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South Dakota Legislature hears first State of the Tribes address (January 15, 2016)

Chairman Harold Frazier of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe discussed health care, youth suicide and economic development during the inaugural speech.

Leader of Sault Tribe removed from office after drug conviction (January 15, 2016)

Rita Glyptis was convicted in tribal court but refused to step down from her position as the Unit V representative on the tribe's board of directors.

Former leader of Ute Tribe convicted of sexual abuse of a minor (January 15, 2016)

Richard Jenks Jr. was found guilty of one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and two counts of sexual abuse of a minor.

BIA places nearly 90K acres in trust for Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico (January 15, 2016)

The acquisition of the 89,978 acres at the Comanche Ranch is the largest in the agency's history.

Kiowa Tribe mired in leadership dispute as some seek BIA help (January 15, 2016)

Some tribal members say the crisis has impacted federal funds, tribal services and other programs, including the closure of the Little Rabbits Head Start.

Original Americans Foundation discloses $3.7M in gifts to tribes (January 15, 2016)

The Washington NFL team is disclosing the foundation's finances to the Internal Revenue Service.

Armed group willing to turn over artifacts to Burns Paiute Tribe (January 15, 2016)

About 4,000 artifacts are housed at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.

Vince Two Eagles: Powwows and Sundances are not the same (January 15, 2016)

There are Pow-wows and Sundances held routinely throughout many European countries and therein lies the rub for many Indian people.

Lakota Country Times: Activists ready to keep fighting Keystone (January 15, 2016)

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission determined that a certification request filed by the oil giant Transcanada to construct the Keystone XL pipeline is valid.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Restoring a work ethic among our people (January 15, 2016)

Even as recently as the 1950s, Lakota people enjoyed a kind of independence.

Native Sun News: Lakota family humiliated by Rapid City police (January 15, 2016)

In 'trying to publicly humiliate' Lariat Comes by publishing his arrest record this past week, the Rapid City Police Department had provided an example of a major failure of the judicial system in Pennington County.

Alex Jacobs: White militia sitcom plays out on Indian territory (January 15, 2016)

As much as we’d like to call the Bundy Family Cohorts a bunch of terrorists for taking over an empty so-called federal bunkhouse in the middle of nowhere that was once Paiute land, we can’t because they haven’t killed anyone.