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When enjoying a hamburger or good steak, we should all say: 'God bless all the ranchers in this country who do such work.'
We're over another Holiday - Thanksgiving. Now a short time before the BIG one - Christmas.
Years ago, I moved from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, the only home my children knew,, to the nation's capital.
As we dwell upon death, especially the untimely loss of dear friends and loved ones, we must also focus upon life.
I have been to Crow Fair many times, but not on foot, wearing cowboy boots. It is a long stretch and after a while, all the camps look alike.
To me, a great blessing is an old cowboy, Tom Ford, now 91 and blind.
Some of my faithful readers might be interested in this new development, and also become even more convinced I am slipping.
For many Native Americans, growing old is not an option, but for those who do, it is a blessing.
Jace Killsback was considered one of the brightest and best. He just admitted to federal fraud charges.
June 25, 2019, marked the 143rd anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, aka Custer’s Last Stand or the Fight at the Greasy Grass, depending upon who is describing it.
There are still many creative and very talented beaders in Indian Country.
Well, the 'Grandma' theme will not let me alone.
When a simple card game with a grandchild reveals more than you expected.
It’s going on eight years now, since I’ve been churning out weekly columns.
America was built upon the backs of resourceful women, many wives, mothers and grandmothers.
This week was the first anniversary since Ms. Reilly went on to the last camp. She was thirteen in dog years.
Years ago, I had a very friendly computer. Now I have a laptop, which seems to be much more intelligent than me.
We have just observed St. Patrick’s Day, one of my favorite holidays, due to my Irish heritage, coming from my father, a red-headed, white skinned and freckled guy.
We did not have cell phones, we did not have tablets, and we did not have television.
Melvin Small is one of the first Northern Cheyenne allottees and one of the two surviving Northern Cheyenne World War II veterans.
Mike Her Many Horses, a leader of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, has gone on to the 'Last Camp' as the Cheyenne would say.
As promised, I am going to start writing more positive stories about the Northern Cheyenne.
There are many good people on the Rez and so I think I will start writing about them.
Tim Lame Woman, whose Cheyenne name was Night Bear, dedicated his life to his people.
According to one of my Cheyenne relatives, there are many 'bad bear' stories in our history.
It has been extremely challenging to get information from the leaderless Northern Cheyenne Tribe.
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe has often made history, but this week, we find ourselves in a new jam.
The Northern Cheyenne 'Red Day' was designed to be an uplifting day of encouragement for all our people, focusing upon women who seem to suffer from the disease more often than men.
Although we observe the major American holidays, Native Americans, including the Northern Cheyenne also mark many other significant days of commemoration throughout the year.
Though many in Indian Country wish it were otherwise, the fact is now that the Federal government will be dominated by Republicans.
When our Northern Cheyenne elders were young, they still largely got around on horses, team and wagons or on foot.
One of the wonderful benefits of being a columnist for Native Sun News Today has been making new friends throughout Indian Country.
Since we are nearly all related it is not too hard to know everyone, if not directly, by association or kinship systems.
Denise Juneau is one of the brightest and best that Native Americans have to offer, a view apparently not shared by the majority of Montana voters.
General George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Calvary camped in a large meadow, the night before their date with fatal destiny.
The election in 2016 will prove very significant to the Northern Cheyenne Tribe as new leaders will be selected for the two top offices: President and Vice President.
More prisoners are facing longer sentences in tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs jails which are not equipped to handle the increased numbers.
All over Indian Country, it is election time. Many are seeking office, especially the top spot, the tribal presidency.
American Indian Day is wonderful, but another idea is taking hold across the country.
At first glance, based on skin color, it may not seem so.
As I pen it is Friday at Hawley Mountain Guest Ranch, McLeod, Montana, located in the heart of the Gallatin National Forest.
There is one subject we don’t hear much about from elected officials or those who aspire to be elected: the preservation of our tribal languages.
Last week the Northern Cheyenne people lost an elder who may very well be one of the last women to fully fulfill an ancient tribal tradition.
Some advice to my fellow tribal members: far too many of us suffer from dental problems which mar our otherwise happy and beautiful smiles.
One of the best things about being an Indun is sharing a great sense of humor and being amused when one of our friends or fellow tribesmen gets a goot one (practical joke) on us.
For Natives covering the 'reservation beat,' tribal governments provide ample fodder for columns and stories involving possible corruption, questionable use of tribal and public funds and a general lack of transparency or accountability.
We should be very interested in other elections because simply, those folks control the money, especially for essential human service programs on reservations