Spirit Lake Declares State of Emergency in Fight Against Drug Trafficking

Here’s the quote, “The use, abuse, sale trade and transport of illegal narcotics and substances has reached an epidemic proportion on the Spirit Lake Tribe reservation.” The tribe will be working with federal, state, and local authorities to help stem the tide.

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New Tribal Regulatory Commission Outlines Plans

The newly chartered West Segment Regulatory Commission announced their intentions in full recently. Their goal — to monitor oil activity on the reservation; business owners’ concerns — costly regulation that’s hitting an already hurting industry.

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Archaeology Reveals New Information Mandan Indians

An archaeological excavation near the Missouri River s providing a wealth of information and artefacts, some of it dating back to the 1600’s. More details from KX News.

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Fort Berthold Tribal Panel Wants to Regulate Oil Development

Tribal leaders on the Fort Berthold Reservation are taking the law into their own hands. They’ve formed the West Segment Regulatory Commission, a five-member board that intends to regulate things like oil drilling, background checks, and drug testing. Full story from the Associated Press.

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MHA: Tribal Demonstrators Seek Changes

A group of demonstrators were exercising their right to free speech yesterday with the hopes of changing the behavior of the tribal government. Among their concerns are new accounting practices, a reduction in the size of government, and fewer restrictions on voting.

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Canada: New Program Has First Nations’ Reading Scores Soaring

In Canada, Native Americans are referred to as ‘First Nations’, and the challenges within these communities are the same. In 2010, Canada made a point of improving reading and writing skills among First Nations with a new program and the results are impressive.

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Citizens Voice Concerns at Turtle Mountain Council Meeting

Citizens of the Turtle Mountain Reservation have some concerns about their local leadership and they’re taking steps to solve their problem.

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Hoeven: Bureau of Indian Education Must Implement Better Financial Oversight

— Official News Release, Senator Hoeven — At a hearing of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee last week, Senator John Hoeven pressed Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Director Charles “Monty” Roessel to implement better oversight of federal funding for Native American schools run by the agency. Hoeven’s comments came in response to a Government Accountability

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