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Charmaine White Face: Fortitude in fighting for Indian health care
When Donna Gilbert asked me to be a part of her lawsuit, I immediately said yes. After having survived three other lawsuits, I should have been leery.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Mark your calendars for Native media convention
Publisher Tim Giago has decided to sponsor a National Native American Media Convention on Native American Day in South Dakota.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation carries on Wilma Mankiller’s legacy
Wilma Mankiller and Charlie Soap’s work with Cherokee communities set a precedent that we are proud to continue.
StrongHearts Native Helpline: Genocide and our missing and murdered relatives
Our ancestors endured genocide and assimilation for more than five centuries.
Tim Giago: A wacipi that hid many secrets
Every Lakota knows where we have been and now we are struggling to find out where we are going.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Our people continue to be killed by police
Killing another human is what police officers can do with an almost complete immunity from prosecution.
Clara Caufield: ‘Pistol-packin Mama’ fends off intruders on reservation
This is a sad column to write because it casts a poor refection on some people on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.
NAJA: The mainstream media’s lack of accountability for racism
With a lack of accountability or ethics around multiple racist and insensitive comments from CNN staff, the Native American Journalists Association urges its members to avoid working with the network to avoid harassment and racism.
Tim Giago: The silence of America’s genocidal past
Despite all efforts to erase Natives from the face of this continent, we are still here.
Fawn Sharp: The caveman mentality of people like Rick Santorum
Rick Santorum is an unhinged and embarrassing racist who disgraces CNN and any other media company that provides him a platform.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation celebrates our people
Since time immemorial, we remain one Cherokee Nation. We celebrate each other and our traditions as Cherokees, wherever we are.
Tim Giago: Mass shootings are almost becoming a daily affair
America has become a national disgrace when it comes to guns and that has to change.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation celebrates Earth Day
The Cherokee Nation has always led by example in protecting the land, water and air that define our natural environment.
Brian Lightfoot Brown: The Narragansett legend of the Boston Marathon
Outside of the Narragansett Tribe and Boston Marathon historians, “Tarzan” Brown has fallen into obscurity and rarely appears on anyone’s radar, including among much of Indian Country.
Indian Country nearly locked out of U.S. Supreme Court hearing
Infighting among tribal attorneys led the nation’s highest court down an unusual path on the eve of arguments in a closely-watched COVID-19 case.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Coming together in our tribalness
Native people have been embracing ways of thinking, feeding and housing our own since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Words have consequences in America
Anyone holding a position of power must pay close attention to the words that come out of their mouths.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation celebrates art and culture
The art and history of the Cherokee Nation have shaped northeast Oklahoma for generations.
Tim Giago: Voter suppression on the Pine Ridge Reservation
It is against the culture and the traditions of the Oglala Sioux Tribe to deny its own citizens equal protection under the law.
Albert Bender: Indigenous justice is now at hand in Bolivia
This is a tale of two countries—Bolivia and the United States. Only one nation is pursuing justice against a corrupt leader.
Aaron Payment: Indian Country deserves equity in infrastructure plan
Tribes ceded over 500 million acres of land to make this Country great and obligated the federal government to provide “health, education and social welfare” into perpetuity.
Albert Bender: Deb Haaland makes history in nation’s capital
The Department of the Interior under Secretary Deb Haaland is getting off to a great start.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation invests in health and wellness
Even before COVID-19, far too many Cherokees and others in our communities struggled with addiction.
Arne Vainio: Zoongide’iwin is the Ojibwe word for courage
Strength of heart is courage. Courage means doing the right thing, even when you are afraid.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation mourns lives lost to COVID-19
We have lost hundreds of Cherokees to the pandemic, including more than 50 Cherokee first-language speaking elders.
Clara Caufield: And now a message from your friendly ‘oldster’
Here’s a column that few people under the age of 40 will read.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Republicans oppose COVID-19 relief for Americans
Every Republican senator voted against the Covid Relief Bill. What did they vote against?
Ivan Star Comes Out: Our ancestral teachings belong to our youth
Being born in a time when Lakota was spoken by nearly everyone around me allowed me to become fluent within 6 years.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Deb Haaland blazes trails for all of Indian Country
Given Deb Haaland’s ethics, her passion and her record of advocacy on behalf of Indigenous peoples a great new era in our history is about to begin.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation assists citizens in need
Gadugi is the Cherokee spirit that lives through the dedication of every Cherokee Nation employee working together for the betterment of our citizens.
Tim Giago: Racist law harms survivors of Indian boarding schools
I am a survivor of the Holy Rosary Indian Mission Boarding School. I do not want to be honored.
Libby Washburn: Indian Health Service sets COVID-19 vaccination goal
For too long, American Indians and Alaska Natives have been last in line.
Rodney Bordeaux: Strengthening the nation-to-nation relationship
We are the grandchildren of the Creator. With the Creator’s blessing, our Nation’s People are the source of our sovereignty.
Tim Giago: A new name for ‘Native’ journalists organization?
Nearly four decades ago, a group of Indian journalists met at the Choctaw Nation to talk about a new newspaper organization they were about to form.
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation invests in clean water amid COVID-19
From historic floods and damaging winter storms to the COVID-19 pandemic, the past few years have put Cherokee Nation communities to the test.
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.
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