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Native Sun News Today: 'Indigenous Matriarchs Rising' celebrates Women's History Month
Native Sun News Today: 'Indigenous Matriarchs Rising' celebrates Women's History Month (March 13, 2020)

Indigenous matriarchs are being recognized as the nation celebrates Women's History Month.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: There is no room for Indians here
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: There is no room for Indians here (March 6, 2020)

Are your reading habits diverse and open to all ideas? Or do you, like many of us, just read from the sources that agree with us?


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Lakota Food Summit gives hope
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Lakota Food Summit gives hope (March 2, 2020)

The Lakota Food Summit drew hundreds of us to talk about how to eat, how to cook, how to pay attention to the environment and how to engage in plantings and harvesting of foods that sustained our ancestors for centuries.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: A clearer message about hate crime
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: A clearer message about hate crime (February 25, 2020)

Motives are often deliberately obscured by the non-Indian community that cannot bear to look at its own history concerning Indian-White hostility.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Reading can restore us to our senses
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Reading can restore us to our senses (February 18, 2020)

When I grew up on the reservation, I had a grandfather who loaded up the kids and drove us into the white man’s town. Those were the best of times!


Are SD Republicans trapped in history’s time warp?
Are SD Republicans trapped in history’s time warp? (January 31, 2020)

The Republican regime in South Dakota has an intolerable regime for those who have a stake in the control of people and animals for profit.


The dilemma of faith
The dilemma of faith (January 28, 2020)

A look at the Indian wars in America tells us that the assassinations of the Sioux military leadership have been accepted as a common way to stop wars.


Economic Development sometimes a pitfall
Economic Development sometimes a pitfall (November 19, 2019)

It’s all about money….and land? .... And power. We are capitalists, after all.


Some are just cons…others dangerous to democracy
Some are just cons…others dangerous to democracy (November 5, 2019)

We should know that Russian operatives and anti-American voices are on the internet daily.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Why Americans celebrate the 'Founders'
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Why Americans celebrate the 'Founders' (September 30, 2019)

Indian-White History of America isn’t unique but the truth is, our history is not behind us and it is not forgiven.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Wounded Knee was a crime of genocide against the Lakota people
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Wounded Knee was a crime of genocide against the Lakota people (July 16, 2019)

The 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre was a deliberate and planned military action on sovereign tribal land.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Monument to Native scholars vandalized in South Dakota
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Monument to Native scholars vandalized in South Dakota (July 2, 2019)

I consider the desecration of the Black Elk monument a racist act, an affront to an idea that we all must do what we can to see ourselves clearly and try to bridge the gaps between unlike groups.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native people are making change in our community
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native people are making change in our community (June 21, 2019)

I congratulate our brave Native activists and those who dared to run for offices held by Whites here since the founding.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Review of debut novel by Native author Tommy Orange
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Review of debut novel by Native author Tommy Orange (June 14, 2019)

'There There' by Tommy Orange has been described as one of the best books of 2018.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Changes comes reluctantly on the Northern Plains
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Changes comes reluctantly on the Northern Plains (May 31, 2019)

Our lives as Indians and Whites reflect a rugged, unjust history of enforced death to tribal life, and the subsequent colonization of a struggling sovereign indigenous nation.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: How the 'rule of law' harms indigenous peoples
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: How the 'rule of law' harms indigenous peoples (May 20, 2019)

Many tribes are still in the process of trying to make colonial systems work for them.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: South Dakota governor does the work of a religious fanatic
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: South Dakota governor does the work of a religious fanatic (May 2, 2019)

Kristi Noem has taken it upon herself to tell us that she is the one who is in charge and she makes no bones about what she has to offer.


Tim Giago: First Nations Sculpture Garden deserves our support
Tim Giago: First Nations Sculpture Garden deserves our support (April 29, 2019)

The Sculpture Garden benefits all Native Americans and serves as an educational tool for Non-Natives and to our own people.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: I'm tired of the White American history of Manifest Destiny
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: I'm tired of the White American history of Manifest Destiny (April 29, 2019)

The incredible brutality of Euro-America law toward us is no longer tolerable.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Tribes maintain sacred relationship with cottonwood trees
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Tribes maintain sacred relationship with cottonwood trees (April 5, 2019)

The Sioux have known these soft trees and have considered them relatives for thousands of years


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: American has long been oppressive to anyone who is not white and male
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: American has long been oppressive to anyone who is not white and male (March 29, 2019)

As U.S. Sovereignty increased, Indigenous Sovereignty decreased so that a policy of dispossession and land acquisition could follow.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Are we letting the police become more violent?
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Are we letting the police become more violent? (March 12, 2019)

Police more often than ever before have shot and killed unarmed persons and are rarely reprimanded or punished for it.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The mindset of the Indian wars is still among us
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The mindset of the Indian wars is still among us (March 6, 2019)

We seem to be a generation of people who have grown up and gotten old amid endless war.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Many of us are rooting for Elizabeth Warren as president
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Many of us are rooting for Elizabeth Warren as president (February 18, 2019)

Elizabeth Warren is a brilliant lawyer and an outstanding senator. Whether she is a Cherokee is debatable.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native voices are joining our political leadership
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native voices are joining our political leadership (February 7, 2019)

There is wide recognition that this country is in bad shape in terms of political, intellectual and social leadership, and we know that a diverse public voice is crucial to the health of any democracy.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Republicans are still swimming in Donald Trump's swamp
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Republicans are still swimming in Donald Trump's swamp (January 29, 2019)

Republicans seem to be standing at the ready to 'normalize' the outrageous oppression of the rights by the Trump administration.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Indigenous people treated like criminals at the border
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Indigenous people treated like criminals at the border (January 17, 2019)

The death of a Maya girl at the U.S. border is a symbol of an ongoing criminal act by today’s American government against defenseless Indian people.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Will Native women be able to solve our political problems?
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Will Native women be able to solve our political problems? (December 26, 2018)

Young Native women have been elected to the state, tribal, local governing offices in western states in the Northern Plains in astounding numbers.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: More in store at First Nations Sculpture Garden
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: More in store at First Nations Sculpture Garden (November 28, 2018)

The culture and history of the Oyate shines through in South Dakota.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Book about Vine Deloria's influence a page turner
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Book about Vine Deloria's influence a page turner (November 12, 2018)

Vine Deloria, Jr., the Native author, theologian, historian, and activist, was a star of his time.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: America's use of language is tied to racism
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: America's use of language is tied to racism (September 20, 2018)

This nation’s use of language toward Indians has been inextricably tied to its history of racism on which it was founded by white, male, Christian colonizers.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Teddy Roosevelt wanted Indian people to disappear
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Teddy Roosevelt wanted Indian people to disappear (September 18, 2018)

Teddy Roosevelt may be more responsible than most for the denigration of the powerful indigenous tribe that he called the Sioux.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: America never puts itself in the shoes of the enemy
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: America never puts itself in the shoes of the enemy (July 30, 2018)

Isn’t it time for America to listen to what the world is trying to tell us?


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Americans are worrying about a lot these days
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Americans are worrying about a lot these days (July 25, 2018)

Americans often seem to be afraid of the future. Catastrophe is just around the corner.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: No one knows more about religious clashes than Indian people
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: No one knows more about religious clashes than Indian people (June 6, 2018)

There is a mass murder and 'removal' we do not talk about: the millions of indigenous peoples who were wiped out after the passing of genocidal laws.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Let's have a real conversation about our stolen lands
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Let's have a real conversation about our stolen lands (May 31, 2018)

Are we ever going to have that community 'conversation' about how certain entities 'divvy' up land that doesn’t belong to them?


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The American dream was built on the bodies of Indian people
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The American dream was built on the bodies of Indian people (May 9, 2018)

One of America's continuing problem has always been the omission of the Indian history and experience.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Tribal treaties are still the supreme law of the land
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Tribal treaties are still the supreme law of the land (April 26, 2018)

An important, once in a life-time gathering of treaty tribes is taking place at Fort Laramie.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: An Indian man walks into court and asks a judge to do the right thing
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: An Indian man walks into court and asks a judge to do the right thing (April 20, 2018)

It was an astonishing day for Chase Iron Eyes as he went before a white-man judge in North Dakota.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Afterthoughts on morality and Sherman Alexie
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Afterthoughts on morality and Sherman Alexie (April 11, 2018)

Sherman Alexie is an Indian writer who gets to have it both ways.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian Health Service exists for Indian people
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian Health Service exists for Indian people (April 6, 2018)

There is no question that health service, a treaty right and obligation to the Great Sioux Nation, is a disgrace to an underserved population here in our area.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Questioning a new 'Indian education' effort
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Questioning a new 'Indian education' effort (March 14, 2018)

We do not want further instability in Indian education.


Native Sun News Today: First Nations Sculpture Garden dedicated in South Dakota
Native Sun News Today: First Nations Sculpture Garden dedicated in South Dakota (November 27, 2017)

Busts of four prominent tribal citizens were unveiled at the First Nations Sculpture Garden in Rapid City, South Dakota.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native women blazed the trail with writings on women's rights
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native women blazed the trail with writings on women's rights (September 12, 2017)

We have been celebrating our progress toward equality in the modern world, and even Native women are thankful for the work that people continue to do for women in America.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Days of uncertainty for indigenous peoples
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Days of uncertainty for indigenous peoples (May 1, 2017)

These days of uncertainty, we ask about the historical perspective of trying to make sense of how to live good lives as Native people, even as others burn away our hopes and dreams.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Looking at racism through some new eyes
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Looking at racism through some new eyes (April 18, 2017)

So, we are concerned about racism in Rapid City, South Dakota?


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Republicans try to do away with arts funding again
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Republicans try to do away with arts funding again (April 6, 2017)

Humanities professors, teachers and developers are never given credit for what they offer


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Indians still don't matter in South Dakota
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Indians still don't matter in South Dakota (March 29, 2017)

The human consequences of this political activity will not be known until a few years from now when there is a break in the pipes under the Oahe Reservoir and the drinking water of thousands of people will be contaminated.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Privatization is just a prelude to termination
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Privatization is just a prelude to termination (March 16, 2017)

These days of uncertainty we ask about the historical perspective of trying to make sense of how to live good lives as Indian people even as others burn away our hopes and dreams.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Dakota Access is everything that's wrong with America
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Dakota Access is everything that's wrong with America (February 22, 2017)

When the Standing Rock Sioux established Sacred Stone Camp at Canon Ball we all knew that this inevitable clash was not the first attack on the Missouri River.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Maybe we can learn from our tragic history
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Maybe we can learn from our tragic history (December 9, 2016)

The Sioux Nation is in a war for its very survival and no one knows more than our war veterans what it means to make a decision to fight or make peace with enemies.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Law enforcement panel ignores our tribal histories and treaties
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Law enforcement panel ignores our tribal histories and treaties (November 29, 2016)

We have treaties and a huge history. Why say it doesn’t matter?


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Violence against water protectors follows a familiar pattern
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Violence against water protectors follows a familiar pattern (November 8, 2016)

History is replete with evidence that Native peoples are simply trying to live on their ancestral homelands.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Holding onto racist histories in South Dakota
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Holding onto racist histories in South Dakota (September 1, 2016)

Here in our Northern Plains, the Sioux Tribal Nation and its non-Native neighbors seem to hold on to depressing and distasteful notions about how our paths crossed as histories were made.


Native Sun News: First Nations Sculpture Garden ready for debut
Native Sun News: First Nations Sculpture Garden ready for debut (July 14, 2016)

The First Nations Sculpture Garden is nearing completion and preparing for a tentatively scheduled public showing on September 15 in Rapid City, South Dakota.


Editorial: Readers of Rapid City newspaper never fail to disappoint
Editorial: Readers of Rapid City newspaper never fail to disappoint (April 20, 2016)

If one reads a section of the Rapid City Journal called 'Your Two Cents' one could come away with the impression that there are a lot of prejudiced, nay more than that; ignorant people living in Rapid City.


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.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: An honest appraisal of tribal-state relations
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: An honest appraisal of tribal-state relations (January 22, 2016)

Why are we dedicated to go down this road with state influences into tribal affairs any further? Indian institutions need support, not 'take overs.'


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Indian women still being victimized by the law
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Indian women still being victimized by the law (December 23, 2015)

The issues of Race and The Law and Justice continue to be the outrageous Indian-White conflict they have always been in America and in our region – it is historical.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Trying to bridge racial divide in Rapid City
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Trying to bridge racial divide in Rapid City (December 1, 2015)

Finding ways to 'come together' as a racially diverse city was the focus of a community gathering held at the Mother Butler Center in Rapid City.