PIERRE, S.D. — A quirk in the federal health care law that could force tens of thousands of people who identify as Native American to start paying for insurance or pay a fine isn’t expected to affect many people in the Dakotas.
PIERRE, S.D. — A quirk in the federal health care law that could force tens of thousands of people who identify as Native American to start paying for insurance or pay a fine isn't expected to affect many people in the Dakotas.
The Spirit Lake Tribal Council issued a statement Friday harshly criticizing comments attributed earlier this week to Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., regarding the protection of women and children on the reservation, including that he reportedly wanted to “ring the Tribal Council’s neck and slam them against the wall.”
Home to one historic battlefield site already, the Killdeer Mountains are the subject of a new North Dakota fight.
This time, however, the battle is not between the U.S. Army and tribes of Native Americans, but rather between the oil industry and the people who live near and use the mountains, which begin about eight miles northwest of Killdeer.
FARGO — Dusty J. Morsette recruited minors and young adults to be part of a gang on the Fort Berthold Reservation that he called the Black Disciples — a group recently found to engage in human trafficking.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When civil rights activist Ray Robinson arrived at Wounded Knee in April 1973 to stand alongside Native Americans in their fight against social injustice, he excitedly called his wife back home and told her, “This could be the spark that lights the prairie fire.”
GRAND FORKS — Erin Bailey lined up a job in New York City as she prepared to graduate from college, but family ties — and a quick meeting with her father’s one-time employer, former Sen. Byron Dorgan — instead helped her become part of a team now working to address youth suicide in American Indian communities.
POPLAR, Mont. (AP) — American Indians depended on the buffalo for hundreds of years for food, clothing, tools and medicine. Now today's tribes want to return the favor by helping preserve one of the last genetically pure herds in North America.
SEATTLE (AP) — In one of the largest settlements in the Catholic church's sweeping sex abuse scandal, an order of priests agreed Friday to pay $166.1 million to hundreds of Native Americans and Alaska Natives who were abused at the order's schools around the Pacific Northwest.
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