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Lakeland Currents 908 – Leech Lake Tribal College

In 1990, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe established its Leech Lake Tribal College, first offering courses in extension from the University of Minnesota – Duluth, Bemidji State University, and Itasca and Brainerd community colleges.  The tribal college celebrated its first...

Ojibwe Camp Keeps Language and Culture Alive

It’s never too young to get back to your roots, nor is it ever too late. That’s why the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians are making sure there’s always an opportunity to learn. The annual Red Lake Ojibwe Language and Culture camp returns for its fourth year and number of...

Ojibwe Language and Culture Camp Dates Set for July

Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians will host an Ojibwe Language and Culture Camp on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, July 19 to 21, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. for the fourth consecutive year. The three-day camp is open to kids ages 6 to 18. It will feature canoeing,...

In Focus: Learning Ojibwe Through Art

With an hour each day over the past week – six kids with sharpies were able to create a book – all while learning a new language. Using illustration, first and second graders took an hour over four days to draw their animal of choice, all eventually will be placed into a series...

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,...

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.

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