Louise Erdrich does not gloss over the violence that plagues many American Indian reservations, including violence against native women and children.
It is, in fact, a recurring theme in her novels, including her latest, “The Round House,” set on a North Dakota reservation in 1988, for which the North Dakota native and enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians received a prestigious National Book Award this week.
It’s my hope that for the people’s sake, our tribal population strongly addresses our sovereignty and constitutional issues and makes the situation fair for everyone, including tribal members, journalists and tribal leaders.
In the fall of 2012, right before our next tribal elections, the expansion of our casino and hotel should be completed. This new venture by our tribal council is hoped to add more jobs in the community and also bring in more revenue.
In a joint statement, Sens. Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Rep. Rick Berg said the rate of youth suicide in the American Indian community is “staggering.” The grants were awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Dozens of supporters of American Indian activist and convicted murder Leonard Peltier recently gathered in Rapid City to pray for his release, supporting his assertion that he was framed for his political activity.
People who attended a country school in the Turtle Mountains or anyone interested in an educational lifestyle of the past is invited to the Turtle Mountain Country School Reunion on July 10 at the Twin Oaks Resort and Convention Center at Lake Metigoshe, N.D.
I am a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, and we have been left out of the nickname decision.
That’s unfortunate because the logo is offensive to not only our Lakota brothers and sisters but also other tribes.
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