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Native artists ‘left hanging’ after big event fizzles out (April 16, 2022)An ambitious showcase of Native talent devolved into controversy and recrimination as performers and vendors were left in the dark about the event.
Tim Giago: I don’t want to hear ‘sorry’ from the Catholic Church (April 11, 2022)Christian churches destroyed the lives of more Lakota boys and girls than they will ever know.
Federal investigation sought into ban of Native people at hotel (March 30, 2022)The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is calling on the Department of Justice to investigate a business that has banned Native patrons.
Native America Calling: Setbacks for basic respect (March 28, 2022)A series of troubling incidents appears to harken to a time of unchecked discrimination, racism and basic disregard for Native people.
Harold Frazier: ‘No Indians allowed’ — even on our own homelands (March 23, 2022)When those wagons first began their way to break treaties and settle on our territory we were classified as lesser beings and genocide was justified as such.
Tim Giago: Sioux Nation refuses payout for stolen land (March 22, 2022)The poorest of people in all of America refuse to accept one single penny for the theft of the Black Hills.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Taking a closer look at our tribal flag (March 22, 2022)Ideally, a national flag is a symbol of pride and devotion to one’s country.
POSTPONED: House Committee on Natural Resources Markup (March 16, 2022)The House Committee on Natural Resources holds a markup to consider the Requirements, Expectations, and Standard Procedures for Effective Consultation with Tribes Act.
Native America Calling: Rebuilding White Clay (February 17, 2022)A tiny town once known for being a destructive source of alcohol for Pine Ridge Reservation residents, could be a model of hope and healing.
White House won’t ‘predict’ decision on Leonard Peltier (January 28, 2022)The White House isn’t shedding light on what President Biden thinks about imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier.
People’s World: LandBack movement gathers momentum around the globe (January 27, 2022)As the political landscape changes, the LandBack movement gathers momentum as never before.
Self-proclaimed ‘Auntie’ admits being wrong about tribal affiliations (January 24, 2022)A social media figure who built a following by creating “Native” content is backing away from her tribal affiliation claims.
Tim Giago: Memories of nicknames and hard work (January 21, 2022)Richard “Sonny” Torres loved to give people nicknames.
Congress set to help schools with Impact Aid funding amid COVID-19 (January 17, 2022)A bipartisan bill that will help school districts with Indian Country students preserve their Impact Aid funding is set to clear the 117th Congress.
Tim Giago: The aftermath of the occupation at Wounded Knee (January 12, 2022)I tell all writers then and now, if you come out to Indian Country to write about us, do your damned homework.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: A new year message to our readers (January 11, 2022)We want to wish all of our readers a very Happy New Year and hope that 2022 brings you the best.
Tim Giago: ‘I will never forgive them for what they did to us’ (January 4, 2022)The unholy impact of Indian boarding schools left its mark to the detriment of thousands of Native children.
Biden administration won’t appeal victory in treaty rights case (December 20, 2021)The Biden administration won’t be appealing a treaty rights victory secured by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, attorneys involved in the closely-watched case said.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: The ups and downs of the Indian gaming industry (December 17, 2021)The competition is stiff in the gaming business and it is not going to get any easier for tribes.
Tim Giago: Paying respect to Lakota elders Leonard and Enos (December 17, 2021)I raise my coffee cup to Lakota elders who taught me so much.
Tim Giago: Saying farewell to an old friend (November 29, 2021)It is with deep sadness that I write this small tribute to my friend of 80 years, Pat Lee.
Harold Frazier: Indian Country demands action, not words, from White House (November 18, 2021)I have just finished sitting through the White House Tribal Nations Summit and I am not impressed.
Tim Giago: Bartering for butter at the Indian boarding school (November 1, 2021)As the years pass there are not too many of the boys and girls forced to attend boarding schools still living.
Kevin Killer and Alicia Mousseau: Meeting the needs of Native nations (October 28, 2021)With deep respect, we call upon President Biden and Congress to help the most vulnerable Americans: Native Americans.
Tim Giago: Reminding myself of the good people at boarding school (October 26, 2021)I often write about the Holy Rosary Mission Boarding School and most often I only write about the bad things.
Cronkite News: Native voting rights bill caught up in partisan debate (October 22, 2021)The Native American Voting Rights Act will set minimum federal requirements for voting on tribal lands, including early voting, mail-in balloting, ballot collecting and ID standards.
Tim Giago: It has been a long and bumpy road (October 18, 2021)It has taken me 87 years to travel that bumpy road called life. I think I may have a few miles left to travel.
Tim Giago: The death of a Native news salesman (September 27, 2021)When I opened an office of my newspaper in Rapid City back in the 1980s one of my frequent visitors was Lloyd Goings.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States (August 26, 2021)The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals hears oral arguments in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States, a treaty rights case, on March 18, 2021.
NDN Collective: Native people subjected to ‘erasure’ in South Dakota (August 16, 2021)NDN Collective joins the South Dakota Education Equity Coalition’s call for public comment on the blatant erasure of Oceti Sakowin history in newly proposed social studies standards.
Native America Calling: Limiting Indigenous history in schools (August 16, 2021)South Dakota’s Department of Education drastically reduced the number of references to Native people in school social studies standards.
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