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Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Indians still don't matter in South DakotaFiled Under: Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Indians still don't matter in South Dakota (03/29)
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 safeFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: City aims to keep Native homeless population safe (03/29)
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 RidgeFiled Under: Opinion
Victor Swallow: When the Air Force bomber crashed at Pine Ridge (03/28)
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 DakotaFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Trump prosecutor purge fails to affect South Dakota (03/28)
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 countryFiled Under: Opinion
James Giago Davies: Troubled times are coming to Lakota country (03/27)
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 fundsFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe questions loss of federal funds (03/27)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs general assistance fund is due to run out of money on March 30.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Just another day of trying to keep up with the TrumpsFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Just another day of trying to keep up with the Trumps (03/24)
Doesn’t it seem that we are all living in a reality show called 'Keeping up with the Trumps.'
Native Sun News Today: Navajo elders continue long fight on disputed landFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Navajo elders continue long fight on disputed land (03/24)
The Dineh resistance began in 1977, with intense direct actions organized by only a couple of local Dineh coordinators and interpreters.
Ivan Star Comes Out: America loses its self-respect and humanityFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: America loses its self-respect and humanity (03/23)
I actually believed life had a bright future for me, even with my highly observable indigenous traits.
Native Sun News Today: Young fighters maintain Lakota traditionFiled Under: National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Young fighters maintain Lakota tradition (03/23)
It must have been over a century ago that the first Lakota put on boxing gloves.
Native Sun News Today: Community development project continues on Pine Ridge ReservationFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: Community development project continues on Pine Ridge Reservation (03/22)
Gathered on the first floor of what will soon be a finished home, local community members looked around and imagined what the home will look like when surrounded by parks, stores and other buildings on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales up for review againFiled Under: Business | National
Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales up for review again (03/21)
Nebraska’s state liquor commission will decide the fate of the tiny but notorious town of Whiteclay, whose livelihood depends on selling beer to vulnerable Lakota.
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium miningFiled Under: Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mining (03/20)
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to to issue underground water permits for the uranium mining and milling project opposed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native people have the most to fear from Donald Trump's reignFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native people have the most to fear from Donald Trump's reign (03/17)
Native Americans probably have much more to fear than any other American from this man who considered Indians his enemy when their casinos put him out of business.
Native Sun News Today: 'We're still here and we're not going away!'Filed Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: 'We're still here and we're not going away!' (03/17)
Beginning on March 7, tipi poles were in the ground kicking off four days of lobbying, ceremonies, cultural events, and discussions culminating in a march from the Army Corps of Engineers headquarters to the White House.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Privatization is just a prelude to terminationFiled Under: Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Privatization is just a prelude to termination (03/16)
These days of uncertainty we ask about the historical perspective of trying to make sense of how to live good lives as Indian people even as others burn away our hopes and dreams.
Native Sun News Today: Ex-Indian Health Service doctor charged for abuse of minorFiled Under: Health | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Ex-Indian Health Service doctor charged for abuse of minor (03/16)
A former Indian Health Service pediatrician stationed at the Pine Ridge Service Unit was charged with sexual abuse crimes against a minor.
Native Sun News Today: Tribes promise fight against Keystone XLFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Tribes promise fight against Keystone XL (03/15)
'The Dakota Access Pipeline resistance was just the preseason,' South Dakota Sen. Kevin Killer (D) said.
Native Sun News Today: Lakota boxers score impressive victoriesFiled Under: National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Lakota boxers score impressive victories (03/15)
The South Dakota State Golden Gloves held a 13-bout boxing event in front of an enthusiastic crowd.
Native Sun News Today: Lawmakers in South Dakota honor legacy of Sitting BullFiled Under: National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Lawmakers in South Dakota honor legacy of Sitting Bull (03/14)
Several new laws and resolutions favoring members of the South Dakota’s nine federally-recognized tribes are waiting for Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s approval.
Native Sun News Today: Supply store for Lakota artists opens on Cheyenne River Sioux ReservationFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Business | National
Native Sun News Today: Supply store for Lakota artists opens on Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation (03/14)
Lakota artists, an integral part of the economic mix on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, can now purchase their supplies closer to home.
Native Sun News Today: Tribes resume fight against Keystone XL permit in South DakotaFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribes resume fight against Keystone XL permit in South Dakota (03/13)
Controversial pipeline would transport foreign oil, made with foreign steel, to foreign countries.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Poetry is medicine for the soulFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Poetry is medicine for the soul (03/10)
Poetry is a beautiful thing and let us hope and pray that we never lose sight of it in these days of modern technology.
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe prepares to launch radio stationFiled Under: National | Technology
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe prepares to launch radio station (03/10)
Beginning July 1st, Cheyenne River citizens will begin enjoying their very own radio station at 93.5 FM on the dial.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Water protectors experienced raw traumaFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Water protectors experienced raw trauma (03/09)
I was touched by a young attorney’s discussion on how some of his colleagues felt a 'raw' sense of defeat in the wake of the recent forced evacuation of their camp at Standing Rock.
Native Sun News Today: Water protectors take Dakota Access fight to D.C.Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Water protectors take Dakota Access fight to D.C. (03/09)
With throngs headed to Washington, D.C., journalists received an answer to their plea to drop court claims against colleagues who were arrested for covering the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Victor Swallow: Brothers always treated Lakota people with respectFiled Under: Opinion
Victor Swallow: Brothers always treated Lakota people with respect (03/07)
The Wilson boys knew how to get along with Lakota people from Red Shirt to Oglala.
James Giago Davies: Some simple rules for winning at rez ballFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
James Giago Davies: Some simple rules for winning at rez ball (03/06)
When the 35-second shot clock and the three-point shot were introduced to South Dakota high school basketball, rez ball should have taken off like a rocket.
Native Sun News Today: Indian teams land in playoffs for girls title in South DakotaFiled Under: National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Indian teams land in playoffs for girls title in South Dakota (03/03)
For the second straight year, Class B Girls has been unforgiving to Native teams.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Guiding our future based on our traditionsFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Guiding our future based on our traditions (03/03)
Understanding Oceti Sakowin thought, philosophy, language, and culture, certainly provide a basis for positivity.
Native Sun News Editorial: Sioux Nation ignores its own claims to treaty territoryFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Editorial: Sioux Nation ignores its own claims to treaty territory (03/03)
The oral history of the Oglala Lakota recalls that the great Lakota warrior Crazy Horse was born along the banks of the Minneluzahan or Rapid Creek, the very same creek that still runs through the center of Rapid City.
James Giago Davies: The beginning of the end for tribal sovereigntyFiled Under: Opinion
James Giago Davies: The beginning of the end for tribal sovereignty (03/02)
North Dakota wants jurisdiction on Standing Rock. This would mean the beginning of the end for tribal sovereignty.
Native Sun News Today: City debates options for mental health servicesFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News Today: City debates options for mental health services (03/02)
South Dakota’s criminalizing of mentally ill patients has become a topic of discussion in Rapid City, South Dakota.
Native Sun News Today: Evictions end historic #NoDAPL campsiteFiled Under:
Native Sun News Today: Evictions end historic #NoDAPL campsite (03/01)
Masked and armed riot police arrested the last of the water protectors holding out against the Dakota Access Pipeline on tribal treaty territory.
David Ganje: Wetlands management remains a mess in the United StatesFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
David Ganje: Wetlands management remains a mess in the United States (02/28)
Wetlands play a role in the ecosystem and provide benefits for both people and wildlife.
Victor Swallow: The ladies dumped the flour and made dresses out of the sacksFiled Under: Opinion
Victor Swallow: The ladies dumped the flour and made dresses out of the sacks (02/27)
Stories I write are stories told to me by my mother and father as to them from relatives who lived from the 1840’s to the 1940’s.
Tim Giago: The lack of a free press is nothing new in Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: The lack of a free press is nothing new in Indian Country (02/27)
The Trump Administration has decided that the press 'is the enemy of the people.'
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.

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