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Studies show Indian, Hispanic youth fare worse than whites in ND

April 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — American Indian and Hispanic children in North Dakota continue to lag behind their white peers, and by some measures they are worse off than their peers of the same race around the nation, according to a report from the Annie E. Casey…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Studies show Indian, Hispanic youth fare worse than whites in ND

April 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — American Indian and Hispanic children in North Dakota continue to lag behind their white peers, and by some measures they are worse off than their peers of the same race around the nation, according to a report from the Annie E. Casey…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Rep. Cramer accused of tirade at American Indian meeting

March 28, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., told a gathering of victim-assistance professionals from the state’s American Indian reservations in Bismarck on Tuesday that he would not feel “safe” on reservations because of new provisions in the Violence Against Women Act, according to one official who was present. Continue Reading

Treasury spells out rules on taxing of tribes, members

December 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON (AP) 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.
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US attorneys, tribal officials talk public safety

September 6, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Criminal prosecutions have soared on American Indian reservations in the Dakotas in the past year, though tribal officials told federal prosecutors Thursday that more needs to be done to quell crime. Continue Reading

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Who’s an American Indian? Elizabeth Warren Case Stirs Query

May 25, 2012 in WDAZ

(AP) – What, exactly, makes someone American Indian? Even Indians themselves don’t agree as they debate the case of Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, whose disputed claim of Native American identity is shining a rare spotlight on the malleable nature of Indian heritage and the long history of murky claims to such ancestry. Continue Reading

Surgical scars some see as racist provoke SD march

May 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY Hundreds of people marched Monday in support of a man who says the letters KKK were carved into his stomach by a surgeon at a South Dakota hospital.
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Justice Department official set for tribal seminar in ND

April 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The No. 2 official at the U.S. Department of Justice is coming to North Dakota to talk about public safety on American Indian reservations. Deputy Attorney General James Cole is scheduled to be the keynote speaker Thursday morning at a tribal conference in Bismarck. Continue Reading

Hearing airs tribes’ Internet gaming issues

November 18, 2011 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON American Indian tribes said Thursday they want their share of the jobs and revenue if online gambling is allowed in the U.S, but they don’t want to lose their sovereignty to get it.

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American Indian activist Means says he has cancer

August 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Russell Means, a former American Indian Movement activist who led the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee, says he has inoperable throat cancer. The 71-year-old said doctors told him the cancer was too advanced for surgery. Means, who is also an actor known for his role in “The Last of the Mohicans,” said he would not have chosen surgery anyway because it would have meant the removal of his tongue and his ability to speak.
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