Feds Tap New Director For Indian Education AgencyFederal officials named a new director Wednesday to head a troubled agency that funds and manages scores of schools for Native American students and has been beset by scandal, funding shortfalls and safety hazards at the facilities.
UND Degree Program Aims To Meet Demand For Social WorkersThe University of North Dakota is taking steps to help address an expected increase in demand for social workers, with a new degree program and a collaboration with an American Indian tribe.
Indian Tribe Recognition Process OverhauledThe 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.
Minn. Couple Challenges Native American Adoption LawNative 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.
Dakotas Universities Work To Boost American Indian StudiesAmerican 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.
Minneapolis Council Votes To Rename Columbus DayIt'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.
Hundreds March In Protest Of Redskins ‘Racist’ NameAmerican 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.
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.
Hundreds Attend Native American Protest At MOAThe 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.
Minn. Art Exhibit Explores U.S.-Dakota WarA Minneapolis art gallery is opening an exhibit by Native American artists reflecting on the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
Tribes Want Federal Regulation Of Internet GamingWith 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.
Crunch Time For Minnesota Pow-WowsSummertime 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.