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3 tribal officials in ND took kickbacks from contractor, charges say

Three tribal officials allegedly accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks from a contractor doing work on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, according to criminal complaints released this week.

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8/11/2020

article North Dakota seeks to intervene in mineral dispute with millions of dollars of oil revenues at stake
(North Dakota) -- The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation denounced a move by the state of North Dakota to intervene in its federal lawsuits seeking to overturn a Trump...

8/1/2020

article Mineral rights on hold because of North Dakota tribes' suit
(North Dakota) -- A U.S. Department of Interior opinion rolling back an Obama-era memo stating that mineral rights under the original Missouri River bed should belong to...
article 3 tribal officials in ND took kickbacks from contractor, charges say
(North Dakota) -- Three tribal officials allegedly accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks from a contractor doing work on the Fort Berthold...

7/31/2020

article Marathon to appeal order to close pipeline on reservation
(North Dakota) -- Marathon Petroleum Corp. plans to appeal an order by a federal agency to shutdown a pipeline that crosses part of an American Indian reservation in...

7/30/2020

article Three tribal officials charged in bribery scheme
(North Dakota) -- Two current tribal government officials and one former tribal government official of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara...

7/17/2020

article MHA Nation sues US for illegal taking tribe’s riverbed property rights
(North Dakota) -- The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation took steps on Wednesday to fight back against what it maintains are illegal acts by the U.S. Department of...
article North Dakota Tribes Day In Court
(North Dakota) -- Big-time money at stake here in Bismarck, the battle in court continues, Leaders of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation sued the Federal Government...

7/15/2020

article MHA Nation sues the Department of the Interior over property and mineral rights
(North Dakota) -- MHA Nation is suing the US government over mineral rights under the Missouri River. And more than $100 Million is already hanging in the balance. KX...

7/9/2020

article ND businesswoman's lawsuit alleges tribe hid money in secret bank accounts to keep from paying her
(North Dakota) -- A North Dakota businesswoman is suing an area tribe alleging it hid money in secret accounts to keep from paying her millions of dollars she says she...
article Tribal leaders look ahead to the general election
(North Dakota) -- Overall, MHA Nation Chairman Mark Fox says the June election went as he expected it to. He says his staff’s data shows a little over 2,000 tribal...

6/28/2020

article MHA Nation woman featured in Vogue Magazine
(North Dakota) -- When Lauren Good Day created her latest clothing line titled "Matriarch," she said it was all for her daughter. She sewed prayers and good...

6/19/2020

article MHA Nation will fight the state over $100s of millions in mineral royalties
(North Dakota) -- There’s land under the water of the Missouri, rich with oil. Who owns that land and its mineral rights has been the center of debate for years....

6/4/2020

article North Dakota tribe to fight ruling giving minerals to state
(North Dakota) -- Leaders of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota and others are challenging a Department of Interior opinion rolling back an Obama-era...

5/11/2020

article One Tribal Nation Responded Swiftly To COVID-19, But Now Faces Economic Ruin
(North Dakota) -- With black headphones covering his ears, Mark Fox, chairman of the Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, folded his arms and rested them on the table in...

5/5/2020

article Chairman Fox: Oil Crisis Threatens to ‘Knockout’ MHA Nation’s Economy
(North Dakota) -- Shelter-in-place orders have nearly ground transportation to a halt, triggering a dramatic plunge in worldwide demand for oil and an unprecedented...

4/23/2020

article MHA Nation approves penalties for quarantine violations
(Montana) -- MHA Nation tribal leaders say there will be consequences for members who do not follow quarantine restrictions. The tribe's business council recently...

4/11/2020

article Long lines Saturday for COVID-19 testing in New Town
(North Dakota) -- Testing for COVID-19 on the Fort Berthold Reservation made for some long lines of vehicles Saturday. Hundreds of people showed up for testing at the...

4/1/2020

article MHA Nation, New Town COVID-19 Task Force working to flatten the curve
(North Dakota) -- The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, as well as the city of New Town, have formed a task force to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, and the...

3/28/2020

article MHA Chairman discusses first positive COVID-19 case on reservation
(North Dakota) -- MHA Chairman Mark Fox says the tribe has learned of its first positive COVID-19 case on the Fort Berthold Reservation. The test result came back Friday...

3/25/2020

article MHA Nation assisting 4 Bears employees during casino closure
(North Dakota) -- The MHA Nation made the decision to close the 4Bears Casino and Lodge to mitigate the chances of contracting and passing the coronavirus. Doors to the...

3/18/2020

article MHA Nation responds to the Covid-19 virus
(Montana) -- Our state tribal leaders are also responding to the coronavirus pandemic. With schools out statewide, the MHA Nation is taking steps to make sure students...

2/27/2020

article White Shield continues to grow
(North Dakota) -- The Three Affiliated Tribes are making some big investments in a small town in central North Dakota. The roughly 400 residents of White Shield have...

12/23/2019

article Aiming for rescues, not just recoveries, North Dakota tribe looks to form elite dive team
(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...

11/29/2019

article How small pox brought the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara tribes together
(North Dakota) -- In western North Dakota, on a nearly 1,000,000 acre tract of land, sits the Fort Berthold Reservation, where the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara tribes...

9/13/2019

article The MHA Nation Wants to Feed the World in a Food Sovereignty Revolution
(North Dakota) -- In 2017, Mark Fox, Chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara (MHA) Nation, stumbled across an article in National Geographic that he couldn’t...

7/14/2019

article Celebration set for new home for Mandaree’s Head Start
(North Dakota) -- A public ribbon cutting ceremony and community celebration will be held Wednesday, July 17, for the opening of the new Crestwood Maagarishda Center,...

7/1/2019

article Three Affiliated Tribes convert 9,300-acre ranch to trust status
(North Dakota) -- The historic Figure Four Ranch has been formally returned to the Three Affiliated Tribes. The roughly 9,300-acre ranch borders the reservation's...

6/16/2019

article MHA Language Apprentice Moves to Save Plains Indian Sign Language
(Montana) -- One local man is taking on the challenge of Plains Indian Sign Language with the larger goal of incorporating it into schools on the reservation. Once...

6/15/2019

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...

5/25/2019

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...

5/24/2019

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...

5/18/2019

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...

5/8/2019

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...

5/4/2019

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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