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Using ‘Blanket Exercise’ to spread awareness about Indigenous communities

Lutheran Social Services ND partners with F–M Missing & Murdered Indigenous People Taskforce

FARGO, N.D. — For Amanda Vivier, also known as ChokeCherry Woman from the Turtle Mountain Reservation, being targeted is an everyday occurrence. “I’ve had people follow me around in the stores. We deal with those things every day,” said Vivier, a member of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Taskforce. Those at the Taskforce say a lack of awareness and…

F-M Crossroads Powwow Healing One Family’s Spirit, Helps Others to Express Their Culture

Singers receive an $8,000 grand prize and first place dancers are awarded $1,000

FARGO, N.D. — Some wounds never heal but one family has found their saving grace with a little help from the beat of a drum. “We lost our daughter nine years ago. My husband tried to think of something we could do as a family to strengthen ourselves, be together as a family, because when we’re singing and doing this,…

Man Honored for His Devotion to Others this Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Gladys Ray's granddaughter says she was a constant in the community

FARGO, N.D. — As many celebrated Indigenous Peoples’ Day, dozens from around North Dakota came to Fargo to observe the holiday. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us why one man was honored for devoting his life to taking care of others. A room filled with culture, appreciation, and family… …where tribal flags are presented and blessings heard… …provides hope for the…

Savanna Greywind One Year Later: Looking Back on the Tragedy that Changed the Community

One year later, we look back on the ups and downs and shed light on missing and murdered indigenous women.

FARGO, N.D. — One year ago, the Fargo Police department asked for your help in finding missing 22 year old Savanna Greywind. One year later, we look back on the tragedy that many say changed the community and shed light on missing and murdered indigenous women. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen takes us through the ups and downs, the searches and the…

Stopping the Increase of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The Native American community in Fargo lost one of their own this year and many other women are stilling missing throughout North Dakota

FARGO, ND — The Native American community in Fargo lost one of their own this year and many other women are stilling missing throughout North Dakota. The community is trying to stop the increase of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. The rate of violent crime for Native Americans is twice the national average. “It’s really happening right here in Fargo….

Hundreds Attend Funeral for Savanna Greywind in Fargo

Mayor Mahoney said the entire community lost a daughter

FARGO, ND — Hundreds of mourners, many of them wearing red shirts, gathered to remember Savanna Greywind. The funeral at First Assembly Church for the 22-year-old included Native American songs and prayer and tributes from Spirit Lake Tribal Chairwoman Myra Pearson and Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney. Pearson said she couldn’t find the words to express what happened, but says it…

Vigil for Savanna Greywind Held on MSUM Campus

Anyone attending was encouraged to wear red in honor of Savanna

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The American Indian Student Association at MSUM is bringing the community together with a vigil on campus. More than 100 people showed up to the prayer ceremony to show their condolences for the family and to unite as a community. Anyone attending was encouraged to wear red in honor of Savanna. The prayer circle brought all different…

Pipeline Protests Outside Trump Hotel

Protesters are still rallying against the Dakota Access Pipeline and other controversial pipeline projects.

Protesters are still rallying against the Dakota Access Pipeline and other controversial pipeline projects. Including shutting down traffic in our nation’s capital. Singing, dancing and holding up traffic, protesters say they’re not backing down in the pipeline fight. The push back has lasted more than a year, and indigenous people and allies are still protesting the Dakota Access and Keystone…