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Native Sun News Today: Fire during Minneapolis riots guts Native youth nonprofit
Native Sun News Today: Fire during Minneapolis riots guts Native youth nonprofit (June 17, 2020)

'We hope for change,' says MIGIZI student Ambersky Stevens. 'It shouldn’t have taken a man to die in order for people to understand.'


Native Sun News Today: A peaceful protest in Rapid City
Native Sun News Today: A peaceful protest in Rapid City (June 5, 2020)

'George was the biggest gentle giant ever,' Selwyn Jones said of his nephew, George Floyd, who was killed by police officers.


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.


Doug George-Kanentiio: On the American uprising of 2020
Doug George-Kanentiio: On the American uprising of 2020 (June 1, 2020)

In Canada and the U.S., Native people have been attacked and died at the hands of the police, at times in the most brutal of ways.


'Absolutely maddening': Trump administration falters on coronavirus relief promised to tribes
'Absolutely maddening': Trump administration falters on coronavirus relief promised to tribes (May 29, 2020)

It was a federal judge's mistake but it forced the Trump administration into disclosing the troubles tribes are facing as they seek the COVID-19 funds they were promised two months ago.


'They're killing us': Urban Indian community caught at center of police brutality firestorm
'They're killing us': Urban Indian community caught at center of police brutality firestorm (May 29, 2020)

The killing of George Floyd by police officers has set off a firestorm in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, home to a large urban Indian community.


YES! Magazine: Gardening advice from Indigenous food growers
YES! Magazine: Gardening advice from Indigenous food growers (May 25, 2020)

Among COVID-19’s disruptions are bare supermarket shelves and items available yesterday but nowhere to be found today. As you seek ways to replace them, you can look to Native gardens for ideas and inspiration.


Native Sun News Today: Reunification for Healing: First of its kind
Native Sun News Today: Reunification for Healing: First of its kind (March 17, 2020)

Later this month there will be a meeting of peoples from the Dakota, Nakota, Lakota and Ojibwe nations.


'A Return to Tradition': Red Lake Nation hosts annual health and wellness gathering
'A Return to Tradition': Red Lake Nation hosts annual health and wellness gathering (January 13, 2020)

The Fourteenth Annual Red Lake Community Wellness Gathering took place at Red Lake Nation College in Minnesota.


Mary Annette Pember: A warrior for the Ojibwe language
Mary Annette Pember: A warrior for the Ojibwe language (December 19, 2019)

There is a grassroots movement of Indigenous communities taking back their power and authority as sovereign nations.


Tribal leaders share statements about White House signing ceremony
Tribal leaders share statements about White House signing ceremony (November 27, 2019)

Appearing in public with President Donald Trump can be toxic. How did it go for the tribal leaders who met with him at the White House?


President Trump promises action on missing and murdered in Indian Country
President Trump promises action on missing and murdered in Indian Country (November 26, 2019)

He didn't offend anyone. He didn't brag about himself. He didn't lash out at his opponents. He was just the president, among a group of tribal leaders.


Aftermath of Dakota War 1862
Aftermath of Dakota War 1862 (October 31, 2019)

Tamara St. John, a state lawmaker and tribal historic preservation officer, has become an expert on the Dakota War of 1862.


Prairie Island Indian Community welcomes homelands legislation
Prairie Island Indian Community welcomes homelands legislation (October 29, 2019)

A bill to provide a safe and stable homeland for the Prairie Island Indian Community has been introduced in the 116th Congress.


‘I could not afford to hang men for votes’:  Largest mass hanging in America
‘I could not afford to hang men for votes’: Largest mass hanging in America (October 9, 2019)

The public hanging of 38 Dakota men was the largest mass execution in U.S. history. Two others were executed at later date.


'The tribe sees the lake as a relative': Red Lake Nation protects homelands
'The tribe sees the lake as a relative': Red Lake Nation protects homelands (September 16, 2019)

These waters were, and are, the very pulse of Ojibwe traditional culture.


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.


Prairie Island Indian Community gains support for safe homelands
Prairie Island Indian Community gains support for safe homelands (August 6, 2019)

The Prairie Island Indian Community continues efforts to provide a safe and stable homeland for its people.


White Earth Nation chooses new leader after passing of chairman
White Earth Nation chooses new leader after passing of chairman (August 5, 2019)

Voters of the White Earth Nation are going to the polls to elect a new chairman.


Tribally-owned housing company continues to expand operations
Tribally-owned housing company continues to expand operations (July 23, 2019)

Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe, is the majority owner of a modular home building company.


Native Sun News Today: Shakopee Tribe ready to debut $41 million cultural center
Native Sun News Today: Shakopee Tribe ready to debut $41 million cultural center (July 17, 2019)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s new cultural center, Hocokata Ti, opens to the public on July 26, 2019.


Cherokee citizen Tyler Fish hired to work on Indian issues at White House
Cherokee citizen Tyler Fish hired to work on Indian issues at White House (July 10, 2019)

Midway through the third year of the Trump presidency, someone is finally dedicated to tribal issues at the White House.


Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands
Trump administration defers to Congress on protections for ancestral lands (June 7, 2019)

Legislation to protect ancestral and sacred tribal lands is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.


Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian legislation
Witness list for House subcommittee hearing on Indian legislation (June 5, 2019)

The House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States is taking testimony on tribal homelands and tribal treaty bills.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up tribal homelands legislation
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up tribal homelands legislation (June 3, 2019)

Land bills for tribes in California, Minnesota and Washington, plus a bill affecting a disputed treaty in Oregon, are on the Capitol Hill agenda.


UMD News: Country singer from White Earth Nation finds his way to Nashville
UMD News: Country singer from White Earth Nation finds his way to Nashville (May 9, 2019)

Steve Turner honors his heritage, pharmacy career, and love of country music.


Mark Trahant: NFL doubles down on bad manners and racist mascots
Mark Trahant: NFL doubles down on bad manners and racist mascots (April 30, 2019)

Are you ready for the Duluth Eskimos? Because someone in the NFL thinks it's 'cool.'


Mary Annette Pember: Native lieutenant governor makes strides in Minnesota
Mary Annette Pember: Native lieutenant governor makes strides in Minnesota (April 16, 2019)

Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan of the White Earth Nation shoulders a uniquely Native responsibility when it comes to governing.


'Not one more': Native woman laid to rest after going missing in urban area
'Not one more': Native woman laid to rest after going missing in urban area (April 1, 2019)

Amber Christine Hopkins was a 31-year-old citizen of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate who went missing in Minnesota's largest city.


White Earth Nation in mourning over passing of Chairman Terry Tibbetts
White Earth Nation in mourning over passing of Chairman Terry Tibbetts (March 19, 2019)

Terrence “Terry” Tibbetts served the White Earth Nation for more than three decades.


Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency
Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency (February 22, 2019)

Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.


Fond du Lac Band kept in the dark about trail derailment on reservation
Fond du Lac Band kept in the dark about trail derailment on reservation (February 20, 2019)

The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is speaking out after a train carrying coal derailed on the reservation in northern Minnesota.


Winona LaDuke: White Earth Nation recognizes rights of wild rice
Winona LaDuke: White Earth Nation recognizes rights of wild rice (February 4, 2019)

Finally, plant species have rights, too.


'Our lives don't matter': Native women demand action for missing sisters
'Our lives don't matter': Native women demand action for missing sisters (January 25, 2019)

Efforts are building across the nation to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.


Chairman of Red Lake Nation schedules annual State of the Band Address
Chairman of Red Lake Nation schedules annual State of the Band Address (January 24, 2019)

Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr. will provide his annual address to the Red Lake Nation on February 22.


'Shameful': Congress fails to take action on missing and murdered Indigenous women
'Shameful': Congress fails to take action on missing and murdered Indigenous women (January 10, 2019)

A candlelight vigil will call attention to missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and the failure to address what has been called a national crisis.


Indian Country bills face time crunch as Congress winds down
Indian Country bills face time crunch as Congress winds down (December 14, 2018)

Time is running out for tribes to see action on their legislative agenda as lawmakers prepare to wrap up the 115th session of Congress.


Shakopee Tribe donates more than $5 million to Indian Country
Shakopee Tribe donates more than $5 million to Indian Country (December 5, 2018)

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community continues to share its good fortune with Indian Country.


Incoming governor and Native lieutenant launch listening tour in Minnesota
Incoming governor and Native lieutenant launch listening tour in Minnesota (November 29, 2018)

Minnesota's first Native lieutenant governor and her running mate are visiting Indian Country after their historic win on Election Day.


Mary Annette Pember: Witnessing history on Native Election Night
Mary Annette Pember: Witnessing history on Native Election Night (November 13, 2018)

While covering the midterms from Minnesota, I couldn't help but feel the pride my mother would have felt had she lived to see this day.


Minnesota picks ticket with Native Democrat in governor's race
Minnesota picks ticket with Native Democrat in governor's race (November 7, 2018)

Peggy Flanagan, a citizen of the White Earth Nation, will be the first Native lieutenant governor of Minnesota.


Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation
Election Day: #NativeVote18 races to watch across the nation (November 6, 2018)

Election Day is finally here and Native candidates across the nation are hoping to secure victory at the polls in what has become a landmark year for the Native vote.


Native candidate fights for Alaska's future as election day nears
Native candidate fights for Alaska's future as election day nears (November 5, 2018)

Debra Call, a Democrat, fears the lives of Native citizens in Alaska will be put at risk if her Republican opponent wins on November 6.


Mary Annette Pember: Native vote firsts in the land of the Ojibwe
Mary Annette Pember: Native vote firsts in the land of the Ojibwe (October 31, 2018)

Minnesota voters are considering three Native candidates from three different political parties in this election.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates share their stories in campaign videos
Mark Trahant: Native candidates share their stories in campaign videos (October 29, 2018)

Native candidates are bringing something new to the larger national discourse.


National Indian Education Association chooses new president
National Indian Education Association chooses new president (October 15, 2018)

The National Indian Education Association is undergoing significant change as it approaches its 50th anniversary.


More tribal leaders criticize ruling in Indian Child Welfare Act case
More tribal leaders criticize ruling in Indian Child Welfare Act case (October 10, 2018)

A federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 as unconstitutional.


A Republican Native American is running for governor in 2018
A Republican Native American is running for governor in 2018 (October 3, 2018)

A citizen of the Cherokee Nation is hoping to become Oklahoma's first Native American governor and already has the endorsement of a key Republican.


Native homeless woman's tragic death brings light to struggles in Minneapolis
Native homeless woman's tragic death brings light to struggles in Minneapolis (September 26, 2018)

Alissa Skipintheday was friendly and outgoing. She loved to take photos and dreamed of becoming a beautician.


Bureau of Indian Affairs awards contracts for new tribal schools
Bureau of Indian Affairs awards contracts for new tribal schools (September 25, 2018)

Two tribal communities will be getting new schools thanks to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs set to advance three bills (September 24, 2018)

An audit of the Indian Health Service, a water rights settlement for the Kickapoo Tribe and land for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.


Woman from Mille Lacs Band dies in 'Forgotten Natives' encampment
Woman from Mille Lacs Band dies in 'Forgotten Natives' encampment (September 12, 2018)

Alissa Rose Skipintheday just turned 26 years old before passing on.


Native candidate Donna Bergstrom returns home to Red Lake Nation
Native candidate Donna Bergstrom returns home to Red Lake Nation (September 12, 2018)

The state of Minnesota will almost surely have a Native woman serving as Lieutenant Governor come 2019.


Red Lake Nation mourns passing of hereditary chief Billy King
Red Lake Nation mourns passing of hereditary chief Billy King (August 28, 2018)

Flags are flying at half-staff on the Red Lake Nation in honor of the late Billy King, a hereditary leader of the tribe.


Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history at the polls again
Mark Trahant: Native candidates make history at the polls again (August 16, 2018)

Minnesota is certain to elect a Native woman as its next lieutenant governor.


Gordy Adams: Combating methamphetamine in tribal housing
Gordy Adams: Combating methamphetamine in tribal housing (August 16, 2018)

As director of housing for the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa, methamphetamine usage in our housing units has and continues to be a problem.


White Earth Nation citizen shot and killed by police officers
White Earth Nation citizen shot and killed by police officers (August 7, 2018)

William 'Billy' James Hughes, a citizen of the White Earth Nation, is the latest Native person to be killed at the hands of police.


'Release our brother': Riders seek justice for Leonard Peltier
'Release our brother': Riders seek justice for Leonard Peltier (August 6, 2018)

The Leonard Peltier Freedom Ride is a 1,500-mile journey for justice for the imprisoned American Indian activist.


Red Lake Nation voters return Darrell Seki to chairman's post
Red Lake Nation voters return Darrell Seki to chairman's post (July 19, 2018)

Darrell Seki, Sr. will be serving a second term as chairman of the Red Lake Nation.


Witness list for hearing on bill to return land to Leech Lake Band
Witness list for hearing on bill to return land to Leech Lake Band (July 10, 2018)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is taking testimony on the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Reservation Restoration Act.