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Dennis Daugaard: South Dakota has cause to celebrate on Native American Day
Opinion
Dennis Daugaard: South Dakota has cause to celebrate on Native American Day (October 9, 2017)
Relations between the tribes and the State of South Dakota have improved over the last 27 years.

Tim Giago: South Dakota governor remains ignorant of state's Indian history
Opinion
Tim Giago: South Dakota governor remains ignorant of state's Indian history (October 9, 2017)
I continue to be appalled at the apparent ignorance of South Dakota's Gov. Dennis Daugaard when it comes to the thousands of Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota living within the borders of the state he governs.

Tim Giago: South Dakota continues to ignore history with annual buffalo roundup
Opinion
Tim Giago: South Dakota continues to ignore history with annual buffalo roundup (September 18, 2017)
The Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup will never bring a sense of true history to South Dakota until the original people are allowed to participate.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Include tribal warriors in South Dakota's annual Buffalo Roundup
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Include tribal warriors in South Dakota's annual Buffalo Roundup (November 28, 2016)
To deny our warriors the right not to join in a roundup that has our history written all over it is to deny our history.

Republicans in South Dakota change their tune on Donald Trump
National | Politics
Republicans in South Dakota change their tune on Donald Trump (October 13, 2016)
Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota) called on Donald Trump to drop out but says he will vote for him as president.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala veteran pushed for Black Elk Peak
Environment | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Oglala veteran pushed for Black Elk Peak (August 26, 2016)
Lakota elder Basil Brave Heart remains positive and pragmatic about the situation.

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.

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.

South Dakota governor sees criticism for remarks on sacred site
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South Dakota governor sees criticism for remarks on sacred site (May 12, 2016)
Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) is claiming that his remarks to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe were 'his personal opinion' and were separate from the state's opposition to a land-into-trust application for a sacred site.

Brandon Ecoffey: South Dakota governor's comments to Rosebud Sioux Tribe harken back to painful era
Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: South Dakota governor's comments to Rosebud Sioux Tribe harken back to painful era (May 5, 2016)
At one point the federal government saw fit that all Indigenous people needed to be watched over by agency superintendents.

Jim Kent: Governor of South Dakota blissfully ignorant about tribes
Opinion | Politics
Jim Kent: Governor of South Dakota blissfully ignorant about tribes (May 4, 2016)
It’s been 200 years since a couple of white men traveled across the country referring to members of the Native American tribes they encountered as 'children' and advising them what would be in their best interests for their long-term future.

Lakota Country Times: Governor lectures tribe about sacred lands
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Lakota Country Times: Governor lectures tribe about sacred lands (May 3, 2016)
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard stopped by the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council’s April 21 meeting to discuss a number of issues -- including his appeal of Pe' Sla’s trust status designation.

Lakota Country Times: State shows cards in fight over sacred Black Hills site
Law | National | Trust
Lakota Country Times: State shows cards in fight over sacred Black Hills site (May 2, 2016)
Although South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard's most recent comments to the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council regarding Pe' Sla have grabbed the headlines, it is the legal filings in the matter that illuminate the state's opposition to the land being transferred into trust status.

Lakota Country Times: South Dakota continues Medicaid debate
Health | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: South Dakota continues Medicaid debate (March 29, 2016)
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) seems to have heavily weighed the merits of Medicaid expansion prior to announcing that he would not pursue it during this legislative session.

Governor vetoes transgender bill opposed by Indian lawmakers
Education | National | Politics
Governor vetoes transgender bill opposed by Indian lawmakers (March 2, 2016)
The controversial bill would have barred transgendered public school students in South Dakota from using the bathroom or locker room of their choice.

Indian lawmakers voted against transgender discrimination bill in South Dakota
National | Politics
Indian lawmakers voted against transgender discrimination bill in South Dakota (February 25, 2016)
The controversial measure bars transgendered public school students from using the bathroom or locker room of their choice.

Lakota Country Times: Native veterans honored for war service
National
Lakota Country Times: Native veterans honored for war service (February 18, 2016)
Fifteen Lakota veterans who fought in the Korean War veterans were honored with the Korean Ambassador of Peace medal.

Brandon Ecoffey: Marijuana can boost economy on reservation
Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Marijuana can boost economy on reservation (February 16, 2016)
The fact of the matter is that the people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation deserve a functioning economy.

Brandon Ecoffey: Treaties guaranteed health care for our people
Health | Opinion | Politics
Brandon Ecoffey: Treaties guaranteed health care for our people (February 11, 2016)
The Medicaid expansion debate in South Dakota is incredibly intriguing when looked at from the perspective of tribal nations.

Lakota Country Times: Indian health at center of Medicaid debate
Health | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Indian health at center of Medicaid debate (February 9, 2016)
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is set to expand Medicaid in South Dakota but the hold up is determining who will pay for the medical costs of Lakota people.

Dave Archambault: No more excuses for Indian education failures
Education | Opinion
Dave Archambault: No more excuses for Indian education failures (December 4, 2015)
Many brilliant officials and scholars, Indian and non-Indian alike, suggest the impoverished home life and historical trauma makes it impossible for Indian students to perform well, which certainly is truthful, but this is an excuse and nothing short of a terrible bail-out because never is there a serious mention to change the learning institutions.

Native Sun News: Governor's race in South Dakota is heating up
Health | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Governor's race in South Dakota is heating up (October 15, 2014)
It may seem that the Senate race in the state is the only game in town, but that may be changing as the South Dakota gubernatorial race heats up.

Editorial: Help  South Dakota tribes with child welfare program
Opinion
Editorial: Help South Dakota tribes with child welfare program (August 1, 2013)
Newspaper calls on state of South Dakota to work with tribes to set up their own child welfare programs.

South Dakota   official blames late invitation for ICWA summit
Law | National | Politics
South Dakota official blames late invitation for ICWA summit (June 12, 2013)
South Dakota Tribal Affairs Secretary J.R. LaPlante said he didn't attend an ICWA summit because he received an invitation at the "last minute."

Native Sun News: Activists want uranium  mine  hearing moved
Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Activists want uranium mine hearing moved (June 7, 2013)
Dakota Rural Action Black Hills Chapter members and allies announced on May 29 that they are entreating South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard to change the hearing date and location for Powertech's permit application.

South Dakota governor cites improved relationships with tribes
Politics
South Dakota governor cites improved relationships with tribes (April 19, 2013)
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) says he has worked to improve relationships with the state's tribes. Daugaard told The Mitchell Daily Republic that he has met with each of...

Native Sun News: South Dakota to exclude poor from Medicaid
Health | National | Politics
Native Sun News: South Dakota to exclude poor from Medicaid (December 19, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. South Dakota’s Republican governor, Dennis Daugaard, has followed the...

South Dakota governor responds to NPR's ICWA investigation
Law | National
South Dakota governor responds to NPR's ICWA investigation (January 17, 2012)
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) said NPR's investigation into Indian Child Welfare Act cases was inaccurate and biased. Daugaard said he didn't learn anything useful from the series, which...

South Dakota approves Indian standards for school curriculum
Education
South Dakota approves Indian standards for school curriculum (July 26, 2011)
The South Dakota Board of Education approved new standards that will help public schools develop curriculum to teach about Indian culture and history. The Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings and Standards...

Native Sun  News:   LaPlante seeks to be Indian Country's voice
National | Politics
Native Sun News: LaPlante seeks to be Indian Country's voice (June 15, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Aly Duncan Neely. All content © Native Sun News. The newly appointed South Dakota Secretary of Tribal Relations, J.R. LaPlante, at a...

Secretary of Tribal Relations  calls for more open dealings
Politics
Secretary of Tribal Relations calls for more open dealings (May 27, 2011)
South Dakota's first Secretary of Tribal Relations hopes to forge more open relationships in Indian Country. Leroy "J.R." LaPlante, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, was appointed to...

South Dakota governor plans meetings with tribal leaders
Politics
South Dakota governor plans meetings with tribal leaders (May 24, 2011)
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) will start holding one-on-one meetings with tribal leaders. Daugaard said he has plans to meet with four tribal leaders in June. He said he...

South Dakota governor promises to fill   tribal relations secretary
Politics
South Dakota governor promises to fill tribal relations secretary (January 25, 2011)
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) is promising to name someone as his secretary of tribal relations in the next two to three weeks, The Rapid City Journal reports. Daugaard...

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