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'A historic day': Tribes celebrate victory over Dakota Access as pipeline operator strikes back
'A historic day': Tribes celebrate victory over Dakota Access as pipeline operator strikes back (July 7, 2020)

Tribes fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline won a major victory as a judge ordered oil to stop flowing through treaty territory. But the battle is far from over.


Big #NoDAPL News: Federal judge orders shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline
Big #NoDAPL News: Federal judge orders shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline (July 6, 2020)

A federal judge has finally invalidated permits for Dakota Access Pipeline following four years of complaints from Indian Country.


Tim Giago: Racism is a two-way street
Tim Giago: Racism is a two-way street (June 29, 2020)

If Native Americans are going to seriously discuss racism I think we should be taking a close look at ourselves.


Native Sun News Today: Healthcare employee claims illegal termination
Native Sun News Today: Healthcare employee claims illegal termination (June 22, 2020)

Ashley Forney, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was terminated after telling superiors about racism and hostility in the workforce.


Indian Health Service cites strides in era of COVID-19 as challenges linger
Indian Health Service cites strides in era of COVID-19 as challenges linger (June 22, 2020)

The Indian Health Service has brought a troubled hospital back from the brink as the Trump administration challenges a ruling in a treaty rights case.


Tim Giago: Reflections on Father’s Day
Tim Giago: Reflections on Father’s Day (June 17, 2020)

With a holiday called Father’s Day here I must reflect on the different path most Native Americans had to follow as fathers.


Native Sun News Today: Wanblee -- Quarantined without food
Native Sun News Today: Wanblee -- Quarantined without food (June 11, 2020)

With over 40 COVID-19 cases, the Pine Ridge Reservation has one of the highest numbers of infections for reservations in the state of South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Pandemic consolation prize: View from Indian Country
Native Sun News Today: Pandemic consolation prize: View from Indian Country (June 9, 2020)

Some residents of Indian Country are still waiting on coronavirus stimulus checks promised by the federal government.


Native Sun News Today: Pandemic protocols portend census undercount on tribal lands
Native Sun News Today: Pandemic protocols portend census undercount on tribal lands (June 8, 2020)

The U.S. Census Bureau has missed 2020 operation targets on all but one of South Dakota’s nine reservations, illustrating the nationwide threat of an alarming Native American population undercount amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Native Sun News Today: Noem calls on Trump to end road blocks
Native Sun News Today: Noem calls on Trump to end road blocks (June 4, 2020)

The Republican governor of South Dakota admits her opposition to tribal checkpoints is linked to the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Tim Giago: ‘Only God can make a tree’
Tim Giago: ‘Only God can make a tree’ (May 25, 2020)

'I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree,' Joyce Kilmer wrote in 1914.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Mass burials teach same lessons
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Mass burials teach same lessons (May 22, 2020)

Tribal leaders across America are at these moments of this early spring, gathering their people to talk of decisions to be made that will not be business as usual.


Native Sun News Today: COVID-19 checkpoints on reservations to remain
Native Sun News Today: COVID-19 checkpoints on reservations to remain (May 22, 2020)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe are refusing to remove coronavirus checkpoints on their reservations amid threats from a Republican governor.


On South Dakota’s Sioux reservations, checkpoints save lives
On South Dakota’s Sioux reservations, checkpoints save lives (May 21, 2020)

A standoff over safety and sovereignty is intensifying in South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Looking ahead to the new normal
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Looking ahead to the new normal (May 21, 2020)

Like small businesses across Indian Country, Native Sun News Today, felt, and is still feeling, the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic.


Republican governor takes coronavirus checkpoints to Trump
Republican governor takes coronavirus checkpoints to Trump (May 21, 2020)

First Kristi Noem made a legal threat. Now she's asking Donald Trump for help in taking down coronavirus checkpoints on two reservations.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: State power runs amok
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: State power runs amok (May 19, 2020)

I’ve not seen any evidence that Indians in this state deserve the constant tension put forth by this governor.


Tim Giago: The Wounded Knee we loved as children
Tim Giago: The Wounded Knee we loved as children (May 18, 2020)

There are not too many of us left who remember what a great place Wounded Knee used to be, a place of wonderful childhood memories.


Native Sun News Today: Checkpoints on reservations point of discussion
Native Sun News Today: Checkpoints on reservations point of discussion (May 18, 2020)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Sioux and the Oglala Sioux Tribe are refusing to bow to an order to take down coronavirus checkpoints on their reservations.


Alexander Mallory: Tribes have full legal authority to use checkpoints to safeguard health
Alexander Mallory: Tribes have full legal authority to use checkpoints to safeguard health (May 13, 2020)

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem should commend the checkpoints implemented by tribes to protect their nations from a COVID-19 outbreak, not condemn them with threats of legal action.


'It’s really scary for us': Oglala Sioux Tribe orders lockdown after COVID-19 hits reservation
'It’s really scary for us': Oglala Sioux Tribe orders lockdown after COVID-19 hits reservation (May 12, 2020)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe ordered a reservation-wide shutdown after learning of the first COVID-19 cases among its citizens.


Tim Giago: Overcoming the ignorance of South Dakota’s governors
Tim Giago: Overcoming the ignorance of South Dakota’s governors (May 11, 2020)

Kristi Noem knows absolutely nothing about the history of the Indian people residing in the state she governs.


'I’m protecting my people': Tribal citizens defend coronavirus checkpoints amid threat from state
'I’m protecting my people': Tribal citizens defend coronavirus checkpoints amid threat from state (May 11, 2020)

With coronavirus cases rising all around their communities, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe are standing firm against a threat from the governor of South Dakota.


Marcella LeBeau: Vulnerable Native Americans need protection from COVID-19
Marcella LeBeau: Vulnerable Native Americans need protection from COVID-19 (May 11, 2020)

As a retired World War II army nurse and former Indian Health Service Director of Nursing, I know how fragile and precious life is.


President of Oglala Sioux Tribe faces legal crisis amid coronavirus pandemic
President of Oglala Sioux Tribe faces legal crisis amid coronavirus pandemic (May 6, 2020)

President Julian Bear Runner is being accused of driving while intoxicated and verbal assault as he continues to lead COVID-19 response efforts for the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


President of Oglala Sioux Tribe admits arrest during coronavirus crisis
President of Oglala Sioux Tribe admits arrest during coronavirus crisis (May 4, 2020)

President Julian Bear Runner admitted to being arrested this weekend, though he declined to say what charges he is facing as he continues to lead COVID-19 response efforts for the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


Judge sides with tribal governments in first round of $8 billion coronavirus dispute
Judge sides with tribal governments in first round of $8 billion coronavirus dispute (April 28, 2020)

Tribal leaders and their advocates are celebrating after securing an initial victory against the Trump administration over its handling of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to their governments.


Indian Country set for historic showdown in fight for $8 billion in COVID-19 relief
Indian Country set for historic showdown in fight for $8 billion in COVID-19 relief (April 23, 2020)

With the coronavirus continuing to exact a heavy toll on the first Americans, a historic showdown is taking place in federal court as Indian Country fights over the future of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund promised to tribal governments.


Alaska Native corporations in line for billions in coronavirus relief promised to tribes
Alaska Native corporations in line for billions in coronavirus relief promised to tribes (April 14, 2020)

With a major assist from the Trump administration, Alaska Native corporations are poised to claim a large share of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund despite not being tribal governments.


'The radio station means so much': Beloved institution survives fire on Pine Ridge Reservation
'The radio station means so much': Beloved institution survives fire on Pine Ridge Reservation (April 10, 2020)

Ruth Cedar Face was getting ready to make dinner when one of her children came into the house and said there was a fire. It was at the KILI radio station.


Rapid coronavirus tests finally coming to Indian Country as cases continue to rise
Rapid coronavirus tests finally coming to Indian Country as cases continue to rise (April 7, 2020)

Rapid testing for the coronavirus will finally be arriving in Indian Country, days after the Trump administration first said the Indian Health Service was going to be given priority.


Tribes score victory in long-running battle against Dakota Access Pipeline
Tribes score victory in long-running battle against Dakota Access Pipeline (March 25, 2020)

In a big victory for tribal nations that have fought the Dakota Access Pipeline through two presidential administrations, a federal judge ordered a full environmental review of the controversial project.


'We've been here forever. We'll be here forever': Indian Country takes action to address coronavirus pandemic
'We've been here forever. We'll be here forever': Indian Country takes action to address coronavirus pandemic (March 23, 2020)

As coronavirus cases across America continue to surge, tribal leaders are taking dramatic steps to ensure the safety of their people and those they serve.


Urban Indian couple helps community amid coronavirus crisis
Urban Indian couple helps community amid coronavirus crisis (March 23, 2020)

With many people staying inside to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a Lakota man went from house to house, delivering much-needed supplies to people in need.


Ivan Star Comes Out: LaCreek Electric Company lacks compassion for people
Ivan Star Comes Out: LaCreek Electric Company lacks compassion for people (March 17, 2020)

I know my complaining is not going to improve my situation. I’m not even going to rely on our 'tribal' government to help in this matter.


'We're going to practice our sovereign rights': Oglala Sioux Tribe enters new era with cannabis vote
'We're going to practice our sovereign rights': Oglala Sioux Tribe enters new era with cannabis vote (March 11, 2020)

The Oyate have spoken. Regulations for medicinal and recreational marijuana are moving forward on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Unofficial results from Oglala Sioux Tribe referendum on alcohol and marijuana
Unofficial results from Oglala Sioux Tribe referendum on alcohol and marijuana (March 11, 2020)

Voters of the Oglala Sioux Tribe want to legalize marijuana, but not alcohol, on the Pine Ridge Reservation, according to the unofficial results.


'We are staying on top of it': Oglala Sioux Tribe declares coronavirus emergency
'We are staying on top of it': Oglala Sioux Tribe declares coronavirus emergency (March 11, 2020)

President Julian Bear Runner took action following news of coronavirus cases in South Dakota and learning of a lack of test kits at the Indian Health Service.


Native Sun News Today: Seven Directions Program has roots in Lakota culture
Native Sun News Today: Seven Directions Program has roots in Lakota culture (March 10, 2020)

Traditional healers from the Pine Ridge Reservation are helping keep drug defendants out of prison in South Dakota.


Tribes test Trump administration's commitment with coronavirus crisis
Tribes test Trump administration's commitment with coronavirus crisis (March 9, 2020)

Concerns about the coronavirus are growing in tribal communities as advocates warn that $40 million isn't nearly enough to prevent the spread of the disease among urban and reservation Indians.


Oglala Sioux Tribe votes on legalizing marijuana and alcohol
Oglala Sioux Tribe votes on legalizing marijuana and alcohol (March 9, 2020)

Citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are weighing two big issues this week.


Native Sun News Today: Eric True Blood, Oglala Warrior
Native Sun News Today: Eric True Blood, Oglala Warrior (March 6, 2020)

Eric True Blood, Oglala Lakota from Sheridan, Wyoming, does not consider himself a hero.


Tim Giago: Charles Trimble's passing leaves a big hole in the world of Native journalism
Tim Giago: Charles Trimble's passing leaves a big hole in the world of Native journalism (March 3, 2020)

When Charles Trimble first showed up at the boarding school on the Pine Ridge Reservation, he was dropped off by his mother.


Ivan Star Comes Out: A glimpse of life on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Ivan Star Comes Out: A glimpse of life on the Pine Ridge Reservation (March 3, 2020)

What do our non-Lakota neighbors know about life here on the Pine Ridge?


Native Sun News Today: Damaged in body, but not in spirit
Native Sun News Today: Damaged in body, but not in spirit (March 2, 2020)

Eric True Blood, Oglala Lakota from Sheridan, Wyoming, does not consider himself a hero.


Tim Giago: Learning a trade at the boarding school
Tim Giago: Learning a trade at the boarding school (March 2, 2020)

Everybody who came to the Holy Rosary Mission Boarding School on the Pine Ridge Reservation worked.


YES! Magazine: Project promotes sustainability on Pine Ridge Reservation
YES! Magazine: Project promotes sustainability on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 2, 2020)

Building sustainable communities is the antidote to fear of a changing climate.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota Tech: First of a kind
Native Sun News Today: Lakota Tech: First of a kind (February 25, 2020)

A new high school is opening on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the fall of 2020.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala officials demand probe into $50K 'propane donation' from KXL
Native Sun News Today: Oglala officials demand probe into $50K 'propane donation' from KXL (February 24, 2020)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe doesn't accept donations from oil companies but that didn't stop one district from cashing a $50,000 Keystone XL Pipeline check.


Tim Giago: Learning life's lessons on a sugar beet farm
Tim Giago: Learning life's lessons on a sugar beet farm (February 24, 2020)

We saw other Lakota families working in the beet fields in the summer of 1949.


Native Sun News Today: Bringing jobs to Pine Ridge by way of solar energy
Native Sun News Today: Bringing jobs to Pine Ridge by way of solar energy (February 20, 2020)

'This project will bring nearly 200 badly needed jobs to Pine Ridge,' landowner Lynn Rapp says.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala tribal staff caps water well with uranium in it
Native Sun News Today: Oglala tribal staff caps water well with uranium in it (February 19, 2020)

An official statement barring forbidden levels of uranium in drinking water caused turmoil, but the supply has been capped by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Why are the travel expenses of OST so outlandish?
Ivan Star Comes Out: Why are the travel expenses of OST so outlandish? (February 17, 2020)

Throughout the 85-year history of an expertly disguised extension of federal authority, we 'savages' were never ever truly 'free.'


Native Sun News Today: Making a comeback
Native Sun News Today: Making a comeback (February 14, 2020)

Upon arriving at the Town Center built by the Wakpamni Lake Community Corporation, one cannot help but be impressed with what this small community has accomplished in spite of megalithic setbacks.


Tim Giago: The aftermath of the Wounded Knee story
Tim Giago: The aftermath of the Wounded Knee story (February 10, 2020)

I tell all writers then and now, if you come out to Indian Country to write about us, do your damned homework.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota Food Summit to debut
Native Sun News Today: Lakota Food Summit to debut (February 7, 2020)

An impressive lineup of presenters is slated for the first annual Lakota Food Summit.


Editorial: To legalize the sale of alcohol on the reservation; that is the question
Editorial: To legalize the sale of alcohol on the reservation; that is the question (February 6, 2020)

Oglala Sioux Tribe members will vote in March on whether marijuana should be legalized on the Pine Ridge Reservation and whether alcohol should be served in its casinos.


Native Sun News Today: Reservation community responds
Native Sun News Today: Reservation community responds (February 6, 2020)

A tribal community was the victim of a scam that took advantage of the abject poverty that grips much of the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Academic achievement remains on the 'back burner'
Ivan Star Comes Out: Academic achievement remains on the 'back burner' (February 5, 2020)

Let’s stop fighting each other simply because it has not benefited anyone, especially our Native students.


Native Sun News Today: The legend of Wahanpi, the protest dog
Native Sun News Today: The legend of Wahanpi, the protest dog (February 5, 2020)

Ahani (a long time ago), before there were horses, Sunka (dog) was sacred to the Oceti Sakonwin.