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Brandon Ecoffey: Republican lawmaker goes after the most vulnerable in Indian Country
Brandon Ecoffey: Republican lawmaker goes after the most vulnerable in Indian Country (January 25, 2017)

It isn't a stretch to say that the vast majority of people living on the Pine Ridge Reservation do not agree with the the absurdity of Rep. Elizabeth May's legislative proposals.


Lakota Country Times: Grants create opportunity on tribal lands in South Dakota
Lakota Country Times: Grants create opportunity on tribal lands in South Dakota (January 25, 2017)

Two organizations that work directly in Lakota Country received grants from the South Dakota Community Foundation and the Bush Foundation.


Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux community steps up to help those in need
Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux community steps up to help those in need (January 24, 2017)

The holiday season is generally a hard one for many of us.


Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe revives emergency management plan
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe revives emergency management plan (January 24, 2017)

When an emergency occurs on the Pine Ridge Reservation, the tribe's emergency management department needs to be ready for anything.


Denver American Horse: Ringing in a new year with our sovereignty
Denver American Horse: Ringing in a new year with our sovereignty (January 23, 2017)

We should start thinking about working towards becoming a stand alone independent country; no longer as wards of the federal government.


Lakota Country Times: New group takes action for youth on Pine Ridge Reservation
Lakota Country Times: New group takes action for youth on Pine Ridge Reservation (January 23, 2017)

There’s no sense creating a group to solve a problem if you’re not going to make the effort to seriously address the issue.


Lakota Country Times:  New Oglala Sioux leader encourages youth
Lakota Country Times: New Oglala Sioux leader encourages youth (January 20, 2017)

Newly-elected Oglala Sioux President Scott Weston encouraged young entrepreneurs at the Lakota Nation Invitational's business plan competition.


Vi Waln: Let's kick our smoking and tobacco habits in Indian Country
Vi Waln: Let's kick our smoking and tobacco habits in Indian Country (January 19, 2017)

Contrary to what you may believe, commercial tobacco is not ceremonial.


Lakota Country Times: Another year of big news in Lakota territory
Lakota Country Times: Another year of big news in Lakota territory (January 19, 2017)

Over the course of the last year Lakota Country has witnessed several events of a historical nature that will have a lasting impact.


Brandon Ecoffey: Be safe and be prepared as winter hits the Great Plains
Brandon Ecoffey: Be safe and be prepared as winter hits the Great Plains (January 18, 2017)

Although many of us are used to navigating the roads during this time of year it is always helpful to remember to prepare for the worst.


Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe opens homeless shelter
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe opens homeless shelter (January 18, 2017)

The opening of a shelter for people on the Rosebud Reservation came just in time to help locals stay warm and safe during a powerful blizzard.


Lakota Country Times: Historic decision for Indian Child Welfare Act
Lakota Country Times: Historic decision for Indian Child Welfare Act (January 17, 2017)

In a case that has national implications for the Indian Child Welfare Act, a federal judge has given one county in South Dakota very specific guidelines for how to conduct themselves.


Denver American Horse: Water protectors are always in my prayers
Denver American Horse: Water protectors are always in my prayers (December 19, 2016)

Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his column in the Lakota language


Brandon Ecoffey: A special look at the Lakota Nation Invitational
Brandon Ecoffey: A special look at the Lakota Nation Invitational (December 16, 2016)

It has been a year of ups and downs in Indian Country, luckily we still have the game we love.


Jenni Giovannetti: The war against Dakota Access is far from over
Jenni Giovannetti: The war against Dakota Access is far from over (December 16, 2016)

We have already been warned by Energy Transfer Partners that they will continue with the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Lakota Country Times: Bureau of Indian Affairs seizes Oglala citizen's cattle again
Lakota Country Times: Bureau of Indian Affairs seizes Oglala citizen's cattle again (December 15, 2016)

One Oglala Lakota rancher believes that his right to due process has been undermined by the Bureau of Indian Affairs' refusal to adhere to a tribal court ruling.


Delphine Red Shirt: Veterans show solidarity with Standing Rock
Delphine Red Shirt: Veterans show solidarity with Standing Rock (December 15, 2016)

Seeing the veterans arrive this cold December, to be a human shield for the water protectors is a true act of courage.


Lakota Country Times: Tournament isn't just about basketball
Lakota Country Times: Tournament isn't just about basketball (December 14, 2016)

Several important events based in Lakota culture have become fan favorites at the annual Lakota Nation Invitational.


Lakota Country Times: Red Cloud team stands out on the court
Lakota Country Times: Red Cloud team stands out on the court (December 14, 2016)

The Crusaders are as confident as ever as they look to qualify for their first state tournament appearance in nearly a decade.


Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge girls team aims for state title in South Dakota
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge girls team aims for state title in South Dakota (December 14, 2016)

After coming off one of its best seasons in years, the Little Wound Lady Mustangs seeded number two at the 40th annual Lakota Nation Invitational.


Lakota Country Times: Lower Brule team hopes to make splash at LNI
Lakota Country Times: Lower Brule team hopes to make splash at LNI (December 14, 2016)

The blossoming Lower Brule High School basketball program is looking to make a splash at this year's Lakota Nation Invitational.


Vi Waln: Stay vigilant because the Dakota Access Pipeline battle isn't over
Vi Waln: Stay vigilant because the Dakota Access Pipeline battle isn't over (December 14, 2016)

The drama and sensationalism drummed up by major news sources continues to cloud the real issue of why there is a huge gathering of human beings in North Dakota.


Lakota Country Times: Big Native basketball tournament opens in South Dakota
Lakota Country Times: Big Native basketball tournament opens in South Dakota (December 14, 2016)

The 40th annual Lakota Nation Invitational is set to be one of the biggest and best to date.


Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth compete in arts festival
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth compete in arts festival (December 13, 2016)

Little Wound School on the Pine Ridge Reservation qualified students in five categories for the 2016 South Dakota Oral Interpretation Festival.


Denver American Horse: Native veterans travel far for health care
Denver American Horse: Native veterans travel far for health care (December 12, 2016)

Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.


Lakota Country Times: Food sovereignty for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Lakota Country Times: Food sovereignty for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (December 12, 2016)

Shoppers across the Sicangu Nation will now have a little help in choosing healthy foods at the supermarket.


Brandon Ecoffey: Our reservation basketball coaches deserve better
Brandon Ecoffey: Our reservation basketball coaches deserve better (December 9, 2016)

When writing about community news it gets very difficult to not be affected by the stories we are sometimes to forced to cover.


Lakota Country Times: Rosebud housing program wins top award
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud housing program wins top award (December 9, 2016)

The Sicangu Wicoti Awayankapi, which serves as the housing authority for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, received a national award for developing electronic maps to improve services for tribal citizens.


Delphine Red Shirt: We must step up and take care of our children
Delphine Red Shirt: We must step up and take care of our children (December 8, 2016)

When a parent stops caring for that child, because of substance abuse or other issues, probably the proper word for these children is wablenica.


Lakota Country Times: Arrests made in three fatal Pine Ridge shootings
Lakota Country Times: Arrests made in three fatal Pine Ridge shootings (December 8, 2016)

Multiple arrests have been made in connection with the shooting deaths of three Oglala Lakota citizens who were gunned down in separate crimes.


Vi Waln: The #NoDAPL movement reminds them we are still here
Vi Waln: The #NoDAPL movement reminds them we are still here (December 7, 2016)

What we’ve all witnessed in person, as well as on social media video shared from Standing Rock, can only be described as evil.


Lakota Country Times: North Dakota county sheriff sued for excessive force
Lakota Country Times: North Dakota county sheriff sued for excessive force (December 7, 2016)

A lawsuit brought forth by a national lawyers guild is demanding an immediate injunction preventing law enforcement from continuing to deploy certain weapons against water protectors.


Lakota Country Times: New rule curbs waste of tribal resources
Lakota Country Times: New rule curbs waste of tribal resources (December 6, 2016)

After 30 years, the federal government has finally updated its regulations on venting, flaring, and leaks of natural gas.


Dana Lone Hill: Lakota prophecy warns of our water turning black
Dana Lone Hill: Lakota prophecy warns of our water turning black (December 5, 2016)

When I read comments from non Natives regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline it is kind of shocking to me how much people disregard water.


Lakota Country Times: 'Tanka Bar' company recognized as leader in world business community
Lakota Country Times: 'Tanka Bar' company recognized as leader in world business community (December 5, 2016)

A South Dakota-based Native American food company has been recognized as a Certified B Corporation by B Lab.


Brandon Ecoffey: Media gets it wrong on Dakota Access frontlines
Brandon Ecoffey: Media gets it wrong on Dakota Access frontlines (December 2, 2016)

Although I have largely been skeptical of the mainstream media for most of my life, I never fathomed that it could be as inaccurate as it has been when it comes to reporting on topics surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Lakota Country Times: Laced marijuana finds its way to Pine Ridge
Lakota Country Times: Laced marijuana finds its way to Pine Ridge (December 2, 2016)

On the Pine Ridge Reservation more and more tribal citizens are coming up ill after unknowingly smoking marijuana that has been laced with other drugs.


Vi Waln: Sacred fire burns at Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota
Vi Waln: Sacred fire burns at Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota (December 1, 2016)

No matter what faith you are affiliated with, please remember your Lakota relatives in your prayer.


Lakota Country Times: #NoDAPL kitchen in need of more supplies
Lakota Country Times: #NoDAPL kitchen in need of more supplies (December 1, 2016)

One of the main kitchens erected to support water protectors is in need of supplies.


Dana Lone Hill: A big 'wopila' to all the #NoDAPL water protectors
Dana Lone Hill: A big 'wopila' to all the #NoDAPL water protectors (November 30, 2016)

The water protectors went to help their brothers and sisters at Standing Rock to fight for water and the sacred land that is being desecrated by big oil companies.


Lakota Country Times: Herbalist brings medicine to Standing Rock #NoDAPL camps
Lakota Country Times: Herbalist brings medicine to Standing Rock #NoDAPL camps (November 30, 2016)

Anne White Hat, Sicangu Lakota Herbalist, created several remedies which were recently distributed to the Water Protectors residing in the #NoDAPL camps.


Brandon Ecoffey: Hemp can bring a better future for our tribal nations
Brandon Ecoffey: Hemp can bring a better future for our tribal nations (November 29, 2016)

Widespread hemp cultivation would be an immediate boost to employment and would also provide for a more sustainable use of our lands than beef production.


Delphine Red Shirt: #NoDAPL water protectors pray for everyone
Delphine Red Shirt: #NoDAPL water protectors pray for everyone (November 29, 2016)

When the protestors say they are protectors, they are. But more than, they are the miner’s canary for the entire region.


Lakota Country Times: Native youth finish 1400-mile run to Standing Rock
Lakota Country Times: Native youth finish 1400-mile run to Standing Rock (November 29, 2016)

'We’re doing this for the future to come,' runner Ricky Gray Grass said.


Denver American Horse: A change to Lakota language column
Denver American Horse: A change to Lakota language column (November 23, 2016)

Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, will still be writing in the Lakota language but is announcing a change in focus.


Lakota Country Times: Center debuts yoga classes on Rosebud Sioux Reservation
Lakota Country Times: Center debuts yoga classes on Rosebud Sioux Reservation (November 23, 2016)

Several local residents were invited to celebrate a grand opening by participating in the very first yoga class at the Nape Woapiye Holistic Center.


CAIRNS Column: Examining the flag of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
CAIRNS Column: Examining the flag of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe (November 22, 2016)

This week we wrap up our examination of the nine flags of nations with reservation lands in South Dakota.


Lakota Country Times: Indian school hosts 'Horse Nation' exhibit
Lakota Country Times: Indian school hosts 'Horse Nation' exhibit (November 22, 2016)

An exhibit that explores how horses have shaped the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota people is being presented at the Red Cloud Indian School’s Heritage Center.


Vi Waln: Water protection walk urges forgiveness amid #NoDAPL crackdown
Vi Waln: Water protection walk urges forgiveness amid #NoDAPL crackdown (November 21, 2016)

Taxpayers from several states, including South Dakota, are the financial sponsors for their police officers to join Morton County’s army.


Lakota Country Times: Crow Creek Sioux Tribe breaks with state over #NoDAPL crackdowns
Lakota Country Times: Crow Creek Sioux Tribe breaks with state over #NoDAPL crackdowns (November 21, 2016)

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Chairman Brandon Sazue has a message for the state of South Dakota.


Brandon Ecoffey: Young tribal citizens barred from holding office
Brandon Ecoffey: Young tribal citizens barred from holding office (November 18, 2016)

Our generation was the first to grasp the power of social media as it it came to fruition during our high school and college years.


Lakota Country Times: Tribes unite to buy sacred Bear Butte land
Lakota Country Times: Tribes unite to buy sacred Bear Butte land (November 18, 2016)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe outbid 21 others to acquire the land for nearly $1.1 million.


Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe elects a new president
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe elects a new president (November 17, 2016)

In comments given exclusively to The Lakota Country Times, Scott Weston called for unity amongst all First Nations people in the light of the election of Donald Trump to the White House.


Delphine Red Shirt: National holiday needed for Native Americans
Delphine Red Shirt: National holiday needed for Native Americans (November 17, 2016)

Several states designate Columbus Day as Native American Day, but there is no national legal holiday.


Brandon Ecoffey: South Dakota officers abuse water protectors
Brandon Ecoffey: South Dakota officers abuse water protectors (November 16, 2016)

Now that South Dakota Highway Patrolmen have been caught on camera assaulting and abusing water protectors it is time for Gov. Daugaard to bring them back.


Lakota Country Times: South Dakota county criticized for role in #NoDAPL crackdown
Lakota Country Times: South Dakota county criticized for role in #NoDAPL crackdown (November 16, 2016)

Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom came under fire for his recent decision to send deputies to assist with police action in North Dakota.


Vi Waln: Military forces commit violence against peaceful water protectors
Vi Waln: Military forces commit violence against peaceful water protectors (November 15, 2016)

Technology allowed many of us to witness the violence perpetrated against innocent human beings last month by the Morton County military.


Lakota Country Times: On the #NoDAPL front line in North Dakota
Lakota Country Times: On the #NoDAPL front line in North Dakota (November 15, 2016)

When warriors first arrived at the confluence of the Cannon Ball and Missouri Rivers, the grass stood tall and green and the sun kissed their cheeks.


Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (November 8, 2016)

Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.


CAIRNS Column: Evaluating the flag of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
CAIRNS Column: Evaluating the flag of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe (November 7, 2016)

This week we continue our examination of the nine flags of nations with reservation lands in South Dakota.