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Senate votes down bill to allow display of tribal flags at N.D. capitol


February 9, 2017

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 the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. If passed it would have stipulated that the flags of North Dakota’s five recognized Indian tribes be displayed in the House and Senate chambers as well as in the chambers of the state Supreme Court.


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