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Filed Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: An independent candidate awakens 'Party' zombies (09/22)
When you register as an Independent in South Dakota you are made to feel as if you are from Iowa or Wyoming and you are trying to slip into this state to vote.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Regina Brave: The earth that once was will soon be no more (09/19)
Once upon a time this land was inhabited by the most civilized peoples of the world who lived in harmony with Mother Earth.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribes united against Keystone XL Pipeline (09/19)
The tribally funded Oyate Wahacanka Woecun movement announced 'a monumental action' to oppose construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline in South Dakota.

Filed Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News: US Senate candidates debate Native issues (09/18)
The only debate held in western South Dakota went off without a hitch with three candidates all vying for a crucial senate seat being left open by the retirement of longtime lawmaker Tim Johnson.

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Mashable: Oglala Sioux man still pushing MazaCoin currency (09/18)
Payu Harris developed the MazaCoin as a form of digital currency that he wanted the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota to adopt.

Filed Under: National
Native Sun News: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe honors veterans (09/17)
Grand Marshals Casimir LeBeau, 97, and Dave Bald Eagle, 95, led the 58th Annual Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Fair, Rodeo & Pow wow on September 1.

Filed Under: Education
Civil rights complaint filed over repeated denial of honor song (09/16)
Indian students make up about 40 percent of the student body in the Chamberlain School District in South Dakota.

Filed Under: Education | National
Native Sun News: Homeless students find support in Rapid City (09/16)
Despite the definition set forth by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act of 2002, 'homeless children and youth' are more than what the term suggests.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Bryan Brewer: Approve HR.3043 to stop IRS harassment of tribes (09/15)
Bryan Brewer, the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, calls for passage of H.R.3043, the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act.

Filed Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Standing tall for Native American Day in South Dakota (09/15)
An unprecedented event happened in South Dakota 24 years ago, an event that has not been duplicated by any other state.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion | Politics
Bryan Brewer: Bill for Native language immersion a high priority (09/12)
As President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe I would like to say kudos to the National Congress of American Indians for including the Native Language Immersion Student Achievement Act as a priority legislative issue.

Filed Under: Education | National | Sports
Native Sun News: Olympic medalist visits Pine Ridge Reservation (09/12)
It is not often that kids from a secluded reservation in South Dakota are able to welcome a UFC title challenger into their schools.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Oglala Sioux Tribe stands behind police chief despite complaints (09/10)
A police officer was fired for repeatedly tasering an unresponsive tribal member.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribes worried about Black Hills uranium mines (09/10)
In the wake of federal hearings about reopening uranium mines and milling in Black Hills treaty territory, members of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board must decide if Native American sacred sites would be adequately preserved.

Filed Under: Cobell | National
DOI expands Cobell buy-back program to four more reservations (09/08)
Since the program started last winter, DOI has successfully concluded $103 million in transactions and has transferred nearly 265,000 acres to tribal governments.

Filed Under: National
Native Sun News: Photographer documented Bighorn's survivors (09/08)
Sixty-six years has passed since a photograph was taken of the last eight survivors of the 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Panel examines civil rights issues in South Dakota (09/04)
The disparities in how Native Americans and other minorities receive justice compared to the rest of society are finally being recognized as a serious civil rights issue.

Filed Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Few Native officers within Rapid City police department (09/03)
Ever since the late 1800s when Rapid City began to grow as a city there has been a bone of contention between Indians and the city’s law enforcement.

Filed Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News: Lummi Nation brings totem pole to fight Keystone (09/03)
Members of the Lummi Nation opposing the Northern Gateway Pipeline in Canada brought a totem pole to South Dakota to launch an alliance of land-based organizations to oppose construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline.

Filed Under: Law | Opinion
Opinion: Decision calls Indian payday lender's arbitration a 'sham' (09/02)
Attorney discusses the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals decision involving a payday lender that was based on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.

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