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The descendants of Lakota people no longer have control over their lives.
Indian horseback riders, men, women and children, have returned to ride the Greasy Grass like their ancestors before them.
On every reservation there is a visionary, a person who tries to create something new and promising, to protect something old and important.
All across the country many tribes are calling for reform of their respective constitutions.
Urban Indian patients are hoping to reach the leader of the Indian Health Service before tribes assume control of the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota.
A family court decision in Pine Ridge in October 2017 failed to keep a boy in the home that he was being raised in.
Peace and justice activist Frank LaMere is being laid to rest on the Winnebago Reservation as Native leaders and allies celebrate his legacy.
Urban Indians continue to express concerns about a tribal takeover of an Indian Health Service facility.
The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board will manage most operations at the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota.
After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.
It is still the responsibility of the U.S. government, according to the 1868 Treaty, to provide health care.
An iconic portrait of Russell Means, created by Andy Warhol, went big on a night of even bigger sales.
It took riders 10 hours to reach remote families stranded in the aftermath of the 'bomb cyclone' that devastated the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Nazism and White Supremacy have no place in this land of our ancestors.
Jefferson Keel is stepping down as Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation but he won't be going far from his people.
Tribal-state relations continue to erode in South Dakota, barely four months after a Republican governor was sworn into office.
A former Indian Health Service pediatrician who was convicted of sexual abuse and awaits trial on more charges continues to cause headaches for the beleaguered agency.
Clarence Leading Fighter, 32, was shot and killed inside a church in Nebraska. His family wants answers.
I dropped out of school while so many went on to become 'educated,' or is it appropriate to say assimilated.
Sioux San employees and Rapid City Indian community members are in for another rollercoaster ride.
Liquor sales have ended in Whiteclay, a town near the Pine Ridge Reservation. But the healing is only beginning.
Wanbli Ceya is back home, making music on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
For centuries, traditional Tiyospaye lived in close knit communities and the responsibility of raising the Wakanyeja was a collaborative effort by everyone in the village.
Sheena Between Lodges is in recovery after being attacked on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Clarence Leading Fighter, 32, was shot and killed in Nebraska on April 14, 2019.
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.