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Filed Under: Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Vincent Brewer was a family man and a cowboy (04/17)
Vincent Brewer Sr. accomplished so much in his life. As a young man he served valiantly in the U.S. Navy, he played for a team that managed to pull out a victory over the Harlem Globe Trotters, and he would go on to be a longtime Chief Judge for the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: A ride-along with a South Dakota county sheriff (04/17)
There is an exhilaration attached to the acceleration of the turbo charged engine of a law enforcement cruiser as the lights are turned on and the sirens sound as a traffic stop begins.

Filed Under: Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: Restoring our sacred peak to its original name (04/17)
Today, it is as if we are waking up again because we are losing our language. If we lose our language we lose our culture.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe council meeting ends in shouting match (04/16)
The meeting was the first since the passing of Chairman Michael Jandreau, who died on April 3 after leading the tribe for 36 years.

Filed Under: Politics
President of Rosebud Sioux Tribe removed after ethics hearing (04/16)
The council voted unanimously to remove Cyril Scott and barred him from running for office in the future.

Filed Under: Opinion
Karin Eagle: UNITY media summit draws people to reservation (04/16)
Following the official announcement of the UNITY media summit set for May 2 in Allen, South Dakota, there has been a huge response from both near and far

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Program brings healthy food to Pine Ridge (04/16)
For students on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation finding access to healthy and nutrient dense foods is often a struggle for a variety of reasons.

Filed Under: Education | National
WBUR: Reporter discusses youth suicide in Oglala Sioux Tribe (04/15)
Since December, seven young people -- including a 12-year-old -- have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Filed Under: Law | National
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux district endorses marijuana (04/15)
In what could be a first step towards legalization of marijuana on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation the Wounded Knee district passed a motion that legalizes the sale of medicinal and recreational marijuana as well as industrialized hemp.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dana Lone Elk: Francis Pumpkin Seed always had a bright smile (04/15)
I was so saddened to hear of this brother's passing last week because of all the encouragement he brought to those behind the tiopa maza, iron door.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Stephen Pevar: Tribes and families fight back with ICWA lawsuit (04/15)
Over the last four years alone, more than 500 Indian children were forcibly removed from their homes by state officials in Pennington County, South Dakota.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Obama to visit city near Sisseton Wahpeton Reservation in May (04/15)
The trip to South Dakota means the president will have visited all 50 states during his time in the Oval Office.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Former police chief runs for mayor in Rapid City (04/15)
Mayor Sam Kooiker has a new opponent in the mayoral race; he is the former Rapid City Police Chief Steve Allender.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News: Candidates to debate on tribal college campus (04/15)
Mayor Sam Kooiker and Candidate Steve Allender, have agreed to a Native Sun News mayoral debate and Oglala Lakota College has been chosen as the sight to host the event.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Albert Bender: A landmark victory for Indian Child Welfare Act (04/14)
South Dakota Indian families and Tribes have just won a major legal victory, under the Indian Child Welfare Act that will resonate throughout the state and nationwide.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: County sheriff seeks more Native employees (04/14)
The Pennington County Sheriff’s Department is well aware of the fact there is a lack of Native American staffing in the jail and on the patrol unit.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe struggles to address suicide among its youth (04/13)
Since December, seven young people -- including a 12-year-old -- have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Filed Under: Opinion
Column: Michael Jandreau was 'giant' to many in Indian Country (04/13)
Some of the speakers talked of Michael Jandreau as if he were a giant. In the sense of history, perhaps he was.

Filed Under: National
Mourners pay tribute to late leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe (04/10)
Hundreds attended the funeral of Michael Jandreau, who led his people for 36 years.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Tribes meet to discuss VAWA implementation (04/10)
Representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Offices of both North and South Dakota and Nebraska met with tribal officials to discuss how to implement the federal guidelines which will enable them to utilize the new provisions of the Violence Against Woman Act.

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