Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

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…

North Dakota and Standing Rock to Develop Pipeline Spill Plan

Tribal leaders recently requested a response plan and resources to prepare for a spill.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The State of North Dakota will work with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to help develop a response plan for potential spill of the Dakota Access pipeline. State Emergency Services Director Cody Schulz said tribal leaders recently requested a response plan and resources to prepare for a spill near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Schulz on Monday told a…

Judge Allows Tribe to Intervene on Proposed DAPL Expansion

Administrative Law Judge Tim Dawson approved the tribe's petition for status as an intervenor.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A judge is allowing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to intervene on a proposed expansion of the Dakota Access pipeline. Administrative Law Judge Tim Dawson approved the tribe’s petition for status as an intervenor Thursday in the case before the Public Service Commission. Dawson’s order says there was no opposition to the petition. Texas-based Energy Transfer wants to double…

Standing Rock Sioux To Show Support For Native Hawaiians During Telescope Dispute

Many of them consider Mauna Kea Volcano to be sacred land

MAUNA KEA, HI — Standing Rock Sioux tribal members are showing solidarity with Native Hawaiians who oppose the construction of a huge telescope on the Mauna Kea volcano. At least 34 people, mostly elders, were arrested as officials tried to start building the 1.6 billion dollar telescope again. Many of them consider Mauna Kea to be sacred land. Standing Rock…

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Joins Opioid Lawsuit

The tribe joins several other tribes in suing major opioid manufacturers and distributors.

BISMARCK, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is joining several tribes nationwide in suing major opioid manufacturers and distributors. The tribe filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in North Dakota against 24 defendants in the opioid industry. It alleges companies used false and misleading advertising and failed to prevent drug diversion. The lawsuit also alleges that opioid…