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Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux tribal leaders try to hold onto power
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux tribal leaders try to hold onto power (May 16, 2018)

Most, if not all, elected officials supported constitutional reform during the elections, but now only a handful are still hard at it and willing to keep their promises.

Jeffrey Whalen: It's time to remove 'rogue leadership' within Oglala Sioux Tribe
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: It's time to remove 'rogue leadership' within Oglala Sioux Tribe (May 3, 2018)

Oglala Sioux citizens already know that most of the leaders on tribal council and some on the executive board are the worst, least qualified or most unscrupulous.

Jeffrey Whalen: Rancher takes on the Bureau of Indian Affairs and wins
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Rancher takes on the Bureau of Indian Affairs and wins (April 12, 2018)

Curtis Temple, a rancher on the Pine Ridge Reservation, is fighting back after his cattle was seized.

Jeffrey Whalen: Taking a closer look at the Oglala Sioux Tribe's grazing code
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Taking a closer look at the Oglala Sioux Tribe's grazing code (April 5, 2018)

In writing about the Oglala Sioux Tribe's grazing code, I uncovered several items that seem to be unconstitutional and in conflict with federal law.

Jeffrey Whalen: It's past time to take our tribal government back
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: It's past time to take our tribal government back (March 27, 2018)

There are too many suicides, higher poverty, higher crime, too much sorrow, no self-esteem and no accountability.

Jeffrey Whalen: Leaders of Oglala Sioux Tribe overspend travel funds
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Leaders of Oglala Sioux Tribe overspend travel funds (January 31, 2018)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe's treasurer’s report has for the most part been a closely guarded secret that only gets presented to council members each month.

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe has no business running a business
Business | Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe has no business running a business (January 24, 2018)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe does not now and probably never will know how to operate a business.

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe keeps making bad decisions
Opinion | Politics

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe keeps making bad decisions (October 25, 2016)

What is the election decision of the Oyate going to do for the next administrations tribal debt and poor economic conditions?

Jeffrey Whalen: Stand up to Oglala Sioux Tribe's terror of a treasurer
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Stand up to Oglala Sioux Tribe's terror of a treasurer (October 3, 2016)

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.

Jeffrey Whalen: A failed experiment in socialism at Pine Ridge
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: A failed experiment in socialism at Pine Ridge (September 23, 2016)

When looking for the true definition of Socialism a person can find a lot of slightly different variations to explain exactly what it is.

Jeffrey Whalen: It's time for new leadership in Oglala Sioux Tribe
Opinion | Politics

Jeffrey Whalen: It's time for new leadership in Oglala Sioux Tribe (September 20, 2016)

It’s fast coming up on the new election term for the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe fails to make progress on roads
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe fails to make progress on roads (September 15, 2016)

I’ve done my best to keep silent about the condition of our roads on Pine Ridge.

Jeffrey Whalen: County blames financial failures on tribal citizens
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: County blames financial failures on tribal citizens (September 2, 2016)

The Bennett County Commissioners are blaming the large population of Oglala Sioux Tribal members and their trust land status for funding shortfalls.

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe continues to get nothing done
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe continues to get nothing done (August 26, 2016)

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.

Jeffrey Whalen: Corruption is alive and well within the Oglala Sioux Tribe
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Corruption is alive and well within the Oglala Sioux Tribe (August 22, 2016)

I will not be held down by the Oglala Sioux Tribe because I write for the Oyate, not for the Tribe.

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe denies off-reservation voters
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe denies off-reservation voters (January 19, 2015)

The tribal folks in the Great Plains Region should be concerned about how their constitutions were drafted and the subsequent language that is contained in them.

Jeffrey Whalen: Crime and corruption within Oglala Sioux Tribe
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Crime and corruption within Oglala Sioux Tribe (November 18, 2014)

I decided to temporarily quit writing about the corruption going on within the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe's police force is in shambles
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe's police force is in shambles (August 21, 2014)

The entire reservation Public Safety system is in shambles and is in dire need of repair

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe's court system in shambles
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe's court system in shambles (June 30, 2014)

Even though the tribal members voted for a separation of powers, the court system is still experiencing 'bullying' by our legislators.

Jeffrey Whalen: Time to retire from Oglala corruption watch
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Time to retire from Oglala corruption watch (October 7, 2013)

The Oglala’s have a corrupted impeachment system. Once the Oyate elect the Tribal Council members into office the voters have little or no chance of removing them.

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux vice president was arrested
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux vice president was arrested (February 23, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Jeffrey Whalen and appears in the latest issue of The Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. Tom Poor Bear...

Jeffrey Whalen:  Fraud runs in many directions at Oglala Sioux Tribe
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Fraud runs in many directions at Oglala Sioux Tribe (August 19, 2011)

The Cangleska rip off saga continues. Last week I provided some information on what was occurring within this Oglala Sioux Tribal Chartered organization and I promised to mention some...

Jeffrey Whalen: Corruption running rampant in Oglala Sioux Tribe
Politics

Jeffrey Whalen: Corruption running rampant in Oglala Sioux Tribe (August 10, 2011)

The following opinion by Jeffrey Whalen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, appears in the current issue of the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. White...

Jeffrey Whalen: The Oglala Sioux Tribe's 'hit man' responds
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: The Oglala Sioux Tribe's 'hit man' responds (August 3, 2011)

The following opinion by Jeffrey Whalen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, appears in the current issue of the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. A...

Charles Trimble: Hitman takes aim at  Oglala Sioux Tribe  leaders
Opinion

Charles Trimble: Hitman takes aim at Oglala Sioux Tribe leaders (July 25, 2011)

I’ve read with interest over the past several weeks Jeffrey Whalen’s criticisms of the Oglala Sioux tribal government. I’m not certain, but it seems to me that Jeffrey Whalen is...

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe guided by uneducated leaders
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe guided by uneducated leaders (July 22, 2011)

The following opinion by Jeffrey Whalen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, appears in the current issue of the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. Pine...

Jeffrey Whalen:   Oglala Sioux   in the  dark about our tribal finances
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux in the dark about our tribal finances (July 15, 2011)

The following opinion by Jeffrey Whalen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, appears in the current issue of the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. While...

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe operating as a slum lord
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe operating as a slum lord (May 20, 2011)

The following opinion by Jeffrey Whalen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, appears in the current issue of the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. When...

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux running  a corrupt government
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux running a corrupt government (May 2, 2011)

The following opinion by Jeffrey Whalen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, appears in the current issue of the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. When...

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux council makes another bad move
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux council makes another bad move (March 30, 2011)

The following opinion by Jeffrey Whalen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, appears in this week's issue of the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. The...