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Welcome 25 new EMT’s; KBOCC grant pays for training

Welcome 25 new EMT’s; KBOCC grant pays for training

by Barry Drue An area-wide Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) shortage has been alleviated, at least in the near term, with the certification of 25 people after months of classes and recent… Read more »

Tribal colleges, universities; Advocate for DOE, BIA funding

Tribal colleges, universities; Advocate for DOE, BIA funding

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College President, Debbie Parrish, and Board of Regents Member, Cherie Dakota, attended the annual winter meeting for the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and Capitol Hill visits…. Read more »

Tribe breaks ground for casino project

Tribe breaks ground for casino project

  by Nancy Besonen The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) celebrated progress with a groundbreaking Dec. 7, 2016 for its Baraga Ojibwa Casino renovation. Tribal members voted this past August to… Read more »

Tribal Council candidates give viewpoints on issues at forum

Tribal Council candidates give viewpoints on issues at forum

by Nancy Besonen Issues were aired and stands taken at the Tribal Council Candidate Forum Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 in L’Anse. Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College’s (KBOCC) Anishinaabe Studies, Tribal Government… Read more »

Agencies investigate CertainTeed effluent spill

Agencies investigate CertainTeed effluent spill

by Barry Drue An apparent overflow of effluent from the CertainTeed spraying fields led to a white plume that floated through Ogemaw Creek to the Falls River and eventually to Keweenaw… Read more »

Community strides out vs. domestic violence

Community strides out vs. domestic violence

by Nancy Besonen For the eighth time since Chelsey LaFernier’s tragic death in January, 2009, her community united to strike a blow vs. domestic violence. The Chelsey LaFernier Memorial Walk has… Read more »

Tribe invests in safety

Tribe invests in safety

by Barry Drue The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is partnering with a company that has patented a four-foot rescue boat/buoy that can remotely save the life of a person in trouble in the water. KBIC’s… Read more »

Great support for firefighters

Great support for firefighters

by Melissa Lehto Crowds lined the roadway from Minneapolis, MN, to Reid’s Funeral Service in L’Anse as the bodies of the two young firefighters, Alan “AJ” Swartz and James “Jimmy” Shelifoe, were escorted home on Tuesday, Aug 30,… Read more »

Outpouring of support in tragedy; Communities reach out to Beartown crew

Outpouring of support in tragedy; Communities reach out to Beartown crew

by Melissa Lehto Following a catastrophic double-fatality crash of a Beartown Firefighters truck Saturday, Aug 27, 2016, in Blaine, MN, the community once again stands strong to help support grieving family members. A total of nine firefighters were in… Read more »

Pow Wow beats the heat

Pow Wow beats the heat

by Nancy Besonen Participants and visitors felt both the beat and the heat this past weekend at the 38th annual Keweenaw Bay Indian Community’s (KBIC) Maawanji-iding Pow Wow at the… Read more »

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