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$3.5 million announced for child welfare on reservations, including Spirit Lake, Turtle Mountain

October 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Children and pregnant women at the Spirit Lake and Turtle Mountain Indian reservations in northeastern North Dakota will receive increased home visitation services thanks to a $3.5 million federal grant announced this week. Continue Reading

A native interest in science: Brunelle plows new ground as American Indian researcher

December 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Dale Brunelle has always wanted to know how things worked. Now he knows more than most about the genetic machinery that controls the growth of corn. A member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa in Belcourt, N.D., he will receive a Master of Science degree in biology today at UND’s winter commencement. He plans to continue his work at UND to earn a doctoral degree in genetics, said his mentor and advisor, Bill Sheridan, professor of biology. Continue Reading

‘iT’S NOT A LOGO': Proud of creation, disappointed by its fate, ‘Fighting Sioux’ artist says symbolism always intended to ‘bridge all the gaps’

August 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Bennett Brien remains proud of his art, which often has been called one of the most attractive logos – or symbols – in American sports. Former President Charles Kupchella says Brien’s “Fighting Sioux” is classic, beautiful and respectful. Even one Fighting Sioux nickname critic says the image itself has never been the issue. “It’s how the image is being used,” Lucy Ganje says. Continue Reading

Turtle Mountain plans new $30 million casino

August 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa this month held a ground-breaking for a new $30 million casino. Continue Reading

Turtle Mountain tribal council adopts resolution opposing Fighting Sioux nickname, logo

April 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians has told UND President Robert Kelley that they, too, want the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo to pass into history. Continue Reading

‘Chronic case of crisis’

March 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Disrupted Turtle Mountain dialysis center a symbol of problems of health care in Indian CountryThe head of the U.S. Indian Health Service met with tribal leaders from the Dakotas and surrounding states in Rapid City, S.D., last week and assured them that management of the much-maligned service is improving. Continue Reading

Chippewa also divided over Fighting Sioux nickname

March 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

When a North Dakota Senate committee voted Tuesday on the UND Fighting Sioux nickname bill, the motion to recommend that the legislation be defeated came from the only American Indian serving in the Legislature. Continue Reading

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