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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.
Gyasi Ross: Native and African people share long history of resistanceFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Native and African people share long history of resistance (02/16)
Crispus Attucks is about combined Native and black lineages that resisted, suffered and caused a revolution.
Tiffany Midge: The new circus is in town and it's headed by Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Tiffany Midge: The new circus is in town and it's headed by Donald Trump (01/31)
Good things are happening in response to the incoming administration.
Terese Mailhot: Don't be afraid to expose more indigenous fraudsFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Don't be afraid to expose more indigenous frauds (01/27)
Speaking out about dubious claims of Native heritage is a necessary part of healing.
Tiffany Midge: Pretendians disguise themselves in many different waysFiled Under: Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Pretendians disguise themselves in many different ways (01/27)
A satirical look at pretendians in art and academia.
Tim Giago: Rapid City mayor points the finger at Native communityFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Rapid City mayor points the finger at Native community (01/23)
It seems that we have more than one politician blaming his problems on the media.
Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sistersFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sisters (01/19)
'Collectively, we need to defend ourselves from people like you, who degrade our identities, politics, theories and criticisms.'
Terese Mailhot: Author Joseph Boyden seeks pity after Indian identity questionsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Author Joseph Boyden seeks pity after Indian identity questions (01/10)
'When Indians mess up bad in the white world, our awards are taken away, and we’re not given a platform to apologize or elicit pity.'
Doug George-Kanentiio: Author Joseph Boyden exploits mythical Native identityFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Author Joseph Boyden exploits mythical Native identity (01/06)
Canadian author Joseph Boyden is a fraud, an imposter, an imposition and an impediment, one who has exploited a mythical indigenous identity for material gain.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Too many Native Americans are ending up behind barsFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Too many Native Americans are ending up behind bars (12/22)
This year’s Lakota Nation Invitational indicates that there has been a large improvement in race relations in Rapid City, but as most Lakota will tell you, we still have a way to go.
Timothy Egan: Fake cowboys cheered while the real Indians sufferFiled Under: Opinion
Timothy Egan: Fake cowboys cheered while the real Indians suffer (12/02)
'For most of this past week, a winter storm has lashed at the North Dakota prairie camp where the Standing Rock Sioux are making a stand to keep an oil pipeline away from water that is a source of life for them.'
James Giago Davies: Mixed-race Indians forced to choose identityFiled Under: Opinion
James Giago Davies: Mixed-race Indians forced to choose identity (11/30)
I have lived a Lakota life because I was forced to by circumstance.
Ruby Hansen Murray: Real Indians remain invisible to the mediaFiled Under:
Ruby Hansen Murray: Real Indians remain invisible to the media (11/29)
'As much as Americans love old-time Indians, the young men riding bareback are not glowing with cinematic potential, not picturesque enough to capture media coverage.'
Terese Marie Mailhot: Racist white women hurt us on election dayFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Marie Mailhot: Racist white women hurt us on election day (11/18)
'Like, a movement isn’t a movement until white people co-opt it.'
Dakota Access Pipeline faces a small fine for disturbing tribal siteFiled Under: Business | Environment | Law | National
Dakota Access Pipeline faces a small fine for disturbing tribal site (11/14)
A firm that just saw a $1.2 billion influx in cash could easily settle the $15,000 fine proposed by the North Dakota Public Utilities Commission.
Terese Marie Mailhot: What went wrong with the 2016 presidential electionFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Terese Marie Mailhot: What went wrong with the 2016 presidential election (11/10)
'I want to say Hillary Clinton ruined herself.'
Harlan McKosato: Just what are Indians supposed to look like?Filed Under: Opinion
Harlan McKosato: Just what are Indians supposed to look like? (10/25)
'Native people come in all shapes and sizes; and these days all skin tones.'
Cedric Sunray: Cherokee Nation tries to 'Trump' federal Indian Arts and Crafts ActFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion | Politics | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: Cherokee Nation tries to 'Trump' federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act (10/24)
Turning Oklahoma into an isolated island in Indian Country serves no purpose for anyone.
John Leguizamo: Who was 'mistreating indigenous people' first?Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
John Leguizamo: Who was 'mistreating indigenous people' first? (10/21)
'We were mistreating indigenous people here long before the British brought slaves to the colonies.'
Robin Annette LaDue: The ugly truths of Republican Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Robin Annette LaDue: The ugly truths of Republican Donald Trump (10/10)
'In the juxtaposition of sexism, racism, misogyny, and brutality is the history of women in Indian Country and First Nations.'
Alex Jacobs: Big media continues to ignore indigenous interestsFiled Under: Politics
Alex Jacobs: Big media continues to ignore indigenous interests (10/03)
'For every person talking about #NoDAPL and #Standing Rock, nine are arguing over a 'rich' mixed-race second string quarterback, sitting at first, but now taking a knee, during the national anthem at the beginning of NFL games.'
Jenni Giovannetti: #NoDAPL inspires a mixed-blood keyboard warriorFiled Under: Opinion
Jenni Giovannetti: #NoDAPL inspires a mixed-blood keyboard warrior (09/30)
I named my column Iyeska for a reason. Iyeska means mixed blood.
Mike Rounds: Righting the historical wrongs against Native citizensFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mike Rounds: Righting the historical wrongs against Native citizens (09/23)
Imagine a scenario today in which the federal government, with no due process, forcibly removes children of a specific race from their homes and places them into a boarding school more than a thousand miles away from their family and friends.
Zoltán Grossman: Cowboys stay quiet as tribes unite for #NoDAPL fightFiled Under: Opinion
Zoltán Grossman: Cowboys stay quiet as tribes unite for #NoDAPL fight (09/19)
Powerful alliances of Native American nations and rural white neighbors have stopped major resource corporations from carrying out their plans, in a common defense of the same land and water they have historically fought over.
Ryan Winn: Donald Trump owes an apology to the first AmericansFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Ryan Winn: Donald Trump owes an apology to the first Americans (09/12)
Currently America’s Native People are living in a time that’s granted them some prosperity despite a history of oppression.
Jeffrey Whalen: County blames financial failures on tribal citizensFiled Under: Opinion
Jeffrey Whalen: County blames financial failures on tribal citizens (09/02)
The Bennett County Commissioners are blaming the large population of Oglala Sioux Tribal members and their trust land status for funding shortfalls.
Oklahoma tribes still struggling with Freedmen citizenship issuesFiled Under: Law | National
Oklahoma tribes still struggling with Freedmen citizenship issues (08/31)
The Freedmen of the Cherokee Nation remain in limbo while the Freedmen of the Seminole Nation are still being denied certain services.
Jim Kent: Republicans in South Dakota whine about Black Elk PeakFiled Under: Opinion
Jim Kent: Republicans in South Dakota whine about Black Elk Peak (08/24)
In a situation where South Dakota could have taken the lead in building a bridge toward racial harmony, its leaders have chosen to whine.
Harlan McKosato: Let's work to ensure Native lives really matterFiled Under: Opinion
Harlan McKosato: Let's work to ensure Native lives really matter (08/18)
The national media never mentions that more Natives are killed by police, per capita, than any other racial or ethnic group.
Court decision highlights sentencing disparities in Indian CountryFiled Under: Law | National
Court decision highlights sentencing disparities in Indian Country (08/15)
A member of the Meskwaki Tribe who was convicted of murdering his parents will likely stay behind bars for the rest of his life.
Appeals court reverses conviction due to tribal certificate disputeFiled Under: Law | National
Appeals court reverses conviction due to tribal certificate dispute (08/03)
Even though Edgar Alvirez won a reversal, the case took so long to resolve that he completed the terms of his sentence for an assault on an Indian woman.
Ruth Hopkins: White feminists continue to sideline Native womenFiled Under: Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: White feminists continue to sideline Native women (08/03)
One of the first suffragists was a Native woman named Zitkala Sa, who was Dakota, like me. Yet her work is never mentioned in feminist conversation.
Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officerFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officer (08/01)
Loreal Tsingine, a 27-year-old mother, was shot and killed in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation border.
Bryan Newland: Donald Trump's radical view of federal Indian lawFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Bryan Newland: Donald Trump's radical view of federal Indian law (07/29)
Donald Trump’s most notable comments about Indian tribes reveal that he does not draw the distinction between the racial and political identities of Indian people.
Gyasi Ross: It's gonna be awhile before the first Native presidentFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Gyasi Ross: It's gonna be awhile before the first Native president (07/28)
Based upon the evidence (as opposed to optimism or good feelings), America does not seem to fully accept Natives as real-life human beings.
Tim Giago: Questioning the motto of GOP candidate Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Questioning the motto of GOP candidate Donald Trump (07/26)
When Trump proclaims he is going to 'Make America Great Again' he needs to consider the America that was not so great to Indians, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics and all of the other Americans that were different.
Police officer cleared for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation womanFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Police officer cleared for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation woman (07/25)
Loreal Juana Barnell Tsingine was killed on March 27 in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation.
Alex Jacobs: Nation finally admits problem with policing and raceFiled Under: Opinion
Alex Jacobs: Nation finally admits problem with policing and race (07/25)
Funding cutbacks in all areas of social welfare, community protection, education and human services provide the tinder for the fires called poverty and repression.
Mark Charles: The entire nation's problem with Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion
Mark Charles: The entire nation's problem with Donald Trump (07/22)
The challenge with Donald Trump is that he understands all too well what made America 'great.'
André Cramblit: Police officer shootings seem far too commonFiled Under: Opinion
André Cramblit: Police officer shootings seem far too common (07/22)
I have been pulled over and ticketed for no better reason than Driving While Indian
Peter d'Errico: Celebrating the dark side of White 'civilization'Filed Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Celebrating the dark side of White 'civilization' (07/21)
Whether one celebrates this 'civilization' or not depends on whether one profits from the destruction inherent in the system.
Native Sun News Editorial: Improving our relationship with policeFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Native Sun News Editorial: Improving our relationship with police (07/20)
It is no secret that the Rapid City Police Department has had a long standing adversarial role with the Native American community.
Republican who goes against tribes credits 'civilization' to White peopleFiled Under: National | Politics
Republican who goes against tribes credits 'civilization' to White people (07/19)
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) questioned whether non-Whites have contributed to advances in society.
Republicans unveil platform and project inclusion at conventionFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Republicans unveil platform and project inclusion at convention (07/19)
Republicans failed to offer any new policy goals for Indian Country, adopting a platform nearly identical to their 2012 effort.
Steve Russell: Guns in the hands of good guys or bad guys are still gunsFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Guns in the hands of good guys or bad guys are still guns (07/19)
To say that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun ignores that most gun deaths are not about good guys and bad guys.
Terese Mailhot: Learning about beautiful and mysterious peopleFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Learning about beautiful and mysterious people (07/18)
I had only seen white people on TV and in movies, so I was familiar with their ways.
Terri Miles: A refresher course in driving while Indian in OklahomaFiled Under: Opinion
Terri Miles: A refresher course in driving while Indian in Oklahoma (07/15)
I was driving home from a night of pow wow on a backcountry road late at night.
Democrats embrace tribal sovereignty in platform for conventionFiled Under: National | Politics
Democrats embrace tribal sovereignty in platform for convention (07/08)
The draft of the document includes the most expansive and detailed language to date regarding self-determination, land-into-trust, Native languages, sacred sites and other key concerns.
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation slams Donald Trump for 'bigoted' attacksFiled Under: National | Politics
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation slams Donald Trump for 'bigoted' attacks (07/07)
The real estate mogul's incendiary comments are extremely personal to members of the Connecticut tribe, whose ancestors survived wars, massacres and slavery.
Ramapough Lunaape Nation blames Donald Trump for lack of federal statusFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Ramapough Lunaape Nation blames Donald Trump for lack of federal status (07/05)
The Republican presidential candidate questioned the New Jersey tribe's legitimacy, a tactic he continues to use today.
Peter d'Errico: New book unpacks myths about Native AmericansFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: New book unpacks myths about Native Americans (07/05)
'All the Real Indians Died Off' will hit the market in time for this year's debates about celebrating or mourning the arrival of Columbus and his boat people from their ocean-crossing journey to this continent.
Simon Moya-Smith: Sen. Elizabeth Warren keeps avoiding Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Simon Moya-Smith: Sen. Elizabeth Warren keeps avoiding Indian Country (07/04)
Native Americans are far more than political fodder, or a white woman's claim to ethnicity. We are your neighbors, and we deserve respect.
Native talent among diverse group asked to join film academyFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native talent among diverse group asked to join film academy (06/29)
Adam Beach, Sherman Alexie, Heather Rae and Joanelle Romero have been invited to join the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Sorry but DNA tests cannot confirm a person's Native ancestryFiled Under: Education | National | Technology
Sorry but DNA tests cannot confirm a person's Native ancestry (06/29)
Professor Kim Tallbear, a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, and Dr. Nanibaa' Garrison, a member of the Navajo Nation, explain why.
April Youpee-Roll: Elizabeth Warren owes more to Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion
April Youpee-Roll: Elizabeth Warren owes more to Indian Country (06/24)
Indian identity is not a mythical connection to a long romanticized (and assumed long dead) people.
Supreme Court backs affirmative action policy in long-running caseFiled Under: Education | Law | National
Supreme Court backs affirmative action policy in long-running case (06/23)
By a narrow 4-3 vote, the nation's highest court finally ruled on the merits of a case that began in 2008.
Native Sun News: Tour brings group to sacred South Dakota sitesFiled Under: Health | National
Native Sun News: Tour brings group to sacred South Dakota sites (06/21)
Taking the lead in race relations and reparations in Rapid City, Regional Health sponsored another educational tour of the Black Hills and surrounding areas.
Terese Mailhot: Native writers forced to deal with ethnic fraudsFiled Under: Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Native writers forced to deal with ethnic frauds (06/20)
I resent people with dubious stories, who benefit from white privilege and refuse to be accountable to hardworking Natives who have to struggle against oppression and stigma every day.
Steve Russell: Donald Trump represents grave threat to law and orderFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Donald Trump represents grave threat to law and order (06/20)
If I feel the need to defend myself against accusations of implicit bias in my Trump coverage going forward, I'm going to cite the disclosures I'm about to make.
Terese Mailhot: Indigenous voices can impact America's electionFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Terese Mailhot: Indigenous voices can impact America's election (06/10)
Lifting each other’s voices up, fighting against oppression, and bearing witness and reporting unlawful racist acts can impact our world as we know it.

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