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Native Sun News Today: Center for Native youth starts work on new building in Rapid City
Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Center for Native youth starts work on new building in Rapid City (November 7, 2017)
Frigid temperatures and a biting Arctic wind were not enough to keep the first shovel blade of dirt from being turned over at the groundbreaking ceremony for Rural American Initiative’s new $6.9 million Head Start and community center.

Urban Indian school in Wisconsin helps revitalize tribal traditions and languages
Education | National
Urban Indian school in Wisconsin helps revitalize tribal traditions and languages (November 1, 2017)
The Indian Community School of Milwaukee seeks to provide a mainstream education to its students — who represent 20 different tribes — while incorporating cultural education into every aspect of its curriculum.

Ho-Chunk Nation reaches out to urban citizens and community
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Ho-Chunk Nation reaches out to urban citizens and community (June 6, 2017)
The Ho-Chunk Nation is making its presence known in Chicago, Illinois.

Charles Kader: Leaders of the urban Indian movement are walking on
Health | Opinion
Charles Kader: Leaders of the urban Indian movement are walking on (May 30, 2017)
Cleveland, Ohio is just one of many cities where the leaders of the urban American Indian movement era are dwindling, writes Charles Kader on Indian Country Media Network.

Mary Annette Pember: Program helps Native victims of trafficking
Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Program helps Native victims of trafficking (May 10, 2017)
Seattle Indian Center’s new Project Beacon is a three-year program serving Native victims of commercial sex exploitation and sex trafficking.

Charles Kader: Learning some unwritten rules of reservation life
Opinion
Charles Kader: Learning some unwritten rules of reservation life (March 13, 2017)
Leaving the reservation can be handled two ways in Native communities.

Kelly Hayes: My whole heart is with the #NoDAPL water protectors
Opinion
Kelly Hayes: My whole heart is with the #NoDAPL water protectors (November 30, 2016)
We have survived the rise of a nation-state—a 'super power'—grounded in our genocide.

André Cramblit: A new adventure at urban Indian health center
Health | Opinion
André Cramblit: A new adventure at urban Indian health center (November 14, 2016)
'Find new ways you can help serve our people.'

Native Sun News Today: Urban Indians lose emergency services at Indian Health Service facility
Health | National
Native Sun News Today: Urban Indians lose emergency services at Indian Health Service facility (September 20, 2016)
For many Indians living in and around Rapid City, news that Indian Health Service would temporarily be closing their emergency room at Sioux San Hospital comes as a surprise.

Indian Health Service crisis continues with shutdown at hospital
Health | National
Indian Health Service crisis continues with shutdown at hospital (September 14, 2016)
Leaders of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe were stunned when they were told about the shutdown with prior consultation.

Johnny Rustywire: Native youth are curious about their heritage
Opinion
Johnny Rustywire: Native youth are curious about their heritage (August 29, 2016)
I’ve found in my own experience that kids raised off the reservation who know nothing about their family and life on the rez usually are curious about it because they want to know who they are and where they come from.

Harlan McKosato: Let's work to ensure Native lives really matter
Opinion
Harlan McKosato: Let's work to ensure Native lives really matter (August 18, 2016)
The national media never mentions that more Natives are killed by police, per capita, than any other racial or ethnic group.

Opinion: Court project sees success in protecting Native survivors
Law | Opinion
Opinion: Court project sees success in protecting Native survivors (August 15, 2016)
On any given day the Family Justice Center in downtown Minneapolis is filled with individuals seeking help for domestic violence.

Comanche citizen Patricia Davis Gibson named tribal liaison for Portland
Politics
Comanche citizen Patricia Davis Gibson named tribal liaison for Portland (August 10, 2016)
Patricia Davis Gibson, an attorney, has served as a tribal court judge and has worked on Native youth issues.

Brandon Ecoffey: Best basketball teams always had Native players
Opinion | Sports
Brandon Ecoffey: Best basketball teams always had Native players (August 10, 2016)
After weeks upon weeks of writing columns columns about some of the most pressing issues even the most hardened writers need to take a break from that kind of content.

Civil Rights Commission sets briefing on border town discrimination
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Civil Rights Commission sets briefing on border town discrimination (August 1, 2016)
The Montana Advisory Committee will hear from tribal leaders and other officials about discrimination faced by Native Americans in Montana's largest city.

Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officer
Law | National | Politics
Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officer (August 1, 2016)
Loreal Tsingine, a 27-year-old mother, was shot and killed in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation border.

Indian Health Service develops policy for tribes to buy coverage
Health | Law
Indian Health Service develops policy for tribes to buy coverage (July 18, 2016)
The agency is asking tribes and urban Indian organizations for comments about the use of federal funds to purchase health insurance.

Charles Kader: Traveling the Red Road to yet another destination
Opinion
Charles Kader: Traveling the Red Road to yet another destination (July 8, 2016)
The balance of where we have been and where we are going as Native people is a constant reminder to me to look for our common heritage, wherever it is I might be at that moment.

Native Sun News: Hockey Hall of Fame referee Oliver 'Butchy' Mousseau passes on
National | Sports
Native Sun News: Hockey Hall of Fame referee Oliver 'Butchy' Mousseau passes on (June 24, 2016)
Butch Mousseau was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2003 for being the first Native American referee in the National Hockey League.

Native voters split support as Hillary Clinton claims Democratic win
National | Politics
Native voters split support as Hillary Clinton claims Democratic win (June 8, 2016)
Native voters in South Dakota went for Bernie Sanders while their counterparts in New Mexico supported Hillary Clinton.

Indian Health Service considers changes in troubled Great Plains
Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service considers changes in troubled Great Plains (June 2, 2016)
At least one tribal leader has demanded the closure of the office in Aberdeen, South Dakota, which is far from nearly every reservation in the region.

Native Sun News: Tribal members struggle with housing options
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Native Sun News: Tribal members struggle with housing options (June 2, 2016)
For decades, thousands of Native American families moving back and forth from the reservations have used the Colonial Motel as a temporary housing option.

Mark Trahant: A Native vote victory for Tawna Sanchez in Oregon
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: A Native vote victory for Tawna Sanchez in Oregon (May 25, 2016)
To me it’s cool that Tawna Sanchez will represent Portland neighborhoods in the Oregon Legislature.

Indian Health Service facility faulted for treatment of 6-month-old
Health | National
Indian Health Service facility faulted for treatment of 6-month-old (May 24, 2016)
A six-month-old boy suffered a seizure after a provider at the Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota, failed to consider his full medical history.

Another Indian Health Service facility in Great Plains threatened
Health | National
Another Indian Health Service facility in Great Plains threatened (May 23, 2016)
The Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota, poses an 'mmediate threat to the health and safety' of tribal members, a warning letter stated.

Wenona Wolf: Native people are invisible in our own homeland
Opinion
Wenona Wolf: Native people are invisible in our own homeland (May 23, 2016)
Even in a city of well-educated residents, I have encountered so many people who know little to nothing about native people, even though Wisconsin is home to 11 federally recognized tribes.

Leon Thompson: Bernie Sanders is fighting to protect Native rights
Opinion | Politics
Leon Thompson: Bernie Sanders is fighting to protect Native rights (May 16, 2016)
I don’t think I’ve ever heard a politician even talk about Indians let alone include them in his race for President.

Mark Trahant: Another big year for Native American candidates
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Another big year for Native American candidates (April 12, 2016)
It’s tempting to see 2016 as a record year for Native American political candidates.

Mary Annette Pember: Abuse leads to trafficking of Native women
Law | National
Mary Annette Pember: Abuse leads to trafficking of Native women (March 9, 2016)
Independent journalist Mary Annette Pember wraps up her series into sex trafficking in Indian Country with a visit to the Great Plains.

Albuquerque Indian Center faces closure without additional money
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Albuquerque Indian Center faces closure without additional money (February 9, 2016)
The center provides meals, clothing and other services to a growing number of urban Indians in New Mexico's largest city but funding levels haven't kept up with the higher costs.

Lakota Country Times: Wambli Ska Wacipi celebrates fifth year in Rapid City
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Lakota Country Times: Wambli Ska Wacipi celebrates fifth year in Rapid City (January 13, 2016)
What began, in 2010, as a small urban powwow to support Native youth has now become one of the region’s largest New Year’s powwows.

Urban Indian center prepares for 36th Thanksgiving dinner
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Urban Indian center prepares for 36th Thanksgiving dinner (November 16, 2015)
United American Indian Involvement of Los Angeles, California, served nearly 400 dinners to family and youth at last year's event.

BIA takes aim at housing with new regulation and agreement
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BIA takes aim at housing with new regulation and agreement (November 10, 2015)
The agency isn't typically known for its housing initiatives but a key program helps tribal members with critical needs despite inadequate funding.

Native Sun News: Indian community center moves forward
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Native Sun News: Indian community center moves forward (November 6, 2015)
Officials announced the land selection for the new Rural America Initiatives (RAI) Head Start and Community Center will be located on eight acres just north of the Rushmore Mall.

Seattle Indian Health Board hires Esther Lucero as new executive
Health | National
Seattle Indian Health Board hires Esther Lucero as new executive (October 26, 2015)
The organization has a new chief executive officer for the first time in 25 years.

Native youth share struggles in South Dakota's biggest city
Education | National
Native youth share struggles in South Dakota's biggest city (October 15, 2015)
Youth share their encounters with racism, discrimination and stereotypes in Sioux Falls.

Ex-treasurer of Seattle Indian Services sentenced for theft
Law
Ex-treasurer of Seattle Indian Services sentenced for theft (October 14, 2015)
Cindy Pederson, 56, admitted she stole nearly $14,000 to fund a gambling habit.

Tribes and urban Indians receive $21M for domestic violence
Health | Law | National
Tribes and urban Indians receive $21M for domestic violence (October 13, 2015)
The Administration for Children and Families and the Indian Health Service awarded the funds to tribes and urban Indian organizations in more than two dozen states.

Kyle Mays: Urban Indians ignored in debate over Detroit's future
Opinion
Kyle Mays: Urban Indians ignored in debate over Detroit's future (September 21, 2015)
Let’s not be naïve or ignorant and act like Native people no longer exist or even matter in the city.

Julianne Jennings: Change comes to urban Indian powwow scene
Opinion
Julianne Jennings: Change comes to urban Indian powwow scene (September 16, 2015)
Is our culture becoming more Eurocentric? Have we lost our tradition and bought into the commercialization of pow wows?

White House heroin plan includes tribes devastated by drug
Health | Law | National
White House heroin plan includes tribes devastated by drug (August 18, 2015)
Tribes in the Midwest, particularly Minnesota, have all but declared a war on a drug that is affecting newborns.

Potawatomi Foundation awards $20K grant for school supplies
Education
Potawatomi Foundation awards $20K grant for school supplies (August 5, 2015)
Indian students in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are getting a big boost from the Forest County Potawatomi Community's non-profit.

Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas helps with war against diabetes
Health | National
Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas helps with war against diabetes (July 7, 2015)
Dr. Rodney Stapp said amputations have dropped to virtually zero after the introduction of Nike N7 shoe.

Yvette Roubideaux: Making progress at Indian Health Service
Health | Opinion
Yvette Roubideaux: Making progress at Indian Health Service (June 30, 2015)
I joined the Indian Health Service knowing that there was much work to do and there were no quick fixes available.

Cabinet members hear from urban Indian community in Maryland
Education | Health | National
Cabinet members hear from urban Indian community in Maryland (June 16, 2015)
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited Native American Lifelines in Baltimore.

Farmington Indian Center holds competition for new ambassador
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Farmington Indian Center holds competition for new ambassador (June 2, 2015)
The competition, formerly known as the Miss Indian Farmington, will be open to young Native Americans of both genders.

Ruben Rosario: Heroin brings devastation to Indian communities
Opinion
Ruben Rosario: Heroin brings devastation to Indian communities (June 1, 2015)
Of American Indian babies delivered at Bemidji Hospital -- which serves the White Earth, Leech Lake and Red Lake reservations -- 80 percent are born addicted to heroin and other drugs.

Kerry Hawk Lessard: Urban Indians come together in Baltimore
Opinion
Kerry Hawk Lessard: Urban Indians come together in Baltimore (May 29, 2015)
The fact of the matter is that Native people living in Baltimore—at least those with whom I am in community—do not identify as black and do not identify as white; we identify as Native.

Tribal traditions put to use for battle against substance abuse
Health | Law | National
Tribal traditions put to use for battle against substance abuse (May 20, 2015)
Sweat lodges are a part of the recovery program at Native American Connections in Phoenix, Arizona.

Column: Agua Caliente Band serves as a model for First Nations
Business | Canada | Opinion
Column: Agua Caliente Band serves as a model for First Nations (March 16, 2015)
Though admittedly different than the land and treaty rights involved in the Kapyong case, the Agua Caliente model is an impressive example of how negotiation and compromise can effectively function.

Native Sun News: Rapid City leader calls for tax on alcohol sales
Law | National
Native Sun News: Rapid City leader calls for tax on alcohol sales (February 27, 2015)
Dialog has begun between Rapid City Common Council members and members of the Indian community that could lead to tax relief for property owners and relief from the aftermath of substance abuse.

Frank Hopper: Alaska Native Brotherhood was about resistance
Opinion
Frank Hopper: Alaska Native Brotherhood was about resistance (February 27, 2015)
When you see it coming you can protect what’s most important and survive. You can resist.

AIANTA: Acoma Pueblo potter Mary Lowden shares life stories
Arts & Entertainment | Business | National
AIANTA: Acoma Pueblo potter Mary Lowden shares life stories (February 6, 2015)
Mary Lowden’s figures tell the stories of her life and the life of her village at Acoma Pueblo.

Review: 'Jingle Dress' follows Indian family in an urban setting
Arts & Entertainment
Review: 'Jingle Dress' follows Indian family in an urban setting (February 5, 2015)
The Red Elk family transitions from a relatively peaceful life on the White Earth reservation to a noisier, more crowded and more eventful urban existence.

Native Sun News: Deadline met for urban Indian preschool center
Education | National
Native Sun News: Deadline met for urban Indian preschool center (January 7, 2015)
A prominent Western South Dakota builder answered the call to aid Native American preschool programs, making a donation in time to meet a challenge-grant deadline.

Native Sun News: Program changes the lives of urban Indian youth
Education | National
Native Sun News: Program changes the lives of urban Indian youth (December 9, 2014)
The Ateyapi Mentoring Program has been at Rapid City Central High School since 1994 and has been encouraging healthy living for Native American students.

Native Sun News: Urban Indian organization seeks new center
Education | National
Native Sun News: Urban Indian organization seeks new center (November 26, 2014)
A new Lakota Head Start and Early Childhood community center is looming on the horizon, thanks to financial backers of Rural America Initiatives.

Mary Pember: Changing attitudes on trafficking of Native girls
Law | National
Mary Pember: Changing attitudes on trafficking of Native girls (November 6, 2014)
A new report that documents how Native girls are victimized in the sex trafficking industry in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mary Pember: Native girls victimized by traffickers in Minnesota
Law | National
Mary Pember: Native girls victimized by traffickers in Minnesota (November 4, 2014)
Seventy-five percent of juvenile sex trafficking cases involved Native American victims.

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