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Opioids –An epidemic spreading like wildfire

Categorized: Notices, Updates and Community Events

Mille Lacs Messenger By: Sherri Burke Posted: 10/25/2017 Staff from Amy Klobuchar’s office, community officials meet to discuss the opioid crisis. As part of a two-day tour across northern Minnesota, staff from Minnesota State Senator Amy Klobuchar’s office met with Aitkin community leaders, elected officials and advocates at the Aitkin Public Library on Oct. 16 to discuss resources needed...
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Ojibwe bands plan public forums on Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline plan

Categorized: Notices, Updates and Community Events

Pioneer Press By: Associated Press Posted: 10/16/2017 MAHNOMEN, Minn. — Six Ojibwe bands that oppose Enbridge Energy’s proposal to replace its Line 3 oil pipeline will open public meetings this week as part of their own environmental assessment. The first is Wednesday on the White Earth Reservation at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen. The tribal proceedings are separate from...
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DOI Secretary names Director of Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Native Times By: DOI Media Release Posted: 10/16/2017   Cherokee citizen to lead agency serving 567 Tribal communities WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced the selection of Bryan Rice, a veteran federal administrator and citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, as the new Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the federal agency...
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Community action group takes aim at drug dealers

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Mille Lacs Messenger By: Vivian LaMoore Posted: 10/11/2017 Natives Against Heroin call out the drug dealers/users at their own homes on the Mille Lacs Band reservation chanting, “Shut it down – Shut it down” The rain finally let up in the Mille Lacs Lake area for at least a day, although on Thursday, Oct. 5, the cloud cover remained...
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Legislation aims to reduce violence against Native American women

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Ruidoso News By: Ruidoso News Report Posted: 10/09/2017 Native American women are murdered at 10 times the national average U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a Democrat from New Mexico, joined in introducing legislation to combat the epidemic of murdered and missing Native women and girls. The co-sponsors include U.S. Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.). Native women are murdered at...
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Prescription opioids killed 186 people in Minn. last year. What can be done to stop their abuse?

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Pioneer Press By: Christopher Magan Posted: 10/7/2017, Updated 10/10/2017 at 5:42 pm Joe Nickelson and Tom Johnson never thought they’d end up shooting heroin. Dave Baker never imagined he’d lose his 25-year-old son Dan to a heroin overdose. But prescription opioids hooked all three. “It’s the devil’s drug. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone,” said Johnson. “It took 10 years from my...
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State, reservations receive federal historic preservation grants

Categorized: Mille Lacs News

Brainerd Dispatch By: Dispatch Staff Posted: 08/21/2017 U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt with the National Park Service announced the distribution of historic preservation grants to Minnesota as well as to 10 tribal historic preservation offices in the state. Of the funding distributed, $462,881 went to the state, while $285,766 went to tribal governments. Locally, the Mille...
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Mille Lacs Band gets federal grant to study walleye habitat

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St. Cloud Times By: Times Staff Posted: 08/15/2017 A federal grant of almost $200,000 will help the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe identify walleye habitat in Mille Lacs Lake. The Tribal Wildlife Grant of $199,075 comes from the U.S. Department of the Interior. The department also announced Tuesday that it allocated $993,310 to Minnesota state wildlife agencies through the TWG...
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