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Apology offered to girls who were forced to change Navajo hairstyle Apology offered to girls who were forced to change Navajo hairstyle (02/05)
The Lady Eagles from Flagstaff, Arizoina, were forced to remove their hair ties and let down their buns before a basketball game this week.
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians see turnaround at golf course Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians see turnaround at golf course (02/03)
The tribe purchased the Sequoyah National Golf Club in 2014 and patrons are reporting happy experiences.
Sycuan Band converts tennis club into museum and cultural center Sycuan Band converts tennis club into museum and cultural center (01/28)
The cultural center and museum will house the tribe's artifacts and share the tribe's history.
Native Sun News: The brotherhood of Indian Country bull riders Native Sun News: The brotherhood of Indian Country bull riders (01/28)
After the last round at the Indian National Finals, Marshall Herman, a young Sioux bull fighter, emerged from the coliseum, met by his mother Melissa Byrne, who noticed tears on his cheeks.
Native Sun News: Young Lakota man rides to world championship Native Sun News: Young Lakota man rides to world championship (01/27)
Oglala Sioux Tribal member Jordan 'Slick' Phelps has been viewing the world from the topside of bull since he was 4 years old.
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe invites youth to stickball clinic and exhibition Tunica-Biloxi Tribe invites youth to stickball clinic and exhibition (01/26)
Members of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas will play an exhibition and teach the youth how to play the sport, which dates back hundreds of years.
Native Sun News: Rival teams from Pine Ridge battle on the court Native Sun News: Rival teams from Pine Ridge battle on the court (01/25)
Little Wound's ten players gave it all they had, but they were visibly exhausted by the middle of the second period in their matchup against Red Cloud.
Basketball coach suspended after arrests by Osage Nation police Basketball coach suspended after arrests by Osage Nation police (01/20)
Chad Kills Crow only started working at Pawhuska High School last summer but has been sidelined for the rest of the boys basketball season.
Original Americans Foundation discloses $3.7M in gifts to tribes Original Americans Foundation discloses $3.7M in gifts to tribes (01/15)
The Washington NFL team is disclosing the foundation's finances to the Internal Revenue Service.
Washington mayor courts NFL team but won't use racist name Washington mayor courts NFL team but won't use racist name (01/14)
Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) wants to lure the team back to the nation's capital despite its controversial symbol.
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge basketball team steams over rivals Native Sun News: Pine Ridge basketball team steams over rivals (01/12)
Bison Coach Aaron Noteboom knew Red Cloud’s 2-2-1 pressure defense was coming, he said as much after the game, and added he prepared for it in practice, but that did not stop Red Cloud Coach Christian McGhee from using it to steam roll Hot Springs.
James Giago Davies: Skin can get pretty thin in Lakota Country James Giago Davies: Skin can get pretty thin in Lakota Country (01/08)
People have noticed my column is not like the other opinion columns, and they may see that as a negative.
James Giago Davies: Making history at the Lakota Nation Invitational James Giago Davies: Making history at the Lakota Nation Invitational (01/06)
It won’t be a Lakota Nation Invitational soon forgotten, given how badly weather threatened opening day, and how the Winnebago Indians tore through the bracket to take the boys title, 74-41, from the defending champion White River Tigers.
Native Sun News: Pine Ridge team breaks 30-year drought at LNI Native Sun News: Pine Ridge team breaks 30-year drought at LNI (12/24)
Despite being out-rebounded and out-converted at the line, Little Wound used the oldest strategy in the books to to win their first girls Lakota Nation Invitational title since 1984.
Ruth Hopkins: Basketball is a big part of life in Indian Country Ruth Hopkins: Basketball is a big part of life in Indian Country (12/24)
For those with talent, skills, determination and ambition, it’s never too early to set your sights on hoops dreams.
Brandon Ecoffey: Native youth stand strong at LNI tournament Brandon Ecoffey: Native youth stand strong at LNI tournament (12/23)
In the Native news media we spend so much of our time exposing injustices and providing commentary on the political issues facing our nations that we sometimes forget the joy that comes from watching our youth compete and perform.
Native Sun News: Winnebago basketball team scores LNI title Native Sun News: Winnebago basketball team scores LNI title (12/23)
Lakota Nation Invitational fans won’t soon forget the letters 'BAGO' across the front of a blue jersey.
Native Sun News: LNI jumps from the back pages to the front Native Sun News: LNI jumps from the back pages to the front (12/16)
There was a time when the acronym LNI meant nothing in Lakota country, when the Lakota Nation Invitational tournament was played before sparse crowds and was lucky to make the box scores of any local paper.
Navajo team ropers score top medals at National Finals Rodeo Navajo team ropers score top medals at National Finals Rodeo (12/14)
Aaron Tsinigine won the gold buckle in team roping and is now ranked number one in the world in terms of earnings for headers.
Robert DesJarlait: Tribes come together for Minnesota NFL game Robert DesJarlait: Tribes come together for Minnesota NFL game (12/10)
On November 22, the Minnesota Vikings organization hosted a special halftime event at TCF Bank Stadium in recognition of Native American Heritage Month.
Gregg Easterbrook: Fans shout racial slur on national television Gregg Easterbrook: Fans shout racial slur on national television (12/08)
If the team today had the name 'darky,' a word that Eleanor Roosevelt used in formal writing in the 1930s — in the same decade “Redskins” became a football franchise — there’s no chance the team would keep the name, no chance fans would sing a song with that name
Lakota Country Times: Oglala champion hosts bull riding challenge Lakota Country Times: Oglala champion hosts bull riding challenge (12/03)
The newly crowned two-time Indian National Finals Rodeo World Bull Riding Champion is set to host a bull riders challenge on the Saturday night of the Lakota Nation Invitational.
James Giago Davies: History of Lakota sports heroes lost forever James Giago Davies: History of Lakota sports heroes lost forever (12/03)
Last week I received e-mail from a couple of people who played basketball back during the years of the great Cobbler dynasty Coach Dave Strain built at Rapid City Central,
Lakota Country Times: South Dakota dominates at Indian rodeo Lakota Country Times: South Dakota dominates at Indian rodeo (11/20)
Perseverance, hard work, and above all else, family and community support is what makes a great athlete.
Native Sun News: Voice of Pine Ridge football hangs up the mic Native Sun News: Voice of Pine Ridge football hangs up the mic (11/20)
He looks as much cowboy as he does Indian, and Tom Conroy is a whole lot of both.
Navajo Nation hosts Division I basketball game at event center Navajo Nation hosts Division I basketball game at event center (11/19)
The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Eagles will face the Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks in a game on the reservation.
Native Sun News: Oglala student makes waves on football field Native Sun News: Oglala student makes waves on football field (11/19)
Terre Dawn Vocu, a 15-year-old junior at Little Wound High School on the Pine Ridge Reservation is one of the few girls playing high school football in South Dakota.
James Giago Davies: Schools reject Indian basketball legacy James Giago Davies: Schools reject Indian basketball legacy (11/18)
The big schools no longer boast a lineup of Indian ballplayers, especially disheartening in the case of Rapid City Central, which has willfully turned its back on that heritage and alienated much of the Rapid City Lakota community.
Carla Fredericks: Racial slur tied to Sand Creek Massacre Carla Fredericks: Racial slur tied to Sand Creek Massacre (11/16)
To use the word today evokes a history of racial violence and dehumanization to intimidate, humiliate and harm contemporary American Indians.
Judith LeBlanc: Racial slurs have no place in our society Judith LeBlanc: Racial slurs have no place in our society (11/13)
For Native children, the R-word and its associated mascots are demeaning and disparaging, eroding their self-confidence and self-image.
Navajo Nation basketball standout Desirae Gonzalez to play for Nevada Navajo Nation basketball standout Desirae Gonzalez to play for Nevada (11/12)
During her junior year, Desirae Gonzalez led the state of Arizona in scoring, averaging 29.7 points per game.
Mary Pember: A confusing and disappointing mascot exhibit Mary Pember: A confusing and disappointing mascot exhibit (11/11)
Despite the impressive exterior signage announcing the new 'Mascots' exhibit at the National Underground Freedom Center, the exhibit itself is tiny and confusing.
Adidas launches effort to help schools with harmful mascots Adidas launches effort to help schools with harmful mascots (11/05)
The German-based company will offer design support and financial assistance to high schools that want to get rid of their 'Indian' mascots.
Native Sun News: Students degrade Indian school at game Native Sun News: Students degrade Indian school at game (11/05)
Two students from Dakota Christian School were chatting when one posted a picture with a photo of the Marty Indian School charter bus with a caption which read, 'There’s our tax dollars.'
Runners from Hopi Reservation high school aim for 26th title Runners from Hopi Reservation high school aim for 26th title (11/04)
The boys from Hopi High have the longest cross country winning streak of any school in the United States.

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