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Fond du Lac flag flies in Cloquet school district


August 30, 2019

Jana Peterson

Members of the Cedar Creek drum group sing and drum the flag song at Monday's Cloquet school board meeting, prior to a ceremony in which members of the Fond du Lac Honor Guard presented the school district a Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa flag. The new flag was placed alongside the U.S. and Minnesota flags in the boardroom, and will be part of important school ceremonies such as graduations.

The Cloquet school board met Monday, Aug. 26 to address the last-minute details that every school faces before the start of school, from the approval of new staff and recognition of others, to talk of classroom sizes and teacher training.

But Monday's meeting was a little different, as it started with two drum songs by the Cedar Creek drum group and a ceremony with the Fond du Lac Honor Guard before the school board formally accepted the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa flag as a part of the school district's flag formation.

Charlie Smith, whose Anishinaabe name is Nenaaw, addres...

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