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Native Sun News Today: Pandemic consolation prize: View from Indian Country
Native Sun News Today: Pandemic consolation prize: View from Indian Country (May 26, 2020)

Kim Daniels’ long wait for a coronavirus stimulus check has been frustrating for the 59-year-old Lakota grandmother.


YES! Magazine: Gardening advice from Indigenous food growers
YES! Magazine: Gardening advice from Indigenous food growers (May 25, 2020)

Among COVID-19’s disruptions are bare supermarket shelves and items available yesterday but nowhere to be found today. As you seek ways to replace them, you can look to Native gardens for ideas and inspiration.


Tim Giago: ‘Only God can make a tree’
Tim Giago: ‘Only God can make a tree’ (May 25, 2020)

'I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree,' Joyce Kilmer wrote in 1914.


Native Sun News Today: Prairie Edge adapts during pandemic
Native Sun News Today: Prairie Edge adapts during pandemic (May 25, 2020)

Businesses have been changing ways of operation and avenues of income from day to day during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Mass burials teach same lessons
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Mass burials teach same lessons (May 22, 2020)

Tribal leaders across America are at these moments of this early spring, gathering their people to talk of decisions to be made that will not be business as usual.


Native Sun News Today: COVID-19 checkpoints on reservations to remain
Native Sun News Today: COVID-19 checkpoints on reservations to remain (May 22, 2020)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe are refusing to remove coronavirus checkpoints on their reservations amid threats from a Republican governor.


On South Dakota’s Sioux reservations, checkpoints save lives
On South Dakota’s Sioux reservations, checkpoints save lives (May 21, 2020)

A standoff over safety and sovereignty is intensifying in South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Looking ahead to the new normal
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Looking ahead to the new normal (May 21, 2020)

Like small businesses across Indian Country, Native Sun News Today, felt, and is still feeling, the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic.


Republican governor takes coronavirus checkpoints to Trump
Republican governor takes coronavirus checkpoints to Trump (May 21, 2020)

First Kristi Noem made a legal threat. Now she's asking Donald Trump for help in taking down coronavirus checkpoints on two reservations.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: State power runs amok
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: State power runs amok (May 19, 2020)

I’ve not seen any evidence that Indians in this state deserve the constant tension put forth by this governor.


Native Sun News Today: Pandemic consolation prize: View from Indian Country
Native Sun News Today: Pandemic consolation prize: View from Indian Country (May 19, 2020)

Ronald 'Isaac' Neiss, Sicangu Lakota, figured he would not be eligible for a $1,200 stimulus check under the U.S. government’s coronavirus relief program.


Intertribal Ag Council: The generosity of agriculture
Intertribal Ag Council: The generosity of agriculture (May 18, 2020)

As the coronavirus continues to impact meat processing plants nationwide, farmers and ranchers in Indian Country will continue asking for help with their growing backlog.


Tim Giago: The Wounded Knee we loved as children
Tim Giago: The Wounded Knee we loved as children (May 18, 2020)

There are not too many of us left who remember what a great place Wounded Knee used to be, a place of wonderful childhood memories.


Native Sun News Today: Checkpoints on reservations point of discussion
Native Sun News Today: Checkpoints on reservations point of discussion (May 18, 2020)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Sioux and the Oglala Sioux Tribe are refusing to bow to an order to take down coronavirus checkpoints on their reservations.


Alexander Mallory: Tribes have full legal authority to use checkpoints to safeguard health
Alexander Mallory: Tribes have full legal authority to use checkpoints to safeguard health (May 13, 2020)

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem should commend the checkpoints implemented by tribes to protect their nations from a COVID-19 outbreak, not condemn them with threats of legal action.


'It’s really scary for us': Oglala Sioux Tribe orders lockdown after COVID-19 hits reservation
'It’s really scary for us': Oglala Sioux Tribe orders lockdown after COVID-19 hits reservation (May 12, 2020)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe ordered a reservation-wide shutdown after learning of the first COVID-19 cases among its citizens.


Tim Giago: Overcoming the ignorance of South Dakota’s governors
Tim Giago: Overcoming the ignorance of South Dakota’s governors (May 11, 2020)

Kristi Noem knows absolutely nothing about the history of the Indian people residing in the state she governs.


'I’m protecting my people': Tribal citizens defend coronavirus checkpoints amid threat from state
'I’m protecting my people': Tribal citizens defend coronavirus checkpoints amid threat from state (May 11, 2020)

With coronavirus cases rising all around their communities, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe are standing firm against a threat from the governor of South Dakota.


Marcella LeBeau: Vulnerable Native Americans need protection from COVID-19
Marcella LeBeau: Vulnerable Native Americans need protection from COVID-19 (May 11, 2020)

As a retired World War II army nurse and former Indian Health Service Director of Nursing, I know how fragile and precious life is.


Native Sun News Today: Pipeline loses permit, but construction continues
Native Sun News Today: Pipeline loses permit, but construction continues (May 8, 2020)

Even after a federal judge revoked permission for Keystone XL Pipeline construction across unceded treaty territory, the Canadian builder was still proceeding with work.


Native Sun News Today: BIA steps on tribal sovereignty
Native Sun News Today: BIA steps on tribal sovereignty (May 7, 2020)

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier answered a Bureau of Indian Affairs challenge to COVID-19 checkpoints on the reservation with a challenge of his own.


Donovan White: Respect Native people, Native nations, and Indian sovereignty
Donovan White: Respect Native people, Native nations, and Indian sovereignty (May 7, 2020)

Indian nations and tribes are the original American sovereigns. Our Creator blessed us with life and liberty.


President of Oglala Sioux Tribe faces legal crisis amid coronavirus pandemic
President of Oglala Sioux Tribe faces legal crisis amid coronavirus pandemic (May 6, 2020)

President Julian Bear Runner is being accused of driving while intoxicated and verbal assault as he continues to lead COVID-19 response efforts for the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: 'Katy Bar the Door!'
Native Sun News Today Editorial: 'Katy Bar the Door!' (May 4, 2020)

It took a major pandemic for the total incompetence of Donald Trump to surface.


President of Oglala Sioux Tribe admits arrest during coronavirus crisis
President of Oglala Sioux Tribe admits arrest during coronavirus crisis (May 4, 2020)

President Julian Bear Runner admitted to being arrested this weekend, though he declined to say what charges he is facing as he continues to lead COVID-19 response efforts for the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


Court blocks Keystone XL water crossings
Court blocks Keystone XL water crossings (April 27, 2020)

Tribes continue the fight against the Keystone XL Pipeline amid fears that it will exacerbate the threat posed to their communities by the coronavirus.


Donovan White: Alaska Native villages are Indian tribes. ANC Corporations are Not.
Donovan White: Alaska Native villages are Indian tribes. ANC Corporations are Not. (April 20, 2020)

The Seven Council Fires—Oceti Sakowin—of our Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota nations always stand up for our lands and treaties.


Alaska Native corporations outpace tribes in race for $8 billion in coronavirus relief
Alaska Native corporations outpace tribes in race for $8 billion in coronavirus relief (April 17, 2020)

Alaska Native corporations were among the first in line for an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund, preliminary data obtained by Indianz.Com shows, confirming fears of tribes in the lower 48 about for-profit entities receiving a share of money promised to their governments.


Alaska Native corporations in line for billions in coronavirus relief promised to tribes
Alaska Native corporations in line for billions in coronavirus relief promised to tribes (April 14, 2020)

With a major assist from the Trump administration, Alaska Native corporations are poised to claim a large share of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund despite not being tribal governments.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Publishing during a time of a pandemic
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Publishing during a time of a pandemic (April 14, 2020)

We apologize to our readers for not publishing for 2 weeks, but we have several employees with diabetes and other illnesses that make them very vulnerable to the coronavirus.


'The radio station means so much': Beloved institution survives fire on Pine Ridge Reservation
'The radio station means so much': Beloved institution survives fire on Pine Ridge Reservation (April 10, 2020)

Ruth Cedar Face was getting ready to make dinner when one of her children came into the house and said there was a fire. It was at the KILI radio station.


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.