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It Ain't Easy Being Indian
Monday, November 04 2013
 
Written by Ricey Wild,
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ricey wild.jpgIt has been 15 years since my column has been published and I’m smiling all big! My humble thanks go out to Sue who was editor of The Circle News in 1998 and to Paul De Main, editor of News From Indian Country who picked up my column soon thereafter. The column began as “It ain’t easy being Indian…but someone’s got to do it” by Kristine Shotley. Cat Whipple shortened the title to what it is today but my picture has stayed the same in The Circle so here I am in 2013.


From the Editor's Desk: Again We Speak Against Injustice
Monday, November 04 2013
 
Written by Alfred Walking Bull, The Circle Managing Editor,
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from_the_editors_desk_alfred_walking_bull.jpg“Ake” is a word we use in Lakota to express our frustration. It's translated as “again.” Growing up on the Rosebud reservation, I would hear my parents say, “Ake!” when someone unnecessarily repeated themselves, made another promise that may have been suspect or when another frustration took hold in the family or in the community.

Again, we find ourselves discussing the issue of Native American mascots in the American mainstream. Again, we find ourselves having to explain to non-Native people why this is not just a demoralizing but dehumanizing issue for our people. And again, we find ourselves listening to the same ignorance involved with the caricaturization of a minority group of people.

The Washington D.C. team will play the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 7 and the Native community in Minneapolis, led by the perennially-outspoken American Indian Movement, will protest the Washington team. In fact, the team was met by a similar protest in Denver on Oct. 27.

Again, the fans of the Washington team were effectively amoral when they saw the protests against the name, regurgitating the ignorance with phrases like, “Get over it,” or “We're honoring you.” And again, they are dead wrong.

What's New In the Community: November 2013
Monday, November 04 2013
 
Written by The Circle Staff,
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SMSC Announces Endowed Scholarship Recipients

PRIOR LAKE, Minn. – The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community announced 41 new recipients of the SMSC Endowed Scholarship at the University of Minnesota for the 2013-2014 academic year. This scholarship program is designed to recruit and retain talented American Indian students with demonstrated financial need.

Since the program began in 2009, 151 students have received SMSC Endowed Scholarships. Based on grades and financial need, 72 of the previous 110 recipients have qualified for continuation of their scholarships in 2013-2014. Seventeen students have graduated thus far.

The SMSC Endowed Scholarship was established through a $2.5 million gift from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. The University of Minnesota matches the interest earned on this endowment fund with proceeds dedicated to providing scholarships for qualified American Indian students. The University's Office for Equity and Diversity administers the scholarship.


Lacrosse Resurges As a Cultural Tradition
Monday, November 04 2013
 
Written by Art Coulson,
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Baaga’adowewag dagwaaging. They are playing lacrosse in the fall. lacrosse resurges as a cultural tradition.jpg

Clutching sticks and bouncing hard rubber balls off of walls, youth from reservation communities across Minnesota and Wisconsin gathered at Bemidji State University and at Bug-O-Nay Ge-Shig School at Leech Lake in early October for two days of lacrosse skills training. While there, the 50 or so young people and family members of all ages heard stories from a number of players and coaches about the deep and enduring connections of native people to the Creator’s Game.

The Minnesota Ojibwe Lacrosse league, founded by Bemidji High School basketball coach Dan Ninham, Oneida, is working with tribal communities to return the game of lacrosse to Native homelands. Lacrosse, played by Native peoples for thousands of years, is both one of the oldest games in America and the fastest growing.

The Youth Lacrosse Skills Camps are free and open to all K-12 students, thanks to sponsors such as the National Indian Gaming Association, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, BSU American Indian Resource Center, Minnesota Ojibwe Lacrosse and Paul Bunyan Broadcasting.

Bdote Charter School to Open in 2014
Monday, November 04 2013
 
Written by Laura Waterman Wittstock,
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The first new charter school to feature Dakota and Ojibwe language immersion will open will open in Fall 2014. Named Bdote Learning Center, with the prominent word “Bdote” that signifies the birth or origin place of the Dakota people where the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers meet.

The new K-8 charter school was made possible by the Minnesota Department of Education’s approval and support of the charter school authorizer Innovative Quality Schools. The school’s board is on the fast track to make preparations for the first students in grades K-3. Although a site has not been selected, a search is underway in the Minneapolis area. In the interim, Bdote’s offices will be located at the Division of Indian Work in South Minneapolis. Grades K-3 will begin in 2014, to be followed with one grade per year to eighth grade in 2019.

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