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INDIGENOUS IMPACTS

A newly published children’s book by Red Lake author Elizabeth Barrett and illustrator Jonathan Thunder brings the Seven Grandfather Teachings of Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Wisdom, Humility and Truth to colorful life for young and old.
Today, the Prairie Island Community is seeking to disentangle itself from a power plant it never wanted. It’s created a $46 million plan to produce net zero carbon emissions within the next decade.
In all, nearly 10 million people identified as Native American, an 87% jump from 2010. Of those people, about 6 million are multi-racial.
Once dismissed as unscientific, there’s now increasing interest in incorporating Indigenous knowledge into the policies and practices of Minnesotans working with forestry and wildlife.

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The 85-year-old pope is making the week-long apology tour of Canada to fulfill a promise he made to Indigenous delegations that visited him this year at the Vatican, where he made the initial apology.
The first full day of his Canadian tour will be dedicated to indigenous peoples and the apology, with a Mass to be held in Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium on Tuesday.
The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe is made up of six Ojibwe or Chippewa bands in northern Minnesota, the Bois Forte, Fond du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs and White Earth reservations. Red Lake Nation is not part of the MCT.
Native American community members lead sessions designed to help teachers better understand Native culture and history.
Community members young and old gathered for the 17th Niimi'idiwin, formerly the Sanford Healing Powwow, to celebrate Anishinaabe culture and heritage.
Planning for the degree program began in 2018 with the help of a $600,000 grant initiative from a sustainability foundation.

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Organizers couldn’t say with certainty that SaNoah LaRocque was the first Native American Miss North Dakota USA in the 71 years of pageant history, but, “To my knowledge she may be the first,” said Libby Watkins, assistant state director for the Miss ND USA pageant.
The claim applies to the historical bed of the Missouri River — the river as it was before construction of Garrison Dam created Lake Sakakawea in the 1950s — not “the entirety of the bed of Lake Sakakawea,” the statement said.
NATIVE Inc., which is based in Bismarck, is asking Native Americans to fill out its Great Plains Native VOICES Survey so the organization can target its priorities to help those in need.

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