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Ivan Star Comes Out: Indigenous people still struggle in AmericaFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indigenous people still struggle in America (02/24)
America's newcomers built a nation based on hoarding wealth via violence and telling others how they should live.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Shutting down Whiteclay liquor stores won't address our addictionsFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Shutting down Whiteclay liquor stores won't address our addictions (02/24)
Lakota Hope has started a fund raising campaign to raise $6.3 million dollars to buy out the four stores selling alcohol in Whiteclay. Say what?
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge Reservation residents worried about waterFiled Under: Environment | Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge Reservation residents worried about water (02/24)
Pine Ridge residents find themselves increasingly worried about being without water.
James Giago Davies: We've become too proud of our ignoranceFiled Under: Opinion
James Giago Davies: We've become too proud of our ignorance (02/23)
How did we get so dumb we still think we’re smart?
Native Sun News Today: Tribes asked to participate in treaty 'land grab' in South DakotaFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Tribes asked to participate in treaty 'land grab' in South Dakota (02/23)
The state wants to take over federally-managed land that was promised to the Sioux Nation by treaty.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Dakota Access is everything that's wrong with AmericaFiled Under: Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Dakota Access is everything that's wrong with America (02/22)
When the Standing Rock Sioux established Sacred Stone Camp at Canon Ball we all knew that this inevitable clash was not the first attack on the Missouri River.
Native Sun News Today: #NoDAPL campsites see their final daysFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: #NoDAPL campsites see their final days (02/22)
Sacred Stone Camp and Oceti Sakowin Camp are being removed in North Dakota after months of resistance.
Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Civilization' aims to alienate Native AmericaFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Civilization' aims to alienate Native America (02/20)
My Native ancestry was nearly removed from my consciousness by the Euro-American’s blasphemous need to make me into their image
Native Sun News Today: 'Haven For Hope' proposed for homeless in Rapid CityFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News Today: 'Haven For Hope' proposed for homeless in Rapid City (02/20)
Imagine a multi-acre one stop shop campus that offers food, clothing and shelter for the homeless, residential facilities, substance abuse rehabilitation, mental health services, job training, education, vision, dental and other health services.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Presidents on Mount Rushmore didn't treat tribes so wellFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Presidents on Mount Rushmore didn't treat tribes so well (02/17)
There are four faces of past presidents carved in the side of a hill in the Sacred He Sapa (Black Hills).
Native Sun News Today: Drilling test in treaty territory stirs concernFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Drilling test in treaty territory stirs concern (02/17)
Tribal authorities and other members of the public roundly questioned proposals for drilling deep boreholes to test nuclear waste disposal technology in 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory.
James Giago Davies: Tribes face bigger threat than Dakota AccessFiled Under: Opinion
James Giago Davies: Tribes face bigger threat than Dakota Access (02/16)
The Orange Ogre in the White House is just the latest politician to take full advantage of Lakota turning on Lakota.
Native Sun News Today: Dakota Access firms see spills and explosionsFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Dakota Access firms see spills and explosions (02/16)
Two giant oil companies involved in the Dakota Access Pipeline experienced toxic spills and fiery explosions on their other lines in February.
Native Sun News Today: Rapid City rivals in crosstown showdownFiled Under: National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Rapid City rivals in crosstown showdown (02/15)
Raider Head Coach Chris Stoebner is a pretty husky guy, but the first words out of his mouth after his team’s 54-41 defeat of arch-rival Rapid City Central were, 'I’m exhausted!'
Native Sun News Today: Vic Runnels was an artist for all seasonsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Vic Runnels was an artist for all seasons (02/15)
Vic Runnels passed away on January 29. He was a multitalented artist and member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe comes together for healthFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe comes together for health (02/14)
The Northern Cheyenne 'Red Day' was designed to be an uplifting day of encouragement for all our people, focusing upon women who seem to suffer from the disease more often than men.
Native Sun News Today: Indian lawmakers invited to 'cracker barrel'Filed Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Indian lawmakers invited to 'cracker barrel' (02/14)
Three Native American legislators are among the 21 South Dakota state lawmakers invited to meet the public at the first-ever cracker barrel in Rapid City.
Victor Swallow: Oglala Sioux family remains connected to the landFiled Under: Opinion
Victor Swallow: Oglala Sioux family remains connected to the land (02/13)
Most of the stories I write about way back when are told to me by my mother Lizzie Two Bulls-Swallow.
Native Sun News Today: Wambli Ska keeps culture alive for youthFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: Wambli Ska keeps culture alive for youth (02/13)
A young jingle dress dancer flits across the floor practicing her dance moves as a young warrior completes putting on his traditional outfit so he can get his picture taken with the reigning Royalty of the Wambli Ska Drum & Dance Society.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: History will always repeat itselfFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: History will always repeat itself (02/10)
The struggles for racial justice and equality for Black, Mexican and Indian minorities is still ongoing.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Racism is still alive and well in South DakotaFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Racism is still alive and well in South Dakota (02/10)
All my life, I have heard the old 'Get a job,' and 'Get over it' retort, especially from a specific Euro-American crowd that appear to hold a great amount of disdain for 'Indians.'
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe rounds up horsesFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe rounds up horses (02/10)
Reminiscent of old western days, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has been conducting a round-up of wild horses, clearing range near public roadways for safety reasons.
Native Sun News Today: School donates to Northern Cheyenne elders and youthFiled Under: Education | National
Native Sun News Today: School donates to Northern Cheyenne elders and youth (02/09)
Chief Dull Knife College language and cultural instructor Burt Medicine Bull and his students had the opportunity to gift tribal elders and children with warm blankets and coats donated by the Lippon School in Ohio.
James Giago Davies: Dakota Access battle has got us divided againFiled Under: Opinion
James Giago Davies: Dakota Access battle has got us divided again (02/09)
Are we really one people, united in the face of Wasicu oppression, or are there always legitimate reasons to bail out, switch sides, abandon allies, and shake hands with Wasicu facilitators?
Native Sun News Today: Appeals court takes up Keepseagle lawsuitFiled Under: Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Appeals court takes up Keepseagle lawsuit (02/08)
Two tribal citizens are disputing how the remaining $380 million in settlement funds will be used.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe gathers in prayerFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe gathers in prayer (02/07)
'This is a call for help,' said President L. Jace Killsback at the Day of Traditional Prayer at the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Chambers.
David Ganje: Reforms needed in North Dakota's eminent domain lawFiled Under: Opinion
David Ganje: Reforms needed in North Dakota's eminent domain law (02/06)
The use of eminent domain (condemnation) is a modern legal problem.
Native Sun News Today: Helping the homeless survive at Cheyenne RiverFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: Helping the homeless survive at Cheyenne River (02/06)
Each day Adel White-dog smudges and prays for there to be enough resources to help the most economically vulnerable people who will cross her path that day.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Equality still seems to be a problem in AmericaFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Equality still seems to be a problem in America (02/03)
Inherent rights are bestowed upon us by the Creator who placed us on Turtle Island or Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth) and provided us with instructions on how to live.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump ain't seen nothin' yetFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump ain't seen nothin' yet (02/03)
Donald Trump has no idea of the spiritual and moral courage that is embodied in the hearts and souls of the Indian people.
Native Sun News Today: South Dakota seeks transfer of treaty landsFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: South Dakota seeks transfer of treaty lands (02/03)
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to carve out pieces of the Black Hills National Forest and serve them up as state-owned recreation areas threatens Native American children’s access to a long-established camp
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Why is America so afraid of Native people?Filed Under: Opinion
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Why is America so afraid of Native people? (02/02)
What do they have to fear from Native Americans? Why are so many Americans so afraid to admit that sometimes we, as First Nations people, are right?
Native Sun News Today: Republicans eye state control of reservations in North DakotaFiled Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Republicans eye state control of reservations in North Dakota (02/02)
Two Republican lawmakers in North Dakota introduced a bill proposing state control of federal Indian reservations
James Giago Davies: Stupidity remains as popular as ever in AmericaFiled Under: Opinion
James Giago Davies: Stupidity remains as popular as ever in America (02/01)
How did stupid get so stubbornly popular in this country?
Native Sun News Today: Tribes push back on Trump's pipeline ordersFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Tribes push back on Trump's pipeline orders (02/01)
Tribal government, grassroots indigenous leaders and allies renewed vows to triumph in preventing construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines through unceded 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory.
Victor Swallow: Two Lakota boys recall the Battle of Greasy GrassFiled Under: Opinion
Victor Swallow: Two Lakota boys recall the Battle of Greasy Grass (01/31)
I have two short stories about two Lakota men named Jim Comes Again and Joe High Eagle.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can no longer fail our ancestorsFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can no longer fail our ancestors (01/30)
We have a moral duty to reestablish our presence in the future for the sake of our children and grandchildren.
Native Sun News Today: Art students unveil 'Water Is Life' muralFiled Under: Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Art students unveil 'Water Is Life' mural (01/30)
When art students embarked upon the task of creating a mural depicting 'Water is Life,' they learned the value of water.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Preparing for a new red future in South DakotaFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Preparing for a new red future in South Dakota (01/27)
In 50 years, Indians will be closing in on being the majority in South Dakota.
Native Sun News Today: Energy industry fights rule that boosts tribal energy royaltiesFiled Under: Business | Environment | Law | National | Trust
Native Sun News Today: Energy industry fights rule that boosts tribal energy royalties (01/27)
Updated rules on methane capture at oil and gas wells will cut tribes’ air pollution while boosting their royalties by as much as $1.9 million a year.
James Giago Davies: Why the American health care system stinksFiled Under: Health | Opinion
James Giago Davies: Why the American health care system stinks (01/26)
I’m still kicking despite the fact that the Indian Health Service almost killed me once, not out of an honest mistake, but because the emergency room doctor was dismissive, insulting, indifferent, and sent me home with Salmonella poisoning.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne life span falling shortFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne life span falling short (01/26)
The average American life expectancy is 78 while Northern Cheyenne’s is potentially 55.
Native Sun News Today: Indian Child Welfare Act fight continues as South Dakota appeals lawsuitFiled Under: Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Indian Child Welfare Act fight continues as South Dakota appeals lawsuit (01/25)
For those who’ve lost children to a system that steals their identity, culture and connection to their families, and then subjects them to a system where many may languish unconnected for decades, the Indian Child Welfare Act appeared to be a Godsend.
Clara Caufield: Cheyenne mother keeps us together in tough timesFiled Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: Cheyenne mother keeps us together in tough times (01/24)
Mom, like so many matriarchs is still here to hold us together, helping her children make sense of things.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Unresolved trauma affects Lakota way of lifeFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Unresolved trauma affects Lakota way of life (01/23)
As a life-long resident on the Pine Ridge, I am continually hearing livid remarks regarding the less-than-quality life here.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's a new era for Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's a new era for Indian Country (01/20)
It looks like we the Indian people may be in for some major adjustments to our way of life under the new president Donald Trump.
Native Sun News Today: A new leader for Great Plains tribal organizationFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: A new leader for Great Plains tribal organization (01/20)
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier is leading the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association.
Native Sun News Today: #DefundDAPL billboard goes up in Times SquareFiled Under: Business | Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: #DefundDAPL billboard goes up in Times Square (01/19)
The divestment campaign is an outgrowth of indigenous prayer gatherings and grassroots direct actions against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe recruits foster parentsFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe recruits foster parents (01/18)
On the Northern Cheyenne Reservation there is a desperate need to recruit foster parents to handle a large case load of children determined to be in need of care.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: News for ranchers in the new yearFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: News for ranchers in the new year (01/17)
There are few left alive that can remember when most reservation residents of Pine Ridge and the other South Dakota reservations lived on their own allotments
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge teams fight it out at the buzzerFiled Under: National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge teams fight it out at the buzzer (01/17)
The Pine Ridge basketball team almost steals the game from Red Cloud Indian School with a buzzer beater.
James Giago Davies: The real power to defeat the Wasicu pipelineFiled Under: Opinion
James Giago Davies: The real power to defeat the Wasicu pipeline (01/16)
There is a pipe, it is not a black snake, and no magical, mystical, spiritual insight predicted it would be here.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne banker beats the oddsFiled Under: Business | National
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne banker beats the odds (01/16)
Having a 'Big Mac' attack was not an option when Brett Evertz was a youngster living on a remote ranch on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in southeastern Montana.
Clara Caufield: Commemorating the Northern Cheyenne outbreak from Fort RobinsonFiled Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: Commemorating the Northern Cheyenne outbreak from Fort Robinson (01/13)
Although we observe the major American holidays, Native Americans, including the Northern Cheyenne also mark many other significant days of commemoration throughout the year.
Native Sun News Today: Uranium expansion near sacred site in Wyoming put on holdFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Uranium expansion near sacred site in Wyoming put on hold (01/13)
Peninsula Energy Ltd. has decided to shelve Ross uranium mine and mill expansion plans slated near the tribally significant Mato Tipila.
Ivan Star Comes Out: We must speak Lakota to keep it from dyingFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: We must speak Lakota to keep it from dying (01/12)
As Lakota educators, we must realize that despite the great promise shown by dictionaries and other works, our language is still dying.
Native Sun News Today: Legal fight continues over Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Legal fight continues over Dakota Access Pipeline (01/12)
While the permit is suspended, $1.4 billion of loans are on hold, and pipeline opponents are rallying for individuals to withdraw their money from accounts and a petition for bankers to cut their line of credit to the project.
Native Sun News Today: Leonard Peltier prosecutor supports clemency bidFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Leonard Peltier prosecutor supports clemency bid (01/11)
In an extraordinary action, former federal prosecutor James Reynolds sent an open letter to President Barack Obama requesting clemency for convicted activist Leonard Peltier
David Ganje: South Dakota needs to reform eminent domain lawFiled Under: Opinion
David Ganje: South Dakota needs to reform eminent domain law (01/10)
The use of eminent domain (condemnation) is a modern legal problem.
Native Sun News Today: Nation building through food sovereigntyFiled Under: Environment | Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Nation building through food sovereignty (01/10)
Localizing food facilities and methods inspections, establishing codes to protect seed banks and traditional planting and harvesting methods are some ways to exercise tribal sovereignty.

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