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Stephanie Woodard: The struggle for self-determination in Indian Country
Stephanie Woodard: The struggle for self-determination in Indian Country (September 4, 2018)

A non-Native journalist visits a logged tribal-managed forest and finds a radiant garden.


Stephanie Woodard: The never-ending Indian wars continue across the nation
Stephanie Woodard: The never-ending Indian wars continue across the nation (January 25, 2017)

The drama and injustice on display at Standing Rock have taught a new generation of observers what Native Americans already know.


Investigation by Stephanie Woodard: Theft from Indian landowners
Investigation by Stephanie Woodard: Theft from Indian landowners (September 7, 2016)

It's easy for some developers to exploit Indian landowners due to lack of oversight by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Stephanie Woodard: Native voters turned away in North Dakota
Stephanie Woodard: Native voters turned away in North Dakota (January 22, 2016)

The Native plaintiffs say the restrictions, passed by the North Dakota legislature in 2013 and tightened further in 2015, disproportionately burden and even disenfranchise Native American voters.


Stephanie Woodard: Mother faces arrest for protecting kids
Stephanie Woodard: Mother faces arrest for protecting kids (January 6, 2014)

A mother from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe faces arrest for protecting her children from an abusive couple.


Stephanie Woodard: South Dakota  tries to curb  Indian vote
Stephanie Woodard: South Dakota tries to curb Indian vote (August 6, 2013)

Stephanie Woodard discusses efforts to suppress the Indian vote in South Dakota.


Stephanie Woodard: Native vote plays role in control of Senate
Stephanie Woodard: Native vote plays role in control of Senate (April 26, 2013)

Stephanie Woodard reports on the power of the Native vote in Montana in light of the retirement of Sen. Max Baucus (D-Montana): The decision of U.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana)...


Stephanie Woodard: An Indian Child Welfare Act scandal  unfolds
Stephanie Woodard: An Indian Child Welfare Act scandal unfolds (January 7, 2013)

"In a basement interrogation room in South Dakota, agents of the state’s Department of Criminal Investigation were on the firing line. A group of Native American children were claiming sexual...


Stephanie Woodard: Tribal members file suit over early voting
Stephanie Woodard: Tribal members file suit over early voting (October 17, 2012)

"With control of the U.S. Senate in the balance, a Native American voting rights hearing in U.S. District Court in Billings, Montana, later this week is shaping up to be...


Stephanie Woodard: Suicide an epidemic among Indian youth
Stephanie Woodard: Suicide an epidemic among Indian youth (October 10, 2012)

"A youth-suicide epidemic is sweeping Indian country, with Native American teens and young adults killing themselves at more than triple the rate of other young Americans, according to federal government...


Stephanie Woodard: Confessions of a Whiteclay beer customer
Stephanie Woodard: Confessions of a Whiteclay beer customer (June 7, 2012)

"We went to a tribal member who spent years patronizing Whiteclay’s beer stores, but has now sobered up and turned his life around. He asked to remain anonymous, for fear...


Stephanie Woodard: Beer profiteers fighting Whiteclay lawsuit
Stephanie Woodard: Beer profiteers fighting Whiteclay lawsuit (June 6, 2012)

"The Oglala Lakota elder spread out the map on her kitchen table. It showed the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where possessing, consuming or selling booze can land you in...


Native Sun News: Yankton   man vows appeal in abuse case
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Native Sun News: Yankton man vows appeal in abuse case (December 13, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Stephanie Woodard. All content © Native Sun News. D.Z. Iron Wing, left, and Izzy Zephier, shown singing at a Yankton Sioux powwow....


Stephanie Woodard:  Indian Adoption Project  tears  tribes apart
Stephanie Woodard: Indian Adoption Project tears tribes apart (December 6, 2011)

"I’m an angry Indian,” Roger St. John, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, told the First Nations Repatriation Institute’s second annual adult adoptees summit. The elite panel included child-welfare specialists, judges, lawyers, community...


Stephanie Woodard: Yankton Sioux victims want justice
Stephanie Woodard: Yankton Sioux victims want justice (October 31, 2011)

"South Dakota has an opportunity to get tough on sexual predators. State representative Steve Hickey (R.-District 9, Minnehaha County) has just submitted a bill to the legislature that would rescind...


Native Sun News: Sisseton Wahpeton  artist displays new work
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...


Native Sun News: Yankton Sioux Tribe seeks DOJ review of case
Native Sun News: Yankton Sioux Tribe seeks DOJ review of case (July 29, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Stephanie Woodard. All content © Native Sun News. Family lobbies for justice. Front row, from left: Anna James holds a copy of...


Stephanie Woodard: Group looking to exonerate Yankton men
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Stephanie Woodard: Group looking to exonerate Yankton men (June 22, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Stephanie Woodard. All content © Native Sun News. From top to bottom: Russell Hubbeling, Garfield Feather, Jesse Rouse and Desmond Rouse MARTY...


Stephanie Woodard: Yankton Sioux victims seek day in court
Stephanie Woodard: Yankton Sioux victims seek day in court (June 8, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Stephanie Woodard. All content © Native Sun News. What’s left of a dormitory and classroom building of St. Paul’s Indian Mission, in...


Stephanie Woodard: Yankton   woman seeks to revive case
Stephanie Woodard: Yankton woman seeks to revive case (May 18, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Stephanie Woodard. All content © Native Sun News. In an undated photograph, Father Francis Suttmiller plays cards. He is alleged to have...


Stephanie Woodard: Yankton   woman    speaks out on abuse
Stephanie Woodard: Yankton woman speaks out on abuse (May 11, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Stephanie Woodard. All content © Native Sun News. From the late 1800s until well into the 20th century, the federal government compelled...


Stephanie Woodard: Indian abuse victim shares her story
Stephanie Woodard: Indian abuse victim shares her story (April 27, 2011)

"From the late 1800s until the 1970s, the federal government compelled Native parents nationwide to send their children to boarding schools designed to assimilate them. Many of the institutions were...


Stephanie Woodard: Abuses at schools for Indian children
Stephanie Woodard: Abuses at schools for Indian children (April 20, 2011)

"The letters are casual, even chatty, from officials of St. Francis Mission, on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, in South Dakota, to Catholic Church superiors. The mission ran one of many...


Woodard: HUD grant aims to boost    Pine Ridge Reservation economy
Woodard: HUD grant aims to boost Pine Ridge Reservation economy (February 1, 2011)

"Oglala Lakota community leader, Nick Tilsen, envisions a vibrant future for his people. He sees elements of that transformation already in place on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. However, they...