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INDIGENOUS IMPACTS

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The jersey features a combination of loom and beadwork designs reflecting both Dakota and Ojibwe heritage.
Mayor Darrel Olson gave a mayoral proclamation on Oct. 4, stating the city of Baxter formally recognizes Indigenous Peoples Day.
This year’s wild rice crop is hit or miss, depending on the lake. “This is only our second day processing, it's gonna be a short year,” said Frank Bibeau, an attorney who has represented the interests of wild rice in court cases and owns this operation.
The grand opening of Giminjimendaamin Ezhichigeyang, a new wellness and event venue that’s part of the Oshkiimaajitahdah community center in Redby, was celebrated on Monday with a ribbon cutting ceremony, lunch and live music.
Sanford Health’s Program for Addiction Recovery provided Tanner Lene a way to connect to a heritage he’d left largely unexplored, as he began to learn Ojibwe and join classes taught by elders and knowledge keepers on traditional medicines and art.
A newly published children’s book by Red Lake author Elizabeth Barrett and illustrator Jonathan Thunder brings the Seven Grandfather Teachings of Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Wisdom, Humility and Truth to colorful life for young and old.

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Today, the Prairie Island Community is seeking to disentangle itself from a power plant it never wanted. It’s created a $46 million plan to produce net zero carbon emissions within the next decade.
In all, nearly 10 million people identified as Native American, an 87% jump from 2010. Of those people, about 6 million are multi-racial.
Once dismissed as unscientific, there’s now increasing interest in incorporating Indigenous knowledge into the policies and practices of Minnesotans working with forestry and wildlife.

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