KILI Radio Installs 20KW Solar Array

PORCUPINE BUTTE – Several years ago, KILI Radio made a commitment to renewable energy by working with Lakota Solar to install a 2KW solar array on their station’s south facing roof, over the past three years, the station added a 3KW array to the roof and a 10 KW wind turbine; now the station has installed a 20KW solar array. […]

The Hero In High Tops

A SuAnne Big Crow Documentary Set For Release in 2019

PINE RIDGE – A documentary about the life of one Pine Ridge’s greatest ballplayers and ambassadors is set for release in 2019. “The Hero in High Tops” will tell the story of the late SuAnne Big Crow. “The goal is to portray a positive image of the reservation, portray positive choices that can be made, and to look at the […]

Pine Ridge Grad Named GEAR UP Regional Coordinator

PINE RIDGE – A Pine Ridge High School graduate has been hired as one of GEAR-UP’s Regional Coordinators. Anissa Martin, an enrolled citizen of the Oglala Sioux tribe has been named as one of GEARUP’s regional coordinators. Anissa will be servicing students at American Horse, Crazy Horse and Pine Ridge. “When I was away at college I always made it […]

CRYP Will Host Halloween Carnival at Cokata Wiconi

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – The Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte has announced that it will a Halloween Carnival for the entire community on Friday, Oct. 26. The Halloween Carnival, scheduled for 6-8pm on Oct. 26, also will take place at Cokata Wiconi. Held in conjunction with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Indian Child Welfare Program, the event will […]

NCAI Suspends Official

DENVER –On the eve of one of its largest events of the year, the National Congress of American Indians has suspended its highest-ranking full-time employee. In a story originally broke by Acee Agoyo of Indianz.com, NCAI, the most wellknown and oldest tribal nation advocacy group, has suspended its executive director Jackie Pata for her handling of sexual harassment complaints against […]


Lakota Woman Swims San Francisco Bay For Health, Children

SAN FRANCISCO Calif. – When Bessie LeBeau left the Pine Ridge Reservation for the “City By The Bay” she was a wife, a mother and an Information Technology specialist. When she returned home 11 days later she was still all of these but had added one more title to her qualifications list: Lakota Mermaid. “My swim angel was Joyce,” recalled […]

North Dakota Tribes Stand United Against Suppressive Voter ID Law

NORTH DAKOTA – The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Spirit Lake Tribe, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Three Affiliated Tribes (“MHA”) stand united against North Dakota’s suppressive voter ID law. Together with tribal advocates the Native American Rights Fund, Four Directions, Western Native Voice and Native Vote we are fighting back. Under the Federal District Court Order, tribes […]

NIEA Welcomes New President and Board of Directors Officers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) swore in their new President, Ms. Robin Butterfield, at the closing of their 49th Annual Convention & Trade Show on Sunday, October 14. NIEA also welcomed four other individuals to Officer roles within the NIEA Board of Directors. Ms. Robin Butterfield, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, Chippewa, has over 45 years of […]

Billy Mills Announces Fifth Round of $100k in Grants for Native Youth’s Dreams on Anniversary of Greatest Olympic Race

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On October 14, 2018, fifty-four years to the day after winning Olympic gold in what has been repeatedly named the greatest race of all time, Oglala Lakota (Sioux) runner Billy Mills announced the fifth year of the Dreamstarter grant program to help American Indian youth bring their dreams to life. Ten native youth with projects around the […]