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article Two Spirit Nation To Hold Grand Entry At Standing Rock
(10/16/2017)
(North Dakota) -- An event of major historical significance for LGBTIQA+ Native Americans is occurring today. The newly formed Two Spirit Nation will be honored in a...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article OP/ED: The Pipeline Protest Before Standing Rock
(10/13/2017)
(North Dakota) -- We live in an era of Trump, whose denial of climate science brings to mind a quote attributed to Louis XV: "After me, the Deluge." The...
article Tribe calls Dakota Access ruling disappointing
(10/11/2017)
(North Dakota) -- An attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux says a federal judge's decision allowing the Dakota Access pipeline to continue operating while more...
article Judge Allows Dakota Access Pipeline to Keep Running
(10/11/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Dakota Access oil pipeline can continue operating while a study is completed to assess its environmental...
article Dakota Access has increased North Dakota tax revenue by $6M a month
(10/10/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The Dakota Access Pipeline has boosted North Dakota’s tax revenues by $18 million in its first three months of operation, according to an...
article Red Fawn Fallis trial delayed to January
(10/9/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Chief Judge Daniel Hovland has continued the federal jury trial of Red Fawn Fallis to late January. Fallis is charged with discharging a handgun as...
article Jury convicts activist who targeted North Dakota pipeline to draw attention to climate change
(10/8/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A North Dakota jury has convicted an environmental activist who targeted an oil pipeline a year ago. The Pembina County jury found Michael Foster of...
article Review of Dakota Access oil pipeline to extend into spring
(10/8/2017)
(North Dakota) -- It probably will take until next spring for the Army Corps of Engineers to finish court-ordered additional environmental study of the Dakota Access oil...
article Review of Dakota Access oil pipeline to extend into spring
(10/6/2017)
(North Dakota) -- It probably will take until next spring for the Army Corps of Engineers to finish court-ordered additional environmental study of the Dakota Access oil...
article Hundreds oppose ending DAPL legal provisions
(10/3/2017)
(North Dakota) -- From coast to coast and across the world, comments have streamed into the North Dakota Supreme Court Clerk's Office, almost all opposing a judges...
article Counterinsurgency on the Reservation: A return to Standing Rock Part 2
(9/29/2017)
(North Dakota) -- That morning, around 4 AM, I was finishing an interview with a Sicangu Lakota water protector named Phil Wright when he suddenly pointed at the sky:...
article Tribal head who led Dakota Access pipeline fight voted out
(9/28/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The Native American official who has been the face and voice of the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline has been voted out of office....
article Tribal leader irked by state deal with Dakota Access builder
(9/26/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The leader of the Standing Rock Sioux and an attorney for private North Dakota landowners believe the builder of the Dakota Access pipeline got off too...
article Still Fighting at Standing Rock
(9/20/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Rattler sat on the sofa scrolling through his phone. It was a drizzling, cold spring day in Bismarck, North Dakota, but he wasn’t going outside...
article A year later, Dakota Access pipeline protests changed people
(9/14/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A year ago, protest camps near North Dakota's Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation swelled with thousands of people intent on stopping the Dakota...
article 'Not invisible anymore': Standing Rock a year after pipeline protests
(9/13/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A year ago, protest camps near North Dakota's Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation swelled with thousands of people intent on stopping the Dakota...
article Red Fawn Fallis trial moved to Fargo
(9/13/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Red Fawn Fallis will proceed to trial in December, but not in Bismarck. The Dakota Access Pipeline protester accused of shooting at officers will go to...
article Red Fawn Fallis awaits halfway house, change of venue
(9/11/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A Dakota Access Pipeline protester accused of shooting at officers last year awaits her release to a halfway house as attorneys debate a change of...
article Jessica Chastain joined Dakota pipeline protests while filming Woman Walks Ahead
(9/11/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The actress is the star of film Woman Walks Ahead, in which she plays Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter in 1890s Brooklyn who travels to the Dakotas...
article Trump in North Dakota: Dakota Access Pipeline Right Thing to Do
(9/7/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Speaking before 700 of his faithful in Bismarck, North Dakota, President Donald Trump on Wednesday said opening the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) was...
article DAPL sues resisters for $1 billion
(9/7/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The Fortune 500 company answerable for building the Dakota Access Pipeline across unceded 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory is seeking $1 billion in...
20 Total Articles on this Issue

Standing Rock Sioux

article Mike Faith sworn in as Standing Rock Sioux Tribal chairman
(10/11/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Last month Mike Faith unseated Dave Archambault as chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Wednesday he was sworn in in front of tribal members.
article Teton Times: Standing Rock citizens secure injunction in constitutional dispute
(10/10/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Citing the tribe’s traditions and customs, Chief Judge Michael Swallow granted an Injunction filed by the Long Soldier District to stop proposed...
article Tribal leader sentenced to 30 years for sex abuse
(10/9/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A former Standing Rock Sioux tribal leader has been sentenced to 30 years in sexually abusing a girl. Fifty-four-year-old Robert Fool Bear was...
article Standing Rock community reacts to Wednesday’s election results
(9/30/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has a new leader. Mike Faith defeated Chairman Dave Archambault in Wednesday's tribal election. Friday was a quiet...
article Standing Rock Sioux Tribe ousts Dave Archambault as chairman in election
(9/30/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has a new leader. Tribal citizens elected Mike Faith as chairman on Wednesday with 63 percent of the vote, The Associated...
article Ghosts on the Great Plains: Sitting Bull, Buffalo Bill and the Battle for Standing Rock
(9/30/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Some time ago, I learned about a strange and heartbreaking moment that had transpired outside Sitting Bull’s cabin while he was being...
article Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Voted Out Of Office
(9/29/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota has been voted out of office, just about one year after the Dakota Access Pipeline...
article Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II was unseated during the tribe's election Wednesday.
(9/29/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II was unseated during the tribe's election Wednesday. Archambault's fellow councilman...
article WASHINGTON TIMES: Standing Rock tribe votes out pipeline protest leader
(9/29/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Dave Archambault II, the tribal chairman who urged activists to “stand with Standing Rock” against the Dakota Access pipeline, has been...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Why One Native Family Is Donating Their Fracking Proceeds to Benefit Indian Country
(10/10/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The environmental damage versus the income producing benefits of locating fossil fuel projects in Indian Country has divided some resource-rich Native...
article Brine spill heightens tribe concern about pipeline material
(10/3/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A North Dakota American Indian tribe no longer wants fiberglass-based pipelines on its reservation after recent spills. Last month, a pipeline spilled...
article Brine spill heightens tribe concern about pipeline material
(10/1/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A North Dakota American Indian tribe no longer wants fiberglass-based pipelines on its reservation after recent spills. Last month, a pipeline spilled...
article Recent brine spill highlights concern about pipeline material
(9/30/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A pipeline that recently spilled more than 33,000 gallons of brine in a pasture on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation occurred on a segment of...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Columbus/Indigenous Day

article LET THE IDIOT SPEAK: The Roots of Anti-Columbus Day Activism May Surprise You
(10/9/2017)
(North Dakota) -- I’ll admit that I don’t care much about Columbus Day. I think the explorer himself is a fascinating historical figure, and his...
1 Article on this Issue

Spirit Lake Tribe

article Spirit Lake Reservation Landowners Get Land Buyback Offers
(10/4/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Thousands of landowners on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation have been sent purchase offers through a federal program to return land on reservations...
1 Article on this Issue

Missing Women Crisis

article North Dakota's senators propose legislation to address ‘epidemic’ of missing and murdered Native women
(10/3/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Confronted with demands by American Indian tribes across North Dakota to do more to address what has been called an “epidemic” of missing...
article ND's US senators propose legislation to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered Native women
(10/1/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Confronted with demands by American Indian tribes across North Dakota to do more to address what has been called an "epidemic" of missing and...
article United Tribes urge state congressional delegation to address 'epidemic' of murdered and missing native women
(9/22/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Inspired by the killing of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, leaders of the United Tribes of North Dakota this week sent a letter to members of the state...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Voices

article Mark Trahant: Indian Country goes ignored as Republicans focus on tax reform
(10/3/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The Senate has given up on destroying Medicaid and much of the health care system and is now focused on restructuring the federal tax system (and...
article MANNING: The Power of Oceti Sakowin Women
(9/17/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The Oceti Sakowin (Seven Councils Fires) is comprised of seven distinct yet related bands of Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota people. The traditional...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Allergan Patent

article Patent Owner In Apple IPad Suit Has Ties To ND Tribe [sub req]
(9/25/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A patent that Apple Inc. has been accused of infringing with its iPad was transferred to a patent holding company with ties to a Native American tribe...
1 Article on this Issue

Savanna Greywind

article Tribal leaders want action after Greywind homicide
(9/17/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Tribal leaders in North Dakota are calling for action after a missing Fargo woman was later found killed. The United Tribes of North Dakota plan to...
article Tribal leaders call for action after LaFontaine-Greywind's death
(9/16/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The United Tribes of North Dakota are calling on North Dakota’s congressional delegation to take action after the killing of Savanna LaFontaine-...
article ‘Tears of joy’: LaFontaine-Greywind’s boyfriend gains legal custody of baby
(9/12/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Ashton Matheny, boyfriend of the slain Fargo woman, Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, now has full legal custody of their baby girl, Haisley Jo. A Cass...
article 'She's mine': DNA results confirm the parents of the baby found in suspects' apartment in Fargo
(9/11/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Ashton Matheny, boyfriend of the slain Fargo woman, Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, said DNA test results have confirmed that he and LaFontaine-Greywind...
article DNA tests confirm infant belonged to slain Fargo woman
(9/11/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind’s baby is doing well and in the family’s care after DNA tests confirmed the infant was hers, family members...
article Tribal leaders call for legislation in the wake of the Greywind murder
(9/11/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The Tribal Leaders Summit voted to send a letter to North Dakota’s Congressional delegation concerning the murder of a Fargo woman. Savanna...
article Savanna Greywind: Dad Shares First Photos Of Baby
(9/10/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Ashton Matheny, the longtime boyfriend of Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind, has shared the first images of their newborn baby, who was cut out of her mother...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

North Dakota Gaming

article LaDuke: We need an economy based on our wealth, not our deprivation
(9/6/2017)
(North Dakota) -- In the time of my parents, we would set up ricing camp at Star Lake. We traveled from the south to the north, following the wild rice as it ripened.
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Other News

article National park in North Dakota to reduce bison herd
(10/18/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A national park in North Dakota is reducing the size of its bison herd this week in a move that will benefit several Native American tribes. The...
article 5 Native American Nation's Flags Coming to Fargo
(10/16/2017)
(North Dakota) -- He and North Dakota State Senator Marcellais have made arrangements for the Five North Dakota Native American Tribes to present for permanent display,...
article Dustin Lynch to perform at 4 Bears Casino
(10/12/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Dustin Lynch will take the stage to perform his biggest hits, including “Cowboys and Angels,” “Where It’s At (Yep, Yep)”...
article Ghosts on the Great Plains: Sitting Bull, Buffalo Bill, and the battle for Standing Rock
(10/10/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Some time ago, I learned about a strange and heartbreaking moment that had transpired outside Sitting Bull’s cabin while he was being...
article Former horse betting company leader asks judge to clear name
(10/10/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The founder of a former horse racing betting company in North Dakota whose conviction for illegal gambling was overturned is asking a judge to clear...
article Fargo gambling firm founder who had conviction overturned seeks ‘certificate of innocence’
(10/9/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Susan Bala, whose federal conviction on charges she ran an illegal gaming business was ultimately overturned, is now asking a judge for a “...
article White Bull shares his account of killing Gen. Custer in self-illustrated ledger at UND Special Collections
(10/8/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A methodical Curt Hanson carefully clears a space on the end of a large table on the fourth floor of the University of North Dakota’s Chester...
article Seeing real, not red: Celebration to highlight Fritz Scholder, how he challenged depictions of Native Americans
(10/4/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Area arts organizations are throwing Fritz Scholder a day-long, progressive birthday party. The guest of honor won't be attending—he died in 2005—but...
article Liquor retailers on tribal land in North Dakota oppose tax
(10/3/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Liquor retail owners on Native American land in North Dakota are opposing a new 7 percent tribal sales tax on alcohol. Parshall business owner Lisa...
article Leftover Indian farmer settlement money plan left alone
(10/3/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A federal appeals court will not reconsider a plan that would distribute $300 million left over from a legal settlement involving the federal...
article McFeely: Once seen as voice for Native American children, woman now accused of scam
(10/1/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Well, this is a sticky wicket. A North Dakota woman being investigated for an adoption scam involving Native American children is the same North Dakota...
article Norwegian students, Turtle Mountain Indian reservation residents share time together
(9/30/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Norwegian students on a cultural exchange to North Dakota have been enjoying time at the Norsk Hostfest. Marta Maria Heggelund and Julia Wilhelmine...
article Apple is being sued for patent infringement by a Native American tribe
(9/27/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Apple gets sued for patent infringement dozens of times each year, mostly by little-known shell companies with no products—the types of companies...
article Tribal court injunction prevents vote on constitutional amendments
(9/25/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A tribal court injunction will prevent members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe from voting on seven proposed constitutional amendments in Wednesday...
article First Nations Day to launch in Bismarck
(9/25/2017)
(North Dakota) -- First Nations Day, which aims to bring justice to indigenous women and families through educational community awareness, is slated for 8:30 a.m. to 1:...
article Survey to help ND Indian students
(9/22/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction distributed a Native American Needs Assessment on Thursday to school leaders and teachers in the 29...
article Top American Indian stylemaker helms authentic movement
(9/16/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Jessica Metcalfe paced the stage in high heels, waiting while they adjusted the lights for a fashion show in an unlikely spot: a reservation in rural...
article Powwow give students chance to showcase culture
(9/11/2017)
(North Dakota) -- As Thomas Bearstail walked along the perimeter of the Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, his classmates and other students...
article Two prehistoric Indian sites found in path of FM diversion route
(9/10/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Two campsites used by prehistoric Indians for butchering animals lie in the path of the diversion channel designed to provide flood protection for...
article Standing Rock Sioux get grant for tribal veterans cemetery
(9/10/2017)
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will receive a $4.9 million grant for a tribal veterans cemetery near Fort Yates. The money comes from the Department of...

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