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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at business meeting
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at business meeting (June 19, 2019)

A bill to improve aging roads and bridges in Indian Country and another to correct a failing of the disastrous tribal termination era are advancing on Capitol Hill.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds business meeting to schedule
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs adds business meeting to schedule (June 18, 2019)

Bills to address aging roads and bridges in Indian Country and to correct a failing of the tribal termination era are moving forward on Capitol Hill.


Tribes alarmed after Supreme Court refuses to help Native voters
Tribes alarmed after Supreme Court refuses to help Native voters (October 11, 2018)

Thousands of Native voters in North Dakota will be disenfranchised ahead of a critical election unless they take action to protect their rights.


Native voters ask Supreme Court to intervene ahead of key election
Native voters ask Supreme Court to intervene ahead of key election (October 3, 2018)

Native voters have filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court after losing a case affecting their rights in North Dakota.


Two charged in connection with kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman
Two charged in connection with kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman (August 28, 2017)

A North Dakota couple is facing kidnapping and murder charges in connection with the disappearance and death of a young woman from the Spirit Lake Nation.


Sarah Sunshine Manning: Indian Country grieves for our sister Savanna Greywind
Sarah Sunshine Manning: Indian Country grieves for our sister Savanna Greywind (August 28, 2017)

We cry out for justice for Savanna Greywind, and we won’t stop, Sarah Sunshine Manning writes on Indian Country Media Network.


Dakota Access Pipeline faces a small fine for disturbing tribal site
Dakota Access Pipeline faces a small fine for disturbing tribal site (November 14, 2016)

A firm that just saw a $1.2 billion influx in cash could easily settle the $15,000 fine proposed by the North Dakota Public Utilities Commission.


Landowners from Turtle Mountain Band see nearly $18M in Cobell offers
Landowners from Turtle Mountain Band see nearly $18M in Cobell offers (October 11, 2016)

About 7,000 landowners are seeing offers as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.


Judge restores affidavit option for Native voters in North Dakota
Judge restores affidavit option for Native voters in North Dakota (September 22, 2016)

Native citizens who lack identification will still be able to exercise their voting rights after winning a lawsuit in federal court.


Spirit Lake Nation welcomes decision in voter identification lawsuit
Spirit Lake Nation welcomes decision in voter identification lawsuit (August 3, 2016)

Tribal leaders and members say more people on the reservation will be able to vote thanks for the judge's ruling.


Tribal citizens secure injunction against North Dakota voter ID law
Tribal citizens secure injunction against North Dakota voter ID law (August 2, 2016)

A federal judge put a halt to a new voter identification law citing discriminatory impacts on Native Americans.


Washington and North Dakota tribes join Promise Zone program
Washington and North Dakota tribes join Promise Zone program (June 6, 2016)

The Spokane Tribe and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians will work closely with federal agencies to address economic development, employment and other needs.


Navajo Nation lawmakers debate position on hydraulic fracking
Navajo Nation lawmakers debate position on hydraulic fracking (May 17, 2016)

A bill advancing in the Navajo Nation Council would not outlaw the practice but would put the the tribe's opposition on record.


Democrat Bernie Sanders calls for a nationwide ban on fracking
Democrat Bernie Sanders calls for a nationwide ban on fracking (April 12, 2016)

Some tribes and tribal activists support a ban on the controversial energy-processing technique but others want to be able to regulate it.


Indian Health Service sued for patient death in Great Plains Area
Indian Health Service sued for patient death in Great Plains Area (April 11, 2016)

Shiree Wilson, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, was only 24 years old when she died a week after giving birth at an Indian Health Service facility in North Dakota.


Little Shell Tribe receives documents to bolster federal recognition
Little Shell Tribe receives documents to bolster federal recognition (March 9, 2016)

The hereditary chief of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians brought baptismal records, letters and other documents to help his relatives in Montana.


Tribes receive grants from Special Diabetes Program for Indians
Tribes receive grants from Special Diabetes Program for Indians (January 28, 2016)

Congress authorized the program to provide $300 million over two years to help Indian Country fight high rates of the disease.


Turtle Mountain Band moved fast to ban fracking on reservation
Turtle Mountain Band moved fast to ban fracking on reservation (January 21, 2016)

Tribal women led the charge after studying the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on water and the environment.


Delvin Cree: Sharing holiday memories from Turtle Mountain
Delvin Cree: Sharing holiday memories from Turtle Mountain (December 24, 2015)

Times were tough for many Indian families back in the 1960s, especially during the holiday season.


DOI signs Cobell buy-back agreements with two more tribes
DOI signs Cobell buy-back agreements with two more tribes (December 16, 2015)

The Round Valley Indian Tribes of California and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota are the latest to join the effort


Appeals court rules against tribal jurisdiction in school cases
Appeals court rules against tribal jurisdiction in school cases (May 18, 2015)

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals held that two tribes in North Dakota lack authority over disputes involving public schools.


Pine Ridge Reservation among latest named as 'Promise Zone'
Pine Ridge Reservation among latest named as 'Promise Zone' (April 28, 2015)

The Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation will serve as the lead agency to help address poverty, unemployment and economic conditions.


Delvin Cree: Memories of helping my great grandmother Selina
Delvin Cree: Memories of helping my great grandmother Selina (April 2, 2015)

As I sat down one recent morning and sipped on some strong coffee, I would remember a time when I would help one of my elders.


US Attorney in South Dakota chooses liaison to work with tribes
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US Attorney in South Dakota chooses liaison to work with tribes (March 18, 2015)

Troy Morley is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.


Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich receives Library of Congress prize
Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich receives Library of Congress prize (March 17, 2015)

The writer from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians will receive the award at the National Book Festival in September.


Chelsey Luger: Tribal ID cards should be treated with respect
Chelsey Luger: Tribal ID cards should be treated with respect (November 7, 2014)

Voting with a tribal ID in North Dakota isn't as 'easy as pie' as promised.


Tribes receive $1.2M in Sovereignty in Indian Education funds
Tribes receive $1.2M in Sovereignty in Indian Education funds (October 24, 2014)

The money will help the tribes take greater control of Bureau of Indian Education schools on their reservations.


HUD settles complaint for couple on Turtle Mountain Reservation
HUD settles complaint for couple on Turtle Mountain Reservation (September 15, 2014)

The couple was told their home couldn't be used as collateral because it was located on a reservation.


President Obama to visit North Dakota reservation next month
President Obama to visit North Dakota reservation next month (May 26, 2014)

The exact place hasn't been announced but tribal leaders are already extending the welcome mat.


Judges from Turtle Mountain Band threatened with removal
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Judges from Turtle Mountain Band threatened with removal (April 16, 2014)

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota appears to be in a judicial crisis.


No federal murder charge for Turtle Mountain Reservation death
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No federal murder charge for Turtle Mountain Reservation death (February 21, 2014)

Federal prosecutors won't bring charges in connection with a death on the reservation of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota.


Turtle Mountain Band files indictment for death on reservation
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Turtle Mountain Band files indictment for death on reservation (December 4, 2013)

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota filed charges over a death on the reservation last month.


Turtle Mountain Band holds tribal court argument at law school
Turtle Mountain Band holds tribal court argument at law school (November 20, 2013)

An employment dispute within the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota was the subject of a tribal court hearing on Monday.


Turtle Mountain man  added to   White House fellowship  panel
Turtle Mountain man added to White House fellowship panel (July 19, 2013)

Rion Joaquin Ramirez, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, has been named to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships.


Turtle Mountain woman, 77, provides foster care for decades
Turtle Mountain woman, 77, provides foster care for decades (May 14, 2013)

Joyce Dumont, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, has raised 69 children, including dozens in foster care, over the past six decades. At age 77,...


Beyond Buckskin branches out with online fashion boutique
Beyond Buckskin branches out with online fashion boutique (April 2, 2013)

Jessica Metcalfe, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, started her fashion blog, Beyond Bucskin, four years ago and expanded with an online boutique last year. "Creativity...


Author Loiuse Erdrich wins North Dakota's Rough Rider Award
Author Loiuse Erdrich wins North Dakota's Rough Rider Award (April 1, 2013)

Author Louise Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, has won North Dakota's Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award. Erdrich grew up in North Dakota and...


Native Sun News: Beyond Buckskin launches first look book
Native Sun News: Beyond Buckskin launches first look book (March 26, 2013)

Beyond Buckskin and its founder Dr. Jessica Metcalfe a Turtle Mountain Chippewa are breaking new ground in the fashion industry with last week’s launch of a first of its kind look book.


Delvin Cree: North Dakota  tribal members in     workforce boom
Delvin Cree: North Dakota tribal members in workforce boom (February 1, 2013)

North Dakota has the fastest job growth and lowest unemployment in the nation. Thanks to oil and gas exploration many are taking advantage of the many opportunities available. For example,...


Turtle Mountain Band chairman seeks partnership with state
Turtle Mountain Band chairman seeks partnership with state (January 11, 2013)

Richard McCloud, the chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, addressed the North Dakota Legislature on Thursday. The state has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the...


Delvin Cree: Cobell brings millions to Turtle Mountain  members
Delvin Cree: Cobell brings millions to Turtle Mountain members (December 14, 2012)

Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff of the Cobell v Salazar class action lawsuit would be a happy woman today, knowing beneficiaries in the case will finally be receiving compensation for...


Upwards of 15K from Turtle Mountain Band to share in Cobell
Upwards of 15K from Turtle Mountain Band to share in Cobell (December 10, 2012)

At least 15,000 members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota are expected to benefit from the Cobell trust fund settlement. The first round of payments...


Ruth Hopkins: Turtle Mountain girls taunted at volleyball  game
Ruth Hopkins: Turtle Mountain girls taunted at volleyball game (September 21, 2012)

"On September 15, 2012, at a middle school volleyball tournament at Minot Central High School, young Native girls, who were part of the Belcourt volleyball team, were accused of stealing...


 Turtle Mountain Band launches payday lending business online
Turtle Mountain Band launches payday lending business online (July 19, 2012)

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota has launched a payday lending business. BlueChip Financial provides loans over the Internet. The company employs 12 people and plans...


Delvin Cree: FEMA trailer problems still an issue in Indian Country
Delvin Cree: FEMA trailer problems still an issue in Indian Country (July 6, 2012)

Over two years ago I addressed some health issues surrounding Federal Emergency Management Agency trailers that my tribe, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, was receiving.


Turtle Mountain Band is first customer of subprime data company
Turtle Mountain Band is first customer of subprime data company (July 5, 2012)

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota is the first customer of a new company that provides data to subprime lenders, The New York Times reports. The...


Delvin Cree: Turtle Mountain Band on the hook for a big loan
Delvin Cree: Turtle Mountain Band on the hook for a big loan (May 14, 2012)

Tribal corruption is something that happens often in Indian Country. I'm not saying it's an on-going thing, but it does happen and some of us actually don't know it exists...


Delvin Cree: Powwows an important part of tribal culture
Delvin Cree: Powwows an important part of tribal culture (April 20, 2012)

Close to 40 years ago in an area north of my hometown Dunseith, North Dakota -- which is home to descendants of the great chiefs Little Shell and Red Bear...


Tim Giago: Turtle Mountain Times marks its 20th anniversary
Tim Giago: Turtle Mountain Times marks its 20th anniversary (March 26, 2012)

Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2012 Unity South Dakota The man on the phone said simply, “We want you to help our tribe start...


Delvin Cree: Explore energy development in Indian Country
Delvin Cree: Explore energy development in Indian Country (March 23, 2012)

On a recent warm sunny day I watched as quite a few 18 wheelers, large tandem service trucks and 4x4 pick-up trucks (with big tires) drive by my brother's place...


Delvin Cree: Treaties and the debate over 'Fighting Sioux'
Delvin Cree: Treaties and the debate over 'Fighting Sioux' (February 24, 2012)

Some of the historical history surrounding North Dakota's "Fighting Sioux" controversy has been pushed aside during a time when discussions are in place to keep the name and logo. Soon...


Supreme Court won't hear tribal court jurisdiction dispute
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Supreme Court won't hear tribal court jurisdiction dispute (February 21, 2012)

The U.S. Supreme Court today denied a petition in Gustafson v. Poitra, a tribal jurisdiction case. Darrel Gustafson, a non-Indian, entered in a consensual lease with Leon Poitra and Linus...


Delvin Cree: Predatory lending a   cash cow in Indian Country
Delvin Cree: Predatory lending a cash cow in Indian Country (February 17, 2012)

The new cash cow for Indian tribes is predatory lending. Some do it - some don't; in a sense, I don't know why any tribe would want to this kind...


Merle St. Claire: Economic development is the only solution
Merle St. Claire: Economic development is the only solution (February 13, 2012)

"“An Indian Reservation in Crime’s Deadly Grip” correctly draws attention to the problems of Indian reservations in the United States. Especially striking was the statistic that more than 80 percent...


Delvin Cree: Favoritism in Turtle Mountain tribal employment
Delvin Cree: Favoritism in Turtle Mountain tribal employment (February 3, 2012)

When favortism takes place within a tribe, not too many of us pay attention because the practice of hiring family members, close relatives and friends happens all the time. Our...


Supreme Court refuses to take up Amerind  immunity dispute
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Supreme Court refuses to take up Amerind immunity dispute (January 17, 2012)

The U.S. Supreme Court today declined a petition in Malaterre v. Amerind Risk Management, a sovereign immunity case. Amerind Risk Management Corporation was chartered by three tribes and provides insurance...


Delvin Cree: A new media venture - The  Tribal Independent
Delvin Cree: A new media venture - The Tribal Independent (December 9, 2011)

As I have said before in recent comments made public, journalism is a challenge today for writers who want to report the news within reservation boundaries I first got my...


Delvin Cree: Media censorship on   Turtle Mountain Reservation
Delvin Cree: Media censorship on Turtle Mountain Reservation (November 28, 2011)

The Turtle Mountain Reservation in North Dakota is one of those communities where censorship is the ultimate tool used to deprive writers of the opportunity to report about truthful activities....


Delvin Cree: No freedom of the press for Turtle Mountain Band
Delvin Cree: No freedom of the press for Turtle Mountain Band (October 17, 2011)

"A recent vendetta against me for writing an article to newspapers in September has forced me to resign my position as the Turtle Mountain Reservation oil and gas specialist. A...


Deadline approaches for tribal gas tax refund  in North Dakota
Deadline approaches for tribal gas tax refund in North Dakota (June 22, 2011)

Members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians have until June 30 to submit requests for a gasoline tax refund in North Dakota. The courts have ruled that the...