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INDIGENOUS IMPACTS

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North Dakota's five American Indian tribes are seeking exclusive rights to host internet gambling and sports betting -- which charitable gaming advocates say would create an unfair monopoly of a growing wagering sector.
Lissa Yellow Bird-Chase filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government after she was arrested during a traffic stop. A complaint alleged she was forced to remove her clothes in front of six BIA agents, including men, in an area where people could come and go.
The new show, opening at the Spirit Room in Fargo later this month, features the work of Bismarck wet plate photographer Shane Balkowitsch.
Sanford Health’s Program for Addiction Recovery provided Tanner Lene a way to connect to a heritage he’d left largely unexplored, as he began to learn Ojibwe and join classes taught by elders and knowledge keepers on traditional medicines and art.
The 85-year-old pope is making the week-long apology tour of Canada to fulfill a promise he made to Indigenous delegations that visited him this year at the Vatican, where he made the initial apology.
The first full day of his Canadian tour will be dedicated to indigenous peoples and the apology, with a Mass to be held in Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium on Tuesday.

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Organizers couldn’t say with certainty that SaNoah LaRocque was the first Native American Miss North Dakota USA in the 71 years of pageant history, but, “To my knowledge she may be the first,” said Libby Watkins, assistant state director for the Miss ND USA pageant.
The claim applies to the historical bed of the Missouri River — the river as it was before construction of Garrison Dam created Lake Sakakawea in the 1950s — not “the entirety of the bed of Lake Sakakawea,” the statement said.
NATIVE Inc., which is based in Bismarck, is asking Native Americans to fill out its Great Plains Native VOICES Survey so the organization can target its priorities to help those in need.

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