Red Lake bus trip not part of Washington team protest

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ses from Red Lake is taking a group down to the Vikings football game at U.S. Bank Stadium, but not as part of some anticipated protest to the Washington team’s name.

Minnesota News Network reported a story this morning that a march and rally are planned for this afternoon, and Henry Boucha of Warroad described where the term “redskin” originated.

Boucha told MNN, “There was a bounty on the Indians and scalps were worth quite a bit of money, for men, women and children…When the blood ran down their faces, they called them redskins.”

Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, of the White Earth Nation, is expected to speak at the rally.

Selma May, on the phone, told this station that the trip is meant to be a positive experience for Red Lake community members, not as a political action.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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