Noem to appeal fireworks denial

Native Black Hills treaty rights advocates blocked the main route to the national memorial in a civil disobedience action on the occasion of Trump’s 2020 Independence Day reelection campaign stump. COURTESY / NDN Collective EAGLE BUTTE – Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chair Harold Frazier spoke for many when he acknowledged

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Treaty protestors score largest pipeline gathering ever

June 7: Indigenous leaders and allies are staging nonviolent demonstrations, calling for Biden to honor treaties, stop construction of Enbridge Energy Inc.’s Line 3, protect water, and defend land. Photo by Darren Thompson PARK RAPIDS, Minnesota — During the largest anti-pipeline action ever mobilized here in Anishinaabe treaty jurisdiction, self-proclaimed

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The flood of 1972

Photo courtesy of Perry H. Rahn, SDSMT RAPID CITY—Every year just about every newspaper in the Black Hills is obliged to do a story about the 1972 Rapid City Flood. If you look closely, you will see they sometimes hardly bother to change the wording in the opening sentence. After

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Lakota mourn Kamloops children

“Unfortunately, the unmarked graves at the Rapid City Indian Boarding School are a common finding for most Indian boarding schools,” Remembering the Children said. COURTESY / Remembering the Children RAPID CITY – Remembering the Children held a prayer offering here June 4 in tribute to 215 Native Kamloops Residential School

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Spotted Wolf Memorial Highway opens in Montana

LAME DEER, Mont. – The scorecard for wins by Indian legislators in the 2021 MT Republican dominated Legislative session was bleak.  But, Representative Rena Whiteman Pena, Northern Cheyenne pulled off a home run when HB 810 was passed on a near unanimous vote late in the session. HB 810 establishes

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White Plume inspires ‘New Green Revolution’

Alex White Plume and Winona LaDuke (center) pose with contributors to recent hemp education forum in Indian country. COURTESY / Kerri Pickett OSAGE, Minnesota – Oglala Lakota hemp farmer Alex White Plume co-hosted a  “New Green Revolution” Pre Party here in mid-May. The educational event stressed economists’ assertion that his

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Remains of missing girl discovered after 15 years

When the FBI completed the facial approximation of the skull of Durham’s Jane Doe, the resulting image was that of a white woman with red hair. Police released the drawing to the public and received no credible leads on missing Melissa “Missy” Poitra. BELCOURT, N. D. — Relatives held a

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Crow students host MMIW Pow Wow

DAYTON, WY- In Big County, MT there have been 27 missing and murdered Native people (men and women).  87% of those cases have not been solved. Big Horn County includes all the Crow Indian reservation and a portion of the Northern Cheyenne. Their loss and the overall tragedy of MMIW

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IAIA graduation speech by Charlene Teters

SANTA FE, N.M.  Students graduating from the Institute of American Indian Arts must follow their dreams, never give up. And, become leaders. This was the message from keynote speaker Charlene Teters (Spokane) at the virtual graduation ceremony on May 15. She and others congratulated the students for their perseverance despite

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