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Native Sun News: Coat drive to benefit Pine Ridge Reservation

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSMT) will be helping those who are in need on a local reservation to keep warm this holiday season.

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10/6/2017

article Man pleads guilty in Pine Ridge shooting death
(South Dakota) -- A 37-year-old man pleaded guilty in federal court in Rapid City Friday for the murder of Annie Colhoff. Orlando Guadalupe Jose Ephron Villanueva de...
article Rapid City homicide suspects arrested in Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- According to the U.S. marshal for South Dakota, the two suspects in Rapid City's latest homicide have been arrested. U.S. Marshal, Paul Thielen...

9/18/2017

article CACHE: Ledger art from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- This summer in early July, when the Medford volunteers returned from their community service week at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota,...

9/17/2017

article Plea Deal Reached In Reservation Child Abuse Case
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge Reservation woman is expected to plead guilty to child abuse after two of her children were found emaciated on the reservation. Court...

9/16/2017

article South Dakota woman to plead guilty in emaciated kids case
(South Dakota) -- A Kyle woman is expected to plead guilty after two of her children were found emaciated on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Court records indicate 34...

9/11/2017

article Colorado man to plead guilty in 2016 fatal shooting on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- A Colorado man accused of fatally shooting a female acquaintance on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last September is set to plead guilty next month...

9/7/2017

article Woman pleads guilty to her role in a Pine Ridge murder
(South Dakota) -- A woman admits to her role in the shooting death of Vincent Brewer III on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in October. In a hearing in Federal Court...

9/5/2017

article Police to test suspected illegal substance found at Pine Ridge elementary school
(South Dakota) -- An elementary school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has turned over to law enforcement what it suspects is an illegal drug found at the school,...

9/4/2017

article Pine Ridge woman accused of trying to fire at police
(South Dakota) -- Authorities in Pine Ridge say a woman suspected of stealing a vehicle faces charges of assaulting officers after she allegedly tried to shoot them...

9/2/2017

article Details about Vinny Brewer's murder emerge in plea documents
(South Dakota) -- A woman accused of participating in a killing at a Pine Ridge youth center in October is set to plead guilty on Wednesday. Her plea documents unveil...

8/29/2017

article More charges against three men in Pine Ridge fatal shooting
(Florida) -- The three defendants in a fatal shooting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in May are now facing additional federal charges.

8/26/2017

article How a high-achieving school in one of America's poorest areas is saving the local community
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota is one of the poorest areas in the United States. People who live in the community, many of whom are...
article Kyle man threatened infant son with knife
(South Dakota) -- While arguing with a his girlfriend in November, a Kyle man held a knife against his 2-month-old son's neck and stomach.

8/16/2017

article Bennett County faces budget crisis; asks for help to fund services on tribal lands
(South Dakota) -- Pennington County taxpayers might need to dig deeper into their pockets if a looming budget crisis over paying for services on tribal trust lands in...
article Three South Dakota universities working together to help on the Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A handful of students from three South Dakota universities are hoping to improve life on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Our Jon Wilson takes you to Kyle...

8/15/2017

article The death of Vinny Brewer: A meth-fueled murder on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Vince Brewer hurled himself into the passenger seat of his brother's pickup, and they barreled down the highway. Was his only son OK? This had been...

8/14/2017

article True Sioux Hope Foundation Tours Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- For generations, they have made pilgrimages to the Pine Ridge Reservation. Each summer, waves of church groups, charitable organizations and volunteers...

8/13/2017

article Young warrior learns to 'watch, listen'
(South Dakota) -- Robert Watters prayed, asking for guidance and wisdom from his creator, and then sprinkled tobacco over the logs stacked in a pyramid over a pile of...
article The death of Vinny Brewer: A meth-fueled murder on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Vince Brewer hurled himself into the passenger seat of his brother's pickup, and they barreled down the highway. Was his only son OK?

8/9/2017

article Private Girls’ School on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Is ‘Safe Haven’
(South Dakota) -- “It is not a question of if our students will go to college; it is a question of which college they will attend,” said Cindy Giago, Oglala...

8/5/2017

article Former Vice-Chair of LaCreek District Board pleads guilty to embezzlement
(South Dakota) -- The former Vice-Chair of the LaCreek District Board on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Charles Leo Cummings, pleaded guilty to embezzlement and theft from...

8/2/2017

article The Real Legacy of Crazy Horse
(South Dakota) -- It’s not our fault,” Jacob Rosales said. I had asked the recent high-school graduate what he wants people to know about life on the...

7/28/2017

article Oglala Sioux Executive Director Celebrates 3 Years at Job
(South Dakota) -- At first glance, Darrell Brown Bull's office resembles a college dorm room. The walls are painted bright orange; a mini fridge buzzes in the corner...

7/26/2017

article Officials say Pine Ridge water is safe despite rumors
(South Dakota) -- A scary rumor took off like wildfire on social media left residents of Pine Ridge village scared of their own drinking water. The reality? Officials...

7/25/2017

article Tribe considers emergency water resolution
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council was scheduled to consider a resolution Tuesday declaring a state of emergency regarding drinking water.

7/20/2017

article Tribal and county law officials present plan for better cooperation
(South Dakota) -- Pennington County and Oglala Sioux Tribal law enforcement leaders presented ideas for better cooperation at a public forum Thursday evening in Kyle.

7/19/2017

article A Push to Fund Lasting Solutions to a Sioux Reservation’s Deep Poverty
(South Dakota) -- When we talk about the rise of wealth inequality in the United States, we often talk about the shrinking middle class—how assets like a livable...
article Should Indian Reservations Give Local Cops Authority on Their Land?
(South Dakota) -- To combat crime on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the tribe is considering partnering with area law enforcement. But the proposal would need to...

7/18/2017

article Pine Ridge police bid farewell to fallen K-9 officer
(South Dakota) -- Pine Ridge police lost one of their own last week when a K–9 narcotics officer named Czar passed away. On Tuesday, officers gathered in Kyle to...

7/17/2017

article ‘Can’t Tolerate This Level of Violence’ Say South Dakota Cops
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux tribal authorities on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and law enforcement leaders in Pennington County and Rapid City are...
article Youngest Oglala Sioux Executive Director celebrates 3 years
(South Dakota) -- At first glance, Darrell Brown Bull’s office resembles a college dorm room. The walls are painted bright orange; a mini fridge buzzes in the...

7/12/2017

article Pine Ridge, Pennington County eye working together on law enforcement
(South Dakota) -- Tribal authorities and outside law enforcement have not always worked closely together. But Pennington County and the Oglala Sioux Tribe on Wednesday...
article Tribal Council moves to help Pennington County with extradition
(South Dakota) -- The Pennington County Sheriff's Office, Rapid City Police Department, and the Law and Order committee of the Oglala Lakota Tribal Council met...

7/11/2017

article Federal prosecutors aim to root out tribal corruption
(South Dakota) -- A former Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe official sentenced last month for embezzling tribal funds is the latest success for a year-and-a-half-old...
article Law enforcements working with officials to make reservation safer place
(South Dakota) -- Officials are continuing to advocate against violent crime on the Pine Ridge Reservation. This comes after 2016 was noted as one of the most deadly and...
article Tribal, federal officials say they are working on fighting Pine Ridge crime
(South Dakota) -- What the Rapid City Police are calling an "epidemic of drug fueled violent crimes taking place" in KOTA Territory spurred federal prosecutors...
article Former hospital CEO indicted for failing to disclose gift
(South Dakota) -- A former Pine Ridge Indian Health Service administrator is due in court next week on charges she failed to disclose a $5,000 gift from a pediatrician.
article Oglala Sioux official pleads not guilty to embezzlement
(South Dakota) -- An official accused of stealing from the Oglala Sioux tribe has pleaded not guilty. Fifty-seven-year-old Charles Cummings, of Martin, faces theft and...

7/10/2017

article Pine Ridge fatal crash victims ID'd
(South Dakota) -- The FBI says four children and one adult died when the minivan in which they were passengers crashed on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South...
article Former Pine Ridge IHS hospital administrator indicted
(South Dakota) -- A former Pine Ridge Indian Health Service hospital administrator will make an initial appearance next week on charges that she failed to disclose a $5,...

7/9/2017

article Update: FBI says 4 kids, 1 adult killed in Pine Ridge wreck
(South Dakota) -- Four children and one adult were killed Saturday night in a vehicular crash near Red Shirt on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, according to the FBI....

7/8/2017

article Philanthropists tour Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A caravan of philanthropists -- and a few celebrities -- toured the Pine Ridge reservation Friday as part of an effort to spark new focus on bringing...
article True Sioux Hope Foundation making difference on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- A small army of wealthy philanthropists from around the world descended on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on Friday to take part in a supply...

7/6/2017

article Nick Tilsen Is building A $60 Million Sustainable Community On The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- In this “Making Change” video, we profile 35-year-old Nick Tilsen, a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation. Tilsen was at Standing Rock with...

7/3/2017

article Man Guilty In Beating Death In Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A Rapid City jury convicted a man in the beating death of a 35-year-old man last year in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Rapid City Journal...

7/2/2017

article Fourth annual Wakpa Waste Waicipi Pow Wow
(South Dakota) -- Pow Wow season is among us. Hundreds of people, some from as far as New Zealand were at Saturday's Pow Wow near the Pine Ridge Reservation.
article Man guilty in beating death in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A Rapid City jury convicted a man in the beating death of a 35-year-old man last year in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Rapid City Journal...

6/29/2017

press release True Sioux Hope Foundation Hosts Family To Family Cultural Connectivity Event On Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- True Sioux Hope Foundation will host an innovative convening between Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe members and well-known family philanthropists to build...

6/28/2017

article Two defendants in emaciated children case will plead guilty to other offenses
(South Dakota) -- The charges against two people accused of abusing two toddlers found emaciated on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in November are set to be dismissed...

6/27/2017

article Prosecutor: Fatal fight started over joke
(South Dakota) -- A man who died on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last year was so drunk he could have hit his head or choked on his own vomit, a defense lawyer said...

6/24/2017

article Pine Ridge Based Food Truck Serving Traditional Taste
(South Dakota) -- A new food truck on Pine Ridge is serving up traditional food. The business offers a taste of the reservation to tourists and fresh meals to locals. A...

6/10/2017

article Pine Ridge native is rare cardiologist for IHS
(Arizona) -- Dena Wilson never doubted what she wanted to do with her life while growing up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Her mother worked at...

6/9/2017

article Native American doctors offer a cultural connection with patients; many programs exist to combat shortage
(South Dakota) -- Dena Wilson never doubted what she wanted to do with her life while growing up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Her mother worked...

6/7/2017

press release Covenant Day students repurpose shipping containers into living space for Lakota Indian reservation
(South Dakota) -- When Covenant Day students heard about the conditions on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, they knew they had to do something. Fewer than 40,000...

6/5/2017

article Tribe planning extradition agreement with outside police
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux Tribe officials hope a mutual-aid agreement between the tribe and outside authorities could help curb violent crime in South Dakota.

6/2/2017

article Interim Pine Ridge top cop eyes changing police culture
(South Dakota) -- A month-and-a-half after the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council declared a state of emergency on the reservation and ousted the chief of police, the tribe...

5/30/2017

article Authorities investigating fatal shooting on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Local and federal police are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation over the Memorial Day weekend. The...

5/29/2017

article Six Dead in Head-on Crash
(South Dakota) -- Six victims are confirmed dead in a head-on collision on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. It happened late Saturday evening on Highway 44 5 miles...
article South Dakota trooper dragged, patrol vehicle stolen
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper was assaulted and dragged as his patrol vehicle was stolen Saturday night in Pennington County, the sheriff...

5/28/2017

article 5 people including pregnant woman die in reservation crash
(South Dakota) -- Authorities say five people including a pregnant woman have died in a crash on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota.
article Multiple fatalities reported in Pine Ridge Reservation crash
(South Dakota) -- Authorities say there have been multiple fatalities in a crash on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota.

5/26/2017

article Tribal and federal law enforcement show unity
(South Dakota) -- Led by the Oglala Sioux president and South Dakota's U.S. Attorney, a wide range of tribal and federal law enforcement officials Thursday addressed...

5/25/2017

article Alleged witness in Pine Ridge murder to plead guilty to meth offense
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge woman accused of lying to federal authorities during a murder investigation is set to plead guilty to a drug offense under a deal with...

5/23/2017

article What an Indian Reservation Can Teach Us About Trauma
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is the site of the 19th-century Wounded Knee Massacre and the 20th-century American Indian Movement...

5/21/2017

press release Our Good Deeds: Rapid City AT&T employee receives national volunteer award
(South Dakota) -- A Rapid City man recently received a letter from the president of the United States commending his volunteer efforts. Chad Anderson, a local AT&T...

5/16/2017

article With federal windfall, Lakota culture classes could grow
(South Dakota) -- Doug Gaulke, Title VII Indian Education coordinator and Lakota language class instructor at Hot Springs High School, has high hopes that the Lakota...

5/12/2017

article Pine Ridge man found guilty
(South Dakota) -- As law enforcement on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation continues to shift, destabilize, and remain underfunded and understaffed, homicide rates...

5/11/2017

article Saving the Lakota Language by teaching the youth
(South Dakota) -- There are many efforts across the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to revitalize the endangered Lakota language. One effort involves a partnership between...
article Community gets behind Oglala Lakota Little League
(South Dakota) -- While many local little leagues are holding opening day ceremonies and playing ball already this spring, Pine Ridge is taking steps to join the...

5/3/2017

article An alcoholism epidemic among the Lakota Sioux
(South Dakota) -- THE Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota, the site of the battle of Wounded Knee, contains one of the poorest counties in America; and every...
article Opposition voiced to turning Oglala child protective services over to state
(South Dakota) -- After last week’s signal by the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council that it may turn over tribal child protective services to the state, tribal members...

5/2/2017

article Nonprofit building pole structures to protect homes on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- The grass is a vibrant green outside Jackie and Austin Ice’s trailer home, rejuvenated by a barely controlled wildfire last fall. The prairie...
article Jurors hear Pine Ridge girl's last words as murder trial begins
(South Dakota) -- The deadly shooting of a 13-year-old Pine Ridge girl in July happened while the victim was out partying and was witnessed by her three companions,...

5/1/2017

article Concert supports summer mission trip to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(Wisconsin) -- Music supported mission Sunday when the Sacred Journeys Band played classic rock ’n’ roll at Meadowbrook Country Club to help sponsor a trip...

4/30/2017

article Federal Prosecutors to Hold Office Hours on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Dakota is going to hold weekly office hours on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The federal prosecutors say...

4/29/2017

article Federal prosecutors to hold office hours in Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- The U.S. Attorney's Office in South Dakota is going to hold weekly office hours on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The federal prosecutors say...
article Former corrections officer pleads guilty in deadly crash
(South Dakota) -- A former Pine Ridge corrections officer pleaded guilty on Friday to involuntary manslaughter for the death of a woman in a July 2015 vehicle collision...

4/25/2017

article Oglala Sioux Tribe declares public safety "state of emergency"
(South Dakota) -- A major shakeup in law enforcement is taking hold on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council voted “No confidence...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe police chief resigns
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council called for the removal of acting Police Chief Harry Martinez during a special meeting on Monday, according to...

4/24/2017

article Prosecutor: Gun used in killing of Pine Ridge girl has not been found
(South Dakota) -- The gun used in the killing of a 13-year-old Pine Ridge girl last year has not been found, the federal court heard Friday ahead of the murder defendant...

4/21/2017

article Not Guilty Pleas in Pine Ridge Reservation Shooting
(South Dakota) -- A man accused in a shooting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has pleaded not guilty to federal charges. An FBI statement filed in court says Kison...

4/18/2017

article Lakota immersion class works to recover lost language while strengthening culture
(South Dakota) -- A Catholic school on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has introduced its first Lakota language immersion program. The small kindergarten...

4/13/2017

article Bolstering collaboration between Rapid City and Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- “I haven’t seen this level of violence since the 1970s.” A bold statement that came from Richard Little Whiteman as he described the...

4/12/2017

article Man Killed by Tribal Police on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- An investigation is underway into the fatal shooting last Friday of a man on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, near Kyle, South Dakota.

4/7/2017

article US attorney opening office on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The U.S. attorney for South Dakota is opening an office on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation as part of a partnership among tribal, state and federal...
article At Thunder Valley, Tilsen pushes to end poverty on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- The call to activism may have been born into Nick Tilsen, literally as part of his DNA. Tilsen's parents met during the 1973 standoff at Wounded...

4/6/2017

article Officials target gun violence at Pine Ridge conference
(South Dakota) -- Officials are taking aim at gun violence on the Pine Ridge Reservation with a conference, Thursday. Randolph Seiler, the United States Attorney for...

4/3/2017

article Victor D. Swallow: Stories of hardship on the Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- These two stories are about life in the late 1920s to early 1930s. Both stories are during the depression when money was scarce, people bartered for...

3/29/2017

article Emergency foster care home up and running in Oglala
(South Dakota) -- A seven year quest to bring an emergency foster care home for young children in need on the Pine Ridge Reservation -- and to chip away at troubling...
article Spring breakers spending time helping out on the Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Many spring breakers choose to hit the sandy shores to enjoy a week of warm weather and sunshine, but some choose to spend it by helping those in need...

3/27/2017

article Pine Ridge conference to address gun violence in tribal communities
(South Dakota) -- United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a half-day conference addressing gun violence in Indian Country will be held in Pine Ridge on...

3/10/2017

article Pine Ridge woman pleads guilty in Emily Bluebird's murder
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge woman charged in the strangling death of another woman on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last year pleaded guilty to second-degree...

3/7/2017

article Victor Swallow: Brothers always treated Lakota people with respect
(South Dakota) -- My stories are about people that lived in the Red Shirt Table area, stories my parents told me and what I know personally. This story is about the...
article Former Acting Clinical Director of Pine Ridge Hospital Indicted on Sexual Abuse Charges
(South Dakota) -- Dr. Stanley Patrick Weber, 68, has been arrested and charged with 10 felonies that include five counts of aggravated sexual abuse, four counts of...

3/4/2017

article Cresco Theatre to show movie on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A local church and community volunteers have a long-standing connection to Pine Ridge Reservation, the Native American reservation located in South...

3/3/2017

article SD doctor indicted for sexually abusing minors on Indian reservation for 12 years
(South Dakota) -- A former doctor with Indian Health Services on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been charged with sexually abusing minors there for 12 years.

3/1/2017

article Oglala Lakota County schools eyeing building expansion
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Lakota County public schools are embarking on a major expansion effort that includes plans for revamping an elementary school and building...
article Former Pine Ridge pediatrician charged with sexual abuse against minors
(South Dakota) -- A former pediatrician with the Indian Health Service on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been charged in U.S. District Court with multiple counts...

2/24/2017

article Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge Reservation residents worried about water
(South Dakota) -- Pine Ridge residents find themselves increasingly worried about being without water. With winter settling in and wreaking havoc on water pipes, streets...

2/22/2017

article Woman Charged in Reservation Death Accepts Plea Deal
(South Dakota) -- A woman charged with killing a woman on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota has agreed to plead guilty to murder charges. Twenty-four-...

2/20/2017

article Pine Ridge reservation sees spike in homicides
(South Dakota) -- FBI data shows homicides on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation nearly doubled in 2016 from the previous year. Police officers are also worried after...

2/13/2017

article American Indians struggle to survive winter in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- For the Lakota American Indians on the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota winters are an annual time of danger and desperation. Temperatures there...
article Homicides on Pine Ridge reservation nearly doubled in 2016
(South Dakota) -- The number of homicides on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation nearly doubled in 2016. Data from the FBI shows there were 17 homicides in 2016, compared...
article Pine Ridge murders jump 90 percent in 2016, with drugs and guns seen as factors
(South Dakota) -- The inexplicable shooting death of 13-year-old Te’Ca Clifford as she walked home with some friends in July was just one of an elevated number of...

1/27/2017

article Oglala Sioux President calls for action on meth
(South Dakota) -- A planned meeting of the Oglala Sioux Housing Authority took a turn Friday. A last minute agenda change put the focus on the methamphetamine crisis...

1/24/2017

article Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe revives emergency management plan
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is made up of a diverse and sprawling 3,469 square miles of mostly rural terrain. So when an emergency occurs the...

1/23/2017

article Lakota Country Times: New group takes action for youth on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- There’s no sense creating a group to solve a problem if you’re not going to make the effort to seriously address the issue. At least that...

1/20/2017

article BIA cops on temporary assignment slated to leave Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- A new year and a new tribal president but -- on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation -- some of the same nagging problems remain. Not the least of them is...
article Movement grows to reform child protective services on Pine Ridge reservation
(South Dakota) -- A heart wrenching child custody case has sparked a wide ranging effort to reform child protective services on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation....

1/18/2017

article Native Sun News Today Editorial: News for ranchers in the new year
(South Dakota) -- There are few left alive that can remember when most reservation residents of Pine Ridge and the other South Dakota reservations lived on their own...

1/17/2017

article Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge teams fight it out at the buzzer
(South Dakota) -- It would have been fairly easy to pick Red Cloud over Pine Ridge this year if the game is at Red Cloud and the starters are healthy.

1/9/2017

article IHS: Pine Ridge hospital off 'immediate jeopardy' status
(South Dakota) -- The Indian Health Service says an embattled South Dakota reservation hospital has made improvements after being found in violation of quality care...
article Embracing Children On The Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- When two severely malnourished and abused girls were found on the Pine Ridge Reservation last November….community members near and far gathered...
article Second call for drug testing assistance families
(South Dakota) -- Supporters of a bill that requires random drug testing for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients will try again to get it through the...

1/6/2017

article Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin suffer at Indian Health Service
(South Dakota) -- My daughter was returning from Dickinson, North Dakota, on Sunday, October 19, 2016, when she experienced chest and shoulder pain while gassing up in...

1/4/2017

article FBI investigating shooting of man by officer on SD reservation
(South Dakota) -- An FBI investigation is continuing this week into a shooting last week by a tribal officer who shot and killed another man during a confrontation on...

1/3/2017

article Pine Ridge man charged in shooting death on reservation
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge man, 26, has been indicted for second degree murder for allegedly shooting a man in the stomach during an argument and killing him. Thomas...

12/29/2016

article Officer shoots, kills man on Pine Ridge reservation, FBI investigating
(South Dakota) -- An investigation is underway on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after an officer shot and killed a man who drew a firearm, authorities say. An...

12/23/2016

article Report outlines fatal flaws at Pine Ridge hospital
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota reservation hospital found to be in "immediate jeopardy" as part of a federal probe didn't provide proper sedation before...

12/20/2016

article Another Pine Ridge woman charged with making false statements in Colhoff death investigation
(South Dakota) -- Another Pine Ridge woman has been charged with making false statements to law enforcement in the September shooting death of Annie Colhoff. Authorities...
article Trials set for 2 suspects in child killing on reservation
(South Dakota) -- Trials have been scheduled for a man and woman accused of killing the woman's 5-year-old daughter on the South Dakota side of the Standing Rock...

12/18/2016

article Our Good Deeds: Wheelchair donated for paralyzed pup from Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- A partially paralyzed dog has new mobility just in time for Christmas, thanks to a nonprofit's efforts. Walkin’ Pets by HandicappedPets.com...
article Pine Ridge's personal Santa knows this when he sees the children's faces: a toy does make a difference
(South Dakota) -- Lash LaRue handed the girl a box of art supplies. Then he turned and wiped his eyes. “Damn it,” he said, maybe a little surprised with...
article Volunteer group helps stranded drivers on reservations
(South Dakota) -- The temperature was around zero when Rish Little Moon’s vehicle slid off an icy road and into a snowdrift about two miles away from her home on...

12/17/2016

article Embattled reservation hospital fails inspection again
(South Dakota) -- An embattled government-run hospital has again been found in violation of quality-of-care standards, after its leadership promised improvements earlier...

12/16/2016

article Embattled reservation hospital fails inspection again
(South Dakota) -- An embattled government-run hospital whose leadership had promised to significantly improve its operation has again been found in violation of quality-...
article Pine Ridge reservation hospital in 'immediate jeopardy'
(South Dakota) -- A federal agency on Friday reported that a Pine Ridge reservation hospital is in "immediate jeopardy" following dangerous deficiencies in...
article Local musician delivers over 1,000 toys to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(Nebraska) -- On a recent Sunday, local musician Lash LaRue choked back tears as he told the story of the little girl who wrote him to say her new teddy bear took her...
article Wanted Pine Ridge murder suspect arrested Friday
(South Dakota) -- A man wanted for a November murder on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was arrested in Rapid City this week.

12/15/2016

article ECOFFEY: Curtis Temple Deserves Better From Tribal Government
(South Dakota) -- Although I grew up tending to cattle and horses with my father and grandfather I never really got involved in the political side of the ranching...
article Lakota Country Times: Bureau of Indian Affairs seizes Oglala citizen's cattle again
(South Dakota) -- One Oglala Lakota rancher believes that his right to due process has been undermined by the Bureau of Indian Affairs' refusal to adhere to a tribal...

12/14/2016

article In the Badlands, Where Hope for the Nation’s First Tribal Park Has Faded
(South Dakota) -- There are countless ways to experience America. You could tackle blockbuster destinations like Niagara Falls or New York or California. You could get...
article Lakota Nation Education Conference seeks to bring better education to Native American students
(South Dakota) -- Administrators, educators, parents, and students gathered Wednesday for the first day of a four-day education conference. The Lakota Nation Education...
article Lakota Nation Invitational began from racist fears
(South Dakota) -- In the past 40 years, the Lakota Nation Invitational has grown to become an institution and celebration of Native youth. Curiously, it all started as a...
article New LNI competition has decent turnout in inaugural year
(South Dakota) -- Starting out as a small basketball tournament on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the Lakota Nation Invitational certainly evolved over the years by...

12/13/2016

article Suspect in Pine Ridge fatal shooting on FBI Most Wanted list
(South Dakota) -- Federal authorities are looking for a Pine Ridge man charged in a Nov. 30 fatal shooting on the reservation. Thomas Joseph Brewer, 26, will face a...

12/11/2016

article Pine Ridge to try to help reservation's malnourished kids
(South Dakota) -- Tribal officials and residents are forming a committee to combat child abuse after two malnourished toddlers were found last month on the Pine Ridge...

12/10/2016

article Pine Ridge to try to help reservation's malnourished kids
(South Dakota) -- Tribal officials and residents are forming a committee to combat child abuse after two malnourished toddlers were found last month on the Pine Ridge...

12/8/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Arrests made in three fatal Pine Ridge shootings
(South Dakota) -- Multiple arrests have been made in connection with the shooting deaths of three Oglala Lakota citizens who were gunned down in separate crimes.

12/7/2016

article Milo Yellow Hair On The 30th Anniversary Of The Big Foot Ride
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Lakota Milo Yellow Hair has the kind of deep belly laugh that is absolutely contagious. He is a lifelong resident of the Pine Ridge Reservation...
article Charges filed in back-to-back fatal shootings on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Federal authorities have charged at least three people in connection with two recent fatal shootings on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation that are...

12/5/2016

article Tribal officials and residents react to malnourished children
(South Dakota) -- After two toddlers were found malnourished and neglected at a residence on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last month, tribal officials and concerned...

12/1/2016

article Meeting set Sunday to discuss Pine Ridge child malnourishment case
(South Dakota) -- In the wake of the discovery of two severely malnourished children on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last month, Pine Ridge business owners Bat and...

11/30/2016

article Oglala Lakota Tribe Elects Scott Weston New Chairman
(South Dakota) -- When final Oglala Lakota tribal election results, including all resolved challenge votes, were announced Wednesday morning, Scott Weston’s tally...

11/29/2016

article 2 malnourished girls found on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Seven people are facing federal charges after law enforcement authorities on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation discovered two children so severely...

11/28/2016

article Woman becomes second person arrested in Colorado for ties to South Dakota Indian reservation murders
(Colorado) -- Federal agents have arrested a woman in Colorado on a charge linked to the murder of a man who was gunned down in the parking lot of a community center in...

11/18/2016

article Brandon Ecoffey: Young tribal citizens barred from holding office
(South Dakota) -- For the last few election cycles I have worked with a team of writers to select the candidates that the we felt were appropriate to endorse on behalf...
article Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge school honors tribal veterans
(South Dakota) -- Marine Corps veterans Tom and Chuck Conroy set out to make Veteran’s Day special not only for the veterans assembled at Pine Ridge High School on...

11/14/2016

article Pine Ridge gets more than $200K in grant funds for food
(South Dakota) -- According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 42.2 million people in America struggled with hunger in 2015. About one in four Native American...

11/10/2016

article CHASING HAWK: Blaming the messenger for the message
(South Dakota) -- When Melanie Two Eagle Black Bull wanted to share information that she perceived as corruption within the political system of the Oglala Sioux Tribe,...

11/9/2016

article Pine Ridge elects new tribal president
(South Dakota) -- The upending of the political establishment carried over into another presidential race on Tuesday night, this one on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation...
article Pine Ridge’s Justin Mesteth Is Achieving What Many Students Only Dream Of
(Connecticut) -- Justin Mesteth has reached a milestone in his long journey from a 6-year-old being raised by his dad on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation that he hopes...

11/8/2016

article Calls ring out for Pine Ridge judicial reform
(South Dakota) -- A heart wrenching child custody case is shining a spot light on how judges on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation handle tricky child welfare cases --...

11/3/2016

article States attorneys seek to confront Pine Ridge violence
(South Dakota) -- Spurred by a rash of violence on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, area prosecutors met Wednesday to craft a response.

11/2/2016

article Life on the Pine Ridge Native American reservation
(South Dakota) -- Donald Morrison's one-room home, hidden behind a row of trees, can only be reached via a half-kilometre dirt path. He lives on his family's...
article Lakota Country Times: Lakota athletes head to Indian National Finals Rodeo
(South Dakota) -- There are more than fifty Lakota rodeo athletes headed for the Indian National Finals Rodeo set to begin next week in Las Vegas.

11/1/2016

article Native Sun News Today: Challenge filed over Oglala Sioux Tribe's primary election
(South Dakota) -- Bruce W. Whalen, a presidential candidate for the Oglala Sioux Tribe, has filed a petition contesting the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s primary election.

10/27/2016

article Milestone for Thunder Valley on Pine Ridge Reservation: Homes going up
(South Dakota) -- This is a big week for the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation. The Pine Ridge Reservation group that aims to provide youth with a solid...

10/25/2016

article Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe keeps making bad decisions
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala’s finished with casting their Primary Election votes and as of Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, the election office has decided to wait until...
article Lakota Country Times: Shooting pushes community on Pine Ridge Reservation into action
(South Dakota) -- Pine Ridge has for the past few decades had a problem with violent crime. This past Sunday, October 16 this trend was intensified as a tribal-citizen...

10/20/2016

article Pine Ridge tribal officials expand expand policing of drug crimes
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe is taking matters into its own hands. Responding to community fears about on–going drug related violence, tribal leaders...
article Authorities investigate fatal shooting on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- One person is dead after a weekend shooting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Oglala Sioux Tribe Spokesman Kevin Yellow Bird told KEVN-TV that a...
article Authorities: Pine Ridge murders may be linked
(South Dakota) -- Federal authorities have announced they are investigating a pair of recent murders on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation as possibly related events.
article FBI to focus on Pine Ridge in wake of several killings
(South Dakota) -- A day after Oglala Sioux tribal authorities said they would no longer wait for federal help to solve crimes on the reservation, the FBI and other...
article Mexican Cartel Responsible for Murder on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation?
(South Dakota) -- Rumors are rampant on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after the brutal murder of Vinny Brewer III, 29, during the daylight hours on Sunday, October...
article U.S. attorney says two murders on Pine Ridge reservation a top priority
(South Dakota) -- Two apparent murders on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are a top priority of federal law enforcement authorities in South Dakota, said U.S. Attorney...

10/18/2016

article Man's murder being investigated on Pine Ridge reservation
(South Dakota) -- Tribal authorities are investigating the murder of a young man who was killed on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation sometime in the past few days.

10/17/2016

article Authorities investigate fatal shooting on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- One person is dead after a weekend shooting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Oglala Sioux Tribe Spokesman Kevin Yellow Bird told KEVN-TV that a...

10/14/2016

article Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe treasurer under fire after speaking out
(South Dakota) -- Becoming the treasurer for the poorest people in the Nation hasn’t been an easy job for Melanie Two Eagle Black Bull, especially since she...

10/13/2016

article New safe house in Oglala
(South Dakota) -- Barbara Dullknife, founder and president of the Wakanyeja Gluwitayan Otipi, the Children’s Emergency Foster Home, stands before a mic in the...

10/11/2016

article Pine Ridge explosion victims identified; married couple and two young adults among them
(South Dakota) -- The names of the four people killed in an explosion on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last week have been released by Oglala Sioux Tribal...

10/10/2016

article Pine Ridge judges terminated over custody battle of now-deceased toddler
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has terminated three tribal judges involved in giving custody of a 2-year-old boy to his mother, who is now accused of...
article Pine Ridge Girls' School teaches female identity through Lakota culture
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Girls’ School is embarking on a mission to prepare young Lakota women for a college education and a fruitful life beyond the...
article Pine Ridge explosion that killed four leads to sadness, and more fear
(South Dakota) -- Estelline Black Feather, 66, was taking a nap on her couch Thursday afternoon when her house shook and woke her up. It was about 3 p.m., and the sound...

10/9/2016

article Pine Ridge Girls' School teaches female identity through Lakota culture
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Girls’ School is embarking on a mission to prepare young Lakota women for a college education and a fruitful life beyond the...
article Pine Ridge duplex explosion deemed accidental
(South Dakota) -- An explosion that destroyed a duplex on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation this week, killing four people and injuring multiple, has been deemed...

10/8/2016

article Fatal Explosion Thurs In Pine Ridge Ruled Accidental
(South Dakota) -- Federal authorities say the duplex explosion in Pine Ridge that killed at least four people on Thursday was an accident. The names of the victims have...

10/7/2016

article ECOFFEY: Empowering the people through reform
(South Dakota) -- For the people of the Oglala Lakota nation this year’s tribal elections are as important as ever. At least as important as any I’ve seen in...
article Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe fires judges after boy's death
(South Dakota) -- Justice for a little boy, who in two years of life experienced more tragic events than many experience in a life time, is happening on the Pine Ridge...
article Four dead in duplex explosion on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Four people were killed and several others seriously injured in an explosion that destroyed a duplex on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Thursday...

10/6/2016

article Pine Ridge judges terminated over custody battle of now-deceased toddler
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has terminated three tribal judges involved in giving custody of a 2-year-old boy to his mother, who is now accused of...
article Second suspect sentenced in Pine Ridge Reservation slaying
(South Dakota) -- Another of the six Pine Ridge men charged in the killing of a 30-year-old man last year has been sentenced to 17 ½ years in prison.
article Four Dead on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation from Duplex Explosion
(South Dakota) -- Tragedy struck the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on Thursday afternoon when an explosion occurred in a duplex in the East Ridge neighborhood, which is...

10/5/2016

article Three Judges in Pine Ridge Terminated
(South Dakota) -- Justice for a little boy, who in two years of life experienced more tragic events than many experience in a life time, is happening on the Pine Ridge...

9/30/2016

article OP/ED: Oglala Sioux Tribe keeps members in the dark on gaming
(South Dakota) -- How well or how bad are the two casinos owned by the Oglala Sioux Tribe doing? Jeffrey Whalen, Native Sun News Correspondent asked that question last...
article Pine Ridge grandmother pleads not guilty in grandson's death
(South Dakota) -- The grandmother of a 2-year-old boy who authorities say was killed by his mother on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has pleaded not guilty to...

9/22/2016

article Pine Ridge woman charged with accidentally killing infant daughter
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge woman accused of abusing her children and involuntarily killing one of them pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the offenses in federal court...

9/12/2016

article Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe reinstates suspended councilor
(South Dakota) -- After an hours-long hearing before the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council, Wakpamni District Tribal Council Representative, Jackie Siers, was reinstated after...

9/11/2016

article Sacred Heart Greenwich collaborates with school on Indian reservation
(Connecticut) -- On the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota, buffalo wander the open plains, prairie dogs poke out of tunnels off the side of the...

9/5/2016

article Journey to Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Waylon Belt traded his cousin a flat screen TV he won in a school raffle for the 34-year-old, broken-down trailer that has no running water or...
article Pine Ridge Indian Reservation homes repaired, replaced
(South Dakota) -- In May 2015, Leroy Broken Nose's childhood home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was pummeled by hail the size of tennis balls.

8/30/2016

article FBI: Two suspects in custody after Pine Ridge shooting
(South Dakota) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation has confirmed information on a shooting incident during a traffic stop on the Pine Ridge Reservation. According to...

8/28/2016

article FBI seeks help identifying male body found on reservation
(South Dakota) -- The FBI is seeking the public's help identifying a man who was found dead on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation earlier this month.

8/27/2016

article Leon Matthews: Off The Rez Ramblings heads back to Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Off the Rez Ramblings returns to the Rez during the Oglala Nation Fair and Rodeo and it was great to see many of my friends and family.
article FBI Asks Public’s Help to Identify Man’s Body Found On Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The FBI is hoping a tattoo located on a left shoulder of a dead man discovered on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation can assist with the identification...

8/18/2016

article FEMA homes 'small part' of need on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- In May 2015, Leroy Broken Nose’s childhood home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was pummeled by hail the size of tennis balls. The same...

8/16/2016

article Pine Ridge man sentenced to 17 years for murder of Quiver family member
(South Dakota) -- Ferris Brings Plenty’s aunt got her wish Monday when the man convicted of participating in her nephew's murder got the maximum possible...

8/15/2016

article Healthy Snack Invented on Indian Reservation Now Faces Stiff Corporate Competition
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Indian reservation is not the first place you’d look for good news about creating a new kind of economy that works for everyone....
article 200 Manufactured Homes Delivered to Pine Ridge Reservation for Disaster Relief
(South Dakota) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency says roughly 200 manufactured homes have been turned over to tribal residents a year after a federal disaster...

8/14/2016

article Chicago native comes to Nebraska to help people on Pine Ridge get jobs
(Nebraska) -- It’s a long way from Chicago to Chadron, Neb., not only in distance, but also in culture and lifestyle. Andre Henley, who arrived in northwestern...

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