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My Love Affair with Rez Ball and the System

I lived on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for  three years, and one aspect of “Rez” life I became very fascinated with over that time span was “Rez Ball.” While Rez Ball encompasses different kinds of basketball over all levels (from youth to adult leagues), where it shines brightly is at the high school level. 1,793 more words


Racism: An Open Wound for Native Students

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Fans at a minor league hockey game reportedly pour beer, hurl racist insults at Native American children

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Court Says Sioux Voting Rights Suit Will Proceed

SOUTH DAKOTA – A lawsuit alleging that Jackson County has impaired Native Americans’ right to vote on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota will move forward, a federal judge ruled on May 1. 127 more words


Pine Ridge Works To Stop Surge In Teen Suicides

SOUTH DAKOTA – The people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are no strangers to hardship or to the risk of lives being cut short. But a recent string of seven suicides by teenagers has shaken this impoverished community and sent tribal leaders on an urgent mission to stop the deaths. 93 more words


Racism at Core of Native Teen Suicides in Pine Ridge

SOUTH DAKOTA – At least 11 children between the ages of 12 and 17 have committed suicide in my county since December. The heartbreaking details vary from child to child, but their families and this community—in the newly renamed Oglala Lakota County—feel the voids left by their absences just as deeply each and every time. 242 more words


Tribe Passes Resolution Banning Rapid City Journal From Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

SOUTH DAKOTA – The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council passed a resolution supporting Pass Creek District’s request for all businesses on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to stop selling the Rapid City Journal and to put a halt to any business with Rapid City Attorney Patrick Duffy. 100 more words


Doane College To Host Screening: Sober Indian, Dangerous Indian

NEBRASKA – Doane College will be hosting a screening of the film Sober Indian, Dangerous Indian on Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in Heckman Auditorium in Crete. 154 more words