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Uranium issue contaminates politics on Pine Ridge

PINE RIDGE, S.D. - Possible uranium exploration and mining on the Pine Ridge Reservation has caused a furor within the political structure of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and pits treaty supporters, or traditionals, against the IRA government, especially the OST president. A group of seven individuals and organizations recently impeachment...

Uranium issue contaminates politics on Pine Ridge

PINE RIDGE, S.D. - Possible uranium exploration and mining on the Pine Ridge Reservation has caused a furor within the political structure of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and pits treaty supporters, or traditionals, against the IRA government, especially the OST president. A group of seven individuals and organizations recently impeachment...

Uranium issue contaminates politics on Pine Ridge.

By David Melmer -- Today staffPINE RIDGE, S.D. - Possible uranium exploration and mining on the Pine Ridge Reservation has caused a furor within the political structure of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and pits treaty supporters, or traditionals, against the IRA government, especially the OST president. A group of individuals...

College president brings her rich background to the job.

By David Melmer -- Today staffFORT TOTTEN, N.D. - The journey through life guides people through a maze of experiences that oftentimes lead to where a person was destined to be all along. Cynthia Lindquist, Dakota, is president of the Cankdeska Cikana Community College on the Spirit Lake Reservation North...

College president brings her rich background to the job

FORT TOTTEN, N.D. - The journey through life guides people through a maze of experiences that oftentimes lead to where a person was destined to be all along. Cynthia Lindquist, Dakota, is president of the Cankdeska Cikana Community College on the Spirit Lake Reservation in North Dakota. She picked not...

College president brings her rich background to the job

FORT TOTTEN, N.D. - The journey through life guides people through a maze of experiences that oftentimes lead to where a person was destined to be all along. Cynthia Lindquist, Dakota, is president of the Cankdeska Cikana Community College on the Spirit Lake Reservation in North Dakota. She picked not...

Crazy Horse Memorial recipient of $5 million donation

CRAZY HORSE, S.D. - The generosity of South Dakota's most famous and most generous philanthropist will move the carving of Crazy Horse Mountain forward. T. Denny Sanford, South Dakota native and banker who rose through the business ranks, recently presented Crazy Horse Memorial with $5 million as a challenge This...

Cultural and art center faces roadblocks

RAPID CITY, S.D. - A much-touted and maligned project that would create a location for artists, performers, educators and vendors of the Lakota culture has met with roadblocks and criticism from local government officials throughout the last few years. The project, now called Powwow Gardens & Indian Art Market, accepted...

Crazy Horse Memorial recipient of $5 million donation.

By David Melmer -- Today staffCRAZY HORSE, S.D. - The generosity of South Dakota's most famous and most generous philanthropist will move the carving of Crazy Horse Mountain forward. T. Denny Sanford, South Dakota native and banker who rose through the business ranks, recently presented Crazy Horse Memorial with million...

Law enforcement issues were brought to the fore

RAPID CITY, S.D. - The need to upgrade law enforcement on reservations across the country has been an issue for many years, but it took an Amnesty International report to underscore and bring national attention to the problems. On some Great Plains reservations, with large and growing populations and acreages...