Lisa Corrina Schulman - Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe by yaoyufang


                                                                                                                     Vol. XXI No. 8 February 2007
                                                                                                                  Leech Lake CD Treatment Plans                    p. 6
                                                                                                                  Leech Lake/Cass County Joint Meeting             p. 8
                                                                                                                  Mercury Contaminated Fish Conference            p. 10

                A Publication of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
                                                                                                                     In Honor
                                                                                                                  and inMemory of

Volunteer archaeologist, Matt Mattson (center) discusses excavation plans
with Leech Lake Heritage Sites crew members Scott Whitebird (L) and
Charles Bobollink (R)at the site near the Walker Area Community Center.
Submitted Photo

Archaeological Discovery near Walker
Sheds New Light on Northern Minnesota
By Colleen Wells, Leech Lake Heritage Sites Field Director

        Archaeologists from the Leech      suggested that humans have been
Lake Heritage Sites Program have           here much longer.
uncovered what may be evidence                     Thor Olmanson, Director for
for a very early human presence on         the Leech Lake Heritage Sites Program,
the North American continent. While
performing a survey for the Walker
                                           spearheaded the investigation. The
                                           location of the site on a hill 150 feet
                                                                                                          Lisa Corrina Schulman
Area Community Center (WACC), they
recovered stone tools beneath what
                                           above the current Leech Lake water
                                           level makes it unusual, as most                                     8/25/1964 - 1/12/2007
appear to be glacial deposits, dating      archaeological sites are close to
the site to possibly 15,000 years          existing shorelines. However, during
before present (BP). If confirmed, this    the Pleistocene-Holocene transition,
discovery could support a developing       approximately 12,000 year ago,
body of evidence that the Americas         water levels were much higher, as the
were populated much earlier than           glaciers began to melt. Based on what
conventional theories maintain.            is known of the glacial history of the
        According to current theory, the   area, the site would have been in an
first Americans entered the continent                                                               DeBahJiMon                                            PRSRTSTD
                                                      Archaeological - cont. on page 8                                                                   U.S. Postage
approximately 12,000 years ago,                                                                     115 6th St NW             Return Service Requested
by crossing the Bering Land Bridge                                                                  Cass Lake, MN 56633                                  Bemidji, MN
(now the Bering Strait), which was          NOTICE:                                                                                                       Permit No.
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exposed when sea levels were much
                                            quested	that	the	Debahjimon	newspaper	again		
lower, because much of the water was
                                            be	 published	 twice	 a	 month	 starting	 in	 March,	
trapped in glaciers. However, recent        2007.		Therefore,	papers	will	be	on	the	shelves	
discoveries in the fields of genetics,      at	drop-off	points	by	the	1st	and	15th	of	every	
archaeology, and geology have               month.		Please	look	for	them	there.		Thank	you.		
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    Obituaries                                Taylor of Minneapolis, MN, Gregory
                                              Taylor of Danbury, Wisconsin; sisters,
                                              Helen Taylor-Condo of Bemidji, MN,
                                              Kathleen Taylor of Duluth, MN; Aunts,
                                                                                         dogs, and loved animals.
                                                                                                  He is survived by special
                                                                                         cousins, Violet Harper, John Rock and
                                                                                         Myron Peterson; special grandchildren
                                                                                                                                       music, and liked cars (especially old
                                                                                                                                       Cadillacs). He liked to play basketball
                                                                                                                                       and was always a good sport. He
                                                                                                                                       loved to spend time with his family. He
                                              Pearl Roberts and Dorothy White            and great-grandchildren, Brenda,              was especially fond of his nieces and
Eunice Taylor                                                                                                                          nephews, frequently teasing them.
                                              of Minneapolis, MN, and numerous           Allen (Butch), Sheena, Shayla, Shanae
                                              nieces, nephews, and cousins.              Pence, A.J. Cabritit, Emma Baker, Travis               He is survived by his parents;
        Eunice Taylor, 52 of Cass Lake,
                                                      She was preceded in death          Baker, Catrina Cloud, and Tiannah             brothers, David and Michael McFarlane
MN died on December 30, 2006 at her
                                              by her eldest son Shane Taylor, her        Cloud-Baker of Cass Lake, Barbara             and Jason Quaderer; sisters, Michelle
home in the Mission Area.
                                              parents, brother Robert Taylor, sisters    Thomas of Bemidji, Aaron, Allen,              and Rachelle Quaderer and Leigha
        Funeral Services were held
                                              Cynthia Taylor, and Elaine Taylor.         Alicia, Michael, and Matthew Brown of         Smith; grandmother, Betty Quaderer;
on January 5, 2007, at the Veteran’s
                                                      Honorary    Casket     bearers     Bemidji, and Dennis Littlewolf of Lino        grandfather, Dwayne McFarlane; and
Memorial Building in Cass Lake, MN,
                                              were Patrice Johnson, Debra Brown,         Lakes; and numerous cousins.                  many aunts, uncles, cousins, and
with Rev. Harold Eaglebull and Rev.
                                              Wally Rea, Roxanne LaRose, Thelma                   Preceding him in death were          friends.
John Rock officiating. A wake began
                                              Smith, Peggy Smith, Bonnie Earth,          his parents, brothers, and sisters.                    He was preceded in death by his
on January 3, 2007 at the Veteran’s
                                              Ruby Lowry, Roxanne Goose, and Pam                  A traditional wake began on          sister, Cheryl Anne Smith; grandmother,
Memorial Building and continued until
                                              Smith.                                     Thursday, January 4, 2007 at the Facility     Florenstine McFarlane; grandfather,
the time of the service. Interment
                                                      Active Casket bearers were         Center in Cass Lake. Funeral services         Amos Quaderer; and uncles, Douglas
took place at the St. John’s Episcopal
                                              Arthur “Archie” LaRose, Eugene             were also held at the center on January       and Dwayne McFarlane.
Cemetery in Onigum, MN under the
                                              Whitebird, Robert Jones, Gary Johnson,     6 followed by interment in Pine Grove
direction of the Cease Family Funeral                                                                                                  Thomas Lawrence “Bow”
                                              Jason Brown, and Tony Smith.               Cemetery. Officiants were Rev. Gerald
Home of Cass Lake.
        She was born on August 13,
                                                                                         Algers, Rev. Harold Eaglebull, and            Bowstring Jr.
                                                                                         Rev. John Rock. Arrangements were
1954, in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter      Lawrence “Beargrease”                      handled by Thomas-Dennis Funeral
of Daniel and Eleanor (Riggs) Taylor.                                                                                                          Thomas       Lawrence      “Bow”
She was the middle of nine children.
                                              George Taylor                              Home of Cass Lake and Walker.                 Bowstring, age 54, of Cass Lake,
She was the center of her family and                                                                                                   Minnesota died on January 8, 2007
                                                      Lawrence “Beargrease” George
took care of everyone. Her family soon
                                              Taylor, 84, of Cass Lake, MN, died on      Douglas McFarlane                             from injuries received in an automobile
moved to Minneapolis, MN, and Eunice                                                                                                   accident outside of Ball Club, MN. He
                                              December 31, 2006
moved to Cass Lake, MN in 1987. She                                                              Douglas Dwayne McFarlane,             was born on July 5, 1952 in Cass Lake,
                                              at the Northern Pines
stayed home and raised her children.                                                     19, of Minneapolis, MN died tragically        MN.
                                              Good Samaritan Center
She was a handywoman around the                                                          on January 2, 2007 in Minneapolis.                    He is survived by his uncles,
                                              in Blackduck, MN.
house, which led her to pursuing an                                                              Funeral services were January         Sandy Gotchie, Johnny Mitchell,
                                                      Lawrence was
education in boiler maintenance and                                                      8, 2007 at the Veteran’s Memorial             Alfred Fairbanks Sr. and Joe White;
                                              born April 14, 1922 on
repair. She was a strong woman, who                                                      building in Cass Lake with Rev. Harold        aunts, Nellie Gotchie, Lucille White
                                              Pine Point in Ponsford,
liked to travel, meet new people, and                                                    Eaglebull officiating.                        and Phyllis Gotchie, all from Ball Club,
                                              MN to George and
keep close to her friends and family.                                                            Internment was at the Prince          Doris Mae Howard, Cass Lake, MN;
                                              Edna (Arthur) Taylor. He lived in the
Her children, and grandchildren, were                                                    of Peace cemetery under the direction         sisters, Carol (George) Jenkins, Cass
                                              Cass Lake area most of his life and
her pride and joy.                                                                       of the Thomas-Dennis Funeral Home             Lake, Marilyn and Cheryl Bowstring,
                                              worked in the woods. He enjoyed the
        She is survived by her                                                           of Cass Lake and Walker.                      Ball Club; brothers, Jake, Joe Bear
                                              outdoors, cooking, making ice cream,
children, Charles (Amanda) Taylor                                                                He was born on August 9,1987          and Kelly Bowstring, Ball Club, MN;
                                              taking walks, visiting his family and
of Minneapolis, MN, daughter Rikki                                                       in Minneapolis to Theresa McFarlane           many cousins who were like brothers
                                              friends, and fixing puzzles. He liked
Lee Taylor, William Desjarlais, Floyd                                                    and Louis Quaderer. He grew up and            or sisters; nieces, Marya, Miranda,
                                              going to church, enjoyed reading the
Desjarlais, Lloyd Desjarlais all of                                                      attended school in Minneapolis.               Autumn, Natasha and Samantha;
                                              Bible and he loved Jesus. He was an
Cass Lake, MN, brothers, Charles                                                                 He loved to dance, enjoyed rap        nephews, George, Troy, Travis; and
                                              Ojibwe singer; took in stray cats and
Taylor of Cass Lake, MN, James                                                                                                         their children, Allisyn, Tailyn, Ryanna,

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Alliah, Jade, Valentine & Mercedes.        Frank Hurd                                 and Joe Lincoln.                           by Thomas-Dennis Funeral Home of
         He was preceded in death                                                            The Thomas Dennis Funeral           Walker.
by his parents, Tommy and Adaline                   Frank     Hurd,                   Home assisted the family with funeral
Bowstring; an infant brother, Mark,        90, of Walker, died                        arrangements.                              Lisa Corinna Schulman
special friend, June Johnson.              on January 15, 2007,
         A wake service was held on        at Havenwood Care                          Marlene Marie Andrews                              Lisa Corinna
January 11, 2007, at the Ball Club         Center in Bemidji.                                                                    Schulman,        born
Community Center, Ball Club, MN and                 F u n e r a l                              Marlene Marie                     August 25, 1964 in
continued until the time of funeral        services were held                         Andrews,       60,    of                   Cass Lake and raised
services on January 12, 2007, 2:00         on      January      20,                   Walker, MN died at her                     in Inger by loving
P.M., Ball Club Community Center, Ball     2007 at the Onigum                         home on Thursday,                          parents, Doris Mae
Club, Minnesota.                           Community Center with Rev. Fred            January 18, 2007                           and Ernest Howard, Jr.
         Thomas grew up in the Ball        Method officiating. A visitation began     after an extended                          She married Richard
Club/Inger/Deer River area, attending      on January 18, 2007 and continued          illness.                                   Alan Schulman, Sr.
and graduating from the Deer River         until the time of the funeral. Burial               Marlene was                       August 30, 1986. She is survived
Public Schools system in 1970. He          took place in the Old Agency Cemetery      born on December 5,                        by her husband, Richard, daughter,
then entered the Auto Mechanics            in Onigum.                                 1946 in Cass Lake, MN. Her parents         Alisha Mae Schulman, West Point,
Program at Northwest Technical                      He was born on March 1,           were Frank Marshall and Lucille            New York; sons, Joseph Howard
College (formerly Bemidji Vo-Tech)         1916, to Charles and Mary (Garbow)         Granroos. She grew up in Onigum and        Schulman, Richard Schulman Jr.,
in Bemidji. He also attended, and          Hurd in Longville, Mn. He grew up          attended school in Walker, then moved      Benjamin Fineday-Schulman of Cass
graduated, the Sun Prairie Truck           and attended school in Tomah, Wisc.        to the cities for a number of years. In    Lake; Ira Schoenborn, Red Lake and
Driving School in Sun Prairie, WI.         Following his schooling, he moved to       1999, she returned to Walker with her      Jeffery Brown, Cass Lake. She is also
He was employed with Northwestern          Old Agency near Onigum. He lived in        husband, Eddie “Drew” Andrews. She         survived by sisters, Linda (Russell)
Bell for several years in the Brainerd     the Red Lake area for a time before        enjoyed doing many different crafts,       Goggleye, Evelyn (Gary) Howard,
area, working as a lineman. He was         moving to Minneapolis and Chicago,         such as embroidery, and making             Chris (Dave) Morgan, Cass Lake and
also employed with the Indian Health       where he worked for the railroad as a      jewelry and wax flowers, which she         by brothers, Ernest (Betsy) Howard,
Service for several years; working in      gandy dancer. While living in Chicago,     gave away to all her relatives. Marlene    Burton (Vicky) Howard, Cass Lake,
the Bemidji area as a Water Quality        he also worked for a casket company.       was a very happy and sweet lady who        Stanley (Leona) Howard, Inger, John
Inspector, and as the Project Manager      He married Louise Thompson in              opened her door to everyone and fed        Howard, St. Peter, by her brothers-in-
for the construction of a new airport      1954 and they made their home in           anyone who was hungry. She loved to        law, Tim (Marlene) Schulman, Bemidji
runway in Wainwright, Alaska. He           Minneapolis until moving to Backus         play Bingo, traveling around to all the    and Larry Cronquist, Cass Lake.
then went to work for the Leech Lake       in 1967 where he worked for various        casinos and sometimes she won! She                 She graduated from Deer River
Reservation Roads Department for           resorts during the summer months.          enjoyed life to the fullest!               High School in 1982 and attended
several years before being forced to       They moved back to the Walker area in               She is survived by her husband,   Haskell Indian Nations University and
retire for medical reasons. He was an      the mid 1980’s. In his latter years, he    Drew; son, Chad Hanson; daughters,         later transferred to and graduated
avid outdoorsman who spent as much         worked for the senior citizen program      Sharon Rose (Rodney) Dorr, Patricia        from Leech Lake Tribal College in 1994
time possible either fishing or hunting.   with the U.S. Forest Service.              “Tish” Marie Partridge, Kathy Bakken,      with an Associate of Arts Degree. She
Hunting ducks or deer, fishing for                  He was a hunter. He was always    Kathy Reyes and Sydney Webster;            attended Bemidji State University.
halibut in Alaska or a bucket of perch     helping people with their needs, giving    grandchildren, Matt Hanson, Jen-           Her employment was with Indian
through the ice on Winnie, it didn’t       rides, a place to stay and doing various   Jen Bakken, and Alicia Rose Dorr;          Health Service in Cass Lake and the
matter; he really enjoyed the outdoor      kindnesses. He loved powwows, grass        brothers, Ronald (Twyla) Partridge         Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. She was
life. He would always share his catch      dancing, singing Native American           and Manual (Paula) Granroos; sisters,      dedicated to her husband and her
too; frying fish for any occasion, like    songs and drumming. He enjoyed             Elizabeth “Betsy” Partridge, Gladys        family.
the annual family Pig Roast & Fish Fry,    learning about, sharing and applying       Granroos, and Evylyn Granroos; and                 Her hobbies included shooting
or dinner at the ENP Site in Ball Club.    his Native American culture with both      special sisters, Bev, Teresa, Kathy,       pool and throwing darts of which
He also enjoyed traveling to Pow-          native and white friends. In the late      Frieda, Jean and Muggs.                    brought her great entertainment.
Wows around Minnesota and Canada,          1920’s, he was an avid boxer and                    Preceding her in death were her   She attended numerous tournaments
and especially to the United Tribes        golden gloves companion, fighting in       parents; her adopted mom, “Muzzin”;        throughout the state of Minnesota
in Bismarck, ND & the Gathering of         Minnesota, Missouri, and Illinois.         2 sons, Dean Partridge and Robin           and she ventured out to Las Vegas
Nations in Albuquerque, NM.          He             He is survived by his wife,       Hanson, and grandparents, Elizabeth        for the National Tournament of Dart
enjoyed spending time with family/         Judy Ahrens, son, Charles Hurd;            and Richard Partridge.                     Champions. She especially enjoyed
friends and was always ready to offer      12 grandchildren and four great                     Visitation began on Saturday,     competing in the yearly tournament
a helping hand whenever & wherever         grandchildren, and many nieces,            January 20, 2007 at the Onigum             in Grand Rapids, Minnesota with her
he could. He was a fan of the MN           nephews, and cousins.                      Community Center in Onigum, MN             family and friends of which the many
Wild, and a big fan of the MN Twins on              He was preceded in death by       and continued until time of service.       trophies and plaques shows evidence
TV, (many times this summer) he was        his son, Dennis Hurd, one grandson;        Services were held on Monday, January      of. Her most loving time was spent
listening to the game on the radio.        sisters, Marie Cockman, Verna Fox,         22, 2007 with Fr. Fredrick Method          attending pow-wows with her mother
         Funeral arrangements were         Maggie Hanks, Eva Johnson, Martha          officiating.     Interment took place      and other family members.          Her
handled by the Carroll Funeral Home,       Munnell and Almeda Winge; and              in Old Agency Catholic Cemetery in         devotion was of coordinating family
Deer River, Minnesota.                     brothers Herbert Hurd and Charles          Onigum. Arrangements were handled
                                                                                                                                       Obituaries continued on page 4
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Lisa Schulman                              also loved her step children.
Continued from Page 3                              This tragic loss leaves an         Steps to Lower Your blood pressure. Try to lose weight
                                                                                                          slowly. Think about changes you can
                                           unspoken emptiness behind in the           Blood Pressure      make for the rest of your life -- like
gatherings and assisting her mother        offices and hallways of the Leech          By Karey Lyon, RN, MSN, NP-C,               eating smaller portions.
with daily activities and comfort.         Lake Band’s headquarters where her         Program Coordinator                               4. Be physically active. Being
Numerous nieces and nephews                image and memory will always linger.       Leech Lake Healthy Heart Project            physically active will help you to both
enjoyed her loving attitude and her        The most sincere condolences are
                                                                                                                                  lose weight and reduce your blood
warm affection towards them. Her           extended to Lisa’s family. She will live            If you have high blood pressure,   pressure. Walking is one thing that
father, her sister Kathleen (Dennis)       on in the hearts of many.                  you have a greater risk of heart attack     you can do almost anywhere, any time,
Garbow, her paternal grandparents,                                                    and strokes. High blood pressure can        at no expense. As you get used to
Ernest and Rose Howard and her              Leech Lake Opioid                         often be prevented or controlled by         walking, try to walk faster and longer.
maternal grandparents, George and                                                     following these steps:
Rose Lyons left here before her.            Treatment Program                                      1. Eat more fruits and
                                                                                                                                  Your blood pressure will probably go
                                                                                                                                  down if you are active for 30 minutes
        A Traditional wake began on             Workshop                              vegetables, whole grain breads              each day. Any amount of activity is
January 18, 2007. Funeral services                                                    and cereal, and fat free or low             better than no activity.
were held on Friday, January 19, 2007                                                 fat dairy products. Foods rich in                     5. Choose not to smoke
in Inger, MN at the new community                Helping people in our                potassium like bananas, oranges,            cigarettes or stop smoking.
center with Steven Jackson officiating.         community understand                  broccoli, potatoes, and squash are                 6. Limit your alcohol intake.
Interment followed at the Inger                   Methamphetamine,                    important in protecting against high        Alcohol can raise your blood pressure
Cemetery.                                            Oxycontin &                      blood pressure. Foods rich in calcium       and increase your weight. Overall,
        Funeral arrangements were                  Buprenorphine                      like, fat tree milk products, and foods     people who drink a lot of alcohol have
handled by the Carroll Funeral Home                                                   rich in magnesium like, whole wheat         higher rates of heart disease. If you
of Deer River, Minnesota.                                                             breads and cereals, rhubarb, nuts,
                                                      February 27, 2007                                                           drink alcoholic beverages, have a
                                                                                      and seeds may help too.                     moderate amount – no more than one
                                                     8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
                                                                                               2. Choose foods that are
Tragic Loss of Leech                               Northern Lights Casino
                                                                                      low in salt and sodium. Sodium
                                                                                                                                  drink a day for women, or two drinks
                                                                                                                                  a day for men. One drink is equal to
Lake Executive                                    (4 miles south of Walker)           is one of the ingredients in the salt       a 12 ounce can of beer, 5 ounces of
                                                                                      we buy. Sodium is also found in             wine, or 1 shot of liquor.
Support Staff                                    Registration is free.                canned foods and prepared foods. It                 7. Take your high blood
Member, Lisa                                      Seating is limited
                                                RSVP by Feb. 16, 2007.
                                                                                      is measured in milligrams, which is
                                                                                      “mg” on food labels. To control your
                                                                                                                                  pressure pills, if the doctor
                                                                                                                                  prescribes them. Usually, taking
Schulman, Affects                                                                     blood pressure, you should have less        these steps can control blood pressure.
                                                                                      than 2,400 mg of sodium a day. This         If these steps do not lower your blood
Many                                        The Mission of the Leech Lake
                                                    Band of Ojibwe                    is about the same as one teaspoon of        pressure and keep it at a healthy level,
                                            Opoid Treatment Program is:               salt.                                       your doctor may prescribe medicine.
        It is with profound sadness                                                            Foods that usually have a lot      Don’t stop taking the medicine if your
that the Leech Lake Tribal Council          to provide community based,
                                                                                      of sodium include ham, sausage, hot         blood pressure is okay – that means
announces that forty two year old            poly-drug addiction services
                                                                                      dogs, lunch meats, cheese, breakfast        the medicine is working!
Lisa Schulman died following a tragic            that promote holistic                cereals, salad dressings, canned                    Please call me at 335-4500
accident on Highway 2 west of Cass           recovery and a drug-free life            soups, chips, and canned vegetables.        if you want more information about
Lake, Mn on the night of January 12,              style for our clients,              Check the amount of sodium on food          heart disease and how you can get
2007. Lisa was an integral part of the          their families, and their             labels and pick the one with the lowest     involved to strengthen the heartbeat
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe executive               communities; and to                 sodium. One way to reduce sodium            of our community.
operation as the assistant to Donald             build a critical mass of             in the food you eat is to rinse canned
“Mick” Finn, the Leech Lake District III          healthy inviduals to                food in water before you cook it. Also,     Next month:     Understanding Your
Representative. Her absence will be                                                   try not to add salt to food when you        Cholesterol Numbers
                                                  improve well-being.
truly missed.                                                                         are cooking or eating.
        Lisa had been married to her                                                           Keep track of the amount of           Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
husband Richard for over 20 years, who      Rick Moldenhauer, MS, LADC,
                                                                                      sodium you eat each day for a few              State of the Band Address
also works for the Leech Lake Band                ICADC, LPC is the
                                                                                      days. Remember that the amount of
and together they had two children.          Treatment Services Director              sodium listed on a food label is for one           February 12, 2007
They had just recently celebrated              at the Chemical Health                 serving. The size of a serving is also              11:00 a.m. - Noon
their 20 year wedding anniversary.                     Division                       given on the food label. If you eat                    Bingo Hall
They resided in Cass Lake, Mn. Their             from the MN Dept.                    more than one serving, you must add
daughter Alisha came home on leave
                                                                                                                                  Palace Casino in Cass Lake, MN
                                             of Human Services. He will               the number of milligrams of sodium for
to attend her beloved mother’s funeral             be the keynote                     each serving. You may be surprised at
from the West Point Academy in New                                                                                                Lunch will be served immediately
                                                       speaker.                       how much sodium is in the food you
York, where she is in her 2nd year                                                    eat!                                            followoing the address.
studying electrical engineering. Their                                                          3. Lose weight if you are
                                                     Questions? Call
son Joe lives in Cass Lake, Mn, and                                                   overweight. Reducing your weight            Band members are welcome and
attends Bemidji State University. Lisa               218-335-4514.
                                                                                      by even a few pounds can lower your             encouraged to attend.
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Senate   Aims     to said Sen. Olson.estimated that the
                             It is
                                                                                        employment is no longer a guarantee
                                                                                        of health insurance coverage. Fifty-
Insure More People, expansion of eligibility requirements                               six percent of working uninsured are             Leech Lake
Save                                          an estimated
         Taxpayers will provide coverage for addition, one
                      20,000 new people. In
                                                                                        employed by small businesses who
                                                                                        have been the hardest hit by rising
Money                 out of three people who is eligible                               health care premiums.                     The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
                                                                                                                                       offers several different
                                            for coverage has not enrolled, and                  “The majority of businesses in
                                            80 percent of uninsured children are        my district are small businesses that            products/amenities
                                            eligible for enrollment in existing state   cannot afford to offer high-quality,           available for purchase.
                                            health care programs. Parts of the bill     affordable health care,” said Sen.             Why not put your hard
                                            will encourage enrollment by reducing       Olson. “By opening MinnesotaCare               earned dollar back into
                                            the overly complex application process.     to small businesses and giving them          the Leech Lake economy?
                                            Other aspects of the bill are intended      access to quality insurance, we allow     Leech Lake businesses include:
                                            to increase coverage of a number of         them to be more competitive with
                                            citizens, not yet estimated.                their counterparts in the cities.”              Che-We Mini Mart
                                                     The second bill Sen. Olson                                                       in Cass Lake offers:
                                            is chief authoring would remove the         Mn/DOT to Transfer                         gas, c-store, wild rice, bait,
                                            employer-subsidized insurance barrier
                                                                                                                                          and gift shop.
                                            and requirement of no other insurance       Maintenance                                       218-335-8227
                                            for four months for children.
                                                     “This proposal is about helping    and Operation of
                                                                                                                                   Che-We Supply in Cass Lake
                                            working Minnesotans and their               Shingobee Bay Rest                          offers business and office
                                            children get the health care coverage
         Senator Mary Olson                 they need at affordable rates as well       Area to Mn/DNR                                      products.
                                            as holding down health care costs for                                                         218-335-6101
         Today     the    Senate     DFL    those who have health insurance,”                    In a stream-lining effort,
announced the 2007 Senate Health            said Sen. Olson. “Currently, we all         the     Minnesota    Department     of       Northern Lights Express
Care Package that will begin to move        pay the price of uncompensated care         Transportation (Mn/DOT) has entered             in Walker offers:
Minnesota towards affordable and            through higher hospital rates, higher       into an agreement with the Minnesota
accessible coverage for everyone by
                                                                                                                                        gas and a c-store
                                            insurance premiums and increasing           Department of Natural Resources (Mn/
2010. State Sen. Mary Olson (DFL-                                                       DNR) transferring all maintenance
                                            property taxes. By further reducing
Bemidji) is a co-author of Senate File 2    the number of uninsured Minnesotans,        and operations of the Shingobee Bay
that will expand the number of insured,     we will decrease these costs.”              Rest Area on State Highway 371 near        Leech Lake Casinos, Hotels,
reform the health care system to                     Another portion of the Senate      Walker to the Minnesota Department           Restaurants & Gift Shops
eliminate unnecessary administrative        health care package that Sen. Olson         of Natural Resources (Mn/DNR).           218-335-7500 or 1-800-442-3909
costs, and ensure the people who            is co-authoring would expand the                     The Shingobee Bay Rest Area
purchase health care insurance benefit      definition of dependent coverage, if        is one of eight rest areas around the
from those savings.                                                                     state where Mn/DOT, in a cost saving
         “I am honored that Sen.
                                            offered, to include any unmarried child
                                            under the age of 25. This would apply       measure, will transfer maintenance          Leech Lake Tribal
Berglin, chair of the Health and Human
Services Budget Division, chose me
                                            to all insurance policies offered in the
                                                                                        and operations responsibilities to the
                                                                                        Mn/DNR. Mn/DOT determined the
to be a part of her 2007 health care
package,” said Sen. Olson. “We want
                                                     “With increasing tuition costs,    Shingobee Bay Rest Area no longer
                                                                                        serves a significant safety rest area
                                                                                                                                      Financial Aid
                                            many students cannot afford to be
to make sure our health care reforms        full-time students and thus lose their      purpose, yet sought arrangements to        Paperwork Workshop
meet the needs of Minnesota’s children      right to be covered under their parent’s    keep the site open to the public. With
and families by providing them access       policies.      Many part-time college       the transfer to the Mn/DNR, the public      February 16 , 2006
to affordable health insurance.”            students are getting stuck without any      will still have access to recreational
         In addition to being a co-                                                     fishing, while Mn/DOT will retain land
                                                                                                                                     9:00am – 3:00pm
                                            health care coverage,” said Sen. Olson.
author of S.F. 2, Sen. Olson is the         “By allowing children up to the age of      ownership for state highway right-of-     New Drum Room, B-Wing
chief author of two bills included in the   25 to be covered under their parent’s       way purposes.
health care package. The first of her       insurance, we are making it easier for
bills would eliminate MinnesotaCare         them to stay in school and finish their
premiums for members of the military        degrees.”
and their families for 12 months after               A main factor driving health
discharge.                                  insurance coverage downward has been
         “As an Air Force veteran and       the erosion in employer-sponsored
the mother of a member of the Army          coverage. The uninsurance rate has
National Guard, I am proud to be a          risen as employers drop coverage due
part of recognizing and rewarding the       to increasing cost of premiums. Most
invaluable contribution of our military     Minnesotans have health insurance
service members and their families,”        through       their   employers,      but
6                                                                                                        DeBahJiMon • February 2007
Leech Lake Chemical Dependency Treat- Tight,” which stretched outdog to while Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig
                                                                         the gangline
                                                                                      tells the lead

ment Plans                                                               the hook up of the rest of the team School    Designated
                                  CD Counselors to take over future keeps the line from tangling. She is ‘Governor’s             Fit
By Luke Wilson, Program Developer                                        is being hooked up behind her. This

                                  generations. Due to space and staffing not a purebred, but is a mixed breed School’
                                             issues, the Adolescent Outpatient           dog known as an Alaskan Husky.               Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School earns
Leech Lake as well as other
                                             Chemical Dependency Treatment               The other two dogs were purebred             recognition for promoting physical
reservations are facing serious issues
                                             Program will not begin operating until      Siberian Huskies. The reddish-brown          activity
such as drug trafficking, etc. More
                                             March 1, 2007.                              male is an AKC stud named Koko,
and younger adolescents and adults
                                                      Our hopes are for our clients to   and the grayish female is named Hiei
are being addicted to Opiates, Meth                                                                                                            Governor Tim Pawlenty,
                                             have a better recovery status due to        (pronounced Hee-ay). Her name is
and inhalants as well as alcohol.                                                                                                     Commissioner of Education Alice
                                             expanded services. The program will         a Japanese word that means “Flying
                                             remain self-sustaining through billing.                                                  Seagren and Commissioner of
         Since being hired as a Program                                                  Shadow” because she is very fast.
                                             Better tracking and Case Management         She belongs to their dog handler,            Health Dianne Mandernach recently
Developer for the Adolescent Outpatient
                                             of clients will make for a higher           Tiffany, who helped them with their          announced that the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-
Chemical Dependency Treatment, I
                                             percentage of recovery for our people.      presentation. For some interesting           Shig School has been designated a
have also taken on the responsibility
as Coordinator Supervisor for the            Plans are to have clients focus on self-    details about Koko, please see their         “Governor’s Fit School.” This means
adult male CD Programs. The focus            sufficiency and employment, which           web site at          the school has made a commitment
will be community based individual,          in turn will work toward building self-             Other      activities  included      to encourage its students to be
group, family and culturally oriented        esteem.                                     marble painting, reading corner and          more physically active and to learn
outpatient programs.          Since Ball              The program will be goal           winter bingo. A magician was present         about healthy habits. The school
                                             oriented with plans to have a centralized   showing families his magical tricks.
Club and Onigum are the two largest                                                                                                   achieved this designation by
communities on the reservation, the          Inpatient Treatment Program in the          Families were treated to a wonderful
                                                                                                                                      meeting certain criteria established
satellite programs will be located           future. I am also excited about the         supper and the door prize give-aways
                                             newly proposed expanded Weed and            concluded the evening. The next              by the Minnesota Departments of
in those communities.              Clients                                                                                            Health and Education.
will commute to the nearest site.            Seed Program. This program will have        family night will be February 15th.
                                             a huge impact on drug dealing and                                                                 “Minnesota is the healthiest
Another option would be going into
                                             trafficking in our communities. Drug                                                     state in the nation, but the
the homes of our clients with family
based therapy on special occasions.          and alcohol prevention will be included                                                  incidence of childhood obesity
The LLBO operates under Rule 31              as well.                                                                                 is rising dramatically,” Governor
with treatment planning under the Six                 Currently our program is                                                        Pawlenty said. “I commend the
Dimensional matrix system meeting            searching for licensed CD Counselors,                                                    Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School for
certain criteria.                            UMICAD or LADC, either male or                                                           encouraging kids to lead healthier
                                             female. For further information, please
         All LLBO staff currently working                                                                                             lifestyles. This will help them grow
in the Chemical Dependency field will        call (800) 442-3909 ext. 8224 or direct
                                                                                                                                      into healthy, productive adults.”
be part of the planning process utilizing    (218) 335-8224.
                                                                                                                                               The “Governor’s Fit School”
their talent and experience. Our focus                                                                                                initiative is part of an overall effort
is on our clients’ recovery and that         January      Family                                                                      by Governor Pawlenty to encourage
their needs are met which means
more community based services such           Fun Night Dog Sled                                             Submitted Photo           fitness. The Governor declared 2005
                                                                                         Santana Banks holds the dogs while           “The Year of Fitness” in Minnesota
as Aftercare, NA, AA groups, Alanon,
Alateen, Youth Groups and Alcohol and
                                             Presentation                                Kimberly Dick, (top), Ravven Miller          and created the “Governor’s Fitness
                                                                                         (middle) and a school employee look          Challenge,” which allows citizens to
Drug Prevention. Collaboration from                   On January 18th, Family Fun        on.                                          track their fitness progress online
the newly developed Weed and Seed            Night was held at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-
Program, Anishinabe Coalition, Family        Shig School.
                                                                                                                                      at the Be Active Minnesota Web site
Service Program, Opiate Program,                      As part of the events, Joe and                                                  – http://www.beactiveminnesota.
Mental Health, Youth Division,               Robin from Krystal Kennels (Grand                                                        org/. The Governor’s Health Cabinet
Education Division besides our Tribal        Rapids 218-326-3718) brought three                                                       distributed more than 24,000 “Get
and Public Schools is very important.        sled dogs to the school as part of their                                                 Up. Get Out. Get Fit.” wristbands at
         The current Halfway House           presentation. Krystal Kennels is a small,                                                the State Fair to people who signed
is being transitioned into a semi-           family owned dog sledding kennel with                                                    up for the “Governor’s Fitness
inpatient young male adult (18–30            over 20 dogs; AKC Siberian Huskies as
yrs. old) structured treatment program                                                                                                Challenge.”
                                             well as a few Alaskan Huskies. Both                                                           “Knowledge of health, nutrition
with an implementation target date           breeds are used in their dog sledding                               Submitted Photo
of February 1, 2007. A mentorship                                                                                                     and the positive effects of physical
                                             activities.                                 (L to R) Jordan Robinson, William Robin-
program will be included for young                                                                                                    activity will help students make
                                                      The black lead dog is named        son, Tribal elder Mark Wakanabo, and Am-
adults that are interested in pursuing       Willow. She was used to demonstrate
                                                                                                                                      healthier       decisions,”    Health
                                                                                         ber Dunn in middle of girls patiently wait
Chemical Dependency as their chosen          how to put a harness on a dog, and          for the Magic Trick Show to start. Names     Commissioner Dianne Mandernach
field. Our goal is to have home grown        to demonstrate the command “Keep            not available of other two girls.            said. “It is our goal to create a
DeBahJiMon • February 2007                                                                                                                              7
healthy environment in all schools        added Education Commissioner
in Minnesota, and the Bug-O-Nay-          Alice Seagren. “Keeping our
Ge-Shig School is already helping         children motivated and active will        DO YOU WANT TO BE HEALTHIER?
us achieve that goal.”                    hopefully lead them to incorporate
    Schools can apply for a               healthy habits into their everyday
“Governor’s Fit School” designation       life, long into adulthood.”             The Leech Lake Healthy Heart Project is a program that helps Indian
by completing a short online                   Additional information about the    people with Type 2 diabetes learn how to prevent heart attack and
application available on the              “Governor’s Fit School” program                                       stroke.
Minnesota Department of Health            can be found on the Department
Web site. A link on the Department        of Health Web site at http://www.             Education, case management and medication instruction
of Education’s website to the                             will help you lower your risk factors.
application is also available.
                                                                                               Must be 18 years or older to participate.
    The application asks schools
to indicate their commitment to
promoting physical activity and                                                                 Contact Erna, Vivian or Karey at
                                            Notice:                                                     218-335-4500 or
health awareness according to
several criteria. Those criteria            The Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School                                 1-800-282-3389
include whether the school district         will be taking registration forms                 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
has developed a wellness policy;            for the third semester. If you are
whether the school provides                 interested in attending the school,
physical and nutrition education            please pick up a registration form                    You will receive incentives
and health standards; whether a             today at the school. All paperwork                  as you progress in the project.
school serves meals that meet USDA          must be finalized by February
                                            2nd. Please call 1-218-665-3000
standards; and whether a school
                                            for further information.
provides numerous opportunities
for students to be physically active
during the day. Schools that meet
the criteria will receive a certificate
from the Department of Health.            Free Radon Kits Available
    The Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School
has implemented a number of                 Test your home for the second
strategies for promoting fitness,            leading cause of lung cancer.
                                              Get your free radon test
    	Established wellness policy
                                                 kit from the DRM
    	Physical education and                    Air Quality Program
        health standards                   between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
    	Athletics programs, “Playing
        in the Great Outdoors”                      Monday - Friday
        program,      and     cultural               218-335-7429
    “The fact that the percentage                Protect yourself and
of children who are overweight                   your family with this
has more than doubled since 1980                 free easy to use kit.
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                                             the reconciliation project only looked
Tribes File Class                            at the years 1973 through 1992.
                                                                                         considered their options but grappled
                                                                                         with the cost of filing a claim and the
                                                                                                                                       method known as Optically Stimulated
                                                                                                                                       Luminescence (OSL), which measures
Action Trust                                          “We are confident that the court   resources needed to carry it through.         the length of time that the soil has
                                             will agree that the Arthur Andersen                 “Moreover, over two hundred           been buried.
Accounting Lawsuit                           reconciliation reports are not full and     and fifty tribes have not brought or are              The Leech Lake Heritage Sites
                                             complete accountings,” said Gonzales.       unable to bring such claims either due        Program has received several inquiries
         The Native American Rights                   John Echohawk, the executive       to lack of resources, or because they         about the age and cultural affiliation
Fund recently filed a major class            director of NARF, said the Arthur           are unaware that their legal rights are       of the site. It is not possible to assign
action lawsuit against the federal           Anderson project marked another             in jeopardy, of expiring under statutes       cultural affinity to stone tools of such
government, seeking an accounting of         breach of the federal government’s          of limitation,” NARF’s filing stated.         age, but knowledge from other fields
billions of dollars in tribal trust funds.   basic trust responsibilities. In legal      “Hence, this class action is necessary        may provide insight. For example,
         With the suit, the nonprofit law    filings, the Department of Justice has      to protect the rights of tribes in the        recent genetic studies suggest that
firm seeks to represent over 250 tribal      argued that the reconciliation reports      class as defined in this complaint.”          the Ojibwe and the Sioux may have
governments whose money has never            are an accounting even though the                   Since      2001,      the     Bush    been the first people to inhabit North
been accounted for. Eleven tribes            Government Accountability Office has        administration has spent hundreds             America (based on preliminary results
signed on as plaintiffs in the case, the     said such an accounting is “impossible”     of millions of dollars on accounting          of the National Geographic Genographic
first of its kind.                           due to inaccurate, missing or destroyed     projects for tribes and individual            Project). Further investigation may
         “This lawsuit is a reflection of    records.                                    Indians. But none of the tribal cases,        provide additional information related
a huge historical problem with the                    “The bottom line is that           nor the Cobell case, have been fully          to the early inhabitants of Northern
federal government’s mismanagement           despite the agency reports and twenty       resolved through the courts or through        Minnesota.
of tribal trust accounts,” said Rebecca      years of Congressional mandates, no         settlements.                                          The City of Walker is currently
Miles, the chairwoman of the Nez             adequate accountings have resulted                  Key Senate and House leaders          working with the archaeological
Perce Tribe of Idaho, the lead plaintiff.    to date,” said Echohawk, a member           introduced a bill to settle the Cobell case   community to mitigate impacts to
“We have tried to work with the              of the Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma,            for $8 billion. It was met with extreme       the site, as avoidance of the site is
agencies and we have tried to work           citing attempts by the GAO, Interior        opposition in Indian Country after the        imperative to future research. It is
with Congress. Our hope now is with          Department’s Office of the Inspector        Bush administration also proposed             the hope of the Leech Lake Heritage
the courts.”                                 General and Congress to shed light on       to settle all pending and future tribal       Sites Program that future studies of
         Filed on December 28, 2006,         the issue.                                  claims and radically diminish the trust       the site will enhance our collective
in federal district court in Washington,              Despite the failure to complete    relationship.                                 understanding of human prehistory in
D.C., the suit joins dozens of similar       the accountings, the Department                     In addition to the Nez Perce          North America.
cases filed by individual tribes. It also    of Justice has repeatedly sounded           Tribe, the other named plaintiffs
joins the Cobell lawsuit that represents     alarms about massive tribal trust fund      are the Mescalero Apache Nation of            Leech Lake Tribal
over 500,000 individual tribal members       litigation. In testimony to Congress,       New Mexico, the Tule River Tribe of
whose funds remain unaccounted               Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has       California, the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona,    Council Holds Joint
despite the obligations of the Interior
Department to do so.
                                             begged appropriators for money in
                                             order to defend the government and
                                                                                         the Yakama Nation of Washington, the          Meeting With Cass
                                                                                         Klamath Tribes of Oregon, the Yurok
         John Gonzales, the chairman of      “limit” its liabilities.                    Tribe of California, the Cheyenne-            County Board of
NARF’s board of directors, said tribes                “The United States’ potential
had to take action to beat a critical        exposure in these cases is more than
                                                                                         Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, the
                                                                                         Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, the Sac
deadline. The statute of limitations to      $200 billion,” Gonzales has said.                                                         By Patsy Gordon
                                                                                         and Fox Nation of Oklahoma, and the
file trust accounting lawsuits expired on             Tribes and individual Indians      Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska.
December 31, after the 109th Congress        have been filing breach of lawsuits                                                               Several topics were discussed
refused to extend it amid opposition                                                                                                   at the joint meeting held between the
from the Bush administration.
                                             for decades, recovering some money
                                             here and there. The Mississippi Band
                                                                                         Archaeological Dis-                           Cass County Board of Commissioners
         “The real battle will be over       of Choctaw Indians commissioned a           covery                                        and the Leech Lake Tribal Council
                                                                                                                                       when they met at the Northern Lights
what more the court or Congress will         study that showed only about a dozen        Continued from Page 1
do to protect the rights of tribes and       cases resulted in awards of more than                                                     Event Center on Tuesday, January 23,
hold the government accountable              $1 million.                                                                               2007.
for its duties as the trustee for tribal              It wasn’t until Elouise Cobell,    area that was somewhat of an “oasis”,                 Questions were asked of Kris
trust funds,” said Gonzales, a former        a member of the Blackfeet Nation of         which was surrounded by glaciers, but         Johnson from the MN Dept. of Human
president of the National Congress of        Montana, came into the picture that the     was at least seasonably habitable.            Services who is the Manager of the
American Indians.                            legal landscape exploded. In December                Artifacts found at the site          Indian Child Welfare Act program
         Gonzales, who also has              1999, she won a precedent-setting           include choppers, scrapers, and stone         regarding that program and the
served as governor of San Ildefonso          ruling that required the government         waste flakes. Due to the acidic nature        Leech Lake Out of Home Placement
Pueblo in New Mexico, said tribes are        to conduct an accounting of all funds.      of the soils, no organic materials, such      Demonstration Grant.         Chairman
challenging the government’s failure         NARF serves as co-counsel on the            as bone or plant materials, have been         George Goggleye, Jr. voiced his
to conduct an accounting of tribal           case.                                       preserved, so Carbon 14 dating is not         concerns relating to the health and
funds dating back to the late 1800s.                  At least 50 tribes have followed   feasible. The estimated date of the           safety of our Native children. He
Although the Bureau of Indian Affairs        on Cobell’s footsteps with lawsuits         site is based upon existing knowledge         stated, “ I need to be assured that
paid the former accounting firm Arthur       of their own. As the December 31            of glacial activity in the area. It may be
Anderson to look at tribal accounts,         deadline approached, dozens more            possible to date the deposits through a             Joint Meeting Cont. on page 10
DeBahJiMon • February 2007                                                                                                                                                                      9
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                                                       Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
who claim Minnesota as their state                      State of the Band Address                                                                               Native
of residence.
        Governor Pawlenty is also
                                                                  Monday, February 12, 2007                                                                     Youth
proposing education benefits for
military veterans and the children
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                                                 Lunch will be served immediately following the address.
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as a result of their military service.               Leech Lake Band members are welcome and
As many as 7,000 veterans and 600                                 encouraged to attend.                                                                   1-877-209-1266
10                                                                                                                       DeBahJiMon • February 2007
Region 2 Networking                          on attending. Feel free to call any of      the Chairman’s talk.                       Joint Meeting
                                             the individuals listed below or email               “The fact that one element,        Cont. from page 8
Meeting for Artists                          the VSA arts of Minnesota office at         one contaminant, brings us together
with Disabilities                  
                                                     We also ask that if you need
                                                                                         here this week gives me pause.
                                                                                         Perhaps mercury can be a rallying
                                                                                                                                    our children are going to be taken
                                                                                                                                    care of. That’s my biggest concern.”
         Are you a person with a             a communication accommodation               point for all nations, states, cities,     Rose Robinson who is the Director
disability (physical, sensory, cognitive     such as an interpreter that you let us      counties and townships to say              of the ICWA program at Leech Lake
or emotional) who has an interest in         know of that need as soon as possible       enough is enough with pollution.           voiced concerns about the timeliness
being an employed or self-employed           so that we can make the necessary           We as humans need to expeditiously         of getting the contract completed and
painter or actor or musician or dancer       arrangements. One further request is        move our policies and governments          signed between the State and Leech
or graphic artist or writer or some other    that we ask all attending to refrain from   in a direction that puts health and        Lake and receiving the funds for
type of artist? Are you also interested      wearing strong scents or perfumes to        welfare at the top of our priority list.   operation. The program will continued
in networking with other people of           accommodate those who might be              After all, if we are healthy we can be     to be limited in what they can do until
similar interests and abilities to learn     attending with chemical or fragrance                                                   the funds are received.         Johnson
                                                                                         economically productive and most
more about the “ins and outs of the          sensitivities.                                                                         explained the complexity of and legal
                                                                                         able to pursue our chosen cultural
system” and how you might be more                    Should you have any questions                                                  aspects that need to be handled first
successful in pursuing your interest in      regarding this meeting please call Craig                                               before funds are disbursed. Johnson
                                                                                                 “Good scientific research is       said negotiations are underway and
the arts? Then this opportunity might        Dunn or Jon Skaalen at VSA arts of MN
                                             612-332-3888 or 800-801-3883.               often diluted with research that is        very close to a result.
be for you.                                                                              intentionally distorted. The result
         The Region 2 Arts Council will              We look forward to meeting                                                              Korey Wahwassuck, Tribal
                                             you at the Bemidji Public Library for       is that the public does not know           Court Judge updated the two Boards
be hosting a gathering of interested                                                     who or what to believe. For many
individuals on Monday, February 5            what we hope will be an interesting                                                    on the Wellness Court status. As of
                                             and informative evening.                    years, air-polluting industries did        April 1, 2006 the Wellness court will
from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bemidji
                                                                                         their best to downplay the toxicity        be fully operational. This program will
Public Library, 509 American Avenue
NW in downtown Bemidji. (From
                                             Mercury Contami-                            of mercury. Today, women and               help enable people to live healthier
                                                                                         children consuming fish from any
Bemidji Avenue N on the southwest            nated Fish is of Big                        lake in Minnesota are advised to
                                                                                                                                    lives. Eight clients are currently
                                                                                                                                    enrolled in the Wellness Court.
side of the lake, turn left (west) on 5th
Street and go three blocks to America        Concern To Native                           limit their consumption of any small       Procedure manuals for the program
                                                                                         walleye to 1 meal per month and,           are currently being prepared. Also,
Avenue. The library is on the right with
parking in front of building.) We will
                                             Peoples.                                    they are further advised to not eat        interactive television will be installed
be meeting in the Community Room.                                                        any walleyes longer than 20 inches.        in the courtroom, which will enable
                                                     Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe           Why? Because of mercury. It is very        the Tribal Court to hook up with other
Staff from the arts council will be joined
                                             Chairman George Goggleye Jr.,               troubling to me that we must argue         courtrooms.
by staff from VSA arts of Minnesota
and by two artists from the Artists          delivered the opening address to            about minimizing environmental                      The Shingobee Island project
with Disabilities Alliance (AWDA), a         more than 1,000 people attending            contaminants. For Indian people,           status was discussed. A meeting will
group based in the Twin Cities. VSA          the “Eighth International Conference        this argument becomes intense              be scheduled in the future to discuss
arts of Minnesota is a state-wide arts       on Mercury as a Global Pollutant”.                                                     the sewer situation on the Island.
                                                                                         knowing that our children, including
organization whose mission is to make        The conference was held in Madison,                                                    The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe has
                                                                                         and most specifically in the womb,
the arts available and accessible to         Wisconsin.       The international                                                     recently received a $1,000,000 grant
                                                                                         are the most vulnerable to mercury
people with all types of disabilities and    audience represented 68 countries.                                                     from the Shakopee Mdewakanton
                                                                                         pollution impacts. We, as Indian           Sioux Community to continue the work
the Minnesota State Arts Board serves        Every two to three years the world’s        people, cannot afford to lose the fish
the state by increasing arts awareness,      leading scientists in the field of                                                     on the marina and restaurant going in
                                                                                         that have sustained us for centuries.      there. Leech Lake has assured Cass
access, and participation.                   mercury pollution from all over the         Fish are an integral part of our
         The purpose of this gathering                                                                                              County that they will not proceed in a
                                             world gather together and share             culture; fish are part of who we are.
will be to bring together people from                                                                                               manner without involving Cass County
                                             what they’ve learned about this toxic       Let us commit to leading the way
northwest Minnesota who consider                                                                                                    in relation to the sewer.
                                             metal and how it travels through the        in resolving the national and global
themselves artists with disabilities to                                                                                                      Truancy was discussed.        A
                                             environment.                                mercury pollution issue.”                  question was raised as to whether or
share their stories and experiences in               This year, there was an                     The      Leech    Lake    DRM      not Cass, Itasca, or Tribal Court would
the arts and to establish a schedule         effort by conference organizers to
for future gatherings for ongoing                                                        Environmental Department, directed         enforce truancy laws for 17 and 18
                                             focus on mercury impacts, the most          by Shirley Nordrum, also contributed       year olds. Cass County gave their
discussions,         presentations     and   significant of which is neurological
networking. Light refreshments will                                                      to the conference. Environmental           main reason for not enforcing the laws
                                             impacts to children via consumption         staff Brandy Toft, Jeff Harper, Diane      for those ages was because of lack of
be available during the meeting.
                                             of     mercury-contaminated      fish.      Thompson and Chris Thorman sent a          funding. They feel it is more important
         So, if this sounds like something
                                             Since Tribal members consume                poster presentation describing Leech       to focus on the younger students,
that you or someone you know or work
                                             more fish than most other cultures,         Lake’s mercury research initiatives        to put them as a priority where the
with might want to attend we hope to
see you on February 5th. There is no         Chairman Goggleye was asked to              and John Persell co-organized a            resources and services can have more
charge for attending and you will not        share his views and the Leech Lake          Tribal science breakout session and        of a positive effect. Tribal Court will
be solicited for donations but we do         Band’s efforts to minimize mercury          spoke about mercury contamination          continue to enforce truancy laws with
ask that you let us know that you plan       emissions. Below is an excerpt from         issues.                                    Joint Meeting - Continued on page 15
DeBahJiMon • February 2007   11
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                                                                                                                    c.     Seize defendant’s vehicle registration plates;
                           LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE                                                                d.     Seize the vehicle driven by defendant at the time of the
                                IN TRIBAL COURT                                                                            violation;
                                                                                                                    e.     Suspend defendant’s fishing, hunting, trapping, ricing or
 115 Sixth Street NW, Suite E                                                                                              other treaty rights within the boundaries and jurisdiction
 Cass Lake, MN 56633                                                                                                       of the Leech Lake Band until defendant pays the fine in
      Civil Division                                                                                                       full.

                                                                                                           DATED this 8th day of December, 2006. Korey Wahwassuck, Chief
  Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe,
                Plaintiff,                                                   ORDER FOR LEGAL
                                                                                                     Judge of Tribal Court.
     vs.                                                                                             Defendant                     Case No.          Reason
  Iris Fairbanks, Parent of                                                   CASE NO. JV-06-18
  G.P.F., Minor Child,                                                                               Cierra Lacy Cloud             TR-00-180         Failure to pay reinstated fine
                   Defendants.                                                                                                                       ordered on 11/27/2006
                                                                                                     Cierra Lacy Cloud             TR-00-180         Failure to pay fine ordered on
         YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on November 24, 2006, a citation for curfew violation          Cierra Lacy Cloud             TR-05-90          Failure to pay default judgment
 of the Leech Lake Juvenile Code, Section 4-3 A., was filed with the Leech Lake Tribal Court                                                         fine ordered on 12/09/2005
 regarding the child of the above-named parent. On December 15, 2006, a Second Summons               Robin Marie Ladeaux           TR-05-120         Failure to pay default judgment
 was issued summoning you to appear at an Arraignment Hearing to be held on December 20,
 2006. You failed to appear and a Default Hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 13,                                                          fine ordered on 02/13/2006
 2007, at 9:00 a.m., in the Leech Lake Tribal Courtroom located in the Leech Lake Facility Center,
 upper level, 16126 John Moose Drive NW, Cass Lake, Minnesota.

         You are served with this notice because you are a party to this proceeding or you are
 a person whose presence is important to a determination concerning your child. If you fail to                     LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE
 appear either in person or by telephone for this hearing, the Court may find you in default and
 enter an Order for Default Judgment against you.                                                                       IN TRIBAL COURT
                                                                                                                                 115 Sixth Street NW, Suite E
           IT IS SO ORDERED this _____ day of January, 2007.                                                                       Cass Lake, MN 56633
                                                                                                                              218-335-3682/4418 Traffic Division

 Korey Wahwassuck, Chief Judge of Tribal Court
                                                                                                                           ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
                  LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE                                                                   YOU (THE DEFENDANTS LISTED BELOW) ARE HEREBY ORDERED
                       IN TRIBAL COURT                                                               to appear before the Leech Lake Tribal Court on Tuesday, February 27, 2007,
115 Sixth Street NW, Suite E                                                                         at 2:00 p.m., and show cause why you should not be held in Contempt of Court
Cass Lake, MN 56633                                                                                  for failure to pay court-ordered fines.
   Traffic Division
                                                                                                           YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that pursuant to Leech Lake Traffic
                                                                                                     Code, Chapter, Section 304:
                          ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
                                                                                                             1.     If you are found in Contempt of Court, you may be subject to an
         YOU (THE DEFENDANTS LISTED BELOW) ARE HEREBY ORDERED                                        additional penalty not to exceed $500.00, said penalty for contempt shall be in
to appear before the Leech Lake Tribal Court on Tuesday, February 20, 2007,                          addition to any fines or other penalties previously assessed by this Court.
at 2:00 p.m., and show cause why you should not be held in Contempt of Court
for failure to pay court-ordered fines.                                                                     2.    You may also be subject to one or more of the following
                                                                                                     enforcement actions without further notice:
      YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that pursuant to Leech Lake Traffic
Code, Chapter, Section 304:                                                                                         a.      Report violation to the State of Minnesota for entry on
                                                                                                                            defendant’s driving record;
        1.     If you are found in Contempt of Court, you may be subject to an                                      b.      Add the fine to the amount defendant must pay to renew
additional penalty not to exceed $500.00, said penalty for contempt shall be in                                             or obtain Leech Lake vehicle registration or plates;
addition to any fines or other penalties previously assessed by this Court.                                         c.      Seize defendant’s vehicle registration plates;
                                                                                                                    d.      Seize the vehicle driven by defendant at the time of the
       2.    You may also be subject to one or more of the following                                                        violation;
enforcement actions without further notice:                                                                         e.      Suspend defendant’s fishing, hunting, trapping, ricing or
                                                                                                                            other treaty rights within the boundaries and jurisdiction
                   a.      Report violation to the State of Minnesota for entry on                                          of the Leech Lake Band until defendant pays the fine in
                           defendant’s driving record;                                                                      full.
                   b.      Add the fine to the amount defendant must pay to renew                          DATED this 11h day of December, 2006. Korey Wahwassuck, Chief
                           or obtain Leech Lake vehicle registration or plates;                      Judge of Tribal Court.
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                                                                                       Defendant                     Case No.     Reason
Defendant                        Case No.       Reason
                                                                                       Blaine Roger Baird            TR-03-601    Failure to pay default judgment
Lana Marie Bellanger             TR-99-66       Failure to pay default judgment                                                   fine ordered on March 19, 2004
                                                fine ordered on 04/21/2000             Salina Kay Goodwin            TR-06-49     Failure to pay fine ordered on
Marcus Lee Croaker               TR-06-121      Failure to pay fine ordered on                                                    June 29, 2006
                                                11/07/2006                             Steven Cameron Humphrey TR-06-45           Failure to pay fine ordered on
Rodney John Headbird             TR-01-271      Failure to pay fine ordered on                                                    June 27, 2006
                                                07/19/2001                             Steven Cameron Humphrey TR-06-45           Failure to pay fine ordered on
Tonya Jean Jones                 TR-05-02       Failure to pay fine ordered on                                                    December 27, 2006
                                                03/29/2005                             Lavender Doris Hunt           TR-04-741    Failure to pay fine ordered on
Roberta Marie Matthews           TR-05-131      Failure to pay reinstated fine                                                    September 7, 2004
                                                ordered on 09/26/2006                  Leah Renee Jacobs             TR-06-103    Failure to pay default judgment
Leroy Allen Staples              TR-03-633      Failure to pay fine ordered on                                                    fine ordered on November 29,
                                                11/09/2003                                                                        2006
Louisa Rose White                TR-02-381      Failure to pay fine ordered on         Raymond Wayne Jenkins
                                                10/01/2006                             and Shirlene Jenkins,
Iolanthe Lee Wilson              TR-06-77       Failure to pay reinstated fine         Parents of Minor Child        TR-06-31     Failure to pay default judgment
                                                ordered on 11/07/2006                                                             fine ordered on November 28,
                LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE                                              Jason Che Kornezos            TR-06-108    Failure to pay default judgment
                                                                                                                                  fine ordered on November 28,
                     IN TRIBAL COURT                                                                                              2006
115 Sixth Street NW, Suite E
Cass Lake, MN 56633
                                                                                       Delores Gay Lanham            TR-06-104    Failure to pay reinstated fine
218-335-3682/4418                                                                                                                 ordered on November 16, 2006
   Traffic Division                                                                    Katrina Pat Lausche           TR-99-61     Failure to pay default judgment
                                                                                                                                  fine ordered on April 21, 2000
                         ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE                                           Brian Lee Northbird           TR-00-137    Failure to pay fine ordered on
                                                                                                                                  June 20, 2000
         YOU (THE DEFENDANTS LISTED BELOW) ARE HEREBY ORDERED                          Fena Jean Reese               TR-06-105    Failure to pay default judgment
to appear before the Leech Lake Tribal Court on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at                                                       fine ordered on November 28,
2:00 p.m., and show cause why you should not be held in Contempt of Court                                                         2006
for failure to pay court-ordered fines.                                                Tasheena Marie Smith          TR-05-26     Failure to pay default judgment
                                                                                                                                  fine ordered on August 16, 2005
      YOU ARE FURTHER NOTIFIED that pursuant to Leech Lake Traffic                     David Joseph Staples          TR-04-698    Failure to pay fines ordered on
Code, Chapter, Section 304:                                                                                                       May 6, 2004
                                                                                       Sarah Lynne Wells             TR-06-84     Failure to pay reinstated fine
        1.     If you are found in Contempt of Court, you may be subject to an                                                    ordered on November 13, 2006
additional penalty not to exceed $500.00, said penalty for contempt shall be in        Dora May White                TR-06-110    Failure to pay default judgment
addition to any fines or other penalties previously assessed by this Court.                                                       fine ordered on November 28,
       2.    You may also be subject to one or more of the following                   Vincent George White          TR-06-102    Failure to pay default judgment
enforcement actions without further notice:                                                                                       fine ordered on November 28,
                                                                                       James Edward Wilson           TR-06-100    Failure to pay default judgment
                 a.       Report violation to the State of Minnesota for entry on
                                                                                                                                  fine ordered on November 29,
                          defendant’s driving record;
                 b.       Add the fine to the amount defendant must pay to renew
                          or obtain Leech Lake vehicle registration or plates;                 Leech Lake Early Childhood Development
                 c.       Seize defendant’s vehicle registration plates;
                                                                                                         Annual Conference
                 d.       Seize the vehicle driven by defendant at the time of the
                          violation;                                                                             “Weaving Contemporary
                 e.       Suspend defendant’s fishing, hunting, trapping, ricing or                          & Traditional Teaching Strategies”
                          other treaty rights within the boundaries and jurisdiction
                          of the Leech Lake Band until defendant pays the fine in
                                                                                                                 Saturday, March 24, 2006
                                                                                                               Northern Lights Event Center
                                                                                                                   8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
        DATED this12th day of January, 2007. Korey Wahwassuck, Chief Judge
of Tribal Court.                                                                                    For more information, contact Diane Smith at
                                                                                                         1-800-551-0969 or (218) 335-8344
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                                                                                    Code, occurring within the boundaries of the Leech Lake Reservation.
                  IN TRIBAL COURT                                                          Violation of this summons is subject to proceedings for contempt
                            115 Sixth Street NW, Suite E                            of court pursuant to Tribal Code, Title 1, Part VI. The Court may find you
                              Cass Lake, MN 56633
                                218-335-3682/4418                                   in contempt for failure to appear at a court hearing or for failure to follow
                                   Traffic Division                                 court orders.

            NOTICE OF INTENT TO PROCEED BY DEFAULT                                         DATED this 20th day of December, 2007.

       YOU (THE DEFENDANTS LISTED BELOW) ARE HEREBY Defendant                                                    Case No.          Charge and Date
NOTIFIED that the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe intends to proceed by
default on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the Brandon James Beaulieu                      TR-06-166         Speeding in Excess of 10 mph
Leech Lake Tribal Courtroom located at the Facility Center, upper level,                                                           Over The Limit,
with regard to the alleged violation of the Leech Lake Traffic/Conservation                                                        Driving After Suspension;
Code, occurring within the boundaries of the Leech Lake Reservation.
                                                                                    Cierra Lacy Cloud            TR-06-167         Speeding in Excess of 10 mph
                                                                                                                                   Over The Limit 10/30/2006.
       Violation of this summons is subject to proceedings for contempt Charles Dean Croaker                     TR-06-179         Failure to use Seat belts/Child
of court pursuant to Tribal Code, Title 1, Part VI. The Court may find you                                                         Restraint Devices 10/30/2006.
in contempt for failure to appear at a court hearing or for failure to follow Skippie Alana Finn                 TR-06-150         No Driver’s License, Failure to
court orders.                                                                                                                      use Seat belts/ Child
                                                                                                                                   Restraint Devices; 9/8/2006.
       DATED this 20th day of December 2007.                                        Raymond Allen Geving         TR-06-171         Driving After Revocation, Motor
                                                                                                                                   Vehicle Registration – Owner
Defendant                     Case No.          Charge and Date                                                                    Driving; 10/28/2006.
                                                                                    Donald Dale Goggleye         TR-06-180         Speeding in Excess of 10 mph
Lana Bellanger                TR-06-156         Failure to use Seat Belts/Child                                                    Over The Limit 10/28/2006.
                                                Restraint Devices 10/12/2006        Kerry Rose Jackson           TR-06-164         Driving After Revocation/
Rodney John Headbird          TR-06-175         Failure to Stop for School                                                         Suspension 9/16/2006.
                                                Bus, Driving After Revocation;      Robin Marie Ladeaux          TR-06-162         Failure to Use Seat Belts/Child
                                                10/30/2006.                                                                        Restraint Devices, Driving After
Savannah L. Pemberton         TR-06-169         To Violate any of the following                                                    Suspension; 10/21/2006.
                                                provisions of MN Statutes-          Marty D. Legarde             TR-05-023         Failure to show Proof of
                                                Equipment Violation; 10/20/2006.                                                   Insurance, Motor Vehicle
Alexis James Rea              TR-06-165         Driving      After    Revocation/                                                  Registration-Owner Driving;
                                                Suspension,       Motor   Vehicle                                                  12/23/2004.
                                                Insurance-Owner; 9/30/2006.         Paul Alfred Lindgren         TR-06-173         Speeding in Excess of 10 mph
Andrew Charles Staples        TR-06-177         Driving      After    Revocation;                                                  Over The Limit 10/29/2006.
                                                8/26/2006.                          Raymond Lyons                CN-06-022         Unattended Nets or Traps;
Leroy Allen Staples           TR-06-160         Driving      After    Revocation;                                                  8/10/2006.
                                                8/11/2006.                                       LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE
Jesse James Tibbetts          TR-06-174         Careless Driving; 9/13/2006.
Shiloh E. White               TR-06-178         Driving After Revocation;                             IN TRIBAL COURT
                                                                                                               115 Sixth Street NW, Suite E
                                                                                                                 Cass Lake, MN 56633
                                                                                                            218-335-3682/4418 Traffic Division

             LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE                                                         NOTICE OF INTENT TO PROCEED BY DEFAULT
                  IN TRIBAL COURT
                            115 Sixth Street NW, Suite E                           YOU (THE DEFENDANTS LISTED BELOW) ARE HEREBY
                              Cass Lake, MN 56633
                         218-335-3682/4418 Traffic Division
                                                                            NOTIFIED that the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe intends to proceed by
                                                                            default on Tuesday, March 20, 2007, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the
          NOTICE OF INTENT TO PROCEED BY DEFAULT                            Leech Lake Tribal Courtroom located at the Facility Center, upper level,
                                                                            with regard to the alleged violation of the Leech Lake Traffic/Conservation
       YOU (THE DEFENDANTS LISTED BELOW) ARE HEREBY Code, occurring within the boundaries of the Leech Lake Reservation.
NOTIFIED that the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe intends to proceed by
default on Tuesday, February 20, 2007, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the              Violation of this summons is subject to proceedings for contempt
Leech Lake Tribal Courtroom located at the Facility Center, upper level, of court pursuant to Tribal Code, Title 1, Part VI. The Court may find you
with regard to the alleged violation of the Leech Lake Traffic/Conservation in contempt for failure to appear at a court hearing or for failure to follow
DeBahJiMon • February 2007                                                                                                                                                  15
court orders.
       DATED this 17th day of January 2007.
                                                                                            Joint Meeting                                  Service Road #6 (Boy Lake Road)
                                                                                            Continued from Page 10                         improvements, and the Longville
                                                                                                                                           Ambulance District.
Defendant                        Case No.         Charge and Date                                                                                   Leech     Lake    legislative
                                                                                            those ages.
                                                                                                    The Leech Lake walleye-                priorities were also made known to
Josh J.M. Briski                 CN-06-15         Harvesting During Closed                                                                 the Cass County Commissioners.
                                                  Season or Illegal Hours                   stocking program was discussed. Leech
                                                                                            Lake DRM employee, John Ringle gave            They are the Tribal State Tax
                                                  Occurring on: 9/3/2006                                                                   Agreement renegotiation with the
Alvin John Braun                 TR-06-82         Speeding from 1-10 mph Over               an update on the walleye. This is the
                                                                                            3rd year of recovered walleye stocking         State of Minnesota, the Cooperative
                                                  the Limit                                                                                Law Enforcement Agreement, and
                                                  Occurring on: 5/24/2006                   on Leech Lake. Five million walleye
                                                                                            fry will be restocked in Leech Lake            protecting sovereignty (fishing and
Debra Ann Isham                  TR-07-02         Driving After Revocation                                                                 hunting) rights.
                                                  Occurring on: 12/23/2006                  this year. New walleye regulations
Angela Lee Jacobs                TR-06-79         Failure to Use Seatbelts/Child            will be put into place that will include
                                                  Restraint Devices                         the protection of the whole lake. The
                                                  Occurring on: 5/24/2006                   perch bite is good on Pine Point and
Leah Renee Jacobs                TR-06-73         Failure to Use Seatbelts/Child            Portage Bay. The Leech Lake Band                      Congratulations!
                                                                                            will continue to be involved with the
                                                  Restraint Devices
                                                  Occurring on: 5/24/2006                   2007 MN Governor’s Fishing Opener                      Frank Bigbear
Gilbert Joseph Littlewolf        TR-04-779        Careless Driving                          for Leech Lake.
                                                  Occurring on: 10/31/2004                          The Leech Lake Band has                       on graduating from
William Earl Morris              TR-06-78         No Driver’s License                       requested that Cass County have                   high school and going on to
                                                                                            additional    archaeological     studies
                                                  Occurring on: 3/4/2006                                                                       college. Frank graduated
Matthew James Northup            TR-06-83         Speeding from 1-10 mph Over               done on parts of land that the County
                                                                                            has jurisdiction over. The Land Use               on 1-12-07 at the age of 18!
                                                  the Limit, Failure to Show proof
                                                  of Insurance, Driving After               Ordinance is being amended to include                    GOOD JOB!
                                                  Suspension                                land use permits on the Leech Lake                     Hang in there bro,
                                                  Occurring on: 2/13/2006
                                                                                                    The Pike Bay Police Department
                                                                                                                                                     you can do it.
Clarence John Paquette           TR-06-50         Expired Registration, Driving
                                                                                            has been added to the Cooperative                         We love you
                                                  After Revocation, Failure to use
                                                  Seatbelts/Child Restraint Devices         Law Enforcement Agreement between                    and wish you the best.
                                                  Occurring on: 4/21/2006                   the Band and surrounding counties.
Marcella Josephine Roy           TR-06-32         Illegal Parking-Handicap                          Other topics that were briefly
                                                                                            discussed included the AhGwahChing                         Love from
                                                  Occurring on: 3/7/2006
Michael White, Jr.               TR-07-08         Driving After Revocation                  Health Care Campus, the Leech Lake                   Biz, Mom, Mike, Ed,
                                                  Occurring on: 12/27/2006                  Band zoning ordinance, the feasibility               and the whole family!
Robert James White               TR-06-184        Speeding in Excess of 10 mph              of trading routine road maintenance
                                                  Over the Limit, Driving After             segments, planning for the Avian flu,
                                                                                            the trust land appeal, the Northern
                                                  Revocation, Motor Vehicle
                                                                                            Lights Express access road, Indian                       Happy
                                                  Occurring on: 11/18/2006                                                                          Birthday
Troopers Still Being Killed During Traffic Stops Despite Ted                                                                                Mary Belanger Loons
Foss Law
MN State Senate News Release

        Accidents caused by violators of the Ted Foss Law continue to be the leading cause of death among Minnesota law
enforcement officers, according to Colonel Mark Dunaski, Chief of the Minnesota State Patrol. Dunanski offered those remarks
during testimony he presented to the Senate Transportation Committee today. The five-year-old Ted Foss law requires drivers to
move away from an emergency vehicle that is stopped on the side of the road for a traffic stop or emergency call.
        “The letter of the law is very clear,” said Senator Steve Murphy (DFL-Red Wing) who chairs the Senate Transportation
Committee. “Drivers are required to move over when they’re approaching an emergency vehicle on the side of the road. There is
absolutely no reason why drivers can’t pay closer attention to the road and abide by this simple and common sense law to move to
a lane which allows more clearance between a driver and the patrol officer who is simply doing his or her job.”
         The Ted Foss law was passed after an August 2000 accident killed a state trooper, Corporal Ted Foss, during a routine traffic
stop along I-90 in Southeast Minnesota. Corporal Foss had stopped a vehicle for a speeding violation when a semi truck veered
to the right and struck the Corporal’s squad car, the vehicle of the speeding drivers killed Corporal Foss at the scene. “These are
senseless tragedies which are still occurring on Minnesota roads,” said Murphy, who has made highway safety a core issue of his
agenda as the Senate Transportation Chair. “We need to take action to ensure these incidents are reduced to zero. I am extremely
concerned about this pattern and if necessary, will offer legislation to create tougher penalties for drivers who violate this important
law which is designed to protect our traffic enforcers and first responders.”
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        Leech Lake Reservation
            Career/Job Fair
                  Connections to Your Future:
            Education or Employment, Your Choice
            Not to be waited for, but to be achieved

                        February 9, 2007
                      9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
                 Northern Lights Casino & Hotel
                  (5 miles south of Walker, MN)

       Opening Ceremony will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.
                   Lunch will be provided

                           Open to:
              High School Students, grades 10-12
                       General Public

                       Information from:
     Colleges and Universities—Technical Colleges—Military
        Funding Agencies—Service Providers—Employers
               Employment & Training Programs
            Applications/Resumes may be accepted
                   Financial Aid Applications

     Door Prizes will be given away (Must be present to win)

                 For More Information Contact:
           Leech Lake Reservation Education Division
                       fax: 218-335-8339

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