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LOWER SIOUX INDIAN COMMUNITY

The Tribune publishes Records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies. It is the Tribune’s policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.
The documentary "Bring Her Home" helps bring awareness to the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Leya Hale hosted a screening of her documentary at Pioneer Public TV in Granite Falls in early May.
Beth O'Keefe, an artist based in Morton and the Lower Sioux Indian Community, is one of four regional artists taking part in the inaugural Ignite Rural "At Home" artist residency program through the Department of Public Transformation. Her project, a traditionally made dress, will represent not only her family history, both Native American and European, but also all Native women.
Ridgewater College in Willmar and the Lower Sioux Indian Community in Morton will each receive a $1.5 million state grant to improve their facilities to provide economic development and job opportunities for underserved populations.

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A Redwood Falls woman is one of two new members to join the board of the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging as of Jan. 1. Stacy Hammer is employed with the Lower Sioux Indian Community and serves as the director of Community Health.
Juliet Rudie, a Lower Sioux Indian Community tribal member and law enforcement officer with 28 years of public safety experience, will lead Minnesota's new Office of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives, the first of its kind in the nation.
Several clean energy projects in the region were awarded state Clean Energy Resource Teams Seed grants. This year the grant’s focused on underserved communities.
The Redwood Falls project was 12 years in the making for many families and veterans in southwest Minnesota, who would sometimes travel hundreds of miles to the closest cemeteries, at Fort Snelling in the Twin Cities or in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to pay their respects to loved ones.
The Southwest Initiative Foundation has launched the first Employer Resource Network in Minnesota, a program geared toward employee retention and recruitment by helping workers' families. Five regional businesses have signed on to the pilot program.
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council events in the next month

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The Tribune publishes Records as part of its obligation to inform readers about the business of public institutions and to serve as a keeper of the local historical record. All items are written by Tribune staff members based on information contained in public documents from the state court system and from law enforcement agencies. It is the Tribune’s policy that this column contain a complete record. Requests for items to be withheld will not be granted.
A one-vehicle accident Monday in Redwood County sent five juveniles to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver was speeding when the vehicle left the road and crashed into a tree, according to the Redwood County Sheriff's Office.
Reclaiming ancestral homeland begins healing process for Dakota people in southern Minnesota.

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