White Earth News

03/09/2018 01:30 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Chippewa tribal board votes to censure White Earth secretary-treasurer, exonerates chairman 

White Earth Secretary-Treasurer Tara Mason, left, lost a close censure vote Thursday at a special meeting of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Executive Committee in Mahnomen. Submitted photo White Earth Tribal Chairman Terry Tibbetts, left, was exonerated at a censure hearing held by the Tribal Executive Committee Thursday in Mahnomen.

03/01/2018 02:59 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Allegations fly in White Earth: Tribal secretary-treasurer, chairman seek to oust each other 

The White Earth secretary-treasurer and tribal chairman have filed charges against each other, seeking to have each other censured and removed from office. White Earth Secretary-Treasurer Tara Mason has accused Tribal Chairman Terry Tibbetts of wrongfully obtaining more than $63,000 from the tribe's general fund when he and two other council members left office in 2014.

02/22/2018 11:41 PM  ~~~Source~~~
4 arrested after drug bust on central Minn. reservation 

WHITE EARTH, Minn.-Four people were arrested after a months-long investigation into heroin trafficking on the White Earth Reservation in northwest Minn., authorities said Thursday, Feb. 22. According to a release from White Earth Police, the four were arrested after search warrants were executed in the village of White Earth and the city of Mahnomen. Arrested were Steven Gant, 34, of Plymouth, Minn., Dylan Warren, 29, Ogema, Minn., Jameson Jackson, 32, Mahnomen and Joni Bush, 30, Mahnomen.

02/22/2018 04:40 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Bar Buzz: Mahnomen County Drug Court gets Judicial Council nod 

The Minnesota Judicial Council has granted final approval to a White Earth Nation-Mahnomen County drug court, the Judicial Branch announced Thursday. Officially named the Healing to Wellness Drug Court, it is a partnership between state, local and tribal governments.

02/03/2018 05:52 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minority students in Bemidji, statewide suspended and expelled more than white students 

Bemidji Area Schools staff suspend and expel American Indian students at a higher rate than their white counterparts-but they aren't the only ones. Statewide, American Indian, black, and multiracial students are suspended more frequently than their proportion of the population would suggest, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Education.