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BIA and tribal officers help out at 34th Lakota Nation Invitational (12/14)
Attendees of the 34th annual Lakota Nation Invitational in Rapid City, South Dakota, will notice more law enforcement this week. The Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe are sending officers to the...

County on Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation is poorest in nation (12/10)
Ziebach County on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota is the poorest in the nation, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. In Ziebach County, 62 percent of residents live in poverty. "It's a pretty harsh thing to have to...

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe swears in Kevin Keckler as new leader (12/07)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has a new leader. Kevin Keckler was sworn in as chairman this morning. He defeated Derek Bartlett for the post. Former chairman Joseph Brings Plenty decided not to run for re-election. Get...

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe chairman opposes Cobell settlement (11/23)
The leader of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota says the $3.4 billion settlement to the Indian trust fund lawsuit is unfair. Chairman Joseph Brings Plenty says Indian landowners aren't being offered enough money. "It's not really fair,...

USDA awards $37M telecom loan for Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (11/12)
The Department of Agriculture awarded a $37.9 million loan to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. The tribe's Telephone Authority will use the money for a fiber optic system that will bring Internet service to homes and businesses...

Analysis: MSNBC host spurred nation to take action to assist tribe (11/11)
"All it took was a one-minute commentary. On February 9, 2010, Keith Olbermann told his viewers about a humanitarian crisis affecting 50,000 people. It was so bad, college basketball fans were being asked to share their soles. "Haiti?" he asked....

Native Sun News: Chasing Cheyenne River storm recovery money (11/05)
The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk . All content © Native Sun News. EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA – The severe winter happened in January this year and people are still wondering where the donated money...

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe waiting on official results for chairman (11/04)
Only 100 votes separate the two candidates for chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. According to unofficial results Kevin C. Keckler has 1,026 votes. Derek Bartlett has 926 votes. With 255 challenge ballots still in play,...

Cheyenne River Sioux man pleads guilty in sex abuse of minors (10/13)
Jerry Farlee, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual contact with a child, The Rapid City Journal reports. Farlee, 58, was indicted in federal court in March. He...

ACLU: Cheyenne River Sioux women treated just like guinea pigs (09/28)
""They treat us just like guinea pigs when it comes to Indian Health Services." That's how one woman on the Cheyenne River Sioux reservation described the birth of her second child. She is not alone. Today, the ACLU and the...

ACLU sues IHS for information on induced labor for Indian women (09/27)
Women from the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota are being forced to induce labor, according to a new lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The reservation lacks obstetric care so expectant mothers are sent to a...

Cheyenne River Sioux man charged with intent to commit murder (09/07)
A man from the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota pleaded not guilty in federal court to four charges. Charles Moran, 33, is charged with first-degree burglary, assault with intent to commit murder, assault with a dangerous weapon and...

Lawsuit alleges abuse at Cheyenne River Sioux detention center (08/31)
A lawsuit against the federal government alleges a 12-year-old boy was abused at a juvenile detention center on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. The boy was allegedly branded with a nail and sexually assaulted by two other...

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe narrows the field for chairman's post (08/24)
Members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota went to the polls on August 10 to vote in a primary election. Kevin Keckler and Derek Bartlett received the most votes for the chairman's post. They will head to...

8th Circuit affirms Cheyenne River Sioux man's abuse conviction (07/22)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed the child abuse and assault conviction of a man from the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. The court said federal prosecutors proved that Frank Iron Hawk abused his daughter, who...

Wells Fargo donates $50K to help tribes in South Dakota (04/19)
Wells Fargo is donating $50,000 to help two South Dakota tribes recover from severe winter storms. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will each receive $25,000. The money will be used to help tribal members...

Donations aid Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in storm recovery (04/05)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota received about $400,000 in donations from the South Dakota Community Foundation . The tribe is using the money to help people who were affected by recent winter storms. About 14,000 people on...

Cheyenne River Sioux man charged with abuse of minors (03/26)
Jerry Farlee, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, has been charged with three counts of aggravated sexual abuse and two counts of sexual contact with a child. Farlee, 58, is accused of abusing three girls...

Cheyenne River Sioux woman speaks at USDA panel in DC (03/22)
Vicki LeBeaux-Hebb, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, will speak at a Department of Agriculture panel in Washington, D.C., this Thursday. LeBeaux-Hebb lives and ranches on the reservation. She is president of Native Women and...

South Dakota tribes weigh stance on Cobell settlement (03/11)
One tribe in South Dakota has reportedly taken a position on the $3.4 billion Cobell trust fund settlement while two others are considering their stances. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe passed a resolution against the settlement though The Rapid City...

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe raised $400K after storm (02/25)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has raised about $400,000 to help its members recover from a severe winter storm. About 14,000 people on the reservation lost power and water last month. But help was slow to arrive...

Editorial: America slow to assist South Dakota tribe (02/22)
"Americans’ response to natural disasters has been valiant. America has given nearly $2 billion to Haiti since their earthquake, which is just one of countless acts of international goodwill. Domestically though we’re not nearly as generous. We don’t pay attention....

Cheyenne River Sioux eyes water system upgrade (02/18)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota hopes the recent winter storm crisis on the reservation will lead to upgrades in the water system that serves the reservation. The system needs at least $90 million in work for a...

More money pledged for Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (02/17)
The Bush Foundation has established a $25,000 challenge grant for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and it looks like the goal will be met. The money will go to the tribe's emergency fund. Hundreds of families on...

Donations aid Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe after storm (02/16)
Members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota are still digging out of a severe winter storm that knocked out power and water on the reservation. But the situation has been made a bit easier thanks to donations...

Column: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe weathers storm (02/15)
"Not many Americans are aware that the blizzards that blew through the Great Plains last month left more than 30,000 people on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation without power or water for more than a week. In this desolate, rural...

Opinion: Broken promises for winter storm response (02/15)
"With most of the midwest and the east coast hammered by winter storms, it should come as little surprise that the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation is being ignored. The snow and ice killed power and water to the reservation, with...

Over $250K donated to Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe fund (02/12)
More than $250,000 has been raised to help the Cheyenne Rive Sioux Tribe of South Dakota recover from a severe winter storm. The South Dakota Community Foundation saw about $8,000 in donations to its fund as of Tuesday. But after...

USA Today Blog: World ignoring South Dakota tribes (02/11)
"No photos or video of sweet suffering faces. No popular vacation landscape for a backdrop. No personal connective ties. Are those the reasons the natural disaster in the Great Plains has gone below our philanthropy radar? How many of...

Opinion: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe still needs help (02/10)
"Try to imagine how you would live if a disaster wiped out the electricity and water systems serving your home — no showers, no lights, no water to drink and minimal access to heat and food supplies. Sitting in my...

Ho-Chunk Nation helps out Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (02/03)
The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin sent a truck and trailer of supplies to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, whose members have been struggling to recover from a winter storm. The Ho-Chunk Nation collected generator, clothing, non-perishable food, toiletries and other...

Power returning to Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation (02/01)
Power is being restored to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, which was hit by a major winter storm on January 21. Most people have electricity again but about 1,500 homes remain without power. It could be...

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe struggles after big storm (01/28)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has exhausted its emergency fund and is trying to raise money to help hundreds of families affected by a severe winter storm. Power has been out across most of the reservation...

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe out of water after storm (01/27)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe declared a state of emergency after thousands went without water following a severe winter storm. The system that supplies water to 14,000 people failed when the power went out on the reservation. Generators that were...

Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation battered by storm (01/26)
Power is out across most of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation and water remains a big concern in the aftermath of a four-day winter storm in South Dakota. The storm caused power lines to snap and fall on the reservation....

Column: Honoring the fallen Sheldon Hawk Eagle (11/12)
"One of the most memorably touching moments from my four decades of reporting news in South Dakota took place on the main street of Eagle Butte on a chilly late-November afternoon during a memorial service for Pfc. Sheldon Hawk...

Indian parents plan to pursue dress code case (09/18)
Parents of students on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota plan to continue a lawsuit against a school district's dress code. The parents will find a new lawyer to pursue the case after the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe...

Indian parents in court over school dress code (09/17)
A federal judge holds a hearing today to determine whether to stop a school district on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota from enforcing its dress code. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and some parents sued the Cheyenne-Eagle...

Indian parents upset with student dress code (09/14)
Parents of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota say they weren't consulted before a student dress code went into effect in the Cheyenne-Eagle Butte School District. The dress code was publicized in a local newspaper this summer. But...

Cheyenne River soldier's remains coming home (09/09)
The remains of Arthur Francis Jewett, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota who died in combat during the Korean War, are finally coming home. Jewett was killed in North Korea around November-December 1950. He was...

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe sues over dress code (09/03)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is part of a lawsuit against a public school district's new dress code. The tribe and some parents say the dress code violates the constitutional rights of students. The parents say they...

CNN: Bare life on South Dakota reservation (08/14)
"The tiny one-room house rests on a hill; no electricity and no running water. A creaky metal cot and a rusting wood-burning stove is all the comfort Herbert Hale says he needs. "All it is is logs, glue --...

Oweesta announces Tracey Fischer as executive (08/03)
Tracey Fischer, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, has been named the new chief executive officer of First Nations Oweesta Corporation. Fisher, an attorney, comes to Oweesta with a background in finance, economic development...

This Land: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe's clinic (07/13)
"At the edge of the remote prairie town called Eagle Butte, just past a fireworks stand, there is construction. Where winter wheat once grew, workers in hard hats now pour the foundations that will cement buildings to dusty earth....

Life sentence for Cheyenne River Sioux fire deaths (05/20)
A member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota was sentenced to life in prison in connection with a house fire that killed his two younger siblings. Rooks, 18, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder of...