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Ojibwe Langauge Tables

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Little Rock Community Center

6:00 PM - 8 PM.
Red Lake Outpatient Building
The Red Lake High School
Parent Advisory Committee is
looking for new members
For more information contact
Wanda Sayers at
Looking for volunteer speakers to talk to the youth at the Boys &
Girls Clubs. Telling about  local history about diabetes and culture.
Needed at Red Lake & Ponemah Boys & Girls Club sites,  If you're
interested please contact:
Victoria “Tory” White Health & Life Skills Coordinator

The Red Lake Nation Boys & Girls Club will now be
holding a Moccasin Game Class
taught by Charles Grolla at the Unit 1 site in Red Lake.

ACTIVITY:  Moccasin Game
DAY:  Tuesday Nights
TIME:  5-6:30pm
AGES:   12-18 y.o.  Male Club Members

Need to be a club member in order to participate.  
Registration is free!

Questions?  679-2556  
Ask for Michelle
Moccasin Game Teachings
*Instructor: Todd Smith
Open To All Ages
Mondays and Thursdays
6pm – 9pm
(Starting on December 27)
Littlerock Roundhouse

For More Info Contact:
Ron Lussier – 218) 556-7566
Todd Smith – 218) 368- 5231
Each time you attend you will be registered to
win prizes at the end of the schedule which is
February 17, 2011.

Some of the suggested prizes for kids are; XBOX
Kinect, ipod touch.  Suggested adult prizes are:
Portable fish houses, power auger……

The more times you attend the more entries you
will have.

Limit one per session per person.

6:00 9:30 P.M.


Frank Dickenson and
Melvin Jones

Info 218-679-3341

Others call it cancer

The American Cancer Society calls it

•        Preventable
•        Detectable
•        Curable

There are many ways to volunteer:

•        Share literature with family and friends
•        Help staff a booth at a public event
•        Learn to give talks on breast, cervical and colorectal cancer prevention
and early detection
•        Refer people to local and ACS resources
We need volunteers in your community to help crush the spider.
Training, materials and staff assistance provided.   
For more information contact:

Marjorie Johnson 218.529.7627 x23

You have served your country and your nation with honor.  You
make our hearts swell with pride, and we thank you
for all you have given.

How are you doing now?

We would like to know! Mishkwaa-ga-mii-wii-zaaga’iganiing
Giiwishiiwigamig (Red Lake Homeless Shelter) has an opportunity
to apply for Veteran’s Administration funding under the
Supportive Services for Veteran Families program.  The purpose
of this funding is to assist single Veterans and Veterans with
families to prevent homelessness, or to move from
homelessness into permanent housing.  

Please contact us at 218-679-3228 if you are a Veteran who is:
•        Struggling to keep your housing;
•        Doubled-up in an overcrowded house;
•        Moving from place to place;
•        Living in a car or other place not meant for human habitation;
•        Homeless.
We would also like to hear from you if you know of a Veteran in
this type of situation.  

Your information will help us in our planning and application for
these grant funds.  We need to know how many Veterans in our
communities are struggling financially, and what kinds of support
services would be helpful.  With your permission, we will keep
your name to be contacted if we are awarded grant funds.  

Call the Homeless Shelter Service Center at 679-3228, and share
your story.
Mentors Wanted

The 7th Generation National Tribal Mentoring Program is designed to
confront high rates of juvenile delinquency in American Indian.

The program’s goals are to:
        Increase the opportunity for youth to connect with caring adults
        Improve school attendance
        Decrease youth alcohol and drug use
        Decrease youth involvement with courts

Who participates in this program?
Youth in this program are 10-18 years old. They are referred to the program
by the tribal court.  Each youth identifies an adult from the community that
he or she would like to have as a mentor. The program coordinator contacts
this individual and provides mentoring training if he or she chooses to
become a mentor.  

What does mentoring involve?
All youth and mentors involved in the 7th Generation Mentoring Program
participate in the following:
One-on-one Mentoring        
•        Youth and mentors meet twice a month
•        Mentors develop relationships with youth to support academic, family,
and community challenges they may be experiencing
•        Activities might include fun recreational activities such as:
o        pow-wows
o        movies
o        skating

Group Sessions
•        Once a month in gender-specific groups
•        Mentors take turns facilitating group sessions; all youth participate
each month
•        Facilitators help guide youth to a stronger sense of cultural identity that
leads to positive choices
•        Topics covered include: preventing drug abuse and alcoholism;
preventing teen pregnancy, understanding family systems, and  suicide
Group Sessions (optional)        •        Once a month – all mentors and all youth
are encouraged to attend
•        The mentoring coordinator plans monthly activities for mentors and
•        Activities include:
o        Cultural activities,
o        Arts and crafts,
o        Etc.

Please contact Sharon Rosebear at 679-1961 for more information.




Minnesota Indigenous Youth Freedom Project

Summer Cohort Camps
Residential Camp and Workshops held at the
University of Minnesota-Duluth

July 17th- July 22nd, 2011- Leadership Gathering of Young Men
July 31st- August 5th, 2011- Leadership Gathering for Young Women
August 7th-August 12th, 2011-Leadership Gathering of Young Men
August 14th-August 19th, 2011- Leadership Gathering of Young Women

The Minnesota Indigenous Youth Freedom Project seeks to develop
positive leadership among tribal youth, ages 14-17 years of age.  The goals
of MIYFP are to:

•        Increase the leadership skills and abilities of tribal youth.
•        Increase opportunities for youth to demonstrate and build their
leadership skills within a community and organizational content.
•        Increase collaboration with existing community-based and culturally
relevant youth programs within tribal youth.

This program is free of charge, with parents or communities providing
transportation to the University of Minnesota-Duluth for the week-long
camp and commitment to a community service project that is provided
through a grant opportunity.  The participants will be provided with food,
lodging and activities that include rock-climbing, swimming, Twister Alpine
coaster, and much more!

To receive a complete application packet, please contact:

Chrissy Howes
Project Manager, Minnesota Indigenous Youth Freedom Project
University of Minnesota, Duluth
125 BohH
1207 Ordean Court
Duluth MN 55812

(218) 726-7073 (fax)
(218) 726-7727 (office)
(218) 591-7938 (cell)


Ambe shke Ojibwemodaadidaa


Ojibwe Language Gathering


Red Lake Nation College, Rm 300

Every Thursday

3:00 5:00pm


Come and speak Ojibwe with one another.

Learn and teach together.

Enjoy a night of working together in an effort to help revitalize our Ojibwemowin.


All are welcome, all ages!


Snacks & Refreshments provided


River Road Bingo

Doors open @ 5:00pm

Early Bird @ 6:30pm

Main Session@ 7:00pm

$20.00 package pays out $100.00 on
regular games
$40.00 package pays out $300.00 on
regular games

Progressive for River Road Bingo
Friday and Saturday Evenings

Reno Style= in 26 numbers for $550
River Road R= in 40 numbers for $3200
Double Action= in 38 numbers for $250
Block of nine= in 27 numbers for $1150
Pick "7"= in 17 numbers for $577
Bonanza= in 59 numbers for $1000
Artists of the
North Woods
Exhibit Meet and Greet

Featuring the work of:

Steve Blake
Faron Blakeley
Sean Mahto
Jamison Mahto
Bill McGraw
Robert Geshick, Jr.
And other special guests

An Exhibit of local emerging and
established Native American artists in
honor of AIM founding member Steve
Blake.  Several talented local artists
have come together to honor the
memory of local artist and activist
Steve Blake by exhibiting his work and
theirs on the gallery wall of the Bemidji
Public Library in celebration of Indian
Month – May 2011.

Friday May 6th, 9AM
Bemidji Public LIbrary
509 America Ave. N.W.
Bemidji, MN 56601

Inquiries are taken at 218-760-1952

Brought to you by
Bikers Of The Finest Sort Productions
& The Bemidji Public Library
botfsp@yahoo.com or
Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force
Prescription Drug Drop

The Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force will
be conducting a prescription drug
drop off and disposal day on Saturday,
April 30, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.
m. in the Law Enforcement Center’s
lobby.  This program is part of the
Federal Drug Enforcement
Administration’s National Take Back

During this time, any person may bring
controlled, non-controlled, and over
the counter substances.  All drop offs
will be ANONYMOUS and no questions
or request for identification will be

Participants may dispose of
medication in its original container or
by removing the medication from its
container and disposing of it directly
into the disposal container.  All solid
dosage pharmaceutical products in
consumer containers will be accepted.
Liquid products, such as cough syrup,
should remain sealed in their original

Intravenous solutions, injectable, and
syringes will not be accepted due to
potential hazards posed by blood-
borne pathogens. No Sharps will be

Minnesota Ave NW  Bemidji MN
(across from the Judicial Center).  
Questions should be directed to
FREE Workshop for Visual
Artists Sponsored by
Region 2 Arts Council

Presented by Kathleen Richert of
Springboard for the Arts

Juried Works

Any visual artist whose work has gone
before a jury knows the importance of
professionalism while promoting ones
art.  Whether you are a visual artist
who is answering a call for artists, or
you are presenting your art for
exhibition or for sale, you want to put
your most professional foot forward
and let the quality of your work speak
for itself.

Artists both experienced and new to
presenting their art professionally will
benefit from Juried Works.  This
workshop will be presented in both
Bemidji and Park Rapids by Kathleen
Richert, an accomplished artist and
workshop facilitator. Juried Works will
focus on readying, refining, and in
some cases revamping visual artists’
promotional presentation.  

What:    Juried Works: a FREE
workshop for visual artists

Where:     Northwoods Bank, 1200
East 1st Street, Park Rapids, MN
Bemidji Public Library, 509 America
Avenue NW, Bemidji, MN

When:        5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 20 (Park Rapids)
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Thursday,
April 21  (Bemidji)

RSVP to the Region 2 Arts Council
Office by Monday April 18th by
emailing staff@r2arts.org or by calling
(218) 751-5447 or (800) 275-5447.  

R2AC is pleased to invite any visual
artists residing in Hubbard,
Mahnomen, Lake of the Woods,
Beltrami, and Clearwater counties to
attend one of these Juried Works
Region 2 Arts Council Seeking
Board Members: Clearwater,
Lake of the Woods and
Mahnomen Counties

Region 2 Arts Council is currently
seeking Board members from
Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the
Woods and Mahnomen Counties to fill
a two-year term vacancy beginning
July 1, 2011. Applications are due by
April 15th, 2011.

Those who feel that the visual,
performing and literary arts are an
important contribution to the quality of
life in Minnesota are encouraged to
consider serving on the board of
Region 2 Arts Council. The board is
responsible for planning, setting policy
and reviewing and awarding grants. It
meets seven times per year in Bemidji
on the third Monday of the month.
Members are reimbursed for travel.

Region 2 Arts Council is one of eleven
arts councils in the state of Minnesota
and awards over $230,000 annually for
art activities in the five counties of
Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of
the Woods and Mahnomen. The
council operates with funds from the
Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts
and Cultural Heritage Legacy Funds
and the McKnight Foundation.

To receive an application form please
email staff@r2arts.org or write to:  
Nominating Committee • Region 2 Arts
Council • 426 Bemidji Avenue •
Bemidji, MN  56601. If you have any
questions please call 751-5447 or
The Red Lake Police Department is now accepting applications from
members of the community to be involved in the Community Patrol
Program.  Participants will receive training in radio and law enforcement
operations, community patrol techniques and will be certified as
community patrol officers.

This is an exciting opportunity to be actively involved in working with
law enforcement and patrolling your own community and creating a
safer environment for your loved ones and to engage in successful
Crime Prevention!

As a Community Patrol Officer, you will be involved in a wide spectrum
of events in addition to patrolling, such as Powwows, providing traffic
control when necessary, Community Event participation and will have
personal knowledge of high crime areas where you can concentrate
your patrol efforts.   

Community Patrol Officers are an integral part of Crime Prevention.
Communities that have Community Patrol see a reduction in the crime
rate by as much as 20 percent! Our Community Patrol Officers enable the
Red Lake Tribal Law Enforcement Officers to spend more time on patrol
and focus on their primary mission. Another benefit to the communities
we live in is the cost savings. Properly implemented, Community Patrol
groups are an excellent compliment to Law Enforcement agencies
whom are short staffed.

Are you interested in being a Community Patrol Member? Do you want
to be part of creating a safer community and work with Law Enforcement
to protect and serve and help reduce crime, then we need you!  
Community Patrol is a cornerstone of “Community Policing”.

If you would like to be a part of our team and take part in this exciting
opportunity, please contact: Officer Kimberly Wood – Law Enforcement
Liaison & Patrol at (218) 679-1917. Please leave your name and a number
that is best to reach you at. The Red Lake Police Department hopes to
hear from citizens interested in making a difference in our communities!
Red Lake Nation Fishery
Annual Meeting

When:    April 23rd, 2011
Where:   Red Lake Center
Time:      12:00 p.m. (noon)

“Community Feed”

An annual report will be presented at this meeting…
A board of directors for the Red Lake Nation Fishery will be
nominated and selected by Shareholders of each district…
Postponed Until Further Notice
FREE Workshop for
Businesses, Artists, and
Sponsored by Region 2 Arts

Facilitated by Springboard for the Arts’
Artist Community Organizer, Jun-Li

Community Collaboration:
Connecting over Creative Ideas that
Build Community

Your Choice between 2 Dates & 2

Friday, May 6, 4-8pm
Location: Northern Pines Camp, 20033
County Road 1, Park Rapids, MN
RSVP Required by Monday, May 2nd
Friday, May 20, 4-8pm
Location: Holiday Inn Express, 2422
Ridgeway Ave NW, Bemidji, MN
RSVP Required by Monday, May 16th

Are you a creative entrepreneur or an
artist? Business owner or director of a
non-profit? Owner of a café, gallery,
restaurant, or store?  A dedicated staff
member? Maybe you simply care
about how your community looks and
grows, or have an unrealized project
idea waiting to happen, but you need
the right combination of people and
talent in order for it to succeed.

If any of these fits you, come to
Community Collaboration, a FREE
hands-on workshop where you can
meet others like you, share ideas, and
get things done. Community
Collaboration will get you talking to
other business, non-profit, and arts
community members. Do you want to
begin creating connections that will
make a difference for you and for your
community?  Come to this workshop!

3:30 - 4:00 / Registration
4:00 – 8:00 / Workshop, with light
dinner and snacks
8:00 onwards / Optional informal

R2AC is excited to bring this FREE
Community Collaboration workshop to
our region. Please RSVP to the Region
2 Arts Council Office by emailing
staff@r2arts.org or by calling (218) 751-
5447 or (800) 275-5447.
Rummage and Dinner Sale

4/21/11 starts at 11:00 am
Red Lake Center
Sorry No Deliveries

Menu : Meat loaf mashed potatoes
Gravy vegetable Bun Desert
$ 6.00

Little Rock
Community Board

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
5:30 pm @ the Little Rock
Community Center

Incentives for Little Rock
1st, 2nd, & 3rd

Refreshments will be served
Spring Pictures
For Your Family
By Image Photography

May 2, 2011 from
2:00 P.M.  to 6:00 P.M

@ New Beginnings

Image Photography:
1305 Bemidji Ave, Bemidji MN

Red Lake 7th Generation
Tribal Mentoring Program
Mentor Training & BBQ !!!

When: May 14, 2011
9:00 am – Noon:
Current 7TH Generation Mentors
Noon – 1:00 pm:  BBQ & Door prizes
for current and new  mentors
1:00 – 5:00 pm: New 7th Generation Mentors

Where:  Family and Children’s Services Building

What:  2nd Strong Circle of Relatives Training for current
mentors and 1st Strong Circle of Relatives Training for new

Door Prizes for Mentors
Everyone bring a pot luck dish for the BBQ
Contact: Sharon M. Rosebear: 679- 1961

D.A.R.E. & G.R.E.A.T.
Friday, May 20th, 2011 at
10:00 A.M.
Ponemah School

Invocation Larry Stillday, Department of Public Safety
Captain Kendall Kingbird, P-Town Boyz Drum Group &
D.A.R.E. & G.R.E.A.T. Instructor Officer Kimberly Wood.

10:00 A.M. Graduation Ceremony!! Cake and beverages to
be served. Special awards and certificates to be given! All
communities invited!! Please come and show support of
our youth and their achievements!
Red Lake Community
Board Meeting

May 2, 2011 at 6:00 PM
Red Lake Community Center

Everyone is welcome!

JOIN the meeting
share ideas
for the
Red Lake Community
Skywarn Training
coming to Bemidji
April 28, 6:30 PM

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office of
Emergency Management will be
hosting a basic Skywarn / Severe
Weather Spotter Training at the Law
Enforcement Center on April 28th,
2011 at 6:30pm in the Law
Enforcement Center EOC/Training
Room. Please use the northwest
entrance to the building (next to the
BBQ grill). Parking is available in the
lot north of the LEC. This extremely
interesting class is taught by
meteorologists from the National
Weather Service’s Grand Forks Office
and is open to the public at no cost.
Course materials are provided and
attendees will learn basic weather
spotting skills and recognition of
different weather events. No
reservation is needed for this class.
Duration is approximately 2.5 hours.

For more information, please contact
Assistant Director of Emergency
Christopher Muller at ph.218-333-8386
or chris.muller@co.beltrami.mn.us