US Supreme Court Rejects Case On Native American Sovereignty

By Charmaine White Face, Popular Resistance. -

Rapid City, South Dakota - In a devastating blow to the Self-Determination of all Native American Indian Tribes in the United States, the Supreme Court denied the Petition in the case, Gilbert v. [...]

Union Vote Authorizes Strike At Smithfield Foods In Sioux Falls

By Stephen Groves, Argus Leader. -

South Dakota - A strike authorization at the Sioux Falls chapter of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union was overwhelmingly approved late Monday with 98% of the vote total, the union [...]

The Self Determination Of Native Americans Hinges On This Supreme Court Case

A case brought before the United States Supreme Court by three Native American women, who have been representing themselves, may decide the future of the 1975 Indian Self Determination Act. [...]

Help Three Native American Women Save Their Hospital

By Charmaine White Face, Popular Resistance. -

When Donna Gilbert asked me to be a part of her lawsuit, I immediately said yes. After having survived three other lawsuits, I should have been leery. But when peoples’ lives are at stake, it is [...]

Governor Signs Executive Orders Barring Transgender Athletes From Women’s Sports

By Lexi Lonas, The Hill. -

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) has signed executive orders barring transgender athletes from women’s sports in the state. “Only girls should play girls’ sports,” Noem tweeted on Monday. [...]

Two Native Americans Arrested Over Keystone XL Protests

By Lakota People's Law Project, Indian Country Today. -

As many Trump supporters who stormed the nation’s Capitol appear poised to evade punishment, two young Native Americans from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in South Dakota have been arrested and [...]

Lockdown To Stop The Keystone XL Pipeline

By 2KC Media, Facebook. -

Live from Sovereign Oceti Sakowin Territory in so-called Haakon county, South Dakota at one of many active and illegal KXL Crude Oil Pipeline Pump Stations. Illegal Construction on Treaty [...]

Houseless Camp: ‘It’s A Sovereign Place’

By Stewart Huntington, Indian Country Today. -

Rapid City, SD - When Lakota activists set up a camp for homeless relatives in this Black Hills town last month, the police descended immediately and shut it down. The response? The activists [...]

South Dakota Governor Caves On Attempted Efforts To Silence Pipeline Protesters

By Vera Eidelman, Aclu.org -

South Dakota’s governor and attorney general today backed down from their unconstitutional attempts to silence pipeline protestors. In response to a lawsuit we filed alongside the ACLU of South [...]

Federal Court Blocks South Dakota Laws Suppressing Pipeline Protests

By Staff, Aclu.org -

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A federal court today blocked enforcement of the unconstitutional provisions of several South Dakota laws, including the recently-enacted “Riot Boosting” Act, that threaten [...]

The South Dakota Legislature Has Invented A New Legal Term To Target Pipeline Protesters

By Staff, Aclu.org -

The government of South Dakota has made it very clear that it does not like people who protest the Keystone XL pipeline. The state’s governor has dismissed them as “out-of-staters who come in to [...]

South Dakota Warns It Could Revoke Pipeline Permit

By Phil McKenna, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Phil McKenna for Inside Climate News. South Dakota regulators said they could revoke TransCanada's permit for the 7-year-old Keystone Pipeline if an investigation into a large oil spill [...]

SD Uses ‘Emergency’ Rules To Repeal Anti-Corruption Law

By Gregory Krieg, www.cnn.com -

By Gregory Krieg for CNN - South Dakota Republicans on Thursday repealed a historic anti-corruption law approved by voters in a statewide referendum on Election Day. The measure, which passed [...]

State Pulls Relief Resources From Swelling Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

By Mike Nowatzki, www.bismarcktribune.com -

By Mike Nowatzki for The Bismarck Tribune - CANNON BALL – North Dakota’s homeland security director ordered the removal of state-owned trailers and water tanks from the Dakota Access Pipeline [...]

Work Stops At Dakota Access Pipeline Site

By Lauren Donovan, www.bismarcktribune.com -

By Lauren Donovan for The Bismarck Tribune - MORTON COUNTY — Work stopped Tuesday at the site where hundreds of Standing Rock Sioux tribal members and supporters are protesting construction of [...]

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