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Victor Swallow: We are a broken and scattered people. How do we rebuild?
Opinion
Victor Swallow: We are a broken and scattered people. How do we rebuild? (April 19, 2018)
We are a broken people and most of us wouldn’t know how to survive without the help of the government that destroyed our ancestors' way of life.

Albert Bender: Paying tribute to great Cherokee leader Dragging Canoe
Opinion
Albert Bender: Paying tribute to great Cherokee leader Dragging Canoe (April 13, 2018)
Dragging Canoe led the Indigenous forces and almost wiped out the first white settlement in Middle Tennessee.

Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Paul Ryan's legacy included less for Indian health care (April 12, 2018)
Paul Ryan came to Washington to blow up Washington. What happened?

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe embarks on treaty ride on key anniversary
National
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe embarks on treaty ride on key anniversary (April 10, 2018)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is embarking on a 400-mile plus horse ride from South Dakota to Wyoming in commemoration of a major treaty milestone.

Native Sun News Today: Public high school is first to offer treaty class
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Public high school is first to offer treaty class (April 10, 2018)
A high school on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation is the first in the nation with a treaty class.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian Health Service exists for Indian people
Health | Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian Health Service exists for Indian people (April 6, 2018)
There is no question that health service, a treaty right and obligation to the Great Sioux Nation, is a disgrace to an underserved population here in our area.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe slams 'DAPL-type' project
Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe slams 'DAPL-type' project (April 3, 2018)
Concerns about pollution and damage to sacred sites prompted the Oglala Sioux Tribe to demand consultation on fracking activities in treaty territory.

Native Sun News Today: Event marks milestone for Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868
National
Native Sun News Today: Event marks milestone for Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 (April 2, 2018)
Is it a celebration or commemoration?

Native Sun News Today: Forest Service plan aims to protect Lakota sacred sites
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Forest Service plan aims to protect Lakota sacred sites (March 29, 2018)
The Custer Gallatin National Forest is seeking to protect an area in South Dakota that includes petroglyph and sacred sites.

High Country News: Northwest tribes in fight against fossil fuels
Environment | National
High Country News: Northwest tribes in fight against fossil fuels (March 28, 2018)
Two Pacific Northwest conflicts exemplify a union between tribal nations and anti-fossil fuel advocates.

Tim Giago: Anniversary of 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie approaches
Opinion
Tim Giago: Anniversary of 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie approaches (March 26, 2018)
April 29, 2018, marks the 150th anniversary of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868.

Jenni Monet: What the movement at Standing Rock gave the world
Environment | National | World
Jenni Monet: What the movement at Standing Rock gave the world (March 16, 2018)
Americans saw the Indigenous struggle—the violence, stolen resources, colluding corporations and governments—that goes hand in hand with protecting the Earth.

YES! Magazine: Elders and warriors keep close watch on pipeline
Canada | Environment
YES! Magazine: Elders and warriors keep close watch on pipeline (March 14, 2018)
Tiny House Warriors have been putting homes in the path of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe warns of 'same mistakes' with new Dakota Access study
Environment | Law | National
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe warns of 'same mistakes' with new Dakota Access study (March 7, 2018)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is being 'stonewalled' by the Trump administration when it comes to a new study on the Dakota Access Pipeline, according to a new filing.

Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council welcomes First Nation to group
Canada | National
Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council welcomes First Nation to group (February 26, 2018)
The Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council has welcomed a new member from the north.

Supreme Court schedules April 18 argument in tribal treaty rights case
Environment | Law | National
Supreme Court schedules April 18 argument in tribal treaty rights case (February 26, 2018)
A victory secured by 21 treaty tribes is in doubt as the state of Washington takes a dispute over culverts to the nation's highest court.

Navajo Nation joins opposition to controversial 'fugitives' bill in Congress
Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation joins opposition to controversial 'fugitives' bill in Congress (February 26, 2018)
The Navajo Nation is registering opposition to a controversial bill that's been called a threat to tribal sovereignty.

Shinnecock Nation citizen cites treaty in battle over fishing rights
Environment | Law | National
Shinnecock Nation citizen cites treaty in battle over fishing rights (February 2, 2018)
David Taobi Silva, a citizen of the Shinnecock Nation, has been charged by the state of New York for fishing on his tribe's aboriginal territory.

Blackfeet Nation issues licenses for bison hunt outside of Yellowstone
Environment
Blackfeet Nation issues licenses for bison hunt outside of Yellowstone (February 1, 2018)
Citizens of the Blackfeet Nation will be exercising their treaty rights during a bison hunt next week.

Treaty tribes cheer as Washington governor puts end to oil project
Environment | National
Treaty tribes cheer as Washington governor puts end to oil project (January 30, 2018)
Tribes with treaty rights along the Columbia River are praising Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) for killing a controversial oil project.

Suzan Shown Harjo: 'Hostiles' film depicts Native people as humans
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Suzan Shown Harjo: 'Hostiles' film depicts Native people as humans (January 29, 2018)
People need to see Hostiles because it is a demarcation point in the evolution of the western.

Bill in South Dakota affirms state's support for Treaty of Fort Laramie
Law | National | Politics
Bill in South Dakota affirms state's support for Treaty of Fort Laramie (January 26, 2018)
A bill that affirms the legitimacy of the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie is on the books in South Dakota.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Sometimes it's good to air out our dirty laundry
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Sometimes it's good to air out our dirty laundry (January 25, 2018)
We must come together as only a group of decent humans can and build a path that leads to freedom and contentment for our grandchildren.

Native Sun News Today: Gold mine near sacred site takes step forward
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Gold mine near sacred site takes step forward (January 25, 2018)
A Canadian company is moving forward with a gold mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota, near the Lakota spiritual center of Pe’ Sla.

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.

TransCanada sticks with Keystone XL Pipeline amid tribal opposition
Canada | Environment | National | Politics
TransCanada sticks with Keystone XL Pipeline amid tribal opposition (January 18, 2018)
The Canadian firm behind the Keystone XL Pipeline remains committed to the controversial project amid opposition in Indian Country.

Mary Kathryn Nagle debuts 'Sovereignty' play at theater in nation's capital
Arts & Entertainment
Mary Kathryn Nagle debuts 'Sovereignty' play at theater in nation's capital (January 17, 2018)
A new play by Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, shares an intensely personal story.

Another tribal treaty rights dispute looms on the Supreme Court's docket
Environment | Law | National
Another tribal treaty rights dispute looms on the Supreme Court's docket (January 16, 2018)
The U.S. Supreme Court could soon be delivering another jolt to Indian Country, as another treaty rights case is looming on the horizon.

Treaty tribes stunned as Supreme Court agrees to hear salmon passage case
Education | Law | National
Treaty tribes stunned as Supreme Court agrees to hear salmon passage case (January 15, 2018)
The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a new year surprise to Indian Country by agreeing to resolve a treaty rights dispute.

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.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Chief Chief Irv Powless was a legend and a friend
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Chief Chief Irv Powless was a legend and a friend (December 13, 2017)
When I think of what it requires to be a rotiane in the best sense, Chief Irv Powless exemplified this in every instance of his 88 years and for that I am grateful

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: 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.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Nation Chief Irv Powless passes on at age 88
National
Doug George-Kanentiio: Onondaga Nation Chief Irv Powless passes on at age 88 (December 4, 2017)
Chief Irving Powless Jr., Daha‘tgatdohs, Beaver Clan Chief, established an enduring legacy for his exceptional kindness and command of traditional law.

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?

Justice Thomas attacks land-into-trust process as Oneida Nation secures victory
Law | National | Trust
Justice Thomas attacks land-into-trust process as Oneida Nation secures victory (November 27, 2017)
After delaying action for more than two months, the Supreme Court finally delivered victory to the Oneida Nation in a long-running land case. But there's some drama thanks to Justice Clarence Thomas.

Harold Frazier: Keystone XL Pipeline represents another treaty transgression against the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Environment | Opinion
Harold Frazier: Keystone XL Pipeline represents another treaty transgression against the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (November 23, 2017)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will fight this treaty violation with any means necessary.

Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved
Environment | National | Politics
Indian Country vows battle after final Keystone XL Pipeline route is approved (November 20, 2017)
Reaction from Indian Country was strong and swift as tribes and tribal citizens criticized the approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska.

Wiconi Un Tipi Camp rises to fight back against another controversial pipeline
Environment | National
Wiconi Un Tipi Camp rises to fight back against another controversial pipeline (November 20, 2017)
More than a dozen water protectors are calling the Wiconi Un Tipi Camp on the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation home.

Harold Frazier: Don't believe them when they tell you their pipelines won't spill
Opinion
Harold Frazier: Don't believe them when they tell you their pipelines won't spill (November 20, 2017)
I condemn this oil spill, the company that built this pipeline and anybody associated with it. The evidence speaks for itself.

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.

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact survives legal challenge
Law | National | Politics
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes water compact survives legal challenge (November 9, 2017)
In a near unanimous decision, the Montana Supreme Court has upheld the legality of water compact with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

Gregory Ablavsky: President Trump continues dark chapter with treatment of tribes
Opinion
Gregory Ablavsky: President Trump continues dark chapter with treatment of tribes (November 9, 2017)
With his policy towards public lands, President Trump is continuing a dark chapter in our history, writes professor Gregory Ablavsky.

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.

Dakota Access sued for damage to farmland as tribes seek assurances for water
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Dakota Access sued for damage to farmland as tribes seek assurances for water (November 3, 2017)
The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are being sued by a family over damages to their farmland as tribes seek to protect their water from oil spills.

Gyasi Ross: Does Native American Heritage Month even matter in our nation?
Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Does Native American Heritage Month even matter in our nation? (November 3, 2017)
Gyasi Ross asks: 'How much is a genocide worth?'

White House blocks funding to improve housing for Columbia River treaty tribes
National | Politics
White House blocks funding to improve housing for Columbia River treaty tribes (October 31, 2017)
Lawmakers from Oregon and Washington are calling on the Trump administration to honor the federal government's treaty and trust responsibilities.

Native Sun News Today: Looking back at the tribes featured in 'Century of Dishonor' book
National
Native Sun News Today: Looking back at the tribes featured in 'Century of Dishonor' book (October 30, 2017)
Even back in 1881, and it is still true to this day, the best friend the tribes of North America ever had was a White person of impassioned conscience.

Native Sun News Today: Canadian company seeks gold mine in sacred Black Hills
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Canadian company seeks gold mine in sacred Black Hills (October 26, 2017)
A Canadian company is proposing a gold mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota, near the Lakota spiritual center of Pe’ Sla.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal college leader calls for return of Black Hills territory
Education | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal college leader calls for return of Black Hills territory (October 23, 2017)
The naming of a Black Hills State University residence hall after distinguished Lakota higher education expert Lionel Bordeaux gave him a springboard to instigate cooperation for return of 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory to the Oceti Sakowin.

Judge deals tribes major setback with decision in Dakota Access Pipeline case
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Judge deals tribes major setback with decision in Dakota Access Pipeline case (October 11, 2017)
Oil will continue to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline despite 'deficiencies' in the Trump administration's handling of the controversial project.

Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon
Business | Environment | Law | National | Politics | Trust
Supreme Court opens term with new justice and with Indian law cases on horizon (October 2, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court is back at work this week with a new member and a slew of Indian law cases on the horizon.

Grand Portage Band celebrates trust status for 145-acre island at Lake Superior
Environment | Trust
Grand Portage Band celebrates trust status for 145-acre island at Lake Superior (September 21, 2017)
The Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is celebrating a historic achievement by reclaiming its ancestral lands in Minnesota.

Chitimacha Tribe signed treaty with France at New Orleans nearly 300 years ago
National
Chitimacha Tribe signed treaty with France at New Orleans nearly 300 years ago (September 19, 2017)
The Chitimacha Tribe is approaching a key milestone in its dealings with foreign nations.

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.

Mark Trahant: Sen. Sanders prepares bill to fully fund the Indian Health Service
Health | Politics
Mark Trahant: Sen. Sanders prepares bill to fully fund the Indian Health Service (September 13, 2017)
Bernie Sanders is expected to introduce his version of health care reform, a plan he calls 'Medicare for all.'

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