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Native Sun News Today: Tribal sovereignty threatened by new bill
Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Tribal sovereignty threatened by new bill (February 5, 2018)
There is major concern amongst South Dakota’s tribal leaders about a bill to authorize the arrest of fugitives in Indian Country.

James Giago Davies: Let's keep an open mind about other cultures
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Let's keep an open mind about other cultures (February 2, 2018)
Iyeska Journal has a different perspective, neither Lakota or Wasicu, and getting readers to understand what that means, and accept that an Iyeska perspective matters, has been a challenge.

Native Sun News Today: Remembering rodeo legend Homer Stands
National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Remembering rodeo legend Homer Stands (February 2, 2018)
Many Oglala cowboys jump out from the ranks of the accomplished but there's one, Homer Stands, who became a saddle bronc legend.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists battle Trump over fracking
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists battle Trump over fracking (February 1, 2018)
A coalition of tribal and environmental groups are fighting the Trump administration's attempt to repeal a rule designed to address the harmful effects of fracking on federal and tribal lands.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Education must emphasize our cultural identity
Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Education must emphasize our cultural identity (February 1, 2018)
Colonialism explains the endless adversity under which we have struggled, even as we enter the 21st century.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes join coalition to tackle climate change
Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Tribes join coalition to tackle climate change (January 31, 2018)
The Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians and eight Pacific Northwest tribes joined We Are Still In, a coalition of leaders confronting climate change in the face of federal inaction.

Jeffrey Whalen: Leaders of Oglala Sioux Tribe overspend travel funds
Opinion
Jeffrey Whalen: Leaders of Oglala Sioux Tribe overspend travel funds (January 31, 2018)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe's treasurer’s report has for the most part been a closely guarded secret that only gets presented to council members each month.

Native Sun News Today: Museum explores Native and African tricksters
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Museum explores Native and African tricksters (January 29, 2018)
A new exhibit at Crazy Horse Memorial celebrates the similarities between West African and Lakota cultures and their belief in the spider as a trickster

James Giago Davies: That struggle to remember what to remember
Opinion
James Giago Davies: That struggle to remember what to remember (January 26, 2018)
My main worry right now is I will write this same column, six months from now, forgetting I wrote this column.

Native Sun News Today: Groups lose fight for water near sacred Mato Tipila
Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Groups lose fight for water near sacred Mato Tipila (January 26, 2018)
Conservation groups lost what they considered a battle for groundwater, land and cultural resources near Mato Tipila on January 19, when a federal appeals court here denied their pleadings over licensing of a uranium mine and mill near the sacred site.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Sometimes it's good to air out our dirty laundry
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Sometimes it's good to air out our dirty laundry (January 25, 2018)
We must come together as only a group of decent humans can and build a path that leads to freedom and contentment for our grandchildren.

Native Sun News Today: Gold mine near sacred site takes step forward
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Gold mine near sacred site takes step forward (January 25, 2018)
A Canadian company is moving forward with a gold mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota, near the Lakota spiritual center of Pe’ Sla.

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe has no business running a business
Business | Opinion
Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe has no business running a business (January 24, 2018)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe does not now and probably never will know how to operate a business.

Native Sun News Today: Native 'undesirables' look for a home in Rapid City
National
Native Sun News Today: Native 'undesirables' look for a home in Rapid City (January 24, 2018)
As Rapid City continues to put the clamp down on the homeless and addicted population, many being Native American, dislocation and relocation seems to be the roundabout solution.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: A call for Lakota warriors at bison roundup in South Dakota
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: A call for Lakota warriors at bison roundup in South Dakota (January 22, 2018)
Are there any Lakota warriors out there who can still ride horses?

Ivan Star Comes Out: Making the tribal constitution work for our people
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Making the tribal constitution work for our people (January 19, 2018)
Educating our youth can only provide them with their much needed sense of identity and thus the wherewithal to return to the old Oceti Sakowin system of government.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe contests uranium mining plan
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe contests uranium mining plan (January 19, 2018)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is giving the public until January 29 to comment on a decision to expand a uranium mine near the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Native Sun News Today: Family still searching for Cheyenne River Sioux man
Canada | National
Native Sun News Today: Family still searching for Cheyenne River Sioux man (January 18, 2018)
The lives of murdered and missing First Nations and Native Americans often become lost in the larger narrative of data collection and statistics, rarely do the stories of the individuals get told.

Victor Swallow: All the Lakota women that I knew loved their children
Opinion
Victor Swallow: All the Lakota women that I knew loved their children (January 18, 2018)
I am older now, tired and worn out and many times I think back to simpler times when Lakota had family values, cared for their young and took care of their elders.

Native Sun News Today: 'Water Protectors' film heralds unsung Lakota heroes
Arts & Entertainment | Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: 'Water Protectors' film heralds unsung Lakota heroes (January 15, 2018)
'The Water Protectors of Wakpa Waste' tells the stories of water protectors who led the historic fight against Big Oil and corporate greed.

Native Sun News Today: Sudden death of Indian inmate saves lives of others
National
Native Sun News Today: Sudden death of Indian inmate saves lives of others (January 12, 2018)
On Christmas Eve, an inmate in the South Dakota Department of Corrections was declared brain dead after suffering from a brain aneurysm.

James Giago Davies: Imagine what a genius could do for our reservations
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Imagine what a genius could do for our reservations (January 11, 2018)
Why don’t smart people run Washington, Pierre, the reservation? Why don’t they apply all that genius into acquiring power and prestige?

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe asks citizens about constitution
National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe asks citizens about constitution (January 11, 2018)
Were you to ask every enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe whether constitutional reform and revision is important, the response would be an overwhelming yes.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We are still here with our language and culture intact
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: We are still here with our language and culture intact (January 10, 2018)
From my perspective modern American society knows little to nothing of the indigenous world.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe raises funds for water
Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe raises funds for water (January 10, 2018)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe launched a crowdfunding website to raise money for legal costs and to raise awareness about the tribe’s history, dispossession of treaty land and natural resources.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota Nation Invitational ends with overtime thriller
National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Lakota Nation Invitational ends with overtime thriller (January 8, 2018)
'We thought we could jump on them and get them spooked,' Crow Creek Head Coach Billy Jo Sazue said

Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders tackle meth abuse in their communities
Health | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders tackle meth abuse in their communities (December 22, 2017)
A group of tribal leaders and addiction recovery providers came together in South Dakota to discuss their work in the battle against methamphetamine in their communities.

James Giago Davies: Hollywood's not so great record with Indian athletes
Sports
James Giago Davies: Hollywood's not so great record with Indian athletes (December 21, 2017)
White folks feel an abiding obligation to turn heroes of color into, well, white folks.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe banishes meth dealer
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe banishes meth dealer (December 21, 2017)
Methamphetamine use has been an epidemic on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota for the past decade.

Native Sun News Today: FCC's vote on net neutrality impacts Indian Country
National | Politics | Technology
Native Sun News Today: FCC's vote on net neutrality impacts Indian Country (December 19, 2017)
Net neutrality is the concept that Internet service providers (ISPs) must treat all data on the internet the same.

Native Sun News Today: Sainthood sought for Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk
National
Native Sun News Today: Sainthood sought for Lakota healer Nicholas Black Elk (December 18, 2017)
U.S. Catholic bishops voted unanimously to pursue sainthood for Oglala Lakota healer and visionary Nicholas Black Elk.

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous 'pray-in' takes aim at drilling in Alaska refuge
Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Indigenous 'pray-in' takes aim at drilling in Alaska refuge (December 15, 2017)
Leaders of the Gwich’in Nation and the Inupiaq Tribe led a 'pray-in' at the U.S. Capitol on December 6, urging lawmakers to drop Arctic oil drilling from the federal tax bill.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Why won't Donald Trump release his tax returns?
Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Why won't Donald Trump release his tax returns? (December 14, 2017)
Native Americans and other minority races will rise up in great numbers in 2018 if they want to stop this madness that has taken over this country.

Native Sun News Today: Dakota prayer ride and walk puts focus on Keystone spill
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Dakota prayer ride and walk puts focus on Keystone spill (December 14, 2017)
Prayer ride and walk spotlights pipeline oil leak By Talli Nauman Native Sun News Today Health & Environment Editor AGENCY VILLAGE – Participants in the Dakota Prayer Ride & Water...

David Ganje: South Dakota must do more to protect ground water and surface water
Environment | Law | Opinion
David Ganje: South Dakota must do more to protect ground water and surface water (December 12, 2017)
Both groundwater and surface waters of South Dakota are held in trust by the government for the benefit of the citizens of the state.

Native Sun News Today: Family raises awareness after Lakota man dies in Rapid City
National
Native Sun News Today: Family raises awareness after Lakota man dies in Rapid City (December 12, 2017)
The family of a man killed in a pedestrian accident in November gathered to pray and bring awareness to pedestrian safety in North Rapid City.

Native Sun News Today Review: Book looks into heritage of activist Russell Means
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Native Sun News Today Review: Book looks into heritage of activist Russell Means (December 11, 2017)
Russell Means was mostly Wasicu, and he has not one drop of Oglala blood, a new book asserts.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes promise 'war' over gold mining in sacred Black Hills
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribes promise 'war' over gold mining in sacred Black Hills (December 11, 2017)
Great Plains tribal leaders, at a meeting with U.S. Forest Service personnel on November 21, fired a barrage of constitutional arguments against proposed federal permitting of new gold exploration in the Black Hills.

James Giago Davies: You can't break from the past until you admit you're stuck
Opinion
James Giago Davies: You can't break from the past until you admit you're stuck (December 8, 2017)
People can get trapped in the past, shackled there by events too harrowing to let go.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe joins heated debate over drug patents
Business | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe joins heated debate over drug patents (December 8, 2017)
Far across in the country, in upper New York State, the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe (Akwasasne) needed help, specifically to protect tribal sovereign immunity from being limited by an unfavorable court ruling.

Native Sun News Today: A new Lakota basketball journey begins at Cheyenne River
Education | National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: A new Lakota basketball journey begins at Cheyenne River (December 6, 2017)
Seventeen years ago the big boarding school at Eagle Butte was broken up, and two localized schools were opened on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, Takini and Tiospaye Topa.

James Giago Davies: First treaty signed with an Indian nation was quickly broken
National
James Giago Davies: First treaty signed with an Indian nation was quickly broken (December 5, 2017)
Pittsburgh was once called Fort Pitt, and at that fort, on September 17, 1778, the Delaware Nation signed their first treaty with the Confederacy of States.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes vow to continue fight against Keystone XL Pipeline
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribes vow to continue fight against Keystone XL Pipeline (December 5, 2017)
The Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion renewed opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline after regulators in Nebraska approved a route for the controversial project.

James Giago Davies: We must rebuild our strength by returning power to women
Opinion
James Giago Davies: We must rebuild our strength by returning power to women (December 4, 2017)
If the matriarchy was still in place, women would run everything local—the city council, county commission, school board, hospital board, even the local court system.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota father and son make history with art exhibition
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Lakota father and son make history with art exhibition (December 4, 2017)
The Dahl Arts Center near downtown Rapid City, South Dakota, is featuring the first ever Lakota father/son art exhibit.

Native Sun News Today: Indian Country hit hardest by  FCC's 'Lifeline' changes
National | Politics | Technology
Native Sun News Today: Indian Country hit hardest by FCC's 'Lifeline' changes (December 1, 2017)
In the midst of Native American Heritage month, the Federal Communications Commission approved changes to the Lifeline program that will hit people who live on Indian reservations the hardest.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Oglala Sioux Tribe remains divided on future of our nation
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Oglala Sioux Tribe remains divided on future of our nation (December 1, 2017)
We have been divided for nearly a hundred years all in the federal government’s favor.

David Ganje: Army Corps can't be trusted to manage water in the Missouri River
Opinion
David Ganje: Army Corps can't be trusted to manage water in the Missouri River (November 30, 2017)
Tribes and several states are opposing plans by the Army Corps to deal with 'surplus water' in the Missouri River.

Victor Swallow: Remembering the 1949 blizzard on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Opinion
Victor Swallow: Remembering the 1949 blizzard on the Pine Ridge Reservation (November 30, 2017)
The holiday season makes me think of old times when food wasn’t always plentiful, like during the 1949 blizzard on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe decries 'consultation' on Black Hills mining plan
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe decries 'consultation' on Black Hills mining plan (November 30, 2017)
Leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are objecting to plans to mine for gold near a Lakota spiritual site in South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must bring back its many disenfranchised citizens
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must bring back its many disenfranchised citizens (November 29, 2017)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has never relinquished ownership of the Black Hills. So why are tribal citizens who live there disenfranchised?

Native Sun News Today: Center offers 'HOPE' for Native community in Rapid City
National
Native Sun News Today: Center offers 'HOPE' for Native community in Rapid City (November 29, 2017)
Native Americans are overrepresented in the homeless population and make up 70% to 80% of the people who utilize the HOPE Center in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota man uses music to heal from life traumas
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota man uses music to heal from life traumas (November 28, 2017)
As a child in the foster care system, Alberto 'Bert' Malcom, was bounced from family to family across South Dakota before being adopted to a family in Nebraska.

James Giago Davies: They don't know it but the Democratic Party is already dead
Opinion
James Giago Davies: They don't know it but the Democratic Party is already dead (November 28, 2017)
The Democratic Party is dead, it just doesn’t know it yet, like a buff athlete walking around with the beginnings of steroid induced brain cancer, thinking he has his whole life ahead of him.

Ivan Star Comes Out: The Lakota language is becoming obliterated by colonialism
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: The Lakota language is becoming obliterated by colonialism (November 27, 2017)
Our ceremonies, customs, language, history, and land have been legislatively targeted for obliteration by the United States government.

Native Sun News Today: First Nations Sculpture Garden dedicated in South Dakota
National
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.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal culture and poetry inspires new collaboration
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal culture and poetry inspires new collaboration (November 22, 2017)
In Rivers, Wings & Sky, showcased at the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books, poet Norma C. Wilson and artist Nancy Losacker reveal a shared passion for protecting the natural heritage of the Northern Great Plains.

David Ganje: Water a major issue as company eyes uranium mine in Black Hills
Opinion
David Ganje: Water a major issue as company eyes uranium mine in Black Hills (November 21, 2017)
Mining closure is often called 'decommissioning.' I also call it an exit plan.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota Sewing Circle fosters a sense of community
National
Native Sun News Today: Lakota Sewing Circle fosters a sense of community (November 21, 2017)
Lisa Iron Cloud was 33 years old when she started the Lakota Sewing Club in Wounded Knee, but she was just a child when she first felt the impact of that tradition.

Native Sun News Today: Promoting food sovereignty with Tatanka Harvest on Pine Ridge Reservation
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Promoting food sovereignty with Tatanka Harvest on Pine Ridge Reservation (November 20, 2017)
Residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation were invited to watch and learn or participate in the bison butchering, and anyone who helped was able to take something home.

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