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Minisinaakwaang Hires Staff, Seeks BIE Status

Minisinaakwaang Leadership Academy will open its doors this fall with several new staff, as well as new hope for federal support. Last year’s director, Josh Mailhot, has moved on, so the school is working with consultant Paul McGlynn to hire…
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New Commissioner Seeks Input on Nay Ah Shing, Pine Grove

A small but enthusiastic group of community members met with Education Commissioner Ed Minnema Aug. 9 for dinner and a discussion of community members’ vision for the schools. “These are community schools,” Ed said, “and we’re here to listen to…
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Ogechie Project Pays Off in Manoomin

A project over a decade in the making has helped to right a 60-year wrong by bringing manoomin — wild rice — back to Lake Ogechie. Wildlife Biologist Kelly Applegate said the rice crop is looking good but may need…
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District I Youth Attend GLIFWC Camp

Camp Onji-Akiing, “From the Earth,” is a joint effort of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) and the U.S. Forest Service to give Native youth knowledge of natural resources and development of leadership skills. District I cousins…
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Sandpiper in Question After Enbridge Invests in Alternative Pipeline

The future of the proposed Sandpiper pipeline is in question after Enbridge Inc. invested in an alternative pipeline to transport Bakken oil to the Gulf of Mexico. Enbridge partner Marathon Petroleum is also investing in the Bakken Pipeline System and…
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Education Commissioner Ed Minnema Sets High Goals for Staff and Students

The list of things that Ed Minnema wants to accomplish during his tenure as the Band’s Commissioner of Education is impressive. But the long list is not surprising coming from a guy who has been an educator for most of…
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District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

Minisinaakwaang Hires Staff, Seeks BIE Status

Minisinaakwaang Leadership Academy will open its doors this fall with several new staff, as well as new hope for federal support. Last year’s director, Josh Mailhot, has moved on, so the school is working with consultant Paul McGlynn to hire…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3

New Commissioner Seeks Input on Nay Ah Shing, Pine Grove

A small but enthusiastic group of community members met with Education Commissioner Ed Minnema Aug. 9 for dinner and a discussion of community members’ vision for the schools. “These are community schools,” Ed said, “and we’re here to listen to…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

Ogechie Project Pays Off in Manoomin

A project over a decade in the making has helped to right a 60-year wrong by bringing manoomin — wild rice — back to Lake Ogechie. Wildlife Biologist Kelly Applegate said the rice crop is looking good but may need…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

District I Youth Attend GLIFWC Camp

Camp Onji-Akiing, “From the Earth,” is a joint effort of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) and the U.S. Forest Service to give Native youth knowledge of natural resources and development of leadership skills. District I cousins…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

Sandpiper in Question After Enbridge Invests in Alternative Pipeline

The future of the proposed Sandpiper pipeline is in question after Enbridge Inc. invested in an alternative pipeline to transport Bakken oil to the Gulf of Mexico. Enbridge partner Marathon Petroleum is also investing in the Bakken Pipeline System and…
...Read More
District 1 District 2 District 3 Urban Area

Education Commissioner Ed Minnema Sets High Goals for Staff and Students

The list of things that Ed Minnema wants to accomplish during his tenure as the Band’s Commissioner of Education is impressive. But the long list is not surprising coming from a guy who has been an educator for most of…
...Read More
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Sheriff, Police Chief Address District I Community

Mille Lacs County Sheriff Brent Lindgren and Acting Tribal Police Chief Sara Rice addressed Band members’ questions about law enforcement at the Jan. 11 District I Community Meeting. Lindgren said the revocation of the county/tribal law enforcement agreement came not…
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New Resource Officer Hired for Nay Ah Shing Schools

Josh Hemsworth has been hired as the new School Resource Officer serving the students, staff and families of Nay Ah Shing schools. Josh is relatively new to law enforcement, but he comes to the Tribal Police Department with a strong…
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Interim Director of Housing is Jack of All Trades

Six years with the Mille Lacs Band and a lifetime of do-it-yourself experience will serve Daniel Boyd well in his new role as Interim Director of the Mille Lacs Band’s Housing Department. Daniel was asked by Community Development Commissioner Percy…
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Mille Lacs Band Divests from Wells Fargo

Unethical business practices and financing support for Dakota Access Pipeline led to decision The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians has ended its investment advisory services relationship with Wells Fargo. The decision, made unanimously by the Mille Lacs Band of…
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Band Member Brings New Ideas and Energy to a New Role

Leaving corporate America behind for a new role at Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures (MLCV) was an easy decision for Band member Tawnya Stewart. When the call came for her to consider the role as Chief of People and Culture Officer…
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New Doctor Is Happy to Serve in Indian Country

Lacey Running Hawk, a new doctor at Ne-Ia-Shing Clinic in District I, confirms that medical school is as grueling as you’d expect. “When you look back, it’s probably good that you are kind of naive about what you are getting…
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