Services offered at Oshkiimaajitahdah:
-Career Development Services which includes job readiness and Driver’s Education
-Financial Skills for Families
-Ganawenindiwag (Cultural Program) “Taking Care of Each Other”
-477 Program: Scholarship Assistance, Tribal GA, and Summer Youth Work Program
-Certified Nursing Assistance Classes
-Childcare Assistance under both RLN TANF and Tribal Programs
-Emergency Assistance for Families
-Supportive Services for families to gain employment
-Incentives awarded upon completion of various activities
520 4th St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
The Red Lake Nation Head Start serves 160 children on the reservation. We have two sites. One is located in the Early Childhood Center and one is located in Ponemah.
Our Mission is:
To demonstrate a commitment to young children and their families to assure they have resources and opportunities to succeed.
This is accomplished in a positive learning environment in which they can be creative as well as develop a sense of cultural identity. Our staff will promote the development of academic, social, emotional, and physical skills.
Rule 25 assessments, classroom curriculum,. Red Cliff, Protecting You, Protecting Me. Family prevention with the traditional based program, Bii-zin-da-de-dah. Youth activities, also community based prevention activities.
Red Lake Medical Transportation 218-679-3327
Ponemah Medical Transportation 218-554-7347
Elderly Transportation Services 218-554-7347
SERVING: RED LAKE NATION
Open to the public, Red Lake Transit provides door to door transportation on the Red Lake Reservation everyday and to Bemidji on Tuesdays and Fridays. Children 5 years old and younger are not allowed to ride unsupervised. Call for a ride at least 1 hour ahead of time. Costs are $1.00 for adults, 50 cents for elders 55 and older, 50 cents for students, children 5 years and younger ride free.
SERVICES PROVIDED: Rule 25 assessments, classroom curriculum, Red Cliff, Protecting you protecting me. Family prevention with the traditional based program, Bii-zin-da-de-dah. Youth recreational activities, also community based prevention activities.
The Red Lake Homeless Shelter provides emergency shelter to families and single adults over the age of 18 inside the homeless shelter providing beds, meals, showers and transit transportation with case management to look for housing and other resources residents may be eligible to receive.
We have different grants with the state of Minnesota that allow us to provide rental subsidies where we pay up to 70% of a clients rent. We have 14 rental subsidies with the Minnesota Housing and Finance Agency (MHFA) and these subsidies can last up to five years. We have 5 with the Transitional Housing Program (THP) and these subsidies can last up to two years.
We have a Long Term Homelessness (LTH) grant that helps clients who qualify get housed with a security or utility deposit. This grant would also help with birth certificates, drivers license or background check fee only to secure housing. We also have a Family Homeless Prevention Assistance Program (FHPAP) grant where we could help with back rent and security deposits to prevent client’s from homelessness. We also can pay for a first or last month’s rent, security deposit if they are already homeless to get them housed. This grant has very little funding so we don’t use it as often. We have a Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) grant that helps veterans and their families with various needs.
The eligibility criteria is that a person must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized Indian Tribe and also be 18 years of age for all services except the Student Work Orientation service, which is 16 years of age or older.
We have a HUD Section 811 program that we call the Red Lake Supportive Housing 1rental program. This housing includes 14 units built in 7 duplexes, some of which are located in each of the four communities on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. All units will be restricted to disabled households. A disabled household means a household composed of one or more persons, at least one of whom is an adult (18 years or older) who has a significant disability. For purposes of this housing, eligible disabilities include those that are physical, mental health, or developmental in nature.
Court Administration 218-333-4120
Driver’s License Exams/Driving Tests 218-333-4148
Driver’s License/ATV/Birth/Death/Marriage Certificates/Notary/ID cards 218-3334148
Bemidji Police: Accident Reports and Background Checks 218-333-4187
Beltrami County: Non-emergency 218-333-9111
Sheriff Toll Free 1-888-449-9111
Adult and Juvenile Misdemeanor Supervision 218-333-4169
Adult Felony Supervision 218-308-2599
Juvenile Corrections 218-333-4169
Public Transit/Paul Bunyan Transit 218-751-8765
Rule 25 and Chemical Dependency Assessment 218-333-4223
Adult Services/Behavioral Health 218-333-8300
Child Protection/Intake and Assessments 218-333-8300
Child Support 218-333-8300
Family Health 218-333-8140
Home Care and Managed Care 333-8100
Income Maintenance 218-333-8140
Public Health/WIC 218-333-8140
Supervised Release or Parole STS Contacts Northern Region 218-308-2599
Veteran’s Services 218-333-4177
Workforce Center 218-333-8200
Eagle Vista Ranch offers Equine Assisted Psychotherapy(EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning(EAL) to individuals, families, and groups. Liz Letson, MS, LPC, is a mental health professional, EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist and owner of Eagle Vista Ranch. Liz and another EAP/EAL professional team up to provide equine learning and psychotherapy to youth and adults who are seeking help with various mental health and life transition issues. Contact Liz for details.
Skilled Care: Rehabilitation and skilled care (sometimes referred to as nursing home or skilled nursing care) refers to care that is provided for residents who need the assistance of rehabilitative and/or licensed nursing staff.
Therapy Department: An in-house therapy department provides inpatient and outpatient occupational and physical therapy. Inpatient speech therapy is also available. Contact the Therapy Department to review eligibility options.
Coffee from 7:00 a.m – 11 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily.
“Cards” 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“Bingo” 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“Whist” 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“Scrabble” 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“Crafts” 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“Jam Session” on the first Saturday of every month from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
“Game Night” on the first Sunday of every month starting at 6:30 p.m.
“Games Galore” on the second Sunday of every month from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
24 1st St. SE
P.O. Box 535
Blackduck MN 56630
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with 45 hospitals and 289 clinics in nine states and three countries. With 28,000+ employees, including 1,300+ physicians in more than 80 specialty areas of medicine, Sanford Health is the largest employer in the Dakotas.
Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have allowed for several initiatives, including global children’s clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases.
Dedicated to the work of health and healing.
Improving the human condition through exceptional care, innovation and discovery.
The strength to persevere, use our voices and take action.
The enthusiasm for patients and work commitment to the organization.
The adherence to the systems that align actions to excellence, efficiency and purpose.
The pursuit of individual and organizational growth and development.
The connection and commitment we have to each other through it all.
Sanford Health promise to patients and employees
Deliver a flawless experience that inspires.
Sanford Health Culture
Sanford Health is excited to be on a journey of tremendous growth and momentum. With our vast geography, cutting-edge medicine, sophisticated research, advanced education and our own health plan, we are unique in what we do and how we do it. Through relationships built on trust and successful performance and a vision to improve the human condition, Sanford seeks to make a significant impact on health and healing. With a commitment to diversity and inclusion, our journey as an organization includes continually building on the diverse talents, experiences and beliefs of our employees, as well as the patients and communities we serve. We are proud to be from the Midwest and to impact the world. We look forward to joining with you in the journey.
The Blackduck Area History and Art Center (BAHAC) is located at the top of the Lady Slipper Scenic Byway in northern Minnesota. Although some artifacts are specific to this area, we provide a “stepping back in time” experience that can be enjoyed whether you are specifically interested in this area, or history in general. The displays excite children as well as adults, and indeed we feel a special mission to bring the past to life for children.
The co-located TIN PAN gALLErY focuses on giving local artists a place to showcase their works. Featured artists’ shows are generally on display for a month. In between shows there is always an interesting variety of art on exhibit. We have truly fulfilled our mission of providing art opportunities for all ages, as we have featured everything from pre-school and kindergarten art project displays to a special artist show for an artist in her eighth decade.
In the year 2000, the Blandin/Blackduck Visioning Committee began collecting historical memorabilia as part of its 2001 Centennial Celebration planning process. The items collected came from the geographic area covered by the Blackduck School District, a 435 square mile area that includes 13 townships and the cities of Blackduck, Tenstrike, Funkley and Squaw Lake. The need for a permanent storage area for all that had been collected spurred discussions about finding a location to store the items. This evolved to the possibility of an actual history center – a place to showcase and preserve our area’s heritage while educating our young people and operating a key attraction for residents and tourists alike. In January 2005, the Blackduck Arts Council decided to partner with the BAHAC to add an arts component to the proposed Center. Working together, the History and Art Center opened its doors to the public August 19, 2006.
We live in a resort area with unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation amidst our scenic forests, lakes and bogs. Although we are a small town we draw people from a large area. We feel fortunate to have a library, movie theater, bowling alley, golf course, city park, restaurants and some pretty interesting shopping opportunities. People travel for miles to visit and shop at Anderson Fabrics Outlet Store. Nearby attractions include the Big Bog State Park, The Lost 40, Chippewa National Forest campgrounds, Camp Rabideau (the most well-preserved CCC Camp in the nation – a National Historic Landmark) and the Lady Slipper Scenic Byway, to name a few. We’re sure you’ll want to visit us soon!
To preserve materials, objects and data related to our diverse population; to remember the past, live in the present, and educate our youth for the future.
To promote the arts in our community by putting a face on the artists of the area and providing art opportunities for our residents from ages 8 to 80.