indianz.com your internet resource indianz.com on facebook indianz.com on twitter indianz.com on Google+
ph: 202 630 8439
Native American Bank - Native people investing in Native communities
Advertise on Indianz.Com
Home > News > Headlines

printer friendly version
'Nobody' wanted to help Jeff Weise, says relative
Friday, April 29, 2005

Jeff Weise, the 16-year-old who shot nine people on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota before taking his own life, "left messages with everybody" seeking help, a family member tells The St. Paul Pioneer Press.

"He was telling people over and over that he was hurting and needed some relief, but nobody seemed to provide any to him," Lee Cook, the director of the American Indian Cultural Center at Bemidji State University, said. Cook's cousin was Daryl "Dash" Lussier, Weise's grandfather. Lussier and his female companion were the first ones killed in the March 21, 2005, shootings.

Before the incident, Cook said Weise lost all of the people who were close to him. His father committee suicide and his mother suffered brain damage after a serious alcohol-related car accident and now lives in a nursing home.

Cook said Weise reached out to other people after going through rough times. Weise had been diagnosed with depression and was taking anti-depressants, which can increase the risk of suicide in young people. Weise made one such attempt last summer.

Weise had been recently banned from the Red Lake High School, where seven people were killed, for having problems with a teacher. Cook said he didn't know whether the teacher in question was Neva Rogers, who was killed.

In related news, Chris Dunshee, 57, the principal of the school was released from a hospital yesterday after suffering a heart attack. Superintendent Stuart Desjarlait, the school superintendent, will return to work on Monday after taking time off due to stress.

Jeff May, 16, one of the surviving victims of the shooting, remains in the hospital recovering from a gunshot to the face. Steven Cobenais, 16, another survivor, has been released.

Get the Story:
Weise's kin cite reasons for rage (The St. Paul Pioneer Press 4/29)
Username: indianz@indianz.com, Password: indianz1
Red Lake school principal released from MeritCare (The Bemidji Pioneer 4/29)
Principal recovering following heart attack (The Grand Forks Herald 4/28)
Red Lake principal getting better after heart attack (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 4/28)
Username: indianz, Password: indianzcom

Relevant Links:
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

Related Stories:
First Lady Bush addresses tragedy at Red Lake (4/27)
Red Lake students to hold prom off the reservation (4/27)
Lawyers fight request for DNA from Red Lake teens (4/26)
Memorial held for victims of Red Lake tragedy (4/25)
Red Lake chairman seeks federal aid for tribe (4/21)
Opinion: Natives not upset with Bush on Red Lake (4/19)
Federal grand jury investigates Red Lake shootings (4/14)
Jodi Rave: 'No Media' sign at Red Lake not for me (4/14)
Red Lake returns to school where shootings occurred (4/12)
Opinion: Maybe Red Lake doesn't need free press (4/11)
Column: Red Lake people are just like you and me (4/11)
Red Lake reopening delayed admit new search (4/8)
Red Lake Nation schools will reopen next week (4/7)
Tragedy at Red Lake: Another arrest reported (4/5)
New York Times: Indian children being left behind (4/5)
Teacher: Native youth in losing battle against many ills (4/5)
More students investigated over Red Lake shootings (4/4)
Yellow Bird: Messages of life during time of sorrow (4/4)
Professor: Not the first tragedy in Indian education (4/4)
Column: Red Lake a place of triumph not just tragedy (4/4)
Opinion: A year from now, let us say we did something (4/4)
Opinion: Some serious advice to the media 'jackals' (4/4)
Tragedy at Red Lake: Protest and preparations (4/1)
Tragedy at Red Lake: Shootings at school detailed (3/31)
Paper apologizes for Red Lake shootings cartoon (3/31)
Column: Red Lake people look out for each other (3/31)
Opinion: Mascot gets more press than Red Lake (3/31)
Editorial: Red Lake Nation needs a free press (3/31)
Red Lake chairman defends son as information surfaces (3/30)
Yellow Bird: Media interested in getting the true story (3/30)
Column: Tragedy turns political with arrest of son (3/30)
Opinion: Indians should stop segregating themselves (3/30)
Chairman's son charged in connection with shootings (3/29)
Column: Teacher died a hero protecting students (3/29)
Editorial: Red Lake doesn't seem to want help (3/29)
Bad Eagle: Indian leaders today are pitiful (3/29)
Bush responds to shootings at Red Lake Reservation (3/29)
Red Lake begins to say goodbye to shooting victims (3/28)
Editorial: 'Massacre' at Red Lake Reservation (3/28)
Yellow Bird: Red Lake people are gentle warriors (3/28)
Ojibwe Reporter: Red Lake familiar yet different (3/28)
Opinion: Indian people suffer from disconnect (3/28)
Editorial: Tribe's response to shootings a model (3/28)
Native students talk about tragedy at Red Lake (3/28)
Reader Rep: Tribe's harsh policy against media (3/28)
Column: Lawmakers pray, but won't pay, for Red Lake (3/28)
Opinion: 'Warning signs' apply to every other child (3/28)
Column: Sadness fills services at Indian church (3/28)
Column: Covering Red Lake tragedy a difficult task (3/28)
Surviving victims talk about Red Lake tragedy (3/25)
Opinion: A dark day in the history of all tribes (3/25)
Column: Red Lake members in Twin Cities head home (3/25)
Opinion: Everyone to blame for Red Lake tragedy (3/25)
Deadly tragedy puts focus on Native youth problems (3/24)
Response continues to tragedy at Red Lake Reservation (3/24)
Yellow Bird: Red Lake community in deep pain (3/24)
Ojibwe Leader: Answers needed to help youth (3/24)
Opinion: Violence not uncommon at Red Lake (3/24)
Column: Has media underplayed Red Lake? (3/24)
Opinion: Media circus won't get to heart of matter (3/24)
Letters: Star Trib readers respond to tragedy (3/24)
Indian Country sends support to community in shock (3/23)
Details emerge on tragedy at Red Lake Reservation (3/23)
Tribal Member: My reservation will never be the same (3/23)
Opinion: Above all, this is a tribal nation tragedy (3/23)
Editorial: Tragedy at Red Lake unites all in grief (3/23)
Editorial: Solidarity with the people of Red Lake (3/23)
Column: Sacred pipe ceremony begins the healing (3/23)
Column: Media gets crash course in sovereignty (3/23)
Shooting at Red Lake Reservation leaves 10 dead (3/22)

Copyright 2000-2005 Indianz.Com
More headlines...
Stay Connected:

Local Links:
Federal Register | Indian Gaming | Jobs & Notices | In The Hoop | Message Board
Choctaw Nation Trial:
Choctaw Nation releases statement after guilty verdict in case (11/21)
Former Choctaw Nation employee found guilty after lengthy trial (11/21)
Trial on Choctaw Nation fraud winds down with final testimony (11/21)
Leader of Choctaw Nation faces tough questions in fraud trial (11/21)
Latest News:
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux youth to join White House meet (11/21)
Obamas welcome youth from Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to DC (11/21)
House passes bill to address Grand Portage Band per capitas (11/21)
House Natural Resources Committee passes three tribal bills (11/21)
Chaske Spencer: Changing the narrative for our Native youth (11/21)
Winona LaDuke: No one believes in the 'black snake' pipeline (11/21)
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Tax disparities remain in Indian Country (11/21)
ICT interview with DOI deputy secretary on Cobell buy-backs (11/21)
Oglala Sioux Tribe rounds up dogs after deadly attack on girl (11/21)
Leader of Navajo Nation signs bill for higher tax on junk food (11/21)
North Dakota tribe in negotiations for pipeline to curb flaring (11/21)
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe passes language to new generation (11/21)
Little Traverse Bay Bands swear in interim leader after recall (11/21)
Blog: Play-by-play of election controversy on Navajo Nation (11/21)
Column: Theories link Thanksgiving to 1637 Pequot massacre (11/21)
Editorial: Work with Burns Paiute Tribe on land-into-trust bid (11/21)
Ex-employee of Passamaquoddy Tribe admits to drug charge (11/21)
BIA publishes notice of Karuk Tribe Class III gaming compact (11/21)
Oklahoma reports drop in gaming exclusivity fees from tribes (11/21)
Pala Band gears up for official launch of Internet gaming site (11/21)
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux woman shot and killed by police (11/20)
Mark Trahant: Lakota honor song wasn't out of place in Senate (11/20)
Dog attack blamed for death of eight-year-old girl at Pine Ridge (11/20)
DOI issues status report on Cobell land consolidation program (11/20)
Greg Grey Cloud explains Lakota honor song after Senate vote (11/20)
Steven Newcomb: Disestablishing the doctrines of domination (11/20)
Sen. Mark Begich: Moving forward for the first people of Alaska (11/20)
Bill Richardson: Indian Country feels effects of climate change (11/20)
Smithsonian: Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 won't be forgotten (11/20)
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe sues South Dakota over sales tax (11/20)
Morongo Band distributes 10K turkeys for Thanksgiving meals (11/20)
GAO report looks at tribal implementation of Adam Walsh Act (11/20)
FBI opens background check database to tribal law agencies (11/20)
Survey shows most Americans wouldn't use R-word in person (11/20)
USDA Blog: Youth from Angoon Tribe carry on their traditions (11/20)
Editorial: County and critics must stop fighting Chumash Tribe (11/20)
Editorial: Oklahoma Indian museum benefits the entire state (11/20)
Muscogee Nation finally starts work on $365M gaming project (11/20)
Two tribes making push for off-reservation casino in California (11/20)
Mashantucket Tribe hires new executive for gaming operation (11/20)
Opinion: Catawba Nation makes a sneak attack with casino bid (11/20)
Opinion: Poarch Creek gaming deal won't help state's economy (11/20)
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne activists push for change (11/19)
Mark Trahant: Historic election in Alaska with Native candidate (11/19)
Audio: Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on child trauma (11/19)
Republicans hold up action on Alaska tribal jurisdiction measure (11/19)
DOI official to give update on Cobell land consolidation program (11/19)
Center for Native American Youth hosts panel discussion in DC (11/19)
Sen. Heitkamp to host panel on child trauma in Indian Country (11/19)
more headlines...

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.