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The State of South Dakota and the Sioux Tribes
The State of South Dakota and the Sioux Tribes (January 27, 2020)

We are not 'tribes' but are people of a nation, the Sioux Nation, and we have an international treaty with the United States.


Hunter Biden's name used to legitimize sale of fraudulent tribal bonds
Hunter Biden's name used to legitimize sale of fraudulent tribal bonds (January 27, 2020)

A tribal bond scheme that defrauded unwitting investors of more than $60 million attracted attention because of high profile name connected to it.


NEPA and the Sioux San
NEPA and the Sioux San (January 21, 2020)

Big changes are in the works at an urban Indian Health Service hospital in South Dakota. Did you know about it?


Native Sun News Today: Town okays water for KXL; tribes hold out
Native Sun News Today: Town okays water for KXL; tribes hold out (January 17, 2020)

Tribes with treaty rights affected by the Keystone XL Pipeline continue to contest water permits for the controversial project.


Respect and understanding of Lakota culture are severely lacking
Respect and understanding of Lakota culture are severely lacking (January 16, 2020)

Indigenous people have been subjected to a disparaging existence on the Great Plains and in the He Sapa (Black Hills) for decades.


Geneva Lone Hill: Economic development in Indian Country
Geneva Lone Hill: Economic development in Indian Country (January 15, 2020)

It is hard enough to do economic development on rural isolated Indian reservations without having falsehoods on top of the fraud.


Native Sun News Today: Lawsuit filed in fraudulent bond sale scheme
Native Sun News Today: Lawsuit filed in fraudulent bond sale scheme (January 15, 2020)

An economic development corporation on the Pine Ridge Reservation is back in the news in connection with some allegedly fraudulent dealings.


'We are a family': Youth on Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation ring in 2020
'We are a family': Youth on Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation ring in 2020 (January 6, 2020)

The Cheyenne River Youth Project threw its doors open to reservation youth on New Year’s Eve.


Tim Giago: Curing the problems that seem incurable
Tim Giago: Curing the problems that seem incurable (January 6, 2020)

I often write that the more things change in Indian Country the more they stay the same.


Tim Giago: A father heard his daughter's prayer
Tim Giago: A father heard his daughter's prayer (December 24, 2019)

It was still dark outside and there was a light snowfall as I took a table by the window at Vesta’s Café in Martin, South Dakota, on Christmas Eve in 1984.


Oneida Nation visionary Rick Hill honored at Lakota National Invitational
Oneida Nation visionary Rick Hill honored at Lakota National Invitational (December 23, 2019)

As Native students bounced basketballs and veterans carrying flags lined up for grand entry, a documentary film crew took to the court to honor the late Rick Hill, a leader from the Oneida Nation.


Tim Giago: Wounded Knee: 129 years later
Tim Giago: Wounded Knee: 129 years later (December 16, 2019)

On December 29, 1890, my grandmother Sophie was just a few miles away from the slaughter at Wounded Knee. She actually witnessed a troop of soldiers ride on to the school grounds where she worked and noticed that some of them still had blood on their uniforms.


Trump's nominee for Indian Health Service promises positive changes
Trump's nominee for Indian Health Service promises positive changes (December 12, 2019)

What a difference a strong nominee makes when it comes to Indian Country's health and wellness.


Tim Giago: A Christmas play to remember
Tim Giago: A Christmas play to remember (December 10, 2019)

It was the first and last Christmas play I was ever in, but it is one I will never forget.


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe secures $5 million to help address damaged infrastructure
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe secures $5 million to help address damaged infrastructure (December 5, 2019)

An unrelenting season of disastrous weather events has wreaked havoc on the transportation infrastructure on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.


Oglala Sioux Tribal Council votes to impeach Vice President Darla Black
Oglala Sioux Tribal Council votes to impeach Vice President Darla Black (December 5, 2019)

Accused of creating a hostile work environment, Darla Black was removed as vice president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


Meth addiction is no laughing matter
Meth addiction is no laughing matter (December 3, 2019)

Methamphetamine addiction is rampant on all nine of the Indian reservations in South Dakota.


'Nobody deserves this kind of treatment': Native women speak out against Oglala Sioux leader
'Nobody deserves this kind of treatment': Native women speak out against Oglala Sioux leader (November 27, 2019)

The vice president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe was impeached following complaints about her treatment of women who worked for her.


Sicangu man wants to revive Tokala Society
Sicangu man wants to revive Tokala Society (November 21, 2019)

A Rosebud Sioux citizen wants to revive an old tradition of governance which is made up of a council of leaders, which would maintain the language, history and culture of the tribe.


OST VP faces impeachment hearing
OST VP faces impeachment hearing (November 20, 2019)

The Vice President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is facing an impeachment hearing after she was accused of creating a hostile work environment.


Economic Development sometimes a pitfall
Economic Development sometimes a pitfall (November 19, 2019)

It’s all about money….and land? .... And power. We are capitalists, after all.


Quilt hangs to shield women
Quilt hangs to shield women (November 19, 2019)

To raise awareness about the need for shielding Indian women and children from violence, advocates took part in a quilt-hanging at the South Dakota State Capitol.


Tim Giago: Scenic and the Main Street bars of Rapid City
Tim Giago: Scenic and the Main Street bars of Rapid City (November 18, 2019)

A bar in a reservation border town once had a sign with 'No Indians Allowed' carved in wood.


Reconciliation and Wounded Knee
Reconciliation and Wounded Knee (November 14, 2019)

The theme of intercultural reconciliation took center stage here at the 37th gathering of the West River History Conference.


KXL oil spill in North Dakota
KXL oil spill in North Dakota (November 12, 2019)

As tribal representatives took part in Keystone XL expansion hearings in South Dakota, the original pipeline erupted in neighboring North Dakota.


Don’t let your heroes choose themselves
Don’t let your heroes choose themselves (November 11, 2019)

When the Indian community doesn’t organize, and be its own watchdog, opportunists will swoop in to fill that power vacuum.


Rosebud veteran changing the lives of youth
Rosebud veteran changing the lives of youth (November 11, 2019)

Following his retirement from the U.S. Marine Corps, Dion Reynolds brought his military experience back to Rosebud to change the lives of reservation youth.


Dom Clucas: barbershop success story
Dom Clucas: barbershop success story (November 8, 2019)

In a world of nothing but bald men, Dom Clucas might have chosen the wrong profession.


Native produced film to premiere at Hollywood’s Chinese Theater
Native produced film to premiere at Hollywood’s Chinese Theater (November 7, 2019)

“Mallard’s Road,” a film starring Lakota actors, will have its world premiere at the famous Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California.


A heartfelt tribute to veterans
A heartfelt tribute to veterans (November 7, 2019)

Warriors who have served in every war from World War I to present day can be proud of their service.


Native rights advocates quash pipeline Riot Boosting Act
Native rights advocates quash pipeline Riot Boosting Act (November 7, 2019)

Native pipeline fighters celebrated the death of a state law aimed at preventing them from protesting against the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Upstanding Officer Jekyll and criminal Mr. Hyde
Upstanding Officer Jekyll and criminal Mr. Hyde (November 6, 2019)

Law enforcement should never choose protecting one of their own, over protecting children from that officer’s excessive policing.


'Were you there?'
'Were you there?' (November 6, 2019)

The Native community is outraged after police officer struck a Native middle school girl while trying to break up a fight.


Some are just cons…others dangerous to democracy
Some are just cons…others dangerous to democracy (November 5, 2019)

We should know that Russian operatives and anti-American voices are on the internet daily.


Cosmetology student makes the most of opportunity
Cosmetology student makes the most of opportunity (November 5, 2019)

A young Lakota woman is making a name for herself in the cosmetology and hairstyling industry.


Veterans to walk across Pine Ridge Reservation
Veterans to walk across Pine Ridge Reservation (November 4, 2019)

Veterans are placed on a highly respected status for their dedication to their community and for serving in the armed services.


Native American Day Parade a huge success
Native American Day Parade a huge success (November 1, 2019)

The annual Native American Day Parade in Rapid City was filled with culture, traditions, color, and important social messages, including honoring murdered and missing indigenous women.


Aftermath of Dakota War 1862
Aftermath of Dakota War 1862 (October 31, 2019)

Tamara St. John, a state lawmaker and tribal historic preservation officer, has become an expert on the Dakota War of 1862.


A handful of individual voters do not represent the majority
A handful of individual voters do not represent the majority (October 30, 2019)

It should be common knowledge by now that the condition of our tribal government is in need of a serious upgrade.


KXL Pipeline fighters call for backup at water permit hearings
KXL Pipeline fighters call for backup at water permit hearings (October 30, 2019)

A Canadian company needs a large amount of water for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Tribes and water protectors are fighting back.


'The spirits are talking': Leaders speak of hope and healing in reservation border town
'The spirits are talking': Leaders speak of hope and healing in reservation border town (October 30, 2019)

The wind speaks in this place. Sometimes it’s loud and abrasive and seeks to humble those who have failed to listen to the truths it has breathed upon them.


Cheyenne River homeless need support
Cheyenne River homeless need support (October 29, 2019)

As winter approaches, the homeless population across the reservations in South Dakota are in need of supplies and support.


Cracker box homes and linoleum floors
Cracker box homes and linoleum floors (October 28, 2019)

When I look out at Rapid City, it strikes me as a solid sheet of linoleum over the land, and over the people and the culture, that once called this place home.


Stories about the mysterious and unexplainable
Stories about the mysterious and unexplainable (October 28, 2019)

What makes me feel good is reminiscing about the past when for the most part we didn’t out right hate each other.


IHS history makes doctors like Weber inevitable
IHS history makes doctors like Weber inevitable (October 28, 2019)

It took more than 25 years before the hammer of justice came down on pedophile pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber. His crimes were over a century in the making at the Indian Health Service.


Tim Giago: Families of murdered men still waiting for closure
Tim Giago: Families of murdered men still waiting for closure (October 28, 2019)

I will keep writing every year until the deaths of Native American men and women are resolved.


EPA hears resounding ‘no’ on proposed water permits for Black Hills uranium mining
EPA hears resounding ‘no’ on proposed water permits for Black Hills uranium mining (October 23, 2019)

One hundred percent of the comments at a public hearing on water permits for the Dewey Burdock Project were against uranium mining on treaty territory.


Celebrating Native American Day
Celebrating Native American Day (October 15, 2019)

I am grateful for the rich heritage of South Dakota tribes. Their history is woven deep within the fabric of our state.


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.