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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.


'They beat this man to death': Activists question lack of charges against police officers
'They beat this man to death': Activists question lack of charges against police officers (March 5, 2019)

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


Former police officer won't face charges for death of Native man
Former police officer won't face charges for death of Native man (March 1, 2019)

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


'It was mayhem for us': Native family shattered by mother's murder in 1973
'It was mayhem for us': Native family shattered by mother's murder in 1973 (February 25, 2019)

Agatha White Buffalo left the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in November 1973 to seek medical care. Her family never saw her again.


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.


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.


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.


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: Tribal leader addresses lawmakers in South Dakota
Native Sun News Today: Tribal leader addresses lawmakers in South Dakota (January 18, 2019)

President Rodney Bordeaux of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe highlighted the government shutdown and the Keystone XL Pipeline in his State of the Tribes address.


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.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country feels the hardships of the shutdown
Mark Trahant: Indian Country feels the hardships of the shutdown (January 14, 2019)

When will the longest government shutdown in history end? Tribes are waiting for a thaw in Washington.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


Native Sun News Today: Tribal takeover of troubled hospital questioned
Native Sun News Today: Tribal takeover of troubled hospital questioned (November 30, 2018)

Three Sioux tribes continue to face questions about their efforts to manage an Indian Health Service facility.


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.


Native Sun News Today: Activists question tribal takeover of hospital
Native Sun News Today: Activists question tribal takeover of hospital (November 21, 2018)

Three tribes are seeking to manage a troubled Indian Health Service facility but some of their citizens are questioning the move.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes discuss takeover of troubled hospital
Native Sun News Today: Tribes discuss takeover of troubled hospital (November 13, 2018)

The future of the Sioux San Hospital, an Indian Health Service facility in South Dakota, is at stake.


Tribal citizens question changes at Indian Health Service hospital
Tribal citizens question changes at Indian Health Service hospital (October 25, 2018)

The future of an Indian Health Service hospital in South Dakota looks uncertain.


Tribes lose challenge to reorganization of Bureau of Indian Education
Tribes lose challenge to reorganization of Bureau of Indian Education (October 2, 2018)

A federal judge just got around to ruling on an Obama-era restructuring of the Bureau of Indian Education.


Advocates weigh next move in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Advocates weigh next move in Indian Child Welfare Act case (September 26, 2018)

Despite a negative court ruling, attorneys are counting on South Dakota to comply with the Indian Child Welfare Act.


'Fair Warning': Tribes promise to block Keystone XL Pipeline
'Fair Warning': Tribes promise to block Keystone XL Pipeline (September 24, 2018)

'President Trump permitted the Keystone XL Pipeline because he wanted to,' a Native American Rights Fund attorney said.


Court strikes down landmark Indian Child Welfare Act ruling
Court strikes down landmark Indian Child Welfare Act ruling (September 18, 2018)

A federal appeals court has delivered a major blow to tribes and parents who have been seeking to protect their children.


Rosebud Sioux Tribe returns Rodney Bordeaux to president's post
Rosebud Sioux Tribe returns Rodney Bordeaux to president's post (September 17, 2018)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe held a swearing-in ceremony for newly elected leaders on September 4.


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.


Landowners on Rosebud Reservation see more Cobell buy-back offers
Landowners on Rosebud Reservation see more Cobell buy-back offers (August 15, 2018)

Citizens of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are benefiting from a third round of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.


'We had hope for a little while': Rosebud hospital under scrutiny again
'We had hope for a little while': Rosebud hospital under scrutiny again (August 6, 2018)

Leaders of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are wondering when the federal government will provide adequate health care on their reservation.


Rosebud Sioux Tribe expands economic development initiatives
Rosebud Sioux Tribe expands economic development initiatives (July 19, 2018)

Tribal economic independence is the long term goal of the Rosebud Economic Development Corporation.


Tribes face obstacles at troubled Indian Health Service facility
Tribes face obstacles at troubled Indian Health Service facility (July 16, 2018)

Three Sioux tribes are asserting self-determination in order to take care of their own people.


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.


It was called the 'Spanish Flu.' But it killed hundreds of Indians too
It was called the 'Spanish Flu.' But it killed hundreds of Indians too (May 24, 2018)

A worldwide flu pandemic struck Indian Country hard, killing more than 2,000 Navajos and 600 Lakotas one hundred years ago.


Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (April 23, 2018)

Citing chronic underfunding and inaction at the federal level, tribes in the Great Plains are planning to take over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital.


Fired police officer won't go to trial for death of Native man until next year
Fired police officer won't go to trial for death of Native man until next year (April 20, 2018)

The Native community is demanding justice for the death of Zachary Bearheels at the hands of police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.


Native Sun News Today: Event marks milestone for Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868
Native Sun News Today: Event marks milestone for Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 (April 2, 2018)

Is it a celebration or commemoration?


Tribes battle state of South Dakota over removal of Indian children
Tribes battle state of South Dakota over removal of Indian children (February 19, 2018)

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in a long-running Indian Child Welfare Act case from South Dakota.


Vi Waln: Lakota people are still subject to poverty porn by media
Vi Waln: Lakota people are still subject to poverty porn by media (February 5, 2018)

When wasicu reporters try to write authentic Lakota news reports, the result is often poverty porn.


Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court
Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court (January 17, 2018)

The opioid epidemic has hit Indian Country hard and tribes are looking for ways to hold drug companies accountable by going to court.


Grand jury seeks another charge against officer accused in Native man's death
Grand jury seeks another charge against officer accused in Native man's death (December 6, 2017)

A grand jury convened has decided the state of Nebraska should prosecute two former police officers accused of assaulting a Lakota man who later died.


Native community demands justice for Lakota man who died in police encounter
Native community demands justice for Lakota man who died in police encounter (November 29, 2017)

Native Americans gathered in a courthouse in Nebraska to demand justice and transparency in a case involving two police officers accused of assaulting a Lakota man who later died.


Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe finally welcomes war hero home
Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe finally welcomes war hero home (November 13, 2017)

Army Sgt. Philip James Iyotte was just 21 years old when he was captured by Chinese forces during the Korean War in 1951.


Native Sun News Today: Food sovereignty in action on South Dakota reservations
Native Sun News Today: Food sovereignty in action on South Dakota reservations (November 10, 2017)

Community gardens on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux reservations are bringing food sovereignty to life.


Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe lands another seat on utility board
Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe lands another seat on utility board (November 2, 2017)

Thanks to the efforts of a grassroots group, citizens of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe now hold 50 percent of the seats on a utility board on the reservation.


Indian lawmaker who resigned indicted for sex trafficking and child pornography
Indian lawmaker who resigned indicted for sex trafficking and child pornography (September 7, 2017)

An Indian lawmaker who resigned from his seat in Oklahoma has been indicted on federal sex trafficking and child pornography charges.


Department of the Army begins first removal of remains from Carlisle cemetery
Department of the Army begins first removal of remains from Carlisle cemetery (August 7, 2017)

A delegation from the Northern Arapaho Tribe is overseeing the disinterment of three children who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.


Two police officers charged with assault for death of Rosebud Sioux citizen
Two police officers charged with assault for death of Rosebud Sioux citizen (July 27, 2017)

Zachary Bearheels died after being repeatedly punched and shocked with a stun gun by police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.


Rosebud Sioux man dies after being tased and struck by police officers
Rosebud Sioux man dies after being tased and struck by police officers (July 17, 2017)

Zachary Bearheels, 29, was tased 12 times and hit and punched at least 15 times by officers in Omaha, Nebraska.


Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programs
Top Interior nominee contradicts President Trump on 'race' and tribal programs (May 19, 2017)

With the president raising doubts about funding for Indian programs, tribal leaders are worried that his words will be used against them.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota youth set up beekeeping business
Native Sun News Today: Lakota youth set up beekeeping business (April 26, 2017)

Lakota youth hope beekeeping will provide opportunity for the Sicangu Oyate.


Mary Annette Pember: Native women work with youth offenders on Rosebud Sioux Reservation
Mary Annette Pember: Native women work with youth offenders on Rosebud Sioux Reservation (March 24, 2017)

The White Buffalo Calf Woman Society sets a path for redemption for Native youth sex offenders.


Indian lawmaker resigns after being charged for child prostitution
Indian lawmaker resigns after being charged for child prostitution (March 23, 2017)

Ralph Shortey, a citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, had served in the Oklahoma Senate since 2010.


Indian lawmaker charged in child prostitution case in Oklahoma
Indian lawmaker charged in child prostitution case in Oklahoma (March 16, 2017)

Sen. Ralph Shortey (R), who is Rosebud Sioux, was allegedly found in a motel on March 9 with a 17-year-old male.