Students quiz candidates for Red Lake tribal election

Four candidates for chairman of the Red Lake Nation council in Minnesota were quizzed by students at a forum on Wednesday night.

The candidates stressed the importance of youth. Ramona Desjarlait said she wants to encourage youth to learn tribal language and traditions. Roman �Ducker� Stately supported the creation of a cultural immersion camp.

Bobby Whitefeather, a former chairman, promoted job opportunities for youth within the tribal government, Floyd �Buck� Jourdain said he wants to improve education and opportunities for young people.

The election is May 19.

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Four Red Lake members running for tribal council chairmanship (The Bemidji Pioneer 4/29)