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Oyate Today launches website
Oyate Today launches website (October 14, 2019)

The hit television show Oyate Today has launched a new website to keep viewers informed of the program.


Are we a vanquished 'tribe' or an independent 'Nation?'
Are we a vanquished 'tribe' or an independent 'Nation?' (October 10, 2019)

As Lakota people, we must realize the fact that our ancient world view is as valid as any other.


From Sweden to Pine Ridge
From Sweden to Pine Ridge (October 10, 2019)

Young climate change activist Greta Thunberg has become an international star in a little over a year.


Supreme Court opens new term with little new Indian law activity
Supreme Court opens new term with little new Indian law activity (October 9, 2019)

So what's going on with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation case? No one knows.


Yankton Sioux Tribe flooding and recovery
Yankton Sioux Tribe flooding and recovery (October 8, 2019)

A series of two flooding periods have occurred on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in eastern South Dakota in the last six months, leaving devastation and a need for assistance.


IHS doctor found guilty
IHS doctor found guilty (October 7, 2019)

A federal jury convicted former Indian Health Service pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber of all 11 criminal counts for sexually abusing four boys on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


YES! Magazine: Pipelines can endanger the lives of Native women
YES! Magazine: Pipelines can endanger the lives of Native women (October 7, 2019)

'When something happens to an Indigenous person, to a Native person, why isn’t that being heard? We’re just another number.'


Tim Giago: Revisiting the Buffalo Roundup
Tim Giago: Revisiting the Buffalo Roundup (October 7, 2019)

Long before the first white settler ever set foot in the Northern Plains the Native Americans were sharing the land with their ancestral friend, the buffalo.


Ivan Star Comes Out: The situation isn't looking good for our Lakota language
Ivan Star Comes Out: The situation isn't looking good for our Lakota language (October 4, 2019)

Everyone knows that our language, culture, and history, have been targeted for eradication by the federal government.


Remembering Buddy Red Bow
Remembering Buddy Red Bow (October 4, 2019)

A documentary about Buddy Red Bow, the Lakota musician, premieres on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.


NMAI News: Lakota Music Project makes national debut
NMAI News: Lakota Music Project makes national debut (October 3, 2019)

Performing for the first time outside South Dakota, the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra’s Lakota Music Project will appear in concert at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.


Resisters give shout-out for Riot Boosting Act
Resisters give shout-out for Riot Boosting Act (October 3, 2019)

Native activists have scored a big victory against a new law that was written to stifle their opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline.


‘A safe place’ at Pine Ridge
‘A safe place’ at Pine Ridge (October 3, 2019)

Nagi Nunpa Hocaka, the Two Spirit Circle, is working to reduce the high rate of suicide and substance abuse on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Two-Spirit woman: Overcoming trauma
Two-Spirit woman: Overcoming trauma (October 2, 2019)

When Carla Douglas was born, her mother wanted a daughter so badly she named the young child Carla Georgina and began dressing her in girl's clothing.


Yankton Sioux: 'Our community is literally drowning'
Yankton Sioux: 'Our community is literally drowning' (October 1, 2019)

'It’s like we live in a third world country and we are forgotten,' resident Lauren Crowe says. 'No one cares.'


Grandmother receives nine and a half years for her role in murder
Grandmother receives nine and a half years for her role in murder (October 1, 2019)

The courtroom was filled with emotions and tension as the long-awaited sentencing hearing for the death of Kylen Shangreaux, age 2, began.


Victor Swallow: Thoughts on aging
Victor Swallow: Thoughts on aging (September 30, 2019)

We elderly have stories to tell. Stories about the hardships we endured.


Tribes hold Trump feet to fire on tar-sands pipeline permit
Tribes hold Trump feet to fire on tar-sands pipeline permit (September 30, 2019)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Fort Belknap Indian Community are defending their treaty rights against the Trump administration's push for the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Tim Giago: Native American media faces a perilous future
Tim Giago: Native American media faces a perilous future (September 30, 2019)

Native American media has come a long way in the past 50 years, but in which direction it will head from here is anybody’s guess.


‘New dawn’ on Rosebud: Tribal electric utility voters triumph
‘New dawn’ on Rosebud: Tribal electric utility voters triumph (September 26, 2019)

For the first time, Sicangu Nation citizens have gained the majority of seats on the board of directors for the company supplying their electricity.


Grandma gets the boot after a fire in her home
Grandma gets the boot after a fire in her home (September 25, 2019)

A Lakota grandmother has been evicted from her house after nearly four years of living there, due to a fire she had no responsibility for.


'Indigenous nations will sacrifice all we have to give to defend Unci Maka'
'Indigenous nations will sacrifice all we have to give to defend Unci Maka' (September 23, 2019)

Our ceremonies have told us to prepare for hard times. We are in those times.


The Oglala Sioux Tribe passes hate crime law protecting its LGBTQ citizens
The Oglala Sioux Tribe passes hate crime law protecting its LGBTQ citizens (September 23, 2019)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe may be first to pass a hate crime law providing protections for LBGTQ and two spirit people, but citizens remain divided over decision.


Tim Giago: A matter of life and death at Indian Health Service hospital
Tim Giago: A matter of life and death at Indian Health Service hospital (September 23, 2019)

What is happening at the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota is no longer a laughing matter.


Uranium mine water permits spur call for help
Uranium mine water permits spur call for help (September 17, 2019)

A uranium mining project is located in 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory, an area reserved for the Great Sioux Nation.


Prayer circle welcomes students back to campus
Prayer circle welcomes students back to campus (September 16, 2019)

For the last couple of semesters, students and staff at Western Dakota Tech have been gathering for a prayer circle to begin the semester.


There’s more to the Black Hills Settlement than meets the eye
There’s more to the Black Hills Settlement than meets the eye (September 16, 2019)

We need to face some dark truths about ourselves. One, we wanted the money, not the land.


When Candy met the Mad Lads
When Candy met the Mad Lads (September 12, 2019)

Olivia Gonzalez was 14 years old when she was asked to come up on stage and sing. The rest is history.


Police captain discusses children lost to the system
Police captain discusses children lost to the system (September 9, 2019)

Like many indigenous nations in the United States, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has been losing children to the state for generations.


EPA Ignores tribal consultation
EPA Ignores tribal consultation (September 5, 2019)

After tribal citizens roundly rejected draft permits to provide Black Hills water to a foreign uranium mine project, the Environmental Protection Agency revised the wording for a new comment period.


Presidential hopefuls embrace Indigenous movement against unwanted pipelines
Presidential hopefuls embrace Indigenous movement against unwanted pipelines (September 4, 2019)

The Indigenous battles against Keystone XL and Dakota Access have finally emerged as a critical component of the 2020 presidential campaign.


Oglala Sioux Tribe considers passing hate crime law
Oglala Sioux Tribe considers passing hate crime law (September 3, 2019)

A hate crime law could be the first for tribal governments offering protection for LGBTQ citizens, Mary Annette Pember reports in Indian Country Today.


'Our children are sacred': New leader takes over Indian education program
'Our children are sacred': New leader takes over Indian education program (August 30, 2019)

Whitnee Pearce has hit the ground running in her new position as head of Indian education in Rapid City, South Dakota.


Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mining in sacred Black Hills
Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mining in sacred Black Hills (August 29, 2019)

'The tribe is fighting back,' an attorney for the Oglala Sioux said of plans for a large scale uranium mine in South Dakota.


YES! Magazine: Sovereign Sisters are building sovereign societies
YES! Magazine: Sovereign Sisters are building sovereign societies (August 26, 2019)

Food security, traditional agriculture, and local self-reliance are key to regenerative societies of the future.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Taking back our Indian education system
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Taking back our Indian education system (August 20, 2019)

The educational system on the Indian reservations across America have always operated at the whims of the federal government.


Native Sun News Today: Unlikely benefactor brings cheer to Indian kids
Native Sun News Today: Unlikely benefactor brings cheer to Indian kids (August 19, 2019)

For over a quarter century Brian Uptgraft has been delivering toys to Indian Country, the latest being the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Native Sun News Today: Community leaders step forward for Native youth
Native Sun News Today: Community leaders step forward for Native youth (August 16, 2019)

For generations, many children from the Cheyenne River Reservation have been lost to the system and never to be heard from again.


Native Sun News Today: Sentencing delayed again for Lakota boy's death
Native Sun News Today: Sentencing delayed again for Lakota boy's death (August 15, 2019)

Kylen Shangreaux was only two years old when he was murdered on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Lawsuit targets tribal takeover of IHS hospital
Native Sun News Today: Lawsuit targets tribal takeover of IHS hospital (August 14, 2019)

Urban Indian patients are suing the federal government to ensure their care remains in the hands of the Indian Health Service.


Kristin Ohlson: Farming can help solve our climate crisis
Kristin Ohlson: Farming can help solve our climate crisis (August 12, 2019)

'By helping young farmers gain access to land, everyone can help play a role.'


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Indigenous people victimized by Donald Trump's racism
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Indigenous people victimized by Donald Trump's racism (August 9, 2019)

The president is a racist, but he needs to keep that hate within himself.


Tim Giago: Music and movie nights on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Tim Giago: Music and movie nights on the Pine Ridge Reservation (August 8, 2019)

Times were really tough on the reservation after the war, but these kind and gentle people found the time and the money to make Sunday nights their own.


Native Sun News Today: Black Hills land claim attorney passes on
Native Sun News Today: Black Hills land claim attorney passes on (August 7, 2019)

The late attorney Arthur Lazarus, Jr., handled the Sioux Nation's landmark claim to the Black Hills.


Rodney Bordeaux: Rosebud Sioux Tribe must address harmful drugs
Rodney Bordeaux: Rosebud Sioux Tribe must address harmful drugs (July 26, 2019)

The time for action is now! Our children and families depend on it.


James Giago Davies: Indian people still mistreated on their own homelands
James Giago Davies: Indian people still mistreated on their own homelands (July 26, 2019)

There is no doubt about it: law enforcement is racially profiling people, and weeding out the likely loiterers from the white citizenry.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe expands home for elders
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe expands home for elders (July 25, 2019)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe Nursing Home will open a new 12-bed memory wing in January 2020.


Tim Giago: Invite Lakota warriors to the buffalo roundup in South Dakota
Tim Giago: Invite Lakota warriors to the buffalo roundup in South Dakota (July 22, 2019)

The Lakota people referred to the buffalo as their relative, either by brother or sister.


Indian Health Service faulted for closure of Rosebud Sioux emergency room
Indian Health Service faulted for closure of Rosebud Sioux emergency room (July 22, 2019)

The Indian Health Service cited 'staffing changes and limited resources' when shutting down a tribe's emergency room back in 2015. That wasn't the whole story.


Tribal Leaders: Preserve eagle feathers for federally recognized tribes
Tribal Leaders: Preserve eagle feathers for federally recognized tribes (July 18, 2019)

Leaders of the Ute Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe are calling on fellow Indian nations to oppose an eagle feather petition they say weakens treaty rights and undermines sovereignty.


Tribes prepare for historic management of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Tribes prepare for historic management of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (July 18, 2019)

The newly named Oyate Health Center will be serving the Oyate, or the people, in South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux council member arrested on drug charges
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux council member arrested on drug charges (July 18, 2019)

Cora White Horse has faced no action so far from the Oglala Sioux Tribe after being accused of distributing prescription drugs.


Oglala Sioux Tribe adopts marriage equality law
Oglala Sioux Tribe adopts marriage equality law (July 17, 2019)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe is the first Indian nation in South Dakota to recognize same-sex marriages.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Wounded Knee was a crime of genocide against the Lakota people
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Wounded Knee was a crime of genocide against the Lakota people (July 16, 2019)

The 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre was a deliberate and planned military action on sovereign tribal land.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Tribes must unite for Black Hills
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Tribes must unite for Black Hills (July 15, 2019)

Most Lakota with any common sense know that there will never be a deal struck to return all of the Black Hills to the Indian people.


Tim Giago: It's time to vote these buffoons out of office
Tim Giago: It's time to vote these buffoons out of office (July 15, 2019)

It appears that the Republicans no longer have a party, they have a cult.


Chairman of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe calls for privacy after girl's death
Chairman of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe calls for privacy after girl's death (July 11, 2019)

A five-year-old girl from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe died after being swept away in a creek on the reservation.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Our people are being micromanaged to death
Ivan Star Comes Out: Our people are being micromanaged to death (July 11, 2019)

The descendants of Lakota people no longer have control over their lives.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota language teacher fired by feds
Native Sun News Today: Lakota language teacher fired by feds (July 11, 2019)

Manny Red Bear taught the Lakota language for 25 years until his contract was terminated by the Bureau of Indian Education.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native people still treated as invisible
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native people still treated as invisible (July 10, 2019)

Native Americans are not chopped liver.