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Native Sun News Today: Ponca Tribe struggled to survive in face of broken treaty
National
Native Sun News Today: Ponca Tribe struggled to survive in face of broken treaty (November 8, 2017)
Like many tribes who entered into negotiations with the United States, the Ponca made the fatal mistake of relinquishing their equal status as treaty partners.

Native Sun News Today: Looking back at the tribes featured in 'Century of Dishonor' book
National
Native Sun News Today: Looking back at the tribes featured in 'Century of Dishonor' book (October 30, 2017)
Even back in 1881, and it is still true to this day, the best friend the tribes of North America ever had was a White person of impassioned conscience.

Aura Bogado: Let activists lead their own movements instead of the 'White saviors'
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Aura Bogado: Let activists lead their own movements instead of the 'White saviors' (October 25, 2017)
Activists who come to command without listening to those they’re ostensibly helping produce a devastation that makes the project of systemic oppression that much easier.

Native Sun News Today: New book shares the secret stories of Sioux Code Talkers
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: New book shares the secret stories of Sioux Code Talkers (September 12, 2017)
Andrea Page (Standing Rock Sioux) began researching her Sioux Code Talkers book more than 20 years ago.

James Giago Davies: A tribute to the late Oglala veteran and author Ed McGaa
Opinion
James Giago Davies: A tribute to the late Oglala veteran and author Ed McGaa (September 11, 2017)
Last month, my friend Ed McGaa set out on his final journey, a journey touched upon many times in the books he wrote about Lakota spirituality.

Peter d'Errico: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson articulates indigenous nationhood in new book
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson articulates indigenous nationhood in new book (August 28, 2017)
With her new book, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson articulates ideas of indigenous nationhood, rather than declaring them, Peter d'Errico writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Cronkite News: Sen. McCain sees big drop in popularity among voters in own state
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Sen. McCain sees big drop in popularity among voters in own state (August 8, 2017)
A poll by Morning Consult looked at the popularity of each senator in his or her home state and put Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake in the bottom three – trailing only Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Cronkite News: Unpopular Republican lawmaker rebukes party in new book
National | Politics
Cronkite News: Unpopular Republican lawmaker rebukes party in new book (July 31, 2017)
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is calling for a return to 'traditional conservatism' in a book that says the Republican Party has lost its way, the opening salvo in what could be a tough re-election campaign.

Review: Fictional book about 'Lakota' people deserves benefit of the doubt
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Review: Fictional book about 'Lakota' people deserves benefit of the doubt (July 21, 2017)
Readers of Quiet Until the Thaw are going to find its contents rather familiar -- it's essentially a fictional account of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Peter d'Errico: The Sioux Chef Sean Sherman cooks up a 'wake-up call' with first book
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: The Sioux Chef Sean Sherman cooks up a 'wake-up call' with first book (July 13, 2017)
Sean Sherman’s latest cookbook, The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen, offers recipes mixed among wisdom about sustainable living. Peter d'Errico offers a review on Indian Country Media Network.

Tiffany Midge: Hey there are other Native writers besides Sherman Alexie
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Hey there are other Native writers besides Sherman Alexie (July 3, 2017)
Even though you’ve never conceived of there being any other indigenous authors besides Sherman Alexie, does not mean that no other indigenous authors exist, Tiffany Midge writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Peter d'Errico: Navajo authors offer fresh perspective on sovereignty
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Navajo authors offer fresh perspective on sovereignty (June 22, 2017)
Writing for Indian Country Media Network, retired professor Peter d'Errico praises a new book for offering a 'revealing' perspective of the Dine people.

Peter d'Errico: Founding Fathers conspired to take land from tribes
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Founding Fathers conspired to take land from tribes (May 24, 2017)
‘The Northwest Ordinance’ exposes the murky dealings that lead to US jurisdiction extending beyond the 13 colonies.

Native Sun News Today: Book brings 'Tasunka' horse legend to life
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Book brings 'Tasunka' horse legend to life (May 10, 2017)
While visiting the pristine homeland of his ancestors, Donald Montileaux reconnected to the folklore and lifestyle of the Lakota people.

Osage Nation beneficiaries still fighting for accounting despite setback in court
Law | National | Trust
Osage Nation beneficiaries still fighting for accounting despite setback in court (May 4, 2017)
Tribal citizens who are seeking a long-overdue accounting of their trust funds have suffered a setback in their historic lawsuit.

Steven Newcomb: 'Picking Fights with the Gods' is a must-read for Native people
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: 'Picking Fights with the Gods' is a must-read for Native people (April 28, 2017)
Paul Gilk’s book is a must-read for any Native person looking to understand the origin of ‘civilization’ and its relentless assault on Native cultures.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux citizen opens bookstore
Arts & Entertainment | Business | National
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux citizen opens bookstore (April 19, 2017)
Bird Cage Book Store features Native book titles of the Northern Plains, including children’s books, women’s literature, print on demand books and Native classics like Custer Died for Your Sins.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Looking at racism through some new eyes
Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Looking at racism through some new eyes (April 18, 2017)
So, we are concerned about racism in Rapid City, South Dakota?

Peter d'Errico: Flawed book takes on racist premise of Indian law
Law | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Flawed book takes on racist premise of Indian law (April 17, 2017)
‘Like a Loaded Weapon’ misses the critical target and exposes Indian rights when it comes to federal Indian law.

Native Sun News Today: Book shares antics of Iktomi the trickster
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Book shares antics of Iktomi the trickster (April 17, 2017)
Many Wakanyeja (children) grew up listening to the chronicles of Iktomi the trickster when at bedtime the Unci (Grandmothers) would relate the escapades of this mischievous character.

Book Review: Osage murders explored in 'Killers of Flower Moon'
Arts & Entertainment
Book Review: Osage murders explored in 'Killers of Flower Moon' (April 13, 2017)
'Killers of the Flower Moon' details the murders of dozens -- if not hundreds -- of Osage Nation citizens who were targeted because of their oil royalty payments.

Steven Newcomb: 'Indians' book from 1864 carries present-day significance
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: 'Indians' book from 1864 carries present-day significance (April 12, 2017)
A look at ‘the present’ connection to the dark and bloody past as seen in ‘The Indians of California.’

Peter d'Errico: Another book turns a blind eye to American history
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Another book turns a blind eye to American history (March 31, 2017)
Stephen Kinzer’s ‘The True Flag’ glosses over American Imperialism preventing a happy ending.

Peter d'Errico: Book is yet another in series of genocide deniers
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Book is yet another in series of genocide deniers (February 23, 2017)
Peter Cozzens’ book on Indian wars loaded with slight of mouth.

Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sisters
Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sisters (January 19, 2017)
'Collectively, we need to defend ourselves from people like you, who degrade our identities, politics, theories and criticisms.'

Peter d'Errico: New book connects Native America with Palestine
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: New book connects Native America with Palestine (January 16, 2017)
'Book goes to the historical and political roots of international colonialism.'

Terese Mailhot: Author Joseph Boyden seeks pity after Indian identity questions
Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Author Joseph Boyden seeks pity after Indian identity questions (January 10, 2017)
'When Indians mess up bad in the white world, our awards are taken away, and we’re not given a platform to apologize or elicit pity.'

Doug George-Kanentiio: Author Joseph Boyden exploits mythical Native identity
Canada | Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Author Joseph Boyden exploits mythical Native identity (January 6, 2017)
Canadian author Joseph Boyden is a fraud, an imposter, an imposition and an impediment, one who has exploited a mythical indigenous identity for material gain.

Review: Book denies genocide was behind the 'Epic' Indian wars
Arts & Entertainment
Review: Book denies genocide was behind the 'Epic' Indian wars (November 8, 2016)
'For every Indian triumph like Little Big Horn, there was a drubbing like Wounded Knee, for every surprise Indian victory there were huge retaliations by the Army.'

Native Sun News Today: Film shot at Pine Ridge up for early release
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Film shot at Pine Ridge up for early release (November 7, 2016)
The feature-length movie was filmed on the Pine Ridge Reservation and it stars the late Lakota elder Dave Bald Eagle.

Peter d'Errico: Book encourages return to a 'tribal' way of life
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Book encourages return to a 'tribal' way of life (September 26, 2016)
'To 'learn' from 'tribal societies' without destroying them requires recognition of and support for Indigenous self-determination.'

Virginia author credits Powhatan Tribe with inventing barbecue
Opinion
Virginia author credits Powhatan Tribe with inventing barbecue (August 29, 2016)
A new book counters the prevailing theory of how barbecue spread throughout the South.

Meskwaki author Ray Young Bear wins award for poetry collection
Arts & Entertainment | National
Meskwaki author Ray Young Bear wins award for poetry collection (August 24, 2016)
The Before Columbus Foundation is recognizing three Native citizens in 2016.

Steven Newcomb: Another push for assimilation in 'Trail of Tears'
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Another push for assimilation in 'Trail of Tears' (August 15, 2016)
A host of failed U.S. policies were aimed at making us 'equal Americans,' and they are the very same policies that resulted in our nations being in the predicaments in which we find ourselves today.

Peter d'Errico: Don't expect to find solutions in 'Trail of Tears' book
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Don't expect to find solutions in 'Trail of Tears' book (August 5, 2016)
The title of the concluding chapter in Naomi Schaefer Riley's book says it all: 'Native Americans as Americans.'

Charles Kader: Author fails in attempted 'Takedown' of Mohawk people
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Charles Kader: Author fails in attempted 'Takedown' of Mohawk people (August 4, 2016)
In counting how many instances of speculation passed off as fact that I could track, the list kept growing.

Lakota Country Times: New book explores Sioux Nation land claim
Arts & Entertainment | Law | National
Lakota Country Times: New book explores Sioux Nation land claim (July 8, 2016)
Peter Capossela documents a history of land grabs by the United States that starts with the Fort Laramie Treaties of 1851 and 1868.

Review: 'New England Bound' recounts slavery of Indian people
Arts & Entertainment
Review: 'New England Bound' recounts slavery of Indian people (July 4, 2016)
As enslaved Africans came in, New England merchants sent Indian captives out, banishing them to Barbados or somewhere else beyond the seas.

Charles Trimble: Thanking Lakota veterans for sharing their stories
Opinion
Charles Trimble: Thanking Lakota veterans for sharing their stories (June 6, 2016)
I dislike people who pose as Indian spiritualists as a means to gaining personal acceptance and trust, as well as for political advantage and even financial gain.

Michael D'Antonio: Donald Trump has always been a racial divider
Opinion | Politics
Michael D'Antonio: Donald Trump has always been a racial divider (June 6, 2016)
Every few days Donald Trump challenges us with his obsession with race, ethnicity, religion and gender and with his relentless effort to alienate us from each other.

Review: Mass murders of California Indians in 'American Genocide'
Arts & Entertainment
Review: Mass murders of California Indians in 'American Genocide' (June 1, 2016)
Thousands of California Indians were killed in massacres or murdered following the arrival of European settlers but was it genocide?

Eastern Cherokee elder translates 'Charlotte's Web' into Tsalagi
Education
Eastern Cherokee elder translates 'Charlotte's Web' into Tsalagi (May 26, 2016)
Myrtle Driver Johnson, a Beloved Woman of the tribe, spent three years working on the children's classic.

Gyasi Ross: Drug epidemic sweeping through Native communities
Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Drug epidemic sweeping through Native communities (May 26, 2016)
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health the percentage of Native Americans reporting current use of prescription drugs for nonmedical purposes is higher than that for any other racial group.

Review: Louise Erdrich weaves complex Indian story in 'LaRose'
Arts & Entertainment
Review: Louise Erdrich weaves complex Indian story in 'LaRose' (May 16, 2016)
Louise Erdrich's latest novel asks a deceptively simple question: Can a person 'do the worst thing possible and still be loved'?

Chip Colwell: Change NAGPRA and put an end to repatriation wars
Law | Opinion
Chip Colwell: Change NAGPRA and put an end to repatriation wars (May 16, 2016)
The epic saga of the skeleton known as the Ancient One (by Native Americans) and Kennewick Man (by scientists) has taken a wild turn.

Library of Congress shines spotlight on Native writers in D.C. events
Arts & Entertainment | National
Library of Congress shines spotlight on Native writers in D.C. events (May 9, 2016)
Eric Gansworth, Linda LeGarde Grover, Stephen Graham Jones, Deborah Miranda and Louise Erdrich are being featured.

Barbara King: 'Bone Rooms' exposes racism in study of Native ancestors
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Barbara King: 'Bone Rooms' exposes racism in study of Native ancestors (April 18, 2016)
Anthropologist Barbara J. King reviews Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums, a new book that exposes racism in the study of Native ancestors and other remains.

Richard Frost: Acoma Pueblo battles for control of its own story
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Richard Frost: Acoma Pueblo battles for control of its own story (April 11, 2016)
Acoma’s protest seems futile, a classic locking of the barn door after the horses are stolen.

Scott Parker: Book exposes massacre of Blackfeet village in 1870
Arts & Entertainment
Scott Parker: Book exposes massacre of Blackfeet village in 1870 (March 25, 2016)
On the subzero morning of Jan. 23, 1870, Major Eugene Baker led his troops into a Piegan village on the Marias River.

Harry Potter author invokes 'Native American magic' in new piece
Arts & Entertainment
Harry Potter author invokes 'Native American magic' in new piece (March 9, 2016)
The British novelist, screenwriter and film producer has set her new story in North America and is drawing complaints about her use of Native imagery.

Native Sun News Review: Lakota author addresses race and youth in book
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Review: Lakota author addresses race and youth in book (March 1, 2016)
Now in the 21st century, the relationship between Indian grandparents and their grandchildren is more important than ever; as many youth today are learning cultural identity through electronic devices.

Native Sun News:  Author Ehana-mani shares tribal star knowledge
National | Technology
Native Sun News: Author Ehana-mani shares tribal star knowledge (February 29, 2016)
Ehana-mani’s knowledge of the origin of man transcends the listener to the outer edges of the Universe into the Pleiades Star systems.

Vince Two Eagles: Some background on tribal general assistance programs
Opinion
Vince Two Eagles: Some background on tribal general assistance programs (February 22, 2016)
Most Indian people would rather be working than to be on general assistance.

Ryan Vlastelica: How 'The Indian In The Cupboard' addresses race issues
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Ryan Vlastelica: How 'The Indian In The Cupboard' addresses race issues (February 18, 2016)
The A.V. Club takes a look at some of our formative favorites with clearer eyes and asks that all-important question: Were they really that great to begin with?

Native Sun News: Rosebud author Joseph Marshall shares vision
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News: Rosebud author Joseph Marshall shares vision (February 18, 2016)
The Lakota language is a romantic, poetic language full of visions, details and emotions which cannot always be put into English words.

Vince Two Eagles: Our ancestors knew how to manage forestland
Environment | Opinion
Vince Two Eagles: Our ancestors knew how to manage forestland (February 17, 2016)
When I started this column several years back I wanted to share information about the development and contributions of Native peoples to dispel the notion that Native people were ignorant, backward, savages.

Tribes in California played a key role in reducing disease in 1900s
Education | Health | National
Tribes in California played a key role in reducing disease in 1900s (January 20, 2016)
History professor Clifford E. Trafzer is completing a book that details the collaboration between tribal and western medicine.

Slate: Historians put a number on Indian people sold into slavery
Canada | National | World
Slate: Historians put a number on Indian people sold into slavery (January 18, 2016)
Tribal members, from Apache people to Wampanoags, were forced to work as slaves in Canada and as far away as Bermuda.

Vince Two Eagles: Potatoes are indigenous contribution to world
Opinion
Vince Two Eagles: Potatoes are indigenous contribution to world (December 4, 2015)
As you hoist that extra helping of delicious mashed potatoes (we all do it) this year consider the following FYI to add to your growing knowledge of Native America.

Lakota Country Times: Charles Trimble recognized for writings
Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: Charles Trimble recognized for writings (November 24, 2015)
Charles 'Chuck' Trimble has spent a lifetime commenting on and spreading a message about Lakota people to mainstream society for decades.

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