Leech Lake Band to get new high school after long wait for funding


Last updated 7/19/2016 at 4pm

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe

Students, staff and leaders of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe celebrated in April 2016 after learning that the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School in Minnesota will be replaced as part of a new construction push in Indian Country.

LEECH LAKE, MN-The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota will finally see a new high school in less than eight months after a long wait for federal funding.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will spend nearly $12 million to build a new Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School. Students have been attending classes in structures that were never meant to house people.

"Students at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School in northern Minnesota have faced horrendous conditions in their classrooms for years, and while it took far too long to get this done, I'm glad I can finally deliver them some good news: we are going to...

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