This Week @ LLTC:
- The deadline to register for fall semester classes at Leech Lake Tribal College is NOONGOM (today), Monday, August 13, 2012. For more information, please talk to someone in our Student Services office, here on campus in Giizhiikaandag Wigamig (Cedar Hall), on the phone at 218-335-4220, or visit www.lltc.edu and click on "Prospective Students."
- Faculty orientation continues this week in Mitigominzh Wigamig (Oak Hall), Mooz Room 100.
- Aabitoose (Wednesday) is a bittersweet day for Leech Lake Tribal College; we celebrate the retirement of our much beloved outgoing president, Dr. Ginny Carney, and welcome our incoming president, Dr. Day. We wish the very best to both of these leaders and good people who have the wellbeing of Leech Lake Tribal College, its students, alumni, employees, and supporting community in their hearts.
- LLTC will close early on Aabitoose for our employee picnic, happening at Stony Point Beach.
- An Education Equity Organization Collaboration [EEOC] meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. in Giizhiikaandag Wigamig's Benny Tonce Memorial Drum Room 204.
- Student orientation happens this Friday, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Giizhiikaandag Wigamig. We look forward to seeing all of our new and returning students this Friday!
- "Polling Places Set for Beltrami County Residents" (Bemidji Pioneer) http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/event/article/id/100042853/
- "Redrawn Districts Changing Some Residents' Polling Site" (Bemidji Pioneer) http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/event/article/id/100042845/
- "Tuesday Primary to Narrow Candidate Field" (Bemidji Pioneer) http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/event/article/id/100042855/
The Leech Lake-Cass County Wellness Court gets a comprehensive feature by Minnesota Public Radio: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/08/08/ground-level-price-of-safety-wellness/
Hennepin County Indian Child Welfare Act [ICWA] social worker Korina Barry (Leech Lake) is highlighted in this MinnPost feature: http://www.minnpost.com/community-sketchbook/2012/08/benefits-social-workers-who-come-tribal-community
Korina Barry (Photograph by Patrick O'Leary for the University of Minnesota, published in MinnPost on 8 August 2012)Noongom (today) from 12-1 p.m. CDT, the U.S. Department of the Interior's Secretarial Commission on Indian Trust Administration and Reform holds a public webinar meeting featuring Bob Anderson (Bois Forte) among other participants: http://www.nativetimes.com/news/federal/7566-doi-to-hold-public-webinar-on-improving-trust-management
Fond du Lac's 34th annual Mash-ka-wisen Sobriety Powwow brought together friends and families supporting sobriety: http://www.pinejournal.com/event/article/id/27298/
2012 Mash-ka-wisen Sobriety Powwow and Sobriety Run (Photographs by Jamie Lund for the Cloquet Pine Journal, published 10 August 2012)Red Lake Nation's Chief Meskokonaye Youth Cultural Learning Camp hosted a delegation of Diné youths: http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/242762/
Arnold Eugene "Shiekie" Pemberton, Sr. / Giniiw (Red Lake) -- grandfather of our LLTC chief financial officer Shelly Pemberton -- is lovingly remembered in this Bemidji Pioneer obituary: http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/event/obituary/id/100042848/
Our thoughts are with Shelly and the many friends and family of Mr. Pemberton.
Minnesota reflects on 150 years since the Dakota-U.S. War:
- "150 Years Ago in Southern Minnesota: Culture Clash" (Mankato Free Press) http://mankatofreepress.com/local/x1040819499/150-years-ago-in-southern-Minnesota-Culture-clash
- "Born to Lead" (Minneapolis Star Tribune) http://www.startribune.com/local/165655726.html
- "A Man Lost in History" (Minneapolis Star Tribune) http://www.startribune.com/local/165886506.html
Lawyer Harold Monteau (Chippewa Cree) shares his thoughts on Native nations, citizenship, and identity in this Indian Country Today feature: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/ict_sbc/native-nations-should-define-themselves
Red Cliff's new Frog Bay Tribal National Park is celebrated in this Wausau Daily Herald feature: http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20120812/WDH04/208120307/Mary-Bergin-travel-column-New-park-helps-preserve-Red-Cliff-Band-s-heritage
Frog Bay Tribal National Park's Lake Superior shoreline (Photograph by Mary Bergin for the Wausau Daily Herald, published 10 August 2012)A group of people are walking across Canada to protest the Indian Act: http://www.saultstar.com/2012/08/10/taking-it-out-on-the-indian-act
Winnipeg, Manitoba-based columnist Colleen Simard talks about the passing of country music's Kitty Wells and what that means to her and her family: http://www.troymedia.com/2012/08/10/we-were-just-a-tribe-of-honky-tonk-indians/
Colleen Simard has also offered to talk to pop star Justin Bieber, who displayed stunning ignorance in recent remarks about First Nations people: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/330599
Poet David Groulx (Metis/Ojibwa) is highlighted in this Halifax, Nova Scotia, Chronicle Herald feature: http://thechronicleherald.ca/books/125941-a-tale-of-two-davids
Yesterday, the Oshkimaadziig Unity Camp held a gathering in Guelph, Ontario: http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/krystalline-kraus/2012/08/activist-communique-anishinabek-action-oshkimaadziig-unity-
Saturday, Toronto's Planet IndigenUS featured writers Thomas King, Drew Hayden Taylor, and Brian Wright-McLeod: http://www.blogto.com/events/57207