HIM n' Sister's Family Hangin' Out--Donna English Feather Astor Sequoia Astor Ace Astor @ Valerie & Phil's--Gallup, NM PCBG(!!/1/2014) with Feather Astor, Sequoia Astor, Donna English, Phillip Herrera and Valerie Herrera 2014
In the moment, remembering Tommy & sharing in a part of his life and journey. "We love you Tommy, Mugga, Mugga!" July 22, 2015 PCJP at Santa Fe National Cemetery. with Sam English, Sky English, Fawn English and 14 others
THEM--THE ENGLISH CLAN extended--staying strong with good memories of my Brother Ron and prayers......Our love to all!!!!--Love you Ron-- Sam English, Donna English & family, Jan'et & Ron English's children & grandchildren, Sky English & Family, Fawn English & Family, Robert English, 'Toody' Leogene English (English Family),Cindy Svatos (Delorme Family)--04/02/2016 PCJG with Jan'et English (wife of Ron English), BJ English (Fawn's son), Jalyn Pahcoddy, Fawn English, Jordan Pahcoddy, Shaun (Sequoia's husband), Sequoia Astor, Cindy Svatos, Feather Astor, Donna English, Leogene English, Ronay English, Sonsis Astor and Sky English in Anadarko, Oklahoma.
Comment from Leogene English: Enjoying family company. Kids really enjoying throwing water at each other. The young gal in orange shirt was soaked. She had fun!
English Brothers & Nephew with Robert English (brother), Todd English (Ron's son), Tommy English (brother) and Ronnie English in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Tribal History & Historical Photos
The Red Lake Indian Reservation covers 1,258.62 sq mi (3,259.81 km²) in parts of nine counties in northern Minnesota, United States. It is divided into many pieces, although the largest piece is centered about Red Lake, in north-central Minnesota, the largest lake entirely within that state. This section lies primarily in the counties of Beltrami and Clearwater. Seven other counties also have land that is part of the reservation. The second-largest section is much farther north in the Northwest Angle of Lake of the Woods County, near the Canadian border and has no permanent residents. Between these two largest sections are literally hundreds of mostly tiny non-contiguous exclaves of the reservation in the counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, Koochiching, Roseau, Pennington, Marshall, Red Lake, and Polk. It is home to the Red Lake Band of Chippewa, and is the most populous reservation in the state according to the 2000 census, which recorded 5,162 residents. The only place in Minnesota with a higher Native American population is the state's largest city, Minneapolis, which recorded 8,378 Indian residents that year. The reservation's largest community is Red Lake, on the south shore of Red Lake. With the large lake in the heart of the reservation's territory, its total land area, 880.324 square miles (2,280.03 km2), is only about 70% of the reservation's surface area.
Tribal Council 2016
The tribal government has full sovereignty over the reservation, subject only to the federal government.
The tribal government has full sovereignty over the reservation, subject only to the federal government. Red Lake, because of its unique status is often referred to as a "closed" reservation. Because the land is held in common, few non-members live at Red Lake. The Tribe has the right to limit who can visit or live on the reservation. The Red Lake Nation is exempt from Public Law 280, consequently the state courts or government have no jurisdiction at Red Lake. Laws are made by the Tribal Council and enforced by the Tribal Council and Federal Courts.
In 1918, the Red Lake General Council Constitution was established. A revised Constitution and By-laws were adopted by the members of Red Lake Nation in 1958. The first secret ballot election of Tribal Government followed in 1959.
An 11 member Tribal Council, consisting of three officers elected at large and eight council members, two from each of the four communities, governs the Red Lake Band. Seven Hereditary Chiefs, descendents from those who negotiated the 1889 Land Agreement, serve for life in an advisory capacity to the Tribal Council. In 1997, the Tribe began administering its own programs under a Self-Governance Contract with the BIA. Red Lake is not a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. Click Here for more Info.
Row one: Jill Jensen, Kathy Pemberton, Davidene Walensky, Julianna Parrazzo, Carol Pagel, Linda Margolis, Bonnie Smith, Floyd Ruggles, Paul Ellis & Terry Tompkins.
Row Two: Nancy Gripp, Mary Simco, Linda Vanseth, Mary Earley, Gail Farrand, Judi Gabrielson, Joanne Cullinan, Harold Malisow, Marilyn Wolk, Carol Rucke, Jack Appleman, Darlene Anderson, Laurel Gulbranson, Marsha Johnson, Marlene Goldstein & Kathleen Kukar.
Row Three: Ray Saatela, Lynn Christofferson, Patricia Blackledge, Linda Nelson, Lynn Kelman, Gloria Reese, Barbara McGee, Cheryl Royce, Judy Lindner, Mary Rivers, Sandra McGee, Gene Nelson, Bob Spandel, Jeffrey Ansel, Roger Polo & Marla Benson.
Row Four: Harry Jacobs, Steven Sudduth, William Gill, Michael Sterling, Terry Rice, Donald Baltus, Duane Witherspoon, Roger Schumacher, Susan Wehr, Barry Greller, Mary Hart, Bob Griffin, Bruce Dahlin, Dennis Pryde, Karen Trosen, Janice Bell & Dave Abrams.
Row Five: James Bukstein, Jeff Kessel, Michael Whalen, Tom Jatko, Ron Hunter, James Marshall, James Markson, Gary Lehmeyer, Tilman Bergman, Harvey Frank & Billy Binder.
Not Pictured: Rachel Greenstein, Joe Hyde, Mary Jenkins-White, Ronald Jones, Daryl Lynn, Kathy O'Day & Tony Persons.
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North High School Class of 1966
See You at the 50th Reunion... This is one you don't want to miss!
Red Lake Nation
Home of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
Leogene English - Class of '66
I have reached a place place i have always known finally i am home finally i am home there are no bends there are no baits all the roads are straight the doors are always open food on the table, warm water for bath, i am home, i am home, the woman folks laugh, the old men advice, little children ask for gifts, sweet scents, everything is free and nothing is spent i am home i am home.....