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A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday, July 25, 2013, for the new Red Lake Government Center and Red Lake Nation College. Shown above, Tribal Chairman Floyd Jourdain Jr. gives an opening address at the site along the shores of Red Lake behind the pow-wow grounds. MONTE DRAPER | BEMIDJI PIONEER

Red Lake celebrates groundbreaking for new government center, tribal college

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RED LAKE, Minn. -- With an eagle soaring overhead, the Red Lake Nation on Thursday celebrated the groundbreaking of its new government center and tribal college.

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"Here in Red Lake we pride ourselves on our history, our culture, and most importantly, our land," said Floyd Jourdain Jr., tribal chairman. "It's really a good feeling to walk up here and see our brotherly eagle, our inspiration, circling around here today. That's always a good sign for the Anishinaabe people."

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