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Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump's racial slur draws laughter from far right
Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump's racial slur draws laughter from far right (May 12, 2017)
This is probably the first time in the history of the American presidency that lies become meaningless.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists protest rollback of environmental regulations
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists protest rollback of environmental regulations (May 12, 2017)
A grassroots organization on the Ft. Berthold Reservation has put the Environmental Protection Agency on notice that deregulation of environmental protections is unacceptable from the viewpoint of social justice.

James Giago Davies: Stumbling on perfection in an imperfect world
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Stumbling on perfection in an imperfect world (May 11, 2017)
Every once in a great while, you will come across something that is totally perfect.

Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge man convicted of teen girl's murder
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge man convicted of teen girl's murder (May 11, 2017)
What began as a night of underage drinking with liquor, allegedly purchased from a bootlegger in a plastic water bottle in east Pine Ridge, ended with one girl shot and bleeding.

Native Sun News Today: Book brings 'Tasunka' horse legend to life
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Book brings 'Tasunka' horse legend to life (May 10, 2017)
While visiting the pristine homeland of his ancestors, Donald Montileaux reconnected to the folklore and lifestyle of the Lakota people.

Native Sun News Today: Newspaper walks away with top award again
National
Native Sun News Today: Newspaper walks away with top award again (May 9, 2017)
Once again the staff of Native Sun News Today came home with South Dakota’s top newspaper award, the General Excellence Award.

Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales come to an abrupt halt
Business | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales come to an abrupt halt (May 9, 2017)
Liquor licenses for Jumping Eagle Inn, State Line Liquor, Arrowhead Inn and D&S Pioneer were set to expire April 30, and under advisement of their attorneys, the four stores shuttered their doors.

James Giago Davies: Uncle Sam just baked everyone some cupcakes
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Uncle Sam just baked everyone some cupcakes (May 8, 2017)
Most enlightened people in Western democracies think propaganda is something that dupes the people of inferior countries, but that they understand how society works.

Native Sun News Today: The evolution of a protest at Standing Rock
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: The evolution of a protest at Standing Rock (May 8, 2017)
A society of thousands that had its genesis in a prayer camp at the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers evolved into something that is almost unrecognizable from those languid summer days.

Victor Swallow: The days when the BIA ran everything at Pine Ridge
Opinion
Victor Swallow: The days when the BIA ran everything at Pine Ridge (May 5, 2017)
Here is a story that shows a little about the effect of what the government did to us Lakota.

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous leader battles mine operation in Guatemala
Environment | Law | National | World
Native Sun News Today: Indigenous leader battles mine operation in Guatemala (May 5, 2017)
An open-pit nickel mining operation met its match when Q’eqchi leader Rodrigo Tot led his community to a high court victory for traditional land rights.

Tim Giago: Coming out of the darkness of April and into the light of May

Tim Giago: Coming out of the darkness of April and into the light of May (May 4, 2017)
April has been a month of many sad memories to me.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Let's scrutinize the Indian Reorganization Act
Opinion | Politics
Ivan Star Comes Out: Let's scrutinize the Indian Reorganization Act (May 4, 2017)
Mark Twain, the humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer, once wrote: 'Politicians and diapers must be changed often – and for the same reason.'

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous people take lead in climate march
Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Indigenous people take lead in climate march (May 4, 2017)
For Native participants, it was just another day in a continuing saga of fighting for Mother Earth.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota students clean up their community
Education | Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Lakota students clean up their community (May 3, 2017)
Originally Lynn Miller wanted to organize his kids to work with nearby high schools in Pine Ridge for an Earth Day clean up detail.

Native Sun News Today: Tracking the millions of dollars raised for #NoDAPL
National
Native Sun News Today: Tracking the millions of dollars raised for #NoDAPL (May 2, 2017)
Where is the money going? The short answer is that no one knows.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Days of uncertainty for indigenous peoples
Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Days of uncertainty for indigenous peoples (May 1, 2017)
These days of uncertainty, we ask about the historical perspective of trying to make sense of how to live good lives as Native people, even as others burn away our hopes and dreams.

Native Sun News Today: Indian academics join March for Science
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Indian academics join March for Science (May 1, 2017)
More than 1,200 indigenous scientists, scholars and allies worldwide signed a declaration to endorse the March for Science.

James Giago Davies: People tell me it's better to read about pets
Opinion
James Giago Davies: People tell me it's better to read about pets (April 28, 2017)
People tell me when I write about pets it is better than when I write about politics or religion.

Native Sun News Today: Runners from Standing Rock head to Ohio
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Runners from Standing Rock head to Ohio (April 28, 2017)
Sacred White Buffalo Calf Bundle Keeper Arvol Looking Horse lent his support to a relay ride and run to Ohio, where the backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline admitted to two drilling-related spills.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Why are we still dealing with racism today?
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Why are we still dealing with racism today? (April 27, 2017)
An education process for Native people to help them to understand racism in America is in order.

Native Sun News Today: Battle over Whiteclay liquor just beginning
Business | Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Battle over Whiteclay liquor just beginning (April 27, 2017)
Frank LaMere, who crusaded against alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska, for more than two decades, broke down into tears.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota youth set up beekeeping business
Business | Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Lakota youth set up beekeeping business (April 26, 2017)
Lakota youth hope beekeeping will provide opportunity for the Sicangu Oyate.

Native Sun News Today: Groups fight uranium mining in Black Hills
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Groups fight uranium mining in Black Hills (April 25, 2017)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s release of “apparent violations” of surface and groundwater requirements in uranium mill cleanup underscored the latest efforts to prevent the permitting of proposed new mines and mills in the Black Hills.

Native Sun News Today: Chickasaw citizen donates prom dresses to Pine Ridge youth
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Chickasaw citizen donates prom dresses to Pine Ridge youth (April 24, 2017)
Every spring teenage girls at Pine Ridge high school get asked to their senior prom, and prom dresses are expensive.

James Giago Davies: Our future is not bleak but bright with promise
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Our future is not bleak but bright with promise (April 21, 2017)
If you think the justice and jail conditions are bad for Lakota now, read up on how they were most of last century, when people supposedly had superior morality.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux woman keeps walking
National
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux woman keeps walking (April 21, 2017)
Despite the grim everyday reality of life on the reservation, the people around Red Scaffold are people of deep faith and heartfelt resolve.

Ivan Star Comes Out: True tribal histories are concealed in America
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: True tribal histories are concealed in America (April 20, 2017)
Oglala District Representative, Stephanie Leasure, offered me an opportunity to provide prayer for the first day the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council’s April session.

Native Sun News Today: Body of missing Cheyenne River Sioux man found after new search
National
Native Sun News Today: Body of missing Cheyenne River Sioux man found after new search (April 20, 2017)
It took all of ten minutes for search and rescue to locate the remains of 39-year-old Richard Larrabee, who went missing on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in August 2016.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux citizen opens bookstore
Arts & Entertainment | Business | National
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux citizen opens bookstore (April 19, 2017)
Bird Cage Book Store features Native book titles of the Northern Plains, including children’s books, women’s literature, print on demand books and Native classics like Custer Died for Your Sins.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Looking at racism through some new eyes
Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Looking at racism through some new eyes (April 18, 2017)
So, we are concerned about racism in Rapid City, South Dakota?

Native Sun News Today: Newspaper moves closer to Native readers
National
Native Sun News Today: Newspaper moves closer to Native readers (April 18, 2017)
The Native Sun News Today weekly newspaper has relocated its office to 530 Cambell Street, Suite 3 on the eastside of Rapid City.

James Giago Davies: Rich and powerful people control our country
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Rich and powerful people control our country (April 17, 2017)
A select group of rich and powerful people have taken over our country.

Native Sun News Today: Book shares antics of Iktomi the trickster
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Book shares antics of Iktomi the trickster (April 17, 2017)
Many Wakanyeja (children) grew up listening to the chronicles of Iktomi the trickster when at bedtime the Unci (Grandmothers) would relate the escapades of this mischievous character.

Victor Swallow: She didn't have much but she made Kool-Aid for us
Opinion
Victor Swallow: She didn't have much but she made Kool-Aid for us (April 13, 2017)
I try real hard to remember the good times and different happenings that made an impact on me.

Native Sun News Today: Rise in violent crime seen on Pine Ridge Reservation
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Rise in violent crime seen on Pine Ridge Reservation (April 13, 2017)
More gun violence erupted over the weekend on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation just days after tribal, state and federal officers met to talk about combining efforts to curb gun violence on the reservation.

Karl Jageris: Working together to address the crisis at Pine Ridge
Law | Opinion
Karl Jageris: Working together to address the crisis at Pine Ridge (April 12, 2017)
The reality is that the Pine Ridge Reservation and Rapid City aren’t separate communities anymore.

Native Sun News Today: Answers sought on Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Answers sought on Dakota Access Pipeline (April 12, 2017)
Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) and Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) launched the initiative with an official letter a top U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official.

Native Sun News Today: Searching for mental health treatment
Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Searching for mental health treatment (April 10, 2017)
The state of depression is growing exponentially amongst Americans.

Native Sun News Today: Groups line up to fight Keystone XL permit
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Groups line up to fight Keystone XL permit (April 7, 2017)
'President Trump is breaking established environmental laws and treaties in his efforts to force through the Keystone XL Pipeline,' Indigenous Environmental Network activist Tom Goldtooth said.

James Giago Davies: There is nothing else with more finality than death
Opinion
James Giago Davies: There is nothing else with more finality than death (April 7, 2017)
Back when my boy Griffin turned five, he reasoned out that at some future point, I was going to die.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Republicans try to do away with arts funding again
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion | Politics
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Republicans try to do away with arts funding again (April 6, 2017)
Humanities professors, teachers and developers are never given credit for what they offer

Native Sun News Today: Young artist connects with Lakota culture
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Young artist connects with Lakota culture (April 6, 2017)
Just over two decades ago Jacob Helvick was born to an adopted Lakota mother and raised in Humboldt, Iowa.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes focus on banks and courts as Dakota Access fight continues
Business | Environment | Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Tribes focus on banks and courts as Dakota Access fight continues (April 5, 2017)
As petroleum industry investors announced theintroduction of crude oil into the Dakota Access Pipeline, resistance continued to break out like a rash all across Indian Country.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian Country still waiting on that New Deal
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian Country still waiting on that New Deal (April 5, 2017)
The so-called 'New Indian Deal' emphasized tribal self-government, economic recovery, and revitalization of cultural identity.

James Giago Davies: Indian athletes continue to excel in baseball
Sports
James Giago Davies: Indian athletes continue to excel in baseball (April 4, 2017)
There are two sports people associate most with the Indian athlete—basketball and distance running.

David Ganje: Aging dams stuck in regulatory limbo in South Dakota
Environment | Law | Opinion
David Ganje: Aging dams stuck in regulatory limbo in South Dakota (April 4, 2017)
While the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers oversees federal dams in South Dakota and elsewhere, many of the state’s dams are caught in a regulatory limbo.

Victor D. Swallow: Stories of hardship on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Opinion
Victor D. Swallow: Stories of hardship on the Pine Ridge Reservation (April 3, 2017)
Stories like these need to be told on how life was after reservations were created and the hardships they endured.

Native Sun News Today: South Dakota continues to punish drug addiction
Health | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: South Dakota continues to punish drug addiction (April 3, 2017)
The arrest of drug offenders appears to be skyrocketing.

Tim Giago: Deaths of Indian homeless in Rapid City still unresolved
Opinion
Tim Giago: Deaths of Indian homeless in Rapid City still unresolved (April 3, 2017)
It started in May of 1998. Bodies began to show up in or near Rapid City Creek.

James Giago Davies: Now and again I get an email from a reader
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Now and again I get an email from a reader (March 31, 2017)
Every once in a while you get such a lulu of a letter from a person who didn’t like something you wrote you eventually have to share it.

Native Sun News Today: Indian Country battles Keystone XL again
Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Indian Country battles Keystone XL again (March 31, 2017)
Donald Trump's presidential pipeline permit causes an avalanche of scorn in Indian Country.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Native people are still searching for equality
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Native people are still searching for equality (March 30, 2017)
Amongst Native populations, South Dakota has a common practice of sending young Indians to prison even for minor offenses.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal group advocates for Indian health
Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal group advocates for Indian health (March 30, 2017)
The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board serves tribes and tribal citizens in South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Indians still don't matter in South Dakota
Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Indians still don't matter in South Dakota (March 29, 2017)
The human consequences of this political activity will not be known until a few years from now when there is a break in the pipes under the Oahe Reservoir and the drinking water of thousands of people will be contaminated.

Native Sun News Today: City aims to keep Native homeless population safe
National
Native Sun News Today: City aims to keep Native homeless population safe (March 29, 2017)
The mayor of Rapid City wants to bring together a group of citizens in hopes of keeping downtown safe for business owners, shoppers, tourists, and the Native American homeless population.

Victor Swallow: When the Air Force bomber crashed at Pine Ridge
Opinion
Victor Swallow: When the Air Force bomber crashed at Pine Ridge (March 28, 2017)
My family lived about three miles from the west side border of the bombing area and eight to ten miles where they were bombing.

Native Sun News Today: Trump prosecutor purge fails to affect South Dakota
Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Trump prosecutor purge fails to affect South Dakota (March 28, 2017)
The new U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions abruptly ousted 46 remaining U.S. Attorneys appointed by President Barack Obama.

James Giago Davies: Troubled times are coming to Lakota country
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Troubled times are coming to Lakota country (March 27, 2017)
Back when George Dubya Bush’s popularity had reached an historical low, progressives speculated the impending death of the GOP.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe questions loss of federal funds
National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe questions loss of federal funds (March 27, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs general assistance fund is due to run out of money on March 30.

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