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'Under Attack': Fate of tribal lending industry in hands of appeals court
'Under Attack': Fate of tribal lending industry in hands of appeals court (May 6, 2019)

Tribes are paying close attention to a court case that they say will have a major impact on efforts to improve economic conditions in their communities.


Amy Goodman: Tribes fight the invisible crisis of opioids in their communities
Amy Goodman: Tribes fight the invisible crisis of opioids in their communities (April 12, 2019)

Drug overdoses among rural Native Americans and Native Alaskans increased by 519 percent, more than twice the national average.


Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session
Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session (June 24, 2016)

With four Indian law case on the docket, tribes were preparing for the worst.


Native Sun News: Former US Attorney reflects on Indian cases
Native Sun News: Former US Attorney reflects on Indian cases (March 19, 2015)

Many Native Americans felt secure when five years ago, it was announced that the son of one of Indian Countries closest allies was appointed to the post of U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota.


US Attorneys in North and South Dakota resign to work at firm
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US Attorneys in North and South Dakota resign to work at firm (February 20, 2015)

Tim Purdon from North Dakota and Brendan Johnson from South Dakota are known for putting a priority on Indian Country.


Native Sun News: Battle looms for Senate seat  in South Dakota
Native Sun News: Battle looms for Senate seat in South Dakota (April 10, 2013)

For the first time since 1978 South Dakota will have an open Senate seat up for grabs and with it comes a real possibility that the state will operate without a Democrat occupying either the position of US representative or Senator.


Native Sun News: US Attorney   advocates for Indian Country
Native Sun News: US Attorney advocates for Indian Country (January 14, 2013)

The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. United States Attorney Brendan Johnson has established himself as...


Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux Tribe reaches law agreement
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Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux Tribe reaches law agreement (June 16, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Archie Beauvais. All content © Native Sun News. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson. ROSEBUD, SOUTH DAKOTA — A historic agreement was reached between...


Vi Waln: Tackling violent crime rate on Rosebud Reservation
Vi Waln: Tackling violent crime rate on Rosebud Reservation (June 13, 2011)

South Dakota’s United States Attorney Brendan Johnson visited the Rosebud Reservation last week. He seems well informed about what happens on our rez. I also believe he occasionally accompanies tribal...


US Attorney: Combating sexual assault in Indian Country
US Attorney: Combating sexual assault in Indian Country (April 26, 2011)

"As South Dakota’s United States Attorney, each week I review new cases of sexual assault from across our state. The reported crimes that cross my desk include rape, incest, child...