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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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12/19/2014

article Pine Ridge’s Michaud wins at UFC Phoenix
(Arizona) -- Competing in his second fight inside the UFC Octagon, David "BullDawg" Michaud managed to pull out a win over Garett Whiteley in a bloody affair.

12/18/2014

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe inaugurates new leadership
(South Dakota) -- “Cante tiza, blihiciya, na wocunze” were some of the Lakota words of wisdom shared with the newly elected officials of the Oglala Sioux...

12/10/2014

article Coalition Wants To Make Pine Ridge Reservation Teenagers Have A Merry Christmas
(South Dakota) -- A coalition of organizations wants to make sure a group of teenagers on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have a bright holiday season. The American...
article Community groups holding Pine Ridge gift drive
(South Dakota) -- A coalition of organizations wants to make sure a group of teenagers on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have a bright holiday season.

12/9/2014

article Before death, girl had bond with dog-attack victim
(South Dakota) -- They have become the human faces of the stray and feral dog problem on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation: one dead, the other a survivor. Before that,...

12/8/2014

article OP/ED: Pine Ridge schools: Amid beauty, deterioration
(South Dakota) -- The federally neglected school buildings at Pine Ridge are a blight at the very center of a culture that wants better.

12/6/2014

article A Tragic Death Leads to a Nonprofit to Help Rescue Stray Pine Ridge Dogs
(South Dakota) -- The girl who was killed by dogs in Pine Ridge may be the littlest martyr ever. Eight-year-old Jayla Marie Rodriquez died on November 18 after being...

12/4/2014

article Family of girl killed in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation dog attack raises money for animal care
(South Dakota) -- The family of an 8-year-old girl killed by a pack of dogs while sledding on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is raising money for the care of...

12/3/2014

article Girl's death inspires nonprofit effort
(South Dakota) -- The family of Jayla Rodriguez is creating a nonprofit organization called Jayla’s Dream to raise money to improve animal control on the Pine...

12/2/2014

article Oglala Lakota Tribal Council Delays Dog Sweep Until After Christmas, Meets With LightShine Canine At Tuesday Meeting
(South Dakota) -- The tenacious woman who has been giving all her time and energy to rescuing stray dogs on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation spoke with the Oglala...

12/1/2014

article Oglala Sioux Tribe postpones dog roundups amid investigation
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has postponed dog roundups as federal authorities continue to investigate the death of an eight-year-old girl....

11/28/2014

article From broken homes to a broken system
(South Dakota) -- She sits alone in a cinder-block cell, an Oglala Lakota teenager with a long braid and tattoos. For five months she has been locked up on this remote...

11/26/2014

article Wake held for girl killed by dogs on reservation
(South Dakota) -- An 8-year-old girl killed by a pack of dogs while sledding on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was remembered at a memorial service as an energetic...

11/25/2014

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe to issue IDs at tournament
(South Dakota) -- For the first time in its history the Oglala Sioux Tribe will bring its enrollment office to the public. During this year’s Lakota Nation...

11/24/2014

article Fatal Dog Attack Painful Reminder To New Tribal Council Member
(South Dakota) -- Crews have been catching stray dogs in the Pine Ridge area since 8-year-old Jayla Rodriguez was killed last week after what tribal officials believe...
article Girl killed by dogs wanted to create animal shelter; tribe takes step to address dog problem
(South Dakota) -- The mother of an 8-year-old girl killed by a pack of dogs on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation says Jayla Rodriguez dreamed of one day creating a...
article Mother of 8-year-old killed by pack of dogs speaks out
(South Dakota) -- It's a story that's captured the attention of residents across the state of South Dakota. Eight–year–old Jayla Rodriguez died...
article Pine Ridge Indian Reservation community mourns death of 8-year-old dog-attack victim
(South Dakota) -- Funeral arrangements are planned this week for an 8-year-old girl killed by a pack of dogs on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in western South Dakota.
article SF Woman Helps Rescue Pine Ridge Dogs
(South Dakota) -- Dozens of dogs from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are getting a second chance at life. A week earlier, an eight-year-old girl was attacked and...

11/23/2014

article OST Tribal Council takes steps to bolster animal control
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council on Saturday took a first step to make the tribe's small animal-control office a more effective enforcement agency.

11/22/2014

article Dog Pack Kills Girl on South Dakota Reservation-UPDATE
(South Dakota) -- Tragic. That’s about the only word I can come up with. Wednesday I pushed out a story of a young girl who was allegedly killed by a pack of...
article Oglala Mother Renews Call For Tough Dog Law After Death
(South Dakota) -- The tragic news that an eight-year-old girl was killed by a pack of dogs on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Tuesday has one mother renewing her...
article Tribe rounds up and kills dogs after mauling
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux tribal officials rounded up and killed "a horse-trailer full" of dogs Thursday on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation following...

11/21/2014

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux youth to join White House meet
(South Dakota) -- Last year a star freshman point guard inspired a reservation with a message of hope designed to prevent suicide. This year that same girl, has set her...
article BLOG: RIP Jayla Rodriguez (8 yr old Girl from Pine Ridge Rez)
(South Dakota) -- There has been a media frenzy involving the violent dog-attack on Jayla Rodriguez and we, at LRI, don’t didn’t feel that an appropriate way...
article Tribe Rounds up and Kills Dogs After Girl's Death
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux officials have rounded up and killed dogs on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after a pack of dogs attacked and killed an 8-year-old girl.

11/20/2014

article Pine Ridge Confronts Dog Problem After Girl's Death
(South Dakota) -- The death of an 8-year-old girl Pine Ridge girl after she was attacked by a dog pack has tribal officials vowing to crack down on the stray dog problem...

11/17/2014

article Harney Peak name change work continues
(South Dakota) -- Basil Brave Heart grew up in the Hot Springs area, and later fought for his country in the Korean War, serving as an Army paratrooper from 1951-53....
article Kelly: Year after year, they head north to Pine Ridge Reservation with a truck full of generosity
(Nebraska) -- Jack and Fran Berg arrived at Creighton University in the cold and darkness a little after 6:30 a.m. Saturday to meet their annual caravan. The weather...

11/15/2014

article Native American funerals have changed but retain unique qualities
(South Dakota) -- Death comes too soon for too many on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Few other places in the Western Hemisphere rival its grim statistics: shortest...

11/13/2014

article Native Sun News: Waste dump near Pine Ridge still contested
(South Dakota) -- An Oct. 31 judicial ruling moved High Plains Resources LLC a step closer to locating an unprecedented petroleum waste disposal site in Fall River...

11/10/2014

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe faces voting rights suit
(South Dakota) -- Does a person who was born on the reservation, enrolled in a tribal nation, and who is culturally in touch with their community become somehow less...

11/8/2014

article A Plan To End The Cycle Of Native American Poverty With A New Kind Of Community
(South Dakota) -- Native American reservations are hotbeds of poverty and alcoholism, with residents often struggling to find employment or basic housing. On many...
article Lakota immersion program at Pine Ridge secures $10K grant
(South Dakota) -- A unique Lakota language immersion program has received a $10,000 grant to support its efforts. Iyapi Glukinipi / Lakota Immersion Childcare, operates...
article Film screening Friday focuses on alcohol sales, reservation life
(South Dakota) -- A film believed to potentially have serious interest in Vermillion and Clay County will be shown for free at a director screening at the University of...

11/7/2014

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe shuts down illegal mine
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe has been one of the fiercest opponents of environmentally hazardous natural resource extraction across the country. So when the...

11/6/2014

article Native Sun News: Incumbents of Oglala Sioux Tribe lose seats
(South Dakota) -- The members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe have voted despite allegations of voter fraud, intimidation, late starts at the poll and a controversial decision...

11/5/2014

article Pine Ridge Selects Yellow Bird Steele As Tribal President
(South Dakota) -- The new leader of the Oglala Sioux tribe is no stranger to the position. Residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have elected John Yellow Bird...

11/4/2014

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux fighter prepares for next match
(Arizona) -- Pine Ridge’s David “Bull Dawg” Michaud is not accustomed to losing back to back fights and thus far in his career he has avoided doing so...

10/30/2014

article Missing Children Found in Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Two Rapid City children reported missing by their foster mother have been located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Kimmilah Brown Eyes, age 9, and...

10/29/2014

article On Pine Ridge, unwanted dogs lick caring faces
(South Dakota) -- Despite an exhausting weekend of leading her crusade, Virginia Ravndal portrayed no fatigue as she counted the number of unwanted dogs she has saved....

10/27/2014

article Pine Ridge candidates to debate
(South Dakota) -- The candidates for president and vice president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe will debate Tuesday. The debate will begin at 7 p.m. in the Paul Dizzy Trout...

10/24/2014

article HUD Secretary Julián Castro Witnesses 13 People Living in 2-Bedroom House on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro paid a visit to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on Tuesday as part of a two-day trip to...

10/23/2014

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads to election season
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe is set for some major turnover on the tribal council if the results of last week’s primary election are any indication.
article Voting accusations fly in reservation areas
(South Dakota) -- Early voting in Indian Country has not gone smoothly in at least two counties, prompting accusations of voter intimidation and voter suppression. In...

10/21/2014

article Sen. Johnson, Secretary Castro to visit Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro on Tuesday will tour a model sustainable home on the...

10/19/2014

article Oglala Sioux Tribe might open third casino under new compact
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is looking at sites for a third casino. President Bryan Brewer said the casino could be located on the northern...

10/18/2014

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe buckles to pressure on park
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal council has now reversed itself and has voted to send a decision to build a first of its kind Tribal National park to a...

10/16/2014

article Tribal agreement would expand gaming on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe is one step closer to expanding tribal gaming on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The South Dakota Gaming Commission held a...
article Fate of Oglala Sioux Tribe presidential primary election still undecided
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal primaries took over the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on Tuesday, but close numbers mean voters will still have to wait to see...
article Steele & Poor Bear dominate OST primary election
(South Dakota) -- Early returns set the tone as six time past tribal president dominated district after district; after winning eight of the nine districts across the...

10/15/2014

article Tribal election still being tallied
(South Dakota) -- Election officials for the Oglala Sioux Tribe were still reviewing challenged votes Wednesday, but former President John Yellow Bird Steele inched...
article Unofficial Oglala Sioux Tribe election results released
(South Dakota) -- Pine Ridge voters went to the polls Tuesday for their primary election. And it's still not clear whether there will be a runoff in November for...
article Yellow Bird Steele Leads Pine Ridge Primary
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe Election Commission is verifying the results of Tuesday's primary election. Unofficial tribal presidential primary results...

10/14/2014

article Former president leads Pine Ridge election
(South Dakota) -- Unofficial election night results show John Yellow Bird Steele barely shy of the majority needed to win the Oglala Sioux Tribe presidency, meaning he...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe's primary election today
(South Dakota) -- Residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation will head to the polls today for a primary election that will determine the final ballot for the Oglala...
article Pine Ridge voters going to the polls
(South Dakota) -- Voters on the Pine Ridge Reservation are going to the polls Tuesday for the Oglala Sioux Tribe's primary election. There are five people on the...

10/13/2014

article Oglala Sioux Tribe to install more slot machines with compact
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe will be able to offer more slot machines under a new Class III gaming compact with the state of South Dakota. The existing...
article Man sentenced for trespassing on reservation
(South Dakota) -- A Chicago man barred from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota has been sentenced to nine months in federal custody for repeatedly...

10/12/2014

article Public hearing to address changes to gaming compact between South Dakota, Oglala Sioux Tribe
(South Dakota) -- An upcoming public hearing will address proposed changes to the gaming compact between the state of South Dakota and the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
article Tribal national park plan head for a referendum vote
(South Dakota) -- In an unexpected move, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has decided its members should have a voice in the creation of a tribal national park on the...
article Dog Shot Twice In The Face In SD Rez Recovering
(South Dakota) -- A dog that was shot twice in the face two months ago on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation near Martin continues to recover from his injuries.

10/10/2014

article Red Cloud Language Curriculum Inspires Students, Spreads Lakota
(South Dakota) -- At the Red Cloud School on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Lakota is still the second language. But it's first in the hearts of educators and students...
article Grand Entry opens 28th annual Black Hills Pow Wow
(South Dakota) -- Dancing and singing filled the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena Friday evening for the grand entry of the 28th annual Black Hills Pow Wow.

10/6/2014

article Proposed store near historic Native site causes rift
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe wants to build a convenience store near the historic Wounded Knee Cemetery on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation...
article Oglala Tribe Criminal Justice Center Nears Opening
(South Dakota) -- Tribal law-enforcement personnel on the Pine Ridge Reservation are preparing to move into a new criminal justice center after decades of struggle in...

10/5/2014

article Program helps pets on reservation stay healthy
(South Dakota) -- Cante came into Darci Adams’ life by mistake. The Sioux Falls woman was trying to trap a female dog that recently had given birth to puppies.

10/4/2014

article 7 Lakota Values That Are Difficult to Adhere to Today
(South Dakota) -- Many tribal nations are suffering from outsiders who come in and appropriate spirituality and customs, and sometimes ceremony is sold by tribal members...

10/1/2014

article Plan for environmentally sustainable housing on Pine Ridge reservation a design award finalist
(South Dakota) -- A plan to build environmentally sustainable housing on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota has been named one of seven finalists for a...
article Pine Ridge Organization Finalist for $100K Buckminster Fuller Challenge
(South Dakota) -- An anonymous nomination has put Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation in a position to win $100,000. Thunder Valley is one of six finalists...

9/30/2014

article Toyota Grant Has Science Programs Blooming At Red Cloud School
(South Dakota) -- The Red Cloud School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation recently received its second sizable grant from the Toyota USA Foundation to develop science...

9/27/2014

article From Tipis to 21st Century Lakota Architecture
(South Dakota) -- The current homes on the Pine Ridge Reservation were never built with the Lakota lifestyle in mind. That is about to change with low cost, sustainable...

9/25/2014

article Oglala VP: ‘Our Civil Rights Are Being Violated’
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Nation and a nonpartisan civil rights group formed at the request of President John Kennedy have filed a voting-rights lawsuit on...

9/19/2014

article Pine Ridge Indian Reservation breaks ground on $9 million project that will add 63 new homes
(South Dakota) -- Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe say a $9 million project for new homes is an important step in solving a housing crisis on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

9/18/2014

article HUD program provides for 45 new homes on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux Tribal Officials say optimism is high across the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. That's as they help break ground on several housing...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe Housing Authority gets loan for new homes
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Reservation is making history with a multi-million dollar housing project. The Oglala Sioux Tribe Housing Authorty took out the First...
article Survey says Pine Ridge is second fastest growing city in SD
(South Dakota) -- According to the consumer advocacy site Nerd Wallet, Pine Ridge is the second fastest growing city in South Dakota. According to the recent survey,...

9/12/2014

article Bryan Brewer: Bill for Native language immersion a high priority
(South Dakota) -- As President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe I would like to say kudos to the National Congress of American Indians for including the Native Language...
article Native Sun News: Olympic medalist visits Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- It is not often that kids from a secluded Reservation in South Dakota are able to welcome a UFC title challenger into their schools. That's why the...

9/10/2014

article Tribal Public Safety board discusses police challenges
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety governing board this week held a wide-ranging discussion of the challenges faced by its police...
article Tribe: Pine Ridge Reservation short police
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation's police force is understaffed and losing some of its officers to jobs in oil-rich western North Dakota,...
article Native Sun News: Tribes worried about Black Hills uranium mines
(South Dakota) -- In the wake of federal hearings about reopening uranium mines and milling in Black Hills treaty territory, members of the Washington, D.C.-based Atomic...
article Pine Ridge man killed in hit-and-run Tuesday morning
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge man was killed in a hit-and-run accident early Tuesday morning, according to the South Dakota Highway Patrol.

9/3/2014

article Olympic silver medalist to visit Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Life is not about where you come from, or how you start, according to the first American woman to win an Olympic wrestling silver medal.
article Oglala native language program gets federal grant
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota language revitalization initiative has received a three-year grant from the federal Administration for Native Americans.

9/2/2014

article Pine Ridge Fire Department restricted from fighting building fires
(South Dakota) -- Yolanda and Gary Lays Bad watched firefighters from Kyle work for over two hours Saturday night to put out the fire that destroyed everything in their...

8/31/2014

article Oglala Lakota College Mourns Loss of Founder Gerald One Feather
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Lakota College Board of Trustees, administration, and students wish to express the sorrow that is felt by all in the passing of its founder...

8/29/2014

article Female Tribal Officer Caught Tazing Native Man 17 Times Is Indicted
(South Dakota) -- Rebecca M. Sotherland, an Oglala Sioux Tribe police officer, has been indicted for the use of “excessive force,” following a video that...

8/28/2014

article Pine Ridge Fire Department restricted from fighting building fires
(South Dakota) -- Yolanda and Gary Lays Bad watched firefighters from Kyle work for over two hours Saturday night to put out the fire that destroyed everything in their...

8/27/2014

article Former Oglala Sioux Tribe police officer indicted
(South Dakota) -- A federal grand jury has indicted a former Oglala Sioux Tribe police officer accused of improperly using a stun gun. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says...

8/26/2014

article Pine Ridge family reeling after fire destroys home
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge family is trying to pick up the pieces after a fire destroyed their mobile home Saturday evening. Gary and Yolanda Lays Bad believe the...

8/23/2014

article New Bus Arrives on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Promising to Get Students Back to School
(South Dakota) -- More than 47 million children are heading back to school across the country this month. But for 600 Lakota students on the remote Pine Ridge Indian...

8/22/2014

article Tribal Officer Fired After Stun Gun Incident
(South Dakota) -- An Oglala Sioux police officer has been fired for improperly using a stun gun, and the police chief's job might also be in jeopardy.
article Tribal official: OST committee recommends firing of police chief
(South Dakota) -- The furor over a Taser incident a week ago in which a helpless man was repeatedly shocked on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has cost the officer...

8/21/2014

article The Oglala Sioux Tribe Embraces New Technology for Public Safety
(South Dakota) -- Imagine the challenges that public safety and tribal law enforcement officials face when policing 3,200,000 acres in South Dakota with limited cellular...
article Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe's police force is in shambles
(South Dakota) -- On the morning of August 18th, 2014 I woke up early around 6:00 a.m., and checked my Facebook page. My daughter had sent a message where she wanted me...

8/19/2014

article Native Sun News: Oglala man's business dealings under scrutiny
(South Dakota) -- Recent news reports surrounding the dealings of entrepreneur, tribal economic development specialist, and owner of multiple incorporated businesses on...
article Lakota Native Americans reusing Breckenridge ski chalet
(Colorado) -- An original ski chalet from Colorado's Breckenridge Ski Area is going to be saved thanks a group of Lakota Native from South Dakota.

8/14/2014

article Native Sun News: Indian parents to file discrimination complaint
(South Dakota) -- Two sets of Native American parents feel that their sons were discriminated against by the Post 22 American Legion baseball team when they were cut...

8/11/2014

article My life: Wild beauty at Pine Ridge reservation
(South Dakota) -- What struck me first about Pine Ridge was its lonely beauty. That’s not what I had been anticipating when I signed up for my church’s...

8/2/2014

article Spirit of a Proud Nation: What We Can Learn from the Lakota
(South Dakota) -- Nestled against the majestic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota and the mysterious wonder of the Badlands, lies the home of the Oglala Lakota...

7/29/2014

article Coming Home Takes on New Meaning at Veterans Cemetery in Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Close to 200 people gathered on the Pine Ridge Reservation on the clear, cool morning of July 9 to attend the dedication ceremony for the new veterans...

7/28/2014

article Native Sun News: President of Oglala Sioux Tribe dodges bullets
(South Dakota) -- The attempt to unseat the current President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe has failed. In addition to dodging the attempt to impeach him, OST President...

7/25/2014

article Tribal park opponents plan protest
(South Dakota) -- Opponents of the proposed tribal national park for the South Unit of Badlands National Park will stage a peaceful protest at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pine...
article Native Sun News: IHS hospital at Pine Ridge undergoes review
(South Dakota) -- Two weeks ago the Pine Ridge Indian Health Service Unit underwent a full survey conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to...

7/24/2014

article Alcohol And The Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- It's been almost a year since tribal voters on the Pine Ridge Reservation decided to lift a long-standing ban on alcohol. But the booze isn't...
article Last defendant sentenced for defrauding Oglala Sioux Tribe programs
(South Dakota) -- A fourth defendant accused of stealing funds that belonged to the Oglala Sioux Tribe has been sentenced in the case.

7/22/2014

article Shannon County name change proposal OK’d for vote
(South Dakota) -- Residents of Shannon County will vote in November on whether to change the name to Oglala Lakota County. KCSR radio reports that Auditor Sue Ganje says...
article Vote On Shannon County Name Change Set For November
(South Dakota) -- It's set: Shannon County voters will decide in November whether to change the name of the southwest South Dakota county to Oglala Lakota County.

7/19/2014

article Oglala Lakota pushing to rename Shannon County
(South Dakota) -- A group of Oglala Lakota tribal members say they're close to putting a measure on the November ballot that would ask local voters whether they...
article Shannon County could be getting a new name
(South Dakota) -- It might seem like an incongruous moniker for a county that lies at the heart of the Pine Ridge Reservation: Shannon County, named after a white man,...

7/18/2014

article No impeachment for Brewer
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council, after taking testimony all day Thursday, voted not to impeach Tribal President Bryan Brewer. The council had suspended...
article Oglala President Brian Brewer Avoids Impeachment
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has voted to not impeach President Bryan Brewer after he was suspended last month over allegations that he acted...

7/17/2014

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux president replies to complaints
(South Dakota) -- Suspended Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST) President Bryan Brewer responded to the two complaints levied against him. The response comes just days before the...

7/14/2014

article Jackie Siers: Worried about the future of the Oglala Sioux Tribe
(South Dakota) -- My name is Jacqueline “Jackie” Siers. I am a Council Representative for the Oglala Sioux Tribe, representing the Wakpamni District. My...

7/11/2014

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe in compact negotiations
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe is currently in negotiations with the state of South Dakota on its current gaming compact and may move to expand its gaming...

7/8/2014

article TRIMBLE: Oglala Sioux Tribe turning into a Heyoka Nation
(South Dakota) -- It’s troubling sometimes for an Oglala person living away from the reservation to read on the internet or in print about the foibles of the...

7/4/2014

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe's top attorney reprimanded
(South Dakota) -- In a ruling handed down by the Oglala Sioux Tribal Supreme Court, the Court ruled that Bernice Delorem, OST tribal attorney, made a false statement...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe in negotiations for Class III gaming compact
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is in negotiations for a new Class III gaming compact. The current compact limits the tribe to 250 slot machines...

7/3/2014

article Native Sun News: Suspended Oglala leader fires back at critics
(South Dakota) -- Suspended Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer fired back at the “smear campaign” that he believes is currently being waged against...
article OST negotiating with state on new gaming compact
(South Dakota) -- For years, the Oglala Sioux Tribe renewed their gaming compact with the state of South Dakota, a compact that limited the tribe to 250 gaming devices,...

7/1/2014

article Oglala president defends himself against allegations
(South Dakota) -- Calling the allegations against him unfounded, Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer responded Monday to his recent suspension by the tribal...
article Native Sun News: Permit approved to dump waste by Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- With the name “soil landfarm” a private project to open a site in South Dakota for treating petroleum-contaminated materials caused by...

6/26/2014

article Consultant says Brewer's suspension is retaliation
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council's decision to suspend Tribal President Bryan Brewer on Tuesday stemmed in part from the council's concern over...

6/25/2014

article Oglala Sioux Tribal Council suspends president
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has suspended President Bryan Brewer following allegations that he acted without the council's approval on two...

6/24/2014

article Oglala Sioux president Brewer suspended by tribal council
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux Tribal President Bryan Brewer was suspend by the tribal council Tuesday following allegations that he acted without the approval of the...

6/21/2014

article Native Sun News: Indian lawmakers seek new name for county
(South Dakota) -- Two Shannon County officials are pressing forward with a signature drive that, if successful, will allow voters living in Shannon County to vote to...

6/13/2014

article Native Sun News: Lakota leaders discuss Indian health issues
(Maryland) -- Peter Catches, co-founder of the Pine Ridge-based Oceti Wakan, and Dr. Donald Warne, an Oglala Lakota who directs the Master of Public Health program at...

6/12/2014

article KENT: Talking to a silent government
(South Dakota) -- Dealing with government bureaucracy can be difficult under any circumstances, but especially when representatives of that government aren’t...

6/11/2014

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux leader clears impeachment vote
(South Dakota) -- Citing corrupt conduct, violation of oath of office and malfeasance, the Attorney General for the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Tate Win Means, made a failed...

6/10/2014

article Native Sun News: Ten from Pine Ridge indicted on drug charges
(South Dakota) -- According to United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson, 10 individuals from Custer, Pine Ridge, and Rapid City have been indicted by a federal grand...

6/9/2014

article Tribal Council No-Show At Shannon County Meeting
(South Dakota) -- June 6 was the final day for public comments on the question to reintroduce bison to Badlands National Park’s South Unit – an area being...

5/31/2014

press release Native American civil rights hero honored in Big Pine
(South Dakota) -- Alice Piper was unknowingly at her time a Native American Civil Rights hero comparable to the likes of Rosa Parks. This accomplishment has gone...

5/30/2014

article Glimmers of hope on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The big open sky over the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation swelled angrily, breaking into a million tiny shards of ice. The main road through town grew...

5/29/2014

article Law and disorder on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- There’s no rhythm to crime here. All hell could be breaking loose before noon and things could be stock-still after midnight. The young toughs...

5/28/2014

article Pine Ridge: A broken system failing America’s most forgotten children
(South Dakota) -- In almost any other context it would be a given, an expectation as simple as a dark cloud spitting rain. But when 12-year-old Carleigh Campbell tested...

5/15/2014

article At UN, Oglala Lakota Says US Defies International Law to Steal Land, Water and Billions in Resources
(United Nations) -- During Agenda Item 3 – Principles of Good Governance Consistent with the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:...

4/30/2014

article Defying the Odds: On the Pine Ridge Reservation, Five Red Cloud Indian School Students Earn the Gates Millennium Scholarship
(South Dakota) -- Growing up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Caine Ghost Bear spent hours every day with his great-grandmother.

4/25/2014

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe puts hold on ethics board
(South Dakota) -- Larry Eagle Bull and Jackie Siers are relative newcomers to the world of tribal politics. The Oglala Sioux tribal council representatives both agree...

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.

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