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Common Ground 716 – Writer and Illustrator Michael Lyons and Artist Brad Wegscheid

Visit Michael Lyons’ studio where he writes and illustrates Ojibwe cartoon strips. Then watch as Brad Wegscheid creates the public art mural for Lakeland Public Television’s new Bemidji building! In this season 7 finale watch as Michael Lyons of Bemidji illustrates and writes...

Tribal Flags Bring Nations Together

Leech Lake and Red Lake reservation leaders hope to strengthen relationships with the Beltrami County court system. All three groups hope to do this with a symbolic gesture: the placement of both tribal flags in Beltrami Country courtrooms. The hope with this ceremony was to...

Tribe Members Gather for Leech Lake State of the Band Address

Today band members gathered to hear Tribal Chairwoman Carri Jones deliver the 2015 State of the Band Address. Main points discussed included finances, education and drug use on the Leech Lake Reservation. Jones did say that conversations were beginning about a possible expansion...

Red Lake Nation Capitol Grand Opening

Monday marked the grand opening for the Red Lake Indian Nation’s new capital grounds. It includes a new tribal college building as well and a government building, and both have eagle or migizi statues on the front. These statues are the largest to be attached to a building...

Governor Dayton Addresses Looming Concerns for Mille Lac’s Walleye Season

Lake Mille Lacs is the walleye fishing capital of the world. Now the walleye population is at a record low. Because of that the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin says they won’t net Mille Lacs for walleye next year. In a statement Benjamin says,...
Posted On Jul. 31 2015
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Camp Teaches Kids Ojibwe History

A day camp is using crafts, natural surroundings and storytelling to help connect the younger Red Lake generation to its rich Ojibwe history. It’s a program that has now been running for four years. Learn more about the story here.

Brainerd History Week Gets Native American Lesson

Before the train depot helped settle Brainerd the Ojibwe called the area home. And before the Ojibwe it was the Dakota people that lived here. Today during a lecture at Central Lakes College during Brainerd’s History Week, audience members got a history of the Native American...
Posted On Jun. 20 2015
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Gathering of Elders

Youth conferences are held every month all over the tribal nations, but the two-day annual Gathering of Elders event in Red Lake focused on older generations. 300 people attended the gathering, which featured 22 informational booths on tribal programs and services for elders....
Posted On May. 7 2015
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Community Spotlight: World Thinking Day

For this week’s Community Spotlight, find out how Bemidji Girl Scouts​ are creating peace through partnerships in honor of World Thinking Day.
Posted On Apr. 20 2015
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Community Spotlight: Speaker talks to BSU about Ojibwe Culture

For this week’s Community Spotlight, guest speaker Adrian Liberty discusses Ojibwe philosophy and culture at Bemidji State University.
Posted On Mar. 24 2015
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