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2012-04-05 06:23:47

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- White Earth Nation announced today that it will make an upfront payment to Minnesota of $400 million as part of a new proposal for a Twin Cities casino. White Earth is proposing MinnesotaWins, a casino operated by White Earth in a business partnership with the state. The tribe and the state would each receive 50 percent of net revenue. The casino would be an off-reservation business, meaning that it would operate like other Minnesota...

2012-02-16 10:30:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The White Earth Tribe announced today that it is launching MinnesotaWins, a proposal to develop a metro-area casino that the tribe would run in partnership with the State of Minnesota. Net revenues from the casino would be split 50-50 between the tribe and the state, and could fund the entire public share of a new Vikings stadium as well as critical state priorities for years to come. "Minnesotans are growing frustrated with the many...

Endangered American Indian Language Resurrected
2011-11-22 09:18:01

[ Watch the Video ] Educator develops multimedia tools to share Ojibwe language and culture University of Minnesota Duluth education professor Mary Hermes says saving an endangered language goes beyond just enriching the people who speak it. "I think people have got to get beyond thinking it's just for the Ojibwe people, that we want to save their Ojibwe language. There's 10,000 years of human evolution and knowledge in that language," she says. With support from the National...

2011-02-01 00:16:22

Corporate Commission manages more than 500 contracts a year with Laserfiche Workflow. Onamia, MN (Vocus/PRWEB) January 31, 2011 Laserfiche has announced the winners of its annual Run Smarter Awards program, including the Corporate Commission of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians located in Onamia, MN. Each year, Laserfiche honors organizations that succeed in promoting organizational agility through innovative use of Laserfiche enterprise content management (ECM). With 500 contracts to...

2010-11-01 07:00:00

TORONTO, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ - PharmaTrust has signed the first agreement of its kind to provide a MedCentre to a First Nation community in northern Ontario. In a signing ceremony on October 29(th) the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation community finalized an agreement with PharmaTrust for the deployment of a MedCentre, which will give the community the option of convenient 24/7 access to pharmacy services. "PharmaTrust is thrilled that the Sagamok community is leading the way in the...

2009-07-31 10:08:00

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Mackinac Island has been known as a gathering place for centuries, so it is fitting that classical, jazz, folk, country and rock musicians will gather from Tuesday, August 18 through Thursday, August 20, 2009 for the 5th Annual Mackinac Island Music Festival. Presented by Great Turtle Festivals and the Mackinac Arts Council, performances abound around the car-less Island's pubs and historic Mission Point Theatre and include the classic...

2009-07-29 09:00:00

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island's largest and most diverse resort, is announcing a "Last Days of Summer" special, a five-day sale beginning Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 7. Guests who book a new vacation reservation during that five-day period will receive room rates starting at $129 on any date in August based on availability. A savings of over 35% off the standard room rate. There are no restrictions or blackout dates....

2008-08-03 06:00:14

By Jana Hollingsworth, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Aug. 3--ASHLAND -- After ducking under a low bridge, students entered a world of water "roads" earlier this week in the Kakagon Sloughs. The sloughs in Ashland are known as the "everglades of Wisconsin." The high-school students were there to learn to walk a bog. They were part of the Lake Superior Pathfinders camp, a summer environmental and social justice program put on by Northland College and the Sigurd Olson Environmental...

2008-07-31 15:00:20

By Lisa Baumann, The Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn. Jul. 30--Next Thursday, hundreds of people will come together in Cloquet to pay homage to a gas station. Of course it's not any old gas station, but the only one in the world designed by an architect often counted among the world's most influential -- Frank Lloyd Wright. The Aug. 7 celebration will mark the culmination of a summer-long 50th anniversary honoring the cultural landmark. The day's events will take participants back to...

2008-07-13 12:00:26

By Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 13--By Brad Dokken Herald Staff Writer Members of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa have harvested 373,000 pounds of walleyes on Lower Red Lake and tribal waters of Upper Red Lake since Dec. 1, records show. According to Pat Brown, fisheries biologist for the Red Lake Department of Natural Resources, most of the tribal members are fishing for the band's commercial fishery. Fishing is restricted to hook-and-line, and the tribe's annual...