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Tim Giago: When are Republicans willing to talk about gun violence in America?
Opinion
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?
Opinion | Politics
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?

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meeting
Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meeting (March 29, 2017)
The bills address health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes.

Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on Obamacare
Health | National
Bill seeks comprehensive audit of Indian Health Service amid debate on Obamacare (March 1, 2017)
As the nation's politicians spar over the fate of Obamacare, tribes are still waiting on the federal government to fulfill its trust responsibilities.

Brandon Ecoffey: It's business as usual for South Dakota Republicans
Opinion | Politics
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.

Mike Rounds: Righting the historical wrongs against Native citizens
Opinion | Politics
Mike Rounds: Righting the historical wrongs against Native citizens (September 23, 2016)
Imagine a scenario today in which the federal government, with no due process, forcibly removes children of a specific race from their homes and places them into a boarding school more than a thousand miles away from their family and friends.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances the RESPECT Act
Law | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs advances the RESPECT Act (September 14, 2016)
The bill repeals a series of outdated federal laws, including one that allows Indian children to be removed from their homes without parental consent.

Bill to repeal 'hateful' and 'paternalistic' federal laws on agenda
National | Politics
Bill to repeal 'hateful' and 'paternalistic' federal laws on agenda (September 12, 2016)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking up S.2796, the Repealing Existing Substandard Provisions Encouraging Conciliation with Tribes Act.

Ruth Hopkins: South Dakota lawmakers make ploy for treaty lands
Opinion | Politics
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).

Indian Health Service to reopen emergency room in South Dakota
Health | National | Politics
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.

Mike Rounds: Improving the Indian Health Service for tribal citizens
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mike Rounds: Improving the Indian Health Service for tribal citizens (July 8, 2016)
Over the past year, my office has been looking into the financial, structural and administrative problems at Indian Health Service so that we can better understand how to reform the agency and provide better health care for tribal members.

Sen. Mike Rounds formally requests audit of Indian Health Service
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Sen. Mike Rounds formally requests audit of Indian Health Service (July 6, 2016)
The first-term member of Congress is seeking answers about the financial aspects of the troubled agency.

Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on three bills
Environment | National | Politics
Witness list for Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on three bills (June 27, 2016)
The committee is taking testimony on two tribal water settlements and a bill to repeal a series of outdated federal Indian laws.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on three bills
Environment | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on three bills (June 23, 2016)
The committee will take testimony on two tribal water settlements and a bill to repeal a series of outdated federal Indian laws.

Native Sun News: Senate committee takes on Indian Health Service
Health | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Senate committee takes on Indian Health Service (June 23, 2016)
What started out as a meeting to improve accountability and the quality of healthcare to Great Plains Indians serviced by the Indian Health Service, quickly turned to focus on the awarding of emergency room contracts to AB Staffing Solutions.

Amendment seeks funding for Indian Country detention facilities
Law | National | Politics
Amendment seeks funding for Indian Country detention facilities (June 16, 2016)
Large tribes that are ready to move quickly on projects would get priority for $25 million in federal funds.

Local station to broadcast field hearing on Indian Health Service
Health | National | Politics
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
Health | National | Politics
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 reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol Hill
Health | National | Politics
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
Health | National | Politics
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.

Sen. Rounds seeks support for audit into Indian Health Service
Health | National | Politics
Sen. Rounds seeks support for audit into Indian Health Service (May 12, 2016)
'Tribal members are literally dying due to inadequate care,' the Republican lawmaker from South Dakota said.

Tribes press for return of relatives buried at old boarding school
Education | Law | National
Tribes press for return of relatives buried at old boarding school (May 11, 2016)
The U.S. Army promised to help return the remains, with one official offering an apology for the situation.

Sen. Rounds to seek system-wide review of Indian Health Service
Health | National | Politics
Sen. Rounds to seek system-wide review of Indian Health Service (May 5, 2016)
The Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association supports the Government Accountability Office audit.

Mike Rounds: Eliminate 'hateful' and 'paternalistic' federal laws
Opinion | Politics
Mike Rounds: Eliminate 'hateful' and 'paternalistic' federal laws (April 29, 2016)
It is hard to believe that in 2016, our Native American neighbors and friends are still legally subject to a number of hateful and paternalistic federal laws.

Bill aims to restore some 'RESPECT' in dealings with Native people
Law | National | Politics
Bill aims to restore some 'RESPECT' in dealings with Native people (April 20, 2016)
Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) introduced a bill to repeal 12 federal laws that he says are 'racist' and 'paternalistic.'

Mike Rounds: Indian Health Service creates crisis in Great Plains
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mike Rounds: Indian Health Service creates crisis in Great Plains (April 11, 2016)
There is absolutely no excuse for hospitals not to reach basic benchmarks for providing proper health care.

IHS chief medical officer apologizes for comments about newborns
Health | National | Politics
IHS chief medical officer apologizes for comments about newborns (February 4, 2016)
The agency's top medical advice and guidance official admitted she told Senate staff: 'If you’ve only had two babies hit the floor in eight years that's pretty good.'

Native vote fails to make a dent in Senate race in South Dakota
National | Politics
Native vote fails to make a dent in Senate race in South Dakota (November 5, 2014)
Democrat Rick Weiland got the most votes on five reservations but Republican Mike Rounds made a strong showing everywhere else in the state.

Senate candidates battle for Indian vote in South Dakota race
National | Politics
Senate candidates battle for Indian vote in South Dakota race (October 28, 2014)
Democrat Rick Weiland and independent Larry Pressler are campaigning heavily in Indian Country.

Native Sun News: Candidate seeks investigation into program
National | Politics
Native Sun News: Candidate seeks investigation into program (October 22, 2014)
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Susan Wismer is challenging a Republican legislature to demand accountability.

Native Sun News: Native vote plays key role in Senate matchup
National | Politics
Native Sun News: Native vote plays key role in Senate matchup (October 16, 2014)
South Dakota is up for grabs and its Native American population may play a huge part in deciding who represents the Mt. Rushmore State and tribes in the Senate.

Native voters in two states could determine control of Senate
National | Politics
Native voters in two states could determine control of Senate (October 14, 2014)
Hotly-contested races in Alaska and South Dakota could come down to the Native vote.

Native Sun News: Senate debate focuses on Keystone XL plan
Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Senate debate focuses on Keystone XL plan (October 8, 2014)
As November approaches the South Dakota senatorial race is tightening and one particular important issue to Native American voters was addressed last week at political forum hosted by Oglala Lakota College.

Charles Trimble: Indians shouldn't waste votes on wild-cards
National | Politics
Charles Trimble: Indians shouldn't waste votes on wild-cards (October 8, 2014)
Indian Country can have a say in the matter, but only if each and every eligible voter in the reservation and off-reservation communities takes the time to register and vote.

Native Sun News: US Senate candidates debate Native issues
National | Politics
Native Sun News: US Senate candidates debate Native issues (September 18, 2014)
The only debate held in western South Dakota went off without a hitch with three candidates all vying for a crucial senate seat being left open by the retirement of longtime lawmaker Tim Johnson.

Native Sun News: GOP candidate rejects Senate debate at UTTC
National | Politics
Native Sun News: GOP candidate rejects Senate debate at UTTC (August 18, 2014)
The long-awaited debate that will be held at the Rapid City Campus of the United Tribes Technical College has reached its final lineup.

Native Sun News: Senate candidates accept invitation to debate
National | Politics
Native Sun News: Senate candidates accept invitation to debate (August 6, 2014)
Native Sun News has teamed up with the United Tribes Technical College in Rapid City to host a senatorial debate.

Native Sun News: Battle looms for Senate seat  in South Dakota

Native Sun News: Battle looms for Senate seat in South Dakota (April 10, 2013)
For the first time since 1978 South Dakota will have an open Senate seat up for grabs and with it comes a real possibility that the state will operate without a Democrat occupying either the position of US representative or Senator.

Cole DeLaune: Kristi Noem is best candidate for Senate seat
Opinion
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...

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