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Daily Meditation: Make Us Wise

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.15.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Sioux Mother Rescues Abused Children, Faces Arrest

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 03.12.2014 | Crime
Stephanie Woodard

The doctor found bruises covering the boy's penis and scrotum. Those injuries would soon lead to an arrest warrant for the mother -- not because she had caused the harm, but because she did not return her son, along with his wheelchair-bound twin, to their abusers.

Native American Vote-Suppression Scandal Escalates

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Stephanie Woodard

The VRA decision provided an opening for those who are uncomfortable when minorities, the poor and other marginalized citizens vote. Since the decision, new measures to limit enfranchisement have swept the country -- mostly gerrymandering and restrictions on allowable voter IDs.

Dakota 38: Don't Miss This Seasonal Film of Reconciliation and Hope

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Your dream was not a lonely nightmare, but a window into history -- the day after Christmas, Dec. 26, 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln ordered the largest execution in United States history -- the hanging of 38 Dakota (Sioux) men.

Hollywood and Hip Hop Unite to Help Save Lakota Sacred Site

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Language, tradition, geography, ethnicity and religion offer the illusion of separation, but experiencing the sacred brings us to the source and commonality of our creation stories. We all live under a dome of stars and hope to find our way home to our individual Creators.

Tribal Truths

Mehdy Ghannad | Posted 08.28.2012 | Travel
Mehdy Ghannad

A trip to South Dakota and a visit with the local Native American community is enough to change ones view and perspective of America.

Fight for Lakota's Sacred Pe' Sla Brings Miracles

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

An amazing idea took hold in the last few weeks. People from around the world decided that they could do something to right a terrible wrong that has existed for hundreds of years here in the United States.

Actions and Choices at Bancroft Bay Park, Albert Lea, Minnesota

Kari Adelaide | Posted 08.16.2012 | Green
Kari Adelaide

There are consequences to not listening to the land; we must choose to protect the land and honor sacred territory.

Lakota Sacred Grounds on Auction Block

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.14.2012 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The sale is perfectly "legal," but is it morally, ethically, and spiritually correct?

Photography Book to Offer Innovative Look at Indian Reservation

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 04.01.2012 | Books
Stephanie Woodard

"The forthcoming book about the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation dovetails beautifully with our interests," says Julie Garreau, executive director of Cheyenne River Youth Project, in the reservation's capital, Eagle Butte, South Dakota.

Berenstain Bears Do Their Part To Revive An Endangered Language

AP | By JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Papa Bear, Mama Bear and their cubs have helped children curb junk-food addictions and organize messy rooms for half a century. Now,...

Presumed Guilty: Group Seeks to Exonerate Four Yankton Sioux Men

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 08.28.2011 | Impact
Stephanie Woodard

The National Center for Reason and Justice, which has mounted successful campaigns to exonerate those falsely accused of sex crimes against children, ...

'They Took Our Identity Away': South Dakota Church-Abuse Memories

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 07.23.2011 | Religion
Stephanie Woodard

More than 100 ex-students of the half-dozen boarding schools in South Dakota have sued the Catholic Dioceses of Sioux Falls and Rapid City, as well as the religious orders that ran the institutions.

South Dakota Church-Abuse Chronicles, Part 1: 'I Want Everyone To Know What Happened To Us'

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 08.13.2012 | Religion
Stephanie Woodard

From the late 1800s until the 1970s, the federal government compelled Native parents nationwide to send their children to boarding schools designed to assimilate them.

South Dakota Sex Abuse Scandal: A Peek Inside The Church's Drawers

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 06.19.2011 | Religion
Stephanie Woodard

What ex-students describe as rampant sexual abuse in South Dakota's half-dozen boarding schools occurred against a backdrop of extreme violence.

The Myth of Thanksgiving and the Legacy of Manifest Destiny

Aaron Huey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Aaron Huey

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Lack of Funds Cripples Indian Health Care

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

When determining the businesses that contribute to the economic well-being of a community, the financial contributions of Native American institutions and businesses are too often overlooked.

South Dakota Sioux Tribe Seeks Emergency Assistance After Ice Storm

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Last week's ice storm in South Dakota left thousands without power and water. While many Red Cross resources are being diverted to relief efforts in H...