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Jacqueline Keeler: Connecting the Dakota Access Pipeline to history
Arts & Entertainment | Environment | National
Jacqueline Keeler: Connecting the Dakota Access Pipeline to history (June 15, 2017)
Using an early photographic process, Shane Balkowitsch hopes to connect what happened to the Dakota people 155 years ago with a $3.7 billion crude oil pipeline today.

Tiffany Midge: Caucasian community mad about 'Uprisings' exhibit
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Caucasian community mad about 'Uprisings' exhibit (June 2, 2017)
The Billy Jack Walking Tall Gallery in Minneapolis came under fire last week for its recent exhibit Indian Uprisings by Minneapolis artist Vanessa Kills Twice.

Steven Newcomb: Yes there actually was a Bowling Green massacre
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Yes there actually was a Bowling Green massacre (February 7, 2017)
Kellyanne Conway had the wrong Bowling Green.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can no longer fail our ancestors
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can no longer fail our ancestors (January 30, 2017)
We have a moral duty to reestablish our presence in the future for the sake of our children and grandchildren.

Stephanie Woodard: The never-ending Indian wars continue across the nation
Environment | National | Politics
Stephanie Woodard: The never-ending Indian wars continue across the nation (January 25, 2017)
The drama and injustice on display at Standing Rock have taught a new generation of observers what Native Americans already know.

Joan Cook: It's difficult for people to 'get over' repeated trauma
Health | Opinion
Joan Cook: It's difficult for people to 'get over' repeated trauma (January 25, 2017)
There’s mounting evidence that trauma experienced by one generation can have a negative effect on subsequent generations.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Unresolved trauma affects Lakota way of life
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Unresolved trauma affects Lakota way of life (January 23, 2017)
As a life-long resident on the Pine Ridge, I am continually hearing livid remarks regarding the less-than-quality life here.

Clara Caufield: Commemorating the Northern Cheyenne outbreak from Fort Robinson
Opinion
Clara Caufield: Commemorating the Northern Cheyenne outbreak from Fort Robinson (January 13, 2017)
Although we observe the major American holidays, Native Americans, including the Northern Cheyenne also mark many other significant days of commemoration throughout the year.

Peter d'Errico: United States refuses to acknowledge its genocide
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: United States refuses to acknowledge its genocide (January 11, 2017)
'The U.S. government has done more to acknowledge its role in other countries’ genocides than to acknowledge Native American genocide.'

Steve Russell: Quest for gold led to destruction of Indian treaties
Opinion
Steve Russell: Quest for gold led to destruction of Indian treaties (December 23, 2016)
The United States of America, showing its exceptionalism, forwent the death penalty for Indians possessing gold.

Brian Lightfoot Brown: A 'tragic day' for the Narragansett people
Opinion
Brian Lightfoot Brown: A 'tragic day' for the Narragansett people (December 20, 2016)
Today the Narragansett continue to battle against challenges to the validity of our place in society and our place in what was once our homeland alone.

Tim Giago: Lakota people will never forget the Wounded Knee Massacre
Opinion
Tim Giago: Lakota people will never forget the Wounded Knee Massacre (December 12, 2016)
Americans may have forgotten Wounded Knee and pushed it to the back pages of history, a bad memory to some, but the Lakota people have not nor will they ever forget this terrible day.

Ivan Star Comes Out: The lust for oil and the #NoDAPL movement
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: The lust for oil and the #NoDAPL movement (December 7, 2016)
History does have a tendency to repeat itself, especially if people are oblivious to the past.

Native Sun News Today: Owner of Wounded Knee massacre site lowers price
National
Native Sun News Today: Owner of Wounded Knee massacre site lowers price (December 2, 2016)
When Jim Czywczynski decided to sell the 40 acres of land that is the massacre site of Wounded Knee his asking price was $3.9 million.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for safety as veterans head to #NoDAPL camp
Environment | Law | National
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for safety as veterans head to #NoDAPL camp (December 1, 2016)
With their determination to act as human shields, the Veterans Stand For Standing Rock are re-focusing attention on the brutalities suffered at the hands of the state of North Dakota.

Billy Stratton: The soldiers who refused to take part in the Sand Creek Massacre
Opinion
Billy Stratton: The soldiers who refused to take part in the Sand Creek Massacre (November 30, 2016)
Every Thanksgiving weekend for the past 17 years, Arapaho and Cheyenne youth lead a 180-mile relay from the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site to Denver.

Charles Trimble: Water protectors need more than our prayers
Opinion
Charles Trimble: Water protectors need more than our prayers (November 23, 2016)
If President Obama, a proven friend of the Indian nations, won’t do anything, will these peaceful demonstrators – these selfless protectors of Mother Earth – be fired upon with weapons far more devastating than Hotchkiss Cannons that tore apart bodies of those killed at Wounded Knee in 1890?

Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination
Opinion
Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination (November 21, 2016)
There is a saying amongst the Lakota that when the Pilgrims first landed at Plymouth Rock they fell on their knees and prayed and then they fell on the Indians and preyed.

Delphine Red Shirt: National holiday needed for Native Americans
Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: National holiday needed for Native Americans (November 17, 2016)
Several states designate Columbus Day as Native American Day, but there is no national legal holiday.

Review: Book denies genocide was behind the 'Epic' Indian wars
Arts & Entertainment
Review: Book denies genocide was behind the 'Epic' Indian wars (November 8, 2016)
'For every Indian triumph like Little Big Horn, there was a drubbing like Wounded Knee, for every surprise Indian victory there were huge retaliations by the Army.'

Jim Kent: A tale of two warriors comes alive in sacred Black Hills
Opinion
Jim Kent: A tale of two warriors comes alive in sacred Black Hills (September 29, 2016)
Basil Brave Heart – the warrior who had never killed a slave, the warrior who had never massacred women and children, the warrior who had never started a war – accepted a mission to take on the federal government.

Lakota Country Times: Thank you ceremony honors Black Elk Peak
Environment | National
Lakota Country Times: Thank you ceremony honors Black Elk Peak (September 28, 2016)
As the late-morning sun slowly starts to warm the chilled mountain air some 80 Natives and non-Natives form a circle at the base of Black Elk Peak.

Mario Gonzalez: Protecting sacred sites from commercialization
Opinion
Mario Gonzalez: Protecting sacred sites from commercialization (September 13, 2016)
There have been several cemeteries and burial grounds that I have been involved in protecting from commercialization and desecration over the years.

Tim Giago: Our people are dying too young and without dignity
Opinion
Tim Giago: Our people are dying too young and without dignity (September 12, 2016)
I saw a news film many years ago about one of the concentration camps in Poland after World War II had ended.

Native Sun News Today: Law clamps down on #NoDAPL resisters
Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Law clamps down on #NoDAPL resisters (September 8, 2016)
Just as a two-week series of #NoDAPL rallies got underway, a private security force action at a construction site thwarted supporters, who were observing the anniversary of a massacre of than 300 Dakota men, women and children.

Mario Gonzalez: Protecting sacred places from commercialization
Opinion
Mario Gonzalez: Protecting sacred places from commercialization (September 6, 2016)
There have been several cemeteries and burial grounds that I have been involved in protecting from commercialization and desecration over the years.

Hearing ordered after Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reports destruction of sacred sites
Environment | Law | National
Hearing ordered after Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reports destruction of sacred sites (September 5, 2016)
Work crews moved in barely a day after the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe disclosed several significant cultural sites in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Holding onto racist histories in South Dakota
Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Holding onto racist histories in South Dakota (September 1, 2016)
Here in our Northern Plains, the Sioux Tribal Nation and its non-Native neighbors seem to hold on to depressing and distasteful notions about how our paths crossed as histories were made.

John Yellow Bird Steele: A great step forward with Black Elk Peak
Environment | Opinion
John Yellow Bird Steele: A great step forward with Black Elk Peak (August 25, 2016)
The Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation, and the United States took a long stride forward towards justice in the Black Hills.

Sacred peak in South Dakota renamed for Lakota holy man Black Elk
Environment | National | Politics
Sacred peak in South Dakota renamed for Lakota holy man Black Elk (August 12, 2016)
The old name for Black Elk Peak came from a general who committed a massacre of the Lakota people and held women and children hostage.

Ruth Hopkins: Genocide is personal to each and every Native person
Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: Genocide is personal to each and every Native person (August 9, 2016)
Pardon me if I choose not to get into bed with the establishment that committed genocide against my people.

Lakota Country Times: Reunion for descendants of Pine Ridge legend 'Big Bat' Pourier
National
Lakota Country Times: Reunion for descendants of Pine Ridge legend 'Big Bat' Pourier (August 8, 2016)
More than 300 people, all descendants of Baptiste 'Big Bat' Pourier, gathered in Rapid City, South Dakota, for a family reunion

Harlan McKosato: Violence against Native people swept under rug
Opinion
Harlan McKosato: Violence against Native people swept under rug (July 28, 2016)
The U.S. has an ugly past that is barely recognized in history books or any major media.

Tim Giago: Questioning the motto of GOP candidate Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Questioning the motto of GOP candidate Donald Trump (July 26, 2016)
When Trump proclaims he is going to 'Make America Great Again' he needs to consider the America that was not so great to Indians, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics and all of the other Americans that were different.

Jim Kent: Selling the souls of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre victims
Opinion
Jim Kent: Selling the souls of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre victims (July 19, 2016)
I’ve never been to a 'battlefield' or a massacre site, but it doesn’t take much of an imagination to understand what it must have been like.

Patty Limerick: A memorial to the Sand Creek massacre of 1864
Opinion
Patty Limerick: A memorial to the Sand Creek massacre of 1864 (July 18, 2016)
The forced relocation of the Cheyenne and Arapaho people to Wyoming, Montana and Oklahoma has made it possible for the current residents of the Front Range to forget the history of the dispossession of the tribes.

Lakota Country Times: Guns taken from Wounded Knee massacre sold at auction
National
Lakota Country Times: Guns taken from Wounded Knee massacre sold at auction (July 14, 2016)
Three rifles removed from the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre by a non-Native woman have been sold at public auction for $137,000.

James Giago Davies: American imperialism survives with our help
Opinion
James Giago Davies: American imperialism survives with our help (July 12, 2016)
That’s a specialty of the Wasicu, to manufacture bogeymen, to justify lots of guns and aggression, because don’t think for one second America has stopped taking whatever they have the power to take.

Steve Russell: Songs about our Indian wars manage to stay timely
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Steve Russell: Songs about our Indian wars manage to stay timely (July 11, 2016)
Topical songs about Indians might fade away because fashions changed, but not because the Indian wars are over.

Review: 'New England Bound' recounts slavery of Indian people
Arts & Entertainment
Review: 'New England Bound' recounts slavery of Indian people (July 4, 2016)
As enslaved Africans came in, New England merchants sent Indian captives out, banishing them to Barbados or somewhere else beyond the seas.

Mark Charles: Native people dehumanized in Declaration of Independence
Opinion
Mark Charles: Native people dehumanized in Declaration of Independence (July 4, 2016)
According to the Declaration of Independence, natives are dehumanized as savages who stood in the way of westward expansion.

Editorial: Lakota treaty council supported work at Wounded Knee
Opinion
Editorial: Lakota treaty council supported work at Wounded Knee (June 28, 2016)
In 1976 the Lakota Treaty Council tried to schedule a meeting with President Gerald Ford where they hoped to present to him several proposals and arguments including putting a stop to a forced acceptance of the money set aside in the Black Hills Claims Settlement.

Brandon Ecoffey: Native people know tragedy and trauma too well
Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Native people know tragedy and trauma too well (June 17, 2016)
Throughout the shared history of United States government and Native people there are several examples where gun violence resulted in the slaughter of many indigenous people.

Rosemary Stephens: Indian people are victims of mass shootings too
Opinion
Rosemary Stephens: Indian people are victims of mass shootings too (June 16, 2016)
There really are no words to convey the deepest sympathy many of us feel for the family members of these victims.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people bear terrible burden in U.S.
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people bear terrible burden in U.S. (June 13, 2016)
Some say what happened in Orlando on June 12, 2016, was the worst in American history but that is not so.

Guns taken from site of 1890 Wounded Knee massacre up for sale
Law | National
Guns taken from site of 1890 Wounded Knee massacre up for sale (June 6, 2016)
Also up for sale is a ceremonial pipe that is said to have belonged to Lakota Chief Red Cloud.

Native Sun News: New business sprouts up at Wounded Knee
Business | National
Native Sun News: New business sprouts up at Wounded Knee (May 24, 2016)
Just below the Wounded Knee memorial gravesite, sits a boarded-up, run-down brown building that will house a family-run business.

Mark Charles: Presidential candidates haven't learned from our genocidal past
Opinion | Politics
Mark Charles: Presidential candidates haven't learned from our genocidal past (May 2, 2016)
'Off the reservation' is a term deeply rooted in the implicit racial bias of the United States of America

Native Sun News: Oglala elder shares importance of Wounded Knee
National
Native Sun News: Oglala elder shares importance of Wounded Knee (April 25, 2016)
The recent attempt to purchase Wounded Knee has been a source of great emotional reaction from those with personal, vested interest and those who continue to be abject voices for those opposed.

Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in Colorado
Education | National
Report recommends elimination of 'Indian' mascots in Colorado (April 19, 2016)
Some public schools -- like the Lamar Savages -- are known for particularly egregious representations of Indian people.

Charles Trimble: The facts about the high stakes at Wounded Knee
Opinion
Charles Trimble: The facts about the high stakes at Wounded Knee (April 15, 2016)
I have been following this circus since 1968 when I covered the story for the American Indian Press Association.

Tim Giago: Memorial needed at site of Wounded Knee massacre
Opinion
Tim Giago: Memorial needed at site of Wounded Knee massacre (April 12, 2016)
When I decided to take on the task of buying the land at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota from the white landowner, James Czywczynski, I knew there would be tongues wagging, heads nodding, and even some hints of hate.

Tim Giago: Terror stalks Native people for more than 500 years
Opinion
Tim Giago: Terror stalks Native people for more than 500 years (March 31, 2016)
Living in a world of violence and terrorism brings reflections of the 500 year assault upon the Indian people of the Americas and it is something all Americans should read about.

Editorial: South Dakota must own up to its ugly role in genocide
Opinion
Editorial: South Dakota must own up to its ugly role in genocide (March 29, 2016)
We cannot change the past but we can at least own up to the ugly as well as the good.

Scott Parker: Book exposes massacre of Blackfeet village in 1870
Arts & Entertainment
Scott Parker: Book exposes massacre of Blackfeet village in 1870 (March 25, 2016)
On the subzero morning of Jan. 23, 1870, Major Eugene Baker led his troops into a Piegan village on the Marias River.

Tim Giago: Childhood memories of Wounded Knee at Pine Ridge
Opinion
Tim Giago: Childhood memories of Wounded Knee at Pine Ridge (February 26, 2016)
When some folks say leave Wounded Knee alone; leave it as it was what are they talking about? Do they mean like it was 90 years ago or like it is now?

Ivan Star Comes Out: American history based on a series of lies
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: American history based on a series of lies (February 25, 2016)
I sincerely believe in the precept that our ancestors adhered stringently to the philosophy that the truth cannot be hidden forever and that it will surface one day.

JaNae Collins: No jokes about the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre
Opinion
JaNae Collins: No jokes about the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre (February 15, 2016)
The entertainment industry in Hollywood has fostered a misrepresentation of the Native American identity.

Misty Perkins: High school in Oregon disparages tribal cultures
Education | Opinion
Misty Perkins: High school in Oregon disparages tribal cultures (January 29, 2016)
You cannot possibly honor a people you know nothing about, because you couldn't possibly understand what is offensive or not.

Oglala Sioux family honors young staff carrier with eagle feather
National
Oglala Sioux family honors young staff carrier with eagle feather (January 21, 2016)
Lorrell Goings, 20, led a group of tribal members through the annual ride that honors the victims of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre.

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