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Ruth Hopkins: There would be no America without the first Americans
Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: There would be no America without the first Americans (July 5, 2017)
European immigrants would not have survived long enough to form the 13 colonies but for the assistance of Natives, Ruth Hopkins writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Hualapai Tribe learns more about citizen who was killed on duty in Vietnam
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Hualapai Tribe learns more about citizen who was killed on duty in Vietnam (June 27, 2017)
Michael Bruce Jones was only 20 years old when he was killed in action in Vietnam in 1968.

Steve Russell: The GI Bill changed the United States for the better
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Steve Russell: The GI Bill changed the United States for the better (June 21, 2017)
The GI Bill broke class barriers but did not have the same effect on race, Cherokee Nation citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network

Mark Charles: The challenges of celebrating a holiday to genocide
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Mark Charles: The challenges of celebrating a holiday to genocide (June 2, 2017)
There are four U.S. holidays that, as a Native, I find difficult to fully celebrate.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meeting
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves five bills at meeting (March 29, 2017)
The bills address health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes.

Victor Swallow: When the Air Force bomber crashed at Pine Ridge
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Victor Swallow: When the Air Force bomber crashed at Pine Ridge (March 28, 2017)
My family lived about three miles from the west side border of the bombing area and eight to ten miles where they were bombing.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers new round of bills
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers new round of bills (March 27, 2017)
Health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes are on the agenda.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Water protectors experienced raw trauma
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Ivan Star Comes Out: Water protectors experienced raw trauma (March 9, 2017)
I was touched by a young attorney’s discussion on how some of his colleagues felt a 'raw' sense of defeat in the wake of the recent forced evacuation of their camp at Standing Rock.

Veterans Affairs aims to expand efforts with Indian Health Service
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Veterans Affairs aims to expand efforts with Indian Health Service (March 8, 2017)
Secretary David Shulkin says veterans deserve to receive care as close to home as possible.

Navajo Code Talkers participate in presidential inaugural parade
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Navajo Code Talkers participate in presidential inaugural parade (January 13, 2017)
Veterans from the Navajo Nation will help usher in new leadership in Washington, D.C.

American Indian Society returns with 13th inaugural celebration
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American Indian Society returns with 13th inaugural celebration (January 9, 2017)
Indian Country is finding plenty of ways to celebrate as the nation transitions to new leadership.

New chef brings Native perspective to popular Smithsonian eatery
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New chef brings Native perspective to popular Smithsonian eatery (January 2, 2017)
Freddie Bitsoie, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is the first Native executive chief at the Mitsitam Café.

Sarah van Gelder: Why veterans asked for forgiveness at Standing Rock
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Sarah van Gelder: Why veterans asked for forgiveness at Standing Rock (December 21, 2016)
Perhaps 4,000 veterans joining thousands of Native water protectors and their allies was just too much.

Steven Newcomb: Veterans beg for forgiveness at Standing Rock
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Veterans beg for forgiveness at Standing Rock (December 19, 2016)
'Images of U.S. military Veterans braving blizzard conditions to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline are powerful.'

Delphine Red Shirt: Veterans show solidarity with Standing Rock
Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: Veterans show solidarity with Standing Rock (December 15, 2016)
Seeing the veterans arrive this cold December, to be a human shield for the water protectors is a true act of courage.

Denver American Horse: Native veterans travel far for health care
Opinion
Denver American Horse: Native veterans travel far for health care (December 12, 2016)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Maybe we can learn from our tragic history
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Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Maybe we can learn from our tragic history (December 9, 2016)
The Sioux Nation is in a war for its very survival and no one knows more than our war veterans what it means to make a decision to fight or make peace with enemies.

Common Dreams: Veterans ask for forgiveness at Standing Rock
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Common Dreams: Veterans ask for forgiveness at Standing Rock (December 7, 2016)
Native American tribal leaders conducted a forgiveness ceremony with U.S. veterans on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

Democracy Now: Thousands of veterans deploy to Standing Rock
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Democracy Now: Thousands of veterans deploy to Standing Rock (December 5, 2016)
The announcement from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that it would deny a permit to Energy Party Transfers to drill under the Missouri River came as thousands of Native and non-Native military veterans descended on Standing Rock.

Indian Country cheers historic decision on Dakota Access Pipeline
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Indian Country cheers historic decision on Dakota Access Pipeline (December 5, 2016)
The battle is far from over but a long-standing request to examine the impacts of the controversial project is now on the table thanks to the Obama administration.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for safety as veterans head to #NoDAPL camp
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for safety as veterans head to #NoDAPL camp (December 1, 2016)
With their determination to act as human shields, the Veterans Stand For Standing Rock are re-focusing attention on the brutalities suffered at the hands of the state of North Dakota.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Veterans at Standing Rock for the good fight
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Ivan Star Comes Out: Veterans at Standing Rock for the good fight (December 1, 2016)
Upon hearing the news of a 'deployment' of military veterans to Standing Rock for December 4-7, 2016, my mind jumped back to 1968.

Large veterans group heads to #NoDAPL frontline in North Dakota
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Large veterans group heads to #NoDAPL frontline in North Dakota (November 30, 2016)
Loreal Black Shawl, a veteran who is Oglala Sioux and Northern Arapaho, is serving as the spokesperson of the mission.

Dana Lone Hill: A big 'wopila' to all the #NoDAPL water protectors
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Dana Lone Hill: A big 'wopila' to all the #NoDAPL water protectors (November 30, 2016)
The water protectors went to help their brothers and sisters at Standing Rock to fight for water and the sacred land that is being desecrated by big oil companies.

Denver American Horse: A change to Lakota language column
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Denver American Horse: A change to Lakota language column (November 23, 2016)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, will still be writing in the Lakota language but is announcing a change in focus.

Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge school honors tribal veterans
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Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge school honors tribal veterans (November 18, 2016)
Marine Corps veterans Tom and Chuck Conroy set out to make Veteran’s Day special not only for the veterans assembled at Pine Ridge High School in South Dakota.

All Native veteran honor flight from Nevada arrives in Washington
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All Native veteran honor flight from Nevada arrives in Washington (November 11, 2016)
The 45 veterans are paying tribute to their fellow service members during a busy weekend in the nation's capital.

Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker George Paul James
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Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker George Paul James (November 10, 2016)
George Paul James was only 17 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language
Opinion
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (November 8, 2016)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.

Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language
Opinion
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (November 1, 2016)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala veteran shot and killed by police
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala veteran shot and killed by police (October 20, 2016)
A high speed chase by Las Vegas, Nevada, police ended in the shooting death of 50-year-old Rex Vance Wilson, an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe.

Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language
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Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (October 7, 2016)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.

Congress goes on break again after failing to pass spending bills
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Congress goes on break again after failing to pass spending bills (September 29, 2016)
Lawmakers again failed to approve funding for Indian Country programs but averted a shutdown of the federal government.

Lakota Country Times: Clinic for Native veterans in South Dakota shut down
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Lakota Country Times: Clinic for Native veterans in South Dakota shut down (September 27, 2016)
Some Native veterans will be forced to take a long journey once health care services supported by the Veterans Administration on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation come to an end on October 1.

Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language
Opinion
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (September 20, 2016)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.

House panel sets markup on Pechanga Band and Alaska Native bills
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House panel sets markup on Pechanga Band and Alaska Native bills (September 19, 2016)
Allotments for Alaska Native veterans, water rights for the Pechanga Band and the controversial Utah Public Lands are on the agenda.

Tim Giago: Pine Ridge soldier served in America's 'Forgotten War'
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Tim Giago: Pine Ridge soldier served in America's 'Forgotten War' (September 19, 2016)
This column is dedicated to those Korean veterans who fought and survived the 'Forgotten War.'

Terri Miles: An 'information point' at the #NoDAPL encampment
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Terri Miles: An 'information point' at the #NoDAPL encampment (September 19, 2016)
'The need for reinforcements is based on lots of rumors, or statements to law enforcement, about shady characters taking pictures and wearing masks.'

Cherokee Nation sends six veterans on third annual Warrior Flight to DC
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Cherokee Nation sends six veterans on third annual Warrior Flight to DC (September 12, 2016)
Two veterans from World War II and four from the Korean War will visit memorials and monuments in the nation's capital.

Tribal leaders file lawsuit for satellite polling locations in Nevada
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Tribal leaders file lawsuit for satellite polling locations in Nevada (September 8, 2016)
Walker River Paiute Chairman Bobby Sanchez, Pyramid Lake Paiute Chairman Vinton Hawley and three veterans are seeking equal access to the polls.

Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language
Opinion
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (September 8, 2016)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.

Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language
Opinion
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (September 2, 2016)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.

Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language
Opinion
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (August 29, 2016)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala veteran pushed for Black Elk Peak
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Lakota Country Times: Oglala veteran pushed for Black Elk Peak (August 26, 2016)
Lakota elder Basil Brave Heart remains positive and pragmatic about the situation.

Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language
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Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (August 3, 2016)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.

Award-winning Ojibwe writer Jim Northrup passes away at age 73
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Award-winning Ojibwe writer Jim Northrup passes away at age 73 (August 2, 2016)
Jim Northrup was a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.

John McCain denounces Donald Trump but won't withdraw support
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John McCain denounces Donald Trump but won't withdraw support (August 1, 2016)
Controversy has erupted over the Republican presidential nominees comments about an Iraqi war hero and his family.

Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language
Opinion
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (July 29, 2016)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.

NMAI seeks input from tribes about veterans memorial in DC
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NMAI seeks input from tribes about veterans memorial in DC (July 22, 2016)
Construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2018 and the memorial could be completed in time for Veterans Day in 2020.

Soldiers from Passamaquoddy Tribe finally recognized for service in World War I
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Soldiers from Passamaquoddy Tribe finally recognized for service in World War I (July 19, 2016)
The families of tribal members who were wounded or died during the war were presented with medals and eagle feathers.

Gun Lake Tribe hosts 2nd annual Sweet Grass Moon Powwow in July
Politics
Gun Lake Tribe hosts 2nd annual Sweet Grass Moon Powwow in July (June 24, 2016)
The July 9-10 event features a sunrise ceremony, a sobriety walk, a golf tournament, drum and dance competitions and an honoring for veterans.

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony hosts Department of Veterans Affairs
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Reno-Sparks Indian Colony hosts Department of Veterans Affairs (June 21, 2016)
Participants will be able to speak with VA officials and learn about home loans, the GI Bill and other services for veterans.

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony dancers to perform for National Guard
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Reno-Sparks Indian Colony dancers to perform for National Guard (June 9, 2016)
Chairman Arlan Melendez said the tribe's participation in the Diversity Day highlights his people's long military tradition.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs approves two bills at meeting (June 9, 2016)
An Indian veterans health bill and an economic development bill for two New Mexico tribes can now be considered by the full Senate.

Native Sun News: Memorial Day ceremony honors tribal veterans
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Native Sun News: Memorial Day ceremony honors tribal veterans (June 9, 2016)
Sponsored by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, the Native American Veterans honoring services at the Black Hills National Cemetery continued despite wind and rain in South Dakota.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers two bills at meeting (June 6, 2016)
The committee will take up S.2916, a bill to address leasing issues for two New Mexico tribes, and S.2417, the Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Act.

Charles Trimble: Thanking Lakota veterans for sharing their stories
Opinion
Charles Trimble: Thanking Lakota veterans for sharing their stories (June 6, 2016)
I dislike people who pose as Indian spiritualists as a means to gaining personal acceptance and trust, as well as for political advantage and even financial gain.

Last surviving Mohawk Code Talker receives Congressional medal
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Last surviving Mohawk Code Talker receives Congressional medal (June 3, 2016)
Louis Levi Oakes, 94, used the Mohawk language to transmit unbreakable codes during World War II.

Jim Kent: Counting the ways we did our Vietnam veterans wrong
Opinion
Jim Kent: Counting the ways we did our Vietnam veterans wrong (June 2, 2016)
For those given their 'Welcome Home' and lapel pins this year, it’s actually the 61st anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala elder honored for service in WWII
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Lakota Country Times: Oglala elder honored for service in WWII (June 1, 2016)
Mention World War Two military pilots and the image of tough, daring men in leather jackets and goggles may come to mind.

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