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Lakota students released after being arrested and handcuffed by tribal police
Education | Law | National
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
Education | Law | National
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
Law | National | Politics
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
National | Sports
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
Opinion
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
Environment | National
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
Business | Opinion
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
Opinion
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
Environment | National
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
National
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
Opinion
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
Opinion
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
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
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
Environment | National
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.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe joins heated debate over drug patents
Business | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe joins heated debate over drug patents (December 8, 2017)
Far across in the country, in upper New York State, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (Akwasasne) needed help, specifically to protect tribal sovereign immunity from being limited by an unfavorable court ruling.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Oglala Sioux Tribe remains divided on future of our nation
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Oglala Sioux Tribe remains divided on future of our nation (December 1, 2017)
We have been divided for nearly a hundred years all in the federal government’s favor.

Victor Swallow: Remembering the 1949 blizzard on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Opinion
Victor Swallow: Remembering the 1949 blizzard on the Pine Ridge Reservation (November 30, 2017)
The holiday season makes me think of old times when food wasn’t always plentiful, like during the 1949 blizzard on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe decries 'consultation' on Black Hills mining plan
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe decries 'consultation' on Black Hills mining plan (November 30, 2017)
Leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are objecting to plans to mine for gold near a Lakota spiritual site in South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must bring back its many disenfranchised citizens
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must bring back its many disenfranchised citizens (November 29, 2017)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has never relinquished ownership of the Black Hills. So why are tribal citizens who live there disenfranchised?

Native Sun News Today: Promoting food sovereignty with Tatanka Harvest on Pine Ridge Reservation
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Promoting food sovereignty with Tatanka Harvest on Pine Ridge Reservation (November 20, 2017)
Residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation were invited to watch and learn or participate in the bison butchering, and anyone who helped was able to take something home.

Victor Swallow: Historic store was a vibrant part of the Oglala Sioux community
Opinion
Victor Swallow: Historic store was a vibrant part of the Oglala Sioux community (November 17, 2017)
My generation from about 70 to 90 years old have many stories about events we have witnessed and also stories about people we knew and history of certain places.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota mother fights to keep her daughter's dream alive
National
Native Sun News Today: Lakota mother fights to keep her daughter's dream alive (November 17, 2017)
Seventeen years into her already remarkable life, SuAnne Big Crow made her journey to the spirit world. Her dream of Happytown lives in the hearts of the people she loved.

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.

Native Sun News Today: Military service inspires Lakota veteran to bring change
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Native Sun News Today: Military service inspires Lakota veteran to bring change (November 15, 2017)
It was October 1973 when Alex White Plume’s cousin visited on a home-town recruiting tour with 'little bitty Private wings' on his uniform, garnering oohs and ahhs from everyone in the room.

Tim Giago: There are always two sides to every story -- even in Indian Country
Opinion
Tim Giago: There are always two sides to every story -- even in Indian Country (November 13, 2017)
This is a short note for those folks who went bananas when they read my column last week about the American Indian Movement.

Native Sun News Today: Food sovereignty in action on South Dakota reservations
Environment | Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Food sovereignty in action on South Dakota reservations (November 10, 2017)
Community gardens on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux reservations are bringing food sovereignty to life.

Lakota man dreams of building tipis in Whiteclay to rebuild border town economy
Business | National
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.

Another Indian Health Service hospital placed in 'immediate jeopardy' status
Health | National | Politics
Another Indian Health Service hospital placed in 'immediate jeopardy' status (November 6, 2017)
A hospital on the Pine Ridge Reservation is losing a key source of funding after a review found that patients were being place in danger.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe scores win in uranium mining case
Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe scores win in uranium mining case (November 6, 2017)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff failed to adequately address tribal cultural, religious, and historic resources in the licensing process for the proposed uranium mines and mill in the Black Hills, a panel of judges ruled.

Tim Giago: Not everything about the American Indian Movement was positive
Opinion
Tim Giago: Not everything about the American Indian Movement was positive (November 6, 2017)
I advise younger folks to learn the true history of the American Indian movement. There was a lot of good, but there was also a lot of bad.

Native Sun News Today: County once again seeks compensation for Indian trust lands
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: County once again seeks compensation for Indian trust lands (November 3, 2017)
Back in July the Bennett County Commission in South Dakota passed a resolution calling for more 'federal impact aid funding in lieu of property taxes on Indian trust lands.'

Ivan Star Comes Out: Our people should be celebrating Native American Day
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Our people should be celebrating Native American Day (November 1, 2017)
For the surviving Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) descendants, the significance of Native American Day in South Dakota should equal or surpass the annual Oglala Nation Powwow.

Tim Giago: Anecdotes from an Indian mission boarding school at Pine Ridge
Education | Opinion
Tim Giago: Anecdotes from an Indian mission boarding school at Pine Ridge (October 30, 2017)
A couple of generations ago every Indian in America knew about boarding schools, but as the years have passed that knowledge grows dimmer and dimmer.

Native American psychologists slam police tactics a year after Standing Rock
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Native American psychologists slam police tactics a year after Standing Rock (October 30, 2017)
The Society of Indian Psychologists criticized the law enforcement response to the pipeline protests, as well as the military-style tactics used by a security firm hired by the company that built the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Tim Giago: Scaring up some spooky stories from the old Pine Ridge boarding school
Opinion
Tim Giago: Scaring up some spooky stories from the old Pine Ridge boarding school (October 23, 2017)
Thanks to the boarding school survivors for helping me remember these spooky tales from the Pine Ridge Reservation.

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: Oglala Sioux Tribe refutes rumors of Black Hills 'sale'
National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe refutes rumors of Black Hills 'sale' (October 12, 2017)
Facebook was rife with rumors that the Oglala Sioux Tribe passed a resolution to sell the Black Hills, which flabbergasted tribal leaders because that was the first they had heard about their supposed action.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux chairman seeks NCAI presidency
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux chairman seeks NCAI presidency (October 6, 2017)
Tribal leaders in the Great Plains are endorsing Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier as president of the National Congress of American Indians.

James Giago Davies: We need to come together as a sovereign tribal nation
Opinion
James Giago Davies: We need to come together as a sovereign tribal nation (September 29, 2017)
The Oceti Sakowin will one day come together, and stand unified as a sovereign nation, eager to take their place in a modern world based upon the traditions of their ancestors, not a pity party of self-destruction addicted to the hero-worship of the long lost.

Native Sun News Today: Police officers cleared in shooting of Oglala Sioux citizen
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Police officers cleared in shooting of Oglala Sioux citizen (September 15, 2017)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe is calling for an independent investigation into the shooting death of Rex Vance Wilson by police officers in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Another fatal accident in Nebraska linked to alcohol sales near reservation border
National
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: Family seeks justice for murder on Pine Ridge Reservation

Native Sun News Today: Family seeks justice for murder on Pine Ridge Reservation (September 14, 2017)
The family of Vincent 'Vinny' Brewer, Jr. are still coping with the loss of their loved one to violence on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

James Giago Davies: A tribute to the late Oglala veteran and author Ed McGaa
Opinion
James Giago Davies: A tribute to the late Oglala veteran and author Ed McGaa (September 11, 2017)
Last month, my friend Ed McGaa set out on his final journey, a journey touched upon many times in the books he wrote about Lakota spirituality.

Native Sun News Today: Dogs go from partners to pests in tribal communities
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Dogs go from partners to pests in tribal communities (September 11, 2017)
How did the dog, long known as a partner in many tribal societies, become the pest?

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Rumors of corruption are flying at Pine Ridge
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Rumors of corruption are flying at Pine Ridge (September 8, 2017)
There are always rumors floating around the Pine Ridge Reservation and with social media in full swing, they can be spread all over whether they contain one iota of truth or not.

Native Sun News Today: The fight for Whiteclay moves into the court system
Business | Law | National
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.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's never too early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational
Opinion | Sports
Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's never too early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational (September 6, 2017)
We know it is still a little early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational, a tournament that even made the pages of Sports Illustrated Magazine.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin lacking in knowledge of our own treaties
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin lacking in knowledge of our own treaties (September 5, 2017)
A sad and undeserved reality for the descendants of the original Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) is that basic knowledge of our treaties with the United States is unknown.

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.

Tim Giago: Fall always meant it was time to return to Indian boarding schools
Education | Opinion
Tim Giago: Fall always meant it was time to return to Indian boarding schools (August 28, 2017)
In days gone by the most terrible time of the year for Indian boys and girls across the West came at the end of August.

Tom Cook: Sun Dances demonstrate resilience and generosity of the Lakota people
Opinion
Tom Cook: Sun Dances demonstrate resilience and generosity of the Lakota people (August 21, 2017)
The abundance of Sun Dances this year demonstrates the spiritual resilience and generosity among a people deeply traumatized by historical oppression and severe poverty, Tom Cook writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Mary Annette Pember: True Sioux Hope Foundation brings donors to Pine Ridge
National
Mary Annette Pember: True Sioux Hope Foundation brings donors to Pine Ridge (August 15, 2017)
Building on her successes in the business world, Twila True, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is hoping to bring change to the homelands of her people.

Oglala Sioux Tribe secures restitution for funds stolen by former district official
Law
Oglala Sioux Tribe secures restitution for funds stolen by former district official (August 11, 2017)
A former district official who stole funds from the Oglala Sioux Tribe has agreed to pay $2,500 in restitution.

Mary Annette Pember: School offers safe place for girls on Pine Ridge Reservation
Education | National
Mary Annette Pember: School offers safe place for girls on Pine Ridge Reservation (August 9, 2017)
The Anpo Wicahpi Pine Ridge Girls’ School is getting ready for its second year of educating girls on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Review: Fictional book about 'Lakota' people deserves benefit of the doubt
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Review: Fictional book about 'Lakota' people deserves benefit of the doubt (July 21, 2017)
Readers of Quiet Until the Thaw are going to find its contents rather familiar -- it's essentially a fictional account of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Mary Annette Pember: Oglala Sioux Tribe works on law enforcement pact
Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Oglala Sioux Tribe works on law enforcement pact (July 17, 2017)
High rates of violent crime -- including 17 homicides last year -- have prompted the Oglala Sioux Tribe to enter into talks with local law enforcement.

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