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Winnebago Tribe explores new frontiers as opportunities grow on homelands
Winnebago Tribe explores new frontiers as opportunities grow on homelands (February 18, 2019)

On the banks of the Missouri River, not far from where Lewis and Clark camped at the start of their long journey, one tribe is exploring new frontiers of its own.


Winnebago Tribe still fighting back a year after raid on reservation
Winnebago Tribe still fighting back a year after raid on reservation (February 4, 2019)

Federal agents raided the reservation in what leaders of the Winnebago Tribe have called an attack on their sovereignty.


'Our lives don't matter': Native women demand action for missing sisters
'Our lives don't matter': Native women demand action for missing sisters (January 25, 2019)

Efforts are building across the nation to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.


Creative Capital Awards include Indian Country art and cultural projects
Creative Capital Awards include Indian Country art and cultural projects (January 24, 2019)

Native artists, elders and playwrights are among the beneficiaries of $5 million in Creative Capital Awards.


Driver given light sentence for crash that took lives of Lakota mother and son
Driver given light sentence for crash that took lives of Lakota mother and son (January 18, 2019)

Lynell Morrison-Cash and her 14-year-old son, Waylon, were killed near the Pine Ridge Reservation in February 2018.


Shutdown isn't slowing down Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations
Shutdown isn't slowing down Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (January 17, 2019)

The partial closure of the federal government isn't preventing the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations from carrying out its mission.


Winnebago Tribe continues to see more return to homelands
Winnebago Tribe continues to see more return to homelands (January 16, 2019)

'Our goal is to create self-sufficiency by getting jobs and opportunity to our local tribal members,' an executive from Ho-Chunk Inc. says.


Judge delays trial for fired police officer accused in Native man's death
Judge delays trial for fired police officer accused in Native man's death (January 14, 2019)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.


'We'll be bold': Efforts continue to provide urban Indians with services
'We'll be bold': Efforts continue to provide urban Indians with services (January 11, 2019)

Plans for a halfway house for tribal citizens in Sioux City, Iowa, are moving forward thanks to a $300,000 donation.


Native man shot in neck by police officer faces charges for incident
Native man shot in neck by police officer faces charges for incident (January 7, 2019)

A police officer's bullet, so close to his spine that a sudden movement of his head could paralyze him, remains in Micah Taylor’s neck.


Mayor offers apology after jury clears officer in Lakota man's death
Mayor offers apology after jury clears officer in Lakota man's death (December 20, 2018)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.


Winnebago Tribe wins round in lawsuit to defend its sovereignty
Winnebago Tribe wins round in lawsuit to defend its sovereignty (December 19, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe's economic development corporation is challenging the state of Nebraska.


Winnebago Tribe defends sovereignty in dispute with state officials
Winnebago Tribe defends sovereignty in dispute with state officials (December 11, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe's economic development corporation is battling the state of Nebraska in federal court.


Video: Mother of Native man who died after police encounter speaks
Video: Mother of Native man who died after police encounter speaks (December 11, 2018)

A jury in Nebraska has cleared a fired police officer for beating a Native man who later died.


Judge blocks pre-construction activities for Keystone XL Pipeline
Judge blocks pre-construction activities for Keystone XL Pipeline (December 10, 2018)

Native activists are celebrating after a judge blocked certain pre-construction activities on the Keystone XL Pipeline, including work on controversial man camps that are linked to crimes against Native women.


'They're on trial, too': Fired officer blames Native man's family for death
'They're on trial, too': Fired officer blames Native man's family for death (December 10, 2018)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after beating by police officers but one of them doesn't think he should be held responsible.


Fired police officer mounts defense in Native man's death
Fired police officer mounts defense in Native man's death (December 6, 2018)

Zachary Bear Heels, a 29-year-old citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.


Fired police officer violated policy by repeatedly shocking Native man
Fired police officer violated policy by repeatedly shocking Native man (December 5, 2018)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, was tasered 12 times by a police officer before he died in Omaha, Nebraska.


'I can't breathe!': Video shows moments before Native man's death
'I can't breathe!': Video shows moments before Native man's death (December 3, 2018)

Zachary Bear Heels, a 29-year-old citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, died in an encounter with police in Omaha, Nebraska.


Jury watches video of Native man getting shocked and beaten
Jury watches video of Native man getting shocked and beaten (November 30, 2018)

A juror broke down in tears after watching video of Zachary Bear Heels getting beaten before his death.


Testimony continues in case of officer on trial for death of Native man
Testimony continues in case of officer on trial for death of Native man (November 29, 2018)

Zachary Bear Heels, a 29-year-old citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, died in an encounter with police in Omaha, Nebraska.


Former police officer on trial for death of Native man
Former police officer on trial for death of Native man (November 27, 2018)

Zachary Bear Heels, a 29-year-old citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, died in an encounter with police in Omaha, Nebraska.


March held in honor of Native children lost in foster care
March held in honor of Native children lost in foster care (November 22, 2018)

Activists continue to march in honor of Native children who died after being taken from their families.


'They have no heart': Native veteran being forced out of his home
'They have no heart': Native veteran being forced out of his home (November 21, 2018)

Eugene Pappan and his family feel like refuges in their own tribal homeland.


Driver takes plea deal for deaths of Lakota mother and son
Driver takes plea deal for deaths of Lakota mother and son (November 16, 2018)

A Nebraska man is facing just a year in jail for a crash that took the lives of Lynell Morrison-Cash and her son, Waylon, 14.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota activists stall uranium mining hearing
Native Sun News Today: Lakota activists stall uranium mining hearing (November 14, 2018)

Leaders and citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are protesting uranium development on their homelands.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe expands nursing home
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe expands nursing home (November 9, 2018)

Construction is underway on a new wing at the Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home.


'I was born an Omaha and I'm going to die an Omaha'
'I was born an Omaha and I'm going to die an Omaha' (November 6, 2018)

The Omaha Tribe is defending its decision to remove dually-enrolled citizens from the rolls.


Bill planned to address missing and murdered Native women
Bill planned to address missing and murdered Native women (October 11, 2018)

Two lawmakers in Nebraska are working to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.


Activists mark year since official halt to liquor sales in Whiteclay
Activists mark year since official halt to liquor sales in Whiteclay (October 8, 2018)

Millions of cans of beer are no longer being sold in a small reservation border town.


Winnebago Tribe doubles investment in solar energy on reservation
Winnebago Tribe doubles investment in solar energy on reservation (September 24, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe is continuing its march toward self-sustainability in northeast Nebraska.


Tribes sue Trump administration for approving Keystone XL Pipeline
Tribes sue Trump administration for approving Keystone XL Pipeline (September 10, 2018)

The Fort Belknap Tribes and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are waging a familiar war over water, treaty rights and the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Three sentenced for roles in murder on Winnebago Reservation
Three sentenced for roles in murder on Winnebago Reservation (September 10, 2018)

Three tribal citizens have been sentenced for the murder of a 32-year-old man on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska.


Omaha Tribe theft case results in guilty pleas from all defendants
Omaha Tribe theft case results in guilty pleas from all defendants (September 10, 2018)

Nine people have admitted they misused health care funds that were provided to Omaha Tribe.


Oglala Sioux Tribe continues fight against uranium mining
Oglala Sioux Tribe continues fight against uranium mining (September 6, 2018)

The world's largest uranium producer is seeking to expand operations near the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Three tribes sign cooperative agreements for Cobell land program
Three tribes sign cooperative agreements for Cobell land program (September 4, 2018)

Three tribes stand to benefit from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations, with two returning to the Cobell initiative for more offers.


Winnebago Tribe turns to tradition with annual corn harvest
Winnebago Tribe turns to tradition with annual corn harvest (August 29, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe is making sure its food traditions stay alive with new generations.


'An answer to our prayers': Trump takes hit on Keystone XL Pipeline
'An answer to our prayers': Trump takes hit on Keystone XL Pipeline (August 17, 2018)

The Trump administration must conduct a more thorough review of the Keystone XL Pipeline in response to a lawsuit filed by Native activists.


'It honors all of our people': Ponca Tribe dedicates statue of Chief Standing Bear
'It honors all of our people': Ponca Tribe dedicates statue of Chief Standing Bear (August 13, 2018)

Chief Standing Bear is once again watching over his people in Nebraska.


Winnebago Tribe moves forward with food sovereignty initiatives
Winnebago Tribe moves forward with food sovereignty initiatives (August 8, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe’s efforts improve the health of residents have gotten some significant boosts.


Keystone XL Pipeline advances despite incomplete surveys of tribal sites
Keystone XL Pipeline advances despite incomplete surveys of tribal sites (July 31, 2018)

The Keystone XL Pipeline comes within 25 miles of the burial site of Standing Bear, a famed leader of the Ponca Tribe.


'It’s been very healing': Yoga classes come to Winnebago Reservation
'It’s been very healing': Yoga classes come to Winnebago Reservation (July 27, 2018)

Keely Purscell is the first registered yoga teacher on the Winnebago Reservation.


Omaha language institute attracts students and teachers of all ages
Omaha language institute attracts students and teachers of all ages (July 23, 2018)

Nearly 100 people participated in the 2nd annual Umónhon-Pónka Summer Institute in Nebraska.


Federal authorities seized more than $1 million in property in Winnebago raid
Federal authorities seized more than $1 million in property in Winnebago raid (July 19, 2018)

The economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe stands to lose more than $1 million in property thanks to the federal government.


'We will be waiting': Tribes remain opposed to Keystone XL Pipeline
'We will be waiting': Tribes remain opposed to Keystone XL Pipeline (July 17, 2018)

Construction-related activities show the Keystone XL Pipeline is closer to becoming a reality despite opposition in Indian Country.


Charges filed for deaths of Lakota mother and her 14-year-old son
Charges filed for deaths of Lakota mother and her 14-year-old son (July 9, 2018)

A driver is facing just a year in jail for a crash that took the lives of Lynell Morrison-Cash and her son, Waylon, 14.


Winnebago artist Henry Payer taps into tribal history
Winnebago artist Henry Payer taps into tribal history (July 5, 2018)

Henry Payer's earliest memory involves a sketchbook his father once gave him. He's been filling pages ever since.


Appeals court rules against Winnebago tribal corporation in tobacco case
Appeals court rules against Winnebago tribal corporation in tobacco case (July 5, 2018)

Businesses owned by the Winnebago Tribe must turn over tobacco records to federal authorities, according to a new court ruling.


Native students learn about science in 'Sovereign' summer camp
Native students learn about science in 'Sovereign' summer camp (July 2, 2018)

The Sovereign Native Youth STEM Leadership Academy introduces science careers to Native students,


Winnebago Tribe set to assume control of troubled hospital on reservation
Winnebago Tribe set to assume control of troubled hospital on reservation (June 27, 2018)

An Indian Health Service hospital is getting a new name as it comes under the control of the Winnebago Tribe.


Trailblazing tribal hospital lands on 'Most Endangered Historic Places' list
Trailblazing tribal hospital lands on 'Most Endangered Historic Places' list (June 26, 2018)

As the first Native physician, Susan LaFlesche Picotte was a trailblazer. Efforts to preserve her legacy just got a big boost.


Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline
Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline (June 15, 2018)

Two tribes have lost a legal challenge to the Keystone XL Pipeline as others try a new approach in hopes of blocking the controversial project.


Ponca tribes reclaim ancestral land along Trail of Tears in Nebraska
Ponca tribes reclaim ancestral land along Trail of Tears in Nebraska (June 12, 2018)

For the fifth year, farmers, friends, family and Native people planted Ponca sacred corn in the path of the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Community leaders push for treatment center for urban Indians
Community leaders push for treatment center for urban Indians (June 4, 2018)

More than a dozen federal, state and local leaders met to discuss substance abuse and homelessness among the Native community.


Winnebago Tribe brings gardens to youth on the reservation
Winnebago Tribe brings gardens to youth on the reservation (May 30, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe is working to change the food culture on the reservation, starting with some of its youngest citizens.


'We do not go away': Native community protests racism and aggression
'We do not go away': Native community protests racism and aggression (May 14, 2018)

Native people are continuing to call for justice following a series of incidents they say demonstrate racism and aggression in Nebraska.


Winnebago Tribe works to revitalize Ho-Chunk language for future generations
Winnebago Tribe works to revitalize Ho-Chunk language for future generations (May 10, 2018)

Generations of federal assimilation initiatives have left the Winnebago people with few fluent Ho-Chunk speakers.


'Why wasn't his dash cam on?' Native community demands accountability from police
'Why wasn't his dash cam on?' Native community demands accountability from police (May 4, 2018)

Protestors gathered at the Hall of Justice in Lincoln, Nebraska, to question police treatment of the Native community.


Winnebago Tribe names executives for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Winnebago Tribe names executives for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (May 1, 2018)

As a key deadline looms, the Winnebago Tribe has named two executives who will manage the troubled hospital on the reservation.


Lakota man's leg broken in incident with police officers in Nebraska
Lakota man's leg broken in incident with police officers in Nebraska (April 30, 2018)

A 28-year-old Oglala Lakota man’s leg was broken after being chased by police and being struck by a police cruiser in Lincoln, Nebraska.