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Chase Iron Eyes: North Dakota better without Fighting Sioux nick (12/06)
"The Fighting Sioux saga finally is coming to an end. Nov. 30 marked the deadline for UND to get approval from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Spirit Lake Sioux to continue using the Fighting Sioux name. Spirit Lake...

'Fighting Sioux' supporters launch last minute nickname appeal (11/30)
Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation make a last-minute appeal to preserve the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. As part of a settlement with the NCAA, UND agreed to eliminate the nickname and...

Native Sun News: Elders hand Big Foot Ride to future generation (10/21)
The following story was written and reported by Randall Howell. All content © Native Sun News. Bernice White Hawk, Charley New Holy, Chubb Thunder Hawk Anpowin While Plume, Jeremiah Young Bull, Rosie Lipp MANDERSON, SOUTH DAKOTA — This year –...

Man gets 10 years for embezzling from Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (10/21)
A North Dakota man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for embezzling from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Ladarana Mees, 55, pleaded guilty to one count of theft. He embezzled between $1.4 million and $1.7 million from the...

Native Sun News: Volesky stakes himself to state's Indian issues (09/22)
The following story was written and reported by Randall Howell. All content © Native Sun News. RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA –– Sometimes, political candidates do everything right and still lose the general election. That’s the situation that the only American...

School prepares to retire controversial 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (09/21)
The University of North Dakota will officially retire its controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo by August 15, 2011. The school entered into a settlement with the NCAA to eliminate the name unless it could gain the support of two...

Standing Rock Sioux woman pleads guilty over assault on son (08/12)
A woman from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation pleaded guilty to an assault on her 23-year-old son. Arletta Stretches admitted to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon. She attacked her son with a knife in February on the...

Editorial: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe boosts potential on reservation (08/04)
"For many of us, it's hard to imagine life without the Internet or cell phones. Until recently, those key resources weren't available to residents of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, which straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border. Now, Standing Rock...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe starts up telecommunications company (08/02)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is providing cellular phone and wireless broadband service with its new telecommunications company. Standing Rock Telecommunications serves residents on the reservation, which straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border. About 270 people have already signed up...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe ends discussion on Fighting Sioux (06/18)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe passed a resolution to end discussion on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Supporters of the nickname wanted the tribe to schedule a referendum on the issue. But...

Standing Rock Sioux man in another bid for attorney general (06/16)
Perennial political candidate Ron Volesky, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, is making another bid for South Dakota attorney general. Volesky, a former state lawmaker, lost to Republican Larry Long in 2006. Long fought tribes on land-into-trust, sovereignty,...

Chemawa student redesigns county sheriff's uniform patch (05/20)
Stormy Defender, a student at Chemawa Indian School in Oregon, won a contest to redesign a uniform patch for the Marion County Sheriff's Department. Defender, 15, is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Her design features a...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe looking at 'Fighting Sioux' petition (05/14)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has begun looking at a petition that calls for a referendum on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Supporters of the nickname gathered 1,004 signatures on the petition....

Column: Indian students feel racism over 'Fighting Sioux' (05/10)
"It was with great shock and sadness I read of Archie Fool Bear’s scoffing at the stories American Indian students told of their experiences at UND, saying, “They’re making everything out of nothing." The students’ experiences are what C. Pierce,...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe gets boost in law enforcement (05/07)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will see a boost in law enforcement with 20 new police officers. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has been sending more officers to patrol the 2.3 million-acre reservation. Just two years ago, only 9 officers...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe delays action on 'Fighting Sioux' (05/05)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe declined to take action on a petition that calls for a referendum on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Supporters of the nickname gathered 1,004 signatures on the...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to weigh 'Fighting Sioux' petition (05/04)
Leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are expected to consider a petition that calls for a referendum on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education voted...

Supporters of 'Fighting Sioux' push for tribal referendum (04/22)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is taking another look at a petition that calls for a referendum on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The tribal council didn't take action on the petition...

Standing Rock Sioux ranchers complain about loan office (04/22)
Ranchers on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation say they are being mistreated by a loan officer with the Farm Service Agency, which is part of the Department of Agriculture. The ranchers say officer Carol Nagel has treated Indians and non-Indians...

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...

Column: Time for 'Fighting Sioux' supporters to move on (04/19)
"Spleens were vented overtime last week when the Board of Higher Education voted to drop the Fighting Sioux logo at UND. The rage was instantaneous. Contributors to the UND Foundation threatened to cut off donations. The Engelstad family, donors of...

Editorial: Might as well get rid of more offensive mascots (04/16)
"It was with mixed emotions that we received the news last week that the University of North Dakota is dropping its “Fighting Sioux” nickname and logo. We agree with the general premise that racially inspired team nicknames and logos should...

Supporters of 'Fighting Sioux' still hopeful for tribal vote (04/15)
Supporters of the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota are still hoping the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe holds a referendum on the issue. Tribal members submitted a petition to ask for a referendum. But...

Editorial: Eliminating 'Fighting Sioux' was right decision (04/14)
"The coming year will be the final one for the Fighting Sioux nickname for the University of North Dakota. In the end, it was the right thing to do in a process that has dragged on too long. UND was...

Opinion: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe fails on Fighting Sioux (04/13)
"Congratulations to the Tribal Council of the Standing Rock Reservation for its decision to violate the will of its enrolled members by denying the efforts for a referendum to determine whether the University of North Dakota should be allowed to...

North Dakota board kills 'Fighting Sioux' nickname and logo (04/09)
The controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota is no more. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education voted to kill the name on Thursday. The decision came after the North Dakota Supreme Court upheld...

Editorial: Keep the 'Fighting Sioux' nickname in North Dakota (04/08)
"“In an 8-6 vote Tuesday, the (Standing Rock Tribal) council decided that it wouldn’t discuss the matter until the board makes a decision on the nickname.” So began Wednesday’s story by Herald staff writer Tu-Uyen Tran. The Board of Higher...

BIA adds more officers on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation (04/08)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is sending 25 more law enforcement officers to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota) said in a press release. The BIA had sent more officers to the reservation as part of...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe puts off vote on 'Fighting Sioux' (04/07)
Leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won't be taking action on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota for now. Nickname supporters wanted the tribal council to schedule a referendum on the...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe considers 'Fighting Sioux' petition (04/06)
Leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will consider a petition that that seeks a reservation-wide vote on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Archie Fool Bear, a nickname supporter, believes the...

Column: Standing Rock Sioux chairwoman a strong fighter (03/29)
"The first female Native American to head a major tribe was at the Standing Rock Reservation. While she was tribal chairwoman, Josephine Gates Kelly was a tenacious fighter for the rights of Indians, especially those living on her reservation....

North Dakota court hears case on 'Fighting Sioux' name (03/24)
The North Dakota Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a lawsuit over the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation who support the name filed the lawsuit....

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe pushed on 'Fighting Sioux' vote (03/23)
A petition asks the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to schedule a referendum on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Supporters of the name turned in 1,004 signatures on the petition. They are...

Tribal member named to University of Wisconsin board (03/16)
Attorney Ed Manydeeds, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, has been nominated to serve on the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. If confirmed by the state Senate, Manydeeds will be the first Native American on the board....

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to get 'Fighting Sioux' petition (03/12)
Supporters of the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota will submit a petition to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in hopes of scheduling a referendum on the issue. Antoine American Horse Jr. told...

Standing Rock petition calls for vote on 'Fighting Sioux' (03/03)
Supporters of the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota say the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe should hold a referendum on the issue. Supporters collected 850 names on a petition to call for a...

British woman sells big Native collection for $44K (02/18)
A British woman has sold large collection of Native paraphenalia for US$44,000, The Westmoreland Gazette reports. Irene Thompson inherited the items from her friend Charlie Clayton, who died in 2005 at the age of 78. He was fascinated with...

Board takes no action on status of 'Fighting Sioux' (02/18)
The North Dakota Board of Higher Education took no action on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota at a meeting today, The Grand Forks Herald reports. Some board members previously indicated they...

Delvin Cree: Tribes endorsed candidate too quickly (02/18)
"Before any other candidates can lick their lips and announce their candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., three chairperson's of North Dakota's Sioux Nations have reluctantly given their full support to the current...

Letter: Give tribes time to think over 'Fighting Sioux' (02/17)
"What has happened to the Sioux nickname? Has all of Grand Forks given up on keeping the name, or is the Herald publishing only what it sees fit? Who are these higher education board members, and who do they...

Erich Longie: Divide and conquer for 'Fighting Sioux' (02/15)
"The same old divide-and-conquer tactics are now being used on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. It is my understanding that six of the eight districts on the reservation have overwhelmingly voted against the logo and nickname. Now, Tom Iron and...

'Fighting Sioux' supporters want Standing Rock vote (02/10)
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are gathering signatures for a petition on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Supporters of the nickname and logo hope the petition will convince the tribe to...

North Dakota tribal leaders back Republican candidate (02/03)
Three tribal leaders have endorsed North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven (R) in his bid for the U.S. Senate. Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation Chairman Marcus Levings, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Charles Murphy and Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation Chairwoman Myra...

Power restored to Standing Rock Sioux Reservation (01/27)
Power is finally being restored to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation after a severe winter storm forced about 500 families to seek shelter. The tribe has been providing shelter for people affected by the storm and the power outage. “This...

North Dakota tribes discuss Missouri River settlement (01/22)
Two North Dakota tribes met on Wednesday to discuss the settlement they each received for the loss of hundreds of thousands of acres of valuable land to the Missouri River. The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation received a $143 million...

Column: Long saga over 'Fighting Sioux' continues (12/21)
"Friday’s district court ruling seems to be a blow for supporters of the UND nickname and logo, but that might not be the case. Instead, it may simply be the latest installment in a very long story. Here’s where things...

Judge to issue 'Fighting Sioux' decision this month (12/10)
A decision in a lawsuit that seeks to preserve the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota will come by Christmas, a judge said. Several members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation filed the suit. They...

Judge to hear tribal member suit for 'Fighting Sioux' (12/09)
A judge will hold a hearing today in a lawsuit that seeks to preserve the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Several members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation filed the suit. They say...

North Dakota loses grant to fight Native youth suicide (12/01)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration won't renew a grant that the state of North Dakota used to target suicide among Native and rural youth. In 2006, the state received a three-year, $1.2 million that paid for suicide...

Tom Iron: A tribal backer of 'Fighting Sioux' name (11/23)
"The Standing Rock Sioux Reservation has several schools that use Indian nicknames. These schools are attended by both Indian and non-Indian students. These schools are proud of their Indian nicknames and will support them forever. During sporting events at Standing...

Police probe potential threats over 'Fighting Sioux' (11/20)
Police at the University of North Dakota are investigating potential threats over the school's controversial "Fighting Sioiux" nickname and logo. The UND Senate recently passed a resolution that calls for an end to the use of the nickname and logo....

Standing Rock chairman not pushing 'Sioux' vote (11/19)
Charles Murphy, the new chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, said he won't be pushing for a vote "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Murphy said the issue is "very, very divisive" for...

Editorial: Give tribe more time on 'Fighting Sioux' (11/16)
"What’s the rush? That’s the key question that arises when the State Board of Higher Education sets deadlines and tries to bring the Fighting Sioux nickname issue to an early close. What really is the rush? Especially when there’s...

Editorial: A bizarre delay for 'Fighting Sioux' nick (11/12)
"The president of North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education was being kind when he said a judge’s edict regarding the University of North Dakota Sioux logo was “bizarre.” Richie Smith was reacting to a temporary injunction granted by Northeast...

Judge orders delay on 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (11/10)
A judge ordered the North Dakota Board of Higher Education to delay a decision on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The decision came in a lawsuit filed by members of the Spirit...

Editorial: No more stalling on 'Fighting Sioux' nick (11/06)
"North Dakota State Board of Higher Education and University System officials don’t seem to be getting the message: North Dakota’s American Indian Sioux tribes don’t have the University of North Dakota Sioux logo dispute at the top of their...

Standing Rock chair open to 'Fighting Sioux' talk (11/03)
Charles Murphy, the new chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, said he is open to discussing the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota but only without the pressure of deadlines. Murphy said the...

Extension possible for 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (10/29)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will probably get more time to consider its position on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education set an October 31 deadline...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe mum on UND nickname (10/28)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe hasn't said whether it will hold a referendum on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education set an October 31 deadline to...

Ron His Horse is Thunder: The good red road (10/12)
"My name is Ron His Horse is Thunder and I am the great-great grandson of One Bull, the nephew and adopted son of Sitting Bull, our Hunkpapa Lakota Nation Chief. All of my life, I have tried to walk...

Charles Trimble: A Fighting Sioux woman (10/06)
Sometimes we journalists take ourselves too seriously. We are widely published and read by many people. We are recognized, sometimes with big awards. We are trained and/or experienced, and we see ourselves as clever with words. Sometimes we see ourselves...

Column: Tribes in spotlight for 'Fighting Sioux' (10/05)
"Recent votes and elections at Spirit Lake and Standing Rock re-affirm what has long been obvious: the controversy over the logo is as disruptively divisive in tribal communities as it is on campus and everywhere else. Further, and using...

Charles Trimble: Victimhood and 'Fighting Sioux' (10/05)
As I get old, I am learning that age doesn’t give people wisdom as much as it gives them courage to say things that need to be said, no matter if those things might be unpopular. And much of that...

Another deadline set for 'Fighting Sioux' nick (10/02)
The North Dakota Board of Higher Education set a "drop-dead" deadline to gain tribal approval of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. The board said it would wait until October 31 to hear from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe...

Editorial: Waiting for tribe on 'Fighting Sioux' (10/02)
"As time passes, respect grows for the NCAA’s decision to let the use of tribal nicknames rest on the approval of the namesake tribes. This decision — at the time, a strategic retreat — has made the NCAA’s position...

Deadline comes for 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (10/01)
The North Dakota Board of Higher Education will meet today to discuss the future of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. The board gave University of North Dakota until October 1 to gain support from the Spirit Lake Dakotah...

SAMHSA will award emergency suicide grant (10/01)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will award an emergency grant to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to keep a youth suicide program running. The tribe had applied for a $1.5 million grant for the Oniyapi Program. But...

Standing Rock Sioux chairman loses election (10/01)
Unofficial results show Ron His Horse Is Thunder losing his bid for re-election as chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. KFGO reported that His Horse Is Thunder lost to former chairman Charles Murphy. The vote tally was 1,233 to...

SAMHSA won't renew suicide prevention grant (09/30)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration won't renew a $1.5 million suicide prevention grant for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe despite 51 suicide attempts on the reservation this year alone. Chairman Ron His Horse Is Thunder said the...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to vote for leaders (09/30)
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe go the polls today to vote for chairman and other top leadership posts. Incumbent Chairman Ron His Horse Is Thunder is seeking re-election. He will face former chairman Charles Murphy, who won the...

Rally against 'Fighting Sioux' nickname at UND (09/30)
Students at the University of North Dakota have organized a rally against the school's "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. Speakers include American Indian Movement activists Clyde Bellecourt (White Earth) and Duane Martin Sr. (Oglala Sioux), United Tribes Technical College...

'Fighting Sioux' foes seek Spirit Lake reversal (09/25)
Opponents of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota hope to persuade the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation to reverse the tribe's stance on the issue. The tribal council passed a resolution that supports the...

Spirit Lake Nation clarifies 'Fighting Sioux' stance (09/21)
The Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation supports the "perpetual" use of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The council passed a resolution that says the university has the tribe's "permission" to continue using the...

Board asked to extend deadline on 'Sioux' nick (09/18)
Supporters of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota asked the North Dakota Board of Higher Education to extend an October 1 deadline on the issue. Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation voted...

Spirit Lake Nation backs 'Fighting Sioux' vote (09/17)
The Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation passed a resolution that acknowledges tribal member support for the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The resolution could help UND keep the controversial name and logo. But the...

Deadline on 'Fighting Sioux' might be extended (09/11)
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said hopes the state Board of Higher Education extends a deadline on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Stenehjem said he's heard rumors the board might extend...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe election controversy (09/09)
Dellis Agard, the election manager for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, said she was fired after 25 years on the job. Agard, 58, wouldn't disclose the reason for her termination. But she told The Bismarck Tribune it was related to...

Time running out to keep 'Fighting Sioux' at UND (09/03)
In less than a month, the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota could be history. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education set an October 1 deadline for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and...

Standing Rock Sioux judge won't order new vote (09/03)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will proceed with a general election on September 30 after a judge refused to call a special runoff between two of the candidates. Avis Little Eagle, who currently serves as vice chair of the tribe,...

Standing Rock Sioux court hears election case (08/27)
A candidate for chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is in court today to challenge the results of a primary vote. Avis Little Eagle, who currently serves as vice chair of the tribe, says three people weren't allowed to...

Deadline approaching over 'Sioux' nickname (08/19)
Supporters of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota are running out of time. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education set an October 1 deadline for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the...

Standing Rock Sioux man runs for governor (08/18)
Ron Volesky, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, is once again running for governor of South Dakota. Volesky, an attorney and former state lawmaker, has held public office as a Democrat and a Republican. He's running as...

(08/17)
"It looks as though the controversy about UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname and logo cannot end well. That is, any solution will leave somebody with a grievance to nurse. Nickname supporters appear to be attempting a Hail Mary pass by...

Standing Rock Sioux leaders nix 'Sioux' vote (08/12)
Leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe voted down a request to hold a referendum on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. But Archie Fool Bear, a nickname supporter, said he would ask...

Close vote upheld for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (07/29)
The election commission for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe upheld the results of a recent primary in which one vote separated two of the candidates for chairman. Incumbent chairman Ron His Horse Is Thunder only had one more vote than...

Recount shows close Standing Rock Sioux vote (07/22)
A recount shows only a one-vote difference between two candidates for chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Incumbent chairman Ron His Horse is Thunder received 220 votes in the tribe's recent primary. Avis Little Eagle, who currently serve as...

Petition seeks another vote on 'Fighting Sioux' (07/17)
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are circulating a petition to force a vote on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Archie Fool Bear, a nickname supporter, hopes the petition will convince...

Editorial: BIA must tackle Indian Country crime (07/13)
"There's no question that the police surge at the Standing Rock Reservation was an effective federal initiative. And there's no question that the Bureau of Indian Affairs needs to figure out how to revive that success - and soon. A...

Witness list for Senate Indian Affairs field hearing (07/01)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a field hearing today to discuss law enforcement on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The hearing takes place at Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates, North Dakota. The witness list follows: THE HONORABLE...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe loses police officers (06/26)
Despite promises from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is down to just 13 police officers. As part of Operation Dakota Peacekeeper, the BIA increased its law enforcement presence last year to combat high rates of...

Letter: Standing Rock Sioux vote on UND nickname (06/15)
"I am writing because of my deep concern for all the Lakota people of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The people have the right and need to know that our elected chairman, Ron His Horse Is Thunder, and at-large...

Letter: Tribal leaders ignore 'Fighting Sioux' views (05/26)
"It’s disturbing to watch what is happening on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and in North Dakota. In both places, leaders are ignoring those whom they’re entrusted with representing. Standing Rock is a failed democracy. Likewise, some state government...