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Victor Swallow: When the Air Force bomber crashed at Pine RidgeFiled Under: Opinion
Victor Swallow: When the Air Force bomber crashed at Pine Ridge (03/28)
My family lived about three miles from the west side border of the bombing area and eight to ten miles where they were bombing.
Brian Lightfoot Brown: One last victory for the Narragansett TribeFiled Under: Opinion
Brian Lightfoot Brown: One last victory for the Narragansett Tribe (03/27)
It had been three months since the Narragansett Tribe had been ambushed and decimated at the Great Swamp in modern day Rhode Island.
Ivan Star Comes Out: America loses its self-respect and humanityFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: America loses its self-respect and humanity (03/23)
I actually believed life had a bright future for me, even with my highly observable indigenous traits.
Peter d'Errico: Book is yet another in series of genocide deniersFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Book is yet another in series of genocide deniers (02/23)
Peter Cozzens’ book on Indian wars loaded with slight of mouth.
Stephanie Woodard: The never-ending Indian wars continue across the nationFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Stephanie Woodard: The never-ending Indian wars continue across the nation (01/25)
The drama and injustice on display at Standing Rock have taught a new generation of observers what Native Americans already know.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Unresolved trauma affects Lakota way of lifeFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Unresolved trauma affects Lakota way of life (01/23)
As a life-long resident on the Pine Ridge, I am continually hearing livid remarks regarding the less-than-quality life here.
Clara Caufield: Commemorating the Northern Cheyenne outbreak from Fort RobinsonFiled Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: Commemorating the Northern Cheyenne outbreak from Fort Robinson (01/13)
Although we observe the major American holidays, Native Americans, including the Northern Cheyenne also mark many other significant days of commemoration throughout the year.
Peter d'Errico: United States refuses to acknowledge its genocideFiled Under: Opinion
Peter d'Errico: United States refuses to acknowledge its genocide (01/11)
'The U.S. government has done more to acknowledge its role in other countries’ genocides than to acknowledge Native American genocide.'
Steve Russell: Quest for gold led to destruction of Indian treaties Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Quest for gold led to destruction of Indian treaties (12/23)
The United States of America, showing its exceptionalism, forwent the death penalty for Indians possessing gold.
Medal of Honor presented for soldier who fought in Indian warsFiled Under: National
Medal of Honor presented for soldier who fought in Indian wars (12/20)
Robert Smith never knew about the award for his service during the Battle of Slim Buttes in September 1876.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Maybe we can learn from our tragic historyFiled Under: Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Maybe we can learn from our tragic history (12/09)
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.
Steven Newcomb: An unjust war against #NoDAPL water protectorsFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: An unjust war against #NoDAPL water protectors (12/08)
'It is outrageous to see the photos of people injured by North Dakota’s brutal police actions at Standing Rock.'
Ivan Star Comes Out: The lust for oil and the #NoDAPL movementFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: The lust for oil and the #NoDAPL movement (12/07)
History does have a tendency to repeat itself, especially if people are oblivious to the past.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Veterans at Standing Rock for the good fightFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Veterans at Standing Rock for the good fight (12/01)
Upon hearing the news of a 'deployment' of military veterans to Standing Rock for December 4-7, 2016, my mind jumped back to 1968.
Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imaginationFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination (11/21)
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.
Native Sun News Today: Hannoi Hannah taunted Native veterans during Vietnam WarFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: Hannoi Hannah taunted Native veterans during Vietnam War (11/14)
Hearing the name Hanoi Hanna prompted an irate response from Lloyd Goings, an Oglala Lakota, who served in Vietnam during the Vietnam Era.
Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker George Paul JamesFiled Under: National
Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker George Paul James (11/10)
George Paul James was only 17 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Review: Book denies genocide was behind the 'Epic' Indian warsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Review: Book denies genocide was behind the 'Epic' Indian wars (11/08)
'For every Indian triumph like Little Big Horn, there was a drubbing like Wounded Knee, for every surprise Indian victory there were huge retaliations by the Army.'
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Violence against water protectors follows a familiar patternFiled Under: Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Violence against water protectors follows a familiar pattern (11/08)
History is replete with evidence that Native peoples are simply trying to live on their ancestral homelands.
Jury acquits defendants for armed standoff on tribal territory in OregonFiled Under: Law | National
Jury acquits defendants for armed standoff on tribal territory in Oregon (10/28)
'This is off-the-charts unbelievable,' a defense attorney said in response to the shocking verdicts.
Jury restarts deliberations in armed standoff on tribal territoryFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Jury restarts deliberations in armed standoff on tribal territory (10/27)
A juror who once worked for the federal government was removed after questions were raised about his impartiality.
Jury deliberates verdicts in armed standoff on tribal territory in OregonFiled Under: Environment | National
Jury deliberates verdicts in armed standoff on tribal territory in Oregon (10/26)
Anti-government protesters with guns and ammunition took over a federal refuge that was once a reservation for the Burns Paiute Tribe.
Jim Kent: A tale of two warriors comes alive in sacred Black HillsFiled Under: Opinion
Jim Kent: A tale of two warriors comes alive in sacred Black Hills (09/29)
Basil Brave Heart – the warrior who had never killed a slave, the warrior who had never massacred women and children, the warrior who had never started a war – accepted a mission to take on the federal government.
Tim Giago: Pine Ridge soldier served in America's 'Forgotten War'Filed Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Pine Ridge soldier served in America's 'Forgotten War' (09/19)
This column is dedicated to those Korean veterans who fought and survived the 'Forgotten War.'
All-White jury hears opening statements in armed standoff trialFiled Under: Law | National
All-White jury hears opening statements in armed standoff trial (09/14)
An attorney for one of the ringleaders claimed the federal government didn't own a refuge that was stolen from the Burns Paiute Tribe.
Trial opens into standoff on land stolen from Burns Paiute TribeFiled Under: Environment | Law | National
Trial opens into standoff on land stolen from Burns Paiute Tribe (09/13)
The armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon generated international and criminal charges.
Mike Myers: Historic ties between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Sioux NationFiled Under: Opinion
Mike Myers: Historic ties between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Sioux Nation (09/07)
It was something that had become part of our genetic or blood memory.
Sacred peak in South Dakota renamed for Lakota holy man Black ElkFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Sacred peak in South Dakota renamed for Lakota holy man Black Elk (08/12)
The old name for Black Elk Peak came from a general who committed a massacre of the Lakota people and held women and children hostage.
Ruth Hopkins: Genocide is personal to each and every Native personFiled Under: Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: Genocide is personal to each and every Native person (08/09)
Pardon me if I choose not to get into bed with the establishment that committed genocide against my people.
Marc Simmons: The Indian wars continued in New Mexico in 1881Filed Under: Opinion
Marc Simmons: The Indian wars continued in New Mexico in 1881 (08/08)
By 1881 the Indian wars had ended almost everywhere in the American West.
James Giago Davies: Politicians are still trying to scare Americans to deathFiled Under: Opinion
James Giago Davies: Politicians are still trying to scare Americans to death (08/08)
Our entire society is developing a personality disorder no enema can fix.
John McCain denounces Donald Trump but won't withdraw supportFiled Under: National | Politics
John McCain denounces Donald Trump but won't withdraw support (08/01)
Controversy has erupted over the Republican presidential nominees comments about an Iraqi war hero and his family.
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.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Donald Trump and his campaign of hatredFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Doug George-Kanentiio: Donald Trump and his campaign of hatred (07/25)
The Republican convention in which Donald Trump was nominated as the party's candidate for president was remarkable for its anger, its animosity and outright hatred directed towards Hillary Clinton
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.'
Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacksFiled Under: Business | Law | National | World
Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacks (07/21)
The New Mexico tribe's construction company at one point administered over $350 million in contracts for work in the Middle East.
Soldiers from Passamaquoddy Tribe finally recognized for service in World War IFiled Under: National
Soldiers from Passamaquoddy Tribe finally recognized for service in World War I (07/19)
The families of tribal members who were wounded or died during the war were presented with medals and eagle feathers.
James Giago Davies: American imperialism survives with our helpFiled Under: Opinion
James Giago Davies: American imperialism survives with our help (07/12)
That’s a specialty of the Wasicu, to manufacture bogeymen, to justify lots of guns and aggression, because don’t think for one second America has stopped taking whatever they have the power to take.
Mark Anthony Rolo: Founding Fathers saw Native people as 'savages'Filed Under: Opinion
Mark Anthony Rolo: Founding Fathers saw Native people as 'savages' (07/11)
This disparaging, dehumanizing language towards American Indians was put in the Declaration deliberately and for a reason that still resounds.
Steve Russell: Songs about our Indian wars manage to stay timelyFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Steve Russell: Songs about our Indian wars manage to stay timely (07/11)
Topical songs about Indians might fade away because fashions changed, but not because the Indian wars are over.
Steve Russell: Music always plays a role in our political campaignsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Steve Russell: Music always plays a role in our political campaigns (07/08)
The U.S. has been running political tunes up the flagpole every election since George Washington’s run for a second term.
Dave Archambault: A day for all of Indian Country to rememberFiled Under: Opinion
Dave Archambault: A day for all of Indian Country to remember (06/30)
For Indian people, the anniversary of the Battle of Greasy Grass should be a grand celebratory time to remember who and why we are.
Native Sun News: Lakota and Cheyenne people join forces againFiled Under: National
Native Sun News: Lakota and Cheyenne people join forces again (06/30)
On June 25, the Lakota and Northern Cheyenne once again celebrated their victory over General George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Calvary.
Delphine Red Shirt: American history ignores tribal perspectiveFiled Under: Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: American history ignores tribal perspective (06/29)
If we wait for the academic community to tell our side of the story, we will never hear it because they still believe that Lakota testimony lacks credibility.
Cynthia Palcich: Apache scouts receive Medal of Honor for serviceFiled Under: Opinion
Cynthia Palcich: Apache scouts receive Medal of Honor for service (06/21)
When researching the names and personal histories of these Scouts, the researcher discovers that the Scouts themselves are hard to track.
Scott Sagan: Lakota warrior documented 1876 Battle at BighornFiled Under: Opinion
Scott Sagan: Lakota warrior documented 1876 Battle at Bighorn (06/20)
Red Horse's depiction of the scalped and mutilated bodies is an uncensored portrayal of the consequences of revenge and hatred.
Native Sun News: Big crowds expected for Big Horn anniversaryFiled Under: National
Native Sun News: Big crowds expected for Big Horn anniversary (06/17)
June 25, 2016, marks the 140th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, near present day Crow Agency, Montana.
Thomas Ryan: Delaware people remain resilient despite poor treatment by U.S.Filed Under: Opinion
Thomas Ryan: Delaware people remain resilient despite poor treatment by U.S. (06/10)
By 1854, they were persuaded to cede much of their land, with paltry sums in payment.
Jim Kent: Counting the ways we did our Vietnam veterans wrongFiled Under: Opinion
Jim Kent: Counting the ways we did our Vietnam veterans wrong (06/02)
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 WWIIFiled Under: National
Lakota Country Times: Oglala elder honored for service in WWII (06/01)
Mention World War Two military pilots and the image of tough, daring men in leather jackets and goggles may come to mind.
Puyallup Tribe welcomes World War II veteran home after 75 yearsFiled Under: National
Puyallup Tribe welcomes World War II veteran home after 75 years (05/09)
Leonard R. Farron left home in 1942 to serve in World War II. He finally came back last week.
Steve Russell: So many myths behind America's long string of warsFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: So many myths behind America's long string of wars (04/25)
Indians are human beings and the Noble Savage is as mythical as the subhuman cannibals the colonists made up to justify theft and rape and murder.
Rep. Pearce takes veterans tribute from Isleta Pueblo to Thailand Filed Under: National | Politics | World
Rep. Pearce takes veterans tribute from Isleta Pueblo to Thailand (04/19)
The tribute from the New Mexico tribe includes a bear that symbolizes strength and courage and an arrowhead to represent the field of battle.
Clara Caufield: Cheyenne chief brought people back to homelandFiled Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: Cheyenne chief brought people back to homeland (04/12)
One hundred and thirty seven years ago, on a cold spring day during the first week of April, 114 Northern Cheyenne, the survivors of a once mighty warrior nation, came home to Montana.
Award-winning writer Jim Northrup prepares for his final journeyFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Award-winning writer Jim Northrup prepares for his final journey (04/08)
The author of the popular Fond du Lac Follies column is following the Ojibwe philosophy of minobimaadiziwin, or living the good life.
Virginia to dedicate marker at site of clashes with tribes in 1700sFiled Under: National
Virginia to dedicate marker at site of clashes with tribes in 1700s (03/29)
According to historical sources, Shawnee warriors attacked European settlers at Kerr's Creek in 1759 and 1763.
Albert Bender: Cherokee war chief Dragging Canoe was a true heroFiled Under: Opinion
Albert Bender: Cherokee war chief Dragging Canoe was a true hero (03/21)
On February 27, a commemoration of the life of the great Cherokee war chief Dragging Canoe was held at the Global Education Center in Nashville.
Steve Russell: A 'House of Horrors' with President Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: A 'House of Horrors' with President Donald Trump (03/18)
In Trumpland, Cherokee Nation v. Georgia does not matter because he is prepared to abrogate treaties with nations not labeled 'domestic, dependent.'
Ivan Star Comes Out: All the real heroes I know died in the Vietnam WarFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: All the real heroes I know died in the Vietnam War (03/03)
I have been experiencing an event that always leaves me emotionally disheveled.
Ivan Star Comes Out: American history based on a series of liesFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: American history based on a series of lies (02/25)
I sincerely believe in the precept that our ancestors adhered stringently to the philosophy that the truth cannot be hidden forever and that it will surface one day.

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