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Documenters group in Bismarck wants more eyes on local governments

Posted on AllSides May 21st, 2024
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A nonprofit online news outlet is working to put the public back in public meetings. Buffalo’s Fire, a Native-led news organization based in Bismarck, and the Indigenous Media Freedom Alliance are bringing a program called the Documenters Network to North Dakota. The program involves training (and paying) community members to attend local government meetings and take notes, with summaries of meetings published online, the North Dakota Monitor reported. “This really does put the power back into the people’s hands to hold our elected officials accountable,” said Alicia Hegland-Thorpe, Bismarck Documenters...

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