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Police in Pine Ridge are receiving additional assistance in mapping crimes with the new Leica 3D imaging machine. The new technology helps officers map out the scene of a crime…
Ideas for cooperation between Pennington County and Oglala Sioux Tribal law enforcement officers was recently discussed a public forum meeting in Kyle, reports KOTA News. The law enforcement agencies are…
On June 29, 1911, President Taft signed a proclamation which opened over 450,000 acres on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations, as reported by The Evening Times in Grand Forks,…
Over half of the cases handled by the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota were comprised by violent offenses within the boundaries of the state’s…
At the April 18 meeting of the Fall River County Commission, the Oglala Sioux Tribe requested a section of land, known as Flint Hills, be placed into trust, reports the Hot…
During a recent meeting, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council decided to have the South Dakota Department of Social Services administer its Child Protective Services Program, reports KOTA News. The Council…
Following a recent ruling by a Nebraska Court which revoked liquor permits in Whiteclay, Nebraska; and the subsequent appeal of that decision by Lancaster County District Court Judge Andrew Jacobsen,…
The Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation is installing solar panels, reports KOTA News. Gen Pro, a renewable energy company based in Piedmont, SD along with Solar Mosaic, Sun Power, and…
On April 19th, 1893, over a hundred Lakota men, women and children, including many notable figures such as Red Cloud, Kicking Bear, and Short Bull, arrived in Chicago to participate…
Oglala Lakota County is planning to expand an elementary school and looking to build a public high school, reports KOTA News. The high school would be the first public high…
Due to a low number of tribal police, five Bureau of Indian Affairs police offers were sent to the Pine Ridge Reservation in 2016. However, the officers are scheduled to…
On Dec. 29, 1890, U.S. Calvary soldiers killed hundreds of unarmed members of the Miniconjou band of Lakota at Wounded Knee, located on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Accounts of what incited…
Mark Meersman, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, is the new chief executive officer of the Pine Ridge Indian Health Service Hospital, reports KOTA News. As CEO, Meersman will…
Forty years ago, the inaugural Lakota Nation Invitational (LNI) was held at Pine Ridge High School. The basketball tournament developed out of tensions resulting from the American Indian Movement’s occupation…
The Oglala Sioux Tribe inaugurated Troy "Scott" Weston as tribal president on Friday, December 9th, 2016 reports the Rapid City Journal.  John Yellow Bird Steele exited his seventh term with…
Early this month, KILI Radio, on the Pine Ridge Reservation, installed its second wind turbine, according to South Dakota Public Broadcasting. The second turbine is part of the station’s effort…
Troy “Scott” Weston will succeed current Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Yellow Bird Steele, reports the Rapid City Journal. Weston won 66.2 percent of the vote, according to an unofficial…
A new 1,600-gallon water tank on leased Oglala Sioux Tribal land is part of the new Loneman StrikeForce Project that will bring new water sources for livestock, reports Native Sun…
Multiple local board and four board of trustee positions for Oglala Lakota College are open this election season, as reported by Native Sun News Today. The four board of trustee…
Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation, located at Sharp’s Corner on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, began construction this week of its first house in nearby Kyle, as reported by KOTA TV…
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