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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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4/19/2018

article For first time, checking accounts offered on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- For the first time in the 129-year history of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation residents can open a checking account there. Before the Lakota Federal...
article Pine Ridge family still grieving after crash claims lives of mother and 14-year-old son
(Nebraska) -- William Cash drove the yellow school bus back to the garage that afternoon after dropping off the last child. Shortly before 5 p.m., he drove his car back...

4/15/2018

article The Rider takes a spiritual journey
(South Dakota) -- Cinema might have found a worthy successor to early Terrence Malick in Chloe Zhao, whose second feature “The Rider” is a spiritual journey...

4/14/2018

article ‘Walking through history to truth’ – health and the American Indian
(South Dakota) -- Donald Warne, M.D., M.P.H., comes from generations of traditional healers on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. He became a primary care...

4/12/2018

article Film set on Pine Ridge Reservation already called one of the year's best
(South Dakota) -- The Rider, a film set on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, is garnering highly favorable news coverage and reviews.
article ‘The Rider’ Film Review: Lyrical Tale of Injured Rodeo Star Heralds a Major Talent
(South Dakota) -- Filmmaker Chloe Zhao vaults into a rarefied atmosphere of filmmaking mastery with her stunning second feature, “The Rider,” a neo-Western...

4/10/2018

article Ecoffey named new Oglala Sioux Tribe chief of police
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe went with Plan B for its new police chief. Robert Ecoffey was the alternate choice when the council selected Marvin Bad Wound as...

4/9/2018

article Oglala Sioux Tribe names new police chief
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe hopes it finally has their new chief of police. After a turbulent search lasting nearly a year, the tribe has announced the...

4/5/2018

article Accessory suspect pleads not guilty in reservation slaying
(South Dakota) -- An Allen man is accused of lying to federal authorities and being an accessory after a slaying on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last year. The...

3/30/2018

article ‘Not guilty’ plea in shooting of 2 Pine Ridge women
(South Dakota) -- A Manderson man accused of shooting two women near Porcupine last month has pleaded not guilty to assault and weapons charges.

3/27/2018

article Her 2-year-old wet the bed and ‘gave her a sideways look.’ She killed him for it, South Dakota cops say
(South Dakota) -- By the time the 2-year-old South Dakota boy arrived at the hospital, he’d been dead for hours. His lifeless body was covered in bite marks,...

3/20/2018

article 2 Pine Ridge men awarded Bush leadership fellowship
(South Dakota) -- Two members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe have been awarded the 2018 Bush Fellowship, a leadership program for residents of Minnesota, the Dakotas and...

3/16/2018

article Sentences handed down for child abuse on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A child abuse case on the Pine Ridge Reservation has resulted in sentences for a woman and her sister as other defendants await action.

3/14/2018

article How the Oglala Sioux Are Freeing Themselves From Fossil Fuel
(South Dakota) -- It’s high summer in South Dakota and a cruel sun beats down with an endless floodtide of photons that burns skin through T-shirts and tinted car...
article OST Council Selects Bad Wound As Police Chief
(South Dakota) -- Thursday, the OST Council reviewed 14 applications and conducted nine interviews before selecting Marvin Bad Wound as the new chief of police of the...
article KILI Radio Celebrates 35th Anniversary As Voice Of The Lakota Nation
(South Dakota) -- On Sunday, February 25, KILI Radio held an open house with soup, fry bread and cake to mark the 35th anniversary as a local community radio station.

3/11/2018

article Pine Ridge council names new police chief
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has hired a new police chief. Retired BIA law enforcement officer Marvin Bad Wound was appointed Thursday.

3/9/2018

article Mom of emaciated girls sentenced to probation
(South Dakota) -- The mother of two toddlers found so severely malnourished that a pediatrician compared them to prisoners of World War II concentration camps was...
article Ex-head of Pine Ridge Hospital pleads guilty to failing to disclose $5K gift
(South Dakota) -- The former head of the Pine Ridge Hospital pleaded guilty to making a false statement for failing to report a $5,000 gift from a former pediatrician...

3/6/2018

article Pine Ridge woman gets 15 years in fatal 2016 shooting
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge woman accused of driving a getaway car in a fatal shooting outside a youth center on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been sentenced...
article Former Pine Ridge pediatrician facing new child sexual abuse charges in Montana
(Montana) -- A year after being charged with multiple child sex crimes in South Dakota, a former Pine Ridge pediatrician is now facing similar charges in Montana.

3/5/2018

article FBI: Spike in Pine Ridge Reservation homicides tied to meth
(South Dakota) -- An increased prevalence of meth at South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation led to an unusual number of homicides in 2016, according to the...

3/4/2018

article FBI: Murders down 80% on Pine Ridge following meth-fueled spike in 2016
(South Dakota) -- The number of killings on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation took a nosedive last year, underscoring to federal authorities that 2016 was an abnormally...
article Solar farm proposed in Oglala Lakota County
(South Dakota) -- State regulators are considering a plan to construct a 110-megawatt solar generating facility in northwest Oglala Lakota County on the Pine Ridge...
article Reservation group hosts annual special prom event
(South Dakota) -- Inspired by last year's blockbuster hit "Wonder Woman," the Cheyenne River Youth Project is encouraging girls to be their own superheroes.
article Tiffanie Garnier sentenced to 15 years in prison for accessory to murder
(South Dakota) -- 31-year-old Tiffanie Garnier, of Pine Ridge, was sentenced to 15 years in a federal prison on Friday for accessory to murder in the shooting death of...

3/2/2018

article A solar farm is proposed in Oglala Lakota County
(South Dakota) -- State regulators are considering a plan to construct a 110-megawatt solar generating facility in northwest Oglala Lakota County on the Pine Ridge...

2/23/2018

article “On a Knife Edge”: Coming of age on the Pine Ridge reservation
(South Dakota) -- A few weeks ago I talked to Leonard Peltier, American Indian Movement (AIM) member and political prisoner. He asked me to work with Eli Cane, producer...
article Wife of slain tribal officer indicted on murder charge
(South Dakota) -- The wife of a slain Oglala Sioux Tribe police officer has been indicted by a federal grand jury for his murder. Tiffany Janis was scheduled for a...

2/22/2018

article Life on Pine Ridge Reservation, Prisoner of War Camp #334
(South Dakota) -- Photographer Q. Sakamaki documents the lives of the Lakota people of Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, a community defiant in the face of...

2/21/2018

article Former Pine Ridge Hospital CEO to admit making false statement
(South Dakota) -- A former head of the Pine Ridge Hospital is expected to plead guilty in March to lying about receiving money from a staff doctor. The doctor is now...

2/19/2018

article Buffalo Meat on the Menu Again for Native Tribe
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Lakota tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is close to regaining its traditional food supply. The Charging Buffalo Meat...
article Red Cloud’s Revolution: Oglalla Sioux freeing themselves from fossil fuel
(South Dakota) -- It’s high summer in South Dakota, and a cruel sun beats down with an endless floodtide of photons that burns skin through t-shirts and tinted car...
article Authorities advising no travel on Pine Ridge due to heavy snow
(South Dakota) -- Officials of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are asking residents to refrain from traveling amid today's snowstorm. "Due to periods of heavy...

2/16/2018

article Wife of slain officer charged with murder
(South Dakota) -- The wife of an Oglala Sioux Tribe police officer who was shot and killed last weekend is now charged with his murder. Tiffany Janis is charged with...

2/13/2018

article Nonprofit Works to Reintroduce Buffalo to Oglala Lakota Diet
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Lakota tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is one step closer to taking control of the food it eats: The Charging Buffalo...

2/12/2018

article Arrest made in fatal shooting of OST police officer
(South Dakota) -- A person has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of an Oglala Sioux Tribe police officer over the weekend, according to tribal...
article Oglala police officer shot, killed in domestic dispute on Pine Ridge reservation
(South Dakota) -- Federal and tribal officials are investigating the fatal shooting of an Oglala Sioux police officer on Saturday. The FBI said in a news release that...

2/1/2018

article Thunder Valley Announces New Chapter for Native American CDC
(Tennessee) -- Nick Tilsen, who has been with the organization since its formation, says it’s time to start a new group that can help other indigenous communities...

1/25/2018

article 2 people in critical condition after Pine Ridge shooting
(South Dakota) -- Two people are in critical condition after a shooting near Pine Ridge early Thursday. Both victims were transported to the Pine Ridge Indian Health...

1/24/2018

article Pine Ridge homicides dip in 2017
(South Dakota) -- No number of homicides is can ever be considered good but when the numbers go down, that is good. And that is the case on the Pine Ridge Indian...

1/18/2018

article Oglala Sioux Tribe hires new attorney general
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe has hired a new attorney general, filling a post that has been vacant for 11 months. Scott James, the twice-elected county...

12/23/2017

article First public high school on Pine Ridge could open as soon as 2019
(South Dakota) -- A plan to build the first public high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is gaining support, and officials said Friday the facility could open...

12/20/2017

article Oglala Sioux Tribe and federal prosecutors working to improve relationship
(South Dakota) -- A methamphetamine-fueled crime wave on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 2016 sowed apprehension in the community. It didn't help that...

12/16/2017

article Oglala tribe donates 20 buffalo to Pe Sla
(South Dakota) -- The bison herd at Pe Sla is growing. The Oglala Sioux Tribe announced Friday it was donating 20 buffalo to the sacred Indian site north of Hill City.

12/13/2017

article Constitutional reform takes center stage on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A historic effort in under way on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation as members are working toward an overhaul of the tribe's constitution.

12/12/2017

article Constitutional reform takes center stage on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A historic effort in under way on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation as members are working toward an overhaul of the tribe's constitution.

12/11/2017

article Dean Parisian: The answers to problems at Pine Ridge must come from Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- I lived on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation when I was in high school. Didn't have a choice. My father was Chief of Police for the Bureau of...

12/10/2017

article Bootlegging on the rise on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- If you squeeze one end of a balloon, it bulges on the other. And that's what it seemed like on the Pine Ridge Reservation when they shut down beer...

12/5/2017

article Victor Swallow: Remembering the 1949 blizzard on the Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- We are in the holiday season where families make a point to get together and spend time together and eat. This makes me think of old times when food...
article More People Charged in Killing on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Authorities say two more men have been charged in the killing of a man in the parking lot of a Pine Ridge Indian Reservation youth center last year.

12/2/2017

article Team of Colorado hit men drove to Pine Ridge, killed man, indictment says
(Colorado) -- Three Native American men looking to settle a drug debt drove from Colorado to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and gunned down a 29-year-...

12/1/2017

article Team of Colorado hit men drove to Pine Ridge, killed man, indictment says
(South Dakota) -- Three Native American men looking to settle a drug debt drove from Colorado to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and gunned down a 29-...

11/29/2017

article New OST police chief fails to report for work; search to fill position reopens
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe has resumed looking for a new police chief after the woman who got the job didn’t report for work last week.

11/28/2017

article Oglala Lakota County schools eye adding vo-tech high school
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Lakota County School District has an ambitious plan. It wants to build a vocational-technical high school -- which would be the first ever...

11/27/2017

article Oglala Sioux Tribe uncovers bootlegging operation
(South Dakota) -- When the Oglala Sioux Tribe police conducted a warrants sweep with the U.S. Marshal Service Black Hills Fugitive Task Force Nov. 16, they came across a...

11/24/2017

article Life or Meth: Battle for Pine Ridge (Pt 3: Solutions)
(South Dakota) -- It would be easy to look at the Meth crisis on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and simply say, everywhere has a Meth problem. And that may be true....

11/22/2017

article Life or Meth: Battle for Pine Ridge (Part 2 of 3)
(South Dakota) -- Meth, by many accounts is running rampant on the Pine Ridge Reservation. In this story, we look at "Why": "Why" has this dangerous...
article Man Convicted in Deadly Beating on Reservation Sentenced
(South Dakota) -- A man convicted of instigating the deadly beating of another man on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in July 2015 has been sentenced to 17 ½...

11/21/2017

article "Life or Meth: Battle for Pine Ridge" (Part 1 of 3)
(South Dakota) -- Methamphetamine use is a problem all across South Dakota--but on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation-- it is a crisis. Some believe it threatens the...

11/20/2017

article Native Sun News Today: Promoting food sovereignty with Tatanka Harvest on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Thunder Valley Community Development Corp. hosted a Tatanka Harvest on Saturday, November 11, as part of their Food Sovereignty Initiative. The...

11/7/2017

article Another Indian Health Service hospital placed in 'immediate jeopardy' status
(South Dakota) -- The crisis at the Indian Health Service continues as another hospital has lost its ability to access a key source of funding after a recent survey...
article Ex-Pine Ridge official sentenced to probation, restitution for theft
(South Dakota) -- A former Oglala Sioux tribal official who pleaded guilty to stealing from the tribe has been sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation and must...
article Pine Ridge woman pleads guilty to second degree murder
(South Dakota) -- Elizabeth LeBeau, 25 of Pine Ridge pleaded guilty to second degree murder and accessory to second degree murder in federal court in Rapid City Monday.

11/6/2017

article Pine Ridge hospital fumbled man's care before death, documents say
(South Dakota) -- A government agency’s recent decision to cut off Medicare and Medicaid payments to the Indian Health Service hospital in Pine Ridge was motivated...

11/1/2017

article Suspect in Reservation Slaying Signs New Plea Agreement
(South Dakota) -- One of two defendants accused of killing a woman on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has signed a new plea agreement with federal prosecutors. A...

10/30/2017

article Woman signs new plea deal in Bluebird murder
(South Dakota) -- In her first admission of guilt, Elizabeth LeBeau said her boyfriend strangled Emily Bluebird while she held down the woman’s hands. In her new...

10/24/2017

article Court: Man accused in Brewer murder allegedly sought to collect drug debt
(South Dakota) -- A man shot to death outside a youth center on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last year is alleged to have been killed over a drug debt. The...

10/22/2017

article Woman admits to child abuse and neglect in starving case
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge woman pleads guilty to felony child abuse and neglect in the case of two children found nearly starved to death near Kyle. Darshan...

10/20/2017

article Missing man's family looking for search volunteers
(South Dakota) -- The family of a man who went missing on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation two years ago is seeking volunteers for a search today and Saturday.

10/18/2017

article Pine Ridge Immersions Program Creates Lakota Speakers
(South Dakota) -- Lakota is an original Native American language that elders on some South Dakota reservations speak today. There are efforts in a number of places...

10/6/2017

article Man pleads guilty in Pine Ridge shooting death
(South Dakota) -- A 37-year-old man pleaded guilty in federal court in Rapid City Friday for the murder of Annie Colhoff. Orlando Guadalupe Jose Ephron Villanueva de...
article Rapid City homicide suspects arrested in Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- According to the U.S. marshal for South Dakota, the two suspects in Rapid City's latest homicide have been arrested. U.S. Marshal, Paul Thielen...

9/18/2017

article CACHE: Ledger art from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- This summer in early July, when the Medford volunteers returned from their community service week at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota,...

9/17/2017

article Plea Deal Reached In Reservation Child Abuse Case
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge Reservation woman is expected to plead guilty to child abuse after two of her children were found emaciated on the reservation. Court...

9/16/2017

article South Dakota woman to plead guilty in emaciated kids case
(South Dakota) -- A Kyle woman is expected to plead guilty after two of her children were found emaciated on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Court records indicate 34...

9/11/2017

article Colorado man to plead guilty in 2016 fatal shooting on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- A Colorado man accused of fatally shooting a female acquaintance on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last September is set to plead guilty next month...

9/7/2017

article Woman pleads guilty to her role in a Pine Ridge murder
(South Dakota) -- A woman admits to her role in the shooting death of Vincent Brewer III on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in October. In a hearing in Federal Court...

9/5/2017

article Police to test suspected illegal substance found at Pine Ridge elementary school
(South Dakota) -- An elementary school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has turned over to law enforcement what it suspects is an illegal drug found at the school,...

9/4/2017

article Pine Ridge woman accused of trying to fire at police
(South Dakota) -- Authorities in Pine Ridge say a woman suspected of stealing a vehicle faces charges of assaulting officers after she allegedly tried to shoot them...

9/2/2017

article Details about Vinny Brewer's murder emerge in plea documents
(South Dakota) -- A woman accused of participating in a killing at a Pine Ridge youth center in October is set to plead guilty on Wednesday. Her plea documents unveil...

8/29/2017

article More charges against three men in Pine Ridge fatal shooting
(Florida) -- The three defendants in a fatal shooting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in May are now facing additional federal charges.

8/26/2017

article How a high-achieving school in one of America's poorest areas is saving the local community
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota is one of the poorest areas in the United States. People who live in the community, many of whom are...
article Kyle man threatened infant son with knife
(South Dakota) -- While arguing with a his girlfriend in November, a Kyle man held a knife against his 2-month-old son's neck and stomach.

8/16/2017

article Bennett County faces budget crisis; asks for help to fund services on tribal lands
(South Dakota) -- Pennington County taxpayers might need to dig deeper into their pockets if a looming budget crisis over paying for services on tribal trust lands in...
article Three South Dakota universities working together to help on the Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A handful of students from three South Dakota universities are hoping to improve life on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Our Jon Wilson takes you to Kyle...

8/15/2017

article The death of Vinny Brewer: A meth-fueled murder on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Vince Brewer hurled himself into the passenger seat of his brother's pickup, and they barreled down the highway. Was his only son OK? This had been...

8/14/2017

article True Sioux Hope Foundation Tours Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- For generations, they have made pilgrimages to the Pine Ridge Reservation. Each summer, waves of church groups, charitable organizations and volunteers...

8/13/2017

article Young warrior learns to 'watch, listen'
(South Dakota) -- Robert Watters prayed, asking for guidance and wisdom from his creator, and then sprinkled tobacco over the logs stacked in a pyramid over a pile of...
article The death of Vinny Brewer: A meth-fueled murder on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Vince Brewer hurled himself into the passenger seat of his brother's pickup, and they barreled down the highway. Was his only son OK?

8/9/2017

article Private Girls’ School on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Is ‘Safe Haven’
(South Dakota) -- “It is not a question of if our students will go to college; it is a question of which college they will attend,” said Cindy Giago, Oglala...

8/5/2017

article Former Vice-Chair of LaCreek District Board pleads guilty to embezzlement
(South Dakota) -- The former Vice-Chair of the LaCreek District Board on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Charles Leo Cummings, pleaded guilty to embezzlement and theft from...

8/2/2017

article The Real Legacy of Crazy Horse
(South Dakota) -- It’s not our fault,” Jacob Rosales said. I had asked the recent high-school graduate what he wants people to know about life on the...

7/28/2017

article Oglala Sioux Executive Director Celebrates 3 Years at Job
(South Dakota) -- At first glance, Darrell Brown Bull's office resembles a college dorm room. The walls are painted bright orange; a mini fridge buzzes in the corner...

7/26/2017

article Officials say Pine Ridge water is safe despite rumors
(South Dakota) -- A scary rumor took off like wildfire on social media left residents of Pine Ridge village scared of their own drinking water. The reality? Officials...

7/25/2017

article Tribe considers emergency water resolution
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council was scheduled to consider a resolution Tuesday declaring a state of emergency regarding drinking water.

7/20/2017

article Tribal and county law officials present plan for better cooperation
(South Dakota) -- Pennington County and Oglala Sioux Tribal law enforcement leaders presented ideas for better cooperation at a public forum Thursday evening in Kyle.

7/19/2017

article A Push to Fund Lasting Solutions to a Sioux Reservation’s Deep Poverty
(South Dakota) -- When we talk about the rise of wealth inequality in the United States, we often talk about the shrinking middle class—how assets like a livable...
article Should Indian Reservations Give Local Cops Authority on Their Land?
(South Dakota) -- To combat crime on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the tribe is considering partnering with area law enforcement. But the proposal would need to...

7/18/2017

article Pine Ridge police bid farewell to fallen K-9 officer
(South Dakota) -- Pine Ridge police lost one of their own last week when a K–9 narcotics officer named Czar passed away. On Tuesday, officers gathered in Kyle to...

7/17/2017

article ‘Can’t Tolerate This Level of Violence’ Say South Dakota Cops
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux tribal authorities on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and law enforcement leaders in Pennington County and Rapid City are...
article Youngest Oglala Sioux Executive Director celebrates 3 years
(South Dakota) -- At first glance, Darrell Brown Bull’s office resembles a college dorm room. The walls are painted bright orange; a mini fridge buzzes in the...

7/12/2017

article Pine Ridge, Pennington County eye working together on law enforcement
(South Dakota) -- Tribal authorities and outside law enforcement have not always worked closely together. But Pennington County and the Oglala Sioux Tribe on Wednesday...
article Tribal Council moves to help Pennington County with extradition
(South Dakota) -- The Pennington County Sheriff's Office, Rapid City Police Department, and the Law and Order committee of the Oglala Lakota Tribal Council met...

7/11/2017

article Federal prosecutors aim to root out tribal corruption
(South Dakota) -- A former Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe official sentenced last month for embezzling tribal funds is the latest success for a year-and-a-half-old...
article Law enforcements working with officials to make reservation safer place
(South Dakota) -- Officials are continuing to advocate against violent crime on the Pine Ridge Reservation. This comes after 2016 was noted as one of the most deadly and...
article Tribal, federal officials say they are working on fighting Pine Ridge crime
(South Dakota) -- What the Rapid City Police are calling an "epidemic of drug fueled violent crimes taking place" in KOTA Territory spurred federal prosecutors...
article Former hospital CEO indicted for failing to disclose gift
(South Dakota) -- A former Pine Ridge Indian Health Service administrator is due in court next week on charges she failed to disclose a $5,000 gift from a pediatrician.
article Oglala Sioux official pleads not guilty to embezzlement
(South Dakota) -- An official accused of stealing from the Oglala Sioux tribe has pleaded not guilty. Fifty-seven-year-old Charles Cummings, of Martin, faces theft and...

7/10/2017

article Pine Ridge fatal crash victims ID'd
(South Dakota) -- The FBI says four children and one adult died when the minivan in which they were passengers crashed on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South...
article Former Pine Ridge IHS hospital administrator indicted
(South Dakota) -- A former Pine Ridge Indian Health Service hospital administrator will make an initial appearance next week on charges that she failed to disclose a $5,...

7/9/2017

article Update: FBI says 4 kids, 1 adult killed in Pine Ridge wreck
(South Dakota) -- Four children and one adult were killed Saturday night in a vehicular crash near Red Shirt on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, according to the FBI....

7/8/2017

article Philanthropists tour Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A caravan of philanthropists -- and a few celebrities -- toured the Pine Ridge reservation Friday as part of an effort to spark new focus on bringing...
article True Sioux Hope Foundation making difference on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- A small army of wealthy philanthropists from around the world descended on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on Friday to take part in a supply...

7/6/2017

article Nick Tilsen Is building A $60 Million Sustainable Community On The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- In this “Making Change” video, we profile 35-year-old Nick Tilsen, a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation. Tilsen was at Standing Rock with...

7/3/2017

article Man Guilty In Beating Death In Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A Rapid City jury convicted a man in the beating death of a 35-year-old man last year in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Rapid City Journal...

7/2/2017

article Fourth annual Wakpa Waste Waicipi Pow Wow
(South Dakota) -- Pow Wow season is among us. Hundreds of people, some from as far as New Zealand were at Saturday's Pow Wow near the Pine Ridge Reservation.
article Man guilty in beating death in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A Rapid City jury convicted a man in the beating death of a 35-year-old man last year in the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Rapid City Journal...

6/29/2017

press release True Sioux Hope Foundation Hosts Family To Family Cultural Connectivity Event On Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- True Sioux Hope Foundation will host an innovative convening between Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe members and well-known family philanthropists to build...

6/28/2017

article Two defendants in emaciated children case will plead guilty to other offenses
(South Dakota) -- The charges against two people accused of abusing two toddlers found emaciated on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in November are set to be dismissed...

6/27/2017

article Prosecutor: Fatal fight started over joke
(South Dakota) -- A man who died on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last year was so drunk he could have hit his head or choked on his own vomit, a defense lawyer said...

6/24/2017

article Pine Ridge Based Food Truck Serving Traditional Taste
(South Dakota) -- A new food truck on Pine Ridge is serving up traditional food. The business offers a taste of the reservation to tourists and fresh meals to locals. A...

6/10/2017

article Pine Ridge native is rare cardiologist for IHS
(Arizona) -- Dena Wilson never doubted what she wanted to do with her life while growing up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Her mother worked at...

6/9/2017

article Native American doctors offer a cultural connection with patients; many programs exist to combat shortage
(South Dakota) -- Dena Wilson never doubted what she wanted to do with her life while growing up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Her mother worked...

6/7/2017

press release Covenant Day students repurpose shipping containers into living space for Lakota Indian reservation
(South Dakota) -- When Covenant Day students heard about the conditions on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, they knew they had to do something. Fewer than 40,000...

6/5/2017

article Tribe planning extradition agreement with outside police
(South Dakota) -- Oglala Sioux Tribe officials hope a mutual-aid agreement between the tribe and outside authorities could help curb violent crime in South Dakota.

6/2/2017

article Interim Pine Ridge top cop eyes changing police culture
(South Dakota) -- A month-and-a-half after the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council declared a state of emergency on the reservation and ousted the chief of police, the tribe...

5/30/2017

article Authorities investigating fatal shooting on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- Local and federal police are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation over the Memorial Day weekend. The...

5/29/2017

article Six Dead in Head-on Crash
(South Dakota) -- Six victims are confirmed dead in a head-on collision on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. It happened late Saturday evening on Highway 44 5 miles...
article South Dakota trooper dragged, patrol vehicle stolen
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper was assaulted and dragged as his patrol vehicle was stolen Saturday night in Pennington County, the sheriff...

5/28/2017

article 5 people including pregnant woman die in reservation crash
(South Dakota) -- Authorities say five people including a pregnant woman have died in a crash on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota.
article Multiple fatalities reported in Pine Ridge Reservation crash
(South Dakota) -- Authorities say there have been multiple fatalities in a crash on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota.

5/26/2017

article Tribal and federal law enforcement show unity
(South Dakota) -- Led by the Oglala Sioux president and South Dakota's U.S. Attorney, a wide range of tribal and federal law enforcement officials Thursday addressed...

5/25/2017

article Alleged witness in Pine Ridge murder to plead guilty to meth offense
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge woman accused of lying to federal authorities during a murder investigation is set to plead guilty to a drug offense under a deal with...

5/23/2017

article What an Indian Reservation Can Teach Us About Trauma
(South Dakota) -- South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is the site of the 19th-century Wounded Knee Massacre and the 20th-century American Indian Movement...

5/21/2017

press release Our Good Deeds: Rapid City AT&T employee receives national volunteer award
(South Dakota) -- A Rapid City man recently received a letter from the president of the United States commending his volunteer efforts. Chad Anderson, a local AT&T...

5/16/2017

article With federal windfall, Lakota culture classes could grow
(South Dakota) -- Doug Gaulke, Title VII Indian Education coordinator and Lakota language class instructor at Hot Springs High School, has high hopes that the Lakota...

5/12/2017

article Pine Ridge man found guilty
(South Dakota) -- As law enforcement on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation continues to shift, destabilize, and remain underfunded and understaffed, homicide rates...

5/11/2017

article Saving the Lakota Language by teaching the youth
(South Dakota) -- There are many efforts across the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to revitalize the endangered Lakota language. One effort involves a partnership between...
article Community gets behind Oglala Lakota Little League
(South Dakota) -- While many local little leagues are holding opening day ceremonies and playing ball already this spring, Pine Ridge is taking steps to join the...

5/3/2017

article An alcoholism epidemic among the Lakota Sioux
(South Dakota) -- THE Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota, the site of the battle of Wounded Knee, contains one of the poorest counties in America; and every...
article Opposition voiced to turning Oglala child protective services over to state
(South Dakota) -- After last week’s signal by the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council that it may turn over tribal child protective services to the state, tribal members...

5/2/2017

article Nonprofit building pole structures to protect homes on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- The grass is a vibrant green outside Jackie and Austin Ice’s trailer home, rejuvenated by a barely controlled wildfire last fall. The prairie...
article Jurors hear Pine Ridge girl's last words as murder trial begins
(South Dakota) -- The deadly shooting of a 13-year-old Pine Ridge girl in July happened while the victim was out partying and was witnessed by her three companions,...

5/1/2017

article Concert supports summer mission trip to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(Wisconsin) -- Music supported mission Sunday when the Sacred Journeys Band played classic rock ’n’ roll at Meadowbrook Country Club to help sponsor a trip...

4/30/2017

article Federal Prosecutors to Hold Office Hours on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Dakota is going to hold weekly office hours on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The federal prosecutors say...

4/29/2017

article Federal prosecutors to hold office hours in Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- The U.S. Attorney's Office in South Dakota is going to hold weekly office hours on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The federal prosecutors say...
article Former corrections officer pleads guilty in deadly crash
(South Dakota) -- A former Pine Ridge corrections officer pleaded guilty on Friday to involuntary manslaughter for the death of a woman in a July 2015 vehicle collision...

4/25/2017

article Oglala Sioux Tribe declares public safety "state of emergency"
(South Dakota) -- A major shakeup in law enforcement is taking hold on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council voted “No confidence...
article Oglala Sioux Tribe police chief resigns
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council called for the removal of acting Police Chief Harry Martinez during a special meeting on Monday, according to...

4/24/2017

article Prosecutor: Gun used in killing of Pine Ridge girl has not been found
(South Dakota) -- The gun used in the killing of a 13-year-old Pine Ridge girl last year has not been found, the federal court heard Friday ahead of the murder defendant...

4/21/2017

article Not Guilty Pleas in Pine Ridge Reservation Shooting
(South Dakota) -- A man accused in a shooting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has pleaded not guilty to federal charges. An FBI statement filed in court says Kison...

4/18/2017

article Lakota immersion class works to recover lost language while strengthening culture
(South Dakota) -- A Catholic school on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has introduced its first Lakota language immersion program. The small kindergarten...

4/13/2017

article Bolstering collaboration between Rapid City and Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- “I haven’t seen this level of violence since the 1970s.” A bold statement that came from Richard Little Whiteman as he described the...

4/12/2017

article Man Killed by Tribal Police on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- An investigation is underway into the fatal shooting last Friday of a man on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, near Kyle, South Dakota.

4/7/2017

article US attorney opening office on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The U.S. attorney for South Dakota is opening an office on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation as part of a partnership among tribal, state and federal...
article At Thunder Valley, Tilsen pushes to end poverty on Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- The call to activism may have been born into Nick Tilsen, literally as part of his DNA. Tilsen's parents met during the 1973 standoff at Wounded...

4/6/2017

article Officials target gun violence at Pine Ridge conference
(South Dakota) -- Officials are taking aim at gun violence on the Pine Ridge Reservation with a conference, Thursday. Randolph Seiler, the United States Attorney for...

4/3/2017

article Victor D. Swallow: Stories of hardship on the Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- These two stories are about life in the late 1920s to early 1930s. Both stories are during the depression when money was scarce, people bartered for...

3/29/2017

article Emergency foster care home up and running in Oglala
(South Dakota) -- A seven year quest to bring an emergency foster care home for young children in need on the Pine Ridge Reservation -- and to chip away at troubling...
article Spring breakers spending time helping out on the Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- Many spring breakers choose to hit the sandy shores to enjoy a week of warm weather and sunshine, but some choose to spend it by helping those in need...

3/27/2017

article Pine Ridge conference to address gun violence in tribal communities
(South Dakota) -- United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a half-day conference addressing gun violence in Indian Country will be held in Pine Ridge on...

3/10/2017

article Pine Ridge woman pleads guilty in Emily Bluebird's murder
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge woman charged in the strangling death of another woman on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation last year pleaded guilty to second-degree...

3/7/2017

article Victor Swallow: Brothers always treated Lakota people with respect
(South Dakota) -- My stories are about people that lived in the Red Shirt Table area, stories my parents told me and what I know personally. This story is about the...
article Former Acting Clinical Director of Pine Ridge Hospital Indicted on Sexual Abuse Charges
(South Dakota) -- Dr. Stanley Patrick Weber, 68, has been arrested and charged with 10 felonies that include five counts of aggravated sexual abuse, four counts of...

3/4/2017

article Cresco Theatre to show movie on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- A local church and community volunteers have a long-standing connection to Pine Ridge Reservation, the Native American reservation located in South...

3/3/2017

article SD doctor indicted for sexually abusing minors on Indian reservation for 12 years
(South Dakota) -- A former doctor with Indian Health Services on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been charged with sexually abusing minors there for 12 years.

3/1/2017

article Oglala Lakota County schools eyeing building expansion
(South Dakota) -- The Oglala Lakota County public schools are embarking on a major expansion effort that includes plans for revamping an elementary school and building...
article Former Pine Ridge pediatrician charged with sexual abuse against minors
(South Dakota) -- A former pediatrician with the Indian Health Service on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been charged in U.S. District Court with multiple counts...

2/24/2017

article Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge Reservation residents worried about water
(South Dakota) -- Pine Ridge residents find themselves increasingly worried about being without water. With winter settling in and wreaking havoc on water pipes, streets...

2/22/2017

article Woman Charged in Reservation Death Accepts Plea Deal
(South Dakota) -- A woman charged with killing a woman on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota has agreed to plead guilty to murder charges. Twenty-four-...

2/20/2017

article Pine Ridge reservation sees spike in homicides
(South Dakota) -- FBI data shows homicides on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation nearly doubled in 2016 from the previous year. Police officers are also worried after...

2/13/2017

article American Indians struggle to survive winter in South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- For the Lakota American Indians on the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota winters are an annual time of danger and desperation. Temperatures there...
article Homicides on Pine Ridge reservation nearly doubled in 2016
(South Dakota) -- The number of homicides on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation nearly doubled in 2016. Data from the FBI shows there were 17 homicides in 2016, compared...
article Pine Ridge murders jump 90 percent in 2016, with drugs and guns seen as factors
(South Dakota) -- The inexplicable shooting death of 13-year-old Te’Ca Clifford as she walked home with some friends in July was just one of an elevated number of...

1/27/2017

article Oglala Sioux President calls for action on meth
(South Dakota) -- A planned meeting of the Oglala Sioux Housing Authority took a turn Friday. A last minute agenda change put the focus on the methamphetamine crisis...

1/24/2017

article Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe revives emergency management plan
(South Dakota) -- The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is made up of a diverse and sprawling 3,469 square miles of mostly rural terrain. So when an emergency occurs the...

1/23/2017

article Lakota Country Times: New group takes action for youth on Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- There’s no sense creating a group to solve a problem if you’re not going to make the effort to seriously address the issue. At least that...

1/20/2017

article BIA cops on temporary assignment slated to leave Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- A new year and a new tribal president but -- on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation -- some of the same nagging problems remain. Not the least of them is...
article Movement grows to reform child protective services on Pine Ridge reservation
(South Dakota) -- A heart wrenching child custody case has sparked a wide ranging effort to reform child protective services on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation....

1/18/2017

article Native Sun News Today Editorial: News for ranchers in the new year
(South Dakota) -- There are few left alive that can remember when most reservation residents of Pine Ridge and the other South Dakota reservations lived on their own...

1/17/2017

article Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge teams fight it out at the buzzer
(South Dakota) -- It would have been fairly easy to pick Red Cloud over Pine Ridge this year if the game is at Red Cloud and the starters are healthy.

1/9/2017

article IHS: Pine Ridge hospital off 'immediate jeopardy' status
(South Dakota) -- The Indian Health Service says an embattled South Dakota reservation hospital has made improvements after being found in violation of quality care...
article Embracing Children On The Pine Ridge Reservation
(South Dakota) -- When two severely malnourished and abused girls were found on the Pine Ridge Reservation last November….community members near and far gathered...
article Second call for drug testing assistance families
(South Dakota) -- Supporters of a bill that requires random drug testing for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients will try again to get it through the...

1/6/2017

article Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin suffer at Indian Health Service
(South Dakota) -- My daughter was returning from Dickinson, North Dakota, on Sunday, October 19, 2016, when she experienced chest and shoulder pain while gassing up in...

1/4/2017

article FBI investigating shooting of man by officer on SD reservation
(South Dakota) -- An FBI investigation is continuing this week into a shooting last week by a tribal officer who shot and killed another man during a confrontation on...

1/3/2017

article Pine Ridge man charged in shooting death on reservation
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge man, 26, has been indicted for second degree murder for allegedly shooting a man in the stomach during an argument and killing him. Thomas...

12/29/2016

article Officer shoots, kills man on Pine Ridge reservation, FBI investigating
(South Dakota) -- An investigation is underway on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after an officer shot and killed a man who drew a firearm, authorities say. An...

12/23/2016

article Report outlines fatal flaws at Pine Ridge hospital
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota reservation hospital found to be in "immediate jeopardy" as part of a federal probe didn't provide proper sedation before...

12/20/2016

article Another Pine Ridge woman charged with making false statements in Colhoff death investigation
(South Dakota) -- Another Pine Ridge woman has been charged with making false statements to law enforcement in the September shooting death of Annie Colhoff. Authorities...
article Trials set for 2 suspects in child killing on reservation
(South Dakota) -- Trials have been scheduled for a man and woman accused of killing the woman's 5-year-old daughter on the South Dakota side of the Standing Rock...

12/18/2016

article Our Good Deeds: Wheelchair donated for paralyzed pup from Pine Ridge
(South Dakota) -- A partially paralyzed dog has new mobility just in time for Christmas, thanks to a nonprofit's efforts. Walkin’ Pets by HandicappedPets.com...
article Pine Ridge's personal Santa knows this when he sees the children's faces: a toy does make a difference
(South Dakota) -- Lash LaRue handed the girl a box of art supplies. Then he turned and wiped his eyes. “Damn it,” he said, maybe a little surprised with...
article Volunteer group helps stranded drivers on reservations
(South Dakota) -- The temperature was around zero when Rish Little Moon’s vehicle slid off an icy road and into a snowdrift about two miles away from her home on...

12/17/2016

article Embattled reservation hospital fails inspection again
(South Dakota) -- An embattled government-run hospital has again been found in violation of quality-of-care standards, after its leadership promised improvements earlier...

12/16/2016

article Embattled reservation hospital fails inspection again
(South Dakota) -- An embattled government-run hospital whose leadership had promised to significantly improve its operation has again been found in violation of quality-...
article Pine Ridge reservation hospital in 'immediate jeopardy'
(South Dakota) -- A federal agency on Friday reported that a Pine Ridge reservation hospital is in "immediate jeopardy" following dangerous deficiencies in...
article Local musician delivers over 1,000 toys to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(Nebraska) -- On a recent Sunday, local musician Lash LaRue choked back tears as he told the story of the little girl who wrote him to say her new teddy bear took her...
article Wanted Pine Ridge murder suspect arrested Friday
(South Dakota) -- A man wanted for a November murder on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was arrested in Rapid City this week.

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