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Jacqueline Keeler: 'Black Snake' film explores fight over pipeline in Minnesota
Environment | National
Jacqueline Keeler: 'Black Snake' film explores fight over pipeline in Minnesota (October 10, 2017)
Last year’s water protectors garnered worldwide attention, but several pipeline fights—such as the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline victory—got little public notice.

White Earth Nation looks to diversify economy with first hemp crop on reservation
Business | National
White Earth Nation looks to diversify economy with first hemp crop on reservation (August 9, 2017)
The White Earth Nation is looking to diversify its economy by growing hemp.

Documents detail settlement amounts in tribal trust fund lawsuit
Law | National | Trust
Documents detail settlement amounts in tribal trust fund lawsuit (September 29, 2016)
The Southern Ute Tribe will receive $126 million, on the higher end of a recent round of settlements.

Minnesota Chippewa Tribe swears in executive committee members
National | Politics
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe swears in executive committee members (August 12, 2016)
The committee consists of the leaders of the Bois Forte, Fond Du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs and White Earth bands.

Winona LaDuke: Maybe it's time to work closely with tribal nations
Business | Canada | Law | Opinion
Winona LaDuke: Maybe it's time to work closely with tribal nations (August 8, 2016)
For the people of White Earth and other tribes, both cases may mean that our tribal government and legal institutions may be able to protect citizens from non Indian businesses who break our laws.

White House screens film about drugs and gangs at White Earth
Arts & Entertainment | National
White House screens film about drugs and gangs at White Earth (March 24, 2016)
The Seventh Fire features two tribal members and looks at the drug and gang activity on the White Earth Nation in Minnesota.

Wisconsin poet laureate Kimberly Blaeser proud of Ojibwe ancestry
Arts & Entertainment
Wisconsin poet laureate Kimberly Blaeser proud of Ojibwe ancestry (March 8, 2016)
Kimberly Blaeser, who grew up on the White Earth Nation, traces her love of poetry and performance to her tribal heritage.

White Earth Nation certifies a dozen candidates for chairperson
Politics
White Earth Nation certifies a dozen candidates for chairperson (February 18, 2016)
Five women -- including activist Winona LaDuke -- and seven men will compete in the April 5 primary.

National campaign launched to stop tribal disenrollment epidemic
Law | National | Politics
National campaign launched to stop tribal disenrollment epidemic (February 9, 2016)
A prominent coalition of activists, artists and at least one elected tribal leader joined a campaign aimed at putting an end to the controversial practice.

Ojibwe tribal members plead not guilty for exercising treaty rights
Environment | Law
Ojibwe tribal members plead not guilty for exercising treaty rights (February 2, 2016)
The state of Minnesota isn't recognizing the off-reservation fishing and rice gathering rights of Ojibwe residents.

Gabriel Brisbois: Erma Vizenor advanced the White Earth Nation
Opinion
Gabriel Brisbois: Erma Vizenor advanced the White Earth Nation (January 29, 2016)
This letter is not meant to be a political statement but rather a letter of appreciation and commendation for the 12 years of Erma’s leadership and accomplishments while serving in this position.

Longtime leader of White Earth Nation resigns due to opposition
Politics
Longtime leader of White Earth Nation resigns due to opposition (January 21, 2016)
Erma Vizenor was the first woman to lead the Minnesota tribe and ran into trouble for pursuing constitutional reform.

Cobell plaintiffs offer update on distribution of settlement funds
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | Law | National | Trust
Cobell plaintiffs offer update on distribution of settlement funds (January 6, 2016)
Attorneys are working closely with Indian Country to find as many additional beneficiaries as possible by April 30, 2016.

Special Trustee Vince Logan to meet with tribes in Upper Midwest
National | Trust
Special Trustee Vince Logan to meet with tribes in Upper Midwest (August 24, 2015)
The three-day trip in September includes visits with tribal leaders and agency officials in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

White House heroin plan includes tribes devastated by drug
Health | Law | National
White House heroin plan includes tribes devastated by drug (August 18, 2015)
Tribes in the Midwest, particularly Minnesota, have all but declared a war on a drug that is affecting newborns.

White Earth Nation invokes treaty in attempt to block oil pipeline
Environment | Law
White Earth Nation invokes treaty in attempt to block oil pipeline (June 24, 2015)
The $2.6 billion Sandpiper project passes through lands protected by treaties signed in the 1800s.

Tribes seek authority over non-Indians in drug trafficking cases
Law | National
Tribes seek authority over non-Indians in drug trafficking cases (June 9, 2015)
U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger is working closely with tribes in Minnesota to combat drugs on their reservations.

Charges announced in big drug trafficking ring in Indian Country
Health | Law | National
Charges announced in big drug trafficking ring in Indian Country (May 28, 2015)
Tribal, federal and state authorities worked together to bring 41 people to justice for distributing heroin, meth and prescription drugs on reservations in Minnesota.

Ojibwe fishermen in Minnesota win decision in treaty rights case
Environment | Law
Ojibwe fishermen in Minnesota win decision in treaty rights case (February 10, 2015)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals said the fishermen have a right to earn a living by selling what they catch.

Minnesota Tribes: United in campaign against racist NFL  mascot
Opinion | Sports
Minnesota Tribes: United in campaign against racist NFL mascot (November 3, 2014)
Leaders of eight tribes explain why they oppose the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.

Erma Vizenor: Join tribes for protest at NFL game in Minnesota
Education | Opinion | Sports
Erma Vizenor: Join tribes for protest at NFL game in Minnesota (October 28, 2014)
As an American Indian woman, as a tribal leader, and perhaps most importantly, as a mother and grandmother, I find the term and the team name 'Redskins' deeply offensive in any context.

Thousands missing out on share of Cobell settlement payments
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Thousands missing out on share of Cobell settlement payments (September 29, 2014)
In Minnesota, over 7,300 members of the Red Lake, Leech Lake and White Earth tribes haven't seen their money.

Former White Earth Nation chairman Darrell Wadena laid to rest
National
Former White Earth Nation chairman Darrell Wadena laid to rest (June 30, 2014)
The former leader owed the tribe more than $730,000 in restitution.

Former White Earth leader Darrell Wadena passes away at 75
National
Former White Earth leader Darrell Wadena passes away at 75 (June 24, 2014)
The leader who called himself 'Super Chief' led the tribe for 20 years.

White Earth man charged with murdering partner in house fire
Law
White Earth man charged with murdering partner in house fire (May 14, 2014)
Charles J. Jones set the home he shared with Shalonda Clark on fire.

Race relations council looking to boost efforts in border town
National
Race relations council looking to boost efforts in border town (April 17, 2014)
The race relations council in Bemidji, Minnesota, is looking to revive its efforts.

White Earth Band starts work on ambitious housing development
National
White Earth Band starts work on ambitious housing development (February 26, 2014)
The White Earth Nation in Minnesota is tackling homelessness on the reservation.

David Thorstad: White Earth Nation  adopts new constitution
National | Politics
David Thorstad: White Earth Nation adopts new constitution (November 22, 2013)
The White Earth Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota took a historic vote to adopt a new constitution.

Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota work towards constitutional reform
National | Politics
Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota work towards constitutional reform (November 21, 2013)
Two Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota are working to update their constitutions in light of a historic vote from one of their fellow bands.

White Earth Band removes blood quantum rule from constitution
National | Politics
White Earth Band removes blood quantum rule from constitution (November 20, 2013)
Members of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota voted to eliminate a blood quantum requirement from the tribe's constitution.

White Earth Band votes on end to blood quantum requirement
National | Politics
White Earth Band votes on end to blood quantum requirement (November 19, 2013)
Members of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota are voting today on a constitutional amendment to eliminate blood quantum.

MPR: Tribes ready for  'devastating' cuts with  sequestration
National | Politics
MPR: Tribes ready for 'devastating' cuts with sequestration (August 29, 2013)
Tribes across the country face another round of cuts with the sequestration of the federal budget.

Sequestration  forces tribes to make budget cuts to programs
Education | National | Politics
Sequestration forces tribes to make budget cuts to programs (August 22, 2013)
Sequestration of the federal budget is forcing cuts to education, health and social service programs in Indian Country.

Mary Pember: Foraging for food on White Earth Reservation
Environment | National
Mary Pember: Foraging for food on White Earth Reservation (July 23, 2013)
Mary Annette Pember goes foraging for food on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota:

BIA and NMAI   host exhibit in honor of Indian Country officers
Law | National
BIA and NMAI host exhibit in honor of Indian Country officers (May 10, 2013)
The Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Artesia, New Mexico. Photo Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the National Museum of the American Indian...

Minnesota tribes forced to cut back at schools with sequester
Education | National
Minnesota tribes forced to cut back at schools with sequester (March 19, 2013)
Tribes in Minnesota are already cutting back at their schools due to the sequester of the federal budget. The Red Lake Nation has already reduced security staff. The White Earth...

White Earth Nation   shares  federal jurisdiction    in PL280 state
Law | National
White Earth Nation shares federal jurisdiction in PL280 state (March 15, 2013)
The federal government will once again be sharing criminal jurisdiction with the The White Earth Nation of Minnesota. With some exceptions, the state of Minnesota was granted jurisdiction in Indian...

Radio station fills airwaves from White Earth Nation in Minnesota
National | Technology
Radio station fills airwaves from White Earth Nation in Minnesota (March 13, 2013)
Niijii Radio is bringing Ojibwe music, culture, history and news to the airwaves in and around the White Earth Nation in northern Minnesota. Activist Winona LaDuke helped create the station....

MPR: White Earth Band weighs removal of  blood quantum test
Law
MPR: White Earth Band weighs removal of blood quantum test (January 16, 2013)
"Citizens of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe will vote on constitution reforms in a referendum planned for this summer. The proposed new constitution includes a controversial provision that would...

MPR: White Earth Ojibwe  members protest   wolf hunt  in state
Environment
MPR: White Earth Ojibwe members protest wolf hunt in state (November 5, 2012)
"A few Ojibwe tribal members spent part of the weekend protesting Minnesota's first managed wolf hunt, which began Saturday. Tribal members on the White Earth Indian Reservation stood along highways...

White Earth Nation requests federal jurisdiction in PL 280 state
Law
White Earth Nation requests federal jurisdiction in PL 280 state (September 4, 2012)
The White Earth Nation of Minnesota has asked the federal government to assert criminal jurisdiction on its reservation. With some exceptions, the state of Minnesota was granted criminal and civil...

Floyd Jourdain and Erma Vizenor: Stop unfair transportation bill
Opinion
Floyd Jourdain and Erma Vizenor: Stop unfair transportation bill (May 24, 2012)
"As leaders of the Red Lake and White Earth Nations in Minnesota, we are alarmed that Congress is giving serious consideration to a plan that would take away tens of...

Supreme Court declines to review Public Law 280 dispute
Law
Supreme Court declines to review Public Law 280 dispute (April 17, 2012)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Beaulieu v. Minnesota, a Public Law 280 case. David Beaulieu, a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians, was...

Erma Vizenor wins re-election as leader of White Earth Band
Politics
Erma Vizenor wins re-election as leader of White Earth Band (April 4, 2012)
Erma Vizenor won re-election as chair of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota. Vizenor won 55.4 percent of the vote. She defeated Kenneth M. Coleman, who had...

MPR: White Earth Band uses tax credits to improve housing
National
MPR: White Earth Band uses tax credits to improve housing (April 3, 2012)
"A program that gives federal tax credits to investors who build homes on the White Earth Indian Reservation will make a small but important dent in the chronic housing shortage...

MPR: White Earth Band seeks to restore federal jurisdiction
Law
MPR: White Earth Band seeks to restore federal jurisdiction (March 23, 2012)
"Some Native American tribes in Minnesota are hoping a relatively new federal law will help reduce high reservation crime rates. The Tribal Law and Order Act would allow for more...

Supreme Court asks for state reply in Public Law 280 case
Law
Supreme Court asks for state reply in Public Law 280 case (February 21, 2012)
The U.S. Supreme Court is asking the state of Minnesota for a reply in Beaulieu v. Minnesota, a Public Law 280 case. David Beaulieu, a member of the White Earth...

Native Mob called one most violent gangs in Indian Country
Law | National
Native Mob called one most violent gangs in Indian Country (January 26, 2012)
The Native Mob is one of the most violent gangs in Indian Country, an expert in Indian gangs said. The gang started in Minnesota in the 1990s. Its structure includes...

DOJ reports indictments against 24 members of Native Mob
Law | National
DOJ reports indictments against 24 members of Native Mob (January 25, 2012)
The Department of Justice said 24 members of the "Native Mob" gang have been indicted in federal court on numerous charges, including drug trafficking, assault and attempted murder. Authorities arrested...

Minnesota Supreme Court blocks tribe from adoption case
Law
Minnesota Supreme Court blocks tribe from adoption case (October 27, 2011)
Adoption cases involving Indian children who aren't "domiciled" on the reservation cannot be transferred to tribes, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday. The White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians...

MPR: Traditional foods help fight hunger on White Earth Nation
Health | National
MPR: Traditional foods help fight hunger on White Earth Nation (October 4, 2011)
"White Earth Indian Reservation, Minn. — Hunger is such a problem on some parts of the White Earth Reservation that there is a neighborhood some people call Hungry Hill. "It's...

Michele Bachmann handled tax case against Leech Lake man
Law | Politics
Michele Bachmann handled tax case against Leech Lake man (July 11, 2011)
As an attorney for the Internal Revenue Service, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota), a 2012 Republican candidate for president, was assigned to collect taxes from Marvin Manypenny, a member of the...

Watchdog: Minnesota tribes return $1.7M   stimulus grant
Politics | Technology
Watchdog: Minnesota tribes return $1.7M stimulus grant (April 14, 2011)
"It’s enough to give government a good name, if not necessarily the federal stimulus program. After all, when’s the last time the recipients of a $1.7 million federal stimulus grant...

White Earth Band takes aim at  high   diabetes rate on reservation
Health
White Earth Band takes aim at high diabetes rate on reservation (March 10, 2011)
With 30 percent of the reservation suffering from diabetes, the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians in Minnesota is helping members and employees combat the disease. All tribal employees get...

Review: Frank Big Bear  paintings inaugurate new Indian gallery
Arts & Entertainment
Review: Frank Big Bear paintings inaugurate new Indian gallery (February 11, 2011)
"For more than a decade Frank Big Bear was the artist/poet of E. Franklin Avenue, the guy with the amazing colored pencils whose intricate drawings captured the shabby street's...

Ojibwe tribes convene on Red Lake Nation for education summit
Education | Red Lake
Ojibwe tribes convene on Red Lake Nation for education summit (January 19, 2011)
The Red Lake, Leech Lake and White Earth bands of Ojibwe are meeting this week to discuss education and language preservation. The Red Lake Nation is hosting the two-day summit....

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