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Native Sun News Today Editorial: The 'hear no evil, see no evil, and speak no evil' GOP
Native Sun News Today Editorial: The 'hear no evil, see no evil, and speak no evil' GOP (August 5, 2020)

We suppose that most of us are pretty sick and tired of South Dakota’s duly elected national representatives bowing down to everything that is bad about Donald Trump and not standing up to refute the damaging lies he uses every day to solidify his base.


Native Sun News Today: Foes to sue feds for undermining environmental protections
Native Sun News Today: Foes to sue feds for undermining environmental protections (August 3, 2020)

President Donald Trump is rolling back a landmark environmental law that tribes and tribal citizens have used to protect their homelands from unwanted development.


Tim Giago: Common sense instead of politics needed to stop coronavirus
Tim Giago: Common sense instead of politics needed to stop coronavirus (August 3, 2020)

How has COVID-19 changed our lives in Indian Country?


Native Sun News Today: Ft. Berthold tribes to benefit from methane pollution control order
Native Sun News Today: Ft. Berthold tribes to benefit from methane pollution control order (July 30, 2020)

'The court’s ruling is a victory for people who are bearing the brunt of federal and tribal oil and gas development,' says Lisa DeVille of Fort Berthold Protectors of Water and Earth Rights.


Cronkite News: Two Confederate monuments removed, veterans and activists push for more
Cronkite News: Two Confederate monuments removed, veterans and activists push for more (July 28, 2020)

As activists nationwide vandalize, topple and demand the removal of Confederate statues and memorials, the United Daughters of the Confederacy removed two monuments from state property in Arizona.


Montana Free Press: Bullock, Tester push back on Pendley appointment
Montana Free Press: Bullock, Tester push back on Pendley appointment (July 27, 2020)

An attorney who pushed for oil and gas drilling on sacred Blackfeet Nation territory has been overseeing America's public lands for the Trump administration.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Democracies don’t last long
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Democracies don’t last long (July 27, 2020)

The 'norms' sustaining our political system have never favored American Indians because they have been based to a large degree on racial exclusion.


Native Sun News Today: ‘Tunkasila Sakpe’ -- Mt. Rushmore
Native Sun News Today: ‘Tunkasila Sakpe’ -- Mt. Rushmore (July 27, 2020)

Tuŋkášila Šákpe is the Lakota name for The Six Grandfathers. It's known as Mount Rushmore to the people who stole it from the Sioux Nation.


National Congress of American Indians stands strong against efforts to erode tribal sovereignty
National Congress of American Indians stands strong against efforts to erode tribal sovereignty (July 23, 2020)

The nation's largest inter-tribal advocacy organization is vowing to oppose legislation aimed at undermining a landmark U.S. Supreme Court victory.


Oklahoma governor stumbles into treaty rights debate
Oklahoma governor stumbles into treaty rights debate (July 21, 2020)

After being cut out of the loop by tribes and a rival Republican, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt is stumbling his way into a treaty rights debate.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Trump’s niece paints a horrible picture of her Uncle Donald
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Trump’s niece paints a horrible picture of her Uncle Donald (July 21, 2020)

Things were bad enough after three years of Donald Trump and many of us thought it couldn’t get worse.


No 'surrender': Muscogee (Creek) Nation stands firm on sovereignty after historic Supreme Court win
No 'surrender': Muscogee (Creek) Nation stands firm on sovereignty after historic Supreme Court win (July 20, 2020)

'Now is the time to exercise our sovereignty, not voluntarily surrender it,' Chief David Hill of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation says in asserting the tribe's position of strength following a victory for treaty rights.


'David and Goliath': Arizona leaders applaud name change of NFL Washington team
'David and Goliath': Arizona leaders applaud name change of NFL Washington team (July 14, 2020)

Washington’s NFL team on Monday officially dropped its name, a derogatory term for Native Americans that the team has held since 1933.


‘Symbol of erasure, exploitation, racism’: Arizona community reacts to Washington nickname controversy
‘Symbol of erasure, exploitation, racism’: Arizona community reacts to Washington nickname controversy (July 13, 2020)

'A lot of Native American people do not want to be looked at as a sidekick, a caricature or a stereotype,' says Apache artist and activist Douglas Miles.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Art is politics
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Art is politics (July 13, 2020)

The truth is, America is no longer a new country, as it has often said to be. It is an old country inhabited by people who have wanted to create a new history.


Tim Giago: Black Hills Bradley Bill died because of a lack of unity
Tim Giago: Black Hills Bradley Bill died because of a lack of unity (July 13, 2020)

Most Lakota with any common sense know that there will never be a deal struck to return all of the Black Hills to the Indian people.


'On the far end of the Trail of Tears': Nation's highest court holds U.S. to promise in tribal treaty
'On the far end of the Trail of Tears': Nation's highest court holds U.S. to promise in tribal treaty (July 9, 2020)

The Trump administration suffered yet another rebuke of its Indian Country policy with a narrow but clear victory in a closely-watched tribal sovereignty case.


'We do need additional dollars': Tribes won't let up in fight over COVID-19 relief
'We do need additional dollars': Tribes won't let up in fight over COVID-19 relief (July 8, 2020)

Alaska Native corporations will continue to wait for more than a half-billion dollars in COVID-19 relief as tribal nations press the U.S. to fulfill its trust and treaty responsibilities.


Native Sun News Today: 'Return the Black Hills' chant greets Trump
Native Sun News Today: 'Return the Black Hills' chant greets Trump (July 7, 2020)

Donald Trump's visit to Mount Rushmore provoked a rally of some 400 Native Americans and allies, who seized the opportunity to remind him he was trespassing on sacred Sioux Nation treaty land stolen in violation of the U.S. Constitution.


Jenni Monet: Making the case for treaties at Mount Rushmore
Jenni Monet: Making the case for treaties at Mount Rushmore (July 6, 2020)

If true justice and equality are ever to be achieved in the United States, the country must first take seriously what it owes Indigenous Peoples.


Native Sun News Today: Alaska Native corporations to garner tribal pandemic relief
Native Sun News Today: Alaska Native corporations to garner tribal pandemic relief (July 6, 2020)

A federal judge has cleared the way for Alaska Native corporations to receive shares of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund that was designated for tribal governments.


Indian Health Service takes down 'racist' poster but disavows link to coronavirus
Indian Health Service takes down 'racist' poster but disavows link to coronavirus (July 6, 2020)

A visitor to an Indian Health Service hospital found something upsetting on the wall: a poster with a racist term used by Donald Trump.


'A proud day to be Lakota': Activists arrested for protesting Trump visit to Sioux Nation treaty territory
'A proud day to be Lakota': Activists arrested for protesting Trump visit to Sioux Nation treaty territory (July 6, 2020)

Nearly 200 protestors clashed with law enforcement as they stood in defense of Sioux Nation homelands stolen by the U.S. government.


Tim Giago: 'The Black Hills are not for sale'
Tim Giago: 'The Black Hills are not for sale' (July 6, 2020)

Republicans Kristi Noem and Donald Trump were treading on the sacred ground of the Lakota; plain and simple.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Mount Rushmore fireworks and ignorant politicians
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Mount Rushmore fireworks and ignorant politicians (July 3, 2020)

Donald Trump and Kristi Noem are using the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore to publicize their political ambitions.


Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe sues Trump
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe sues Trump (July 2, 2020)

The Trump administration is threatening to take away law enforcement from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.


'Left out and left behind': Trump administration faces questions about COVID-19 in Indian Country
'Left out and left behind': Trump administration faces questions about COVID-19 in Indian Country (July 1, 2020)

The Trump administration's COVID-19 response efforts in Indian Country are back in the spotlight again on Capitol Hill.


Cronkite News: Court affirms ruling that Pentagon funding of border wall is ‘unlawful’
Cronkite News: Court affirms ruling that Pentagon funding of border wall is ‘unlawful’ (June 30, 2020)

Just days after President Trump praised border wall efforts, a federal court reaffirmed that the administration’s method of funding that construction was 'unlawful.'


Judge deals major blow to tribes in dispute over delayed COVID-19 relief
Judge deals major blow to tribes in dispute over delayed COVID-19 relief (June 29, 2020)

A federal judge has handed the Trump administration a much-needed victory for its coronavirus response efforts, ruling that Alaska Native corporations are entitled to shares of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund.


Indian Lawmakers: We refuse to stand idle
Indian Lawmakers: We refuse to stand idle (June 29, 2020)

As Native Americans, we understand discrimination and racism. We live with it.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes obtain another court order for delayed pandemic relief
Native Sun News Today: Tribes obtain another court order for delayed pandemic relief (June 26, 2020)

It took over 80 days for the Trump administration to deliver the full COVID-19 relief promised to tribal governments.


'We got these monies late': Trump administration makes tribes wait more than 80 days for full COVID-19 relief
'We got these monies late': Trump administration makes tribes wait more than 80 days for full COVID-19 relief (June 17, 2020)

It's taken over 80 days, numerous lawsuits and public pressure for the Trump administration to pay tribal nations the COVID-19 relief they were promised by the federal government.


'Patently unfair': Judge won't let Trump administration delay COVID-19 relief again
'Patently unfair': Judge won't let Trump administration delay COVID-19 relief again (June 12, 2020)

Tribes will finally see the rest of their payments from the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund after the Trump administration tried to delay the money by playing divide and conquer.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Abusing power through ignorance
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Abusing power through ignorance (June 11, 2020)

Our South Dakota governor is just a Republican sycophant knows almost nothing about Sioux political and legal history, and consults with Donald Trump's White House at every opportunity.


Treasury in spotlight as tribes await COVID-19 relief promised months ago
Treasury in spotlight as tribes await COVID-19 relief promised months ago (June 10, 2020)

With tribes still waiting on COVID-19 payments by the federal government, Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin is appearing before Congress to discuss the Trump administration's response to the crisis.


Wim Laven: Why did the chicken cross the road?
Wim Laven: Why did the chicken cross the road? (June 9, 2020)

Doctors Without Borders was deployed to help the Navajo Nation in the US, the richest country in the world, yet somehow unwilling to help indigenous people, Native citizens. Shameful.


Cronkite News: Plan to ‘revive’ uranium mining called unneeded, unwanted by advocates
Cronkite News: Plan to ‘revive’ uranium mining called unneeded, unwanted by advocates (June 9, 2020)

The Trump administration wants to 'revive and strengthen' the uranium mining industry despite its toxic legacy in Indian Country.


'An utter disaster': Trump administration threatens to deny COVID-19 funds to tribes
'An utter disaster': Trump administration threatens to deny COVID-19 funds to tribes (June 4, 2020)

Some tribes will lose out on millions of dollars in additional COVID-19 relief because the Trump administration is cutting them off.


Native Sun News Today: Noem calls on Trump to end road blocks
Native Sun News Today: Noem calls on Trump to end road blocks (June 4, 2020)

The Republican governor of South Dakota admits her opposition to tribal checkpoints is linked to the Keystone XL Pipeline.


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.


'Incompetence': Trump administration warns of delayed COVID-19 relief for tribes
'Incompetence': Trump administration warns of delayed COVID-19 relief for tribes (June 2, 2020)

From missed deadlines to a massive data breach, the Trump administration's handling of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribes has been one big mess.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: It is time to start preparing for the upcoming elections
Native Sun News Today Editorial: It is time to start preparing for the upcoming elections (June 1, 2020)

While there a pandemic decimating America and much of the world, Donald Trump is looking for any reason he can come up with to place the blame for his total incompetence on someone else.


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.


'Absolutely maddening': Trump administration falters on coronavirus relief promised to tribes
'Absolutely maddening': Trump administration falters on coronavirus relief promised to tribes (May 29, 2020)

It was a federal judge's mistake but it forced the Trump administration into disclosing the troubles tribes are facing as they seek the COVID-19 funds they were promised two months ago.


'Am I cutting out again?': Missing and murdered task force off to shaky start amid COVID-19 challenges
'Am I cutting out again?': Missing and murdered task force off to shaky start amid COVID-19 challenges (May 28, 2020)

The Trump administration's missing and murdered task force got off to a rocky start in the age of COVID-19, leaving a number of Native women silenced amid technical and logistical challenges.


ProPublica: Former Trump aide provided faulty masks to Indian Health Service
ProPublica: Former Trump aide provided faulty masks to Indian Health Service (May 22, 2020)

A former White House aide won a $3 million contract to supply respirator masks to Navajo Nation hospitals, just 11 days after he created a company to sell personal protective equipment in response to the coronavirus pandemic.


On South Dakota’s Sioux reservations, checkpoints save lives
On South Dakota’s Sioux reservations, checkpoints save lives (May 21, 2020)

A standoff over safety and sovereignty is intensifying in South Dakota.


Republican governor takes coronavirus checkpoints to Trump
Republican governor takes coronavirus checkpoints to Trump (May 21, 2020)

First Kristi Noem made a legal threat. Now she's asking Donald Trump for help in taking down coronavirus checkpoints on two reservations.


'Frustrating': Indian Country forced to wait again for coronavirus relief
'Frustrating': Indian Country forced to wait again for coronavirus relief (May 19, 2020)

Tribal nations are still jumping through bureaucratic hoops in order to secure the full $8 billion in COVID-19 relief that was promised more than seven weeks ago.


'Arbitrary and capricious': Study casts doubt on Trump administration's COVID-19 payments to tribes
'Arbitrary and capricious': Study casts doubt on Trump administration's COVID-19 payments to tribes (May 18, 2020)

As tribes continue to fight for the $8 billion in coronavirus relief they were promised more than seven weeks ago, new research is casting doubt on the accuracy and fairness of the Trump administration's handling of the fund.


Trump administration's coronavirus efforts in Indian Country plagued by lack of accurate data
Trump administration's coronavirus efforts in Indian Country plagued by lack of accurate data (May 14, 2020)

The Trump administration's coronavirus testing efforts in Indian Country are being dealt a serious setback with warnings about the accuracy of the machine provided to tribal communities across the nation.


Trump's transparency? Coronavirus relief formula subject of intense discussion in Indian Country
Trump's transparency? Coronavirus relief formula subject of intense discussion in Indian Country (May 8, 2020)

Ever since the Trump administration began consultation on the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to tribal governments more than a month ago, one of the biggest questions on Indian Country's mind has been the distribution formula.


Coronavirus relief funds finally going out to Indian Country after long wait
Coronavirus relief funds finally going out to Indian Country after long wait (May 7, 2020)

The federal government has so far distributed about $3.4 billion in long-awaited coronavirus relief funds to tribal nations, more than a month after delays placed the Trump administration at the center of yet another COVID-19 controversy.


'A slap in the face for Indian Country': Tribes decry Trump administration's delay in $8 billion in coronavirus relief
'A slap in the face for Indian Country': Tribes decry Trump administration's delay in $8 billion in coronavirus relief (May 6, 2020)

Under fire in Indian Country, Congress and the courts, the Trump administration is finally releasing $8 billion in coronavirus relief funds promised to tribal governments over a month ago.


Trump heads to Native American roundtable amid heat on $8 billion in coronavirus relief
Trump heads to Native American roundtable amid heat on $8 billion in coronavirus relief (May 5, 2020)

President Donald Trump is preparing to take credit for releasing the $8 billion coronavirus relief fund that his own administration has held up for more than a month, helping a vulnerable Republican along the way.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: 'Katy Bar the Door!'
Native Sun News Today Editorial: 'Katy Bar the Door!' (May 4, 2020)

It took a major pandemic for the total incompetence of Donald Trump to surface.


'He got demoted': Trump administration moves Indian Country official out of White House
'He got demoted': Trump administration moves Indian Country official out of White House (April 29, 2020)

Tribal leaders are once again questioning the Trump administration's commitment to their people, with the official who has been working on Indian Country issues being moved out of the White House in the middle of a pandemic.


Court blocks Keystone XL water crossings
Court blocks Keystone XL water crossings (April 27, 2020)

Tribes continue the fight against the Keystone XL Pipeline amid fears that it will exacerbate the threat posed to their communities by the coronavirus.


Indian Country set for historic showdown in fight for $8 billion in COVID-19 relief
Indian Country set for historic showdown in fight for $8 billion in COVID-19 relief (April 23, 2020)

With the coronavirus continuing to exact a heavy toll on the first Americans, a historic showdown is taking place in federal court as Indian Country fights over the future of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund promised to tribal governments.


Indian Country awaits decision on $8 billion in coronavirus relief money
Indian Country awaits decision on $8 billion in coronavirus relief money (April 21, 2020)

With just days left before an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund is supposed to go out to Indian Country, the Trump administration has yet to decide how to distribute the much-needed money.