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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
Environment | National | Politics
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

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
Canada | Environment | National | Politics
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
Law | National
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
Health | National | Politics
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
Health | National
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
National
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.

Top leaders from Sac and Fox Nation face another recall petition
Politics
Top leaders from Sac and Fox Nation face another recall petition (March 20, 2017)
Chairman Edmore Green, Vice Chairman James Jensen and Treasurer Nancy Keller are being targeted once again.

Clara Caufield: Commemorating the Northern Cheyenne outbreak from Fort Robinson
Opinion
Clara Caufield: Commemorating the Northern Cheyenne outbreak from Fort Robinson (January 13, 2017)
Although we observe the major American holidays, Native Americans, including the Northern Cheyenne also mark many other significant days of commemoration throughout the year.

Nebraska county backs liquor licenses in reservation border town
Law | National
Nebraska county backs liquor licenses in reservation border town (January 11, 2017)
Native activists and their supporters continue efforts to shut down the sale of liquor near the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Native Sun News Today: Winnebago basketball team falls to big city rival
National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Winnebago basketball team falls to big city rival (January 4, 2017)
Eager basketball fans anticipated a showdown between two of the more celebrated big men in the state of Nebraska

Native Sun News Today: Winnebago team sweeps Lakota Nation Invitational
National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Winnebago team sweeps Lakota Nation Invitational (December 22, 2016)
It wasn’t hard to predict a Red Cloud-Winnebago final at the 40th Annual Lakota Nation Invitational.

Native Sun News Today: Winnebago champs trounce rival Omahas in yearly matchup
National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Winnebago champs trounce rival Omahas in yearly matchup (December 14, 2016)
'They call it rez ball,' fifth year Winnebago Head Coach Jeff Berridge said

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe opens nursing home
Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe opens nursing home (October 24, 2016)
The 60-bed, 55,000 square-foot facility is located on tribal land near Whiteclay, Nebraska.

Lakota Country Times: Founders of Fort Robinson Outbreak Spiritual Run honored
National
Lakota Country Times: Founders of Fort Robinson Outbreak Spiritual Run honored (October 20, 2016)
The First Peoples Fund recognized Lynette Two Bulls and Phillip Whiteman Jr. for positively impacting Native communities.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe debuts nursing home
Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe debuts nursing home (October 11, 2016)
Sometimes on even the most broken battlefield, in even the most tortured reality, a flower blooms.

Investigation confirms problems at Indian Health Service facilities
Health | National | Politics
Investigation confirms problems at Indian Health Service facilities (October 7, 2016)
Patients are suffering and some are even dying at the agency that provides health care to tribal citizens.

Winnebago Tribe chooses Frank White as new chairman after vote
Politics
Winnebago Tribe chooses Frank White as new chairman after vote (October 6, 2016)
The council for the Nebraska tribe held an organizational meeting after voters went to the polls.

Indian Health Service awards large contract in Great Plains Area
Health | National | Technology
Indian Health Service awards large contract in Great Plains Area (September 20, 2016)
The contract is worth $6.8 million for one year but could be extended to five years for a total cost of $100 million.

Lakota Country Times: Lakota horseman honored for winning career
National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Lakota horseman honored for winning career (August 17, 2016)
Fred Ecoffey, one of the all-time Lakota horsemen, was honored for his life as a jockey.

Native Sun News: Nine former leaders of Winnebago Tribe indicted
Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Nine former leaders of Winnebago Tribe indicted (August 3, 2016)
A federal grand jury has indicted nine former Winnebago Tribal Council Members, including former Chairman John Blackhawk, on charges including wire fraud, theft, conspiracy and misapplication of funds.

Lakota Country Times: Blaze destroys Native-owned grocery store
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Lakota Country Times: Blaze destroys Native-owned grocery store (August 1, 2016)
A store owned by a local Lakota family burned to the ground in the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska.

Former chairman of Winnebago Tribe indicted on theft charges
Law | National
Former chairman of Winnebago Tribe indicted on theft charges (July 20, 2016)
The charges stem from a period of political upheaval within the Nebraska-based tribe.

Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continue
Health | National | Politics
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.

Great Plains tribes testify on bill to reform Indian Health Service
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Great Plains tribes testify on bill to reform Indian Health Service (July 12, 2016)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Omaha Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe have been hit hard by reductions in services at facilities in their communities.

Lakota Country Times: Runners take 500-mile Sacred Hoop journey around Black Hills
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Lakota Country Times: Runners take 500-mile Sacred Hoop journey around Black Hills (June 28, 2016)
The 34th Sacred Hoop 500 Mile Run set off from Bear Butte, South Dakota, on the first of five legs around the Black Hills

Omaha Tribe cooperates with federal investigation into payments
Law | National
Omaha Tribe cooperates with federal investigation into payments (June 27, 2016)
Several council members and some employees received $389,000 in 'incentive' payments that are now being questioned.

Oglala Sioux Tribe officers cleared in woman's death in Nebraska
Law
Oglala Sioux Tribe officers cleared in woman's death in Nebraska (June 22, 2016)
A 34-year-old tribal member died after colliding with a tribal police vehicle in February.

Bill seeks random drug tests for Indian Health Service employees
Health | National | Politics
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.

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