Indian Health Service reaches first tribal compact in Great Plains (May 31, 2016)

The Spirit Lake Nation signed a self-governance compact to run the Spirit Lake Health Center in Fort Totten, North Dakota.

Young member of Coushatta Tribe dies after bee attack in Arizona (May 31, 2016)

Alex Van Bestler, 23, was stung more than 1,000 times by an aggressive swarm of bees in Arizona.

Another week goes by without decision in tribal jurisdiction case (May 31, 2016)

The Supreme Court appears deadlocked as the clock continues to tick on the Dollar General case.

Field hearing in South Dakota on Indian Health Service reform bill (May 31, 2016)

Three IHS facilities in the state have been cited for numerous deficiencies that threatened the health and safety of tribal members.

Delphine Red Shirt: Our language doesn't need 'expert' approval (May 31, 2016)

From an early age, I knew the language of children speaking Lakota and the language of Lakota adults.

Carly McIntosh: A real live study on the use of medical marijuana (May 31, 2016)

Medical marijuana is just like dealing with man-made medication, you have to find just the right amount for your own body.

Mike Myers: Roadblocks to true self-governance in Indian Country (May 31, 2016)

The major roadblocks to restoring our original forms of governing and governance are our own internalized racism and inability to de-colonize ourselves.

Steven Newcomb: Original nations pushed to accept lower status (May 31, 2016)

Our nations now live with a 'post-invasion' claim of a right of domination

Debra Haaland: Donald Trump mocks Native people and our history (May 31, 2016)

Senator Warren may not live up to many people’s idea of what an Indian is supposed to look like; however, that is a moot point.

Mary Annette Pember: Rosebud Sioux Tribe battles meth epidemic (May 31, 2016)

At least 60 percent of the population on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation uses methamphetamine, according to a law enforcement official.

Raymond Foxworth: Tribal opposition to racist names still matters (May 31, 2016)

The reality is that unlike other racial and minority groups in the U.S, Indian people are citizens of nations.

Harlan McKosato: Let's conduct a new poll on the racist NFL name (May 31, 2016)

It’s time for a new poll that is totally unbiased and focused on tribal members only.

Ruth Hopkins: Elizabeth Warren is counting coup on Donald Trump (May 31, 2016)

Elizabeth Warren is counting coup on Donald Trump and calling him out like only a strong Native woman can.

Lakota Country Times: Native newspaper brings home 14 awards (May 31, 2016)

Lakota Country Times has shed its reputation as a small local paper after bringing home 14 awards at the 2016 South Dakota Newspaper Association Newspaper Contest.

Editorial: Newspaper continues to grow and reach Native readers (May 31, 2016)

We believe that knowledge is power and every week we hope to bring you the knowledge that will give you the power.

Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe shows love for 'commod' cheese (May 31, 2016)

As promised in an earlier column, I now will mostly pen about things other than tribal politics.

Native Sun News: Longtime Indian Health Service staff reassigned (May 31, 2016)

IHS Emergency Room Nurses, some with more than 20 years of experience at the Pine Ridge Hospital, were given notice last week that they will be permanently reassigned and replaced by medical staff from a company known as AB Staffing Solutions.