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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.

Former Indian Health Service executive indicted for accepting cash gift
Health | Law | National
Former Indian Health Service executive indicted for accepting cash gift (July 13, 2017)
A sex abuse scandal at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota appears to be expanding.

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.

Yankton Sioux Tribe hosts meeting to discuss legalization of marijuana
Law | National
Yankton Sioux Tribe hosts meeting to discuss legalization of marijuana (June 30, 2017)
The Yankton Sioux Tribe is asking its citizens about the possibility of legalizing marijuana despite hostility from officials in South Dakota.

Kristi Noem: Enough is enough - It's time to fix the Indian Health Service
Health | Opinion | Politics
Kristi Noem: Enough is enough - It's time to fix the Indian Health Service (June 16, 2017)
For years, federal reports have documented shocking cases of mismanagement and poorly delivered care within the Indian Health Service.

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.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe accused of 'misuse' of water project funds
National | Politics
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe accused of 'misuse' of water project funds (June 2, 2017)
An audit uncovered $1.4 million in questionable spending but the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe is only repaying $54,190 to the federal government.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis consultant found not guilty
Business | Law | National
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis consultant found not guilty (May 25, 2017)
Despite the setback, South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, a Republican, defended his decision to assert jurisdiction over activities that occurred on the reservation.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe finds one bright spot in Trump's budget
Environment | National | Politics
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe finds one bright spot in Trump's budget (May 24, 2017)
The Trump administration is canceling a drilling test on treaty territory in South Dakota.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe repays $54K to address federal audit
Environment | National
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe repays $54K to address federal audit (May 18, 2017)
An investigation uncovered $1.4 million in questionable costs but the tribe and the Bureau of Reclamation whittled down the number.

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis trial opens in South Dakota
Business | Law | National
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe cannabis trial opens in South Dakota (May 18, 2017)
A non-Indian consultant who tried to help the tribe open a marijuana resort is being charged in state court.

Harold Frazier: The Dakota Access Pipeline isn't supposed to leak
Environment | Opinion
Harold Frazier: The Dakota Access Pipeline isn't supposed to leak (May 12, 2017)
This pipeline was promised to be so safe that the possibility of an oil leak was astronomical, the chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe writes.

Federal court dismisses lawsuit over fry bread incident at Indian school
Education | Law | National
Federal court dismisses lawsuit over fry bread incident at Indian school (May 11, 2017)
Attorneys for the Bureau of Indian Affairs admitted the student suffered burns while making fry bread but a judge said the federal government can't be held liable.

Dakota Access firm ordered to stop some work on pipeline in Ohio
Environment | National
Dakota Access firm ordered to stop some work on pipeline in Ohio (May 11, 2017)
The firm behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline is having another bad week.

Dakota Access Pipeline won't be fined for oil spill in South Dakota
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Dakota Access Pipeline won't be fined for oil spill in South Dakota (May 11, 2017)
Tribal leaders and activists say it's only a matter of time before the Dakota Access Pipeline causes significant harm.

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.

Native Sun News Today: Newspaper walks away with top award again
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Native Sun News Today: Newspaper walks away with top award again (May 9, 2017)
Once again the staff of Native Sun News Today came home with South Dakota’s top newspaper award, the General Excellence Award.

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.

Tim Giago: Coming out of the darkness of April and into the light of May

Tim Giago: Coming out of the darkness of April and into the light of May (May 4, 2017)
April has been a month of many sad memories to me.

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.

Prosecutors announce charges against 15 for trafficking of eagles
Environment | Law | National
Prosecutors announce charges against 15 for trafficking of eagles (May 2, 2017)
Operation Dakota Flyer was a two-year, undercover investigation that could lead to even more charges.

Native Sun News Today: Indian academics join March for Science
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?
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: 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.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota youth set up beekeeping business
Business | Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Lakota youth set up beekeeping business (April 26, 2017)
Lakota youth hope beekeeping will provide opportunity for the Sicangu Oyate.

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.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux woman keeps walking
National
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux woman keeps walking (April 21, 2017)
Despite the grim everyday reality of life on the reservation, the people around Red Scaffold are people of deep faith and heartfelt resolve.

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.

Native Sun News Today: Body of missing Cheyenne River Sioux man found after new search
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Native Sun News Today: Body of missing Cheyenne River Sioux man found after new search (April 20, 2017)
It took all of ten minutes for search and rescue to locate the remains of 39-year-old Richard Larrabee, who went missing on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in August 2016.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux citizen opens bookstore
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 eyes
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 readers
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.

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.

Karl Jageris: Working together to address the crisis at Pine Ridge
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.

Native Sun News Today: Searching for mental health treatment
Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Searching for mental health treatment (April 10, 2017)
The state of depression is growing exponentially amongst Americans.

Native Sun News Today: Young artist connects with Lakota culture
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Young artist connects with Lakota culture (April 6, 2017)
Just over two decades ago Jacob Helvick was born to an adopted Lakota mother and raised in Humboldt, Iowa.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian Country still waiting on that New Deal
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian Country still waiting on that New Deal (April 5, 2017)
The so-called 'New Indian Deal' emphasized tribal self-government, economic recovery, and revitalization of cultural identity.

David Ganje: Aging dams stuck in regulatory limbo in South Dakota
Environment | Law | Opinion
David Ganje: Aging dams stuck in regulatory limbo in South Dakota (April 4, 2017)
While the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers oversees federal dams in South Dakota and elsewhere, many of the state’s dams are caught in a regulatory limbo.

Victor D. Swallow: Stories of hardship on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Opinion
Victor D. Swallow: Stories of hardship on the Pine Ridge Reservation (April 3, 2017)
Stories like these need to be told on how life was after reservations were created and the hardships they endured.

Native Sun News Today: South Dakota continues to punish drug addiction
Health | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: South Dakota continues to punish drug addiction (April 3, 2017)
The arrest of drug offenders appears to be skyrocketing.

Tim Giago: Deaths of Indian homeless in Rapid City still unresolved
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.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Native people are still searching for equality
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Native people are still searching for equality (March 30, 2017)
Amongst Native populations, South Dakota has a common practice of sending young Indians to prison even for minor offenses.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal group advocates for Indian health
Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal group advocates for Indian health (March 30, 2017)
The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board serves tribes and tribal citizens in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Indians still don't matter in South Dakota
Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Indians still don't matter in South Dakota (March 29, 2017)
The human consequences of this political activity will not be known until a few years from now when there is a break in the pipes under the Oahe Reservoir and the drinking water of thousands of people will be contaminated.

Native Sun News Today: City aims to keep Native homeless population safe
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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.

Victor Swallow: When the Air Force bomber crashed at Pine Ridge
Opinion
Victor Swallow: When the Air Force bomber crashed at Pine Ridge (March 28, 2017)
My family lived about three miles from the west side border of the bombing area and eight to ten miles where they were bombing.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe questions loss of federal funds
National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe questions loss of federal funds (March 27, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs general assistance fund is due to run out of money on March 30.

Indian Country mounts another fight after Donald Trump approves another pipeline
Canada | Environment | Law | National | Politics
Indian Country mounts another fight after Donald Trump approves another pipeline (March 24, 2017)
'Here we are again,' said Chairman Larry Wright of the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.

Mary Annette Pember: Native women work with youth offenders on Rosebud Sioux Reservation
Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Native women work with youth offenders on Rosebud Sioux Reservation (March 24, 2017)
The White Buffalo Calf Woman Society sets a path for redemption for Native youth sex offenders.

Native Sun News Today: Young fighters maintain Lakota tradition
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.

Dakota Access submits another status update entirely under seal
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Dakota Access submits another status update entirely under seal (March 22, 2017)
The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline appear closer than ever to completing their controversial project but there's no way for the public to know for sure.

Court allows claim for alleged underpayment from Cobell settlement
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | Law
Court allows claim for alleged underpayment from Cobell settlement (March 22, 2017)
Sylvan Godfrey received $880 from the historic $3.4 billion deal but he believes he should have received $1,000.

Native Sun News Today: Community development project continues on Pine Ridge Reservation
National
Native Sun News Today: Community development project continues on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 22, 2017)
Gathered on the first floor of what will soon be a finished home, local community members looked around and imagined what the home will look like when surrounded by parks, stores and other buildings on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales up for review again
Business | National
Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales up for review again (March 21, 2017)
Nebraska’s state liquor commission will decide the fate of the tiny but notorious town of Whiteclay, whose livelihood depends on selling beer to vulnerable Lakota.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mining
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mining (March 20, 2017)
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to to issue underground water permits for the uranium mining and milling project opposed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

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