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WHITE EARTH

Native American women make up less than 1% of Minnesota’s overall population but are 20% of the state's female prison inmates.
Oil has been flowing through the completed pipeline for months now, but the White Earth Band of Ojibwe — Minnesota's largest Native American tribe with about 20,000 members — continues fighting the project in court, and through extraordinary surveillance efforts.
MacKenzie Scott, former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is giving away billions of dollars to charity.
Kent Estey's show "Hope and Healing" runs through April 30 at the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids.

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Mike Swan is an elder in the village of Pine Point on the White Earth Reservation, 20 miles from Park Rapids. He grew up in the village, attending the old school. He said there weren’t many opportunities for drama at that time.
Ken Litzau shared his stories of growing up with traditional Ojibwe practices in an event on Thursday hosted by the Beltrami County Historical Society.
With Dennis Banks and others, Bellecourt in 1968 co-founded the American Indian Movement (AIM), a grassroots group of Indians in Minneapolis that inspired a generation of Native activists on reservations and inner cities across the country.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services will award almost $4 million in Live Well at Home grants to 42 organizations for the 2022 award year.
Harmony Natural Foods Co-op recently partnered with customers and two community organizations, White Earth Land Recovery Project and Gitigaanike Foods Initiative in its annual Buy Local, Give Local shopping event on Nov. 26.
Police are seeking information on the person who fled the scene.

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The 2007 murder of Chad Swedberg in rural Ogema will be featured on the next episode of "Reasonable Doubt," an ID Network show that re-examines controversial murder cases, on Monday, July 19 at 9 p.m. Kenneth Andersen has been serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole after being convicted of Swedberg's murder in 2008.
Demonstrators urged President Joe Biden and Gov. Tim Walz to listen to Indigenous nations in northern Minnesota who are opposed to the pipeline, which would cross near reservation land and through waterways.
Renee Keezer, senior at BSU, has overcome numerous obstacles in her fight to protect the environment, and in doing so has collected merits like a prestigious internship at NASA and an award from Bemidji State.

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