STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Minnesota shutdown impact spotty
By Don Davis
The impact of a federal government shutdown on Minnesotans was spotty Tuesday, but an extended one would cause more widespread problems.
State officials are examining the situation, and C... Posted on 10/1/13 at 4:45 PM
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NEWS UND RAIN Program to host Informational Event June 20
The Recruitment/Retention of American Indians into Nursing (RAIN) Program will host an informational event from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the Northern Plains Center for Behavioral Research.
... Posted on 6/4/12 at 2:04 PM
For the first time, one of the UND Law School students fanning out to summer externships with judges, courts and other parts of the legal system will join a tribal court, at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
International refugees resettled in Fargo, American Indians living in Bismarck and North Dakotans wrestling with effects of an oil boom and looking to boom-experienced Norway for sage advice — all are subjects to be tackled by some of the latest recipients of Bush Fellowships, given to people working to solve community problems.
People who want to help American Indian victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault and other crimes need to understand the deep, lingering effects of “historical trauma” suffered by Indians generally, a victim advocate from the Spirit Lake Nation told participants in a conference in Grand Forks on Wednesday.
Marv Hanson has worn many hats in his lifetime. But a constant theme runs through his past: a desire to help his fellow American Indians.
Born in Red Lake, Hanson will continue that work when he opens the Marvelous Fish House and Market in the former El Mariachi building next month.
American Indians are often a forgotten population in Washington, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said Wednesday. Heitkamp, D.-N.D., told members of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation she is working to elevate issues from reservations, with a particular focus on addressing the housing crisis.
Friday was the deadline for American Indians to apply for their share of the second installment of the Cobell settlement with the federal government, a $3.4 billion redress of faulty U.S. handling of Indian lands and money over many years.
“I’m proud to report the state of our nation is good,” Chairman Floyd Jourdain Jr. said in his annual State of the Band address Friday. But, he said unemployment, historical injustices and the federal sequester that would cut funding to tribes are among challenges.
Today is the deadline for American Indians to apply for their share of
the second installment of the Cobell settlement with the federal
government, a $3.4 billion redress of faulty U.S. handling of Indian
lands and money over many years.
Taxes cannot be levied on honoraria to a shaman or spiritual leader for religious services, but could be assessed on per-capita payments from gambling revenues to tribal members, under a proposal for taxing Native Americans by the Internal Revenue Service.
Means was no saint, and I continue to disagree with many of his tactics. Armed confrontation has no place in a civil society.
That said, it was these same tactics that brought the issues facing American Indians to the fore.
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