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Drug overdoses among rural Native Americans and Native Alaskans increased by 519 percent, more than twice the national average.
Like many reservation communities, Pine Ridge is a food desert, despite being home to nearly 40,000 Oglala Lakota people.
'The Oglala Sioux Tribe has not ceded one acre of land,' attorney Mario Gonzales asserts.
The U.S. forced its plenary power on our people and basically negated the old traditional system and any opportunity to prosper.
A 'landmark' ruling against energy development is being credited to tribes who secured victories in court.
Sheena Between Lodges was brutally beaten on Pine Ridge Reservation and prosecutors blame her boyfriend and his sister for the crime.
Spring flood waters across South Dakota have left thousands of people isolated, many without water, and some without even food.
Two weeks into a disaster, tribal communities are still feeling the effects of heavy snowfall and historic flooding.
Tribal communities in Nebraska and South Dakota continue to deal with the effects of unprecedented flooding.
An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.
A new task force will investigate how the Indian Health Service failed to protect children on the Blackfeet Nation and the Pine Ridge Reservation.
If you got a group of Lakota men and women together the jokes they told each other and the laughter in the room would have surprised many who only thought of the Indian people as stoic.
If the enduring strength and spirit of the Oglala Lakota Tribe could be embodied in a single person, he would strongly resemble Casey Means.
A powerful winter storm has stranded many emergency and medical personnel on the Pine Ridge Reservation, forcing tribal leaders to order non-essential traffic off the roads.
Sherry Wounded Foot was taken to an Indian Health Service hospital with severe injuries but treatment was slow to arrive, according to a new lawsuit.
Sheena Between Lodges was brutally beaten on Pine Ridge Reservation and prosecutors say a man knows who committed the crime.
The House Committee on Appropriations continued an annual tradition by inviting Indian Country leaders to share their funding priorities with key members of Congress.
The weather is warmer and there's another influx of Christian missionaries and charity groups on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
People have to realize that colonization erased our histories, language, and culture.
Stanley Patrick Weber worked at the Indian Health Service for two decades before being indicted for abusing young male patients.
Efforts to increase tribal participation in water use decisions have fallen flat in the South Dakota Legislature.
Despite periodic promises to diversify staff, mainstream media continue to be dominated by White men.
We need an assessment of the direct-service facilities within the Indian Health Service as soon as possible.
The Pine Ridge Reservation has been designated an Empowerment Zone, a Promise Zone and an Opportunity Zone.
The longest serving executive director in the history of the National Congress of American Indians is heading out the door after turmoil and turbulence.
Homer Stands Sr.’s mother had a special gift with horses that he carried to the rodeo world.
'Before going to prison, I was like any other youth raised in the violence and poverty, the alcohol and addiction. I was lost.'
Controversy continues to overshadow the efforts of the National Congress of American Indians to advocate for the needs of tribes and their citizens.
The leader of the nation's largest inter-tribal organization is responding to controversy that arose at a White House tribal listening session.
President Rodney Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe is weighing in on a White House tribal listening session that got ugly.
Mike Her Many Horses, a leader of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, has gone on to the 'Last Camp' as the Cheyenne would say.
A renewed attempt to assume control over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital is running into roadblocks.
Jake Herman, born on the Pine Ridge Reservation on January 13, 1890, was one of the best know rodeo clowns in the West.
The Trump administration's attempt to reset its troubled relationship with Indian Country got off to a rocky start after one tribe walked out on what was billed as a historic meeting.
'Neither Wolf nor Dog' tells a story about trying to write another man’s life story, his beliefs, his history, his inner spirit.
Bareback riding forced Shane O’Connell to wear many hats.
A license for a Black Hills uranium mine will remain in place amid opposition from the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Why do we, as members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, continue to endure needless suffering on and around the Pine Ridge Reservation?
A historic meeting, called to bring three tribes together, instead ended with a greater wedge between them.
Jamie Lee Brave Heart was shot and killed by an Oglala Sioux police officer on June 3, 2016.
Family members of Jessie Renae Waters want answers for her death on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
The federal government's purpose is to subjugate and control us Natives on our own treaty lands.
Stanley Patrick Weber was sentenced to more than 18 years for abusing boys on the Blackfeet Nation. He faces similar charges on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Lynell Morrison-Cash and her 14-year-old son, Waylon, were killed near the Pine Ridge Reservation in February 2018.
An anonymous attack against two Lakota women elected in South Dakota was rebuffed as lawmakers met for the new session.
Born at Pine Ridge, Dylan Pourier has the mind and heart of a Lakota rez ball player.
Alejandro Rama, a basketball standout at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation, will be attending college on an academic scholarship.
In the Oglala Sioux Tribe if you speak up and try to make a better life for the people you get blacklisted and slandered.
We hear over and over again that Oglala Lakota County is the poorest in the nation.
A proposed takeover of an Indian Health Service hospital in South Dakota has come to a halt after tribal activists mobilized opposition.
May Indian Country journalist Jerry Reynolds and Lois Rapp, who was my mother-in-law, rest in peace.
A former Indian Health Service pediatrician has been convicted of abusing boys on the Blackfeet Nation.
Although we didn’t have much, at least we were all together as a family that Christmas.
Tribal treaties with 'bad men' provisions are being invoked in abuse and other cases across Indian Country.
An Indian Health Service hospital that serves urban Indians is the subject of a tug-of-war in South Dakota.
Both sides in the battle over Indian health care in Rapid City, South Dakota, are accusing the other of spreading misinformation.