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'She was not good for Indian Country': Kamala Harris back in spotlight as Democratic vice presidential pick
'She was not good for Indian Country': Kamala Harris back in spotlight as Democratic vice presidential pick (August 11, 2020)

A prominent U.S. Senator has made history as the running mate of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.


'He would be proud': Frank LaMere's legacy lives on at sober living home
'He would be proud': Frank LaMere's legacy lives on at sober living home (August 6, 2020)

The late Winnebago activist Frank LaMere continues to help people find hope and healing.


Opinion: Progress for Democrats and Indian Country
Opinion: Progress for Democrats and Indian Country (February 25, 2020)

Legendary Native activist Frank LaMere had a journal with three words on the cover: 'Make things happen.'


'The spirits are talking': Leaders speak of hope and healing in reservation border town
'The spirits are talking': Leaders speak of hope and healing in reservation border town (October 30, 2019)

The wind speaks in this place. Sometimes it’s loud and abrasive and seeks to humble those who have failed to listen to the truths it has breathed upon them.


Appeals court decision affirms tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians
Appeals court decision affirms tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians (August 29, 2019)

Tribes can serve protection orders against non-Indians due to their 'inherent' sovereignty, a federal appeals court ruled, addressing an issue being raised on the road to the White House.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Joe Sestak at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Joe Sestak at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 22, 2019)

Joe Sestak, a former U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania, brought his military experience to the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Steve Bullock at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Steve Bullock at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 22, 2019)

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock faced some technical difficulties as he outlined his vision for Indian Country.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Amy Klobuchar at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Amy Klobuchar at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 22, 2019)

Amy Klobuchar, a U.S. Senator from Minnesota, was among the record number of participants in a historic Native issues forum.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Marianne Williamson at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Marianne Williamson at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 22, 2019)

There will be no Andrew Jackson in the White House if best-selling author Marianne Williamson becomes president.


RECAP: Morning session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
RECAP: Morning session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 21, 2019)

From veteran Joe Sestak's call for tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians to Navajo citizen Mark Charles and his #WeThePeople platform, here's what went down at the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.


Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum
Presidential candidates tackle tough issues at historic Native forum (August 21, 2019)

From freeing Indian activist Leonard Peltier to improving Indian health care, the 2020 candidates for president didn't run from the difficult issues at the historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Mark Charles at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Mark Charles at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 21, 2019)

Mark Charles, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is running for president in 2020 as an Independent.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Kamala Harris at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Kamala Harris at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 21, 2019)

Kamala Harris, the U.S. Senator from California, was among the record number of participants in the historic #NativeVote2020 event.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Julián Castro at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Julián Castro at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 21, 2019)

Julián Castro, a former Obama administration official, was the first presidential candidate in the 2020 cycle with a detailed Indigenous agenda.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 21, 2019)

Elizabeth Warren, the U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, shared her sweeping plans to improve the federal-tribal relationship at a historic Indian Country event.


AUDIO/VIDEO: Bernie Sanders at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
AUDIO/VIDEO: Bernie Sanders at Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 21, 2019)

Bernie Sanders, the U.S. Senator from Vermont, discussed his Indian Country platform with tribal leaders and tribal citizens.


Day 2: Tune into the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
Day 2: Tune into the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 20, 2019)

History is being made as 11 candidates for president in 2020 are taking part in a forum focused solely on the concerns of Native Americans.


Presidential candidates focus on Native issues at historic forum
Presidential candidates focus on Native issues at historic forum (August 20, 2019)

Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to Native voters at a historic forum in one of the most critical states in the 2020 campaign.


RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 19, 2019)

From Amy Klobuchar's 'I care' moment to Steve Bullock's defense of the Indian Child Welfare Act, here's a recap of what you might have missed.


RECAP: Morning session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
RECAP: Morning session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 19, 2019)

The historic Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is underway in Sioux City, Iowa, in the homelands of several tribes.


Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum
Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum (August 19, 2019)

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first of the 2020 cycle to focus on Indian Country's issues.


Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president
Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president (August 16, 2019)

With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.


Mark Trahant: Taking the Red Road to the White House
Mark Trahant: Taking the Red Road to the White House (August 15, 2019)

I imagine how much Frank LaMere would enjoy participating in his own presidential forum next week in Iowa.


More 2020 presidential candidates line up for historic Native issues forum
More 2020 presidential candidates line up for historic Native issues forum (August 6, 2019)

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum continues to grow as more Democratic candidates reach out to Native voters early in the 2020 election cycle.


Tribal leaders grill 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on Indian issues
Tribal leaders grill 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on Indian issues (July 30, 2019)

As the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates hit the stage for their second round of debates, some of the hopefuls are sitting down with tribal leaders.


Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race
Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race (July 25, 2019)

The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.


Native lawmakers divided over rebuke of President Trump's 'racist' tweets
Native lawmakers divided over rebuke of President Trump's 'racist' tweets (July 16, 2019)

'Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!' the president asserted as lawmakers voted along party lines to condemn comments directed at minority women of Congress.


'There's going to be change': Native activists count coup on enemies in the community
'There's going to be change': Native activists count coup on enemies in the community (July 9, 2019)

Drawing inspiration from the late Frank LaMere, Native activists are taking aim at the seemingly endless cycle of addiction and poverty.


Winnebago Tribe mourns passing of vice chairman and noted musician Curtis St. Cyr
Winnebago Tribe mourns passing of vice chairman and noted musician Curtis St. Cyr (June 19, 2019)

Curtis St. Cyr gained notoriety playing harmonica and singing the blues. But he also dedicated his life to his people and his family.


Indian Country and allies say goodbye to 'hero' Frank LaMere
Indian Country and allies say goodbye to 'hero' Frank LaMere (June 17, 2019)

Peace and justice activist Frank LaMere is being laid to rest on the Winnebago Reservation as Native leaders and allies celebrate his legacy.


Winnebago activist Frank LaMere passes on at the age of 69
Winnebago activist Frank LaMere passes on at the age of 69 (June 17, 2019)

Frank LaMere, an activist from the Winnebago Tribe who was known for his decades of work in Indian Country, passed away on June 16, 2019.


'Seeds of resistance': Ponca corn planted in path of Keystone XL Pipeline
'Seeds of resistance': Ponca corn planted in path of Keystone XL Pipeline (June 10, 2019)

As a light rain turned the soil beneath their feet soft, water protectors and farmers stepped forward from a long line and dropped corn seeds on Ponca land in Nebraska.


Native activist receives honorary degree for work in border town
Native activist receives honorary degree for work in border town (May 13, 2019)

Frank LaMere was arrested for protesting the sale of liquor in a community near the Pine Ridge Reservation. Now his work is being celebrated.


Healing center aims to offer hope in reservation border town
Healing center aims to offer hope in reservation border town (April 30, 2019)

Liquor sales have ended in Whiteclay, a town near the Pine Ridge Reservation. But the healing is only beginning.


'They beat this man to death': Activists question lack of charges against police officers
'They beat this man to death': Activists question lack of charges against police officers (March 5, 2019)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.


Former police officer won't face charges for death of Native man
Former police officer won't face charges for death of Native man (March 1, 2019)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.


Judge delays trial for fired police officer accused in Native man's death
Judge delays trial for fired police officer accused in Native man's death (January 14, 2019)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.


'We'll be bold': Efforts continue to provide urban Indians with services
'We'll be bold': Efforts continue to provide urban Indians with services (January 11, 2019)

Plans for a halfway house for tribal citizens in Sioux City, Iowa, are moving forward thanks to a $300,000 donation.


Mayor offers apology after jury clears officer in Lakota man's death
Mayor offers apology after jury clears officer in Lakota man's death (December 20, 2018)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.


Video: Mother of Native man who died after police encounter speaks
Video: Mother of Native man who died after police encounter speaks (December 11, 2018)

A jury in Nebraska has cleared a fired police officer for beating a Native man who later died.


Fired police officer mounts defense in Native man's death
Fired police officer mounts defense in Native man's death (December 6, 2018)

Zachary Bear Heels, a 29-year-old citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.


Former police officer on trial for death of Native man
Former police officer on trial for death of Native man (November 27, 2018)

Zachary Bear Heels, a 29-year-old citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, died in an encounter with police in Omaha, Nebraska.


March held in honor of Native children lost in foster care
March held in honor of Native children lost in foster care (November 22, 2018)

Activists continue to march in honor of Native children who died after being taken from their families.


Native Sun News Today: Seeking justice for victims at Whiteclay
Native Sun News Today: Seeking justice for victims at Whiteclay (November 8, 2018)

Activists and citizens are seeking action about unsolved deaths in a tiny town near the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Activists mark year since official halt to liquor sales in Whiteclay
Activists mark year since official halt to liquor sales in Whiteclay (October 8, 2018)

Millions of cans of beer are no longer being sold in a small reservation border town.


Community leaders push for treatment center for urban Indians
Community leaders push for treatment center for urban Indians (June 4, 2018)

More than a dozen federal, state and local leaders met to discuss substance abuse and homelessness among the Native community.


'We do not go away': Native community protests racism and aggression
'We do not go away': Native community protests racism and aggression (May 14, 2018)

Native people are continuing to call for justice following a series of incidents they say demonstrate racism and aggression in Nebraska.


Fired police officer won't go to trial for death of Native man until next year
Fired police officer won't go to trial for death of Native man until next year (April 20, 2018)

The Native community is demanding justice for the death of Zachary Bearheels at the hands of police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.


Frank LaMere: Native people are still fighting for our own rights
Frank LaMere: Native people are still fighting for our own rights (February 12, 2018)

It seems like it is always the Indians versus their neighbors or my Winnebago people versus the whole world.


Activists seek action on unsolved deaths in Pine Ridge Reservation border town
Activists seek action on unsolved deaths in Pine Ridge Reservation border town (February 7, 2018)

Activists in Nebraska are continuing the fight for justice in Whiteclay, calling on law enforcement to investigate several unsolved deaths and murders in the reservation border town.


Grand jury seeks another charge against officer accused in Native man's death
Grand jury seeks another charge against officer accused in Native man's death (December 6, 2017)

A grand jury convened has decided the state of Nebraska should prosecute two former police officers accused of assaulting a Lakota man who later died.


'Stand up, fight back!' -- Annual march to honor lost Native children continues
'Stand up, fight back!' -- Annual march to honor lost Native children continues (November 23, 2017)

Fifteen years ago, Native people in Sioux City sought the help of Iowa state leaders. Their anger turned into the Memorial March to Honor Our Lost Children.


Whiteclay liquor stores win surprise court ruling on liquor licenses
Whiteclay liquor stores win surprise court ruling on liquor licenses (April 27, 2017)

A judge in Nebraska gave the owners a big victory, allowing them to continue selling beer near the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Native Sun News Today: Battle over Whiteclay liquor just beginning
Native Sun News Today: Battle over Whiteclay liquor just beginning (April 27, 2017)

Frank LaMere, who crusaded against alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska, for more than two decades, broke down into tears.


Whiteclay liquor stores ordered to shut down after losing licenses
Whiteclay liquor stores ordered to shut down after losing licenses (April 20, 2017)

A day many Native people thought would never come finally arrived in Nebraska.


Gyasi Ross: Indian Democrats support Tom Perez as party chair
Gyasi Ross: Indian Democrats support Tom Perez as party chair (March 7, 2017)

Native American DNC members converged on Atlanta to celebrate Tom Perez as the new DNC Chair.


Nebraska county backs liquor licenses in reservation border town
Nebraska county backs liquor licenses in reservation border town (January 11, 2017)

Native activists and their supporters continue efforts to shut down the sale of liquor near the Pine Ridge Reservation.


End of an era nears with final White House Tribal Nations Conference
End of an era nears with final White House Tribal Nations Conference (August 9, 2016)

The annual meeting takes place September 26 in Washington, D.C., much earlier than usual.


Indian Country again shares stage on final night of Democratic National Convention
Indian Country again shares stage on final night of Democratic National Convention (July 29, 2016)

A tribal leader helped deliver the invocation and a Native lawmaker took the stage on a historic night for presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.


Native Democrats make urgent case for Hillary Clinton as president
Native Democrats make urgent case for Hillary Clinton as president (July 28, 2016)

Native citizens warned of disaster should Republican rival Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.