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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.

James Giago Davies: We are all writing to be brilliant for that one perfect person
Opinion
James Giago Davies: We are all writing to be brilliant for that one perfect person (November 20, 2017)
You figure out very young most people who read what you write will grasp only a small portion of it, perhaps not even that.

Victor Swallow: Historic store was a vibrant part of the Oglala Sioux community
Opinion
Victor Swallow: Historic store was a vibrant part of the Oglala Sioux community (November 17, 2017)
My generation from about 70 to 90 years old have many stories about events we have witnessed and also stories about people we knew and history of certain places.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota mother fights to keep her daughter's dream alive
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Native Sun News Today: Lakota mother fights to keep her daughter's dream alive (November 17, 2017)
Seventeen years into her already remarkable life, SuAnne Big Crow made her journey to the spirit world. Her dream of Happytown lives in the hearts of the people she loved.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists renew fight against Keystone XL Pipeline
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists renew fight against Keystone XL Pipeline (November 16, 2017)
The Wiconi Un Tipi Camp is strategically located on the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation to block the path of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We should be asking ourselves 'What's next?' at Whiteclay
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: We should be asking ourselves 'What's next?' at Whiteclay (November 16, 2017)
The Whiteclay name has always been associated with alcohol and is a reminder of the government’s systematic appropriation of original treaty lands.

Native Sun News Today: Military service inspires Lakota veteran to bring change
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Native Sun News Today: Military service inspires Lakota veteran to bring change (November 15, 2017)
It was October 1973 when Alex White Plume’s cousin visited on a home-town recruiting tour with 'little bitty Private wings' on his uniform, garnering oohs and ahhs from everyone in the room.

Native Sun News Today: Homeless veterans in South Dakota share their stories
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Native Sun News Today: Homeless veterans in South Dakota share their stories (November 14, 2017)
Even with the United States’ large military budget, we cannot seem to properly care for our veterans.

Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe finally welcomes war hero home
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Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe finally welcomes war hero home (November 13, 2017)
Army Sgt. Philip James Iyotte was just 21 years old when he was captured by Chinese forces during the Korean War in 1951.

Native Sun News Today: Food sovereignty in action on South Dakota reservations
Environment | Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Food sovereignty in action on South Dakota reservations (November 10, 2017)
Community gardens on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux reservations are bringing food sovereignty to life.

Tim Giago: How 'The Wizard of Oz' remains connected to the genocide of our people
Opinion
Tim Giago: How 'The Wizard of Oz' remains connected to the genocide of our people (November 9, 2017)
When it comes to the Indian people 'genocide' is a word that is merely whispered.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: A special salute to the Native Americans who proudly served
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: A special salute to the Native Americans who proudly served (November 9, 2017)
The list of Lakota, Dakota and Nakota veterans, men and women, who served honorably and then came home to work for their people goes on and on.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman removed from grave by adoptive mother
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Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman removed from grave by adoptive mother (November 9, 2017)
Tere Charging Thunder lived a hard life. When she was just two years old, she was adopted and disconnected from her Cheyenne River Sioux family.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Breaking out of dependency and poverty in Indian Country
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Breaking out of dependency and poverty in Indian Country (November 8, 2017)
Can one even imagine Congress withdrawing its power over Native America? We know that is not going to happen.

Native Sun News Today: Ponca Tribe struggled to survive in face of broken treaty
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Native Sun News Today: Ponca Tribe struggled to survive in face of broken treaty (November 8, 2017)
Like many tribes who entered into negotiations with the United States, the Ponca made the fatal mistake of relinquishing their equal status as treaty partners.

Native Sun News Today: Center for Native youth starts work on new building in Rapid City
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Center for Native youth starts work on new building in Rapid City (November 7, 2017)
Frigid temperatures and a biting Arctic wind were not enough to keep the first shovel blade of dirt from being turned over at the groundbreaking ceremony for Rural American Initiative’s new $6.9 million Head Start and community center.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe scores win in uranium mining case
Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe scores win in uranium mining case (November 6, 2017)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff failed to adequately address tribal cultural, religious, and historic resources in the licensing process for the proposed uranium mines and mill in the Black Hills, a panel of judges ruled.

James Giago Davies: Enjoying the freedom to think out loud and put it into print
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Enjoying the freedom to think out loud and put it into print (November 3, 2017)
It has taken several years to compile over three hundred Iyeska Journals and sports columns, usually written in just under an hour in a variety of places.

Native Sun News Today: County once again seeks compensation for Indian trust lands
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: County once again seeks compensation for Indian trust lands (November 3, 2017)
Back in July the Bennett County Commission in South Dakota passed a resolution calling for more 'federal impact aid funding in lieu of property taxes on Indian trust lands.'

David Ganje: More study needed on water permit at uranium mine in Black Hills
Environment | Opinion
David Ganje: More study needed on water permit at uranium mine in Black Hills (November 2, 2017)
The Dewey Burdock project would be the most significant mining operation in South Dakota in the last twenty years.

Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe lands another seat on utility board
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe lands another seat on utility board (November 2, 2017)
Thanks to the efforts of a grassroots group, citizens of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe now hold 50 percent of the seats on a utility board on the reservation.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Our people should be celebrating Native American Day
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Our people should be celebrating Native American Day (November 1, 2017)
For the surviving Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) descendants, the significance of Native American Day in South Dakota should equal or surpass the annual Oglala Nation Powwow.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe takes aim at mouthwash
Business | Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe takes aim at mouthwash (November 1, 2017)
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier issued a notification to businesses located on the reservation, outlining new tribal regulations regarding the sales of mouthwash.

Native Sun News Today: Looking back at the tribes featured in 'Century of Dishonor' book
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Native Sun News Today: Looking back at the tribes featured in 'Century of Dishonor' book (October 30, 2017)
Even back in 1881, and it is still true to this day, the best friend the tribes of North America ever had was a White person of impassioned conscience.

Native Sun News Today: Candidate promotes ties to tribes in South Dakota
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Candidate promotes ties to tribes in South Dakota (October 27, 2017)
Billie Sutton, the Democratic candidate for governor in South Dakota, and his family have has been a part of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe community for generations.

Native Sun News Today: Canadian company seeks gold mine in sacred Black Hills
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Canadian company seeks gold mine in sacred Black Hills (October 26, 2017)
A Canadian company is proposing a gold mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota, near the Lakota spiritual center of Pe’ Sla.

David Ganje: South Dakota signs onto anti-tribal brief in Supreme Court water case
Law | Opinion
David Ganje: South Dakota signs onto anti-tribal brief in Supreme Court water case (October 25, 2017)
South Dakota hasn't entered into any tribal water settlement agreements even though this issue has been on the table for decades.

Native Sun News Today: Indian inmates urged to reconnect to their tribal heritages
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Native Sun News Today: Indian inmates urged to reconnect to their tribal heritages (October 25, 2017)
Am anti-meth event, spiritual conference and powwow brought several Lakota leaders to the medium-maximum prison in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: New creative space forms community around Indian artists
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: New creative space forms community around Indian artists (October 24, 2017)
Racing Magpie owner Peter Strong sees art as a solution. A tool for communication, a vehicle for change.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Two steps back on racial prejudice in South Dakota

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Two steps back on racial prejudice in South Dakota (October 24, 2017)
It would be nonsense to blame an entire community for the actions of a few but some Lakota residents of Sturgis, South Dakota, saw very little remorse in the wake of a racist incident.

Dean Chavers: Boarding schools offered yet another way to 'civilize' Indian people
Education | Opinion
Dean Chavers: Boarding schools offered yet another way to 'civilize' Indian people (October 23, 2017)
The federal government decided in the late 1880s that Indians had to be 'civilized.'

Native Sun News Today: Tribal college leader calls for return of Black Hills territory
Education | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal college leader calls for return of Black Hills territory (October 23, 2017)
The naming of a Black Hills State University residence hall after distinguished Lakota higher education expert Lionel Bordeaux gave him a springboard to instigate cooperation for return of 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory to the Oceti Sakowin.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes decry court ruling favoring Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Tribes decry court ruling favoring Dakota Access Pipeline (October 20, 2017)
'This pipeline represents a threat to the livelihoods and health of our nation every day it is operational,' said Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Mike Faith.

James Giago Davies: School fumbles historic opportunity after incident of racism
Education | Opinion
James Giago Davies: School fumbles historic opportunity after incident of racism (October 19, 2017)
Sturgis is not an especially racist community for this part of South Dakota, but given this part of South Dakota is especially racist, that may not be saying much.

Native Sun News Today: Student speaks out about racism in South Dakota school
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Student speaks out about racism in South Dakota school (October 19, 2017)
The racism and hate at Sturgis-Brown High School in South Dakota caused one Native American student to change schools.

Native Sun News Today: Native Americans over-represented in county jail population
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Native Americans over-represented in county jail population (October 17, 2017)
Native Americans only make up about 10 percent of Pennington County’s population but 51 percent of the jail population in the South Dakota county.

Native Sun News Today: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate debuts new grocery store
Business | National
Native Sun News Today: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate debuts new grocery store (October 16, 2017)
If you’re heading out the door to stock up on groceries in Indian Country, there’s a good chance that you’ll be making a long drive off the Rez and spending money that should stay in your own community.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Sports teams continue to denigrate Indian people
Opinion | Sports
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Sports teams continue to denigrate Indian people (October 13, 2017)
We are human beings and not mascots for America’s fun and games.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders absent at border town liquor summit
National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders absent at border town liquor summit (October 13, 2017)
The Whiteclay Summit consisted mostly of white people -- nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurs, healthcare officials, Christian outreach groups -- but very few Native Americans.

James Giago Davies: A best friend sticks with us even at the very end of life
Opinion
James Giago Davies: A best friend sticks with us even at the very end of life (October 12, 2017)
Whether cigarette, or whiskey jar, or Harley, or fishing pole, a friend proves they are our friend by staying right beside us to the bitter end.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe refutes rumors of Black Hills 'sale'
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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe refutes rumors of Black Hills 'sale' (October 12, 2017)
Facebook was rife with rumors that the Oglala Sioux Tribe passed a resolution to sell the Black Hills, which flabbergasted tribal leaders because that was the first they had heard about their supposed action.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Our teachers shouldn't be doing the jobs of the parents
Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Our teachers shouldn't be doing the jobs of the parents (October 11, 2017)
It is of utmost importance to stop burdening our educators with our parental duties and responsibilities.

Native Sun News Today: Rapid City turns out for Native American Day parade
National
Native Sun News Today: Rapid City turns out for Native American Day parade (October 11, 2017)
Few people recognize that a remarkable thing happened when South Dakota proclaimed 1990 as the 'Year of Reconciliation" between the first Americans and more recent arrivals.

Teton Times: Standing Rock citizens secure injunction in constitutional dispute
Law | National | Politics
Teton Times: Standing Rock citizens secure injunction in constitutional dispute (October 9, 2017)
Citing tribal traditions and customs, a judge granted an injunction to stop a proposed constitution revision because Standing Rock Sioux leaders failed to inform the people.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: To stand or to kneel for the National Anthem
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: To stand or to kneel for the National Anthem (October 6, 2017)
We should ask ourselves why it is necessary to play or sing the National Anthem at any sporting event.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux chairman seeks NCAI presidency
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux chairman seeks NCAI presidency (October 6, 2017)
Tribal leaders in the Great Plains are endorsing Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier as president of the National Congress of American Indians.

James Giago Davies: Sometimes it pays off to be mediocre instead of perfect
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Sometimes it pays off to be mediocre instead of perfect (October 5, 2017)
You can be an unkempt alcoholic with a stinky cigar, and become a war hero and a mediocre president.

Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service pulls funds without telling tribe
Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service pulls funds without telling tribe (October 5, 2017)
This past spring, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe learned that $4.1 million was pulled from an Indian Health Service center on the reservation.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Indians denied right to vote despite sacrifices for America
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indians denied right to vote despite sacrifices for America (October 4, 2017)
Despite granting Native people the right to vote, the White supremacy mentality remains steadfast among most federal and state decision makers.

Native Sun News Today: Liquor stores in reservation border town remain closed
Business | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Liquor stores in reservation border town remain closed (October 4, 2017)
The beer stores in Whiteclay will remain closed – likely for good after the Nebraska Supreme Court issued a decision in the closely-watched case.

Native Sun News Today: Nothing beats taking the kids for a day at the zoo
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Nothing beats taking the kids for a day at the zoo (September 29, 2017)
If you live in western South Dakota, and you want to go to a zoo, you have a long drive ahead of you.

James Giago Davies: We need to come together as a sovereign tribal nation
Opinion
James Giago Davies: We need to come together as a sovereign tribal nation (September 29, 2017)
The Oceti Sakowin will one day come together, and stand unified as a sovereign nation, eager to take their place in a modern world based upon the traditions of their ancestors, not a pity party of self-destruction addicted to the hero-worship of the long lost.

Native Sun News Today: Native imagery inspires artwork in downtown Rapid City
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Native imagery inspires artwork in downtown Rapid City (September 28, 2017)
Rapid City in South Dakota is becoming a haven for Great Plains art, including imagery reflective of and sacred to local tribes.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Will Republicans stand up for Indian Country?
Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Will Republicans stand up for Indian Country? (September 28, 2017)
Will South Dakota's Republicans walk all over the rights and properties of Native Americans or will they stand up against this incursion?

Native Sun News Today: Indian educators focus on successes and challenges at conference
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Indian educators focus on successes and challenges at conference (September 27, 2017)
The South Dakota Indian Education Summit took place September 24-26, with part of the agenda focusing on youth.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We must stop the federal 'Kill the Indian' education system
Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: We must stop the federal 'Kill the Indian' education system (September 27, 2017)
Tatanka Iyutaka (Sitting Bull) once said that if one searches carefully for something that is lost, one will find it.

Native Sun News Today: Proclamation calls for action on Black Hills land claim
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Proclamation calls for action on Black Hills land claim (September 19, 2017)
The signing of an elders’ proclamation for indigenous rights culminated the fourth annual Unity Concert to support the Black Hills Initiative in South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Defending freedom of the press in Indian Country
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Defending freedom of the press in Indian Country (September 18, 2017)
Native Sun News Today is an independent newspaper and beholden to none.

Native Sun News Today: Black Hills Unity Concert honors #NoDAPL participants
Arts & Entertainment | Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Black Hills Unity Concert honors #NoDAPL participants (September 18, 2017)
The Black Hills Unity Concert honored several invited guests for their various contributions to tribal nations, community leadership and environmental activism.

James Giago Davies: Be kind to every Lakota you meet and don't turn on each other
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Be kind to every Lakota you meet and don't turn on each other (September 15, 2017)
The Lakota world that was, the world the traditional Lakota lived in, no longer exists.

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