Peter Thompson - White Earth Nation

Peter Thompson - White Earth Nation
Anishinaabeg Today
               A Monthly Chronicle of White Earth Reservation
 Vol. 24 No. 6                                    White Earth, Minn.                                                  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.

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         Anishinaabeg Today                                        11th Annual Mother’s Day Celebration
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    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

                        Gary W. Padrta

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                                                                  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
                                                                       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
                                                                  Some even recorded us and I can’t imagine people           this trip!
         or 218-983-3285 Ext. 5903
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                                                                         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 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 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

            Online:                                                                                                             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.
Peter Thompson - White Earth Nation
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                                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                       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.
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                                                                                          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.
                                                                                      Photo by Gary W. Padrta
                                                                                                                     *Licensed in Minnesota and White Earth Tribal Courts
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                                                                                                                     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,
                                                                                                                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.
Peter Thompson - White Earth Nation
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.
Peter Thompson - White Earth Nation
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
                                                                                                                       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:
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: 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.
Peter Thompson - White Earth Nation
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
                                                                             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-
                                                                             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
                                                                             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-
                                                                        ● 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_______________

                                                                                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        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
                                                           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,
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
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,                          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:
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 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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