35 years and counting

35 years and counting

By Richie Richards Native Sun News Staff Writer SIOUX FALLS –– The law does not forgive a person who is in a blackout during the commitment of a crime in South Dakota, especially when the victim is viciously beaten to death. In 1983, George Blue Bird, an enrolled...
Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, With the much needed attention in the media on how the State of South Dakota violates the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), I would to remind readers how vital this struggle is to our tribes and future generations. Recently, a summit took place in Rapid...
Problems of liberty and justice on the Plains

Problems of liberty and justice on the Plains

Foggy Mount Rushmore: Leaders and residents alike believe the cycle of crime, accusations and prison time is costing them yet another generation of Native Americans. And they believe no one has noticed, including the candidates running for president of the United...