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Most Lakota with any common sense know that there will never be a deal struck to return all of the Black Hills to the Indian people.
America's mining laws haven't undergone significant review since the era of the Indian wars.
A court settlement over radioactive and toxic uranium mining waste abandoned in the Black Hills will help the Navajo Nation with a new health study.
The ceremony takes place during the Spring Equinox, and begins with Lakota spiritual leaders who have been visiting this sacred mountain for generations.
Cante Heart, a Native mother, college student and activist, is running for public office in Rapid City, South Dakota.
A license for a Black Hills uranium mine will remain in place amid opposition from the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
In what some have termed “historic” the Rapid City Indian community chose five men and five women to represent tribal people living in sacred He Sapa.
Like many Lakota I am a witness to the injustices perpetrated upon Native Americans.
It should not be up to the tribes of South Dakota to fill out applications hoping to be accepted as riders in the Buffalo Roundup.
The people behind the Crazy Horse Memorial continue to make mistakes because they do not have a traditional Lakota elder on hand as an advisor.
When you see a statue or sign that is supposed to evoke a feeling of American patriotism in your heart, think of how an indigenous person might look at the same thing.
Native veterans and their families gathered at the Black Hills National Cemetery for a special honoring ceremony on Memorial Day.
Canadian gold prospectors resume drilling near sacred Pe’ Sla after securing an alternative water supply for their operations.
It would be one of the happiest days of my life and I am sure in the life of many Lakota elder to see Lakota warriors dressed in their finest apparel riding across the He Sapa.
'Money isn’t everything to us. We are about the water and that we service the needs of our people that pay for it.'
Gold prospectors are drilling on land adjacent to Pe’ Sla in the Black Hills, a sacred site held in trust for tribes.
This may be a young nation, but its Indigenous history is ancient, measured in tens of thousands of years.
Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary founder Dayton O. Hyde is celebrating his 93rd birthday with a television appearance.
The Custer Gallatin National Forest is seeking to protect an area in South Dakota that includes petroglyph and sacred sites.
Ensnared in legal action with the Oglala Sioux Tribe over uranium mining and milling on sacred unceded treaty land near the Pine Ridge Reservation, Crow Butte Resources, will halt production here this year.
April 29, 2018, marks the 150th anniversary of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868.
A federal appeals court hears arguments on March 20 in the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit to prevent uranium mining in the Black Hills.
A Canadian company is moving forward with a gold mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota, near the Lakota spiritual center of Pe’ Sla.
Great Plains tribal leaders, at a meeting with U.S. Forest Service personnel on November 21, fired a barrage of constitutional arguments against proposed federal permitting of new gold exploration in the Black Hills.
Leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are objecting to plans to mine for gold near a Lakota spiritual site in South Dakota.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has never relinquished ownership of the Black Hills. So why are tribal citizens who live there disenfranchised?
Mining closure is often called 'decommissioning.' I also call it an exit plan.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff failed to adequately address tribal cultural, religious, and historic resources in the licensing process for the proposed uranium mines and mill in the Black Hills, a panel of judges ruled.
A Canadian company is proposing a gold mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota, near the Lakota spiritual center of Pe’ Sla.
The naming of a Black Hills State University residence hall after distinguished Lakota higher education expert Lionel Bordeaux gave him a springboard to instigate cooperation for return of 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory to the Oceti Sakowin.
Facebook was rife with rumors that the Oglala Sioux Tribe passed a resolution to sell the Black Hills, which flabbergasted tribal leaders because that was the first they had heard about their supposed action.
The signing of an elders’ proclamation for indigenous rights culminated the fourth annual Unity Concert to support the Black Hills Initiative in South Dakota.
Gyasi Ross pens a response on Indian Country Media Network to VICE editor Wilbert Cooper regarding his article, 'Let’s Blow Up Mt. Rushmore,'
While America is spending billions attacking other sovereign nations, there is still a dark secret it is hiding in its own backyard.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s release of “apparent violations” of surface and groundwater requirements in uranium mill cleanup underscored the latest efforts to prevent the permitting of proposed new mines and mills in the Black Hills.
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to to issue underground water permits for the uranium mining and milling project opposed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
The oral history of the Oglala Lakota recalls that the great Lakota warrior Crazy Horse was born along the banks of the Minneluzahan or Rapid Creek, the very same creek that still runs through the center of Rapid City.
The state wants to take over federally-managed land that was promised to the Sioux Nation by treaty.
There are four faces of past presidents carved in the side of a hill in the Sacred He Sapa (Black Hills).
Tribal authorities and other members of the public roundly questioned proposals for drilling deep boreholes to test nuclear waste disposal technology in 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory.
Most of the stories I write about way back when are told to me by my mother Lizzie Two Bulls-Swallow.
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to carve out pieces of the Black Hills National Forest and serve them up as state-owned recreation areas threatens Native American children’s access to a long-established camp
Nuclear Regulatory Commissioners must heed the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s demand for consultation in order to validate a license for proposed uranium mining operation in the Black Hills.
Haakon County Commission members, meeting here on December 6, convened in a larger room than usual when they found their venue filled with citizens concerned that a proposed deep bore hole drilling project would lead to disposal of high-level radioactive nuclear waste.
Results of an exhaustive, two-year scientific study show 2,100 active claims of uranium companies in unsuspected areas near Black Hills population centers.
To deny our warriors the right not to join in a roundup that has our history written all over it is to deny our history.
Several months ago I posted a piece on Facebook that talked about the moral high ground that Native people as a whole have occupied as part of our ongoing struggle to preserve our homelands and our cultures.
Water in the Cheyenne River helps to irrigate field and provide water for livestock across Lakota Country.
Basil Brave Heart – the warrior who had never killed a slave, the warrior who had never massacred women and children, the warrior who had never started a war – accepted a mission to take on the federal government.
As the late-morning sun slowly starts to warm the chilled mountain air some 80 Natives and non-Natives form a circle at the base of Black Elk Peak.
The 2016 Black Hills Unity Concert at Elk Creek Resort in Piedmont celebrated its third year with a call to Honor the Sacred, the Earth and All Her People.
All who are concerned about the Black Hills and its proper return to the rightful heirs are invited to join the 3rd annual Black Hills Unity Concert.
The Black Hills of South Dakota, Khe Sapa, belongs to the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation).
Here in our Northern Plains, the Sioux Tribal Nation and its non-Native neighbors seem to hold on to depressing and distasteful notions about how our paths crossed as histories were made.
Lakota elder Basil Brave Heart remains positive and pragmatic about the situation.
The Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation, and the United States took a long stride forward towards justice in the Black Hills.
In a situation where South Dakota could have taken the lead in building a bridge toward racial harmony, its leaders have chosen to whine.
There are two basic types of hero in Lakota country; long dead legendary ancestors, and athletes who can shoot an orange ball through an iron hoop.
The highest peak east of the Rockies will enjoy a new name, a name that honors the indigenous people who’ve worshipped here for centuries, Black Elk Peak.
Wherever you are, you are surrounded by the six directions – you are the center of that universe and bear the responsibility to the universe, to God.