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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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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...

8/11/2016

article Bison Hunting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- At first glance, explorer and National Geographic grantee Chris Bashinelli might seem like your cliché New Yorker: brash, assertive, an avid talker,...

8/10/2016

article Healthy Snack Invented on Indian Reservation Now Faces Stiff Corporate Competition
(South Dakota) -- Pine Ridge reservation is one of the poorest places in the United States. But hope is rising about the success of a buffalo-and-berry snack bar...

8/9/2016

article Pine Ridge boy whose half-brother was killed also slain
(South Dakota) -- A woman from South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is accused of killing her 2-year-old son, a boy whose father is awaiting trial in last...
article Pine Ridge woman charged with murder in 2-year-old son's death
(South Dakota) -- A 28-year-old Pine Ridge woman faces life in prison if convicted of charges she badly abused and killed her toddler son in late July. At the time of...

8/8/2016

article One Year Of Pine Ridge Disaster Recovery
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge reservation now has over 200 new or repaired homes following a disaster that struck in the spring of 2015. The Federal Emergency...
article President Obama's disaster declaration on Pine Ridge one year later
(South Dakota) -- To address the severe housing need on the reservation following last year's weather disaster, FEMA initiated a permanent housing construction...

8/5/2016

article Another Oglala Lakota Slain Before His Time
(South Dakota) -- Mere hours after Todd Little Bull predicted he would be killed on what appears to be his Social Media page, the young Oglala Lakota was gunned down at...

8/4/2016

article Pine Ridge crime problem up close and personal
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota U.S. Senator John Thune (R) rode shotgun with the Pine Ridge Police Chief on Wednesday to see how they handle the crime problem on the...
article Pine Ridge local goes Ivy League
(South Dakota) -- It's the time of year when high school grads are getting ready for college. And one Pine Ridge local is taking that next step, beating the odds to...

8/3/2016

article Thune hears about Pine Ridge law enforcement problems
(South Dakota) -- Sen. John Thune met with tribal leaders in Pine Ridge Wednesday to get a sense of the problems facing law enforcement on the reservation. “Our...
article Thune meets with tribal officials regarding health care
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota Senator John Thune was in Pine Ridge Wednesday to meet with tribal officials regarding the health care issues with Indian Health Service.

8/2/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Bureau of Indian Affairs seizes more cattle from Oglala citizen
(South Dakota) -- A citizen of the Oglala Sioux Nation feels that his rights were violated after the Bureau of Indian Affairs seized more than 250 of his cattle over a...
article Pine Ridge man killed in shooting
(South Dakota) -- Authorities on Tuesday began investigating the fatal shooting of a man on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Todd Little Bull died after being shot...

7/28/2016

article Teacher Shortage On Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Last summer, schools had to work extra hard to fill all of their teacher vacancies, this summer it looks like schools are scrambling again to fill all...

7/26/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Oglala team wins Indian relay title again
(South Dakota) -- For the third consecutive year a team of Oglala Lakota horsemen have taken home the World Indian Relay Championship in Sheridan, Wyoming.
article Funeral Set for 13-Year-Old Te’Ca Clifford, Who was Murdered on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The funeral service for Te’ca Lynn Clifford is set for Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., at the Pine Ridge Elementary School Gymnasium in...

7/25/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Descendants of Pine Ridge legend gather in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- The family of an American legend is coming together in Rapid City. Throughout American history there have been countless figures who have left their...

7/22/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe hosts walk for cancer
(South Dakota) -- Several tribal citizens of all ages braved a hot summer day and walked from the Billy Mills Hall to the pow-wow grounds to acknowledged Native American...
article Breaking News: 13-year-old Lakota Girl Gunned Down on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Wednesday morning, just after 3 a.m., 13-year-old Teca Clifford was gunned down in front of three of her friends on the main street of Pine Ridge...

7/21/2016

article BIA Seizes OST Citizen’s Cattle
(South Dakota) -- A citizen of the Oglala Sioux Nation feels that his rights were violated after the Bureau of Indian Affairs seized more than 250 of his cattle over a...
article Two men held for fatal shooting of 12-year-old Pine Ridge girl
(South Dakota) -- Two men have been arrested in the fatal shooting of a girl on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Wednesday, according to tribal authorities.

7/20/2016

article Child shot and killed in Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Authorities on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are trying to unravel an early morning shooting that killed a 12 year old girl as she was walking on...
article Girl fatally shot on sidewalk in Pine Ridge Wednesday
(South Dakota) -- Two men are in custody in the early-morning shooting death of a girl on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Oglala Sioux Tribe spokesman Kevin Steele...

7/9/2016

article Authorities find no foul play in deaths of young men at Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Federal and tribal authorities say they have found no evidence of foul play in connection with the deaths of three young men on the Pine Ridge...
article Three Pine Ridge reservation men found in 60-feet ravine died of auto accident, investigation finds
(South Dakota) -- Three men who were missing for days on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and discovered in a vehicle in a 60-foot deep ravine have been found to have...

7/8/2016

article Autopsy concludes missing men died of crash injuries
(South Dakota) -- Autopsies and site investigations have concluded three men died of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The...
article Missing Pine Ridge men plunged down 60 foot ravine, likely died on impact
(South Dakota) -- State, tribal and federal authorities found no foul play in the May deaths of three men who went missing from the Pine Ridge Reservation. “...
article Officials Say Pine Ridge Men Not Victims Of Foul Play
(South Dakota) -- Officials with the US Attorney’s office say three men found dead on Pine Ridge in May were not victims of foul play. Officials say an extensive...

7/2/2016

article Retrofitted Bus Provides Studio for Native American Artists
(South Dakota) -- In this sprawling expanse of South Dakota badlands, dozens of families make ends meet by creating and selling earrings, paintings, decorated feathers,...

6/25/2016

article State Democrats nominate Pine Ridge entrepreneur to PUC
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota Democrats have nominated a Pine Ridge entrepreneur to run for a spot on the state’s Public Utilities Commission. The nomination of...

6/22/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge Reservation graduates celebrate
(South Dakota) -- Nearly 500 students from all across the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have fulfilled the requirements of their respected institutions this spring.

6/13/2016

article Pine Ridge grapples with dearth of police officers
(South Dakota) -- As the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation grapples with high crime rates including violence that accompanies methamphetamine use that plagues every corner...

6/9/2016

article Oglala Sioux Tribe responds to allegations in massive bond scam
(South Dakota) -- Leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are responding to allegations that they were duped out of millions of dollars in a shady bond scheme.
article Wakpamni Lakotas Blindsided By $60M Wall Street Scam
(South Dakota) -- It was a headline writer’s dream: “Man once dubbed ‘Porn’s New King’ is charged in tribal fraud.” The Associated...

6/4/2016

article Pine Ridge hospital shooting involves officer
(South Dakota) -- An officer of the Pine Ridge Sioux Tribe Police Department was involved in a shooting at Pine Ridge Hospital Friday morning, according to authorities....

6/3/2016

article Tribal Police Officer is Stabbed, Then Shoots Inmate at IHS Tribal ER on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge police officer was stabbed today at the Pine Ridge Indian Health Service Hospital’s emergency room in an altercation with an inmate.

6/2/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Tragedy claims lives of three Native men
(South Dakota) -- The frantic two-week long effort to find three men who missing from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation came to an end on Monday, May 23, when a hunter...
article Volunteers Requested as Search Continues for Missing Man on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety posted on its Facebook page Thursday evening a call for additional volunteers in the search for Alex...

6/1/2016

article Federal authorities are investigating a death on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation over the weekend
(South Dakota) -- Federal authorities are investigating a death on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation over the weekend. FBI spokesman Kyle Loven says one person died and...

5/31/2016

article Editorial: At conference, we found out that newspapers are alive and well
(South Dakota) -- What did we learn at the South Dakota Newspaper Association Convention in April? The staff of Native Sun News in attendance took in several classes...
article Lakota Country Times: Native newspaper brings home 14 awards
(South Dakota) -- Lakota Country Times has shed its reputation as a small local paper after bringing home 14 awards at the 2016 South Dakota Newspaper Association...
article One Person Murdered Over the Weekend on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The FBI has announced that one person was murdered and another injured in Wanblee, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

5/29/2016

article Men who went missing found dead on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Three young men who went missing on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota have been found dead, the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety...

5/26/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Education Secretary hears from Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Thursday May 12, John King, the Secretary of Education in the Obama administration cabinet, came to Pine Ridge Reservation to get a better idea of...
article Funerals Set for Three Men Killed in Accident on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The funerals for the three men were missing for over 16 days on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have been set. The three died as the result of an...

5/25/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth showcase film projects
(South Dakota) -- Fourth grade is about exploring basic geometry formulas, learning about the solar system and studying the state government structure. And if you’...

5/24/2016

article Missing men from Pine Ridge found dead, sources say
(South Dakota) -- Sources tell Newscenter1 that the three men missing from Pine Ridge have been found dead inside their vehicle, which left the roadway and toppled into...
article Missing Pine Ridge Men Found Dead After Apparent Car Crash
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety confirmed on their Facebook page Tuesday morning that the three missing Pine Ridge men have been...
article Source: Three missing Pine Ridge men found dead
(South Dakota) -- Three men from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation missing since May 7 have been found dead, according to a source involved with the search.
article Brandon Ecoffey: Pine Ridge unites for search of missing men
(South Dakota) -- Since May 7, 2015, my work has basically consisted of doing everything possible to try and help the families of Tevin Tyon, Tyrell Wilson, and Juan...

5/23/2016

article Longtime business owners keeping it local in Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Baptiste "Bat" Pourier and his wife, Patty, like to say they're semi-retired, but they are plenty active doing business, and keeping...

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