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Native Sun News Today: Native youth take a stand against methamphetamine
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Native Sun News Today: Native youth take a stand against methamphetamine (April 19, 2018)
A methamphetamine awareness walk will bring together service providers, recovering addicts, law enforcement, city leaders and youth in South Dakota.

Pine Ridge family still grieving after crash claims lives of mother and 14-year-old son
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Pine Ridge family still grieving after crash claims lives of mother and 14-year-old son (April 19, 2018)
On February 23, Lynell Morrison-Cash and her son Waylon, 14, died when their car was struck head-on in Nebraska.

Native Sun News Today: Non-Native mother accused of abducting her child from reservation
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Native Sun News Today: Non-Native mother accused of abducting her child from reservation (April 13, 2018)
A non-Native mother walked into a first grade class and took her biological child against the custody terms issued through the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

Film set on Pine Ridge Reservation already called one of the year's best
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Film set on Pine Ridge Reservation already called one of the year's best (April 12, 2018)
The Rider, a film set on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, is garnering favorable news coverage and reviews.

Native Sun News Today: 13-year-old Native water protector addresses United Nations
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Native Sun News Today: 13-year-old Native water protector addresses United Nations (April 11, 2018)
In Canada, a 13-year-old indigenous girl has made the fight for clean water her life’s mission.

Native Sun News Today: Public high school is first to offer treaty class
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Public high school is first to offer treaty class (April 10, 2018)
A high school on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation is the first in the nation with a treaty class.

Carly McIntosh: My father loved his other children more than he loved me
Opinion
Carly McIntosh: My father loved his other children more than he loved me (April 6, 2018)
My father loved his two other children more than me and their names were Alcohol and Cigarettes.

Editorial: Drugs and alcohol are ruining our way of life in Lakota country
Opinion
Editorial: Drugs and alcohol are ruining our way of life in Lakota country (April 6, 2018)
It is a shame and an embarrassment for the families and for that matter all Native Americans about the Lakota men and women that are so horribly abusing the hoksiyopa (children) that we all consider to be Sacred.

Native students selected for prestigious internships in nation's capital
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Native students selected for prestigious internships in nation's capital (April 5, 2018)
A dozen students representing 9 tribes and 11 universities have been selected for a prestigious internship program in Washington, D.C.

Young Santee Sioux man shot by police officer while being dragged on ground
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Young Santee Sioux man shot by police officer while being dragged on ground (April 5, 2018)
Micah Taylor was on his way to pick up his spiritual adviser to go to a sweat lodge when he was stopped by police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.

Native students subjected to higher rates of discipline in public schools
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Native students subjected to higher rates of discipline in public schools (April 4, 2018)
Native American students are subjected to higher rates of discipline than their counterparts at public schools, according to a new government report.

Indian students win round in bid to hold government accountable
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Indian students win round in bid to hold government accountable (April 2, 2018)
Indian students who are seeking a better education have won an early round in their historic lawsuit against the federal government.

Chelsey Luger: Indigenous women are reclaiming leadership roles
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Chelsey Luger: Indigenous women are reclaiming leadership roles (March 30, 2018)
Indigenous women are reclaiming the tradition of female leadership and turning the old, white, male-dominated perspective of history on its head.

MSU News: Chippewa Cree student bridges worlds with hand drum
Education | National
MSU News: Chippewa Cree student bridges worlds with hand drum (March 30, 2018)
One Montana State University student has bridged the distance between two different worlds with his voice.

Native Sun News Today: Former gang leader mentors Native youth
National
Native Sun News Today: Former gang leader mentors Native youth (March 28, 2018)
A former Rapid City gang leader has overcome the odds and has forgiven his past to become a recipient of a Bush Foundation Grant.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Lakota values obliterated in school system
Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Lakota values obliterated in school system (March 28, 2018)
Our youth deserve a life far better than the one we have endured.

Congress clears bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to Indian Country
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Congress clears bill to bring AMBER Alert funds to Indian Country (March 26, 2018)
A bill that was born out of tragedy in Indian Country has cleared its final hurdle in the 115th Congress.

Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota basketball star heads to Australia for tournament
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Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota basketball star heads to Australia for tournament (March 26, 2018)
A Lower Brule Sioux basketball player has been invited to play in Australia for the Down Under Sports 30th annual basketball tournament in July.

Bureau of Indian Affairs strips blood quantum from proposed Johnson O'Malley rule
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Bureau of Indian Affairs strips blood quantum from proposed Johnson O'Malley rule (March 23, 2018)
Depending how you look at it, the Bureau of Indian Affairs is either catching up with old business or making things more complicated for the popular Johnson O'Malley education program.

Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge girls walk out for gun reform
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Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge girls walk out for gun reform (March 22, 2018)
Thousands of students participated in walkouts from Rapid City to Pine Ridge to honor the 17 people who were killed in a school shooting in Florida.

Santa Ana Pueblo responded to youth soccer game plagued by racial tensions
Law | Sports
Santa Ana Pueblo responded to youth soccer game plagued by racial tensions (March 22, 2018)
Police officers from the Pueblo of Santa Ana responded to a girl's soccer game after a racially-tinged brawl broke out among players and parents.

Sherman Alexie a role model no more as Native group pulls award
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Sherman Alexie a role model no more as Native group pulls award (March 21, 2018)
The American Indian Library Association has rescinded an award given to Sherman Alexie after he admitted he engaged in questionable behaviors.

Native Sun News Today: Three reservation teams head to basketball finals in South Dakota
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Native Sun News Today: Three reservation teams head to basketball finals in South Dakota (March 16, 2018)
Two teams from the Pine Ridge Reservation, plus another from the Crow Creek Reservation, are in the South Dakota boys basketball tournament.

Cronkite News: Nationwide walkout a month after deadly school shooting
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Cronkite News: Nationwide walkout a month after deadly school shooting (March 15, 2018)
Students and activists from coast to coast spoke at rallies, walked out of schools, registered to vote and observed 17 minutes of silence for the 14 students and three teachers shot to death one month ago in Florida.

YES! Magazine: Students explain why they want stronger gun laws
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YES! Magazine: Students explain why they want stronger gun laws (March 15, 2018)
'All of these students will be voting in the next four years. We will be in the driver’s seat.'

Indian students demand action to prevent violence at their schools
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Indian students demand action to prevent violence at their schools (March 15, 2018)
Students across the nation, including many in Indian Country, are demanding action on gun reform in hopes of preventing violence at their places of learning.

Sentences handed down for child abuse on Pine Ridge Reservation
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Sentences handed down for child abuse on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 14, 2018)
A child abuse case on the Pine Ridge Reservation has resulted in sentences for a woman and her sister as other defendants await action.

Native Sun News Today: Standing Rock youth are a big hit in D.C.
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Native Sun News Today: Standing Rock youth are a big hit in D.C. (March 14, 2018)
'Native people have always been artistic. It’s in our blood and in our every way of life.'

Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota inmate learns lesson from brutal crime
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Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota inmate learns lesson from brutal crime (March 13, 2018)
Carlos Christopher Quevedo, 18, is set to be sentenced for second degree murder for the brutal stabbing death of a convenience store clerk in South Dakota.

Graham Lee Brewer: Attacks on Indian Child Welfare Act are real
Opinion
Graham Lee Brewer: Attacks on Indian Child Welfare Act are real (March 13, 2018)
The Indian Child Welfare Act is essential to strengthening future Native American generations

Cronkite News: Students call for stronger gun control measures
Education | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Students call for stronger gun control measures (March 13, 2018)
High-school student Jordan Harb delivered a gun control message to politicians: 'We want our lives taken into account.'

Winnebago Tribe sends basketball team to championships again
National | Sports
Winnebago Tribe sends basketball team to championships again (March 13, 2018)
For the fourth year in a row, a boys basketball team from a small town in northeast Nebraska went all the way to the state championships.

Cronkite News: Native family carries on traditions through dance
National
Cronkite News: Native family carries on traditions through dance (March 12, 2018)
More than a dozen members of the Duncan family, spanning three generations, participate in the family’s passion for hoop dancing.

Sherman Alexie caused hurt even before sexual harassment scandal
Arts & Entertainment | National
Sherman Alexie caused hurt even before sexual harassment scandal (March 6, 2018)
Even before the sexual harassment scandal broke, some in Indian Country questioned Sherman Alexie's treatment of women and youth.

Oscars see a bit of diversity on stage with Native presenter and performance
Arts & Entertainment | National
Oscars see a bit of diversity on stage with Native presenter and performance (March 5, 2018)
Hollywood isn't a place where Native Americans will find a lot of opportunities but some signs of change were seen during the industry's biggest night of the year.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois solutions to mass killings in America
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Iroquois solutions to mass killings in America (February 26, 2018)
Under Iroquois customs, mass murders would not be possible.

YES! Magazine: Youth take lead from Standing Rock to school shootings
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YES! Magazine: Youth take lead from Standing Rock to school shootings (February 26, 2018)
As activists, youth have not always been visible. But past social justice movements show how effective they can be.

Cronkite News: Students march for removal of officers at their schools
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Cronkite News: Students march for removal of officers at their schools (February 26, 2018)
More than 100 students and activists marched through downtown Phoenix, Arizona saying law-enforcement officers placed in schools to protect students instead make them feel less safe on campus.

Cronkite News: Students stage walkout to call for reform of gun laws
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Cronkite News: Students stage walkout to call for reform of gun laws (February 22, 2018)
The captain of the Mesa High School basketball team started the protest on Snapchat. A 15-year-old sophomore merged the social media brainstorming into a solid plan.

Kevin Noble Maillard: I took 7th grade students to see 'Black Panther'
Arts & Entertainment
Kevin Noble Maillard: I took 7th grade students to see 'Black Panther' (February 20, 2018)
Black Panther is shattering box office records with its African superhero storyline. What do kids think about it?

Cronkite News: Students plan national walkout in bid for gun reform
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Cronkite News: Students plan national walkout in bid for gun reform (February 20, 2018)
A national walkout is planned for March 14 in the wake of a school shooting that left 17 dead and 14 injured.

Cronkite News: Tribes call for respect for their sovereignty in nation's capital
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Tribes call for respect for their sovereignty in nation's capital (February 13, 2018)
The federal tax overhaul passed in December is “completely unacceptable," just another example of what can happen when Indian Country isn't not included in federal decision-making, a top tribal leader said.

Lakota students released after being arrested and handcuffed by tribal police
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Lakota students released after being arrested and handcuffed by tribal police (February 12, 2018)
Most of a group of 13 students from the Pine Ridge Reservation returned home after being arrested and taken to a hospital in handcuffs following allegations of drug trafficking.

Lakota grandmother shocked after students are arrested and handcuffed by tribal police
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Lakota grandmother shocked after students are arrested and handcuffed by tribal police (February 8, 2018)
An Oglala Sioux woman said her grandson was among 13 middle school students who were arrested by tribal police and later taken to a juvenile detention center.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to preserve our language
Education | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to preserve our language (January 30, 2018)
Preserving the Cherokee language is preserving Cherokee identity, as the heritage and traditions of the tribe are rooted in our language.

Cronkite News: Trump immigration and border plan slammed as racist
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Cronkite News: Trump immigration and border plan slammed as racist (January 29, 2018)
A White House plan to give a path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants in exchange for a border wall and tougher immigration policies is being attacked from all sides.

Cronkite News: White House promises to deliver immigration plan
National | Politics | World
Cronkite News: White House promises to deliver immigration plan (January 26, 2018)
A reported White House plan could give the so-called Dreamers a path to citizenship over 10 or more years.

Narragansett student nominated for presidential scholars program
Education | National
Narragansett student nominated for presidential scholars program (January 24, 2018)
Sherenté Mishitashin Harris, a young citizen of the Narragansett Tribe, is among the candidates for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court
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Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court (January 17, 2018)
The opioid epidemic has hit Indian Country hard and tribes are looking for ways to hold drug companies accountable by going to court.

Cronkite News: Children of immigrants eye permanent 'Dreamers' solution
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Children of immigrants eye permanent 'Dreamers' solution (January 17, 2018)
A permanent solution for the so-called 'Dreamers' will require an act of Congress, pro-DACA activists, along with dozens of DACA recipients, said at a rally in Arizona.

Cronkite News: Trump slams program for children of undocumented migrants
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Cronkite News: Trump slams program for children of undocumented migrants (January 16, 2018)
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will continue accepting renewal applications under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota Nation Invitational ends with overtime thriller
National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Lakota Nation Invitational ends with overtime thriller (January 8, 2018)
'We thought we could jump on them and get them spooked,' Crow Creek Head Coach Billy Jo Sazue said

Shooter at school near reservation frequented pro-Trump White supremacist sites
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Shooter at school near reservation frequented pro-Trump White supremacist sites (December 15, 2017)
The 21-year-old New Mexico man who killed two students at a school near the Navajo Nation frequented pro-Donald Trump White supremacist websites and praised school shooters, The Daily Beast reports.

Albert Bender: Wisconsin police kill 14-year-old indigenous boy on his own homeland
Law | Opinion
Albert Bender: Wisconsin police kill 14-year-old indigenous boy on his own homeland (December 12, 2017)
Jason Pero was a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and was killed on his own reservation by a non-Indian police officer.

Eastern Cherokees cheer high school football team at state championship game
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Eastern Cherokees cheer high school football team at state championship game (December 8, 2017)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is turning out in force to support the Cherokee Braves at North Carolina's state football tournament.

Native Sun News Today: A new Lakota basketball journey begins at Cheyenne River
Education | National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: A new Lakota basketball journey begins at Cheyenne River (December 6, 2017)
Seventeen years ago the big boarding school at Eagle Butte was broken up, and two localized schools were opened on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, Takini and Tiospaye Topa.

Bill John Baker: Boys and Girls Clubs prepare our young Cherokee Nation citizens
Opinion
Bill John Baker: Boys and Girls Clubs prepare our young Cherokee Nation citizens (November 29, 2017)
For the future of the Cherokee Nation, one of the most important things we can do for our youth is ensure we provide ample opportunities for them to grow mentally and physically in a safe and nurturing environment.

Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota man uses music to heal from life traumas
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota man uses music to heal from life traumas (November 28, 2017)
As a child in the foster care system, Alberto 'Bert' Malcom, was bounced from family to family across South Dakota before being adopted to a family in Nebraska.

Mark Trahant: Indian children lose health coverage as GOP focuses on tax cuts
Health | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian children lose health coverage as GOP focuses on tax cuts (November 27, 2017)
Thousands of American Indian and Alaska Native children will lose their health insurance unless Congress reenacts the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

'Stand up, fight back!' -- Annual march to honor lost Native children continues
National
'Stand up, fight back!' -- Annual march to honor lost Native children continues (November 23, 2017)
Fifteen years ago, Native people in Sioux City sought the help of Iowa state leaders. Their anger turned into the Memorial March to Honor Our Lost Children.

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