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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.

Native Sun News Today: Police officers cleared in shooting of Oglala Sioux citizen
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Police officers cleared in shooting of Oglala Sioux citizen (September 15, 2017)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe is calling for an independent investigation into the shooting death of Rex Vance Wilson by police officers in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Yet another incident of racism at a restaurant in Rapid City
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Yet another incident of racism at a restaurant in Rapid City (September 14, 2017)
Based on our past encounters with racist activity and knowing we will face the potency of the Rapid City government, we now quietly take our money elsewhere.

Native Sun News Today: Family seeks justice for murder on Pine Ridge Reservation

Native Sun News Today: Family seeks justice for murder on Pine Ridge Reservation (September 14, 2017)
The family of Vincent 'Vinny' Brewer, Jr. are still coping with the loss of their loved one to violence on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Teton Times publisher nominated for Spirit of Dakota Award
National
Native Sun News Today: Teton Times publisher nominated for Spirit of Dakota Award (September 13, 2017)
Avis Little Eagle, the publisher of the Teton Times based in McLaughlin, has been nominated for the Spirit of Dakota Award.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native women blazed the trail with writings on women's rights
Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native women blazed the trail with writings on women's rights (September 12, 2017)
We have been celebrating our progress toward equality in the modern world, and even Native women are thankful for the work that people continue to do for women in America.

Native Sun News Today: New book shares the secret stories of Sioux Code Talkers
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: New book shares the secret stories of Sioux Code Talkers (September 12, 2017)
Andrea Page (Standing Rock Sioux) began researching her Sioux Code Talkers book more than 20 years ago.

James Giago Davies: A tribute to the late Oglala veteran and author Ed McGaa
Opinion
James Giago Davies: A tribute to the late Oglala veteran and author Ed McGaa (September 11, 2017)
Last month, my friend Ed McGaa set out on his final journey, a journey touched upon many times in the books he wrote about Lakota spirituality.

Native Sun News Today: Dogs go from partners to pests in tribal communities
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Dogs go from partners to pests in tribal communities (September 11, 2017)
How did the dog, long known as a partner in many tribal societies, become the pest?

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Rumors of corruption are flying at Pine Ridge
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Rumors of corruption are flying at Pine Ridge (September 8, 2017)
There are always rumors floating around the Pine Ridge Reservation and with social media in full swing, they can be spread all over whether they contain one iota of truth or not.

Tim Giago: I started my first business in fourth grade with a goat named Susie
Opinion
Tim Giago: I started my first business in fourth grade with a goat named Susie (September 8, 2017)
Old Joe Arguello had a predilection for goat’s milk. I didn’t know this until I traded two rabbits for a female goat I named Susie.

Native Sun News Today: The fight for Whiteclay moves into the court system
Business | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: The fight for Whiteclay moves into the court system (September 8, 2017)
The fight for Whiteclay has moved to the state capital as the fate of the four beer stores lies in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Native Sun News Today: Dakota Access goes after tribal allies with new lawsuit
Environment | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Dakota Access goes after tribal allies with new lawsuit (September 6, 2017)
The Fortune 500 company responsible for the Dakota Access Pipeline is seeking $1 billion in damages in a new lawsuit that names allies of the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) as defendants.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's never too early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational
Opinion | Sports
Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's never too early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational (September 6, 2017)
We know it is still a little early to talk about the Lakota Nation Invitational, a tournament that even made the pages of Sports Illustrated Magazine.

James Giago Davies: Cultural symbols reinforce our ugly mentalities in America
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Cultural symbols reinforce our ugly mentalities in America (September 6, 2017)
What exactly is the South gonna do again, Charlie? Enslave Black people? Impose a hundred years of racist Jim Crow?

Native Sun News Today: Does 'Death with Dignity' go against Lakota tradition?
Health | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Does 'Death with Dignity' go against Lakota tradition? (September 5, 2017)
Physician-assisted death may be on the ballot in 2018 if Death with Dignity South Dakota can get enough signatures on a petition.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin lacking in knowledge of our own treaties
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Oceti Sakowin lacking in knowledge of our own treaties (September 5, 2017)
A sad and undeserved reality for the descendants of the original Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) is that basic knowledge of our treaties with the United States is unknown.

Native Sun News Today: Navajo Nation citizens unite to stop controversial 'Sundance'
National
Native Sun News Today: Navajo Nation citizens unite to stop controversial 'Sundance' (August 30, 2017)
The Navajo community of Dilkon has recently gained national attention as its residents united to stop a Sundance that was to take place this month.

Dean Chavers: Remembering the Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island in 1969
Opinion
Dean Chavers: Remembering the Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island in 1969 (August 30, 2017)
This is a little story about the very first week that we occupied the Island of Alcatraz.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump unleashes racism in America
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump unleashes racism in America (August 29, 2017)
Racism has never left America. It has always been there lurking in the shadows.

Native Sun News Today: Artist captures life in Rosebud Reservation border town
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Artist captures life in Rosebud Reservation border town (August 25, 2017)
Growing up on the periphery of the Rosebud Reservation, artist Jane Seaton enjoyed a childhood unlike many others.

James Giago Davies: Indian Reorganization Act stripped tribes of sovereignty
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Indian Reorganization Act stripped tribes of sovereignty (August 25, 2017)
Dark, disturbing truths can hide within the seemingly beneficial intent of the Indian Reorganization Act.

Native Sun News Today: Park in Nebraska pays tribute to legacy of Crazy Horse
National
Native Sun News Today: Park in Nebraska pays tribute to legacy of Crazy Horse (August 24, 2017)
The Fort Robinson State Park in Nebraska is installing a new Crazy Horse Memorial Monument.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can spend our money elsewhere in the face of racism
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indian people can spend our money elsewhere in the face of racism (August 24, 2017)
When local and national media outlets are incessantly spewing news items promoting the 'master race' fallacy, how does one deal with the resulting ethnic intolerance and hatred?

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump's racial slur draws laughter from far right
Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump's racial slur draws laughter from far right (May 12, 2017)
This is probably the first time in the history of the American presidency that lies become meaningless.

Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists protest rollback of environmental regulations
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Tribal activists protest rollback of environmental regulations (May 12, 2017)
A grassroots organization on the Ft. Berthold Reservation has put the Environmental Protection Agency on notice that deregulation of environmental protections is unacceptable from the viewpoint of social justice.

James Giago Davies: Stumbling on perfection in an imperfect world
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Stumbling on perfection in an imperfect world (May 11, 2017)
Every once in a great while, you will come across something that is totally perfect.

Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge man convicted of teen girl's murder
Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge man convicted of teen girl's murder (May 11, 2017)
What began as a night of underage drinking with liquor, allegedly purchased from a bootlegger in a plastic water bottle in east Pine Ridge, ended with one girl shot and bleeding.

Native Sun News Today: Book brings 'Tasunka' horse legend to life
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Book brings 'Tasunka' horse legend to life (May 10, 2017)
While visiting the pristine homeland of his ancestors, Donald Montileaux reconnected to the folklore and lifestyle of the Lakota people.

Native Sun News Today: Newspaper walks away with top award again
National
Native Sun News Today: Newspaper walks away with top award again (May 9, 2017)
Once again the staff of Native Sun News Today came home with South Dakota’s top newspaper award, the General Excellence Award.

Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales come to an abrupt halt
Business | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales come to an abrupt halt (May 9, 2017)
Liquor licenses for Jumping Eagle Inn, State Line Liquor, Arrowhead Inn and D&S Pioneer were set to expire April 30, and under advisement of their attorneys, the four stores shuttered their doors.

James Giago Davies: Uncle Sam just baked everyone some cupcakes
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Uncle Sam just baked everyone some cupcakes (May 8, 2017)
Most enlightened people in Western democracies think propaganda is something that dupes the people of inferior countries, but that they understand how society works.

Native Sun News Today: The evolution of a protest at Standing Rock
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: The evolution of a protest at Standing Rock (May 8, 2017)
A society of thousands that had its genesis in a prayer camp at the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers evolved into something that is almost unrecognizable from those languid summer days.

Victor Swallow: The days when the BIA ran everything at Pine Ridge
Opinion
Victor Swallow: The days when the BIA ran everything at Pine Ridge (May 5, 2017)
Here is a story that shows a little about the effect of what the government did to us Lakota.

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous leader battles mine operation in Guatemala
Environment | Law | National | World
Native Sun News Today: Indigenous leader battles mine operation in Guatemala (May 5, 2017)
An open-pit nickel mining operation met its match when Q’eqchi leader Rodrigo Tot led his community to a high court victory for traditional land rights.

Tim Giago: Coming out of the darkness of April and into the light of May

Tim Giago: Coming out of the darkness of April and into the light of May (May 4, 2017)
April has been a month of many sad memories to me.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Let's scrutinize the Indian Reorganization Act
Opinion | Politics
Ivan Star Comes Out: Let's scrutinize the Indian Reorganization Act (May 4, 2017)
Mark Twain, the humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer, once wrote: 'Politicians and diapers must be changed often – and for the same reason.'

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous people take lead in climate march
Environment | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Indigenous people take lead in climate march (May 4, 2017)
For Native participants, it was just another day in a continuing saga of fighting for Mother Earth.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota students clean up their community
Education | Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Lakota students clean up their community (May 3, 2017)
Originally Lynn Miller wanted to organize his kids to work with nearby high schools in Pine Ridge for an Earth Day clean up detail.

Native Sun News Today: Tracking the millions of dollars raised for #NoDAPL
National
Native Sun News Today: Tracking the millions of dollars raised for #NoDAPL (May 2, 2017)
Where is the money going? The short answer is that no one knows.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Days of uncertainty for indigenous peoples
Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Days of uncertainty for indigenous peoples (May 1, 2017)
These days of uncertainty, we ask about the historical perspective of trying to make sense of how to live good lives as Native people, even as others burn away our hopes and dreams.

Native Sun News Today: Indian academics join March for Science
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Indian academics join March for Science (May 1, 2017)
More than 1,200 indigenous scientists, scholars and allies worldwide signed a declaration to endorse the March for Science.

James Giago Davies: People tell me it's better to read about pets
Opinion
James Giago Davies: People tell me it's better to read about pets (April 28, 2017)
People tell me when I write about pets it is better than when I write about politics or religion.

Native Sun News Today: Runners from Standing Rock head to Ohio
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Runners from Standing Rock head to Ohio (April 28, 2017)
Sacred White Buffalo Calf Bundle Keeper Arvol Looking Horse lent his support to a relay ride and run to Ohio, where the backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline admitted to two drilling-related spills.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Why are we still dealing with racism today?
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Why are we still dealing with racism today? (April 27, 2017)
An education process for Native people to help them to understand racism in America is in order.

Native Sun News Today: Battle over Whiteclay liquor just beginning
Business | Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Battle over Whiteclay liquor just beginning (April 27, 2017)
Frank LaMere, who crusaded against alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska, for more than two decades, broke down into tears.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota youth set up beekeeping business
Business | Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Lakota youth set up beekeeping business (April 26, 2017)
Lakota youth hope beekeeping will provide opportunity for the Sicangu Oyate.

Native Sun News Today: Groups fight uranium mining in Black Hills
Environment | National
Native Sun News Today: Groups fight uranium mining in Black Hills (April 25, 2017)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s release of “apparent violations” of surface and groundwater requirements in uranium mill cleanup underscored the latest efforts to prevent the permitting of proposed new mines and mills in the Black Hills.

Native Sun News Today: Chickasaw citizen donates prom dresses to Pine Ridge youth
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Chickasaw citizen donates prom dresses to Pine Ridge youth (April 24, 2017)
Every spring teenage girls at Pine Ridge high school get asked to their senior prom, and prom dresses are expensive.

James Giago Davies: Our future is not bleak but bright with promise
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Our future is not bleak but bright with promise (April 21, 2017)
If you think the justice and jail conditions are bad for Lakota now, read up on how they were most of last century, when people supposedly had superior morality.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux woman keeps walking
National
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux woman keeps walking (April 21, 2017)
Despite the grim everyday reality of life on the reservation, the people around Red Scaffold are people of deep faith and heartfelt resolve.

Ivan Star Comes Out: True tribal histories are concealed in America
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: True tribal histories are concealed in America (April 20, 2017)
Oglala District Representative, Stephanie Leasure, offered me an opportunity to provide prayer for the first day the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council’s April session.

Native Sun News Today: Body of missing Cheyenne River Sioux man found after new search
National
Native Sun News Today: Body of missing Cheyenne River Sioux man found after new search (April 20, 2017)
It took all of ten minutes for search and rescue to locate the remains of 39-year-old Richard Larrabee, who went missing on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in August 2016.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux citizen opens bookstore
Arts & Entertainment | Business | National
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux citizen opens bookstore (April 19, 2017)
Bird Cage Book Store features Native book titles of the Northern Plains, including children’s books, women’s literature, print on demand books and Native classics like Custer Died for Your Sins.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Looking at racism through some new eyes
Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Looking at racism through some new eyes (April 18, 2017)
So, we are concerned about racism in Rapid City, South Dakota?

Native Sun News Today: Newspaper moves closer to Native readers
National
Native Sun News Today: Newspaper moves closer to Native readers (April 18, 2017)
The Native Sun News Today weekly newspaper has relocated its office to 530 Cambell Street, Suite 3 on the eastside of Rapid City.

James Giago Davies: Rich and powerful people control our country
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Rich and powerful people control our country (April 17, 2017)
A select group of rich and powerful people have taken over our country.

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