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Frank LaMere: Native people are still fighting for our own rights
Opinion
Frank LaMere: Native people are still fighting for our own rights (February 12, 2018)
It seems like it is always the Indians versus their neighbors or my Winnebago people versus the whole world.

Activists seek action on unsolved deaths in Pine Ridge Reservation border town
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Activists seek action on unsolved deaths in Pine Ridge Reservation border town (February 7, 2018)
Activists in Nebraska are continuing the fight for justice in Whiteclay, calling on law enforcement to investigate several unsolved deaths and murders in the reservation border town.

Ponca Tribe secures key permit for big development in Nebraska
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Ponca Tribe secures key permit for big development in Nebraska (February 6, 2018)
The Ponca Tribe is moving forward with a $26 million health, governmental, cultural and community complex in Omaha, Nebraska.

Winnebago Tribe moves forward with takeover of troubled hospital
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Winnebago Tribe moves forward with takeover of troubled hospital (February 6, 2018)
The Winnebago Tribe is moving forward with plans to take over the troubled Indian Health Service hospital on its reservation.

Winnebago Tribe slams raid on businesses as attack on sovereignty

Winnebago Tribe slams raid on businesses as attack on sovereignty (January 31, 2018)
The leader of the Winnebago Tribe is firing back at federal and state officials in Nebraska, a day after federal agents raided the offices of the economic development corporation on the reservation.

Sacred run raises awareness of missing and murdered Native women
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Sacred run raises awareness of missing and murdered Native women (January 31, 2018)
Six runners from the Winnebago Tribe jogged across gravel, asphalt, snow and ice along eastern Nebraska this week to raise awareness for the plight of missing and murdered indigenous women.

Winnebago Tribe corporation cooperates with federal tobacco investigation
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Winnebago Tribe corporation cooperates with federal tobacco investigation (January 30, 2018)
Federal agents are investigating the tobacco operations of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe.

Shutdown ends but the battle for Indian health care funding continues
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Shutdown ends but the battle for Indian health care funding continues (January 23, 2018)
The recent federal government shutdown exposed shortcomings within the Indian health care system, including the vulnerability of tribal health care programs.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe contests uranium mining plan
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe contests uranium mining plan (January 19, 2018)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is giving the public until January 29 to comment on a decision to expand a uranium mine near the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Winnebago Tribe launches HoChunk Harvest food sovereignty project
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Winnebago Tribe launches HoChunk Harvest food sovereignty project (January 18, 2018)
A new initiative on the Winnebago Reservation seeks to improve the health of residents in the northeast Nebraska community.

TransCanada sticks with Keystone XL Pipeline amid tribal opposition
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TransCanada sticks with Keystone XL Pipeline amid tribal opposition (January 18, 2018)
The Canadian firm behind the Keystone XL Pipeline remains committed to the controversial project amid opposition in Indian Country.

Winnebago Tribe sees change after veteran comes home and lights sacred fire

Winnebago Tribe sees change after veteran comes home and lights sacred fire (January 10, 2018)
After two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, Winnebago citizen Aric Armell came home a few years ago to try to find other ways to serve his people.

Omaha Tribe working to restore hospital built by first Native American doctor
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Omaha Tribe working to restore hospital built by first Native American doctor (December 21, 2017)
The Omaha Tribe is working with historians and the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs to restore the historic hospital built in the early 1900s by Susan La Flesche, the first Native American physician.

Winnebago Tribe subsidiary lands $100 million federal government contract
Business
Winnebago Tribe subsidiary lands $100 million federal government contract (December 21, 2017)
A company owned by Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe, landed a $100 million contract with the Department of Commerce.

Omaha Tribe leaders and former leaders headed to trials for theft of federal funds
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Omaha Tribe leaders and former leaders headed to trials for theft of federal funds (December 15, 2017)
Eight current and former leaders of the Omaha Tribe are headed to trials in connection with the theft of federal health funds.

Omaha Tribe fires back after being accused of mismanaging federal disaster funds
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Omaha Tribe fires back after being accused of mismanaging federal disaster funds (December 8, 2017)
The Omaha Tribe is firing back after being accused of failing to properly spend Federal Emergency Management Agency funds following disastrous flooding along the Missouri River in 2011.

Omaha Tribe 'mismanaged' nearly $14 million in funds after disastrous flooding
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Omaha Tribe 'mismanaged' nearly $14 million in funds after disastrous flooding (December 6, 2017)
The Omaha Tribe has been cut off by the Federal Emergency Management Agency after an audit found major problems with its handling of disaster funds.

Grand jury seeks another charge against officer accused in Native man's death
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Grand jury seeks another charge against officer accused in Native man's death (December 6, 2017)
A grand jury convened has decided the state of Nebraska should prosecute two former police officers accused of assaulting a Lakota man who later died.

Ponca Tribe prepares for brighter future with plans for $26 million health center
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Ponca Tribe prepares for brighter future with plans for $26 million health center (December 6, 2017)
The Ponca Tribe's Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center is poised for a big move in Omaha, Nebraska.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes vow to continue fight against Keystone XL Pipeline
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Native Sun News Today: Tribes vow to continue fight against Keystone XL Pipeline (December 5, 2017)
The Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion renewed opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline after regulators in Nebraska approved a route for the controversial project.

Native community demands justice for Lakota man who died in police encounter
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Native community demands justice for Lakota man who died in police encounter (November 29, 2017)
Native Americans gathered in a courthouse in Nebraska to demand justice and transparency in a case involving two police officers accused of assaulting a Lakota man who later died.

Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota man uses music to heal from life traumas
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Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota man uses music to heal from life traumas (November 28, 2017)
As a child in the foster care system, Alberto 'Bert' Malcom, was bounced from family to family across South Dakota before being adopted to a family in Nebraska.

YES! Magazine: Why decision on route isn't a win for the Keystone XL Pipeline
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YES! Magazine: Why decision on route isn't a win for the Keystone XL Pipeline (November 23, 2017)
The path toward Keystone XL construction is much less certain than recent news headlines might lead you to believe.

Harold Frazier: Keystone XL Pipeline represents another treaty transgression against the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Environment | Opinion
Harold Frazier: Keystone XL Pipeline represents another treaty transgression against the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (November 23, 2017)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will fight this treaty violation with any means necessary.

'Stand up, fight back!' -- Annual march to honor lost Native children continues
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'Stand up, fight back!' -- Annual march to honor lost Native children continues (November 23, 2017)
Fifteen years ago, Native people in Sioux City sought the help of Iowa state leaders. Their anger turned into the Memorial March to Honor Our Lost Children.

Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved
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Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved (November 20, 2017)
Reaction from Indian Country was strong and swift as tribes and tribal citizens criticized the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate concerned about massive spill of oil from Keystone Pipeline
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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate concerned about massive spill of oil from Keystone Pipeline (November 17, 2017)
The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate has once again been impacted by a large spill of oil from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We should be asking ourselves 'What's next?' at Whiteclay
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: We should be asking ourselves 'What's next?' at Whiteclay (November 16, 2017)
The Whiteclay name has always been associated with alcohol and is a reminder of the government’s systematic appropriation of original treaty lands.

Winnebago Tribe asserts self-determination in hopes of fixing troubled hospital
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Winnebago Tribe asserts self-determination in hopes of fixing troubled hospital (November 15, 2017)
The Winnebago Tribe is moving to take over management of the hospital on its reservation in Nebraska, more than two years after federal officials cut off key funding sources for the troubled facility.

'An Indian man is on the mall' -- Statue of Ponca Chief Standing Bear is unveiled
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'An Indian man is on the mall' -- Statue of Ponca Chief Standing Bear is unveiled (November 10, 2017)
The story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear is, in many ways, the story of a father’s love for his son.

Native Sun News Today: Ponca Tribe struggled to survive in face of broken treaty
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Native Sun News Today: Ponca Tribe struggled to survive in face of broken treaty (November 8, 2017)
Like many tribes who entered into negotiations with the United States, the Ponca made the fatal mistake of relinquishing their equal status as treaty partners.

Lakota man dreams of building tipis in Whiteclay to rebuild border town economy
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Lakota man dreams of building tipis in Whiteclay to rebuild border town economy (November 7, 2017)
Leo Yankton sees an opportunity to bring economic development to Whiteclay, a long-vilified place where four beer stores sold the equivalent of nearly 4 million cans of beer a year until being shut down.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders absent at border town liquor summit
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Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders absent at border town liquor summit (October 13, 2017)
The Whiteclay Summit consisted mostly of white people -- nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurs, healthcare officials, Christian outreach groups -- but very few Native Americans.

Native Sun News Today: Liquor stores in reservation border town remain closed
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Native Sun News Today: Liquor stores in reservation border town remain closed (October 4, 2017)
The beer stores in Whiteclay will remain closed – likely for good after the Nebraska Supreme Court issued a decision in the closely-watched case.

Another fatal accident in Nebraska linked to alcohol sales near reservation border
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Another fatal accident in Nebraska linked to alcohol sales near reservation border (September 14, 2017)
Another fatal accident in Nebraska is being linked to the sale of alcohol near the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Native Sun News Today: The fight for Whiteclay moves into the court system
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Native Sun News Today: The fight for Whiteclay moves into the court system (September 8, 2017)
The fight for Whiteclay has moved to the state capital as the fate of the four beer stores lies in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Liquor stores in Pine Ridge Reservation border town ask court for ruling to reopen
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Liquor stores in Pine Ridge Reservation border town ask court for ruling to reopen (August 29, 2017)
The Nebraska Supreme Court heard arguments in a landmark case affecting the sale of liquor in a town near the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Native Sun News Today: Park in Nebraska pays tribute to legacy of Crazy Horse
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Native Sun News Today: Park in Nebraska pays tribute to legacy of Crazy Horse (August 24, 2017)
The Fort Robinson State Park in Nebraska is installing a new Crazy Horse Memorial Monument.

Indian Health Service patients warned of exposure to HIV and other diseases
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Indian Health Service patients warned of exposure to HIV and other diseases (August 3, 2017)
Patients a troubled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska may have been exposed to HIV and other serious diseases.

Keystone XL Pipeline developer plans to announce decision by end of year
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Keystone XL Pipeline developer plans to announce decision by end of year (August 3, 2017)
President Donald Trump has repeatedly taken credit for reviving the Keystone XL Pipeline yet the project is far from a certainty.

Two police officers charged with assault for death of Rosebud Sioux citizen
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Two police officers charged with assault for death of Rosebud Sioux citizen (July 27, 2017)
Zachary Bearheels died after being repeatedly punched and shocked with a stun gun by police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.

Rosebud Sioux man dies after being tased and struck by police officers
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Rosebud Sioux man dies after being tased and struck by police officers (July 17, 2017)
Zachary Bearheels, 29, was tased 12 times and hit and punched at least 15 times by officers in Omaha, Nebraska.

Embattled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska losing top executive again
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Embattled Indian Health Service hospital in Nebraska losing top executive again (June 14, 2017)
One of the worst-performing hospitals in Indian Country remains hobbled after losing certification nearly two years ago.

Landowners on two reservations in Nebraska receive Cobell buy-back offers
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Landowners on two reservations in Nebraska receive Cobell buy-back offers (May 22, 2017)
Some $28.1 million went out to Winnebago Reservation and another $16.9 million was directed to he Omaha Reservation.

Whiteclay liquor store owners head to highest court in Nebraska
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Whiteclay liquor store owners head to highest court in Nebraska (May 10, 2017)
Beer is no longer flowing in a small town near the Pine Ridge Reservation as a lawsuit plays out in the state courts.

Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales come to an abrupt halt
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Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales come to an abrupt halt (May 9, 2017)
Liquor licenses for Jumping Eagle Inn, State Line Liquor, Arrowhead Inn and D&S Pioneer were set to expire April 30, and under advisement of their attorneys, the four stores shuttered their doors.

Whiteclay goes quiet as liquor stores near reservation shut down
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Whiteclay goes quiet as liquor stores near reservation shut down (May 1, 2017)
Liquor is no longer flowing in a small town near the Pine Ridge Reservation for the first time in more than a century.

YES! Magazine: Ponca Tribe starts 273-mile march on trail of tears
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YES! Magazine: Ponca Tribe starts 273-mile march on trail of tears (May 1, 2017)
A unique alliance among tribes, ranchers, and other landowners in Nebraska regroups to resist fossil fuel development like the Keystone XL.

Whiteclay liquor stores must close temporarily amid court battle
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Whiteclay liquor stores must close temporarily amid court battle (April 28, 2017)
The stores near the Pine Ridge Reservation are being advised to stop selling liquor when their licenses expire over the weekend.

Whiteclay liquor stores win surprise court ruling on liquor licenses
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Whiteclay liquor stores win surprise court ruling on liquor licenses (April 27, 2017)
A judge in Nebraska gave the owners a big victory, allowing them to continue selling beer near the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Native Sun News Today: Battle over Whiteclay liquor just beginning
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Native Sun News Today: Battle over Whiteclay liquor just beginning (April 27, 2017)
Frank LaMere, who crusaded against alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska, for more than two decades, broke down into tears.

Whiteclay liquor stores aim to stay open pending fight for licenses
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Whiteclay liquor stores aim to stay open pending fight for licenses (April 26, 2017)
The stores in the tiny Nebraska town are supposed to shut down when their licenses expire over the weekend.

Whiteclay liquor stores ordered to shut down after losing licenses
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Whiteclay liquor stores ordered to shut down after losing licenses (April 20, 2017)
A day many Native people thought would never come finally arrived in Nebraska.

Nebraska commission holds long hearing on Whiteclay liquor stores
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Nebraska commission holds long hearing on Whiteclay liquor stores (April 7, 2017)
Tribal officials, activists and allies said the stores should lose their licenses because they create numerous problems.

Two tribes granted role in Keystone XL Pipeline review in Nebraska
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Two tribes granted role in Keystone XL Pipeline review in Nebraska (April 3, 2017)
The route crosses the Ponca Tribe's trail of forced removal and the Yankton Sioux Tribe's ancestral territory.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal group advocates for Indian health
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Native Sun News Today: Tribal group advocates for Indian health (March 30, 2017)
The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board serves tribes and tribal citizens in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.

Whiteclay liquor licenses under review amid outcry in Nebraska
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Whiteclay liquor licenses under review amid outcry in Nebraska (March 28, 2017)
Officials in Nebraska finally appear to be taking a stronger stance on liquor issues in the border town.

Indian Country mounts another fight after Donald Trump approves another pipeline
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Indian Country mounts another fight after Donald Trump approves another pipeline (March 24, 2017)
'Here we are again,' said Chairman Larry Wright of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.

Keystone XL Pipeline route crosses path of Ponca Tribe's forced removal
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Keystone XL Pipeline route crosses path of Ponca Tribe's forced removal (March 23, 2017)
Indian Country thought the controversial project was dead until President Donald Trump revived it just four days after taking office.

Ponca Tribe hosts 282-mile walk to retrace trail of forced removal
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Ponca Tribe hosts 282-mile walk to retrace trail of forced removal (March 21, 2017)
The federal government forced the tribe to leave its homelands in Nebraska to present-day Oklahoma.

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