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Land Issues

article Tribe loses case against uranium mine
(12/13/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The site of a potential uranium mine in southwest South Dakota will not have to be surveyed for Native American cultural resources, if a decision...
1 Article on this Issue

Oglala Sioux

article Oglala Sioux Consider Appeal on Survey Decision for Mine
(12/13/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe is considering whether to appeal a decision by a panel of judges that a proposed uranium mine site in southwest South Dakota...
article 'Nobody deserves this kind of treatment': Native women speak out against Oglala Sioux leader
(11/27/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Duwana Two Bulls had spent much of her career working off her reservation. In November 2017, a longtime customer whom she had gotten to know over the...
article Oglala Lakota Tribal Council Votes To Impeach VP
(11/26/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Lakota Tribal Council voted 16 to two to impeach Vice President Darla Black Monday. She was removed for malfeasance after accusations...
article Oglala Sioux vice president impeached for malfeasance
(11/26/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux council has voted to impeach tribal Vice President Darla Black after three former employees accused her of creating an abusive and...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

IHS

article IHS Rosebud Hospital Accredited by The Joint Commission
(12/12/2019)
(South Dakota) -- IHS Rosebud Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous...
1 Article on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article $100 million solar park in South Dakota is moving forward
(12/12/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota agency could vote next month to approve a permit for a historic $100 million solar electricity generation project on a reservation in...
article $100 million solar project slated for South Dakota reservation moves ahead
(12/11/2019)
(South Dakota) -- German energy developers and their Native American business partners have inched closer to the construction of a historic $100 million solar...
article Hundreds of designer suits, warm clothes headed to Pine Ridge
(12/9/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Armani, Calvin Klein, are just some of the designer suits headed to a community where clothes of any kind are desperately needed -- the Pine Ridge...
article Pine Ridge fire victims identified as father, adult son
(12/9/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The two people found dead in a fire at their home near Pine Ridge have been identified by relatives as a father and his adult son. Jackie Mousseaux...
article Wanted: Winter weather clothing for the Pine Ridge reservation
(12/7/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The women, children and — don’t forget — the men of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation could use your help staying warm this winter....
article Oglala Sioux Tribe votes to end Noem's ban from reservation
(12/6/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Gov. Kristi Noem is no longer banned from the Pine Ridge Reservation. In May, the Oglala Sioux Tribal council unanimously voted to ban her from the...
article House fire near Pine Ridge leaves two dead
(12/6/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Two people were found dead early on the morning of Monday, December 2nd, after a fire consumed the trailer in which they are believed to have resided....
article Rebuilding at Thunder Valley: A Story of the Lakota Nation Rising
(12/5/2019)
(South Dakota) -- American Indians, the original inhabitants of this land, often are made to be invisible in US society. Yet today the Census tells us that 6.795 million...
article South Dakota high school basketball player dies during Monday practice
(12/3/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A boys basketball player at Dupree High School died suddenly during practice Monday evening, authorities say.
article Oglala Sioux Tribal Council votes to remove vice president
(11/25/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal council voted Monday afternoon to impeach and remove from office Vice President Darla Black on grounds of malfeasance. A full...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe impeaches Vice President for abuse of public office
(11/25/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux tribal council voted Monday to impeach Vice President Darla Black after three former employees accused her of creating an abusive and...
article Henry Red Cloud, of Pine Ridge, is providing a clean, sustainable future to Native Americans across America
(11/20/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Henry Red Cloud, Lakota Elder, founded his 100 percent Native-American operated non-profit, Lakota Solar Enterprises (LSE), in 2006, and established...
article FBI investigates reservation crash that killed 2
(11/20/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The FBI is investigating a fatal crash involving an Oglala Sioux tribal police officer on the reservation. Oglala officials say the officer was...
13 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article BIA needs help locating missing woman
(12/11/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Kara Lynn Mauai, 30, has been reported missing. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is asking for the public’s help locating her. Mauai has been missing...
article Vicki Eagleman’s story: Forgotten on the reservation
(11/29/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Who killed Vicki Eagleman? That's a question that's been left unanswered on the Lower Brule Lakota Indian Reservation for more than 13 years....
article Parsons on the DOJ plan to hire coordinators for missing and murdered indigenous people cases
(11/25/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Department of Justice plans to invest $1.5 million to hire missing and murdered indigenous people (MMIPs) coordinators in 11 states as part of an...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Voices

article GIAGO: A Christmas play to remember
(12/10/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Pejuta Haka is a community in the heart of the Pine Ridge Reservation. Translated the name means Medicine Root. Like nearly every river, mountain or...
1 Article on this Issue

Wounded Knee

article Buddhist Descendant of Wounded Knee Soldier Offers Apology to Lakota Nation
(12/4/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Buddhist great great grandson of a US military commander who participated in the infamous Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890, one of the most brutal...
article Merkley and Wyden Seek to Revoke Wounded Knee Medals of Honor
(12/4/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Oregon’s Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden have announced the Senate introduction of legislation to revoke the Medal of Honor from the soldiers...
article 'Remove the Stain': Warren's bill aims to rescind 20 Medals of Honor
(12/2/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Twenty soldiers received the Medal of Honor for actions at Wounded Knee, South Dakota on December 29, 1890. The "Remove the Stain Act" wants...
article Sen. Rounds does not support rescinding Wounded Knee medals
(11/21/2019)
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds says he does not support revoking the Medals of Honor given to the U.S. soldiers who participated in the Wounded...
article Returning to Wounded Knee
(11/20/2019)
(South Dakota) -- What you think of when you hear the phrase “Wounded Knee” depends largely on two factors: how old you are, and whether or not you are...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Standing Rock Sioux

article Library of Congress archives photo of Greta Thunberg visiting Standing Rock
(12/3/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Library of Congress has archived a photo of Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg’s October visit to the Standing Rock Sioux...
article How the Standing Rock Reservation became one-sixth of once `Great Sioux Nation'
(11/22/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Nation, where thousands of people flocked in 2016 to protest the installment of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, was once part...
article South Dakota Casino Ex-Marketing Director Gets Five-Month Sentence In Points for Opioids Scheme
(11/21/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A one-time South Dakota casino employee — who faced up to 20 years in prison — got off with a five-month sentence this week in a plot to...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Yankton Sioux Tribe

article Yankton Sioux Nation Struggling To Recover From Climate Disasters Without Federal Assistance
(12/2/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Yankton Sioux reservation in South Dakota has experienced flooding rains and a series of other extreme weather events over the past year. While the...
1 Article on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article As Noem opposes hemp, tribes see opportunity
(12/1/2019)
(South Dakota) -- As Alex White Plume gathered his children and grandchildren along the bank of Wounded Knee Creek to harvest hemp in September, he was one of just a...
article A tribal hemp market? Thanks, South Dakota.
(11/28/2019)
(South Dakota) -- As Alex White Plume gathered his children and grandchildren along the bank of Wounded Knee Creek to harvest hemp in September, he was one of just a...
article South Dakota tribes plan to grow hemp, have 'big dreams' for potential revenue
(11/24/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Some tribes in South Dakota are laying the groundwork for residents to begin growing hemp in the next year. The 2018 Farm Bill allows tribes to...
article Lawmakers say they’ll try again on hemp in 2020
(11/20/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Some South Dakota lawmakers said Wednesday that they’re working on a bill for the 2020 legislative session that would pave the way for hemp to be...
article Flandreau Santee, Oglala Sioux apply to grow hemp
(11/19/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Two Sioux tribes in South Dakota, the Flandreau Santee and Oglala, have filed applications with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to grow industrial...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Native Americans Continue Fight Over Oil Pipelines
(11/29/2019)
(South Dakota) -- It's been three years since Native American communities attempted to block an oil pipeline in the Standing Rock protests. After a spill from...
article Uranium mine water permits spur call for help
(11/20/2019)
(South Dakota) -- The Western Mining Action Network is circulating a call that asks for help from tribal members and clean energy advocates to delay EPA water permit...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

South Dakota Gaming

article Early winter weather helped lower Deadwood gaming numbers in October
(11/29/2019)
(South Dakota) -- An early onset of wintry weather helped blunt October gaming numbers in Deadwood, according to statistics released this week by the South Dakota...
1 Article on this Issue

Health Care

article Researchers Work to Expand Palliative Care Among Native Americans
(11/26/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A national team of researchers are collaborating to improve access to palliative care among tribal communities in the United States. The project will...
1 Article on this Issue

DOI

article Big Eagle, former Pierre victim advocate, given national award by U.S. attorney general
(11/25/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Marlys Big Eagle, a member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe at Fort Thompson, South Dakota, and former executive director of Missouri Shores Domestic...
1 Article on this Issue

Northern Cheyenne

article Northern Cheyenne join blanket rejection of Black Hills uranium mining permits
(11/23/2019)
(South Dakota) -- As of Nov. 17, all 63 written comments the U.S. EPA had received from tribal and other submitters opposed granting water permits for the slated Dewey...
1 Article on this Issue

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

article Tribal leaders embrace South Dakota anti-meth ad campaign
(11/22/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Leaders of Native American communities in South Dakota have embraced a statewide anti-meth ad campaign that has stirred online backlash. State...
1 Article on this Issue

Crow Creek Sioux

article Third Crow Creek official admits embezzling thousands
(11/20/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A third person pleaded guilty Tuesday to embezzling money from the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe's general welfare account. Jacqueline Pease, who worked...
1 Article on this Issue

Buffalo & Bison

article The Return of a Relative: Tribal Communities in the Northern Great Plains Rally Around Bison Restoration
(11/19/2019)
(South Dakota) -- On Oct. 11 people around the world celebrated the release of four plains bison onto a snow-covered butte in Badlands National Park, South Dakota. Their...
1 Article on this Issue

Poarch Creek

article Woman gets about five months in casino scheme
(11/19/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A former casino employee has been sentenced to a little more than five months in prison after being caught exchanging players points for prescription...
1 Article on this Issue

Crow Tribe

article Football brings some peace to Sioux family after teen's death
(11/17/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Teenagers Jashawn and Jayton Pease embraced in the end zone while celebrating the 74-39 victory that made their Crow Creek Chieftains the champions of...
1 Article on this Issue

Mental Health

article Football brings some peace to Sioux family after suicide
(11/16/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Teenagers Jashawn and Jayton Pease embraced in the end zone while celebrating the 74-39 victory that made their Crow Creek Chieftains the champions of...
1 Article on this Issue

Native American Heritage Month

article UC collecting winter clothing for Native American Heritage Month
(11/15/2019)
(South Dakota) -- In celebrating this year’s Native American Heritage Month, the University of Cincinnati is sponsoring a donation drive to help a historically...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Feds: Pierre woman stole from United Sioux Tribes Development Corp
(12/13/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Dawn R. Block of Pierre pleaded not guilty last week in federal court to embezzling “at least $5,000,” from the United Sioux Tribes of...
article COLUMN: We need to better serve our Native American neighbors
(12/12/2019)
(South Dakota) -- When education fails our children, our foundation crumbles. So it goes for our Native American friends and neighbors. For decades, Native Americans...
article Police: Suspect Wearing a Towel Robbed Happy Jacks Casino
(12/12/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Sioux Falls Police say a robbery suspect had a towel over his head when he robbed Happy Jacks Casino Wednesday night.
article Two casinos robbed Wednesday night
(12/12/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Adding to the string of recent robberies, Sioux Falls police are investigating two casino robberies from Wednesday night. The first one just before 7 p...
article Shocker! Another Sioux Falls Armed Robbery
(12/12/2019)
(South Dakota) -- It looks like another person decided to try their luck at picking up a little Christmas shopping cash last night. The city of Sioux Falls registered...
article Police investigate central Sioux Falls robbery
(12/12/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Police are investigating a robbery at a central Sioux Falls business on Wednesday night. Officers responded to a report of a robbery around 10:45 p.m....
article Tribal, state leaders share mixed views on impending SNAP benefits
(12/11/2019)
(South Dakota) -- There will be new protocols for food stamp recipients beginning in April 2020. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue and federal leaders announced new rules to...
article Father, son plead guilty in black market eagle trafficking
(12/11/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A father and his adult son have pleaded guilty in South Dakota to federal charges in a widespread case that offered a glimpse into the illegal...
article Our Voice: We need to better serve our Native American neighbors
(12/7/2019)
(South Dakota) -- When education fails our children, our foundation crumbles. So it goes for our Native American friends and neighbors. For decades, Native Americans...
article Our Voice: We need to better serve our Native American neighbors
(12/7/2019)
(South Dakota) -- When education fails our children, our foundation crumbles. So it goes for our Native American friends and neighbors. For decades, Native Americans...
article Patients, Relatives Benefit From Smudging at Hospitals
(12/6/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Richie Richards remembers gathering with 20 of his relatives to visit their dying cousin in 2016. The group helped Joseph Marshal stand up next to his...
article Rapid City man pleads guilty to selling 112 bald, golden eagles
(12/6/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A Rapid City man pleaded guilty to selling eagles and eagle parts from 112 different birds Friday. According to federal court documents, Troy Fairbanks...
article Patients, relatives benefit from smudging at area hospitals
(12/1/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Richie Richards remembers gathering with 20 of his relatives to visit their dying cousin in 2016. The group helped Joseph Marshal stand up next to his...
article Native students find success at well-funded SD Catholic school
(12/1/2019)
(South Dakota) -- As South Dakota education officials work to close the achievement gap between the state’s Native American students and their white peers, a private...
article Charter school legislation seen as path to improved outcomes for Native students
(11/29/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A push is underway for legislation to allow creation of charter schools that would integrate Indian culture, language and history into a curriculum...
article South Dakota State University Equine Teaching Facility Provides Programs for American Indian and Veteran Students
(11/29/2019)
(South Dakota) -- This fall, the South Dakota State University Equine Teaching Facility hosted horse handling and riding programs for American Indian students, veterans...
article Education reforms, new programs bring hope for Native American students in SD
(11/28/2019)
(South Dakota) -- New efforts to better align school curricula and classroom teaching with the unique needs of Native American students are among the reasons for new...
article Santee Tribe Set To Dedicate Ancestors Monument
(11/28/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A monument blessing and dedication in the village of Santee, Nebraska, this weekend will mark the completion of the first phase of a 13-year tribal...
article Native students find success at well-funded South Dakota Catholic school
(11/27/2019)
(South Dakota) -- As South Dakota education officials work to close the achievement gap between the state’s Native American students and their white peers, a private...
article Artist works to bring healing, understanding
(11/27/2019)
(South Dakota) -- During the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center’s honoring of Native American Heritage Month, artist Joe Pulliam presented his watercolor ledger and...

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