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Fed comments accepted in Indian child welfare case

August 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — A federal judge is allowing the U.S. Justice Department to weigh in on a lawsuit over South Dakota’s handling of foster care for American Indian children.

The Rapid City Journal reports U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken grant…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Capturing the frontier, one shot at a time: Photographer featured in Wisconsin exhibit

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

SUPERIOR, Wis. — It was an age when the camera was larger than a toaster oven. Images were captured on 8-by-10-inch cut glass, and the chemicals used to process those images — like cyanide — were deadly.
“Photographers did die just trying to…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Native Americans gather to discuss water rights

July 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — More than 100 years ago, a treaty established that all water on Native American land or that naturally flowed to Native American land was to be held by the sovereign tribes.

But tribal governments say they are still fighting …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

N.D. superintendent wants to replicate Montana ‘Indian Education for All’ program

July 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s top education official wants to copy a Montana program that weaves the history and culture of American Indian tribes into classroom instruction, and the first step was an Indian Education Summit held Tuesday in Bismarck….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

N.D. superintendent wants to replicate Montana ‘Indian Education for All’ program

July 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s top education official wants to copy a Montana program that weaves the history and culture of American Indian tribes into classroom instruction, and the first step was an Indian Education Summit held Tuesday in Bismarck….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Oglala Lakota pushing to rename Shannon County

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — A group of Oglala Lakota tribal members say they’re close to putting a measure on the November ballot that would ask local voters whether they should rename Shannon County to something that better reflects its residents.

Sh…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD advocacy group wants to see Montana judge’s racist emails

July 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A group of American Indians wants a court to preserve and eventually release an investigative file containing inappropriate emails sent by a federal judge, including a racist message involving President Barack Obama.

Two…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

U.S. Patent Office cancels trademarks of NFL’s Redskins

June 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has canceled trademarks of the National Football League’s Washington Redskins because they disparage Native Americans, the agency said on Wednesday.

The 2-1 decision by a Patent Office administrati…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

GIAGO: SD media should take off blinders and talk about mascot issue

June 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Nearly 30 years ago I wrote an opinion piece that ended with, “We are human beings and not mascots for America’s fun and games.”

That year Vernon Bellecourt and Michael Haney (both are now deceased) appeared at the opening game in Cleveland of the…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Heitkamp and Murkowski: Standing up for Native American children

June 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

The statistics sound like they come from another county. A one-in-five chance of committing suicide, a one-in-10 chance of being abused, twice as likely to be placed in foster care and a one-in-three chance of living in poverty.
But these are the od…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com