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Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's time to exercise your right (and duty) and vote
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Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's time to exercise your right (and duty) and vote (May 14, 2018)

June 5 is just around the corner and Native voters in South Dakota have some important choices to make.

Navajo Nation joins opposition to controversial 'fugitives' bill in Congress
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Navajo Nation joins opposition to controversial 'fugitives' bill in Congress (February 26, 2018)

The Navajo Nation is registering opposition to a controversial bill that's been called a threat to tribal sovereignty.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal sovereignty threatened by new bill
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Native Sun News Today: Tribal sovereignty threatened by new bill (February 5, 2018)

There is major concern amongst South Dakota’s tribal leaders about a bill to authorize the arrest of fugitives in Indian Country.

GOP co-sponsor of bill with 'racist undertones' won't seek re-election
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GOP co-sponsor of bill with 'racist undertones' won't seek re-election (January 31, 2018)

It's looking more and more like a Republican law and order bill is a political stunt, written at Indian Country's expense.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe slams GOP bill with 'racist undertones'
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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe slams GOP bill with 'racist undertones' (January 30, 2018)

Indian Country isn't a haven for fugitives, the leader of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe said, rebutting claims from Republican lawmakers and law enforcement authorities in South Dakota.

Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill
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Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill (January 11, 2018)

A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law has been revived on Capitol Hill, sparking divisions between Republicans and Democrats and putting other Indian legislation in doubt.

Native Sun News Today: Candidate promotes ties to tribes in South Dakota
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Native Sun News Today: Candidate promotes ties to tribes in South Dakota (October 27, 2017)

Billie Sutton, the Democratic candidate for governor in South Dakota, and his family have has been a part of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe community for generations.

Tim Giago: When are Republicans willing to talk about gun violence in America?
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Tim Giago: When are Republicans willing to talk about gun violence in America? (October 5, 2017)

The mass killing of Native Americans came to an end because of the outcry of all Americans and because of an outraged Congress.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Will Republicans stand up for Indian Country?
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Native Sun News Today Editorial: Will Republicans stand up for Indian Country? (September 28, 2017)

Will South Dakota's Republicans walk all over the rights and properties of Native Americans or will they stand up against this incursion?

Second hearing scheduled on bill to reform the Indian Health Service
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Second hearing scheduled on bill to reform the Indian Health Service (June 16, 2017)

Efforts to reform the Indian Health Service continue to see attention on Capitol Hill.

Kristi Noem: Enough is enough - It's time to fix the Indian Health Service
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Kristi Noem: Enough is enough - It's time to fix the Indian Health Service (June 16, 2017)

For years, federal reports have documented shocking cases of mismanagement and poorly delivered care within the Indian Health Service.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe accused of 'misuse' of water project funds
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Lower Brule Sioux Tribe accused of 'misuse' of water project funds (June 2, 2017)

An audit uncovered $1.4 million in questionable spending but the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe is only repaying $54,190 to the federal government.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native voters can make change at the ballot boxes on November 8
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Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native voters can make change at the ballot boxes on November 8 (November 4, 2016)

Let’s look at this election of 2016. The Republican candidate Donald Trump is an investor in the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Lakota Country Times: Tribes oppose transfer of treaty territory
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Lakota Country Times: Tribes oppose transfer of treaty territory (October 28, 2016)

The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Association has passed a resolution against a proposed land transfer in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Republican lawmaker won't agree to tribal issues debate
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Native Sun News Today: Republican lawmaker won't agree to tribal issues debate (October 24, 2016)

Rep. Kristi Noem (R) won't face Democrat Paula Hawks at a debate sought by Native Sun News Today.

Brandon Ecoffey: It's business as usual for South Dakota Republicans
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Brandon Ecoffey: It's business as usual for South Dakota Republicans (October 20, 2016)

As the next few weeks progress we fill our pages with significant political coverage to help inform our people about the candidates.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Republicans in South Dakota embrace Monster Trump
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Native Sun News Today Editorial: Republicans in South Dakota embrace Monster Trump (October 19, 2016)

Donald Trump has brought the Republican Party to its lowest common denominator.

Republicans in South Dakota change their tune on Donald Trump
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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.

Kristi Noem: Addressing the many challenges in Indian Country
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Kristi Noem: Addressing the many challenges in Indian Country (October 10, 2016)

The challenges ahead are undeniable, but I’m confident even the most daunting hurdles will be overcome.

Native Sun News Today: Democrat accepts invitation to debate
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Native Sun News Today: Democrat accepts invitation to debate (September 23, 2016)

Native Sun News Today extended a debate invitation to Paula Hawks and to Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota) to a debate.

House committee considers bill to reform Indian Health Service
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House committee considers bill to reform Indian Health Service (September 14, 2016)

A tribally-supported bill to reform the troubled agency is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill.

Lakota Country Times: Candidate for Congress seeks debate on reservation in South Dakota
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Lakota Country Times: Candidate for Congress seeks debate on reservation in South Dakota (September 13, 2016)

U.S. House candidate Paula Hawks (D) has challenged Rep. Kristi Noem (R) to a debate on one of South Dakota's nine Indian reservations this fall.

Ruth Hopkins: South Dakota lawmakers make ploy for treaty lands
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Ruth Hopkins: South Dakota lawmakers make ploy for treaty lands (September 1, 2016)

The Black Hills of South Dakota, Khe Sapa, belongs to the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation).

Congressional hopeful seeks debate on South Dakota reservation
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Congressional hopeful seeks debate on South Dakota reservation (August 30, 2016)

Democrat Paula Hawks says tribes and tribal citizens need to hear about the issues that affect their communities.

Lakota Country Times: Democrat Paula Hawks reaches out to tribes
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Lakota Country Times: Democrat Paula Hawks reaches out to tribes (August 10, 2016)

In a race that has received little attention from the South Dakota media, a fresh face is set to challenge incumbent Rep. Kristi Noem (R).

Lakota Country Times: No call to fully fund Indian Health Service
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Lakota Country Times: No call to fully fund Indian Health Service (July 19, 2016)

South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem's fix to health care in Indian Country was debated last week on Capitol Hill.

Indian Health Service to reopen emergency room in South Dakota
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Indian Health Service to reopen emergency room in South Dakota (July 14, 2016)

After seven months, nine deaths and five births in ambulances, the emergency room at the Rosebud Hospital will no longer be on diversion status.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe struggles with shutdown of emergency room
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Rosebud Sioux Tribe struggles with shutdown of emergency room (July 13, 2016)

Since December, five babies have been born in ambulances and nine people have died while being transported to facilities far from the reservation.

Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continue
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Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continue (July 13, 2016)

Tribes and lawmakers question whether the agency is making progress in the troubled Great Plains Area.

Congressional candidate Paula Hawks visits South Dakota tribes
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Congressional candidate Paula Hawks visits South Dakota tribes (July 13, 2016)

Paula Hawks, a state lawmaker, is running against Kristi Noem, the Republican incumbent.

House subcommittee sets hearing on Indian Health Service bill
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House subcommittee sets hearing on Indian Health Service bill (July 11, 2016)

Rep. Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota) introduced the bill in June 2016 and it has bipartisan support.

Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire
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Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire (June 21, 2016)

A bill to exempt tribes from providing health coverage to their employees is moving forward on Capitol Hill amid opposition from Democrats.

Local station to broadcast field hearing on Indian Health Service
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Local station to broadcast field hearing on Indian Health Service (June 16, 2016)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is in South Dakota to hear concerns about the troubled agency.

Hearing on Indian Health Service draws South Dakota delegation
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Hearing on Indian Health Service draws South Dakota delegation (June 14, 2016)

Chairman Harold Frazier of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe welcomes the attention being paid to the Indian Health Service.

Indian Health Service diverts care again at South Dakota hospital
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Indian Health Service diverts care again at South Dakota hospital (June 14, 2016)

Effective immediately, the hospital on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation is no longer offering surgical and obstetrics care.

Great Plains tribes call for closure of Indian Health Service office
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Great Plains tribes call for closure of Indian Health Service office (June 13, 2016)

Tribes want to take the funds from the Great Plains Area office and direct them to their own communities.

Kristi Noem: Indian Health Service fails to uphold responsibilities
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Kristi Noem: Indian Health Service fails to uphold responsibilities (June 13, 2016)

The government is required by treaty to provide healthcare to tribal communities, but Indian Health Service has failed to uphold that duty.

Bill seeks random drug tests for Indian Health Service employees
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Bill seeks random drug tests for Indian Health Service employees (June 10, 2016)

Rep. Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota) is making good on her promise to seek reforms at the troubled agency.

Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol Hill
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Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol Hill (May 25, 2016)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a field hearing on S.2953, the Indian Health Service Accountability Act, in June.

Indian Health Service faces questions for efforts in troubled region
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Indian Health Service faces questions for efforts in troubled region (May 16, 2016)

The leader of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and South Dakota's Congressional delegation aren't convinced of the agency's new improvement agreements.

Congress set to pass bill to declare bison as national mammal
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Congress set to pass bill to declare bison as national mammal (April 27, 2016)

H.R.2908, the National Bison Legacy Act, recognizes the efforts of the Intertribal Buffalo Council in restoring bison to tribal homelands.

Another IHS hospital threatened with loss of Medicare funding
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Another IHS hospital threatened with loss of Medicare funding (February 16, 2016)

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Service is giving the Indian Health Service until March 16 to address compliance issues.

Kristi Noem: Indian Health Service remains in a state of emergency
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Kristi Noem: Indian Health Service remains in a state of emergency (February 10, 2016)

Over the last four years, funding for Indian Health Service has increased by more than a half-billion dollars and yet the system as a whole stands in a state of disrepair.

Native Sun News: Rep. Kristi Noem tackles sex and human trafficking in Indian Country
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Native Sun News: Rep. Kristi Noem tackles sex and human trafficking in Indian Country (January 22, 2016)

Native Sun News interviewed Rep. Noem regarding her work in human and sex trafficking.

Brandon Ecoffey: Real and immediate threats to our people
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Brandon Ecoffey: Real and immediate threats to our people (November 6, 2015)

You do not have to go to Iraq, Syria, or Afghanistan to find the third-world and real and immediate threats to American citizens, all you have to do is visit a reservation.

Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks answers for high rate of youth suicide
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Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks answers for high rate of youth suicide (October 16, 2015)

The tribe has lost 20 young people since December and more than 250 have attempted suicide.

Editorial: It's time for South Dakota to give Kristi Noem the boot
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Editorial: It's time for South Dakota to give Kristi Noem the boot (August 21, 2015)

It is time for a change and it is early enough for all Indians to register to vote and when the time comes, get out and make that vote count.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks water funding
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Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks water funding (May 19, 2015)

The largest rural water project in North America was originally intended to provide clean drinking water to residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation by piping water from the Missouri river to reservation residents.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe slams House vote on Keystone XL Pipeline
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Rosebud Sioux Tribe slams House vote on Keystone XL Pipeline (November 17, 2014)

Rosebud President Cyril Scott said approval of the controversial project was an 'act of war against our people.'

Native Sun News: Indian veterans give final push for 'Corinna'
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Native Sun News: Indian veterans give final push for 'Corinna' (November 3, 2014)

Army veteran Corinna Robinson heads into the last stretch of her campaign against incumbent House Representative Kristi Noem.

Native Sun News: Farm Bill includes heavy cut to food stamps
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Native Sun News: Farm Bill includes heavy cut to food stamps (February 5, 2014)

After a three-year battle Congress passed a new version of the Farm Bill. The bill, which now heads to the Senate, will see a cut to the aid that low income families receive.

Cole DeLaune: Kristi Noem is best candidate for Senate seat
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Cole DeLaune: Kristi Noem is best candidate for Senate seat (April 4, 2013)

Cole DeLaune wants Rep. Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota) to run for a U.S. Senate seat in South Dakota instead of former governor Mike Rounds: In a battleground that could determine...

Native Sun News: South Dakota Republicans vote against VAWA
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Native Sun News: South Dakota Republicans vote against VAWA (March 11, 2013)

The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Rep. Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota) votes against VAWA and...

Tim Giago: Why an Indian voted for a    South Dakota Republican
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Tim Giago: Why an Indian voted for a South Dakota Republican (November 12, 2012)

Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © Unitysodak1@knology.net Holy GOP! I did the unthinkable! I’m Native American and I voted for a Republican! No, I didn’t vote...

Indian vote fails to sway outcome of House race in South Dakota
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Indian vote fails to sway outcome of House race in South Dakota (November 7, 2012)

Republican Kristi Noem sailed to re-election on Tuesday for South Dakota's sole U.S. House seat despite strong support in Indian Country for Democrat Matt Varilek. Early election results showed Noem...

Charles Trimble: A political kiss of death from   Lakota columnist
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Charles Trimble: A political kiss of death from Lakota columnist (November 6, 2012)

I’ve followed with interest the editorial confrontation between columnist Tim Giago and Lakota educator and scholar Ryan Wilson over whether it was wise or good for Giago to endorse...

Cole R. DeLaune:  Defending   Republican friends of Indian Country
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Cole R. DeLaune: Defending Republican friends of Indian Country (November 1, 2012)

"To a certain species of political observer, the popular impulse when confronted with ideological complexity is to see past any suggestion of nuance to a profitable corollary. To wit, two...

Ryan Wilson: Indian Country can't afford     Kristi Noem anymore
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Ryan Wilson: Indian Country can't afford Kristi Noem anymore (October 30, 2012)

Ryan Wilson and current House Speaker John Boehner (R). Photo Courtesy Ryan Wilson My good friend Tim Giago recently offered a rebuttal to “Romneysia hits Lakota Country.” In this...

Tim Giago: Stuck like a fly in the honey of the Democratic Party
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Tim Giago: Stuck like a fly in the honey of the Democratic Party (October 29, 2012)

Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2012 Unity South Dakota My friend Ryan Wilson suffers from that age-old illness known as Demo-nesia. He has been immersed...

Ryan Wilson: Good friend comes down with   case of Romneysia
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Ryan Wilson: Good friend comes down with case of Romneysia (October 24, 2012)

I awoke early this morning concerned that my good friend Tim Giago had contracted Romneysia by wedding himself to Kristi Noem’s reelection aspirations. Concern for my friend compels me to...