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Native Sun News Today: 'Indigenous Matriarchs Rising' celebrates Women's History Month
Native Sun News Today: 'Indigenous Matriarchs Rising' celebrates Women's History Month (March 13, 2020)

Indigenous matriarchs are being recognized as the nation celebrates Women's History Month.


Native Sun News Today: Seven Directions Program has roots in Lakota culture
Native Sun News Today: Seven Directions Program has roots in Lakota culture (March 10, 2020)

Traditional healers from the Pine Ridge Reservation are helping keep drug defendants out of prison in South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: North Middle School to compete nationally
Native Sun News Today: North Middle School to compete nationally (March 9, 2020)

The first annual Native American Elite Middle and High School Basketball Nationals is taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Lakota Food Summit gives hope
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The Lakota Food Summit gives hope (March 2, 2020)

The Lakota Food Summit drew hundreds of us to talk about how to eat, how to cook, how to pay attention to the environment and how to engage in plantings and harvesting of foods that sustained our ancestors for centuries.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota prophecy changes mind of City Council
Native Sun News Today: Lakota prophecy changes mind of City Council (February 17, 2020)

A Lakota warning helped pass a resolution opposing large-scale gold prospecting in the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota Food Summit to debut
Native Sun News Today: Lakota Food Summit to debut (February 7, 2020)

An impressive lineup of presenters is slated for the first annual Lakota Food Summit.


Tim Giago: Finding a friend at the Post Office
Tim Giago: Finding a friend at the Post Office (February 3, 2020)

It was a part of my day to stop at the post office to pick up my business mail every morning including on Saturdays.


NEPA and the Sioux San
NEPA and the Sioux San (January 21, 2020)

Big changes are in the works at an urban Indian Health Service hospital in South Dakota. Did you know about it?


Respect and understanding of Lakota culture are severely lacking
Respect and understanding of Lakota culture are severely lacking (January 16, 2020)

Indigenous people have been subjected to a disparaging existence on the Great Plains and in the He Sapa (Black Hills) for decades.


Oneida Nation visionary Rick Hill honored at Lakota National Invitational
Oneida Nation visionary Rick Hill honored at Lakota National Invitational (December 23, 2019)

As Native students bounced basketballs and veterans carrying flags lined up for grand entry, a documentary film crew took to the court to honor the late Rick Hill, a leader from the Oneida Nation.


'I don't feel safe around cops'
'I don't feel safe around cops' (December 2, 2019)

The slap heard round the world, or at least Indian Country, has caused quite the commotion.


Don’t let your heroes choose themselves
Don’t let your heroes choose themselves (November 11, 2019)

When the Indian community doesn’t organize, and be its own watchdog, opportunists will swoop in to fill that power vacuum.


Dom Clucas: barbershop success story
Dom Clucas: barbershop success story (November 8, 2019)

In a world of nothing but bald men, Dom Clucas might have chosen the wrong profession.


Upstanding Officer Jekyll and criminal Mr. Hyde
Upstanding Officer Jekyll and criminal Mr. Hyde (November 6, 2019)

Law enforcement should never choose protecting one of their own, over protecting children from that officer’s excessive policing.


'Were you there?'
'Were you there?' (November 6, 2019)

The Native community is outraged after police officer struck a Native middle school girl while trying to break up a fight.


Native American Day Parade a huge success
Native American Day Parade a huge success (November 1, 2019)

The annual Native American Day Parade in Rapid City was filled with culture, traditions, color, and important social messages, including honoring murdered and missing indigenous women.


Cracker box homes and linoleum floors
Cracker box homes and linoleum floors (October 28, 2019)

When I look out at Rapid City, it strikes me as a solid sheet of linoleum over the land, and over the people and the culture, that once called this place home.


Tim Giago: Families of murdered men still waiting for closure
Tim Giago: Families of murdered men still waiting for closure (October 28, 2019)

I will keep writing every year until the deaths of Native American men and women are resolved.


Two-Spirit woman: Overcoming trauma
Two-Spirit woman: Overcoming trauma (October 2, 2019)

When Carla Douglas was born, her mother wanted a daughter so badly she named the young child Carla Georgina and began dressing her in girl's clothing.


Victor Swallow: Thoughts on aging
Victor Swallow: Thoughts on aging (September 30, 2019)

We elderly have stories to tell. Stories about the hardships we endured.


Grandma gets the boot after a fire in her home
Grandma gets the boot after a fire in her home (September 25, 2019)

A Lakota grandmother has been evicted from her house after nearly four years of living there, due to a fire she had no responsibility for.


Prayer circle welcomes students back to campus
Prayer circle welcomes students back to campus (September 16, 2019)

For the last couple of semesters, students and staff at Western Dakota Tech have been gathering for a prayer circle to begin the semester.


'Our children are sacred': New leader takes over Indian education program
'Our children are sacred': New leader takes over Indian education program (August 30, 2019)

Whitnee Pearce has hit the ground running in her new position as head of Indian education in Rapid City, South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Lawsuit targets tribal takeover of IHS hospital
Native Sun News Today: Lawsuit targets tribal takeover of IHS hospital (August 14, 2019)

Urban Indian patients are suing the federal government to ensure their care remains in the hands of the Indian Health Service.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Indigenous people victimized by Donald Trump's racism
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Indigenous people victimized by Donald Trump's racism (August 9, 2019)

The president is a racist, but he needs to keep that hate within himself.


James Giago Davies: Indian people still mistreated on their own homelands
James Giago Davies: Indian people still mistreated on their own homelands (July 26, 2019)

There is no doubt about it: law enforcement is racially profiling people, and weeding out the likely loiterers from the white citizenry.


Tribes prepare for historic management of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Tribes prepare for historic management of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (July 18, 2019)

The newly named Oyate Health Center will be serving the Oyate, or the people, in South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native people still treated as invisible
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native people still treated as invisible (July 10, 2019)

Native Americans are not chopped liver.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Monument to Native scholars vandalized in South Dakota
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Monument to Native scholars vandalized in South Dakota (July 2, 2019)

I consider the desecration of the Black Elk monument a racist act, an affront to an idea that we all must do what we can to see ourselves clearly and try to bridge the gaps between unlike groups.


Native Sun News Today: Activists hold out hope for troubled Indian hospital
Native Sun News Today: Activists hold out hope for troubled Indian hospital (June 27, 2019)

Urban Indian patients are hoping to reach the leader of the Indian Health Service before tribes assume control of the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native people are making change in our community
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native people are making change in our community (June 21, 2019)

I congratulate our brave Native activists and those who dared to run for offices held by Whites here since the founding.


Native Sun News Today: Drum and dance group returns to help youth
Native Sun News Today: Drum and dance group returns to help youth (June 21, 2019)

Following a long break after the death of its founder, the Wambli Ska Drum & Dance Society has resumed its weekly practices.


Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service lays off 50 at troubled hospital
Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service lays off 50 at troubled hospital (June 13, 2019)

Urban Indians continue to express concerns about a tribal takeover of an Indian Health Service facility.


Tribal management on the way for troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Tribal management on the way for troubled Indian Health Service hospital (June 12, 2019)

The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board will manage most operations at the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: The great Black Hills flood of 1972
Native Sun News Today: The great Black Hills flood of 1972 (June 11, 2019)

Almost a half century later, people born and raised in Rapid City after June 9, 1972, can only imagine what the town looked like before the flood.


Native Sun News Today: Father's Day walk honors missing and murdered men and boys
Native Sun News Today: Father's Day walk honors missing and murdered men and boys (June 5, 2019)

Three women have organized a prayer walk to shed light on the men and boys who are part of the movement to identify those responsible for the missing and murdered.


Native candidates come up short after historic campaign in South Dakota
Native candidates come up short after historic campaign in South Dakota (June 5, 2019)

Native women made history by seeking public office in Rapid City, South Dakota, though none won their races.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Changes comes reluctantly on the Northern Plains
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Changes comes reluctantly on the Northern Plains (May 31, 2019)

Our lives as Indians and Whites reflect a rugged, unjust history of enforced death to tribal life, and the subsequent colonization of a struggling sovereign indigenous nation.


Native Sun News Today: Museum scrapped over ties to Wounded Knee Massacre
Native Sun News Today: Museum scrapped over ties to Wounded Knee Massacre (May 31, 2019)

A museum for Medal of Honor recipients, including those from the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890, has been abandoned after public outcry.


Gallery for Native artists planned instead of 'Medal of Honor' museum
Gallery for Native artists planned instead of 'Medal of Honor' museum (May 29, 2019)

Plans for a Medal of Honor museum have been scrapped following controversy over ties to the Wounded Knee Massacre.


Native Sun News Today: Museum honors men who slaughtered Lakota people
Native Sun News Today: Museum honors men who slaughtered Lakota people (May 24, 2019)

Nearly 300 Lakota men, women, elders and children were killed in the Wounded Knee Massacre on December 29, 1890.


Charmaine White Face: Divide and conquer for Indian people all over again
Charmaine White Face: Divide and conquer for Indian people all over again (May 23, 2019)

It is still the responsibility of the U.S. government, according to the 1868 Treaty, to provide health care.


Native Sun News Today: Native mayoral candidate proud to be a water protector
Native Sun News Today: Native mayoral candidate proud to be a water protector (May 23, 2019)

Natalie Stites Means says protecting Rapid City's water and environment are among her top priorities.


Native Sun News Today: Native man dies after incident with police officers
Native Sun News Today: Native man dies after incident with police officers (May 21, 2019)

Jeremiah Janis was pepper-sprayed and tasered by police officers in Rapid City, South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Two tribes renew effort to manage Indian hospital
Native Sun News Today: Two tribes renew effort to manage Indian hospital (May 1, 2019)

Sioux San employees and Rapid City Indian community members are in for another rollercoaster ride.


Tim Giago: First Nations Sculpture Garden deserves our support
Tim Giago: First Nations Sculpture Garden deserves our support (April 29, 2019)

The Sculpture Garden benefits all Native Americans and serves as an educational tool for Non-Natives and to our own people.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman brings leadership to the table
Native Sun News Today: Lakota woman brings leadership to the table (April 24, 2019)

Native women have stepped up to the plate as residents of Rapid City, South Dakota, elect new leaders.


Native Sun News Today: City hasn't always been kind to Native residents
Native Sun News Today: City hasn't always been kind to Native residents (April 5, 2019)

This past winter another three Native Americans lost their lives to the elements in Rapid City, South Dakota.


Ernestine Chasing Hawk: 'Low-life bullies' attack my reporting on Indian hospital
Ernestine Chasing Hawk: 'Low-life bullies' attack my reporting on Indian hospital (April 3, 2019)

First of all I am not one to engage in online tit-for-tat when my integrity as a journalist is being challenged.


Native Sun News Today: Native woman seeks highest office in Rapid City
Native Sun News Today: Native woman seeks highest office in Rapid City (April 3, 2019)

Natalie Stites-Means, a citizen of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is seeking to make history in South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Community honors Native man with prayer circle
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Native Sun News Today: Community honors Native man with prayer circle (March 29, 2019)

Larry Low Dog entered the Spirit World on March 14. His daughter wants people to know he was more than just a statistic.


'Vote with your heart': Native woman seeks voice on city council
'Vote with your heart': Native woman seeks voice on city council (March 27, 2019)

Cante Heart, a Native mother, college student and activist, is running for public office in Rapid City, South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Indian community seeks voice in local government
Native Sun News Today: Indian community seeks voice in local government (March 21, 2019)

A lack of representation in politics continues to cause strife and adds to the perceived racism in Rapid City, South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Community comes together to talk about Indian inmates
Native Sun News Today: Community comes together to talk about Indian inmates (March 20, 2019)

In South Dakota, 33 percent of the male prison population and 63 percent of the female prison population is Native American.


Native Sun News Today: New panhandling law called racist toward Indian people
Native Sun News Today: New panhandling law called racist toward Indian people (March 19, 2019)

Although not clearly written in black and white, a seemingly racially-biased, anti-panhandling ordinance will soon go into effect.


Native Sun News Today: Police investigate deaths of two young men
Native Sun News Today: Police investigate deaths of two young men (March 12, 2019)

Two young men died within a 24-hour period in Rapid City, South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Indian-owned business continues to grow
Native Sun News Today: Indian-owned business continues to grow (March 11, 2019)

Since opening in 2015, HeSapa Enterprises has steadily grown in size and services provided to customers


Native Sun News Today: Lakota basketball coach mentors the Screaming Eagles
Native Sun News Today: Lakota basketball coach mentors the Screaming Eagles (March 6, 2019)

Sam Prairie Chicken is a basketball coach, and the Screaming Eagles are the North Rapid Lakota boys he coaches.


Native Sun News Today: Widow blames police for lying about fatal shooting
Native Sun News Today: Widow blames police for lying about fatal shooting (February 27, 2019)

She had been married to Tim Holmgren for nearly 28 years when they shot him. It was April 27, 2017.


Native Sun News Today: Campaign focuses on missing and murdered sisters
Native Sun News Today: Campaign focuses on missing and murdered sisters (February 25, 2019)

Native women go missing and murdered at alarming rates. A campaign asks 'Why?'