Plans for a halfway house for tribal citizens in Sioux City, Iowa, are moving forward thanks to a $300,000 donation.
My first experience with Lakota alcoholism came in the dark of a winter’s night.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier issued a notification to businesses located on the reservation, outlining new tribal regulations regarding the sales of mouthwash.
Why do Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) descendants consume alcohol and drugs to excess? Is it because everybody else does it?
Our children deserve to grow up in a sober home with parents who are supportive and loving.
Researchers looked at data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and found that drinking rates among Native Americans and Whites are about the same.
We have allowed ourselves to lose sight of the tiwahe (family), which was the basic social unit of traditional society.
There is something in Indian country that towers above the top of Harney Peak, something carved into the hearts and minds of Lakota people more indelibly than the faces on Mount Rushmore.
We can point that proverbial finger of blame at the white man and whine endlessly about what our ancestors had to endure and for what we are coping with today until the sun stops rising but it won’t so us any good.
One elder wondered why the largest inter-tribal organization in the lower 48 failed to put suicide on the agenda for its annual meeting.