Student of the Month


December, 2014 - Athena Bugg


November, 2014 - Shelby Lussier


October, 2014 - Taylor Donnell


September, 2014 - Jennifer Schoenborn







 Monday, January 26th

12:00-1:00 p.m.

RLNC Lobby

Weekly Gathering

with meal and

presentation by

Melanie Wilson, Dean

of Instruction at LLTC,

who served in

the Peace Corps and 

spent 18 years

living in various

countries.  She will

share her

diverse experiences

with those in



Please take our RLNC

Community Survey 

 on our Facebook Page!




Philosophy of Education


It is the philosophy of Red Lake Nation College that students learn best in a safe, nurturing, and thought-provoking environment, and that such an environment requires adequate classroom space, up-to-date learning resources, and academically qualified, caring instructors. We also believe that it is vitally important that American Indian students a) regain their dignity as indigenous people, b) that they develop respect for themselves, for people of other cultures/worldviews, and for the environment, and c) that they are motivated to become life-long learners.





No weather related announcements.



RLNC will be closed Monday, January 19th for Martin Luther King Day.


The next Red Lake Nation College Board of Regents Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. in the RLNC Conference Room.

About Red Lake Nation College

The Red Lake Nation College (RLNC) was chartered by the Tribe in 2001 to provide higher education opportunities for Tribal Members living on and near the Red Lake reservation.  Prior to the Red Lake Nation College opening, Red Lake Members were forced to drive two hours round trip daily in order to attend college.  The rural location of the reservation and the high cost of transportation and daycare costs were all huge barriers to attending college for Tribal Members.
In the Fall of 2014, the RLNC had 104 students start the semester.  Over 90% of these 104 students who started in the Fall of 2014 would not be in college if the RLNC were not in existence.  The Red Lake Nation College is currently operating as an additional site of the Leech Lake Tribal College and is not an independently accredited college.
The marketing slogan of the Red Lake Nation is “A Great Place to Start!”  We want students to attend and earn an Associate of Arts Degree here and move on to attain a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, Doctorate Degree or Professional Degrees and then come back and help the reservation community grow and prosper. 
Our main goals are to provide an excellent, culturally relevant higher education that also prepares our students for the 21st century job market.  During their education at the RLNC, we will instill a positive sense of Ojibwe culture and identity.  Also, we are trying to build the confidence and academic skill level of students so they can succeed at higher levels of education.

Red Lake Nation College

About us

The Red Lake Nation College (RLNC) was chartered by the Tribe in 2001 to provide higher education opportunities for Tribal Members living on and near the Red Lake reservation.

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How to find us


Phone:   (218) 679-2860
Fax:       (218) 679-3870
Address: 23750 Highway 1 East
              PO Box 576
              Red Lake, MN 56671