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How has COVID-19 changed our lives in Indian Country?
A plan needs to be formulated so that the Sioux Nation can act in unison to discuss the future of the Black Hills settlement.
Realizing the full potential of Rapid City’s trade area requires involvement of Native Americans and the maximization of their purchasing power in the largely white border town.
Most Lakota with any common sense know that there will never be a deal struck to return all of the Black Hills to the Indian people.
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.
If true justice and equality are ever to be achieved in the United States, the country must first take seriously what it owes Indigenous Peoples.
Nearly 200 protestors clashed with law enforcement as they stood in defense of Sioux Nation homelands stolen by the U.S. government.
Donald Trump and Kristi Noem are using the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore to publicize their political ambitions.
Bruce Long Fox, a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, will be joining the South Dakota Hall of Fame.
The Trump administration's COVID-19 response efforts in Indian Country are back in the spotlight again on Capitol Hill.
Treaty law, which is the highest law of the land, according to the U.S. Constitution, provides that the Black Hills belong to the Sioux Nation.
Nothing stands as a greater reminder to the Great Sioux Nation of a country that cannot keep a promise or treaty than the faces carved into our sacred land.
Wouldn’t it be great if all of the Native and Non-Native schools in South Dakota celebrate together?
Planning is taking place for the next He Sapa Wacipi Na Oskate in 2021.
How many Native Americans in Rapid City would be alive today if the police did not carry guns?
Ashley Forney, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was terminated after telling superiors about racism and hostility in the workforce.
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.
An employee who raised concerns about moldy personal protective equipment was fired by the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board.
South Dakota is giving the public until June 19 to comment on the first-ever trapping season for the rare native river otter that was reintroduced by the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe.
With coronavirus cases continuing to rise at disproportionate rates, advocates are calling on Congress to live up to its trust and treaty obligations by providing adequate health care for tribal and urban communities.
Our South Dakota governor is just a Republican sycophant knows almost nothing about Sioux political and legal history, and consults with Donald Trump's White House at every opportunity.
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.
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.
The atrocious murder of George Floyd finally made many Americans say, 'Enough is enough.'
'George was the biggest gentle giant ever,' Selwyn Jones said of his nephew, George Floyd, who was killed by police officers.
At least four Native candidates for Congress will advance to the general election after winning primaries in Idaho and New Mexico.
From missed deadlines to a massive data breach, the Trump administration's handling of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribes has been one big mess.
While there a pandemic decimating America and much of the world, Donald Trump is looking for any reason he can come up with to place the blame for his total incompetence on someone else.
It started in May of 1998 when bodies began to show up in Rapid City Creek. Of the eight bodies discovered six were Native Americans, and all were homeless men.
Kim Daniels’ long wait for a coronavirus stimulus check has been frustrating for the 59-year-old Lakota grandmother.
Among COVID-19’s disruptions are bare supermarket shelves and items available yesterday but nowhere to be found today. As you seek ways to replace them, you can look to Native gardens for ideas and inspiration.
Businesses have been changing ways of operation and avenues of income from day to day during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
A standoff over safety and sovereignty is intensifying in South Dakota.
Like small businesses across Indian Country, Native Sun News Today, felt, and is still feeling, the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Ronald 'Isaac' Neiss, Sicangu Lakota, figured he would not be eligible for a $1,200 stimulus check under the U.S. government’s coronavirus relief program.
As the coronavirus continues to impact meat processing plants nationwide, farmers and ranchers in Indian Country will continue asking for help with their growing backlog.
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.
Kristi Noem knows absolutely nothing about the history of the Indian people residing in the state she governs.
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.
As a retired World War II army nurse and former Indian Health Service Director of Nursing, I know how fragile and precious life is.