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DVIDS: Partnership brings health care services to Fort Peck Reservation
Health | National
DVIDS: Partnership brings health care services to Fort Peck Reservation (July 24, 2017)
The Army Reserve Medical Command’s 7239th Medical Support Unit partnered with the Indian Health Service to provide services to the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana.

Steve Russell: The GI Bill changed the United States for the better
Opinion
Steve Russell: The GI Bill changed the United States for the better (June 21, 2017)
The GI Bill broke class barriers but did not have the same effect on race, Cherokee Nation citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network

Mark Charles: The challenges of celebrating a holiday to genocide
Opinion
Mark Charles: The challenges of celebrating a holiday to genocide (June 2, 2017)
There are four U.S. holidays that, as a Native, I find difficult to fully celebrate.

Victor Swallow: When the Air Force bomber crashed at Pine Ridge
Opinion
Victor Swallow: When the Air Force bomber crashed at Pine Ridge (March 28, 2017)
My family lived about three miles from the west side border of the bombing area and eight to ten miles where they were bombing.

Rep. Ryan Zinke was warned about 'travel fraud' with Navy SEALs
National | Politics
Rep. Ryan Zinke was warned about 'travel fraud' with Navy SEALs (December 21, 2016)
The Republican Congressman repeatedly billed the military for his travel to and from his home in Montana.

Donald Trump picks billionaire to oversee review of Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Donald Trump picks billionaire to oversee review of Dakota Access Pipeline (December 20, 2016)
A huge legal, political and public relations challenge will be facing Vincent Viola as Secretary of the Army.

Medal of Honor presented for soldier who fought in Indian wars
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Medal of Honor presented for soldier who fought in Indian wars (December 20, 2016)
Robert Smith never knew about the award for his service during the Battle of Slim Buttes in September 1876.

Common Dreams: Veterans ask for forgiveness at Standing Rock
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Common Dreams: Veterans ask for forgiveness at Standing Rock (December 7, 2016)
Native American tribal leaders conducted a forgiveness ceremony with U.S. veterans on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Hannoi Hannah taunted Native veterans during Vietnam War
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Native Sun News Today: Hannoi Hannah taunted Native veterans during Vietnam War (November 14, 2016)
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 James
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Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker George Paul James (November 10, 2016)
George Paul James was only 17 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Winona LaDuke, Ann Wright and Zoltan Grossman: Open letter to law enforcement and National Guard in North Dakota
Law | Opinion
Winona LaDuke, Ann Wright and Zoltan Grossman: Open letter to law enforcement and National Guard in North Dakota (November 2, 2016)
Why is that that armed white militia members, from out of state and uninvited, are acquitted in Oregon, but invited, unarmed Native people are being criminalized and assaulted in North Dakota?

Kalamaoka'aina Niheu: Law enforcement across America are becoming more militarized
Opinion
Kalamaoka'aina Niheu: Law enforcement across America are becoming more militarized (November 2, 2016)
'Throughout the entire of the horror of the violence of October 27, 2016, construction continued on the Dakota Access Pipeline unabated.'

Terri Miles: An 'information point' at the #NoDAPL encampment
Opinion
Terri Miles: An 'information point' at the #NoDAPL encampment (September 19, 2016)
'The need for reinforcements is based on lots of rumors, or statements to law enforcement, about shady characters taking pictures and wearing masks.'

Kumeyaay Nation protests military training center at burial ground
Environment
Kumeyaay Nation protests military training center at burial ground (September 2, 2016)
The $1 billion SEAL training center is going up in an area where tribal ancestors were buried.

Two California tribes acquire majority stake in manufacturing firm
Business
Two California tribes acquire majority stake in manufacturing firm (August 18, 2016)
The Cachil Dehe Band of Wintun Indians and the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians are partners in PRC Composites.

Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacks
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Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacks (July 21, 2016)
The New Mexico tribe's construction company at one point administered over $350 million in contracts for work in the Middle East.

Seneca Nation sends delegation to Carlisle boarding school site
Education | National
Seneca Nation sends delegation to Carlisle boarding school site (July 14, 2016)
Tribal members held sites at the site and visited the cemetery, where at least three young Seneca are buried.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux citizen graduates from West Point
Education | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux citizen graduates from West Point (July 4, 2016)
Dakota Robinson endured the intense educational and military training and graduated in the top 15 percentile of his class from the military academy at West Point, New York.

Cynthia Palcich: Apache scouts receive Medal of Honor for service
Opinion
Cynthia Palcich: Apache scouts receive Medal of Honor for service (June 21, 2016)
When researching the names and personal histories of these Scouts, the researcher discovers that the Scouts themselves are hard to track.

DVIDS: Tribal members recognized for their service in US military
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DVIDS: Tribal members recognized for their service in US military (June 16, 2016)
The Society of American Indian Government Employees recently gathered to honor recipients of the 2016 SAIGE Military Meritorious Service Award.

Reno-Sparks Indian Colony dancers to perform for National Guard
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Reno-Sparks Indian Colony dancers to perform for National Guard (June 9, 2016)
Chairman Arlan Melendez said the tribe's participation in the Diversity Day highlights his people's long military tradition.

Jim Kent: Counting the ways we did our Vietnam veterans wrong
Opinion
Jim Kent: Counting the ways we did our Vietnam veterans wrong (June 2, 2016)
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 WWII
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Lakota Country Times: Oglala elder honored for service in WWII (June 1, 2016)
Mention World War Two military pilots and the image of tough, daring men in leather jackets and goggles may come to mind.

Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux youth lead efforts to bring relatives home
Education | Opinion
Vi Waln: Rosebud Sioux youth lead efforts to bring relatives home (May 26, 2016)
The children who were sent away long ago, only to die in an unfamiliar place far away from their families, are coming home.

Nearly 200 Indian children laid to rest at former boarding school
Education | Law | National
Nearly 200 Indian children laid to rest at former boarding school (May 17, 2016)
Some of their graves are marked with names but at least one reads 'Unknown' as youth from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe discovered during a visit to the site.

Army pledges to pay costs of returning young relatives to tribes
Education | Law | National
Army pledges to pay costs of returning young relatives to tribes (May 13, 2016)
Three tribes are engaged in government-to-government talks to reclaim their loved ones from a cemetery at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.

Tribes press for return of relatives buried at old boarding school
Education | Law | National
Tribes press for return of relatives buried at old boarding school (May 11, 2016)
The U.S. Army promised to help return the remains, with one official offering an apology for the situation.

Tribes open talks to repatriate relatives buried at boarding school
Education | National
Tribes open talks to repatriate relatives buried at boarding school (May 10, 2016)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Northern Arapaho Tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are meeting with federal and military officials to discuss the young ones who are buried at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.

Scott Parker: Book exposes massacre of Blackfeet village in 1870
Arts & Entertainment
Scott Parker: Book exposes massacre of Blackfeet village in 1870 (March 25, 2016)
On the subzero morning of Jan. 23, 1870, Major Eugene Baker led his troops into a Piegan village on the Marias River.

Nisqually Tribe objects to tests of rocket system at military base
Environment
Nisqually Tribe objects to tests of rocket system at military base (March 16, 2016)
The reservation borders the Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington and the tribe is worried about the impacts on its lands and its cultural and natural resources.

Ivan Star Comes Out: All the real heroes I know died in the Vietnam War
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: All the real heroes I know died in the Vietnam War (March 3, 2016)
I have been experiencing an event that always leaves me emotionally disheveled.

Lakota Country Times: Native youth work to bring relatives home
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Lakota Country Times: Native youth work to bring relatives home (February 12, 2016)
Spirit is believed to be guiding the efforts of a group of young people in their quest to have human remains disinterred and returned to tribal lands.

Sweat lodge at Army base helps with PTSD treatment for veterans
Health
Sweat lodge at Army base helps with PTSD treatment for veterans (February 10, 2016)
The He Ska Akicita Inipi at Fort Carson in Colorado started in 1995.

Northern Arapaho Tribe seeking to repatriate remains of students
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Northern Arapaho Tribe seeking to repatriate remains of students (February 10, 2016)
The tribe started the effort in 2007 but has faced opposition from the Army War College the military institution that occupies the site of the former Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.

Rosebud Sioux Tribe faces obstacles with repatriation of students
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Rosebud Sioux Tribe faces obstacles with repatriation of students (February 8, 2016)
The tribal youth council visited Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania last summer and were motivated to bring their relatives back home.

Brian Critchfield: Honoring Native American women warriors
Opinion
Brian Critchfield: Honoring Native American women warriors (November 11, 2015)
Today, over 18,000 Native American women serve in the various branches of the US Armed Forces, assuming many of the military tasks that have traditionally been reserved for men.

Native Sun News: Community honors South Dakota Code Talkers
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Native Sun News: Community honors South Dakota Code Talkers (October 9, 2015)
In recognition of Native American Month and Veteran’s Day, the Diversity Council for the South Dakota Army National Guard has formed a Committee to Honor Native American Code Talkers from South Dakota.

Native Sun News: Code Talker medals shown in traveling exhibit
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Native Sun News: Code Talker medals shown in traveling exhibit (October 5, 2015)
The Oceti Sakowin Code Talker Medallion exhibit is a traveling exhibit to display and honor the Native American Code Talkers.

Native Sun News: Lakota Code Talker captured Nazi flag in WWII
National | World
Native Sun News: Lakota Code Talker captured Nazi flag in WWII (October 1, 2015)
When Garfield T. Brown volunteered for the Army in 1942, he did not realize he would play such a pivotal role in World War II and bring back an original flag of the Nazis.

Native Sun News: Long overdue honor for Lakota Code Talkers
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Native Sun News: Long overdue honor for Lakota Code Talkers (September 25, 2015)
It took more than 60 years for it to happen, but better late than never.

Native Sun News: Miss Crow Fair thanks family for strong support
National | Sports
Native Sun News: Miss Crow Fair thanks family for strong support (August 26, 2015)
Gabrielle Plenty Hawk has been very busy, serving as an ambassador for the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Tribes at numerous rodeos and western events throughout Montana.

Sun'aq Tribe concerned after 30 large whales die in Gulf of Alaska
Environment
Sun'aq Tribe concerned after 30 large whales die in Gulf of Alaska (August 25, 2015)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating what is being called an 'unusual mortality event' in Alaska.

Native Sun News: Medicine wheel greets Air Force at annual show
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Medicine wheel greets Air Force at annual show (August 21, 2015)
While the eyes of the public were on the skies at the annual Air Show and Open House at the Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, the pilots could see something besides the crowd on the ground – a huge, freshly painted Lakota medicine wheel symbol.

Research confirms Native use of sweetgrass as bug repellent
Environment
Research confirms Native use of sweetgrass as bug repellent (August 18, 2015)
The sacred plant was effective at keeping mosquitoes away and is comparable to commercially-available sprays.

Native Americans serve in military special forces at high rate
National
Native Americans serve in military special forces at high rate (August 11, 2015)
Four percent of the enlisted Navy SEALs are Native American, according to data provided to USA Today.

Lakota Country Times: Young Lakota man overcomes obstacles
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Lakota Country Times: Young Lakota man overcomes obstacles (August 11, 2015)
At the age of 10, Sky Garner was quickly being pushed in to the abyss of the South Dakota foster care system.

Alaska Natives deal with toxic legacy and poisoned food supply
Environment
Alaska Natives deal with toxic legacy and poisoned food supply (August 3, 2015)
An Air Force installation on St. Lawrence Island in Alaska was in operation for less than two decades but Native residents are still dealing with the fallout.

Column: Native Code Talkers defended nation with languages
Opinion
Column: Native Code Talkers defended nation with languages (July 1, 2015)
So many have suffered much for the sake of our freedom and some are ones we so often overlook, like minorities, who also answered the call to duty and did what they could to preserve the great freedoms of our country.

Tim Giago: Boot camp etched forever into the minds of veterans
Opinion
Tim Giago: Boot camp etched forever into the minds of veterans (May 25, 2015)
How many pushups did you have to do before you could shout out your serial number like you could your own name?

Indian schools go without fixes while military schools see $5B
Education | National | Politics
Indian schools go without fixes while military schools see $5B (May 20, 2015)
Indian school construction ground to a halt during the Bush administration but the effort appears to be back on track as lawmakers from both parties put focus on the issue.

Opinion: Let's pay tribute to our real warriors with mascots
Opinion | Sports
Opinion: Let's pay tribute to our real warriors with mascots (May 8, 2015)
We have a modest proposal to restore harmony to the sacred institution of sports mascotry.

Air Force general resigns after comment about 'drunk' Indians
National
Air Force general resigns after comment about 'drunk' Indians (May 5, 2015)
The general said a photo of two officers made them look 'drunker than 10,000 Indians.'

Ivan Star: Struggling with the warrior heritage in Indian Country
Opinion
Ivan Star: Struggling with the warrior heritage in Indian Country (April 23, 2015)
A gentleman by the name of Randolph Holy-Day laid a question in front of me and asked for my view on it.

Native Sun News: Tribes protest expansion of military fly zone
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Tribes protest expansion of military fly zone (April 7, 2015)
In the wake of Federal Aviation Administration approval of what could become the largest military training airspace over the continental United States, the Northern Cheyenne Nation still hopes to block the proposal.

Native Sun News: Designation sought for Cheyenne warrior site
Environment | National
Native Sun News: Designation sought for Cheyenne warrior site (March 30, 2015)
In September, 1890, shortly after the Northern Cheyenne Reservation was established, two young Cheyenne, Head Chief (19) and Young Mule (13), rode to a warrior’s death at the hands of the U.S. Military rather than being hanged for killing a cowboy.

Peter d'Errico: Book details US defeat at hands of tribal nations
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Book details US defeat at hands of tribal nations (March 10, 2015)
Professor Colin Calloway's new book chronicles how a confederation of Native nations defeated the U.S. Army when it invaded Indian lands across the Ohio River in 1791.

Military halted dig on island after questions from Pechanga Band
Environment | National
Military halted dig on island after questions from Pechanga Band (March 5, 2015)
Elders visited the San Nicolas Island and soon the tribe raised questions about the project.

Pechanga Band to reclaim ancestors and artifacts from military
Environment | National
Pechanga Band to reclaim ancestors and artifacts from military (March 2, 2015)
The U.S. Navy is repatriating ancestral remains and artifacts that were uncovered on San Nicolas Island.

Senate continues debate on bill to approve Keystone XL Pipeline
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Senate continues debate on bill to approve Keystone XL Pipeline (January 21, 2015)
Dozens of amendments have been filed so it looks like consideration might take a week or two.

NATHPO launches effort to help U.S. military protect sacred sites
Environment | National
NATHPO launches effort to help U.S. military protect sacred sites (December 9, 2014)
Richard Meyers of South Dakota State University will be reaching out to Native communities as part of a study.

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