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Native Sun News Today: Sainthood sought for Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk
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Native Sun News Today: Sainthood sought for Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk (December 18, 2017)

U.S. Catholic bishops voted unanimously to pursue sainthood for Oglala Lakota healer and visionary Nicholas Black Elk.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Holding onto racist histories in South Dakota
Opinion

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Holding onto racist histories in South Dakota (September 1, 2016)

Here in our Northern Plains, the Sioux Tribal Nation and its non-Native neighbors seem to hold on to depressing and distasteful notions about how our paths crossed as histories were made.

John Yellow Bird Steele: A great step forward with Black Elk Peak
Environment | Opinion

John Yellow Bird Steele: A great step forward with Black Elk Peak (August 25, 2016)

The Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation, and the United States took a long stride forward towards justice in the Black Hills.

Jim Kent: Republicans in South Dakota whine about Black Elk Peak
Opinion

Jim Kent: Republicans in South Dakota whine about Black Elk Peak (August 24, 2016)

In a situation where South Dakota could have taken the lead in building a bridge toward racial harmony, its leaders have chosen to whine.

Native Sun News: Black Elk Peak honors sanctity of Black Hills site
Environment | National

Native Sun News: Black Elk Peak honors sanctity of Black Hills site (August 22, 2016)

The highest peak east of the Rockies will enjoy a new name, a name that honors the indigenous people who’ve worshipped here for centuries, Black Elk Peak.

Charles Trimble: Celebrating a new name for sacred Black Hills site
Opinion

Charles Trimble: Celebrating a new name for sacred Black Hills site (August 19, 2016)

Wherever you are, you are surrounded by the six directions – you are the center of that universe and bear the responsibility to the universe, to God.

Sacred peak in South Dakota renamed for Lakota holy man Black Elk
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Sacred peak in South Dakota renamed for Lakota holy man Black Elk (August 12, 2016)

The old name for Black Elk Peak came from a general who committed a massacre of the Lakota people and held women and children hostage.

Lakota Country Times: Democrats support change for sacred site
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Lakota Country Times: Democrats support change for sacred site (October 13, 2015)

One week after the Pennington County Democratic party encouraged the U.S. Board of Geographic Names to change the name of Harney Peak to Black Elk Peak, the South Dakota Democratic Party has done the same.

Democrats support a new name for sacred peak in Black Hills
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Democrats support a new name for sacred peak in Black Hills (September 23, 2015)

Harney Peak in South Dakota is named for a cavalry officer who led a massacre at a Lakota encampment in 1855.

South Dakota board won't back name change for sacred peak
Environment | Politics

South Dakota board won't back name change for sacred peak (July 1, 2015)

Confusion arose after two different names were discussed for the site in the Black Hills.

Tribal members support new name for sacred Black Hills peak
Environment

Tribal members support new name for sacred Black Hills peak (April 30, 2015)

The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names heard near unanimous support for changing the name of Harney Peak to Black Elk Peak.