Latest Ojibwa Stories

2008-07-13 12:00:25

By Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 13--By Brad Dokken Herald Staff Writer Fishing opportunities on smaller lakes within the Red Lake Indian Reservation date back to the 1930s, but the program really took off in 1987 when the band launched the Red Lake Department of Natural Resources. "We started cooperatively with the Fish and Wildlife Service and looking at some of these lakes and coming up with management recommendations," said Pat Brown, tribal fisheries biologist....

2008-07-04 09:00:33

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 4, 2008) - FNX Mining Company Inc. (TSX:FNX) ("FNX" or the "Company") and Wahnapitae First Nation ("WFN") today signed an Impact and Benefits Agreement ("IBA" or "Agreement"), which describes how they will collaborate during the life of the Podolsky Mine and into the future on other mining projects at FNX's Podolsky Property. The IBA provides social, cultural and business related benefits for each party from successful mine development and, among other...

2008-06-19 12:00:28

By Lisa Baumann, The Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn. Jun. 19--Cloquet city officials got riled up Tuesday about the low ranking of the city's downtown site on a list of potential locations for a new Carlton County Human Services building. According to a site evaluation matrix, prepared by associates at Wold Architects and Engineers in St. Paul, the downtown site was ranked fourth out of five. Wold Associates Lynae Schoen and John McNamara recommended the site next to the County...

2008-06-10 21:00:20

By Mila Koumpilova, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jun. 10--MAHNOMEN, Minn. -- Normalcy has returned to the Mahnomen School District. Attendance at Monday's board meeting was back to a couple dozen, from more than 80 at a raucous April meeting when the board let first-year High School Principal Susan Ninham go. The board's decision to not renew Ninham's contract set off an outcry from some residents, who felt she was penalized for her advocacy for native students. Other residents joined...

2008-04-27 00:00:13

By The Associated Press WAUSAU (AP) - Northern Wisconsin marks an anniversary this year, but not everyone is celebrating. It involves 19th century Indian treaties that brought walleyes, fork-like spears, rock-throwing protesters and claims of racism to the forefront.Twenty-five years ago, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago affirmed that Chippewa Indian tribes retained off-reservation fishing and hunting rights in 1837 and 1842 treaties that ceded millions of acres of what is...

2006-04-25 16:32:00

By Benno Groeneveld ST. PAUL, Minnesota (Reuters) - A juvenile was being held at a Minnesota Indian reservation after officials said they uncovered a possible assault against the same school where a shooting spree last year left 10 dead, the FBI said on Tuesday. The development came on the heels of two other alleged shooting plots at schools in Alaska and Kansas, all occurring on or near the April 20 anniversary of the worst U.S. school shooting in Columbine, Colorado, where 15 died...

2006-02-27 17:55:00

By Laura Zuckerman MISSOULA, Montana (Reuters) - Resource-rich but job- poor American Indian tribes in the Rocky Mountain region are targeting energy development as a remedy for their economic ills. "We want to become the developer and the manager of our own resources," said Dan Belcourt, a lawyer for the Chippewa Cree Tribe in northern Montana. The push to develop Indian lands is tied to higher energy prices and provisions in the 2005 federal Energy Act for grants, low-interest loans and...

2006-01-13 15:44:09

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The son of a Minnesota Indian tribal leader was sentenced on Friday for making threats prior to a 10-death school shooting rampage carried out last year by one of his friends. The terms of the sentence were not revealed following a closed court hearing because the youth, Louis Jourdain, 17, was charged under juvenile law. He had pleaded guilty in November to a charge of making threats by way of interstate communications after investigators examined Internet...

Word of the Day
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'