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Native American Tribes Came to MSUM for a Powwow

Friends and family came together for the 28th annual powwow

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Drums were booming throughout MSUM for the 28th annual Celebration of the Woodlands and High Plains Traditional Powwow. The powwow was setup for a time to celebrate and renew friendship. They’re also celebrating the educational experiences of American Indian higher education and the sharing of tribal cultures in the F-M area. The event featured many styles of…

Judge Refuses Tribes’ Request to Stop Oil from Flowing into Dakota Access pipeline

Boasberg says a "critical factor'' is the tribes' appeal is unlikely to succeed

  MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — A federal judge has refused to head off the imminent flow of oil in the disputed Dakota Access pipeline. Judge James Boasberg has denied a request by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes to stop oil from flowing while they appeal his earlier decision allowing pipeline construction to finish. Boasberg says a “critical…

Protesters, American Indians Gather in Washington D.C. for March

On Friday, a two mile march is planned to the White House, where a rally is scheduled

  WASHINGTON D.C. — American Indians are gathering in Washington, D.C. to march on the White House. There will be four days of protests against the Trump administration and the Dakota Access pipeline. Starting Tuesday, tribal members and supporters plan to camp each day on the National Mall, with tee-pees, a ceremonial fire, cultural workshops and speakers. On Friday, a…

Tribes Face Setback for DAPL Construction in Washington D.C.

THE CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX AND STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBES ARE IN COURT, HOPING TO GET A JUDGE TO HALT CONSTRUCTION ON THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE--KELLY WANG REPORTS FROM WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON D.C. — It’s another setback for the Cheyenne River Sioux and Standing Rock Sioux tribes in court. A judge in Washington D.C. has rejected a request by the tribes to halt construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline until their lawsuit over the project is resolved. A U.S. District Court Judge has rejected a request to temporarily stop construction…

North Dakota Tribes To Charge Higher Tax On Oil Production

The state's three tribes say they never agreed to the lower tax rate

NORTH DAKOTA — North Dakota’s Three Affiliated Tribes say they will charge a higher tax than the state for oil production on reservation property. Tribal leaders say they never agreed to a change Legislature made in 2015 which abolished some price–based incentives for a lower tax rate. They say this increased rate will pay for the consequences of oil production…