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Grand Forks Public Schools Receives Grant from Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

News Release                                                  

For Immediate Release                                                                

August 23, 2019

Grand Forks Public Schools Receives Grant from Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Grand Forks Public Schools has received a grant from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians (TMBCI) in the amount of $10,000.

The funds will be used to assist Native American students with fees including after-school care, band instruments, electronic devices, college applications, testing, sports, and lunch tickets, along with hosting cultural events for the Grand Forks community.

“Grand Forks Public Schools, through the generosity of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, will be able to assist Native American students with a variety of services as they pursue their education,” said Chad Ward, Native American liaison for Grand Forks Public Schools.   

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians is a federally recognized, sovereign Indian tribe located ten miles south of the Canadian Border. The unique traditions and culture of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians have a vision, “to achieve self-sufficiency, financial independence, and healthy lifestyle through the knowledge and education of the most important asset – our people.”

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