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Judge throws out Minnesota proposal intended to protect wild rice

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Star Tribune By: Josephine Marcotty Posted: 1/12/2018 Environmentalists, industry had opposed sulfate formula as unworkable, costly. Industry and environmental groups — incongruously — both celebrated the same major victory Thursday after an administrative law judge threw out a proposed state rule to protect wild rice in Minnesota. The proposed rule, which has sparked fierce political fights and multiple lawsuits since...
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MN Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Suing Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioid Crisis

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KVRR By: TJ Nelson Posted: 12/20/2017 MORE THAN 20 DRUG MANUFACTURERS AND DISTRIBUTORS ARE BEING SUED BY THE TRIBE IN FEDERAL COURT WHITE EARTH, Minn. — White Earth Reservation is reporting seven overdose related calls over the weekend with two resulting in deaths. White Earth Police Department along with the Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Department are both encouraging users to seek...
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Editorial: Minnesota should take tangible steps to improve Native rights

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Minnesota Daily By: Editorial Board Posted: 12/04/2017 Recently, President Donald Trump welcomed three veterans of the “code talker” program to the White House for an event honoring their service. After one of the survivors and a former chairman of the Navajo Nation gave a brief address, President Trump made some garbled comments and insulted Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.,...
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Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ swipe raises the long history of problems between the government and Native Americans

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Los Angeles Times

By: Jaweed Kaleem

Posted: 11/28/2017

  When President Trump called Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” this week during a ceremony honoring Navajo war veterans, he didn’t just ignite a controversy over whether he used a racial slur against an opponent. Trump also reopened a broader conversation about the federal government’s uneasy relationship with, and abusive treatment of,...
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DOI Secretary names Director of Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Native Times By: DOI Media Release Posted: 10/16/2017   Cherokee citizen to lead agency serving 567 Tribal communities WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced the selection of Bryan Rice, a veteran federal administrator and citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, as the new Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the federal agency...
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Legislation aims to reduce violence against Native American women

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Ruidoso News By: Ruidoso News Report Posted: 10/09/2017 Native American women are murdered at 10 times the national average U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a Democrat from New Mexico, joined in introducing legislation to combat the epidemic of murdered and missing Native women and girls. The co-sponsors include U.S. Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.). Native women are murdered at...
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Prescription opioids killed 186 people in Minn. last year. What can be done to stop their abuse?

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Pioneer Press By: Christopher Magan Posted: 10/7/2017, Updated 10/10/2017 at 5:42 pm Joe Nickelson and Tom Johnson never thought they’d end up shooting heroin. Dave Baker never imagined he’d lose his 25-year-old son Dan to a heroin overdose. But prescription opioids hooked all three. “It’s the devil’s drug. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone,” said Johnson. “It took 10 years from my...
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Mad Scientist: Ojibwe Doctor Named Physician of the Year

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Indian Country Media Network By: Konnie LeMay Posted: 08/06/2017 Ojibwe doctor Arne Vainio never expected to be anybody’s hero. Heck, he never took it for granted that he’d live long enough to get through high school, let alone finish medical school, marry the love of his life, raise a son and become a family-practice physician at the Fond du...
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