Editorial: Red Lake Nation expands opportunity at tribal colleg

Newspaper welcomes new tribal college for the Red Lake Nation in Minnesota:
The Red Lake Nation celebrated the groundbreaking on its new tribal college and government center. The two buildings - 27,400 square-foot government center and 42,000 square-foot college - have been designed to resemble a soaring eagle.

And wouldn't you know it, as tribal chairman Floyd Jourdain Jr. was set to speak at Thursday's events, an eagle could be seen high in the sky above the gathering.

"It's really a good feeling to walk up here and see our brotherly eagle, our inspiration, circling around here today. That's always a good sign for the Anishinaabe people," Jourdain said. As Bethany Wesley reported, the tribe says about 90 percent of the 130 students enrolled in classes last fall would not have attended college at all had it not been for the local option in Red Lake.

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