More: kristi noem

Native rights advocates quash pipeline Riot Boosting Act
Native rights advocates quash pipeline Riot Boosting Act (November 7, 2019)

Native pipeline fighters celebrated the death of a state law aimed at preventing them from protesting against the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Yankton Sioux Tribe flooding and recovery
Yankton Sioux Tribe flooding and recovery (October 8, 2019)

A series of two flooding periods have occurred on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in eastern South Dakota in the last six months, leaving devastation and a need for assistance.


Tim Giago: Revisiting the Buffalo Roundup
Tim Giago: Revisiting the Buffalo Roundup (October 7, 2019)

Long before the first white settler ever set foot in the Northern Plains the Native Americans were sharing the land with their ancestral friend, the buffalo.


Yankton Sioux: 'Our community is literally drowning'
Yankton Sioux: 'Our community is literally drowning' (October 1, 2019)

'It’s like we live in a third world country and we are forgotten,' resident Lauren Crowe says. 'No one cares.'


Native Sun News Today: Did Keystone XL company write controversial law?
Native Sun News Today: Did Keystone XL company write controversial law? (June 20, 2019)

A new law opposed by Native activists and water protectors is being contested in federal court.


Governor of South Dakota admits snubbing tribes with last minute legislation
Governor of South Dakota admits snubbing tribes with last minute legislation (May 7, 2019)

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) knows exactly why the Oglala Sioux Tribe banned from the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Oglala Sioux Tribe bans South Dakota governor from reservation
Oglala Sioux Tribe bans South Dakota governor from reservation (May 2, 2019)

Tribal-state relations continue to erode in South Dakota, barely four months after a Republican governor was sworn into office.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: South Dakota governor does the work of a religious fanatic
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: South Dakota governor does the work of a religious fanatic (May 2, 2019)

Kristi Noem has taken it upon herself to tell us that she is the one who is in charge and she makes no bones about what she has to offer.


Native Sun News Today: Reservations slammed by record spring flooding
Native Sun News Today: Reservations slammed by record spring flooding (March 27, 2019)

Spring flood waters across South Dakota have left thousands of people isolated, many without water, and some without even food.


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe declares emergency amid unprecedented flooding
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe declares emergency amid unprecedented flooding (March 27, 2019)

Two weeks into a disaster, tribal communities are still feeling the effects of heavy snowfall and historic flooding.


Harold Frazier: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe won't allow flag in state capitol
Harold Frazier: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe won't allow flag in state capitol (March 18, 2019)

Another decision by Governor Kristi Noem has been made without the consent of the Lakota people and has resulted in an embarrassing situation.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes protest passage of bill protecting Keystone XL Pipeline
Native Sun News Today: Tribes protest passage of bill protecting Keystone XL Pipeline (March 18, 2019)

Despite opposition from tribal leaders, bills to shield South Dakota from costs of conflicts over the Keystone XL Pipeline sailed through the state Legislature.


Native Sun News Today: Governor aims to stifle Keystone XL dissent
Native Sun News Today: Governor aims to stifle Keystone XL dissent (March 7, 2019)

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chair Harold Frazier had an immediate response to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s announcement of bills to kneecap dissent over the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Harold Frazier: Governor wants to shove Keystone XL Pipeline down our throats
Harold Frazier: Governor wants to shove Keystone XL Pipeline down our throats (March 6, 2019)

Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is putting the economic needs of a foreign company ahead of the future of South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Please keep religion out of lawmaking
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Please keep religion out of lawmaking (February 19, 2019)

Thousands of South Dakotan are not Christians -- most are Lakota people who practice the beliefs of their ancestors.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native voices are joining our political leadership
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native voices are joining our political leadership (February 7, 2019)

There is wide recognition that this country is in bad shape in terms of political, intellectual and social leadership, and we know that a diverse public voice is crucial to the health of any democracy.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Republicans are still swimming in Donald Trump's swamp
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Republicans are still swimming in Donald Trump's swamp (January 29, 2019)

Republicans seem to be standing at the ready to 'normalize' the outrageous oppression of the rights by the Trump administration.


Tim Giago: An indictment or impeachment for Donald Trump? Either is fine with me.
Tim Giago: An indictment or impeachment for Donald Trump? Either is fine with me. (January 28, 2019)

Have any of us ever seen such a debacle in the White House? Not in my lifetime.


Tim Giago: Maybe we should form an American Indian political party
Tim Giago: Maybe we should form an American Indian political party (September 4, 2018)

Unite we must; because for those Native Americans who believe there is no danger to our sovereignty are wrong.


Indian Health Service still seeing high vacancy rates
Indian Health Service still seeing high vacancy rates (August 22, 2018)

The Indian Health Service still doesn't have enough doctors or nurses to meet its trust and treaty obligations.


'People are ready for something different': Democrat seeks Native vote
'People are ready for something different': Democrat seeks Native vote (August 3, 2018)

Native voters in South Dakota are making some big decisions in 2018.


Editorial: It's time for the Native vote to count this November
Editorial: It's time for the Native vote to count this November (July 26, 2018)

Native Americans will turn out in large numbers because they are just plain sick and tired of politics as usual.


Native Sun News Today: County looks at fugitives in Indian Country
Native Sun News Today: County looks at fugitives in Indian Country (July 17, 2018)

Authorities in South Dakota say 22 percent of active felony warrants are for fugitives on four reservations.


Trump's proposal to cut public health professionals impacts Indian Country
Trump's proposal to cut public health professionals impacts Indian Country (June 27, 2018)

The Indian Health Service could see a dramatic reduction in personnel if the Trump administration goes ahead with a major reorganization.


Land-into-trust fix added to controversial federal recognition bill
Land-into-trust fix added to controversial federal recognition bill (June 13, 2018)

A controversial bill to strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its federal recognition powers has just gotten more messy.


Republican-sponsored Indian bills are back on agenda for key House committee
Republican-sponsored Indian bills are back on agenda for key House committee (June 12, 2018)

Bills to address blood quantum in Oklahoma, tribal recognition and the Indian Health Service are taking a step forward on Capitol Hill.


Controversial Republican candidate loses primary after slamming tribal treaties
Controversial Republican candidate loses primary after slamming tribal treaties (June 6, 2018)

With his campaign flailing, a Republican candidate for Congress dropped a 'bombshell' about tribes and treaties. The gamble didn't pay off.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's time to exercise your right (and duty) and vote
Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's time to exercise your right (and duty) and vote (May 14, 2018)

June 5 is just around the corner and Native voters in South Dakota have some important choices to make.


Navajo Nation joins opposition to controversial 'fugitives' bill in Congress
Navajo Nation joins opposition to controversial 'fugitives' bill in Congress (February 26, 2018)

The Navajo Nation is registering opposition to a controversial bill that's been called a threat to tribal sovereignty.


Native Sun News Today: Tribal sovereignty threatened by new bill
Native Sun News Today: Tribal sovereignty threatened by new bill (February 5, 2018)

There is major concern amongst South Dakota’s tribal leaders about a bill to authorize the arrest of fugitives in Indian Country.


GOP co-sponsor of bill with 'racist undertones' won't seek re-election
GOP co-sponsor of bill with 'racist undertones' won't seek re-election (January 31, 2018)

It's looking more and more like a Republican law and order bill is a political stunt, written at Indian Country's expense.


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe slams GOP bill with 'racist undertones'
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe slams GOP bill with 'racist undertones' (January 30, 2018)

Indian Country isn't a haven for fugitives, the leader of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe said, rebutting claims from Republican lawmakers and law enforcement authorities in South Dakota.


Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill
Republicans stir drama by adding controversial Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act to unrelated bill (January 11, 2018)

A controversial bill to exempt tribes from federal labor law has been revived on Capitol Hill, sparking divisions between Republicans and Democrats and putting other Indian legislation in doubt.


Native Sun News Today: Candidate promotes ties to tribes in South Dakota
Native Sun News Today: Candidate promotes ties to tribes in South Dakota (October 27, 2017)

Billie Sutton, the Democratic candidate for governor in South Dakota, and his family have has been a part of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe community for generations.


Tim Giago: When are Republicans willing to talk about gun violence in America?
Tim Giago: When are Republicans willing to talk about gun violence in America? (October 5, 2017)

The mass killing of Native Americans came to an end because of the outcry of all Americans and because of an outraged Congress.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Will Republicans stand up for Indian Country?
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Will Republicans stand up for Indian Country? (September 28, 2017)

Will South Dakota's Republicans walk all over the rights and properties of Native Americans or will they stand up against this incursion?


Second hearing scheduled on bill to reform the Indian Health Service
Second hearing scheduled on bill to reform the Indian Health Service (June 16, 2017)

Efforts to reform the Indian Health Service continue to see attention on Capitol Hill.


Kristi Noem: Enough is enough - It's time to fix the Indian Health Service
Kristi Noem: Enough is enough - It's time to fix the Indian Health Service (June 16, 2017)

For years, federal reports have documented shocking cases of mismanagement and poorly delivered care within the Indian Health Service.


Lower Brule Sioux Tribe accused of 'misuse' of water project funds
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe accused of 'misuse' of water project funds (June 2, 2017)

An audit uncovered $1.4 million in questionable spending but the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe is only repaying $54,190 to the federal government.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native voters can make change at the ballot boxes on November 8
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native voters can make change at the ballot boxes on November 8 (November 4, 2016)

Let’s look at this election of 2016. The Republican candidate Donald Trump is an investor in the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Lakota Country Times: Tribes oppose transfer of treaty territory
Lakota Country Times: Tribes oppose transfer of treaty territory (October 28, 2016)

The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Association has passed a resolution against a proposed land transfer in the Black Hills of South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Republican lawmaker won't agree to tribal issues debate
Native Sun News Today: Republican lawmaker won't agree to tribal issues debate (October 24, 2016)

Rep. Kristi Noem (R) won't face Democrat Paula Hawks at a debate sought by Native Sun News Today.


Brandon Ecoffey: It's business as usual for South Dakota Republicans
Brandon Ecoffey: It's business as usual for South Dakota Republicans (October 20, 2016)

As the next few weeks progress we fill our pages with significant political coverage to help inform our people about the candidates.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Republicans in South Dakota embrace Monster Trump
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Republicans in South Dakota embrace Monster Trump (October 19, 2016)

Donald Trump has brought the Republican Party to its lowest common denominator.


Republicans in South Dakota change their tune on Donald Trump
Republicans in South Dakota change their tune on Donald Trump (October 13, 2016)

Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota) called on Donald Trump to drop out but says he will vote for him as president.


Kristi Noem: Addressing the many challenges in Indian Country
Kristi Noem: Addressing the many challenges in Indian Country (October 10, 2016)

The challenges ahead are undeniable, but I’m confident even the most daunting hurdles will be overcome.


Native Sun News Today: Democrat accepts invitation to debate
Native Sun News Today: Democrat accepts invitation to debate (September 23, 2016)

Native Sun News Today extended a debate invitation to Paula Hawks and to Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota) to a debate.


House committee considers bill to reform Indian Health Service
House committee considers bill to reform Indian Health Service (September 14, 2016)

A tribally-supported bill to reform the troubled agency is taking a step forward on Capitol Hill.


Lakota Country Times: Candidate for Congress seeks debate on reservation in South Dakota
Lakota Country Times: Candidate for Congress seeks debate on reservation in South Dakota (September 13, 2016)

U.S. House candidate Paula Hawks (D) has challenged Rep. Kristi Noem (R) to a debate on one of South Dakota's nine Indian reservations this fall.


Ruth Hopkins: South Dakota lawmakers make ploy for treaty lands
Ruth Hopkins: South Dakota lawmakers make ploy for treaty lands (September 1, 2016)

The Black Hills of South Dakota, Khe Sapa, belongs to the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation).


Congressional hopeful seeks debate on South Dakota reservation
Congressional hopeful seeks debate on South Dakota reservation (August 30, 2016)

Democrat Paula Hawks says tribes and tribal citizens need to hear about the issues that affect their communities.


Lakota Country Times: Democrat Paula Hawks reaches out to tribes
Lakota Country Times: Democrat Paula Hawks reaches out to tribes (August 10, 2016)

In a race that has received little attention from the South Dakota media, a fresh face is set to challenge incumbent Rep. Kristi Noem (R).


Lakota Country Times: No call to fully fund Indian Health Service
Lakota Country Times: No call to fully fund Indian Health Service (July 19, 2016)

South Dakota Rep. Kristi Noem's fix to health care in Indian Country was debated last week on Capitol Hill.


Indian Health Service to reopen emergency room in South Dakota
Indian Health Service to reopen emergency room in South Dakota (July 14, 2016)

After seven months, nine deaths and five births in ambulances, the emergency room at the Rosebud Hospital will no longer be on diversion status.


Rosebud Sioux Tribe struggles with shutdown of emergency room
Rosebud Sioux Tribe struggles with shutdown of emergency room (July 13, 2016)

Since December, five babies have been born in ambulances and nine people have died while being transported to facilities far from the reservation.


Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continue
Indian Health Service remains on defensive as troubles continue (July 13, 2016)

Tribes and lawmakers question whether the agency is making progress in the troubled Great Plains Area.


Congressional candidate Paula Hawks visits South Dakota tribes
Congressional candidate Paula Hawks visits South Dakota tribes (July 13, 2016)

Paula Hawks, a state lawmaker, is running against Kristi Noem, the Republican incumbent.


House subcommittee sets hearing on Indian Health Service bill
House subcommittee sets hearing on Indian Health Service bill (July 11, 2016)

Rep. Kristi Noem (R-South Dakota) introduced the bill in June 2016 and it has bipartisan support.


Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire
Bill to exempt tribes from Affordable Care Act mandate draws fire (June 21, 2016)

A bill to exempt tribes from providing health coverage to their employees is moving forward on Capitol Hill amid opposition from Democrats.


Local station to broadcast field hearing on Indian Health Service
Local station to broadcast field hearing on Indian Health Service (June 16, 2016)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is in South Dakota to hear concerns about the troubled agency.