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‘They’re definitely all heroes’

November 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

After four years of searching and searching, Pete Fairbanks is finally satisfied with his White Earth Hall of Honor project. “Some of these guys I researched for so long, I felt I knew them,” he said. The guys he’s referring to are the men, and one woman, from White Earth Reservation who died in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Continue Reading

White Earth Nation to announce Twin Cities casino plan details

February 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The announcement follows December comments by Chairwoman Erma Vizenor, who said White Earth and the state could split the estimated $300 million annual profits. Also, she said, the casino could provide $10 million new state taxes annually. Continue Reading

Minnesota high court: State, not White Earth band, must preside over adoption

October 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

In the 4-2 decision, the Minnesota Supreme Court reversed two earlier orders granting the White Earth Band of Ojibwe permission to handle within trial court the adoption of an Indian child whose parents’ rights were terminated. Continue Reading