadeshibag (cormorants) on Lake Vermilion, using Leech Lake as a model: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/238932/
Fond du Lac's LAX-4-Life (Lacrosse for Life) program gets support from the Minnesota Army National Guard: http://www.dvidshub.net/news/92646/national-guard-supports-native-american-youth-lacrosse-camp
The United States House of Representatives has passed House Resolution 5797, the Mille Lacs Lake Freedom to Fish Act of 2012: http://hometownsource.com/2012/08/03/60894/
More on folk hero Anita Reyes-LeRey (Ojibwe) who was able to stay in her foreclosed home, thanks to activism by the American Indian Movement and OccupyHomesMN: http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2012/08/03/free-speech-zone-14500-people-24-hours-sign-petition-ojibwe-woman-protecting-her-hom
The 35th annual Nanticoke Powwow will be held September 8-9 near Millsboro, Delaware: http://capegazette.villagesoup.com/ae/story/nanticoke-powwow-will-feature-jingle-dancers/870039
Jemez Springs, New Mexico, resident and sculptor Rollie Grandbois (Turtle Mountain) had a piece of his art initially censored by the government because of its depiction of a religious building and figure: http://www.santafenewmexican.com/Opinion/080512Harlan
Turtle Mountain is home to one of North Dakota's great treasures, the International Peace Garden: http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/567913/A-different-world.html?nav=5010
Red Cliff is among the Wisconsin communities included in a FEMA disaster aid request after this summer's severe flooding: http://www.wrn.com/2012/08/feds-declare-disaster-from-flooding/
Singer Justin Bieber has been justifiably criticized by the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples for spreading a misconception about First Nations citizens when he said in a Rolling Stone interview, "I'm actually part Indian. I think Inuit or something? I'm enough per cent that in Canada I can get free gas."
- "Justin Bieber Chided by Aboriginal Group for Free Gas Comment" (CBC) http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/story/2012/08/03/justin-bieber-indian-inuit-rolling-stone-reaction.html
- "Justin Bieber Under Fire for His 'Free Gas' for 'Indians' Comment" (Digital Journal) http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/330094
The report, "Boiling Point!", can be found here: http://www.water.ca/boiling%20point.pdf
Poet and professor Naomi McIlwraith (Cree) shares her volume of poetry, kiyâm, in this Edmonton, Alberta, Journal feature: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Edmonton+poet+gives+fresh+vital+voice+ancient+tongue/7038994/story.html
The Athabasca University Press site for kiyâm: http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120210
Sandy Bay First Nation held a vigil to remember young woman Roberta McIvor, whose body was found in a field and whose death is being investigated: http://www.portagedailygraphic.com/2012/08/03/vigil-held-for-mcivor
The signing of Treaty No. 1 was commemorated at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site in St. Andrews, Mantioba, this past August 3 and 6: http://www.selkirkjournal.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3598403
A Midland, Ontario, Daily News features highlights the Anishinaabe pictographs on Agawa Rock in Lake Superior Provincial Park: http://www.ourmidland.com/sports/article_da794e82-9d92-5714-b4bd-3db1d2c4d5d5.html
Pays Plat First Nation held its 5th annual cultural teachings week to share traditional wisdom with its citizens: http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2012/8/2/honouring-traditions_23219
The Historic Saugeen Métis hold a symposium and workshop entitled, "Indigenous Knowledge and Border Issues in the Great Lakes After the War of 1812," this Friday: http://www.shorelinebeacon.com/2012/08/03/saugeen-metis-symposium-and-rendezvous-to-make-history-next-weekend