Tuesday Jul 1
Christian Science Monitor
How some Native Americans are embracing renewable energy
The entrance to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, home to the Oglala Sioux tribe, in 2012.
The WV Rebel's Blog
First the sports teams. Now, the military hardware. But actual Native Americans don't seem all that upset: Wafts of the earthy aroma of wild sage filled the air as Oglala Medicine Man Roy Stone offered a prayer, blessed the South Dakota National Guards newest aircraft, the UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter, then tied an eagle feather onto it.
North Platte Bulletin
Lakota Sioux demonstrators protest plans at Badlands National Park
On Wednesday, residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation are expected to gather at Wounded Knee to protest a planned federal park arrangement that they say will strip them of their deeded land.
KOTA-TV Rapid City
Oglalas support, question Obama's policies
People in Pine Ridge contacted Sunday mostly supported President Barack Obama's comments about trying to improve Native American life during his first official visit to Lakota country.
Plan to Reshape Indian Education Stirs Opposition
An effort by the Obama administration to overhaul the troubled federal agency that is responsible for the education of tens of thousands of American Indian children is getting major pushback from some tribal leaders and educators, who see the plan as an infringement on their sovereignty and a one-size-fits-all approach that will fail to improve ... (more)