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Native Sun News Today: Lakota playwright wins ‘Genius’ grant (October 22, 2020)“I’ve known about the award for a long time and always dreamed of it, but never thought I would get it,” said Larissa FastHorse. “I’m just a girl from South Dakota.”
Indian Country Today: Lakota veteran seeks office in South Dakota (October 21, 2020)Serving 22 years in the U.S. Army has had a profound impact on the life of Remi Bald Eagle.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The problem with Rapid City’s mayor (October 21, 2020)History has shown that Indians have always resisted their removal and displacement.
Native Sun News Today: Words of wisdom from Lakota elders (October 21, 2020)“Advice from the elders helped the tiospaye stay emotionally strong,” Jace DeCory said at the West River History Conference.
Native Sun News Today: Memorial honors lives lost at Indian boarding school (October 20, 2020)Plans for a memorial which will honor the students of the Rapid City Indian Boarding School were unveiled during the annual Native American Day walk.
Clara Caufield: Calling the Cheyenne people back home (October 20, 2020)Due to the high number of deaths of elders in recent weeks and months among the Northern Cheyenne, the matter of funerals and grieving is a common topic of discussion.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Our ancestors never surrendered as a sovereign nation (October 19, 2020)As Lakota people, we struggle to experience even a fraction of what “white privilege” provides for the bigot in this country.
Native Sun News Today: South Dakota marks Native American Day milestone (October 12, 2020)South Dakota has celebrated Native American Day in lieu of Columbus Day since 1990.
Ivan Star Comes Out: We still don’t know how to govern ourselves (October 9, 2020)We have living conditions that hinder our desire to be treated with dignity and to be governed equitably or even to be truly self-governing.
Native Sun News Today: MMIW advocate continues efforts (October 9, 2020)Lily Mendoza, Cheyenne River Sioux, is reopening her store and community space as she continues to advocate for missing and murdered women, girls and Two Spirit relatives.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: New book explores familiar tribal themes (October 8, 2020)Lawlessness on Indian lands, corruption of tribal councils and reclaiming of Indian identity. What’s new about that?
Native Sun News Today: Tribes make final push for industrial hemp rule (October 7, 2020)Comments are due on a final rule that tribes and their advocates say makes it more difficult for them to grow hemp on their homelands.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Respecting the rights of all people (October 7, 2020)We as Native people have a humongous task of relearning our cultural teachings.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Zen and the art of COVID-19 motorcycling (October 5, 2020)The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally began in 1938, I’m told, and there have been thousands of stories told about it since.
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads into election season (October 5, 2020)Voters of the Oglala Sioux Tribe have 11 presidential candidates to choose from, plus four running for vice president.
Native Sun News Today: Rep. Haaland seeks Broadband for All (October 2, 2020)“Everyone in this country deserves access to reliable high-speed internet, especially during a pandemic,” said Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico), a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna.
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe hit hard by coronavirus (October 1, 2020)There is very little good news emanating from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation due to the pandemic.
Native Sun News Today: Congress approves bills to address MMIW crisis (October 1, 2020)Countless hours of tribal official and grassroots advocacy for missing and murdered Indigenous women and their families paid off when Congress gave final approval to Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act.
Native Sun News Today: Tribal nations win ruling in COVID-19 funding dispute (September 30, 2020)In the most recent about-face on CARES Act funding for Alaska Native corporations, a federal appeals court panel ruled that they are not eligible for any of the $8 billion in pandemic relief.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: COVID-19 and America’s shortcomings (September 25, 2020)The virus has brought so many unwelcome changes to our lives.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe heads into election season (September 25, 2020)The president and vice president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe aren’t seeking re-election, a sign of frustration with the government on the reservation.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Shedding light on the ‘Impostors’ in power (September 24, 2020)What we need to remember is this: a great deal rides on how we spend the next several weeks as people who value our American way of life.
Native Sun News Today: Tribes work to address lack of internet (September 24, 2020)On tribal lands, only 65 percent of the population has access to broadband. Half of tribal rural households don’t even have access to a fixed wireless internet provider.
Clara Caufield: Colonial-style governments won’t ever serve our best interests (September 22, 2020)Some tribal governments are a manifestation of colonialism, whereby those who play the game (elected officials, federal and tribal employees) often stand to reap personal financial gain.
Native Sun News Today: Activists seek ‘command center’ for tribal community (September 22, 2020)“What has been happening is death to our people and violence to our people,” Oglala Sioux citizen Monique “Muffie” Mousseaux said.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: The most important vote you will ever cast (September 21, 2020)It is time for all Native Americans living in South Dakota to realize that we have the power.
Native Sun News Today: President of Oglala Sioux Tribe escapes impeachment (September 21, 2020)The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Julian Bear Runner, was not impeached after being accused of inappropriate contact with an underage boy.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Laws aren’t made to protect the people (September 17, 2020)Laws in America are made up of property concerns and have had as their main agenda, the protection of property.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Remember our past and our origins (September 16, 2020)Our ancestors told us to always think seven generations ahead and conduct ourselves accordingly.
Native Sun News Today: Native youth survives fall at hiking area (September 16, 2020)Dakota Middle Tent’s family was relieved when they saw him in the emergency room at Monument Health with only a few broken bones.
Clara Caufield: When do birthdays become less important? (September 15, 2020)Remember being a kid when birthdays were eagerly anticipated, a golden day, occasion for a party when we got to be the center of attention?
Native Sun News Today: Tribes cite treaty rights in fight against fracking (September 15, 2020)The tribes of the Sioux Nation are calling on the Trump administration to take treaty rights into account before issuing a decision on fracking in Wyoming.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: We’ve known from the beginning that Donald Trump is a liar (September 14, 2020)We must take this election seriously.
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe busy ahead of impeachment hearing (September 14, 2020)There appears to be a lot of movement leading up to the impeachment hearing of Julian Bear Runner, President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Native Sun News Today: COVID-19 strikes Crow Creek Sioux Tribe (September 11, 2020)In a short amount of time, nearly 25 of the 80 residents of Big Bend, a community on the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation, tested positive for COVID-19. Several have died and life has not returned to normal.
Native Sun News Today: Indian Country census woes mount (September 8, 2020)
After a federal directive to shorten the 2020 Census outreach period jarred the nation, Indian Country organizations redoubled efforts to make sure Native communities are counted amid COVID-19.
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