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Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: No one knows more about religious clashes than Indian people
Opinion

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
Health | Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Law | Opinion

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
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion

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
Health | Opinion

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
Education | Opinion

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
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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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
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?

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Republicans try to do away with arts funding again
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion | Politics

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Arts & Entertainment | National

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
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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
Education | Opinion

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
Opinion

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
Law | Opinion

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
Opinion

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.

Lakota Country Times: Native women featured in book festival
Arts & Entertainment | National

Lakota Country Times: Native women featured in book festival (August 5, 2015)

Local students and books lovers will be presented with a unique opportunity to hear from two talented local Native authors at this year’s South Dakota Festival of Books.

Native Sun News: 'First Nations' park in Rapid City takes shape
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Native Sun News: 'First Nations' park in Rapid City takes shape (April 6, 2015)

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, the visionary, imagined a place that would offer the community a chance to enjoy quiet contemplation on the contributions and achievements of notable Indians who left their indelible mark on American Indian history.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Indian children exploited for fundraisers
Education | Opinion

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Indian children exploited for fundraisers (November 28, 2014)

With sorrow, we acknowledged that making money using Indians as pitiful, poverty stricken and helpless people has been a profitable endeavor for non-Indian institutions.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Telling the indigenous story with public art
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Telling the indigenous story with public art (October 1, 2014)

The First Nations Sculpture Garden in Rapid City, South Dakota, remembers the past of the indigenous peoples of this area.

Native Sun News: Indian author a part of  South Dakota book fest
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Native Sun News: Indian author a part of South Dakota book fest (September 28, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge, Native Sun News Correspondent. All content © Native Sun News. Elizabeth Cook-Lynn Michael Lawson Cook-Lynn, Lawson featured at this...

Native Sun News: Native monument proposed in Rapid City
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Native Sun News: Native monument proposed in Rapid City (September 13, 2012)

The following story was written and reported by Jesse Abernathy, Native Sun News Editor. All content © Native Sun News. Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, below, would like to see Halley Park, above,...

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Writing the story about William Janklow
Opinion

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Writing the story about William Janklow (November 22, 2011)

The following opinion by Elizabeth Cook-Lynn appeared in the Native Sun News All content © Native Sun News. Journalists are the first story tellers. This means that reading the latest...

Native Sun News: Naca Wopila honors five Indian leaders
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Native Sun News: Naca Wopila honors five Indian leaders (May 17, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge, with photos by Evelyn Red Lodge and Monique Mackey. All content © Native Sun News. Delores Riley, Shirley Lewis,...