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Native Sun News Today Editorial: A call for Lakota warriors at bison roundup in South Dakota
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: A call for Lakota warriors at bison roundup in South Dakota (January 22, 2018)
Are there any Lakota warriors out there who can still ride horses?

Ivan Star Comes Out: Making the tribal constitution work for our people
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Making the tribal constitution work for our people (January 19, 2018)
Educating our youth can only provide them with their much needed sense of identity and thus the wherewithal to return to the old Oceti Sakowin system of government.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe contests uranium mining plan
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe contests uranium mining plan (January 19, 2018)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is giving the public until January 29 to comment on a decision to expand a uranium mine near the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Native Sun News Today: Family still searching for Cheyenne River Sioux man
Canada | National
Native Sun News Today: Family still searching for Cheyenne River Sioux man (January 18, 2018)
The lives of murdered and missing First Nations and Native Americans often become lost in the larger narrative of data collection and statistics, rarely do the stories of the individuals get told.

Victor Swallow: All the Lakota women that I knew loved their children
Opinion
Victor Swallow: All the Lakota women that I knew loved their children (January 18, 2018)
I am older now, tired and worn out and many times I think back to simpler times when Lakota had family values, cared for their young and took care of their elders.

Native Sun News Today: 'Water Protectors' film heralds unsung Lakota heroes
Arts & Entertainment | Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: 'Water Protectors' film heralds unsung Lakota heroes (January 15, 2018)
'The Water Protectors of Wakpa Waste' tells the stories of water protectors who led the historic fight against Big Oil and corporate greed.

Native Sun News Today: Sudden death of Indian inmate saves lives of others
National
Native Sun News Today: Sudden death of Indian inmate saves lives of others (January 12, 2018)
On Christmas Eve, an inmate in the South Dakota Department of Corrections was declared brain dead after suffering from a brain aneurysm.

James Giago Davies: Imagine what a genius could do for our reservations
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Imagine what a genius could do for our reservations (January 11, 2018)
Why don’t smart people run Washington, Pierre, the reservation? Why don’t they apply all that genius into acquiring power and prestige?

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe asks citizens about constitution
National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe asks citizens about constitution (January 11, 2018)
Were you to ask every enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe whether constitutional reform and revision is important, the response would be an overwhelming yes.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We are still here with our language and culture intact
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: We are still here with our language and culture intact (January 10, 2018)
From my perspective modern American society knows little to nothing of the indigenous world.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe raises funds for water
Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe raises funds for water (January 10, 2018)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe launched a crowdfunding website to raise money for legal costs and to raise awareness about the tribe’s history, dispossession of treaty land and natural resources.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota Nation Invitational ends with overtime thriller
National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Lakota Nation Invitational ends with overtime thriller (January 8, 2018)
'We thought we could jump on them and get them spooked,' Crow Creek Head Coach Billy Jo Sazue said

Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders tackle meth abuse in their communities
Health | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders tackle meth abuse in their communities (December 22, 2017)
A group of tribal leaders and addiction recovery providers came together in South Dakota to discuss their work in the battle against methamphetamine in their communities.

James Giago Davies: Hollywood's not so great record with Indian athletes
Sports
James Giago Davies: Hollywood's not so great record with Indian athletes (December 21, 2017)
White folks feel an abiding obligation to turn heroes of color into, well, white folks.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe banishes meth dealer
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe banishes meth dealer (December 21, 2017)
Methamphetamine use has been an epidemic on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota for the past decade.

Native Sun News Today: FCC's vote on net neutrality impacts Indian Country
National | Politics | Technology
Native Sun News Today: FCC's vote on net neutrality impacts Indian Country (December 19, 2017)
Net neutrality is the concept that Internet service providers (ISPs) must treat all data on the internet the same.

Native Sun News Today: Sainthood sought for Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk
National
Native Sun News Today: Sainthood sought for Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk (December 18, 2017)
U.S. Catholic bishops voted unanimously to pursue sainthood for Oglala Lakota healer and visionary Nicholas Black Elk.

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous 'pray-in' takes aim at drilling in Alaska refuge
Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Indigenous 'pray-in' takes aim at drilling in Alaska refuge (December 15, 2017)
Leaders of the Gwich’in Nation and the Inupiaq Tribe led a 'pray-in' at the U.S. Capitol on December 6, urging lawmakers to drop Arctic oil drilling from the federal tax bill.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Why won't Donald Trump release his tax returns?
Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Why won't Donald Trump release his tax returns? (December 14, 2017)
Native Americans and other minority races will rise up in great numbers in 2018 if they want to stop this madness that has taken over this country.

Native Sun News Today: Dakota prayer ride and walk puts focus on Keystone spill
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Dakota prayer ride and walk puts focus on Keystone spill (December 14, 2017)
Prayer ride and walk spotlights pipeline oil leak By Talli Nauman Native Sun News Today Health & Environment Editor AGENCY VILLAGE – Participants in the Dakota Prayer Ride & Water...

David Ganje: South Dakota must do more to protect ground water and surface water
Environment | Law | Opinion
David Ganje: South Dakota must do more to protect ground water and surface water (December 12, 2017)
Both groundwater and surface waters of South Dakota are held in trust by the government for the benefit of the citizens of the state.

Native Sun News Today: Family raises awareness after Lakota man dies in Rapid City
National
Native Sun News Today: Family raises awareness after Lakota man dies in Rapid City (December 12, 2017)
The family of a man killed in a pedestrian accident in November gathered to pray and bring awareness to pedestrian safety in North Rapid City.

Native Sun News Today Review: Book looks into heritage of activist Russell Means
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Native Sun News Today Review: Book looks into heritage of activist Russell Means (December 11, 2017)
Russell Means was mostly Wasicu, and he has not one drop of Oglala blood, a new book asserts.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes promise 'war' over gold mining in sacred Black Hills
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribes promise 'war' over gold mining in sacred Black Hills (December 11, 2017)
Great Plains tribal leaders, at a meeting with U.S. Forest Service personnel on November 21, fired a barrage of constitutional arguments against proposed federal permitting of new gold exploration in the Black Hills.

James Giago Davies: You can't break from the past until you admit you're stuck
Opinion
James Giago Davies: You can't break from the past until you admit you're stuck (December 8, 2017)
People can get trapped in the past, shackled there by events too harrowing to let go.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe joins heated debate over drug patents
Business | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe joins heated debate over drug patents (December 8, 2017)
Far across in the country, in upper New York State, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (Akwasasne) needed help, specifically to protect tribal sovereign immunity from being limited by an unfavorable court ruling.

Native Sun News Today: A new Lakota basketball journey begins at Cheyenne River
Education | National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: A new Lakota basketball journey begins at Cheyenne River (December 6, 2017)
Seventeen years ago the big boarding school at Eagle Butte was broken up, and two localized schools were opened on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, Takini and Tiospaye Topa.

James Giago Davies: First treaty signed with an Indian nation was quickly broken
National
James Giago Davies: First treaty signed with an Indian nation was quickly broken (December 5, 2017)
Pittsburgh was once called Fort Pitt, and at that fort, on September 17, 1778, the Delaware Nation signed their first treaty with the Confederacy of States.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes vow to continue fight against Keystone XL Pipeline
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribes vow to continue fight against Keystone XL Pipeline (December 5, 2017)
The Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion renewed opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline after regulators in Nebraska approved a route for the controversial project.

James Giago Davies: We must rebuild our strength by returning power to women
Opinion
James Giago Davies: We must rebuild our strength by returning power to women (December 4, 2017)
If the matriarchy was still in place, women would run everything local—the city council, county commission, school board, hospital board, even the local court system.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota father and son make history with art exhibition
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Lakota father and son make history with art exhibition (December 4, 2017)
The Dahl Arts Center near downtown Rapid City, South Dakota, is featuring the first ever Lakota father/son art exhibit.

Native Sun News Today: Indian Country hit hardest by  FCC's 'Lifeline' changes
National | Politics | Technology
Native Sun News Today: Indian Country hit hardest by FCC's 'Lifeline' changes (December 1, 2017)
In the midst of Native American Heritage month, the Federal Communications Commission approved changes to the Lifeline program that will hit people who live on Indian reservations the hardest.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Oglala Sioux Tribe remains divided on future of our nation
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Oglala Sioux Tribe remains divided on future of our nation (December 1, 2017)
We have been divided for nearly a hundred years all in the federal government’s favor.

David Ganje: Army Corps can't be trusted to manage water in the Missouri River
Opinion
David Ganje: Army Corps can't be trusted to manage water in the Missouri River (November 30, 2017)
Tribes and several states are opposing plans by the Army Corps to deal with 'surplus water' in the Missouri River.

Victor Swallow: Remembering the 1949 blizzard on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Opinion
Victor Swallow: Remembering the 1949 blizzard on the Pine Ridge Reservation (November 30, 2017)
The holiday season makes me think of old times when food wasn’t always plentiful, like during the 1949 blizzard on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe decries 'consultation' on Black Hills mining plan
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe decries 'consultation' on Black Hills mining plan (November 30, 2017)
Leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are objecting to plans to mine for gold near a Lakota spiritual site in South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must bring back its many disenfranchised citizens
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must bring back its many disenfranchised citizens (November 29, 2017)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has never relinquished ownership of the Black Hills. So why are tribal citizens who live there disenfranchised?

Native Sun News Today: Center offers 'HOPE' for Native community in Rapid City
National
Native Sun News Today: Center offers 'HOPE' for Native community in Rapid City (November 29, 2017)
Native Americans are overrepresented in the homeless population and make up 70% to 80% of the people who utilize the HOPE Center in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota man uses music to heal from life traumas
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota man uses music to heal from life traumas (November 28, 2017)
As a child in the foster care system, Alberto 'Bert' Malcom, was bounced from family to family across South Dakota before being adopted to a family in Nebraska.

James Giago Davies: They don't know it but the Democratic Party is already dead
Opinion
James Giago Davies: They don't know it but the Democratic Party is already dead (November 28, 2017)
The Democratic Party is dead, it just doesn’t know it yet, like a buff athlete walking around with the beginnings of steroid induced brain cancer, thinking he has his whole life ahead of him.

Ivan Star Comes Out: The Lakota language is becoming obliterated by colonialism
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: The Lakota language is becoming obliterated by colonialism (November 27, 2017)
Our ceremonies, customs, language, history, and land have been legislatively targeted for obliteration by the United States government.

Native Sun News Today: First Nations Sculpture Garden dedicated in South Dakota
National
Native Sun News Today: First Nations Sculpture Garden dedicated in South Dakota (November 27, 2017)
Busts of four prominent tribal citizens were unveiled at the First Nations Sculpture Garden in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal culture and poetry inspires new collaboration
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal culture and poetry inspires new collaboration (November 22, 2017)
In Rivers, Wings & Sky, showcased at the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books, poet Norma C. Wilson and artist Nancy Losacker reveal a shared passion for protecting the natural heritage of the Northern Great Plains.

David Ganje: Water a major issue as company eyes uranium mine in Black Hills
Opinion
David Ganje: Water a major issue as company eyes uranium mine in Black Hills (November 21, 2017)
Mining closure is often called 'decommissioning.' I also call it an exit plan.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota Sewing Circle fosters a sense of community
National
Native Sun News Today: Lakota Sewing Circle fosters a sense of community (November 21, 2017)
Lisa Iron Cloud was 33 years old when she started the Lakota Sewing Club in Wounded Knee, but she was just a child when she first felt the impact of that tradition.

Native Sun News Today: Promoting food sovereignty with Tatanka Harvest on Pine Ridge Reservation
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Promoting food sovereignty with Tatanka Harvest on Pine Ridge Reservation (November 20, 2017)
Residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation were invited to watch and learn or participate in the bison butchering, and anyone who helped was able to take something home.

James Giago Davies: We are all writing to be brilliant for that one perfect person
Opinion
James Giago Davies: We are all writing to be brilliant for that one perfect person (November 20, 2017)
You figure out very young most people who read what you write will grasp only a small portion of it, perhaps not even that.

Victor Swallow: Historic store was a vibrant part of the Oglala Sioux community
Opinion
Victor Swallow: Historic store was a vibrant part of the Oglala Sioux community (November 17, 2017)
My generation from about 70 to 90 years old have many stories about events we have witnessed and also stories about people we knew and history of certain places.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota mother fights to keep her daughter's dream alive
National
Native Sun News Today: Lakota mother fights to keep her daughter's dream alive (November 17, 2017)
Seventeen years into her already remarkable life, SuAnne Big Crow made her journey to the spirit world. Her dream of Happytown lives in the hearts of the people she loved.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists renew fight against Keystone XL Pipeline
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists renew fight against Keystone XL Pipeline (November 16, 2017)
The Wiconi Un Tipi Camp is strategically located on the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation to block the path of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We should be asking ourselves 'What's next?' at Whiteclay
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: We should be asking ourselves 'What's next?' at Whiteclay (November 16, 2017)
The Whiteclay name has always been associated with alcohol and is a reminder of the government’s systematic appropriation of original treaty lands.

Native Sun News Today: Military service inspires Lakota veteran to bring change
National
Native Sun News Today: Military service inspires Lakota veteran to bring change (November 15, 2017)
It was October 1973 when Alex White Plume’s cousin visited on a home-town recruiting tour with 'little bitty Private wings' on his uniform, garnering oohs and ahhs from everyone in the room.

Native Sun News Today: Homeless veterans in South Dakota share their stories
National
Native Sun News Today: Homeless veterans in South Dakota share their stories (November 14, 2017)
Even with the United States’ large military budget, we cannot seem to properly care for our veterans.

Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe finally welcomes war hero home
National
Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe finally welcomes war hero home (November 13, 2017)
Army Sgt. Philip James Iyotte was just 21 years old when he was captured by Chinese forces during the Korean War in 1951.

Native Sun News Today: Food sovereignty in action on South Dakota reservations
Environment | Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Food sovereignty in action on South Dakota reservations (November 10, 2017)
Community gardens on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux reservations are bringing food sovereignty to life.

Tim Giago: How 'The Wizard of Oz' remains connected to the genocide of our people
Opinion
Tim Giago: How 'The Wizard of Oz' remains connected to the genocide of our people (November 9, 2017)
When it comes to the Indian people 'genocide' is a word that is merely whispered.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: A special salute to the Native Americans who proudly served
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: A special salute to the Native Americans who proudly served (November 9, 2017)
The list of Lakota, Dakota and Nakota veterans, men and women, who served honorably and then came home to work for their people goes on and on.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman removed from grave by adoptive mother
National
Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman removed from grave by adoptive mother (November 9, 2017)
Tere Charging Thunder lived a hard life. When she was just two years old, she was adopted and disconnected from her Cheyenne River Sioux family.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Breaking out of dependency and poverty in Indian Country
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Breaking out of dependency and poverty in Indian Country (November 8, 2017)
Can one even imagine Congress withdrawing its power over Native America? We know that is not going to happen.

Native Sun News Today: Ponca Tribe struggled to survive in face of broken treaty
National
Native Sun News Today: Ponca Tribe struggled to survive in face of broken treaty (November 8, 2017)
Like many tribes who entered into negotiations with the United States, the Ponca made the fatal mistake of relinquishing their equal status as treaty partners.

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