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Tim Giago: We need a Native American on the federal judge’s bench
As a Native American woman, Lakota lawyer Sara Boensch Collins will bring that special something to the federal bench that is, for the most part, non-existent.
Chuck Hoskin: The Cherokee Nation must honor its word
Breaking the Treaty of 1866 could be our undoing.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation honors health heroes amid COVID-19
The observance of “We Heart Our Cherokee Health Heroes” is both a symbolic and tangible appreciation reflecting our deepest respect and enduring support.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation details response to COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 global pandemic has been hard on us all, but Cherokee Nation did not sit back while the pandemic threatened our health and our economy.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to protect sovereignty
To keep collaboration strong and safeguard our sovereignty, the Cherokee Nation pays close attention what’s happening in the Oklahoma Legislature.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people invisible on inauguration day
The Joe Biden presidential inauguration was a glaring reminder for indigenous people that we remain mostly obscure.
Chuck Hoskin: Deb Haaland for Secretary of the Interior
Deb Haaland is someone who knows what it is like to struggle and who always looks out for ways to help people, no matter their tribal affiliation, party, politics, or beliefs.
D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
A federal appeals court won’t stop oil from flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though the government acted “unlawfully” in approving it.
Tim Giago: Will Republicans pay the price for January 6?
Native people can only scratch their heads and wonder how, even in these final days of disgrace, so many South Dakotans and Republicans can still stand by a horrible little man.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation preserves hunting and fishing sites
Love of the great outdoors is deeply engrained in Cherokee culture.
United South and Eastern Tribes: Continuing our march towards justice and equality
In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Jim Kent: Sometimes the truth hurts in Indian Country
People who think the world revolves around them do tend to expect everyone else to share their belief.
Stephen Roe Lewis: Donald Trump must be impeached
I support all efforts to impeach and convict Donald Trump and make it impossible for him to hold this office/public office ever again.
Terry Rambler: An attack on the Native vote in the nation’s capital
The insurrection of January 6 shows us that we have a great amount of work to do to address racism, to address inequality, and to address the abuse of power.
Doug George-Kanentiio: The origins of the Iroquois people
Watch the stars and your direction home will be revealed.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation celebrates language achievements
Two hundred years ago, the brilliant statesman and inventor Sequoyah presented the Cherokee syllabary to the Cherokee Nation.
Tim Giago: Telling the other side of the story
As the publisher of a Native newspaper for more than 40 years I have accepted criticism as a state of mind.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Why the Mohawk people never had ‘chiefs’
We must have the women take charge in Mohawk society.
Tim Giago: Confronting racism against Native people in the media
We have two kinds of racial discrimination in South Dakota: Subtle and Not-So-Subtle.
Indian Country Health Leaders: Protecting your community amid COVID-19
Native communities are strong and resilient. Together, we will get through this.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: A month of tragedies for our people
December has not been kind to the people of the Great Sioux Nation, but as survivors we continue to carry on our spirituality and traditions.
Clara Caufield: Native newspaper perseveres amid COVID-19 and other challenges
The COVID pandemic has been really tough on many small businesses across the country, bringing many to their knees.
Arne Vainio: Protect yourself and your elders with the COVID-19 vaccine
Elders and those with chronic illnesses are most in danger of complications from COVID-19.
Ivan Star Comes Out: We are losing proficiency in our Lakota language
According to Lakota oral tradition, the tasiyagnunpa speaks Lakota.
Tim Giago: Will America ever own up to its sins at Wounded Knee?
America has not apologized for the Wounded Knee Massacre and the Medal of Honor winners are still looked upon as heroes by the United States.
Chuck Hoskin: COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Cherokee Nation
I believe in the vaccine and the science behind it. I am 100 percent confident that it is safe and will be successful at containing the virus.
Tim Giago: Leaving the White House in a total mess
I look forward to January 20 when our new president and vice president are sworn in and the little orange man is escorted from the White House.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation empowers tribal citizens
The Cherokee word “gadugi” describes one of our most important Cherokee values. It means working together to improve our tribal community.
Charmaine White Face: Health care remains our treaty right
Is this the same-ole same-ole by the federal government that the U. S. Constitution and the law doesn’t matter if it only affects American Indians?
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Republicans simp out for Donald Trump
The pitiful behavior of our South Dakota representatives (all Republicans) would be a childish joke if it weren’t so pitifully ignorant.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Confronting racism and homelessness among our people
Lakota people are falling through the cracks due to lack of understanding on all sides.
Tim Giago: Social media is killing newspapers
As publisher of a Native newspaper, we reach into a community underserved or never served by the mainstream media.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation works to bridge the digital divide amid COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, get an education, get health care, buy groceries, apply for assistance, search for jobs and more.
Tim Giago: Singing the old Holy Rosary Mission fight song
As often happens with boys from the Indian boarding schools, we shared a lot of memories, good and bad.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Republicans terrified of Loser Trump
The past four years have taken a terrible toll on America.
Clara Caufield: Masking up to protect our people from COVID-19
COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, with tribal people on reservations in Montana and Wyoming seemingly among the hardest hit.
Tonya Ortiz-Louis: Tribal health in the age of COVID-19
As COVID-19 progressed, the Pueblo of Acoma adopted novel strategies to protect the tribal community and its most vulnerable members.
Chuck Hoskin: Protecting Oklahoma from the spread of COVID-19
Since the COVID-19 pandemic first reached Cherokee Nation, our people have worked together to protect Cherokees.
Chris James and Derrick Watchman: Economic development in Indian Country
In 2020, we are grateful for the contributions of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians make to our country – from business to politics and everything in between.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Removing the menace known as Trumpism
How much longer must we put up with this ridiculous and corrupt man who has in his presidency made fools of the entire Senate, corrupted federal law scholars and committed several federal offenses?
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