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JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Hooray for May
LIBRARY CORNER: May heats up with events at Library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Look at the brighter side of life
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: We must open our minds to diverse teachings
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: John's No. 1 List for Bemidji
PATT RALL COLUMN: Let's pretend it's Spring
Walker summer resident publishes first novel
Recital with new Headwaters instructor
First Friday Art and Acoustics at Least of These
Fifth Grade Invitational at Watermark
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Robins are always a delight of spring
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Snow won't impact progress of most fish spawning
MASTER GARDENER COLUMN: Growing beans from seed to harvest
Up a tree!
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Warm-up helps spawn, walleyes should be ready for opener
Torry's Van Benefit
Don (Pail) Hill
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In Ward 4 election, remember Lehmann's support of Sanford Center
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trump's approach to North Korea rekindles global fears
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to all who made March for Science a success
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Are you kidding me?
Phillips: Kindness fills the memory of flood survivor
June 22, 2015
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: The future, and the past, of Indigenous education
Editor's note: This is a monthly Pioneer column focusing on Native American issues and topics. Recently, a dialogue started in Bemidji titled "Truth and Reconciliation," which brings the community together to discuss ways to help all communities in Bemidji better understand one another. In...
June 22, 2015 - 8:51am
May 23, 2015
A NATIVE VOICE: Education: The rites of passage
Editor's note: This is a monthly Pioneer column focusing on Native American issues and topics. Recently, a dialogue started in Bemidji titled "Truth and Reconciliation," which brings the community together to discuss ways to help all communities in Bemidji better understand one another. Within...
May 23, 2015 - 11:08pm
May 14, 2015
BHS recognizes American Indian senior students
A total of 35 American Indian senior students at Bemidji High School were recognized Thursday at the 26th annual American Indian Seniors Honors...
May 14, 2015 - 8:30pm
May 1, 2015
Hepatitis C hits American Indians at high rate
The rate of hepatitis C among American Indians in Minnesota is “terrifyingly higher” than for other racial and ethnic groups, a state epidemiologist said on Thursday. The occasion was the Health Department’s annual release of data for HIV/AIDS and hepatitis A, B and C in Minnesota. The...
May 1, 2015 - 9:55am
April 21, 2015
City Council approves Chief Bemidji plaque language: Members vote 4-3 to include mention of atrocities against Indians as part of project
BEMIDJI -- After a spirited and sometimes racially charged debate, the Bemidji City Council voted 4-3 to include language on proposed plaques...
April 21, 2015 - 2:27pm
April 5, 2015
John Eggers: The Ideal School: What do you think?
In making changes in our schools, we too often overlook asking our students, "What do you think?" Asking students what they believe to be an ideal school was on the agenda in an on-campus summer Native American College Preparatory Program held at BSU in 1993. I recently discovered...
April 5, 2015 - 12:18am
March 21, 2015
A NATIVE VOICE: Education, perspectives and reflections
Editor's note: This is a monthly Pioneer column focusing on Native American issues and topics. Recently, a dialogue started in Bemidji titled "Truth and Reconciliation," which brings the community together to discuss ways to help all communities in Bemidji better understand one another. As...
March 21, 2015 - 10:47pm
March 11, 2015
LEGISLATURE: Persell authors bill to edit Columbus statue at Capitol
BEMIDJI -- Reporters normally hate corrections, but the media flocked Wednesday to a bill introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives...
March 11, 2015 - 5:38pm
February 21, 2015
A NATIVE VOICE: Education: What is it?
Editor's note: Today is the debut of a monthly column in the Pioneer focusing on Native American issues and topics. Recently, a dialogue started...
February 21, 2015 - 7:50pm
June 28, 2014
Festival of culture: Second annual Indigenous Arts Festival held in Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- Brightly colored dancers with extravagant headdresses and regalia danced to songs passed from generation to generation Saturday as...
June 28, 2014 - 11:26pm
June 5, 2014
President Obama, first lady to visit Standing Rock Reservation
President Barack Obama and the first lady will visit the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on Friday, June 13. U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp will join the president and first lady during their visit. The last time a sitting president visited Indian Country was in 1999 when President...
June 5, 2014 - 9:33am
May 28, 2014
An eye toward health: American Indian Health Summit comes to Bemidji
BEMIDJI -- A health care summit will be held here next month in hopes of bringing people together with a shared goal of improving the health of American Indians. The Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health will host its annual summit -- this year titled "Making...
May 28, 2014 - 12:21am
May 22, 2014
Indian veterans receive Minnesota Capitol honor
ST. PAUL -- American Indians volunteer for the U.S. military in higher percentages than any other ethnic group, and now Minnesota...
May 22, 2014 - 7:19pm
May 20, 2014
New ideas for Columbus Day: Group discusses honoring American Indians
BEMIDJI -- Shared Vision, Bemidji's council on race relations, discussed controversial plans to honor American Indians on Columbus Day at its meeting Tuesday. Several fiery letters to the editor in opposition to changing Columbus Day have run in the Pioneer during recent weeks,...
May 20, 2014 - 8:16pm
April 30, 2014
Columbus Day’s days might be numbered in Bemidji: City may follow others in honoring American Indians on holiday
BEMIDJI — Bemidji may soon join several other Minnesota cities in replacing Columbus Day with a day recognizing American Indians. The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to use Indigenous Peoples Day instead of Columbus Day on all city communications, although it will continue...
April 30, 2014 - 12:12am