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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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4/23/2014

article Native Sun News: Oglala student makes name as young writer
(South Dakota) -- Marcus Bear Eagle, who is a full time student at OLC as a Lakota Studies Major with emphasis on Language, is the recent recipient of the Great Plains...

4/22/2014

article Native Sun News: Pine Ridge man behind Revolution Couture
(South Dakota) -- If you search Google image for Native Fashion, the first 20 or more images that come up will most likely be everything from Vogue to Katie Perry....

4/13/2014

article Native Sun News: Native advocates worried about cyberbullying
(South Dakota) -- Cyber bullying is on the rise across the country and many are concerned with the impact that it is having on Native American youth.

4/11/2014

article Creating a Healthier Future: Red Cloud Student Wins Disney Grant to Promote Nutrition on the Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- At only 14 years old, first-year Red Cloud High School student Summer ’17 is already changing her community for the better.

4/3/2014

article Oglala Sioux Tribe gets grant to fix sewer system
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe has been awarded a $30,000 federal grant to fix sewer system problems.

3/31/2014

article Oglala Sioux Tribe starts marketing campaign to promote casino
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is hoping to draw more people to its casino. The tribe launched a marketing campaign to promote the Prairie Wind...

3/29/2014

article Casino Kicks Off Initiative To Attract Tourists
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe along with Prairie Wind Casino and Hotel are embarking on a marketing and renovation initiative designed to attract more...
article Poker, wind turbines, giveaways: rebirth of the Prairie Wind Casino
(South Dakota) -- Sure, he's a dreamer; and yes, he's paid to promote. But on Friday, the sound of thunder builds in the voice of Loris Welch, general manager of...
article Land buy-back program could bring economic boost to the Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A land buy-back program promises to bring a huge economic boost to the Pine Ridge Reservation. It is all due to the Cobell Settlement, which provided $...
article Native Sun News: Oglala tribal college on notice for accreditation
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Lakota College has been placed on “Notice” signifying that the college who serves thousands of students across western South Dakota...

3/26/2014

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe takes action in HIV outbreak
(South Dakota) -- In response to an increased number of HIV infections in Shannon County the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s executive committee has passed a resolution...

3/24/2014

article Longtime Pine Ridge coach 'Dusty' LeBeaux plans to retire
(South Dakota) -- A longtime basketball coach on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is calling it quits after 26 years, more than 560 victories and two...

3/23/2014

article Restoring Buffalo and Resisting Drought on the Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Out on the windswept grass of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, without the safety of a fence, or a truck or a weapon, the buffalo amble close.

3/16/2014

article Pine Ridge: Building an Artists' Economy
(South Dakota) -- The First People's Fund is helping emerging artists learn how to make money and expand their market, and the nonprofit's new report, “...

3/14/2014

article Native Sun News: Pine Ridge team headed to basketball finals
(South Dakota) -- For the third time in as many years the Pine Ridge Lady Thorpes basketball team is heading to the state tournament. Their first game will come against...

3/10/2014

article U.S. Senate Candidate Rick Weiland Visits Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- On Thursday, March 6, 2014, U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland visited with students at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation to...

3/7/2014

article Brandon Ecoffey: Legalize marijuana on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- With the decision last week by the OST Tribal Council to hold a referendum vote instead of a preliminary poll on the legalization of marijuana on the...
article Tribes to discuss getting state's federal funds for foster care
(South Dakota) -- Following allegations that Native American children are being wrongly taken away from their families by state social workers, South Dakota tribal...

3/5/2014

article Native Sun News: Pine Ridge wrestler takes state championship
(South Dakota) -- Pine Ridge High School’s 6’7” 275lb heavyweight is now the 2014 South Dakota Class A State Champion after coming from behind in...

3/2/2014

article Delphine Red Shirt: Abandoned children need Pine Ridge shelter
(South Dakota) -- Growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation the hardest times I remember had nothing to do with poverty or lack, it had everything to do with the loss of...
article HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel Slated to Film “Rez Ball” on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- “HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” may be coming to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to get a glimpse of “Rez ball”...

3/1/2014

article 'Bad-Ass' Native Women in 'Young Lakota' Documentary Praised by UpWorthy
(South Dakota) -- UpWorthy.com posted the trailer for the documentary "Young Lakota," drawing attention to "bad-ass" women, including twin sisters...

2/25/2014

article Local television makes inroads on the Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- In the year 2004 the staff and students at Oglala Lakota College felt that they needed their own voices on a local television station. That was the...

2/24/2014

article Groups Address Pine Ridge Reservation's Dog Overpopulation
(South Dakota) -- Two non-profit organizations have secured funds to help address a dog overpopulation problem at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwest South...

2/23/2014

article Tribal National Park raises concerns on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Tourism is South Dakota's second-biggest industry. Our wildlife, monuments, and stunning landscapes bring in visitors from all over the world.
article Native Sun News: Artists band together for murals at Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- An unpredicted blizzard blew through east/central South Dakota the day the mural project was to begin. With winds gusting up to 55 mph and temperatures...

2/20/2014

article Tribal National Park raises concerns on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Tourism is South Dakota's second-biggest industry. Our wildlife, monuments, and stunning landscapes bring in visitors from all over the world. With...

2/18/2014

article Charles Trimble: New economic hope on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- When I read the Lakota Country Times I am heartened by the economic progress that oftentimes is hidden in the more alarming media reports of rampant...

2/8/2014

article Propane shortage a growing concern at Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- A sign hangs on the door outside of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Housing Authority here. It reads: "Elderly Energy Program is closed as of Friday,...

2/7/2014

article Exploring the possibilities of pot on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- During January alone, the state of Colorado reported more than a million dollars in extra tax revenue from recreational marijuana sales. It is one of...
article Following Alcohol Vote, Pine Ridge Considers Legalized Pot
(South Dakota) -- Oglala tribal officials are still months away from implementing alcohol sales on the reservation that were approved in a tribal vote last summer.

1/30/2014

article Lakota ranchers and owners meeting at Rockyford
(South Dakota) -- Ranchers and landowners concerned about the Oglala Sioux Tribe's plan to create a buffalo pasture by evicting leaseholders and condemnation will...
article House candidate to campaign at Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Democratic congressional candidate Corinna Robinson will be in Pine Ridge on Friday for a campaign rally. Robinson's campaign appearance will begin...

1/29/2014

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe set to ban TransCanada
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Health and Human Services committee has passed a resolution reasserting the tribe’s opposition to the Keystone XL...

1/22/2014

article Oglala tribe holding conference opposing pipeline
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe says it's organizing a conference to oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline. Tribe vice president Tom Poor Bear says it will be...
article Pine Ridge's Scatter Their Own: Rez Rockers on the Rise
(South Dakota) -- Look out, the Oglala Lakota rock duo Scatter Their Own is coming on in a big way.

1/21/2014

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux fighter remains undefeated
(North Dakota) -- David “Bull Dawg” Michaud was victorious over Carey Varnier Saturday night in Fargo, ND. The win ups his record to 7-0 as a professional...

1/18/2014

article Oglala Sioux Tribe to Hold Meetings on Proposed National Park
(South Dakota) -- Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are meeting with the Badlands National Park to discuss the details of the United States’ first tribal national...

1/16/2014

article Group paints mural of Chief Red Cloud to inspire people of Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Art Alley graffiti artists have taken their talents and message to Pine Ridge where on Wednesday they finished painting a large mural that includes...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe holding meetings on proposed tribal national park
(South Dakota) -- Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe can learn more about the proposed tribal national park at a series of meetings called by President Bryan Brewer.

1/15/2014

article OST announces tribal national park tonight at LaCreek Service Center
(South Dakota) -- The first in a series of informational meetings on the proposed tribal national park encompassing the South Unit of Badlands National Park begins at 7...

1/13/2014

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe to draft alcohol laws
(South Dakota) -- According to tribal officials the Oglala Sioux Tribal council is now preparing to meet on drafting laws that will allow for the consumption and sale of...

1/3/2014

article Can Bitcoin Alleviate Poverty on the Pine Ridge Reservation? Tribe Pursues its Own 'CryptoCurrency'
(South Dakota) -- Will Bitcoin become the new virtual gold for the Oglala Lakota Nation? The impoverished tribe's reservation is based in rural Rapid City, South...

1/2/2014

article Oglala Sioux Tribe Seeking It's Own Currency
(South Dakota) -- We have been hearing more and more about Bitcoin which is a cryptocurrency, or a digital medium of exchange. It�s basically electronic money and is the...

12/31/2013

article Native Sun News: Girls teams from Pine Ridge battle at LNI
(South Dakota) -- No matter the year or the place when Pine Ridge plays Red Cloud it is going to be a battle. The championship game for the girls Lakota Nation...

12/30/2013

article Lakota Funds Plans Building Native Industry Institute
(South Dakota) -- A community loan fund based on the Pine Ridge reservation has received a $400,000 federal grant to assist Native American entrepreneurs on the Pine...
article Native Sun News: Pine Ridge boys team takes home LNI title
(South Dakota) -- In a game that forced the highly talented Pine Ridge Thorpes to dig deep in to their bag of tricks, Dusty Lebeau’s 2013-2014 squad knocked off...

12/26/2013

article Buffalo Bars Made On Pine Ridge Reservation Rebranded
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge Indian Reservation company that makes the buffalo-meat-and-cranberry Tanka Bar has rebranded its product line.
article Native Sun News: Pine Ridge basketball team breaks bracket
(South Dakota) -- Just a few short years ago when someone thought of Oelrichs, S.D., the thought of buying bait for a fishing trip, or maybe a last second opportunity to...

12/23/2013

article Native Sun News: Bird watchers descend on Pine Ridge for count
(South Dakota) -- Kids and adults have a chance to share knowledge about their winged relatives during the admission-free Christmas Bird Count Circle on Pine Ridge...

12/22/2013

article McLaughlin students discuss exposure to violence on the reservation
(South Dakota) -- Sierra Swift Eagle figures the bottom of the Heart River is littered with knives she threw there to keep her mother from trying to stab her.
article Red Cloud school puts final touches on effort to preserve Lakota language
(South Dakota) -- Philomine Lakota still remembers the feeling of her jaw being squeezed open as a 6-year-old. She remembers how the matron would jam the lye soap into...
article Tribal Colleges: Changing Lives, Changing Reservations
(South Dakota) -- If you are looking for an espresso in Pine Ridge, you can go across the street from the Piya Wiconi Center of the Oglala Lakota College, near Kyle,...

12/17/2013

article OST Council backs off on national park plan
(South Dakota) -- The creation of the nation’s first tribal national park was dealt a blow Thursday when the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council backed away from a plan to...

12/16/2013

article Oglala Sioux won't force ranchers off land for bison plan
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has backed away from a plan to force cattle ranchers from their leased lands for a 100,000-acre bison reserve in the...

12/14/2013

article 'Indian cowboys' worried their fight has just begun
(South Dakota) -- From her kitchen window, Lorraine "Tudy" Swallow can look northeast across Cuny Table towards the cemetery to her son’s and mother-in-...

12/13/2013

article Oglala Sioux Tribal Council backs off on tribal national park plan
(South Dakota) -- The creation of the nation's first tribal national park was dealt a blow Thursday when the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council backed away from a plan to...

12/12/2013

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe responds to park critics
(South Dakota) -- The hot topic on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is the proposed Tribal National Park, and rumors have flooded social and print media leaving many...

12/6/2013

article Ranchers oppose SD tribe's plan for bison reserve
(South Dakota) -- Some cattle ranchers on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota are fighting plans for a large bison reserve being pursued by...

12/5/2013

article Oglala Sioux Tribe evicting tribal ranchers to make way for bison park
(South Dakota) -- Sandra Buffington has spent her life working to carve a home and ranching business out of the sparse grasslands around the South Unit of Badlands...
article Pine Ridge man sentenced for beating a woman
(South Dakota) -- A 25-year-old Pine Ridge man will serve 37 months in prison after admitting that he assaulted a a woman last year.

12/3/2013

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe launches buyback program
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe’s land buyback program is set up and ready to get the word out to tribal members about their options regarding selling...

12/1/2013

article Wild Carrots, Natural Fruit Roll-Ups—Two Oglala Traditionalists Teach Youth the Old Food Ways
(South Dakota) -- David and Nyla Swallow, Oglala traditionalists, teach children to harvest wild foods, grow their own gardens, and prepare their food traditionally,...

11/21/2013

article Horseracing bill comes as probe underway
(Pennsylvania) -- A state senate bill introduced yesterday that would expand oversight of Pennsylvania’s multi-billion dollar horse racing industry and pave the...
article Creating a new community on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Lack of available, affordable housing is an ongoing problem in rural South Dakota and on many of the state's Reservations. Physical infrastructure...

11/19/2013

article Native Sun News: Coat drive to benefit Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- 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.

11/10/2013

article Native Sun News: Pine Ridge artists gather for graffiti sessions
(South Dakota) -- Every Tuesday, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Pine Ridge Gospel Mission, an idea born from a custom of hip-hop style illegal graffiti art is shaping a...

11/5/2013

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe intervenes in water dispute
(South Dakota) -- Vancouver, Canada-based Powertech Uranium Corp. accepted a $400,000 cash injection from its investment partner Azarga Resources Ltd. to shore up its...

10/29/2013

article Native Sun News: Sharice Davids -- A lawyer with urge to fight
(South Dakota) -- Going into her first professional fight Sharice Davids is ready to show just what a true martial artist can do. Currently living and training in Pine...

10/24/2013

article Oglala still suffering from funding cuts despite shutdown's end
(South Dakota) -- The government shutdown may have ended, but the pain hasn't for Native American tribes. The Oglala Sioux said Wednesday that nearly 200 furloughed...

10/22/2013

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux fighter primed for next matchup
(South Dakota) -- The pride of Pine Ridge, David “Bull Dawg” Michaud, is primed and ready to make his second appearance for Victory Fighting Championships on...
article Native Sun News: Oglala Lakota girl qualifies for national rodeo
(South Dakota) -- A young Lakota girl from the Pine Ridge Reservation is moving closer to her dreams of championship on the national rodeo scene.

10/16/2013

article David Michaud: Stepping into cage with Oglala Nation behind me
(South Dakota) -- Recently, people have been asking me what it's like getting into the cage. This probably isn't the same for everyone, but most times it depends...

10/15/2013

article Oglala Sioux Tribe lays off employees in government shutdown
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe in southwestern South Dakota is temporarily laying off 118 people after running out of federal money for many programs due to...
article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe council member reinstated
(South Dakota) -- After being suspended by the OST tribal council for nearly two months, Wounded Knee District Representative Garfield Steele, is back to work.

10/14/2013

article OP/ED: The table of the hungry / Seeing poverty first-hand changes one’s definition of need
(Massachusetts) -- I’ve been thinking lately about an expression I once heard from a Russian friend: “The full to the table of the hungry do not go.” I...

10/11/2013

article Native Sun News: Big blizzard bashes Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Heavy rains, winds, lightning, and eventually snow were the gifts that winter storm Atlas, brought to residents of Wyoming and South Dakota.

10/10/2013

article Tribe says that shutdown will force it to release prisoners and furlough hundreds of employees
(South Dakota) -- The partial government shutdown will force the Oglala Sioux to release prisoners, furlough hundreds of tribal employees, and suspend heating assistance...
article Taking Racism Out of South Dakota Schools, Part 1
(South Dakota) -- Indian Country Today Media Network will be examining how discrimination is being addressed in three South Dakota school districts.

10/9/2013

article Most roads cleared on Pine Ridge reservation, tribe says
(South Dakota) -- The process of digging out from the record-breaking snow storm continues on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation where at least 85 percent of the roads...
article Oglala Sioux Declare State of Emergency After Record-Breaking Early Blizzard
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux tribal officials on October 8 were preparing to declare a state of emergency in the wake of a blizzard that dumped an unseasonable two to...

10/4/2013

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe council member in limbo
(South Dakota) -- When the Oglala Sioux Tribal council first voted 8-5 with 1 not voting in favor of, but declared one vote short of the necessary 2/3 needed to impeach...

9/30/2013

article Tribal Prez Discusses Alcohol, the Sale of Wounded Knee and Johnny Depp
(South Dakota) -- In December 2012 Bryan Brewer became president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Considering Brewer has had to tackle things...

9/26/2013

article Steele impeached on Council turnaround
(South Dakota) -- After a day of contentious testimony and passionate speeches the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council defeated a motion to impeach Garfield Steele, the Wounded...

9/23/2013

article Native Sun News: Oglala teen competes in statewide pageant
(South Dakota) -- Justina Lebeau of Batesland has earned the right to serve as a contestant at the annual pageant. Lebeau, a 2013 graduate of Pine Ridge High School was...

9/19/2013

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe starts water rights team
(South Dakota) -- Beside the foothills of the He Sapa (Black Hills) the Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota tribes, the Oglala Sioux...

9/18/2013

article GIAGO: Shannon County -- The second poorest in America
(South Dakota) -- The old saying goes that “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” That, my friends, is the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in a...

9/12/2013

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux leader suspended without pay
(South Dakota) -- The alleged actions of an OST councilman over the officiating of a middle school girls basketball game has landed him suspended without pay, and the...
article Pine Ridge: Venice Review
(California) -- Danish documentarist Anna Eborn's debut, premiering out of competition at Venice, explores a Native American reservation in South Dakota.

9/11/2013

article South Dakota Journal, Part III
(South Dakota) -- Let me give you a few basic facts about Pine Ridge — the reservation, I mean, not the village. The reservation, as a whole, is called Pine Ridge.

9/6/2013

article 3 challenges to Pine Ridge alcohol vote denied
(South Dakota) -- A hearing is scheduled for later this month on a challenge to last month's vote legalizing alcohol on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
article Halt sought for ending alcohol ban on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Two tribal members have asked a judge to reject the results of the election last month that ended the ban on alcohol possession and sales on the Pine...

9/5/2013

article Contentions remain after alcohol vote on Pine Ridge Rez
(South Dakota) -- Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe voted on Aug. 13 to end the reservation’s 124 year-old alcohol prohibition. The vote was in response to the...

9/4/2013

article Native Sun News: Pine Ridge cheerleader joins Nebraska team
(Nebraska) -- Ella Pedregon, a former cheerleader for the Pine Ridge Thorpes, has made it big. Recently Ella made the cut and is now a member of the Chadron State Eagles...

9/3/2013

article HOKA! Coffee is a-brewing on the Rez
(South Dakota) -- Some people are lucky enough to find a job that stimulates their passions, Sharice Davids just happens to be one of those people. Sharice’s...

8/28/2013

article BLOG: Through a Child's Eyes: Images From Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- There are certain constants in my trips to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Days start with no less than three cups of coffee. KILI Radio...
article Families rally against the vote to legalize alcohol on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Families from Oglala to Pine Ridge walked together on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in an effort to make a stand against the recent vote to...

8/21/2013

article Alcohol on Pine Ridge: Are tribal-owned stores the best method?
(South Dakota) -- Amid protests, threats and bitter arguments, the Oglala Sioux voted last week to overturn a ban on alcohol that has existed for nearly 124 years on the...
article Column: Alcohol, Marijuana Prohibitions Don't Work
(Connecticut) -- Prohibition doesn't work. Not in alcohol. Not in marijuana. Human nature is just too natural for such prohibitions to work beyond the scale of...

8/18/2013

article Legalizing alcohol on Pine Ridge: are tribal-owned stores the best method?
(South Dakota) -- Amid protests, threats and bitter arguments, the Oglala Sioux voted last week to overturn a ban on alcohol that has existed for nearly 124 years on the...

8/16/2013

article AIM group hopes to block alcohol on Pine Ridge, says vote was illegal
(South Dakota) -- A group that opposes the legalization of alcohol on the Pine Ridge Reservation plans to file an injunction in tribal court, arguing that not everyone...
article With yes vote on alcohol, tribe must decide how to manage beer sales
(South Dakota) -- Voters with the Oglala Sioux Tribe have chosen to legalize beer sales on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, but what hasn’t been decided is...

8/15/2013

article Activists plan to file injunction against alcohol referendum on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Following the results of a historic referendum this week, a Native American group pledged on Thursday to file an injunction in tribal court to halt the...
article South Dakota's Oglala Sioux Tribe legalises alcohol
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota Native American tribe ravaged by alcohol abuse has voted to end prohibition, which critics say will only worsen the reservation's...
article Threat moves vote counting in Pine Ridge alcohol referendum
(South Dakota) -- A reported threat prompted tribal leaders to move the location of ballot counting Tuesday in a referendum on whether to allow alcohol sales across a...
article Tribe Votes To End Alcohol Ban On Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux Tribe members have voted to end a widely ignored prohibition on alcohol at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, one of the...
article U.S. reservation legalizes alcohol, plans to use profit for education
(South Dakota) -- Native Americans on a reservation with one of the highest rates of unemployment, domestic abuse and suicide in the United States have voted to end...
article Vote legalizes alcohol on Pine Ridge Reservation; leader says tribe should take full advantage
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe should seize the opportunities presented by the legalization of alcohol by not only selling liquor, but also manufacturing and...

8/14/2013

article 'Yes' votes lead, but Pine Ridge Reservation alcohol referendum is too close to call
(Nebraska) -- A referendum to allow alcohol sales on the impoverished Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota was leading in unofficial election returns Tuesday.
article It's official: Pine Ridge Reservation legalizes alcohol in historic referendum
(South Dakota) -- Following months of tense debate, angry protests, and one of the closest election results in living memory, the Oglala Sioux Tribe announced Wednesday...
article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe says 'Yes' in alcohol vote
(South Dakota) -- Yesterday, the citizens of Oglala Sioux Nation said “Yes” to the legalization of alcohol on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The...
article Oglala Sioux to allow beer at Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- For the first time in its history, the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation put its 124-year-old prohibition on alcohol to a public vote — and the ban...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe reports big turnout for referendum on liquor
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota saw large turnout for a referendum to legalize alcohol on the reservation on Tuesday. But the results -- 1,645...
article Vote to legalize alcohol on SD's Pine Ridge passes
(South Dakota) -- Native Americans on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation _ home to some of the highest rates of unemployment, domestic abuse and suicide in Indian Country...

8/13/2013

article Historic Vote To Legalize Alcohol
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota, home to the Oglala band of the Lakota tribe, is one of the largest in the country (...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe President Brewer: Vote NO on Alcohol Sales
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux Tribe's President Bryan Brewer has taken to his facebook account today to urge his tribal citizens to vote no on today's referendum on...
article South Dakota Reservation Alcohol Vote Too Close To Call
(South Dakota) -- A vote on whether to end prohibition and allow alcohol on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is too close to call because of a high...
article Shoni Schimmel visits Crow Creek and Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Shoni Schimmel, along with her mother and father, traveled to South Dakota to share her story with Native Americans who were inspired by her and her...

8/9/2013

article Pine Ridge’s Sun Dance Dilemma: Sacrifice or End Alcohol Prohibition?
(South Dakota) -- The full moon is slowly sinking to the west behind a nondescript butte dotted with pines. A warm light glows in the east the world stands still...

8/7/2013

article STARR: Alcoholism largely ignored on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Except for three years in the military, a few more working and attending school away from the Pine Ridge Reservation, I have resided here since birth....
article Unresolved Pine Ridge deaths: one year into the investigation
(South Dakota) -- People living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation call it the "Reign of Terror." It was a period in the 1970's when tensions between...

8/4/2013

article Native American hoops stars to visit Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Two women’s college basketball stars who grew up on a reservation in Oregon are scheduled to appear at the Oglala Nation Powwow on the Pine Ridge...
article Last day to celebrate at Oglala Nation Powwow
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Nation Powwow is one of the biggest events of the summer. This year the powwow began Aug. 1 and ends today, Aug. 4., in Pine Ridge. Drumming...

8/1/2013

article Native Sun News: Thousands headed to Pine Ridge for big fair
(South Dakota) -- Each year tens of thousands flock to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to take part in the Oglala Nation Fair. The 28th annual Oglala Nation Fair that...

7/29/2013

article Native Sun News: Pine Ridge Reservation feels pain of sequester
(South Dakota) -- The Red Cloud-Bissonette family needs a new trailer. Frank, who is disabled, and Norma, his wife, are members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who live on the...
article Public vote Aug. 13 on legalizing booze on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe Election Commission has scheduled a vote on legalizing alcohol on the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

7/26/2013

article OST Election Commission announces date for vote on legalizing alcohol on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe Election Commission has announced that a referendum vote on the issue of legalizing alcohol on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation...
article Public vote set on legalizing booze on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe Election Commission has scheduled a vote on legalizing alcohol on the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

7/25/2013

article Third South Dakota tribe taking on grocery challenge
(South Dakota) -- Recently, the Oglala Sioux Tribe announced its intention to revoke the lease of Highway 20 - the corporation that's run Pine Ridge's only...

7/23/2013

article Native Sun News: Oglala leader discusses liquor and per caps
(South Dakota) -- A lifelong resident of Pine Ridge village and a Navy veteran, Larry Eagle Bull Sr., sat down with Native Sun News to speak on a number of important...
article NEW YORK TIMES: Abandoned in Indian Country
(New York) -- It’s an old American story: malign policies hatched in Washington leading to pain and death in Indian country. It was true in the 19th century.

7/15/2013

article Reservation water link near completion
(South Dakota) -- A $500 million project to pipe drinking water from the Missouri River to 50,000 rural South Dakotans is nearing completion.

7/13/2013

article Solar Warrior
(South Dakota) -- On a sunny but blustery morning on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Henry Red Cloud prepares for his students to arrive.

7/12/2013

article Pain on the Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The Red Cloud-Bissonette family needs a new trailer. Frank, who is disabled, and Norma, his wife, are members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who live on the...
article VIDEO: Cutbacks on ‘The Rez’
(South Dakota) -- At Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, one of the poorest parts of the United States, the budget cuts known as sequestration have slashed millions of...

7/9/2013

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux student competing for big title
(South Dakota) -- Charlie Nicole Cuny, 19, an Oglala Sioux Tribal member and a 2012 graduate of Red Cloud High School is running for the title of Miss Native American...

7/8/2013

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux veteran called into nursing field
(South Dakota) -- Shawnee Rae Red Bear, 21, was recently honored at the 25th Annual Veteran's Day Wacipi for serving 4 years in the Marine Corps. Her next goal had...

7/7/2013

article Lakota Mourn Loss of Chief Oliver Red Cloud
(South Dakota) -- Traditional Chief Oliver Red Cloud walked on Thursday afternoon in a hospital in Denver, Colorado, after a lengthy illness surrounded by his family,...

7/6/2013

article Scholarships Help Red Cloud Grads Support Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- A new scholarship given to eight graduating members of Red Cloud Indian School will help them obtain skills they plan on bringing back to Pine Ridge...
article Oliver Red Cloud, chief of Oglala Sioux Tribe, passes away at 93
(South Dakota) -- Oliver Red Cloud, a traditional chief of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, died on Thursday after fighting a long illness. He was 93. Red Cloud's Lakota name...

7/3/2013

article Hunger Association aids Indian Reservation project
(South Dakota) -- For the first time in its history, Greenwich World Hunger Association (GWHA) has donated funds to a domestic project.

7/1/2013

article Native Sun News: When child sexual abuse hits close to home
(South Dakota) -- According to experts on the Pine Ridge Reservation, child sexual abuse is a growing problem and both the victims and perpetrators are getting younger.
article Pine Ridge included in President’s disaster declaration
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to...

6/24/2013

article ECOFFEY: Whether you vote yes or no on alcohol; please vote
(South Dakota) -- When the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council voted 9-7 to allow the people to decide whether or not alcohol should be legalized on the reservation, the Oglala...
article Lyle Jacobs: Oglala Sioux Tribe can benefit from alcohol sales
(South Dakota) -- Alcohol is a touchy subject on the Pine Ridge rez, and for good reason. Who has lived on the rez and hasn’t been affected by alcohol at some...
article Dig It! Northern Plains Gardeners Grow Food, Health and Sovereignty
(South Dakota) -- “I want to saturate Pine Ridge with healthy vegetables,” says Steve Hernandez, Oglala Sioux Tribe gardening instructor. “The interest...

6/23/2013

article Editorial, 6/23: Pine Ridge alcohol vote deserves support
(Nebraska) -- Earlier this month, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council decided to allow tribal members to vote on legalizing alcohol on the reservation.
article Pine Ridge prepares for historic vote on alcohol
(South Dakota) -- For the Pine Ridge Reservation, it will be the vote of the century. Pine Ridge, South Dakota's largest and most impoverished Native American...

6/21/2013

article Oglala Sioux President Brewer: We Need to Take a Hard Look at What Alcohol Has Done
(South Dakota) -- With a referendum looming on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for its citizens to vote on whether or not to legalize sale of alcoholic beverages,...
article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe funds recovery program
(South Dakota) -- For Recovery Counselor Cindy Fleming, a new life began on March 29, 2008 when she had a car accident while driving under the influence of alcohol.

6/20/2013

article A Dry Reservation Clashes With Its Liquor Store Neighbors
(South Dakota) -- At the Pine Ridge Reservation just outside the town of Whiteclay, Neb., an upside-down American flag flies on a wooden pole next to a teepee.

6/19/2013

article OST tribal members to vote on alcohol ban
(South Dakota) -- A Native American tribe that has long battled the devastating effects of alcoholism is planning to ask its tribal members whether it should legalize...

6/18/2013

article Stone Boy Women's Society: Spiritual guidance to regain balance
(South Dakota) -- For women who are seeking healing through traditional ways, the Stone Boy Women’s Society offers women and children the spiritual guidance they...

6/12/2013

article Tribe votes to allow members to decide whether to legalize alcohol
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux tribal council voted Tuesday night to allow the tribe’s members to decide whether to legalize alcohol on the tribe’s South...
article Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to vote on alcohol sales
(South Dakota) -- A council member on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation who contends his people have “lost every battle we’ve ever fought with alcohol,...
article Tribal members to vote on whether to lift alcohol ban on South Dakota reservation
(South Dakota) -- A Native American tribe that has long battled the devastating effects of alcoholism is planning to ask its tribal members whether it should legalize...

6/10/2013

article 16th Annual Ride Draws Some 300 Riders to Honor Crazy Horse, Veterans & Youth
(South Dakota) -- Riders from Belgium, France, and Switzerland joined those from the Oglala Sioux Tribe to celebrate the 16th Annual Crazy Horse Ride.

6/7/2013

article Native Sun News: Couple finds success with cafe at Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- The name of the place, The Dead Man’s Hand Company’s Old West Gypsy Market and Espresso Café, is long and a real tongue twister, but the...

6/6/2013

article Native Sun News: Closing of Pine Ridge store stirs controversy
(South Dakota) -- When the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council voted unanimously to end the lease of the Sioux Nation shopping center in Pine Ridge some people cheered and some...

6/5/2013

article Oglala Sioux Tribe to have its own privately minted coins
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe will soon have its own set of privately minted commemorative coins with designs honoring Native American heritage and culture.
article Murder charges filed in two child deaths on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Two people are charged with murder following the separate deaths of two children on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

6/4/2013

article Brandon Ecoffey: Being clobbered by a 6-year-old at Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- After graduating from Dartmouth College in 2006, I returned home to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwest South Dakota. At the time I was an...

5/31/2013

article Oglala Sioux Tribe President Brewer Releases Open Letter on Grocery Store Closing
(South Dakota) -- In an attempt to squelch concerns and rumors on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation regarding the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council's Resolution to...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe to open own grocery store
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe will open up a new grocery store on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation within days of the forced losure of the reservation's...
article Native Sun News: Crazy Horse Memorial Ride for the veterans
(South Dakota) -- As summer begins on the Pine Ridge Reservation it always brings with it the Crazy Horse Memorial Ride. Starting from humble beginnings the ride has...

5/28/2013

article Oglala Sioux Tribe to open own grocery store after closing store over health violation claims
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe will open up a new grocery store on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation within days of the forced closure of the reservation's...

5/26/2013

article Anger at tribe's decision to close Pine Ridge's sole supermarket
(South Dakota) -- In some respects, it could be any other supermarket in South Dakota. Watermelons and lettuce lay in verdant piles. Bottles of shampoo and detergent...

5/20/2013

article Pine Ridge tribal prison worst for sex abuse
(South Dakota) -- A tribal prison at Pine Ridge was the worst among several prisons and jails cited in a national study for having a high rate of sexual abuse behind...
article Lease Revoked For Pine Ridge's Only Grocery Store
(South Dakota) -- The company that runs the only grocery store in Pine Ridge may be on its way out. It's been one year since the store Sioux Nation Shopping Center...
article OST revokes lease for only grocery on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe has revoked the building lease for the only grocery store on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota because of...

5/17/2013

article Creative Solutions May Help Fix Housing Crisis
(South Dakota) -- In Thursday's Eye On KELOLAND, we introduced you to people living through a housing crisis on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. It's a big...

5/9/2013

article Vargas brings Dance Fever to Rapid City
(South Dakota) -- A dance event organized by Vaughn Vargas, student at the Oglala Lakota College and board member of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention was held...

5/2/2013

article Native Sun News: Children in Pine Ridge village get place to play
(South Dakota) -- At last count, there were 70 residents living in the community of Red Shirt Village. The colorful HUD houses of the small community are set against the...

4/29/2013

article Native Sun News: Tribes oppose uranium mine near Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- With an April 22 deadline for people to intervene in Powertech (USA), Inc.’s permit application for a tribally- contested uranium mine 50 miles...

4/14/2013

article 'Trail of Hope' aims to bring message
(South Dakota) -- A mud-spattered heavy duty pickup hauled away one of the oldest houses on the Pine Ridge reservation on Saturday. The two-bedroom home, a gray wooden...
article South Dakota American Indian tribe hauls house to Washington to showcase housing problems
(South Dakota) -- Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe loaded an old home on a truck trailer and began hauling it to the nation's capital Saturday to demonstrate...

4/8/2013

article Eight Pine Ridge residents indicted on federal drug charges
(South Dakota) -- Eight residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation were recently indicted on federal charges for conspiring for 10 years to distribute cocaine and...

4/7/2013

article Naughty names nixed on Pine Ridge reservation
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota panel charged with scrubbing the state of offensive place names has recommended that two creeks, a dam and two other geographical...

4/2/2013

article Internet Library Opens In Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- The Internet has made the world seem like a very small place. But it's a world that's been out of reach for many on the Pine Ridge Indian...

3/29/2013

article Patrick Lee: Why I filed complaint against Oglala Sioux Tribe
(South Dakota) -- Some of you may have heard that the Tribal Council has terminated me as Chief Judge of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Courts on March 11, 2013. As a former...

3/23/2013

article Dozens Tested for HIV on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on Native HIV/AIDS Day
(South Dakota) -- Dozens of Oglala Sioux Tribe citizens lined up to be tested on National Native HIV/AIDS Day on at the tribal offices in Pine Ridge, South Dakota on...

3/18/2013

article Native Sun News: Pine Ridge basketball team battles to end
(South Dakota) -- Pine Ridge’s Lady Thorpes picked up two quick wins but that third one would simply be out of reach for a championship. Playing for their first...
article Judge orders jail and probation for Labeaux
(South Dakota) -- The former cultural coordinator for a community development group on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation who was arrested on a drug possession charge...

3/15/2013

article Ivan Starr: Racism rears its head in reservation border towns
(South Dakota) -- As a life-long resident of the Pine Ridge Reservation, and like every tribal member, I have to interact with the people of surrounding communities.
article Meet Richard Black Elk: Lakota Warrior, Proud Teacher for Little Wound School on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Richard Black Elk’s career path has been a marathon. But the former All-American long-distance runner maintained a steady course to a rewarding...

3/13/2013

article Violence Awareness Walk set for Saturday at Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- The public is invited to participate in a Violence Awareness Walk that will be held at noon Saturday at the TERO Office on Main Street in Pine Ridge.

3/11/2013

article A report from Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- The last few days of February have been observed on the Pine Ridge reservation every year since 1973 by a four directions walk onto the gravesite at...

3/8/2013

article Dept. of Labor issues warning about Pine Ridge bank
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation is warning people that a bank operating on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is not licensed,...
article Native Sun News: Oglala leader prods White House on education
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux Tribal President and longtime educator Bryan Brewer has called upon the Obama administration to fulfill its campaign promise to support...
article Pine Ridge reservation school honoring volunteers
(South Dakota) -- A school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is honoring the work of its volunteer staff next week.
article Native Sun News: Pine Ridge girls team lands in basketball final
(South Dakota) -- For the Lady Thorpes, who last year advanced to the State tournament, this win had to be nice. By dispatching a Winner squad who was 16-6, the Lady...

3/7/2013

article Hill crusader trying to save Lakota language – 13 years on Native American reservation in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- If he went in search of a lifestyle completely different from the privileged one he experienced growing up in Chestnut Hill, with romanticized visions...

3/6/2013

article Native Sun News: 'Last of Hostiles' youth movement takes hold
(South Dakota) -- In the middle of a raging blizzard Shane Montgomery an Oglala Lakota and the founder of ‘The Last of the Hostiles’ youth movement,...
article SDSU, Pine Ridge school create mentoring program
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota State University is partnering with a school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to establish a mentoring program for students.

3/5/2013

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux woman works to protect culture
(South Dakota) -- For Joyce Whiting, who became disconnected from her Lakota culture when she went through the Catholic Boarding Schools, the Oglala Sioux Tribal...

2/27/2013

article Celebrating Native culture, benefiting Native needs
(South Dakota) -- Twenty years earlier, the infant Thomas-Builds-the-Fire was rescued from a house fire by Victor’s father. He sees him as a hero, but Victor only...

2/26/2013

article Former Pine Ridge official pleads guilty to drug charges
(South Dakota) -- A former economic development official on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has pleaded guilty to drug charges.
article Native Sun News: Elders of Oglala Sioux Tribe take on abuse
(South Dakota) -- “What practical steps can be taken to ensure that more healing communication occurs between the Elders, children, and youth of the Oglala Lakota...

2/23/2013

article Bringing Hope To Pine Ridge
(Nebraska) -- Seventeen North Platte St. Patrick's High School students are getting ready to go on a service mission to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
article Taize brings prayer, reconciliation to Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- When a famous religious community in France brings its worldwide pilgrimage to a tiny church on the Pine Ridge Reservation this May, it hopes to start...

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