U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $725,000 in American Rescue Plan Funds to Support Development of Wind Farm on Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Reservation in North Dakota
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $725,000 grant to the Standing Rock Renewable Energy Authority, Fort Yates, North Dakota, for planning, evaluation, and design of the proposed Aneptu Wi Wind Farm.
SAGE is assessing the potential environmental impacts associated with developing the Anpetu Wi wind project. As recommended in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS’s) Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines (WEG), SAGE is using a “tiered approach” to identify, avoid, and minimize effects of the proposed project on the environment and species of concern. SAGE is […]
What do you do when all your options for school kind of suck? That was the question some folks on the Standing Rock Reservation found themselves asking a couple of years ago. Young people were being harassed in public schools, and adults were worried that their kids weren’t learning important tenets of Lakota culture. So finally, a group of educators and parents decided to start a brand new school, unlike any others in the region.
EXCLUSIVE: Two Leading National Native American Organizations Support Judge Jackson’s Confirmation to U.S. Supreme Court
In a letter released on Monday, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) expressed their support for nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to become an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
A Native American play goes on a major national tour with an unusual offer: Native Americans attend free
It’s a pioneering theatrical effort with an unusual twist: a national tour of a solo show by a Native American artist, that requires each participating theater to sign an agreement to abolish the practice of “redface” and admit free anyone who identifies as a Native person.
On March 20, Grand Gateway Hotel co-owner Connie Uhre commented on a post made by Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender’s Facebook that Native Americans would no longer be allowed on the property, including “Cheers,” a popular bar attached to the hotel. Uhre’s comment came after a late night shooting at the hotel that resulted in a young Lakota man being taken to the intensive care unit at the local hospital. In response, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairwoman Janet Alkire has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, noting the ban is a violation of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution and the 1964 Civil Rights Act