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Native Sun News Today: Spotted Eagle promises 'Faith, Hope and Leadership'
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Spotted Eagle promises 'Faith, Hope and Leadership' (April 20, 2018)
A strong sense of place dictates Faith Spotted Eagle's priorities as she seeks public office in South Dakota.

James Giago Davies: A dozen Lakota drivers race into action at the Speedway
National | Sports
James Giago Davies: A dozen Lakota drivers race into action at the Speedway (April 20, 2018)
Folks in Lakota country would be surprised at the number of Native drivers that make up the grid at the Black Hills Speedway in South Dakota.

Jaclyn Lanae: Another Earth Day is upon us. Here's how you can get involved
Environment | National
Jaclyn Lanae: Another Earth Day is upon us. Here's how you can get involved (April 20, 2018)
There are many reasons to gather together around a single idea, a particular cause but Earth Day is perhaps the single most important cause.

Victor Swallow: We are a broken and scattered people. How do we rebuild?
Opinion
Victor Swallow: We are a broken and scattered people. How do we rebuild? (April 19, 2018)
We are a broken people and most of us wouldn’t know how to survive without the help of the government that destroyed our ancestors' way of life.

Native Sun News Today: Native youth take a stand against methamphetamine
National
Native Sun News Today: Native youth take a stand against methamphetamine (April 19, 2018)
A methamphetamine awareness walk will bring together service providers, recovering addicts, law enforcement, city leaders and youth in South Dakota.

Pine Ridge family still grieving after crash claims lives of mother and 14-year-old son
National
Pine Ridge family still grieving after crash claims lives of mother and 14-year-old son (April 19, 2018)
On February 23, Lynell Morrison-Cash and her son Waylon, 14, died when their car was struck head-on in Nebraska.

South Dakota now offering specialty license plates for all nine Sioux tribes
National
South Dakota now offering specialty license plates for all nine Sioux tribes (April 18, 2018)
The state of South Dakota is now offering specialty license plates for all nine tribes based within its borders.

Native Sun News Today: Audit faults tribal consultation at nuclear agency
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Audit faults tribal consultation at nuclear agency (April 18, 2018)
An audit is finding much to be desired when it comes to tribal consultation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Native Sun News Today: Candidate brings tribal traditions to campaign in South Dakota
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Candidate brings tribal traditions to campaign in South Dakota (April 16, 2018)
'We live in uncertain times,' Faith Spotted Eagle says as she seeks a seat in the South Dakota Legislature.

Native Sun News Today: Non-Native mother accused of abducting her child from reservation
Education | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Non-Native mother accused of abducting her child from reservation (April 13, 2018)
A non-Native mother walked into a first grade class and took her biological child against the custody terms issued through the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

Film set on Pine Ridge Reservation already called one of the year's best
Arts & Entertainment | National | Sports
Film set on Pine Ridge Reservation already called one of the year's best (April 12, 2018)
The Rider, a film set on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, is garnering favorable news coverage and reviews.

Jeffrey Whalen: Rancher takes on the Bureau of Indian Affairs and wins
Opinion
Jeffrey Whalen: Rancher takes on the Bureau of Indian Affairs and wins (April 12, 2018)
Curtis Temple, a rancher on the Pine Ridge Reservation, is fighting back after his cattle was seized.

Native Sun News Today: Native youth lacrosse team banned by league
National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Native youth lacrosse team banned by league (April 12, 2018)
A lacrosse team, made up primarily of Native teens, has been banned from a league in South Dakota, ironically in a game which has its roots in indigenous nations.

Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America
Environment | National
Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America (April 11, 2018)
This may be a young nation, but its Indigenous history is ancient, measured in tens of thousands of years.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe embarks on treaty ride on key anniversary
National
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe embarks on treaty ride on key anniversary (April 10, 2018)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is embarking on a 400-mile plus horse ride from South Dakota to Wyoming in commemoration of a major treaty milestone.

Bureau of Indian Affairs teachers accepted illegal payments from tribe
Education | National
Bureau of Indian Affairs teachers accepted illegal payments from tribe (April 10, 2018)
As school teachers across the nation walk out in protest of inadequate funding, some in Indian Country found a way to cope with their below-average salaries.

Native Sun News Today: Public high school is first to offer treaty class
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Public high school is first to offer treaty class (April 10, 2018)
A high school on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation is the first in the nation with a treaty class.

Native Sun News Today: A record number of Indian women are running for office
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: A record number of Indian women are running for office (April 9, 2018)
When Yankton Sioux activist Faith Spotted Eagle filed her election petition in South Dakota, she joined an historic number of Native women running for office.

James Giago Davies: We're just Native puppets in some politician's game
Opinion | Politics
James Giago Davies: We're just Native puppets in some politician's game (April 9, 2018)
Your smartest move, is to stop allowing tribal councils to run every reservation to its ruin.

Editorial: Drugs and alcohol are ruining our way of life in Lakota country
Opinion
Editorial: Drugs and alcohol are ruining our way of life in Lakota country (April 6, 2018)
It is a shame and an embarrassment for the families and for that matter all Native Americans about the Lakota men and women that are so horribly abusing the hoksiyopa (children) that we all consider to be Sacred.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian Health Service exists for Indian people
Health | Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian Health Service exists for Indian people (April 6, 2018)
There is no question that health service, a treaty right and obligation to the Great Sioux Nation, is a disgrace to an underserved population here in our area.

Jeffrey Whalen: Taking a closer look at the Oglala Sioux Tribe's grazing code
Opinion
Jeffrey Whalen: Taking a closer look at the Oglala Sioux Tribe's grazing code (April 5, 2018)
In writing about the Oglala Sioux Tribe's grazing code, I uncovered several items that seem to be unconstitutional and in conflict with federal law.

Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge mother pleads guilty to murder of son
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge mother pleads guilty to murder of son (April 5, 2018)
The death of 2 year-old Kylen Shangreaux sent shockwaves through the Pine Ridge Reservation, also bringing national attention to the toddler’s community and family.

Native Sun News Today: Wild horse sanctuary in Black Hills going strong
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Wild horse sanctuary in Black Hills going strong (April 4, 2018)
Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary founder Dayton O. Hyde is celebrating his 93rd birthday with a television appearance.

Native Sun News Today: Event marks milestone for Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868
National
Native Sun News Today: Event marks milestone for Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 (April 2, 2018)
Is it a celebration or commemoration?

Tom Shortbull: Suppressing the Indian vote is a long tradition in America
Opinion | Politics
Tom Shortbull: Suppressing the Indian vote is a long tradition in America (March 29, 2018)
The practice of gerrymandering had been used against the Lakota people in South Dakota for many years.

Native Sun News Today: Forest Service plan aims to protect Lakota sacred sites
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Forest Service plan aims to protect Lakota sacred sites (March 29, 2018)
The Custer Gallatin National Forest is seeking to protect an area in South Dakota that includes petroglyph and sacred sites.

Native Sun News Today: Former gang leader mentors Native youth
National
Native Sun News Today: Former gang leader mentors Native youth (March 28, 2018)
A former Rapid City gang leader has overcome the odds and has forgiven his past to become a recipient of a Bush Foundation Grant.

Jeffrey Whalen: It's past time to take our tribal government back
Opinion
Jeffrey Whalen: It's past time to take our tribal government back (March 27, 2018)
There are too many suicides, higher poverty, higher crime, too much sorrow, no self-esteem and no accountability.

Native Sun News Today: Uranium mining near Pine Ridge Reservation halted
Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Uranium mining near Pine Ridge Reservation halted (March 27, 2018)
Ensnared in legal action with the Oglala Sioux Tribe over uranium mining and milling on sacred unceded treaty land near the Pine Ridge Reservation, Crow Butte Resources, will halt production here this year.

Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota basketball star heads to Australia for tournament
Education | National | Sports | World
Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota basketball star heads to Australia for tournament (March 26, 2018)
A Lower Brule Sioux basketball player has been invited to play in Australia for the Down Under Sports 30th annual basketball tournament in July.

Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge girls walk out for gun reform
Education | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge girls walk out for gun reform (March 22, 2018)
Thousands of students participated in walkouts from Rapid City to Pine Ridge to honor the 17 people who were killed in a school shooting in Florida.

Native Sun News Today: Three reservation teams head to basketball finals in South Dakota
National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Three reservation teams head to basketball finals in South Dakota (March 16, 2018)
Two teams from the Pine Ridge Reservation, plus another from the Crow Creek Reservation, are in the South Dakota boys basketball tournament.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads to court on uranium mining in Black Hills
Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads to court on uranium mining in Black Hills (March 15, 2018)
A federal appeals court hears arguments on March 20 in the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit to prevent uranium mining in the Black Hills.

Sentences handed down for child abuse on Pine Ridge Reservation
Law | National
Sentences handed down for child abuse on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 14, 2018)
A child abuse case on the Pine Ridge Reservation has resulted in sentences for a woman and her sister as other defendants await action.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Questioning a new 'Indian education' effort
Education | Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Questioning a new 'Indian education' effort (March 14, 2018)
We do not want further instability in Indian education.

Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota inmate learns lesson from brutal crime
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota inmate learns lesson from brutal crime (March 13, 2018)
Carlos Christopher Quevedo, 18, is set to be sentenced for second degree murder for the brutal stabbing death of a convenience store clerk in South Dakota.

Tribes weigh in on taxation case ahead of Supreme Court arguments
Business | Law | National
Tribes weigh in on taxation case ahead of Supreme Court arguments (March 5, 2018)
An online taxation case could hinder economic growth in Indian Country unless the U.S. Supreme Court addresses tribal sovereignty.

Oglala Sioux woman headed to trial for allegedly murdering her husband
Law
Oglala Sioux woman headed to trial for allegedly murdering her husband (February 26, 2018)
A citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is accused of murdering her husband, Brian Garrett, who was a tribal police officer.

Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks investigation into misuse of education funds
Education | Law | National | Politics
Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks investigation into misuse of education funds (February 21, 2018)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe is calling on authorities to investigate the misuse of federal education funds in South Dakota.

Tribes battle state of South Dakota over removal of Indian children
Law | National
Tribes battle state of South Dakota over removal of Indian children (February 19, 2018)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in a long-running Indian Child Welfare Act case from South Dakota.

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.

Vi Waln: Lakota people are still subject to poverty porn by media
Education | Opinion
Vi Waln: Lakota people are still subject to poverty porn by media (February 5, 2018)
When wasicu reporters try to write authentic Lakota news reports, the result is often poverty porn.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal sovereignty threatened by new bill
Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Tribal sovereignty threatened by new bill (February 5, 2018)
There is major concern amongst South Dakota’s tribal leaders about a bill to authorize the arrest of fugitives in Indian Country.

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.

GOP co-sponsor of bill with 'racist undertones' won't seek re-election
Law | Politics
GOP co-sponsor of bill with 'racist undertones' won't seek re-election (January 31, 2018)
It's looking more and more like a Republican law and order bill is a political stunt, written at Indian Country's expense.

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.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe slams GOP bill with 'racist undertones'
Law | National | Politics
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe slams GOP bill with 'racist undertones' (January 30, 2018)
Indian Country isn't a haven for fugitives, the leader of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe said, rebutting claims from Republican lawmakers and law enforcement authorities in South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Museum explores Native and African tricksters
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Museum explores Native and African tricksters (January 29, 2018)
A new exhibit at Crazy Horse Memorial celebrates the similarities between West African and Lakota cultures and their belief in the spider as a trickster

Bill in South Dakota affirms state's support for Treaty of Fort Laramie
Law | National | Politics
Bill in South Dakota affirms state's support for Treaty of Fort Laramie (January 26, 2018)
A bill that affirms the legitimacy of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie is on the books in South Dakota.

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.

Native Sun News Today: Native 'undesirables' look for a home in Rapid City
National
Native Sun News Today: Native 'undesirables' look for a home in Rapid City (January 24, 2018)
As Rapid City continues to put the clamp down on the homeless and addicted population, many being Native American, dislocation and relocation seems to be the roundabout solution.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: A call for Lakota warriors at bison roundup in South Dakota
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: A call for Lakota warriors at bison roundup in South Dakota (January 22, 2018)
Are there any Lakota warriors out there who can still ride horses?

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.

Native Sun News Today: Family still searching for Cheyenne River Sioux man
Canada | National
Native Sun News Today: Family still searching for Cheyenne River Sioux man (January 18, 2018)
The lives of murdered and missing First Nations and Native Americans often become lost in the larger narrative of data collection and statistics, rarely do the stories of the individuals get told.

TransCanada sticks with Keystone XL Pipeline amid tribal opposition
Canada | Environment | National | Politics
TransCanada sticks with Keystone XL Pipeline amid tribal opposition (January 18, 2018)
The Canadian firm behind the Keystone XL Pipeline remains committed to the controversial project amid opposition in Indian Country.

Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court
Business | Health | Law | National | Politics
Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court (January 17, 2018)
The opioid epidemic has hit Indian Country hard and tribes are looking for ways to hold drug companies accountable by going to court.

Native Sun News Today: Sudden death of Indian inmate saves lives of others
National
Native Sun News Today: Sudden death of Indian inmate saves lives of others (January 12, 2018)
On Christmas Eve, an inmate in the South Dakota Department of Corrections was declared brain dead after suffering from a brain aneurysm.

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