Heather Dawn Thompson Press Coverage

Press Coverage

Ms. Thompson’s work is often groundbreaking and sometimes covered in local and national media. A sample of some of the press coverage of her work is below.

Lakota lawyer to lead Agriculture tribal relations

by Stewart Huntington, Indian Country Today (January 24, 2021)

https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/lakota-lawyer-to-lead-agriculture-tribal-relations-o1SJVecqhUCnTPbqS4RSFA

Heather Dawn Thompson's Goals as Director of the Office of Tribal Relations

by Joshua Halar, SDPB (January 29, 2021)

https://www.sdpb.org/blogs/politics-public-policy/heather-dawn-thompsons-goals-as-director-of-the-office-of-tribal-relations/?fbclid=IwAR3fIUQBD5p8kcDOAQjZhbpFk5NzklCoYH4OMZBvS9JU8dnRcxq5UvYHSE4

“Wakpamni Lake Community Bond Lawsuit Dismissed,”

By Stewart Huntington, Native Sun News (December 8, 2020)

https://www.nativesunnews.today/articles/wakpamni-community-lake-lawsuit-dismissed/

 

“Federal Panel Reviewing Native American Sentencing,” 

By Dan Frosch, The Wall Street Journal (April 21, 2015)

http://www.wsj.com/articles/federal-panel-reviewing-native-american-sentencing-1429608601

 

“A Man of Healing, A Saga of Suffering: Allegations of Child Sex Abuse are Complicated by Legal Maze in Indian County,” 

by Sari Horowitz, The Washington Post (December 28, 2014)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2014/12/28/a-man-of-healing-a-saga-of-suffering/

 

“Hidden America: Children of the Plains,” Narrator, 20/20 ABC Special with Diane Sawyer, (October 2011)

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/10/diane-sawyer-reporting-a-hidden-america-children-of-the-plains-on-friday-october-14/

 

“History of Rapid City Indian Boarding School Project (Heather Dawn Thompson, Esq.),” 

Oyate Today – Interview (March 15, 2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnidvX0khn0

 

“A Small Step But A Giant Leap – Historic Land Settlement Resolution,” 

Indian Country Today (November 16, 2020)

https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/a-small-step-but-a-giant-leap-qMNVIpOr60efAN-GMILn1g

 

“Historic Land Settlement Inches Closer,” 

Indian Country Today (September 22, 2020)

https://indiancountrytoday.com/news/historic-settlement-inches-closer-in-south-dakota-land-dispute-fgOwH-bfZE6-D0cTkKn3VQ

 

“Groundbreaking for Rapid City Indian Boarding School Memorial,” 

Rapid City Journal (October 12, 2020)

https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/memorial-park-planned-for-children-of-rapid-city-indian-boarding-school/article_53f99598-511b-5fbd-84b1-980985694131.html

 

“Annual Boarding School Memorial Walk

– Native American Youth Past and Future,” 

Rapid City Journal (October 14, 2019)

https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/boarding-school-memorial-focuses-on-native-american-youth-past-and/article_c266b4e4-09c5-53aa-aaab-ad4ffd63c921.html

 

https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/photos-memorial-walk-remembers-children-who-died-at-boarding-school/collection_4ffe1f13-3c1f-5645-99c0-b35064866b75.html

 

“Boarding School Continuing Impacts Nowadays,” 

KOTA TV (October 18, 2019)

https://www.kotatv.com/content/news/The-impact-the-Rapid-City-Indian-Boarding-School-still-leaves-on-Native-Americans-nowadays-563423191.html

 

“Transforming Race Relations in the Black Hills,” 

South Dakota Public Broadcasting (July 24, 2018)

https://listen.sdpb.org/post/transforming-race-relations-black-hills

 

“Researchers Locate Long Lost Wounded Knee Survivor,” 

KOTA TV News (October 15, 2017)

https://www.kotatv.com/content/news/Researchers-locate-long-lost-Wounded-Knee-survivor-buried-in-Rapid-City-422824644.html

 

“Standing Room Only for Sioux San Lands Presentation,” 

KOTA TV (May 4, 2017) 

https://www.kotatv.com/content/news/Standing-room-only-for-presentation-on-Sioux-San-land-history-421411193.html