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Vern Traversie National Coverage a Disappointment says Round Valley Vice President
August 21, 2012
On August 15, Joe Dukepoo, the Vice President of the Round Valley Indian Tribes, expressed the tribe’s disappointment over the biased media coverage in California in regards to Ver...
Tribal Chairman Speaks About Statements Regarding Vern Traversie
Kevin C. Keckler
August 10, 2012
The following is a statement released by Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s chairman Kevin Keckler in regards to the latest developments in the progress of a case for Vern Traversie and ...
Rapid City Has a KKK Problem
Patti Jo King
July 10, 2012
Vernon Traversie, a legally blind Cheyenne River Sioux tribal elder who lives in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, believes he was the victim of a hate crime while in the hospital for sur...
Vern Traversie’s Case Draws Attorney General’s Attention
June 07, 2012
In a new blog post by Care2.com, Vern Traversie the blind and elderly Lakota elder who alleges he was a victim of branding while in the care of the Rapid City Regional Hospital for...
Hundreds Descend on Rapid City Hospital in Support of Cheyenne River Elder
Patti Jo King
May 22, 2012
Nearly 700 protestors from Native communities across the United States, and members of the American Indian Movement met in Rapid City, South Dakota the morning of May 21 to march i...
Yakama Nation Statement Against the ‘KKK’ Hate Crime Upon a Lakota Elder
May 04, 2012
An Open Letter to Indian Country Media Network At some point between August 26 and September 8 of 2011, while in the medical care of the Rapid City Regional Hospital following open...
Indian Country Rallies Behind Vern Traversie
April 30, 2012
UPDATED APRIL 30, 10:26 P.M.: WITH COMMENTS FROM VERN TRAVERSIE AND CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX TRIBAL CHAIRMAN KEVIN KECKLER...
Was Lakota Man Victim of a Hate Crime in South Dakota Hospital? The Troubling Story of Vern Traversie
April 26, 2012
In a somewhat grainy, homemade YouTube video, Lakota elder Vernon Traversie sits in his Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation home and quietly tells his story...
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