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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.'


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.


Kurt BlueDog passes on after dedicating life to Indian Country
Kurt BlueDog passes on after dedicating life to Indian Country (May 15, 2020)

Kurt BlueDog, Sisseton-Wahpeton, fought for the rights of tribes across the nation. He was 70 years old.


Tim Giago: A song we never forgot
Tim Giago: A song we never forgot (March 16, 2020)

It was July of 1952 and there was a war on.


Native Sun News Today: Eric True Blood, Oglala Warrior
Native Sun News Today: Eric True Blood, Oglala Warrior (March 6, 2020)

Eric True Blood, Oglala Lakota from Sheridan, Wyoming, does not consider himself a hero.


Two Arizona witnesses, two very different views at border wall hearing
Two Arizona witnesses, two very different views at border wall hearing (March 3, 2020)

Two Arizonans -- one of them a tribal leader -- from two points on the border brought two very different ideas about the border wall to a hearing in the nation's capital.


Native Sun News Today: Damaged in body, but not in spirit
Native Sun News Today: Damaged in body, but not in spirit (March 2, 2020)

Eric True Blood, Oglala Lakota from Sheridan, Wyoming, does not consider himself a hero.


Interim Bolivian president Añez calls Indigenous citizens 'savages'
Interim Bolivian president Añez calls Indigenous citizens 'savages' (January 28, 2020)

The use of the term 'savage' is a racist insult not just to Indigenous Bolivians, but to all the Indigenous of North and South America.


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.


Native American culture runs deep within the USMA Corps of Cadets
Native American culture runs deep within the USMA Corps of Cadets (January 16, 2020)

Nearly 7,000 soldiers of American Indian or Alaska Native descent are serving in the U.S. Army. Some got their start at West Point Military Academy.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: General Soleimani was a threat to the American people
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: General Soleimani was a threat to the American people (January 13, 2020)

Qasem Soleimani was responsible for the deaths of more than 600 U.S. service members in Iraq.


World War II Navajo Code Talkers subject of February 5 lecture at MSU
World War II Navajo Code Talkers subject of February 5 lecture at MSU (January 8, 2020)

Zonnie Gorman, a historian and daughter of an original Navajo Code Talker, will share her experiences at Montana State University.


Outlaw Añez regime in Bolivia targets Indigenous for more terror
Outlaw Añez regime in Bolivia targets Indigenous for more terror (January 7, 2020)

Looking over the 14-year record of accomplishments of the Indigenous socialist government led by Evo Morales in Bolivia, it becomes apparent why U.S. capitalist interests were chomping at the bit to see its demise.


Rep. Tom Cole: A bipartisan commitment to America's defense
Rep. Tom Cole: A bipartisan commitment to America's defense (December 16, 2019)

For nearly 60 years, lawmakers in both chambers and on both sides of the aisle have affirmed their bipartisan commitment to providing for our common defense.


Senators grill military chiefs over private housing ‘slumlords’ on bases
Senators grill military chiefs over private housing ‘slumlords’ on bases (December 4, 2019)

Lawmakers grilled military leaders over poor living conditions in housing complexes managed by private companies – firms that Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) compared to 'slumlords.'


Rep. Tom Cole: Reflecting on all of our blessings
Rep. Tom Cole: Reflecting on all of our blessings (December 2, 2019)

Especially during a time of great division and polarization, it is important for Americans to join in collective gratitude this year.


Kurly Tlapoyawa: Erasing the Indigenous roots of the Chicano Movement
Kurly Tlapoyawa: Erasing the Indigenous roots of the Chicano Movement (November 25, 2019)

Gender inclusivity is important, but so is acknowledging our Indigenous origins.


Grijalva, House Democrats demand probe of troops deployed to border
Grijalva, House Democrats demand probe of troops deployed to border (November 18, 2019)

'You have that racist Stephen Miller in the White House, he has the ear of the president, then the president spews the racism that comes from Miller,' one Democratic member of Congress said.


From warrior to soldier: A 200 year journey
From warrior to soldier: A 200 year journey (November 13, 2019)

Sitting Bull once described the Lakota perspective: 'For us, warriors are not what you think of as warriors.'


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Honor our veterans every day
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Honor our veterans every day (November 12, 2019)

One day is not enough to thank the brave men and women who defend our freedoms every day.


Rep. Tom Cole: Honoring our nation's veterans
Rep. Tom Cole: Honoring our nation's veterans (November 12, 2019)

Without question, we owe a constant debt of gratitude to generations of veterans, including many of our own family members, who made sacrifices to ensure the safety of our homeland and who faithfully fought to promote and preserve America’s precious freedoms.


A Veteran's Day Salute
A Veteran's Day Salute (November 8, 2019)

Our attention focuses upon Native Americans, a well-known fact that among all ethnic groups, our people have the highest rate of voluntary service.


Chuck Hoskin: New Secretary of Veterans Affairs advocates for warriors
Chuck Hoskin: New Secretary of Veterans Affairs advocates for warriors (October 7, 2019)

As Cherokee people, we have always respected our warriors – people willing to fight for us, for our values and for our way of life.


Congress again voids Trump’s border emergency declaration; veto likely
Congress again voids Trump’s border emergency declaration; veto likely (September 30, 2019)

Congress voted yet again to terminate President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border, which he has cited to justify use of Pentagon funds for border construction.


Yuma border projects get Pentagon funding, as Fort Huachuca takes a hit
Yuma border projects get Pentagon funding, as Fort Huachuca takes a hit (September 5, 2019)

'They are illegally stealing money from our troops,' a Democratic lawmaker said after the Trump administration announced a diversion of $3.6 billion in military funds for the border wall.


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.


Navajo Nation pays tribute to warriors on Code Talker Day
Navajo Nation pays tribute to warriors on Code Talker Day (August 14, 2019)

Five surviving Navajo Code Talkers, including Thomas H. Begay, John Kinsel, Peter MacDonald, and Joe Vandever, were honored by the Navajo Nation.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats put party before America's defense
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats put party before America's defense (July 23, 2019)

Our military represents our nation’s strength across the globe and we cannot let politics get in the way of that.


Rep. Tom Cole: Bipartisan support needed for America's military
Rep. Tom Cole: Bipartisan support needed for America's military (July 23, 2019)

The military deserves our full support in their mission to maintain our national security.


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.


Donald Trump's 'Salute to America' cost taxpayers $5.4 million
Donald Trump's 'Salute to America' cost taxpayers $5.4 million (July 12, 2019)

The share paid by the National Park Service ran more than the entire budget for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.


'Salute to America' or NAGPRA? The Donald Trump 'show' takes priority
'Salute to America' or NAGPRA? The Donald Trump 'show' takes priority (July 3, 2019)

The Trump administration is diverting funds from the agency in charge of Native ancestors and artifacts to pay for a Fourth of July spectacle.


RECAP: Remove the Stain Act introduced to rescind Wounded Knee Massacre medals
RECAP: Remove the Stain Act introduced to rescind Wounded Knee Massacre medals (June 25, 2019)

'This is just the start,' Manny Iron Hawk, a descendant of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre, told Indianz.Com


'Remove the Stain': Wounded Knee descendants want massacre medals revoked
'Remove the Stain': Wounded Knee descendants want massacre medals revoked (June 24, 2019)

The U.S. called the December 29, 1890, attack on Wounded Knee a 'battle' but the Lakota people know it as a massacre of a peaceful encampment.


Tim Giago: I returned home safe from the horrors of war
Tim Giago: I returned home safe from the horrors of war (June 24, 2019)

So I told my wife the story of my service in Vietnam.


Rep. Tom Cole: Reflecting on the 75th anniversary of D-Day
Rep. Tom Cole: Reflecting on the 75th anniversary of D-Day (June 18, 2019)

Over the course of world history, D-Day remains one of the most pivotal moments.


Cronkite News: Wildfire near Hopi Reservation remains under control
Cronkite News: Wildfire near Hopi Reservation remains under control (June 17, 2019)

Amidst the sweet-smelling smoke of ponderosa pine, wildland firefighters are laboring to maintain – not extinguish – a blaze on federal forest land near the Hopi Reservation.


Native Sun News Today: Museum scrapped over ties to Wounded Knee Massacre
Native Sun News Today: Museum scrapped over ties to Wounded Knee Massacre (May 31, 2019)

A museum for Medal of Honor recipients, including those from the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890, has been abandoned after public outcry.


Gallery for Native artists planned instead of 'Medal of Honor' museum
Gallery for Native artists planned instead of 'Medal of Honor' museum (May 29, 2019)

Plans for a Medal of Honor museum have been scrapped following controversy over ties to the Wounded Knee Massacre.


Tim Giago: Singing the songs of war and patriotism
Tim Giago: Singing the songs of war and patriotism (May 27, 2019)

I was doing some work in the kitchen of our home and singing a little song that popped into my head.


Native Sun News Today: Museum honors men who slaughtered Lakota people
Native Sun News Today: Museum honors men who slaughtered Lakota people (May 24, 2019)

Nearly 300 Lakota men, women, elders and children were killed in the Wounded Knee Massacre on December 29, 1890.


Rep. Tom Cole: Don't forget to thank our military for their service
Rep. Tom Cole: Don't forget to thank our military for their service (May 14, 2019)

During Military Appreciation Month, we rightly join in expressing gratitude for our service members, their families and the daily sacrifices they make on our behalf.


O.J. Semans to presidential candidates: Rescind medals for massacre at Wounded Knee
O.J. Semans to presidential candidates: Rescind medals for massacre at Wounded Knee (April 12, 2019)

It doesn’t take modern sensibilities to recognize that the Seventh Cavalry committed atrocities at Wounded Knee.


Cronkite News: House votes largely along party lines to support transgender troops
Cronkite News: House votes largely along party lines to support transgender troops (March 29, 2019)

Amid a symbolic vote on Capitol Hill, the Trump administration's ban on transgender military service is moving forward.


Cronkite News: Task force to address sexual assault in the military
Cronkite News: Task force to address sexual assault in the military (March 25, 2019)

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona), a survivor of sexual assault in the military, is serving on a task force to address the issue.


Cronkite News: Republican Senator discloses sexual assault in the military
Cronkite News: Republican Senator discloses sexual assault in the military (March 7, 2019)

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) revealed that she was raped by a superior officer while in the Air Force but was too 'ashamed and confused' to report it at the time.


Crisis mounts in Venezuela as indigenous activists are shot dead by soldiers
Crisis mounts in Venezuela as indigenous activists are shot dead by soldiers (February 22, 2019)

The crisis in Venezuela took a turn for the worse with the deaths of indigenous activists, who were killed when soldiers aligned with the disputed president opened fire on them.


O.J. Semans: Move forward in reconciliation and rescind honors for massacre at Wounded Knee
O.J. Semans: Move forward in reconciliation and rescind honors for massacre at Wounded Knee (February 11, 2019)

Members of the 7th Cavalry Regiment committed an atrocity against my ancestors, murdering hundreds of defenseless Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee.


O.J. Semans: Stop honoring the men who massacred my people at Wounded Knee
O.J. Semans: Stop honoring the men who massacred my people at Wounded Knee (February 4, 2019)

The 7th Cavalry, which was obligated by treaty to protect my ancestors, instead hunted my ancestors, surrounded them and gunned hundreds of them down.


Cronkite News: Thousands of troops remain deployed at U.S. border
Cronkite News: Thousands of troops remain deployed at U.S. border (January 30, 2019)

There’s nothing unusual about the 2,300 active-duty troops at the Mexican border, according to the Pentagon.


Native women in Congress show solidarity with transgender troops
Native women in Congress show solidarity with transgender troops (January 23, 2019)

The first two Native women in Congress are defending the rights of transgender troops in light of the Trump administration's attempts to restrict their military service.


Native Sun News Today: Flandreau Santee Sioux veteran lauded for efforts
Native Sun News Today: Flandreau Santee Sioux veteran lauded for efforts (January 22, 2019)

Dr. Allen Ross has been recognized as the South Dakota Veteran Supporter of the Year.


Tim Giago: Some things that still haunt me after more than 70 years
Tim Giago: Some things that still haunt me after more than 70 years (January 21, 2019)

It’s been a long time since I went fishing out in Rapid Valley and even longer since I stole a watermelon.


Rep. Haaland and Rep. Davids land first committee assignments in 116th Congress
Rep. Haaland and Rep. Davids land first committee assignments in 116th Congress (January 17, 2019)

Committee assignments are slowly trickling in for new members of Congress and the first Native women have landed key spots.


Cronkite News: Trump denies calling on troops to shoot at migrants
Cronkite News: Trump denies calling on troops to shoot at migrants (November 5, 2018)

A caravan of immigrants from Central America has been President Trump's topic of choice as the election approaches.


U.S. Army looking for families of children buried at boarding school
U.S. Army looking for families of children buried at boarding school (August 13, 2018)

The U.S. Army is reaching out to Indian Country to help identify tribal youth who died while attending the infamous Carlisle boarding school.


Four children who died at Indian boarding school being returned to families
Four children who died at Indian boarding school being returned to families (June 15, 2018)

Four students who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania are being returned to their tribal families.


Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe honors fallen warriors
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe honors fallen warriors (June 1, 2018)

Native veterans and their families gathered at the Black Hills National Cemetery for a special honoring ceremony on Memorial Day.


Oops. An Air Force Base lost a container of grenade launcher ammunition on a reservation
Oops. An Air Force Base lost a container of grenade launcher ammunition on a reservation (May 24, 2018)

A rough reservation road led to the loss of grenade launcher ammunition. The Air Force is offering a $5,000 reward for it.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Just where did the insult 'Uncle Tomahawk' come from?
Ivan Star Comes Out: Just where did the insult 'Uncle Tomahawk' come from? (May 10, 2018)

In the midst of poverty, alcohol/drug trafficking and government corruption at Pine Ridge, I heard the moniker 'Uncle Tomahawk.'