- All LLTC students and employees are warmly invited to Monday Drum and Potluck, happening at 12 noon in Giizhiikaandag Wigamig (Cedar Hall), in the Benny Tonce Memorial Drum Room 204. Team 4 has a delicious Halloween-themed meal on the menu.
- Agwajiing Wedaminod Outdoor Recreation Club meets Tuesday at 12 noon.
- The Parents' Study Support Group meets Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. in Giizhiikaandag Wigamig's Benny Tonce Memorial Drum Room 204.
- Everyone is welcome to the free and fun Zumba sessions led by our very own Community Education coordinator Amy Erickson on Tuesday and Thursday, from 4:15-5:15 p.m., at the Cass Lake-Bena Elementary School gymnasium.
- Student Senate meets Aabitoose (Wednesday) at 12 noon in Giizhiikaandag Wigamig's Benny Tonce Memorial Drum Room 204.
- STEM Club meets Thursday at 12 noon in Mitigominzh Wigamig's Migizi Room 110.
- Student Services offers GED testing on Friday. For more information, please call 218-335-4220.
LLTC adjunct instructor and ACLU Greater Minnesota Racial Justice Project coordinator Audrey Thayer is quoted in this article on what implications the proposed Minnesota state constitutional amendment that would require photo identification of voters might have on populations including students, the elderly, and working class or those who use tribal government-issued IDs: http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/247963/
This Friday, Leech Lake's own Niigaane Immersion School director Leslie Harper speaks at Carleton College: http://apps.carleton.edu/news/news/?story_id=904862
Upon the tenth anniversary of the death of Senator Paul Wellstone, Minnesota Public Radio highlights the plane crash memorial site which features a stone inscribed with a poem by LeAnn Littlewolf (Leech Lake): http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/10/25/daily-circuit-wellstone-memorial/
The new book This Indian Country: American Indian Activists and the Place They Made by Frederick E. Hoxie is reviewed by the Seattle Times: http://seattletimes.com/html/books/2019521188_br26indiancountry.html
Red Lake Nation citizens Quentin Fairbanks, incumbent, and Tim Sumner are running for the position of Beltrami County District 4 Commissioner: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/28/two-red-lake-nation-members-run-for-county-commissioner-position-discuss-issues-at-candidate-fair-141722
Minnesota Indian Education Association 2012 award winners Kay Kirt and Patty Ervin are highlighted for their service in this Grand Rapids Herald-Review feature: http://www.grandrapidsmn.com/schools/news/article_7bf1a7de-1f86-11e2-9f56-001a4bcf887a.html
More on Minnesota's controversial hunting and trapping season for ma'iinganag (wolves) and White Earth standing up against it by becoming a wolf sanctuary:
Indigenous rights and environmental advocate Winona LaDuke (White Earth) shares her thoughts on the death of Russell Means (Oglala Lakota): http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/ict_sbc/russell-means-a-hero-moves-on
Native Voices at the Autry features the play The Record Holders by Dennis Tibbetts (White Earth): http://www.westsidetoday.com/m1-8279/native-voices-at-the.html
More on the National Book Award-nominated The Round House by Louise Erdrich (Turtle Mountain):
- "In Louise Erdrich's Latest, a Tangle of Laws and People" (Globe and Mail) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/book-reviews/in-louise-erdichs-latest-a-tangle-of-laws-and-people/article4680831/
- "New Erdrich Novel Deals with Crime and Jurisdiction on North Dakota Reservation" (Nebraska Educational Telecommunications) http://www.netnebraska.org/node/824054
Congratulations to our colleagues at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College for being awarded a U.S. Department of Education grant to train more Anishinaabe teachers: http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/nw-wisconsin/Federal-Grant-to-Help-Prepare-More-Native-American-Teachers-in-Wis-176006841.html
Dr. Rick St. Germaine (Lac Courte Oreilles) is the Nation Indian Education Association's 2012 Educator of the Year Award winner: http://www.haywardwi.com/news/article_4de439cc-1f10-11e2-9469-001a4bcf887a.html
Dr. Rick St. Germaine (Photograph by Terrell Boettcher, published in the Sawyer County Record, 25 October 2012)
Indian Country Today highlights some of the big news stories of last week: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/28/the-week-that-was-the-big-stories-in-indian-country-22-142594
More on the War of 1812 commemorations:
- "Allies No More" (APTN) http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2012/10/25/allies-no-more/
- "Area First Nations to Be Honoured for Role in War of 1812" (Sault Star) http://www.saultstar.com/2012/10/25/area-first-nations-to-be-honoured-for-role-in-war-of-1812
- "Artifacts, War of 1812 to Be Featured at Stanton Hotel Gala" (Orangeville Citizen) http://www.citizen.on.ca/news/2012-10-25/Local_News/Artifacts_War_of_1812_to_be_featured_at_Stanton_Ho.html
Wawatay Fobister's play Agokwe: Gay Love on the Rez, currently being produced by the Catalyst Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta, examines what it means to be two-spirited: http://www.gigcity.ca/2012/10/28/gay-love-on-the-rez-award-winning-play-comes-out-in-edmonton/
Wapikoni mobile media labs are giving First Nations youths an outlet for creativity and reaching out to others: http://www.montrealgazette.com/Wapikoni+mobile+offers+creative+outlet/7455199/story.html
Columnist Colleen Simard (Anishinabe) ruminates on driving lessons: http://www.troymedia.com/2012/10/26/learning-how-not-to-drive/
Environmental Health News focuses on environmental health challenges facing First Nations citizens: http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2012/contaminated-culture
Reprinted in Scientific American: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=contaminated-culture-native-people-struggle-with-tainted-resources
An Orangeville Banner column suggests a tale from an Ojibwa First Nation community in Canada may be interpreted as being about an extraterrestrial visitation: http://www.orangeville.com/community/life/article/1525321--strange-tale-ojibwa-tale-of-a-skyman-visitor-may-have-been-alien