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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
April 29, 2011 in The Dickinson Press
AGENCY VILLAGE, S.D. (AP) Officials at a women’s shelter on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Indian Reservation told top federal prosecutors from the Dakotas Friday that violence against women continues to be a forbidden topic for most families. Continue Reading
December 29, 2010 in The Dickinson Press
WASHINGTON (AP) By any measure, 2010 was a banner year on Capitol Hill for American Indians. Continue Reading