STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Red Lake hosts Navajo youths
I spent Friday on the Red Lake Indian Reservation with organizers and kids participating in a youth cultural learning camp. Six Navajo students from Arizona and their advisor, Patrick Blackwater from ... Posted on 8/7/12 at 7:00 AM
The $21.4 million USDA Rural Development loans were approved this month – more than $11.3 million for the 42,000-square-foot tribal college and $10.1 million for the 27,400-square-foot government center.
The guide service doesn’t include the tribal waters of Red Lake, but the smaller lakes offer the opportunity for anglers to catch everything from lake trout and rainbow trout to largemouth bass, pike, bluegills, slab crappies and walleyes.
The Red Lake Reservation was once a sea of red and white pines. But tribal officials say the federal government mismanaged the forest starting in the early 1900s. The pines were never successfully replanted, and thick stands of less valuable aspen took their place. Now the Red Lake Nation is preparing to reforest 50,000 acres of its land in northwestern Minnesota.
Noemi Aylesworth, Cabin Coffee House owner, said the idea came from Shared Vision, a Bemidji group working to make relations between American Indians and members of the majority culture more comfortable and friendly.
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