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
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.
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
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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,
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
4 DeBahJiMon • February 2007
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
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
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.
DeBahJiMon • February 2007 5
Senate Aims to said Sen. Olson.estimated that the
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
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
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 www.krystalkennels.com. 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 health.state.mn.us/fitschool. 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.
should be of great concern to all,” One per household.
The Che-Wa-Ka-E-Gon Mini Mart & Gift Shop
Gas, Gifts, Diesel, Home Heating Oil, Food, Beer, Wild Rice, Snacks,
Fireworks, Bait, Tackle, Pop, Java Coffee, Cigarettes, Souvenirs, Na-
tive American Art and more!
Mini Mart 335-8827 Gift Shop 335-8312
8 DeBahJiMon • February 2007
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
Governor Pawlenty is also
Monday, February 12, 2007 Youth
proposing education benefits for
military veterans and the children
Bingo Palace Casino - Bingo Hall
11:00 a.m. - Noon
and spouses of Minnesota veterans Hotline
who have become totally and
Lunch will be served immediately following the address.
permanently disabled or have died
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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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.
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.
DeBahJiMon • February 2007 13
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,
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;
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.
LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE
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
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DATED this 17th day of January 2007.
Joint Meeting Service Road #6 (Boy Lake Road)
Continued from Page 10 improvements, and the Longville
Defendant Case No. Charge and Date Leech Lake legislative
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
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
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
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
High School Students, grades 10-12
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