NATIVE AMERICAN

Three More Native American Tribes Join Opioid Lawsuit

Allegations include deceptive marketing and fraud

  REGIONAL — Three more Native American tribes in the Dakotas are suing opioid manufacturers and distributors. The tribes allege that they concealed and minimized the addiction risk of prescription drugs. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate sued 24 opioid industry groups in federal court on Monday. The lawsuit follows more than 70…

Savanna’s Act Hearing Held in Washington, D.C.

If is named for Savanna Greywind of Fargo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Savanna’s Act gets a hearing at the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Senator Heidi Heitkamp to help address the epidemic of missing and murdered Native American women. If is named for Savanna Greywind of Fargo. The eight months pregnant woman was kidnapped and killed in August. Two…

Savanna’s Act Focus of Hearing for the Senate Indian Affairs Committee

It is named for Savanna Greywind of Fargo

  FARGO, ND — The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on Savanna’s Act. The bill was introduced earlier this month by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp to help address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women. It is named for Savanna Greywind of Fargo. She was 8-months pregnant when she went missing in August. Her baby was…

Sen. Heitkamp Introduces “Savanna’s Act” for Protection of Native American Women

She was the pregnant Fargo woman who was killed and whose baby was taken

FARGO, ND — Federal legislation aimed at protecting Native American women and girls from violence, abduction and human trafficking is named for Savanna Greywind. She was the pregnant Fargo woman who was killed and whose baby was taken. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp introduced Savanna’s Act in Washington, D.C. The legislation would improve tribal access to certain federal crime information databases. Heitkamp…

Sen. Heitkamp Introduces Savanna’s Act

The legislation would improve tribal access to certain federal crime information databases.

WASHINGTON – Federal legislation aimed at protecting Native American women and girls from violence, abduction and human trafficking is named for Savanna Greywind, the pregnant Fargo woman who was killed and whose baby was taken. U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp introduced Savanna’s Act Thursday in Washington. The legislation would improve tribal access to certain federal crime information databases. Heitkamp says that…

Archambault Says He’ll be an Advocate, Despite Being Voted Out of Office

Faith says he's not sure how big of an issue that was in the campaign

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The Standing Rock Sioux chairman has been voted out of office. Dave Archambault got 37 percent of the vote in Wednesday’s tribal election and Mike Faith got 63 percent. Archambault conceded defeat saying he’ll “continue to advocate for the issues facing our community.” His call earlier this year for large-scale Dakota Access pipeline protest camps…

Public Gathering for Healing at Island Park for Greywind Family

Anyone who felt emotionally affected by what happened to Greywind was welcome

FARGO, ND — It’s a time for emotional healing in Island Park. Family members, friends and people who feel affected by what happened to Savanna Greywind gathered for a ceremony to remember her. It’s been just over one month since Savanna Greywind went missing. “A space for people to come together for healing,” said Ruth Bufalo of the Fargo Native American…

Hello, Ska! Chahinkapa Zoo Acquires White Bison

Ska is named for the Native American word for white

  WAHPETON, ND — The Chahinkapa Zoo has acquired a white bison from a ranch in Selfridge. The yearling has been named “Ska” and weighs between 600 and 700 pounds. Ska is named for the Native American word for white. The animal is considered spiritually significant in several Native American religions. The zoo curator says Ska is unique because he’s…

Police Describe the Discovery of Savanna Greywind’s Body

They said it started when kayakers came across what appeared to be a body wrapped in plastic

HARWOOD, ND — The case of a missing pregnant woman in Fargo has reached a tragic end. Police said the body of Savanna Greywind was found and identified Sunday night. On Saturday, August 19th, Savanna Greywind went missing inside her own apartment building. She was eight months pregnant at the time. Five days after, a live infant believed to be…

Greywind’s Family, Volunteers Begin Search of Buffalo River State Park

Volunteers came to the park to begin searching with Savanna's boyfriend and family members

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — Family members say they were given information that an unknown signal was detected coming from within Buffalo River State Park. Police in Clay County are not conducting a search there at this time, so some decided to take it into their own hands. Volunteers came to the park to begin searching with Savanna’s boyfriend and family…