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Column: Red Lake a place of triumph not just tragedy


"At the time, I didn't get it.

In 1997, the Red Lake High School boys' basketball team earned a trip to the Twin Cities for the state high school basketball tournament.

Not only were Red Lakers thrilled by this first-time development, all of Indian country adopted this group of kids. The Red Lake Warriors were Native America's team.

After a few days here, I think I've finally begun to understand why. That team represented something far greater than winning on the basketball court. It represented triumph. Finally, the rest of us were linking these words: success and reservation."

Get the Story:
Doug Grow: 'I'm going to stay here always,' says a Red Lake star (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 4/3)
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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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