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The city of Bemidji has declared July 27 as Roger A. Jourdain Day in honor of the Red Lake Nation’s first tribal chairman. Jourdain is pictured here at the shores of Lower Red Lake in 1989 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the treaty that created the Red Lake Reservation. Pioneer File Photo

Celebrating Red Lake’s chief chairman; Bemidji honors first leader of tribal council by flying flag at City Hall

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BEMIDJI — An international flair will be evident at Bemidji City Hall this weekend as the city flies the Red Lake Nation flag alongside the U.S. stars and stripes. Once a year, the city raises the Red Lake Band’s totem in honor of the sovereign nation’s first tribal chairman Roger A. Jourdain.


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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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