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Navajo Nation mourns loss of Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday
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Navajo Nation mourns loss of Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday (June 12, 2018)

The Navajo Nation is mourning the loss of Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday, who passed away at the age of 94.

Mark Charles: I see Trump's definition of greatness and I don't want any part of it
Opinion | Politics

Mark Charles: I see Trump's definition of greatness and I don't want any part of it (May 29, 2018)

I would much rather work towards a future where We the People finally means All the People.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Just where did the insult 'Uncle Tomahawk' come from?
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Ivan Star Comes Out: Just where did the insult 'Uncle Tomahawk' come from? (May 10, 2018)

In the midst of poverty, alcohol/drug trafficking and government corruption at Pine Ridge, I heard the moniker 'Uncle Tomahawk.'

Sacred pipe sold at auction being returned to tribes thanks to anonymous buyer
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Sacred pipe sold at auction being returned to tribes thanks to anonymous buyer (May 9, 2018)

The Prairie Island Indian Community is offering thanks to an anonymous person who purchased a sacred pipe at an auction.

Video: Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne shares his story for veterans project
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Video: Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne shares his story for veterans project (April 24, 2018)

The Navajo Nation lost one of its heroes with the passing of Roy Hawthorne, Sr., one of the famed Code Talkers.

Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker Roy Hawthorne at age of 92
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Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker Roy Hawthorne at age of 92 (April 23, 2018)

'I always stress to people that we aren’t heroes,' said the late Roy Hawthorne, Sr. 'We were chosen to serve in the Marine Corps and bring liberty to the enemy.'

George Amiotte: Reflecting on my third tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969
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George Amiotte: Reflecting on my third tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969 (April 17, 2018)

It was 1969 and I was returning to Vietnam for my third tour of duty (TDY) with the 3rd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force.

Albert Bender: Paying tribute to great Cherokee leader Dragging Canoe
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Albert Bender: Paying tribute to great Cherokee leader Dragging Canoe (April 13, 2018)

Dragging Canoe led the Indigenous forces and almost wiped out the first white settlement in Middle Tennessee.

Family of Navajo war hero finally presented with Congressional medal
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Family of Navajo war hero finally presented with Congressional medal (April 3, 2018)

It took a lot longer than expected but Adolph Nagurski, a Code Talker from the Navajo Nation, has finally been recognized for his military service.

Dictator who oversaw massacres of Maya people in Guatemala dies
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Dictator who oversaw massacres of Maya people in Guatemala dies (April 2, 2018)

Efrain Rios Montt, a former dictator of Guatemala whose tenure saw the widespread deaths of Maya people, has died.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Let us remember the victims of the My Lai massacre
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Doug George-Kanentiio: Let us remember the victims of the My Lai massacre (March 16, 2018)

In 1968, that most turbulent of years, the United States and the world seemed to be in a state of turmoil characterized by wars, assassinations, civil strife and riots.

Albert Bender: Thought-provoking 'Hostiles' deserves to be seen
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Albert Bender: Thought-provoking 'Hostiles' deserves to be seen (March 12, 2018)

The latest Indigenous big-screen movie Hostiles has more redemptive qualities than not.

Suzan Shown Harjo: 'Hostiles' film depicts Native people as humans
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Suzan Shown Harjo: 'Hostiles' film depicts Native people as humans (January 29, 2018)

People need to see Hostiles because it is a demarcation point in the evolution of the western.

Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences to family of Code Talker Teddy Draper
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Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences to family of Code Talker Teddy Draper (December 15, 2017)

Another Navajo Code Talker, the World War II heroes who used their language to develop and transmit unbreakable codes, has fallen.

Native Sun News Today: Military service inspires Lakota veteran to bring change
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Native Sun News Today: Military service inspires Lakota veteran to bring change (November 15, 2017)

It was October 1973 when Alex White Plume’s cousin visited on a home-town recruiting tour with 'little bitty Private wings' on his uniform, garnering oohs and ahhs from everyone in the room.

Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe finally welcomes war hero home
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Native Sun News Today: Rosebud Sioux Tribe finally welcomes war hero home (November 13, 2017)

Army Sgt. Philip James Iyotte was just 21 years old when he was captured by Chinese forces during the Korean War in 1951.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: A special salute to the Native Americans who proudly served
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Native Sun News Today Editorial: A special salute to the Native Americans who proudly served (November 9, 2017)

The list of Lakota, Dakota and Nakota veterans, men and women, who served honorably and then came home to work for their people goes on and on.

Kiowa citizen Pascal Cleatus Poolaw considered most decorated Indian soldier
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Kiowa citizen Pascal Cleatus Poolaw considered most decorated Indian soldier (November 7, 2017)

November 7, 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Pascal Cleatus Poolaw Sr., a citizen of the Kiowa Tribe who was killed in action during the Vietnam War.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Only dictators demand for their citizens to 'respect the flag'
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Ivan Star Comes Out: Only dictators demand for their citizens to 'respect the flag' (October 20, 2017)

I believe respect is earned and when I am forced to respect something, I will resist.

County in Oregon holds public hearing on name of 'Dead Indian Memorial Road'
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County in Oregon holds public hearing on name of 'Dead Indian Memorial Road' (October 11, 2017)

A county in Oregon has been getting constant complaints about a highway named 'Dead Indian Memorial Road" so it might do something about it.

Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker David Patterson Sr. at age of 94
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Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker David Patterson Sr. at age of 94 (October 10, 2017)

David Earl Patterson Sr., a citizen of the Navajo Nation who served as a Code Talker during World War II, died on Sunday. He was 94.

Cherokee Nation sends eight veterans to Washington on 4th annual Warrior Flight
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Cherokee Nation sends eight veterans to Washington on 4th annual Warrior Flight (September 26, 2017)

The Cherokee Nation has sent eight veterans who fought in three wars to Washington, D.C., on its fourth annual Cherokee Warrior Flight.

Controversy lingers over 'Scaffold' sculpture depicting hangings of Dakota men
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.