South Dakota is giving the public until June 19 to comment on the first-ever trapping season for the rare native river otter that was reintroduced by the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe.
The U.S. Census Bureau has missed 2020 operation targets on all but one of South Dakota’s nine reservations, illustrating the nationwide threat of an alarming Native American population undercount amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
From missed deadlines to a massive data breach, the Trump administration's handling of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribes has been one big mess.
The Trump administration's failure to finalize hemp regulations is hindering at least one tribe's efforts to join the newly legal industry.
The window to plant hemp is ending soon and the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe wants to get moving.
The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking to restore more of its homelands but local officials are putting up a fight.
A marijuana consultant who worked with the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe on a failed marijuana operation was sentenced in South Dakota for his role in the controversial case.
The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribal Health Clinic is preparing to offer more medical and dental services to citizens in South Dakota.
Despite the setback, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, a Republican, defended his decision to assert jurisdiction over activities that occurred on the reservation.
A non-Indian consultant who tried to help the tribe open a marijuana resort is being charged in state court.
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This week we continue our examination of the nine flags of nations with reservation lands in South Dakota.
Sid Byrd was sent to the Genoa Indian Industrial School in Nebraska when he was just six years old.
Indian Country has dealt with the likes of Slade Gorton and other anti-Indian politicians but there is one who is potentially far more dangerous lurking just off the radar.
One consultant pleaded guilty to a marijuana charge while the other is contesting a charge filed by the state of South Dakota.
Two executives of a cannabis development company that worked with the tribe are accused of violating state marijuana laws.
President Tony Reider confirmed that all the plants were destroyed after Attorney General Marty Jackley suggested otherwise.
The efforts face questions at the state and federal level but council member Kenneth Weston said the tribe isn't giving up.
A fellow South Dakota tribe ran into serious obstacles after legalizing the drug on its reservation.
A Department of Justice policy generated a lot of interest in Indian Country but tribes remain cautious amid raids and legal concerns.
Chairman Vernon Miller wasn't worried about a setback for a tribe in neighboring South Dakota.
A meeting with Department of Justice officials in Washington, D.C., raised some significant legal issues.
Tribal officials remain optimistic but the decision puts a serious damper on the highly-anticipated project.
The tribe plans to work with federal and state officials in Nebraska and Iowa going forward.
Please know that the tribal members opposed to the marijuana business share your concerns regarding the ripple effect that will impact our children, our city streets, and the negative image imposed on our city.
President Tony Reider said the tribe's current budget only covers about 55 percent of the needs in the community
The tribe is breaking new ground by growing the drug on the reservation and selling it to the general public.
CannaNative plans to help tribes develop hemp and cannabis economies.
Anticipation is building for the first marijuana resort in Indian Country and the United States.
All of the hotel rooms at the Royal River Casino are already booked so the tribe is adding 60 to 100 more rooms to meet the high demand.
The 10,000 square-foot facility -- dubbed the first-ever marijuana resort in the United States -- is due to open December 31.
President Anthony Reider calls the facility -- which is due to open on New Year's Eve -- an 'adult playground.'
The existence of a boarding school for Native Americans may seem anachronistic in the 21st century.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) and state lawmakers have been invited to the reservation on October 16.
Only two tribes -- the Pinoleville Pomo Nation and the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe -- have taken concrete steps to grow and sell the drug.
A letter of intent was signed with a company that is helping the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota develop marijuana.
Tribal members want the body of water in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to return to its Dakota name of Bde Maka Ska, or White Earth Lake.
Chase Iron Eyes, a prominent attorney and activist, is collecting signatures in hopes of forcing a reservation-wide vote on the issue.
The Native American Marijuana and Hemp Conference & Expo takes place September 9-10 at the Harrah's Resort Southern California.
Plans call for a 15,000 square-foot consumption lounge to be open in early December.
The tribe plans to start selling marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes by the end of the year.
The tribe anticipates in $2 million in monthly profits once the operation gets off the ground later this year.
Attorney General Marty Jackley continues to argue that non-Indians can't use marijuana in Indian Country.
A cannabis development company working with the tribe promises strong security at the marijuana consumption facility.
Tribes should get written assurances from authorities before cultivating marijuana, an Indian law attorney said.
The tribe is working with Monarch America, a cannabis development firm that includes Robert Shepherd, the former chairman of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate.
Attorney General Marty Jackley believes the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe can't legalize the drug for non-Indian consumers.
Reservations should strongly consider what, exactly, they're getting into before legalizing marijuana growth and use.
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning that non-Indians who consume marijuana on the reservation face prosecution.
The tribe will grow marijuana and sell it for medicinal and recreational use on the reservation.
The tribe had a joint law enforcement agreement with the city of Flandreau for 15 years but has decided to go its own way.
The tribe has not legalized marijuana or hemp but the idea alone is already generating opposition.
The South Dakota tribe is the first in the state to publicly announce plans to enter the growing industry.
Judith Peterson served one term as chair of the South Dakota tribe, from 1987 to 1990.
The tribe heard about need for donations and was happy to help, President Tony Reider said.
The state refused to renew the tribe's liquor licenses because the tribe won't collect a tax on the sale of liquor to non-Indians.
Tribal members also elected Gordon Jones as secretary over the incumbent.