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Winnebago Tribe works to revitalize Ho-Chunk language for future generations
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Winnebago Tribe works to revitalize Ho-Chunk language for future generations (May 10, 2018)

Generations of federal assimilation initiatives have left the Winnebago people with few fluent Ho-Chunk speakers.

Tribal elders prepare appeal in bulldozing of burial grounds in Oregon
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Tribal elders prepare appeal in bulldozing of burial grounds in Oregon (March 5, 2018)

Three tribal elders are planning an appeal in order to hold the federal government accountable for bulldozing a sacred site in Oregon.

Comanche Nation citizen Anna Tahmahkera celebrates 100th birthday
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Comanche Nation citizen Anna Tahmahkera celebrates 100th birthday (January 29, 2018)

Anna Wockmetooah Tahmahkera, a citizen of the Comanche Nation, is celebrating her 100th birthday.

Jacqueline Keeler: President Trump again uses Navajo elders as props for political purposes
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Jacqueline Keeler: President Trump again uses Navajo elders as props for political purposes (December 6, 2017)

Secretary Ryan Zinke brought a Navajo grandmother onstage and held her by the shoulders and President Donald Trump turned to engage her awkwardly from time to time.

Carol Logan: Grand Ronde Tribes owed apology for destruction of our sacred site
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Carol Logan: Grand Ronde Tribes owed apology for destruction of our sacred site (October 23, 2017)

Elder Carol Logan: 'What would you do if the government needlessly bulldozed your place of worship?'

Ivan Star Comes Out: Our teachers shouldn't be doing the jobs of the parents
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Ivan Star Comes Out: Our teachers shouldn't be doing the jobs of the parents (October 11, 2017)

It is of utmost importance to stop burdening our educators with our parental duties and responsibilities.

Teton Times: Standing Rock citizens secure injunction in constitutional dispute
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Teton Times: Standing Rock citizens secure injunction in constitutional dispute (October 9, 2017)

Citing tribal traditions and customs, a judge granted an injunction to stop a proposed constitution revision because Standing Rock Sioux leaders failed to inform the people.

Controversy lingers over 'Scaffold' sculpture depicting hangings of Dakota men
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Controversy lingers over 'Scaffold' sculpture depicting hangings of Dakota men (September 14, 2017)

A museum in Minnesota continues to face questions in connection with a controversial sculpture that depicted the execution of 38 Dakota men in 1862.

YES! Magazine: Young Blackfeet Nation citizen promotes food sovereignty
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YES! Magazine: Young Blackfeet Nation citizen promotes food sovereignty (June 7, 2017)

Forced assimilation destroyed most nations’ diets, but now Native youth are learning to integrate local foods back into their daily lives.

Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school works hard to teach language
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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school works hard to teach language (May 22, 2017)

Instilling Navajo values, culture and tradition within students can help combat the looming threat on Navajo land: the loss of the Navajo language.

André Cramblit: Treasure your aunties and uncles for their histories
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André Cramblit: Treasure your aunties and uncles for their histories (May 22, 2017)

Seek out your aunties and uncles or those who can weave the blanket of your family stories together.

Arne Vainio: We lost a fluent Ojibwe speaker in Larry Smallwood
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Arne Vainio: We lost a fluent Ojibwe speaker in Larry Smallwood (April 28, 2017)

When we lose an elder, we lose a library.

Native Sun News Today: Navajo elders continue long fight on disputed land
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Native Sun News Today: Navajo elders continue long fight on disputed land (March 24, 2017)

The Dineh resistance began in 1977, with intense direct actions organized by only a couple of local Dineh coordinators and interpreters.

Native Sun News Today: School donates to Northern Cheyenne elders and youth
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Native Sun News Today: School donates to Northern Cheyenne elders and youth (February 9, 2017)

Chief Dull Knife College language and cultural instructor Burt Medicine Bull and his students had the opportunity to gift tribal elders and children with warm blankets and coats donated by the Lippon School in Ohio.

Clara Caufield: Cheyenne mother keeps us together in tough times
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Clara Caufield: Cheyenne mother keeps us together in tough times (January 24, 2017)

Mom, like so many matriarchs is still here to hold us together, helping her children make sense of things.

Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe honors elderly members
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Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe honors elderly members (January 2, 2017)

When our Northern Cheyenne elders were young, they still largely got around on horses, team and wagons or on foot.

Charmaine White Face: Let the 'Big Spirits' take over at Standing Rock
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Charmaine White Face: Let the 'Big Spirits' take over at Standing Rock (November 28, 2016)

In the respectful ways of the Sioux culture, when an elder requests you to do something, you do it.

All Native veteran honor flight from Nevada arrives in Washington
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All Native veteran honor flight from Nevada arrives in Washington (November 11, 2016)

The 45 veterans are paying tribute to their fellow service members during a busy weekend in the nation's capital.

Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne elders get heating help from unique program
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Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne elders get heating help from unique program (November 11, 2016)

Elders on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation can receive free wood from a most unlikely source – the Bureau of Indian Affairs inmate work program.

Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe opens nursing home
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Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe opens nursing home (October 24, 2016)

The 60-bed, 55,000 square-foot facility is located on tribal land near Whiteclay, Nebraska.

Alex Piechowski-Begay: What water and #NoDAPL mean to me
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Alex Piechowski-Begay: What water and #NoDAPL mean to me (October 13, 2016)

Alex Piechowski-Begay is a young member of the Navajo Nation who is preparing for his third trip to North Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe debuts nursing home
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe debuts nursing home (October 11, 2016)

Sometimes on even the most broken battlefield, in even the most tortured reality, a flower blooms.

Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe loses elder Rubie Sooktis
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Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe loses elder Rubie Sooktis (September 7, 2016)

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.

Arne Vainio: The late Jim Northrup shared his calling with the world
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Arne Vainio: The late Jim Northrup shared his calling with the world (August 18, 2016)

Jim Northrup was a boarding school survivor, a warrior in Vietnam, a cop on the reservation, a poet and an author of multiple books, a husband, father and grandfather.

Lakota Country Times: Guns taken from Wounded Knee massacre sold at auction
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Lakota Country Times: Guns taken from Wounded Knee massacre sold at auction (July 14, 2016)

Three rifles removed from the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre by a non-Native woman have been sold at public auction for $137,000.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux elders celebrate Lakota Victory Day
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Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux elders celebrate Lakota Victory Day (July 12, 2016)

For the first time ever, residents of the White River Health Care Center celebrated Lakota Victory Day by playing several outdoor games.

Nooksack Tribe fires elder who spoke out against disenrollment
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Nooksack Tribe fires elder who spoke out against disenrollment (June 29, 2016)

George Adams also was removed from a council meeting after he criticized tribal leaders in the Lhechelesem language.

Kenaitze Tribe hosts grand opening for new elder service center
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Kenaitze Tribe hosts grand opening for new elder service center (June 21, 2016)

The 6,500 square-foot Tyotkas Elder Center serves the Alaska tribe's growing elder population.

Native Sun News: Grandmothers convene Gathering of Eagles
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Native Sun News: Grandmothers convene Gathering of Eagles (June 20, 2016)

The international congregation of Spiritual Unity of the Tribes has prepared a Gathering of Eagles event in the Black Hills, June 21-25, to recognize the wisdom of elder women.

Oglala Sioux Tribe prepares to open long-awaited nursing home
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Oglala Sioux Tribe prepares to open long-awaited nursing home (June 10, 2016)

The $16.5 million Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home is located on tribal land near Whiteclay, Nebraska.

Native Sun News: Lakota elders finish four-month sacred journey
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Native Sun News: Lakota elders finish four-month sacred journey (June 10, 2016)

As the sun dance ceremony season is about to begin, a four-stop journey to the most sacred sites in and around the Black Hills has come to an end for two Lakota traditionalists.

Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe elder games a big hit
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Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe elder games a big hit (June 10, 2016)

A chilly and very windy day did not stop several of Rosebud’s grandpas and grandmas from participating in the 30th Annual Sicangu Elder Games.

Red Lake Nation News: Elders honored at sixth annual gathering
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Red Lake Nation News: Elders honored at sixth annual gathering (May 17, 2016)

Red Lake Elders 55 and older came not only from reservation communities, but from Bois Forte, White Earth and Leech Lake, Duluth and the Twin Cities.

Native Sun News: Elders host ceremony at sacred Black Hills site
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Native Sun News: Elders host ceremony at sacred Black Hills site (May 13, 2016)

Each year for the past 20 years, Leonard Little Finger and Richard Broken Nose have visited four sacred sites in and around the Black Hills to continue the restoration, healing and renewal of life for humanity.

Native Sun News: Oglala elder shares importance of Wounded Knee
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Native Sun News: Oglala elder shares importance of Wounded Knee (April 25, 2016)

The recent attempt to purchase Wounded Knee has been a source of great emotional reaction from those with personal, vested interest and those who continue to be abject voices for those opposed.

Arne Vainio: Saying Giigawaabamin (goodbye) to uncle and elder George Earth
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Arne Vainio: Saying Giigawaabamin (goodbye) to uncle and elder George Earth (April 19, 2016)

Giigawaabamin, George. I will dance your regalia and I will remember every step is a prayer.

Colville Tribes plan to convert building into senior citizens center
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Colville Tribes plan to convert building into senior citizens center (January 27, 2016)

Elders walked through the former Okanogan Bingo Casino last week and came up with a list of fixes.

Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne elders lose heating subsidy
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Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne elders lose heating subsidy (January 18, 2016)

Winter is hard for many on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

Native stereotypes fail to stop record views of 'The Ridiculous 6'
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Native stereotypes fail to stop record views of 'The Ridiculous 6' (January 7, 2016)

Some Native actors and extras walked off the set last year in protest of the depiction of Native culture, particularly elders and women.

Native Sun News: Grandparents raising grandkids at Pine Ridge
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Native Sun News: Grandparents raising grandkids at Pine Ridge (January 7, 2016)

According to the most recent census, 58.7 percent of grandparents living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are raising their grandchildren.

Clara Caufield: Thanking spritual leaders for their selfless works
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Clara Caufield: Thanking spritual leaders for their selfless works (December 29, 2015)

In the past few years I have been blessed; be-friended by several spiritual leaders from very diverse races and cultures.

Clara Caufield: The greatest Christmas gift could be your time
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Clara Caufield: The greatest Christmas gift could be your time (December 22, 2015)

So often, I have heard elders remark, 'If you can’t come to see me while I am alive, do not cry or bring flowers to my funeral.'

Native Sun News: Elderly meals program reopens at Pine Ridge
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Native Sun News: Elderly meals program reopens at Pine Ridge (December 11, 2015)

When the lunch program closed its doors, many became concerned for the elders whom rely on the Elderly Program to eat daily, especially during the cold winter months.

Regina Brave: Let's put power back into the hands of the people
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Regina Brave: Let's put power back into the hands of the people (December 7, 2015)

We have to get away from expecting the Tribal Council to continually give us a handout.

Native Sun News: Lakota elder could lose housing due to rent hike
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Native Sun News: Lakota elder could lose housing due to rent hike (December 3, 2015)

As the light of morning finds its way into Carol Hatten’s cabin room at the Budget Inn located in Rapid City’s corridor of poverty on East Boulevard North, evidence of years of neglect and filth are revealed on the stained carpet.

Tribes seek support for Native language instruction programs
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Tribes seek support for Native language instruction programs (November 24, 2015)

A few simple changes in federal law will go a long way toward preserving Native languages, tribal leaders and educators said at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Native Sun News: Food bank comes to Northern Cheyenne
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Native Sun News: Food bank comes to Northern Cheyenne (November 16, 2015)

By the end of each month, most of the 800 or so tribal residents in Busby wind up hungry, the small amount of monthly assistance they receive by then exhausted.

Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne country still in poverty
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Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne country still in poverty (November 6, 2015)

This column is scribbled a few days before the '1st' of the next month – a tough time for many Northern Cheyenne on the Reservation, those living on similar reservations, and even other Americans on fixed incomes.

Oklahoma AARP honors dozens of Indian elders at ceremony
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Oklahoma AARP honors dozens of Indian elders at ceremony (November 4, 2015)

The honorees, who represented 30 of the 39 tribes in the state, were recognized artistic, cultural, educational, legal and political achievements.

Two tribes in Wisconsin selected as 'Culture of Health' winners
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Two tribes in Wisconsin selected as 'Culture of Health' winners (October 29, 2015)

The Lac du Flambeau Band and the Menominee Nation each received $25,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe set to open nursing home
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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe set to open nursing home (October 29, 2015)

The Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home being built just south of Whiteclay, Nebraska, is near completion.

Alaska Federation of Natives draws big crowd to annual meeting
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Alaska Federation of Natives draws big crowd to annual meeting (October 12, 2015)

The First Alaskans Institute kicked off the annual Elders and Youth Conference as the Alaska Federation of Natives prepares for its annual convention.

Arne Vainio: Learning to dance to bring healing for our people
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Arne Vainio: Learning to dance to bring healing for our people (September 24, 2015)

George Earth has always told me seeing a doctor dancing would be healing for everyone and I discovered that meant me as much as anyone else.

Ivan F. Star Comes Out: Elders can show the way for our youth
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Ivan F. Star Comes Out: Elders can show the way for our youth (September 24, 2015)

Today we are spiraling downward into a variety of social ills such as single-parenthood, child abuse, and suicide.

Andre Cramblit: Seek the knowledge of traditional leadership
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Andre Cramblit: Seek the knowledge of traditional leadership (September 16, 2015)

Seek the knowledge and values of your own tribe to become the leaders that we need to enter the future.

AmeriCorps awards grants to tribes in New Mexico and Oklahoma
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AmeriCorps awards grants to tribes in New Mexico and Oklahoma (September 8, 2015)

Tribes will use the money for environmental, heath, veterans and elder-youth programs.

Oglala Sioux Tribe set to open $16.5M nursing home next year
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Oglala Sioux Tribe set to open $16.5M nursing home next year (September 3, 2015)

The facility is located on tribal land in Whiteclay, a border town in Nebraska.

Grand Ronde Tribes to disenroll 86 descendants of treaty signer
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Grand Ronde Tribes to disenroll 86 descendants of treaty signer (September 2, 2015)

The descendants of Chief Tumulth, who was executed a year after he signed an 1855 treaty, lost a tribal court challenge to their mass disenrollment.

94-year-old Alaska Native elder greets Obama with Denali song
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94-year-old Alaska Native elder greets Obama with Denali song (September 1, 2015)

Poldine Carlo welcomed President Obama as he landed in the 49th state for his historic three-day trip.

Pokagon Band breaks ground on village with housing complex
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Pokagon Band breaks ground on village with housing complex (August 27, 2015)

The first phase of the project features eight homes that are expected to be complete in the spring of 2016.