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Like many indigenous nations in the United States, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has been losing children to the state for generations.
A hate crime law could be the first for tribal governments offering protection for LGBTQ citizens, Mary Annette Pember reports in Indian Country Today.
Whitnee Pearce has hit the ground running in her new position as head of Indian education in Rapid City, South Dakota.
'The tribe is fighting back,' an attorney for the Oglala Sioux said of plans for a large scale uranium mine in South Dakota.
Food security, traditional agriculture, and local self-reliance are key to regenerative societies of the future.
The educational system on the Indian reservations across America have always operated at the whims of the federal government.
For over a quarter century Brian Uptgraft has been delivering toys to Indian Country, the latest being the Pine Ridge Reservation.
For generations, many children from the Cheyenne River Reservation have been lost to the system and never to be heard from again.
Kylen Shangreaux was only two years old when he was murdered on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Urban Indian patients are suing the federal government to ensure their care remains in the hands of the Indian Health Service.
'By helping young farmers gain access to land, everyone can help play a role.'
The president is a racist, but he needs to keep that hate within himself.
Times were really tough on the reservation after the war, but these kind and gentle people found the time and the money to make Sunday nights their own.
The late attorney Arthur Lazarus, Jr., handled the Sioux Nation's landmark claim to the Black Hills.
The time for action is now! Our children and families depend on it.
There is no doubt about it: law enforcement is racially profiling people, and weeding out the likely loiterers from the white citizenry.
The Oglala Sioux Tribe Nursing Home will open a new 12-bed memory wing in January 2020.
The Lakota people referred to the buffalo as their relative, either by brother or sister.
The Indian Health Service cited 'staffing changes and limited resources' when shutting down a tribe's emergency room back in 2015. That wasn't the whole story.
Leaders of the Ute Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe are calling on fellow Indian nations to oppose an eagle feather petition they say weakens treaty rights and undermines sovereignty.
The newly named Oyate Health Center will be serving the Oyate, or the people, in South Dakota.
Cora White Horse has faced no action so far from the Oglala Sioux Tribe after being accused of distributing prescription drugs.
The 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre was a deliberate and planned military action on sovereign tribal land.
Most Lakota with any common sense know that there will never be a deal struck to return all of the Black Hills to the Indian people.
It appears that the Republicans no longer have a party, they have a cult.
A five-year-old girl from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe died after being swept away in a creek on the reservation.
The descendants of Lakota people no longer have control over their lives.
Manny Red Bear taught the Lakota language for 25 years until his contract was terminated by the Bureau of Indian Education.
Native Americans are not chopped liver.
An Oglala Sioux man wants his freedom after serving nearly 30 years in the South Dakota State penitentiary system.
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.
I consider the desecration of the Black Elk monument a racist act, an affront to an idea that we all must do what we can to see ourselves clearly and try to bridge the gaps between unlike groups.
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.
'This is just the start,' Manny Iron Hawk, a descendant of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre, told Indianz.Com
The U.S. called the December 29, 1890, attack on Wounded Knee a 'battle' but the Lakota people know it as a massacre of a peaceful encampment.
Marty Waukazoo is arguably the greatest basketball player the Lakota nation has ever produced.
I congratulate our brave Native activists and those who dared to run for offices held by Whites here since the founding.
Following a long break after the death of its founder, the Wambli Ska Drum & Dance Society has resumed its weekly practices.
A new law opposed by Native activists and water protectors is being contested in federal court.
The Keystone XL Pipeline will lead to habitat destruction on the Great Plains, one scientist warns.
Discussing money and finances in homes has been a taboo for many generations.
The Trump administration's failure to finalize hemp regulations is hindering at least one tribe's efforts to join the newly legal industry.
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.
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is sending a strong but simple message to the developers of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
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.
Almost a half century later, people born and raised in Rapid City after June 9, 1972, can only imagine what the town looked like before the flood.
Known for his benevolent spirit and quiet philanthropy, Ray Hillenbrand was a longtime supporter of the Native art community.
This land is not the land of the free, ask any Indian.
Citing treaty rights and a need to protect water, tribes are challenging Keystone XL infrastructure in South Dakota.
Three women have organized a prayer walk to shed light on the men and boys who are part of the movement to identify those responsible for the missing and murdered.
Native women made history by seeking public office in Rapid City, South Dakota, though none won their races.
The window to plant hemp is ending soon and the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe wants to get moving.
Our lives as Indians and Whites reflect a rugged, unjust history of enforced death to tribal life, and the subsequent colonization of a struggling sovereign indigenous nation.