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Turtle Mountain Tribe mandates face masks in business

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa tribe is requiring all employees and customers of businesses on the reservation to wear face masks, effective immediately, following a rise in cases of COVID-19. Tribal Chairman Jamie Azure signed the executive order Friday, along with the tribe’s council members. The order goes into effect immediately.

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8/4/2020

article Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa mandate masks in businesses
(North Dakota) -- Leaders of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians have mandated the wearing of face masks in all businesses on the tribe's northern North...

7/31/2020

article Turtle Mountain Tribe mandates face masks in business
(North Dakota) -- The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa tribe is requiring all employees and customers of businesses on the reservation to wear face masks, effective...

7/26/2020

article Sky Dancer Casino still closed after shutdowns
(North Dakota) -- Many business have been affected by the pandemic..and although several have reopened in North Dakota, some still remain closed. Sky Dancer Casino in...
article Buffalo herd returned to park on Turtle Mountain reservation
(North Dakota) -- After more than a decade, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indian Tribe’s buffalo herd returned to the buffalo park on the reservation. The...

7/24/2020

article Sky Dancer Casino to remain closed for now
(North Dakota) -- Those hoping to visit the Sky Dancer casino and hotel will have to wait a little while longer. The casino, which closed to the public on March 20, will...
article Turtle Mountain Tribe invests in roads
(North Dakota) -- A part of a phased approach to planning and spending CARES act funding, the Turtle Mountain tribe began infrastructure improvements with the Turtle...

7/22/2020

article Chairman Jamie Azure shares thoughts on students going back to school, waits on decision from Belcourt School District
(North Dakota) -- As we get closer to the start of the school year here in North Dakota, many districts are still weighing the options of in-person or virtual learning....

5/15/2020

article Turtle Mountain quarantines inmate who tested positive for coronavirus
(North Dakota) -- A sick inmate at the jail in Belcourt, N.D., was taken to a nearby medical center on Wednesday, May 13, where he later tested positive for COVID-19,...

4/30/2020

article Hundreds participate in drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Belcourt
(North Dakota) -- Members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa had the chance to test for COVID-19 Thursday, in the latest drive-thru testing offered in North Dakota...

4/29/2020

article Health emergency in Turtle Mountains extended through May
(North Dakota) -- The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa tribe has extended its health state of emergency through the end of May. The order, which was set to run through...

4/27/2020

article Turtle Mountain Tribe to conduct drive-in COVID-19 testing Thursday
(North Dakota) -- The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa will conduct a targeted COVID-19 testing operation Thurs., April 30., according to a notice put out by the tribe...

4/26/2020

article Water outage on part of Turtle Mountain Reservation
(North Dakota) -- Roughly 400 households in the northern segment of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indian Reservation are without water, according to Tribal...

4/10/2020

article Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa discuss health emergency
(North Dakota) -- Tribal leaders in the Turtle Mountains are working on issuing a Health state of emergency. Chairman Jamie Azure says this is a precursor to a stay at...

4/9/2020

article Tribal chairman signs Stay Safe-Stay Home order
(North Dakota) -- The chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa signed a Stay Safe-Stay Home executive order on Wednesday. Chairman Jamie Azure’s order, in...

3/21/2020

article Sky Dancer Casino temporarily ceasing operations amid virus concerns
(North Dakota) -- The Sky Dancer Casino & Resort in Belcourt is the latest casino to halt operations amid concerns over public health, according to Turtle Mountain...

1/15/2020

article Bitter cold prompts shutdown of Turtle Mountain tribal operations Thursday
(North Dakota) -- In response to the bitter cold and potentially dangerous wind chills, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa tribe is effectively closing operations...

1/3/2020

article Former Turtle Mountain leader sentenced for trying to steal over $26K from tribe
(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...

11/24/2019

article Archaeologist presents history of Turtle Mountain tribe
(North Dakota) -- As part of Native American Heritage month, historians from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa hosted a presentation at the Heritage Center on their...

11/17/2019

article The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa migrated from East Coast to North Dakota
(North Dakota) -- The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa once lived on the eastern shores of North America along the Great Salt Lake, aka, the Atlantic Ocean. They...

10/26/2019

article Turtle Mountain Tribe participating in drug take-back Saturday
(North Dakota) -- The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa are participating in the drug take-back event Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., members of the public can dispose...

10/24/2019

article Turtle Mountain Tribe to ban sale of e-cigs, vaping devices amid health concerns
(North Dakota) -- The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa tribe will ban the sale of e-cigarettes and vaping devices, effective next week. Tribal Chairman Jamie Azure says...
article 14 arrested in drug sweep at Turtle Mountain Reservation
(North Dakota) -- Authorities arrested 14 people in a drug sting operation on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation between Thursday and Sunday, Oct. 20. The Turtle...

8/24/2019

article Turtle Mountain band gives grant to support Grand Forks students
(North Dakota) -- Grand Forks Public Schools has received a $10,000 grant from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. The funds will be used to help Native...

7/26/2019

article First tribe will raise its flag at International Peace Garden
(North Dakota) -- The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa will be the first indigenous nation to plant its flag at the International Peace Garden, located on the border of...
article Law enforcement breaks up altercation outside tribal office in Belcourt
(North Dakota) -- Law enforcement had to step in to break up an altercation between two private citizens outside of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Tribal Complex...

7/12/2019

article New Home For Chippewa Museum
(North Dakota) -- A museum of Native American history has a new home in Belcourt. The Turtle Mountain Chippewa Heritage Center officially opened today, with the promise...

6/6/2019

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...

4/30/2019

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...

3/11/2019

article The Turtle Mountain Youth Council is Helping Chippewa Teens Find Their Voices
(North Dakota) -- Drug abuse, teen pregnancy, suicide, bullying — 19-year-old Alexis Davis looked around her home on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in...

1/21/2019

article Turtle Mountain Chairman talks state, tribal relations
(Washington D.C.) -- Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Chairman Jamie Azure says the tribe has come a long way in its relationship with the state of North Dakota. Azure...

12/8/2018

article Turtle Mountain Chippewa get $15 million for road project
(North Dakota) -- The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa is getting a $15 million grant from the federal Transportation Department for a major road project. North Dakota...

12/6/2018

article Feds award $15 million to rebuild road in the Turtle Mountain
(North Dakota) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $15 million grant to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians for a road construction project....

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