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Band to Hold Law Enforcement Rally at Capitol

MPR: Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe sues county, wants authority to investigate crimes

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Star Tribune: Amid Public Safety Crisis, Band Holds Rally at Capitol

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‘Before, we were invisible:’ How Minnesota’s most prosperous Indian tribe became a powerhouse in Washington

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Minnesota Must Say “No” to Enbridge’s Line 3 Pipeline

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Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe sues county over policing dispute

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Department of the Interior searches for Native Americans

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Woman Aims to Protect Burial Site in South St. Paul

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Police Shootings of Native Americans are Underreported and Rising

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Meet the young activists fighting Enbridge's Line 3 oil pipeline

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3 arrested at Enbridge Line 3 pipeline site in Wisconsin

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Native Americans Have General Sherman to Thank for Their Exile to Reservations

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Man found guilty of manslaughter after delivering a fatal punch at local bar

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Tar sands pipeline: a litmus test of whether Minnesota is serious about climate change

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CL-B senior named Minnesota American Indian Athlete of the Year

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LaDuke: 'I am tired of being invisible to you all'

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Local View: Line 3 route threatens our water, lake properties, jobs

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Lawmaker's Response: DFLers divided; Republicans out in force for Line 3

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Watchdog: UMD’s pipeline study was polluted by Enbridge money

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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims November 2017 as National Native American Heritage Month

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Evolution of Celebrating Native Americans

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Trump Kicks Off Native American Heritage Month By Reviving ‘Pocahontas’ Slur

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The Importance and Impotence of Native American Heritage Month (A Reparations Conversation)

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Anderson Turns the Page

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Star Tribune: Mille Lacs County's fight with Indian community hurts tourism

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Star Tribune: Deer bringing death to Minnesota moose

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Hearings on Enbridge's Line 3 oil pipeline open in St. Paul

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‘We Are Anishinaabe: Honoring Textile Traditions’ exhibit

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Mille Lacs County sues feds to get FOIA response

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DNR proposes letting Mille Lacs ice anglers keep one walleye a day this winter

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WITH A GRAIN OF WILD RICE MINNESOTA’S PROPOSED SULFATE RULE IRKS IRON RANGE LEADERS, WHO FACE HEFTY COSTS TO COMPLY, SPARKING A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT TO RESTORE THE GRAIN

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American Indian community honors Dennis Banks' vision and leadership

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The opioid epidemic is devastating Native American communities

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Mille Lacs advisory committee meeting is Thursday, Nov. 2

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Adams Publishing Group acquires Mille Lacs Messenger and Aitkin Independent Age, a/k/a MessAge Media

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Get to know the school board candidates

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Dennis Banks, American Indian activist, Wounded Knee figure, dies

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Enbridge says it knew about damage in Line 5 pipeline three years ago

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CLC's Cultural Thursday to host Brenda Child

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American Indian Nations Respond to Opioid Epidemic in Their Communities

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Star Tribune: Pine County, Mille Lacs Band will hire cultural coach

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MLFAC members thankful for ‘walleye welfare’ but unhappy with DNR

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The last big pipeline battle

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Mille Lacs County - County board to file lawsuit against feds

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Taking exception: ‘The disrespect that modern Native Americans battle’

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Enbridge ordered to publicly disclose the probability of spills along proposed new pipeline

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Senate committee discusses bills introduced in wake of LaFontaine-Greywind killing

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Inaajimowin Archive

Letter from Feds Confirms Boundaries, Law Enforcement Powers

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Files Lawsuit Against Mille Lacs County

Secretary of Interior Meets with Band, County on Law Enforcement

Department of the Interior Searches for 17,000 Native American Individuals to Claim Accounts Before November 27 Deadline

Grand Casinos Honor Veterans with Free Meal

Mille Lacs Band Receives Grant to Address Opioid Crisis

Mille Lacs Band Designated Heart Safe Community

Onamia Teachers Learn Ojibwemowin

Pine Grove Update — Safety, Weather, New Books

Pine County, Mille Lacs Band Seek Applicants for Community Coach Position

Winter Hazard Awareness Week is Nov. 6-10

Grants Department Responds to Community Needs

Immersion Teacher Receives Teaching License, Second Degree

Band Members, Employees Chosen for Leadership Training

DAR Inducted Into Minnesota Boxing Hall of Fame

HHS Meets with U of M on Drug Courts, Precision Medicine

Walk for Family Peace Brings Awareness of Domestic Violence

Wraparound Staff Attend Homelessness Conference

Zumba Dances Its Way Into District II

Circle of Health Plans Weekly MNSure Enrollment Events

Mille Lacs Chapter of Natives Against Heroin Meets

November 2017 National News Briefs

Teaching People About Anishinaabe

Band Members, Officials Present at NCAI Convention

Let Our Voices Be Heard

Micronesian Canoes Come to Mille Lacs

November 2017 State and Local News Briefs

Band, Pine County Work Together to Hire Community Coach

Message from the Chief Executive, November 2017

‘Percap Patrol’ Leads to Discussion, Organization, Action

Nay Ah Shing Students Learn about Safety, Fire Prevention

Pine Grove Students Get Hands-on Lessons in Safety

Minor Trust Training Scheduled for Nov. 13

Band Members Seek Answers, Action After Surge in Overdoses

Bassmaster Brings Anglers, Crowds Back to Mille Lacs

Community Members Step Up, Come Together to Fight Addictions

District I Welcomes Teachers and Staff of Onamia Schools

Gego Awakaanaaken Giwiiji-Bimaadiziim

It's Time for Action

Line 3 Hearings This Week in East Lake, Hinckley

New Beginnings Women's Gathering

October 2017 Message from the Chief Executive

Newest Pipeline Developments Encouraging, But Not Resolved

Child Support Enforcement Update October/November 2017

Assistant Commissioner Brings New Perspective to Government

Legislative News — License Plates, TERO, Ethics Code

Chief Executive Hosts Meet-and-Greet with New Commissioners

Governor Pressures County to Sign Law Enforcement Agreement with Band

Minnesotans to Gather at State Capitol to HOLD THE LINE on Enbridge Line 3

TERC Meets with Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management

National Preparedness Month Week 3: Practice and Build Out Your Plans

DNR Commissioner Extends Ricing Hours in District I

Airboat Training Prepares Officers for Rescue Operations

Bassmaster Angler of the Year Tournament Returns to Mille Lacs

Love Water, Not Oil — Honor the Earth Rides for Life

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures Names Michele Palomaki CEO of Wewinabi, Inc.

Survey Says Band Members Favor New Approach to Truancy

They Are Remembered at Big Sandy Lake

National Preparedness Month: Make a Plan to Help Your Neighbors and Community

A Drum Is the Heartbeat of the Mother

Band Members Invited to Smudge Capitol

Mino Bimaadiziwin Helps Band Members Overcome Barriers

Moccasin Telegraph — The Rhythm of Ricing

September Legislative Update

Traditional Images Chosen in License Plate Contest

Camp Ripley Commander Honored at Powwow

Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin's September 2017 Letter

Comment Period Open for Changes to Wild Rice Standards

Commissioner of Administration Works to Implement Chief's Vision

Mille Lacs is Second Home for New Education Commissioner

New Health and Human Services Commissioner Sets High Goals for Healthcare in Indian Country

September is National Preparedness Month

Wide-Ranging Discussion at First MCT Constitutional Convention Meetings

What Defines Me as a Mille Lacs Band Member

All We Have is Each Other

Band and Pine County Continue Collaboration on Important Issues

Commissioner Stresses Natural Resources are Gifts from Manidoo

Dentists Bring Experience, Empathy to Ne-Ia-Shing Clinic

Equine-Assisted Therapy Helps Band Members Heal, Recover

Wenji-ganawendamang Gidakiiminaan

Indigenous Games Are a Family Tradition for Reuben Gibbs

Leonard Sam Ricing and Fishing

Meetings Prepare Band Members for Constitutional Convention

Minisinaakwaang Celebrates at Gii-Ishkonigewag Powwow

Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Will Hold Constitutional Convention

New District II Associate Justice is Excited by New Role

Pipeline Risks and the Next Steps

Protecting Wisdom Keepers — Elder Abuse in Tribal Communities

Road Project Raises Concerns over Artifacts, Remains

School’s IN for Summer!

State of Minnesota Working Family Tax Credit 2017 Update

Stroke Danger Threatens MN Tribes

The 1855 Reservation: M-Opinion Says Boundaries Are Intact

Treuer Addresses Cultural Continuity, Cultural Change

5th Annual Adopt-a-Shoreline Clean-Up Effort on Lake Mille Lacs

Band Members and Allies State Strong Opposition to Line 3

Chameleon 5K — Rainbow of Color at Rice Lake Refuge

Commissioners Discuss Concerns with District III Band Members

District II Student Headed to Indigenous Games

Emergency Response Committee Prepares for Wildfire

Gikendandaa i’iw Ojibwemowin — Learn the Ojibwe Language

Leadership Conference Addresses Culture, Communication

Memorial Weekend Features Film, Music, Art, Powwow

Nay Ah Shing Meets Goals, Raises Bar for Next Year

Our Relationship with the Environment

Red Cross Volunteers Bring Sheltering Workshop to District I

Secretary-Treasurer Attends NCAI Conference in Connecticut

State, Federal Politics Loom Large in Indian Country

State-Tribal Relations in Action: Band Public Safety Headlines Meeting with Governor

Staying Safe, Being Prepared in Summer Months

Understanding MCT- Mille Lacs Band Issues

Ayaabadak Ishkode

Band Members Graduate from Pre-Apprenticeship Training

Band, Pine County Sign New Law Enforcement Agreement

Chiminising Hosts Ziigwan Powwow

Good People Are All Around Us

Heroin and Opioid Forum Presents Perspectives on Epidemic

HHS Employees Attend Point of Dispensing Seminar

HHS Prepares to Re-Open Four Winds

Joanne Boyd Recognized for 10 Years of Contributions to WIC Program

Kegg’s Message Helped Preserve Reservation

Larry ‘Amik’ Smallwood: An Anishinaabe Success Story

Leaders Meet Urban Area Band Members to Provide Updates

Native Rappers Take Stage in District I

New Hinckley Community Center is Taking Shape

Public Health Sponsors Cultural Presentation

State Seeks Public Comment on Line 3

Sheriff, Police Chief Address District I Community

New Resource Officer Hired for Nay Ah Shing Schools

Mille Lacs Band Divests from Wells Fargo

Catholic Charities Seeks to Build Community to Work on Key Issues

Mille Lacs County Board Votes to Terminate Law Enforcement Agreement

Band Departments Provide Supplies for the New School Year

Band Member named Executive Director of Minnesota Indian Affairs Council

Ground Broken for District I Housing Development

Band and State Leaders Continue to Build Strong Bond

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Firefighters

Wild Rice and Habitat Restoration on Lake Ogechie

Harvest, Poach, Jig, Winnow: Ricing Process is Tribal Tradition

History and Culture Are Alive at Rice Lake Landing

October is the Falling Leaves Moon

Band Hosts Nibi Miinawaa Manoomin Symposium

From the Aitkin Independent Age: A Crude Awakening

Chief Executive Addresses Housing Conference

Minnesota Indian Housing Conference, Sept. 15, 2015, Welcome Remarks by Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin

Court Rules that Sandpiper Decision Was Illegal

Highway 169 lane closures north of Milaca begin Sept. 1

EPA Administrator Visits Mille Lacs

Vet Clinic Coming to District I

Community Support Services

Response Team Works to End Truancy

Family and Frybread are Key Ingredients for a Successful Business

New Director Brings Unique Perspective

Another Year of Doing What They Love

New Director Helps Minisinaakwaang Kick off School Year

Healthy Food, Healthy People

49th Annual Traditional Powwow

Band Leaders Address Opiate Addiction with Elected Officials In Effort to Find Allies and Solutions

A Zest for Life: The Condensed Story of Dale Greene

Drumkeepers Call for One-Year Suspension of Netting

Second Pipeline Proposed for Sandpiper Corridor

Pipeline Opponents Make Their Case in McGregor

Pine County Joins CodeRED Emergency Notification Service

St. Paul Declares Indigenous Peoples Day

The Good Way of Life at Minobimaadiziwin

Hand Drum Class Connects Boys to Heritage

Applicants sought for Ojibwe Immersion Academy Weekend Cohort

Cultural Center Hosts Fall Programs

New Principal Stresses Need for Change

‘If I Can Do It, Anyone Can’

A Concrete Plan for the Future

Technology Provides Anishinaabe College Students New Options

Commissioner Sworn in for Full Term

Mille Lacs Delegation Attends White House Tribal Youth Gathering

Former Speaker Was a Man of Compassion

State May Shut Down Mille Lacs Walleye Harvest

Anishinaabeg Gather to Remember Sandy Lake Tragedy

MIKWENDAAGOZIWAG: They are remembered

From the Aitkin Age: Remembering the Sandy Lake tragedy

From the Aitkin Age: CLC hires first local Ojibwe speaker/teacher

Gii-Ishkonigewag Powwow is July 24-26 in District II

DNR: State anglers closing in on walleye quota

Nay Ah Shing Students Return from GERI Residential Camp

Register Now for the 2nd Annual Family Golf Outing

From NPR: White House Hosts Tribal Youth

Band Joins Fish and Wildlife Service to Celebrate Refuge Centennial

DNR Installs ‘Beaver Deceiver’ in District III

Moose, HHS Take Steps to Combat Opiates

Klapel’s Vision for DNR Based on Anishinaabe Values

Know the Rules for Dog Ownership on Tribal Lands

Benjamin sworn in for new term

Chiminising to host basketball tourneys

Grand Casino Hinckley Hosts Training Conference

Mobile Dental Clinic

Native Pride: Bill Schaaf’s Life of Service

Open house at Hinckley Medical Office Building July 23

Indian Education Funding Gets Boost from State Lawmakers

Lawsuit Challenges Minnesota Adoption Law

Mille Lacs culture showcased in St. Paul

Election to be Held on MCT Membership Amendment

Minisinaakwaang Says No to Sandpiper

Notice of Public Meetings on Proposed Pipeline

Office Building Grand Opening in Hinckley

Band members kick off NCAI conference in St. Paul

District II community meeting features information, inspiration

132 honored for educational achievement

Nay Ah Shing Students Go To Purdue University

Hwy. 169 project on schedule

Men to gather at District I immersion grounds

From the Brainerd Dispatch: Anishinaabe — Healing culture, healing oneself

Graduate recognition ceremony is this Wednesday

Wii Du youth learn CPR

From the Mille Lacs Messenger: Dope-sniffing dog certified

Mark your calendar: Inaugural Gii-Ishkonigewag Powwow is July 24-26

Nay Ah Shing fifth grade graduation

Walking with Water at Nay Ah Shing

From the Mille Lacs County Times: Principal Norberg begins journey into retirement

Join the 14th Annual Walk around Mille Lacs

Hinckley prepares for a Grand Celebration

Niigaan basketball camps are June 16-18

From the Mille Lacs Messenger: Mille Lacs Band protests pipeline

Breaking the Silence: Confronting the Problem of Elder Abuse

County rejects Social Host Ordinance

From the Star Tribune: Pipeline protest draws marchers to St. Paul

From the Duluth News Tribune: Mille Lacs band vows to fight Sandpiper

ATV classes scheduled in all three districts

Eddy’s Resort: Same Name, New Look

Grand Casino Hinckley to host National Indian Gaming Commission training

Wanted: Youth powwow dancers

Band Hosts Tribal Relations Conference

Band Hosts Tribal Summit On Crisis of Indian Children

Minisinaakwaang speaks out against Sandpiper

Pine Grove Satellite Project Approved

Anishinaabe Immersion Camp is June 23 through 25

Band Members Producing Jingle Dress Documentary

EZ Enrollment Day at Anishinaabe College

Historic Agreement Reached to Combat Crime

State Patrol looking to diversify workforce

Transportation available to Sandpiper hearing June 5

From MPR: Minnesota tribes press concerns over pipeline plan, wild rice

Cultural Artist Joni Boyd Teaches Youth Traditional Ways in Summer Classes

National CPR & AED Awareness Week is June 1-7

From the Brainerd Dispatch

Forty-One Defendants Charged With Conspiracy To Traffic Drugs To Indian Reservations

Department of Justice Proposes Legislation to Improve Access to Voting for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Band Member Has a Thirst for Knowledge

Photos from the 2015 Memorial Day Powwow

Protect Our Lands From The Sandpiper Pipeline

9th Annual Ojibwe Language College Quiz Bowl

Chiminising Elder Shaped by Cultural Ways

Student Achievement Celebrated at American Indian Graduation Banquet

Onamia Lady Panthers Chasing Hoop Dreams

Band Member Following Dream to Florida

From Government to Casinos — Living History with Doug Sam

Joe Nayquonabe Named NAFOA Executive of the Year

Nay Ah Shing Graduates Looking Forward to Future

Adopt-a-Shoreline Returns: Let’s Clean Up the Lake

Making the Most of the College Experience

24th Annual Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Grand Celebration

New Judge Is at Home Away From Home

What is Self-Governance? Just Ask John

Low Walleye Numbers Mean Smaller Tribal Harvest

Students, Staff Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

Education Department Focuses on Graduation Rates

Bella Boyd Honored at Special Olympics Minnesota Event

Mille Lacs Polar Bear Plungers Raise More Than $42,000!

Straight Talk with Joe Nayquonabe

Sugar Bush Season: One Sweet Tradition

Celebrating Treaty Day 2015

Band Leading Charge for New Legislation on Autopsy Objections

Chief Executive Benjamin Receives Tim Wapato Sovereign Warrior Award

Opiate Abuse Awareness Takes Spotlight

Anti-Bullying Club Sends Positive Message

Fighting for our Future: Preventing and Stopping Opiate Abuse

Partners for Prevention: Helping Kids Make Healthy Choices

Early Education Awarded with 4-Star Parent Aware Rating

Pine Grove Proposed as NASS Satellite

Elder's Passing Results in Controversy Over Autopsy

Rights Celebrated at Treaty Day Events

Cement Mason Union Training Available

Hwy 169 lane closures in Vineland Feb. 9–27

Band Hosting Elder Abuse Awareness Conference

Commissioner Appointed to National Board

Fighting For His Culture

PCs for People Application Deadline Extended

Minisinaakwaang Leadership Academy Now Offering ITV College Courses

Nay Ah Shing Staff Invited to Schoolyard Garden Conference

TERO Director Named to National Post

Gii Dodaiminaanig, Our Clan System

2015 State of the Band Address: Protecting the Gift

Legislative Counsel Stacey Thunder Unveils New Online Series

Cultural Sovereignty a Major Theme at 2015 State of the Band

Career Focused: Band Members Dedicated to Following Legal Path

Band Members Urged to Aim High

Opiate Problem Affects Everyone

Benjamin is a Lifelong Learner – and Teacher – of Ojibwe

‘Cardio Sampler’ Gets Students’ Hearts Pumping

NON-REMOVABLE: Band Still Fighting for Reservation

Pipe and Dish is a Nay Ah Shing Tradition

Road Crews Gear Up for Winter with New Trucks

Apply Now for PCs for People

Youth Attend National Conference in Atlanta

Opiate Addiction in Newborns Affecting Community

Separation of Powers Provides Checks and Balances

A Wild Ride with the GoodSky Boys

Community Efforts Delay Sandpiper Deadline