THE PERIPHERY What's in a (Native American) Name?
October 31st, 2013
Over the last few centuries, I watched Earthlings from Europe conquer and settle the lands now called North and South America. The humans already living there were killed, enslaved... Posted on 10/31/13 at 9:36 AM
The Bakken oil boom has brought jobs and prosperity to the Three Affiliated Tribes in northwestern North Dakota, but also a major challenge: The percentage of natural gas that’s being wasted through flaring is roughly twice the statewide average.
As the American Indian Movement demonstrated Thursday evening in downtown Minneapolis against the Washington Redskins’ nickname and logo, Bemidji area tribal voices joined the chorus calling it offensive.
The first bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp since taking office in January would create a commission to study poverty, child abuse, drug abuse and other issues facing Native American children and recommend ways to improve services to them.
Federal Judge Myron Bright told a UND audience Monday that he’s supporting a campaign to get a North Dakota American Indian woman released from federal prison. The 94-year-old judge was a speaker at a UND law-school forum on sentencing disparities for Indians.
Leaders of North Dakota's tribal nations are holding their annual conference in Bismarck. The agenda for the 17th annual United Tribes Tribal Leaders Summit includes sessions about energy, education, public safety, health care, economic development, the environment and housing.
AnnMaria De Mars says her math skills have helped her enjoy a great life. So now, the former Jamestown College professor is working on a way to teach math to children while incorporating Native American history, as told by the natives themselves. And she wants it to be fun.
Seventy-one full-time students started at Leech Lake Tribal College in pursuit of a two-year degree in 2007. Three years later, just 16 had earned a degree – giving the school a graduation rate of 22.5 percent.
The American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University unveiled an exhibit Thursday that explores the relationship between American Indians and the governments of the United States and Minnesota.
Marge Anderson, the longtime leader of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe who led the tribe during its successful efforts to reclaim its tribal hunting and fishing rights and steered casino profits to social programs instead of individuals, has died. She was 81.
In her first address to Indian Country as the new U.S. interior secretary, Sally Jewell made an emotional pledge Thursday to help right past wrongs against Native Americans and work with tribes "nation-to-nation" to protect their sovereignty and develop their cultural and natural resources to become more economically self-reliant.
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