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Native Sun News Today: Indian academics join March for ScienceFiled Under: Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Indian academics join March for Science (May 1, 2017)
More than 1,200 indigenous scientists, scholars and allies worldwide signed a declaration to endorse the March for Science.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Why are we still dealing with racism today?Filed Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Why are we still dealing with racism today? (April 27, 2017)
An education process for Native people to help them to understand racism in America is in order.
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux citizen opens bookstoreFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Business | National
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux citizen opens bookstore (April 19, 2017)
Bird Cage Book Store features Native book titles of the Northern Plains, including children’s books, women’s literature, print on demand books and Native classics like Custer Died for Your Sins.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Looking at racism through some new eyesFiled Under: Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Looking at racism through some new eyes (April 18, 2017)
So, we are concerned about racism in Rapid City, South Dakota?
Native Sun News Today: Newspaper moves closer to Native readersFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: Newspaper moves closer to Native readers (April 18, 2017)
The Native Sun News Today weekly newspaper has relocated its office to 530 Cambell Street, Suite 3 on the eastside of Rapid City.
Karl Jageris: Working together to address the crisis at Pine RidgeFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Karl Jageris: Working together to address the crisis at Pine Ridge (April 12, 2017)
The reality is that the Pine Ridge Reservation and Rapid City aren’t separate communities anymore.
Tim Giago: Deaths of Indian homeless in Rapid City still unresolvedFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Deaths of Indian homeless in Rapid City still unresolved (April 3, 2017)
It started in May of 1998. Bodies began to show up in or near Rapid City Creek.
Native Sun News Today: City aims to keep Native homeless population safeFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: City aims to keep Native homeless population safe (March 29, 2017)
The mayor of Rapid City wants to bring together a group of citizens in hopes of keeping downtown safe for business owners, shoppers, tourists, and the Native American homeless population.
Native Sun News Today: Young fighters maintain Lakota traditionFiled Under: National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Young fighters maintain Lakota tradition (March 23, 2017)
It must have been over a century ago that the first Lakota put on boxing gloves.
Native Sun News Editorial: Sioux Nation ignores its own claims to treaty territoryFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Editorial: Sioux Nation ignores its own claims to treaty territory (March 3, 2017)
The oral history of the Oglala Lakota recalls that the great Lakota warrior Crazy Horse was born along the banks of the Minneluzahan or Rapid Creek, the very same creek that still runs through the center of Rapid City.
Native Sun News Today: City debates options for mental health servicesFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News Today: City debates options for mental health services (March 2, 2017)
South Dakota’s criminalizing of mentally ill patients has become a topic of discussion in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Native Sun News Today: 'Haven For Hope' proposed for homeless in Rapid CityFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News Today: 'Haven For Hope' proposed for homeless in Rapid City (February 20, 2017)
Imagine a multi-acre one stop shop campus that offers food, clothing and shelter for the homeless, residential facilities, substance abuse rehabilitation, mental health services, job training, education, vision, dental and other health services.
Native Sun News Today: Rapid City rivals in crosstown showdownFiled Under: National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Rapid City rivals in crosstown showdown (February 15, 2017)
Raider Head Coach Chris Stoebner is a pretty husky guy, but the first words out of his mouth after his team’s 54-41 defeat of arch-rival Rapid City Central were, 'I’m exhausted!'
Native Sun News Today: Indian lawmakers invited to 'cracker barrel'Filed Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Indian lawmakers invited to 'cracker barrel' (February 14, 2017)
Three Native American legislators are among the 21 South Dakota state lawmakers invited to meet the public at the first-ever cracker barrel in Rapid City.
Tim Giago: Rapid City mayor points the finger at Native communityFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Rapid City mayor points the finger at Native community (January 23, 2017)
It seems that we have more than one politician blaming his problems on the media.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Too many Native Americans are ending up behind barsFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Too many Native Americans are ending up behind bars (December 22, 2016)
This year’s Lakota Nation Invitational indicates that there has been a large improvement in race relations in Rapid City, but as most Lakota will tell you, we still have a way to go.
Lakota Country Times: Big Native basketball tournament opens in South DakotaFiled Under: Education | National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Big Native basketball tournament opens in South Dakota (December 14, 2016)
The 40th annual Lakota Nation Invitational is set to be one of the biggest and best to date.
Native Sun News Today: Tribes left out of plans for new hospitalFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribes left out of plans for new hospital (December 13, 2016)
The Indian Health Service has plans to tear down 16 historic buildings to make room for a large, two story hospital at the Sioux San site in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Native Sun News Today: #NoDAPL struggle brings tribes togetherFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: #NoDAPL struggle brings tribes together (November 29, 2016)
'It started from that first episode up at Standing Rock,' Executive Director of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association, A. Gay Kingman said.
Native Sun News Today: 'Warrior woman' Petra Wilson wins Indian education awardFiled Under: Education | National
Native Sun News Today: 'Warrior woman' Petra Wilson wins Indian education award (November 22, 2016)
Sitting in her father’s law office in downtown Rapid City, Petra Wilson doesn’t look like a warrior, but that is how Della Frank, who nominated her for the National Indian Education Parent of the Year award described her.
Native Sun News Today: Sisters blame Rapid City police for inaction on stolen carFiled Under: Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Sisters blame Rapid City police for inaction on stolen car (October 25, 2016)
When sisters Linda Johnson and Delores Allen set out to lend a family member a helping hand, they never imagined what would happen next.
Lakota Country Times: Indian relay races in Rapid City a successFiled Under: National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Indian relay races in Rapid City a success (October 18, 2016)
The Professional Indian Horse Racing association completed its first ever sanctioned event in Rapid City in front of crowds of people from all walks of life.
Native Sun News Today: The battle against meth in South DakotaFiled Under: Law | National
Native Sun News Today: The battle against meth in South Dakota (October 18, 2016)
The two largest cities in South Dakota are making their stand against methamphetamine.
Native Sun News Today: Turning to traditions to combat traumaFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Turning to traditions to combat trauma (October 12, 2016)
Each new piece of beadwork created by Dawn Marie Arkinson represents overcoming a personal experience in her life.
Tim Giago: Another needless death at the hands of a police officerFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Another needless death at the hands of a police officer (October 3, 2016)
Red lives matter also, but there is little public outcry for injustice by the police against American Indians.
Lakota Country Times: Powwow and Indian relay unite for big event in South DakotaFiled Under: National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Powwow and Indian relay unite for big event in South Dakota (September 29, 2016)
Two of the fastest growing entertainment ventures in Indian Country are partnering to provide Rapid City with an unprecedented weekend of indigenous entertainment.
Native Sun News Today: Urban Indians lose emergency services at Indian Health Service facilityFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Urban Indians lose emergency services at Indian Health Service facility (September 20, 2016)
For many Indians living in and around Rapid City, news that Indian Health Service would temporarily be closing their emergency room at Sioux San Hospital comes as a surprise.
Indian Health Service crisis continues with shutdown at hospitalFiled Under: Health | National
Indian Health Service crisis continues with shutdown at hospital (September 14, 2016)
Leaders of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe were stunned when they were told about the shutdown with prior consultation.
Native Sun News Today: Rapid City hosts Native American DayFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: Rapid City hosts Native American Day (September 14, 2016)
The Native American Day Parade will be held in Rapid City on Saturday, October 8.
Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must recognize rights of all its citizensFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must recognize rights of all its citizens (September 5, 2016)
We may live in Rapid City but we are Oglala and we should be given every right of a citizen of the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Indian Health Service hosts meeting with Direct Service TribesFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Indian Health Service hosts meeting with Direct Service Tribes (August 30, 2016)
Direct Service Tribes are the tribes that rely on the IHS to provide health care to their communities.
Native Sun News: Youth learn about traditions with Native gamesFiled Under: National | Sports
Native Sun News: Youth learn about traditions with Native games (August 29, 2016)
The Native American Games Training in Rapid City brought the traditional games played in indigenous nations and the lessons those games were taught.
Lakota Country Times: Indian relay group announces event at new venueFiled Under: National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Indian relay group announces event at new venue (August 16, 2016)
There seems to be no stopping the growth of the Professional Indian Horse Racing Association.
Lakota Country Times: War shirt wins top prize at Native POP showFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: War shirt wins top prize at Native POP show (August 12, 2016)
The fourth annual Native POP: People of the Plains art market and cultural celebration took place last month in Rapid City.
Lakota Country Times: Lakota culture inspires massive sculptureFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: Lakota culture inspires massive sculpture (August 11, 2016)
It’s about to be another very warm summer day in western South Dakota as Masayuki Nagase stands near his 'home-away-from-home' since 2013.
Brandon Ecoffey: Best basketball teams always had Native playersFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Brandon Ecoffey: Best basketball teams always had Native players (August 10, 2016)
After weeks upon weeks of writing columns columns about some of the most pressing issues even the most hardened writers need to take a break from that kind of content.
Native Sun News: Tribes reclaim land at former Indian boarding school in Rapid CityFiled Under: National | Trust
Native Sun News: Tribes reclaim land at former Indian boarding school in Rapid City (August 8, 2016)
Attorney Heather Thompson announced that two parcels of federal land in Rapid City, South Dakota, totaling 117.9 acres, have reverted to Bureau of Indian Affairs control.
Native Sun News: Native POP celebrates Native artists in Rapid CityFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Native POP celebrates Native artists in Rapid City (July 29, 2016)
The Rapid City Arts Council and Native POP: People of the Plains presented A Gathering of Arts and Culture art market and cultural celebration, a day of film, art, concerts and cultural education, downtown at Main Street Square on July 16.
Native Sun News: Indian Health Service eyes new hospital in Rapid CityFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News: Indian Health Service eyes new hospital in Rapid City (July 28, 2016)
The Indian Health Service is planning to build a new hospital facility in the central portion of the Sioux San campus in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Native Sun News Editorial: Improving our relationship with policeFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Native Sun News Editorial: Improving our relationship with police (July 20, 2016)
It is no secret that the Rapid City Police Department has had a long standing adversarial role with the Native American community.
Native Sun News: Missing Lakota teen located after four monthsFiled Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Missing Lakota teen located after four months (July 15, 2016)
Mia Jesperson, 14, has been located after over four months of being reported as a runaway in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Native Sun News: First Nations Sculpture Garden ready for debutFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: First Nations Sculpture Garden ready for debut (July 14, 2016)
The First Nations Sculpture Garden is nearing completion and preparing for a tentatively scheduled public showing on September 15 in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Mismanagement at Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Mismanagement at Indian Health Service (July 7, 2016)
Frustration was building inside me as I sat and listened to the testimony of patients who have been adversely affected by inadequate healthcare provided by the Indian Health Service.
Native Sun News: Lakota artists recount legend of the Black HillsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Lakota artists recount legend of the Black Hills (July 7, 2016)
The Great Race, a story of the formation of the Black Hills in South Dakota, an ovate shaped range of hills and mountains that clearly resemble a modern racecourse, was recorded in written format by Oglala Lakota author James LaPointe.
Native Sun News: Senate committee takes on Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Senate committee takes on Indian Health Service (June 23, 2016)
What started out as a meeting to improve accountability and the quality of healthcare to Great Plains Indians serviced by the Indian Health Service, quickly turned to focus on the awarding of emergency room contracts to AB Staffing Solutions.
Native Sun News: Tour brings group to sacred South Dakota sitesFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News: Tour brings group to sacred South Dakota sites (June 21, 2016)
Taking the lead in race relations and reparations in Rapid City, Regional Health sponsored another educational tour of the Black Hills and surrounding areas.
Indian Health Service expresses support for reform bill in SenateFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service expresses support for reform bill in Senate (June 17, 2016)
S.2953, the Indian Health Service Accountability Act, aims to improve accountability, transparency and patient care at the troubled agency.
Local station to broadcast field hearing on Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Local station to broadcast field hearing on Indian Health Service (June 16, 2016)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is in South Dakota to hear concerns about the troubled agency.
Lakota Country Times: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs lands in South DakotaFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs lands in South Dakota (June 16, 2016)
Lawmakers will convene in Rapid City this week to hear from tribal leaders and tribal citizens about the care they have received at the Indian Health Service.
Lakota Country Times: Senate committee focuses on Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Lakota Country Times: Senate committee focuses on Indian Health Service (June 15, 2016)
Across Lakota Country all eyes are pointed towards Rapid City as a congressional delegation made up of representatives of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs prepares for a series of public meetings on improving the Indian Health Service.
Native Sun News: High school graduates receive eagle feathersFiled Under: Education | National
Native Sun News: High school graduates receive eagle feathers (June 15, 2016)
On May 18, the Tiospaye (families) of the 2016 Native American graduates of the Rapid City Area School System showed up by the hundreds to show their support.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set for South Dakota hearingFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set for South Dakota hearing (June 10, 2016)
A town hall and hearing in Rapid City will focus on issues at the Indian Health Service.
Indian Health Service cites progress at hospital in South DakotaFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service cites progress at hospital in South Dakota (June 9, 2016)
The Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota, is no longer putting patients in 'Immediate Jeopardy' the agency announced.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts town hall in South DakotaFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts town hall in South Dakota (June 7, 2016)
Committee staff will go over S.2953, the Indian Health Service Accountability Act, and take comments on the reform bill.
Native Sun News: Rolling Rez Arts van makes a stop in Rapid CityFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Rolling Rez Arts van makes a stop in Rapid City (June 7, 2016)
The extraordinary Rolling Rez Arts Van, embellished with a strikingly brilliant buffalo herd pictograph, graced the corner of Seventh and Main streets in downtown Rapid City, South Dakota.
Native Sun News: Sioux Indian Museum affected by city proposalFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Sioux Indian Museum affected by city proposal (June 7, 2016)
Were the Journey to be moved to the outskirts of town, to a decentralized site, it would lose its duality of place as a conveniently accessible events center and community and cultural centerpiece.
Native Sun News: Major changes eyed at museum with tribal itemsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Major changes eyed at museum with tribal items (June 6, 2016)
Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender wants to convert The Journey Museum & Learning Center into a housing and community support services facility.
Native Sun News: Tribal members struggle with housing optionsFiled Under: National
Native Sun News: Tribal members struggle with housing options (June 2, 2016)
For decades, thousands of Native American families moving back and forth from the reservations have used the Colonial Motel as a temporary housing option.
Field hearing in South Dakota on Indian Health Service reform billFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Field hearing in South Dakota on Indian Health Service reform bill (May 31, 2016)
Three IHS facilities in the state have been cited for numerous deficiencies that threatened the health and safety of tribal members.
Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol HillFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service reform efforts gaining steam on Capitol Hill (May 25, 2016)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a field hearing on S.2953, the Indian Health Service Accountability Act, in June.

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