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Clara Caufield: Discouragement
Clara Caufield: Discouragement (August 7, 2020)

Although my goal is to write positive columns, sometimes that is not always possible, especially with a constant stream of discouraging news from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.


Native Sun News Today: Lawlessness and violence at Northern Cheyenne
Native Sun News Today: Lawlessness and violence at Northern Cheyenne (August 5, 2020)

Within the past few months, four unsolved murders, several home invasions and the rise of bold drug operations in broad daylight have heightened alarms among citizens and leaders of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.


Clara Caufield: Bead working is such a blessing
Clara Caufield: Bead working is such a blessing (July 29, 2020)

Beadwork requires concentration, great attention to detail, and some occasional ripping and tearing to fix mistakes.


Clara Caufield: A 'shout out' to the Crow Agency Indian Health Service hospital
Clara Caufield: A 'shout out' to the Crow Agency Indian Health Service hospital (July 23, 2020)

There are many Indian Health Service horror stories and a great deal of frustration with this chronically under-funded agency.


Clara Caufield: COVID update from Crow and Cheyenne Country
Clara Caufield: COVID update from Crow and Cheyenne Country (July 7, 2020)

This is somewhat of an update on what’s going on in Cheyenne and Crow country regarding the dreaded coronavirus.


Clara Caufield: Buffalo Calf Road Woman – Cheyenne Warrior Girl
Clara Caufield: Buffalo Calf Road Woman – Cheyenne Warrior Girl (June 26, 2020)

They are few and far between, but Maheo’o often sends people of special ability, talent and heart when the people most need them.


Clara Caufield: The old quorum problem
Clara Caufield: The old quorum problem (June 18, 2020)

At the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, sooner or later, every president has run into the old quorum problem.


Montana Free Press: Lagging rural census response could cost Montana second U.S. House seat
Montana Free Press: Lagging rural census response could cost Montana second U.S. House seat (June 11, 2020)

Response rates to the 2020 Census are lagging in Indian Country, raising alarms about an accurate count in tribal and rural communities.


Kaiser Health News: Montana’s tribal nations preserve COVID restrictions to preserve their cultures
Kaiser Health News: Montana’s tribal nations preserve COVID restrictions to preserve their cultures (June 8, 2020)

As Montana plows forward with its reopening, including throwing open the doors to tourism on June 1, the outlook is starkly different for Indian Country.


Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne cancels pow wows, rodeos due to coronavirus
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne cancels pow wows, rodeos due to coronavirus (June 2, 2020)

Leaders of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe have canceled a slew of events this summer, all due to the coronavirus.


Clara Caufield: Johnny Joe Woodenlegs, Cheyenne Warrior
Clara Caufield: Johnny Joe Woodenlegs, Cheyenne Warrior (June 1, 2020)

Good travels my old friend. Sta-vah-sah-whooms. (I will see you again).


Clara Caufield: Going to the clouds
Clara Caufield: Going to the clouds (May 25, 2020)

I am so happy to get on the 'cloud' and hear the wonderful sound of the Cheyenne language.


Native Sun News Today: Militants challenge Northern Cheyenne IRA Government
Native Sun News Today: Militants challenge Northern Cheyenne IRA Government (May 21, 2020)

Though the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has made it through a coronavirus quarantine with no cases, actions taken during the pandemic have led to political controversy.


9th Circuit hears appeal on protections for Yellowstone grizzlies
9th Circuit hears appeal on protections for Yellowstone grizzlies (May 13, 2020)

The future of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is now in the hands of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.


Clara Caufield: Montana to begin phased 're-opening'
Clara Caufield: Montana to begin phased 're-opening' (May 12, 2020)

Tribal leaders across the country have responded well and deserve credit for their concern about public safety.


Clara Caufield: Going home
Clara Caufield: Going home (March 5, 2020)

Traditionally, uncles played the role of disciplinarians, teachers and advisors in Northern Cheyenne society, a role Leroy Whiteman took very seriously.


Clara Caufield: Big Bad Billy Bahr
Clara Caufield: Big Bad Billy Bahr (February 5, 2020)

This column is driven by the spirit of Billy Bahr, a Northern Cheyenne veteran who fought in Vietnam.


Tribal Achiever Series: Shawnee Real Bird takes to the skies
Tribal Achiever Series: Shawnee Real Bird takes to the skies (February 3, 2020)

Shawnee Real Bird, age 21, will soon become the first female Native American from a tribe in Montana to obtain a commercial pilot’s license.


Honoring Selena Not Afraid
Honoring Selena Not Afraid (January 31, 2020)

In honor of missing and murdered indigenous women, a group of relay runners traveled 350 miles for the memorial service of Selena Not Afraid, a 16-year-old Crow girl who went missing and was found dead.


Native Sun News Today: Gerry Robinson publishes new book about early Cheyenne history
Native Sun News Today: Gerry Robinson publishes new book about early Cheyenne history (January 20, 2020)

'The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage' starts from the first days after the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.


Million dollar miracle at Northern Cheyenne
Million dollar miracle at Northern Cheyenne (December 4, 2019)

'It is only by the grace of Maheo’o (the Creator) this has happened': A new thrift store opened on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana.


Wyoming National Poetry Day features Native poets
Wyoming National Poetry Day features Native poets (October 29, 2019)

The opportunity to share a bit of our culture, history and stories with non-Indians of good will is always good and appreciated.


Indian Country loses a good friend
Indian Country loses a good friend (October 28, 2019)

Jack Bailey was a very humble and respectful man, ever highly regarded by the Northern Cheyenne and all who knew him.


Never count out the elderly ladies
Never count out the elderly ladies (October 15, 2019)

The closing of a thrift store in Sheridan, Wyoming, has turned out to be good news for the Northern Cheyenne people.


MSU celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day Oct. 14 and with activities throughout month
MSU celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day Oct. 14 and with activities throughout month (October 9, 2019)

Montana State University will commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day 2019 with a series of educational and cultural events throughout October.


Clara Caufield: Life in a reservation border town
Clara Caufield: Life in a reservation border town (October 8, 2019)

It’s good to live off the Rez, but still be close enough to visit home.


Clara Caufield: Life in a reservation border town
Clara Caufield: Life in a reservation border town (October 1, 2019)

As border towns go, Sheridan, Wyoming, may be one of the best, though, in my opinion, it could improve on relationships with Natives.


Clara Caufield: Life in a reservation border town
Clara Caufield: Life in a reservation border town (September 25, 2019)

As border towns go, Sheridan, Wyoming, may be one of the best, though, in my opinion, it could improve on relationships with Natives.


Clara Caufield: Celebrating life and death in the Cheyenne way
Clara Caufield: Celebrating life and death in the Cheyenne way (September 20, 2019)

As we dwell upon death, especially the untimely loss of dear friends and loved ones, we must also focus upon life.


Native Sun News Today: Indian relay team wins top title at rodeo
Native Sun News Today: Indian relay team wins top title at rodeo (July 30, 2019)

The Mountain Crow Relay Team from Montana has returned to the circuit in a big way.


Clara Caufield: A sad development for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe
Clara Caufield: A sad development for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe (July 12, 2019)

Jace Killsback was considered one of the brightest and best. He just admitted to federal fraud charges.


Native Sun News Today: Horse riders make annual return to Little Big Horn
Native Sun News Today: Horse riders make annual return to Little Big Horn (July 10, 2019)

Indian horseback riders, men, women and children, have returned to ride the Greasy Grass like their ancestors before them.


Clara Caufield: 'We are on Cheyenne time. When the time is right, it will happen'
Clara Caufield: 'We are on Cheyenne time. When the time is right, it will happen' (July 8, 2019)

June 25, 2019, marked the 143rd anniversary of the Battle of the Little Big Horn, aka Custer’s Last Stand or the Fight at the Greasy Grass, depending upon who is describing it.


Supreme Court makes Indian Country wait for decision in closely-watched case
Supreme Court makes Indian Country wait for decision in closely-watched case (June 24, 2019)

Is the nation's highest court on Indian time? It sure looks like it, judging by the wait for a decision in a highly-anticipated case.


Supreme Court affirms sovereignty doctrine as wait continues in tribal case
Supreme Court affirms sovereignty doctrine as wait continues in tribal case (June 18, 2019)

It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?


Native Sun News Today: Little Bighorn remains a big draw 143 years later
Native Sun News Today: Little Bighorn remains a big draw 143 years later (June 4, 2019)

On June 25, 1876, a large contingent of Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, a few Arapaho, Mandan-Hidatsa, Arikara and one sole Southern Ute were hunting on the Little Big Horn in Montana.


Clara Caufield: Remembering my old happy rez guard dog
Clara Caufield: Remembering my old happy rez guard dog (May 3, 2019)

This week was the first anniversary since Ms. Reilly went on to the last camp. She was thirteen in dog years.


Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne veteran celebrates 94th birthday
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne veteran celebrates 94th birthday (February 21, 2019)

Melvin Small is one of the first Northern Cheyenne allottees and one of the two surviving Northern Cheyenne World War II veterans.


Creative Capital Awards include Indian Country art and cultural projects
Creative Capital Awards include Indian Country art and cultural projects (January 24, 2019)

Native artists, elders and playwrights are among the beneficiaries of $5 million in Creative Capital Awards.


Clara Caufield: How my grandpa taught me to become friends with living creatures
Clara Caufield: How my grandpa taught me to become friends with living creatures (January 24, 2019)

As promised, I am going to start writing more positive stories about the Northern Cheyenne.


Shutdown isn't slowing down Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations
Shutdown isn't slowing down Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (January 17, 2019)

The partial closure of the federal government isn't preventing the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations from carrying out its mission.


Clara Caufield: Thank you for welcoming back this Cheyenne 'blabbermouth'
Clara Caufield: Thank you for welcoming back this Cheyenne 'blabbermouth' (January 16, 2019)

There are many good people on the Rez and so I think I will start writing about them.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes acquire land at sacred Bear Butte
Native Sun News Today: Tribes acquire land at sacred Bear Butte (January 14, 2019)

Members of the Northern Cheyenne, Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes received a wonderful holiday gift that will benefit generations to come.


Supreme Court takes up another Indian law case with few on the horizon
Supreme Court takes up another Indian law case with few on the horizon (January 8, 2019)

The nation's highest court has delivered good news to tribes whose sovereign rights were being challenged.


Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe heads back to the polls
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne Tribe heads back to the polls (December 4, 2018)

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe has to choose a new president and vice president after both officials resigned.


Landowners on Northern Cheyenne Reservation see $24 million in Cobell offers
Landowners on Northern Cheyenne Reservation see $24 million in Cobell offers (November 19, 2018)

The Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations has returned to the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana.


Clara Caufield: Another Northern Cheyenne warrior passes on
Clara Caufield: Another Northern Cheyenne warrior passes on (November 14, 2018)

Tim Lame Woman, whose Cheyenne name was Night Bear, dedicated his life to his people.


Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe confronts new blood challenge
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe confronts new blood challenge (October 30, 2018)

It has been extremely challenging to get information from the leaderless Northern Cheyenne Tribe.


Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe finds itself without leaders
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne Tribe finds itself without leaders (October 17, 2018)

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe has often made history, but this week, we find ourselves in a new jam.


Supreme Court gains new member as Trump's shadow looms large in Indian cases
Supreme Court gains new member as Trump's shadow looms large in Indian cases (October 9, 2018)

Opposition in Indian Country wasn't enough to derail President Trump's controversial nominee to the Supreme Court.


Judge extends order against grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone
Judge extends order against grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone (September 14, 2018)

Tribes are battling the Trump administration over protections for the sacred grizzly bear.


Three tribes sign cooperative agreements for Cobell land program
Three tribes sign cooperative agreements for Cobell land program (September 4, 2018)

Three tribes stand to benefit from the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations, with two returning to the Cobell initiative for more offers.


Tribes win decision blocking grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone
Tribes win decision blocking grizzly bear hunts near Yellowstone (September 4, 2018)

Environmental groups, tribes and individuals sued the federal government seeking to block the hunt, which was slated to take part in areas around Yellowstone National Park.


Prosecutors drop charges in fatal stabbing on Northern Cheyenne Reservation
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Prosecutors drop charges in fatal stabbing on Northern Cheyenne Reservation (June 26, 2018)

Federal prosecutors have dropped charges in connection with a fatal stabbing on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana.


Supreme Court poised to take action on some major Indian law petitions
Supreme Court poised to take action on some major Indian law petitions (June 18, 2018)

The Supreme Court is almost finished with its current term, one in which Indian Country fared surprisingly well. But the drama isn't over yet.


Supreme Court delays action for ninth time in Indian Country violence case
Supreme Court delays action for ninth time in Indian Country violence case (June 5, 2018)

The Supreme Court has once again delayed action in an Indian Country violence case that few believe has a chance at being heard.


Supreme Court delays action yet again on Indian Country violence case
Supreme Court delays action yet again on Indian Country violence case (May 29, 2018)

The Supreme Court has had a busy few months dealing with Indian law cases but one petition seems to be troubling the justices a bit.


MSU News: Northern Cheyenne student lands prestigious Udall Scholarship
MSU News: Northern Cheyenne student lands prestigious Udall Scholarship (April 24, 2018)

A Montana State University student is one step closer to his goal of developing renewable energy projects for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.


Northern Cheyenne Tribe returns ousted leader to office with new vote
Northern Cheyenne Tribe returns ousted leader to office with new vote (February 22, 2018)

L. Jace Killsback has returned to office as president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe amid political and legal drama.


Northern Cheyenne Tribe schedules new election to replace ousted president
Northern Cheyenne Tribe schedules new election to replace ousted president (November 1, 2017)

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe plans to elect a new president after the council ousted Jace Killsback from his post.