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