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Tribes face obstacles at troubled Indian Health Service facility
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Tribes face obstacles at troubled Indian Health Service facility (July 16, 2018)

Three Sioux tribes are asserting self-determination in order to take care of their own people.

Charges filed for deaths of Lakota mother and her 14-year-old son
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Charges filed for deaths of Lakota mother and her 14-year-old son (July 9, 2018)

A driver is facing just a year in jail for a crash that took the lives of Lynell Morrison-Cash and her son, Waylon, 14.

Four children who died at Indian boarding school being returned to families
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Four children who died at Indian boarding school being returned to families (June 15, 2018)

Four students who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania are being returned to their tribal families.

Dakota Access Pipeline study still not finished after more than a year
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Dakota Access Pipeline study still not finished after more than a year (June 12, 2018)

Tribal opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline are still waiting on the Trump administration to complete a study on the controversial project.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux task force forges ahead with new constitution
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux task force forges ahead with new constitution (June 4, 2018)

A group of contemporary Lakota women have bravely stepped forward to take on the daunting task of reforming the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s 82-year old constitution.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We need to teach culture along with our language
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Ivan Star Comes Out: We need to teach culture along with our language (June 1, 2018)

We need a system of teaching Lakota that emulates the way our parents and grandparents learned.

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads in right direction with constitution
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Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads in right direction with constitution (May 29, 2018)

A task force drafting a new constitution for the Oglala Sioux Tribe is led by a group of ladies who are well versed in key governance issues.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Our children aren't growing up with our culture
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Ivan Star Comes Out: Our children aren't growing up with our culture (May 24, 2018)

From what I have witnessed during my 60-plus years of life, most of our college graduates are culturally handicapped and they do not speak Lakota.

It was called the 'Spanish Flu.' But it killed hundreds of Indians too
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It was called the 'Spanish Flu.' But it killed hundreds of Indians too (May 24, 2018)

A worldwide flu pandemic struck Indian Country hard, killing more than 2,000 Navajos and 600 Lakotas one hundred years ago.

School on Pine Ridge Reservation immerses children in Lakota culture
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School on Pine Ridge Reservation immerses children in Lakota culture (May 22, 2018)

A school on the Pine Ridge Reservation is immersing children in Lakota culture, turning the tide against genocide and trauma.

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux tribal leaders try to hold onto power
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Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux tribal leaders try to hold onto power (May 16, 2018)

Most, if not all, elected officials supported constitutional reform during the elections, but now only a handful are still hard at it and willing to keep their promises.

Security firm hired by Dakota Access still won't admit wrongdoing
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Security firm hired by Dakota Access still won't admit wrongdoing (May 16, 2018)

TigerSwan, hired by the wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline, is trying to clear its name in North Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota artist's new video stresses strength of women
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Native Sun News Today: Lakota artist's new video stresses strength of women (May 14, 2018)

'Women are a goddess; the grocery cart and the woman carry the man, in a sense,' says Lakota musician Wanbli Ceya, who also performs as JuQ.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux woman finds success with her own business
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux woman finds success with her own business (May 10, 2018)

Following strong sales online and in her store on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Misty Mousseaux-Begay is relocating to a bigger city.

Ivan Star Comes Out: A domineering and condescending constitution governs our people
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Ivan Star Comes Out: A domineering and condescending constitution governs our people (May 4, 2018)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe’s constitution grants its tribal council absolute power and authority to govern.

Jeffrey Whalen: It's time to remove 'rogue leadership' within Oglala Sioux Tribe
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Jeffrey Whalen: It's time to remove 'rogue leadership' within Oglala Sioux Tribe (May 3, 2018)

Oglala Sioux citizens already know that most of the leaders on tribal council and some on the executive board are the worst, least qualified or most unscrupulous.

James Giago Davies: Stop believing the lies the fake heroes feed you
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James Giago Davies: Stop believing the lies the fake heroes feed you (April 30, 2018)

What has happened to our Oglala Sioux Tribe that a younger generation has not built upon their legacy of our great leaders?

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe leaders go missing from key consultation
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe leaders go missing from key consultation (April 30, 2018)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe scheduled a meeting with the Bureau of Land Management for an extremely important meeting that would have an impact on the lives of its citizens.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Transforming our tribal constitution into a genuine indigenous document
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Ivan Star Comes Out: Transforming our tribal constitution into a genuine indigenous document (April 27, 2018)

It is imperative that the provisions of a constitution not only come from the people but that such provisions are what the people want.

Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
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Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (April 23, 2018)

Citing chronic underfunding and inaction at the federal level, tribes in the Great Plains are planning to take over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs rights for off-reservation citizens
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs rights for off-reservation citizens (April 23, 2018)

An Oglala Sioux Tribe task force wants citizens who live within treaty boundaries included in elections.

Victor Swallow: We are a broken and scattered people. How do we rebuild?
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Victor Swallow: We are a broken and scattered people. How do we rebuild? (April 19, 2018)

We are a broken people and most of us wouldn’t know how to survive without the help of the government that destroyed our ancestors' way of life.

Pine Ridge family still grieving after crash claims lives of mother and 14-year-old son
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Pine Ridge family still grieving after crash claims lives of mother and 14-year-old son (April 19, 2018)

On February 23, Lynell Morrison-Cash and her son Waylon, 14, died when their car was struck head-on in Nebraska.

South Dakota now offering specialty license plates for all nine Sioux tribes
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South Dakota now offering specialty license plates for all nine Sioux tribes (April 18, 2018)

The state of South Dakota is now offering specialty license plates for all nine tribes based within its borders.

Jeffrey Whalen: Rancher takes on the Bureau of Indian Affairs and wins
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Jeffrey Whalen: Rancher takes on the Bureau of Indian Affairs and wins (April 12, 2018)

Curtis Temple, a rancher on the Pine Ridge Reservation, is fighting back after his cattle was seized.

Jeffrey Whalen: Taking a closer look at the Oglala Sioux Tribe's grazing code
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Jeffrey Whalen: Taking a closer look at the Oglala Sioux Tribe's grazing code (April 5, 2018)

In writing about the Oglala Sioux Tribe's grazing code, I uncovered several items that seem to be unconstitutional and in conflict with federal law.

Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge mother pleads guilty to murder of son
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Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge mother pleads guilty to murder of son (April 5, 2018)

The death of 2 year-old Kylen Shangreaux sent shockwaves through the Pine Ridge Reservation, also bringing national attention to the toddler’s community and family.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe slams 'DAPL-type' project
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe slams 'DAPL-type' project (April 3, 2018)

Concerns about pollution and damage to sacred sites prompted the Oglala Sioux Tribe to demand consultation on fracking activities in treaty territory.

Native Sun News Today: 'Sioux Chef' Sean Sherman rises to fame
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Native Sun News Today: 'Sioux Chef' Sean Sherman rises to fame (March 30, 2018)

Born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, proud Oglala Lakota Chef Sean Sherman and his company have risen to fame.

Native Sun News Today: Former gang leader mentors Native youth
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Native Sun News Today: Former gang leader mentors Native youth (March 28, 2018)

A former Rapid City gang leader has overcome the odds and has forgiven his past to become a recipient of a Bush Foundation Grant.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Lakota values obliterated in school system
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Ivan Star Comes Out: Lakota values obliterated in school system (March 28, 2018)

Our youth deserve a life far better than the one we have endured.

Jeffrey Whalen: It's past time to take our tribal government back
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: It's past time to take our tribal government back (March 27, 2018)

There are too many suicides, higher poverty, higher crime, too much sorrow, no self-esteem and no accountability.

Native Sun News Today: Uranium mining near Pine Ridge Reservation halted
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Native Sun News Today: Uranium mining near Pine Ridge Reservation halted (March 27, 2018)

Ensnared in legal action with the Oglala Sioux Tribe over uranium mining and milling on sacred unceded treaty land near the Pine Ridge Reservation, Crow Butte Resources, will halt production here this year.

Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge girls walk out for gun reform
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Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge girls walk out for gun reform (March 22, 2018)

Thousands of students participated in walkouts from Rapid City to Pine Ridge to honor the 17 people who were killed in a school shooting in Florida.

Trump administration blames tribes for delay in new Dakota Access study
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Trump administration blames tribes for delay in new Dakota Access study (March 21, 2018)

The Trump administration is blaming tribes as it delays a highly-anticipated study of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Native Sun News Today: Three reservation teams head to basketball finals in South Dakota
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Native Sun News Today: Three reservation teams head to basketball finals in South Dakota (March 16, 2018)

Two teams from the Pine Ridge Reservation, plus another from the Crow Creek Reservation, are in the South Dakota boys basketball tournament.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads to court on uranium mining in Black Hills
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads to court on uranium mining in Black Hills (March 15, 2018)

A federal appeals court hears arguments on March 20 in the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit to prevent uranium mining in the Black Hills.

Sentences handed down for child abuse on Pine Ridge Reservation
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Sentences handed down for child abuse on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 14, 2018)

A child abuse case on the Pine Ridge Reservation has resulted in sentences for a woman and her sister as other defendants await action.

Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota inmate learns lesson from brutal crime
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Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota inmate learns lesson from brutal crime (March 13, 2018)

Carlos Christopher Quevedo, 18, is set to be sentenced for second degree murder for the brutal stabbing death of a convenience store clerk in South Dakota.

Oglala Sioux woman headed to trial for allegedly murdering her husband
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Oglala Sioux woman headed to trial for allegedly murdering her husband (February 26, 2018)

A citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is accused of murdering her husband, Brian Garrett, who was a tribal police officer.

Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks investigation into misuse of education funds
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Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks investigation into misuse of education funds (February 21, 2018)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe is calling on authorities to investigate the misuse of federal education funds in South Dakota.

Tribes battle state of South Dakota over removal of Indian children
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Tribes battle state of South Dakota over removal of Indian children (February 19, 2018)

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in a long-running Indian Child Welfare Act case from South Dakota.

Lakota students released after being arrested and handcuffed by tribal police
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Lakota students released after being arrested and handcuffed by tribal police (February 12, 2018)

Most of a group of 13 students from the Pine Ridge Reservation returned home after being arrested and taken to a hospital in handcuffs following allegations of drug trafficking.

Lakota grandmother shocked after students are arrested and handcuffed by tribal police
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Lakota grandmother shocked after students are arrested and handcuffed by tribal police (February 8, 2018)

An Oglala Sioux woman said her grandson was among 13 middle school students who were arrested by tribal police and later taken to a juvenile detention center.

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.

Native Sun News Today: Remembering rodeo legend Homer Stands
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Native Sun News Today: Remembering rodeo legend Homer Stands (February 2, 2018)

Many Oglala cowboys jump out from the ranks of the accomplished but there's one, Homer Stands, who became a saddle bronc legend.

Jeffrey Whalen: Leaders of Oglala Sioux Tribe overspend travel funds
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Jeffrey Whalen: Leaders of Oglala Sioux Tribe overspend travel funds (January 31, 2018)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe's treasurer’s report has for the most part been a closely guarded secret that only gets presented to council members each month.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Sometimes it's good to air out our dirty laundry
Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: Sometimes it's good to air out our dirty laundry (January 25, 2018)

We must come together as only a group of decent humans can and build a path that leads to freedom and contentment for our grandchildren.

Native Sun News Today: Gold mine near sacred site takes step forward
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Native Sun News Today: Gold mine near sacred site takes step forward (January 25, 2018)

A Canadian company is moving forward with a gold mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota, near the Lakota spiritual center of Pe’ Sla.

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe has no business running a business
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Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe has no business running a business (January 24, 2018)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe does not now and probably never will know how to operate a business.

Tim Giago: Another anniversary of Wounded Knee takeover approaches
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Tim Giago: Another anniversary of Wounded Knee takeover approaches (January 22, 2018)

There is still a lot of injustice in Indian Country and the American Indian Movement can still be a leader in the fight.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Making the tribal constitution work for our people
Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: Making the tribal constitution work for our people (January 19, 2018)

Educating our youth can only provide them with their much needed sense of identity and thus the wherewithal to return to the old Oceti Sakowin system of government.

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.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe asks citizens about constitution
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe asks citizens about constitution (January 11, 2018)

Were you to ask every enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe whether constitutional reform and revision is important, the response would be an overwhelming yes.

Native Sun News Today: Sainthood sought for Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk
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Native Sun News Today: Sainthood sought for Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk (December 18, 2017)

U.S. Catholic bishops voted unanimously to pursue sainthood for Oglala Lakota healer and visionary Nicholas Black Elk.

Tim Giago: Indian people have always been America's experimental guinea pigs
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Tim Giago: Indian people have always been America's experimental guinea pigs (December 18, 2017)

In the early 1950s the federal government, through its agency the Bureau of Indian Affairs, decided, in its infinite wisdom, to evacuate the Indian reservations.

Native Sun News Today: Family raises awareness after Lakota man dies in Rapid City
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Native Sun News Today: Family raises awareness after Lakota man dies in Rapid City (December 12, 2017)

The family of a man killed in a pedestrian accident in November gathered to pray and bring awareness to pedestrian safety in North Rapid City.

Dean Parisian: The answers to problems at Pine Ridge must come from Pine Ridge
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Dean Parisian: The answers to problems at Pine Ridge must come from Pine Ridge (December 11, 2017)

We all face great challenges in life. All of us.

Native Sun News Today Review: Book looks into heritage of activist Russell Means
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Native Sun News Today Review: Book looks into heritage of activist Russell Means (December 11, 2017)

Russell Means was mostly Wasicu, and he has not one drop of Oglala blood, a new book asserts.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes promise 'war' over gold mining in sacred Black Hills
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Native Sun News Today: Tribes promise 'war' over gold mining in sacred Black Hills (December 11, 2017)

Great Plains tribal leaders, at a meeting with U.S. Forest Service personnel on November 21, fired a barrage of constitutional arguments against proposed federal permitting of new gold exploration in the Black Hills.