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There was a time when the acronym LNI meant nothing in Lakota country, when the Lakota Nation Invitational tournament was played before sparse crowds and was lucky to make the box scores of any local paper. Let’s look back over the past quarter century in intervals of five years, to see how the perception of the LNI changed.1989Even after the […]

Ho-Chunk Inc. to invest $100M in Sioux City development

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska’s economic development arm is planning to invest more than $100 million in the Sioux City area over the next 10 years.The Sioux City Journal reports that Ho-Chunk Inc was expected to highlight several of its economic development projects on Thursday.Projects include a 200-acre housing and commercial addition in South Sioux […]

Organizations giving Pine Ridge youth a holiday to remember

RAPID CITY – The American Advertising Federation of the Black Hills and Lakota Voice Project have teamed up to lend a hand this holiday season and help at-risk youth and suicide survivors have a holiday to remember. On Sunday, Dec. 20, 15 teenagers on the Pine Ridge Reservation will receive stockings, a small gift and a warm meal donated by Smokin’ […]

Kayakers demand indigenous rights in Paris climate accords

PARIS – Calling for inclusion of indigenous rights in global climate accords during a Dec. 6 canoe paddling event to highlight grassroots concerns, about 150 organizations signed a statement reflecting traditional Native American elders’ formal position. The indigenous canoe flotilla on the Seine River, launched by the Kichwa community of the Sarayaku of Ecuador, kicked off the second week of […]

Min-Mall to open next spring on Northern Cheyenne

LAME DEER,Mont – By next spring, a long awaited mini-mall will be completed to provide ten spaces for small business owners at the junction of Highways 212 and 39 in Lame Deer, Montana on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, prime real-state according to Steve Small, Economic Development Administrator, Northern Cheyenne Tribe. The project, currently under construction by the Northern Cheyenne Tribal […]

Southwest Indians shun bid to reopen ‘zombie’ mine

GRANTS, New Mexico – Among at least 100 people who attended a state uranium hearing Dec. 4 here were leaders of the Navajo Nation and three Indian Pueblos opposing a request to reopen a polluted underground mine located at sacred Mt. Taylor.The Mt. Taylor Mine near the village of San Mateo has been inactive and polluting the surrounding environment for […]

Feds threaten to terminate IHS in Rosebud

ROSEBUD (AP) – The federal government has threatened to remove the Rosebud Indian Health Service Hospital from the Medicare program because of regulatory violations.That would mean the government would stop reimbursing the hospital for care provided to Medicare patients.A Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services spokesman declined to give the Rapid City Journal examples of violations while the matter is […]

Does anyone miss the column of Captain Kirk?

Be sure to check out www.nsweekly.com for some old footage of people like Michael Haney on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1992, Suzanne Harjo, Gary Fife, Mark Trahant, and Will Sampson. They are classic videos of some of America’s famous Native Americans. Kelsy Mackin has really put some interesting copy on our website that cannot be found anywhere else. The […]

If you like duck or elk, Tally’s Silverspoon offers both

Grouchy was looking for a unique dinner last week and decided to try Tally’s Silverspoon. What a surprise and a huge change.Here is some history … In The 1930’s The Bright Spot Cafe, opened by Tally and Betty Winter occupied what was then referred to as the Duhamel Corner 530 6th St., Rapid City. The name changed to Tally’s as […]

Elderly meals program in Porcupine re-opens

PORCUPINE – The Social and Nutrition Elderly Program in Porcupine on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was temporarily shutdown recently.When the lunch program closed its doors, many became concerned for the elders whom rely on the Elderly Program to eat daily, especially during the cold winter months.Native Sun News interviewed Mary Felicia, former site manager for Porcupine Social and Nutrition […]