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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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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...
article Lakota Country Times: Native men still missing after two weeks
(South Dakota) -- The search continues for three men who went missing from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation more than two weeks ago. According to Facebook postings from...

5/22/2016

article Search expands for missing men
(South Dakota) -- Authorities and volunteers are well into their second week of searching for three missing men on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Juan...

5/20/2016

article Lakota Leaders Win the Battle Against 'Liquid Genocide'
(South Dakota) -- The horse riders arrived at the Oglala Lakota tribal headquarters from the near and far corners of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. They were bundled...

5/18/2016

article Bail revoked for defendant in Oglala Sioux Tribe bond scheme
(New York) -- A federal judge revoked bail for a man at the center of a multi-million dollar bond scheme involving the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. According to...
article Bail revoked for man dubbed Porn’s New King in money case
(New York) -- Bail was revoked Tuesday for a Los Angeles man once dubbed Porn’s New King after prosecutors said he violated bail conditions in a financial case and...
article Alcohol vote canceled on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A referendum vote scheduled for Tuesday that could have determined once and for all if alcohol could legally be sold and distributed on the Pine Ridge...

5/17/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Search continues for missing Native men
(South Dakota) -- Three young Lakota men have gone missing from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. On Saturday afternoon (May 7) around 2pm Tevin Tyon, Juan Lamont, and...

5/16/2016

article Vote to legalize alcohol sales on Pine Ridge reservation called off at last minute
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation will remain officially dry after a vote to allow alcohol sales was called off at the last minute. Residents of the...
article Hunt ramps up for 3 men missing on South Dakota reservation
(South Dakota) -- Authorities and volunteers are beginning their second week of searching for three missing men on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

5/15/2016

article Should alcohol be legal on the Pine Ridge Reservation? Voters set to weigh in a second time
(South Dakota) -- Nearly three years have passed since members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe voted to legalize alcohol on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Though the measure...

5/14/2016

article Housing program will benefit Native American veterans
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux Lakota Housing has been selected to participate in a program led by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to bring better housing to...

5/13/2016

article Ed. Sec.: 'We've got to invest in paths to hope'
(South Dakota) -- U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.'s visit to Pine Ridge Thursday shows that he cares about the issues facing Native American students,...
article Red Cloud Indian School Welcomes U.S. Secretary of Education John King to Campus
(South Dakota) -- On Thursday, May 12, U.S. Secretary of Education John King visited Red Cloud Indian School to take part in a daylong forum on the state of Native...
article U.S. Secretary of Education visits Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- The United States Secretary of Education visited the area today and spoke to students on Pine Ridge about the importance of education and culture
article Three Young Tribal Men Missing on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux Tribe’s President John Yellow Bird Steele has declared a State of Emergency on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in hopes of...

5/10/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe debuts veterans housing
(South Dakota) -- “We have a great opportunity here," said Paul Iron Cloud, executive director of Oglala Sioux Lakota Housing. "Last year in 2015,...

5/9/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth hone skills with film project
(South Dakota) -- They may be at the early end of their careers, but someday we may be seeing a former Pine Ridge Reservation student on public TV or even hosting...

5/6/2016

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...

5/5/2016

article Black Hills Film Festival highlights Pine Ridge-set films
(South Dakota) -- Though the Black Hills Film Festival draws new features, documentaries and shorts from all over the country and across the world, two Pine Ridge-based...
article Reservation official sentenced for stealing tribal funds
(South Dakota) -- A former official on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution and be on probation for three years for stealing...

4/28/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe to debut justice center
(South Dakota) -- For many years the Oglala Sioux tribal corrections department operated with almost no resources and tiny facilities. Those circumstances are set to be...

4/27/2016

article Lakota Artist Graces Cover of Smithsonian Magazine
(South Dakota) -- One Lakota artist is beginning to reap the benefits of over twenty years of work having landed the cover of the Smithsonian National Museum of the...

4/26/2016

article Pine Ridge man sentenced for burning down ex-partner's trailer
(South Dakota) -- A member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who burned down his ex-girlfriend's trailer was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison last week as the victim...

4/22/2016

article STAR COMES OUT: What do civil liberties, individual & human rights mean for Lakota people?
(South Dakota) -- Recently, I walked into what may be a typical low-rent home on the Pine Ridge. The first thing I noticed was the odor. The spilled alcohol, vomit,...
article Thunder Valley CDC Begins Grassroots Housing and Community Construction on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- “We are focused on creating our own pathway out of poverty by building local skill and leadership capacity, exercising our sovereignty, and...
article Pine Ridge man gets 57 months in prison for burning down ex-girlfriend's trailer
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge man was sentenced in federal court in Rapid City on Thursday to nearly five years in prison for burning down his ex-girlfriend’s...

4/19/2016

article Pine Ridge man sentenced to 2 years for sexual abuse of teen girl
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge man was sentenced in Rapid City federal court Monday to two years in prison for child sexual abuse while his teenage victim sat listening...

4/18/2016

article Pine Ridge city on reservation to get its first street signs
(South Dakota) -- The city of Pine Ridge is getting street signs for the first time in its history. The community on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is the...

4/12/2016

article Pine Ridge leader thankful for hospital inspections
(South Dakota) -- The top leader on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation says he is thankful for the federal inspections that uncovered serious deficiencies at a government...
article Oglala woman to compete in "Miss Indian World Pageant" :Along the Way
(South Dakota) -- A young woman from Oglala is one of 24 Native American women competing in the 'Miss Indian World' pageant: later this month in Albuquerque, New...

3/31/2016

article Native Sun News: Mothers against meth host rally at Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- The light freezing rain didn’t deter the 30-plus walkers and riders from participating in the Mothers Against Meth Alliance (M.A.M.A.) Walk...

3/30/2016

article Pine Ridge families move into FEMA homes
(South Dakota) -- A major milestone has been reached in the recovery from the May 2015 storms on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, as the 100th new manufactured home...

3/23/2016

article Tribe says behavioral health unit being built too far from reservation
(South Dakota) -- A $1.8 million outpatient therapy center intended to help in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation's attempts to reduce youth suicides is being built...

3/22/2016

article Behavioral health unit serving tribes to be built in April
(South Dakota) -- In the wake of more than 20 suicides last year on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Native Americans in western South Dakota will have access to more...

3/21/2016

article This News Website Is a Lakota-Speaker’s “Dream”
(South Dakota) -- Part of the charm of the internet is its ability to connect people interested in niche subjects. But the power of the medium goes far beyond...

3/17/2016

article A portrait of hunger on Pine Ridge — Part 6 of 8
(South Dakota) -- Carol Two Crow has always lived on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and hunger has been with her her whole life. She grew up in Kyle, but now lives...

3/16/2016

article Native American Natural Foods Keeps On Growing
(South Dakota) -- As the Pine Ridge Reservation-based Tanka Bar manufacturer prepared to attend yet another natural foods expo, we visited with company president Mark...

3/15/2016

article Hunger on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation — Part 5 of 8
(South Dakota) -- Hunger is a fact of life for those living on South Dakota’s seven Indian Reservations, where third-world conditions of extreme poverty found a home in...
article Red Cloud Poets Share Stage With Tanaya Winder
(South Dakota) -- Native American poet Tanaya Winder visited the Pine Ridge Reservation's Red Cloud School recently to share her work and to hear the poetry of...

3/14/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Exhibit focuses on 'Horse Nation' traditions
(South Dakota) -- The arrival of the horse on to the great plains put in to motion a series of historical incidents that led to the rise of one of the most powerful...

3/12/2016

article Still Dancing / The Indians at Pine Ridge Continue to Dance and Threaten
(South Dakota) -- The situation here is in status quo. No one can tell what the next hour will bring forth. The least trouble between the soldiers or civilians and the...
article Mother in child-abuse case pleads guilty
(South Dakota) -- A mother charged with felony child abuse and neglect for injuring her toddler son while she argued with her boyfriend last March changed her plea on...

3/11/2016

article Ruse pushes to access Ramah funds for plastic bottling plant
(South Dakota) -- At a recent Oglala Sioux Tribe Finance Committee meeting, embattled financial consultant Gary Ruse pled for a contract renewal. Ruse, who has been...

3/5/2016

article Pine Ridge company expanding line of buffalo-meat bars to 16
(South Dakota) -- A company based on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation that makes buffalo-meat-and-cranberry bars is expanding its line of products to 16.

3/3/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge mother leads fight against meth
(South Dakota) -- A late night knock at the door is something that Julie Richards is used to. A mother to many Oglala youth who have nowhere else to go, Richards has had...

2/25/2016

article Gone Girl: Life in Pine Ridge after the suicide of 12-year-old Santana Janis
(South Dakota) -- A day in early August 2014. The sun is strong, and the thought of school is far enough away to be a dream. A dozen Lakota girls from Pine Ridge...

2/23/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Non-profit battles hunger at Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- One challenge facing families on the Pine Ridge Indian is finding nutritious and affordable sources of food. One non-profit fighting hunger on the...

2/22/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Initiative targets housing at Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- The complexities of building a sustainable and culturally appropriate community from the ground up are enormous. Thunder Valley Community Development...

2/14/2016

article Program boxes up good will for Pine Ridge residents
(South Dakota) -- Despite being more than 1,000 miles away from home, an Oglala Sioux Tribe member is working to make a difference in Pine Ridge, where she grew up....

2/12/2016

article Murkin collects scarves ‘made with love’ for S.D. Indians
(North Carolina) -- Pine Ridge, a 2-million-acre Indian reservation in South Dakota, is home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe — estimated population, 40,000.

2/11/2016

article Lakota Country Times: Indian health at center of Medicaid debate
(South Dakota) -- Under a newly proposed plan from Gov. Dennis Daugaard, South Dakota is set to expand Medicaid to cover more of its residents.

2/5/2016

article Pine Ridge poetry program poised for the big time
(South Dakota) -- An after school poetry program on the Pine Ridge Reservation sends teams to international competitions and is showing such promise that a national...

1/29/2016

article Two Indicted on Murder Charges in Case of Missing Pine Ridge Woman
(South Dakota) -- Two were arrested yesterday in connection with the death of Emily Blue Bird, 24 of Pine Ridge Village, who went missing at the beginning of January.

1/28/2016

article Hundreds March on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation against Violence against Women in Honor of Emily Bluebird
(South Dakota) -- Hundreds of tribal citizens marched on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for the “Justice for Emily” march to bring attention to violence...

1/22/2016

article BLOG: Envisioning a Stronger Economy for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(Washington D.C.) -- Recently USDA Rural Development staff in South Dakota spent two days at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home of the Oglala Sioux, where they met...

1/21/2016

article 'Buffalo Bees': Pine Ridge to Sponsor Bee Hives
(South Dakota) -- A new bee hive project on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, dubbed “Buffalo Bees”, is intended to revive the tribe's local food system...

1/15/2016

article A Community Self-Empowerment Model for Indian Country: Thunder Valley CDC, PART I
(South Dakota) -- Thunder Valley CDC, a non-profit organization on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of South Dakota, has become a major source of hope and inspiration...
article Can a New School Help the Girls of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation?
(South Dakota) -- Twila True left the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of South Dakota before she turned five, relocating to Southern California through a government...

1/14/2016

article Raising Money to Help the Poorest Corner of America
(South Dakota) -- For those of us aware of South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, it is best known as the site of the 71-day armed takeover of Wounded Knee...

1/4/2016

article Lakota Country Times: FEMA homes finally arrive at Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- As part of the recovery efforts from the severe storms and flooding that struck the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Spring 2015, the Federal Emergency...

12/30/2015

article Lakota Country Times: FEMA homes finally arrive at Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- As part of the recovery efforts from the severe storms and flooding that struck the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Spring 2015, the Federal Emergency...

12/26/2015

article Chuck Jaffee: 'Skateboarding in Pine Ridge' gives insight on diverse cultures
(California) -- There are many films documenting how Native Americans have been — and continue to be — shafted and marginalized. There are many films that...

12/25/2015

article Housing on South Dakota reservation severely limited
(South Dakota) -- Delora Kills Enemy sleeps on her van’s back seat. Raymond Eagle Hawk, his girlfriend and young daughter live in a plywood-walled shack barely...

12/24/2015

article Native Sun News: Pine Ridge team breaks 30-year drought at LNI
(South Dakota) -- Despite being out-rebounded and out-converted at the line, Little Wound used the oldest strategy in the books; they outshot Todd County 65% to 34% from...

12/21/2015

article Oglala Sioux seek solutions on chronic housing shortage
(South Dakota) -- Delora Kills Enemy sleeps on her van's back seat. Raymond Eagle Hawk, his girlfriend and young daughter live in a plywood-walled shack barely...

12/20/2015

article 'Back at ground zero again'
(South Dakota) -- It’s been a long five years for Robert Running Shield. The Pine Ridge native has lived on the streets of Sioux Falls since his release from...
article Christmas gifts headed to S.D. Indian reservation
(South Dakota) -- Girard resident and motivational speaker Mike Kolic will be traveling to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota on the south end of the...
article Oglala Sioux, feds seek solutions for South Dakota reservation's chronic housing shortage
(South Dakota) -- The housing shortage on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is a longstanding problem for thousands of Oglala Sioux members.

12/18/2015

article FEMA supplying permanent homes to Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Gazing out his living room window at the rolling, wind-swept hills of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Marvin Goings gestured to his dining room...

12/16/2015

article FEMA supplying permanent homes to Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Gazing out his living room window at the rolling, wind-swept hills of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Marvin Goings gestured to his dining room...

12/13/2015

article Oglala Lakota Couple Purchase White Clay Business
(Nebraska) -- Martin Pilcher had been an employee at Arrowhead Foods when it was known as “VJ’s”, the small border town grocery near the Pine Ridge...
article TEDx Talk Features Lakota Immersion Coordinator Who Says Language Is Fundamental
(South Dakota) -- Peter Hill, an educator and the language coordinator for Lakota Immersion Childcare, located in Oglala, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian...

12/11/2015

article Carlos Santana’s Milagro Foundation supporting Pine Ridge programs
(South Dakota) -- A message of hope for young Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is spreading with viral speed.
article First Pine Ridge resident receives new permanent home through FEMA
(South Dakota) -- Gazing out his living room window Wednesday morning at the rolling, windswept hills of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Marvin Goings gestured to to...

12/9/2015

article FEMA Gives Replacement Home Keys To Reservation Storm Victim
(South Dakota) -- Seven months after flooding, hail and high winds damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes on the Pine Ridge Reservation, federal officials gathered...
article FEMA Housing Lands On Pine Ridge Following Disaster
(South Dakota) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency is placing new mobile homes on Pine Ridge following spring storms and flooding that destroyed and damaged...

12/4/2015

article State DSS denies claims of discrimination on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota's Department of Social Services is denying claims of racial discrimination against Native Americans who applied for jobs at the agency...

12/3/2015

article Oglala Family Builds Energy Efficient Home, Plans Move From FEMA Trailer
(South Dakota) -- Paul Shields, son Leonard Peltier and father of three girls, has been building a house here on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation since August, hoping...

12/2/2015

article Tribal prosecutor deputized in state court
(South Dakota) -- Legal History was to be made Tuesday in Pine Ridge as the Oglala Sioux Tribe's attorney general was to be deputized to prosecute crimes in state...

11/27/2015

article Attacking dogs still roaming Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- In the year since the death of 8-year-old Jayla Rodriguez on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, little has been accomplished to keep community members...

11/25/2015

article Group donates van to assist veterans on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- A support group for military families has donated a 10-passenger van to the Oglala Sioux Tribe to help veterans living on the Pine Ridge Indian...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe Set To Open Nursing Home By March
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home being built just south of Whiteclay, Neb., is near completion. This will be the first senior healthcare facility...

11/23/2015

article Lakota Country Times: Legal 'victory' for reservation residents
(South Dakota) -- The South Dakota Supreme Court ruled that an order issued by former Seventh Circuit Presiding Judge Jeff Davis that deprived Oglala Lakota County...
article Funding Gaps Leave Native Teens at Risk
(South Dakota) -- In the suicide epidemic gripping tribal communities nationwide, South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, home to the Oglala Sioux, is ground zero.

11/22/2015

article A year after Jayla's death, attacking dogs still roam Pine Ridge reservation
(South Dakota) -- In the year since the death of 8-year-old Jayla Rodriguez on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, little has been accomplished to keep community members...

11/21/2015

article Ivan Star Comes Out: Politics threaten Oglala tribal police force
(South Dakota) -- I don’t hear anyone talking about the Pine Ridge Police Force lately. All I know is that we once had federal law enforcement here and then as a...
article Pine Ridge Reservation’s Suicide Prevention Outreach Program Loses Federal Grant
(South Dakota) -- Just when a much needed suicide prevention outreach program is needed the most on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the federal government is pulling...

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