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Tim Giago: Singing the old Holy Rosary Mission fight song (November 30, 2020)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 (November 26, 2020)The past four years have taken a terrible toll on America.
Native Sun News Today: Boarding school resolution finally passes (November 24, 2020)A resolution paves the way to address lands illegally taken from an Indian boarding school in South Dakota.
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Removing the menace known as Trumpism (November 23, 2020)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?
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Ancestors have given us the courage to remember (November 16, 2020)The history of the Northern Plains Indians has always been subsumed by isolationism, rejection and outright racism.
Native Sun News Today: Deadline extended for COVID-19 stimulus (November 16, 2020)Indian Country still has time to claim a $1,200 stimulus payment from the federal government. The deadline to apply is November 21.
Native Sun News Today: Support shown for Indian boarding school land swap (November 11, 2020)Residents are voicing support for a resolution that would address lands that were illegally taken from a former Indian boarding school.
‘They want to see change’: Voters of Oglala Sioux Tribe elect new leaders (November 11, 2020)Kevin Killer, a former state lawmaker, and Alicia Mousseau, an expert in health and wellness issues, will be leading the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Ivan Star Comes Out: There are people with that feeling of Native kinship (November 10, 2020)My childhood, adolescent, and war experiences led me to perceive the world as cruel and impersonal.
Tim Giago: Piya Wiconi is a new beginning (November 10, 2020)We call this time Piya Wiconi, a new life and a new beginning.
Native Sun News Today: Discussion continues on Indian boarding school lands (November 6, 2020)Efforts continue to address the status of lands at the former Rapid City Indian School that were illegally transferred.
Tim Giago: Republican governor fiddles while South Dakota burns (November 2, 2020)Kristi Noem has allowed COVID-19 to make South Dakota number one in the nation by not practicing the simple guidelines that tribes are following.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Reservation government plagued by incompetence (October 29, 2020)On and around the Pine Ridge Reservation, we cope endlessly with racial intolerance.
Native Sun News Today: Tribes take steps to bridge digital divide (October 29, 2020)“We’ll see in the coming years how this is going to change our communities,” said Ernest Weston Jr. of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Planning Office.
Tim Giago: Yes Virginia, there is racism in Rapid City (October 27, 2020)Racism is out there and our local officials and our local citizens need to admit to themselves that it exists.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Returning the Black Hills (October 26, 2020)Flying “Land Back” flags will not get the job done. We need a Congressional bill to make it happen.
Native volunteers set up tipi camp to help address homelessness (October 22, 2020)Native people are trying to address homelessness in their community. A former cop who now serves as mayor is standing in their way.
Rodney Bordeaux: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for Indian Country (October 22, 2020)“You have the full endorsement of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe,” President Rodney Bordeaux told the Democratic presidential ticket.
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.
Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board continues to expand operations (October 20, 2020)The Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board will be providing services at a temporary location while construction of the $100 million Oyate Health Center is underway.
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.
NDN Collective launches #LANDBACK campaign (October 9, 2020)On Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020, NDN Collective will be launching the highly anticipated LANDBACK Campaign, a multi-pronged effort to dismantle white supremacy and achieve justice for Indigenous people.
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.
Kyle Chase: Celebrating the nation’s first Native American Day (October 9, 2020)If Native Americans’ Day can remind us of just one thing, it should be to emphasize that strong and healthy relationships between the tribes and the state is just as important now as it was 30 years ago.
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.
Bill recognizes efforts of Native veterans group (October 7, 2020)To date, no Native veterans’ organization has received a charter from Congress. A new bill changes that.
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.
Harold Frazier: Joe Biden for president of the United States (October 5, 2020)I am proud to support Joe Biden in the hopes that the agreements made between our nations in the name of peace will honored by United States of America.
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.
Tim Giago: Rapid City Mayor refers to Natives as “Those People” (October 5, 2020)Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender is living in a house situated on Sioux lands and his house will continue to be located on Sioux lands until a just settlement is enacted.
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.
NDN Collective backpack giveaway for Native youth (September 21, 2020)NDN Collective is giving away backpacks filled with supplies to Native American students and youth in the Rapid City, South Dakota, area.
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