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Controversy lingers over 'Scaffold' sculpture depicting hangings of Dakota men
Arts & Entertainment | National
Controversy lingers over 'Scaffold' sculpture depicting hangings of Dakota men (September 14, 2017)
A museum in Minnesota continues to face questions in connection with a controversial sculpture that depicted the execution of 38 Dakota men in 1862.

Native Sun News Today: New book shares the secret stories of Sioux Code Talkers
Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: New book shares the secret stories of Sioux Code Talkers (September 12, 2017)
Andrea Page (Standing Rock Sioux) began researching her Sioux Code Talkers book more than 20 years ago.

James Giago Davies: Cultural symbols reinforce our ugly mentalities in America
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Cultural symbols reinforce our ugly mentalities in America (September 6, 2017)
What exactly is the South gonna do again, Charlie? Enslave Black people? Impose a hundred years of racist Jim Crow?

Charles Kader: America seems unable to drive Old Dixie Down long after Civil War ended
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Charles Kader: America seems unable to drive Old Dixie Down long after Civil War ended (August 30, 2017)
The more people are quiet about the world they wish to live in, the easier it is to accept that things around them will never change, Charles Kader writes on Indian Country Media Network.

President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments
National | Politics
President Trump doubles down with defense of 'beautiful' Confederate monuments (August 17, 2017)
A controversy that once derailed Indian Country's funding bill is rearing its head again thanks to President Donald Trump, whose handling of racial violence continues to dominate the nation's agenda.

Tim Giago: Broken treaties remain among America's deepest and darkest secrets
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Tim Giago: Broken treaties remain among America's deepest and darkest secrets (August 11, 2017)
While America is spending billions attacking other sovereign nations, there is still a dark secret it is hiding in its own backyard.

United Tribes Technical College set to honor veterans at upcoming powwow
Education | National
United Tribes Technical College set to honor veterans at upcoming powwow (August 2, 2017)
The 48th annual UTTC International Powwow will feature a special honoring for tribal citizens who served in the World War I era.

Alex Jacobs: How the United States might have turned out differently
Opinion
Alex Jacobs: How the United States might have turned out differently (July 5, 2017)
What if the Americans sought partnership in tribal territories rather than cling to European ideas of superiority and Christian domination, Alex Jacobs asks on Indian Country Media Network.

Ruth Hopkins: There would be no America without the first Americans
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Ruth Hopkins: There would be no America without the first Americans (July 5, 2017)
European immigrants would not have survived long enough to form the 13 colonies but for the assistance of Natives, Ruth Hopkins writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Hualapai Tribe learns more about citizen who was killed on duty in Vietnam
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Hualapai Tribe learns more about citizen who was killed on duty in Vietnam (June 27, 2017)
Michael Bruce Jones was only 20 years old when he was killed in action in Vietnam in 1968.

Jacqueline Keeler: Connecting the Dakota Access Pipeline to history
Arts & Entertainment | Environment | National
Jacqueline Keeler: Connecting the Dakota Access Pipeline to history (June 15, 2017)
Using an early photographic process, Shane Balkowitsch hopes to connect what happened to the Dakota people 155 years ago with a $3.7 billion crude oil pipeline today.

Cronkite News: Confederate monument in Apache land under fire
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Cronkite News: Confederate monument in Apache land under fire (June 7, 2017)
Civil rights and faith leaders are pushing for the removal of six Confederate memorials in Arizona, calling them symbols of terrorism and bigotry.

Tiffany Midge: Caucasian community mad about 'Uprisings' exhibit
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Caucasian community mad about 'Uprisings' exhibit (June 2, 2017)
The Billy Jack Walking Tall Gallery in Minneapolis came under fire last week for its recent exhibit Indian Uprisings by Minneapolis artist Vanessa Kills Twice.

Oneida Nation donated $10M to Museum of the American Revolution
Education | National
Oneida Nation donated $10M to Museum of the American Revolution (April 17, 2017)
The tribe was the first nation to join America as an ally during the Revolutionary War.

Mark Charles: Celebrating war reveals disregard for our humanity
Opinion
Mark Charles: Celebrating war reveals disregard for our humanity (April 17, 2017)
When we go beyond confronting terrorism to blatantly celebrating the deaths of terrorists, and praising the beauty of our weapons that destroyed them, we are blurring the lines of humanity.

Steve Russell: Trump changes his tune and throws Tomahawks at Syria
Opinion | Politics | World
Steve Russell: Trump changes his tune and throws Tomahawks at Syria (April 7, 2017)
Two days after President Assad’s government allegedly poisoned a rebel town with a sarin gas attack, President Trump throws 59 Tomahawk missiles at Syria.

Victor Swallow: When the Air Force bomber crashed at Pine Ridge
Opinion
Victor Swallow: When the Air Force bomber crashed at Pine Ridge (March 28, 2017)
My family lived about three miles from the west side border of the bombing area and eight to ten miles where they were bombing.

Brian Lightfoot Brown: One last victory for the Narragansett Tribe
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Brian Lightfoot Brown: One last victory for the Narragansett Tribe (March 27, 2017)
It had been three months since the Narragansett Tribe had been ambushed and decimated at the Great Swamp in modern day Rhode Island.

Ivan Star Comes Out: America loses its self-respect and humanity
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: America loses its self-respect and humanity (March 23, 2017)
I actually believed life had a bright future for me, even with my highly observable indigenous traits.

Peter d'Errico: Book is yet another in series of genocide deniers
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Book is yet another in series of genocide deniers (February 23, 2017)
Peter Cozzens’ book on Indian wars loaded with slight of mouth.

Stephanie Woodard: The never-ending Indian wars continue across the nation
Environment | National | Politics
Stephanie Woodard: The never-ending Indian wars continue across the nation (January 25, 2017)
The drama and injustice on display at Standing Rock have taught a new generation of observers what Native Americans already know.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Unresolved trauma affects Lakota way of life
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Unresolved trauma affects Lakota way of life (January 23, 2017)
As a life-long resident on the Pine Ridge, I am continually hearing livid remarks regarding the less-than-quality life here.

Clara Caufield: Commemorating the Northern Cheyenne outbreak from Fort Robinson
Opinion
Clara Caufield: Commemorating the Northern Cheyenne outbreak from Fort Robinson (January 13, 2017)
Although we observe the major American holidays, Native Americans, including the Northern Cheyenne also mark many other significant days of commemoration throughout the year.

Peter d'Errico: United States refuses to acknowledge its genocide
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: United States refuses to acknowledge its genocide (January 11, 2017)
'The U.S. government has done more to acknowledge its role in other countries’ genocides than to acknowledge Native American genocide.'

Steve Russell: Quest for gold led to destruction of Indian treaties
Opinion
Steve Russell: Quest for gold led to destruction of Indian treaties (December 23, 2016)
The United States of America, showing its exceptionalism, forwent the death penalty for Indians possessing gold.

Medal of Honor presented for soldier who fought in Indian wars
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Medal of Honor presented for soldier who fought in Indian wars (December 20, 2016)
Robert Smith never knew about the award for his service during the Battle of Slim Buttes in September 1876.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Maybe we can learn from our tragic history
Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Maybe we can learn from our tragic history (December 9, 2016)
The Sioux Nation is in a war for its very survival and no one knows more than our war veterans what it means to make a decision to fight or make peace with enemies.

Steven Newcomb: An unjust war against #NoDAPL water protectors
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: An unjust war against #NoDAPL water protectors (December 8, 2016)
'It is outrageous to see the photos of people injured by North Dakota’s brutal police actions at Standing Rock.'

Ivan Star Comes Out: The lust for oil and the #NoDAPL movement
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: The lust for oil and the #NoDAPL movement (December 7, 2016)
History does have a tendency to repeat itself, especially if people are oblivious to the past.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Veterans at Standing Rock for the good fight
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Veterans at Standing Rock for the good fight (December 1, 2016)
Upon hearing the news of a 'deployment' of military veterans to Standing Rock for December 4-7, 2016, my mind jumped back to 1968.

Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination
Opinion
Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination (November 21, 2016)
There is a saying amongst the Lakota that when the Pilgrims first landed at Plymouth Rock they fell on their knees and prayed and then they fell on the Indians and preyed.

Native Sun News Today: Hannoi Hannah taunted Native veterans during Vietnam War
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Native Sun News Today: Hannoi Hannah taunted Native veterans during Vietnam War (November 14, 2016)
Hearing the name Hanoi Hanna prompted an irate response from Lloyd Goings, an Oglala Lakota, who served in Vietnam during the Vietnam Era.

Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker George Paul James
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Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker George Paul James (November 10, 2016)
George Paul James was only 17 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Review: Book denies genocide was behind the 'Epic' Indian wars
Arts & Entertainment
Review: Book denies genocide was behind the 'Epic' Indian wars (November 8, 2016)
'For every Indian triumph like Little Big Horn, there was a drubbing like Wounded Knee, for every surprise Indian victory there were huge retaliations by the Army.'

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Violence against water protectors follows a familiar pattern
Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Violence against water protectors follows a familiar pattern (November 8, 2016)
History is replete with evidence that Native peoples are simply trying to live on their ancestral homelands.

Jury acquits defendants for armed standoff on tribal territory in Oregon
Law | National
Jury acquits defendants for armed standoff on tribal territory in Oregon (October 28, 2016)
'This is off-the-charts unbelievable,' a defense attorney said in response to the shocking verdicts.

Jury restarts deliberations in armed standoff on tribal territory
Environment | Law | National
Jury restarts deliberations in armed standoff on tribal territory (October 27, 2016)
A juror who once worked for the federal government was removed after questions were raised about his impartiality.

Jury deliberates verdicts in armed standoff on tribal territory in Oregon
Environment | National
Jury deliberates verdicts in armed standoff on tribal territory in Oregon (October 26, 2016)
Anti-government protesters with guns and ammunition took over a federal refuge that was once a reservation for the Burns Paiute Tribe.

Jim Kent: A tale of two warriors comes alive in sacred Black Hills
Opinion
Jim Kent: A tale of two warriors comes alive in sacred Black Hills (September 29, 2016)
Basil Brave Heart – the warrior who had never killed a slave, the warrior who had never massacred women and children, the warrior who had never started a war – accepted a mission to take on the federal government.

Tim Giago: Pine Ridge soldier served in America's 'Forgotten War'
Opinion
Tim Giago: Pine Ridge soldier served in America's 'Forgotten War' (September 19, 2016)
This column is dedicated to those Korean veterans who fought and survived the 'Forgotten War.'

All-White jury hears opening statements in armed standoff trial
Law | National
All-White jury hears opening statements in armed standoff trial (September 14, 2016)
An attorney for one of the ringleaders claimed the federal government didn't own a refuge that was stolen from the Burns Paiute Tribe.

Trial opens into standoff on land stolen from Burns Paiute Tribe
Environment | Law | National
Trial opens into standoff on land stolen from Burns Paiute Tribe (September 13, 2016)
The armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon generated international and criminal charges.

Mike Myers: Historic ties between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Sioux Nation
Opinion
Mike Myers: Historic ties between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Sioux Nation (September 7, 2016)
It was something that had become part of our genetic or blood memory.

Sacred peak in South Dakota renamed for Lakota holy man Black Elk
Environment | National | Politics
Sacred peak in South Dakota renamed for Lakota holy man Black Elk (August 12, 2016)
The old name for Black Elk Peak came from a general who committed a massacre of the Lakota people and held women and children hostage.

Ruth Hopkins: Genocide is personal to each and every Native person
Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: Genocide is personal to each and every Native person (August 9, 2016)
Pardon me if I choose not to get into bed with the establishment that committed genocide against my people.

Marc Simmons: The Indian wars continued in New Mexico in 1881
Opinion
Marc Simmons: The Indian wars continued in New Mexico in 1881 (August 8, 2016)
By 1881 the Indian wars had ended almost everywhere in the American West.

James Giago Davies: Politicians are still trying to scare Americans to death
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Politicians are still trying to scare Americans to death (August 8, 2016)
Our entire society is developing a personality disorder no enema can fix.

John McCain denounces Donald Trump but won't withdraw support
National | Politics
John McCain denounces Donald Trump but won't withdraw support (August 1, 2016)
Controversy has erupted over the Republican presidential nominees comments about an Iraqi war hero and his family.

Tim Giago: Questioning the motto of GOP candidate Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Questioning the motto of GOP candidate Donald Trump (July 26, 2016)
When Trump proclaims he is going to 'Make America Great Again' he needs to consider the America that was not so great to Indians, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics and all of the other Americans that were different.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Donald Trump and his campaign of hatred
Opinion | Politics
Doug George-Kanentiio: Donald Trump and his campaign of hatred (July 25, 2016)
The Republican convention in which Donald Trump was nominated as the party's candidate for president was remarkable for its anger, its animosity and outright hatred directed towards Hillary Clinton

Mark Charles: The entire nation's problem with Donald Trump
Opinion
Mark Charles: The entire nation's problem with Donald Trump (July 22, 2016)
The challenge with Donald Trump is that he understands all too well what made America 'great.'

Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacks
Business | Law | National | World
Laguna Pueblo loses case linked to military contract kickbacks (July 21, 2016)
The New Mexico tribe's construction company at one point administered over $350 million in contracts for work in the Middle East.

Soldiers from Passamaquoddy Tribe finally recognized for service in World War I
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Soldiers from Passamaquoddy Tribe finally recognized for service in World War I (July 19, 2016)
The families of tribal members who were wounded or died during the war were presented with medals and eagle feathers.

James Giago Davies: American imperialism survives with our help
Opinion
James Giago Davies: American imperialism survives with our help (July 12, 2016)
That’s a specialty of the Wasicu, to manufacture bogeymen, to justify lots of guns and aggression, because don’t think for one second America has stopped taking whatever they have the power to take.

Mark Anthony Rolo: Founding Fathers saw Native people as 'savages'
Opinion
Mark Anthony Rolo: Founding Fathers saw Native people as 'savages' (July 11, 2016)
This disparaging, dehumanizing language towards American Indians was put in the Declaration deliberately and for a reason that still resounds.

Steve Russell: Songs about our Indian wars manage to stay timely
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Steve Russell: Songs about our Indian wars manage to stay timely (July 11, 2016)
Topical songs about Indians might fade away because fashions changed, but not because the Indian wars are over.

Steve Russell: Music always plays a role in our political campaigns
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Steve Russell: Music always plays a role in our political campaigns (July 8, 2016)
The U.S. has been running political tunes up the flagpole every election since George Washington’s run for a second term.

Dave Archambault: A day for all of Indian Country to remember
Opinion
Dave Archambault: A day for all of Indian Country to remember (June 30, 2016)
For Indian people, the anniversary of the Battle of Greasy Grass should be a grand celebratory time to remember who and why we are.

Native Sun News: Lakota and Cheyenne people join forces again
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Native Sun News: Lakota and Cheyenne people join forces again (June 30, 2016)
On June 25, the Lakota and Northern Cheyenne once again celebrated their victory over General George Armstrong Custer and the 7th Calvary.

Delphine Red Shirt: American history ignores tribal perspective
Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: American history ignores tribal perspective (June 29, 2016)
If we wait for the academic community to tell our side of the story, we will never hear it because they still believe that Lakota testimony lacks credibility.

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