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Native Sun News Today: Native graduate inspires thousands with post
Native Sun News Today: Native graduate inspires thousands with post (May 20, 2019)

Chantelle Blue Arm almost didn't attend graduation ceremonies for her master's degree.


Clara Caufield: Grandmas are the backbone of Indian Country
Clara Caufield: Grandmas are the backbone of Indian Country (May 17, 2019)

America was built upon the backs of resourceful women, many wives, mothers and grandmothers.


'I came from the White House': Trump tweet coincides with Indian Affairs meeting
'I came from the White House': Trump tweet coincides with Indian Affairs meeting (May 9, 2019)

Assistant Secretary Tara Sweeney was at the White House but won't say whether tribal legislation came up before President Trump tweeted about it.


'A Racial Slur': President Trump blamed for derailing passage of two pro-tribal bills
'A Racial Slur': President Trump blamed for derailing passage of two pro-tribal bills (May 8, 2019)

A tweet about Pocahontas spooked Republicans on Capitol Hill. Indian Country was the loser.


Bill John Baker: The Not Invisible Act is vital to the safety of Native women
Bill John Baker: The Not Invisible Act is vital to the safety of Native women (May 8, 2019)

Every Cherokee woman - every American Indian woman for that matter - has the absolute right to feel safe.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Bipartisan bill protects Native women and girls
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Bipartisan bill protects Native women and girls (May 7, 2019)

The silent crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women is wreaking havoc on our families and our communities.


Native Sun News Today: Artist honors Native nations with 'Dignity'
Native Sun News Today: Artist honors Native nations with 'Dignity' (May 3, 2019)

Dignity is fifty feet tall. Her moccasins are eight feet long. Her spirit is imperious and humble at the same time.


'We were born for this': Native women overcome obstacles in the legal field
'We were born for this': Native women overcome obstacles in the legal field (May 3, 2019)

Opportunities for advancement within the legal profession are often rare for female Native attorneys but many are breaking new ground.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: South Dakota governor does the work of a religious fanatic
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: South Dakota governor does the work of a religious fanatic (May 2, 2019)

Kristi Noem has taken it upon herself to tell us that she is the one who is in charge and she makes no bones about what she has to offer.


Corrie Scott: Jody Wilson-Raybould comes from a long line of Indigenous truth-tellers
Corrie Scott: Jody Wilson-Raybould comes from a long line of Indigenous truth-tellers (April 30, 2019)

This is what a feminist looks like, Prime Minister Trudeau.


Defendant acquitted in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman
Defendant acquitted in connection with brutal beating of Lakota woman (April 25, 2019)

Sheena Between Lodges is in recovery after being attacked on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman brings leadership to the table
Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman brings leadership to the table (April 24, 2019)

Native women have stepped up to the plate as residents of Rapid City, South Dakota, elect new leaders.


Tim Giago: Paying tribute to the warrior women of Indian Country
Tim Giago: Paying tribute to the warrior women of Indian Country (April 24, 2019)

Warrior women worked within the system, did not advocate for violence, and yet brought about many positive changes in Indian Country.


Mary Annette Pember: Native lieutenant governor makes strides in Minnesota
Mary Annette Pember: Native lieutenant governor makes strides in Minnesota (April 16, 2019)

Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan of the White Earth Nation shoulders a uniquely Native responsibility when it comes to governing.


Standing Rock Sioux Tribe hosts Congressional field hearing on voting rights
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe hosts Congressional field hearing on voting rights (April 15, 2019)

'Voter access is a human right,' says North Dakota State Rep. Ruth Buffalo, who made history at the polls amid attempts to stifle turnout in Indian Country.


Leader of Jicarilla Apache Nation stepped down after remarks about 'loose women'
Leader of Jicarilla Apache Nation stepped down after remarks about 'loose women' (April 12, 2019)

Levi Pesata resigned from the Jicarilla Apache Nation after appearing to make light of the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.


Mark Trahant: Native woman won't run for open U.S. Senate seat
Mark Trahant: Native woman won't run for open U.S. Senate seat (April 11, 2019)

Deb Haaland is passing on a Senate run.


Mark Trahant: Native members of Congress -- except one -- vote to renew VAWA
Mark Trahant: Native members of Congress -- except one -- vote to renew VAWA (April 8, 2019)

What difference does it make to have Native Americans in the Congress?


Cronkite News: VAWA renewal bill expands protections for women in Indian Country
Cronkite News: VAWA renewal bill expands protections for women in Indian Country (April 8, 2019)

A bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act improves tribal access to crime databases in hopes of holding non-Native predators accountable.


YES! Magazine: Native woman explores fight for justice in new book
YES! Magazine: Native woman explores fight for justice in new book (April 8, 2019)

'As Long as Grass Grows' by Dina Gilio-Whitaker explores the history of Indigenous peoples’ struggles—from treaty violations, genocide, and human trafficking to protection of sacred sites.


Mallory Black: Sexual assault and sexual abuse go against our traditional ways
Mallory Black: Sexual assault and sexual abuse go against our traditional ways (April 4, 2019)

There is a strong connection between colonialism and sexual violence.


House adds more Indian Country provisions to Violence Against Women Act
House adds more Indian Country provisions to Violence Against Women Act (April 3, 2019)

Debate opened on the Violence Against Women Act amid doubts about its future in a Congress divided along party lines.


Native Sun News Today: Native woman seeks highest office in Rapid City
Native Sun News Today: Native woman seeks highest office in Rapid City (April 3, 2019)

Natalie Stites-Means, a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is seeking to make history in South Dakota.


The Conversation: Canada's history of genocidal actions against Indigenous peoples
The Conversation: Canada's history of genocidal actions against Indigenous peoples (April 3, 2019)

If we add up all the ways that Canadian governments have oppressed Indigenous peoples over the centuries, those governments bear a weighty burden.


New law and policy firm boasts majority ownership by Native women
New law and policy firm boasts majority ownership by Native women (April 2, 2019)

The Big Fire Law and Policy Group promises to fight for tribes and their rights.


House moves closer to passage of Violence Against Women Act
House moves closer to passage of Violence Against Women Act (April 1, 2019)

Amendments to strengthen tribal sovereignty are being considered for inclusion in the Violence Against Reauthorization Women Act.


'Vote with your heart': Native woman seeks voice on city council
'Vote with your heart': Native woman seeks voice on city council (March 27, 2019)

Cante Heart, a Native mother, college student and activist, is running for public office in Rapid City, South Dakota.


'What she say, it be law': Tribes protected their women before being stripped of sovereignty
'What she say, it be law': Tribes protected their women before being stripped of sovereignty (March 25, 2019)

Native women are changing the narrative as they continue to secure safety for their sisters.


Cronkite News: Task force to address sexual assault in the military
Cronkite News: Task force to address sexual assault in the military (March 25, 2019)

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona), a survivor of sexual assault in the military, is serving on a task force to address the issue.


National Museum of the American Indian hosts 'Safety for Our Sisters' symposium
National Museum of the American Indian hosts 'Safety for Our Sisters' symposium (March 21, 2019)

An event in Washington, D.C., will help draw attention to efforts to protect Native women from violence.


Tulalip Tribes elect Teri Gobin, daughter of longtime leader, as new chairwoman
Tulalip Tribes elect Teri Gobin, daughter of longtime leader, as new chairwoman (March 20, 2019)

The Tulalip Tribes has a woman serving as chair for the only second time in history.


'An abomination': Republicans try to strip tribal jurisdiction from Violence Against Women Act
'An abomination': Republicans try to strip tribal jurisdiction from Violence Against Women Act (March 18, 2019)

A bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act is moving forward in a more partisan era, impacting how tribes are able to protect women.


Native women leaders lined up for hearing on missing and murdered sisters
Native women leaders lined up for hearing on missing and murdered sisters (March 12, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is tackling the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women.


Native Sun News Today: Pipeline opponents and advocates warn of dangers of man camps
Native Sun News Today: Pipeline opponents and advocates warn of dangers of man camps (March 8, 2019)

Keystone XL Pipeline opponents are joining forces with advocates of justice for missing and murdered indigenous women.


Cronkite News: Republican Senator discloses sexual assault in the military
Cronkite News: Republican Senator discloses sexual assault in the military (March 7, 2019)

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) revealed that she was raped by a superior officer while in the Air Force but was too 'ashamed and confused' to report it at the time.


Mark Trahant: The Indigenous woman who could bring down Canada's government
Mark Trahant: The Indigenous woman who could bring down Canada's government (March 6, 2019)

In the 1950s an Indigenous woman could not even hire a lawyer but in 2019 Jody Wilson-Raybould teaches a masters’ class in the rule of law.


VIDEO: Rep. Deb Haaland addresses the United South and Eastern Tribes
VIDEO: Rep. Deb Haaland addresses the United South and Eastern Tribes (March 4, 2019)

'I am here because of Indian Country,' Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) told tribal leaders.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation celebrates the women who make us strong
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation celebrates the women who make us strong (March 4, 2019)

Cherokee Nation is a matrilineal tribe, and reverence for women is deeply rooted in our culture.


National Congress of American Indians names new communications director
National Congress of American Indians names new communications director (February 27, 2019)

The National Congress of American Indians has a new director of communications for the first time since the Obama era.


Native Sun News Today: Campaign focuses on missing and murdered sisters
Native Sun News Today: Campaign focuses on missing and murdered sisters (February 25, 2019)

Native women go missing and murdered at alarming rates. A campaign asks 'Why?'


Timeline: National Congress of American Indians in turmoil and transition
Timeline: National Congress of American Indians in turmoil and transition (February 22, 2019)

It's been a rocky few months for the National Congress of American Indians.


Mary Annette Pember: Indigenous women reclaim their menstruation traditions
Mary Annette Pember: Indigenous women reclaim their menstruation traditions (February 20, 2019)

'Women have great power during their moons,' explains Patty Smith of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.


National Congress of American Indians attempts to move past turmoil
National Congress of American Indians attempts to move past turmoil (February 20, 2019)

The longest serving executive director in the history of the National Congress of American Indians is heading out the door after turmoil and turbulence.


National Congress of American Indians vows change after declaring workplace 'safe' for women
National Congress of American Indians vows change after declaring workplace 'safe' for women (February 15, 2019)

Controversy continues to overshadow the efforts of the National Congress of American Indians to advocate for the needs of tribes and their citizens.


Native leaders deliver rebuke of Trump administration at State of Indian Nations
Native leaders deliver rebuke of Trump administration at State of Indian Nations (February 11, 2019)

With key Trump officials in the audience, the nation's largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy group opened a historic week in Washington with a stinging rebuke of the president and his policies.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native voices are joining our political leadership
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native voices are joining our political leadership (February 7, 2019)

There is wide recognition that this country is in bad shape in terms of political, intellectual and social leadership, and we know that a diverse public voice is crucial to the health of any democracy.


Native member of Congress helps lead first committee hearing on climate change
Native member of Congress helps lead first committee hearing on climate change (February 4, 2019)

Citing Standing Rock as a driving force, Democrats in Congress are calling for a Green New Deal to address climate change and other issues.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota Sewing Circle brings creative women together
Native Sun News Today: Lakota Sewing Circle brings creative women together (February 4, 2019)

When you get a group of women together, give them each something creative to work on and let them talk, two kinds of beautiful happen.


Native lawmaker secures leadership positions on key Congressional committee
Native lawmaker secures leadership positions on key Congressional committee (January 30, 2019)

The House Committee on Natural Resources has a new vice chair and it's a Native person for the first time in history.


'Our lives don't matter': Native women demand action for missing sisters
'Our lives don't matter': Native women demand action for missing sisters (January 25, 2019)

Efforts are building across the nation to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.


Creative Capital Awards include Indian Country art and cultural projects
Creative Capital Awards include Indian Country art and cultural projects (January 24, 2019)

Native artists, elders and playwrights are among the beneficiaries of $5 million in Creative Capital Awards.


Pueblo citizen Lynn Trujillo named to governor's cabinet in New Mexico
Pueblo citizen Lynn Trujillo named to governor's cabinet in New Mexico (January 23, 2019)

Tribal leaders and advocates are welcoming a new leader for New Mexico's Department of Indian Affairs.


Native women in Congress show solidarity with transgender troops
Native women in Congress show solidarity with transgender troops (January 23, 2019)

The first two Native women in Congress are defending the rights of transgender troops in light of the Trump administration's attempts to restrict their military service.


Nurse arrested for sexual assault of San Carlos Apache woman
Nurse arrested for sexual assault of San Carlos Apache woman (January 23, 2019)

A vulnerable citizen of the San Carlos Apache Tribe was sexually assaulted while in the care of a specialized facility.


Cronkite News: Native women raise awareness of missing and murdered sisters
Cronkite News: Native women raise awareness of missing and murdered sisters (January 23, 2019)

As the sounds of drumming filled the air, indigenous women gathered to raise awareness of missing and murdered women in their communities.


Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case
Tribal nations present united front in Indian Child Welfare Act case (January 22, 2019)

A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.


Indigenous actress Yalitza Aparicio nominated for Oscar for 'Roma'
Indigenous actress Yalitza Aparicio nominated for Oscar for 'Roma' (January 22, 2019)

Yalitza Aparicio, who is Mixtec and Triqui, has been nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role.


Rep. Haaland and Rep. Davids land first committee assignments in 116th Congress
Rep. Haaland and Rep. Davids land first committee assignments in 116th Congress (January 17, 2019)

Committee assignments are slowly trickling in for new members of Congress and the first Native women have landed key spots.


Native Sun News Today: Attack targets Native women who won seats in South Dakota
Native Sun News Today: Attack targets Native women who won seats in South Dakota (January 17, 2019)

An anonymous attack against two Lakota women elected in South Dakota was rebuffed as lawmakers met for the new session.


Republicans attempt to isolate lawmaker with history of racial statements
Republicans attempt to isolate lawmaker with history of racial statements (January 16, 2019)

Native advocates have long questioned Steve King's priorities. Now Republicans are turning against him.