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School on Pine Ridge Reservation immerses children in Lakota culture
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School on Pine Ridge Reservation immerses children in Lakota culture (May 22, 2018)

A school on the Pine Ridge Reservation is immersing children in Lakota culture, turning the tide against genocide and trauma.

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux tribal leaders try to hold onto power
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux tribal leaders try to hold onto power (May 16, 2018)

Most, if not all, elected officials supported constitutional reform during the elections, but now only a handful are still hard at it and willing to keep their promises.

Native Sun News Today: 'It was a travesty' -- Exhibit portrays Wounded Knee Massacre
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Native Sun News Today: 'It was a travesty' -- Exhibit portrays Wounded Knee Massacre (May 16, 2018)

An unprecedented audio-visual art exhibit about the Wounded Knee Massacre is traveling around South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's time to exercise your right (and duty) and vote
Opinion | Politics

Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's time to exercise your right (and duty) and vote (May 14, 2018)

June 5 is just around the corner and Native voters in South Dakota have some important choices to make.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota artist's new video stresses strength of women
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Native Sun News Today: Lakota artist's new video stresses strength of women (May 14, 2018)

'Women are a goddess; the grocery cart and the woman carry the man, in a sense,' says Lakota musician Wanbli Ceya, who also performs as JuQ.

Energy News Network: Tribes come together for Oceti Sakowin Power Project
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Energy News Network: Tribes come together for Oceti Sakowin Power Project (May 11, 2018)

The Oceti Wind Project aims to overcome financial, cultural and bureaucratic barriers to tribal renewable development.

Cronkite News: Native Americans almost close the gap on life expectancy
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Cronkite News: Native Americans almost close the gap on life expectancy (May 11, 2018)

Life expectancy for American Indians is decades longer than it was in the 1960s, nearly closing the gap with the rest of the population.

Native Sun News Today: Drilling resumes near sacred site in Black Hills
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Native Sun News Today: Drilling resumes near sacred site in Black Hills (May 11, 2018)

Canadian gold prospectors resume drilling near sacred Pe’ Sla after securing an alternative water supply for their operations.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux woman finds success with her own business
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux woman finds success with her own business (May 10, 2018)

Following strong sales online and in her store on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Misty Mousseaux-Begay is relocating to a bigger city.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Just where did the insult 'Uncle Tomahawk' come from?
Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: Just where did the insult 'Uncle Tomahawk' come from? (May 10, 2018)

In the midst of poverty, alcohol/drug trafficking and government corruption at Pine Ridge, I heard the moniker 'Uncle Tomahawk.'

'No more stolen sisters!': Events raise awareness of the missing and murdered
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'No more stolen sisters!': Events raise awareness of the missing and murdered (May 9, 2018)

It’s a story that seems to fly under the radar to the mainstream media. And the Lakota people are fed up with it.

Tim Giago: Why aren't Lakota warriors welcomed at Buffalo Roundup?
Opinion

Tim Giago: Why aren't Lakota warriors welcomed at Buffalo Roundup? (May 7, 2018)

It would be one of the happiest days of my life and I am sure in the life of many Lakota elder to see Lakota warriors dressed in their finest apparel riding across the He Sapa.

Ivan Star Comes Out: A domineering and condescending constitution governs our people
Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: A domineering and condescending constitution governs our people (May 4, 2018)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe’s constitution grants its tribal council absolute power and authority to govern.

Jeffrey Whalen: It's time to remove 'rogue leadership' within Oglala Sioux Tribe
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: It's time to remove 'rogue leadership' within Oglala Sioux Tribe (May 3, 2018)

Oglala Sioux citizens already know that most of the leaders on tribal council and some on the executive board are the worst, least qualified or most unscrupulous.

Native Sun News Today: Oceti Sakowin Fellows aim to help their communities
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Native Sun News Today: Oceti Sakowin Fellows aim to help their communities (May 3, 2018)

Six social entrepreneurs of the Oceti Sakowin are receiving $10,000 each to strengthen renewable energy, food and water initiatives in their communities.

Mark Trahant: It's time to cast the first ballots in a record year for Native candidates
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: It's time to cast the first ballots in a record year for Native candidates (May 2, 2018)

The first #NativeVote18 tests are in Idaho, South Dakota and New Mexico, with candidates running for Congress, state attorney general and more.

Native Sun News Today: Treaty tribes gather for historic meeting at Fort Laramie
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Native Sun News Today: Treaty tribes gather for historic meeting at Fort Laramie (May 2, 2018)

Hundreds gathered in Wyoming for a historical four-day event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868.

Native Sun News Today: Tourist town denies water to gold prospectors in Black Hills
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Native Sun News Today: Tourist town denies water to gold prospectors in Black Hills (May 2, 2018)

'Money isn’t everything to us. We are about the water and that we service the needs of our people that pay for it.'

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe leaders go missing from key consultation
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe leaders go missing from key consultation (April 30, 2018)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe scheduled a meeting with the Bureau of Land Management for an extremely important meeting that would have an impact on the lives of its citizens.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes take Keystone XL Pipeline case to top court
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Native Sun News Today: Tribes take Keystone XL Pipeline case to top court (April 27, 2018)

“Letting a foreign country come in here and ruin our land and resources is what I don’t understand,” Yankton Sioux Vice Chair Jason Cooke said. “We’ll stand by ‘Water is Life’.”

Ivan Star Comes Out: Transforming our tribal constitution into a genuine indigenous document
Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: Transforming our tribal constitution into a genuine indigenous document (April 27, 2018)

It is imperative that the provisions of a constitution not only come from the people but that such provisions are what the people want.

Native Sun News Today: Four Directions Walk draws big crowd in fight against meth
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Native Sun News Today: Four Directions Walk draws big crowd in fight against meth (April 26, 2018)

With Native youth helping to lead the way, nearly three hundred people gathered to take a stand against meth in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Mining near sacred site has 'torn up' roadway
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Native Sun News Today: Mining near sacred site has 'torn up' roadway (April 24, 2018)

Gold prospectors are drilling on land adjacent to Pe’ Sla in the Black Hills, a sacred site held in trust for tribes.

Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
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Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (April 23, 2018)

Citing chronic underfunding and inaction at the federal level, tribes in the Great Plains are planning to take over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs rights for off-reservation citizens
National | Politics

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs rights for off-reservation citizens (April 23, 2018)

An Oglala Sioux Tribe task force wants citizens who live within treaty boundaries included in elections.

Native Sun News Today: Spotted Eagle promises 'Faith, Hope and Leadership'
National | Politics

Native Sun News Today: Spotted Eagle promises 'Faith, Hope and Leadership' (April 20, 2018)

A strong sense of place dictates Faith Spotted Eagle's priorities as she seeks public office in South Dakota.

James Giago Davies: A dozen Lakota drivers race into action at the Speedway
National | Sports

James Giago Davies: A dozen Lakota drivers race into action at the Speedway (April 20, 2018)

Folks in Lakota country would be surprised at the number of Native drivers that make up the grid at the Black Hills Speedway in South Dakota.

Jaclyn Lanae: Another Earth Day is upon us. Here's how you can get involved
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Jaclyn Lanae: Another Earth Day is upon us. Here's how you can get involved (April 20, 2018)

There are many reasons to gather together around a single idea, a particular cause but Earth Day is perhaps the single most important cause.

Victor Swallow: We are a broken and scattered people. How do we rebuild?
Opinion

Victor Swallow: We are a broken and scattered people. How do we rebuild? (April 19, 2018)

We are a broken people and most of us wouldn’t know how to survive without the help of the government that destroyed our ancestors' way of life.

Native Sun News Today: Native youth take a stand against methamphetamine
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Native Sun News Today: Native youth take a stand against methamphetamine (April 19, 2018)

A methamphetamine awareness walk will bring together service providers, recovering addicts, law enforcement, city leaders and youth in South Dakota.

Pine Ridge family still grieving after crash claims lives of mother and 14-year-old son
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Pine Ridge family still grieving after crash claims lives of mother and 14-year-old son (April 19, 2018)

On February 23, Lynell Morrison-Cash and her son Waylon, 14, died when their car was struck head-on in Nebraska.

South Dakota now offering specialty license plates for all nine Sioux tribes
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South Dakota now offering specialty license plates for all nine Sioux tribes (April 18, 2018)

The state of South Dakota is now offering specialty license plates for all nine tribes based within its borders.

Native Sun News Today: Audit faults tribal consultation at nuclear agency
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Native Sun News Today: Audit faults tribal consultation at nuclear agency (April 18, 2018)

An audit is finding much to be desired when it comes to tribal consultation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Native Sun News Today: Candidate brings tribal traditions to campaign in South Dakota
National | Politics

Native Sun News Today: Candidate brings tribal traditions to campaign in South Dakota (April 16, 2018)

'We live in uncertain times,' Faith Spotted Eagle says as she seeks a seat in the South Dakota Legislature.

Native Sun News Today: Non-Native mother accused of abducting her child from reservation
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Native Sun News Today: Non-Native mother accused of abducting her child from reservation (April 13, 2018)

A non-Native mother walked into a first grade class and took her biological child against the custody terms issued through the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

Film set on Pine Ridge Reservation already called one of the year's best
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Film set on Pine Ridge Reservation already called one of the year's best (April 12, 2018)

The Rider, a film set on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, is garnering favorable news coverage and reviews.

Jeffrey Whalen: Rancher takes on the Bureau of Indian Affairs and wins
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Rancher takes on the Bureau of Indian Affairs and wins (April 12, 2018)

Curtis Temple, a rancher on the Pine Ridge Reservation, is fighting back after his cattle was seized.

Native Sun News Today: Native youth lacrosse team banned by league
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Native Sun News Today: Native youth lacrosse team banned by league (April 12, 2018)

A lacrosse team, made up primarily of Native teens, has been banned from a league in South Dakota, ironically in a game which has its roots in indigenous nations.

Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America
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Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America (April 11, 2018)

This may be a young nation, but its Indigenous history is ancient, measured in tens of thousands of years.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe embarks on treaty ride on key anniversary
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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe embarks on treaty ride on key anniversary (April 10, 2018)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is embarking on a 400-mile plus horse ride from South Dakota to Wyoming in commemoration of a major treaty milestone.

Bureau of Indian Affairs teachers accepted illegal payments from tribe
Education | National

Bureau of Indian Affairs teachers accepted illegal payments from tribe (April 10, 2018)

As school teachers across the nation walk out in protest of inadequate funding, some in Indian Country found a way to cope with their below-average salaries.

Native Sun News Today: Public high school is first to offer treaty class
Education | National

Native Sun News Today: Public high school is first to offer treaty class (April 10, 2018)

A high school on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation is the first in the nation with a treaty class.

Native Sun News Today: A record number of Indian women are running for office
National | Politics

Native Sun News Today: A record number of Indian women are running for office (April 9, 2018)

When Yankton Sioux activist Faith Spotted Eagle filed her election petition in South Dakota, she joined an historic number of Native women running for office.

James Giago Davies: We're just Native puppets in some politician's game
Opinion | Politics

James Giago Davies: We're just Native puppets in some politician's game (April 9, 2018)

Your smartest move, is to stop allowing tribal councils to run every reservation to its ruin.

Editorial: Drugs and alcohol are ruining our way of life in Lakota country
Opinion

Editorial: Drugs and alcohol are ruining our way of life in Lakota country (April 6, 2018)

It is a shame and an embarrassment for the families and for that matter all Native Americans about the Lakota men and women that are so horribly abusing the hoksiyopa (children) that we all consider to be Sacred.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian Health Service exists for Indian people
Health | Opinion

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian Health Service exists for Indian people (April 6, 2018)

There is no question that health service, a treaty right and obligation to the Great Sioux Nation, is a disgrace to an underserved population here in our area.

Jeffrey Whalen: Taking a closer look at the Oglala Sioux Tribe's grazing code
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Taking a closer look at the Oglala Sioux Tribe's grazing code (April 5, 2018)

In writing about the Oglala Sioux Tribe's grazing code, I uncovered several items that seem to be unconstitutional and in conflict with federal law.

Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge mother pleads guilty to murder of son
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Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge mother pleads guilty to murder of son (April 5, 2018)

The death of 2 year-old Kylen Shangreaux sent shockwaves through the Pine Ridge Reservation, also bringing national attention to the toddler’s community and family.

Native Sun News Today: Wild horse sanctuary in Black Hills going strong
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Native Sun News Today: Wild horse sanctuary in Black Hills going strong (April 4, 2018)

Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary founder Dayton O. Hyde is celebrating his 93rd birthday with a television appearance.

Native Sun News Today: Event marks milestone for Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868
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Native Sun News Today: Event marks milestone for Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 (April 2, 2018)

Is it a celebration or commemoration?

Tom Shortbull: Suppressing the Indian vote is a long tradition in America
Opinion | Politics

Tom Shortbull: Suppressing the Indian vote is a long tradition in America (March 29, 2018)

The practice of gerrymandering had been used against the Lakota people in South Dakota for many years.

Native Sun News Today: Forest Service plan aims to protect Lakota sacred sites
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Native Sun News Today: Forest Service plan aims to protect Lakota sacred sites (March 29, 2018)

The Custer Gallatin National Forest is seeking to protect an area in South Dakota that includes petroglyph and sacred sites.

Native Sun News Today: Former gang leader mentors Native youth
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Native Sun News Today: Former gang leader mentors Native youth (March 28, 2018)

A former Rapid City gang leader has overcome the odds and has forgiven his past to become a recipient of a Bush Foundation Grant.

Jeffrey Whalen: It's past time to take our tribal government back
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: It's past time to take our tribal government back (March 27, 2018)

There are too many suicides, higher poverty, higher crime, too much sorrow, no self-esteem and no accountability.

Native Sun News Today: Uranium mining near Pine Ridge Reservation halted
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Native Sun News Today: Uranium mining near Pine Ridge Reservation halted (March 27, 2018)

Ensnared in legal action with the Oglala Sioux Tribe over uranium mining and milling on sacred unceded treaty land near the Pine Ridge Reservation, Crow Butte Resources, will halt production here this year.

Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota basketball star heads to Australia for tournament
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Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota basketball star heads to Australia for tournament (March 26, 2018)

A Lower Brule Sioux basketball player has been invited to play in Australia for the Down Under Sports 30th annual basketball tournament in July.

Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge girls walk out for gun reform
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Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge girls walk out for gun reform (March 22, 2018)

Thousands of students participated in walkouts from Rapid City to Pine Ridge to honor the 17 people who were killed in a school shooting in Florida.

Native Sun News Today: Three reservation teams head to basketball finals in South Dakota
National | Sports

Native Sun News Today: Three reservation teams head to basketball finals in South Dakota (March 16, 2018)

Two teams from the Pine Ridge Reservation, plus another from the Crow Creek Reservation, are in the South Dakota boys basketball tournament.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads to court on uranium mining in Black Hills
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads to court on uranium mining in Black Hills (March 15, 2018)

A federal appeals court hears arguments on March 20 in the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit to prevent uranium mining in the Black Hills.

Sentences handed down for child abuse on Pine Ridge Reservation
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Sentences handed down for child abuse on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 14, 2018)

A child abuse case on the Pine Ridge Reservation has resulted in sentences for a woman and her sister as other defendants await action.