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Deb Haaland

article One of first Native American congresswomen praises Bismarck photographer's portrait project
(North Dakota) -- U.S. Rep. Debra Haaland said her portrait session with Bismarck ambrotypist Shane Balkowitsch was amazing, amazing, amazing. Haaland, one of the first...
article New book shows Native Americans are not 'extinct,' New Mexico rep says at Bismarck event
(North Dakota) -- The last time U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) was in North Dakota was in 2016, when she supported the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe during the Dakota...
article One of first Native American congresswomen to speak at photographer's book signing
(North Dakota) -- One of the first Native American women elected to the U.S. Congress will appear Sunday at a Bismarck photographer's book signing. U.S. Rep. Debra...
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Mining & Drilling

article Lloyd Omdahl: First, land; next, buffalo; now oil
(North Dakota) -- Does the white man have no shame? Our consciences ought to be enraged by the effort the state is making in relation to oil that belongs to the Three...
article $1.6B pipeline proposed to move North Dakota crude oil
(North Dakota) -- Two companies are proposing a $1.6 billion pipeline to move North Dakota crude oil, making it the biggest such project in the state since the Dakota...
article North Dakota tribe defends its rights to minerals from state
(North Dakota) -- For nearly two centuries, the federal government has repeatedly assured a Native American tribe in North Dakota that it has rights to a reservation...
article North Dakota tribe defends its rights to minerals from state
(North Dakota) -- For nearly two centuries, the federal government has repeatedly assured a Native American tribe in North Dakota that it has rights to a reservation...
article Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Hold Hearing on Suppression of Indigenous Resistance to Extractive Industries
(North Dakota) -- The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) recently announced that it will conduct a hearing on the Suppression of Indigenous Resistance to...
article Burgum signs oil tax-sharing bill with North Dakota tribe
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has signed a bill that aims to end a longstanding disagreement over shared revenues on the oil-rich Fort Berthold Indian...
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Dakota Access Pipeline

article Dakota Access pipeline operator plans to double capacity
(North Dakota) -- The operator of the Dakota Access pipeline is planning to nearly double its capacity. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Energy Transfer Partners plans...
article Delegation seeks settlement of Dakota Access protest costs
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota's congressional delegation is calling on President Donald Trump's administration to address the state's year-old request for $...
article Greenpeace asks judge to dismiss lawsuit filed by pipeline developer
(North Dakota) -- Greenpeace is asking a state judge in North Dakota to dismiss claims by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline that the environmental group...
article Standing Rock: Three Years and Still Fighting
(North Dakota) -- The third anniversary of the Water Protectors movement at Standing Rock passed by quietly earlier this month. With the pipeline construction industry...
article Greenpeace wants lawsuit moved to possibly friendlier venue
(North Dakota) -- Greenpeace is seeking to move a lawsuit alleging it conspired against the Dakota Access oil pipeline from North Dakota state court to federal court,...
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Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation

article A Millennial in management: Thunder takes over top job in North Dakota Labor Department
(North Dakota) -- Erica Thunder took over the top job in the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights earlier this month. In a couple of weeks, she'll turn...
article Bismarck-Mandan high school graduates celebrate Native American culture
(North Dakota) -- In order to celebrate Native American culture the schools in Bismarck help organize a celebration for the graduating seniors in our area, and this year...
article MHA Nation reclaims 9,300 acres of land
(North Dakota) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has taken roughly 9,300 acres of land near Mandaree into what’s known as ‘trust status’ for the Three...
article MARK FOX: Support for tribal rights is opportunity for more government partnership
(North Dakota) -- The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation and North Dakota recently finalized a historic oil and gas tax agreement, thanks to ongoing productive dialogue...
article Man accused in Mandaree fire death
(North Dakota) -- A member of the Three Affiliated Tribes is charged in federal court with felony murder and arson in connection with the death of a tribal member in...
article First MHA recovery retreat in New Town
(North Dakota) -- New Town continues to create new opportunities for those in addiction recovery. The Door Recovery Center is hosting a retreat this weekend at the Earth...
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Keystone XL Pipeline

article ACLU watching new North Dakota pipeline law ‘very closely’
(North Dakota) -- As the American Civil Liberties Union challenges a South Dakota law that ratcheted up penalties for pipeline protesters, regional leaders of the ACLU...
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Fighting Sioux

article Man accused of burning down Fort Berthold church indicted
(North Dakota) -- A man accused of burning down a historic church on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation has been indicted on one charge of arson.
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Native Vote

article 'We are a voice': Native Americans diving into local politics amid national momentum
(North Dakota) -- Waylon Pretends Eagle wasn’t planning on running for treasurer of North Dakota’s Democratic Party. But as nominations for the executive...
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Turtle Mountain

article Turtle Mountain Tribe wins EPA grant to clean up brownfields
(North Dakota) -- The EPA has selected the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa as one of its recipients of a cleanup grant. The agency informed tribal chairman Jamie Azure...
article Life of Councilman Carson Belgarde honored in Turtle Mountains
(North Dakota) -- The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa is honoring the life of one of its current councilmembers who passed away this past weekend. Carson Belgarde died...
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North Dakota Gaming

article North Dakota Horse Park license pulled, but July races may still happen
(North Dakota) -- The North Dakota Horse Park in Fargo recently asked the North Dakota Racing Commission for permission to shorten the park's live racing season in...
article ND attorney general: Funds returned to bankrupt horse betting firm should go to charity
(North Dakota) -- Papers filed in connection with a long-running bankruptcy case involving a horse race betting company suggest that millions of dollars in disputed...
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Standing Rock Sioux

article Standing Rock Fights On: Tribal Activism Goes Solar
(North Dakota) -- If you climb one of the many buttes that rise above western North Dakota, you’ll gaze upon a landscape of roaring methane flares, hidden...
article Standing Rock: Home of Sitting Bull
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Indian Reservation which straddles the border of both North and South Dakota, is most renowned for being the home of Itancan (Chief)...
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Mental Health

article Native Youth Suicide Prevention Camp
(North Dakota) -- Suicide is an epidemic in the state, particularly among our Native American population. According to the CDC, it is a leading cause of death in the U.S...
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Wynn Resorts

article Erica Thunder appointed as new North Dakota labor commissioner
(North Dakota) -- Gov. Doug Burgum appointed Erica Thunder as the new North Dakota labor commissioner. Thunder has been a judicial systems administrator for the North...
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Spirit Lake Tribe

article Spirit Lake Nation voters authorize sale of liquor at casino
(North Dakota) -- Alcohol is coming to the casino owned by the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota. Voters overwhelmingly approve the sale of liquor at the Spirit Lake...
article Spirit Lake Tribe votes to allow alcohol sales at casino
(North Dakota) -- Voters on the Spirit Lake Reservation overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure to allow alcohol sales at its resort and casino. Held as part of the...
article Spirit Lake reservation holds referendum on lifting alcohol ban
(North Dakota) -- Alcohol could soon be available on the Spirit Lake Dakota Reservation after a decades-long ban, but opinion on the proposed change is divided in the...
article Case moves forward for woman murdered on Spirit Lake Indian Reservation over three years ago
(North Dakota) -- A Warwick, N.D., man will proceed to sentencing on a second-degree murder charge for killing a woman on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation more than...
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article Walk to honor Missing and Murdered Native Women
(North Dakota) -- Almost six years ago in July, Northern Cheyenne Tribe member Hanna Harris was reported missing. Her body was found five days later after she was...
article Former sex worker turned amateur detective now solves murders of missing Native American women whose bodies are dumped in lakes
(North Dakota) -- This is just one of dozens of cases involving missing which Lissa has been trying to crack - most of which involve the disappearance of native American...
article Concert to raise awareness for MMIW at Minot State
(North Dakota) -- The topic of missing and murdered indigenous women isn't specific to North Dakota, but it does have a strong connection here.
article Family: Officials won't say how American Indian woman died
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has ruled that medical examiners acted properly in withholding the death report of Olivia Lone Bear,...
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Savanna’s Act

article A Native American woman's brutal murder could lead to a life-saving law
(North Dakota) -- There was heartbreak across Indian Country in August 2017 when the body of 22-year-old Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind was found duct-taped in plastic in...
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Wind River

article Man accused of beating baby on Spirit Lake Reservation
(North Dakota) -- A trial has been scheduled for a man accused of beating a baby this winter on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation. Charges of child abuse in Indian...
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Voter Suppression

article Dakotas' Native American tribes concerned about 2020 Census
(North Dakota) -- With the official launch of the 2020 U.S. census less than a year away, Native American communities are ramping up efforts to ensure that everyone is...
article Congressional hearing beneficial for N.D. tribes
(North Dakota) -- This is Up and Down, where we give a brief thumbs up and thumbs down on the issues from the past week.
article MORON ALERT: Congressional hearing on voter ID was a shame and a sham
(North Dakota) -- You probably read some headlines this week about a congressional hearing, hosted on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, at which North Dakota’s...
article MUST READ: Native American leaders to Congress: State lawmakers are targeting Native voters
(North Dakota) -- Native American leaders told U.S. House members on Tuesday, April 16, that they believe North and South Dakota are deliberately attempting to suppress...
article Tribal leaders: Discrimination, suppression of Native American voters occurring in Dakotas
(North Dakota) -- A voter ID law and manipulated legislative boundaries are among the ways Native Americans' votes are diluted in the Dakotas, a U.S. House panel was...
article Tribes denounce North Dakota ID law in congressional hearing
(North Dakota) -- Native American voters face poor access to polling sites, discrimination by poll workers and unfair identification requirements, tribal leaders told...
article Watch now: Live hearing on American Indian voting rights issues
(North Dakota) -- At this hour, a field hearing on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation is underway on voting rights issues, particularly in North Dakota and South...
article LET THE IDIOT SPEAK: Will it be a fair hearing on voting rights at Standing Rock or a political rally?
(North Dakota) -- "They've already taken action that would effect North Dakota." That's what Rep. Rodney Davis said of a Democrat-led field hearing to...
article U.S. House subcommittee to host hearing at Standing Rock on voting rights
(North Dakota) -- A U.S. House subcommittee will hold a field hearing on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation next week to gather input on barriers that prevent Native...
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Other News

article Sunday event celebrates American Indian photos captured in old way for new book
(North Dakota) -- Shane Balkowitsch wants to capture 1,000 portraits of American Indians using a method dating back to the 19th Century, and he’s already a third of the...
article American Indian Public Health Resource Center
(North Dakota) -- At NDSU, many are working on addressing Native American public health disparities. Recently their American Indian Public Health Resource Center was...
article A Celebration of Tribal culture draws hundreds to the tiny rural town of Twin Buttes, North Dakota
(North Dakota) -- With their multicolored regalia, traditional song and dance, this type of gathering is important to Indigenous American population. “Each one of these...
article Rausch joins Forum from Report for America to focus on Native American issues
(North Dakota) -- I spent two days with Jennifer Bear Eagle, first at her home on the northwest tip of Nebraska, to her job as a lawyer for the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the...
article Omdahl: File Your Claim for Reparations…
(North Dakota) -- Back in 1967, U.S. Treasury people were shocked to discover that the nation had more money than it could spend. So they started talking about giving...
article Within 4 months, her brother and dad died in a North Dakota jail
(North Dakota) -- Danielle Wilkie's sobs were drowned out by blenders in a busy south Fargo coffee shop. She used the sleeves of her North Dakota State College of...
article Tribal College in North Dakota to End Nursing Program
(North Dakota) -- A Native American college in North Dakota is preparing to close its nursing program this month. The United Tribes Technical College's nursing program...
article Bismarck schools expand cultural coordinator position for Native American students
(North Dakota) -- Bismarck Public schools expanded their cultural responsive program with two new coordinators this year. They started the position last year to help...
article United Tribes Technical College to close nursing program next month
(North Dakota) -- The recent resignations of United Tribes Technical College's practical nursing program administrator and three faculty members has forced the college...
article Nursing program ends at UTTC
(North Dakota) -- The North Dakota Board of Nursing says United Tribes Technical College has officially closed its associate degree practical nursing program.
article Two fired western North Dakota cops file employment complaints
(North Dakota) -- The two police officers who were fired from Arnegard last month have filed complaints with the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights...
article Tribal leaders react to burning of historic church
(North Dakota) -- Tribal leaders are reacting after a fire destroyed a nearly century-old church on the Fort Berthold Reservation earlier this week. The Monday-morning...
article Belcourt School Board members suspended for alleged threats
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum has suspended two members of the Belcourt School Board for allegedly making threats and demands over a citizen-requested...
article Hearing on right to vote case in Fort Berthold District Court postponed
(North Dakota) -- A case involving non-resident tribal voters on the Fort Berthold Reservation scheduled to be heard on Friday in Fort Berthold District Court in New...
article Legislature sends tribal health bill to Governor Burgum
(North Dakota) -- A bill to give tribes more money for health care costs is heading to the governor's desk. If tribes enter what's called care coordination...
article Gradual progress on graduation regalia
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota just joined the handful of states guaranteeing Native students’ right to wear regalia during graduation ceremonies. It’s one of the...
article Bismarck hires two new coordinators to support Native American students
(North Dakota) -- Transferring to Century High School this year was difficult for Deanna E. Milda. Milda, a sophomore, attended schools on the Standing Rock Indian...
article Panel on ND’S Indigenous Communities Brings Up Themes of Unhealed Trauma, Systemic Oppression
(North Dakota) -- The Northern Plains Ethics Institute hosted a panel on ethical issues in North Dakota’s Indigenous communities on Thursday. Unhealed trauma, trust, and...
article ​‘Does he not consider us real Americans?’
(North Dakota) -- The day a U.S. Congressional House election subcommittee traveled to Standing Rock to hear Native leaders speak about being disenfranchised from voting...
article Rural Students Given Opportunity Travel to Bismarck for Additional Resources
(North Dakota) -- Rural school districts, including reservations, don't have the same access to education resources. Today, Native American 10th-grade students from four...

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