Citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are weighing two big issues this week.
Ahani (a long time ago), before there were horses, Sunka (dog) was sacred to the Oceti Sakonwin.
The wind speaks in this place. Sometimes it’s loud and abrasive and seeks to humble those who have failed to listen to the truths it has breathed upon them.
Peace and justice activist Frank LaMere is being laid to rest on the Winnebago Reservation as Native leaders and allies celebrate his legacy.
Frank LaMere was arrested for protesting the sale of liquor in a community near the Pine Ridge Reservation. Now his work is being celebrated.
Liquor sales have ended in Whiteclay, a town near the Pine Ridge Reservation. But the healing is only beginning.
Sherry Wounded Foot was taken to an Indian Health Service hospital with severe injuries but treatment was slow to arrive, according to a new lawsuit.
Activists continue to march in honor of Native children who died after being taken from their families.
Activists and citizens are seeking action about unsolved deaths in a tiny town near the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Millions of cans of beer are no longer being sold in a small reservation border town.
It seems like it is always the Indians versus their neighbors or my Winnebago people versus the whole world.
Activists in Nebraska are continuing the fight for justice in Whiteclay, calling on law enforcement to investigate several unsolved deaths and murders in the reservation border town.
The Whiteclay name has always been associated with alcohol and is a reminder of the government’s systematic appropriation of original treaty lands.
Leo Yankton sees an opportunity to bring economic development to Whiteclay, a long-vilified place where four beer stores sold the equivalent of nearly 4 million cans of beer a year until being shut down.
The Whiteclay Summit consisted mostly of white people -- nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurs, healthcare officials, Christian outreach groups -- but very few Native Americans.
The beer stores in Whiteclay will remain closed – likely for good after the Nebraska Supreme Court issued a decision in the closely-watched case.
Another fatal accident in Nebraska is being linked to the sale of alcohol near the Pine Ridge Reservation.
The fight for Whiteclay has moved to the state capital as the fate of the four beer stores lies in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court.
The Nebraska Supreme Court heard arguments in a landmark case affecting the sale of liquor in a town near the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Beer is no longer flowing in a small town near the Pine Ridge Reservation as a lawsuit plays out in the state courts.
Liquor licenses for Jumping Eagle Inn, State Line Liquor, Arrowhead Inn and D&S Pioneer were set to expire April 30, and under advisement of their attorneys, the four stores shuttered their doors.
Liquor is no longer flowing in a small town near the Pine Ridge Reservation for the first time in more than a century.
The stores near the Pine Ridge Reservation are being advised to stop selling liquor when their licenses expire over the weekend.
A judge in Nebraska gave the owners a big victory, allowing them to continue selling beer near the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Frank LaMere, who crusaded against alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska, for more than two decades, broke down into tears.
The stores in the tiny Nebraska town are supposed to shut down when their licenses expire over the weekend.
A day many Native people thought would never come finally arrived in Nebraska.
Tribal officials, activists and allies said the stores should lose their licenses because they create numerous problems.
Officials in Nebraska finally appear to be taking a stronger stance on liquor issues in the border town.
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.
Lakota Hope has started a fund raising campaign to raise $6.3 million dollars to buy out the four stores selling alcohol in Whiteclay. Say what?
Native activists and their supporters continue efforts to shut down the sale of liquor near the Pine Ridge Reservation.
A store owned by a local Lakota family burned to the ground in the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska.
Four stores in a town of 10 people are responsible for selling an estimated 3.5 million cans of beer a year.
Although alcohol is illegal on our homeland, laws are minimal and punishment is lackadaisical.
A mixed group of Native and non-Native residents of Nebraska are again calling for the closure of the town of White Clay.
Four liquor establishments in the small Nebraska village sell nearly 4 million cans of beer a year, primarily to Native Americans.
Terry Two Bull’s guacamole is so good that people are willing to lie for it it.
A story that activist Frank LaMere wrote about liquor problems in Whiteclay, Nebraska, has been set to music,
It's impossible to accurately quantify human suffering with money, but the Whiteclay situation has its own facts and figure.
Nearly every household on the Pine Ridge Reservation is seriously affected by the devastating results of alcoholism.
SuAnne Big Crow was furious after she watched an NBC broadcast about the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1981.
Alcoholism is a devastating disease unknown to our ancestors. Alcohol now pervades every nook, cranny and dimension of our society.
A small number of people with big hearts roared into Pine Ridge last week to provide a buffalo feed, stories, and some much needed relaxation to members of the community.
I know the alcohol ban on the Pine Ridge began in the mid-1800s.
A prescribed fire that left severe injuries on a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota was set without permission.
Gyasi Ross on a recent vote by members of Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota to legalize alcohol sales on the reservation.
Letter writer says the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota can take control by selling liquor on the reservation.
At one point in time the media’s responsibility was two fold: one, to serve as the ultimate check and balance for governments and two, to provide unbiased news so the general populace could more effectively make informed decisions in everyday life.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota opens the polls this morning for a referendum to legalize alcohol on the reservation.
A lifelong resident of Pine Ridge village and a Navy veteran, Larry Eagle Bull Sr., sat down with Native Sun News to speak on a number of important topics facing the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Newspaper calls on the Oglala Sioux Tribe to take responsibility for alcohol problems.
A majority of tribes allow some form of alcohol on their reservations.
A beer distributor will no longer send delivery trucks to Whiteclay, Nebraska, after running into problems there.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will be holding a referendum to legalize alcohol on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Kevin Abourezk reports on a very short meeting between Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer and Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R).
Kevin Abourezk reports on Nebraska governor's comments regarding the sale of liquor in Whiteclay, a border town
Nebraska newspaper supports legal alcohol sales by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
A better life for all the youth on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, nothing more, nothing less; that is what Olowan Martinez and the rest of the members of Camp Zero-Tolerance are striving for.
Oglala Sioux tribal President Bryan Brewer was arrested in Whiteclay, NE by a Sheridan County law enforcement official while walking through the border town on Monday.