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James Giago Davies: School fumbles historic opportunity after incident of racism
Education | Opinion
James Giago Davies: School fumbles historic opportunity after incident of racism (October 19, 2017)
Sturgis is not an especially racist community for this part of South Dakota, but given this part of South Dakota is especially racist, that may not be saying much.

Native Sun News Today: Student speaks out about racism in South Dakota school
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Student speaks out about racism in South Dakota school (October 19, 2017)
The racism and hate at Sturgis-Brown High School in South Dakota caused one Native American student to change schools.

Native Sun News Today: Native Americans over-represented in county jail population
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Native Americans over-represented in county jail population (October 17, 2017)
Native Americans only make up about 10 percent of Pennington County’s population but 51 percent of the jail population in the South Dakota county.

Native Sun News Today: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate debuts new grocery store
Business | National
Native Sun News Today: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate debuts new grocery store (October 16, 2017)
If you’re heading out the door to stock up on groceries in Indian Country, there’s a good chance that you’ll be making a long drive off the Rez and spending money that should stay in your own community.

Tim Giago: Clones in Congress refuse to stand up to the Clown in the White House
Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Clones in Congress refuse to stand up to the Clown in the White House (October 16, 2017)
We are walking a deadly path with an unbalanced world leader guiding the way and with a Congress lacking the backbone to stand up to prevent this prospective holocaust.

Lawsuit seeks damages for death of girl at Bureau of Indian Education school
Education | Law | National
Lawsuit seeks damages for death of girl at Bureau of Indian Education school (October 13, 2017)
The grandfather of a 14-year-old girl who died at a Bureau of Indian Education boarding school in South Dakota has filed a lawsuit against the federal government.

Harold Frazier: Another incident of racism targets Native youth in South Dakota
Opinion
Harold Frazier: Another incident of racism targets Native youth in South Dakota (October 12, 2017)
Today we all stand witness to racism leaking through the veil of privilege that once again stares at my people.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe refutes rumors of Black Hills 'sale'
National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe refutes rumors of Black Hills 'sale' (October 12, 2017)
Facebook was rife with rumors that the Oglala Sioux Tribe passed a resolution to sell the Black Hills, which flabbergasted tribal leaders because that was the first they had heard about their supposed action.

Native Sun News Today: Rapid City turns out for Native American Day parade
National
Native Sun News Today: Rapid City turns out for Native American Day parade (October 11, 2017)
Few people recognize that a remarkable thing happened when South Dakota proclaimed 1990 as the 'Year of Reconciliation" between the first Americans and more recent arrivals.

Dennis Daugaard: South Dakota has cause to celebrate on Native American Day
Opinion
Dennis Daugaard: South Dakota has cause to celebrate on Native American Day (October 9, 2017)
Relations between the tribes and the State of South Dakota have improved over the last 27 years.

Tim Giago: South Dakota governor remains ignorant of state's Indian history
Opinion
Tim Giago: South Dakota governor remains ignorant of state's Indian history (October 9, 2017)
I continue to be appalled at the apparent ignorance of South Dakota's Gov. Dennis Daugaard when it comes to the thousands of Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota living within the borders of the state he governs.

John Thune: Celebrating the Native Americans who have shaped our identity
Opinion
John Thune: Celebrating the Native Americans who have shaped our identity (October 5, 2017)
On the second Monday in October, South Dakotans uniquely celebrate Native American Day to recognize and honor the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota people who have shaped our state’s identity.

Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service pulls funds without telling tribe
Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service pulls funds without telling tribe (October 5, 2017)
This past spring, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe learned that $4.1 million was pulled from an Indian Health Service center on the reservation.

Native Sun News Today: Nothing beats taking the kids for a day at the zoo
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Nothing beats taking the kids for a day at the zoo (September 29, 2017)
If you live in western South Dakota, and you want to go to a zoo, you have a long drive ahead of you.

James Giago Davies: We need to come together as a sovereign tribal nation
Opinion
James Giago Davies: We need to come together as a sovereign tribal nation (September 29, 2017)
The Oceti Sakowin will one day come together, and stand unified as a sovereign nation, eager to take their place in a modern world based upon the traditions of their ancestors, not a pity party of self-destruction addicted to the hero-worship of the long lost.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Will Republicans stand up for Indian Country?
Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Will Republicans stand up for Indian Country? (September 28, 2017)
Will South Dakota's Republicans walk all over the rights and properties of Native Americans or will they stand up against this incursion?

Native Sun News Today: Indian educators focus on successes and challenges at conference
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Indian educators focus on successes and challenges at conference (September 27, 2017)
The South Dakota Indian Education Summit took place September 24-26, with part of the agenda focusing on youth.

Mark Trahant: States complain to Senate about the burdens of Indian health care
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: States complain to Senate about the burdens of Indian health care (September 22, 2017)
Wouldn’t it be cool if once, just once, there was a debate in Congress that could only be decided by a vote that benefits Native people?

Yankton Sioux Tribe blasts police officers for use of force against elderly citizen
Law | National
Yankton Sioux Tribe blasts police officers for use of force against elderly citizen (September 20, 2017)
An elderly citizen of the Yankton Sioux Tribe was hospitalized after being roughed up by police officers in Wagner, South Dakota.

YES! Magazine: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate takes steps toward food sovereignty
Business | Environment | Health | National
YES! Magazine: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate takes steps toward food sovereignty (September 19, 2017)
South Dakota’s Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribal members would rather share their food than sell it. But that gets in the way of building a local cash economy.

Native Sun News Today: Proclamation calls for action on Black Hills land claim
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Proclamation calls for action on Black Hills land claim (September 19, 2017)
The signing of an elders’ proclamation for indigenous rights culminated the fourth annual Unity Concert to support the Black Hills Initiative in South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Defending freedom of the press in Indian Country
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Defending freedom of the press in Indian Country (September 18, 2017)
Native Sun News Today is an independent newspaper and beholden to none.

Tim Giago: South Dakota continues to ignore history with annual buffalo roundup
Opinion
Tim Giago: South Dakota continues to ignore history with annual buffalo roundup (September 18, 2017)
The Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup will never bring a sense of true history to South Dakota until the original people are allowed to participate.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Yet another incident of racism at a restaurant in Rapid City
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Yet another incident of racism at a restaurant in Rapid City (September 14, 2017)
Based on our past encounters with racist activity and knowing we will face the potency of the Rapid City government, we now quietly take our money elsewhere.

Native Sun News Today: Family seeks justice for murder on Pine Ridge Reservation

Native Sun News Today: Family seeks justice for murder on Pine Ridge Reservation (September 14, 2017)
The family of Vincent 'Vinny' Brewer, Jr. are still coping with the loss of their loved one to violence on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate citizens share original works with Lakota Music Project
Arts & Entertainment | National
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate citizens share original works with Lakota Music Project (September 14, 2017)
Eight citizens of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate are debuting their original compositions as part of the Lakota Music Project in South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Teton Times publisher nominated for Spirit of Dakota Award
National
Native Sun News Today: Teton Times publisher nominated for Spirit of Dakota Award (September 13, 2017)
Avis Little Eagle, the publisher of the Teton Times based in McLaughlin, has been nominated for the Spirit of Dakota Award.

Native Sun News Today: New book shares the secret stories of Sioux Code Talkers
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: New book shares the secret stories of Sioux Code Talkers (September 12, 2017)
Andrea Page (Standing Rock Sioux) began researching her Sioux Code Talkers book more than 20 years ago.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Rumors of corruption are flying at Pine Ridge
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Rumors of corruption are flying at Pine Ridge (September 8, 2017)
There are always rumors floating around the Pine Ridge Reservation and with social media in full swing, they can be spread all over whether they contain one iota of truth or not.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's never too early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational
Opinion | Sports
Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's never too early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational (September 6, 2017)
We know it is still a little early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational, a tournament that even made the pages of Sports Illustrated Magazine.

Mary Annette Pember: New center offers support for victims of sex trafficking
National
Mary Annette Pember: New center offers support for victims of sex trafficking (September 5, 2017)
Lisa Heth bought a rundown motel and transformed it into a shelter for sex trafficking victims, Mary Annette Pember reports.

Native Sun News Today: Does 'Death with Dignity' go against Lakota tradition?
Health | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Does 'Death with Dignity' go against Lakota tradition? (September 5, 2017)
Physician-assisted death may be on the ballot in 2018 if Death with Dignity South Dakota can get enough signatures on a petition.

Tim Giago: Fall always meant it was time to return to Indian boarding schools
Education | Opinion
Tim Giago: Fall always meant it was time to return to Indian boarding schools (August 28, 2017)
In days gone by the most terrible time of the year for Indian boys and girls across the West came at the end of August.

Native Sun News Today: Artist captures life in Rosebud Reservation border town
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Artist captures life in Rosebud Reservation border town (August 25, 2017)
Growing up on the periphery of the Rosebud Reservation, artist Jane Seaton enjoyed a childhood unlike many others.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can spend our money elsewhere in the face of racism
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can spend our money elsewhere in the face of racism (August 24, 2017)
When local and national media outlets are incessantly spewing news items promoting the 'master race' fallacy, how does one deal with the resulting ethnic intolerance and hatred?

Gyasi Ross: Vice failed to ask Native people for thoughts about Mount Rushmore
Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Vice failed to ask Native people for thoughts about Mount Rushmore (August 22, 2017)
Gyasi Ross pens a response on Indian Country Media Network to VICE editor Wilbert Cooper regarding his article, 'Let’s Blow Up Mt. Rushmore,'

Tom Cook: Sun Dances demonstrate resilience and generosity of the Lakota people
Opinion
Tom Cook: Sun Dances demonstrate resilience and generosity of the Lakota people (August 21, 2017)
The abundance of Sun Dances this year demonstrates the spiritual resilience and generosity among a people deeply traumatized by historical oppression and severe poverty, Tom Cook writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Tim Giago: The future of tribal sovereignty depends on who we send into office
Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: The future of tribal sovereignty depends on who we send into office (August 21, 2017)
We have a man-child pretending to be the President of the United States and a Republican Congress filled with shrinking violets too terrified of this madman to show any spine.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate celebrates release of bald eagle that had been shot
Environment | National
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate celebrates release of bald eagle that had been shot (August 16, 2017)
The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate helped celebrate the release of a bald eagle that had been shot and had to be rehabilitated.

Mary Annette Pember: True Sioux Hope Foundation brings donors to Pine Ridge
National
Mary Annette Pember: True Sioux Hope Foundation brings donors to Pine Ridge (August 15, 2017)
Building on her successes in the business world, Twila True, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is hoping to bring change to the homelands of her people.

Oglala Sioux Tribe secures restitution for funds stolen by former district official
Law
Oglala Sioux Tribe secures restitution for funds stolen by former district official (August 11, 2017)
A former district official who stole funds from the Oglala Sioux Tribe has agreed to pay $2,500 in restitution.

Mary Annette Pember: School offers safe place for girls on Pine Ridge Reservation
Education | National
Mary Annette Pember: School offers safe place for girls on Pine Ridge Reservation (August 9, 2017)
The Anpo Wicahpi Pine Ridge Girls’ School is getting ready for its second year of educating girls on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Keystone XL Pipeline developer plans to announce decision by end of year
Canada | Environment | National | Politics
Keystone XL Pipeline developer plans to announce decision by end of year (August 3, 2017)
President Donald Trump has repeatedly taken credit for reviving the Keystone XL Pipeline yet the project is far from a certainty.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe schedules grand opening for new health clinic
Health
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe schedules grand opening for new health clinic (July 25, 2017)
The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Health Clinic is preparing to offer more medical and dental services to citizens in South Dakota.

Review: Fictional book about 'Lakota' people deserves benefit of the doubt
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Review: Fictional book about 'Lakota' people deserves benefit of the doubt (July 21, 2017)
Readers of Quiet Until the Thaw are going to find its contents rather familiar -- it's essentially a fictional account of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Mary Annette Pember: Oglala Sioux Tribe works on law enforcement pact
Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Oglala Sioux Tribe works on law enforcement pact (July 17, 2017)
High rates of violent crime -- including 17 homicides last year -- have prompted the Oglala Sioux Tribe to enter into talks with local law enforcement.

Former Indian Health Service executive indicted for accepting cash gift
Health | Law | National
Former Indian Health Service executive indicted for accepting cash gift (July 13, 2017)
A sex abuse scandal at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota appears to be expanding.

BillMoyers.Com: Oglala Sioux citizen working to rebuild his community
National
BillMoyers.Com: Oglala Sioux citizen working to rebuild his community (July 10, 2017)
On South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, Nick Tilsen is upending entrenched poverty and rebuilding his Lakota community.

Five dead and four injured in vehicle accident on Pine Ridge Reservation
National
Five dead and four injured in vehicle accident on Pine Ridge Reservation (July 10, 2017)
A car accident has claimed the lives of five people on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Yankton Sioux Tribe hosts meeting to discuss legalization of marijuana
Law | National
Yankton Sioux Tribe hosts meeting to discuss legalization of marijuana (June 30, 2017)
The Yankton Sioux Tribe is asking its citizens about the possibility of legalizing marijuana despite hostility from officials in South Dakota.

Kristi Noem: Enough is enough - It's time to fix the Indian Health Service
Health | Opinion | Politics
Kristi Noem: Enough is enough - It's time to fix the Indian Health Service (June 16, 2017)
For years, federal reports have documented shocking cases of mismanagement and poorly delivered care within the Indian Health Service.

Oglala Sioux Tribe might enter extradition pact in South Dakota
Law
Oglala Sioux Tribe might enter extradition pact in South Dakota (June 6, 2017)
High rates of crime have prompted the Oglala Sioux Tribe to enter into discussions with law enforcement agencies off the reservation.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe accused of 'misuse' of water project funds
National | Politics
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe accused of 'misuse' of water project funds (June 2, 2017)
An audit uncovered $1.4 million in questionable spending but the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe is only repaying $54,190 to the federal government.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis consultant found not guilty
Business | Law | National
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis consultant found not guilty (May 25, 2017)
Despite the setback, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, a Republican, defended his decision to assert jurisdiction over activities that occurred on the reservation.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe finds one bright spot in Trump's budget
Environment | National | Politics
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe finds one bright spot in Trump's budget (May 24, 2017)
The Trump administration is canceling a drilling test on treaty territory in South Dakota.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe repays $54K to address federal audit
Environment | National
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe repays $54K to address federal audit (May 18, 2017)
An investigation uncovered $1.4 million in questionable costs but the tribe and the Bureau of Reclamation whittled down the number.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis trial opens in South Dakota
Business | Law | National
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis trial opens in South Dakota (May 18, 2017)
A non-Indian consultant who tried to help the tribe open a marijuana resort is being charged in state court.

Harold Frazier: The Dakota Access Pipeline isn't supposed to leak
Environment | Opinion
Harold Frazier: The Dakota Access Pipeline isn't supposed to leak (May 12, 2017)
This pipeline was promised to be so safe that the possibility of an oil leak was astronomical, the chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe writes.

Federal court dismisses lawsuit over fry bread incident at Indian school
Education | Law | National
Federal court dismisses lawsuit over fry bread incident at Indian school (May 11, 2017)
Attorneys for the Bureau of Indian Affairs admitted the student suffered burns while making fry bread but a judge said the federal government can't be held liable.

Dakota Access firm ordered to stop some work on pipeline in Ohio
Environment | National
Dakota Access firm ordered to stop some work on pipeline in Ohio (May 11, 2017)
The firm behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is having another bad week.

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