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Pine Ridge Reservation

The Holiest Place: A Prose Poem for the Christmas Season

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Woodard

Frank LaMere, human-rights advocate, executive director of Four Directions Community Center, in Sioux City, Iowa, and member of the Winnebago Tribe of...

Adventure Shopping Alert: Pine Ridge Shop Offers Fine Lakota Crafts

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Stephanie Woodard

"Visitors always ask, 'where's the turquoise?' " said Myrtle Cedar Face, the manager of a Pine Ridge Indian Reservation gift shop. You won't find Navajo rugs or Pueblo pottery either.

Election 2010 Images from Pine Ridge & Rosebud Reservations

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Woodard

Here a few photographs I shot during the 2010 election on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations. To find out why I was there and how the Oglala Lako...

A Victory for Democracy on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Woodard

After months of continual efforts to repress and even shut down Oglala participation in the national election, the simple fact that tribe members were able to fill out ballots on November 2 was a victory for equal rights.

South Dakota Election Scandal: Are Oglala Sioux Voting Rights Doomed?

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephanie Woodard

Native Americans have long faced police harassment and illegal voter challenges in South Dakota. Those problems may soon be over because South Dakota has no plan to provide any voting at all in this fall's election.

Teen Suicide and Infant Mortality in Indian Country Rising

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

The Indian nations are struggling to solve the problems of teen suicide and infant mortality, but the system of care provided by the United States government leaves much to be desired.

Haiti, Katrina and America's Poorest Community

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

Most Americans are completely oblivious to the abstract and harsh poverty right here at home. This is proven by American ignorance of the horrors occurring at Indian Reservations across the Dakotas.

Emergency Help Desperately Needed to Heat Homes on the Pine Ridge Reservation

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Chris Rodda

People on the Pine Ridge Reservation, particularly the elderly, are literally in danger of freezing to death this winter because they can't pay their heating bills.

Chocolate Spray Paint and Hollywood Indians

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tim Giago

One year, I believe it was 1951; my brother and my cousins, "Red Tapio" and Sonny Torres were cast in a movie called "Tomahawk," and it starred Van Heflin, Rock Hudson, and Susan Ball. Of course Tony, Red and Sonny were the Indians.