NATIVE AMERICAN

Governor Burgum Thanks First Native Veterans Honor Flight Members

The flight departed Monday from Bismarck Airport and will return Tuesday night

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum helped send off 100 military veterans on the first North Dakota Native Veterans Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. The flight to see the memorials in their honor includes representation from all five tribal nations in North Dakota. The flight departed from Bismarck Airport and will return Tuesday night. About 155 people are making the trip,…

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,…

Indigenous Peoples’ Day POW WOW Connects Them to Their Ancestors, Future Generations

A traditional indigenous meal was served before the celebration

FARGO, N.D. — A beat that feeds the soul. “It’s blissful. It makes me feel happy,” Paula Howling Wolf said.  And a song is all it takes to connect these indigenous brothers and sisters to their ancestors. “That’s like one of the magnets bringing us all together,” Howling Wolf said. “We want to celebrate the people that came before us, our…

Hawley Elementary Recess Cut Short Due To Wanted Fugitive In The Area

A Clay County K9 was brought in but officers could not find Cody Littleghost

HAWLEY, Minn. — The lunch recess at Hawley Elementary was cut short and the school was put on administrative lock-down due to a wanted fugitive. 31-year-old Cody Littleghost ran on foot in the 800 block of 9th Street around 12:20 this afternoon. A Clay County K9 was brought in but officers could not find Littleghost. The Native American man is 6’2″…

Woman Accused of Bogus Native American Adoptions Turns Herself In

Betty Jo Krenz of Woodworth is accused of taking money for adoptions and never following through

STUTSMAN COUNTY, N.D. — A Jamestown area woman wanted for bogus adoptions of Native American children has turned herself in. 47-year-old Betty Jo Krenz of Woodworth is accused of taking money for adoptions and never following through. Several families say she used her background as a Spirit Lake social worker to produce phony adoption papers. Krenz told one woman that…

Grand Forks Police Seek Menards Armed Robbery Suspect

Menards staff confronted the male and he pulled out a knife

GRAND FORKS, N.D. —  Police in Grand Forks are investigating what they are calling an armed robbery at Menards. The initial investigation determined an unknown male entered the business, selected multiple items and put them in a cart. The male then exited the store without paying for the items around 7:55 p.m. Sunday. Menards staff confronted the male and he…

Man Runs From Traffic Stop In Grand Forks, Two Others Arrested

He is described as a Native American male with short hair about 6 feet tall and 190 pounds

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Police in Grand Forks are looking for a man who fled on foot after a pursuit early this morning. An officer attempted a traffic stop around 2:30 a.m. but the driver fled. After a short pursuit, two people in the vehicle were taken into custody without incident. However, a third person fled the scene on foot….

No Settlement Reached Between State And Native Americans Over Voting Laws

North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger says the closed-door meeting was unsuccessful

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota has failed to reach a settlement with a group of Native Americans over voter identification laws. Secretary of State Al Jaeger says the closed-door meeting Tuesday was unsuccessful, but “discussions may continue.” U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland criticized the state for raising a “litany of embellished concerns” about people taking advantage of his ruling that…

Crazy Horse’s Family Shares His Story More Than A Century Later

They came out with the book "Crazy Horse: Lakota Warrior and Legacy"

FARGO, N.D. — Crazy Horse is a Native American war leader who fought against the U.S. government in 1877 to protect the Lakota people’s land. More than a century later, Crazy Horse’s family is sharing their story with the Fargo community. Being a storyteller means that somebody has entrusted you to write their most personal experiences with not only truth, but…

Twelve Native American Tribes Gather for Annual Powwow at NDSU

The theme of the 29th annual gathering is "Celebrating Life. Creating the Future."

FARGO, N.D. — Twelve Native American tribes gathered at the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse at NDSU for the 29th annual Woodlands and High Plains Powwow. The theme of this year’s gathering is “Celebrating Life. Creating Our Future.” The twelve tribes hail from four different states, with some coming from Canada. Due to the cultural and spiritual aspects of the event, some view…