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Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum
Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum (August 21, 2019)

From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.


RECAP: Morning session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
RECAP: Morning session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 19, 2019)

The historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is underway in Sioux City, Iowa, in the homelands of several tribes.


Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum
Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum (August 19, 2019)

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first of the 2020 cycle to focus on Indian Country's issues.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Wounded Knee was a crime of genocide against the Lakota people
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Wounded Knee was a crime of genocide against the Lakota people (July 16, 2019)

The 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre was a deliberate and planned military action on sovereign tribal land.


RECAP: Remove the Stain Act introduced to rescind Wounded Knee Massacre medals
RECAP: Remove the Stain Act introduced to rescind Wounded Knee Massacre medals (June 25, 2019)

'This is just the start,' Manny Iron Hawk, a descendant of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre, told Indianz.Com


'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.


Native Sun News Today: Museum scrapped over ties to Wounded Knee Massacre
Native Sun News Today: Museum scrapped over ties to Wounded Knee Massacre (May 31, 2019)

A museum for Medal of Honor recipients, including those from the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890, has been abandoned after public outcry.


Gallery for Native artists planned instead of 'Medal of Honor' museum
Gallery for Native artists planned instead of 'Medal of Honor' museum (May 29, 2019)

Plans for a Medal of Honor museum have been scrapped following controversy over ties to the Wounded Knee Massacre.


Native Sun News Today: Museum honors men who slaughtered Lakota people
Native Sun News Today: Museum honors men who slaughtered Lakota people (May 24, 2019)

Nearly 300 Lakota men, women, elders and children were killed in the Wounded Knee Massacre on December 29, 1890.


Portrait of the late Russell Means fetches $6.3 million at auction
Portrait of the late Russell Means fetches $6.3 million at auction (May 20, 2019)

An iconic portrait of Russell Means, created by Andy Warhol, went big on a night of even bigger sales.


O.J. Semans to presidential candidates: Rescind medals for massacre at Wounded Knee
O.J. Semans to presidential candidates: Rescind medals for massacre at Wounded Knee (April 12, 2019)

It doesn’t take modern sensibilities to recognize that the Seventh Cavalry committed atrocities at Wounded Knee.


Rosalyn LaPier: Donald Trump jokes about a dark moment of American genocide
Rosalyn LaPier: Donald Trump jokes about a dark moment of American genocide (February 22, 2019)

Wounded Knee is among the worst massacres in Native American history.


Native Sun News Today: 'Neither Wolf Nor Dog' takes on our collective guilt
Native Sun News Today: 'Neither Wolf Nor Dog' takes on our collective guilt (February 12, 2019)

'Neither Wolf nor Dog' tells a story about trying to write another man’s life story, his beliefs, his history, his inner spirit.


O.J. Semans: Move forward in reconciliation and rescind honors for massacre at Wounded Knee
O.J. Semans: Move forward in reconciliation and rescind honors for massacre at Wounded Knee (February 11, 2019)

Members of the 7th Cavalry Regiment committed an atrocity against my ancestors, murdering hundreds of defenseless Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee.


O.J. Semans: Stop honoring the men who massacred my people at Wounded Knee
O.J. Semans: Stop honoring the men who massacred my people at Wounded Knee (February 4, 2019)

The 7th Cavalry, which was obligated by treaty to protect my ancestors, instead hunted my ancestors, surrounded them and gunned hundreds of them down.


Kitcki Carroll: Indigenous peoples deserve dignity on our own lands
Kitcki Carroll: Indigenous peoples deserve dignity on our own lands (January 22, 2019)

America, it is time to live by the principles, morals, and values you profess to embrace and exemplify.


'Racist and disrespectful tweet': Tribal leaders condemn President Trump
'Racist and disrespectful tweet': Tribal leaders condemn President Trump (January 14, 2019)

Leaders of the National Congress of American Indians are speaking out after President Donald Trump invoked the Wounded Knee massacre in an attack on a political rival.


Harold Frazier: President Trump takes another racist jab at Native people
Harold Frazier: President Trump takes another racist jab at Native people (January 14, 2019)

I ask you America, when are you going to come to your senses regarding this president?


Remembering the Big Foot Riders on anniversary of massacre at Wounded Knee
Remembering the Big Foot Riders on anniversary of massacre at Wounded Knee (December 7, 2018)

We are fast approaching the 128th anniversary of the Massacre at Wounded Knee.


Native Sun News Today: Apology offered for Wounded Knee massacre
Native Sun News Today: Apology offered for Wounded Knee massacre (December 6, 2018)

The massacre at Wounded Knee haunted a descendant of the U.S. Army general who was the commander of the infamous 7th Cavalry.


Tim Giago: Spooky stories from the Pine Ridge Reservation
Tim Giago: Spooky stories from the Pine Ridge Reservation (October 22, 2018)

Stories of spirits and ghosts have long been common on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: 'It was a travesty' -- Exhibit portrays Wounded Knee Massacre
Native Sun News Today: 'It was a travesty' -- Exhibit portrays Wounded Knee Massacre (May 16, 2018)

An unprecedented audio-visual art exhibit about the Wounded Knee Massacre is traveling around South Dakota.


Victor Swallow: We are a broken and scattered people. How do we rebuild?
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.


Mark Charles: United States continues to honor war crimes at Wounded Knee
Mark Charles: United States continues to honor war crimes at Wounded Knee (January 8, 2018)

December 29th was the 127th anniversary of the day that approximately 300 Sioux men, women and children were slaughtered by the U.S. Army in 1890.


Tim Giago: How 'The Wizard of Oz' remains connected to the genocide of our people
Tim Giago: How 'The Wizard of Oz' remains connected to the genocide of our people (November 9, 2017)

When it comes to the Indian people 'genocide' is a word that is merely whispered.


Tim Giago: Lakota people will never forget the Wounded Knee Massacre
Tim Giago: Lakota people will never forget the Wounded Knee Massacre (December 12, 2016)

Americans may have forgotten Wounded Knee and pushed it to the back pages of history, a bad memory to some, but the Lakota people have not nor will they ever forget this terrible day.


Native Sun News Today: Owner of Wounded Knee massacre site lowers price
Native Sun News Today: Owner of Wounded Knee massacre site lowers price (December 2, 2016)

When Jim Czywczynski decided to sell the 40 acres of land that is the massacre site of Wounded Knee his asking price was $3.9 million.


Tim Giago: Water protectors must continue to remain peaceful as #NoDAPL fight continues
Tim Giago: Water protectors must continue to remain peaceful as #NoDAPL fight continues (October 31, 2016)

I have heard some of our young people say that the peaceful protests up on the Standing Rock Reservation are just like the protests at Wounded Knee. WRONG!


Mario Gonzalez: Protecting sacred sites from commercialization
Mario Gonzalez: Protecting sacred sites from commercialization (September 13, 2016)

There have been several cemeteries and burial grounds that I have been involved in protecting from commercialization and desecration over the years.


Mario Gonzalez: Protecting sacred places from commercialization
Mario Gonzalez: Protecting sacred places from commercialization (September 6, 2016)

There have been several cemeteries and burial grounds that I have been involved in protecting from commercialization and desecration over the years.


Mike Myers: Historic ties between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Sioux Nation
Mike Myers: Historic ties between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Sioux Nation (August 30, 2016)

I have been asked to give a deeper account of the history of this relationship as I’ve been told by Sioux and Haudenosaunee elders, so this is my humble effort to do that.


Lakota Country Times: Reunion for descendants of Pine Ridge legend 'Big Bat' Pourier
Lakota Country Times: Reunion for descendants of Pine Ridge legend 'Big Bat' Pourier (August 8, 2016)

More than 300 people, all descendants of Baptiste 'Big Bat' Pourier, gathered in Rapid City, South Dakota, for a family reunion


Jim Kent: Selling the souls of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre victims
Jim Kent: Selling the souls of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre victims (July 19, 2016)

I’ve never been to a 'battlefield' or a massacre site, but it doesn’t take much of an imagination to understand what it must have been like.


Lakota Country Times: Guns taken from Wounded Knee massacre sold at auction
Lakota Country Times: Guns taken from Wounded Knee massacre sold at auction (July 14, 2016)

Three rifles removed from the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre by a non-Native woman have been sold at public auction for $137,000.


Editorial: Lakota treaty council supported work at Wounded Knee
Editorial: Lakota treaty council supported work at Wounded Knee (June 28, 2016)

In 1976 the Lakota Treaty Council tried to schedule a meeting with President Gerald Ford where they hoped to present to him several proposals and arguments including putting a stop to a forced acceptance of the money set aside in the Black Hills Claims Settlement.


Brandon Ecoffey: Native people know tragedy and trauma too well
Brandon Ecoffey: Native people know tragedy and trauma too well (June 17, 2016)

Throughout the shared history of United States government and Native people there are several examples where gun violence resulted in the slaughter of many indigenous people.


Guns taken from site of 1890 Wounded Knee massacre up for sale
Guns taken from site of 1890 Wounded Knee massacre up for sale (June 6, 2016)

Also up for sale is a ceremonial pipe that is said to have belonged to Lakota Chief Red Cloud.


Native Sun News: New business sprouts up at Wounded Knee
Native Sun News: New business sprouts up at Wounded Knee (May 24, 2016)

Just below the Wounded Knee memorial gravesite, sits a boarded-up, run-down brown building that will house a family-run business.


Native Sun News: Oglala elder shares importance of Wounded Knee
Native Sun News: Oglala elder shares importance of Wounded Knee (April 25, 2016)

The recent attempt to purchase Wounded Knee has been a source of great emotional reaction from those with personal, vested interest and those who continue to be abject voices for those opposed.


Charles Trimble: The facts about the high stakes at Wounded Knee
Charles Trimble: The facts about the high stakes at Wounded Knee (April 15, 2016)

I have been following this circus since 1968 when I covered the story for the American Indian Press Association.


Tim Giago: Memorial needed at site of Wounded Knee massacre
Tim Giago: Memorial needed at site of Wounded Knee massacre (April 12, 2016)

When I decided to take on the task of buying the land at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota from the white landowner, James Czywczynski, I knew there would be tongues wagging, heads nodding, and even some hints of hate.


Tim Giago: Terror stalks Native people for more than 500 years
Tim Giago: Terror stalks Native people for more than 500 years (March 31, 2016)

Living in a world of violence and terrorism brings reflections of the 500 year assault upon the Indian people of the Americas and it is something all Americans should read about.


Editorial: South Dakota must own up to its ugly role in genocide
Editorial: South Dakota must own up to its ugly role in genocide (March 29, 2016)

We cannot change the past but we can at least own up to the ugly as well as the good.


Tim Giago: Childhood memories of Wounded Knee at Pine Ridge
Tim Giago: Childhood memories of Wounded Knee at Pine Ridge (February 26, 2016)

When some folks say leave Wounded Knee alone; leave it as it was what are they talking about? Do they mean like it was 90 years ago or like it is now?


JaNae Collins: No jokes about the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre
JaNae Collins: No jokes about the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre (February 15, 2016)

The entertainment industry in Hollywood has fostered a misrepresentation of the Native American identity.


Tim Giago: Wounded Knee was not 'liberated' by AIM activists in 1973
Tim Giago: Wounded Knee was not 'liberated' by AIM activists in 1973 (January 25, 2016)

Soon there will be posters floating about and advertisements asking residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation to celebrate the 'Liberation' of Wounded Knee in February of 1973.


Oglala Sioux family honors young staff carrier with eagle feather
Oglala Sioux family honors young staff carrier with eagle feather (January 21, 2016)

Lorrell Goings, 20, led a group of tribal members through the annual ride that honors the victims of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre.


Brandon Ecoffey: Hoping for the best with sale at Wounded Knee massacre site
Brandon Ecoffey: Hoping for the best with sale at Wounded Knee massacre site (January 13, 2016)

The truth of the matter is that our people still suffer from the trauma that was engrained in all Lakota DNA on the day of the December 29, 1890, Wounded Knee massacre.


Editorial: Some more about the purchase of Wounded Knee site
Editorial: Some more about the purchase of Wounded Knee site (January 11, 2016)

The announcement in last week’s Native Sun News that our former publisher, Tim Giago, has signed an agreement to purchase the land at Wounded Knee has caused quite a stir.


Charles Trimble: Thoughts and questions on the sale of Wounded Knee
Charles Trimble: Thoughts and questions on the sale of Wounded Knee (January 6, 2016)

The story broke on December 29, 2015, the 125th anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre, that Lakota publisher Tim Giago has agreed to purchase the 40-acre tract of land that includes the grounds on which the infamous Massacre took place.


Tim Giago: The Wounded Knee massacre and the Moon of Popping Trees
Tim Giago: The Wounded Knee massacre and the Moon of Popping Trees (January 6, 2016)

While America agonizes over the contents of the Iraq Study Group and weighs the options of extricating its soldiers from the middle of a civil war, the people of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota will gather on a lonely hill overlooking the demolished village of Wounded Knee.


Native Sun News: 'They killed my father and brother for no reason'
Native Sun News: 'They killed my father and brother for no reason' (January 5, 2016)

In the preface of Rapid City attorney Mario Gonzalez’s book 'Politics on Hallowed Ground' is a candid story by Wounded Knee Massacre survivor Alice Ghost Horse.


Native Sun News: Tim Giago to buy Wounded Knee massacre site
Native Sun News: Tim Giago to buy Wounded Knee massacre site (January 4, 2016)

The historic site of Wounded Knee is cold and quiet on this day that marks the 125th Anniversary of the massacre that happened on December 29, 1890.


Tim Giago: The editor who called for genocide of the Sioux people
Tim Giago: The editor who called for genocide of the Sioux people (December 24, 2015)

L. Frank Baum and Adolph Hitler had one thing in common: both called for the extermination of a race of people.


James Giago Davies: True Indian heroes protect our community
James Giago Davies: True Indian heroes protect our community (June 22, 2015)

Much of my life has been an underachieving waste, but where I succeeded—I have a family, three boys I love, and I tell them I love them every single day.


James Giago Davies: True believerism and comic book solutions
James Giago Davies: True believerism and comic book solutions (April 24, 2015)

Back in the lost history of primitive human beings, the first true believer converted the deluded, and they seriously hurt some folks.


Ray Halbritter: Author's family apologized for anti-Indian stance
Ray Halbritter: Author's family apologized for anti-Indian stance (January 16, 2015)

As a people with centuries of roots in this region, the Oneida Indian Nation has an abiding interest in promoting and preserving this sacred place we all call home.


Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Suffering continues after Wounded Knee
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Suffering continues after Wounded Knee (January 16, 2015)

Because the family of Frank L. Baum apologized, am I or other members of the Mniconjou and Hunkpapa Lakota Nations obligated to accept that apology.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Don't blame Oneidas for tribe's actions
Doug George-Kanentiio: Don't blame Oneidas for tribe's actions (December 31, 2014)

Given that the Oneida Nation has been an advocate for the removal of offensive mascots, the decision to call its proposed casino after Frank L. Baum is as shocking and it is contradictory.


Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Tribe honors man who pushed genocide
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Tribe honors man who pushed genocide (December 29, 2014)

When the misstep comes from someone we count on to protect our dignity, our voice, our rights as Indian people, when there’s been a betrayal of the duty we’ve entrusted to them, I must speak.