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Federal funds have yet to reach Red Lake Nation


In the wake of the March 21, 2005, shootings on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota, tribal leaders went to Washington to seek federal funds to address numerous concerns.

Four months later, the help still hasn't arrived. Lawmakers are trying to get money released but tribal leaders aren't confident, citing years of inadequate funding.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian Health Service went to the reservation immediately after the shootings to provide law enforcement, health and other social services. But the assistance was temporary and the tribe, among other requests, asked for at least $2 million to fund the police department, need $9.6 million for physical and mental health programs and more than $5 million for schools.

Get the Story:
Red Lake tribe awaits word on major federal funding requests (Minnesota Public Radio 7/13)

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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