Former U.S. attorneys in Dakotas head Indian law group | Grand Forks Herald

Former U.S. attornies Tim Purdon (ND) and Brendan Johnson (SD) have formed a law practice with the intention of representing tribes and other Native American clients. Full story from the Grand Forks Herald.

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Montana Moves to Save Indigenous Languages from Extinction

Governor Steve Bullock signed into law two bills that will work to protect modern Montana’s connection to its Native American past. His quote, “[Native American languages]…┬árepresent the culture and history of our entire state.”

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Fighting Sioux Nickname Supporters Still Fighting

A group organized on Facebook going by name ‘The Sioux Were Silenced‘ has received strong support in its early days. You can get a more complete┬ástory on the group in this article from the Grand Forks Herald or check out their video below.    

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Eye on Energy: Fracking Regulations and Federal Land

KX News takes a closer look at the impact new federal regulations will have on oil development — particularly on the Fort Berthold Reservation.

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Drug Explosion Follows Oil Boom on Fort Berthold

We all know that with prosperity come problems that we weren’t expecting, and increased drug use — especially on the Fort Berthold Reservation — is one of them. Cindy Carcamo reporting for the L.A. Times goes in depth to provide a personal perspective on the problem.

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Hoeven Announces Nearly $17 Million in Funding for Rural, Tribal Water Projects

— Official News Release, Senator John Hoeven Senator John Hoeven today announced that the Bureau of Reclamation has awarded the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, Garrison Diversion Unit in North Dakota an additional $10.3 million in funding to build and improve water supply systems in a number of North Dakota and tribal communities. The senator said

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