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Voter Suppression

article Agreement reached over 'tribal IDs' and voting
(2/15/2020)
(North Dakota) -- A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit Spirit Lake, Standing Rock and other tribes brought against North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger over...
article American Indian Groups Reach Settlement over ND Voter-ID Law
(2/15/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Years of legal wrangling between the state of North Dakota and American Indian tribes appear to be over. The two sides have reached a settlement over...
article North Dakota And Native American Tribes Settle Voter ID Lawsuits
(2/15/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Native American tribes in North Dakota secured a major victory this week when they settled a pair of lawsuits challenging the state's restrictive...
article Native American voters get boost in North Dakota
(2/14/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Native American voters in North Dakota may vote — even if they arrive at polling places without identification bearing a street address,...
article Hopes to make tribal IDs a form of voter ID in N.D. still alive
(2/13/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Tribal IDs do not have residential addresses, which North Dakota Republicans made a voter ID requirement in 2013. Native Americans have the right to...
article Native Americans defeat GOP's racist voter ID law in North Dakota
(2/13/2020)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota was forced this week to allow Native American tribal IDs as acceptable identification at the voting booth, the Campaign Legal Center...
article Secretary of State Agrees to Settle Voter ID Lawsuits by Entering Into Consent Decree with North Dakota Tribes
(2/13/2020)
(North Dakota) -- In the wake of the district court’s denial of the State’s motion to dismiss, the Secretary of State has agreed to settle two federal voting...
article State of North Dakota, tribes agree to settle voter ID lawsuits
(2/13/2020)
(North Dakota) -- The state of North Dakota and American Indian tribes have agreed to settle two lawsuits over the state’s voter identification requirements. The...
article Native Americans’ Challenges to North Dakota Voting Law Advance
(2/11/2020)
(North Dakota) -- The legal challenges to North Dakota’s voter identification law by two Native American tribes and several individual members may proceed, a...
article Federal judge rejects North Dakota's request to dismiss tribal lawsuit over voter ID rules
(2/10/2020)
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge on Monday rejected a request by the state of North Dakota to dismiss a tribal lawsuit challenging the state’s voter...
article Judge refuses to toss tribal lawsuit challenging ND voter ID
(2/10/2020)
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge has rejected a request by the state of North Dakota to dismiss a tribal lawsuit challenging North Dakota's voter ID law. U.S....
article Native American voting rights case over ID law to proceed
(2/10/2020)
(North Dakota) -- A voting rights case over North Dakota’s photo ID law will proceed. A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss from Secretary of State Al Jaeger,...
12 Total Articles on this Issue

North Dakota Gaming

article Gambling addiction in North Dakota
(2/14/2020)
(North Dakota) -- What starts as simple fun and a rush of excitement can lead to an unquenching thirst, if you're not careful when gambling. "My go to is mainly...
article E-tabs spark 'dire concern' for North Dakota tribes relying on casino revenue, jobs
(2/3/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Tribal casinos in North Dakota are taking a hit. Since the 2017 state Legislature legalized electronic pull tabs — a casino-esque game where...
article OP/ED: North Dakota's gambling revenues went up 52% after e-tabs were legalized and that's hurting the state's tribes
(2/3/2020)
(North Dakota) -- During their 2017 session, North Dakota lawmakers passed a bill making electronic pull tabs legal. I can't claim a lot of experience with these...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Cheyenne River Sioux

article CRST may explore toll booths to pay for failing infrastructure
(2/12/2020)
(North Dakota) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST) announced Monday it is considering a feasibility study to determine whether it can and should set up toll booths...
1 Article on this Issue

Native Vote

article North Dakota issues order aimed at American Indian voting
(2/9/2020)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota is giving tribal officials on the state’s five American Indian reservations the ability to verify "set-aside" ballots,...
article Native American activists launch get-out-the-vote campaign
(2/5/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Native American activists in North Dakota are launching a voter awareness and turnout drive just weeks before the state’s presidential preference...
article North Dakota Native Vote plans to maximize voter turnout
(2/5/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Native American activists are planning to maximize voter turnout, U.S. census participation and other civic engagement in 2020.
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Standing Rock Sioux

article Standing Rock human trafficking response team working to add resources for tribal members
(2/7/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Last month, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe established its first immediate protocol and response team to combat human trafficking on the reservation....
article ND buffalo rancher admits killing 6 SD bald eagles with prairie dog poison
(2/2/2020)
(North Dakota) -- David Alan Meyer, of Flasher, North Dakota, who has been a well-known buffalo rancher on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation that straddles the South...
article Most Schools Stifle Indigenous Youth. Standing Rock Offered a Different Vision.
(1/30/2020)
(North Dakota) -- In early August 2016, tribal nations throughout North America passed resolutions in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their stance to protect...
article Standing Rock fights human trafficking
(1/16/2020)
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is developing its first immediate protocol and response team for youth trafficking on the reservation. Standing Rock...
article Standing Rock fights human trafficking
(1/16/2020)
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is developing its first immediate protocol and response team for youth trafficking on the reservation. Standing Rock...
article State of Emergency Declared for Standing Rock by Tribal Council
(1/8/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock’s Tribal Council declared a state of emergency on Wednesday. Tribal Council Members took action against issues that they said are...
article 'If Standing Rock changed the world ... we can change ourselves'
(12/23/2019)
(North Dakota) -- At the peak of protests against the Dakota Access pipeline in 2016 and 2017, when speakers needed help to be heard by the hundreds of demonstrators who...
article Standing Rock Sioux Tribe honors washout victims prior to reopening Highway 1806
(12/20/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The culvert laying on the side of Highway 1806 South of Fort Yates, is all that remains from the washout that happened on July 9, tragically taking the...
article Standing Rock, North Dakota to collaborate on spill response training
(12/19/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and state officials are in the early stages of planning a training exercise to respond to a potential oil spill from the...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Election 2020

article North Dakota issues order aimed at American Indian voting
(2/6/2020)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota is giving tribal officials on the state’s five American Indian reservations the ability to verify “set-aside” ballots,...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIW

article Crisis of missing Indigenous people sparks activists, self-taught searchers to help families awaiting answers
(1/28/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Half a dozen Native and non-Native women alike sat around a table in the lobby of the Plains Art Museum for their monthly meeting on missing and...
article Missing Standing Rock Reservation mother found safe in Dallas
(1/22/2020)
(North Dakota) -- A Standing Rock Reservation mother missing for more than two months has been found safe, the tribe and the family of Kara Lynn Mauai announced...
article Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: A Continental Crisis
(1/16/2020)
(North Dakota) -- The lack of accounting for missing and murdered Indigenous people in the United States is being called a “data crisis” by the National...
article North Dakota panel sees progress but more to do for missing, murdered Native people
(1/16/2020)
(North Dakota) -- A new federal task force holds promise for the tragedy of missing and murdered Native women and girls. But more work remains to improve reporting,...
article Search for Standing Rock woman turns up evidence on edge of reservation
(1/8/2020)
(North Dakota) -- A Monday search of the Porcupine area for Kara Lynn Mauai turned up new evidence that might help track down the missing Standing Rock woman two months...
article Evidence of missing Standing Rock woman discovered in Porcupine
(1/7/2020)
(North Dakota) -- A Monday search of the Porcupine area for Kara Lynn Mauai turned up new evidence that might help track down the missing Standing Rock mother. "...
article Search underway for mother of 3 last seen on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation
(1/7/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Dozens of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe members have rallied together to help find a missing 30-year-old Native American mother of three. More than 30...
article Volunteers and law enforcement search for missing woman
(1/4/2020)
(North Dakota) -- More than 30 volunteers joined law enforcement Saturday in a search for a missing woman on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Thirty-year-old Kara...
article Volunteers and law enforcement search for missing woman
(1/4/2020)
(North Dakota) -- More than 30 volunteers joined law enforcement Saturday in a search for a missing woman on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Thirty-year-old Kara...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Spirit Lake Tribe

article North Dakota tribal, juvenile court services agreement offers 'more hope'
(1/26/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Two years ago, Judge Donovan Foughty raised a question at a North Dakota tribal relations conference. "I said, I've been sitting on the bench...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Tribe members discuss best practices to clean up oil spills
(1/17/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Tribal members at a Bismarck conference talked oilfield best practices, including how to clean up oil spills using microorganisms. The oilfield service...
article Tribes talk oilfield best practices at Bismarck conference
(1/16/2020)
(North Dakota) -- A company on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation has found success cleaning up oil spills using microorganisms, and it’s looking to train more...
article Lawmakers to talk drilling near tribal land during Tribal Taxation Committee
(12/15/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Lawmakers are trying to squeeze in last minute meetings before the new year. Monday will be an important one for North Dakota’s tribal nations....
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Turtle Mountain

article Bitter cold prompts shutdown of Turtle Mountain tribal operations Thursday
(1/15/2020)
(North Dakota) -- In response to the bitter cold and potentially dangerous wind chills, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa tribe is effectively closing operations...
article Former Turtle Mountain leader sentenced for trying to steal over $26K from tribe
(1/3/2020)
(North Dakota) -- A former Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa leader was sentenced Friday, Jan. 3, in federal court to a year of probation for attempting to steal tribal...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Trump Adminstration

article Rolling Back Environmental Review Could Hurt ND Tribes
(1/14/2020)
(North Dakota) -- A Trump administration proposal to roll back an environmental-review law for large projects could harm North Dakota tribal communities, according to...
1 Article on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article OP/ED: Marquette MSHS nickname change long overdue
(12/30/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The Marquette Senior High School Nickname Research Committee has recommended Marquette Area Public Schools discontinue the nicknames of Redmen and...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Showdown over Dakota Access Pipeline expansion slated for Wednesday in Linton
(12/26/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The most high-profile event I covered in 2019 was a 15-hour hearing over Energy Transfer’s proposal to build a new pump station near Linton to...
1 Article on this Issue

Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation

article Aiming for rescues, not just recoveries, North Dakota tribe looks to form elite dive team
(12/23/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation in western North Dakota is creating a search-and-rescue dive team to help in boating accidents, or even cases of...
1 Article on this Issue

Little Bighorn

article Group wants to rename Custer Park in Bismarck
(12/19/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Two women representing themselves and others in the community who have a negative view of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer want the Bismarck Park...
1 Article on this Issue

Billy Mills

article Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills give inspirational message at United Tribes
(12/14/2019)
(North Dakota) -- At United Tribes Technical College, the only American to ever win the 10,000 meter run at the Olympics was on campus. At the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Billy...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Thousands of ancestors' remains, sacred objects to return home to North Dakota tribe
(2/16/2020)
(North Dakota) -- In a storage room at the University of Tennessee’s anthropology department, the remains of almost 2,000 Arikara and Mandan people rest in boxes,...
article Bighorn sheep return to North Dakota reservation for first time in 150 years
(2/13/2020)
(North Dakota) -- After more than 150 years of absence, bighorn sheep have returned to the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota, thanks to a partnership of tribal,...
article Letter: Tribes must work to protect NEPA
(2/3/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Native communities have very few opportunities to voice our concern about major projects such as drilling, highways, pipelines right-of-ways, and...
article First-of-its-kind university program to focus on indigenous health
(2/2/2020)
(North Dakota) -- The University of North Dakota in Grand Forks is starting a unique program with a focus on the health of indigenous people. UND already has its Indians...
article 30 bighorn sheep released on tribal lands in North Dakota
(1/30/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Thirty bighorn sheep are running free on the Fort Berthold Reservation as part of a new agreement between the state of North Dakota and the Mandan,...
article University of North Dakota will offer world’s first doctoral program in Indigenous health
(1/28/2020)
(North Dakota) -- The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education has made history by allowing the University of North Dakota to offer the world’s first doctoral...
article North Dakota Bakken Shale gas production projected to climb 10% in 2020
(1/27/2020)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota's Bakken Shale gas output increased by 20% in 2019, and the latest analysis shows it growing another 10% year over year in 2020. Due to...
article Bighorns to be relocated to ND Indian reservation
(1/20/2020)
(North Dakota) -- A new agreement between the state and Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation means bighorn sheep could be roaming the reservation in the next couple weeks...
article Omdahl: Can Native American kids dare to dream?
(1/16/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Former Sen. Byron Dorgan’s book, "The Girl in the Photograph," is a 196-page indictment of every European-American that set foot in the...
article Gov. Burgum touts accomplishments with North Dakota tribes
(1/15/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Gov. Doug Burgum sees accomplishments but more work to do with tribes in North Dakota. The governor spoke Wednesday at the Strengthening Government to...
article Native American Hall of Honor seeking nominations
(1/15/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Nominations are now open for the North Dakota Native American Hall of Honor. The Native American Hall of Honor is an annual program recognizing Native...
article Nominations accepted for Native American Hall of Honor
(1/13/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Nominations are being accepted until 5 p.m. on March 2 for the North Dakota Native American Hall of Honor. The hall in the North Dakota Heritage Center...
article Colonialism and a Hopi princess: Why Star Wars resonates with Indigenous audiences
(1/11/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Star Wars is a franchise beloved by many, but it's especially loved by Indigenous fans who see parallels between the movies and the stories of...
article Tribune editorial: Tamara’s story shows failed Native policy
(1/4/2020)
(North Dakota) -- Not everyone will agree with Byron Dorgan’s conclusions in his latest book, “The Girl in the Photograph.” The former U.S. senator...
article Renewables embraced by Standing Rock, other tribes
(12/31/2019)
(North Dakota) -- At the peak of protests against the Dakota Access pipeline in 2016 and 2017, when speakers needed help to be heard by the hundreds of demonstrators who...
article Board considers request to rename Custer Park
(12/28/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The Bismarck Park Board has voted to create a formal process for renaming city parks after some residents pushed to have a park stripped of its name...
article North Dakota agency helps Native elders – one data set at a time
(12/21/2019)
(North Dakota) -- How do you care for American Indian elders? How might their needs be different than those of other Native communities or the general population? How...
article Xiye Bastida Opens Up About the Personal Costs of Climate Activism
(12/19/2019)
(North Dakota) -- “We Rise” takes us inside Xiye’s home, showing her lively dinner conversations with family and friends from the Fridays for Future...
article New Town man sentenced to 2 1/4 years for burning Fort Berthold church
(12/9/2019)
(North Dakota) -- A New Town man was sentenced Monday to 2 ¼ years in prison for burning down a church on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, an act that one...
article Chuck Haga: 'A day to be thankful'
(12/8/2019)
(North Dakota) -- As winter settled in this year, Delvin Cree remembered “an old man by the name Tommy” who taught him about life in the woods of the Turtle...

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