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Native Sun News Today: Young fighters maintain Lakota traditionFiled Under: National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Young fighters maintain Lakota tradition (03/23)
It must have been over a century ago that the first Lakota put on boxing gloves.
Native Sun News Today: Community development project continues on Pine Ridge ReservationFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: Community development project continues on Pine Ridge Reservation (03/22)
Gathered on the first floor of what will soon be a finished home, local community members looked around and imagined what the home will look like when surrounded by parks, stores and other buildings on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales up for review againFiled Under: Business | National
Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales up for review again (03/21)
Nebraska’s state liquor commission will decide the fate of the tiny but notorious town of Whiteclay, whose livelihood depends on selling beer to vulnerable Lakota.
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium miningFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mining (03/20)
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to to issue underground water permits for the uranium mining and milling project opposed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Native Sun News Today: Ex-Indian Health Service doctor charged for abuse of minorFiled Under: Health | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Ex-Indian Health Service doctor charged for abuse of minor (03/16)
A former Indian Health Service pediatrician stationed at the Pine Ridge Service Unit was charged with sexual abuse crimes against a minor.
Native Sun News Today: Lawmakers in South Dakota honor legacy of Sitting BullFiled Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Lawmakers in South Dakota honor legacy of Sitting Bull (03/14)
Several new laws and resolutions favoring members of the South Dakota’s nine federally-recognized tribes are waiting for Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s approval.
Tim Giago: Sundays were always special at Pine Ridge boarding schoolFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Tim Giago: Sundays were always special at Pine Ridge boarding school (03/13)
Sundays were always special to us at the Holy Rosary Indian Mission boarding school.
Victor Swallow: Brothers always treated Lakota people with respectFiled Under: Opinion
Victor Swallow: Brothers always treated Lakota people with respect (03/07)
The Wilson boys knew how to get along with Lakota people from Red Shirt to Oglala.
Native Sun News Editorial: Sioux Nation ignores its own claims to treaty territoryFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Editorial: Sioux Nation ignores its own claims to treaty territory (03/03)
The oral history of the Oglala Lakota recalls that the great Lakota warrior Crazy Horse was born along the banks of the Minneluzahan or Rapid Creek, the very same creek that still runs through the center of Rapid City.
Sioux Nation citizens seek to join Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuitFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Sioux Nation citizens seek to join Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit (02/27)
The 13 citizens, a group that includes LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, are seeking to add President Donald Trump to the ongoing case.
Victor Swallow: The ladies dumped the flour and made dresses out of the sacksFiled Under: Opinion
Victor Swallow: The ladies dumped the flour and made dresses out of the sacks (02/27)
Stories I write are stories told to me by my mother and father as to them from relatives who lived from the 1840’s to the 1940’s.
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge Reservation residents worried about waterFiled Under: Environment | Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge Reservation residents worried about water (02/24)
Pine Ridge residents find themselves increasingly worried about being without water.
Tim Giago: Our Lakota children are dying while we wring our handsFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Our Lakota children are dying while we wring our hands (02/20)
The Lakota call their children 'wakanyeja’ which means Sacred and special. There are times I wonder if we are deluding ourselves.
Native Sun News Today: Drilling test in treaty territory stirs concernFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Drilling test in treaty territory stirs concern (02/17)
Tribal authorities and other members of the public roundly questioned proposals for drilling deep boreholes to test nuclear waste disposal technology in 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory.
Standing Rock leader vows to 'forgive' but keep fighting after White House slightFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Standing Rock leader vows to 'forgive' but keep fighting after White House slight (02/15)
Mistrust of the new Trump administration is running high as Indian Country tries to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Native Sun News Today: Vic Runnels was an artist for all seasonsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Vic Runnels was an artist for all seasons (02/15)
Vic Runnels passed away on January 29. He was a multitalented artist and member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Tim Giago: A reservation boarding school teacher I'll never forgetFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: A reservation boarding school teacher I'll never forget (02/13)
John Bryde showed up at the Holy Rosary Indian Mission in the early 1940s.
Dakota Access ready to start transporting oil sooner than expectedFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Dakota Access ready to start transporting oil sooner than expected (02/13)
Even though Dakota Access is moving a lot faster than anticipated, a federal judge declined to halt construction activities in North Dakota.
Victor Swallow: Oglala Sioux family remains connected to the landFiled Under: Opinion
Victor Swallow: Oglala Sioux family remains connected to the land (02/13)
Most of the stories I write about way back when are told to me by my mother Lizzie Two Bulls-Swallow.
Native Sun News Today: Indian Child Welfare Act fight continues as South Dakota appeals lawsuitFiled Under: Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Indian Child Welfare Act fight continues as South Dakota appeals lawsuit (01/25)
For those who’ve lost children to a system that steals their identity, culture and connection to their families, and then subjects them to a system where many may languish unconnected for decades, the Indian Child Welfare Act appeared to be a Godsend.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe revives emergency management planFiled Under: Environment | National
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe revives emergency management plan (01/24)
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 sovereigntyFiled Under: Opinion
Denver American Horse: Ringing in a new year with our sovereignty (01/23)
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 ReservationFiled Under: Health | National
Lakota Country Times: New group takes action for youth on Pine Ridge Reservation (01/23)
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.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Unresolved trauma affects Lakota way of lifeFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Unresolved trauma affects Lakota way of life (01/23)
As a life-long resident on the Pine Ridge, I am continually hearing livid remarks regarding the less-than-quality life here.
Lakota Country Times:  New Oglala Sioux leader encourages youthFiled Under: Business | Education | National
Lakota Country Times: New Oglala Sioux leader encourages youth (01/20)
Newly-elected Oglala Sioux President Scott Weston addressed young entrepreneurs at the Lakota Nation Invitational's business plan competition and outlined plans for his administration going forward.
Lakota Country Times: Another year of big news in Lakota territory Filed Under: National
Lakota Country Times: Another year of big news in Lakota territory (01/19)
Over the course of the last year Lakota Country has witnessed several events of a historical nature that will have a lasting impact.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: News for ranchers in the new yearFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: News for ranchers in the new year (01/17)
There are few left alive that can remember when most reservation residents of Pine Ridge and the other South Dakota reservations lived on their own allotments
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge teams fight it out at the buzzerFiled Under: National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge teams fight it out at the buzzer (01/17)
The Pine Ridge basketball team almost steals the game from Red Cloud Indian School with a buzzer beater.
Tim Giago: Discovering a love for food at an Indian boarding schoolFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Discovering a love for food at an Indian boarding school (01/17)
I was almost six years old when I was deposited at the Holy Rosary Indian Mission on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
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: Oglala Sioux Tribe wins consultation rulingFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe wins consultation ruling (01/09)
Nuclear Regulatory Commissioners must heed the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s demand for consultation in order to validate a license for proposed uranium mining operation in the Black Hills.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin suffer at Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin suffer at Indian Health Service (01/06)
We will continue to endure government abuse, racial intolerance, injustice, and poor health.
Native Sun News Today: Guardians volunteer their services at Pine Ridge and RosebudFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: Guardians volunteer their services at Pine Ridge and Rosebud (12/29)
At 3 a.m. this morning it was 14 degrees below zero in Porcupine on Pine Ridge Reservation.
Native Sun News Today: Girls teams from Pine Ridge battle for Lakota Nation Invitational titleFiled Under: National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Girls teams from Pine Ridge battle for Lakota Nation Invitational title (12/23)
'This year our defense is awesome,' head coach Lyle LeBeau said of the Little Wound Lady Mustangs, the 2016 Lakota Nation Invitational Champions.
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe welcomes new leaderFiled Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe welcomes new leader (12/16)
A new tribal administration was sworn in by Oglala Judge Richard Bark, before a capacity crowd gathered on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Lakota Country Times: Bureau of Indian Affairs seizes Oglala citizen's cattle againFiled Under: Law | National
Lakota Country Times: Bureau of Indian Affairs seizes Oglala citizen's cattle again (12/15)
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.
Lakota Country Times: Red Cloud team stands out on the courtFiled Under: Education | National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Red Cloud team stands out on the court (12/14)
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 DakotaFiled Under: Education | National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge girls team aims for state title in South Dakota (12/14)
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 LNIFiled Under: Education | National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Lower Brule team hopes to make splash at LNI (12/14)
The blossoming Lower Brule High School basketball program is looking to make a splash at this year's Lakota Nation Invitational.
Oglala Sioux Tribe delays decision on role on national park landFiled Under: Environment | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe delays decision on role on national park land (12/14)
A referendum for a tribal national park has been on hold for more than two years now.
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth compete in arts festivalFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth compete in arts festival (12/13)
Little Wound School on the Pine Ridge Reservation qualified students in five categories for the 2016 South Dakota Oral Interpretation Festival.
Brandon Ecoffey: Our reservation basketball coaches deserve betterFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Brandon Ecoffey: Our reservation basketball coaches deserve better (12/09)
When writing about community news it gets very difficult to not be affected by the stories we are sometimes to forced to cover.
Delphine Red Shirt: We must step up and take care of our childrenFiled Under: Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: We must step up and take care of our children (12/08)
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 shootingsFiled Under: Law | National
Lakota Country Times: Arrests made in three fatal Pine Ridge shootings (12/08)
Multiple arrests have been made in connection with the shooting deaths of three Oglala Lakota citizens who were gunned down in separate crimes.
Lakota Country Times: 'Tanka Bar' company recognized as leader in world business communityFiled Under: Business | National
Lakota Country Times: 'Tanka Bar' company recognized as leader in world business community (12/05)
A South Dakota-based Native American food company has been recognized as a Certified B Corporation by B Lab.
Lakota Country Times: Laced marijuana finds its way to Pine RidgeFiled Under: Health | Law | National
Lakota Country Times: Laced marijuana finds its way to Pine Ridge (12/02)
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.
Native Sun News Today: Owner of Wounded Knee massacre site lowers priceFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: Owner of Wounded Knee massacre site lowers price (12/02)
When Jim Czywczynski decided to sell the 40 acres of land that is the massacre site of Wounded Knee his asking price was $3.9 million.
Lakota Country Times: #NoDAPL kitchen in need of more suppliesFiled Under: National
Lakota Country Times: #NoDAPL kitchen in need of more supplies (12/01)
One of the main kitchens erected to support water protectors is in need of supplies.
Native Sun News Today: Duane Big Crow relishes role as football coach on Pine Ridge ReservationFiled Under: Education | National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Duane Big Crow relishes role as football coach on Pine Ridge Reservation (12/01)
By any measure, Duane Big Crow is a success at his chosen profession.
Sioux Nation to President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Sioux Nation to President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (11/30)
Get the Army out of Indian country. Stop the oil pipeline. Protect our drinking water. Preserve our Native homeland.
Charges filed after two children found malnourished on Pine Ridge ReservationFiled Under: Law | National
Charges filed after two children found malnourished on Pine Ridge Reservation (11/30)
The girls, ages 2 and 3, each weighed just 13 pounds, far below the average for children at those ages.
Charmaine White Face: Let the 'Big Spirits' take over at Standing RockFiled Under: Opinion
Charmaine White Face: Let the 'Big Spirits' take over at Standing Rock (11/28)
In the respectful ways of the Sioux culture, when an elder requests you to do something, you do it.
Denver American Horse: A change to Lakota language columnFiled Under: Opinion
Denver American Horse: A change to Lakota language column (11/23)
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: Indian school hosts 'Horse Nation' exhibitFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Indian school hosts 'Horse Nation' exhibit (11/22)
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.
Native Sun News Today: 'Warrior woman' Petra Wilson wins Indian education awardFiled Under: Education | National
Native Sun News Today: 'Warrior woman' Petra Wilson wins Indian education award (11/22)
Sitting in her father’s law office in downtown Rapid City, Petra Wilson doesn’t look like a warrior, but that is how Della Frank, who nominated her for the National Indian Education Parent of the Year award described her.
Brandon Ecoffey: Young tribal citizens barred from holding officeFiled Under: Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Young tribal citizens barred from holding office (11/18)
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.
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge school honors tribal veteransFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge school honors tribal veterans (11/18)
Marine Corps veterans Tom and Chuck Conroy set out to make Veteran’s Day special not only for the veterans assembled at Pine Ridge High School in South Dakota.
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe elects a new presidentFiled Under: National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe elects a new president (11/17)
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.
Lakota Country Times: On the #NoDAPL front line in North DakotaFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Lakota Country Times: On the #NoDAPL front line in North Dakota (11/15)
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.
Native Sun News Today: A new community emerges at Pine RidgeFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: A new community emerges at Pine Ridge (11/15)
The Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation works to empower Lakota youth and families.

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