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Rosalyn LaPier: Tradition mixes with science in tribal communitiesFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Rosalyn LaPier: Tradition mixes with science in tribal communities (April 21, 2017)
For many Native Americans, myth and medicine, religion and science, are not viewed as separate, but are interwoven into the fabric of our lives.
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux woman keeps walkingFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux woman keeps walking (April 21, 2017)
Despite the grim everyday reality of life on the reservation, the people around Red Scaffold are people of deep faith and heartfelt resolve.
Tim Giago: Beware of fake medicine men and fake medicine womenFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Beware of fake medicine men and fake medicine women (April 17, 2017)
For more than 100 years the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota, plus the many other tribes of the Northern Plains, have opened up many of their most sacred ceremonies to non-Indians.
Harlan McKosato: Indian people are still being denied basic rightsFiled Under: Opinion
Harlan McKosato: Indian people are still being denied basic rights (April 10, 2017)
The religion-based Muslim travel ban is nothing new; Americans have always exhibited a lack of cultural sensitivity.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe continues to battle Dakota Access Pipeline in courtFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe continues to battle Dakota Access Pipeline in court (March 28, 2017)
Chairman Harold Frazier remains undaunted even after the wealthy backers of the project announced completion of work in North Dakota.
Supreme Court nominee acknowledges poor treatment of 'sovereign' tribesFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Supreme Court nominee acknowledges poor treatment of 'sovereign' tribes (March 22, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court hasn't always been kind to Indian Country but a federal judge from Colorado appears ready to ensure tribes will be treated fairly.
Steven Newcomb: Pope Francis must address legacy of dominationFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Pope Francis must address legacy of domination (March 21, 2017)
An institution such as the Vatican, cannot ‘conquer’ then pretend it bears no responsibility.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe sees another Dakota Access setbackFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe sees another Dakota Access setback (March 20, 2017)
A federal appeals court refused to halt the controversial pipeline, which is almost ready to accept oil.
Options dwindling for tribes as Dakota Access prepares to move oilFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Options dwindling for tribes as Dakota Access prepares to move oil (March 13, 2017)
As thousands of Native citizens and allies participated in a historic march and rally to the White House, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe was escalating a lawsuit in federal court.
Judge refuses to halt Dakota Access as pipeline nears completionFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Judge refuses to halt Dakota Access as pipeline nears completion (March 7, 2017)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe suffered a legal setback with the controversial project just days away from being finished.
Dakota Access revises timeline after making 'very good progress'Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Dakota Access revises timeline after making 'very good progress' (March 6, 2017)
The pipeline is due to be laid under the Missouri River by the end of the week in anticipation of oil flowing as soon as next week.
Ruling expected this week on injunction against Dakota AccessFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Ruling expected this week on injunction against Dakota Access (March 6, 2017)
The outcome comes as tribes and activists are in Washington, D.C., for Native Nations Rise.
Sioux Nation citizens seek to join Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuitFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Sioux Nation citizens seek to join Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit (February 27, 2017)
The 13 citizens, a group that includes LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, are seeking to add President Donald Trump to the ongoing case.
Trump administration opposes injunction against Dakota AccessFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Trump administration opposes injunction against Dakota Access (February 22, 2017)
Arguments on an injunction sought by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe take place in federal court on February 28.
Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Civilization' aims to alienate Native AmericaFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Civilization' aims to alienate Native America (February 20, 2017)
My Native ancestry was nearly removed from my consciousness by the Euro-American’s blasphemous need to make me into their image
Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nomineeFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee (February 17, 2017)
It's been a rocky start for the Trump administration but the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the nation's highest court is drawing praise in Indian Country.
Hearing on injunction against Dakota Access Pipeline moved to February 28Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Hearing on injunction against Dakota Access Pipeline moved to February 28 (February 17, 2017)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are pushing hard to stop the controversial project.
Steven Newcomb: Dakota Access marks growth of imperial American empireFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Dakota Access marks growth of imperial American empire (February 16, 2017)
Army Corps of Engineers continues the American empire way in Oceti Sakowin Nation territory.
Monte Mills: Tribes turn to courts to battle Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Monte Mills: Tribes turn to courts to battle Dakota Access Pipeline (February 16, 2017)
Unlike the voices of thousands who joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in protest, the next chapter will be argued by a few lawyers in the pin drop silence of a federal courtroom.
Dakota Access ready to start transporting oil sooner than expectedFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Dakota Access ready to start transporting oil sooner than expected (February 13, 2017)
Even though Dakota Access is moving a lot faster than anticipated, a federal judge declined to halt construction activities in North Dakota.
More tribes join effort to halt completion of Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
More tribes join effort to halt completion of Dakota Access Pipeline (February 13, 2017)
The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is entering a crucial phase as tribes and their citizens place their faith in a system of justice that hasn't always addressed their concerns.
Tribes head back to court in hopes of halting Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tribes head back to court in hopes of halting Dakota Access Pipeline (February 10, 2017)
The fate of the controversial project lies in the hands of a federal judge who has twice refused to stop construction in North Dakota.
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 (February 3, 2017)
Donald Trump has no idea of the spiritual and moral courage that is embodied in the hearts and souls of the Indian people.
Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foeFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foe (January 31, 2017)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) has refused to say whether he will defend the tribal jurisdiction provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.
Steven Newcomb: System of domination still being used against our nationsFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: System of domination still being used against our nations (January 26, 2017)
'The assumed right and reality system of domination remains disguised.'
Steven Newcomb: Our indigenous nations were never conqueredFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Our indigenous nations were never conquered (January 11, 2017)
'The federal Indian domination system is premised on the invaders’ claim to have a right to oppress our rightfully free and independent nations.'
Hopi Tribe banishes non-Indian couple accused of federal fraudFiled Under: Education | Law
Hopi Tribe banishes non-Indian couple accused of federal fraud (January 10, 2017)
Thane Epefanio and his wife, Michelle, worked at a private religious school on the reservation in Arizona.
Steven Newcomb: Oceti Sakowin never surrendered lands to United StatesFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Oceti Sakowin never surrendered lands to United States (January 2, 2017)
'It is outrageous to see the photos of people injured by North Dakota’s brutal police actions at Standing Rock.'
Steven Newcomb: What the mainstream media won't show at Standing RockFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: What the mainstream media won't show at Standing Rock (December 12, 2016)
The U.S. Dakota territorial act specifies that no Indian land shall become part of the territory of Dakota until the Indians consent in a treaty with the United States.
Mary Annette Pember: Tribal member arrested for string of arsons on Lac Courte Oreilles ReservationFiled Under: Environment | Law
Mary Annette Pember: Tribal member arrested for string of arsons on Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation (December 2, 2016)
A series of suspicious fires that targeted religious structures on the reservation in Wisconsin might be finally be solved.
Steve Russell: Resisting apartheid and genocide in the Donald Trump eraFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Resisting apartheid and genocide in the Donald Trump era (November 30, 2016)
'I can’t deny that Muslims believe some silly stuff. So do Christians and Jews.'
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indigenous renaissance starts with familyFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indigenous renaissance starts with family (November 28, 2016)
Our ancestors wanted us to understand the newcomer’s ways so we would be able to survive, compete, and prosper far into the future.
Steven Newcomb: All bets are off with Donald Trump as presidentFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: All bets are off with Donald Trump as president (November 28, 2016)
'What’s likely coming is an era of Christian Dominionism, an ideological orientation committed to the belief that the Bible and fundamentalist Christianity ought to serve as a guide and backdrop for governing the American body politic.'
Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imaginationFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination (November 21, 2016)
There is a saying amongst the Lakota that when the Pilgrims first landed at Plymouth Rock they fell on their knees and prayed and then they fell on the Indians and preyed.
Steven Newcomb: Dakota Access Pipeline is about colonizationFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Dakota Access Pipeline is about colonization (November 14, 2016)
'We need to be calling into question the taken for granted false assumptions upon which U.S. federal Indian law was founded.'
Peter d'Errico: Law isn't the only field in need of being decolonizedFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Law isn't the only field in need of being decolonized (November 7, 2016)
'Most folks probably don't think about archaeology when they look at U.S. federal Indian law—and vice versa.'
Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court still clinging to racist doctrineFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court still clinging to racist doctrine (November 3, 2016)
'The same doctrine of Christian discovery and domination that Columbus had used to claim various non-Christian islands was used by Justice Ginsburg as the backdrop for her legal opinion in City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York.'
Steven Newcomb: Getting to the origins of federal Indian lawFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Getting to the origins of federal Indian law (October 24, 2016)
How were the Christian nations supposed to 'acquire' lands 'occupied by heathens and infidels?'
Ivan Star Comes Out: Education system diminishes Native peopleFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Education system diminishes Native people (October 20, 2016)
As Natives, we have been omitted from history texts, as taught in the American school system.
Tuffy Lunderman: Five hundred years of Indian Country resilienceFiled Under: Opinion
Tuffy Lunderman: Five hundred years of Indian Country resilience (October 17, 2016)
Because the Lakota lacked an immigration policy they went from being 100 percent of the population to approximately 1 percent today.
James Giago Davies: Understanding who we are as Lakota peopleFiled Under: Opinion
James Giago Davies: Understanding who we are as Lakota people (October 4, 2016)
Each Lakota should be free to express his beliefs and ideas without having to kowtow to some other Lakota’s idea of what they should be.
Steven Newcomb: System of domination at play in #NoDAPL fightFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: System of domination at play in #NoDAPL fight (October 3, 2016)
'On what basis did the invading colonizers first assume that our free nations and our ancestors were subject to the ideas and arguments of the Christian world?'
Dave Archambault Sr.: The roots of the battle at Standing RockFiled Under: Opinion
Dave Archambault Sr.: The roots of the battle at Standing Rock (September 29, 2016)
To understand the problem that the Standing Rock Sioux is having with the construction of a pipeline that is being built just 500 feet from their reservation boundary, one has to understand the roots of the disagreement.
Steven Newcomb: Vicious dogs unleashed on #NoDAPL resistersFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Vicious dogs unleashed on #NoDAPL resisters (September 7, 2016)
On September 3, 2016, we saw an excellent illustration of a claimed right to coerce our nations into obedience.
Steven Newcomb: Time for Pope Francis to revoke the papal bullsFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Time for Pope Francis to revoke the papal bulls (September 5, 2016)
It is time for Pope Francis to publicly announce what we already know: The papal language of domination issued by his papal predecessors was invalid language.
Larry Emery: President Barack Obama must halt Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | Opinion | Politics
Larry Emery: President Barack Obama must halt Dakota Access Pipeline (September 1, 2016)
The United States has a legally-binding obligation to obtain the Native People’s consent before activities are carried out that affect treaty lands.
Tim Giago: Indian Country still suffering from boarding school eraFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Indian Country still suffering from boarding school era (August 30, 2016)
There are thousands of Indian children with grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts and siblings who were victims of the boarding schools and who ended their lives as broken people.
Steven Newcomb: Law of Christendom at play in #NoDAPL battleFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Law of Christendom at play in #NoDAPL battle (August 29, 2016)
Dakota resistance, allied with many other nations, provides the opportunity to bring the world’s attention to the fact that that bigoted religious form of reasoning and argumentation is still being used against our Original Nation.
Steven Newcomb: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe challenges system of dominationFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe challenges system of domination (August 23, 2016)
It only takes one break and a massive release of the hydrocarbons to poison sacred waters for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe with toxicity.
Navajo Nation wants Mormon Church abuse lawsuit to stay in tribal courtFiled Under: Education | Law | National
Navajo Nation wants Mormon Church abuse lawsuit to stay in tribal court (August 22, 2016)
The tribe is defending its court system from an 'attack' by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Tim Giago: Sitting Bull continued to live the traditional Lakota wayFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Sitting Bull continued to live the traditional Lakota way (August 15, 2016)
One cold winter day Tatanka Iyotanka (Sitting Bull), the great Lakota warrior, was sitting on a bench in front of his home with his two wives on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Steven Newcomb: Another push for assimilation in 'Trail of Tears'Filed Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Another push for assimilation in 'Trail of Tears' (August 15, 2016)
A host of failed U.S. policies were aimed at making us 'equal Americans,' and they are the very same policies that resulted in our nations being in the predicaments in which we find ourselves today.
Delphine Red Shirt: Oglala tribal police used to shut down sundancesFiled Under: Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: Oglala tribal police used to shut down sundances (August 9, 2016)
Around this time in the summer, you can find a sundance on the Pine Ridge Reservation just about every weekend.
Vi Waln: Don't attack your fellow Lakota citizens for attending ceremoniesFiled Under: Opinion
Vi Waln: Don't attack your fellow Lakota citizens for attending ceremonies (August 8, 2016)
Whether your actions are questionable or not, there are still neighbors and relatives who are quick to judge.
Steve Russell: Even the Supreme Court makes up 'facts' about tribesFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Even the Supreme Court makes up 'facts' about tribes (August 8, 2016)
The biggest obstacle to crafting one story to govern Indian land titles is that no such story existed that could account for all the facts on the ground.
Naomi Schaefer Riley: Catholic schools try to make up for bad pastFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Naomi Schaefer Riley: Catholic schools try to make up for bad past (August 3, 2016)
Naomi Schaefer Riley is a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum and the author of the new book 'The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians.'
Tweedy Sombrero Navarrete: A Christian call to protect sacred landFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Tweedy Sombrero Navarrete: A Christian call to protect sacred land (July 29, 2016)
Native American traditional wisdom about stewardship of God’s creation is too often dismissed.
Peter d'Errico: Celebrating the dark side of White 'civilization'Filed Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Celebrating the dark side of White 'civilization' (July 21, 2016)
Whether one celebrates this 'civilization' or not depends on whether one profits from the destruction inherent in the system.
Arne Vainio: A powerful homecoming for family in our troubled timesFiled Under: Opinion
Arne Vainio: A powerful homecoming for family in our troubled times (July 18, 2016)
My wife Ivy and I traveled south in the middle of these troubled times.
Robert Soto: Lipan Apache Tribe wins long fight for eagle feathersFiled Under: Environment | Law | Opinion
Robert Soto: Lipan Apache Tribe wins long fight for eagle feathers (July 8, 2016)
We are now fully free to worship the Creator as our ancestors did for centuries.

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