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Amy Goodman: Tribes fight the invisible crisis of opioids in their communities
Amy Goodman: Tribes fight the invisible crisis of opioids in their communities (April 12, 2019)

Drug overdoses among rural Native Americans and Native Alaskans increased by 519 percent, more than twice the national average.


Oglala Sioux Tribe welcomes reopening of grocery store on Pine Ridge Reservation
Oglala Sioux Tribe welcomes reopening of grocery store on Pine Ridge Reservation (April 10, 2019)

Like many reservation communities, Pine Ridge is a food desert, despite being home to nearly 40,000 Oglala Lakota people.


Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies
Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies (April 8, 2019)

The Indian Health Service is back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration struggles with old and emerging controversies.


Native Sun News Today: A long history of stealing Lakota land
Native Sun News Today: A long history of stealing Lakota land (April 8, 2019)

'The Oglala Sioux Tribe has not ceded one acre of land,' attorney Mario Gonzales asserts.


Ivan Star Comes Out: So-called 'tribal' constitution keeps our people down
Ivan Star Comes Out: So-called 'tribal' constitution keeps our people down (April 4, 2019)

The U.S. forced its plenary power on our people and basically negated the old traditional system and any opportunity to prosper.


Native Sun News Today: Tribal precedents bring halt to fracking on public lands
Native Sun News Today: Tribal precedents bring halt to fracking on public lands (April 1, 2019)

A 'landmark' ruling against energy development is being credited to tribes who secured victories in court.


Defendant found guilty in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman
Defendant found guilty in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman (April 1, 2019)

Sheena Between Lodges was brutally beaten on Pine Ridge Reservation and prosecutors blame her boyfriend and his sister for the crime.


Co-chair of new Indian health task force played role in blowing up Indian health law
Co-chair of new Indian health task force played role in blowing up Indian health law (March 28, 2019)

A little known official at the White House is playing a key role in the future of the Indian Health Service.


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.


'We barely made it out': Tribal families hit hard by historic flooding
'We barely made it out': Tribal families hit hard by historic flooding (March 27, 2019)

Tribal communities in Nebraska and South Dakota continue to deal with the effects of unprecedented flooding.


'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny
'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny (March 26, 2019)

An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.


White House announces task force after Indian Health Service pediatrician was convicted of abuse
White House announces task force after Indian Health Service pediatrician was convicted of abuse (March 26, 2019)

A new task force will investigate how the Indian Health Service failed to protect children on the Blackfeet Nation and the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Tim Giago: It was the Lakota humor that kept us going
Tim Giago: It was the Lakota humor that kept us going (March 25, 2019)

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.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota coach makes comeback with reservation team
Native Sun News Today: Lakota coach makes comeback with reservation team (March 22, 2019)

If the enduring strength and spirit of the Oglala Lakota Tribe could be embodied in a single person, he would strongly resemble Casey Means.


Oglala Sioux Tribe orders lockdown after winter storm slams the reservation
Oglala Sioux Tribe orders lockdown after winter storm slams the reservation (March 14, 2019)

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.


Lawsuit blames Indian Health Service and 'rent-a-doc' for Lakota woman's death
Lawsuit blames Indian Health Service and 'rent-a-doc' for Lakota woman's death (March 14, 2019)

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.


Defendant goes to trial in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman
Defendant goes to trial in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman (March 13, 2019)

Sheena Between Lodges was brutally beaten on Pine Ridge Reservation and prosecutors say a man knows who committed the crime.


AUDIO: Indian Country leaders share funding priorities with Congress
AUDIO: Indian Country leaders share funding priorities with Congress (March 11, 2019)

The House Committee on Appropriations continued an annual tradition by inviting Indian Country leaders to share their funding priorities with key members of Congress.


Seasonal complaint: 'Missionaries are on our reservation!'
Seasonal complaint: 'Missionaries are on our reservation!' (March 11, 2019)

The weather is warmer and there's another influx of Christian missionaries and charity groups on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Ivan Star Comes Out:  Learning one's family history is nourishment
Ivan Star Comes Out: Learning one's family history is nourishment (March 8, 2019)

People have to realize that colonization erased our histories, language, and culture.


VIDEO: Indian Health Service official discusses pediatrician convicted of abuse
VIDEO: Indian Health Service official discusses pediatrician convicted of abuse (March 6, 2019)

Stanley Patrick Weber worked at the Indian Health Service for two decades before being indicted for abusing young male patients.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes seek voice in water use decisions in South Dakota
Native Sun News Today: Tribes seek voice in water use decisions in South Dakota (March 1, 2019)

Efforts to increase tribal participation in water use decisions have fallen flat in the South Dakota Legislature.


Mary Annette Pember: Media continues to tell Native stories without our input
Mary Annette Pember: Media continues to tell Native stories without our input (February 25, 2019)

Despite periodic promises to diversify staff, mainstream media continue to be dominated by White men.


Sen. Mike Rounds: Indian Health Service fails its trust and treaty obligations
Sen. Mike Rounds: Indian Health Service fails its trust and treaty obligations (February 22, 2019)

We need an assessment of the direct-service facilities within the Indian Health Service as soon as possible.


Native Sun News Today: Economic development and the Pine Ridge Reservation
Native Sun News Today: Economic development and the Pine Ridge Reservation (February 20, 2019)

The Pine Ridge Reservation has been designated an Empowerment Zone, a Promise Zone and an Opportunity Zone.


National Congress of American Indians attempts to move past turmoil
National Congress of American Indians attempts to move past turmoil (February 20, 2019)

The longest serving executive director in the history of the National Congress of American Indians is heading out the door after turmoil and turbulence.


Native Sun News Today: Homer Stands was a legendary Lakota horse rider
Native Sun News Today: Homer Stands was a legendary Lakota horse rider (February 19, 2019)

Homer Stands Sr.’s mother had a special gift with horses that he carried to the rodeo world.


Native Sun News Today: Former inmate connected with his culture behind bars
Native Sun News Today: Former inmate connected with his culture behind bars (February 18, 2019)

'Before going to prison, I was like any other youth raised in the violence and poverty, the alcohol and addiction. I was lost.'


National Congress of American Indians vows change after declaring workplace 'safe' for women
National Congress of American Indians vows change after declaring workplace 'safe' for women (February 15, 2019)

Controversy continues to overshadow the efforts of the National Congress of American Indians to advocate for the needs of tribes and their citizens.


President of National Congress of American Indians issues apology
President of National Congress of American Indians issues apology (February 15, 2019)

The leader of the nation's largest inter-tribal organization is responding to controversy that arose at a White House tribal listening session.


Rosebud Sioux Tribe issues statement about White House listening session
Rosebud Sioux Tribe issues statement about White House listening session (February 15, 2019)

President Rodney Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe is weighing in on a White House tribal listening session that got ugly.


Clara Caufield: 'Sta-Vah-sah-whom' to my good friend Mike Her Many Horses
Clara Caufield: 'Sta-Vah-sah-whom' to my good friend Mike Her Many Horses (February 14, 2019)

Mike Her Many Horses, a leader of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, has gone on to the 'Last Camp' as the Cheyenne would say.


Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service rejects tribal takeover of hospital
Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service rejects tribal takeover of hospital (February 14, 2019)

A renewed attempt to assume control over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital is running into roadblocks.


The Lakota Times: Rodeo legend Jake Herman brought laughter and smiles to all
The Lakota Times: Rodeo legend Jake Herman brought laughter and smiles to all (February 14, 2019)

Jake Herman, born on the Pine Ridge Reservation on January 13, 1890, was one of the best know rodeo clowns in the West.


White House listening session turns messy as one tribe walks out in protest
White House listening session turns messy as one tribe walks out in protest (February 14, 2019)

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.


Native Sun News Today: 'Neither Wolf Nor Dog' takes on our collective guilt
Native Sun News Today: 'Neither Wolf Nor Dog' takes on our collective guilt (February 12, 2019)

'Neither Wolf nor Dog' tells a story about trying to write another man’s life story, his beliefs, his history, his inner spirit.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota cowboy makes his mark on the rodeo circuit
Native Sun News Today: Lakota cowboy makes his mark on the rodeo circuit (February 11, 2019)

Bareback riding forced Shane O’Connell to wear many hats.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe keeps up fight against uranium mine
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe keeps up fight against uranium mine (February 8, 2019)

A license for a Black Hills uranium mine will remain in place amid opposition from the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Colonialism robbed Indian people of our land and culture
Ivan Star Comes Out: Colonialism robbed Indian people of our land and culture (February 6, 2019)

Why do we, as members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, continue to endure needless suffering on and around the Pine Ridge Reservation?


Native Sun News Today: Historic tribal meeting focuses on health care controversy
Native Sun News Today: Historic tribal meeting focuses on health care controversy (February 1, 2019)

A historic meeting, called to bring three tribes together, instead ended with a greater wedge between them.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe secures 'big victory' for hemp in Indian Country
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe secures 'big victory' for hemp in Indian Country (January 31, 2019)

Thanks to the efforts of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, hemp production is now legal in Indian Country.


Lakota mother seeks justice for son shot to death by tribal officer
Lakota mother seeks justice for son shot to death by tribal officer (January 29, 2019)

Jamie Lee Brave Heart was shot and killed by an Oglala Sioux police officer on June 3, 2016.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman's death remains unresolved years later
Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman's death remains unresolved years later (January 28, 2019)

Family members of Jessie Renae Waters want answers for her death on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Racism and colonialism continue to affect our people today
Ivan Star Comes Out: Racism and colonialism continue to affect our people today (January 25, 2019)

The federal government's purpose is to subjugate and control us Natives on our own treaty lands.


Native Sun News Today: Former Indian Health Service doctor sentenced for abusing boys
Native Sun News Today: Former Indian Health Service doctor sentenced for abusing boys (January 24, 2019)

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.


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.


Native Sun News Today: Attack targets Native women who won seats in South Dakota
Native Sun News Today: Attack targets Native women who won seats in South Dakota (January 17, 2019)

An anonymous attack against two Lakota women elected in South Dakota was rebuffed as lawmakers met for the new session.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota standout still loves rez ball
Native Sun News Today: Lakota standout still loves rez ball (January 16, 2019)

Born at Pine Ridge, Dylan Pourier has the mind and heart of a Lakota rez ball player.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota student is serious about academics and athletics
Native Sun News Today: Lakota student is serious about academics and athletics (January 10, 2019)

Alejandro Rama, a basketball standout at Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation, will be attending college on an academic scholarship.


George Wilson: Character assassination is far too common on the reservation
George Wilson: Character assassination is far too common on the reservation (January 10, 2019)

In the Oglala Sioux Tribe if you speak up and try to make a better life for the people you get blacklisted and slandered.


Jeffrey Whalen: We need a plan to improve our reservation economy
Jeffrey Whalen: We need a plan to improve our reservation economy (January 8, 2019)

We hear over and over again that Oglala Lakota County is the poorest in the nation.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes won't manage troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Native Sun News Today: Tribes won't manage troubled Indian Health Service hospital (January 7, 2019)

A proposed takeover of an Indian Health Service hospital in South Dakota has come to a halt after tribal activists mobilized opposition.


Tim Giago: Losing two wonderful friends -- Lois Rapp and Jerry Reynolds
Tim Giago: Losing two wonderful friends -- Lois Rapp and Jerry Reynolds (January 7, 2019)

May Indian Country journalist Jerry Reynolds and Lois Rapp, who was my mother-in-law, rest in peace.


Native Sun News Today: Former Indian Health Service pediatrician awaits sentencing for abuse
Native Sun News Today: Former Indian Health Service pediatrician awaits sentencing for abuse (December 26, 2018)

A former Indian Health Service pediatrician has been convicted of abusing boys on the Blackfeet Nation.


Native Sun News Today: Battle continues over urban Indian hospital
Native Sun News Today: Battle continues over urban Indian hospital (December 20, 2018)

Native activists are trying to stop three tribes from taking over management of an Indian Health Service facility in South Dakota.


Tim Giago: Our first Christmas away from our home on the reservation
Tim Giago: Our first Christmas away from our home on the reservation (December 18, 2018)

Although we didn’t have much, at least we were all together as a family that Christmas.


Native Sun News Today: 'Bad men' treaty provision invoked in abuse cases
Native Sun News Today: 'Bad men' treaty provision invoked in abuse cases (December 18, 2018)

Tribal treaties with 'bad men' provisions are being invoked in abuse and other cases across Indian Country.


Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service rejects move of urban hospital
Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service rejects move of urban hospital (December 13, 2018)

An Indian Health Service hospital that serves urban Indians is the subject of a tug-of-war in South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Urban Indians protest tribal takeover of hospital
Native Sun News Today: Urban Indians protest tribal takeover of hospital (December 12, 2018)

Both sides in the battle over Indian health care in Rapid City, South Dakota, are accusing the other of spreading misinformation.