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Native Sun News Today: Native Americans over-represented in county jail population
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Native Americans over-represented in county jail population (October 17, 2017)
Native Americans only make up about 10 percent of Pennington County’s population but 51 percent of the jail population in the South Dakota county.

Native Sun News Today: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate debuts new grocery store
Business | National
Native Sun News Today: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate debuts new grocery store (October 16, 2017)
If you’re heading out the door to stock up on groceries in Indian Country, there’s a good chance that you’ll be making a long drive off the Rez and spending money that should stay in your own community.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Sports teams continue to denigrate Indian people
Opinion | Sports
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Sports teams continue to denigrate Indian people (October 13, 2017)
We are human beings and not mascots for America’s fun and games.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders absent at border town liquor summit
National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders absent at border town liquor summit (October 13, 2017)
The Whiteclay Summit consisted mostly of white people -- nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurs, healthcare officials, Christian outreach groups -- but very few Native Americans.

James Giago Davies: A best friend sticks with us even at the very end of life
Opinion
James Giago Davies: A best friend sticks with us even at the very end of life (October 12, 2017)
Whether cigarette, or whiskey jar, or Harley, or fishing pole, a friend proves they are our friend by staying right beside us to the bitter end.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe refutes rumors of Black Hills 'sale'
National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe refutes rumors of Black Hills 'sale' (October 12, 2017)
Facebook was rife with rumors that the Oglala Sioux Tribe passed a resolution to sell the Black Hills, which flabbergasted tribal leaders because that was the first they had heard about their supposed action.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Our teachers shouldn't be doing the jobs of the parents
Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Our teachers shouldn't be doing the jobs of the parents (October 11, 2017)
It is of utmost importance to stop burdening our educators with our parental duties and responsibilities.

Native Sun News Today: Rapid City turns out for Native American Day parade
National
Native Sun News Today: Rapid City turns out for Native American Day parade (October 11, 2017)
Few people recognize that a remarkable thing happened when South Dakota proclaimed 1990 as the 'Year of Reconciliation" between the first Americans and more recent arrivals.

Teton Times: Standing Rock citizens secure injunction in constitutional dispute
Law | National | Politics
Teton Times: Standing Rock citizens secure injunction in constitutional dispute (October 9, 2017)
Citing tribal traditions and customs, a judge granted an injunction to stop a proposed constitution revision because Standing Rock Sioux leaders failed to inform the people.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: To stand or to kneel for the National Anthem
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: To stand or to kneel for the National Anthem (October 6, 2017)
We should ask ourselves why it is necessary to play or sing the National Anthem at any sporting event.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux chairman seeks NCAI presidency
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux chairman seeks NCAI presidency (October 6, 2017)
Tribal leaders in the Great Plains are endorsing Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier as president of the National Congress of American Indians.

James Giago Davies: Sometimes it pays off to be mediocre instead of perfect
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Sometimes it pays off to be mediocre instead of perfect (October 5, 2017)
You can be an unkempt alcoholic with a stinky cigar, and become a war hero and a mediocre president.

Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service pulls funds without telling tribe
Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service pulls funds without telling tribe (October 5, 2017)
This past spring, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe learned that $4.1 million was pulled from an Indian Health Service center on the reservation.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Indians denied right to vote despite sacrifices for America
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indians denied right to vote despite sacrifices for America (October 4, 2017)
Despite granting Native people the right to vote, the White supremacy mentality remains steadfast among most federal and state decision makers.

Native Sun News Today: Liquor stores in reservation border town remain closed
Business | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Liquor stores in reservation border town remain closed (October 4, 2017)
The beer stores in Whiteclay will remain closed – likely for good after the Nebraska Supreme Court issued a decision in the closely-watched case.

Native Sun News Today: Nothing beats taking the kids for a day at the zoo
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Nothing beats taking the kids for a day at the zoo (September 29, 2017)
If you live in western South Dakota, and you want to go to a zoo, you have a long drive ahead of you.

James Giago Davies: We need to come together as a sovereign tribal nation
Opinion
James Giago Davies: We need to come together as a sovereign tribal nation (September 29, 2017)
The Oceti Sakowin will one day come together, and stand unified as a sovereign nation, eager to take their place in a modern world based upon the traditions of their ancestors, not a pity party of self-destruction addicted to the hero-worship of the long lost.

Native Sun News Today: Native imagery inspires artwork in downtown Rapid City
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Native imagery inspires artwork in downtown Rapid City (September 28, 2017)
Rapid City in South Dakota is becoming a haven for Great Plains art, including imagery reflective of and sacred to local tribes.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Will Republicans stand up for Indian Country?
Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Will Republicans stand up for Indian Country? (September 28, 2017)
Will South Dakota's Republicans walk all over the rights and properties of Native Americans or will they stand up against this incursion?

Native Sun News Today: Indian educators focus on successes and challenges at conference
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Indian educators focus on successes and challenges at conference (September 27, 2017)
The South Dakota Indian Education Summit took place September 24-26, with part of the agenda focusing on youth.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We must stop the federal 'Kill the Indian' education system
Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: We must stop the federal 'Kill the Indian' education system (September 27, 2017)
Tatanka Iyutaka (Sitting Bull) once said that if one searches carefully for something that is lost, one will find it.

Native Sun News Today: Proclamation calls for action on Black Hills land claim
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Proclamation calls for action on Black Hills land claim (September 19, 2017)
The signing of an elders’ proclamation for indigenous rights culminated the fourth annual Unity Concert to support the Black Hills Initiative in South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Defending freedom of the press in Indian Country
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Defending freedom of the press in Indian Country (September 18, 2017)
Native Sun News Today is an independent newspaper and beholden to none.

Native Sun News Today: Black Hills Unity Concert honors #NoDAPL participants
Arts & Entertainment | Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Black Hills Unity Concert honors #NoDAPL participants (September 18, 2017)
The Black Hills Unity Concert honored several invited guests for their various contributions to tribal nations, community leadership and environmental activism.

James Giago Davies: Be kind to every Lakota you meet and don't turn on each other
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Be kind to every Lakota you meet and don't turn on each other (September 15, 2017)
The Lakota world that was, the world the traditional Lakota lived in, no longer exists.

Native Sun News Today: Police officers cleared in shooting of Oglala Sioux citizen
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Police officers cleared in shooting of Oglala Sioux citizen (September 15, 2017)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe is calling for an independent investigation into the shooting death of Rex Vance Wilson by police officers in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Yet another incident of racism at a restaurant in Rapid City
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Yet another incident of racism at a restaurant in Rapid City (September 14, 2017)
Based on our past encounters with racist activity and knowing we will face the potency of the Rapid City government, we now quietly take our money elsewhere.

Native Sun News Today: Family seeks justice for murder on Pine Ridge Reservation

Native Sun News Today: Family seeks justice for murder on Pine Ridge Reservation (September 14, 2017)
The family of Vincent 'Vinny' Brewer, Jr. are still coping with the loss of their loved one to violence on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Teton Times publisher nominated for Spirit of Dakota Award
National
Native Sun News Today: Teton Times publisher nominated for Spirit of Dakota Award (September 13, 2017)
Avis Little Eagle, the publisher of the Teton Times based in McLaughlin, has been nominated for the Spirit of Dakota Award.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native women blazed the trail with writings on women's rights
Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native women blazed the trail with writings on women's rights (September 12, 2017)
We have been celebrating our progress toward equality in the modern world, and even Native women are thankful for the work that people continue to do for women in America.

Native Sun News Today: New book shares the secret stories of Sioux Code Talkers
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: New book shares the secret stories of Sioux Code Talkers (September 12, 2017)
Andrea Page (Standing Rock Sioux) began researching her Sioux Code Talkers book more than 20 years ago.

James Giago Davies: A tribute to the late Oglala veteran and author Ed McGaa
Opinion
James Giago Davies: A tribute to the late Oglala veteran and author Ed McGaa (September 11, 2017)
Last month, my friend Ed McGaa set out on his final journey, a journey touched upon many times in the books he wrote about Lakota spirituality.

Native Sun News Today: Dogs go from partners to pests in tribal communities
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Dogs go from partners to pests in tribal communities (September 11, 2017)
How did the dog, long known as a partner in many tribal societies, become the pest?

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Rumors of corruption are flying at Pine Ridge
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Rumors of corruption are flying at Pine Ridge (September 8, 2017)
There are always rumors floating around the Pine Ridge Reservation and with social media in full swing, they can be spread all over whether they contain one iota of truth or not.

Tim Giago: I started my first business in fourth grade with a goat named Susie
Opinion
Tim Giago: I started my first business in fourth grade with a goat named Susie (September 8, 2017)
Old Joe Arguello had a predilection for goat’s milk. I didn’t know this until I traded two rabbits for a female goat I named Susie.

Native Sun News Today: The fight for Whiteclay moves into the court system
Business | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: The fight for Whiteclay moves into the court system (September 8, 2017)
The fight for Whiteclay has moved to the state capital as the fate of the four beer stores lies in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Native Sun News Today: Dakota Access goes after tribal allies with new lawsuit
Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Dakota Access goes after tribal allies with new lawsuit (September 6, 2017)
The Fortune 500 company responsible for the Dakota Access Pipeline is seeking $1 billion in damages in a new lawsuit that names allies of the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) as defendants.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's never too early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational
Opinion | Sports
Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's never too early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational (September 6, 2017)
We know it is still a little early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational, a tournament that even made the pages of Sports Illustrated Magazine.

James Giago Davies: Cultural symbols reinforce our ugly mentalities in America
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Cultural symbols reinforce our ugly mentalities in America (September 6, 2017)
What exactly is the South gonna do again, Charlie? Enslave Black people? Impose a hundred years of racist Jim Crow?

Native Sun News Today: Does 'Death with Dignity' go against Lakota tradition?
Health | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Does 'Death with Dignity' go against Lakota tradition? (September 5, 2017)
Physician-assisted death may be on the ballot in 2018 if Death with Dignity South Dakota can get enough signatures on a petition.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin lacking in knowledge of our own treaties
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin lacking in knowledge of our own treaties (September 5, 2017)
A sad and undeserved reality for the descendants of the original Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) is that basic knowledge of our treaties with the United States is unknown.

Native Sun News Today: Navajo Nation citizens unite to stop controversial 'Sundance'
National
Native Sun News Today: Navajo Nation citizens unite to stop controversial 'Sundance' (August 30, 2017)
The Navajo community of Dilkon has recently gained national attention as its residents united to stop a Sundance that was to take place this month.

Dean Chavers: Remembering the Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island in 1969
Opinion
Dean Chavers: Remembering the Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island in 1969 (August 30, 2017)
This is a little story about the very first week that we occupied the Island of Alcatraz.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump unleashes racism in America
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump unleashes racism in America (August 29, 2017)
Racism has never left America. It has always been there lurking in the shadows.

Native Sun News Today: Artist captures life in Rosebud Reservation border town
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Artist captures life in Rosebud Reservation border town (August 25, 2017)
Growing up on the periphery of the Rosebud Reservation, artist Jane Seaton enjoyed a childhood unlike many others.

James Giago Davies: Indian Reorganization Act stripped tribes of sovereignty
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Indian Reorganization Act stripped tribes of sovereignty (August 25, 2017)
Dark, disturbing truths can hide within the seemingly beneficial intent of the Indian Reorganization Act.

Native Sun News Today: Park in Nebraska pays tribute to legacy of Crazy Horse
National
Native Sun News Today: Park in Nebraska pays tribute to legacy of Crazy Horse (August 24, 2017)
The Fort Robinson State Park in Nebraska is installing a new Crazy Horse Memorial Monument.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can spend our money elsewhere in the face of racism
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can spend our money elsewhere in the face of racism (August 24, 2017)
When local and national media outlets are incessantly spewing news items promoting the 'master race' fallacy, how does one deal with the resulting ethnic intolerance and hatred?

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.

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