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Native Sun News Today: Fire during Minneapolis riots guts Native youth nonprofit
Native Sun News Today: Fire during Minneapolis riots guts Native youth nonprofit (June 17, 2020)

'We hope for change,' says MIGIZI student Ambersky Stevens. 'It shouldn’t have taken a man to die in order for people to understand.'


Native women confront missing and murdered task force over Trump's role in crisis
Native women confront missing and murdered task force over Trump's role in crisis (June 3, 2020)

The Trump administration's efforts to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in Indian Country are being undermined by the president himself, Native women asserted as outrage over police violence continues to sweep the nation.


Doug George-Kanentiio: On the American uprising of 2020
Doug George-Kanentiio: On the American uprising of 2020 (June 1, 2020)

In Canada and the U.S., Native people have been attacked and died at the hands of the police, at times in the most brutal of ways.


'They're killing us': Urban Indian community caught at center of police brutality firestorm
'They're killing us': Urban Indian community caught at center of police brutality firestorm (May 29, 2020)

The killing of George Floyd by police officers has set off a firestorm in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, home to a large urban Indian community.


Tim Giago: The Wounded Knee we loved as children
Tim Giago: The Wounded Knee we loved as children (May 18, 2020)

There are not too many of us left who remember what a great place Wounded Knee used to be, a place of wonderful childhood memories.


Anti-pipeline activists return to court to stop Keystone XL — again
Anti-pipeline activists return to court to stop Keystone XL — again (March 9, 2020)

Environmental and indigenous activists returned to federal court in Montana, seeking to stop construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Tim Giago: The aftermath of the Wounded Knee story
Tim Giago: The aftermath of the Wounded Knee story (February 10, 2020)

I tell all writers then and now, if you come out to Indian Country to write about us, do your damned homework.


Return to ‘the Rock’: Alcatraz occupier retraces steps on 50th anniversary
Return to ‘the Rock’: Alcatraz occupier retraces steps on 50th anniversary (December 12, 2019)

On November 20, 1969, activists from tribes across North America took back Alcatraz Island for Indigenous people. They called it Indianland.


Having a good time on the Oprah Winfrey Show
Having a good time on the Oprah Winfrey Show (December 2, 2019)

Suzan Shown Harjo, Michael Haney and I were seated in the small dining room in a hotel, waiting for a car to take us to the Oprah Winfrey Show.


YES! Magazine: Alcatraz activist documents decades of 'Native Resistance'
YES! Magazine: Alcatraz activist documents decades of 'Native Resistance' (November 22, 2019)

A new book traces the path of pan-Native activism.


Tim Giago: Scenic and the Main Street bars of Rapid City
Tim Giago: Scenic and the Main Street bars of Rapid City (November 18, 2019)

A bar in a reservation border town once had a sign with 'No Indians Allowed' carved in wood.


Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum
Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum (August 21, 2019)

From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.


NMAI News: Film festival showcases Indigenous voices from around the world
NMAI News: Film festival showcases Indigenous voices from around the world (July 15, 2019)

The 19th annual Native Cinema Showcase begins and ends with portraits of strong women.


Portrait of the late Russell Means fetches $6.3 million at auction
Portrait of the late Russell Means fetches $6.3 million at auction (May 20, 2019)

An iconic portrait of Russell Means, created by Andy Warhol, went big on a night of even bigger sales.


Native Sun News Today: Anniversary marks one of the many murdered and missing women
Native Sun News Today: Anniversary marks one of the many murdered and missing women (February 28, 2019)

Anna Mae Pictou Aquash was one of the original missing and murdered indigenous women whose life and death sparked the #MMIW movement.


American Indian Movement co-founder Clyde Bellecourt: 'My spirit will be leading the charge'
American Indian Movement co-founder Clyde Bellecourt: 'My spirit will be leading the charge' (February 19, 2019)

Clyde Bellecourt is battling stage 4 prostate cancer but remains committed as ever to Indian Country's causes.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Native patriots at Alcatraz paved the way for all of us
Doug George-Kanentiio: Native patriots at Alcatraz paved the way for all of us (January 30, 2019)

One of the more admirable traits of the Mohawk people is the ability to shake things up, to disturb the complacent, to agitate, confront and demand.


'Release our brother': Riders seek justice for Leonard Peltier
'Release our brother': Riders seek justice for Leonard Peltier (August 6, 2018)

The Leonard Peltier Freedom Ride is a 1,500-mile journey for justice for the imprisoned American Indian activist.


The Conversation: Native Americans are still fighting for their rights
The Conversation: Native Americans are still fighting for their rights (July 3, 2018)

In the thick of seismic social upheavals, Native Americans also reached for their rights, and activists renewed their campaign for recognition and status as fully sovereign nations.


Cleveland baseball team removes 'Chief Wahoo' logo from uniforms
Cleveland baseball team removes 'Chief Wahoo' logo from uniforms (January 29, 2018)

The Cleveland professional baseball team will remove the stereotypical 'Chief Wahoo' logo from its uniforms but won't be getting rid of its race-based name or the logo itself.


Tim Giago: Another anniversary of Wounded Knee takeover approaches
Tim Giago: Another anniversary of Wounded Knee takeover approaches (January 22, 2018)

There is still a lot of injustice in Indian Country and the American Indian Movement can still be a leader in the fight.


Halee Kirkwood: Seven acts of Native resistance they don't teach in schools
Halee Kirkwood: Seven acts of Native resistance they don't teach in schools (January 8, 2018)

It is irresponsible to teach the tragedies without also teaching the resistance movements that oppose colonial violence.


Native Sun News Today Review: Book looks into heritage of activist Russell Means
Native Sun News Today Review: Book looks into heritage of activist Russell Means (December 11, 2017)

Russell Means was mostly Wasicu, and he has not one drop of Oglala blood, a new book asserts.


Albert Bender: Indigenous community in Nashville honors warrior Dennis Banks
Albert Bender: Indigenous community in Nashville honors warrior Dennis Banks (November 20, 2017)

An assembly of Native people and others honored the great warrior for Indigenous rights, Dennis Banks, with a celebration of his life entitled the 'Longest Walk.'


Tim Giago: There are always two sides to every story -- even in Indian Country
Tim Giago: There are always two sides to every story -- even in Indian Country (November 13, 2017)

This is a short note for those folks who went bananas when they read my column last week about the American Indian Movement.


Tim Giago: Not everything about the American Indian Movement was positive
Tim Giago: Not everything about the American Indian Movement was positive (November 6, 2017)

I advise younger folks to learn the true history of the American Indian movement. There was a lot of good, but there was also a lot of bad.


Leonard Peltier: Dennis Banks was one of the greatest Indian warriors of our time
Leonard Peltier: Dennis Banks was one of the greatest Indian warriors of our time (November 2, 2017)

Let my voice join in harmony, with the brothers and sisters of the American Indian Movement, to address our great loss of your father, grandfather, brother and friend Dennis Banks.


American Indian Movement leader Dennis Banks passes away at the age of 80
American Indian Movement leader Dennis Banks passes away at the age of 80 (October 30, 2017)

Famed American Indian Movement leader Dennis Banks died on October 27,2017, after a brief fight with pneumonia. He was 80.


Charles Kader: Leaders of the urban Indian movement are walking on
Charles Kader: Leaders of the urban Indian movement are walking on (May 30, 2017)

Cleveland, Ohio is just one of many cities where the leaders of the urban American Indian movement era are dwindling, writes Charles Kader on Indian Country Media Network.


Gyasi Ross: Fired FBI director made sure Leonard Peltier stayed in prison
Gyasi Ross: Fired FBI director made sure Leonard Peltier stayed in prison (May 22, 2017)

There is nothing heroic about James Comey, Blackfeet Nation citizen Gyasi Ross writes on Indian Country Media Network.


Leonard Peltier remains behind bars as Obama rejects bid for clemency
Leonard Peltier remains behind bars as Obama rejects bid for clemency (January 19, 2017)

Leonard Peltier, 72, is serving two life sentences after being convicted for the murders of two FBI agents.


Native Sun News Today: Leonard Peltier prosecutor supports clemency bid
Native Sun News Today: Leonard Peltier prosecutor supports clemency bid (January 11, 2017)

In an extraordinary action, former federal prosecutor James Reynolds sent an open letter to President Barack Obama requesting clemency for convicted activist Leonard Peltier


Statue of imprisoned activist Leonard Peltier coming down in D.C.
Statue of imprisoned activist Leonard Peltier coming down in D.C. (January 3, 2017)

American University initially took no position on the 9-foot-tall wooden statue but changed course after hearing from an FBI-affiliated group.


Oglala Sioux Tribe credits the late Janet Reno for Indian Country initiatives
Oglala Sioux Tribe credits the late Janet Reno for Indian Country initiatives (November 7, 2016)

The first woman to serve as Attorney General first gained experience with tribes while growing up in Florida.


Tim Giago: Water protectors must continue to remain peaceful as #NoDAPL fight continues
Tim Giago: Water protectors must continue to remain peaceful as #NoDAPL fight continues (October 31, 2016)

I have heard some of our young people say that the peaceful protests up on the Standing Rock Reservation are just like the protests at Wounded Knee. WRONG!


Mike Myers: Historic ties between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Sioux Nation
Mike Myers: Historic ties between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Sioux Nation (August 30, 2016)

I have been asked to give a deeper account of the history of this relationship as I’ve been told by Sioux and Haudenosaunee elders, so this is my humble effort to do that.


Delphine Red Shirt: Oglala tribal police used to shut down sundances
Delphine Red Shirt: Oglala tribal police used to shut down sundances (August 9, 2016)

Around this time in the summer, you can find a sundance on the Pine Ridge Reservation just about every weekend.


Man arrested for American Indian Movement flag settles for $55K
Man arrested for American Indian Movement flag settles for $55K (July 25, 2016)

Joshuaa Brubaker was protesting the sale of the Wounded Knee massacre site when he was arrested for flying the flag at his home in Pennsylvania.


Leonard Peltier: My last best hope for freedom lies with President Barack Obama
Leonard Peltier: My last best hope for freedom lies with President Barack Obama (June 30, 2016)

As the First Peoples of Turtle Island, we live with daily reminders of the centuries of efforts to terminate our nations, eliminate our cultures, and destroy our relatives and families.


Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Anna Mae's last days in South Dakota
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Anna Mae's last days in South Dakota (June 20, 2016)

Behind the scenes in the 1975 murder of American Indian Movement leader, Naguset Eask, lays a saga of lost love, nawizi (jealousy), revenge, a conspiracy theory and a cover up.


Jasmine Heiss: There's still time for President Obama to set Leonard Peltier free
Jasmine Heiss: There's still time for President Obama to set Leonard Peltier free (May 23, 2016)

The first time I met with U.S. prisoner Leonard Peltier, he was planning his funeral.


Ernestine Chasing Hawk: A vendetta in the death of Anna Mae
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: A vendetta in the death of Anna Mae (May 23, 2016)

When two young men were bullied into becoming accomplices to murder, did they realize they would become scapegoats in a much larger scheme to frame the leaders of the American Indian Movement in a vendetta for unrequited love?


Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Who made the decision to kill Anna Mae?
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Who made the decision to kill Anna Mae? (May 4, 2016)

Unbeknownst to Nova Scotia Native Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, who sought refuge in a Denver home to await her 'soul mate,' she had stumbled into a clique of Nawiziwin (jealous women) who would do anything to protect their own, even murder.


Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Dennis Banks professes love for Anna Mae
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Dennis Banks professes love for Anna Mae (April 21, 2016)

Twenty-eight years after the body of activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash was found near Wanblee on the Pine Ridge Reservation, an Oglala man stood trial for his role in her 1975 disappearance.


Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Jealousy played role in Anna Mae's death
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Jealousy played role in Anna Mae's death (April 15, 2016)

It is my belief that a group of Nawiziwin (jealous women) fabricated a tale about how Anna Mae came to South Dakota to become an FBI informant and betray the very people she fought to protect.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Examining the history of Indian education
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Examining the history of Indian education (April 11, 2016)

In the late 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s, what we now call the reservation based community college system emerged and for many observers, proved to be one of the best ideas in Indian Education.


Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Jealousy played role in Anna Mae's death
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: Jealousy played role in Anna Mae's death (April 5, 2016)

As a rookie journalist one of my first assignments was to cover the trial of Arlo Looking Cloud for his role the in execution style death of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou-Aquash.


Tim Giago: Propaganda gets in the way of facts in Indian Country
Tim Giago: Propaganda gets in the way of facts in Indian Country (March 21, 2016)

Oftentimes the total lack of knowledge when it comes to offsetting the propaganda spread by the American Indian Movement over the years is puzzling and disturbing and even more so with the easy access to social media.


Native Sun News: 40 years since Anna Mae found dead at Pine Ridge
Native Sun News: 40 years since Anna Mae found dead at Pine Ridge (March 8, 2016)

After an unusually warm February in 1976, the retreating snow uncovered the badly-decayed body of Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, disposed of like many in the wake of the last Indian war held at Wounded Knee in 1973.


Native Sun News: Murder of Anna Mae still leaves open questions
Native Sun News: Murder of Anna Mae still leaves open questions (March 3, 2016)

Initially told that Anna Mae Pictou Aquash was killed by the FBI and honored with a traditional burial worthy of a woman warrior, the actual truth is members of the American Indian Movement assassinated this Mi’kmaq activist, educator and mother.


Cutcha Risling Baldy: Don't let Leonard Peltier die in prison system
Cutcha Risling Baldy: Don't let Leonard Peltier die in prison system (February 8, 2016)

The case against him is shaky, that’s the best way I can describe it, and it seems he is the victim of an overzealous prosecution during a period of time when being a Native activist was treated like an act of treason.


Tim Giago: Wounded Knee was not 'liberated' by AIM activists in 1973
Tim Giago: Wounded Knee was not 'liberated' by AIM activists in 1973 (January 25, 2016)

Soon there will be posters floating about and advertisements asking residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation to celebrate the 'Liberation' of Wounded Knee in February of 1973.


American Indian Movement activist John Trudell passes on at 69
American Indian Movement activist John Trudell passes on at 69 (December 9, 2015)

'I don't want to tell people how to remember me,' the late legend said prior to his passing. 'I want people to remember me as they remember me.'


White House heroin plan includes tribes devastated by drug
White House heroin plan includes tribes devastated by drug (August 18, 2015)

Tribes in the Midwest, particularly Minnesota, have all but declared a war on a drug that is affecting newborns.


Cynthia Dunne: Justice has been served in Leonard Peltier case
Cynthia Dunne: Justice has been served in Leonard Peltier case (July 27, 2015)

It is time for President Obama to grant Clemency to Leonard Peltier.


Save Oak Flat caravan leaves Arizona for journey to nation's capital
Save Oak Flat caravan leaves Arizona for journey to nation's capital (July 7, 2015)

The Apache Stronghold group will be crossing several states as they make their way to Washington, D.C., for events on July 21 and July 22.


James Giago Davies: True Indian heroes protect our community
James Giago Davies: True Indian heroes protect our community (June 22, 2015)

Much of my life has been an underachieving waste, but where I succeeded—I have a family, three boys I love, and I tell them I love them every single day.


Editorial: We need to be careful about who we choose as heroes
Editorial: We need to be careful about who we choose as heroes (June 19, 2015)

There will be a 3-day 'Free Leonard Peltier' meeting at Oglala on the Pine Ridge Reservation starting on June 25.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Imposters bring harm to Native people
Doug George-Kanentiio: Imposters bring harm to Native people (June 17, 2015)

The recent revelations regarding the lies of Eastern Washington State University ethnic studies instructor and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People regional representative Rachel Dolezal bring up a very sensitive issue to Native people.


James Giago Davies: True believerism and comic book solutions
James Giago Davies: True believerism and comic book solutions (April 24, 2015)

Back in the lost history of primitive human beings, the first true believer converted the deluded, and they seriously hurt some folks.