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Tribal leaders across America are at these moments of this early spring, gathering their people to talk of decisions to be made that will not be business as usual.
A standoff over safety and sovereignty is intensifying in South Dakota.
This virus has hit closer to home than I ever imagined. Two of my daughters just tested positive for COVID-19.
Kristi Noem knows absolutely nothing about the history of the Indian people residing in the state she governs.
With coronavirus cases rising all around their communities, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe are standing firm against a threat from the governor of South Dakota.
As a retired World War II army nurse and former Indian Health Service Director of Nursing, I know how fragile and precious life is.
We apologize to our readers for not publishing for 2 weeks, but we have several employees with diabetes and other illnesses that make them very vulnerable to the coronavirus.
President Julian Bear Runner took action following news of coronavirus cases in South Dakota and learning of a lack of test kits at the Indian Health Service.
A bill to establish charter schools that focus on tribal language and culture is moving forward in South Dakota.
The looming construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline through unceded treaty territory drew plenty of attention during the first two weeks of the 2020 South Dakota Legislature.
The Republican regime in South Dakota has an intolerable regime for those who have a stake in the control of people and animals for profit.
Native pipeline fighters celebrated the death of a state law aimed at preventing them from protesting against the Keystone XL Pipeline.
'It’s like we live in a third world country and we are forgotten,' resident Lauren Crowe says. 'No one cares.'
A new law opposed by Native activists and water protectors is being contested in federal court.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) knows exactly why the Oglala Sioux Tribe banned from the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Tribal-state relations continue to erode in South Dakota, barely four months after a Republican governor was sworn into office.
Kristi Noem has taken it upon herself to tell us that she is the one who is in charge and she makes no bones about what she has to offer.
Spring flood waters across South Dakota have left thousands of people isolated, many without water, and some without even food.
Two weeks into a disaster, tribal communities are still feeling the effects of heavy snowfall and historic flooding.
Another decision by Governor Kristi Noem has been made without the consent of the Lakota people and has resulted in an embarrassing situation.
Despite opposition from tribal leaders, bills to shield South Dakota from costs of conflicts over the Keystone XL Pipeline sailed through the state Legislature.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chair Harold Frazier had an immediate response to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s announcement of bills to kneecap dissent over the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is putting the economic needs of a foreign company ahead of the future of South Dakota.
Thousands of South Dakotan are not Christians -- most are Lakota people who practice the beliefs of their ancestors.
There is wide recognition that this country is in bad shape in terms of political, intellectual and social leadership, and we know that a diverse public voice is crucial to the health of any democracy.
Republicans seem to be standing at the ready to 'normalize' the outrageous oppression of the rights by the Trump administration.
Have any of us ever seen such a debacle in the White House? Not in my lifetime.
Unite we must; because for those Native Americans who believe there is no danger to our sovereignty are wrong.
The Indian Health Service still doesn't have enough doctors or nurses to meet its trust and treaty obligations.
Native voters in South Dakota are making some big decisions in 2018.
Native Americans will turn out in large numbers because they are just plain sick and tired of politics as usual.
Authorities in South Dakota say 22 percent of active felony warrants are for fugitives on four reservations.
The Indian Health Service could see a dramatic reduction in personnel if the Trump administration goes ahead with a major reorganization.
With his campaign flailing, a Republican candidate for Congress dropped a 'bombshell' about tribes and treaties. The gamble didn't pay off.
June 5 is just around the corner and Native voters in South Dakota have some important choices to make.
The Navajo Nation is registering opposition to a controversial bill that's been called a threat to tribal sovereignty.
There is major concern amongst South Dakota’s tribal leaders about a bill to authorize the arrest of fugitives in Indian Country.
It's looking more and more like a Republican law and order bill is a political stunt, written at Indian Country's expense.
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.
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.
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.
The mass killing of Native Americans came to an end because of the outcry of all Americans and because of an outraged Congress.
Will South Dakota's Republicans walk all over the rights and properties of Native Americans or will they stand up against this incursion?
Efforts to reform the Indian Health Service continue to see attention on Capitol Hill.
For years, federal reports have documented shocking cases of mismanagement and poorly delivered care within the Indian Health Service.
An audit uncovered $1.4 million in questionable spending but the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe is only repaying $54,190 to the federal government.
Let’s look at this election of 2016. The Republican candidate Donald Trump is an investor in the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Association has passed a resolution against a proposed land transfer in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Rep. Kristi Noem (R) won't face Democrat Paula Hawks at a debate sought by Native Sun News Today.
As the next few weeks progress we fill our pages with significant political coverage to help inform our people about the candidates.