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Native Sun News: Oglala leader discusses liquor and per caps

A lifelong resident of Pine Ridge village and a Navy veteran, Larry Eagle Bull Sr., sat down with Native Sun News to speak on a number of important topics facing the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

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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...
article Little Wound School on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Receives $325,000 Grant from Dept. of Ed
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students awarded Little Wound School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in...

11/20/2015

article Reservation loses funding for suicide prevention program
(South Dakota) -- The only suicide prevention outreach program on a South Dakota Indian reservation where at least 20 people have killed themselves this year will end in...

11/17/2015

article $300K to build 12 homes on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $300,000 to a development corporation on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to help people build 12 homes...

11/13/2015

article Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge business keeps growing
(South Dakota) -- Tom Wise had a dream to create a business on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation that would support the Oglala Oyate and help alleviate the hardship of...
article Oglala tribal president guest on Morning Fill Up
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Yellow Bird Steele stopped by Rapid City this Thursday morning as this month’s guest of the Morning Fill Up.

11/12/2015

article Jurors In Pine Ridge Case Should Come From Oglala Lakota County Says SD Supreme Court
(South Dakota) -- Jurors from neighboring Fall River County should not hear a civil case arising out of an incident that occurred in Pine Ridge, the South Dakota Supreme...
article SD Supreme Courts Opens Jury Pools To Oglala Lakota County Residents
(South Dakota) -- In a unanimous decision, the South Dakota Supreme Court has thrown out a 2009 judicial order excluded residents of Oglala Lakota County from serving on...
article DOJ sues South Dakota for discriminating against applicants
(South Dakota) -- A lawsuit filed last Tuesday against the South Dakota Department of Social Services alleges that the often maligned state agency has repeatedly...

11/10/2015

article Skateboarding in Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Pine Ridge is an Indian Reservation in South Dakota and is among the poorest counties in the USA. The reservation is the site of several tragic...

11/6/2015

article Pine Ridge Indian Reservation mission trip sparks memories of visit 50 years ago.
(South Dakota) -- The first time I visited Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 1965, I was an idealistic teenager participating in a program called Peace...

11/3/2015

article Ivan Star Comes Out: Addressing trauma in our communities
(South Dakota) -- I spent most of my adult life pondering the overall condition (s) of life on my home land, the Pine Ridge Reservation. In addition to the extraordinary...

11/2/2015

article Hard living conditions of Pine Ridge Reservation are eye-opening to Shabazz students
(Wisconsin) -- A class trip to South Dakota exposed Charlotte Conner to impoverished conditions she didn’t know existed in the United States.

10/26/2015

article OST council mulls LNI boycott move
(South Dakota) -- The political fallout from a beer spilling incident at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center continues to envelope the Lakota Nation Invitational. In protest...

10/24/2015

article Pine Ridge speakers: History and stereotypes block understanding between the races
(South Dakota) -- Tatewin Means wants you to take a test. Means is the attorney general of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and on Friday, she and Nick Tilsen, executive director...

10/23/2015

article Some Native Americans speak out about injustices in community
(South Dakota) -- Some in the Native American community were speaking out Friday about the injustices they face. Speakers at the Black Hills Forum and Press Club focused...

10/22/2015

article Pine Ridge Indians visit Woodacre to learn about healthy eating
(South Dakota) -- Woodacre resident Avis Licht handed out samples of cherry tomatoes while giving a tour of her garden to visitors from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation...

10/21/2015

article Thune Seeks Beefed-Up Law Enforcement For Pine Ridge Needs
(South Dakota) -- Tribal officials on the Pine Ridge Reservation are searching for solutions to high rates of suicide and substance abuse. Sen. John Thune is working...

10/19/2015

article US Sen. John Thune: Republicans will get things straight
(South Dakota) -- U.S. Sen. John Thune visited the Black Hills last week for a whirlwind tour to catch up on a number of issues and meet with various constituencies....

10/16/2015

article In the midst of suicide epidemic, tribe seeks help from DC
(South Dakota) -- When she started her plea to her adult audience for more activities for young people on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Angela Blacksmith Dreaming...
article Lakota speaking fourth-graders greet U.S. lawmakers
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge suicide crisis led U.S. lawmakers to the reservation this week to discuss ways the federal government might help fight the epidemic.

10/15/2015

article Thune, Noem hear about rash of reservation suicides
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Lakota tribal, health and justice officials met with John Thune and Kristin Noem in Pine Ridge Thursday prompted by the recent spasm of suicides...
article Tribal Members Seek Federal Help For Suicide Rates
(South Dakota) -- Tribal leaders on the Pine Ridge Reservation have been searching for solutions to tragic bursts of suicides that have included children. Thursday they...

10/14/2015

article Deformed by their mother's alcoholism
(South Dakota) -- In a South Dakota town, with a population of just 14 people, four stores sold more than four million beer cans in a space of a year. The most frequent...

10/10/2015

article FEMA Sending Trailers To Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The federal government is sending trailers to South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where residents are still recovering from severe...

10/5/2015

article Oglala Sioux Tribe receives $400K for suicide prevention
(South Dakota) -- The Administration for Native Americans has awarded a $400,000 emergency grant to the Oglala Sioux Tribe to pay for activities and programs designed to...

10/3/2015

article High Court takes on waste dump issue near Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- The state Supreme Court has asked to hear oral arguments at the University of South Dakota Law School on Oct. 7, regarding a citizens’ referendum...

9/24/2015

article Arts and business incubator to rise on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The dream of turning art into profit on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation got a $750,000 boost Wednesday from the federal government. The grant, from...
article Boulder-based organization lends a helping hand
(South Dakota) -- Living in what some refer to as the Boulder bubble, it’s sometimes easy to tune out the surrounding world and bathe in the beauty of this...

9/15/2015

article Filing deadline nears for Pine Ridge disaster jobless aid
(South Dakota) -- People who lost jobs or became unable to do business because of severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding that hit the Pine Ridge Indian...

9/11/2015

article Ohio student starts nonprofit to benefit Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is more than 1,200 miles from Cleveland, Ohio, but the vast distance doesn’t stand in the way of a unique and...

9/10/2015

article Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Young Community Members Rebuild Porcupine Powwow Arbor
(South Dakota) -- The Porcupine District Powwow grounds had seen better days. Rotting wood, rusty nails, mildew and peeling paint left the community wondering when and...

9/8/2015

article White Man Cleared in 'Lakota 57' Case
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota judge cleared a white man of disorderly conduct charges after he was accused of dousing Native American children with beer and insults...

9/3/2015

article Native Sun News: City faces possible suit from Lakota 57 parents
(South Dakota) -- On Sept. 1, Magistrate Judge Eric Strawn issued a not guilty verdict in the case of Trace O’Connell. O’Connell’s disorderly conduct...

9/2/2015

article COMMENTARY: Parents of Lakota 57 respond to not guilty verdict in Rapid City
(South Dakota) -- Folks, today Judge Strawn issued a decision finding that the single defendant charged, Trace O'Connell, was not guilty of disorderly conduct when...
article Rapid City Race Relations Further Complicated By Court Ruling
(South Dakota) -- The hockey season seems far away these days at the ice arena in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City. But frustrations are fresh in the Native...
article Lakota Country Times: New food bank on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- With hunger rates above the national average and poverty rates through the ceiling, the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has many residents who struggle...

8/31/2015

article Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux counselor combats youth suicide
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux tribal member Amanda Carlow brought home new hope and support for survivors of youth suicide, when she returned here Aug. 15, from a...

8/27/2015

article Massive naming ceremony planned for Lakota youth
(South Dakota) -- In response to a continuing suicide epidemic on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation the community of Manderson is coming together to host a Lakota naming...

8/23/2015

article Pine Ridge kids learn tennis from British coach
(South Dakota) -- A longtime tennis coach in England has been offering free tennis classes on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Leigh Owen, 50, has been visiting Pine...

8/18/2015

article Disaster unemployment assistance available for Oglala Sioux
(South Dakota) -- Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who became unemployed due to severe storms on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in May are eligible for disaster...

8/10/2015

article New Badlands National Park Leader Open To Tribal Park Plan
(South Dakota) -- The incoming superintendent of Badlands National Park says he's open to a languishing plan to create a tribal national park in the Badlands....

8/6/2015

article New Badlands superintendent 'open-minded' on tribal national park
(South Dakota) -- The plan to create a tribal national park in the Badlands seems stalled if not dead, but perhaps a pair of fresh eyes and and an open mind might rescue...

8/4/2015

article Native Sun News: Lakota Heritage Ride raises funds for Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Kelly Quinn, also known as “Throttle Girl” in the motorcycle community, is sponsoring a Native event benefiting One Spirit and the Lakota...

7/30/2015

article Oglala Sioux Tribe builds nursing home near Whiteclay, Nebraska
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe, headquartered on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, is building a nursing home near Whiteclay, Nebraska. People...

7/22/2015

article Trial opens into racist treatment of Indian children at game
(South Dakota) -- A non-Indian man goes on trial today in connection with the racist mistreatment of Indian children in South Dakota. The 57 young members of the Oglala...

7/20/2015

article Lakota Country Times: Theater makes impact at Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- “You know, I just love movies,” said Angel Reddest, owner of Nunpa Theatre in Kyle. “That’s really why I started a theater....

7/19/2015

article Arts-based Community Development Investment Announced for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced financial support for the design of powwow grounds, studio spaces, and artist live/work space...

7/5/2015

article OURS: Thunder Valley a reason for optimism, enthusiasm
(South Dakota) -- Of all the possible combinations of human qualities, the marriage of optimism and enthusiasm seems to produce the best results. That’s why the...

7/2/2015

article Ivan Star: Creating a culturally appropriate economy at Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- This is a follow up to my previous rant regarding the poverty on the Pine Ridge. I used the odd phrase “culturally appropriate commerce”...

6/29/2015

article Lakota Country Times: Treaty council slams mine at Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- In news first reported by freelance reporter Natalie Hand, the Tetunwan Oyate Treaty Council has come down hard on a company who had illegally mined...

6/26/2015

article Native Sun News: Project brings economic hope to Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- “Poverty ends today on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation” was the proclamation made by Thunder Valley’s program Director Nick Tilson...

6/24/2015

article Sustainable housing community breaks ground on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- An eco-friendly housing community that was in the planning stage for about five years is finally being built in Sharps Corner on the Pine Ridge Indian...

6/23/2015

article New development could 'end poverty on Pine Ridge'
(South Dakota) -- After five years of planning and searching for partnerships, the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation finally broke ground on a new...
article Pine Ridge housing community breaks ground
(South Dakota) -- Ground has been broken for a housing community that’s been in the planning stage for about five years in Sharps Corner on the Pine Ridge Indian...
article Pine Ridge Reservation gets $1.97 grant for regenerative community
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is getting a new youth center, grocery store, pow wow grounds and more. The announcement, made Monday at a...
article Sustainable Housing Community Breaks Ground On Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- A housing community that's been in the planning stage for about five years has finally broken ground in Sharps Corner on the Pine Ridge Indian...

6/22/2015

article Groundbreaking ceremony gives new hope to Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Reservation faces high poverty and suicide rates every day – but one group is trying to change that. A groundbreaking at the...
article Native American teens commit suicide at alarmingly high rate
(South Dakota) -- Native American communities continue to suffer teen suicides at heartbreaking rates. The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs is committing funds to help a...
article Tribes impacted by youth suicide to appear at Senate hearing
(South Dakota) -- Leaders of two tribes that have been affected by youth suicide will testify at a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on Wednesday. The Oglala...

6/19/2015

article Pine Ridge Indian Reservation resident faces arson charge
(South Dakota) -- Federal authorities are accusing a Pine Ridge Indian Reservation resident of setting fire to a friend's home in April. A grand jury in western...

6/17/2015

article Suicide Prevention on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to Be Aided by Federal Grant
(South Dakota) -- The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $218,000 grant to the Pine Ridge School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota to aid in...

6/16/2015

article Thunder Valley CDC to Break Ground on Regenerative Community Housing Development on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Six of the eleven poorest counties in all of America are in South Dakota and they are all on Indian Reservations. The poverty in these communities is...

6/13/2015

article Native American tribes tackle diet and health woes with businesses built on traditional foods
(South Dakota) -- For many residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, getting to a supermarket requires a two-hour drive to Rapid City. It’s an...

6/12/2015

article KENT: Media blurs reality of reservation
(South Dakota) -- Well, it’s happening again on the Pine Ridge Reservation. At least four Lakota youth so far this year; another 17 in 2014. And that’s just...

6/8/2015

article Native Sun News: Lakota elders lauded for language preservation
(South Dakota) -- In the corner of the world that protected them from the systemic destruction of their Lakota Language, 241 Lakota elders were honored on May 28, 2015....

6/6/2015

article Twin Valley Elementary Center students donate art supplies to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota
(Pennsylvania) -- This school year, Twin Valley Elementary Center’s (TVEC) Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program used the theme “Native Americans” to...

6/4/2015

article 2 kids from Pine Ridge celebrate 'Let's Move' campaign at the White House
(Washington D.C.) -- The White House East Room was remade into a lunchroom Wednesday afternoon for about 20 kids from across the country. The First Lady hosted the...
article Pine Ridge Student Named Truman Scholar
(South Dakota) -- A Villanova University junior who hails from the Pine Ridge Reservation has been selected as one of 58 recipients of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship....

6/3/2015

article Native Sun News: Pine Ridge residents air concerns about water
(South Dakota) -- “The people at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are severely impacted by the Crow Butte operations at Crawford, Nebraska, and will be impacted by...

5/29/2015

article The Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- As the high-20s heat dropped overnight to four degrees, I drove east through the misty, surreal shapes of the Badlands of South Dakota.
article Native Sun News: Pine Ridge actors make a splash with new film
(South Dakota) -- Young actors from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are coming home from the Cannes Film Festival presentation of their independent movie “Songs...

5/16/2015

article Report calls for changes in handling of Native American children in foster care
(South Dakota) -- A new report from the Lakota People's Law Project is once again calling attention to what it says are racial biases in South Dakota when it comes...

5/12/2015

article Poor Bear Wins A Round: Oglala Voting Suit Advances
(South Dakota) -- A federal judge has shredded claim after claim by a South Dakota county that overlaps the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation but will not guarantee tribal...

5/11/2015

article LETTER: Suicides on an Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- We were greatly saddened to read your article, but not surprised. Those of us who live on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation know that 20 percent of the...

5/6/2015

article Pine Ridge residents seek solutions for youth suicides
(South Dakota) -- A group of about 60 people took to the streets in Pine Ridge Tuesday, concerned and frustrated about the frightening rate of youth suicides plaguing...
article Suicide awareness march for the youth of Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- More than 100 people turned out Tuesday in Pine Ridge for a prayer circle, and march in response to a recent wave of suicides among young people on the...

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