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Red Lake kids head to Gathering of Nations


The outgoing Miss Indian World is bringing 40 preschool kids from the Red Lake Reservation to the 22nd annual Gathering of Nations powwow.

Delana Smith is a member of the Red Lake Nation. She is a preschool teacher at the school complex where the March 21, 2005, shootings occurred.

Smith will appear with the kids during her final dance as Miss Indian World on Saturday night. Other people from the reservation are also attending, said an organizer.

Organizers plan to acknowledge the Red Lake tragedy during the three-day event, which begins today in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Get the Story:
American Indians to Gather for Powwow (AP 4/29)
Organizers Put in Full Year of Planning To Produce Gathering of Nations Powwow (The Albuquerque Journal 4/29)
Inside The Red Lake Reservation (WCCO 4/29)
Red Lake seeks better programs for kids (Minnesota Public Radio 4/28)

Relevant Links:
Gathering of Nations - http://www.gatheringofnations.com
Red Lake Net News - http://www.rlnn.com
Red Lake Nation - http://www.redlakenation.org
Red Lake High School - http://www.paulbunyan.net/rlschools/hs.htm

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