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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
Environment | Health | National
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'
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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
Business | Law | National
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.

BillMoyers.Com: Oglala Sioux citizen working to rebuild his community
National
BillMoyers.Com: Oglala Sioux citizen working to rebuild his community (July 10, 2017)
On South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, Nick Tilsen is upending entrenched poverty and rebuilding his Lakota community.

Five dead and four injured in vehicle accident on Pine Ridge Reservation
National
Five dead and four injured in vehicle accident on Pine Ridge Reservation (July 10, 2017)
A car accident has claimed the lives of five people on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Tribes in for long haul as oil continues to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tribes in for long haul as oil continues to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline (June 23, 2017)
Tribal leaders remain confident they will be able to stop oil from flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though a decision isn't expected until the fall.

Oglala Sioux Tribe might enter extradition pact in South Dakota
Law
Oglala Sioux Tribe might enter extradition pact in South Dakota (June 6, 2017)
High rates of crime have prompted the Oglala Sioux Tribe to enter into discussions with law enforcement agencies off the reservation.

Two more spills of oil from Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Two more spills of oil from Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota (May 23, 2017)
Both spills were relatively small but they occurred even before the controversial project has been put into full operation.

Dakota Access seeks to intervene in Oglala Sioux Tribe's lawsuit
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Dakota Access seeks to intervene in Oglala Sioux Tribe's lawsuit (May 17, 2017)
The filing comes as the wealthy backers of the pipeline prepare to ship oil on June 1.

Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge man convicted of teen girl's murder
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge man convicted of teen girl's murder (May 11, 2017)
What began as a night of underage drinking with liquor, allegedly purchased from a bootlegger in a plastic water bottle in east Pine Ridge, ended with one girl shot and bleeding.

Whiteclay liquor store owners head to highest court in Nebraska
Business | Law | National
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: Book brings 'Tasunka' horse legend to life
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Book brings 'Tasunka' horse legend to life (May 10, 2017)
While visiting the pristine homeland of his ancestors, Donald Montileaux reconnected to the folklore and lifestyle of the Lakota people.

Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales come to an abrupt halt
Business | Law | National
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.

Victor Swallow: The days when the BIA ran everything at Pine Ridge
Opinion
Victor Swallow: The days when the BIA ran everything at Pine Ridge (May 5, 2017)
Here is a story that shows a little about the effect of what the government did to us Lakota.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Let's scrutinize the Indian Reorganization Act
Opinion | Politics
Ivan Star Comes Out: Let's scrutinize the Indian Reorganization Act (May 4, 2017)
Mark Twain, the humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer, once wrote: 'Politicians and diapers must be changed often – and for the same reason.'

Native Sun News Today: Lakota students clean up their community
Education | Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Lakota students clean up their community (May 3, 2017)
Originally Lynn Miller wanted to organize his kids to work with nearby high schools in Pine Ridge for an Earth Day clean up detail.

Whiteclay goes quiet as liquor stores near reservation shut down
Business | Law | National
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.

Whiteclay liquor stores must close temporarily amid court battle
Business | Law | National
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
Business | Law | National
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
Business | Law | National | Politics
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
Business | Law | National
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.

Native Sun News Today: Groups fight uranium mining in Black Hills
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Groups fight uranium mining in Black Hills (April 25, 2017)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s release of “apparent violations” of surface and groundwater requirements in uranium mill cleanup underscored the latest efforts to prevent the permitting of proposed new mines and mills in the Black Hills.

Native Sun News Today: Chickasaw citizen donates prom dresses to Pine Ridge youth
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Chickasaw citizen donates prom dresses to Pine Ridge youth (April 24, 2017)
Every spring teenage girls at Pine Ridge high school get asked to their senior prom, and prom dresses are expensive.

Whiteclay liquor stores ordered to shut down after losing licenses
Business | Law | National
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.

Ivan Star Comes Out: True tribal histories are concealed in America
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: True tribal histories are concealed in America (April 20, 2017)
Oglala District Representative, Stephanie Leasure, offered me an opportunity to provide prayer for the first day the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council’s April session.

Victor Swallow: She didn't have much but she made Kool-Aid for us
Opinion
Victor Swallow: She didn't have much but she made Kool-Aid for us (April 13, 2017)
I try real hard to remember the good times and different happenings that made an impact on me.

Native Sun News Today: Rise in violent crime seen on Pine Ridge Reservation
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Rise in violent crime seen on Pine Ridge Reservation (April 13, 2017)
More gun violence erupted over the weekend on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation just days after tribal, state and federal officers met to talk about combining efforts to curb gun violence on the reservation.

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