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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate concerned about massive spill of oil from Keystone Pipeline
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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate concerned about massive spill of oil from Keystone Pipeline (November 17, 2017)
The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate has once again been impacted by a large spill of oil from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota.

President Trump taps Bush-era official as Health and Human Services Secretary
Health | National | Politics
President Trump taps Bush-era official as Health and Human Services Secretary (November 13, 2017)
Alex Azar, a pharmaceutical executive, served in top leadership posts at the department in George W. Bush administration, an era of resistance to Indian health care.

Trump administration sets up roadblocks as tribes call for return of sacred items
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Trump administration sets up roadblocks as tribes call for return of sacred items (November 8, 2017)
Efforts to repatriate tribal property and even tribal ancestors are hitting roadblocks within the Trump administration.

Tribal safety measures encounter little resistance from Department of Justice
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Tribal safety measures encounter little resistance from Department of Justice (October 26, 2017)
The last time the Department of Justice went before Congress to discuss Indian issues, the affair didn't go so well.

Native Sun News Today: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate debuts new grocery store
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Native Sun News Today: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate debuts new grocery store (October 16, 2017)
If you’re heading out the door to stock up on groceries in Indian Country, there’s a good chance that you’ll be making a long drive off the Rez and spending money that should stay in your own community.

YES! Magazine: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate takes steps toward food sovereignty
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YES! Magazine: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate takes steps toward food sovereignty (September 19, 2017)
South Dakota’s Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribal members would rather share their food than sell it. But that gets in the way of building a local cash economy.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate citizens share original works with Lakota Music Project
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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate citizens share original works with Lakota Music Project (September 14, 2017)
Eight citizens of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate are debuting their original compositions as part of the Lakota Music Project in South Dakota.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate celebrates release of bald eagle that had been shot
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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate celebrates release of bald eagle that had been shot (August 16, 2017)
The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate helped celebrate the release of a bald eagle that had been shot and had to be rehabilitated.

North Dakota lawmakers punish tribes for taking #NoDAPL stand
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North Dakota lawmakers punish tribes for taking #NoDAPL stand (November 18, 2016)
The upcoming tribal leader address has been canceled, with Republicans claiming it was about protecting public safety.

Native Sun News Today: Hannoi Hannah taunted Native veterans during Vietnam War
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Native Sun News Today: Hannoi Hannah taunted Native veterans during Vietnam War (November 14, 2016)
Hearing the name Hanoi Hanna prompted an irate response from Lloyd Goings, an Oglala Lakota, who served in Vietnam during the Vietnam Era.

Documents detail settlement amounts in tribal trust fund lawsuit
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Documents detail settlement amounts in tribal trust fund lawsuit (September 29, 2016)
The Southern Ute Tribe will receive $126 million, on the higher end of a recent round of settlements.

Mike Rounds: Righting the historical wrongs against Native citizens
Opinion | Politics
Mike Rounds: Righting the historical wrongs against Native citizens (September 23, 2016)
Imagine a scenario today in which the federal government, with no due process, forcibly removes children of a specific race from their homes and places them into a boarding school more than a thousand miles away from their family and friends.

Native artists chosen for National Endowment for the Arts award
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Native artists chosen for National Endowment for the Arts award (September 12, 2016)
Bryan Akipa (Sisseton Wahpeton), Clarissa Rizal (Tlingit) and Theresa Secord (Penobscot) are National Heritage Fellows.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate chairman suspended a second time
Politics
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate chairman suspended a second time (November 10, 2015)
Chairman Bruce Renville is facing a removal hearing on November 17, his second in the last three months.

Six indicted for stealing funds from Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate
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Six indicted for stealing funds from Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate (October 9, 2015)
An unsealed version of the indictment accuses leaders of the Big Coulee District of stealing emergency assistance and home repair funds.

Sisseton Wahpeton leader reinstated after drug testing dispute
National | Politics
Sisseton Wahpeton leader reinstated after drug testing dispute (September 21, 2015)
Chairman Bruce Renville ordered drug tests on all tribal employees after seeing the devastating effects of substance abuse on the reservation.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate chairman suspended for drug tests
National | Politics
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate chairman suspended for drug tests (September 14, 2015)
Bruce Renville took action after seeing the devastating effects of drugs on the reservation but employees weren't happy.

Sisseton-Wahpeton family thanks men for action in car fire
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Sisseton-Wahpeton family thanks men for action in car fire (August 10, 2015)
Three tribal members were pulled from a burning car by two men who received star quilts from the family and awards from the highway patrol.

Tex Hall foresees marijuana as big business for Indian Country
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Tex Hall foresees marijuana as big business for Indian Country (June 3, 2015)
The former president of the National Congress of American Indians thinks cannabis could be bigger than tribal gaming.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate ready to exercise VAWA jurisdiction
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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate ready to exercise VAWA jurisdiction (May 22, 2015)
The tribe has reached an agreement to house certain inmates in a North Dakota county jail.

Blanket given to President Obama carries a hidden message
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Blanket given to President Obama carries a hidden message (May 15, 2015)
The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate presented a star quilt to the president that was made by a tribal member.

Protest urges President Obama to deny Keystone XL Pipeline
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Protest urges President Obama to deny Keystone XL Pipeline (May 8, 2015)
Tribal members are a holding a protest and rally to draw the president's attention during his visit to Watertown, South Dakota.

Allison Renville: Inviting President Obama to Sisseton-Wahpeton
Opinion
Allison Renville: Inviting President Obama to Sisseton-Wahpeton (April 30, 2015)
Our story is one of excellence and a true accolade of the American drive and determination expressed through patriotism and faith.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe might be interested in growing hemp
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe might be interested in growing hemp (April 27, 2015)
Hemp is already legal in North Dakota and the former U.S. attorney in the state believes a new Department of Justice policy applies to the plant.

Obama to visit city near Sisseton Wahpeton Reservation in May
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Obama to visit city near Sisseton Wahpeton Reservation in May (April 15, 2015)
The trip to South Dakota means the president will have visited all 50 states during his time in the Oval Office.

Native Sun News: Tribes meet to discuss VAWA implementation
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Native Sun News: Tribes meet to discuss VAWA implementation (April 10, 2015)
Representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Offices of both North and South Dakota and Nebraska met with tribal officials to discuss how to implement the federal guidelines which will enable them to utilize the new provisions of the Violence Against Woman Act.

Tribes in pilot project filed 26 VAWA cases against non-Indians
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Tribes in pilot project filed 26 VAWA cases against non-Indians (March 10, 2015)
The 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act recognizes the 'inherent power' of tribes to prosecute non-Indians.

Former Sisseton Wahpeton chairman joins marijuana company
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Former Sisseton Wahpeton chairman joins marijuana company (February 26, 2015)
Robert Shepherd is the Tribal Relations Officer for Monarch America, a 'cannabis management' firm.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate files ICWA notice for case in Nebraska
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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate files ICWA notice for case in Nebraska (February 2, 2015)
Three Indian children are currently in foster care after a three-year-old girl was found alone on a cold night last November.

Osage Nation expects to see $7.4M in Cobell consolidation offers
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Osage Nation expects to see $7.4M in Cobell consolidation offers (January 27, 2015)
The offers will go out to nearly 700 landowners, The Osage News reported.

Fatal Sisseton Wahpeton shootings blamed on domestic violence
Law
Fatal Sisseton Wahpeton shootings blamed on domestic violence (December 22, 2014)
Four people died and one person was seriously injured in the November 22 incident.

Sisseton Wahpeton woman recovering in hospital after shooting
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Sisseton Wahpeton woman recovering in hospital after shooting (December 10, 2014)
The fatal shooting on November 22 left four people dead and 11 children orphaned.

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate in shock after shooting leaves 4 dead
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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate in shock after shooting leaves 4 dead (November 24, 2014)
Chairman Robert Shepherd asks community to stand together following the deaths of four young people on the reservation.

DOI makes $63.5M in land offers on Lake Traverse Reservation
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
DOI makes $63.5M in land offers on Lake Traverse Reservation (October 10, 2014)
Nearly 2,800 landowners have received offers to sell their fractionated interests.

DOI expands Cobell buy-back program to four more reservations
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
DOI expands Cobell buy-back program to four more reservations (September 8, 2014)
Since the program started last winter, DOI has successfully concluded $103 million in transactions and has transferred nearly 265,000 acres to tribal governments.

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate signs parole agreement with state
Law
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate signs parole agreement with state (May 6, 2014)
The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate signed an agreement to allow tribal members to serve their parole on the reservation.

Native Sun News: Sisseton Wahpeton fighter gets big chance
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Native Sun News: Sisseton Wahpeton fighter gets big chance (April 22, 2014)
Every fighter dreams of the day when they get their big shot; the time when all the stars align and everything seems to be working out perfectly.

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate reach agreement for Cobell buy-back
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate reach agreement for Cobell buy-back (April 8, 2014)
The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota reached a cooperative agreement as part of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

Train with oil derails north of Sisseton Wahpeton Reservation
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Train with oil derails north of Sisseton Wahpeton Reservation (January 3, 2014)
A train of oil-tank cars derailed in North Dakota on Monday, prompting a temporary evacuation of a town north of the Sisseton Wahpeton Reservation.

Sisseton Wahpeton man dedicated to  pipe carving traditions
Environment
Sisseton Wahpeton man dedicated to pipe carving traditions (June 25, 2013)
Travis Erickson, a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota, learned how to carve pipes as a child and continues the tradition today.

Two sentenced for stealing from  Sisseton Wahpeton   Oyate
Law
Two sentenced for stealing from Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (May 10, 2013)
Two people were sentenced for their role in stealing nearly $346,000 from the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota. Tammie Strutz, 52, was sentenced to 24 months in prison and Jacqueline...

Students at  Sisseton-Wahpeton  school march in  DC parade

Students at Sisseton-Wahpeton school march in DC parade (January 22, 2013)
Students from the Tiospa Zina Tribal School marched in the inaugural parade for President Barack Obama. The students were part of a delegation from the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate that included veterans....

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate sends 20 to   inaugural parade in DC
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Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate sends 20 to inaugural parade in DC (January 16, 2013)
The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate is sending 20 members to participate in the inaugural parade for President Barack Obama. The delegation consists of veterans and youth. They will be marching on January...

Congressional gold medals to be awarded to Sioux Code Talkers
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Congressional gold medals to be awarded to Sioux Code Talkers (October 2, 2012)
Congressional gold members will be presented to members of two Sioux tribes who served as Code Talkers. Members of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate used...

Native Sun News: Sisseton Wahpeton dispute turns violent
Law
Native Sun News: Sisseton Wahpeton dispute turns violent (May 3, 2012)
The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Timothy La Batte Sr. PEEVER, SOUTH DAKOTA –– A physically...

MPR: Tradition mixes with modern at Indian gallery exhibit
Arts & Entertainment
MPR: Tradition mixes with modern at Indian gallery exhibit (December 13, 2011)
"Some people take one look at Native American artist Bobby Wilson's long, braided hair and start treating him like he just stepped out of a 19th-century Edward Curtis photo. "People...

Michael Roberts:  Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate's corruption
Opinion
Michael Roberts: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate's corruption (October 26, 2011)
The following opinion by Michael J. Roberts appears in the current issue of the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. CORRUPTION CORNER MICHAEL ROBERTS In 2009, Native...

Ruth Hopkins: Keystone XL Pipeline poses a risk to   water source
Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: Keystone XL Pipeline poses a risk to water source (September 27, 2011)
"During a two week sit-in, 1,252 environmentalists, including top climate scientists and indigenous First Nations and Tribal leaders, were arrested in front of the White House while protesting the proposed...

Appeals delay distribution of $3.4B settlement to Cobell case
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
Appeals delay distribution of $3.4B settlement to Cobell case (September 7, 2011)
Appeals are expected to delay distribution of the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit. Kimberly Craven, a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, has been a vocal...

Appeals planned in $3.4B settlement to Indian trust fund case
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
Appeals planned in $3.4B settlement to Indian trust fund case (September 2, 2011)
Two notices of appeal have been filed in the Cobell trust fund case. Kimberly Craven, a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, has been a vocal critic of the $3.4...

Native Sun News: Sisseton Wahpeton  artist displays new work
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Sisseton Wahpeton artist displays new work (August 26, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Stephanie Woodard. All content © Native Sun News. AGENCY VILLAGE, SOUTH DAKOTA –– At the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate’s recent Summer Bash, artist...

Column: Indian youth, 11,  shows wisdom beyond years
Opinion
Column: Indian youth, 11, shows wisdom beyond years (May 31, 2011)
"Josh, an enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux tribe, recently completed fifth grade at Mark Twain Elementary and is heading off to middle school in August. He likes watching television,...

The Atlantic: Sioux tribes  find harmony with Devils Lake
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The Atlantic: Sioux tribes find harmony with Devils Lake (May 31, 2011)
"The original inhabitants of the region surrounding North Dakota's Devils Lake are the Dakota, once formally called the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux. Their name for this place and its people is...

Native Sun News: Spill affects Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate
Environment
Native Sun News: Spill affects Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (May 27, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. Disastrous flooding has hampered cleanup of toxic waste from Keystone 1 Pipeline spill of...

Cobell critic files objection to $3.4B  trust fund settlement
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
Cobell critic files objection to $3.4B trust fund settlement (April 21, 2011)
Kimberly Craven, a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota, has filed an objection to the $3.4 billion Indian trust fund settlement. Craven says the attorneys who handled...

Native Sun News: Tribes urged to support bill for pipeline spills
Environment | Law | Politics
Native Sun News: Tribes urged to support bill for pipeline spills (February 18, 2011)
The following story was written and reported by Talli Nauman. All content © Native Sun News. PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA — Sisseton Wahpeton Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Dianne Desrosiers is urging...

Federal judge backs Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate land-into-trust bid
Law | Trust
Federal judge backs Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate land-into-trust bid (February 8, 2011)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs can acquire land in trust for the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of South Dakota, a federal judge ruled. The tribe submitted its land-into-trust application in 2001. The...

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