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Tim Giago: World War II and coronavirus pandemic have similarities
Tim Giago: World War II and coronavirus pandemic have similarities (March 30, 2020)

Just as our lives changed forever in 1945 so too will the lives of today’s children.


Indian Health Service works to distribute more coronavirus funding to tribes as cases continue to grow
Indian Health Service works to distribute more coronavirus funding to tribes as cases continue to grow (March 24, 2020)

With additional federal funds on the table, tribes continue to press the Trump administration to ensure their communities aren't left out of relief efforts as the coronavirus spreads among their people.


'We've been here forever. We'll be here forever': Indian Country takes action to address coronavirus pandemic
'We've been here forever. We'll be here forever': Indian Country takes action to address coronavirus pandemic (March 23, 2020)

As coronavirus cases across America continue to surge, tribal leaders are taking dramatic steps to ensure the safety of their people and those they serve.


Trump administration moves slowly on coronavirus funding for Indian Country
Trump administration moves slowly on coronavirus funding for Indian Country (March 23, 2020)

The Trump administration finally announced plans to distribute much-needed funding to Indian Country as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in communities that have long been underserved by the federal government.


Indian Country plunges into uncertainty as coronavirus reaches their communities
Indian Country plunges into uncertainty as coronavirus reaches their communities (March 18, 2020)

The coronavirus continues to wreak social and economic havoc in Indian County, with tribes curtailing their operations as the first cases are confirmed in their communities.


Ivan Star Comes Out: LaCreek Electric Company lacks compassion for people
Ivan Star Comes Out: LaCreek Electric Company lacks compassion for people (March 17, 2020)

I know my complaining is not going to improve my situation. I’m not even going to rely on our 'tribal' government to help in this matter.


Native Sun News Today: Border town school cuts student’s hair
Native Sun News Today: Border town school cuts student’s hair (March 16, 2020)

A Lakota mother is angry: 'It's our traditional way to not cut our hair, unless for ceremonial purposes. STOP CUTTING THEIR HAIR!'


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.


'We're going to practice our sovereign rights': Oglala Sioux Tribe enters new era with cannabis vote
'We're going to practice our sovereign rights': Oglala Sioux Tribe enters new era with cannabis vote (March 11, 2020)

The Oyate have spoken. Regulations for medicinal and recreational marijuana are moving forward on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Unofficial results from Oglala Sioux Tribe referendum on alcohol and marijuana
Unofficial results from Oglala Sioux Tribe referendum on alcohol and marijuana (March 11, 2020)

Voters of the Oglala Sioux Tribe want to legalize marijuana, but not alcohol, on the Pine Ridge Reservation, according to the unofficial results.


'We are staying on top of it': Oglala Sioux Tribe declares coronavirus emergency
'We are staying on top of it': Oglala Sioux Tribe declares coronavirus emergency (March 11, 2020)

President Julian Bear Runner took action following news of coronavirus cases in South Dakota and learning of a lack of test kits at the Indian Health Service.


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.


Tribes test Trump administration's commitment with coronavirus crisis
Tribes test Trump administration's commitment with coronavirus crisis (March 9, 2020)

Concerns about the coronavirus are growing in tribal communities as advocates warn that $40 million isn't nearly enough to prevent the spread of the disease among urban and reservation Indians.


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.


Oglala Sioux Tribe votes on legalizing marijuana and alcohol
Oglala Sioux Tribe votes on legalizing marijuana and alcohol (March 9, 2020)

Citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are weighing two big issues this week.


Charmaine White Face: What stereotyping does
Charmaine White Face: What stereotyping does (March 5, 2020)

If you take out the words 'tribal' and 'Indian' all you have left are a group of patients fighting a federal government agency for the right to health care.


Tim Giago: Charles Trimble's passing leaves a big hole in the world of Native journalism
Tim Giago: Charles Trimble's passing leaves a big hole in the world of Native journalism (March 3, 2020)

When Charles Trimble first showed up at the boarding school on the Pine Ridge Reservation, he was dropped off by his mother.


Ivan Star Comes Out: A glimpse of life on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Ivan Star Comes Out: A glimpse of life on the Pine Ridge Reservation (March 3, 2020)

What do our non-Lakota neighbors know about life here on the Pine Ridge?


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.


Tim Giago: Learning a trade at the boarding school
Tim Giago: Learning a trade at the boarding school (March 2, 2020)

Everybody who came to the Holy Rosary Mission Boarding School on the Pine Ridge Reservation worked.


YES! Magazine: Project promotes sustainability on Pine Ridge Reservation
YES! Magazine: Project promotes sustainability on Pine Ridge Reservation (March 2, 2020)

Building sustainable communities is the antidote to fear of a changing climate.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: A clearer message about hate crime
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: A clearer message about hate crime (February 25, 2020)

Motives are often deliberately obscured by the non-Indian community that cannot bear to look at its own history concerning Indian-White hostility.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota Tech: First of a kind
Native Sun News Today: Lakota Tech: First of a kind (February 25, 2020)

A new high school is opening on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the fall of 2020.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala officials demand probe into $50K 'propane donation' from KXL
Native Sun News Today: Oglala officials demand probe into $50K 'propane donation' from KXL (February 24, 2020)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe doesn't accept donations from oil companies but that didn't stop one district from cashing a $50,000 Keystone XL Pipeline check.


Tim Giago: Learning life's lessons on a sugar beet farm
Tim Giago: Learning life's lessons on a sugar beet farm (February 24, 2020)

We saw other Lakota families working in the beet fields in the summer of 1949.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: A moron unleashed
Native Sun News Today Editorial: A moron unleashed (February 21, 2020)

Native Americans have always been pushed aside when it came to abiding by the dictates of the U.S. Constitution and now the rest of America can get a taste of how that feels.


Native Sun News Today: Bringing jobs to Pine Ridge by way of solar energy
Native Sun News Today: Bringing jobs to Pine Ridge by way of solar energy (February 20, 2020)

'This project will bring nearly 200 badly needed jobs to Pine Ridge,' landowner Lynn Rapp says.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala tribal staff caps water well with uranium in it
Native Sun News Today: Oglala tribal staff caps water well with uranium in it (February 19, 2020)

An official statement barring forbidden levels of uranium in drinking water caused turmoil, but the supply has been capped by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


Bill establishes Oceti Sakowin schools in South Dakota
Bill establishes Oceti Sakowin schools in South Dakota (February 19, 2020)

A bill to establish charter schools that focus on tribal language and culture is moving forward in South Dakota.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Reading can restore us to our senses
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Reading can restore us to our senses (February 18, 2020)

When I grew up on the reservation, I had a grandfather who loaded up the kids and drove us into the white man’s town. Those were the best of times!


Ivan Star Comes Out: Why are the travel expenses of OST so outlandish?
Ivan Star Comes Out: Why are the travel expenses of OST so outlandish? (February 17, 2020)

Throughout the 85-year history of an expertly disguised extension of federal authority, we 'savages' were never ever truly 'free.'


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.


New magazine promotes hemp and cannabis in Indian Country
New magazine promotes hemp and cannabis in Indian Country (February 14, 2020)

'We should be able to grow on our own lands,' a Nez Perce matriarch says in the inaugural issue of a publication founded by her granddaughter.


Native Sun News Today: Making a comeback
Native Sun News Today: Making a comeback (February 14, 2020)

Upon arriving at the Town Center built by the Wakpamni Lake Community Corporation, one cannot help but be impressed with what this small community has accomplished in spite of megalithic setbacks.


Native Sun News Today: Native lawmakers weigh pipeline shield bills
Native Sun News Today: Native lawmakers weigh pipeline shield bills (February 10, 2020)

The looming construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline through unceded treaty territory drew plenty of attention during the first two weeks of the 2020 South Dakota Legislature.


Tim Giago: The aftermath of the Wounded Knee story
Tim Giago: The aftermath of the Wounded Knee story (February 10, 2020)

I tell all writers then and now, if you come out to Indian Country to write about us, do your damned homework.


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.


Editorial: To legalize the sale of alcohol on the reservation; that is the question
Editorial: To legalize the sale of alcohol on the reservation; that is the question (February 6, 2020)

Oglala Sioux Tribe members will vote in March on whether marijuana should be legalized on the Pine Ridge Reservation and whether alcohol should be served in its casinos.


Native Sun News Today: Reservation community responds
Native Sun News Today: Reservation community responds (February 6, 2020)

A tribal community was the victim of a scam that took advantage of the abject poverty that grips much of the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Academic achievement remains on the 'back burner'
Ivan Star Comes Out: Academic achievement remains on the 'back burner' (February 5, 2020)

Let’s stop fighting each other simply because it has not benefited anyone, especially our Native students.


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.


Are SD Republicans trapped in history’s time warp?
Are SD Republicans trapped in history’s time warp? (January 31, 2020)

The Republican regime in South Dakota has an intolerable regime for those who have a stake in the control of people and animals for profit.


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.


South Dakota settles Native discrimination lawsuit for $350,000
South Dakota settles Native discrimination lawsuit for $350,000 (January 30, 2020)

The state of South Dakota has agreed to pay $350,000 to Native American job applicants as part of a settlement negotiated by the federal government.


The State of South Dakota and the Sioux Tribes
The State of South Dakota and the Sioux Tribes (January 27, 2020)

We are not 'tribes' but are people of a nation, the Sioux Nation, and we have an international treaty with the United States.


Hunter Biden's name used to legitimize sale of fraudulent tribal bonds
Hunter Biden's name used to legitimize sale of fraudulent tribal bonds (January 27, 2020)

A tribal bond scheme that defrauded unwitting investors of more than $60 million attracted attention because of a high profile name connected to it.


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?


Native Sun News Today: Town okays water for KXL; tribes hold out
Native Sun News Today: Town okays water for KXL; tribes hold out (January 17, 2020)

Tribes with treaty rights affected by the Keystone XL Pipeline continue to contest water permits for the controversial project.


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.


Geneva Lone Hill: Economic development in Indian Country
Geneva Lone Hill: Economic development in Indian Country (January 15, 2020)

It is hard enough to do economic development on rural isolated Indian reservations without having falsehoods on top of the fraud.


Native Sun News Today: Lawsuit filed in fraudulent bond sale scheme
Native Sun News Today: Lawsuit filed in fraudulent bond sale scheme (January 15, 2020)

An economic development corporation on the Pine Ridge Reservation is back in the news in connection with some allegedly fraudulent dealings.


'We are a family': Youth on Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation ring in 2020
'We are a family': Youth on Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation ring in 2020 (January 6, 2020)

The Cheyenne River Youth Project threw its doors open to reservation youth on New Year’s Eve.


Tim Giago: Curing the problems that seem incurable
Tim Giago: Curing the problems that seem incurable (January 6, 2020)

I often write that the more things change in Indian Country the more they stay the same.


Tim Giago: A father heard his daughter's prayer
Tim Giago: A father heard his daughter's prayer (December 24, 2019)

It was still dark outside and there was a light snowfall as I took a table by the window at Vesta’s Café in Martin, South Dakota, on Christmas Eve in 1984.


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.


Tim Giago: Wounded Knee: 129 years later
Tim Giago: Wounded Knee: 129 years later (December 16, 2019)

On December 29, 1890, my grandmother Sophie was just a few miles away from the slaughter at Wounded Knee. She actually witnessed a troop of soldiers ride on to the school grounds where she worked and noticed that some of them still had blood on their uniforms.


Trump's nominee for Indian Health Service promises positive changes
Trump's nominee for Indian Health Service promises positive changes (December 12, 2019)

What a difference a strong nominee makes when it comes to Indian Country's health and wellness.


Tim Giago: A Christmas play to remember
Tim Giago: A Christmas play to remember (December 10, 2019)

It was the first and last Christmas play I was ever in, but it is one I will never forget.


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe secures $5 million to help address damaged infrastructure
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe secures $5 million to help address damaged infrastructure (December 5, 2019)

An unrelenting season of disastrous weather events has wreaked havoc on the transportation infrastructure on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.


Oglala Sioux Tribal Council votes to impeach Vice President Darla Black
Oglala Sioux Tribal Council votes to impeach Vice President Darla Black (December 5, 2019)

Accused of creating a hostile work environment, Darla Black was removed as vice president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.