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Driver takes plea deal for deaths of Lakota mother and son
Driver takes plea deal for deaths of Lakota mother and son (November 16, 2018)

A Nebraska man is facing just a year in jail for a crash that took the lives of Lynell Morrison-Cash and her son, Waylon, 14.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe elects new leader
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe elects new leader (November 15, 2018)

Julian Bear Runner will become one of the youngest candidates to win the presidency of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota activists stall uranium mining hearing
Native Sun News Today: Lakota activists stall uranium mining hearing (November 14, 2018)

Leaders and citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are protesting uranium development on their homelands.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Our problems can be traced to our tribal constitution
Ivan Star Comes Out: Our problems can be traced to our tribal constitution (November 13, 2018)

I believe life on the homeland will not evolve until we rid ourselves of this so-called 'constitution' that was shoved down our throats.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes discuss takeover of troubled hospital
Native Sun News Today: Tribes discuss takeover of troubled hospital (November 13, 2018)

The future of the Sioux San Hospital, an Indian Health Service facility in South Dakota, is at stake.


Lakota woman remains in critical condition after brutal attack
Lakota woman remains in critical condition after brutal attack (November 13, 2018)

Sheena Between Lodges, 32, came out of a coma after being severely beaten. She remains under close watch in South Dakota.


Tim Giago: When a grandmother is an accessory to murder
Tim Giago: When a grandmother is an accessory to murder (November 12, 2018)

There are times when news stories come across my desk that are sickening.


Native Sun News Today: Union seeks to organize Native hotel workers
Native Sun News Today: Union seeks to organize Native hotel workers (November 12, 2018)

Tribal members are doing the dirty work and not being compensated, rewarded or acknowledged.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe expands nursing home
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe expands nursing home (November 9, 2018)

Construction is underway on a new wing at the Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home.


Lakota woman fighting for her life after brutal beating
Lakota woman fighting for her life after brutal beating (November 9, 2018)

A 32-year-old Lakota woman suffered a traumatic brain injury after being beaten in South Dakota.


Oglala Sioux Tribe elects newcomer Julian Bear Runner as president
Oglala Sioux Tribe elects newcomer Julian Bear Runner as president (November 8, 2018)

At age 33, Julian Bear Runner was the youngest candidate for president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


Tim Giago: We need more Native American judges in South Dakota
Tim Giago: We need more Native American judges in South Dakota (November 5, 2018)

We believe it is high time to open the doors of the court houses in South Dakota to be inclusive of the Native Americans.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman makes first run for public office
Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman makes first run for public office (October 31, 2018)

Maggie Ross is among the record numbers of Native women who are seeking a voice in the political system.


Native Sun News Today: All Lakota film continues to draw acclaim worldwide
Native Sun News Today: All Lakota film continues to draw acclaim worldwide (October 29, 2018)

How a young Chinese filmmaker comes to create movies in Lakota Territory that are loved both here at home and at festivals worldwide is anybody’s guess


Tim Giago: Where are the community organizers fighting for Native rights?
Tim Giago: Where are the community organizers fighting for Native rights? (October 29, 2018)

What we need is a community organizer to get out there and bring the Native American population together.


Tribal citizens question changes at Indian Health Service hospital
Tribal citizens question changes at Indian Health Service hospital (October 25, 2018)

The future of an Indian Health Service hospital in South Dakota looks uncertain.


Tim Giago: Spooky stories from the Pine Ridge Reservation
Tim Giago: Spooky stories from the Pine Ridge Reservation (October 22, 2018)

Stories of spirits and ghosts have long been common on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.


Tim Giago: Deaths of Native men remain unsolved decades later
Tim Giago: Deaths of Native men remain unsolved decades later (October 15, 2018)

Back in 1998 and 1999 something happened to cause the deaths of so many homeless and Native American men.


Sisseton Wahpeton man acquitted in Indian education theft case
Sisseton Wahpeton man acquitted in Indian education theft case (October 12, 2018)

Stacy Phelps, a citizen of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, has been cleared by a jury in connection with an Indian education funding scandal.


Two newcomers vie for leadership of Oglala Sioux Tribe
Two newcomers vie for leadership of Oglala Sioux Tribe (October 11, 2018)

The two candidates that will vie for presidency of one of the largest tribes in the nation come from opposite ends of the spectrum.


'We must reconcile': How Native American Day came about in South Dakota
'We must reconcile': How Native American Day came about in South Dakota (October 8, 2018)

A letter to newspaper publisher Tim Giago led to the Year of Reconciliation and the first Native American Day.


John Thune: Honoring our Native American history and traditions
John Thune: Honoring our Native American history and traditions (October 4, 2018)

South Dakota is lucky to have a new generation of tribal leaders who continue to fight day in and day for the communities in which they live.


Tribes lose challenge to reorganization of Bureau of Indian Education
Tribes lose challenge to reorganization of Bureau of Indian Education (October 2, 2018)

A federal judge just got around to ruling on an Obama-era restructuring of the Bureau of Indian Education.


The nation's only insane asylum for Indians was in South Dakota
The nation's only insane asylum for Indians was in South Dakota (September 28, 2018)

The Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum was a continuation of a dark and devastating period in American history.


Mike Rounds: Celebrating the culture and contributions of Native Americans
Mike Rounds: Celebrating the culture and contributions of Native Americans (September 28, 2018)

When state, federal and tribal governments work together, we have the opportunity to make real changes that will improve the lives of tribal members in our state.


Oglala Sioux Tribe denied federal assistance for major storm
Oglala Sioux Tribe denied federal assistance for major storm (September 27, 2018)

Summer storms that caused extensive damage on the Pine Ridge Reservation won't result in federal assistance.


George Wilson: Want to know what tribal corruption looks like?
George Wilson: Want to know what tribal corruption looks like? (September 27, 2018)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe has wasted so many opportunities that it is almost impossible to list them all.


Arthur Zimiga: The plantation mentality in Indian Country
Arthur Zimiga: The plantation mentality in Indian Country (September 26, 2018)

Reservations have been depicted as unworthy cultural entities, perhaps the most reprehensible characterized groups in the U.S.


Advocates weigh next move in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Advocates weigh next move in Indian Child Welfare Act case (September 26, 2018)

Despite a negative court ruling, attorneys are counting on South Dakota to comply with the Indian Child Welfare Act.


'Fair Warning': Tribes promise to block Keystone XL Pipeline
'Fair Warning': Tribes promise to block Keystone XL Pipeline (September 24, 2018)

'President Trump permitted the Keystone XL Pipeline because he wanted to,' a Native American Rights Fund attorney said.


Born to Ride: Young Lakota horse racer heads to championship
Born to Ride: Young Lakota horse racer heads to championship (September 21, 2018)

Karlee Witt, from the Pine Ridge Reservation, has grown up around horses her whole life.


Documentary follows 'Warrior Women' through major Indian movements
Documentary follows 'Warrior Women' through major Indian movements (September 19, 2018)

'Warrior Women' follows an Indian family's experience, from the occupation at Alcatraz to the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Court strikes down landmark Indian Child Welfare Act ruling
Court strikes down landmark Indian Child Welfare Act ruling (September 18, 2018)

A federal appeals court has delivered a major blow to tribes and parents who have been seeking to protect their children.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Teddy Roosevelt wanted Indian people to disappear
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Teddy Roosevelt wanted Indian people to disappear (September 18, 2018)

Teddy Roosevelt may be more responsible than most for the denigration of the powerful indigenous tribe that he called the Sioux.


Rosebud Sioux Tribe returns Rodney Bordeaux to president's post
Rosebud Sioux Tribe returns Rodney Bordeaux to president's post (September 17, 2018)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe held a swearing-in ceremony for newly elected leaders on September 4.


Planning continues for city's first Native American Day parade
Planning continues for city's first Native American Day parade (September 13, 2018)

The Native community has continued to rally around a Native American Day Parade in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


Jeffrey Whalen: Tribal government's many moments of tyranny
Jeffrey Whalen: Tribal government's many moments of tyranny (September 13, 2018)

It appears a majority of Oglala Sioux leaders don't want to see the tribe's constitution reformed.


'Why don't you do the same thing for us?': Oglala candidate asks of Trump
'Why don't you do the same thing for us?': Oglala candidate asks of Trump (September 12, 2018)

Not every tribal election offers voters a clear choice, or even a good choice.


Pine Ridge Reservation sees $93 million in Cobell buy-back offers
Pine Ridge Reservation sees $93 million in Cobell buy-back offers (September 12, 2018)

The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations has returned to Pine Ridge for a second time.


Tribes sue Trump administration for approving Keystone XL Pipeline
Tribes sue Trump administration for approving Keystone XL Pipeline (September 10, 2018)

The Fort Belknap Tribes and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are waging a familiar war over water, treaty rights and the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Oglala Sioux Tribe continues fight against uranium mining
Oglala Sioux Tribe continues fight against uranium mining (September 6, 2018)

The world's largest uranium producer is seeking to expand operations near the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Jeffrey Whalen: We are living in third world conditions in America
Jeffrey Whalen: We are living in third world conditions in America (September 6, 2018)

We don’t have good, sound financial decisions being made by the leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


Three tribes sign cooperative agreements for Cobell land program
Three tribes sign cooperative agreements for Cobell land program (September 4, 2018)

Three tribes stand to benefit from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations, with two returning to the Cobell initiative for more offers.


Tim Giago: Maybe we should form an American Indian political party
Tim Giago: Maybe we should form an American Indian political party (September 4, 2018)

Unite we must; because for those Native Americans who believe there is no danger to our sovereignty are wrong.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe welcomes brother and sister back home
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe welcomes brother and sister back home (August 23, 2018)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe held a welcoming and naming ceremony for two descendants whose mother was adopted at a young age.


Indian Health Service still seeing high vacancy rates
Indian Health Service still seeing high vacancy rates (August 22, 2018)

The Indian Health Service still doesn't have enough doctors or nurses to meet its trust and treaty obligations.


'Our home place': Tribes look to protect Black Hills
'Our home place': Tribes look to protect Black Hills (August 21, 2018)

Rising through the Great Plains are the Black Hills, a historic and sacred region for many tribes.


Planning underway for city's first Native American Day parade
Planning underway for city's first Native American Day parade (August 21, 2018)

A Native American Day Parade will take place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 8.


NBA star Kyrie Irving returns to Standing Rock homeland
NBA star Kyrie Irving returns to Standing Rock homeland (August 21, 2018)

Boston Celtics player and five-time NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving is being honored by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Tribal government takes the lead in cronyism
Ivan Star Comes Out: Tribal government takes the lead in cronyism (August 20, 2018)

Cronyism, nepotism and favoritism. Your Oglala Sioux tribal government at work.


Court revives Indian farmer's claim to share of Keepseagle settlement
Court revives Indian farmer's claim to share of Keepseagle settlement (August 17, 2018)

It turns out that the legal battles over the Keepseagle settlement aren't quite finished even as more funds flow to Indian Country.


'An answer to our prayers': Trump takes hit on Keystone XL Pipeline
'An answer to our prayers': Trump takes hit on Keystone XL Pipeline (August 17, 2018)

The Trump administration must conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL Pipeline in response to a lawsuit filed by Native activists.


Indian, Native or Indigenous. Which one would you choose?
Indian, Native or Indigenous. Which one would you choose? (August 16, 2018)

The word 'Native' was picked by a bunch of white newspaper editors trying to find a way to describe Indians that Indians would not find offensive.


Landowners on Rosebud Reservation see more Cobell buy-back offers
Landowners on Rosebud Reservation see more Cobell buy-back offers (August 15, 2018)

Citizens of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are benefiting from a third round of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.


Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota
Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota (August 14, 2018)

U.S. Congressional candidate Sharice Davids had trouble finding housing when she lived and worked on the Pine Ridge Reservation a few years ago.


'He's protecting us': Pine Ridge family adopts coyote
'He's protecting us': Pine Ridge family adopts coyote (August 13, 2018)

The coyote pup came to the family in a box, all curled up and quiet, so quiet.


'We had hope for a little while': Rosebud hospital under scrutiny again
'We had hope for a little while': Rosebud hospital under scrutiny again (August 6, 2018)

Leaders of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are wondering when the federal government will provide adequate health care on their reservation.


Yankton Sioux Tribe tackles meth problem on the reservation
Yankton Sioux Tribe tackles meth problem on the reservation (August 6, 2018)

Meth has found a home in Indian Country and a drive through any reservation reveals the evidence of heavy drug abuse.


Tim Giago: Racism is still acceptable in some media outlets
Tim Giago: Racism is still acceptable in some media outlets (August 6, 2018)

Many newspapers, including the one in Rapid City, South Dakota, have continued to use the R-word even though they know it is an insult.


'People are ready for something different': Democrat seeks Native vote
'People are ready for something different': Democrat seeks Native vote (August 3, 2018)

Native voters in South Dakota are making some big decisions in 2018.