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Indian Tribe Recognition Process Overhauled

The Obama administration is making it easier for some Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition, addressing a longstanding grievance of many Native Americans. The new regulation being announced Monday updates a 37-year-old process that has been roundly criticized as broken because of the many years and mounds of paperwork that went into each application.

06/29/2015

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Minn. Couple Challenges Native American Adoption Law

Native American parents John and Jane Doe — as their lawyer calls them — want a better life for their child. Attorney Mark Fiddler says the child is already living with the soon-to-be adoptive white parents, but the adoption is no guarantee.

06/09/2015

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Dakotas Universities Work To Boost American Indian Studies

American Indian studies programs at four universities in the Dakotas are collaborating to boost the quality of their offerings to students, raise awareness of Native American issues and help ensure their own futures.

04/15/2015

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Minneapolis Council Votes To Rename Columbus Day

It’s been debated for years, but now the city of Minneapolis is looking at legally renaming Columbus Day. It’s been a federal holiday since 1937, though not all states observe it.

04/25/2014

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Hundreds March In Protest Of Redskins ‘Racist’ Name

American Indian activists and others plan to demonstrate against the Washington Redskins’ nickname ahead of the team’s game against the Minnesota Vikings Thursday night. The groups plan to march to the Metrodome for a rally.

11/07/2013

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Quirk In Health Law May Affect Some Native Americans In Minn.

A wrinkle in the federal Affordable Care Act that could affect tens of thousands of people who consider themselves Native Americans nationwide isn’t expected to hit many in Minnesota.

05/15/2013

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Hundreds Attend Native American Protest At MOA

The group Idle No More held a major gathering early Saturday evening at the Mall of America. Idle is a protest movement focusing on the rights and interests of the First Nations peoples of Canada and Native Americans.

12/29/2012

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Minn. Art Exhibit Explores U.S.-Dakota War

A Minneapolis art gallery is opening an exhibit by Native American artists reflecting on the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.

07/28/2012

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Tribes Want Federal Regulation Of Internet Gaming

With some states readying to start online gambling, Native American tribal leaders are calling on the federal government to step in as it did with brick-and-mortar gambling and establish regulations that ensure tribes get a piece of the action without having their revenue taxed and their sovereignty compromised.

07/26/2012

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Crunch Time For Minnesota Pow-Wows

Summertime is pow-wow season bringing traditions to life. American Indian dancers, drummers and vendors usually travel from pow-wow to pow-wow across the country. Right now it’s crunch time for Minnesota pow-wows.

06/15/2012

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Minn. Holds First-Ever Indian Education Summit

The Minnesota Department of Education is holding a first-ever American Indian Education Summit aimed at reducing barriers facing the state’s Indian students.

01/09/2012

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Mdewakanton Sioux Make $755K In Education Donations

An American Indian community is reaching out to help support education.

11/29/2011

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Report Shares Tales Of American Indian Sex Victims

Advocates for sexual assault victims are releasing a report about the horrors of American Indian women who have been forced into prostitution.

10/27/2011

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Minn. Tribal Groups Rally Against Gambling Bills

Minnesota bar owners who hope to increase their menu of gambling options, and tribal casino interests who oppose it, clashed at the state Capitol Tuesday as both sides tried to claim they want to create and protect jobs.

04/26/2011

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Mayo Clinic To Expand Outreach To American Indians

The Mayo Clinic has been awarded $6 million to expand cancer prevention and outreach to American Indian and Alaska Native patients.

11/27/2010