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Bear Runner wins OST presidency, Black remains VP

Julian Bear Runner was elected president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, according to unofficial results released by the tribe's election commission on Tuesday evening.

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4/19/2019

article OP/ED: FDOT holding Pine Ridge hostage
(South Dakota) -- The residents of Pine Ridge have been held hostage to the Suncoast Parkway extension by FDOT and more recently the county for approximately. 20 years....

4/18/2019

article South Dakota justices order hearing in Indian-child case
(South Dakota) -- Testimony should be taken from a child's physician before a state circuit judge decides whether to transfer an abuse and neglect case to...

4/17/2019

article 'The Horse Nation Is Here for Us': How Lakota Culture Is Helping Treat Child Trauma in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- Greg Grey Cloud stands in the middle of the arena, thumbs in his hip pockets, beside a black-and-white Paint who wanders and roots aimlessly in the dry...
article Delivering aid to the Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- After a blizzard dumped 22 inches of snow on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, S.D. three weeks ago, the snow throughout that region melted and flooded...

4/16/2019

article Pine Ridge celebrates 'complete makeover' of grocery store after months without one
(South Dakota) -- After having to drive about 45 minutes to buy groceries for the past few months, Donna Dubray was first in line for the grand opening of Pine Ridge...

4/14/2019

article Pine Ridge celebrates 'complete makeover' of grocery store after months without one
(South Dakota) -- After having to drive about 45 minutes to buy groceries for the past few months, Donna Dubray was first in line for the grand opening of Pine Ridge...

4/13/2019

article The cowboy way: Bullriders help finance search efforts for livestock on Pine Ridge Reservation
(Montana) -- Winter storm Ulmer wreaked havoc across Nebraska and South Dakota in mid-March, burying areas with up to 2 feet of snow and causing historic flooding, the...

4/11/2019

article Calm before the Storm: Pine Ridge Reservation Braces for Winter Blizzard
(South Dakota) -- Still reelign from massive flooding and without federal assistance, the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation braces for another major storm.
article Oglala Sioux Tribe welcomes reopening of grocery store on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Melissa Zephier took a walk Tuesday with her 5-year-old grandson Moses in Pine Ridge, the seat of the Oglala Lakota people.

4/10/2019

article 'We're in Constant Crisis': Tribal Nation Still Reeling From Last Month’s Bomb Cyclone Faces More Extreme Weather
(South Dakota) -- On Wednesday, a giant winter storm began to pummel the Midwest with what could be up to 2 feet of snow, and the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota...

4/8/2019

article Lighthorse Police Bringing Supplies to South Dakota Flood Victims
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee Creek Nation Lighthorse Police Department is preparing to deal with blizzard conditions, as they bring donated supplies to South Dakota. An...

4/7/2019

article OST President Bear Runner creates petition for FEMA aid
(South Dakota) -- As the state of emergency on the Pine Ridge Reservation continues on, Tribal leadership is circulating a petition requesting federal aid. Before the...

4/3/2019

article Oglala Sioux Tribal President's Call for Flood Relief Needs
(South Dakota) -- This page is an initiative of the OST President's Office. Your support now can help provide direct aid to people and rebuild areas within the...
article Yankton Sioux Tribe Gives 10,000 Bottles Of Water To Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- People dealing with flooding on the Pine Ridge Reservation are getting some extra help. On Tuesday, the Oglala Sioux Tribe posted a picture on Twitter...

3/31/2019

article South Dakota National Guard, Businesses Help Flood Victims on Pine Ridge and Across Midwest
(South Dakota) -- As spring flooding continued to wreak havoc across the Midwest, water isn't the only thing pouring in. Soon after the South Dakota Army National...

3/30/2019

article After the floods, a struggle on the Pine Ridge Reservation for food and water access
(South Dakota) -- Even on a good day, access to nutritious food and water isn’t a given for residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southern South Dakota...
article Road conditions make it difficult to distribute donations on the reservation
(South Dakota) -- Problems in Pine Ridge continue with blocked roads and water issues, but organizations are bringing in donations to help in any way they can. Some of...
article South Dakota National Guard, businesses help flood victims on Pine Ridge and across Midwest
(South Dakota) -- As spring flooding continued to wreak havoc across the Midwest, water isn't the only thing pouring in. Soon after the South Dakota Army National...
article OP/ED: While Pine Ridge suffered, we watched in silence
(South Dakota) -- We did it again, South Dakota. In one of their greatest times of need, we overlooked the most-overlooked residents in our state. We should be ashamed...

3/29/2019

article Reservation school in ninth day without running water
(South Dakota) -- One city on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in particular has been fighting an uphill battle, with no running water throughout Red Shirt Table... a...
article Severe Flooding Hits South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Lakota Nation has declared a state of emergency on the sprawling Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The fallout from severe flooding...

3/28/2019

article SD Flooding Causes Food, Water Shortage on Indian Reservations
(South Dakota) -- Flooding that began in the Midwest two weeks ago continues to affect the 20,000 residents who live on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwest...

3/26/2019

article Flooding Hits South Dakota American Indian Reservation Hard
(South Dakota) -- Flooding that has hit parts of the Midwest hard has nearly paralyzed an American Indian reservation in southern South Dakota, swamping roads, trapping...
article Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota suffers 2 weeks of flooding
(South Dakota) -- Water levels in overflowed creeks are slowly starting to decline on the Pine Ridge Reservation. "What used to be a dry creek is now a swelling,...
article Pine Ridge Reservation residents stranded, without water as dam threatens to break
(South Dakota) -- Betty Lou Brave Heart had a doctor’s appointment scheduled last Tuesday, March 19, to remove staples from her recent shoulder surgery. Nearly a...

3/25/2019

article Pine Ridge Reservation In South Dakota Suffers Two Weeks Of Flooding
(South Dakota) -- Water levels in overflowed creeks are slowly starting to decline on the Pine Ridge Reservation. "What used to be a dry creek is now a swelling,...
article Severe flooding at Pine Ridge Reservation “a humanitarian disaster”
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota is facing what the New York Times has called “a humanitarian disaster that seems unlikely to abate soon....
article FBI investigating death on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The FBI is investigating a death that occurred on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation early last week, according to FBI spokesman Kevin Smith.
article FBI investigating death on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The FBI is investigating a death that occurred on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation early last week, according to FBI spokesman Kevin Smith. ...

3/24/2019

article A State of Emergency’: Native Americans Stranded for Days by Flooding
(South Dakota) -- Ella Red Cloud-Yellow Horse, marooned for days by a blizzard and then a flood, needed to get out. Supplies at her house were running low. She had come...
article Flood waters cause more problems for Pine Ridge residents
(South Dakota) -- Dams on the reservation are holding up and doing their job, but emergency management teams are monitoring conditions. With melting snow and water from...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe members create website for flood relief donations
(South Dakota) -- As the emergency on the Pine Ridge Reservation continues onto day 11, Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe have set up a way the public can help. Tribal...
article Woman who killed husband sentenced to 20 years in prison
(South Dakota) -- A western South Dakota woman convicted of killing her husband has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. The Rapid City Journal reports that 31-year-old...

3/23/2019

article National Guard to distribute water on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has activated 13 members of the South Dakota Army National Guard to help distribute water on the Pine Ridge Indian...
article Gov. Noem surveys flood damage on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Reservation is now in day 10 of a state of emergency after the winter storm caused wide-spread flooding and evacuations in the area. As...
article Woman who killed husband, Pine Ridge officer gets 20 year sentence
(South Dakota) -- A woman who killed her husband, a police officer with the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison during an emotional hearing...

3/21/2019

article Man accused of stealing from Oglala Lakota College
(South Dakota) -- The federal government has accused a man of stealing $2,004 from Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge reservation. John Jay Hussman, III was...

3/18/2019

article Pine Ridge Reservation still under emergency declaration
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Reservation is still in a state of emergency after severe weather and flooding has devastated the area. Around 500 people have been...

3/17/2019

article Innovative health services expand to Oglala Lakota schools
(South Dakota) -- It's been four years since the Oglala Lakota School district received an almost $100,000 grant that would provide behavioral health services via...

3/11/2019

article Man admits to defrauding IRS of more than $520,000 in tax scheme
(South Dakota) -- A man owes more than $520,000 to the federal government after devising a scheme that targeted people on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, according to...

2/27/2019

article Former tribal program secretary accused of embezzlement
(South Dakota) -- A former secretary of the Oglala Sioux Credit and Finance Office has pleaded not guilty to embezzlement. Forty-one-year-old Helen Hernandez, of Pine...

2/9/2019

article Former Pine Ridge doctor, child abuser subject of Frontline documentary
(South Dakota) -- A former doctor with the Indian Health Service in Pine Ridge and convicted child sexual abuser is the subject of an upcoming Frontline documentary.

2/5/2019

article Driver gets 16-year prison term for crash that killed family
(South Dakota) -- A Porcupine corrections officer has been sentenced to 16 years in prison after being convicted in a drunken-driving crash that killed a family on the...

1/25/2019

article For these Native American artists, business opportunities arrive by bus
(South Dakota) -- On South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, a substantial number of Native households earn income by creating and selling art. But many of these...

1/19/2019

article Former Pine Ridge doctor sentenced for child sexual abuse in Montana
(Montana) -- A former doctor facing charges for sexually abusing Native American minors in Pine Ridge was sentenced Thursday in Montana to 18 years in prison for similar...

1/8/2019

article Pine Ridge grocery shoppers facing possible pause in service
(South Dakota) -- Grocery shoppers in Pine Ridge village appear headed to a break in service during the transfer to new management at the tribe-owned grocery store....

12/18/2018

article Man Gets 30 Years For Fatally Shooting Girl On Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A man convicted of fatally shooting a 13-year-old girl on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been sentenced to serve 30 years in prison.

12/17/2018

article Bouche Foods weeks away from coming to Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Pine Ridge’s only Native American-owned grocery store is just weeks away from coming into new ownership. Buche Foods recently signed a contract...

12/16/2018

article Oglala Sioux tribal council member dies
(South Dakota) -- An Oglala Sioux tribal council member has passed away at the age of 56. Collins Joseph “CJ” Clifford died this past Tuesday. It is not yet...

12/8/2018

article Toys and Propane - Sweet 16 for annual Pine Ridge Reservation drive
(Nebraska) -- This is the “good stuff,” folks. This is spilling over with a colorful cornucopia of live music; this has an overwhelming generosity for gift...

12/2/2018

article Toy Drive for Pine Ridge benefits Native American children
(Nebraska) -- The Toy Drive for Pine Ridge is a nonprofit organization that collects toys and delivers them to children on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South...

12/1/2018

article Fire breaks out at Pine Ridge Trading Co.
(South Dakota) -- Fire crews battled a fire at the Pine Ridge Trading Company and Pine Ridge Oil on Saturday morning. According to the Pennington County Fire Service,...

11/30/2018

article Woman transforms symbol of hate into positive message
(South Dakota) -- When Sandra French saw that a white Nazi-style swastika had been spray-painted on a road near her home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, she...

11/26/2018

article Oglala Lakota College campus in Rapid City getting cultural center, greenhouse thanks to Ford grant
(South Dakota) -- A grant will allow to West River colleges to improve learning and nutrition on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Oglala Lakota College, Purdue...

11/22/2018

article OST Public Safety GPS Specialist Makes Pine Ridge Safer for All
(South Dakota) -- Troy Ferguson is on a mission. He’s installing street signs and residence addresses across 3,000 square miles of the Oglala Lakota nation and he...

11/21/2018

article Pine Ridge woman gets 10 years for assaulting officers with rifle
(South Dakota) -- While restrained in the back of a police car in Pine Ridge last year, Connie Wilson managed to escape from a handcuff, break into the back of the...

11/18/2018

article Woman pleads guilty for role in death of two-year-old boy
(South Dakota) -- Sonya Dubray, 50, also pleaded guilty to trying to thwart law enforcement on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation by tampering with evidence and making...

11/16/2018

article Wife pleads guilty to second-degree murder of Oglala Sioux tribal officer
(South Dakota) -- The wife of an Oglala Sioux tribal officer pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder in federal court on Friday. Tiffany Janis, 30, also...
article Grandmother guilty in death of grandchild
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge grandmother plead guilty on Friday to accessory to second degree murder in the beating death of a 2-year- old boy back in 2016. Sonya...

11/15/2018

article Pine Ridge grocery getting new management after 51 years
(South Dakota) -- For the first time in half a century the grocery store in Pine Ridge Village is poised to get new management. The Oglala Lakota Sioux tribal council...

11/10/2018

article Oglala Sioux Tribe’s new police chief revamps department
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe's new police chief has revamped the department six months into the position, bringing new ideas and programming to the law...
article Four displaced after Pine Ridge house fire
(South Dakota) -- Two children and two adults are without a home after a house fire on Friday night. According to the Martin Volunteer Fire Department on Twitter, a...

11/9/2018

article New street signs on Pine Ridge Reservation improves police, delivery navigation
(South Dakota) -- After scouting for a prime location, Troy Ferguson grabbed a bright orange post driver and drove the base of a street sign into the ground at the...

11/7/2018

article Bear Runner wins OST presidency, Black remains VP
(South Dakota) -- Julian Bear Runner was elected president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, according to unofficial results released by the tribe's election commission on...
article Where is Alex Vasquez?
(South Dakota) -- Where is Alex Vasquez? He went missing over three years ago. The 24 year old was staying at his brother's home on the Pine Ridge reservation in...

11/2/2018

article Tribal Candidates Decorate Pine Ridge With Election Signs
(South Dakota) -- Warren Blue Bird walks down the row of signs hanging from a chain-link fence at the busy intersection of Highway 18 in Pine Ridge, forecasting each...
article OST presidential candidates face off in Kyle debate
(South Dakota) -- The members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe have a stark choice before them this election day when they choose between two candidates for president.

11/1/2018

article OLSH Housing Awarded Grant: Housing Summit Set For LNI
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Lakota Housing is in a state of transition but has plenty to look forward to in the next several years. Oglala Sioux Lakota Housing is...

10/31/2018

article OST police chief brings change to reservation in first six months
(South Dakota) -- Six months into his new position as police chief of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Robert Ecoffey has brought new ideas and programs to a department that was...

10/29/2018

article Meet the candidates for Oglala Sioux Tribe president
(South Dakota) -- When members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe go to the polls on Nov. 6, they won't just be voting for candidates for U.S. House, governor and a plethora...

10/26/2018

article Ex-pediatrician faces more charges for child sexual abuse
(South Dakota) -- A former Pine Ridge Indian Reservation pediatrician who's accused of sexually abusing children is now facing more charges. Stanley Weber was...

10/25/2018

article Former Pine Ridge pediatrician faces two more charges for sexually abusing minors
(South Dakota) -- A former pediatrician with Indian Health Service on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was indicted Oct. 23 in federal court on two additional counts...

10/23/2018

article Knitting Group Ships Reservation Donations, Sets New Charity
(South Dakota) -- Knit For A Cause, the charity knitting and crocheting group that meets at the Verona Public Library, sent four boxes of home-made goods to the Pine...

10/20/2018

article Major new addiction treatment center coming to Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- A new in-patient drug and alcohol treatment center on the Pine Ridge Reservation will provide a major boost for efforts to combat the scourge of...

10/17/2018

article Oglala homes still need repairs to prepare for winter
(South Dakota) -- Many Pine Ridge homes thrashed in July hail storms remain damaged and home owners are searching to find some way to make repairs before the cold...

10/12/2018

article Two newcomers vie for leadership of Oglala Sioux Tribe
(South Dakota) -- The two candidates that will vie for Presidency of one of the largest tribes in the nation, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, come from opposite ends of the...
article Man arrested at Red Cloud school charged with making threats, firearm possession in federal court
(South Dakota) -- The man arrested last month at a school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was indicted Wednesday on two charges in federal court.

10/9/2018

article Pine Ridge Girls' School wins $10K grant for evaluation program
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Girls' School has received a $10,000 Community Innovation Grant through the South Dakota Community Foundation. The funds are offered...

9/30/2018

article Man held in Red Cloud School arrest ordered detained pending trial
(South Dakota) -- A Tennessee man arrested last week at the Red Cloud Indian School after posting what the FBI calls threatening videos on YouTube will remain in custody...

9/29/2018

article Construction begins on $2.5M Oglala Lakota Artspace
(South Dakota) -- Standing near shovels painted red, green and black by local Oglala artists, Bryan Parker, an artist, teacher, and bus-driver of the Rolling Rez art...

9/26/2018

article Pine Ridge denied FEMA assistance after severe weather damage
(South Dakota) -- As recently reported by NewsCenter1, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has declined a request for federal assistance from the Oglala Sioux...

9/23/2018

article OURS: Sentinel program at Oglala Lakota fits conditions
(South Dakota) -- Ideology won’t produce the best defense against school shootings. Simplified arguments — those that either support or oppose armed...

9/21/2018

article Man arrested at Pine Ridge school after police find threatening video
(South Dakota) -- Police arrested a man at the Red Cloud Indian School Friday after reports of threats. According to tribal authorities, the man had posted a YouTube...

9/16/2018

article Oglala Lakota schools have four trained sentinels, AR-15 rifles to combat possible shootings
(South Dakota) -- As students waft sage into their faces during a morning ceremony to start the Friday school day at Wolf Creek Middle, Superintendent Anthony Fairbanks...

8/31/2018

article Pine Ridge rancher's BIA lawsuit granted more time
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge rancher's lawsuit against the BIA is allowed more time in federal court, according to an opinion issued Wednesday. U.S. District Court...

8/25/2018

article Pine Ridge teen found safe
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux teenager reported missing in vicinity of Kyle, SD was found alive and safe the evening of 24 August. Several groups were involved in...

8/24/2018

article Authorities search for missing Rapid City teen
(South Dakota) -- Search and rescue has been scouring the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for a teenager who went missing Thursday morning. Jonah Busch, 16, was last seen...

8/23/2018

article Man convicted of using TV, knife in reservation assault
(South Dakota) -- A Kyle man convicted of using a TV and a knife to assault another person on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been sentenced to a year and a day in...

8/16/2018

article 4 children relocated after meth bust on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Tribal officers rescued four children and seized several bags of methamphetamine during a traffic stop, according to the Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST)...

8/13/2018

article Arrest made in homicide near Wanblee
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety says they have arrested a person in connection with a Saturday morning homicide east of Wanblee.

8/7/2018

article Rising Above the Reservation: Hard lessons spark signs of hope
(South Dakota) -- It should have been one of the highlights of her life, a fitting conclusion to a stellar high school career. Instead, she almost missed it. Santana...
article Oglala Lakota lands could host 110 MW-AC of solar
(South Dakota) -- A 110 MW-AC solar project is planned for the Oglala Lakota Nation’s lands in South Dakota. Wirsol, a renewable energy development firm...

8/1/2018

article Lawsuit blames police for running down woman
(South Dakota) -- The family of a woman who was run down by a police car has filed suit against the U.S. government alleging it was negligent in the incident. Melanie...

7/29/2018

article Students with Oglala Sioux Tribe Childcare Program help in disastrous aftermath
(South Dakota) -- Students working in the Oglala Sioux Tribe Childcare and Development program were out boarding up broken windows to help people living in the area...
article Devastating storm rocks Oglala, brings out community
(South Dakota) -- Oglala residents are no strangers to storms, but severe hail damage ruined homes and left homeowners picking up the pieces. Much of western South...

7/28/2018

article Whalen: Oglala Sioux leaders give themselves more money for travel
(South Dakota) -- On Thursday, July 19, 2018, the Oglala’s finance committee took action to increase the tribal council travel rate for themselves and the...

7/26/2018

article SDSU Extension Community Gardens bring hope to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Weeding after dark isn't easy. Neither is fighting cravings to stay sober. And, working in the garden was the one thing that got her through the...

7/24/2018

article Child abuse case shines light on tribal government reform push
(South Dakota) -- When a Pine Ridge mother beat her 2-year-old son to death over bed wetting, the 2016 case shocked her family, her community, her tribe. Katrina...
article Pine Ridge hearing addresses 'subtle' forms of racism
(South Dakota) -- At the start of Tuesday’s hearing for the South Dakota Advisory Committee to the U.S Commission on Civil Rights, Troy Weston talked about the...

7/19/2018

article Lakota Ride winds through Loveland on 400-mile, 22-day journey
(Colorado) -- Ten people on horseback rode into Loveland on Thursday along a 22-day, 400-mile ride from Sedalia to South Dakota to bring awareness to the Pine Ridge...

7/18/2018

article South Dakota mother gets 40 years for killing bed-wetting son
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota woman accused of beating her 2-year-old son to death after he wet his bed has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison.
article Pine Ridge man to go to prison for life for murder of baby
(South Dakota) -- A federal jury in Rapid City last week convicted Zachariah Poor Bear, 24, of Pine Ridge, of the assault and murder of a baby in May 2015.

7/15/2018

article Poor Bear guilty of murder
(South Dakota) -- A federal jury deliberated less than an hour Friday before returning a guilty verdict for 24-year old Zachariah Michael Poor Bear on charges of first...

7/14/2018

article Pine Ridge man found guilty in beating death of toddler
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge man accused of beating his girlfriend’s child to death was convicted Friday after the jury deliberated for under an hour. Zachariah...

7/9/2018

article Charges filed in fatal Pine Ridge reservation shooting
(South Dakota) -- A 19-year-old man has been charged in a fatal shooting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Palani Bull Bear-Gardipe is accused of killing 19-year-old...

7/8/2018

article Ex-chief judge of Oglala Sioux Tribe claims illegal termination
(South Dakota) -- A former Oglala Sioux Tribal Court judge is suing tribal leaders to get her job back or be compensated, claiming she had been illegally terminated. In...

7/7/2018

article Lakota community granted new meat processing facility for growth and tradition
(South Dakota) -- A grand opening comes after a 13-year vision by One Spirit to meet the hungry needs of a struggling population. "We started distributing food and...

7/3/2018

article $100K grant to study workforce shortages on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- A $100,000 federal grant to study health care workforce shortages on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been awarded to a host of South Dakota...

6/29/2018

article Former Pine Ridge Hospital CEO sentenced to probation for false statement
(South Dakota) -- A former Pine Ridge Hospital CEO was sentenced Friday to a year of unsupervised probation for not reporting money she received from a doctor who is now...
article Suspect in custody in slaying on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Authorities have a suspect in custody in the fatal shooting of a man in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation community of Kyle. The Oglala Sioux...

6/22/2018

article New Pine Ridge top cop making a mark
(South Dakota) -- Filling the top job at the Pine Ridge Police Department proved to be a tall order. One candidate accepted the job and then simply didn't show up....

6/12/2018

article 2 Slaying Suspects Say Arrests on Reservation Were Illegal
(South Dakota) -- Two suspects in a Rapid City killing have asked a judge to throw out evidence they say was obtained after they were illegally arrested on the Pine...

6/8/2018

article 1 of 2 men who escaped Nebraska jail found on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- A prosecutor says one of two men who escaped from a Nebraska Panhandle jail has been captured on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
article Pine Ridge man sentenced for punching federal officer
(South Dakota) -- A man who punched a tribal officer in the face on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last fall has been sentenced to two years in federal prison. The U....

6/7/2018

article Colorado Man Sentenced For South Dakota Reservation Slaying
(South Dakota) -- A Colorado man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for killing a woman on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation during an argument in...

6/5/2018

article Pine Ridge getting 2 new career and technical schools
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Lakota County School District has announced it will build two career and technical high schools on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

6/4/2018

article Pine Ridge Indian Reservation near Oglala, June 28, 1975
(South Dakota) -- We pulled in fast on the hard packed driveway, stopped in a cloud of dirt and took in the scene. My eyes strained, trying to remember as many details...

6/3/2018

article “The Rider” Immerses Us in a Native American Cowboy’s Life
(USA) -- Though only writer/director Chloe Zhao’s second feature, The Rider has it all. Its story of a young Lakota cowboy, deciding whether to return to riding...

5/26/2018

article Girl Scouts help reservation school
(South Dakota) -- irl Scout Troop 3010 recently completed a drive that grew bigger than expected for its Bronze Award project.Troop Leader Julie Dye of Gunbarrel said...
article Man charged with 4 counts of involuntary manslaughter in Pine Ridge wreck
(South Dakota) -- A man accused of causing a crash that killed a family on Pine Ridge last year has been charged by a federal grand jury with four counts of involuntary...

5/25/2018

article Mother of emaciated toddlers sentenced to federal prison
(South Dakota) -- The mother of two toddlers found emaciated on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 2016 has been sentenced to three years in federal prison after...

5/24/2018

article 10 Year Sentence For Accessory After The Fact In Pine Ridge Killing
(South Dakota) -- A man who admitted helping the suspects in a fatal shooting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation a year ago has been sentenced to 10 years in prison...

5/22/2018

article Rollover crash kills man on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A one-vehicle rollover crash on U.S. Highway 18 in Pine Ridge has killed a man.

5/20/2018

article Pine Ridge Reservation Public Concert
(South Dakota) -- Three musicians who also serve as volunteers at Re-Member on the Oglala-Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota will present a public concert at...

5/15/2018

article Pine Ridge man gets 3 years for involuntary manslaughter after deadly crash
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge man was sentenced to 37 months of custody followed by three years of supervised released after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter...

5/12/2018

article Oglala Lakota County Schools break ground on new high school
(South Dakota) -- A little history was made Friday on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Oglala Lakota County School District broke ground a new high school that...
article Pine Ridge rancher-turned-'Rider' star embracing newfound fame
(South Dakota) -- Three rickety wooden crosses stand starkly against the blue sky just behind the modular home sitting on Leroy Pourier's Badlands ranch. Lots of...

5/10/2018

article Man charged with involuntary manslaughter in fatal crash on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- A Porcupine man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter half a year after authorities said he was involved in a crash that killed a family of...

5/9/2018

article Can Sioux tribes pull off largest ever clean energy project on tribal land?
(South Dakota) -- Lyle Jack had long wondered how his Oglala Sioux community could take advantage of its location on the remote, windswept plains of South Dakota. The...

5/5/2018

article BHSU grad: 'I'm going to help my people'
(North Dakota) -- It’s good to be young and Lakota. That’s the message 22-year-old Sierra Concha hopes to spread as she begins the next chapter of her life following...
article FBI offering reward in Pine Ridge murder investigation
(South Dakota) -- The FBI is offering up to $2,500 for information leading to an arrest in a murder on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in October. The victim, 24-year-...

5/4/2018

article Oglala Lakota College students win business award
(South Dakota) -- A team of business students from Oglala Lakota College won the chapter of the year award at the American Indian Business Leaders' 2018 conference...

5/2/2018

article OST to receive $920K grant for domestic violence prevention
(South Dakota) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Indian Health Service announced the intention to award a $920,000 cooperative agreement to the...

4/28/2018

article Q&A: Donald Warne, MD, MPH
(North Dakota) -- Donald Warne, MD, MPH, is the incoming associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and...

4/23/2018

article Pine Ridge Man Pleads Guilty To Sexual Abuse
(South Dakota) -- A man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after she’d been run over by a vehicle has pleaded guilty to...

4/19/2018

article For first time, checking accounts offered on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- For the first time in the 129-year history of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation residents can open a checking account there. Before the Lakota Federal...
article Pine Ridge family still grieving after crash claims lives of mother and 14-year-old son
(Nebraska) -- William Cash drove the yellow school bus back to the garage that afternoon after dropping off the last child. Shortly before 5 p.m., he drove his car back...

4/15/2018

article The Rider takes a spiritual journey
(South Dakota) -- Cinema might have found a worthy successor to early Terrence Malick in Chloe Zhao, whose second feature “The Rider” is a spiritual journey...

4/14/2018

article ‘Walking through history to truth’ – health and the American Indian
(South Dakota) -- Donald Warne, M.D., M.P.H., comes from generations of traditional healers on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. He became a primary care...

4/12/2018

article Film set on Pine Ridge Reservation already called one of the year's best
(South Dakota) -- The Rider, a film set on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, is garnering highly favorable news coverage and reviews.
article ‘The Rider’ Film Review: Lyrical Tale of Injured Rodeo Star Heralds a Major Talent
(South Dakota) -- Filmmaker Chloe Zhao vaults into a rarefied atmosphere of filmmaking mastery with her stunning second feature, “The Rider,” a neo-Western...

4/10/2018

article Ecoffey named new Oglala Sioux Tribe chief of police
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe went with Plan B for its new police chief. Robert Ecoffey was the alternate choice when the council selected Marvin Bad Wound as...

4/9/2018

article Oglala Sioux Tribe names new police chief
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe hopes it finally has their new chief of police. After a turbulent search lasting nearly a year, the tribe has announced the...

4/5/2018

article Accessory suspect pleads not guilty in reservation slaying
(South Dakota) -- An Allen man is accused of lying to federal authorities and being an accessory after a slaying on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last year. The...

3/30/2018

article ‘Not guilty’ plea in shooting of 2 Pine Ridge women
(South Dakota) -- A Manderson man accused of shooting two women near Porcupine last month has pleaded not guilty to assault and weapons charges.

3/27/2018

article Her 2-year-old wet the bed and ‘gave her a sideways look.’ She killed him for it, South Dakota cops say
(South Dakota) -- By the time the 2-year-old South Dakota boy arrived at the hospital, he’d been dead for hours. His lifeless body was covered in bite marks,...

3/20/2018

article 2 Pine Ridge men awarded Bush leadership fellowship
(South Dakota) -- Two members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe have been awarded the 2018 Bush Fellowship, a leadership program for residents of Minnesota, the Dakotas and...

3/16/2018

article Sentences handed down for child abuse on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A child abuse case on the Pine Ridge Reservation has resulted in sentences for a woman and her sister as other defendants await action.

3/14/2018

article How the Oglala Sioux Are Freeing Themselves From Fossil Fuel
(South Dakota) -- It’s high summer in South Dakota and a cruel sun beats down with an endless floodtide of photons that burns skin through T-shirts and tinted car...
article OST Council Selects Bad Wound As Police Chief
(South Dakota) -- Thursday, the OST Council reviewed 14 applications and conducted nine interviews before selecting Marvin Bad Wound as the new chief of police of the...
article KILI Radio Celebrates 35th Anniversary As Voice Of The Lakota Nation
(South Dakota) -- On Sunday, February 25, KILI Radio held an open house with soup, fry bread and cake to mark the 35th anniversary as a local community radio station.

3/11/2018

article Pine Ridge council names new police chief
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has hired a new police chief. Retired BIA law enforcement officer Marvin Bad Wound was appointed Thursday.

3/9/2018

article Mom of emaciated girls sentenced to probation
(South Dakota) -- The mother of two toddlers found so severely malnourished that a pediatrician compared them to prisoners of World War II concentration camps was...
article Ex-head of Pine Ridge Hospital pleads guilty to failing to disclose $5K gift
(South Dakota) -- The former head of the Pine Ridge Hospital pleaded guilty to making a false statement for failing to report a $5,000 gift from a former pediatrician...

3/6/2018

article Pine Ridge woman gets 15 years in fatal 2016 shooting
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge woman accused of driving a getaway car in a fatal shooting outside a youth center on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been sentenced...
article Former Pine Ridge pediatrician facing new child sexual abuse charges in Montana
(Montana) -- A year after being charged with multiple child sex crimes in South Dakota, a former Pine Ridge pediatrician is now facing similar charges in Montana.

3/5/2018

article FBI: Spike in Pine Ridge Reservation homicides tied to meth
(South Dakota) -- An increased prevalence of meth at South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation led to an unusual number of homicides in 2016, according to the...

3/4/2018

article FBI: Murders down 80% on Pine Ridge following meth-fueled spike in 2016
(South Dakota) -- The number of killings on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation took a nosedive last year, underscoring to federal authorities that 2016 was an abnormally...
article Solar farm proposed in Oglala Lakota County
(South Dakota) -- State regulators are considering a plan to construct a 110-megawatt solar generating facility in northwest Oglala Lakota County on the Pine Ridge...
article Reservation group hosts annual special prom event
(South Dakota) -- Inspired by last year's blockbuster hit "Wonder Woman," the Cheyenne River Youth Project is encouraging girls to be their own superheroes.
article Tiffanie Garnier sentenced to 15 years in prison for accessory to murder
(South Dakota) -- 31-year-old Tiffanie Garnier, of Pine Ridge, was sentenced to 15 years in a federal prison on Friday for accessory to murder in the shooting death of...

3/2/2018

article A solar farm is proposed in Oglala Lakota County
(South Dakota) -- State regulators are considering a plan to construct a 110-megawatt solar generating facility in northwest Oglala Lakota County on the Pine Ridge...

2/23/2018

article “On a Knife Edge”: Coming of age on the Pine Ridge reservation
(South Dakota) -- A few weeks ago I talked to Leonard Peltier, American Indian Movement (AIM) member and political prisoner. He asked me to work with Eli Cane, producer...
article Wife of slain tribal officer indicted on murder charge
(South Dakota) -- The wife of a slain Oglala Sioux Tribe police officer has been indicted by a federal grand jury for his murder. Tiffany Janis was scheduled for a...

2/22/2018

article Life on Pine Ridge Reservation, Prisoner of War Camp #334
(South Dakota) -- Photographer Q. Sakamaki documents the lives of the Lakota people of Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, a community defiant in the face of...

2/21/2018

article Former Pine Ridge Hospital CEO to admit making false statement
(South Dakota) -- A former head of the Pine Ridge Hospital is expected to plead guilty in March to lying about receiving money from a staff doctor. The doctor is now...

2/19/2018

article Buffalo Meat on the Menu Again for Native Tribe
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Lakota tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is close to regaining its traditional food supply. The Charging Buffalo Meat...
article Red Cloud’s Revolution: Oglalla Sioux freeing themselves from fossil fuel
(South Dakota) -- It’s high summer in South Dakota, and a cruel sun beats down with an endless floodtide of photons that burns skin through t-shirts and tinted car...
article Authorities advising no travel on Pine Ridge due to heavy snow
(South Dakota) -- Officials of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are asking residents to refrain from traveling amid today's snowstorm. "Due to periods of heavy...

2/16/2018

article Wife of slain officer charged with murder
(South Dakota) -- The wife of an Oglala Sioux Tribe police officer who was shot and killed last weekend is now charged with his murder. Tiffany Janis is charged with...

2/13/2018

article Nonprofit Works to Reintroduce Buffalo to Oglala Lakota Diet
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Lakota tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is one step closer to taking control of the food it eats: The Charging Buffalo...

2/12/2018

article Arrest made in fatal shooting of OST police officer
(South Dakota) -- A person has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of an Oglala Sioux Tribe police officer over the weekend, according to tribal...
article Oglala police officer shot, killed in domestic dispute on Pine Ridge reservation
(South Dakota) -- Federal and tribal officials are investigating the fatal shooting of an Oglala Sioux police officer on Saturday. The FBI said in a news release that...

2/1/2018

article Thunder Valley Announces New Chapter for Native American CDC
(Tennessee) -- Nick Tilsen, who has been with the organization since its formation, says it’s time to start a new group that can help other indigenous communities...

1/25/2018

article 2 people in critical condition after Pine Ridge shooting
(South Dakota) -- Two people are in critical condition after a shooting near Pine Ridge early Thursday. Both victims were transported to the Pine Ridge Indian Health...

1/24/2018

article Pine Ridge homicides dip in 2017
(South Dakota) -- No number of homicides is can ever be considered good but when the numbers go down, that is good. And that is the case on the Pine Ridge Indian...

1/18/2018

article Oglala Sioux Tribe hires new attorney general
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe has hired a new attorney general, filling a post that has been vacant for 11 months. Scott James, the twice-elected county...

12/23/2017

article First public high school on Pine Ridge could open as soon as 2019
(South Dakota) -- A plan to build the first public high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is gaining support, and officials said Friday the facility could open...

12/20/2017

article Oglala Sioux Tribe and federal prosecutors working to improve relationship
(South Dakota) -- A methamphetamine-fueled crime wave on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 2016 sowed apprehension in the community. It didn't help that...

12/16/2017

article Oglala tribe donates 20 buffalo to Pe Sla
(South Dakota) -- The bison herd at Pe Sla is growing. The Oglala Sioux Tribe announced Friday it was donating 20 buffalo to the sacred Indian site north of Hill City.

12/13/2017

article Constitutional reform takes center stage on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A historic effort in under way on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation as members are working toward an overhaul of the tribe's constitution.

12/12/2017

article Constitutional reform takes center stage on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A historic effort in under way on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation as members are working toward an overhaul of the tribe's constitution.

12/11/2017

article Dean Parisian: The answers to problems at Pine Ridge must come from Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- I lived on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation when I was in high school. Didn't have a choice. My father was Chief of Police for the Bureau of...

12/10/2017

article Bootlegging on the rise on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- If you squeeze one end of a balloon, it bulges on the other. And that's what it seemed like on the Pine Ridge Reservation when they shut down beer...

12/5/2017

article Victor Swallow: Remembering the 1949 blizzard on the Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- We are in the holiday season where families make a point to get together and spend time together and eat. This makes me think of old times when food...
article More People Charged in Killing on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Authorities say two more men have been charged in the killing of a man in the parking lot of a Pine Ridge Indian Reservation youth center last year.

12/2/2017

article Team of Colorado hit men drove to Pine Ridge, killed man, indictment says
(Colorado) -- Three Native American men looking to settle a drug debt drove from Colorado to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and gunned down a 29-year-...

12/1/2017

article Team of Colorado hit men drove to Pine Ridge, killed man, indictment says
(South Dakota) -- Three Native American men looking to settle a drug debt drove from Colorado to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and gunned down a 29-...

11/29/2017

article New OST police chief fails to report for work; search to fill position reopens
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe has resumed looking for a new police chief after the woman who got the job didn’t report for work last week.

11/28/2017

article Oglala Lakota County schools eye adding vo-tech high school
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Lakota County School District has an ambitious plan. It wants to build a vocational-technical high school -- which would be the first ever...

11/27/2017

article Oglala Sioux Tribe uncovers bootlegging operation
(South Dakota) -- When the Oglala Sioux Tribe police conducted a warrants sweep with the U.S. Marshal Service Black Hills Fugitive Task Force Nov. 16, they came across a...

11/24/2017

article Life or Meth: Battle for Pine Ridge (Pt 3: Solutions)
(South Dakota) -- It would be easy to look at the Meth crisis on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and simply say, everywhere has a Meth problem. And that may be true....

11/22/2017

article Life or Meth: Battle for Pine Ridge (Part 2 of 3)
(South Dakota) -- Meth, by many accounts is running rampant on the Pine Ridge Reservation. In this story, we look at "Why": "Why" has this dangerous...
article Man Convicted in Deadly Beating on Reservation Sentenced
(South Dakota) -- A man convicted of instigating the deadly beating of another man on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in July 2015 has been sentenced to 17 ½...

11/21/2017

article "Life or Meth: Battle for Pine Ridge" (Part 1 of 3)
(South Dakota) -- Methamphetamine use is a problem all across South Dakota--but on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation-- it is a crisis. Some believe it threatens the...

11/20/2017

article Native Sun News Today: Promoting food sovereignty with Tatanka Harvest on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Thunder Valley Community Development Corp. hosted a Tatanka Harvest on Saturday, November 11, as part of their Food Sovereignty Initiative. The...

11/7/2017

article Another Indian Health Service hospital placed in 'immediate jeopardy' status
(South Dakota) -- The crisis at the Indian Health Service continues as another hospital has lost its ability to access a key source of funding after a recent survey...
article Ex-Pine Ridge official sentenced to probation, restitution for theft
(South Dakota) -- A former Oglala Sioux tribal official who pleaded guilty to stealing from the tribe has been sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation and must...
article Pine Ridge woman pleads guilty to second degree murder
(South Dakota) -- Elizabeth LeBeau, 25 of Pine Ridge pleaded guilty to second degree murder and accessory to second degree murder in federal court in Rapid City Monday.

11/6/2017

article Pine Ridge hospital fumbled man's care before death, documents say
(South Dakota) -- A government agency’s recent decision to cut off Medicare and Medicaid payments to the Indian Health Service hospital in Pine Ridge was motivated...

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