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Victor Swallow: We are a broken and scattered people. How do we rebuild?
Opinion
Victor Swallow: We are a broken and scattered people. How do we rebuild? (April 19, 2018)
We are a broken people and most of us wouldn’t know how to survive without the help of the government that destroyed our ancestors' way of life.

Native Sun News Today: Native youth take a stand against methamphetamine
National
Native Sun News Today: Native youth take a stand against methamphetamine (April 19, 2018)
A methamphetamine awareness walk will bring together service providers, recovering addicts, law enforcement, city leaders and youth in South Dakota.

James Giago Davies: We grew up never knowing my veteran dad was suffering
Opinion
James Giago Davies: We grew up never knowing my veteran dad was suffering (April 18, 2018)
My dad never told me that he loved me. I never once heard him tell my mom he loved her.

Native Sun News Today: Audit faults tribal consultation at nuclear agency
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Audit faults tribal consultation at nuclear agency (April 18, 2018)
An audit is finding much to be desired when it comes to tribal consultation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

George Amiotte: Reflecting on my third tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969
Opinion
George Amiotte: Reflecting on my third tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969 (April 17, 2018)
It was 1969 and I was returning to Vietnam for my third tour of duty (TDY) with the 3rd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes continue fight to protect grizzly bears
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Tribes continue fight to protect grizzly bears (April 17, 2018)
Referring to tribes’ lawsuit to protect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s grizzly bears, Crow Creek Sioux Chairman Brandon Sazue noted that a top lawmaker is on their side.

Stéphane Gayet: Weighing the mental health risks of marijuana use
Health | Opinion
Stéphane Gayet: Weighing the mental health risks of marijuana use (April 16, 2018)
With the emergence of new categories of cannabis, studies have shown the risk of mental illness linked to the use of these new varieties.

Native Sun News Today: Candidate brings tribal traditions to campaign in South Dakota
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Candidate brings tribal traditions to campaign in South Dakota (April 16, 2018)
'We live in uncertain times,' Faith Spotted Eagle says as she seeks a seat in the South Dakota Legislature.

James Giago Davies: Dominant society destroyed our Lakota matriarchy
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Dominant society destroyed our Lakota matriarchy (April 13, 2018)
Much of the unwillingness to place the Lakota matriarchy in its rightful place historically, and culturally, comes from the restructuring of Lakota society after the matriarchy was forcibly abolished.

Native Sun News Today: Non-Native mother accused of abducting her child from reservation
Education | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Non-Native mother accused of abducting her child from reservation (April 13, 2018)
A non-Native mother walked into a first grade class and took her biological child against the custody terms issued through the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

Jeffrey Whalen: Rancher takes on the Bureau of Indian Affairs and wins
Opinion
Jeffrey Whalen: Rancher takes on the Bureau of Indian Affairs and wins (April 12, 2018)
Curtis Temple, a rancher on the Pine Ridge Reservation, is fighting back after his cattle was seized.

Native Sun News Today: Native youth lacrosse team banned by league
National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Native youth lacrosse team banned by league (April 12, 2018)
A lacrosse team, made up primarily of Native teens, has been banned from a league in South Dakota, ironically in a game which has its roots in indigenous nations.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Afterthoughts on morality and Sherman Alexie
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Afterthoughts on morality and Sherman Alexie (April 11, 2018)
Sherman Alexie is an Indian writer who gets to have it both ways.

Native Sun News Today: 13-year-old Native water protector addresses United Nations
Canada | Environment | National | World
Native Sun News Today: 13-year-old Native water protector addresses United Nations (April 11, 2018)
In Canada, a 13-year-old indigenous girl has made the fight for clean water her life’s mission.

Native Sun News Today: Public high school is first to offer treaty class
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Public high school is first to offer treaty class (April 10, 2018)
A high school on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation is the first in the nation with a treaty class.

Native Sun News Today: A record number of Indian women are running for office
National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: A record number of Indian women are running for office (April 9, 2018)
When Yankton Sioux activist Faith Spotted Eagle filed her election petition in South Dakota, she joined an historic number of Native women running for office.

James Giago Davies: We're just Native puppets in some politician's game
Opinion | Politics
James Giago Davies: We're just Native puppets in some politician's game (April 9, 2018)
Your smartest move, is to stop allowing tribal councils to run every reservation to its ruin.

Editorial: Drugs and alcohol are ruining our way of life in Lakota country
Opinion
Editorial: Drugs and alcohol are ruining our way of life in Lakota country (April 6, 2018)
It is a shame and an embarrassment for the families and for that matter all Native Americans about the Lakota men and women that are so horribly abusing the hoksiyopa (children) that we all consider to be Sacred.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian Health Service exists for Indian people
Health | Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Indian Health Service exists for Indian people (April 6, 2018)
There is no question that health service, a treaty right and obligation to the Great Sioux Nation, is a disgrace to an underserved population here in our area.

Native Sun News Today: A 'great day' as Keepseagle settlement funds due for release
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: A 'great day' as Keepseagle settlement funds due for release (April 6, 2018)
Though no firm date is available, final Keepseagle settlement payments are expected before the end of the year.

Jeffrey Whalen: Taking a closer look at the Oglala Sioux Tribe's grazing code
Opinion
Jeffrey Whalen: Taking a closer look at the Oglala Sioux Tribe's grazing code (April 5, 2018)
In writing about the Oglala Sioux Tribe's grazing code, I uncovered several items that seem to be unconstitutional and in conflict with federal law.

Tim Giago: Nothing could ever beat the smell of ink in a Native newsroom
Opinion
Tim Giago: Nothing could ever beat the smell of ink in a Native newsroom (April 5, 2018)
Newspapers like The Navajo Times and the former Indian Country Today made Indian journalism fun.

Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge mother pleads guilty to murder of son
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge mother pleads guilty to murder of son (April 5, 2018)
The death of 2 year-old Kylen Shangreaux sent shockwaves through the Pine Ridge Reservation, also bringing national attention to the toddler’s community and family.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Blood quantum has been used to divide our people
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Blood quantum has been used to divide our people (April 4, 2018)
We are at the complete mercy of the federal and tribal governments as they control every aspect of our lives on the reservation.

Native Sun News Today: Wild horse sanctuary in Black Hills going strong
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Wild horse sanctuary in Black Hills going strong (April 4, 2018)
Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary founder Dayton O. Hyde is celebrating his 93rd birthday with a television appearance.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe slams 'DAPL-type' project
Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe slams 'DAPL-type' project (April 3, 2018)
Concerns about pollution and damage to sacred sites prompted the Oglala Sioux Tribe to demand consultation on fracking activities in treaty territory.

Native Sun News Today: Event marks milestone for Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868
National
Native Sun News Today: Event marks milestone for Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 (April 2, 2018)
Is it a celebration or commemoration?

Native Sun News Today: 'Sioux Chef' Sean Sherman rises to fame
Environment | Health | National
Native Sun News Today: 'Sioux Chef' Sean Sherman rises to fame (March 30, 2018)
Born in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, proud Oglala Lakota Chef Sean Sherman and his company have risen to fame.

Tom Shortbull: Suppressing the Indian vote is a long tradition in America
Opinion | Politics
Tom Shortbull: Suppressing the Indian vote is a long tradition in America (March 29, 2018)
The practice of gerrymandering had been used against the Lakota people in South Dakota for many years.

Native Sun News Today: Forest Service plan aims to protect Lakota sacred sites
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Forest Service plan aims to protect Lakota sacred sites (March 29, 2018)
The Custer Gallatin National Forest is seeking to protect an area in South Dakota that includes petroglyph and sacred sites.

Native Sun News Today: Former gang leader mentors Native youth
National
Native Sun News Today: Former gang leader mentors Native youth (March 28, 2018)
A former Rapid City gang leader has overcome the odds and has forgiven his past to become a recipient of a Bush Foundation Grant.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Lakota values obliterated in school system
Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Lakota values obliterated in school system (March 28, 2018)
Our youth deserve a life far better than the one we have endured.

Jeffrey Whalen: It's past time to take our tribal government back
Opinion
Jeffrey Whalen: It's past time to take our tribal government back (March 27, 2018)
There are too many suicides, higher poverty, higher crime, too much sorrow, no self-esteem and no accountability.

Native Sun News Today: Uranium mining near Pine Ridge Reservation halted
Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Uranium mining near Pine Ridge Reservation halted (March 27, 2018)
Ensnared in legal action with the Oglala Sioux Tribe over uranium mining and milling on sacred unceded treaty land near the Pine Ridge Reservation, Crow Butte Resources, will halt production here this year.

Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota basketball star heads to Australia for tournament
Education | National | Sports | World
Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota basketball star heads to Australia for tournament (March 26, 2018)
A Lower Brule Sioux basketball player has been invited to play in Australia for the Down Under Sports 30th annual basketball tournament in July.

Tim Giago: Anniversary of 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie approaches
Opinion
Tim Giago: Anniversary of 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie approaches (March 26, 2018)
April 29, 2018, marks the 150th anniversary of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868.

Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge girls walk out for gun reform
Education | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge girls walk out for gun reform (March 22, 2018)
Thousands of students participated in walkouts from Rapid City to Pine Ridge to honor the 17 people who were killed in a school shooting in Florida.

Native Sun News Today: Native Filmmakers Lab seeks new artists
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Native Filmmakers Lab seeks new artists (March 19, 2018)
'It is so important for Native stories to be told by Native voices.'

Native Sun News Today: Three reservation teams head to basketball finals in South Dakota
National | Sports
Native Sun News Today: Three reservation teams head to basketball finals in South Dakota (March 16, 2018)
Two teams from the Pine Ridge Reservation, plus another from the Crow Creek Reservation, are in the South Dakota boys basketball tournament.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads to court on uranium mining in Black Hills
Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads to court on uranium mining in Black Hills (March 15, 2018)
A federal appeals court hears arguments on March 20 in the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit to prevent uranium mining in the Black Hills.

Native Sun News Today: Standing Rock youth are a big hit in D.C.
Education | Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Standing Rock youth are a big hit in D.C. (March 14, 2018)
'Native people have always been artistic. It’s in our blood and in our every way of life.'

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Questioning a new 'Indian education' effort
Education | Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Questioning a new 'Indian education' effort (March 14, 2018)
We do not want further instability in Indian education.

Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota inmate learns lesson from brutal crime
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Young Lakota inmate learns lesson from brutal crime (March 13, 2018)
Carlos Christopher Quevedo, 18, is set to be sentenced for second degree murder for the brutal stabbing death of a convenience store clerk in South Dakota.

Ivan Star Comes Out: I was raised to believe that God was White
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: I was raised to believe that God was White (March 13, 2018)
If a decade is 120 months, I spent 80 months or so in a school environment intended to 'Kill the Indian' in me.

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.

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