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Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Rapid City trial ends with no defense witnesses (07/29)
The trial of Trace O’Connell ended abruptly on the morning of Thursday, July 23 before the supporters of the American Horse School could all file into the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City, South Dakota.

Filed Under: Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Race remains an issue for police in Rapid City (07/27)
Much of the tension that exists between law enforcement and minority communities is based in the truth that the laws that are enforced in minority communities are not only different but also enforced differently.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Rapid City mayor questions charge in beer-spilling incident (07/24)
Mayor Steve Allender blames 'social media' for stirring the pot in a closely-watched trial involving the mistreatment of Indian children.

Filed Under: Opinion
George Abeyta: Stallone Trosper taken from us in act of hate (07/24)
We, the family of Stallone Trosper, write from a place of terrible grief and sadness.

Filed Under: Law | National
Tribal members protest handling of major trial in Rapid City (07/23)
A non-Indian man is accused of mistreating young members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.

Filed Under: Law | National
Officials back Northern Arapaho Tribe on hate crime charges (07/23)
Stallone Trosper was shot and killed by a non-Indian assailant while James Goggles remains in critical condition in Wyoming.

Filed Under: Education | Law | National
Trial opens into racist treatment of Indian children at game (07/22)
Only one person has been charged in connection with an ugly incident in Rapid City, South Dakota, in January.

Filed Under: Law | National
Northern Arapaho Tribe calls shooting of men a hate crime (07/22)
Stallone Trosper, 29, was killed after being shot in the head. A second tribal member, James Goggles, remains hospitalized in serious condition.

Filed Under: National
Lakota Country Times: Community gathers to discuss race (07/22)
Conversations about race can at times be uncomfortable. One group in Rapid City is working to remove the stigma by bringing all races together for a healthy conversation on the topic.

Filed Under: Law | National
Two men from Northern Arapaho Tribe shot while sleeping (07/21)
A non-Indian man has told authorities that he intentionally went looking for homeless people in order to kill them.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Rapid City police choose cultural advisor (07/21)
The commitment of the Rapid City Police to work towards a positive future in race relations in a city historically known for being racially divided was evident last week when Chief Karl Jegeris announced a new position within the department.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Trial set for racial attack on Lakota students (07/16)
The trial of Trace O’Connell is set to begin at 1 p.m. on July 22 at the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Half-year marked by race-related incidents (07/15)
Native Sun News will continue to stay in the forefront of news reporting covering race relations throughout the rest of the year.

Filed Under: Opinion
James Giago Davies: Border town shuns anything remotely Indian (07/10)
Over the years the Hot Springs merchants have had a love/hate relationship with the Lakota -- there is a nice Wasicu guy who makes really cool tipis, and that’s about all the love.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Group aims to reduce number of Native inmates (07/08)
In May, Pennington County was the recipient of a $150,000 grant awarded by the MacArthur Foundation as part of a larger initiative to examine, assess, and institute changes in local jails across the country.

Filed Under: National
Native Sun News: Rapid City proclaims 'Year of Reconciliation' (06/18)
In the year 2015, the issue of racism is still front and center, although reconciliation was declared 25 years ago by Governor George Mickelson.

Filed Under: Opinion
Mark Charles: All men are created equal except 'Indian savages' (06/15)
The foundations of the United States of America are blatantly unjust. This land was stolen.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Jail with large Indian population secures grant (06/09)
In Rapid City, the Native American population hovers right around 13 percent, while the population in the Pennington County Jail of local tribal members is at 50 percent year round.

Filed Under: Opinion
James Cadwell: Let's break the cycle and honor Native graduates (06/08)
As the last names of this year’s graduates were announced in Chamberlain you could hear the drum group singers gain strength with this year's honor song.

Filed Under: National
Native Sun News: Community leaders save Rapid City's reputation (06/08)
In response to recent events regarding acts of racism, the community of Rapid City has stepped up to save the reputation of their beloved town.

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