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Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Rebecca Klein

Native American School Mourning 4 Student Suicides Gets Federal Aid | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, is in a state of crisis. Over the past year, 14 school-age children...

Sioux Suicides

Martin Marty | Posted 05.14.2016 | Religion
Martin Marty

Most of us who live far from the reservation can turn the page and move on. But, given the history of the U.S. Government and the citizen record, one seeks "a spiritual victory" without much hope.

Rebecca Klein

South Dakota Legislator Suggests Common Core Contributed To Kids' Deaths | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

A South Dakota lawmaker thinks that the Common Core State Standards may have contributed to the deaths of Native American kids. The Common Core, a ...

Native-American Kids Doused With Beer at SD Hockey Game

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 04.07.2015 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

The cartoon by Ricardo Cate' is worth more than the proverbial thousand words I will offer in this post. Cate' is from Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mex...

The Town That Lost Its Name

Katie Scarlett Brandt | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Katie Scarlett Brandt

There is a town name that exists only in the minds of the people who live there. It's not on any road atlases, and won't show up in any map searches. Yet.

Ask Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren

Tim Giago | Posted 02.05.2013 | Media
Tim Giago

In 1960 President John F. Kennedy said, "Of all Americans, the American Indian is the least understood and the most misunderstood," and today's media does nothing to alleviate that truth.

Heart Disease and Diabetes Have Invaded Indian Country

Tim Giago | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Tim Giago

One day I was scheduled to go into surgery at the Rapid City Eye Institute for a detached retina and while I was on the gurney hooked up to monitors, ...

Remembering When Nape Waste Winyan -- Kerry Kennedy -- Came to Pine Ridge

Tim Giago | Posted 09.23.2012 | Media
Tim Giago

The news media is prone to jump on and elaborate on any news story about the Kennedys. They truly do not know how much the Kennedy family is loved in Indian country.

Martin's Legacy: A Dying Native American Leads the Charge for Change

Chris Bashinelli | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact
Chris Bashinelli

What's astonishing is that although Martin lives in one of the most economically challenging areas of the country, he refuses to put himself first. He struggles out of bed with one goal in mind -- to find employment for the reservation's youth.

Divide and Rule Was the Unwritten Rule of the Indian Agents

Tim Giago | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics
Tim Giago

When many of us from Indian reservations see the United States send billions of dollars in foreign aid to Egypt, Israel, Pakistan, Afghanistan and God knows where else, we often wonder why the indigenous people of America do not come first.

The Second Poorest County in America

Tim Giago | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Tim Giago

There are still those who believe that the 30-year lapse to improve a grave situation rests not only with the federal government, but also with the failed leadership of the Pine Ridge Reservation.

SuAnne Died Young, but Her Legacy Lives On

Tim Giago | Posted 02.11.2012 | Impact
Tim Giago

After her death, her mother, Chick Big Crow, decided to make the dream of her daughter a reality. She contacted the corporate executives of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and made them a pitch.

ABC News: Reflecting on the Obvious at Pine Ridge

Tim Giago | Posted 12.19.2011 | Media
Tim Giago

Whenever I hear of any major television station wanting to do a show on Pine Ridge in hopes of winning another award, I cringe. In the more than 30 years I have been in the media, I have seen them come and go and nothing has changed.

Pine Ridge Rising: Community-Based Development Project Gets Underway

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephanie Woodard

Oglala Lakota community leader, Nick Tilsen, envisions a vibrant future for his people. He sees elements of that transformation already in place on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Oglala Sioux Win Voting Rights -- For Now

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Woodard

Opponents of holding a full-scale election on the Oglala Sioux Tribe's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation this fall held on as long as possible during a recent confrontation with hopeful voters.