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Native Sun News Today: Dakota prayer ride and walk puts focus on Keystone spill
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Dakota prayer ride and walk puts focus on Keystone spill (December 14, 2017)
Prayer ride and walk spotlights pipeline oil leak By Talli Nauman Native Sun News Today Health & Environment Editor AGENCY VILLAGE – Participants in the Dakota Prayer Ride & Water...

David Ganje: South Dakota must do more to protect ground water and surface water
Environment | Law | Opinion
David Ganje: South Dakota must do more to protect ground water and surface water (December 12, 2017)
Both groundwater and surface waters of South Dakota are held in trust by the government for the benefit of the citizens of the state.

Native Sun News Today: Family raises awareness after Lakota man dies in Rapid City
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Native Sun News Today: Family raises awareness after Lakota man dies in Rapid City (December 12, 2017)
The family of a man killed in a pedestrian accident in November gathered to pray and bring awareness to pedestrian safety in North Rapid City.

Dean Parisian: The answers to problems at Pine Ridge must come from Pine Ridge
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Dean Parisian: The answers to problems at Pine Ridge must come from Pine Ridge (December 11, 2017)
We all face great challenges in life. All of us.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes promise 'war' over gold mining in sacred Black Hills
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Native Sun News Today: Tribes promise 'war' over gold mining in sacred Black Hills (December 11, 2017)
Great Plains tribal leaders, at a meeting with U.S. Forest Service personnel on November 21, fired a barrage of constitutional arguments against proposed federal permitting of new gold exploration in the Black Hills.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe joins heated debate over drug patents
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe joins heated debate over drug patents (December 8, 2017)
Far across in the country, in upper New York State, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (Akwasasne) needed help, specifically to protect tribal sovereign immunity from being limited by an unfavorable court ruling.

Native Sun News Today: A new Lakota basketball journey begins at Cheyenne River
Education | National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: A new Lakota basketball journey begins at Cheyenne River (December 6, 2017)
Seventeen years ago the big boarding school at Eagle Butte was broken up, and two localized schools were opened on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, Takini and Tiospaye Topa.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota father and son make history with art exhibition
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Lakota father and son make history with art exhibition (December 4, 2017)
The Dahl Arts Center near downtown Rapid City, South Dakota, is featuring the first ever Lakota father/son art exhibit.

Native Sun News Today: Indian Country hit hardest by  FCC's 'Lifeline' changes
National | Politics | Technology
Native Sun News Today: Indian Country hit hardest by FCC's 'Lifeline' changes (December 1, 2017)
In the midst of Native American Heritage month, the Federal Communications Commission approved changes to the Lifeline program that will hit people who live on Indian reservations the hardest.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Oglala Sioux Tribe remains divided on future of our nation
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Oglala Sioux Tribe remains divided on future of our nation (December 1, 2017)
We have been divided for nearly a hundred years all in the federal government’s favor.

Victor Swallow: Remembering the 1949 blizzard on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Opinion
Victor Swallow: Remembering the 1949 blizzard on the Pine Ridge Reservation (November 30, 2017)
The holiday season makes me think of old times when food wasn’t always plentiful, like during the 1949 blizzard on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe decries 'consultation' on Black Hills mining plan
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe decries 'consultation' on Black Hills mining plan (November 30, 2017)
Leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are objecting to plans to mine for gold near a Lakota spiritual site in South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must bring back its many disenfranchised citizens
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Native Sun News Today Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must bring back its many disenfranchised citizens (November 29, 2017)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has never relinquished ownership of the Black Hills. So why are tribal citizens who live there disenfranchised?

Native Sun News Today: Center offers 'HOPE' for Native community in Rapid City
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Native Sun News Today: Center offers 'HOPE' for Native community in Rapid City (November 29, 2017)
Native Americans are overrepresented in the homeless population and make up 70% to 80% of the people who utilize the HOPE Center in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota man uses music to heal from life traumas
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota man uses music to heal from life traumas (November 28, 2017)
As a child in the foster care system, Alberto 'Bert' Malcom, was bounced from family to family across South Dakota before being adopted to a family in Nebraska.

Native Sun News Today: First Nations Sculpture Garden dedicated in South Dakota
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Native Sun News Today: First Nations Sculpture Garden dedicated in South Dakota (November 27, 2017)
Busts of four prominent tribal citizens were unveiled at the First Nations Sculpture Garden in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Harold Frazier: Keystone XL Pipeline represents another treaty transgression against the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Environment | Opinion
Harold Frazier: Keystone XL Pipeline represents another treaty transgression against the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (November 23, 2017)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will fight this treaty violation with any means necessary.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal culture and poetry inspires new collaboration
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal culture and poetry inspires new collaboration (November 22, 2017)
In Rivers, Wings & Sky, showcased at the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books, poet Norma C. Wilson and artist Nancy Losacker reveal a shared passion for protecting the natural heritage of the Northern Great Plains.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota Sewing Circle fosters a sense of community
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Native Sun News Today: Lakota Sewing Circle fosters a sense of community (November 21, 2017)
Lisa Iron Cloud was 33 years old when she started the Lakota Sewing Club in Wounded Knee, but she was just a child when she first felt the impact of that tradition.

Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved
Environment | National | Politics
Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved (November 20, 2017)
Reaction from Indian Country was strong and swift as tribes and tribal citizens criticized the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska.

DVIDS: Native community shares culture with Air Force base in South Dakota
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DVIDS: Native community shares culture with Air Force base in South Dakota (November 20, 2017)
For the first time, the Ellsworth Air Force Base Diversity Council worked with Mniluzahan Okolakiciyapi Ambassadors, a local organization, to build bridges between the native and non-native communities of Rapid City.

Wiconi Un Tipi Camp rises to fight back against another controversial pipeline
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Wiconi Un Tipi Camp rises to fight back against another controversial pipeline (November 20, 2017)
More than a dozen water protectors are calling the Wiconi Un Tipi Camp on the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation home.

Native Sun News Today: Promoting food sovereignty with Tatanka Harvest on Pine Ridge Reservation
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Native Sun News Today: Promoting food sovereignty with Tatanka Harvest on Pine Ridge Reservation (November 20, 2017)
Residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation were invited to watch and learn or participate in the bison butchering, and anyone who helped was able to take something home.

Harold Frazier: Don't believe them when they tell you their pipelines won't spill
Opinion
Harold Frazier: Don't believe them when they tell you their pipelines won't spill (November 20, 2017)
I condemn this oil spill, the company that built this pipeline and anybody associated with it. The evidence speaks for itself.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate concerned about massive spill of oil from Keystone Pipeline
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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate concerned about massive spill of oil from Keystone Pipeline (November 17, 2017)
The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate has once again been impacted by a large spill of oil from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota.

Victor Swallow: Historic store was a vibrant part of the Oglala Sioux community
Opinion
Victor Swallow: Historic store was a vibrant part of the Oglala Sioux community (November 17, 2017)
My generation from about 70 to 90 years old have many stories about events we have witnessed and also stories about people we knew and history of certain places.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota mother fights to keep her daughter's dream alive
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Native Sun News Today: Lakota mother fights to keep her daughter's dream alive (November 17, 2017)
Seventeen years into her already remarkable life, SuAnne Big Crow made her journey to the spirit world. Her dream of Happytown lives in the hearts of the people she loved.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists renew fight against Keystone XL Pipeline
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Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists renew fight against Keystone XL Pipeline (November 16, 2017)
The Wiconi Un Tipi Camp is strategically located on the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation to block the path of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Native Sun News Today: Military service inspires Lakota veteran to bring change
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Native Sun News Today: Military service inspires Lakota veteran to bring change (November 15, 2017)
It was October 1973 when Alex White Plume’s cousin visited on a home-town recruiting tour with 'little bitty Private wings' on his uniform, garnering oohs and ahhs from everyone in the room.

Native Sun News Today: Homeless veterans in South Dakota share their stories
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Native Sun News Today: Homeless veterans in South Dakota share their stories (November 14, 2017)
Even with the United States’ large military budget, we cannot seem to properly care for our veterans.

Tim Giago: There are always two sides to every story -- even in Indian Country
Opinion
Tim Giago: There are always two sides to every story -- even in Indian Country (November 13, 2017)
This is a short note for those folks who went bananas when they read my column last week about the American Indian Movement.

Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe finally welcomes war hero home
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Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe finally welcomes war hero home (November 13, 2017)
Army Sgt. Philip James Iyotte was just 21 years old when he was captured by Chinese forces during the Korean War in 1951.

Native Sun News Today: Food sovereignty in action on South Dakota reservations
Environment | Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Food sovereignty in action on South Dakota reservations (November 10, 2017)
Community gardens on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux reservations are bringing food sovereignty to life.

Tim Giago: How 'The Wizard of Oz' remains connected to the genocide of our people
Opinion
Tim Giago: How 'The Wizard of Oz' remains connected to the genocide of our people (November 9, 2017)
When it comes to the Indian people 'genocide' is a word that is merely whispered.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman removed from grave by adoptive mother
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Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman removed from grave by adoptive mother (November 9, 2017)
Tere Charging Thunder lived a hard life. When she was just two years old, she was adopted and disconnected from her Cheyenne River Sioux family.

Native Sun News Today: Center for Native youth starts work on new building in Rapid City
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Center for Native youth starts work on new building in Rapid City (November 7, 2017)
Frigid temperatures and a biting Arctic wind were not enough to keep the first shovel blade of dirt from being turned over at the groundbreaking ceremony for Rural American Initiative’s new $6.9 million Head Start and community center.

Another Indian Health Service hospital placed in 'immediate jeopardy' status
Health | National | Politics
Another Indian Health Service hospital placed in 'immediate jeopardy' status (November 6, 2017)
A hospital on the Pine Ridge Reservation is losing a key source of funding after a review found that patients were being place in danger.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe scores win in uranium mining case
Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe scores win in uranium mining case (November 6, 2017)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff failed to adequately address tribal cultural, religious, and historic resources in the licensing process for the proposed uranium mines and mill in the Black Hills, a panel of judges ruled.

Tim Giago: Not everything about the American Indian Movement was positive
Opinion
Tim Giago: Not everything about the American Indian Movement was positive (November 6, 2017)
I advise younger folks to learn the true history of the American Indian movement. There was a lot of good, but there was also a lot of bad.

Dakota Access sued for damage to farmland as tribes seek assurances for water
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Dakota Access sued for damage to farmland as tribes seek assurances for water (November 3, 2017)
The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are being sued by a family over damages to their farmland as tribes seek to protect their water from oil spills.

Native Sun News Today: County once again seeks compensation for Indian trust lands
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: County once again seeks compensation for Indian trust lands (November 3, 2017)
Back in July the Bennett County Commission in South Dakota passed a resolution calling for more 'federal impact aid funding in lieu of property taxes on Indian trust lands.'

David Ganje: More study needed on water permit at uranium mine in Black Hills
Environment | Opinion
David Ganje: More study needed on water permit at uranium mine in Black Hills (November 2, 2017)
The Dewey Burdock project would be the most significant mining operation in South Dakota in the last twenty years.

Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe lands another seat on utility board
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe lands another seat on utility board (November 2, 2017)
Thanks to the efforts of a grassroots group, citizens of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe now hold 50 percent of the seats on a utility board on the reservation.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Our people should be celebrating Native American Day
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Our people should be celebrating Native American Day (November 1, 2017)
For the surviving Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) descendants, the significance of Native American Day in South Dakota should equal or surpass the annual Oglala Nation Powwow.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe takes aim at mouthwash
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Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe takes aim at mouthwash (November 1, 2017)
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier issued a notification to businesses located on the reservation, outlining new tribal regulations regarding the sales of mouthwash.

Tim Giago: Anecdotes from an Indian mission boarding school at Pine Ridge
Education | Opinion
Tim Giago: Anecdotes from an Indian mission boarding school at Pine Ridge (October 30, 2017)
A couple of generations ago every Indian in America knew about boarding schools, but as the years have passed that knowledge grows dimmer and dimmer.

Native Sun News Today: Candidate promotes ties to tribes in South Dakota
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Candidate promotes ties to tribes in South Dakota (October 27, 2017)
Billie Sutton, the Democratic candidate for governor in South Dakota, and his family have has been a part of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe community for generations.

Native Sun News Today: Canadian company seeks gold mine in sacred Black Hills
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Native Sun News Today: Canadian company seeks gold mine in sacred Black Hills (October 26, 2017)
A Canadian company is proposing a gold mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota, near the Lakota spiritual center of Pe’ Sla.

David Ganje: South Dakota signs onto anti-tribal brief in Supreme Court water case
Law | Opinion
David Ganje: South Dakota signs onto anti-tribal brief in Supreme Court water case (October 25, 2017)
South Dakota hasn't entered into any tribal water settlement agreements even though this issue has been on the table for decades.

Native Sun News Today: Indian inmates urged to reconnect to their tribal heritages
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Native Sun News Today: Indian inmates urged to reconnect to their tribal heritages (October 25, 2017)
Am anti-meth event, spiritual conference and powwow brought several Lakota leaders to the medium-maximum prison in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: New creative space forms community around Indian artists
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: New creative space forms community around Indian artists (October 24, 2017)
Racing Magpie owner Peter Strong sees art as a solution. A tool for communication, a vehicle for change.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Two steps back on racial prejudice in South Dakota

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Two steps back on racial prejudice in South Dakota (October 24, 2017)
It would be nonsense to blame an entire community for the actions of a few but some Lakota residents of Sturgis, South Dakota, saw very little remorse in the wake of a racist incident.

Tim Giago: Scaring up some spooky stories from the old Pine Ridge boarding school
Opinion
Tim Giago: Scaring up some spooky stories from the old Pine Ridge boarding school (October 23, 2017)
Thanks to the boarding school survivors for helping me remember these spooky tales from the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal college leader calls for return of Black Hills territory
Education | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal college leader calls for return of Black Hills territory (October 23, 2017)
The naming of a Black Hills State University residence hall after distinguished Lakota higher education expert Lionel Bordeaux gave him a springboard to instigate cooperation for return of 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory to the Oceti Sakowin.

James Giago Davies: School fumbles historic opportunity after incident of racism
Education | Opinion
James Giago Davies: School fumbles historic opportunity after incident of racism (October 19, 2017)
Sturgis is not an especially racist community for this part of South Dakota, but given this part of South Dakota is especially racist, that may not be saying much.

Native Sun News Today: Student speaks out about racism in South Dakota school
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Student speaks out about racism in South Dakota school (October 19, 2017)
The racism and hate at Sturgis-Brown High School in South Dakota caused one Native American student to change schools.

Native Sun News Today: Native Americans over-represented in county jail population
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Native Sun News Today: Native Americans over-represented in county jail population (October 17, 2017)
Native Americans only make up about 10 percent of Pennington County’s population but 51 percent of the jail population in the South Dakota county.

Native Sun News Today: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate debuts new grocery store
Business | National
Native Sun News Today: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate debuts new grocery store (October 16, 2017)
If you’re heading out the door to stock up on groceries in Indian Country, there’s a good chance that you’ll be making a long drive off the Rez and spending money that should stay in your own community.

Tim Giago: Clones in Congress refuse to stand up to the Clown in the White House
Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Clones in Congress refuse to stand up to the Clown in the White House (October 16, 2017)
We are walking a deadly path with an unbalanced world leader guiding the way and with a Congress lacking the backbone to stand up to prevent this prospective holocaust.

Lawsuit seeks damages for death of girl at Bureau of Indian Education school
Education | Law | National
Lawsuit seeks damages for death of girl at Bureau of Indian Education school (October 13, 2017)
The grandfather of a 14-year-old girl who died at a Bureau of Indian Education boarding school in South Dakota has filed a lawsuit against the federal government.

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