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Don Hendrick named to Commission on missing and murdered indigenous people

Don Hendrick named to Commission on missing and murdered indigenous people By Joseph Budd Native Sun News Today Staff Writer “A lack of urgency, transparency, and coordination has hampered our country’s efforts to combat violence against American Indian and Alaska Native people,” reads a statement from U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. And the U.S. is fighting back. Signed into law, […]

Standing Rock Chairwoman meets with Assistant Secretary of the Army

Standing Rock Chairwoman meets with Assistant Secretary of the Army FORT YATES — Janet Alkire, the Chairwoman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, recently met with Assistant Secretary of the Army (CW) Michael Conner to discuss the environmental review of the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). The Army Corps of Engineers is currently preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to determine […]

Colorado fish named after racial slur has been renamed

Colorado fish named after racial slur has been renamed By Kacie Sinton   STERLING, Colo.- Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Wednesday that the decision to rename the Colorado to the Colorado Pikeminnow was finalized during the May 4 through May 5 commission. The renaming comes among a national move to eliminate the derogatory phrase from the nation’s various species and landmarks.

South Dakota Travels: Bear Butte

South Dakota Travels: Bear Butte By Joseph Budd Native Sun News Today Staff Writer For most people, a trip to South Dakota checks off the usual suspects. But for the indigenous people, the key, sits to the north and east of Sturgis, a large butte that actually can be seen, just north of Rapid City. Bear Butte, located off Hwy […]

Missoula police found not responsible for death of Native American

Missoula police found not responsible for death of Native American By Joseph Budd Native Sun News Today Staff Writer A case involving the death of a young man is seeing light, and while the evidence shown from a video showed him killing himself, doesn’t offer a lot of solace to the family left behind. Last year in August, 2021 a […]

Breaking silence and finding justice

  Breaking silence and finding justice   By StrongHearts Native Hellpline   *TRIGGER WARNING: This personal story includes graphic content that some readers may find distressing.   Highest Rates of Child Abuse   Statistically, Native Americans experience the highest rates of violence in the country, and sadly, that includes cases of child abuse and neglect. As Native peoples, we know […]

The Journey Museum celebrates 25 years

 The Journey Museum celebrates 25 years By Joe Budd Native Sun News Today Staffwriter RAPID CITY – Before the Journey Museum, viewing the history and knowledge, might take a few stops in the city. However several years ago, the idea was floated to build a more modern museum, and with a little help, a better display area was brought forward […]

Public Notices: Insight for folks on Insurance companies

Public Notices: Insight for folks on Insurance companies By Joseph Budd Native Sun News Today Staff Writer Glancing through the paper, you’ll notice this week a large number of public notices regarding insurance companies being posted. This is actually due to a state law, for insurance companies doing business within the state each year. The summary, includes the company’s assets, […]

City decides to close Northside collection site, locals mobilize to put it to a vote

City decides to close Northside collection site, locals mobilize to put it to a vote By Joseph Budd Native Sun News Today Staff Writer Rapid City, currently has a landfill for dumping purposes, and for a short time, had waste collection sites around town. However, due to a decision from the city, based on a lack of staffing, the main […]

Foster families provide safety and support for children in turmoil

Foster families provide safety and support for children in turmoil PIERRE – Foster families provide safety, support, and hope for children in turmoil.  Governor Kristi Noem proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month to help bring an end to abuse and neglect in South Dakota. When children must be removed from their home for safety, foster families play a key […]


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