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Editorial: Red Lake doesn't seem to want help


"Missed warning signs. Cries for help. We're all too familiar with both, and many of those missed signs echo all the way from Red Lake, Minn., to Jefferson County.

Jefferson County school officials, who still bear the burden of picking up the pieces from the worst school shooting in American history, have reached out to the community of Red Lake, which is still reeling from the loss of five students and four adults at the hand of Weise.

The school district has offered help to the Red Lake Tribal Council, the Minnesota Department of Education and the Red Lake schools superintendent. So far, no one has responded.

Every community deals with grief in its own way. And Red Lake seems to be closing ranks, not wanting outside help. The tribe's grief is private and not the world's business, Floyd Jourdain Jr., chairman of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa, told The New York Times."

Get the Story:
Editorial: Reaching out to Red Lake (The Denver Post 3/26)

Relevant Links:
Red Lake Net News - http://www.rlnn.com
Red Lake Nation - http://www.redlakenation.org
Red Lake High School - http://www.paulbunyan.net/rlschools/hs.htm

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