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Keystone XL Pipeline route crosses path of Ponca Tribe's forced removalFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Environment | National | Politics
Keystone XL Pipeline route crosses path of Ponca Tribe's forced removal (03/23)
Indian Country thought the controversial project was dead until President Donald Trump revived it just four days after taking office.
Ponca Tribe hosts 282-mile walk to retrace trail of forced removalFiled Under: National
Ponca Tribe hosts 282-mile walk to retrace trail of forced removal (03/21)
The federal government forced the tribe to leave its homelands in Nebraska to present-day Oklahoma.
Top leaders from Sac and Fox Nation face another recall petitionFiled Under: Politics
Top leaders from Sac and Fox Nation face another recall petition (03/20)
Chairman Edmore Green, Vice Chairman James Jensen and Treasurer Nancy Keller are being targeted once again.
Clara Caufield: Commemorating the Northern Cheyenne outbreak from Fort RobinsonFiled Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: Commemorating the Northern Cheyenne outbreak from Fort Robinson (01/13)
Although we observe the major American holidays, Native Americans, including the Northern Cheyenne also mark many other significant days of commemoration throughout the year.
Nebraska county backs liquor licenses in reservation border townFiled Under: Law | National
Nebraska county backs liquor licenses in reservation border town (01/11)
Native activists and their supporters continue efforts to shut down the sale of liquor near the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Native Sun News Today: Winnebago basketball team falls to big city rivalFiled Under: National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Winnebago basketball team falls to big city rival (01/04)
Eager basketball fans anticipated a showdown between two of the more celebrated big men in the state of Nebraska
Native Sun News Today: Winnebago team sweeps Lakota Nation InvitationalFiled Under: National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Winnebago team sweeps Lakota Nation Invitational (12/22)
It wasn’t hard to predict a Red Cloud-Winnebago final at the 40th Annual Lakota Nation Invitational.
Native Sun News Today: Winnebago champs trounce rival Omahas in yearly matchupFiled Under: National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Winnebago champs trounce rival Omahas in yearly matchup (12/14)
'They call it rez ball,' fifth year Winnebago Head Coach Jeff Berridge said
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe opens nursing homeFiled Under: Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe opens nursing home (10/24)
The 60-bed, 55,000 square-foot facility is located on tribal land near Whiteclay, Nebraska.
Lakota Country Times: Founders of Fort Robinson Outbreak Spiritual Run honoredFiled Under: National
Lakota Country Times: Founders of Fort Robinson Outbreak Spiritual Run honored (10/20)
The First Peoples Fund recognized Lynette Two Bulls and Phillip Whiteman Jr. for positively impacting Native communities.
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe debuts nursing homeFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe debuts nursing home (10/11)
Sometimes on even the most broken battlefield, in even the most tortured reality, a flower blooms.
Investigation confirms problems at Indian Health Service facilitiesFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Investigation confirms problems at Indian Health Service facilities (10/07)
Patients are suffering and some are even dying at the agency that provides health care to tribal citizens.
Winnebago Tribe chooses Frank White as new chairman after voteFiled Under: Politics
Winnebago Tribe chooses Frank White as new chairman after vote (10/06)
The council for the Nebraska tribe held an organizational meeting after voters went to the polls.
Indian Health Service awards large contract in Great Plains AreaFiled Under: Health | National | Technology
Indian Health Service awards large contract in Great Plains Area (09/20)
The contract is worth $6.8 million for one year but could be extended to five years for a total cost of $100 million.
Lakota Country Times: Lakota horseman honored for winning careerFiled Under: National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Lakota horseman honored for winning career (08/17)
Fred Ecoffey, one of the all-time Lakota horsemen, was honored for his life as a jockey.
Native Sun News: Nine former leaders of Winnebago Tribe indictedFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Nine former leaders of Winnebago Tribe indicted (08/03)
A federal grand jury has indicted nine former Winnebago Tribal Council Members, including former Chairman John Blackhawk, on charges including wire fraud, theft, conspiracy and misapplication of funds.
Lakota Country Times: Blaze destroys Native-owned grocery storeFiled Under: Business | National
Lakota Country Times: Blaze destroys Native-owned grocery store (08/01)
A store owned by a local Lakota family burned to the ground in the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska.
Former chairman of Winnebago Tribe indicted on theft chargesFiled Under: Law | National
Former chairman of Winnebago Tribe indicted on theft charges (07/20)
The charges stem from a period of political upheaval within the Nebraska-based tribe.
Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continueFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continue (07/13)
Tribes and lawmakers question whether the agency is making progress in the troubled Great Plains Area.
Great Plains tribes testify on bill to reform Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Great Plains tribes testify on bill to reform Indian Health Service (07/12)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Omaha Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe have been hit hard by reductions in services at facilities in their communities.
Lakota Country Times: Runners take 500-mile Sacred Hoop journey around Black HillsFiled Under: National
Lakota Country Times: Runners take 500-mile Sacred Hoop journey around Black Hills (06/28)
The 34th Sacred Hoop 500 Mile Run set off from Bear Butte, South Dakota, on the first of five legs around the Black Hills
Omaha Tribe cooperates with federal investigation into paymentsFiled Under: Law | National
Omaha Tribe cooperates with federal investigation into payments (06/27)
Several council members and some employees received $389,000 in 'incentive' payments that are now being questioned.
Oglala Sioux Tribe officers cleared in woman's death in NebraskaFiled Under: Law
Oglala Sioux Tribe officers cleared in woman's death in Nebraska (06/22)
A 34-year-old tribal member died after colliding with a tribal police vehicle in February.
Bill seeks random drug tests for Indian Health Service employeesFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Bill seeks random drug tests for Indian Health Service employees (06/10)
Rep. Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota) is making good on her promise to seek reforms at the troubled agency.
Oglala Sioux Tribe prepares to open long-awaited nursing homeFiled Under: Health | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe prepares to open long-awaited nursing home (06/10)
The $16.5 million Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home is located on tribal land near Whiteclay, Nebraska.
Activists seek closure of liquor stores in reservation border townFiled Under: Law | National
Activists seek closure of liquor stores in reservation border town (06/08)
Four stores in a town of 10 people are responsible for selling an estimated 3.5 million cans of beer a year.
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge Hospital sees shakeup in staffFiled Under: Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge Hospital sees shakeup in staff (06/07)
Only weeks after Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Yellowbird Steele pledged to close the Aberdeen Area Office and contract out the emergency room in Pine Ridge, federal officials opted to hire a contractor to do just that.
Indian Health Service considers changes in troubled Great PlainsFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service considers changes in troubled Great Plains (06/02)
At least one tribal leader has demanded the closure of the office in Aberdeen, South Dakota, which is far from nearly every reservation in the region.
Indian Health Service announces more hires at troubled hospitalFiled Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service announces more hires at troubled hospital (05/25)
The Omaha Winnebago Hospital in Nebraska can no longer bill for Medicaid and Medicare after losing certification last summer.
Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol HillFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol Hill (05/25)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a field hearing on S.2953, the Indian Health Service Accountability Act, in June.
Indian Health Service hires contractor to run emergency roomsFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service hires contractor to run emergency rooms (05/18)
AB Staffing Solutions will run the Winnebago, Rosebud and Pine Ridge hospitals in the Great Plains Area for at least one year.
Sen. Rounds seeks support for audit into Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Sen. Rounds seeks support for audit into Indian Health Service (05/12)
'Tribal members are literally dying due to inadequate care,' the Republican lawmaker from South Dakota said.
Native Sun News: Youth run 500 miles to protest new oil pipelineFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Youth run 500 miles to protest new oil pipeline (05/11)
A youth relay run to raise awareness about oil pipeline dangers was one of several key events during the last week of April 2016 generated by the threat of more toxic spills in Nebraska, North and South Dakota.
Sen. Rounds to seek system-wide review of Indian Health Service Filed Under: Health | National | Politics
Sen. Rounds to seek system-wide review of Indian Health Service (05/05)
The Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association supports the Government Accountability Office audit.
Indian Health Service reaches agreements for troubled facilitiesFiled Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service reaches agreements for troubled facilities (05/02)
The Rosebud and Pine Ridge hospitals can continue to bill for Medicaid and Medicare services while improvements are being made.
Indian Health Service faulted for lengthy waits in patient careFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service faulted for lengthy waits in patient care (04/29)
A lack of physicians and other key staff, along with aging infrastructure and equipment, contribute to delays for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Santee Sioux Tribe hosts task force to address substance abuseFiled Under: Law | National
Santee Sioux Tribe hosts task force to address substance abuse (04/28)
The North American Inter-Tribal Drug Task Force brings tribal, federal, state and local officials together to address substance abuse issues.
Omaha Tribe welcomes long overdue assistance for 2011 disasterFiled Under: Environment | National
Omaha Tribe welcomes long overdue assistance for 2011 disaster (04/20)
Flooding along the Missouri River caused extensive damage on the Nebraska and Iowa sides of the reservation.
Indian Health Service seeks new contracts for emergency roomsFiled Under: Health
Indian Health Service seeks new contracts for emergency rooms (04/20)
The agency solicited bids for three emergency rooms in the troubled Great Plains region.
Winnebago Tribe plans election to adjust blood quantum standardFiled Under: Law | Politics
Winnebago Tribe plans election to adjust blood quantum standard (04/15)
Prospective members would be required to be at least one-eighth Winnebago and at least one-fourth Indian.
President of Oglala Sioux Tribe welcomes scrutiny of IHS hospitalFiled Under: Health | National
President of Oglala Sioux Tribe welcomes scrutiny of IHS hospital (04/12)
The facility on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has been suffering from problems for more than five years.
Brian Pierson: Omaha Tribe wins boundary case in Supreme CourtFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Brian Pierson: Omaha Tribe wins boundary case in Supreme Court (04/12)
In his opinion for a unanimous Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas was careful to keep alive a potential challenge to the tribe’s regulatory authority in the portion of the reservation occupied by non-Indians.
Clara Caufield: Cheyenne chief brought people back to homelandFiled Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: Cheyenne chief brought people back to homeland (04/12)
One hundred and thirty seven years ago, on a cold spring day during the first week of April, 114 Northern Cheyenne, the survivors of a once mighty warrior nation, came home to Montana.
Mike Rounds: Indian Health Service creates crisis in Great PlainsFiled Under: Health | Opinion | Politics
Mike Rounds: Indian Health Service creates crisis in Great Plains (04/11)
There is absolutely no excuse for hospitals not to reach basic benchmarks for providing proper health care.
Indian Health Service failing to make progress in troubled regionFiled Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service failing to make progress in troubled region (04/11)
Yet another facility in the Great Plains Area stands to lose certification due to numerous deficiencies.
New leader of Indian Health Service promises fixes in Great PlainsFiled Under: Health | National
New leader of Indian Health Service promises fixes in Great Plains (04/07)
Acting director Mary Smith heard complaints from tribal leaders and tribal members during a visit to South Dakota.
Mike Myers: Settlers are still trying to take over indigenous landsFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Mike Myers: Settlers are still trying to take over indigenous lands (04/06)
The one thing we can absolutely count on is that this battle is not over. It will continue to be waged far into the foreseeable future.
Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's caseFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case (03/23)
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson (R) is standing down -- for now -- after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a unanimous victory in a closely-watched reservation diminishment case.
Members of Winnebago Tribe call for indictments of ex-leadersFiled Under: Law | Politics
Members of Winnebago Tribe call for indictments of ex-leaders (03/22)
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney’s Office have reportedly conducted interviews on the reservation.
Supreme Court backs Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary caseFiled Under: Law | National
Supreme Court backs Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case (03/22)
By a unanimous vote, the justices determined that Congress did not intend to change the boundaries of the tribe's reservation in Nebraska.
Indian Health Service aims to save certification for troubled facilityFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service aims to save certification for troubled facility (03/09)
The new leader of the beleaguered agency vowed to do 'whatever it takes' to prevent more facilities in the troubled Great Plains Area from losing a key source of funding.
Lakota Country Times: Activists continue battle to close WhiteclayFiled Under: National
Lakota Country Times: Activists continue battle to close Whiteclay (03/04)
A mixed group of Native and non-Native residents of Nebraska are again calling for the closure of the town of White Clay.
No Supreme Court opinions this week following Scalia's deathFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
No Supreme Court opinions this week following Scalia's death (02/22)
Decisions are pending in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a tribal jurisdiction case, and Nebraska v. Parker, a reservation diminishment case.
Appeals court backs tougher sentence in domestic violence caseFiled Under: Law | National
Appeals court backs tougher sentence in domestic violence case (02/16)
Terry Lee Harlan, 53, was found guilty of being a habitual offender under under a law that recognizes prior tribal domestic violence convictions.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux girl needs kidney transplantFiled Under: Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux girl needs kidney transplant (02/15)
A genetic defect has prevented Laila Pettigrew’s vital organs from separating during the developmental process and has led to a number of health problems for the aspiring young skateboarder.
Native activists ask Obama to help with liquor sales in WhiteclayFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Native activists ask Obama to help with liquor sales in Whiteclay (02/11)
Four liquor establishments in the small Nebraska village sell nearly 4 million cans of beer a year, primarily to Native Americans.
Miami Nation agrees to forfeit $48M from online lending businessFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Miami Nation agrees to forfeit $48M from online lending business (02/11)
The Oklahoma tribe admitted it acted as a front for Scott Tucker and Timothy Muir, two men charged with running an illegal $2 billion lending enterprise.
President Obama seeks another increase for Indian Health Service budgetFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
President Obama seeks another increase for Indian Health Service budget (02/10)
The agency would see a record $6.6 million in funding under the last budget of President Barack Obama's administration.
IHS chief medical officer apologizes for comments about newbornsFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
IHS chief medical officer apologizes for comments about newborns (02/04)
The agency's top medical advice and guidance official admitted she told Senate staff: 'If you’ve only had two babies hit the floor in eight years that's pretty good.'
Indian Health Service makes changes ahead of big Senate hearingFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service makes changes ahead of big Senate hearing (02/03)
The Great Plains Area is getting a new acting director following years of complaints by tribes in Nebraska and South Dakota.

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