Throughout the 85-year history of an expertly disguised extension of federal authority, we 'savages' were never ever truly 'free.'
George Tiger is being accused of soliciting and accepting bribes while working for the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town.
Jace Killsback was considered one of the brightest and best. He just admitted to federal fraud charges.
The descendants of Lakota people no longer have control over their lives.
In the 1950s an Indigenous woman could not even hire a lawyer but in 2019 Jody Wilson-Raybould teaches a masters’ class in the rule of law.
In the Oglala Sioux Tribe if you speak up and try to make a better life for the people you get blacklisted and slandered.
The Chippewa Cree Tribe remains on the hook for nearly $650,000 for retaliating against a former chairman who blew the whistle on corruption.
For 85 years tribal corruption has been a common theme on every reservation from Alaska to Florida.
The Chippewa Cree Tribe can't account for millions of dollars in federal spending and the Bureau of Indian Affairs doesn't appear to be helping matters.
There are always rumors floating around the Pine Ridge Reservation and with social media in full swing, they can be spread all over whether they contain one iota of truth or not.
The guilty pleas are the latest to emerge from a wide-ranging corruption investigation on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana.
Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), the chair of Donald Trump's Native American Coalition, has been under an ethics investigation for a little over three years.
Down the road in 50 years, the Native population be in a position to make the changes to a system that has held us down since 1889.
Since whistle blowing, certain tribal council members are coercing tribal employees to write complaints against me.
When Melanie Two Eagle Black Bull wanted to share information that she perceived as corruption within the Oglala Sioux Tribe, she specifically asked for a journalist that was not an Oglala citizen.
There’s this fictional place called the Cottonwood Reservation and what’s amazing about the place is how you would swear it was one of our actual Lakota reservations.
South Dakota has an opportunity to lead the nation by passing three ballots measures that will dramatically reform our politics and send a message to Washington and the rest of the country.
Today on many Indian reservations we have a corrupted system with little or no oversight.
A council member is speaking out in support of the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s treasurer who he said is doing the job the council hired her to do: uncover corruption and help put a stop to it.
Corruption happens because the people in charge not only make it happen; they make sure it keeps happening.
Becoming the treasurer for the poorest people in the Nation hasn’t been an easy job for Melanie Two Eagle Black Bull.
A month into her job, Melanie Two Eagle Black Bull said she thought she was going to have a heart attack after looking at the tribe’s debt and their financial practices.
We will find out that Melanie Two Eagle is just a bully who does not care about the people who she steps on while rising to the top.
It seems like nothing gets done throughout the entire council term except there is a lot of travel, a lot of bickering, and a lot of worthless meetings.
The tribe's special prosecutor alleged misuse of $843,535 in funds that were doled to lawmakers and their family members.
I will not be held down by the Oglala Sioux Tribe because I write for the Oyate, not for the Tribe.
Brian Kelly Eagleman, a former council member, is the latest to admit guilt as part of a wide-ranging investigation on the reservation.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a 1,341-page proposal that imposes standards on all lenders, including those operated by tribes.
What are the voters to do? President Trump means we flame out; President Clinton means we rot.
Socialism fails on reservations because the Bureau of Indian Affairs exists as a bureaucratic response to an annoying problem, not as an instrument of compassion and social justice.
The case stems from a long-running investigation into corruption on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Montana has uncovered a significant number of crimes on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in the last few years.
The alleged overbilling occurred when the head of the Montana tribe's construction company admitted he took bribes and accepted kickbacks.
Frustration about a long unfinished and botched community center recently fueled the re-election of new district officers in the small community of Busby.
Tribal leaders, employees and associates have stolen millions of dollars through various theft, embezzlement and bribery schemes on the reservation.
Surveys by a variety of entities, including Fortune Magazine, may consistently place South Dakota in the top 10 most corrupt states – but what do they know? Right?
Neal Rosette and Billi Anne Morsette are admitting to bribery, theft and income tax charges and have agreed to repay the tribe a total of $1.2 million.
The mainstream media is often too hasty to blame the misuse of state or federal dollars on Indian programs but take a hard look at what is happening in Pierre, South Dakota’s capitol.
I lay awake at night thinking about the corruption and greed around the GEAR UP shut down and scandal.
Three executives disclosed the investigation as part of a civil lawsuit filed against them by the tribe.
I tried hard to see the good in our tribal government.
Neal Rosette and Billi Anne Morsette are accused of writing checks to themselves and to entities controlled by a former chairman of the tribe.
I have been hearing an occasional word or two among a small percentage of our young people regarding traditional government.
Larry Ray Denny abandoned his job at the Bureau of Land Management in Virginia in order to work for the tribe in Montana.
John "Chance" Houle admitted he accepted bribes and kickbacks from companies and vendors that did business with the tribe.
The probe reached all the way to a Bureau of Land Management office in Virginia where two former employees were convicted.
The probe reached all the way to a Bureau of Land Management office in Virginia where two employees have been convicted of crimes.
Rivals have removed Ken St. Marks from office three times but keeps wining the support of the people.
A businessman whose firm received $10.6 million in federal funds is accused of bribing the tribe's roads director in exchange for a contract.
At least 18 people on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana have been caught stealing and auditors are worried about fraud.
Chairman Ken St. Marks was the victim of retaliation, according to the Interior Department, but rival leaders won't be bringing him back on board.
Ken St. Marks has won three elections but has repeatedly faced retaliation from his fellow council members.
The former president of Stone Child College and her husband pleaded guilty to federal income tax fraud.
A former Bureau of Land Management official is the latest to be ensnared in the ongoing case.
A Bureau of Land Management employee engaged in contract work with the tribe will receiving his federal salary.
The crime stems from the transfer of a vehicle worth $25,000 to the tribe's former chairman, who was sentenced last week.
The town manager forged checks to herself and her family, stealing more than $132,000 in the process.
Bruce Sunchild admitted that he accepted a Chevrolet Suburban -- a bribe worth $25,000 -- in exchange for steering a $300,000 tribal contract to an associate.
Ken St. Marks accused his rivals on the council of 'making up lies' about him.
Melody Henry, the former president of Stone Child College, and her husband, who used to work at the college, were acquitted on all counts.