Noongom @ LLTC:
- The Agwajiing Wedaminod Outdoor Recreation Club meets at 12 noon in Mitigominzh Wigamig (Oak Hall), in Migizi Room 110.
- The Parents' Study Support Group meets from 4-6 p.m. in Giizhiikaandag Wigamig (Cedar Hall), in the Benny Tonce Memorial Drum Room 204.
- Everyone is welcome to the free and fun Zumba session, led by our LLTC Community Education coordinator Amy Erickson, from 4:15-5:15 p.m. at the Cass Lake-Bena Elementary School gymnasium.
Please abide by burning restrictions, and stay safe!
Great Lakes-based Keepers of the Water shares an article about mining and treaty rights on its blog: http://keepersofthewater.org/2012/10/02/article-mining-and-the-marginalization-of-reserved-treaty-rights/
The original article by Robert Desjarlait on Intercontinental Cry: http://intercontinentalcry.org/mining-and-the-marginalization-of-reserved-treaty-rights/
Keep Asemaa Sacred: http://www.keepitsacred.org
University of Minnesota's American Indian Community Tobacco Project: http://www.sph.umn.edu/epi/aictp/
Leech Lake Youth Division's Asemaa Program: http://www.llojibwe.org/edu/youthdiv/asemaa.html
An opinion piece entitled "Kill the Indians, Then Copy Them" by David Treuer (Leech Lake) was featured this past weekend in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/30/opinion/sunday/kill-the-indians-then-copy-them.html
78 year-old Iva Lou LaDuke (Leech Lake) is remembered in this Bemidji Pioneer obituary: http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/content/iva-lou-laduke and in this Cease Family Funeral Home obituary: http://www.ceasefuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1686502&fh_id=11968
Red Lake Nation's candidate fair happens October 10 from 5-9 p.m.: http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/content/red-lake-schedules-candidate-fair
Confirmed for attendance are the following state and local candidates: Roger Erickson, Quentin Fairbanks, Rep. Dave Hancock, John Melbye, Dennis Moser, Sen. Rod Skoe, Tim Sumner, Diana Sweeney
Keep up with the latest news from Red Lake Nation at Red Lake Net News: http://www.rlnn.com
31 year-old Justin Allen Kelly (Red Lake) is remembered in this Bemidji Pioneer obituary: http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/content/justin-kelly
67 year-old Carrie Jean Kingbird / Bii deway quay da mook (Red Lake) is remembered in this Bemidji Pioneer obituary: http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/content/carrie-j-kingbird
Occupy Homes Minnesota and the experience of Anita Reyes (White Earth) regarding home foreclosure is one of the specific stories noted in an article about the widening wealth gap in the United States: http://www.sfgate.com/business/bloomberg/article/Top-1-Got-93-of-Income-Growth-as-Rich-Poor-Gap-3911599.php
38 year-old Michele Katherine Sugar / Chanupa Luta Wi (Lakota) is remembered in this Bemidji Pioneer obituary: http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/content/michele-k-sugar and this Cease Family Funeral Home obituary: http://www.ceasefuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1683898&fh_id=11968
Even with all the other economic issues facing Duluth, its city council still persists in its litigation fight with Fond du Lac over Fond-Du-Luth Casino revenue:
- "Duluth City Council Forsees Steep Climb to Keep up Roads" (Duluth News Tribune) http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/245199/
- "Duluth City Council Tackling Priority: Streets" (Northland's NewsCenter) http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/local/Council-Tackling-Priority-172218371.html
Bismarck State College in North Dakota has a number of Indigenous-themed diversity events this month: http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/diversity-program-planned-at-bsc/article_b60d788a-0be0-11e2-af52-0019bb2963f4.html
Sanford Research, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has received a 5-year $13.5 million National Institute on Minority Health and Disparities grant to create the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health, which is intended to partner with American Indian communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota: http://www.mdnews.com/news/2012_10/sanford-research-partners-receive-$135-million-grant
Writer Louise Erdrich (Turtle Mountain) will discuss her new novel, The Round House, at the Nashville, Tennessee, Public Library on October 9: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120930/LIFE/309300014/Louise-Erdrich-will-discuss-new-novel-Nashville-Public-Library
The StepUp initiative of Thunder Bay, Ontario, unites organizations and community members across cultures to prevent child abuse and neglect:
- "'It Takes a Community to Protect a Child'" (Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal) http://www.chroniclejournal.com/content/news/local/2012/10/02/%E2%80%98it-takes-community-protect-child%E2%80%99
- "Preventing Abuse" (TBNewsWatch) http://www.tbnewswatch.com/news/238298/Preventing-abuse