Friday, April 15, 2011

Shaynowishkung, a.k.a. Chief Bemidji

The Chief Bemidji Statue project has established a fund at the Northwest MN Foundation to accept tax-deductible donations for a new sculpture of Shaynowishkung. The goal is to raise $116,500 for a work that will depict the Chief in a dignified and respectful way, and honor his legacy. The statue will stand in Library Park along Bemijimagaag, a.k.a. Lake Bemidji.

To donate, make checks payable to "Chief Bemidji Statue Project Fund" and mail to: Northwest Minnesota Foundation, 4225 Technology Dr. Bemidji, MN 56601. For more info, the Foundation phone number is 218-759-2057.

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