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Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Families come together to fight suicide (04/20)
On a cold morning in February, three grassroots organizations met on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to discuss the continuing suicide epidemic impacting Lakota children.

Filed Under: Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Vincent Brewer was a family man and a cowboy (04/17)
Vincent Brewer Sr. accomplished so much in his life. As a young man he served valiantly in the U.S. Navy, he played for a team that managed to pull out a victory over the Harlem Globe Trotters, and he would go on to be a longtime Chief Judge for the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Filed Under: Opinion
Karin Eagle: UNITY media summit draws people to reservation (04/16)
Following the official announcement of the UNITY media summit set for May 2 in Allen, South Dakota, there has been a huge response from both near and far

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Lakota Country Times: Program brings healthy food to Pine Ridge (04/16)
For students on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation finding access to healthy and nutrient dense foods is often a struggle for a variety of reasons.

Filed Under: Education | National
WBUR: Reporter discusses youth suicide in Oglala Sioux Tribe (04/15)
Since December, seven young people -- including a 12-year-old -- have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Filed Under: Law | National
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux district endorses marijuana (04/15)
In what could be a first step towards legalization of marijuana on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation the Wounded Knee district passed a motion that legalizes the sale of medicinal and recreational marijuana as well as industrialized hemp.

Filed Under: Opinion
Dana Lone Elk: Francis Pumpkin Seed always had a bright smile (04/15)
I was so saddened to hear of this brother's passing last week because of all the encouragement he brought to those behind the tiopa maza, iron door.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Stephen Pevar: Tribes and families fight back with ICWA lawsuit (04/15)
Over the last four years alone, more than 500 Indian children were forcibly removed from their homes by state officials in Pennington County, South Dakota.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe struggles to address suicide among its youth (04/13)
Since December, seven young people -- including a 12-year-old -- have committed suicide on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Sarah Eagle Heart: Boarding schools taught us to be ashamed (04/03)
There were 500 Indian boarding schools in 18 states administered by several denominations beginning in 1819, and as late as 1973, called the Indian Boarding School Era.

Filed Under: Education | Health | Opinion
Dominique Alan Fenton: Racism at core of Native youth suicide (04/02)
Between December 1 and March 23, Pine Ridge Hospital treated 241 patients under 19 who actively planned, attempted or committed suicide.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Excessive force used in death of Lakota man (04/02)
'The cop murdered my son,' Jerry Capps told Native Sun News in May of 2010 shortly after his son Christopher Capps died from five gunshot wounds fired by Pennington County Deputy David Olson.

Filed Under: Opinion
Ivan Star: Everything our ancestors built was nearly destroyed (04/02)
I think often about our current state-of-affairs on the Pine Ridge, specifically alcohol/drug abuse, poverty, single-parenthood, suicide, and the high numbers of Lakota serving time in the state’s penal correction system.

Filed Under: Law | National
South Dakota authorities quiet on ruling in landmark ICWA case (04/01)
A National Public Radio investigation prompted a public outcry but a federal judge's decision has officials declining to comment.

Filed Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mine project (04/01)
A company that wants to be the first to mine for uranium in South Dakota’s underground water table omitted any mention of the Oglala Sioux tribal government’s staunch legal battle against the proposal.

Filed Under: Law | National
Tribes and families in South Dakota win big victory in ICWA case (03/31)
'Indian children, parents and tribes deserve better,' a federal judge wrote as he ordered the state to revamp its child welfare practices.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Lakota Country Times: Efforts to rename sacred peak ramp up (03/30)
Myron Pourier of Black Elk Development is helping lead the push to rename a sacred peak in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Alex White Plume aims to grow hemp on Pine Ridge Reservation (03/30)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe allows hemp to be cultivated but federal agents in the past contended the plant was a drug.

Filed Under: National
Tim Giago hands over the reins as publisher of Native Sun News (03/27)
The largest weekly newspaper in South Dakota will be in the hands of two Lakota women.

Filed Under: National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux fighter rising in the ranks (03/27)
Amidst stories of struggle in his homeland, one young Oglala Lakota is making a name for himself and his community on the grandest of stages

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