Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'white earth'

White Earth Band set for youth treatment center

The White Earth Band of Ojibwe will open a youth residential treatment center in Bemidji, Minnesota, on January 1, 2009. The White Earth Oshki Manidoo Center, or “New Spirit,” provides services to Native youth ages 10-18. The tribe paid $6.5...

White Earth Band wants state to cede jurisdiction

The White Earth Band of Ojibwe wants the state of Minnesota to cede its jurisdiction over the reservation. Congress granted criminal and civil jurisdiction to the state under Public Law 280. Tribal leaders say the state hasn't lived up...

White Earth police to provide services for school

Police officers from the White Earth Band of Ojibwe will provide services to a school district in Minnesota. Tribal officers will spend 8 to 10 hours a week at schools in the Waubun-Ogema-White Earth district. They also will assist in...

White Earth chair works on Indian policy at DNC

Erma Vizenor, the chairwoman of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, is one of Minnesota's delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Vizenor has been working with the Native caucus to develop an Indian policy. She said the federal government needs...

Project seeks radio on White Earth Reservation

The White Earth Land Recovery Project is coordinating an effort to establish the first Indian radio station in Minnesota. Niijii Broadcast Corporation has been tentatively selected for a Federal Communications Commission license. Supporters hope to start on the Internet later...

White Earth Band to open youth treatment center

The White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians has purchased a youth treatment center in Bemidji, Minnesota. The tribe bought the 40-acre center after it was shut down by the Episcopal Community Services last year. The facility will provide treatment for...

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