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Natasha Rausch

Native American issues reporter and Report for America Corps member Natasha Rausch can be reached at nrausch@forumcomm.com.

FARGO — In a storage room at the University of Tennessee’s anthropology department, the remains of almost 2,000 Arikara and Mandan people rest in boxes, alongside the sacred objects buried with them centuries ago.
FARGO — A Flasher, N.D., rancher has pleaded guilty to killing bald eagles on his land after improperly using a restricted pesticide, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Dakota said in a statement.
Electronic pull tabs, legalized in North Dakota in 2017, are now in all but 3 counties in the state
Editor's note: This is the third installment of a three-part series on the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the upper Plains.
Editor's note: This is the first installment of a three-part series on the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women in the upper Plains.
DALLAS — A Standing Rock mother of three who had been missing since November 2019 has been located in Texas and is safe with authorities, the tribe announced Wednesday night, Jan. 22.
Searchers found clothing of missing woman in Porcupine, N.D.
30-year-old Kara Lynn Mauai was reported missing in November
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Monique "Muffie" Mousseau and Felipa De Leon are going tribe to tribe in South Dakota to advocate for protections and marriage equality for those who are “two spirit” — the modern umbrella term often used in Indigenous communities to define those who identify as LGBTQ.
FOUR BEARS VILLAGE, N.D. — The Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation in western North Dakota is creating a search-and-rescue dive team to help in boating accidents, or even cases of missing and murdered indigenous women.