tag: south dakota

Eileen Janis
Eileen Janis spent years battling the epidemic of youth suicide among her people, the Oglala Lakota. She passed away at the age of 61.
Tim Giago
“Write to your people,” the legendary Native journalist Tim Giago would say. “Others will read it too, but your people are your audience.”
MSU Montana State University
The Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University will provide transportation outreach and technical assistance to 29 tribes across five states.
Spotted Elk
The descendants of Chief Spotted Elk, a Lakota leader who was murdered at Wounded Knee in 1890, are speaking out.
Joye Braun
Joye Michelle Braun, a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe known for organizing the pipeline resistance movement in Indian Country, passed away on November 13.
Crazy Horse Memorial
Whitney Rencountre (Hunkpati Dakota) is the new head of the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation.
Harold Frazier
The Supreme Court is an anachronistic body of elderly politicians, who can never be expected to do justice by Native Sovereign Nations.
Kristi Noem
In a photo that went viral, Stefen Monteau was seen making an obscene gesture next Gov. Kristi Noem (R), who is running for re-election.
Indians Allowed
A business in South Dakota that banned Native patrons from the premises is being sued by the United States government for racial discrimination.
Maori Pataka
The lack of baseline data on the scale and scope of Indigenous involvement in agriculture continues to be an obstacle to effective engagement of Indigenous communities.
Black Hills Powwow
Once again, the heartbeat of Ina Maka will reverberate throughout the Black Hills at the 34th Annual He Sapa Wacipi Na Oskate.
Native People of the Plains POP Fest
Musicians from all genres and walks of life graced the stage at the Native People of the Plains POP Fest.
The White House
Tribal leaders are looking forward to addressing climate change and improving economic conditions in their communities through the Inflation Reduction Act.
Nick Tilsen - United Shades of America
Most people did not use logic or reason to arrive at their ideas.
Wounded Knee Memorial Run
On a Saturday evening, one could hear the low throaty growl of motorcycle engines coming from a distance, in honor of the ancestors killed at Wounded Knee.
Oglala Lakota Nation
Citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe overwhelmingly voted to legalize recreational and medical marijuana on their homelands.
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association
The tribal casino industry has rebounded dramatically despite the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, with revenues reaching a record high.
Ernestine Anunkasan Hupa
Tim Giago left an indelible mark on journalism that can never be erased.
Tim Giago and Jackie Giago
Many times over the past 30 years, Tim Giago shared the story behind the founding of Native American Day in South Dakota.
Tim Giago
Tim Giago wore many hats in his long, eventful life. He was a son, a brother, an uncle, a grandfather, a sailor, a poet, a businessman, an entrepreneur, a talk show host, a journalist, an editor, an author, and a publisher.
Tim Giago
The founder of modern Indian journalism has passed on. Tim Giago was 88 years old.
Sean Sherman
Indian Country’s most celebrated chef is facing calls for greater accountability after hiring a domestic violence offender.
U.S. Supreme Court
Since tribes are sovereign nations, with their own laws, could they offer abortion services on their lands within states that may soon outlaw abortion?
Grand River National Grassland
When a person’s heritage originates from several different tribes and ethnicities, I often wonder how one decides to identify themselves.
U.S. Supreme Court
The legacy of colonialism continues to exist in 2022 through this most recent action by the U.S. Supreme Court to deny Native — and all — women the right to body sovereignty.
Pine Ridge Reservation
The sooner we realize the fact that the colonists found democracy here on the continent, the sooner we can progress and enjoy freedom.
Tim Giago
Lakota journalist and publisher Tim Giago has undergone several surgeries and his family is raising funds to make his home more accessible.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Janet Yellen
It was a day of firsts as the Rosebud Sioux Tribe welcomed key leaders from the Department of the Treasury to Indian Country.
Janet Yellen Star Quilt
Secretary Janet Yellen is the first leader of the Department of the Treasury to visit Indian Country. Here are some photos from her historic engagement.
Janet Yellen
Secretary Janet Yellen is the first leader of the Department of the Treasury to visit Indian Country. Here’s what she said at her meeting with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.
Lynn Malerba
Lynn Malerba, the chief of the Mohegan Tribe, is taking on a prominent role in the Biden administration.
St. Mary's, Alaska
With over $13 billion on the table, the Biden administration is making sure tribes get access to historic levels of funding for infrastructure in Indian Country.
Linderman Dam
The Biden administration is investing $29 million in infrastructure funds on dam safety in Indian Country.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on “Setting New Foundations: Implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for Native Communities.”
Akisa 2022
An ambitious showcase of Native talent devolved into controversy and recrimination as performers and vendors were left in the dark about the event.
Pope Francis
Christian churches destroyed the lives of more Lakota boys and girls than they will ever know.
Harold Frazier
Any law or order meant to restrict our freedom to teach and learn is a restriction on freedom.
'Indians Allowed'
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is calling on the Department of Justice to investigate a business that has banned Native patrons.
'Indians Allowed'
The people of the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota nations came together to take a stand against racism and discrimination on their homelands.
Indians Allowed
A series of troubling incidents appears to harken to a time of unchecked discrimination, racism and basic disregard for Native people.