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Jodi Rave: 'No Media' sign at Red Lake not for me


"I looked at the sign: "Absolutely No Media or Press Allowed."

I dismissed it.

I didn't think it applied to me. And I had good reason. But to understand why, one must understand the story behind the sign, and why I was in a position to read it.

The sign was posted on a public building on Minnesota's Red Lake Reservation. I was drawn to the building and the reservation by death nearly two weeks ago. The last time I had been in Red Lake, I was with my mother, sister, nieces, nephews and in-laws for a powwow. It was a good time. Drummers sang. People laughed. We danced.

But my recent trip to the land of the Anishinabe took me to a place unlike the one in my memory. In the days following the deadly shooting spree at the local high school, I entered a land of sorrow."

Get the Story:
Editorial: 'No media' sign didn't apply to all (The Missoulian 4/14)

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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