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Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline
Canada | Environment | Law | National | Trust

Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline (June 15, 2018)

Two tribes have lost a legal challenge to the Keystone XL Pipeline as others try a new approach in hopes of blocking the controversial project.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: No one knows more about religious clashes than Indian people
Opinion

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: No one knows more about religious clashes than Indian people (June 6, 2018)

There is a mass murder and 'removal' we do not talk about: the millions of indigenous peoples who were wiped out after the passing of genocidal laws.

Native Sun News Today: The true history of the Indian Removal Act
National | Politics

Native Sun News Today: The true history of the Indian Removal Act (June 6, 2018)

The fate of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole nations figured prominently in Andrew Jackson's first State of the Union in 1829.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: We need a bigger arena for our powwow and basketball tournament
Opinion | Politics | Sports

Native Sun News Today Editorial: We need a bigger arena for our powwow and basketball tournament (June 5, 2018)

We want to see the biggest powwow and the biggest Native basketball tournament and we need a larger arena to do it.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes seek no-drill zone on ancestral territory
Environment | National | Politics

Native Sun News Today: Tribes seek no-drill zone on ancestral territory (June 5, 2018)

Tribal leaders are hailing legislation to protect Chaco Culture National Historical Park from new energy development.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux task force forges ahead with new constitution
National

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux task force forges ahead with new constitution (June 4, 2018)

A group of contemporary Lakota women have bravely stepped forward to take on the daunting task of reforming the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s 82-year old constitution.

Ivan Star Comes Out: We need to teach culture along with our language
Education | Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: We need to teach culture along with our language (June 1, 2018)

We need a system of teaching Lakota that emulates the way our parents and grandparents learned.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe honors fallen warriors
National

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe honors fallen warriors (June 1, 2018)

Native veterans and their families gathered at the Black Hills National Cemetery for a special honoring ceremony on Memorial Day.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Let's have a real conversation about our stolen lands
Health | Opinion

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Let's have a real conversation about our stolen lands (May 31, 2018)

Are we ever going to have that community 'conversation' about how certain entities 'divvy' up land that doesn’t belong to them?

'Bring our sister home': Lummi Nation calls for release of orca in Florida
Environment | National

'Bring our sister home': Lummi Nation calls for release of orca in Florida (May 31, 2018)

The Lummi Nation brought a whale totem pole to Florida to call attention to the plight of Tokitae, an orca held in captivity for nearly half a century.

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads in right direction with constitution
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads in right direction with constitution (May 29, 2018)

A task force drafting a new constitution for the Oglala Sioux Tribe is led by a group of ladies who are well versed in key governance issues.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Our children aren't growing up with our culture
Education | Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: Our children aren't growing up with our culture (May 24, 2018)

From what I have witnessed during my 60-plus years of life, most of our college graduates are culturally handicapped and they do not speak Lakota.

It was called the 'Spanish Flu.' But it killed hundreds of Indians too
Health | National

It was called the 'Spanish Flu.' But it killed hundreds of Indians too (May 24, 2018)

A worldwide flu pandemic struck Indian Country hard, killing more than 2,000 Navajos and 600 Lakotas one hundred years ago.

Native Sun News Today: Fort Peck Tribes angered by oil spill in Montana
Environment | Law | National

Native Sun News Today: Fort Peck Tribes angered by oil spill in Montana (May 23, 2018)

The Ft. Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes decried the most recent toxic oilfield spill as all the more reason to resist TransCanada Corp.’s construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

James Giago Davies: One of these days we are going to actually read the book
Opinion

James Giago Davies: One of these days we are going to actually read the book (May 18, 2018)

In every Wasicu church, and on every reservation, are holy men who can’t even tell you what caused the sky to be blue or thunder to crackle

Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders named to national environmental panel
Environment | National | Politics

Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders named to national environmental panel (May 18, 2018)

Chairman Mark Fox of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation has been thrust into the spotlight with a new role.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Keeping Indian Country oppressed seems be the norm today
Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: Keeping Indian Country oppressed seems be the norm today (May 17, 2018)

We are blindly forging ahead when we should be learning our history from the inside out.

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous people 'criminalized, detained and sent to prisons'
National | World

Native Sun News Today: Indigenous people 'criminalized, detained and sent to prisons' (May 17, 2018)

A top United Nations official is finding commonalities among indigenous struggles throughout the Americas.

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux tribal leaders try to hold onto power
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: Oglala Sioux tribal leaders try to hold onto power (May 16, 2018)

Most, if not all, elected officials supported constitutional reform during the elections, but now only a handful are still hard at it and willing to keep their promises.

Native Sun News Today: 'It was a travesty' -- Exhibit portrays Wounded Knee Massacre
Arts & Entertainment | National

Native Sun News Today: 'It was a travesty' -- Exhibit portrays Wounded Knee Massacre (May 16, 2018)

An unprecedented audio-visual art exhibit about the Wounded Knee Massacre is traveling around South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's time to exercise your right (and duty) and vote
Opinion | Politics

Native Sun News Today Editorial: It's time to exercise your right (and duty) and vote (May 14, 2018)

June 5 is just around the corner and Native voters in South Dakota have some important choices to make.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota artist's new video stresses strength of women
Arts & Entertainment | National

Native Sun News Today: Lakota artist's new video stresses strength of women (May 14, 2018)

'Women are a goddess; the grocery cart and the woman carry the man, in a sense,' says Lakota musician Wanbli Ceya, who also performs as JuQ.

Native Sun News Today: Drilling resumes near sacred site in Black Hills
Environment | National

Native Sun News Today: Drilling resumes near sacred site in Black Hills (May 11, 2018)

Canadian gold prospectors resume drilling near sacred Pe’ Sla after securing an alternative water supply for their operations.

James Giago Davies: Just when did we become a state of cowboy hats?
Opinion

James Giago Davies: Just when did we become a state of cowboy hats? (May 11, 2018)

Why is it that when men stopped wearing hats back in the late 1960s, they didn’t also stop wearing cowboy hats?

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux woman finds success with her own business
Business | National

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux woman finds success with her own business (May 10, 2018)

Following strong sales online and in her store on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Misty Mousseaux-Begay is relocating to a bigger city.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Just where did the insult 'Uncle Tomahawk' come from?
Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: Just where did the insult 'Uncle Tomahawk' come from? (May 10, 2018)

In the midst of poverty, alcohol/drug trafficking and government corruption at Pine Ridge, I heard the moniker 'Uncle Tomahawk.'

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The American dream was built on the bodies of Indian people
Opinion

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The American dream was built on the bodies of Indian people (May 9, 2018)

One of America's continuing problem has always been the omission of the Indian history and experience.

'No more stolen sisters!': Events raise awareness of the missing and murdered
National

'No more stolen sisters!': Events raise awareness of the missing and murdered (May 9, 2018)

It’s a story that seems to fly under the radar to the mainstream media. And the Lakota people are fed up with it.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Lakota people would love to see another racist on Mount Rushmore
Opinion

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Lakota people would love to see another racist on Mount Rushmore (May 9, 2018)

Let's put Donald Trump's face on Mount Rushmore and call it Mount Trumpmore.

James Giago Davies: All I knew were Lakota alcoholics and it hardened my heart
Opinion

James Giago Davies: All I knew were Lakota alcoholics and it hardened my heart (May 8, 2018)

My first experience with Lakota alcoholism came in the dark of a winter’s night.

Native Sun News Today: Origins of the federal government's 'plenary power' in Indian Country
Law | National

Native Sun News Today: Origins of the federal government's 'plenary power' in Indian Country (May 4, 2018)

Throughout Indian Country tribal governments assume that the United States is bound to Indian treaty obligations.

Ivan Star Comes Out: A domineering and condescending constitution governs our people
Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: A domineering and condescending constitution governs our people (May 4, 2018)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe’s constitution grants its tribal council absolute power and authority to govern.

Jeffrey Whalen: It's time to remove 'rogue leadership' within Oglala Sioux Tribe
Opinion

Jeffrey Whalen: It's time to remove 'rogue leadership' within Oglala Sioux Tribe (May 3, 2018)

Oglala Sioux citizens already know that most of the leaders on tribal council and some on the executive board are the worst, least qualified or most unscrupulous.

Native Sun News Today: Oceti Sakowin Fellows aim to help their communities
Environment | National | Technology

Native Sun News Today: Oceti Sakowin Fellows aim to help their communities (May 3, 2018)

Six social entrepreneurs of the Oceti Sakowin are receiving $10,000 each to strengthen renewable energy, food and water initiatives in their communities.

Native Sun News Today: Treaty tribes gather for historic meeting at Fort Laramie
National

Native Sun News Today: Treaty tribes gather for historic meeting at Fort Laramie (May 2, 2018)

Hundreds gathered in Wyoming for a historical four-day event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868.

Native Sun News Today: Tourist town denies water to gold prospectors in Black Hills
Environment | National

Native Sun News Today: Tourist town denies water to gold prospectors in Black Hills (May 2, 2018)

'Money isn’t everything to us. We are about the water and that we service the needs of our people that pay for it.'

Native Sun News Today: Pueblo artist combines traditions with new technology
Arts & Entertainment | National | Technology

Native Sun News Today: Pueblo artist combines traditions with new technology (May 1, 2018)

'In my spare time I would mess with computer programs to see what capabilities they had,' says Acoma Pueblo artist Jon Juanico.

James Giago Davies: Stop believing the lies the fake heroes feed you
Opinion

James Giago Davies: Stop believing the lies the fake heroes feed you (April 30, 2018)

What has happened to our Oglala Sioux Tribe that a younger generation has not built upon their legacy of our great leaders?

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe leaders go missing from key consultation
Environment | National

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe leaders go missing from key consultation (April 30, 2018)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe scheduled a meeting with the Bureau of Land Management for an extremely important meeting that would have an impact on the lives of its citizens.

Native Sun News Today: Tribes take Keystone XL Pipeline case to top court
Environment | Law | National

Native Sun News Today: Tribes take Keystone XL Pipeline case to top court (April 27, 2018)

“Letting a foreign country come in here and ruin our land and resources is what I don’t understand,” Yankton Sioux Vice Chair Jason Cooke said. “We’ll stand by ‘Water is Life’.”

Ivan Star Comes Out: Transforming our tribal constitution into a genuine indigenous document
Opinion

Ivan Star Comes Out: Transforming our tribal constitution into a genuine indigenous document (April 27, 2018)

It is imperative that the provisions of a constitution not only come from the people but that such provisions are what the people want.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Tribal treaties are still the supreme law of the land
Opinion

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Tribal treaties are still the supreme law of the land (April 26, 2018)

An important, once in a life-time gathering of treaty tribes is taking place at Fort Laramie.

Native Sun News Today: Four Directions Walk draws big crowd in fight against meth
National

Native Sun News Today: Four Directions Walk draws big crowd in fight against meth (April 26, 2018)

With Native youth helping to lead the way, nearly three hundred people gathered to take a stand against meth in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota journalist Tim Giago joins prestigous arts and science group
National

Native Sun News Today: Lakota journalist Tim Giago joins prestigous arts and science group (April 25, 2018)

Lakota journalist and newspaper publisher Tim Giago is joining the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Native Sun News Today: Mining near sacred site has 'torn up' roadway
Environment | National

Native Sun News Today: Mining near sacred site has 'torn up' roadway (April 24, 2018)

Gold prospectors are drilling on land adjacent to Pe’ Sla in the Black Hills, a sacred site held in trust for tribes.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: President Trump is tearing the Republican Party, and America, down
Opinion | Politics

Native Sun News Today Editorial: President Trump is tearing the Republican Party, and America, down (April 23, 2018)

What is normal and what is not in the Donald Trump era? Morality has been thrown out of the window.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs rights for off-reservation citizens
National | Politics

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs rights for off-reservation citizens (April 23, 2018)

An Oglala Sioux Tribe task force wants citizens who live within treaty boundaries included in elections.

Native Sun News Today: Spotted Eagle promises 'Faith, Hope and Leadership'
National | Politics

Native Sun News Today: Spotted Eagle promises 'Faith, Hope and Leadership' (April 20, 2018)

A strong sense of place dictates Faith Spotted Eagle's priorities as she seeks public office in South Dakota.

James Giago Davies: A dozen Lakota drivers race into action at the Speedway
National | Sports

James Giago Davies: A dozen Lakota drivers race into action at the Speedway (April 20, 2018)

Folks in Lakota country would be surprised at the number of Native drivers that make up the grid at the Black Hills Speedway in South Dakota.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: An Indian man walks into court and asks a judge to do the right thing
Law | Opinion

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: An Indian man walks into court and asks a judge to do the right thing (April 20, 2018)

It was an astonishing day for Chase Iron Eyes as he went before a white-man judge in North Dakota.

Jaclyn Lanae: Another Earth Day is upon us. Here's how you can get involved
Environment | National

Jaclyn Lanae: Another Earth Day is upon us. Here's how you can get involved (April 20, 2018)

There are many reasons to gather together around a single idea, a particular cause but Earth Day is perhaps the single most important cause.

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.