Federal Appeals Court Takes Another Look At Native American Adoption LawA 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian children was getting a second look Wednesday from a federal appeals court in New Orleans.
TSA Agents To Get Training After Native Church's LawsuitA wooden box carried an eagle feather and bone whistle, a gourd rattle and a feather fan — items that carry spiritual energy and are used in Native American religious ceremonies.
Minnesota Lawmakers Want Your Opinion On Art In The State CapitolThe group that oversees the three-year Capitol restoration is asking Minnesotans to take an online survey that raises the possibility of significant changes not just to the art on display that some consider offensive, but also installing more modern art that reflects Minnesota today.
Should Art In The State Capitol Be Saved, Shelved or Created New?The group that oversees the three-year Capitol restoration is asking Minnesotans to take an online survey that raises the possibility of significant changes not just to the art on display that some consider offensive, but also installing more modern art that reflects Minnesota today.
Native American Paintings Get Hard Look Amid Capitol RepairsA group of lawmakers and experts guiding the state Capitol's renovation is discussing how to overhaul the building's art collection that some believe unfairly depicts Native Americans.
Twin Cities Recognize Indigenous People’s DayIn most cities around the country, Monday was Columbus Day. But in Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as a few other cities, it was Indigenous People’s Day.
South Dakota Native American Tribe To Open First Ever Marijuana ResortA small South Dakota Native American tribe is taking on a new venture to attract tourism. The Santee Sioux are opening the nation's first marijuana resort on its reservation.
Mille Lacs Band Of Ojibwe Agrees To Halt Netting Due To Walleye CrisisWith the Minnesota state fish in crisis, a Native American tribe Friday said it would not net walleye on Lake Mille Lacs next year.
Minnesota Tribe Donates To South Dakota Language ProgramOglala Lakota College in western South Dakota has received a grant of $25,000 from a Native American tribe in Minnesota to help fund the school's Lakota language immersion program.
Good Question: How Did Minnesota Get Its Name?On May 11, 1858, Minnesota officially became the 32nd state. So, Cassandra from Cannon Falls asks: How did Minnesota get its name? Good Question.
Tensions Mount In Aftermath Of Shooting By SD Police OfficerSome Rapid City Native American leaders are upset they were left out of a meeting Monday with Mayor Sam Kooiker over the death of a tribal member who was shot and killed by a Rapid City police officer because he allegedly charged at the officer with a knife.
SD Native Community Mourns Police Shooting VictimMembers of Rapid City's Native American community are mourning the death of a man who was shot and killed by a police officer after allegedly attacking the officer with a knife.
Minn. Legal Scholar Among 2014 MacArthur 'Genius Grant' Winners A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants." The Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced on Wednesday the 2014 recipients, who will each receive $625,000 to spend any way they like.
Charges Dropped Against Some In ‘Operation Squarehook’A U.S. District Court judge is dismissing charges against five Native American defendants who were accused of poaching walleye from northern Minnesota lakes and selling them on the black market. The five are among the dozens of people charged last spring following an extensive undercover operation by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and tribal fish and game agents. The two-year sting was code named "Operation Squarehook," in reference to the nets used to capture large numbers of game fish.
Police: Man Missing From Black Bear Casino Has Been FoundThe missing 22-year-old man who's been gone since Monday was found safe on Thursday evening. Authorities said Robert Bueno Jr. had last been seen at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton, Minn., in the early hours of Sept. 9. Family was concerned for his welfare. It was unclear how he left the casino.