On September 5, 2013 members of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe gathered in Grand Rapids (MN) to celebrate the raising of the Tribal Government Flag outside of the Itasca County Court House and the Grand Rapids Depot, which houses the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce.
On Thursday, June 6, 2013 the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Leech Lake band of Ojibwe and the Chippewa National Forest. The importance of this MOU cannot be over emphasized because not only does it provide a framework for cooperation between the Leech Lake band of Ojibwe and Chippewa National Forest for natural resource management, economic development, employment and training...
A few of us Minnesota Tribal leaders met recently with Governor Dayton to discuss several topics that impact the American Indian communities that include populations from Minnesota's northern border to southern Minnesota. From the wolf and moose hunting seasons to invasive species that are threatening our lakes, rivers, animals and wild rice;
In Late March the Leech Lake Tribal College hosted the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. The visit covered several issues having to do with the college, its current standing, and possible avenues of future progress for the growing instintitution. A few Leech Lake leaders were on hand to offer their insight to the conversation and to help give the Office of Higher Education Director and his staff perspective about the larger picture of the Leech Lake Tribal College landscape.
In February, we went to Washington D.C. to lobby for funding to replace the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School. When we visited Congresswoman Betty McCollum's office on Capitol Hill she invited the students that we brought with from our school to a taped talk show where school funding, conditions, extra-curricular activities and safety concerns were discussed. I wanted to put this video on here to help keep the effort in the forefront of our concerns.
My testimony is focused on the Band’s long struggle to replace the Bug O Nay Ge Shig School High School (High School) facility, which is administered and funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ (BIA) Bureau of Indian Education (BIE).
Last month I was invited to a Bemidji State hockey game in honor of Native Nations Night. White Earth Chairwoman Erma Vizenor, Red Lake Chairman Floyd “Buck” Jordain and Myself commemorated the celebration with the Red Lake Drum group's opening song and by dropping the ceremonial first puck.
On December 14, 2012, Paul Day was sworn in as the Chief Judge of the Leech Lake Tribal Court. Carri Jones, Chairwoman of the Tribal Council, administered the oath. Ms. Jones said Leech Lake is fortunate to have a Band member with Paul’s experience in private industry as well as public service.
After receiving national recognition in the form of “seventh in the nation” from Washington Monthly a few years ago the Leech Lake Tribal College is not resting on its laurels. The rankings are based on information gathered as part of Community College Surveys in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
- Welcome to the Official Website of Leech Lake Tribal Chairwoman Carri Jones- I am excited to present our tribal, and community members with this new 'Information Resource'.
115 Sixth Street NW Ste.E
Cass Lake MN, 55633