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'He would be proud': Frank LaMere's legacy lives on at sober living home
'He would be proud': Frank LaMere's legacy lives on at sober living home (August 6, 2020)

The late Winnebago activist Frank LaMere continues to help people find hope and healing.


Tim Giago: Common sense instead of politics needed to stop coronavirus
Tim Giago: Common sense instead of politics needed to stop coronavirus (August 3, 2020)

How has COVID-19 changed our lives in Indian Country?


Cronkite News: Congress urged to reauthorize diabetes program for Native Americans
Cronkite News: Congress urged to reauthorize diabetes program for Native Americans (July 20, 2020)

'The Special Diabetes Program for Indians is critical in our fight against diabetes and viruses such as COVID-19,' Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said.


Native Sun News Today: Bruce Long Fox to join South Dakota Hall of Fame
Native Sun News Today: Bruce Long Fox to join South Dakota Hall of Fame (July 1, 2020)

Bruce Long Fox, a citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, will be joining the South Dakota Hall of Fame.


'Left out and left behind': Trump administration faces questions about COVID-19 in Indian Country
'Left out and left behind': Trump administration faces questions about COVID-19 in Indian Country (July 1, 2020)

The Trump administration's COVID-19 response efforts in Indian Country are back in the spotlight again on Capitol Hill.


Indian Health Service cites strides in era of COVID-19 as challenges linger
Indian Health Service cites strides in era of COVID-19 as challenges linger (June 22, 2020)

The Indian Health Service has brought a troubled hospital back from the brink as the Trump administration challenges a ruling in a treaty rights case.


Native Sun News Today: Moldy PPE reportedly used at Oyate Health Center
Native Sun News Today: Moldy PPE reportedly used at Oyate Health Center (June 19, 2020)

An employee who raised concerns about moldy personal protective equipment was fired by the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board.


COVID-19 exposes inadequate funding levels at Indian Health Service
COVID-19 exposes inadequate funding levels at Indian Health Service (June 11, 2020)

With coronavirus cases continuing to rise at disproportionate rates, advocates are calling on Congress to live up to its trust and treaty obligations by providing adequate health care for tribal and urban communities.


Congress returns to Indian Country's agenda in age of COVID-19
Congress returns to Indian Country's agenda in age of COVID-19 (June 9, 2020)

Congress is slowly but surely getting back to work after COVID-19 derailed Indian Country's legislative agenda ahead of one of the most critical elections in America's history.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Walking in the shoes of George Floyd
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Walking in the shoes of George Floyd (June 8, 2020)

The atrocious murder of George Floyd finally made many Americans say, 'Enough is enough.'


Native Sun News Today: A peaceful protest in Rapid City
Native Sun News Today: A peaceful protest in Rapid City (June 5, 2020)

'George was the biggest gentle giant ever,' Selwyn Jones said of his nephew, George Floyd, who was killed by police officers.


Native women confront missing and murdered task force over Trump's role in crisis
Native women confront missing and murdered task force over Trump's role in crisis (June 3, 2020)

The Trump administration's efforts to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in Indian Country are being undermined by the president himself, Native women asserted as outrage over police violence continues to sweep the nation.


Tim Giago: Families of murdered men still waiting for closure
Tim Giago: Families of murdered men still waiting for closure (June 1, 2020)

It started in May of 1998 when bodies began to show up in Rapid City Creek. Of the eight bodies discovered six were Native Americans, and all were homeless men.


'They're killing us': Urban Indian community caught at center of police brutality firestorm
'They're killing us': Urban Indian community caught at center of police brutality firestorm (May 29, 2020)

The killing of George Floyd by police officers has set off a firestorm in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, home to a large urban Indian community.


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: 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.


Anunkasan Was'te: South Dakota citizens ‘flattened the curve’ in spite of Kristi Noem
Anunkasan Was'te: South Dakota citizens ‘flattened the curve’ in spite of Kristi Noem (May 18, 2020)

This virus has hit closer to home than I ever imagined. Two of my daughters just tested positive for COVID-19.


Trump administration's coronavirus efforts in Indian Country plagued by lack of accurate data
Trump administration's coronavirus efforts in Indian Country plagued by lack of accurate data (May 14, 2020)

The Trump administration's coronavirus testing efforts in Indian Country are being dealt a serious setback with warnings about the accuracy of the machine provided to tribal communities across the nation.


Coronavirus takes higher toll on Native Americans in hard hit region
Coronavirus takes higher toll on Native Americans in hard hit region (April 15, 2020)

The coronavirus is taking a disproportionate toll on the first Americans, whose health care is promised by the federal government yet often falls far short of the need.


Rapid coronavirus tests finally coming to Indian Country as cases continue to rise
Rapid coronavirus tests finally coming to Indian Country as cases continue to rise (April 7, 2020)

Rapid testing for the coronavirus will finally be arriving in Indian Country, days after the Trump administration first said the Indian Health Service was going to be given priority.


Coronavirus relief coming to Indian Country with passage of bipartisan legislation
Coronavirus relief coming to Indian Country with passage of bipartisan legislation (March 26, 2020)

With number of positive COVID-19 cases rising in tribal communities, Indian Country will finally see billions of dollars from a coronavirus package almost over the finish line on Capitol Hill.


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.


Urban Indian couple helps community amid coronavirus crisis
Urban Indian couple helps community amid coronavirus crisis (March 23, 2020)

With many people staying inside to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a Lakota man went from house to house, delivering much-needed supplies to people in need.


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.


Bill to improve health care for urban Indian veterans advaces on Capitol Hill
Bill to improve health care for urban Indian veterans advaces on Capitol Hill (March 11, 2020)

A bipartisan bill to improve health care for urban Indian veterans is taking another step forward on Capitol Hill.


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.


City in North Dakota shuts down sweat lodge used by urban Indian community
City in North Dakota shuts down sweat lodge used by urban Indian community (March 9, 2020)

The largest city in North Dakota has shut down a community-run sweat lodge due to concerns about health and safety.


Clean energy produced on Navajo land could help power Los Angeles
Clean energy produced on Navajo land could help power Los Angeles (March 5, 2020)

'Right now, throughout the world, we’re not taking care of our lands,' Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said.


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.


Ready or not? Warnings for tribes as COVID-19 epidemic spreads
Ready or not? Warnings for tribes as COVID-19 epidemic spreads (March 3, 2020)

'Tribes are not prepared for the coronavirus,' one health expert told Indian Country Today.


'This really signifies the need in the community': Native firm expands counseling services
'This really signifies the need in the community': Native firm expands counseling services (February 20, 2020)

A Native woman-owned counseling firm with offices in three tribal communities is expanding its reach.


Native veterans legislation gaining steam on Capitol Hill
Native veterans legislation gaining steam on Capitol Hill (February 4, 2020)

American Indians and Alaska Natives enlist in the U.S. military at the highest rates, per capita, of any racial or ethnic group.


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.


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 American veterans still struggling to get the health care they were promised
Native American veterans still struggling to get the health care they were promised (January 17, 2020)

Access to health care has been a challenge for Native American veterans for decades, and they suffer some of the worst health outcomes


'When they do turn for help, nobody believes them': Native women hold vigil in honor of Ashlea Aldrich
'When they do turn for help, nobody believes them': Native women hold vigil in honor of Ashlea Aldrich (January 14, 2020)

As authorities investigate the death of Ashlea Aldrich, Native women gathered to discuss the violence that plagues their communities.


'Bloody Indian': School district sued over teacher's racial comment
'Bloody Indian': School district sued over teacher's racial comment (January 13, 2020)

A young citizen of the Navajo Nation is suing a public school district and a teacher who allegedly called her a 'bloody Indian' in front of the entire class.


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.


Native American leaders determined to avoid repeat of last census undercount
Native American leaders determined to avoid repeat of last census undercount (December 24, 2019)

Time, distance and technology limitations are among the reasons Native Americans may be the most difficult demographic to count in the upcoming census.


Mary Annette Pember: A warrior for the Ojibwe language
Mary Annette Pember: A warrior for the Ojibwe language (December 19, 2019)

There is a grassroots movement of Indigenous communities taking back their power and authority as sovereign nations.


Return to ‘the Rock’: Alcatraz occupier retraces steps on 50th anniversary
Return to ‘the Rock’: Alcatraz occupier retraces steps on 50th anniversary (December 12, 2019)

On November 20, 1969, activists from tribes across North America took back Alcatraz Island for Indigenous people. They called it Indianland.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts business meeting and confirmation hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts business meeting and confirmation hearing (December 11, 2019)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is advancing legislation and taking testimony from one of President Donald Trump's nominees.


Trump creates panel on issue of missing, murdered indigenous women
Trump creates panel on issue of missing, murdered indigenous women (December 2, 2019)

President Trump authorized creation of an eight-member panel to coordinate the federal response to the problem of murdered and missing indigenous women.


A Thanksgiving Day memory – Those ‘derned’ Pilgrims
A Thanksgiving Day memory – Those ‘derned’ Pilgrims (December 2, 2019)

Years ago, I moved from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, the only home my children knew,, to the nation's capital.


'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.


Native veterans head to Capitol Hill after event at White House
Native veterans head to Capitol Hill after event at White House (November 20, 2019)

American Indians and Alaska Natives serve in the U.S. military at the highest rates of any racial or ethnic group but their needs often go ignored or are overshadowed by other developments.


Senate committee takes up #MMIW bills amid doubts about protections for Native women
Senate committee takes up #MMIW bills amid doubts about protections for Native women (November 19, 2019)

With expanded protections for Native women and children still in doubt on Capitol Hill, key lawmakers are advancing legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in tribal communities.


Economic Development sometimes a pitfall
Economic Development sometimes a pitfall (November 19, 2019)

It’s all about money….and land? .... And power. We are capitalists, after all.


'We are still here': How to honor Indigenous communities throughout the year
'We are still here': How to honor Indigenous communities throughout the year (November 11, 2019)

We’re rolling through November, recognized as Native American Heritage Month, when many of us celebrate the nation’s rich and diverse Indigenous history.


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.


Grant allows Native American nonprofit to expand medical services in Phoenix
Grant allows Native American nonprofit to expand medical services in Phoenix (October 30, 2019)

More medical services will be available to Native Americans in Phoenix, Arizona, thanks to a $200,000 federal grant awarded to Native American Connections.


YES! Magazine: Activists return to Alcatraz as key anniversary approaches
YES! Magazine: Activists return to Alcatraz as key anniversary approaches (October 28, 2019)

A new generation of Native activists took a canoe journey around Alcatraz to mark Indigenous Peoples Day and pay homage to occupation of the island 50 years ago.


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.


'We’re going to bring them home': Rally for the missing and the murdered
'We’re going to bring them home': Rally for the missing and the murdered (October 15, 2019)

Bearing signs that read 'Violence is Not My Tradition' and 'Indigenous Day, Not Columbus Day,' a crowd drew attention to the missing, murdered and abused in their communities.