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The flags of North Dakota's five tribal nations are displayed outside Gov. Doug Burgum's office Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. John Hageman / Forum News Service

Kudos to Governor Doug Burgum for Displaying Tribal Flags

Kudos to Governor Doug Burgum for Displaying Tribal Flags

I meant to write about this yesterday, but one of the best moments of Governor Doug Burgum’s State of the State address to lawmakers was his  decision to announce that his office will be displaying the flags of North Dakota’s Native American tribes. “Gov. Doug Burgum’s announcement that his office would display the flags of

State Senator Richard Marcellais, a Democrat from Rolla, speaks in favor of his bill to require the display of tribal flags at the North Dakota capitol.

Fashion Criticism Is Outrageous, but Threatening Violence Is OK?

Recently Rep. Kevin Cramer set off something of a firestorm of outrageous outrage when he insulted a group of Democratic women who wore white to to a joint session of Congress. Their intent was to imply that Trump is out to deny women the right to vote or something (the stunt was in solidarity with the

Three Affiliated Tribes chairman Mark Fox testifies before lawmakers in 2015. (MIKE McCLEARY, Bismarck Tribune)

Audio: Tribal Leader on Carlson’s Casino Bill: “I’ll Never Try to Explain Exactly What He’s Thinking in His Head”

Last week House Majority Leader Al Carlson dropped a bit of a bombshell on state politics. He announced a proposed constitutional amendment which would allow the state government to operate up to a half dozen casinos. The state already has five casinos operated by tribal governments in Indian country, in addition to a limited amount

State Senator Richard Marcellais, a Democrat from Rolla, speaks in favor of his bill to require the display of tribal flags at the North Dakota capitol.

Senate Votes Down Bill Which Would Have Allowed Display of Tribal Flags at the North Dakota Capitol

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a newspaper column pointing out a couple of bills which lawmakers could pass to help ease some tensions with our state’s tribal communities after the bruising fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline. One was SB2286 introduced by state Sen. Richard Marcellais, a Democrat from Belcourt and member of

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