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Yankton Sioux Tribe to build headquarters with Shakopee grant (10/13)
The Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will build a temporary headquarters thanks to a $1 million grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota. The Yankton Sioux Tribe was forced out its building in Marty after flooding in...

NPR: Yankton Sioux Tribe girls go through coming of age ceremony (09/07)
"On a wide grassy bank of the Missouri River on the Yankton Sioux/Ihanktonwan Oyate Reservation in South Dakota, Brook Spotted Eagle stands watching five young girls raise a tepee. It's early August, and the girls are taking part in...

Guitarist from Indigenous raises money for Marty Indian School (08/31)
Mato Nanji, the guitarist for Indigenous, will perform at a fundraiser for the Marty Indian School in South Dakota, his alma mater. Nanji is raising funds for the school's sports teams. The school ran out of money because the Yankton...

Yankton Sioux woman drops tribal lawsuit against BIA officers (08/11)
A member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe has withdrawn a lawsuit that she filed in tribal court against two Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers. Gail Hubbeling sued after she was arrested on the reservation. She said the officers violated...

US Attorney objects to lawsuit against BIA officers in Yankton court (07/30)
The U.S. Attorney's Office in South Dakota says a member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe should not be able to sue Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers. in tribal court. Gail Hubbeling sued two officers following an arrest on the...

Yankton Sioux Tribe declares holiday for teen who died of cancer (07/27)
The Yankton Sioux Tribe will be observing David Garcia Day on Friday in honor of a teen who died of cancer in August 2007. David Garcia was diagnosed with acute leukemia when he was 7. He succumbed to the...

Yankton Sioux Tribe forced out of its headquarters due to flooding (07/22)
The Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has been forced out of its headquarters due to major flooding on the reservation. A rain storm in June flooded the bottom floor of the headquarters. The tribe hasn't decided whether it will...

County sues to block Yankton Sioux land-into-trust approval (06/16)
Charles Mix County in South Dakota filed a lawsuit to stop the Bureau of Indian Affairs from acquiring land in trust for the Yankton Sioux Tribe. The lawsuit says the BIA hasn't followed proper procedures in acquiring a 39-acre site,...

Yankton Sioux man runs independent bid for county sheriff (06/10)
Oitancan Zephier, a member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, is running for Charles Mix County sheriff. Zephier is a probation officer for the tribe. He is running as an independent so he will face the Republican and...

Yankton Sioux group runs to Pipestone National Monument (06/04)
Members of the Yankton Sioux Tribe are running from South Dakota to the Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota. The group left the Treaty of 1858 Monument in Greenwood this morning. They plan to arrive in Minnesota by Monday to oppose...

Yankton Sioux Tribe loses bid to block federal land transfer (06/03)
The Yankton Sioux Tribe lost a lawsuit that sought to prevent the federal government from transferring land to the state of South Dakota. The tribe said land along the Missouri River remained part of its reservation under an 1858 treaty....

County seeks rehearing over Yankton land (10/07)
Commissioners in Charles Mix County, South Dakota, voted to ask the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear a case over the status of the Yankton Sioux Reservation. In August, the court determined that the reservation consists of land held...

Yankton Sioux Tribe chairman wins re-election (09/09)
Members of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota re-elected Robert Cournoyer as chairman. Cournoyer defeated Galen Drapeau Jr. by 513 votes to 460 votes. "That was a close one!" Cournoyer told The Wagner Announcer. Karen Archambeau defeated incumbent John...

Yankton Sioux Tribe pleased with land decision (08/27)
The Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota hopes a long-running dispute over the status of its reservation has ended with a decision from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals The court determined that the reservation consists of land held in...

Appeals court rules in Yankton Sioux land case (08/25)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled in the long-running case over the status of the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. An 1858 treaty reserved 430,400 acres for the tribe. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that tribe ceded...

Court dismisses Yankton Sioux hog farm lawsuit (07/21)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on July 10 dismissed a lawsuit that sought to stop a hog farm near the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. The Yankton Sioux Tribe Concerned Head Start Parents sued Long View Farms of...

Tribes want action, not words, on health care (06/17)
Tribal leaders in South Dakota say the Obama administration has to make good on its promises to improve Indian health care. Oglala Sioux Tribe President Theresa Two Bulls said tribes have always informed the Indian Health Service of their needs."Every...