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Cherokee leader's legacy lives on in Nashville
Cherokee leader's legacy lives on in Nashville (October 14, 2019)

An audience at the Tennessee State Museum was reminded that the Cherokee war chief, the redoubtable Dragging Canoe, fought battles on the very ground they were standing on.


‘I could not afford to hang men for votes’:  Largest mass hanging in America
‘I could not afford to hang men for votes’: Largest mass hanging in America (October 9, 2019)

The public hanging of 38 Dakota men was the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Two others were executed at later date.


'A true story from Dakota eyes': Shakopee Tribe shares its culture with the world
'A true story from Dakota eyes': Shakopee Tribe shares its culture with the world (September 30, 2019)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is telling is own story at a new cultural center and museum on the reservation.


Doug George-Kanentiio: How did the 'Indian reservation' system begin?
Doug George-Kanentiio: How did the 'Indian reservation' system begin? (September 20, 2019)

In effect, reservation life begins with the Laws of Burgos, issued by the Kingdom of Spain more than 500 years ago.


James Giago Davies: Is there another war around the corner?
James Giago Davies: Is there another war around the corner? (August 16, 2019)

Today, we face a fascist takeover of our values that urges us to take up arms, protect our borders, make America great again, even if we have to go to war.


Navajo Nation pays tribute to warriors on Code Talker Day
Navajo Nation pays tribute to warriors on Code Talker Day (August 14, 2019)

Five surviving Navajo Code Talkers, including Thomas H. Begay, John Kinsel, Peter MacDonald, and Joe Vandever, were honored by the Navajo Nation.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Where does Donald Trump want Indians to 'go back' to?
Ivan Star Comes Out: Where does Donald Trump want Indians to 'go back' to? (July 19, 2019)

I endured a war on their behalf and acquired diseases as a result, yet I am still a 'damn Indian.'


Indian Country Today: Miami Tribe excluded from event on own homelands
Indian Country Today: Miami Tribe excluded from event on own homelands (July 18, 2019)

July 16 was the first General Mad Anthony Day in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Not everyone, including the Miami Tribe, was celebrating.


Native Sun News Today: Horse riders make annual return to Little Big Horn
Native Sun News Today: Horse riders make annual return to Little Big Horn (July 10, 2019)

Indian horseback riders, men, women and children, have returned to ride the Greasy Grass like their ancestors before them.


Chantelle Blue Arm: One Bull family celebrates Little Bighorn victory
Chantelle Blue Arm: One Bull family celebrates Little Bighorn victory (July 2, 2019)

Our history is not history at all. The blood of our ancestors continues to run through our veins.


'Remove the Stain': Wounded Knee descendants want massacre medals revoked
'Remove the Stain': Wounded Knee descendants want massacre medals revoked (June 24, 2019)

The U.S. called the December 29, 1890, attack on Wounded Knee a 'battle' but the Lakota people know it as a massacre of a peaceful encampment.


Tim Giago: I returned home safe from the horrors of war
Tim Giago: I returned home safe from the horrors of war (June 24, 2019)

So I told my wife the story of my service in Vietnam.


Rep. Tom Cole: Reflecting on the 75th anniversary of D-Day
Rep. Tom Cole: Reflecting on the 75th anniversary of D-Day (June 18, 2019)

Over the course of world history, D-Day remains one of the most pivotal moments.


'I send on a little Indian boy': Andrew Jackson's history of taking Indian children
'I send on a little Indian boy': Andrew Jackson's history of taking Indian children (June 17, 2019)

As he was waging war on the Creek Nation, Andrew Jackson sent three Creek children to live at his family home and plantation.


Native Sun News Today: Little Bighorn remains a big draw 143 years later
Native Sun News Today: Little Bighorn remains a big draw 143 years later (June 4, 2019)

On June 25, 1876, a large contingent of Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, a few Arapaho, Mandan-Hidatsa, Arikara and one sole Southern Ute were hunting on the Little Big Horn in Montana.


St. Regis Mohawk Tribe mourns passing of Code Talker Louis Levi Oakes
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe mourns passing of Code Talker Louis Levi Oakes (May 29, 2019)

It is with a heavy heart that the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has joined in sharing condolences for the loss of a beloved member of the community.


Tim Giago: Singing the songs of war and patriotism
Tim Giago: Singing the songs of war and patriotism (May 27, 2019)

I was doing some work in the kitchen of our home and singing a little song that popped into my head.


Albert Bender: It's clear to all that Trump has got to go
Albert Bender: It's clear to all that Trump has got to go (May 20, 2019)

Donald Trump has been called almost everything—racist demagogue, vulgar sexist, inept businessman, pathological liar, and moron.


Rep. Tom Cole: America can continue to rely on our many allies
Rep. Tom Cole: America can continue to rely on our many allies (April 29, 2019)

NATO remains a vital component to defending freedom and ultimately ensuring a safer and more peaceful world.


Native Sun News Today: A long history of stealing Lakota land
Native Sun News Today: A long history of stealing Lakota land (April 8, 2019)

'The Oglala Sioux Tribe has not ceded one acre of land,' attorney Mario Gonzales asserts.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: American has long been oppressive to anyone who is not white and male
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: American has long been oppressive to anyone who is not white and male (March 29, 2019)

As U.S. Sovereignty increased, Indigenous Sovereignty decreased so that a policy of dispossession and land acquisition could follow.


Clara Caufield: The connections between the Indians and the Irish
Clara Caufield: The connections between the Indians and the Irish (March 28, 2019)

We have just observed St. Patrick’s Day, one of my favorite holidays, due to my Irish heritage, coming from my father, a red-headed, white skinned and freckled guy.


Arne Vainio: Finding those connections to our family's history
Arne Vainio: Finding those connections to our family's history (March 7, 2019)

I always think when you’re finding your family history, you want there to be a haunted Scottish castle on a moor and maybe some kind of lost treasure.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The mindset of the Indian wars is still among us
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The mindset of the Indian wars is still among us (March 6, 2019)

We seem to be a generation of people who have grown up and gotten old amid endless war.


Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne veteran celebrates 94th birthday
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne veteran celebrates 94th birthday (February 21, 2019)

Melvin Small is one of the first Northern Cheyenne allottees and one of the two surviving Northern Cheyenne World War II veterans.


Ivan Star Comes Out: The Vietnam war helped kill my holiday spirit
Ivan Star Comes Out: The Vietnam war helped kill my holiday spirit (January 18, 2019)

Looking back at my life, it is as if my life was predestined by the unknown.


Arthur Zimiga: The plantation mentality in Indian Country
Arthur Zimiga: The plantation mentality in Indian Country (September 26, 2018)

Reservations have been depicted as unworthy cultural entities, perhaps the most reprehensible characterized groups in the U.S.


Bill John Baker: Paying our respect to military veterans
Bill John Baker: Paying our respect to military veterans (September 25, 2018)

Cherokee Nation has always revered and honored our Cherokee warriors, the brave men and women willing to fight for our nation and our freedom.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: America never puts itself in the shoes of the enemy
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: America never puts itself in the shoes of the enemy (July 30, 2018)

Isn’t it time for America to listen to what the world is trying to tell us?


Design selected for memorial to Native veterans in nation's capital
Design selected for memorial to Native veterans in nation's capital (June 26, 2018)

Harvey Pratt, a veteran of the Vietnam War, has been chosen to create the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.


Navajo Nation mourns loss of Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday
Navajo Nation mourns loss of Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday (June 12, 2018)

The Navajo Nation is mourning the loss of Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday, who passed away at the age of 94.


Mark Charles: I see Trump's definition of greatness and I don't want any part of it
Mark Charles: I see Trump's definition of greatness and I don't want any part of it (May 29, 2018)

I would much rather work towards a future where We the People finally means All the People.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Just where did the insult 'Uncle Tomahawk' come from?
Ivan Star Comes Out: Just where did the insult 'Uncle Tomahawk' come from? (May 10, 2018)

In the midst of poverty, alcohol/drug trafficking and government corruption at Pine Ridge, I heard the moniker 'Uncle Tomahawk.'


Sacred pipe sold at auction being returned to tribes thanks to anonymous buyer
Sacred pipe sold at auction being returned to tribes thanks to anonymous buyer (May 9, 2018)

The Prairie Island Indian Community is offering thanks to an anonymous person who purchased a sacred pipe at an auction.


Video: Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne shares his story for veterans project
Video: Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne shares his story for veterans project (April 24, 2018)

The Navajo Nation lost one of its heroes with the passing of Roy Hawthorne, Sr., one of the famed Code Talkers.


Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker Roy Hawthorne at age of 92
Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker Roy Hawthorne at age of 92 (April 23, 2018)

'I always stress to people that we aren’t heroes,' said the late Roy Hawthorne, Sr. 'We were chosen to serve in the Marine Corps and bring liberty to the enemy.'


George Amiotte: Reflecting on my third tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969
George Amiotte: Reflecting on my third tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969 (April 17, 2018)

It was 1969 and I was returning to Vietnam for my third tour of duty (TDY) with the 3rd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force.


Albert Bender: Paying tribute to great Cherokee leader Dragging Canoe
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.


Family of Navajo war hero finally presented with Congressional medal
Family of Navajo war hero finally presented with Congressional medal (April 3, 2018)

It took a lot longer than expected but Adolph Nagurski, a Code Talker from the Navajo Nation, has finally been recognized for his military service.


Dictator who oversaw massacres of Maya people in Guatemala dies
Dictator who oversaw massacres of Maya people in Guatemala dies (April 2, 2018)

Efrain Rios Montt, a former dictator of Guatemala whose tenure saw the widespread deaths of Maya people, has died.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Let us remember the victims of the My Lai massacre
Doug George-Kanentiio: Let us remember the victims of the My Lai massacre (March 16, 2018)

In 1968, that most turbulent of years, the United States and the world seemed to be in a state of turmoil characterized by wars, assassinations, civil strife and riots.


Albert Bender: Thought-provoking 'Hostiles' deserves to be seen
Albert Bender: Thought-provoking 'Hostiles' deserves to be seen (March 12, 2018)

The latest Indigenous big-screen movie Hostiles has more redemptive qualities than not.


Suzan Shown Harjo: 'Hostiles' film depicts Native people as humans
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.


Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences to family of Code Talker Teddy Draper
Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences to family of Code Talker Teddy Draper (December 15, 2017)

Another Navajo Code Talker, the World War II heroes who used their language to develop and transmit unbreakable codes, has fallen.


Native Sun News Today: Military service inspires Lakota veteran to bring change
Native Sun News Today: Military service inspires Lakota veteran to bring change (November 15, 2017)

It was October 1973 when Alex White Plume’s cousin visited on a home-town recruiting tour with 'little bitty Private wings' on his uniform, garnering oohs and ahhs from everyone in the room.


Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe finally welcomes war hero home
Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe finally welcomes war hero home (November 13, 2017)

Army Sgt. Philip James Iyotte was just 21 years old when he was captured by Chinese forces during the Korean War in 1951.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: A special salute to the Native Americans who proudly served
Native Sun News Today Editorial: A special salute to the Native Americans who proudly served (November 9, 2017)

The list of Lakota, Dakota and Nakota veterans, men and women, who served honorably and then came home to work for their people goes on and on.


Kiowa citizen Pascal Cleatus Poolaw considered most decorated Indian soldier
Kiowa citizen Pascal Cleatus Poolaw considered most decorated Indian soldier (November 7, 2017)

November 7, 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Pascal Cleatus Poolaw Sr., a citizen of the Kiowa Tribe who was killed in action during the Vietnam War.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Only dictators demand for their citizens to 'respect the flag'
Ivan Star Comes Out: Only dictators demand for their citizens to 'respect the flag' (October 20, 2017)

I believe respect is earned and when I am forced to respect something, I will resist.


County in Oregon holds public hearing on name of 'Dead Indian Memorial Road'
County in Oregon holds public hearing on name of 'Dead Indian Memorial Road' (October 11, 2017)

A county in Oregon has been getting constant complaints about a highway named 'Dead Indian Memorial Road" so it might do something about it.


Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker David Patterson Sr. at age of 94
Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker David Patterson Sr. at age of 94 (October 10, 2017)

David Earl Patterson Sr., a citizen of the Navajo Nation who served as a Code Talker during World War II, died on Sunday. He was 94.


Cherokee Nation sends eight veterans to Washington on 4th annual Warrior Flight
Cherokee Nation sends eight veterans to Washington on 4th annual Warrior Flight (September 26, 2017)

The Cherokee Nation has sent eight veterans who fought in three wars to Washington, D.C., on its fourth annual Cherokee Warrior Flight.


Controversy lingers over 'Scaffold' sculpture depicting hangings of Dakota men
Controversy lingers over 'Scaffold' sculpture depicting hangings of Dakota men (September 14, 2017)

A museum in Minnesota continues to face questions in connection with a controversial sculpture that depicted the execution of 38 Dakota men in 1862.


Native Sun News Today: New book shares the secret stories of Sioux Code Talkers
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: Cultural symbols reinforce our ugly mentalities in America
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?


Charles Kader: America seems unable to drive Old Dixie Down long after Civil War ended
Charles Kader: America seems unable to drive Old Dixie Down long after Civil War ended (August 30, 2017)

The more people are quiet about the world they wish to live in, the easier it is to accept that things around them will never change, Charles Kader writes on Indian Country Media Network.


President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments
President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments (August 17, 2017)

A controversy that once derailed Indian Country's funding bill is rearing its head again thanks to President Donald Trump, whose handling of racial violence continues to dominate the nation's agenda.


Tim Giago: Broken treaties remain among America's deepest and darkest secrets
Tim Giago: Broken treaties remain among America's deepest and darkest secrets (August 11, 2017)

While America is spending billions attacking other sovereign nations, there is still a dark secret it is hiding in its own backyard.


United Tribes Technical College set to honor veterans at upcoming powwow
United Tribes Technical College set to honor veterans at upcoming powwow (August 2, 2017)

The 48th annual UTTC International Powwow will feature a special honoring for tribal citizens who served in the World War I era.


Alex Jacobs: How the United States might have turned out differently
Alex Jacobs: How the United States might have turned out differently (July 5, 2017)

What if the Americans sought partnership in tribal territories rather than cling to European ideas of superiority and Christian domination, Alex Jacobs asks on Indian Country Media Network.