NATIVE AMERICAN

Vice President Kamala Harris meets with Native American leaders to discuss voting rights

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Native American leaders from several states are meeting with Vice President Kamala Harris to shed light on voting rights and the challenges Native Americans face at the polls. The meeting focused on the Native American Voting Rights Act and the Biden Administration’s push to expand ballot access. Prairie Rose Seminole representing North Dakota says early access…

Search for Missing Man in Becker County

Dillon Christianson / Becker County Sheriff’s Office FacebookBECKER CO., Minn. — Becker County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 20-year-old Dillon Christianson of Ponsford. They say Christianson was reported missing around 5 Tuesday afternoon. He was last seen walking on County Highway 26, southeast of Ponsford around 3 pm. Christianson has been diagnosed with Autism, ADHD and is diabetic. The Native…

Colleges commemorate Martin Luther King Jr day with virtual lectures

NDSU and Concordia College help shine light on racial injustices within the community

FARGO, N.D.-MOORHEAD – In light of Martin Luther King Jr day, College campuses throughout the metro are using the holiday to bring awareness to racial injustices throughout the community. Many of the textbooks that educated us do not touch on Martin Luther King Jr’s pursuit later in his life to bring attention to the atrocities faced by all marginalized groups…

Native American Commission Celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day at NDSU

Groundbreaking ceremony unveils new garden.

FARGO, N.D. – The Fargo Native Commission co-hosts the fifth annual Indigenous People’s Day opening ceremony at North Dakota State University. The celebration broke ground on the new location of the Grandmother Earth’s Gift of Life Garden. It will be near the Memorial Wall on the southwest side of campus. The garden will help feature indigenous culture within the community….

YWCA hosts discussion on race ahead of Indigenous Peoples Day

FARGO-MOORHEAD – The YWCA Cass Clay ‘s Racial Justice Committee hosts a community conversation about race with a particular focus on Native women. One of the topics asked participants to mention words they have heard people use to describe Native American women. Some of the responses include redskin, savage, dumb and lazy. The organizers say events like these provide an…

First Time Marcher Joins Community In Demanding Justice For Vanessa Guillen

She says Vanessa's story inspired her to take to the streets

FARGO-MOORHEAD – “How can this be happening to our soldiers?” That’s the question Martha Castañon asked herself after learning about Vanessa Guillen’s story and the thousand of others that came soon after on social media. “It doesn’t matter if you’re white, Black, Brown, Asian, Native American. These are our soldiers that are going into the service and they should be…

North Dakota, Tribes Reach Settlement Over Voter ID Lawsuit

The proposed federal consent decree was announced Thursday.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota has reached a proposed settlement with American Indians who sued over the state’s voter ID laws. The proposed federal consent decree announced jointly Thursday by tribal lawyers and the state comes after a federal judge ruled tribes have a right to challenge the state’s requirement that voters have ID with a verified street address. Native Americans have…

Gov. Burgum Adopts Rules for Tribal Voter Identification

A public hearing and public comment period will be held.

BISMARCK, N.D.–Governor Doug Burgum officially adopted Secretary of State Al Jaeger’s emergency rules related to tribal ID’s for Native American voters on Wednesday. The new rules will allow the state to incorporate the use of tribal ID’s for Native American voters into the statewide electronic pollbook project that was implemented in 2019. The rules address the documentation that constitutes a…

Moorhead celebrates first-ever Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The city passed a resolution in July to mark it an official holiday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The city of Moorhead celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an official holiday for the first time. The city council passed a resolution in July to mark the second Monday of every October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Moorhead Mayor Jonathan Judd says this is a celebration that “knows no geographical boundaries.” Events throughout the day like a prayer…