Red Lake Day at the Minnesota State Capitol: Tribal Council, Chiefs, School Board Participate

Red Lake Tribal Council, Chiefs, Program Managers, and School Board members wait to meet with Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan in the Governor’s ornate Reception Room.

Published April 24, 2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A delegation from Red Lake Nation traveled to St. Paul on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 to meet with Governor, Walz, State Commissioners, Senators and Representatives in the areas of Education, Health, Human Services, Housing, and Chemical Health, concerns of the Red Lake Band.

Minnesota’s Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan is a tribal citizen of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe. She and Gov. Tim Waltz were elected last November. Flanagan holds the highest elected position at state government level of any American Indian woman.

Members of the Red Lake delegation include the Tribal Council, Hereditary Chiefs, Program Managers in the areas mentioned above, and Red Lake School Board.

The Band started off the day with a drum/prayer ceremony at 8:15 am, at State Capitol front steps (Aurora Promenade) with the celebrated Drum, Eyabay.

In the evening the Band hosted a Banquet/Reception at Best Western Plus Capital Ridge, between 5:00-7:00.

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