Red Lake Indian Reservation welcome sign vandalized with racist graffiti - Bring Me The News

Red Lake Indian Reservation welcome sign vandalized with racist graffiti

Someone daubed a Swastika and 'Trump 2020' on the sign.
Author:
Publish date:
Screen Shot 2020-10-15 at 12.21.55 PM

A road sign welcoming travelers to the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota has been vandalized with racist graffiti.

A picture of the defaced road sign was shared widely on Facebook, showing a black Swastika – a Nazi symbol – and "2020 Trump" scrawled on the sign.

The sign is located on the east side of Lower Red Lake, on the border with the reservation close to the Battle River.

Native News Online reports that Red Lake Nation had been informed of the graffiti on Wednesday morning, but they have little hope of identifying the culprits.

Among those speaking out against the vandalism is Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, who is a citizen of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, and who told the news outlet: "Native communities will not be intimidated by these cowardly tactics. We will make our voices heard and ensure our votes are counted."

Sign up for our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

It wasn't the only vandalism reported on the reservation this week. The Red Lake Nation Facebook page shared images of graffiti daubed on the side of the Head Start center in Ponemah.

The graffiti wasn't racist in nature, but it is offensive. A member of the public has offered a $50 reward to find out who did it.

The latest forecast from Novak Weather

Next Up

victoria burrow pizza

Fair-inspired entertainment venue opening at Mall of America

Fair on 4 will feature axe throwing, go carts and more.

cheers-2636510_1280

Canceled: The Halloween bar crawl that no bars knew about

The dubiously organized event was planned for this weekend in Minneapolis.

covid saliva test

St. Cloud gets Minnesota's 6th COVID-19 saliva testing site

Four more sites are expected to open in the Twin Cities in the coming weeks.

burnsville center

Part of Burnsville Center is being auctioned off

More than 500,000 square feet of the mall is being auctioned off.

State Capitol

Elections 2020: Control of Minnesota's divided Legislature is up for grabs

Redistricting and responding to COVID-19 are among the issues the new legislature will have to deal with.

ambulance

Rochester woman found dead in the snow after leaving senior residence

The woman left the senior living center around 2:30 a.m. Monday.

Screen Shot 2020-10-27 at 10.43.19 AM

Investigation: Sprinklers could have saved 5 killed in Minneapolis high-rise fire

The deadly fire broke out at the Cedar-Riverside apartment block last November.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, October 27

Hospitalizations continue to rise quickly in Minnesota.

Associate wearing PPE 2

Amazon looking to hire 1,000 seasonal workers in Minnesota

The retail giant is hiring 100,000 nationwide.

Blueberry-arial

9 kids accused of damaging Minnesota golf course

The full extent of the damage won't be known until spring.

Screen Shot 2020-10-27 at 9.36.14 AM

Ordway to host 3 virtual holiday shows this season

'A (Virtual) Christmas with The Griswolds,' 'Hip Hop Nutcracker' and 'A virtually Celtic Christmas' will be streamed live for those who buy tickets.

portland police protest

Charges: Minneapolis man threw rocks at Portland police during protest

Adrian Ruben De Los Rios is charged with civil disorder in federal court.

Related

Wayzata High School

Racist graffiti found on side of Wayzata High School building

The school's principal confirmed the graffiti in an email to parents.

Image from iOS (65)

Richfield park defaced with anti-Trump and gang graffiti

A brick building at Washington Park is covered in graffiti.

Red Lake school vandalism.

Red Lake police looking for kids who vandalized local schools

Schools and bus garages in the area suffered thousands of dollars' worth of damage.

Police arrest man believed to be serial graffiti vandal 'Revo'

Revo's graffiti spree left thousands of dollars in damage.

Charges: Man behind racist Arby's sign caught after Facebook post

He was bored and thought it was funny, he told police.

Screen Shot 2019-07-10 at 8.11.18 AM

Woman pepper sprayed by man in possibly racist attack

Police are investigating another incident in which a Hispanic man was targeted.