Supreme Court accepts first Indian law case in new conservative era (November 23, 2020)For the second time in as many years, the U.S. Supreme Court will be taking up a case that impacts the treaty rights of the Crow Tribe.
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.
Chuck Hoskin: Protecting tribal sovereignty in Oklahoma (November 16, 2020)The Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma are not at odds. We have the same goals of safety and justice for all Cherokees and all Oklahomans.
Tim Giago: Piya Wiconi is a new beginning (November 10, 2020)We call this time Piya Wiconi, a new life and a new beginning.
Supreme Court hears arguments in Affordable Care Act case (November 10, 2020)The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could undo the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.
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.
Native America Calling: Canada’s Lobster War (October 29, 2020)Ongoing violence marks a dispute over treaty rights and commercial lobster fishing in Nova Scotia.
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.
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 America Calling: Momentum for taking LANDBACK (October 19, 2020)The LANDBACK campaign calls out the social and political structures built on stolen land and advocates for returning land to Native nations.
‘A historic day’: #MMIW legislation finally signed into law (October 12, 2020)It took years of work by Native women and activists but legislation to address the crisis of missing and murdered sisters and relatives has finally become law.
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.
Peter d’Errico: Racist Indian law doctrine springs into action (October 8, 2020)How much longer America will tolerate a racist religious doctrine as part of its legal system?
Doug George-Kanentiio: The tragic legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (October 7, 2020)The Haudenosaunee find it impossible to join in the national celebration of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s career.
Prakash Kashwan: The racist legacies of American conservation (October 7, 2020)Conservation institutions and policies continue to exclude and discriminate against Indigenous and rural communities.
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.
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.
Trump administration deals with fallout from tribal victory at Supreme Court (September 30, 2020)The Trump administration tried to undermine tribal treaty rights at the nation’s highest court. Federal prosecutors are now paying the price.
Republicans rush to confirm Supreme Court nominee ahead of election (September 28, 2020)Republicans are rushing to confirm a federal judge with virtually no experience in Indian law to the U.S. Supreme Court in order to give Donald Trump and their party a win ahead of the hotly contested election.
Indian Country bills crawl to final approval in busy election cycle (September 22, 2020)Five Indian Country bills are finally over their last hurdle on Capitol Hill, giving Republicans, Democrats and maybe even Donald Trump a chance to declare victory ahead of the presidential election.
Sen. John Hoeven hails passage of Indian Country legislation (September 22, 2020)Five Indian Country bills are on their way to President Donald Trump for his signature.
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: 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.
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