Anishinaabeg Today - White Earth Nation by wangnianwu


									         Anishinaabeg Today
                                      A Chronicle of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe
Vol. 14, No. 1                                         White Earth, Minn.                                       Wednesday, January 7, 2009

                                                                                                                Click it or ticket
                                                                                          New year brings in primary seat belt law
                                                                                               The new year brought in a new law         injuries,” said Michael Campion, com-
                                                                                          that effects motorists driving on White        missioner of the Minnesota Department
                                                                                          Earth Reservation. In August 2008, the         of Public Safety (DPS). “I would encour-
                                                                                          White Earth Tribal Council approved a          age the Minnesota Legislature to take up
                                                                                          primary seat belt law that went into action    this important issue. A statewide primary
                                                                                          on Jan. 1.                                     law could save 18 to 34 lives a year and
                                                                                               The state of Minnesota has a sec-         prevent 233 to 431 life-changing injuries
                                                                                          ondary seat belt law that requires law         annually.”
                                                                                          enforcement to first stop drivers for anoth-        Campion added that unbelted
                                                                                          er moving violation before citing them         motorists seriously injured in traffic
                                                                                          for not wearing their seat belt. With the      crashes have hospital charges 94 percent
                                                                                          primary seat belt law, law enforcement         higher than those belted.
                                                                                          can now stop motorists they observe not             A citation for seat belt non-use in
                                                                                          wearing a seat belt and cite them.             White Earth Indian Reservation would be
                                                                                               Between 2004 and 2006 in Becker,          $10 or a seatbelt safety course for the first
                                                                                          Clearwater and Mahnomen counties, 11 of        offense for the driver and passenger.
                                                                                          the 21 vehicle occupants who were killed       Second or subsequent offenses by either a
                                                                      Submitted photo
                                                                                          in traffic crashes were not wearing seat       driver or passenger would result in a $25
Santa Claus Day helped raise more than 150 food items for the Helping Hands               belts. Another 80 occupants, one-third of      fine or a seatbelt safety course.
Food Shelf of Mahnomen. Left to right are Sandy Lerud, Connie Lafreniere,                 whom were not belted, suffered serious,             During 2004–2006 in Minnesota,
Santa (aka Grant Ellegaard), and Jeanette Bray.                                           life-changing injuries in crashes. In July,    1,274 vehicle occupants died in traffic
                                                                                          the seat belt rate on the reservation was 47   crashes, and 658 (52 percent) of the vic-
!"#$%&'(!"))(*&+%+(,"#%"(-)".+(/"0                                                        percent according to the White Earth
                                                                                          Police Department, far below the state’s
                                                                                                                                         tims were unbelted. DPS estimates half of
                                                                                                                                         those would have survived if belted.
     The Star Dollar Store, along with all    given to the Helping Hands Food Shelf of    compliance rate of 85.5 percent.                    “The tribal council and police depart-
the businesses of the Manitok Mall in         Mahnomen.                                        “Our community experiences far too        ment are leading the way in upgrading
Mahnomen, held its first-ever Santa               Thank you to Santa and his helpers      many injuries that are preventable with        traffic safety,” said Cossette. “This deci-
Claus Day on Dec. 20 at the Mall.             who made this day a huge success for all    seat belt use,” said Officer Jerry Cossette,   sion will hopefully allow for less injuries
     Despite the inclement weather more       the kids and the Helping Hands Food         White Earth Police Department. “This           and fatalities, which is the ultimate goal
than 130 kids visited and had their picture   Shelf of Mahnomen. Also thanks to the       law will save lives and prevent injuries.”     of this law.”
taken with Santa and received a bag of        Shooting Star Casino, Farmers Union              “I commend White Earth for under-              White Earth Police Department offi-
goodies. In addition, more than 150 non-      Oil and 1st National Bank for their dona-   standing how important a primary seat          cials said they will be out enforcing the
perishable food items were collected and      tions in supporting this event.             belt law is to saving lives and preventing     new law.
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                                                                                                                                                          Photos by Jean Dakota

                                                                                                                        White Earth New Years Eve
                                                                                                                           Sobriety Pow-Wow
                                                                                                                   The White Earth New Years Eve Sobriety Pow-Wow
                                                                                                                   was held Dec. 31, 2008 to Jan. 1, 2009 at the White
                                                                                                                   Earth Community Center. More than 100 dancers reg-
                                                                                                                   istered for the annual event.
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        The Anishinaabeg Today (AT), a publication of        2$@?%:;3)0$"%#-7A%),7I)"$A)-,$0%),%JKKL
    the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, is published every
                                                             By Kim Winnegge
    three weeks. Editorials and articles appearing in the
                                                             The (Fargo) Forum
    AT are the responsibility of the authors and do not
    necessarily reflect the opinion or attitude of the AT
                                                                  When 7-month-old Jordan smiles, his mother,
    staff or the White Earth Nation. The AT reserves the     Aimee Aguilar, breathes a sigh of relief.
    right to reject any advertising or materials submitted        It isn’t the typical response for a mother to have for
    for publication. The submission of articles, poetry,     a newborn son, but after the Aguilars’ journey to get to
    artwork and photos is encouraged, however, they are      this point, a smile is all it takes to provide some com-
    subject to editing for grammar, length, malicious and    fort for the frazzled family.
    libelous content. The Editor makes the sole decision          “It’s kind of rare to see him smile,” she said.
    of what is published in the AT and will not assume            Aguilar was two days past her due date on May 3
    any responsibility for unsolicited material nor will     when her vehicle was struck by another vehicle near
    the AT guarantee publication upon submission. AT         Mahnomen, Minn.
    will not guarantee publication of materials submitted         Jordan was delivered by an emergency Caesarean
    past deadlines posted in the AT.                         section, but the impact from the crash caused the pla-
         The AT is distributed at no charge to all postal    centa to separate from Jordan.                                                                      Forum file photo
    patrons living on White Earth Reservation and by              The baby lost oxygen and doctors initially said he
    direct mail to members and subscribers within the                                                                      Aimee Aguilar holds her son, Jordan, as the childs
                                                             was unlikely to survive.
                                                                                                                           father, Joe Aguilar, looks on June 4 at MeritCare
    United States. The newspaper is free to White Earth           Forum staff members voted the story of Baby
                                                                                                                           Hospital in Fargo.
    Nation members, but costs $17 per year for non-          Aguilar the most inspirational in 2008.
    members.                                                      Aguilar took Jordan home in June after a month-          clamoring to meet him, Aimee Aguilar said.
        To subscribe or advertise, call (218) 983-3285       long hospital stay at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo.                 “(Gabrielle) knows she needs to be careful around
    Ext. 5903 ~ Email: ~ Fax:                It hasn’t been an easy transition since the May          him, and (Nicholas) was excited, but scared to hold
    (218) 983-3641.                                          crash abruptly brought Jordan into the world.                 him.”
                                                                  Seizures, trips to the emergency room and trouble             Aimee Aguilar’s sister and father look after Jordan
                 Ani shi naabeg Today                        keeping food down have all hampered his growth, said          when his parents are at work.
                White Earth Tribal Council                   Joe Aguilar, Jordan’s father.                                      “He has a very special bond with my dad,” Aguilar
                      PO Box 418,                                 “When we brought him home, things were kind of           said. “Some days, he can get so worked up, my dad is
                 White Earth, MN 56591                       scary because we didn’t know how things were going to         the only one who can calm him down.”
                                                             progress,” he said. “He knows that we’re there, though,            Dennis Hisgun said the bond came naturally with
                  Member of the                              and that matters.”                                            his grandson.
                                                                  The Aguilars’ 2-year-old daughter, Gabrielle, met             “He brings a lot of joy to our family. I was just
      Nati ve Ameri can Journal i st Associ ati on
     and the Mi nnesota Newspaper Associ ati on              Jordan when they brought him home.
                                                                  Jordan’s 10-year-old brother, Nicholas, was also         See Jordan Page 4

            Tribal Council/Editor
                                                             10 things men can do to prevent gender violence
                     -*"$12&3"#(                                  1. Approach gender violence as a men’s issue             to a team or fraternity, or another student group, orga-
                                                             involving men of all ages and socioeconomic, racial and       nize a fundraiser.
              ."$,/0),%12345%6+)70+"                         ethnic backgrounds. View men not only as perpetrators              7. Recognize and speak out against homophobia
                ,4514%"106714"+.141                          or possible offenders, but as empowered bystanders who        and gay-bashing. Discrimination and violence against
             8"+,+%19+,+5%:3;),$37<                          can confront abusive peers.                                   lesbians and gays are wrong in and of themselves. This
                    /$+%1$5%(8                                    2. If a brother, friend, classmate, or teammate is       abuse also has direct links to sexism (eg. the sexual ori-
                                                             abusing his female partner - or is disrespectful or abu-      entation of men who speak out against sexism is often
            =+""$,>+%1=+""?5%=)@@+AA7                        sive to girls and women in general - don't look the other     questioned, a conscious or unconscious strategy intend-
                    /$+%1$5%(88                              way. If you feel comfortable doing so, try to talk to him     ed to silence them. This is a key reason few men do so).
                                                             about it. Urge him to seek help. Or if you don't know              8. Attend programs, take courses, watch films, and
              B+,,+A<%1C375%2+D),7                           what to do, consult a friend, a parent, a professor, or a     read articles and books about multicultural masculini-
                                                             counselor. Don’t remai n si l ent.                            ties, gender inequality, and the root causes of gender vio-
                   C$"?%E'%F$4"A$                                 3. Have the courage to look inward. Question your        lence. Educate yourself and others about how larger
                        9:$%&1                               own attitudes. Don't be defensive when something you          social forces affect the conflicts between individual men
                                                             do or say ends up hurling someone else. Try hard to           and women.
                                                             understand how your own attitudes and actions might                9. Don't fund sexism. Refuse to purchase any mag-
                   Future Issues                             inadvertently perpetuate sexism and violence, and work        azine, rent any video, subscribe to any Web site, or buy
                                                             toward changing them.                                         any music that portrays girls or women in a sexually
           G+$40),+                8773+%G$A+                     4. If you suspect that a woman close to you is           degrading or abusive manner. Protest sexism in the
              Jan. 21                   Jan. 28              being abused or has been sexually assaulted, gently ask       media.
                                                             if you can help,
              Feb. 11                   Feb. 18                   5. If you are emotionally, psychologically, physi-            10. Mentor and teach young boys about how to be
                                                             cally, or sexually abusive to women, or have been in          men in ways that don't involve degrading or abusing
                                                             the past, seek professional help now.                         girls and women. Volunteer to work with gender vio-
             March 4                   March 11
                                                                  6. Be an ally to women who are working to end all        lence prevention programs, including anti-sexist men's
                                                             forms of gender violence. Support the work of campus-         programs. Lead by example.
             March 25                   April 1              based women's centers.
                                                                  Attend “Take Back the Night” rallies and other pub-          For more information or questions, call the White
             April 15                  April 22              lic events. Raise money for community-based rape cri-         Earth DOVE program at (218) 935-5554. A 24-hour
                                                             sis centers and battered women's shelters. If you belong      Crisis Line can be reached at 1-800-543-0629.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009                                                   Anishinaabeg Today                                                                       3

              Shooting Star Casino Gaming
  collects hats and mittens for reservation youth

                                                                                                                    206 Main Street North, (The old pawn shop)
                                                                                  Photo by Jack Fabre
                                                                                                                        Mahnomen, MN ; (218) 936-5127
  The Shooting Star Casino Gaming Departments held their annual Hat and Mitten Drive for                      SUPPLIES FOR:
  reservation youth. The program raised more than 2,000 sets of hats and mittens this year                        Dream Catchers,  Beads,  Sewing,  Fabrics
  through guest donations and fund raisers with Shooting Star Associates. Significant donations                     Scrapbooking,  Personalized Embroidery
  this year also came from several different Shooting Star Departments and the Star Dollar
  Store. Pictured are students and representatives from Mahnomen, St. Michaels and Circle of                    “Farm Fresh Products!” WE ACCEPT PURCHASE   ORDERS

  Life Schools. Other schools that participated included Ogema Elementary, Naytahwaush                                     Sandy and Donny Kaiser
  Community Charter School, Pine Point, Bagley and White Earth Head Start Programs.

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     This spring, ziigwin, a 75 kilowatt wind tur-     Bank in Detroit Lakes, and from Blue Cross- Blue
bine should be up and running at the White Earth       Shield Foundation.
Land Recovery Project headquarters in Callaway.             “We would really like to thank these founda-
The Loland turbine will power the offices of the       tions for supporting our work,” Terri LaDuke,
Project and sell power back to the grid.               Development Director for the WELRP said. “We
     “We plan on putting up a second turbine here      also want to invite the foundations and local peo-
in Callaway, hopefully by this next fall,” said Ron    ple to see our work.”
Chilton, Sustainable Communities Director.                  In particular, the Pine Point Farm to School
“That’ll be the same size turbine, and by then, we     Program was funded by Blue Cross-Blue Shield.
should have learned all the pieces needed to make      This project provides organic, locally produced and
this happen.” National Campaign Associate,             traditional Anishinaabe foods to l00 children,
Nellis Kennedy says, “We are making a difference       teachers and elders at the Pine Point Elementary
by creating clean energy and we look forward to        School, as a way to address diabetes and other food
more projects like it.”                                related nutritional and learning challenges. The
     Right now, the former ballfield of the            Pine Point Farm to School program is one of
Callaway Elementary School has a large hole in         l,000 such programs nationally, and one of the
the outfield, and is usually the site of a number of   first in the region and on any reservation in the
pick ups during the day. Despite some cold weath-      country.
er, the project anticipates putting in the founda-
tion, and then looking for a spring event when the          “Last year, we added at least $20,000 to the
turbine is hooked to the grid. “We are hoping Otter    local farming and producer’s economy, supporting
Tail Power can work well with us, and new wind         the economy of this region, and building relation-
projects in our region,” said Winona LaDuke,           ships between the farmers and the students,” Kyra
Executive Director, “we really think this is a win-    Busch – coordinator reported. “We’re really proud
win situation for the communities.”                    of all this work.” Winona LaDuke said, “We’ve got
     In other news, the WELRP received recent          a great staff, great communities, and some strong
substantial grants from the Otto Bremer                support from around the country. It’s a real privi-
Foundation, affiliated with the First American         lege to do this work.”                                All deadlines for the AT are strictly enforced!
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Detroit Lakes welcomes New Years baby
By Pippi Mayfield
                                                                                                               White Earth Reservation
DL-Online                                                                                                           Tribal Council
    St. Mary’s Innovis Health welcomed its first baby                                                            Quarterly Meeting
of 2009 at 9:54 a.m.
                                                                                                                When: Thursday ~ January 29, 2009
     Sherry Sargent, Naytahwaush, gave birth to her
third child, a boy, on Jan. 1. Dade Marcel Keezer was                                                         Where: New Tribal Administration Building
7 pounds, 6 ounces and 19 inches long. His father is                                                                        (Cafeteria)
Dustin Lee Keezer Sr.
                                                                                                                            Time: 9 a.m.
    Complete with a full head of black hair, Dade is
being showered with attention and gifts. The hospital                                                           Everyone is welcome to attend!
outfitted him in a New Year’s shirt and hat and a bas-
ket including a digital thermometer. Sargent and her
new baby will also receive a basket of goodies from the
hospital gift shop.
                                                               Photo by Brian Basham/DL Newspapers
     Sargent said her original due date was Jan. 16, but
a later ultrasound said the child would be born earlier    Dade Marcel Keezer was born to Sherry
than that.                                                 Sargent and Dustin Lee Keezer Sr. at 9:54
                                                           a.m. the morning of Jan. 1, becoming St.
                                                                                                                  Sunday, January 11, 2009
     She added that Dade is already spoiled and likes to
be held.                                                   Mary's Innovis Health's New Year's baby.

Fox recruited by CSU-Pueblo B-ball team
    PUEBLO, Colo. - White Earth enrollee              Leah (Fox) Tiley and Jay Gray, and granddaughter
Jocelyn Fox, a senior at Fossil Ridge High School     of Alfred and Bernadine Fox of Rice Lake.
in Fort Collins, Colo., was one of four recruits to        The Pack's early signings puts the
sign a letter of intent to play basketball for the    ThunderWolves in a great position for the future,
Colorado State University-Pueblo ThunderWolves.       allowing the program to focus on the following
    Fox, at 6-foot-2, was a 4A all-state selection    season's recruiting while adding four standout ath-
by the Rocky Mountain News as a sophomore,            letes who are all have legitimate shots at being
when she averaged 10.2 points per game and led        elite players at the Division II level, Pack coach
the team in rebounds. As a junior, she averaged       Kip Drown said.
10.7 points per game, shooting better than 50 per-
cent from the field and even showing some                  “All four are quality student-athletes that will
prowess on the perimeter, burying 15 threes. She      be able to make a difference right away for us,”
helped Fossil Ridge to a berth in the state basket-   Drown said. “We couldn't be happier with the cal-
ball tournament last season, boasting a 15-10         iber of players we were able to land, especially this
mark. She is the daughter of White Earth enrollee     early in the game.”

     Do you wonder if you would be better off         Medical Assistance, Food Stamps, etc.) on
working than not working? Do you worry about          Monday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at the
losing health care coverage if you work? Need         Shooting Star Casino or 1:30 to 4 p.m. at
help figuring out the government rules about          Naytahwaush. Call toll free at 1-800-976-6728
work and benefits? Laura McCaughan of the             for an appointment so you don’t have to wait.
Minnesota Work Incentives Connection can help!             People who need transportation for this event
     Find out how working or working more             should     call    White      Earth    Vocational
affects your government benefits (SSI, SSDI,          Rehabilitation toll free at 1-800-763-8629.

Jordan        from Page 2

doing what a grandpa does,” he said. “I look for-     get-go.”
ward to seeing him every day. He’s my little               No matter how Jordan was brought into the
buddy.”                                               world, the Aguilars are grateful to hear the cries of
    Sammi Hisgun, Aguilar’s sister, said it’s been    their baby and to see the small grins that cross his
a joy taking care of Jordan.                          face.
    “Most people think it would be a tough job.            “It hasn’t been easy,” Joe Aguilar said. “It’s
I’m used to it,” she said. “He’s a normal baby.”      just amazing. It’s very touching to know that peo-
    Despite seizures and illnesses, Jordan has been   ple are still following baby Jordan. I know a lot of
making remarkable strides, Dennis Hisgun said.        people think about him.”
    “We didn’t even think he would be with us, so          Jordan’s grandfather counts himself among
we’re very thankful for that.”                        those people.
    “I still can’t believe that this is happening,”        “He’s taught me so much about being patient
Joe Aguilar said. “The thing that aggravates me the   and caring,” Dennis Hisgun said. “He’s a special
most is that he never had a fair chance from the      little guy. He brings a lot of joy to our family.”
Wednesday, January 7, 2009                                                     Anishinaabeg Today                                                                                    5

Training center welcomes White Earth Tax Site                                                                                           Rez Briefs
     The White Earth Tax Site has moved to a more       bank will provide up to 80 percent of the anticipated                                                                            L
permanent location thanks to the Shooting Star          federal refund within one to two days. The remain-        RTC offi ces cl osed for hol i day
Casino, Hotel and Event Center. The casino will         ing 20 percent is deposited into a savings account             White Earth RTC offices will closed at on Monday, Jan. 19         i
provide its training center, a brick building located   opened in the filer’s name.                               for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tribal offices will resume reg-        b
behind the Shooting Star, for the tax site operation.        The White Earth Tax Site provides trained com-       ular business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 20.                               R
     This year, free tax preparation service will be    munity volunteers for free income-tax return prepara-                                                                            y
limited to individuals (singles with no dependents)     tion and electronic filing from Jan. 19 to Feb. 27.       Photo correcti on                                                      C
with annual adjusted gross income of $30,000 or less    For appointments, call 1-800-752-6579 beginning                In the Dec. 17 Anishinaabeg Today, JR Clark was misiden-          1
and families with annual income of $42,000 or less.     Jan. 12.                                                  tified as Shane Auginaush in a picture on Page 9.
     The IRS electronically deposits refunds within          The White Earth Tax Site is a service of White                                                                              W
two weeks. Those who need refunds faster may be         Earth Investment Initiative, in partnership with West     Looki ng for a job?
eligible for a low-cost loan offered through            Central Initiative, Shooting Star Casino, Rural                The White Earth Human Resources Department has a Job              A
Community Development Bank of Ogema. Using              LISC, AccountAbility Minnesota, MMCDC, and                Hotline. Call (218) 983-3285 and ask for Ext. 1000. It has all         f
its Express Refund Loan and Savings Program, the        Community Development Bank.                               the current job openings.                                              C
WE volunteers step up to help with tax returns                                                                    Thi nki ng of starti ng a busi ness?
                                                                                                                      The American Indian Economic Development Fund is offer-
    The White Earth Volunteer Income Tax program        Form 8615 (Minor’s Investment Income). “Area              ing a two weekend Culturally Relevant Indianpreneur Class start-       b
will provide certified community volunteers to pre-     residents are urged to seek a qualified CPA with          ing Feb. 6-9 at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 1019 Paul Bunyan
pare and e-file the following tax forms in 2008:        assistance in completing these forms,” said Sarah         Drive South, Bemidji. For more information or to request an
Form 1040 EZ, Form 1040 A, and Schedules 1, 2,          Ruppel, tax site administrator for the White Earth        application please call Linda Sapp at (651) 917-0819.                  W
3, and Earned Income Credit (EIC); Form 1040 and        Investment Initiative.
Schedules A, B, EIC and R; Form 1040 – V; Form          What to bri ng to the tax si te                           WLS S upport Group                                                     m
1040 – ES; Form 2441 (Child and Dependent Care               To expedite free tax preparation services being          The WLS Support group is for people who have had weight            p
Credit); Form 8863 (Education Credits) and Form         provided by the White Earth Volunteer Income Tax          loss surgery or are interested. They meet on the last Tuesday of       i
8812 (Additional Child Tax Credit).                     Assistance program, we encourage clients to bring         each month from 5:30-6 p.m. at the Star Fitness Center in
    The vol unteers do not prepare Schedule C           their current year’s tax package and/or label; all W-2    Mahnomen. For more information call Kim Turner at (218)                W
(Profit or Loss from Business), Complicated &           and 1099 forms; information for other income;             983-3286 Ext. 1359 or Karen Coleman at (218) 983-4300.
Advanced Schedule D (Capital Gains and Losses),         information for all deductions and credits; a copy of     Friends and family are welcome to attend.                              M
Schedule E (Rents & Losses), Form SS-5 (Request         last year’s tax return; and proof of account for direct                                                                          H
for Social Security Number), Form 2106                  deposit of refund, such as a voided check.                WE program l ooki ng for arti sts                                      c
(Employee Business Expenses), Form 3903                      Call 1-800-752-6579 beginning Jan. 12 for an              The White Earth Substance Abuse Program is having a con-
(Moving), Form 8606 (Non-deductible IRA) and            appointment.                                              test for a new program logo/emblem. Entries can be sent to:
                                                                                                                  Attn: Contest White Earth Substance Abuse Program, PO Box
                                          January 2009                                                            435, White Earth, MN 56591. We would like an original mod-
                                                                                                                  ern traditional Native theme. The logo should promote/ envision
       Monday               Tuesday            Wednesday              Thursday                Friday              a sobriety theme, with no political agendas and ideals. Contest-
                                                                                                                  winner will receive a free jacket with winning logo/emblem on
                  19                   20                    21                   22                    23        it. Entries are due by Jan. 30.
    Shooting Star         Shooting Star        Shooting Star        Shooting Star         Shooting Star
      Casino                Casino               Casino               Casino                Casino                Noti ce to Ogema VFW Post 9880 & Auxi l i ary
       12-4                  12-4                 12-4                 12-4                  12-4                     The Annual Pancake Breakfast is scheduled for Jan. 11 from
        5-8                   5-8                  5-8                  5-8                   5-8                 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ogema Community Center. VFW Post
                                                                                                                  and Auxiliary members with last names beginning with A-K
                 26                    27                   28                    29                    30        will work the 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. shift. Members with last
                          Shooting Star        Shooting Star        Shooting Star          Shooting Star          names beginning L-Z will work the 10:30 a.m. shift. The
                            Casino               Casino               Casino                 Casino               VFW Post is also planning a silent auction. Items will be dis-
                             12-4                 12-4                 12-4                   12-4                played at both the January and March breakfasts and awarded fol-
                              5-8                  5-8                  5-8                    5-8                lowing the March event. If you have items to donate please
                                                                                                                  leave at the Ogema Liquor Store.
  Jan. 31 - Community Development Bank (Ogema) 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
                                                                                                                  DEA Hotl i ne
                                                                                                                      Report illegal sales of prescription drugs to the DEA hot-
                                         February 2009                                                            line at 1-877-RxAbuse (1-877-792-2873).

      Monday               Tuesday             Wednesday              Thursday                Friday              Qui z Bowl wi nners
                                                                                                                       The winners of the two Circle of Life School Quiz Bowl
                   2                      3                    4                   5                      6       Holiday/Christmas boards were Courtney Olson and Megan
                         Shooting Star         Shooting Star        Shooting Star         Shooting Star           Bakken. They received wrap, bows, tags, tape, ornaments,
                           Casino                Casino               Casino                Casino                candy, mints, window clings, candy canes, lights, napkins, a
                            12-4                  12-4                 12-4                  12-4                 gift for a boy and girl and other miscellaneous items. Thank
                             5-8                   5-8                  5-8                   5-8                 you to all the support we received from the community.

                   9                   10                    11                   12                    13        Di abetes Bi ngo
                          Shooting Star        Shooting Star        Shooting Star         Shooting Star               Diabetes Bingo will be held Jan. 9 in Rice Lake, Jan. 12 in
                            Casino               Casino               Casino                Casino                White Earth, Jan. 13 in Naytahwaush, and Jan. 23 in Pine Point.
                             12-4                 12-4                 12-4                  12-4                 Bingo will begin after the 11:30 a.m. elder nutrition meal. Pine
                              5-8                  5-8                  5-8                   5-8                 Point Bingo will be noon to 2 p.m. in combination with Family
                                                                                                                  Fun Day. All are welcome.
  Feb. 7 - Naytahwaush (location to be determined) 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Pine Point gathers for Christmas festivities                                                                   Ogema VFW Post 9880 & Auxiliary
     More than 200 residents of Pine Point braved       with all the fixings. Family bags of the Toys 4
the blizzard conditions to attend the Pine Point        Tots were handed out, along with candy bags from
Community Christmas Dinner and Toys                     the Community Council. Four bikes were drawn
Distribution on Dec. 20 at the old school.              for boys and girls ages 0 to 10. The four MP3
     The Pine Point Community Council would             players were drawn for the ages of 11 to 16.
like to say a Chi Miigwitch (a Big Thank You) to        Drawings for the adults included Pine Point
the White Earth Reservation Tribal Council,             Community Council Bingo passes
Administration and Maintenance staff who worked
on the Toys 4 Tots distribution, Miigiiwaywin               The Hope for First Nation handed out pillows,
Advisory Board, Hope for First Nations from             blankets, mittens and hats to the youth and elder-
Springfield, Ill., Boys and Girls Club of Pine          ly.
Point staff, Pam and Ava Fairbanks, John and                Winners in the Annual Christmas Light
Donna Buckanaga, and Mike and Audrey Swan for           Contest were: 1st Place - Missy Clark, 2nd Place
the donation of four MP3 players.                       - Sara Clark, 3rd Place - Debbie Brunner, and Most
     People were treated to a Christmas ham dinner      pathetic to Terri Lynn Fajard.

                                                                                                                           9th Annual
                                                                                                                     Rice Lake Fishing Derby
                                                                                                               Saturday, Jan. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m on Roy Lake

                                                                                                                   Cash prizes for the biggest fish - 1st, 2nd & 3rd
                                                                                                                  (Depending on how many people are registered)

                                                                                                               Must be registered to be entered into the drawing for
                                                                                                                door prizes and present when your name is called.

                                                                                                                        $5 a person with a limit of five holes.

                                                                                 More than 200 com-               “Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the fun
                                                                                 munity members                                 with your families.”
                                                                                 attended the Pine
                                                                                 Point Community                             Drawings for adults & kids!
                                                                                 Christmas Dinner and
                                                                                 Toys Distribution on                For more information call Myron Busse at
                                                                                 Dec. 20 at the old                       (218) 694-3456 after 4:30 p.m.
                                                                                 school. Top: Youth line
                                                                                 up to see Santa Claus.

                                                                                                                     Charles W. LaDue
                                                                                 Left: Michelle Jones
                                                                                 tells Santa what she
                                                                                 wants for Christmas.

                                                                                                                              Attorney at Law
                                                                                                                               (White Earth Enrollee)
                                                                                     Photos by Mike Swan
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ipate in Hot Reads for Cold Nights, a winter read-           Don’t know what to read? Visit
ing program. Read or listen to four books for a         to check out the latest best-sellers or use NoveList
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     To participate, simply pick up an official entry   or keyword searches. Readers will also want to             the Anishinaabeg Today will be run
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Wednesday, January 7, 2009                                                   Anishinaabeg Today                                                                       7

                    Marge Anderson
elected Mille Lacs Band Chief Executive
     ONAMIA, Minn. – Marge Anderson           office. She was elected to the post in
was elected Chief Executive of the Mille      1992 and again in 1996. During her
Lacs Band of Ojibwe in a special election     tenure as Chief Executive, Anderson led
held on Dec. 16. Anderson received a          the development of Grand Casino Mille                                  BUILDING SUPPLIES, INC.
total of 302 votes, which was more than       Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley and the
the 50 percent plus one majority needed       rebuilding of the reservation through new
to win the primary election. Anderson         schools, clinics, community centers,                      Open Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
previously served as Chief Executive          housing, a water treatment plant, and
from 1991-2000.                               other infrastructure.                                         “FREE DELIVERY”
     There were 62 disqualified ballots not        Anderson has also been a state and
counted in the total figure. Ballots with     national leader on economic opportunities
write-in candidates are automatically dis-    for Indian tribes, child welfare, and other
qualified according to Minnesota              American Indian issues. She was honored
Chippewa Tribe election guidelines.           as the 1997 Leader of the Year by the
     Anderson was elected during a special    National Congress of American Indians,
election for the Chief Executive position,    among numerous other awards she
which was open after former Chief             received during her career. As Chief
Executive Melanie Benjamin was                Executive, Anderson will lead the Band’s
removed from office in October.               executive branch, which implements
About Marge Anderson                          Band laws and administers programs and
     Anderson has served more than 20         services.
years in the Band’s tribal government,        About the Mi l l e Lacs Band
including serving as District I                    The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is a
Representative from 1976-1987 and             self-governing, federally recognized Indian
Secretary/Treasurer from 1987-1991.           tribe located in east central Minnesota.
Anderson was appointed Chief Executive        The Band has more than 4,000 enrolled
in 1991 after Art Gahbow died while in        members.

                                                                                                    Battle of the Drums Contest
                                                                                                  Great family fun night…youth under 16 years old need to be
                                                                                                                   accompanied by an adult.

                                                                                            Date: Last Friday of each month:       January 30
                                                                                                                                   February 27
                                                                                                                                   March 27
                                                                                                                                   April 24
                                                                                            Time: 6 - 8 p.m. (light supper will be served until gone)
                                                                                            Place: White Earth Village Community Center, White Earth, Minn.
                                                                                            Rules of competition:
                                                                                            1. Judging will be a continuous competition through April 24.
                                                                                            2. Individuals or teams will earn points each night.
                                                                                            3. Judging will be done via point system.
                                                                                            4. Drummers can be individuals or teams of up to four members.
                                                                                            5. Must be registered by 7 p.m. each night.
                                                                                            6. Grand prize will be presented to winner(s) on April 24.
                                                                                             For more information contact Gina Boudreau at (218) 983-3286 Ext. 1357
                                                                                                           or Sam Mason at (218) 983-3285 Ext. 5409.

                                                                                            No drugs or alcohol will be tolerated. SOS Committee is not responsible
                                                                                                 for accidents, lost or stolen articles, or short-funded travelers.

                                                                                            Sponsored by: Saving Our Spirit Committee
8                                                                          Anishinaabeg Today                                       Wednesday, January 7, 2009

                          John Edward Sherer                                                       WHITE EARTH RESERVATION ELDERS
     John Edward Sherer, age 50, of Fosston, passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 29 at      In order to provide information and possible services to White Earth
First Care Hospital in Fosston.                                                          Reservation enrolled elders (age 55 and up) living on or near the reserva-
     John Edward Sherer was born on Jan. 22, 1958, in Minneapolis to John Burdette       tion your assistance is needed. Please complete the following data form
                           and Edith Victoria (Peterson Askevaag) Sherer.                and return to my office. The information you provide will be kept confi-
                                He was united in marriage to Diane Kaye Abeldgaard on    dential and will be used to identify services and events from which you
                           Feb. 12, 198, in Bagley. To this union three children were    may benefit.
                           born, Katie Othelia, Matthew John and Daniel Patrick.
                                He was united in marriage to Michelle Joyce Johnson      I understand that the information I am providing on this form is for regis-
                           on Aug. 17, 1991, in Lengby. To this union one child was      tration purposes. The information will be used by the White Earth Tribal
                           born, Shanna Nicole.                                          Council to create statistical reports and may be used by service providers
                                In October 2007, John began dating Darci Schultz and     to help identify other services from which I may benefit. This information
                           spent the remainder of his time on earth with her.            will not be released to anyone other than the above mentioned parties in
                                John lived in Fosston and was employed at the            a way that will identify me as an individual unless I sign a separate con-
                           Shooting Star Casino in from May 2006 to the time of his      sent for that purpose. I understand that I do not have to sign for release
                           passing as a Lead Security Guard.                             of information but will still receive services for which I am eligible.
                                In his free time John enjoyed golfing, camping, fish-
                           ing, deer hunting, gardening, cooking and doing his beauti-
ful beadwork that he graciously gave to others. He was also a very talented artist and   Signature ________________________________Date _____________
drew and painted many paintings which he gave to his children. But John most
enjoyed spending time with his children and his new granddaughter, Shayla Kaye.                      White Earth Reservation Elder Data Form
John was well known for his unique sense of humor and was a lover of life and fam-
ily and will be deeply missed.
                                                                                         Name: ____________________________________________________
     John is survived by his significant other, Darci Schultz of Fosston; sons,
Matthew (Tabitha Ellingworth) of Fosston and Daniel of Lengby; daughters, Katie
                                                                                         Address: __________________________________________________
(Andrew Damann Jr.) Sherer of Lengby and Shanna Sherer of Fosston; granddaughter,
Shayla Kaye Sherer of Fosston; brothers, Big John Sherer of Minneapolis, Rowe
                                                                                         City: ___________________________Zip: ______________________
Sherer of Cass Lake, David Aspen of Fosston, Jay Sherer of Fosston and Jere (Denise)
Sherer of McIntosh, Minn.; sisters, Francis Sherer of Cass Lake, Henrietta Sherer of
                                                                                         Phone: __________________Tribal Enrollment No. ________________
Cass Lake, Sharon Sherer of Cass Lake, Iris Sherer of California, Janet (Ronald)
Klinke of Lengby, Elouise (Dennis) Olson of Fosston, Linda (Carrol) Melbo of
                                                                                         Date of birth: _______________________________________________
Fosston, Juliann Klinke of Fosston, Diane (Jr.) Kappedal of Lengby, Joy Sherer of
Fosston, Jodi Sherer of New York Mills, Minn., and Julaina (Jeremy) Seglem of
                                                                                         Please complete form and return to:
Erskine, Minn.; many nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
                                                                                                               Carol Fabre, Coordinator
     He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Anita Klinke in 2006; and many
                                                                                                               Elderly Nutrition Program
aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
                                                                                                         White Earth Reservation Tribal Council
     Funeral services were held Jan. 3 at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston with Rev.
                                                                                                                 Post Office Box 418
Paul Magelssen officiating.
                                                                                                                White Earth, MN 56591
     Interment: Pine Bend Cemetery at Pine Bend, Minn., at a later date.
                                                                                                               OR fax to (218) 983-3641
     Arrangements: Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston.
     Sympathy messages:
                                                                                            Elders do not need to submit if you have already done so in the
                                                                                                    past year - unless there is a change of address.
          Thank You
     On behalf of Aimee Sue, Tierra
Rose and myself, we would like to say                                                          Author                            BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS
thank you to everyone who sent cards,                                                                                              of the White Earth
phone calls and stopped in to visit us at                                                seeking information
                                                                                                                                Reservation Fishing Derby
the hospital after our car accident on                                                        A Minnesota author is seek-
Nov. 14. We are all recovering and very                                                  ing information to locate any
grateful for your prayers and support                                                                                           January 17 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                                                                                         descendents of Chief Hole-in-
during this difficult time. Special                                                                                            South Twin Lake - Naytahwaush
                                                                                         the-Day or John Johnson
thanks to Judy “Sis” Libby, Zack Bray
and Christina Jackson for their help at                                                                                         Contests - Kids and Adults
                                                                                              He is hoping for them to cri-
the accident. We would also like to                                                                                                  Three categories -
                                                                                         tique his book about the con-
thank the Minnesota State Patrol.
Sheriff Department, Detroit Lakes                                                        flicts of the 1800s that resulted      Walleye, Bass and Northerns
Ambulance/Fire Departments, St. Mary                                                     in forming the White Earth
Hospital nursing staff on 3rd floor, and                                                 Reservation.                                     $50 - First
Dr. Francis Cormier and his team for                                                          Your help is needed to                     $25 - Second
their assistance and hard work. We                                                       ensure fair treatment of all sides               $10 - Third
would like to send our prayers and con-                                                  before publication of the book;
dolences to the Fingalson family for the                                                 “Christian Warrior.”
                                                                                                                                 Free hot chocolate & Coffee!
loss of their beautiful daughter, Abigail                                                     Please contact the author at
as a result in this tragic accident.                                            or Rodney
                                                                                         Thoe, PO Box 195, Brainerd,             Concessions also available
                        Much Love -                                                      MN 56401, or through this              Raffle at 5 p.m. - Many Prizes
        Tonya & Aimee Azure & Tierra                                                     newspaper.                             Tickets available at the Derby
                Villebrun and Family
Wednesday, January 7, 2009                                                   Anishinaabeg Today                                                                      9

                              Lyman Roy Frederick Sr.
                                                                                                              BLACKJACK CLASSES
    Lyman Roy Frederick Sr., of Redmond,
Wash.,went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 15,
                                                       daughters: Loralyn Lee, Luanne Kinsey, Layna
                                                       Pfaff, Lisa Turpin, and Leslie Frederick; four step
                                                                                                               February 9 until March 19, 2009
2008 with his loving wife and family by his side.      children; numerous grandchildren, and great grand-
    Lyman was born in White Earth on Aug. 7,           children.                                              Classes held at Bingo Hall
1932, to Orville and Rose [Cogger] Frederick. He            Lyman was a devoted husband, father and
moved to Seattle area in the 1960s, where he pur-
sued his passion of truck driving, which he did for
                                                       grandfather. He always believed in honesty and hard
                                                       work. He was preceded in death by his parents and             Times: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
more than 35 years.                                    eight siblings.
    He is survived by his wife, Carol Frederick;            Funeral services was held at Sunset Hills                   or 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
his brother, Norman Frederick; his two sons,           Memorial Park in Bellievue, Wash., on Nov 21.
Lyman Frederick Jr., and Lindley Frederick; five                                                              $50 Must be paid before or on the first day of class
                                                                                                                                Must be 18
                                Denise Elizabeth Dahl
     Denise Elizabeth Dahl or “Mashkowizii             helped coordinate cultural presentations for the           Contact: Shelley (Sis) Scheler
Gabowiik,” which means “Stands Strong Woman,”          Youth Works program during the summer. She
of Cass Lake passed away Dec 29, 2008, the eve of      loved to sew and at one time was an independent         Monday thru Friday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
her 54th birthday at North Country Regional            contractor for Lady Slipper Designs although her
Hospital in Bemidji.                                   true passion was creating powwow regalia for all               (218) 935-2711 Ext. 7241 or
     Denise was born as Cecelia Madeline               her kids.
                            Fairbanks on Dec. 30,           She is survived by 14 children: James (Cindy)                   Leave a message
                            1954, in Cass Lake to      Dahl of Onigum, Minn.; Brenda (Al) Dahl of Cass
                            Jack Fairbanks and         Lake; Michael (Crystal) Dahl of White Earth; Jack
                            Mary Jane Folstrom of      (Ronda) Dahl Jr., of Bemidji, Brent (Jessica) Dahl
                            White Earth. She was       of Bemidji; Christine (Ken) Goggleye of Laporte;
                            raised in the Lake         Kerri Wells of Guthrie; Sarah Headbird of Fargo;
                            George area until her      Mindy (Jeremy) Swan of Bemidji; Bonnie Zamora
                            parents death at which     and Amaya Fisherman of Cass Lake; Kathy
                            time she was adopted       Jaspers, Sarah (Ken) Jaspers and Bob (Sylvia)
                            and raised in the south-   Jaspers of Cass Lake; 23 grandchildren, a great
                            ern United States. She     grandchild, and numerous nieces, and nephews.
                            traveled the world doing        Seven siblings: Sylvia “Jeannie” (Ed) Lemay
                            mission work with her      of Desota, Wis., Karen Solberg of White Earth;
adoptive parents, but eventually came home to          Liz (Gary) Pierce of Walla Walla, Wash.; Will
Cass Lake in 1975, where she met and married Jack      (Lorraine) Klaus of Guthrie; Fred Fairbanks of
Dahl Sr., on May 15, 1975. They lived in the           Cass Lake; Missy Murray of Walla Walla; and
Guthrie/Laporte area and raised their six children     Clara (Spud) Carlson of Bemidji.
while also keeping doors open to numerous nieces,           Former husband and father of her children, Jack
nephews, grandchildren, and extended family.           Dahl Sr., of Laporte.
     In 1991, after much determination to be a role         She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack
model for all her children, she received her diploma   Fairbanks and Mary Jane Folstrom; sister, Shirley
from Cass Lake-Bena High School. In 1997, she          Adams; uncle, Pat St. Clair; and grandfather-
then continued her studies at Northwest Technical      Simon Folstrom.
College and persevered diligently until she obtained        The funeral service was held Jan. 4 at Cass
both a Secretarial/Receptionist and Bookkeeping        Lake-Bena High School in Cass Lake.
degrees. Her graduation coincided with her youngest         Interment: Farris/Farden Township Cemetery
son Brent’s high school graduation and was a high-     in rural Cass Lake.
point in her life.                                          Arrangements: Cease Family Funeral Home of
     She worked for MCT home loan for several          Bemidji.
years, and then at the Cass Lake-Bena High School           The family is asking that in lieu of flowers
for Indian Education. She was a founder of the drum    that monetary donations be made for the establish-
and dance group at the high school and helped with     ment of a Denise Dahl memorial scholarship in
the Anishanabe Quiz Bowl program. She also             tribute to her constant dedication to education.

Its time to put those home repair plans into action
     If your residence requires home improvements          A successful applicant must meet the follow-
and your wondering where this money is going to        ing income guidelines: 1 person- $19,850; 2 per-
come from, USDA Rural Development, a federal-          sons- $22,700; 3 persons- $25,500; 4 persons-
ly funded agency, may be the answer.                   $28,350; 5 persons- $30,600. In addition, you
 Best interest rate around (1 percent interest rate   must have an acceptable credit history, and show
for the life of the loan).                             repayment ability.
 Maximum loan of $20,000 with up to a 20 year             To learn more about our requirements for this
repayment term.                                        program, or to request an appointment, call the
 No mortgage or closing costs are required for        USDA Rural Development Office at (218) 847-
loans under $7,500.                                    9392 Ext. 4. You can also visit the website at          Don and Lucille Goodwin are celebrating their 50th
                                              USDA is an equal                   Anniversary on Feb. 7 from 2 to 9 p.m. at the
 Grants up to $7,500 for health and safety issues
                                                                                                              Naytahwaush Sports Complex. Everyone is welcome!
may be available for those 62 and over.                opportunity provider, employer, and lender.
10                                                                            Anishinaabeg Today                                             Wednesday, January 7, 2009

                                                                                            the nurses in the NICU and at the Children’s Hospital, her contagious little smile
                       Georgianna Sandberg                                                  along with her two front teeth, touched the hearts of everyone who loved her.
    Georgianna Sandberg, 83, Detroit Lakes, died Dec. 17 at Emmanuel Nursing                     Priscilla is survived by her parents, Kayla Bunker and Jesse Londo, both of
Home in Detroit Lakes.                                                                      Naytahwaush; four brothers: Jesse Londo Jr., Micah Londo, Jacob Londo, and
    Georgianna was born on Nov. 12, 1925, to Arthur and Angeline (Trottochaud)              Matthew Londo, all of Naytahwaush; her grandparents: Millie Beaulieu, Kelly Bunker,
Vizenor in Richwood. She was raised and educated in Richwood. After her schooling           Kurt Bevins, and Dawn Londo, all of Naytahwaush; three great grandmas: Phyllis
                           she worked as a nurse at the sanitarium in Walker.               Bunker of Naytahwaush, Opal Londo of Hendrum, Minn., and Rosella Beaulieu of
                           Georgianna was united in marriage to John Sandberg on            Bagley; five aunts: Ashley (Chester Retz) Bunker of Naytahwaush, Cheyenne (Kevin
                           Dec. 30, 1946, in Detroit Lakes. They made their home in         Vanderplaats) Bunker of Waubun, Rachael Bunker, of Naytahwaush, Jolie Bunker, of
                           Detroit Lakes. Together they owned and operated Johnny’s         Naytahwaush, and Neomonie (Joseph Dechampe) Bevins of Grand Portage, Minn.;
                           Wayside Inn for many years. They also were in the wild rice      four uncles: Glenn Bunker, Kelly Jr, Jeremy (Naomi Dechampe) Londo, and Samuel
                           business for 20 years. She also worked as a care giver and       (Jennifer Oppeguard) Bevins, all of Naytahwaush. Priscilla is also survived by sever-
                           in her later years work at Shooting Star Casino, retiring at     al great aunts, great uncles, and cousins.
                           the age of 72.                                                        She was preceded in death by three great-grandparents: Malcolm Londo, Glenn
                               Georgianna enjoyed playing cards, puzzles, the casino        Bunker, Aaron Bevins, Marciannea Bevins, Harriet Londo and Clarence Beaulieu.
                           and cooking. She was known for her cooking and always                 Funeral services were held Dec. 27 at the Naytahwaush Sports Complex, with Jim
                           being a care giver to her family or whoever was in need.         Loud leading.
                               Georgianna is survived by her daughter, Rita (Russell)            Interment: Samuel Memorial Episcopal Cemetery in Naytahwaush.
                           Miller of Detroit Lakes; two sons, Michael John Sandberg              Arrangements: Anderson ~ Mattson Funeral Home in Mahnomen.
of Frazee; Patrick Sandberg of Elbow Lake, Minn.; four grandchildren; two great-
grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia (Art) Disse of Detroit Lakes; Pearl Kastel of
Spokane, Wash.; numerous nieces and nephews.
                                                                                                                         Travis Kim Boe
    Georgianna was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John (1978), four                 Travis Kim Boe, 21, of Bagley, went to be with Jesus on Dec. 24 at the Clearwater
brothers: Edward, Omer, Arthur, Al; four sisters: Mary Rose McGuire, Gladys Hackett,        Memorial Hospital in Bagley.
Myrtle Delaske, Margaret Stearns.                                                               Travis was born on May 15, 1987, in Fosston to Sandy Randberg and Randy Boe.
    A memorial service was held Dec. 22 at Emmanuel Nursing Home.                           Travis grew up in Bagley and attended Bagley Elementary and High School. He was
    Interment: Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes.                                         involved in football and basketball. He loved hunting and enjoyed fishing, camping,
    Arrangements: West-Kjos Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes.                                                             snowmobiling, riding his 4-wheeler and driving in demoli-
                                                                                                                       tion derbys. He was employed by TJ Underground Fiber
                                Roy O. Lattie                                                                          Optics. When he wasn’t working, Travis enjoyed spending
                                                                                                                       time with family and friends whom he loved dearly. He will
    Roy O. Lattie, 76, of White Earth, passed away on Dec. 27 at the Mahnomen                                          be remembered for his smile, laugh and sense of humor that
Health Center in Mahnomen.                                                                                             could brighten anyone’s day.
    Roy was born to Otto and Ida Lattie on Aug. 18, 1932, in Aberdeen, Wash. He                                             He is survived by his mother, Sandy Randberg of
married Harriet Warren on Nov. 9, 1957, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He grew up and                                        Bagley; father, Randy Boe of Emerado, N.D.; step-father,
                            started his family in Washington until he moved to the                                     Lewis “Duffy” Norlander of Bagley; brother, Todd Boe of
                            White Earth area in 1963. He was a very hard worker, doing                                 Bagley; sister, Rayhanne Openshaw of Bagley; numerous
                            all types of construction, until he was no longer able to                                  aunts, uncles and cousins.
                            work. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and loved to tease                                     He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents,
                            and flirt. He loved his family dearly, he loved being by the                               Bernice Randberg and Archie Randberg; his paternal grand-
                            lake, and also had a love for food. He will be missed by all    parents, Mayme Boe and Henry Boe.
                            who knew him.                                                       Funeral services were held on Jan. 3 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Bagley, with
                                 Roy is survived by his children, Michael (Terri) Vail,     Mardy Schermerhorn officiating.
                            Jacque (Bruce) Premo, Dora (Bruce) Thebiay, Nancy Lattie,           Interment: Bagley City Cemetery in Bagley.
                            Linda (Harry) Rhoades, Doris (Dan) Premo, and Roy Lattie            Arrangements: Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley.
                            Jr.; 19 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; brother, Ralph
                            (LaVonne) Lattie; and many nieces and nephews.
                                 Preceding Roy in death were his wife, Harriet; parents,                        Charles “Chuck” Hamlin
Otto and Ida Lattie; grandsons, Matthew Premo, Jarrod Thebiay, Michael Thebiay and              Charles “Chuck” Hamlin, age 59, of Fosston, died Dec. 30 at Innovis Health
Harry Rhoades Jr.; sisters, Evelyn, Shirley and Doris; and brothers, Rudy and Richard.      Systems in Fargo.
    A celebration of life service was held Dec. 31 at the Mahnomen Health                       Charles Devern Hamlin was born on Oct. 3, 1949, in White Earth to Solomen
Center/Nursing Home and at the Circle of Life School.                                       and Dorothy (Annawaush) Hamlin. He grew up in the Lengby area and attended school
    Arrangements: David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.                            in Fosston. Following his high school years, Chuck entered the U.S. Army, serving
                                                                                            in Germany. In 1970, Chuck was united in marriage to Melody LaFriniere. The cou-
                        Priscilla Rose Londo                                                ple made their home in Detroit Lakes and was blessed with the birth of their daughter,
                                                                                            Christa. Chuck later lived in Utah and California and had settled in the Lengby area.
                                  Priscilla Rose Londo, infant daughter of Kayla                Chuck was a real outdoorsman. He loved hunting, spearing and fishing, especially
                              Bunker and Jesse Londo, died on Dec. 21 at Fairview           on the Wild Rice River. Many hours were spent logging, leeching and ricing. Chuck
                              Medical Center in Minneapolis.                                also enjoyed watching old westerns and was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan.
                                  Priscilla Rose was born July 30 at Fairview                   Chuck is lovingly survived by his daughter, Christa Hamlin and her daughter,
                              Hospital in Minneapolis. She was baptized in the              Kalen, of Burnsville, Minn.; four sisters: Rosella Sovick of Warroad, Minn., Beverly
                              Christian faith shortly after her birth. Although             Hamlin of Bagley, Laura Spicer of Fosston, and Georgette (David) Christenson of
                              Priscilla lived her short life in the hospital she was con-   Apple Valley, Minn.; one brother, Rocky (Becky) Hamlin of Lengby and many nieces
                              tinually surrounded by the love of family and friends.        and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Olive Folstrom
                              She loved gazing into the faces of the visitors who           and Ruth Larson; and one nephew, Rodney Hamlin.
                              graced her room – among them players from the                     A Traditional Native American funeral service was held Jan. 2 at the Naytahwaush
                              Minnesota Vikings and most recently, Santa Claus!             Sports Complex. Services were led by Sunfish and music was provided by the Eagle
                              Priscilla also loved looking at picture books and listen-     Spirit Drum.
                              ing to stories. Known as the “Special Princess” to all of         Arrangements: Anderson~Mattson Funeral Home of Mahnomen and Winger.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009                                               Anishinaabeg Today                                                                        11

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                                                                                                            Barbecue ribs, rotisserie chicken,
                                                                                                                salad bar and baked potato
     Happy “Sweet 16”                Happy Belated Birthday                                             Adults - $9.95  children under 12 - $5.95
     Heather Lee                              to:                         Birthday Ads                     Pappy’s is a Smoke-Free Restaurant
                                                                         are $5 with a
                     Jan. 12
                                                                          picture or $4
                                           Basswood                        without. All
                                                                         payments must
                      Sisters,         From your daughters,                be made in
                                          Sons & Family                      advance.
                                            in P. Town

                      Classified Ads                                    Happy 52nd Birthday
                                                                         Ken Heis (Jan. 13)
For sal e: 2-floor pans left & right - 2 rear quarter panels, never
been used, still in the box for a 1969 Camaro. $250 for each one -        &
must sell! Call Pat at (651) 503-4392.
For sal e: 1999 Black Chevy Tahoe, power windows/locks, Astro             1st
start, CD player, good tires and battery, 189k. Contact Sis Scheler    Birthday
at (218) 983-4227 after 3 p.m. Can be seen across from the Ogema
School!                                                                Bobby
Taxi dermy: Call Dan Clark at Deep Woods Taxidermy at (218)            (Jan. 18)
983-4196 or his cell at (218) 204-0565.

For sal e: Wild rice. $8 a pound, plus Priority Flat Rate Box $9.80
for up to 10 pounds. Call Denise at (218) 473-3215 or email             Joyce Tibbetts\                                                  Sherer
                                                                                                                         Thank You
For sal e: Ibenz electric guitar with case, music books, CDs - $475.
                                                                         1st Year Anniversary          I would like to say “thank you” to the everyone that called me
Call (218) 935-5024.
                                                                            of her Passing        with information on my birth family and thanks to the others that
For sal e: Hoveround Riding Scooter, and never used black walker                                  had different offers. One phone call I got was from one of my three
                                                                                   Jan. 22        sisters that I never knew I have. We are keeping in touch by phone
with basket. Call (218) 844-6862.
                                                                                                  or email every week or both. My wife and I will be traveling to
                                                                               Sadly missed
Professi onal tattoos and custom pencil-specializing in memori-                                   meet my three wonderful sisters here real soon, thanks to y'all and
                                                                                  by the          the power of phone calls.
al portraits and wildlife. For appointments call Jesse Alvarado at            Tibbetts Family
(218) 261-0319 or                                                                                                                  Russ Graber
12   Anishinaabeg Today   Wednesday, January 7, 2009

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