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RED LAKE NATION

Planning for the degree program began in 2018 with the help of a $600,000 grant initiative from a sustainability foundation.
Native American women make up less than 1% of Minnesota’s overall population but are 20% of the state's female prison inmates.
The Red Lake Nation remains opposed to bear hunting but agreed to the new permit area proposal
MacKenzie Scott, former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is giving away billions of dollars to charity.

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Child development, leadership, democracy and culture are the core of the Indigenous Parent Leadership Initiative that will soon make its debut at the Red Lake and White Earth Nations come March.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced it had authorized the Red Lake Nation to set its own water quality standards, in a manner similar to a state.
Clean energy groups on the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota and Red Lake reservation in Minnesota were awarded $6.7 million in federal funding to build out electric vehicle infrastructure in the tribal communities.
In an effort to connect Red Lake, Standing Rock and other Nations throughout the upper Midwest with electronic vehicle charging stations, Minneapolis-based Native Sun Community Power Development and over two dozen of its partners will make use of a recently awarded $6.67 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office.
Spirits were high Monday morning as around 50 members of the Red Lake community, tribal council and state politicians took part in the groundbreaking of the Endazhi-Nitaawiging charter school set to open in Red Lake in fall 2022.
On Saturday, members of the progressive Congressional "Squad," including Democratic Representatives Ilhan Omar, MN-5, Cori Bush, MO-1, Ayanna Pressley, MA-7 and Rashida Tlaib, MI-13, visited Bemidji to stand in unity with opponents of the Enbridge Line 3 replacement project.

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According to court documents, Robin Lee Lussier, also known as Ratchet, 32; Willard Duane Reed, III, also known as Left or Leftfield, 26; and Joshua Adam Hanks, also known as Souless, 25; were active members of the Native Mob gang. The gang is a criminal enterprise whose members and associates engage in and have engaged in acts of violence, including murder, attempted murder, robbery and assault.
Interment for Ryan Bialke, 37, of Bemidji, Minnesota, will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji, according to his obituary. A wake will begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1.
David Brian Donnell Jr., 28, has been charged with five federal counts following a shooting incident on Tuesday, July 27. In the incident, 37-year-old Red Lake Police Officer Ryan Bialke died on the scene.

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