North Dakota Senate Race
Cook’s Political Report: Lean R
Incumbent: Heidi Heitkamp (D)
Opponent: Kevin Cramer (R)
We also feature candidate for State Senate Ruth Buffalo (D). Here is her website: https://www.ruth4nd.com
Places to See:
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women - Resources
For background on this story we spoke to Caroline Doenmez, PHD candidate working on issues surrounding missing and murdered Indigenous women in the Winnipeg region. She was able to provide us with a detailed list of resources on missing and murdered Indigenous Women. .
The Loretta Saunders Community Scholarship (which provides financial support to young Indigenous female students):
The Changing Woman Initiative (a few Native American midwives are trying to establish the first Native birthing center in the US)
Annita Lucchesi (Native PhD student who is mapping MMIW):
Violence On the Land, Violence On Our Bodies Building an Indigenous Response to Environmental Violence
Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg) "Not Murdered, Not Missing"
Places to Eat:
What to eat to understand this place:
Knoephla: dumplings floating inside a creamy potato soup. Is it vichissoisse or is it gnocchi? Or is it gnocchi inside vichissoisse? Not sure, but it is definitely an immigrant recipe that has taken hold of a state. German immigrants arriving in the late 19th c. using the most basic ingredient list - potatoes, flour, milk, and chicken broth, served it in their homes, and now it’s a North Dakota restaurant staple. Knoephla surprised us; the first bowl we tried, in the Hodo Restaurant, was luxurious and delicate. We see how this can be could be either sublime or ridiculous. Here’s a recipe if you’re interested in trying it: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/knoephla-soup/.
A cookbook that reflects the Indigenous communities in the Upper Midwest:
The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, by Sean Sherman with Beth Dooley