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Medicaid brings more money into the Indian health system. Why aren't more states expanding the program?
Barriers to voting in North Dakota and South Dakota were discussed at a Congressional field hearing hosted by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
'Voter access is a human right,' says North Dakota State Rep. Ruth Buffalo, who made history at the polls amid attempts to stifle turnout in Indian Country.
It doesn’t take modern sensibilities to recognize that the Seventh Cavalry committed atrocities at Wounded Knee.
Like many reservation communities, Pine Ridge is a food desert, despite being home to nearly 40,000 Oglala Lakota people.
The Sioux have known these soft trees and have considered them relatives for thousands of years
This past winter another three Native Americans lost their lives to the elements in Rapid City, South Dakota.
As the Rosebud Sioux Tribe celebrated the anniversary of a spirit camp to resist the Keystone XL Pipeline, President Donald Trump took action to impose the project on the people.
The U.S. forced its plenary power on our people and basically negated the old traditional system and any opportunity to prosper.
First of all I am not one to engage in online tit-for-tat when my integrity as a journalist is being challenged.
Natalie Stites-Means, a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is seeking to make history in South Dakota.
Sheena Between Lodges was brutally beaten on Pine Ridge Reservation and prosecutors blame her boyfriend and his sister for the crime.
Larry Low Dog entered the Spirit World on March 14. His daughter wants people to know he was more than just a statistic.
The ceremony takes place during the Spring Equinox, and begins with Lakota spiritual leaders who have been visiting this sacred mountain for generations.
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.
Cante Heart, a Native mother, college student and activist, is running for public office in Rapid City, South Dakota.
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 lack of representation in politics continues to cause strife and adds to the perceived racism in Rapid City, South Dakota.
In South Dakota, 33 percent of the male prison population and 63 percent of the female prison population is Native American.
Although not clearly written in black and white, a seemingly racially-biased, anti-panhandling ordinance will soon go into effect.
A citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has won a prestigious national award for his work engaging his fellow students in dialogue and inspiring social change.
Another decision by Governor Kristi Noem has been made without the consent of the Lakota people and has resulted in an embarrassing situation.
Despite opposition from tribal leaders, bills to shield South Dakota from costs of conflicts over the Keystone XL Pipeline sailed through the state Legislature.
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.
Two young men died within a 24-hour period in Rapid City, South Dakota.
The weather is warmer and there's another influx of Christian missionaries and charity groups on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Since opening in 2015, HeSapa Enterprises has steadily grown in size and services provided to customers
People have to realize that colonization erased our histories, language, and culture.
Keystone XL Pipeline opponents are joining forces with advocates of justice for missing and murdered indigenous women.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chair Harold Frazier had an immediate response to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s announcement of bills to kneecap dissent over the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Stanley Patrick Weber worked at the Indian Health Service for two decades before being indicted for abusing young male patients.
Sam Prairie Chicken is a basketball coach, and the Screaming Eagles are the North Rapid Lakota boys he coaches.
Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is putting the economic needs of a foreign company ahead of the future of South Dakota.
South Dakota is the only state in the union that brands drug addicted individuals with a felony conviction through ingestion.
Racial prejudice is racial prejudice no matter when it occurred.
Efforts to increase tribal participation in water use decisions have fallen flat in the South Dakota Legislature.
The racism will never go away, but talking about it helps me to cope with it and stay healthy.
Anna Mae Pictou Aquash was one of the original missing and murdered indigenous women whose life and death sparked the #MMIW movement.
She had been married to Tim Holmgren for nearly 28 years when they shot him. It was April 27, 2017.
Oyate Today, produced by Tim and Jackie Giago, can now be seen on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.
Despite periodic promises to diversify staff, mainstream media continue to be dominated by White men.
Agatha White Buffalo left the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in November 1973 to seek medical care. Her family never saw her again.
Native women go missing and murdered at alarming rates. A campaign asks 'Why?'
We need an assessment of the direct-service facilities within the Indian Health Service as soon as possible.
Racists wearing 'MAGA' hats and waving Nazi and confederate battle flags are capable of killing just because it is the law.
They say the ancients wailed and screamed when they lost a loved one which enabled them to release their grief aloud.
The Pine Ridge Reservation has been designated an Empowerment Zone, a Promise Zone and an Opportunity Zone.
Thousands of South Dakotan are not Christians -- most are Lakota people who practice the beliefs of their ancestors.
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.'
Let me take you back to the days of mom and pop grocery stores and full-service gas stations. Remember them?