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Lower Brule Sioux Tribe accused of 'misuse' of water project funds
National | Politics
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.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe repays $54K to address federal audit
Environment | National
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe repays $54K to address federal audit (May 18, 2017)
An investigation uncovered $1.4 million in questionable costs but the tribe and the Bureau of Reclamation whittled down the number.

Lakota Country Times: Lower Brule team hopes to make splash at LNI
Education | National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Lower Brule team hopes to make splash at LNI (December 14, 2016)
The blossoming Lower Brule High School basketball program is looking to make a splash at this year's Lakota Nation Invitational.

Sioux Nation to President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | Opinion | Politics
Sioux Nation to President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (November 30, 2016)
Get the Army out of Indian country. Stop the oil pipeline. Protect our drinking water. Preserve our Native homeland.

CAIRNS Column: Examining the flag of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
Opinion
CAIRNS Column: Examining the flag of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe (November 22, 2016)
This week we wrap up our examination of the nine flags of nations with reservation lands in South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: A new leader for the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: A new leader for the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe (October 3, 2016)
For decades the Kul Wicasa Oyate of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe held the reputation of being one of the most successful tribes on the Northern Plains.

Landowners from Lower Brule Sioux Tribe see $11M in Cobell buy-back offers
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Landowners from Lower Brule Sioux Tribe see $11M in Cobell buy-back offers (September 22, 2016)
Offers went out to nearly 4,000 landowners on the reservation in South Dakota.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe returns allies of late chairman to power
National | Politics
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe returns allies of late chairman to power (September 12, 2016)
The South Dakota has suffered from toil ever since the passing of its longtime chairman, Michael Jandreau.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe to remove invasive trees on reservation
Environment
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe to remove invasive trees on reservation (March 16, 2016)
The red cedar trees are interfering with grazing areas so they will be removed over the next four years with support from the Department of Agriculture StrikeForce program.

Lakota Country Times: Activists ready to keep fighting Keystone
Environment | National
Lakota Country Times: Activists ready to keep fighting Keystone (January 15, 2016)
The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission determined that a certification request filed by the oil giant Transcanada to construct the Keystone XL pipeline is valid.

Native Sun News: First Native woman earns Duke master's degree
Education | National
Native Sun News: First Native woman earns Duke master's degree (December 10, 2015)
Faith Begay of the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation in South Dakota is a very dynamic Native graduate student who earned her Master of Public Policy degree from Duke University.

Tribes and activists celebrate rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline
Canada | Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tribes and activists celebrate rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline (November 9, 2015)
Leaders in South Dakota spent seven years rallying opposition to a project that would have crossed treaty-protected territories.

Council of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe claims to choose new chair
Politics
Council of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe claims to choose new chair (September 14, 2015)
The council chose Lewis Grass Rope as the tribe's new leader but the decision is being questioned on the reservation.

Native Sun News: Lower Brule landowners will see Cobell offers
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Native Sun News: Lower Brule landowners will see Cobell offers (September 10, 2015)
According to Katherin Grounds, Senior Advisor on Tribal Relations for the Land Buy-Back Program, landowners with fractionated interests at Lower Brule will receive their offers in 2016.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe still struggling after death of chairman
Law | National | Politics
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe still struggling after death of chairman (September 9, 2015)
Vice Chairman Kevin Wright, who claims he is acting as chair, remains at odds with allies of the late Michael Jandreau.

Native Sun News: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe misses Cobell deadline
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe misses Cobell deadline (August 28, 2015)
Acting Chairman Kevin Wright announced that the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe has missed the deadline for administering their Cobell Land Buy Back program.

Court backs conviction for synthetic marijuana at Lower Brule
Law
Court backs conviction for synthetic marijuana at Lower Brule (August 17, 2015)
A divided panel of the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the legality of a search where tribal officers found the drug.

Severe storm claims life of man from Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
Environment | National
Severe storm claims life of man from Crow Creek Sioux Tribe (June 22, 2015)
Storms struck the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation and the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation over the weekend.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe asks BIA to inspect financial documents
Law | National | Politics
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe asks BIA to inspect financial documents (May 26, 2015)
Vice Chairman Kevin Wright, who has declared himself to be the leader of the tribe, requested the visit.

Sentence for theft of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe ceremonial pipe
Law
Sentence for theft of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe ceremonial pipe (May 13, 2015)
James Short Bear went on a crime spree last year, stealing from the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the U.S. Postal Service.

Acting chairman of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe defends leadership
Law | Politics
Acting chairman of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe defends leadership (May 5, 2015)
Vice Chairman Kevin Wright assumed the tribe's top post shortly before the death of longtime Chairman Michael Jandreau.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe cites treaty in bid to oust Keystone XL firm
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe cites treaty in bid to oust Keystone XL firm (May 1, 2015)
Acting Chairman Kevin Wright is making the tribe's opposition to the pipeline clear following the passing of the late Michael Jandreau.

Marshall Matz: Michael Jandreau leaves strong legacy for tribe
Opinion
Marshall Matz: Michael Jandreau leaves strong legacy for tribe (April 28, 2015)
Michael B. Jandreau, the visionary leader of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in South Dakota for almost 40 years, passed away last month at the age of 71.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe council meeting ends in shouting match
National | Politics
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe council meeting ends in shouting match (April 16, 2015)
The meeting was the first since the passing of Chairman Michael Jandreau, who died on April 3 after leading the tribe for 36 years.

Column: Michael Jandreau was 'giant' to many in Indian Country
Opinion
Column: Michael Jandreau was 'giant' to many in Indian Country (April 13, 2015)
Some of the speakers talked of Michael Jandreau as if he were a giant. In the sense of history, perhaps he was.

Mourners pay tribute to late leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
National
Mourners pay tribute to late leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe (April 10, 2015)
Hundreds attended the funeral of Michael Jandreau, who led his people for 36 years.

Acting chairman of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe fires outside attorneys
Law | National | Politics
Acting chairman of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe fires outside attorneys (April 9, 2015)
Big changes are in store for the tribe with the passing of Chairman Michael Jandreau, who led his people for 36 years.

Native Sun News: Chairman of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe walks on
National
Native Sun News: Chairman of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe walks on (April 9, 2015)
Michael Jandreau, who humbly attributed his enduring success as leader of the Kul Wicasa Oyate for more than 35 years to the people themselves, has made his journey to the spirit world.

Dennis Ickes: Michael Jandreau was humble servant to his tribe
Opinion
Dennis Ickes: Michael Jandreau was humble servant to his tribe (April 7, 2015)
We will remember Michael Jandreau's vision, his humility, selflessness, intellectual brilliance, talent for attracting people of special ability to serve with him, his probing questions of experts, and his special ability to inspire.

Funeral for late leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe on Thursday
National
Funeral for late leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe on Thursday (April 6, 2015)
Michael Jandreau was hailed as a promoter of economic development and stability on the reservation.

Chairman Michael Jandreau of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe passes
Health | National | Politics
Chairman Michael Jandreau of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe passes (April 3, 2015)
Chairman Michael Jandreau, 71, had been hospitalized since last Friday. Vice Chairman Kevin Wright has asserted control over the tribe.

Few details about well-being of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe leader
Health | National | Politics
Few details about well-being of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe leader (March 31, 2015)
Chairman Michael Jandreau, 71, has led his people for 36 years but his management style has put him at odds with some council members.

Chairman Michael Jandreau of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in hospital
Health | National | Politics
Chairman Michael Jandreau of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in hospital (March 30, 2015)
A tribal attorney said the longtime leader is suffering complications from pneumonia and has been a hospital since Friday.

BIA official expected to be released from hospital after stabbing
Law | National
BIA official expected to be released from hospital after stabbing (March 30, 2015)
Patrick Duffy, the superintendent at the BIA agency on the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, was stabbed in his office with a knife.

Judge tells rival leaders of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe to hold meeting
Law | Politics
Judge tells rival leaders of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe to hold meeting (February 13, 2015)
Council members will be held in contempt if they fail to attend the next meeting.

Native Sun News: Chair of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe blasts report
Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Chair of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe blasts report (January 27, 2015)
The report accuses Lower Brule tribal officials of diverting $25 million in public funding into a 'black hole.'

IRS placed $664K in tax liens on leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
Law | National | Politics
IRS placed $664K in tax liens on leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe (January 23, 2015)
An attorney for the tribe said the issue, dating back to 1994, has been resolved.

Members of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe try to oust longtime leader
National | Politics
Members of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe try to oust longtime leader (January 21, 2015)
Michael Jandreau has been in charge for 36 years.

Lawmakers concerned about Lower Brule Sioux Tribe allegations
Law | National | Politics
Lawmakers concerned about Lower Brule Sioux Tribe allegations (January 19, 2015)
A report from Human Rights Watch accused tribal leaders of failing to account for about $25 million in federal funds.

Editorial: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe should be open about funding
Opinion
Editorial: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe should be open about funding (January 15, 2015)
Our reporters and members of this editorial board have traveled to the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe and have seen the poverty-stricken area.

Leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe blasts report as 'baseless'
Law | National | Politics
Leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe blasts report as 'baseless' (January 13, 2015)
Chairman Michael Jandreau said the tribe was exploring its legal options after the release of the Human Rights Watch report.

Group accuses Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of widespread corruption
Law | National | Politics
Group accuses Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of widespread corruption (January 12, 2015)
Critics are taking aim at Chairman Michael Jandreau, who has led the tribe for 36 years.

Native Sun News: Youth take on lead role in Dakota memorial ride
National
Native Sun News: Youth take on lead role in Dakota memorial ride (December 17, 2014)
The annual Dakota 38+2 Memorial Ride is evidence of the power of the seventh generation to lead under the healing powers of the Sunka Wakan Oyate.

Native Sun News: Dakota memorial riders start 330-mile journey
National
Native Sun News: Dakota memorial riders start 330-mile journey (December 11, 2014)
This memorial ride is to honor the 38+2 Native Americans hanged as a result of the Dakota War of 1862.

Native Sun News: Guilty verdict in death of Lower Brule boy
Law | National
Native Sun News: Guilty verdict in death of Lower Brule boy (April 17, 2014)
Donika Gonzalez was found guilty of first degree manslaughter and one count of aggravated assault in the death of Mason Naser.

Leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe addresses Keystone XL letter
Environment | National | Politics
Leader of Lower Brule Sioux Tribe addresses Keystone XL letter (April 11, 2014)
A letter that ties the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota to the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline is only a contingency, Vice Chairman Boyd Gourneau said.

Native Sun News: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe linked to Keystone XL
Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe linked to Keystone XL (April 10, 2014)
Critics of TransCanada Corp.’s proposal to cross Lakota Territory with the Keystone XL Pipeline revealed a paper trail April 3, which exposed the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe’s disposition to cooperate with the project.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe questioned over stance on Keystone XL
Environment | National | Politics
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe questioned over stance on Keystone XL (April 3, 2014)
The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is being questioned over its stance on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Football team owner announces 'Original Americans Foundation'
National | Sports
Football team owner announces 'Original Americans Foundation' (March 25, 2014)
The owner of the Washington professional football team says the problems facing Indian Country demand 'action, not words' and that's why he's won't eliminate his controversial racist mascot.

Native Sun News: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe linked to Keystone
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe linked to Keystone (March 18, 2014)
More than 100 opponents of TransCanada Corp.’s pending Keystone XL tar-sands crude-oil pipeline converged at the Lower Brule Convention Center on March 5 to warn tribal council officials against taking part in the construction effort.

South Dakota school won't allow honor song for graduation
Education | National
South Dakota school won't allow honor song for graduation (December 10, 2013)
The public school board in Chamberlain, South Dakota, again refused to allow an honor song to performed at this year's high school graduation ceremony.

Family sues BIA   for death at  Lower Brule Sioux detention facility
Law
Family sues BIA for death at Lower Brule Sioux detention facility (November 6, 2013)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is being sued for a death at a detention facility on the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.

Prisoners    escaped from BIA detention facility in South Dakota
Law
Prisoners escaped from BIA detention facility in South Dakota (July 11, 2013)
Four prisoners escaped from a Bureau of Indian Affairs detention facility in South Dakota.

Editorial: Rejection  of honor song stirred up racial tensions
Education | Opinion
Editorial: Rejection of honor song stirred up racial tensions (May 27, 2013)
Newspaper wonders why school board in South Dakota refused to allow an honor song at the high school graduation ceremony: What would it have hurt? If the Chamberlain School District...

Column: Honor song debate  shines light on race relations
Education | Opinion
Column: Honor song debate shines light on race relations (May 22, 2013)
Columnist posts some of the public reaction to the honor song debate in Chamberlain, South Dakota: The issue of race doesn’t come up much in South Dakota until there’s a...

Tally Monteau-Colombe: School shows border town mentality
Education | Opinion
Tally Monteau-Colombe: School shows border town mentality (May 21, 2013)
Tally Monteau-Colombe on the border town mentality in Chamberlain, South Dakota, where the school board voted 6-1 against an honor song at the high school graduation: My husband and I...

Drum group performs honor song after graduation ceremony
Education | National
Drum group performs honor song after graduation ceremony (May 20, 2013)
Members of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe performed an honor song for high school graduates in Chamberlain, South Dakota, on Sunday. The song, however,...

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe calls for boycott in honor song flap
Education | National
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe calls for boycott in honor song flap (May 17, 2013)
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is calling for a boycott of Chamberlain, South Dakota, after the school board refused to allow an honor song at the high school graduation ceremony....

School board  won't allow honor song at graduation ceremony
Education | National
School board won't allow honor song at graduation ceremony (May 14, 2013)
The Chamberlain Board of Education in South Dakota voted 6-1 against allowing an honor song at the high school graduation ceremony. Indian students, many from the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe...

USDA Blog: Three tribes receive Value Added Producer grants
Business | National
USDA Blog: Three tribes receive Value Added Producer grants (May 13, 2013)
Three tribes have received funds under the Value Added Producer Grant program at the Department of Agriculture: In a stroke of good fortune and opportune timing, the Ute Mountain Ute...

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