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Anishinaabeg Today A Monthly Chronicle of White Earth Reservation Vol. 24 No. 6 White Earth, Minn. email@example.com Wednesday, June 5, 2019 WERBC holds public meeting on Peter Thompson proposed transfer of lands held in Arlington National Cemetery welcomes WE Veteran trust by the United States for MCT By Kevin Wallevand Forum Communications The White Earth Band of Chippewa held a public meeting May 20 at Shooting Star Casino on the proposed transfer of all right, title, It’s an incredible, historic military honor for a and interest in lands held in trust by the United States for the White Earth family. Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Peter Thompson, a decorated Vietnam War veter- Recently, the Tribal Executive Committee of the MCT decided an and member of the White Earth Nation, will soon that “Band ownership, in fee simple, of trust lands within the reser- be buried with honors at Arlington National Cemetery vations of the constituent Bands will both eliminate uncertainty — a first for the tribe. associated with ownership and enable the fulfillment of treaty The White Earth Veterans Association Honor promises premised on reservations for the use and benefit of the Guard and the veteran’s family plan to take a bus for Bands.” Thompson’s June 5 burial at the hallowed veteran’s To achieve that goal a Bill has been drafted that provides that cemetery directly across the Potomac River from the “IN GENERAL . . . all right, title, and interest in lands held in trust nation’s capital. by the United States for the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe on the date On May 8, the honor guard led a special blessing of the enactment of this Act are hereby transferred as follows: (1) for Thompson, who passed away in January. Such lands located within the reservation of a constituent Band of Ask anyone on the White Earth Reservation the Tribe to the constituent Band of the Tribe within whose reserva- about Thompson and they probably knew him. tion the land is located. (2) Such lands not located within the reser- “He was quite the guy, a person who teased a lot, vation of a constituent Band of the Tribe to the constituent Band of joked around,” said brother-in-law Raymond the Tribe whose reservation is closest to the land.” Auginaush. Thompson was a prankster, hard worker and vet- Questions and concerns have been raised about tribal member’s eran with six Purple Hearts as well as three Bronze treaty protected property rights because the lands were reserved for Stars. A young boy from the reservation, Thompson the people, long before the creation of Minnesota Chippewa Tribe joined the Army and went to Vietnam at the age of 17. under the Indian Reorganization Act. White Earth Tribal Council is White Earth honor guard member Robert Durant taking active steps to give notice and information to the members said Thompson had a strong sense of duty. and an opportunity to comment as new information has come to light “He was so proud of what he had done and he about differences in the 1854 and 1855 Treaties. said he was doing this because it was his job . . . he The important treaty rights issue is in Article 1 of the 1854 really cared about serving his country,” Durant said. Treaty “The Chippewas of Lake Superior hereby cede to the United Thompson was injured six times serving two States all the lands heretofore owned by them in common with the Photos by Gary W. Padrta tours as a teenager in Vietnam, surviving wounds Chippewas of the Mississippi, lying east of the [1854-1855 north- from enemy gunfire, tank explosions and grenade Top: Kevin Wallevand from WDAY-TV recently south. . . ] boundary-line . . . The Chippewas of the Mississippi here- blasts. interviewed members of the White Earth Veterans by assent and agree to the foregoing cession, and consent that the “He very seldom talked about what happened Association about fellow veteran Peter Thompson. over there, but you could tell, deep down, he cared Bottom: Thompson, in red, at the White Earth See Land Page 27 Veterans’ Powwow in November 2018 at the See Peter Page 31 Shooting Star Casino. ATTENTION Hanging out R EADERS with Viktor Detroit Lakes MN US POSTAGE PRESORTED Permit NO 14 STANDARD PAID v This edition of the The White Earth Public Anishinaabeg Today was Health staff had the sent to the printer before honor of meeting Viktor, the unofficial results of the the Vikings mascot White Earth Special while they were Election for Chairperson recently at the Ogema Postal Customer were available. Check for school speaking with ECRWSS updates on the White Earth 3rd and 4th grade students about stroke Nation Facebook page or symptoms. our website at www.whiteearth.com. Local From left are Annalee news sites should also have Kologi, Eva Brakefield, election information. Carolyn Cossette, Viktor, Tami Sweep, v The 151st Annual White Shirley Holzgrove and Earth Celebration and Pow Bill Stech. Wow is June 14-16! Submitted photo
2 Anishinaabeg Today Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Anishinaabeg Today 11th Annual Mother’s Day Celebration The Anishinaabeg Today (AT) is the offical publica- tion of White Earth Reservation and is published once a month. Editorials and articles appearing in the AT are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or attitude of the AT staff or the White Earth Reservation Business Committee. The AT reserves the right to reject any advertising or materials submitted for publication. The submission of articles, and photos is encouraged, however, they are subject to editing for grammar, length, and malicious/ libelous content. The Editor makes the sole decision of what is published in the AT and will not assume any responsibility for unsolicited material nor will the AT guarantee publication upon submission. Deadlines are strictly enforced! Deadline dates are printed on Page 2 in each issue. The AT is distributed at no charge to all postal patrons living on White Earth Reservation, and by mail to White Earth Reservation members (who request the newspaper - one per household) living within the United States. The cost of a newspaper subscription is $12 per year for non-members (including descendants) living off the reservation. The AT can be read online for no cost at www.whiteearth.com. For more information call 218-983-3285 Ext. 5903, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 218-983- 3641, or write to: Anishinaabeg Today PO Box 418 White Earth, MN 56591 Member of the v Native American Journalist Association v Minnesota Newspaper Association WER Business Committee Eugene “Umsy” Tibbetts Vice Chairman / District III Representative Leonard Alan Roy Photos by Gary W. Padrta Secretary-Treasurer The 11th Annual Mother’s Day Celebration was held May 11-12 at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen. Raymond Auginaush Sr. District I Representative Kathy Goodwin District II Representative Editor Gary W. Padrta Future Issues * Deadline Issue Date June 26 July 3 July 31 August 7 August 29 September 4 September 25 October 2 October 30 November 6 * Deadline and issue dates subject to change
Ode`imini-giizis (Strawberry Moon) 5, 2019 Anishinaabeg Today 3 White Earth Reservation Business Committee to establish independent Gaming Commission On Wednesday, May 15, the White Earth interest and responsibility for the conduct of gaming, Reservation Business Committee (RBC) unanimous- Commissioners that report to themselves is problem- ly voted to approve a new White Earth Gaming atic.” Ordinance. A key change in that Ordinance is the Members of the Gaming Commission must hold Tribal Gaming Commission will now be made up of a valid gaming license and will be required to suc- non-elected officials and will be independent from cessfully pass a background investigation, which will the Tribal government. Currently, Tribal Council include a review of the their financial, criminal and members make up the Commission. employment history. Roy welcomes and encourages The new Ordinance states the Tribe will estab- all qualified individuals to apply for the Gaming lish a Tribal Gaming Commission and their duty is to Commission. regulate licensed gaming operations within the juris- Open positions on the Gaming Commission will diction of the Tribe. The Gaming Commission is an be filled through the current hiring policy of the agency of the White Earth Tribal Council and is sub- White Earth Reservation Human Resources ject to the review and oversight by the Council. The Department. The Tribal Council will appoint each Commission will consist of five members that will be Commissioner after reviewing submitted applica- appointed by the Tribal Council. The regulation of tions. Individuals that are interested in applying gaming operations shall be the sole responsibility of should contact Human Resources at 218-983-3285. the Commission. They will accept applications until the positions are “This will provide a checks and balance sys- until filled. tem,” said White Earth Secretary-Treasurer Alan For more information on becoming part of the Roy. “Since the Tribe currently has sole proprietary Gaming Commission, turn to page 14. Hannah Otto shares her story of New York City visit Editor’s note: Hannah Otto of Watertown-Mayer, Minn., recently traveled with her high school band to New York City. She received a Travel Assistance Need Tires!? award from White Earth, which helps enrolled mem- bers that are attending an educational trip through We have a variety of tires for sale! Many discontinued their school. sizes and tire brands will be sold at discount prices. If you are interested, call us at 218-983-3296 for more details. By Hannah Otto Our business hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. White Earth Enrollee White Earth Fleet Garage I would have to say the New York band trip was Located at 36671 Martin Drive in White Earth the best school trip I have attended. Not just because we went to New York city but for the experiences. I visited numerous locations around New York that held history, emotion, and significant importance. A few of the major attractions we visited were the 9/11 Memorial, MET Museum, USS Intrepid, a Broadway musical, and Ellis Island. I would recom- mend anyone to visit New York and experience it for themselves. I will, without a doubt, be going back in the future to visit and spend more time at certain attractions. My favorite part of the New York band trip would have to be visiting the 9/11 memorial site and muse- um. Even though I was around nine months old and can’t remember anything from that day, I remember my parents telling me their story when the event hap- pened every year to this day. The emotion I felt when we got off the bus and I got my first look at the memo- rial was unbelievable. I truly can not explain the feel- ing I felt while walking around, seeing all the names engraved in the stone, walking through the museum, and seeing the real damage 9/11 had on artifacts and people. I would love to revisit the museum one day when I am older. Submitted photo Another attraction that I will remember is per- White Earth enrollee Hannah Otto visits the 9/11 forming with the band on the USS Intrepid. Not many memorial site in New York City. She received a people can say that they performed on a retired aircraft Travel Assistance award from White Earth to help carrier. Sadly we were not able to explore the ship too with her travels. much because of the time crunch. Although while we were performing was enough for me in that moment. showing their families back home a video of us, a high Being able to share this experience with my fellow school band, performing in New York. band mates was astounding. We had people from all I would like to say thank White Earth Education You can reach the Anishinaabeg Today over the country standing all around us to hear us play. and the Tribal Council for helping me be able to attend at email@example.com Some even recorded us and I can’t imagine people this trip! or 218-983-3285 Ext. 5903
4 Anishinaabeg Today Wednesday, June 5, 2019 White Earth Tribal Premium Sponsorship Program 151st White Earth Celebration and Powwow Why health insurance, when there is IHS? Tribal Will Tribal Premium Sponsorship cover my fam- Royalty Contest Premium Sponsorship Program (TPSP), If eligible, a ily members? Yes, TPSP can cover individuals or fami- benefit of health insurance with no premium costs when lies, if eligible for Indian Health Services; meet the using I.H.S services that are available thru facility. income guidelines; and are not covered by or eligible for If you are interested in entering the royalty contest, please Health insurance can help get medical care when travel- Medicaid, Medicare, TRICARE, CHAMPVA, or afford- pick up an entry form at the Tribal Headquarters front desk, or ling or away from an I.H.S. facility. able health insurance through an employer or spouse contact Dana Goodwin at firstname.lastname@example.org for Will Tribal Premium Sponsorship cost me any- employer. an emailed copy. Please note that the forms must be printed, thing? No. TPSP pays monthly insurance premium of Is this part of the Affordable Care Act? Yes, completed and returned to Goodwin by 4:30 p.m. on those who qualify. PRC eligible clients do not have to Congress authorized Tribally-sponsored health insurance Wednesday, June 12 to ensure all information is verified prior to pay any co-payments or deductibles when seen at or under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The law gives the event. referred by IHS. American Indian people an opportunity to get the full If enrolled with Tribal Premium Sponsorship range of benefits offered by health insurance coverage, The 151st White Earth Senior Princess, Senior Brave, Junior Program, will it affect my current IHS benefits? No. including medical care outside of Minnesota. Princess, and Junior Brave will be chosen during the Friday night, Eligibility for Indian Health Service does not change, When will my insurance start? Insurance can start (June 14) session of the powwow. throughout Minnesota and the United States. Tribal anywhere between 2 to 6 weeks after you finish the appli- q All contestants must be either enrolled in or a child of an Premium Sponsorship is an added health care benefit. cation process and qualify through the MNSure applica- enrolled member of the White Earth Reservation. Do I still need to get referrals for care from IHS? tion process. q All contestants must live within 25 miles of the White Earth Yes. Medical care needs to start at an IHS provider. How do I sign up? Contact Nicole Kent at White Reservation boundaries. Referrals need to be given by Indian Health Services to Earth Indian Health Service IHS for pre-screening and to q All contestants must maintain good academic standing, outside providers. Without the proper referral you may be see if you are eligible and get help with enrollment at and be drug, tobacco and alcohol-free. billed for part or all of the service. 218-983-6437. q All winners are expected to dance in our local White Earth Reservation powwows. MnDOT conducts wetland documentation ahead of 2022 construction project on Highway 200 DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Starting June 17 summer of 2022. through mid-August, the Minnesota Department of The work should not affect traffic flow or speeds; Transportation, in cooperation with White Earth however, MnDOT urges motorists to always drive Nation, will begin environmental documentation of with caution and watch for crews working near the wetlands along Highway 200 between Highway 59 shoulder. and Roy Lake. Public open houses pertaining to the project will The documentation project will be completed be scheduled at a later date. within approximately 100 feet of the existing shoulder MnDOT is in the process and mailing postcards of Highway 200. It will consist of visual observations to property owners along Highway 200 whose proper- of plant species and evidence of hydrology (standing ty falls within the project limits will be notified, and water or saturation), and small holes will be dug to should see their postcard from MnDOT for contact observe soil characteristics. Tall pink flags will be information and potential next steps. used to locate the wetlands. For real-time traffic and travel information in This required work is part of the project develop- Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or get the free ment process for a construction project set for the smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store. 8th Annual Harm Reduction Summit Entrepreneurial Boot Camp White Earth Tribal and Community College Mahnomen, Minnesota Saturday, June 29, 2019 3 Need help with a business idea you are interested in pursuing? 3 New or emerging business? 3 Need marketing help with new/expanding business? Join us for this hands-on workshop. Attendance Limited. Registration required. Pre-boot camp homework session: TBD Registration/Contact: Online: https://www.wetcc.edu/bootcamp.html Photo by Gary W. Padrta Call: Rachel Cuckla at 218-935-0417 Ext. 222 The 8th Annual Harm Reduction Summit was recently held at the Shooting Star Casino Event Center in Mahnomen, Minn. The week-long event featured guest speakers, breakout sessions and an elder pannel Sponsored with funding from the Midwest Minnesota that covered many health subjects to include opioid addiction/overdoses, MOMS program, Native American Community Development Corporation/White Earth Investment homelessness, HIV/AIDs, federal Indian policy and Indian health disparities, plus many more. Top: White Initiative and Minnesota Department of Employment and Earth District I Representative Raymond Auginaush thanks Dr. Carson Gardner - Medical Director, White Economic Development grant to the White Earth Nation. Ambulance Services, left and Fran Carlson, White Earth Ambulance Services manager who were present- ed Pendleton blankets for their work with the Naloxone/Narcan program.
Ode`imini-giizis (Strawberry Moon) 5, 2019 Anishinaabeg Today 5 Rez Briefs RBC offices closed for holidays White Earth RBC offices will be closed on Friday, June 14 for Treaty Day and will reopen on Monday, June 17 at 8 a.m. They will also be closed on Thursday, July 4 and will open on Friday, July 5 at 8 a.m. Chairs available in Elder’s section at powwow Folding chairs will be provided for Elders sitting in the Elder’s Section at the powwow grounds for the 151st Annual White Earth Reservation Celebration and Pow Wow on June 14-16. Bagley Art in the Park Bagley Art in the Park will be Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - rain or shine! Vendors are encouraged to register now. Call Linda at 218-766-2261 or check out the Facebook page for Bagley Art in the Park. Waubun trails are available for walking The Waubun School Forest trails are available for walking. Take a walk on Maple Ridge trail and see the new outdoor classroom. The forest is located at 2541 Hwy 113 (9.2 miles east of Waubun). Photo by Jacki Haugo VFW Auxiliary meeting is set for June 10 Marvin Shambow is controlling his diabetes with diet and exercise. VFW Post 9880 Auxiliary will meet on Monday, June 10 at 8 Shambow defeating diabetes one step at a time a.m. at the VFW Hall in Ogema. (Please note time change for sum- mer meetings). Following meeting plans are to sort flags for the Flag Retirement Ceremony scheduled for June 14. By Jackie Haugo lifting weights and increasing resistance to his biking Just a friendly reminder White Earth Public Health Fitness Trainer workout. The Shooting Star Casino also provided a The White Earth Natural Resources Department would like to good place for Marvin to get exercise. He parked his remind all residents to clean up yards and remove and properly dis- Three years ago, Marvin Shambow weighed 280 car as far away from the casino doors as he could and pose of all garbage and debris. The White Earth Land Department pounds, he took 70 units of Novolog insulin a day and walked around in the casino for exercise and visiting, will be performing site evaluation’s and White Earth Conservation watched a lot of television. Today he weighs 195 rather than sitting in front of the television and snack- will be enforcing any violations of the White Earth Environmental pounds and takes only 10 units of Levemir to control ing. code. Thank you and happy spring. his Type 2 diabetes. He is still working toward his goal of losing 100 pounds and possibly taking no insulin! Unfortunately, Marvin lost his mother Darlene Shambow about a year ago and that was a difficult White Earth Car Seat Prevention Program Marvin started to improve his health while work- • Is your child in need of a car seat? ing at the Mahnomen County Courthouse as a part- time for him. He stopped working out for a while and thought about drinking alcohol again. He also missed • Are you wondering if your child needs the next stage car seat? time custodian. One day he noticed a co-worker who • Let us help to secure your child’s future in the correct car seat! had lost a lot of weight and Marvin started asking him her great cooking. Slowly Marvin got motivated and started going to the Mahnomen Service Center for • We are available for car seat education Monday through Friday; questions. At that time, the courthouse employees 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. could get a discount on the Sandford Profile Diet so noon meals and companionship while eating. Then he started working out at Star Fitness Center again. Please call Danielle Darco at 218-936-3285 Ext. 1324 or Marvin decided to give it a try. He also added exercise Bryanna Chilton Ext. 1259 to help answer any question you may to his daily routine by going to Star Fitness in In the past, Marvin almost lost his driving privi- have or to schedule an appointment. Mahnomen. leges because of the insulin reactions he was having The diet helped Marvin with his initial weight while taking high doses to control his blood sugars. Veterans Crisis Line loss success, but he didn’t care for the expensive Today he is motivated to keep his license and lose 15 Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their fami- shakes and bars that were part of the diet program. more pounds. Another goal is to ride bike outside this lies and friends with qualified, caring responders through a confiden- Instead Marvin made many lifestyle changes to help summer. His bike was stolen from his garage last sum- tial toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved him keep losing weight. He started cutting back on mer, but he is currently working to save up and buy a ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, chat online or send a text bread and ate smaller portion sizes at meal times. He different one. If you see Marvin congratulate him on message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 pushed himself to work harder at the fitness center by his success! days a week, 365 days a year. Looking for a job? The White Earth Human Resources Department has a Job Hotline. Call 218-983-3285 and ask for Ext. 1000, or look online at www.whiteearth.com. WE Urban Council meeting dates The White Earth Urban Community Council meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe building at 1308 E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. White Earth Urban Liaison Office The White Earth Urban Liaison Office address is 214 West Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis at the Carriage House behind the brick mansion. Thier phone number is 612-813-1590 Ext. 6634. Iron Range Area Community Council The Iron Range Area Community Council holds a meeting on the second Wednesday of each month at the Greenway Township Hall in Marble, Minn. The Council encourages everyone to attend.
6 Anishinaabeg Today Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Photo by Romyn Hanks Scott Bement and his family recently presented a check for $56,670 to the White Earth Boys and Girls Club at a special event held at the White Earth RBC headquarters. Former Waubun resident donates more than $56,000 to the White Earth Boys and Girls Clubs Courtesy of Mahnomen Pioneer year, Bement made the decision to collect for the Boys and Girls Club here. The White Earth Boys and Girls Club was very Bement said that he met with Jim Hvezda, who is thankful on May 10, for a gift from St. Cloud Subaru, the assistant CEO for White Earth Boys and Girls a dealership which is owned by Scott Bement, who is Club, while at the state basketball tournament last originally from the Waubun area. year. Hvezda connected him with Terri Darco, CEO of Scott Bement was at the White Earth Tribal the White Earth Boys and Girls Clubs. There was a Nation Headquarters to present a check for $56,670 to brochure made and Hvezda gave a presentation to the the White Earth Boys and Girls Club, representing sales staff at St. Cloud Subaru. The sales staff helped funds raised in the Share the Love Event which ran get the word out about the White Earth Boys and Girls from Thanksgiving until the New Year, 2018 Club. As a result, the donations poured in to help the For every car sold, the customers could choose a local group. charity to donate some funds towards. They could choose from among a number of charities. This year’s Bement previously worked 12 years for donation to the White Earth Boys and Girls Club rep- Muscatell Dodge Jeep in Moorhead. He has been the resents the most his dealership has collected for one owner of the St. Cloud Subaru for over 13 years. He charity, Bement stated. said that he appreciated the opportunity to help out a Bement explained that 11 years ago, U.S. Subaru local youth organization from back where he grew up. Dealerships decided to do a charity drive event each Bement was welcomed by kids from the White year. Five years ago, the dealerships were able to Earth Boys and Girls Club program, as well as by rep- choose their favorite local charity to gain contribu- resentatives of the White Earth Tribe, and he was tions. For the past four years, the St. Cloud Subaru has thanked for his generosity. The kids from the program given to the St. Cloud Boys and Girls Club. This past made hand drums for him and for family members. Oshki Manidoo Spring Feast The Oshki Manidoo Center held their annual Spring Feast May 3 in Bemidji, Minn. District I Rep. Raymond Auginaush talked to the clients and encouraged them to keep positive. The White Earth Honor Guard presented the colors and Andy Hardy performed the Pipe Ceremony. The event ended with lunch that included fry bread tacos and Fergus Falls blueberry dessert. 218-736-5673 Photo by Gary W. Padrta *Licensed in Minnesota and White Earth Tribal Courts
Ode`imini-giizis (Strawberry Moon) 5, 2019 Anishinaabeg Today 7 White Earth Council of Elders By Lucille Silk, Chairperson White Earth Council of Elders It is so refreshing to hear the sounds of spring, with the birds chirping, and the winds blowing gently. Unfortunately, we have already had wind damage with trees down or branches all over, and even the large sign near Waubun that advertises the Shooting Star Casino blew down. Those winds were severe and warns us that now we need to watch the weather conditions of summer. Many of you have had concerns that Elders Day was not listed in the brochure for June, but that was a mistake in print- ing so do not be alarmed as Elders can still have their day at the Shooting Star Casino on Thursday, June 6. The next meeting for our Elders Council will be on Tuesday, July 2 at Pine Point ENP Center. All those members that provided a jacket will have the inscription for the White Earth Council of Elders with their name on it. Thus far we have had 11 Elders present a jacket. The WERCOE will be paying for the inscription on each jacket as approved by the last meet- ing consensus. On May 11, nine Elders attended the Honor our Elders Feast that was held at Northern Lights Casino Event Center in Walker, Minn., that was sponsored by the Leech Lake Housing Authority. We had 14 Elders that signed up but for various rea- sons could not go. Eugene Summers was our volunteer driver and he secured the van from the Boys and Girls Club for the day. We had a wonderful time there and were treated so very Submitted photo kindly and gifted with many special items. We lost Isabelle Raider, one of our loyal members by death Waubun High School graduates 32 seniors and we all grieved for her, as she was buried on the same day The following 32 Waubun High School seniors Coy Lunde: son of Jason and Mindy Lunder graduated at a ceremony held May 24 at the school. Douglas McArthur: son of Douglas and Rachel we had our Northern Lights trip scheduled. We also lost Rose Collin Adams: son Craig and Jamie Adams McArthur Weaver of White Earth, one of our oldest Elders. Please pray Morgan Blough: daughter of Steve and Pamela Olson Rachael McArthur: daughter of Joseph and Diane for the families, as their loss is our loss! Willian Bly: son of Travis and Stacy Bly McArthur The Mother’s Day Powwow was held May 10-11 at the Evander Brown: son of Tim and Tammy Brown Anna Paul: daughter of Steve and Judy Paul Shooting Star Event Center in Mahnomen. Thanks to all the Jaiden Burkhart: granddaughter of Gordon and Joyce Logan Pazdernik: son of Nathan and Angelia Mothers for their gift of life to us all. Bellanger Pazdernik The Elders Council has been working with our Tribal Jaycee Clark: son of Danielle Englund and Jason Elizabeth Reich: daughter of Michael and Sonia Council to formulate a plan to address all the needs of Elders Clark & Jessie Kier Christensen and set times and places with program accountability to address Johnathan Clark: son of Josephine Keezer and grand- Adrianna Richey: daughter of Autumn HighElk and them. We recently met and discussed a time and place for a son of Denise Levy and Harriet Keezer Justin Richey summit so that this can be an annual event. We want all Elders Jeffrey Cukla: son of Greg and Rachel Cukla Malachai Russell: grandson of Steve and Mary Wolff Cole Dinh: son of Deanna Dinh and Tom Mertens that are able to come to this summit and state your concerns and Haley Skramstad: daughter of Walter Skramstad and ideas to address them in a respectful way. This will be your day, Chase Dorman: son of Maria and Bill Brower and Jenise Skramstad Kevin Dorman our Elders! More information will be shared soon. Makena Spaeth: daughter of Tim and Bobi Spaeth Maria Fatz: daughter of JoAnne Riegert and John We want to thank Alan Roy for giving half his allotted con- Treston Spalla: son of Mina Spalla and Jim Spalla Jr. Nelson cert tickets to our Elders. We try to give them out on a first call Josie Stevens: daughter of Vance and Jennifer Stevens Vanessa Hanks: granddaughter of Judy Shaide basis or have gone to the casino to find Elders. Please contact Adam Syverson: son of Kelly and Val Jean Syverson Jayden Heisler: son of Joe and Michelle Heisler Parker Syverson: son of Jon and Jenni Syverson Sam Crowell in Ponsford area and myself in White Earth. Mackenzie Lampton: daughter of Crystal Olson and On May 27, Memorial services were held at 11 reservation Rodney Lampton Chandler Toczek: son of Jody Kent and Ryan Toczek Matthew Wierschke: son of Mark and Lisa Wierschke cemetaries despite the rain and cold weather. We were treated Tanner Lefebvre: son of Angela Lefebvre and Jesse Tayvis Zima: son of Danny and Mechelle Zima to a wonderful lunch by the Roger Winter Family of Callaway, Warren as a rest stop and short break. We also had a female and male Darco to receive Charles Carl Fellowship Award that came with us in full uniform and did the gun salute to our Veterans. The Veterans and Auxiliary Post 9880 of Ogema con- tinues to do this service and are seeking younger members to Terri Darco, White Earth Boys and Girls Clubs be held July 29 through Aug. 2 at the Child Study assist. Chief Executive Officer, was selected to receive the Center, Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Many thanks to our tribal programs for cleaning our 2019 Charles Carl Fellowship Award. Conn. Club leaders and administrators will have the cemetaries that were not done by the churches. Some of the This award is made possible by the generous opportunity to hear from Yale Psychiatry / Child cemetaries were not cleaned for a time and with the help contribution of Dr. Charles Carl, a Yale-alumnus and Study faculty members and to engage with one through our tribal government, they all looked wonderful. community psychiatrist who wishes to promote another over three days of relevant, BGC focused There were so many comments about how nice the cemetaries Native well-being, and reflects a budding partnership programming. They will address the themes of grief looked this year, and that makes us all proud. between Yale Child Study faculty and Boys and Girls and resilience as well as learn about Club needs and We hope and pray that all people, young and old, were safe Clubs of America (BGC). priorities. the recent holiday. We thank all Veterans for their service. Take This travel award is being provided in honor of, The conference will provide a setting in which care of each other and protect our Elders. Gi Gah Wah Bah Min, and in furtherance of, Darco’s exemplary commit- attendees can all learn, teach, and grow together to Mino Wah. ment to Native youth and provides for travel, lodg- enhance the collective capacity to serve Native youth Lucille Silk, Chair ing, and meals at a three-day summer conference to efficiently and effectively.
8 Anishinaabeg Today Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Protecting yourself and family from ticks and mosquitoes By CDR Deanna Pepper White Earth Health Center Welcome to spring and summer in Minnesota! As the weather becomes nicer, more and more people want to be outside enjoying the nice weather. We have heard that ticks are already out in full force this year. Ticks and mosquitoes may carry bacte- ria, parasites or viruses. One of the most common tick borne dis- eases is Lyme disease. One of the most common diseases carried by mosquitoes is Use Insect repellant containing 20-50 the West Nile Virus. percent DEET on exposed skin and clothing and reapply the repellants as needed. Use Ticks can be found in wooded areas, insecticides such as permethrin for greater high grass or lead litter. Mosquitoes may be protection. Check your skin and clothing found near standing water or in weedy or daily for ticks. If you find a tick, remove it wooded areas. immediately by grasping the tick firmly and It is important to remove leaf litter, as close to your skin as possible, Pull the remove, mow to cut back tall grass and tick’s body away from your skin in a steady brush. Remove debris from ditches, fill in motion. Clean the area with soap and water. areas that collect standing water. If you develop symptoms of a vector borne If you are outside, it is important to pro- illness, see your primary provider. tect yourself. Things you can do include Symptoms of Vector borne diseases: wearing a hat and light colored clothing Body aches/muscle aches, joint pain, fever, including long sleeved shirts and long pants rash, headaches, stiff neck, and fatigue. tucked into boots or socks. Have a great summer! Be safe! White Earth Urban Office holds open house Photo by Carl Fransen An open house was held May 9 at the new White Earth Urban Office located at 214 West Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. Around 120 people attend the event. Visitors were served brats, hot dogs, beans, chips, cookies and lemonade. The White Earth Urban Community Council was a co-sponsor and they recruited new members to their organi- zation. District 1 Representative Raymond Auginaush and Julie Williams, MOMS Program, attended and met with many White Earth members. There was a prize wheel for guests to spin where they could win a White Earth t-shirt, pound of rice, can coolers and cell phone poppers. The grand prize was a casino package to the Shooting Star Casino, which was won by White Earth member Liza Sanchez.
Ode`imini-giizis (Strawberry Moon) 5, 2019 Anishinaabeg Today 9 THE DOCTOR’S CORNER Measles. It’s not just a rash! By Courtney Schantzen, APRN, CNP, CLC White Earth Health Center According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), from Jan. 1 to April 29, 704 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 22 states and the numbers are climbing weekly. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the United States since 1994 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000. Measles outbreaks are occurring in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. No measles cases have been confirmed in Minnesota so far this year; however, it is likely only a matter of time given the large number of cases occur- ring across the country and globe. Measles is a highly contagious virus that lives in the nose and throat mucus of an infected person. It spreads to others by a simple sneeze or cough. The measles virus can live for up to 2 hours in the NCCS 9th Annual air where an infected person has been. Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, up to 90 percent or 9 out of 10 people who are 5K Walk/Run NOT immune will become infected if in close contact with the ill person. Unfortunately, infected people can spread measles to others prior The Naytahwaush Community to identification of the virus. All individuals are most contagious Charter School held thier 9th four days before and up to four days after the rash appears. The clas- Annual 5K Walk/Run on May 10. sic symptoms are high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery Top: Awards were presented to eyes. The rash begins 3-5 days after symptoms begin. The rash is the first place boy and girl in referred to as a “bucket rash” due to its presentation. It spreads like each grade and the open class someone dumped water over your head, starting at the hairline and category. The winners back row spreading downward to the neck, trunk, arms, legs and feet. from left are Lance Hisgun, Meresa Tibbetts, Arnold Wade, Measles can be very serious resulting in serious complications Taylee Clark, Michael Brown, like pneumonia, brain swelling (encephalitis) and even death. The Alexie Keezer, Dejonelle Gordon good news is it’s completely preventable! and Brian Clark. Front row from Measles can be prevented with the MMR vaccine. The vaccine left are Joel Weaver, Caressa protects against three diseases: measles, mumps and rubella. The Grigsby, Brayden Hanks, Ciara CDC recommends children get two doses of the MMR vaccine, first Villeda, Aleera Bush, Clayton at age 12-15 months, and then another dose at age 4-6 years. Teens Londo, Sophie Jesness, and and adults should also make sure they have received the MMR vac- Jack Miller. cination. Left: The race is on! The MMR vaccine is very safe and effective. Two doses of MMR vaccine are about 97 percent effective at preventing measles; Photos by Kent Estey one dose is about 93 percent effective. Multiple scientific studies have found NO link between MMR vaccine and autism. White Earth Veterans News High vaccination rates are critical to not only protect individual families but the entire community. Vaccination levels must remain By Tom Spry wound, shrapnel in his back, gunshot to the right above 85 percent to protect those individuals that for medical rea- White Earth Tribal Veteran Service Officer temple, rocket propelled grenade hit his left ankle, sons (cancer, pregnancy, infants less than 12 months) cannot be vac- shrapnel to his stomach, and a gunshot to his left arm cinated. This level is referred to as “herd immunity.” I am happy to By the time you receive this newspaper, they - nearly severing it. report that the White Earth community is meeting herd immunity will have buried Peter Thompson (June 5 at 2 p.m.) levels, as 91 percent of children have received one dose of MMR Peter joined the Bagley American Legion when vaccine by age 35 months and 98 percent of teenagers have received in Arlington National Cemetery. This is where John he came home to Rice Lake. He represented the F. Kennedy is buried. This is where all the generals two doses of the MMR vaccine. This is wonderful news but there is Legion at the dedication of Vietnam War Memorial. always room for improvement. are buried. This is where a White Earth Reservation He was instrumental in establishing the White Earth Native American Veteran now lies. Please don’t wait, vaccinate! Every person counts to ensure a Honor Guard and Veterans Association. In fact, Peter I first met Peter Thompson at a White Earth healthy, prosperous community! believed all soldiers who served one day of service, Veterans Association meeting. He was very humble. should belong to the Veterans Association. He also For more information on vaccines, vaccine preventable diseases, He probably was sizing me up to see if I could take a believed if you’re going to wear the Honor Guard and vaccine safety: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/conversations joke. He had some pretty good one liners! He never uniform then respect the Warrior Spirit and honor was boastful or bragging about his war exploits. In those who come before you. fact, like any true veteran, he never spoke about it. I We at the White Earth Veterans Association and White Earth heard it from others. Six Purple Hearts! No way, maybe two but not six! Honor Guard miss Peter Thompson. Our prayers are Reservation Business Committee Yes, Peter received six Purple Hearts and Bronze with his family. We hope to honor him as we go throughout life! Quarterly Meeting Star with a Silver Star on it and another Bronze Star. You see when you get five purple hearts they give White Earth Tribal Veteran Service Officer is you a Silver Star on your Bronze Star. located at the White Earth Veterans Association Peter was in Vietnam from 1968 to 1970. building, 2219 College Road in Mahnomen, Minn. When: Monday, June 10 Remember the Tet Offensive, a North Vietnamese Work number: 218-936-5650, fax number: 218- blitzkrieg all over South Vietnam. Peter was platoon 936-5651, email: email@example.com. Office Time: 9 a.m. sergeant for an armor personnel carrier. They would hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. -4:30 Where: Rice Lake Community Center do recon and rescue missions. Peter suffered a head p.m.
10 Anishinaabeg Today Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Application and Participant Rules for Junior and Senior Princess and Brave Contest 151st Annual White Earth Celebration June 14, 15 and 16, 2019 Deadline for submission of completed applications with documentation is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 ● All portions of the princess and brave contests will be held on and completed by end of night on Friday, June 14, 2019. ● This includes but is not limited to: Interview, Verification of Eligibility, Self-Introduction at Powwow, and Dance Competition. ● All applicants and their parents/guardians agree, through submission of their signed application, that the contestant: 1. Pledges to live a crime, drug and alcohol-free lifestyle at all times prior to and during their reign as princess or brave. 2. Continues with successful academics and maintains a positive role within their school and commu- nity. 3. May not have any pregnancies past, present or during the year that the participant holds the title of princess or brave. 4. Is an enrolled member or descendant of White Earth Reservation, documentation required.* 5. Resides on or within 25 miles of the White Earth Reservation presently and during the reigning year, documentation required.** a. If a princess or brave moves, it is the family/guardian’s responsibility to contact the committee immediately. 6. Is age 9-12 for Junior title, or age 13-17 for Senior title. 7. Is willing to represent the White Earth Reservation throughout the reigning year by traveling to and dancing at other powwows.*** 8. Cannot hold any other title of royalty while applying for or holding the title of White Earth Princess or Brave. 9. Will only be awarded the title of White Earth Celebration Princess or Brave once in their lifetime. 10. Will immediately relinquish his or her title to the first runner-up if White Earth Pow Wow Committee finds princess or brave to be in violation of these rules. Relinquishment includes returning of crown and/or sash to the White Earth Pow Wow Committee. ● Applications are available at the White Earth RBC Headquarters and in the Anishinaabeg Today newspa- per. ● Application and documentation materials must be filled out completely and will be verified by the White Earth Pow Wow Committee. ● Please mail completed application and documentation to White Earth Pow Wow Committee, PO Box 418, White Earth, MN 56591. Contact Dana Goodwin at 218-849-1599 or Quinne Goodwin-Chaffee at 218-368- 9072 with questions or concerns. Texts preferred. 5 Sr. Princess 5 Jr. Princess 5 Sr. Brave 5 Jr. Brave Please Print Clearly Full Legal Name________________________________Birth Date________________Clan_______________ Address__________________________________________________________________________________ Street (and PO Box if used for mailing purposes) City Zip Code Phone number____________________________Additional phone number_____________________________ School_______________________________________________________Grade in 2019/20______________ Contestant’s White Earth enrollment #________________________________________________________, or Descendant Contestant’s Enrolled Parent or Grandparent’s: _________________________________________________________________________________________ Full legal name Birth Date WE Enrollment # I, ___________________________________________________ understand and comply with the above stated conditions for application to the White Earth Princess/Brave title. My parents/guardian and I understand and agree to have the above information verified by the White Earth Pow Wow Committee. This form gives the above-named school and the White Earth RBC permission to release and verify information entered on this form. I also agree that all information above is true ann correct to the best of my knowledge. Anishinaabeg Today Subscribers ___________________________________________________________________________ Participant Signature Printed Name Date ** Please let us know if you recently moved, or have moved in _______________________________________________________________ the past few years so we can cancel your old address. Papers are still going to old addresses. Call the Anishinaabeg Today at 218-983-3285 Ext. 5903 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Parent/Guardian Signature Printed Name Date
Ode`imini-giizis (Strawberry Moon) 5, 2019 Anishinaabeg Today 11 June Food Distribution Calendar Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 3 4 5 6 7 Home Deliveries Nutrition Nutrition Nutrition Diabetic RL, Bagley, with with with Screening Ponsford, NTW Colleen B. Colleen B. Colleen B. w/Sally S. NAPS-Pick Up No Distribution 10 11 12 13 14 Closed for Home Deliveries Nutrition Nutrition Nutrition Mahnomen, with with with Waubun Treaty Colleen B. Colleen B. Colleen B. Day No Distribution 17 18 19 20 21 Nutrition Nutrition Diabetic Home Deliveries with with Screening Home Deliveries Detroit Lakes White Earth Colleen B. Colleen B. w/Sally S. No Distribution 24 25 26 27 28 Inventory Nutrition Nutrition Nutrition Nutrition with with with with No Colleen B. Colleen B. Debra B. Colleen B. Distribution Office hours: 8 to 4:30 Distro hours: 9 to 3:30 Lunch: 12 to 12:30 Phone: 218-935-2233 Fax: 218-935-2235 June White Earth WIC Clinic Calendar Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 3 4 5 6 7 Bagley Bagley White Earth Pine Point Elementary Elementary Health CHR Closed School School Center Building 10-3 10-3 8:15-4 9:30-3 10 11 12 13 14 Mahnomen Mahnomen White Earth Health By Closed for Environmental Environmental Center Appointment Treaty Building Building 8:15-4 Only Day 11-5:30 9:30-3 17 18 19 20 21 Bagley White Earth Naytahwaush By By Elementary Health Supportive Appointment Appointment School Center Housing Only Only 10-3 8:15-4 9:30-3 24 25 26 27 28 Mahnomen Rice Lake White Earth Naytahwaush Environmental Community Health Supportive Closed Building Center Center Housing 9:30-3 9:30-3 8:15-4 9:30-3 Car Seat Times and White Earth WIC Program: dates are 40520 Co Hwy 34 983-3286 subject to Ogema, MN 56569 x1259/1324 change 218-983-6232
12 Anishinaabeg Today Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Understanding ticks and Lyme disease Tami Sweep, RN • Keep lawns mowed short, remove leave pile White Earth Public Health • Use repellent like DEET • Wear light colored clothes, tuck pant legs into What is Lyme disease?: The leading tick-born shoes to prevent ticks from crawling up legs disease in the United States. It is a bacterial infection • Check for ticks regularly caused by the bite of an infected deer tick. • Remember ticks do not like direct sunlight When does it occur?: Most cases occur during How to properly remove a tick: Use a fine the late spring and summer months when the, when pointed tweezers. the deer tick is active and the size of a poppy seed. • Grasp the tick by the mouth area close to the Where do they like to live?: Edge of lawns, skin wood edges, shrubs and bushes, leaf piles, stone walls • Apply steady outward pressure and wood piles. • DO NOT use petroleum jelly or hot objects to Early symptoms: First sign of infection is often remove ticks. Improper removal can increase the is a red ring – looks like a bullseye. chances of infection, swab the bite area with alcohol. • Very tired • Rash When to get medical care or call your doctor: • Low-grade fever See your doctor immediately if you know you have • Stiff neck and headaches been bitten by a tick and develop symptoms as stated • Swollen glands above or Late symptoms: Paralysis of facial muscles. • Part of the tick remains in the skin • Trouble concentrating • A rash of any kind develops especially a red • Memory loss ringed bulls eye rash or red dots on wrists and ankles • Irregular heartbeat which can cause dizziness • The bite area looks infected (increasing • Pain and/or swelling usually in large joints like warmth, swelling, pain or oozing puss) the knees. • You should always save your wood tick to Ways to avoid ticks: Create a safe area for chil- determine what kind of tick it is. dren and pets to play, away from lawn and wooded • Different tick infections require different med- edges, stone walls and wood piles. ications. Vicious Dogs Recent attack on a child is a concern for tribal officials v New Seasonal RV Campground It is the obligation of the White Earth Reservation v Full Hook Ups as a sovereign nation to protect the rights of all its enrolled members. In accordance with the v Camp sites for Constitution and By-Laws of the White Earth Indian Pow-Wows with Reservation, and to promote public safety, health and welfare, the White Earth Tribal Council hereby enacts Full Hook Ups the following Animal Cruelty, Dangerous Dogs, Registration and Rabies Control Act of 2008. The v Cabins White Earth Tribal Police Department and the White Earth Conservation Officers shall have con- current enforcement authority over the provisions Like of this Act. 2379 Perch Road, Waubun, Minnesota Dangerous Dog: Shall mean any dog that has izens, residents, and inhabitants of the White Earth 218-473-2138 us without provocation, (a) inflicted substantial bodily Reservation. (cell) 218-849-5240 on harm on a human being on public or private property, Subd. 2) The ownership, location, maintenance, email@example.com Facebook (b) while off the owner’s property, killed a domestic keeping, harboring, or use of Dangerous Dogs on the animal, (c) has been found to be potentially danger- Reservation is hereby declared to be a public nui- ous, and after the owner has notice that the dog is sance. potentially dangerous, the dog aggressively bites, Subd. 3) No person shall cause, permit, promote, attacks, or endangers the safety of humans or domestic aid, assist, encourage, or engage in the ownership, Berry Camp animals, or (d) is identified as a canine breed known location, maintenance, keeping, harboring, or use of as the Akita, Pit Bull, Rottweiler, German Dangerous Dogs on the Reservation unless such per- June 27-30, 2019 Shepherd, Doberman Pincher, Wolf Hybrid or the son is a licensed veterinarian and engaged in the busi- Chow Chow. ness thereof, at the address indicated in the occupa- Sponsored by Sah-Kah-Tay / a nonprofit organization Potentially Dangerous Dog: Shall mean any dog tional license issued therefore, and then only for the Founded and continued in honor of Earl and Kathy Hoaglund that when unprovoked, (a) inflicts bites on a human or minimum time required for treatment of the Arrival day for campers is June 27 domestic animal on public or private property, (b) Dangerous Dog, or unless such person is granted Activities start June 28-29 chases or approaches a person upon the streets, side- Retention of a Dangerous Dog, pursuant to Section 2 Departure day for campers is June 30 walks, or any public property in an apparent attitude of this Chapter, or meets the criteria of an Exception of attack, or (c) has a known propensity, tendency, dis- under Section 3 of this Chapter. Little Elbow Lake State Park (Hwy 113) position to attack unprovoked, causing injury or other- Section 2. Animal Retention White Earth Reservation wise threatening the safety of humans or domestic ani- Upon conviction of a violation of Section 1, of mals. this Chapter, relating to the possession of Dangerous *Campers please bring a tent, sleeping bag and chair Chapter 3. Dangerous Dogs Dogs, a Tribal Police Officer, a Tribal Conservation *Visitors and campers must bring their own dishes and utensils Section 1. Dangerous Dogs Prohibited. Officer or the Tribal Court, as applicable, shall have for each member for meals Subd. 1) It is hereby determined that Dangerous the authority to order the following: Dogs have inherently vicious and dangerous propensi- Subd. 1) That the following statutory provisions *This is a drug and alcohol-free activity ties, and are potentially hazardous and unreasonably For any questions please call Tamie at 218-902-0191 dangerous to the health, safety, and welfare of the cit- See Dogs Page 34
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14 Anishinaabeg Today Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Tribal Council seeking applicants for WE Band Gaming Commission The White Earth Tribal Council is seeking applicants to ited additional time in Commission business outside of a Gaming Commissioner under the requirements set forth in serve on the White Earth Gaming Commission. meetings. this Section. Description of the Position. The White Earth Tribal Stipend. This is not a full-time position and Ethics Requirements. Gaming Commissioners are Council (Band) is seeking letters of interest in serving as a Commissioners are not eligible for any Band employee ben- subject to the Gaming Ordinance Code of Ethics located member of the White Earth Gaming Commission efits. Commissioners are compensated as independent con- under section X (10). (“Commission”). The Commission is a five person body tractors at a rate established by the Tribal Council. How To Apply. White Earth members who meet the that is a subdivision of the White Earth Band. The Qualifications - no person shall serve on the qualifications, and are willing to be considered for appoint- Commission is responsible for ensuring that all gaming Commission if that person is: ment, must submit a written statement of interest and a cur- activities within the Band’s jurisdiction are conducted in (1) Under the age of eighteen (18); rent résumé by one of the following methods: conformance with the applicable policies and regulations (2) Been convicted or terminated from any Gaming opera- Mail: Nakoa Graff, including the Bands Gaming Ordinance. tion for theft, misrepresentation or fraud of any kind. Human Resources Director, Eligibility. In addition to the qualifications set forth (3) A Judge or employee of the Tribal Court; White Earth Tribal Council, below, candidates for the Commission shall have experience (4) Employed by any Gaming Operation; PO Box 418, and training of sufficient scope, depth and relevancy to (5) Resides in the same household with a person employed White Earth, MN 56591 enable him/her to fulfill his/her duties as shown through at as a Primary Management Official or Key Employee of any Fax: 218-983-4343 Att; Nakoa Graff , Human least four (4) years experience in gaming or other regulatory Gaming Operation; Resources Director affairs, public accounting or business finance, public or (6) Has a direct or indirect financial interest in the Gaming Email: Nakoa.firstname.lastname@example.org business administration, judicial or dispute resolution ser- Operation, including any Management Contractor, or a As stated earlier, prior to appointment, a comprehen- vices, criminal justice, civil or criminal investigation, or direct financial interest in any Gaming Supplier. For pur- sive background investigation will be conducted by the law. Candidates must be an enrolled member of White poses of this Section, (i) direct financial interest shall not Compliance Division to determine whether the potential Earth. A bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of study is pre- include the right to per capita distributions of Gaming rev- appointee meets all applicable licensing standards under the ferred. enues pursuant to the IGRA but shall include direct owner- Bands Gaming Ordinance. Therefore, a potential appointee Appointment Process. Commissioners are appointed ship of stock in a publicly traded company and, (ii) indirect must obtain from, complete, and return to the Compliance by the Tribal Council and serve a four (4) year term of financial interest shall not include ownership of any mutual Background and Adjudication Department, all required office. A Commissioner must meet all applicable licensing funds that hold such stock. background investigation forms. standards under the Bands Gaming ordinance as determined (7) Employed or otherwise serves in a position with respon- This posting shall remain open until filled. through a comprehensive background investigation to be sibilities that create a conflict of interest or the appearance conducted prior to appointment. of a conflict of interest with the duties and responsibilities You can reach the Anishinaabeg Today Time Commitment. The Commission typically meets of the Commission, as determined by the Tribal Council; or at email@example.com or one (1) day per month Commissioners may spend some lim- (8) Unable to establish and maintain eligibility to serve as 218-983-3285 Ext. 5903
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