Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'pine ridge'

Yellow Bird: Whiteclay, a heartbreaking town

"A filmmaker and some activists will be at UND Monday to tell the story of the Pine Ridge Oglala Lakota people’s fight for justice. The brutal murders of Ronald Hard Heart, 39, and Wilson “Wally” Black Elk Jr., 40,...

BIA maintains police 'surges' on two reservations

The Bureau of Indian Affairs continues to maintain extra police officers on two reservations in North Dakota and South Dakota. The BIA sent 25 officers to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, which straddles the North-South Dakota border, in response to...

Pine Ridge family hopes to move into new home

A large family from the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota hopes to move into a new home after their first one was destroyed by fire. The 15 members of the Fast Wolf family lost their "Rez Mansion" on June...

Tanka Bar seeks new market at Farm Aid concert

Tanka Bar will get more national exposure at the Farm Aid concert on Saturday. Native American Natural Foods, a company based on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, has been approved to sell the bar at the event in...

Nine churches on Pine Ridge Reservation closing

Nine churches on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota are closing due to dwindling attendance. The Episcopal Church of South Dakota will also change the status of two churches to reflect lack of attendance. Five churches will still...

Aquash murder defendants to be held in same jail

Two men accused of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash can be held in the same jail, a federal magistrate ruled. The Associated Press said John Graham was moved to another jail after Dick Marshall was recently...

Third man indicted in 1975 murder of Aquash

A third man has been charged in connection with the 1975 murder of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. Vine Richard Marshall, also known as Dick Marshall, was charged with aiding and abetting the first-degree murder of Aquash....

Mni Wiconi project reaches Pine Ridge Reservation

Tribal, state and federal officials will celebrate a milestone in the $450 million Mni Wiconi water project on Wednesday. The ceremony marks the completion of a pipeline that delivers water from the Missouri River to the Pine Ridge Reservation. "It's...

BIA shuts down jail on Pine Ridge Reservation

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has shut down a detention facility on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The BIA said the facility was unsafe for human occupation but the Oglala Sioux Tribe wasn't told in advance of the...

Large Pine Ridge family finds temporary home

A large family from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has found a temporary home. The 15 members of the Fast Wolf family lost their "Rez Mansion" in a fire on June 29. Everyone lost all of their belongings...

KILI Radio celebrates 25 years of broadcasting

KILI-FM, the Voice of the Lakota Nation, marked its 25th anniversary on Thursday. DJ Calvin Two Lance welcomed listeners in English and Lakota on February 25, 1983. The station quickly became the only way most families on the Pine Ridge...

Pine Ridge family of 15 children left homeless by fire

A large family from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is trying to pick up the pieces after their home was destroyed by fire on Tuesday. Mary and Varden Fast Wolf welcomed everyone into their "Rez Mansion" in...

Fire destroys foster home on Pine Ridge Reservation

A large foster home on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota was destroyed by fire on Tuesday night. Verden Fast Wolf and his wife, Mary, took care of 15 foster children in the home. No one was injured but...

Editorial: Pine Ridge wind turbine good for state

"Pine Ridge Indian Reservation joined the growing list of wind turbine sites in the state last week with the installation of its first wind turbine. Pine Ridge and the state’s other reservations have a unique opportunity to develop wind energy...

Judge orders evidence search in Aquash murder case

A magistrate judge has ordered federal prosecutors to search for more evidence in the murder of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. Magistrate Veronica Duffy wants the government to locate underwear and a sanitary napkin found on Aquash...

Seven indicted in drug ring on Pine Ridge Reservation

Seven people have been indicted on charges of conspiring to distribute cocaine and marijuana on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Federal prosecutors say the seven have been involved in a drug ring since 2002. The defendants pleaded not...

Another delay sought in Aquash murder trial

Lawyers for a Native man from Canada who is accused of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash are seeking to delay his trial. John Graham is scheduled to go to trial in September. His attorneys want to...

Man sentenced to 200 months for sexual assault

A man from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota was sentenced to 200 months, nearly 17 years, in federal prison for aggravated sexual abuse. Jason Pumpkin Seed, 20, was found guilty by a jury in March. Witnesses said he...

Pine Ridge couple to open Subway restaurant

It took a lot of work but construction is underway on the first Subway restaurant on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Darlene Nichols-Ecoffey and her husband, Bob Ecoffey, the Bureau of Indian Affairs superintendent for the Pine Ridge...

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