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Common Dreams: #DropOutHickenlooper say Indigenous activists
Common Dreams: #DropOutHickenlooper say Indigenous activists (June 29, 2020)

'This sort of red face racism has no place in our politics,' says journalist Julian Brave Noisecat.


Native Sun News Today: Native women star in film
Native Sun News Today: Native women star in film (June 29, 2020)

'The climate crisis is not paused while we battle Covid-19; we must support and learn from those at the front line of the struggle for climate justice,' Esperanza Project founder Tracy Barnett says ahead of an online premiere of a new film.


Indian Lawmakers: We refuse to stand idle
Indian Lawmakers: We refuse to stand idle (June 29, 2020)

As Native Americans, we understand discrimination and racism. We live with it.


Clara Caufield: Buffalo Calf Road Woman – Cheyenne Warrior Girl
Clara Caufield: Buffalo Calf Road Woman – Cheyenne Warrior Girl (June 26, 2020)

They are few and far between, but Maheo’o often sends people of special ability, talent and heart when the people most need them.


Indian Country Today: 'We tripled ... Native American women running' for North Dakota Legislature
Indian Country Today: 'We tripled ... Native American women running' for North Dakota Legislature (June 8, 2020)

At least three Native candidates are running for the North Dakota Legislature in the first statewide election since tribes reached a landmark voting rights agreement.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Are women sacred? Is the Earth sacred?
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Are women sacred? Is the Earth sacred? (June 2, 2020)

If Indian women are so sacred, as it is alleged in many contemporary narratives, why isn’t her sacredness inviolable?


'Am I cutting out again?': Missing and murdered task force off to shaky start amid COVID-19 challenges
'Am I cutting out again?': Missing and murdered task force off to shaky start amid COVID-19 challenges (May 28, 2020)

The Trump administration's missing and murdered task force got off to a rocky start in the age of COVID-19, leaving a number of Native women silenced amid technical and logistical challenges.


MMIW: Red symbolizes a call for attention
MMIW: Red symbolizes a call for attention (May 28, 2020)

Today, the role of red is being used to call attention to the invisible — missing and murdered.


'Bring Kozee home': Vigil held for Native woman murdered on Winnebago Reservation
'Bring Kozee home': Vigil held for Native woman murdered on Winnebago Reservation (May 26, 2020)

Tribal authorities have arrested a man in connection with the death of Kozee Decorah, a 22-year-old woman from the Ho-Chunk Nation.


Native Sun News Today: Militants challenge Northern Cheyenne IRA Government
Native Sun News Today: Militants challenge Northern Cheyenne IRA Government (May 21, 2020)

Though the Northern Cheyenne Tribe has made it through a coronavirus quarantine with no cases, actions taken during the pandemic have led to political controversy.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The silent crisis in our communities
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The silent crisis in our communities (May 19, 2020)

We are experiencing an epidemic of violence in our tribal communities.


Supreme Court takes up sovereignty case amid coronavirus crisis in Indian Country
Supreme Court takes up sovereignty case amid coronavirus crisis in Indian Country (May 11, 2020)

Despite recent improvements in government-to-government relations, Indian nations are still finding themselves at odds with states and even their own trustee amid the worst public health crisis to hit their communities in decades.


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.


Uniting online for missing Native women, girls
Uniting online for missing Native women, girls (May 5, 2020)

May 5 is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.


Judge sides with tribal governments in first round of $8 billion coronavirus dispute
Judge sides with tribal governments in first round of $8 billion coronavirus dispute (April 28, 2020)

Tribal leaders and their advocates are celebrating after securing an initial victory against the Trump administration over its handling of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to their governments.


Social Distance Powwow founders apologize for 'Smoke Signals' broadcast with unexpected guest
Social Distance Powwow founders apologize for 'Smoke Signals' broadcast with unexpected guest (April 27, 2020)

A once celebrated Native author who was the subject of sexual harassment allegations reappeared on the very popular Social Distance Powwow group, frustrating leaders in the #MeToo and missing and murdered Indigenous women movements.


Indian Country set for historic showdown in fight for $8 billion in COVID-19 relief
Indian Country set for historic showdown in fight for $8 billion in COVID-19 relief (April 23, 2020)

With the coronavirus continuing to exact a heavy toll on the first Americans, a historic showdown is taking place in federal court as Indian Country fights over the future of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund promised to tribal governments.


StrongHearts Native Helpline: Sexual violence in Indian Country
StrongHearts Native Helpline: Sexual violence in Indian Country (April 17, 2020)

Around the world, Indigenous peoples have been and still are being victimized by predominant civilizations.


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.


Trump administration changes course with withdrawal of pro-tribal homelands policy
Trump administration changes course with withdrawal of pro-tribal homelands policy (March 10, 2020)

Indian Country is once again falling victim to the Trump administration's disastrous tribal homelands agenda with the withdrawal of a pro-tribal legal opinion.


One active Native judge is less than one-quarter of 1 percent of the federal bench
One active Native judge is less than one-quarter of 1 percent of the federal bench (March 9, 2020)

There are 870 Article III judges in the United States. Only two are Native American.


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.


Gabe Galanda: Facebook's violence against Indigenous women problem
Gabe Galanda: Facebook's violence against Indigenous women problem (March 6, 2020)

Our laws and legal processes, as they relate to Facebook and its Big Tech brethren, are inadequate and unethical.


Ericca Hovie: When dating turns violent
Ericca Hovie: When dating turns violent (March 6, 2020)

It was sophomore year of high school when I first noticed him and I knew he was different.


Native Sun News Today: Thunder Hawk blasts man-camps
Native Sun News Today: Thunder Hawk blasts man-camps (March 3, 2020)

The subjects of the 'Warrior Women' film are speaking out against the dangers of the Keystone XL Pipeline.


'He was punished for sexual harassment': Allegations at National Congress of American Indians resurface in court
'He was punished for sexual harassment': Allegations at National Congress of American Indians resurface in court (February 27, 2020)

The National Congress of American Indians drove another nail into the coffin of its senior-most attorney following his ouster from the organization.


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.


Opinion: Progress for Democrats and Indian Country
Opinion: Progress for Democrats and Indian Country (February 25, 2020)

Legendary Native activist Frank LaMere had a journal with three words on the cover: 'Make things happen.'


How a Native American coming-of-age ritual is making a comeback
How a Native American coming-of-age ritual is making a comeback (February 24, 2020)

The Ojibwe people are revitalizing the 'berry fast,' a coming-of-age ritual for girls.


'We’ve got to pay attention': Omaha Tribe declares emergency amid health and safety crisis
'We’ve got to pay attention': Omaha Tribe declares emergency amid health and safety crisis (February 24, 2020)

The Omaha Tribe of declared a state of emergency following weeks of tragedy in the community.


Tricia Zunker says it's back to work after Wisconsin primary victory
Tricia Zunker says it's back to work after Wisconsin primary victory (February 20, 2020)

Tricia Zunker has less than 90 days to convince voters that she is the right person to represent them in the U.S. Congress.


Ho-Chunk Nation citizen Tricia Zunker wins Congressional primary in Wisconsin
Ho-Chunk Nation citizen Tricia Zunker wins Congressional primary in Wisconsin (February 19, 2020)

Tricia Zunker is on her way to repeating history by becoming the third Native woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.


History again? Voters could send another Native woman to Congress
History again? Voters could send another Native woman to Congress (February 18, 2020)

'This is another overdue representation': Tricia Zunker is hoping to repeat history as another Native woman winning election to the U.S. Congress.


Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: MMIW bill mysteriously pulled from agenda
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: MMIW bill mysteriously pulled from agenda (February 13, 2020)

A bill named for Ida Beard, a Native woman who went missing in 2015, would help solve missing and murdered cases.


Native Sun News Today: Liz May announces run for Congress
Native Sun News Today: Liz May announces run for Congress (February 13, 2020)

Liz Marty May, who represents part of the Pine Ridge Reservation in the South Dakota Legislature, is seeking higher office.


'We want tribal consultation': Trump administration pushed to improve missing and murdered task force
'We want tribal consultation': Trump administration pushed to improve missing and murdered task force (February 12, 2020)

The Trump administration is looking to incorporate more voices into its new missing and murdered task force following complaints from Indian Country.


Trump administration faulted for efforts to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered in Indian Country
Trump administration faulted for efforts to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered in Indian Country (February 10, 2020)

The Trump administration plans to spend more money on the crisis of missing and murdered Native Americans amid complaints that it isn't doing enough to address what is widely considered an epidemic.


State of Indian Nations kicks off busy week for tribal leaders
State of Indian Nations kicks off busy week for tribal leaders (February 10, 2020)

Fawn Sharp is delivering her first major address as the new leader of the National Congress of American Indians.


Meskwaki women lead the way for tribal community's Iowa caucus
Meskwaki women lead the way for tribal community's Iowa caucus (February 5, 2020)

The group of Meskwaki women who ran the caucus on their settlement in Iowa are passionate about politics.


Tribal Achiever Series: Shawnee Real Bird takes to the skies
Tribal Achiever Series: Shawnee Real Bird takes to the skies (February 3, 2020)

Shawnee Real Bird, age 21, will soon become the first female Native American from a tribe in Montana to obtain a commercial pilot’s license.


American Indian College Fund secures grant to boost Native women in STEM
American Indian College Fund secures grant to boost Native women in STEM (January 31, 2020)

The American Indian College Fund will continue to help grow the number of Native women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.


Are SD Republicans trapped in history’s time warp?
Are SD Republicans trapped in history’s time warp? (January 31, 2020)

The Republican regime in South Dakota has an intolerable regime for those who have a stake in the control of people and animals for profit.


Arizonans join thousands – and, in a first, a president – at March for Life
Arizonans join thousands – and, in a first, a president – at March for Life (January 27, 2020)

The thousands who turned out for the 47th March for Life had the same goal – reversing the Supreme Court ruling that recognized a woman’s right to an abortion.


Arizonans join smaller, calmer, but still impassioned Women’s March
Arizonans join smaller, calmer, but still impassioned Women’s March (January 20, 2020)

Thousands flocked to the nation's capital, marched around the White House under a gray sky and a mix of rain and snow, demanding everything from reproductive rights to President Donald Trump’s ouster from office.


Arizona inched up among states on rates of women murdered by men
Arizona inched up among states on rates of women murdered by men (January 15, 2020)

Native American women are more likely to be murdered by men than white women, according to a report from the Violence Policy Center.


'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.


‘Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists’ at Nashville’s Frist Art Museum
‘Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists’ at Nashville’s Frist Art Museum (January 10, 2020)

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists is the first museum exhibition exclusively devoted to Native American women artists from the United States and Canada.


Death of woman on Omaha Reservation under investigation
Death of woman on Omaha Reservation under investigation (January 8, 2020)

Ashlea Aldrich, a young mother, was killed in what her mother said was a crime of domestic violence.


'We can help ourselves:' Native women come together to confront high rates of maternal mortality
'We can help ourselves:' Native women come together to confront high rates of maternal mortality (December 17, 2019)

Too many Native women are dying due to complications from pregnancy and childbirth – deaths that should be preventable with the right intervention and care.


Entrepreneur program empowers Native women to forge a brighter future
Entrepreneur program empowers Native women to forge a brighter future (December 11, 2019)

Diplomas in hand, 16 Navajo women became the latest graduating class of Project DreamCatcher, a free business training program that aims to create economic opportunities for female Native entrepreneurs.


Supporting state and federal efforts to address MMIW
Supporting state and federal efforts to address MMIW (December 11, 2019)

For too many Native women, violence is an ever-present threat.


Oglala Sioux Tribal Council votes to impeach Vice President Darla Black
Oglala Sioux Tribal Council votes to impeach Vice President Darla Black (December 5, 2019)

Accused of creating a hostile work environment, Darla Black was removed as vice president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


Ute Tribe disputes harassment claims of women employees
Ute Tribe disputes harassment claims of women employees (December 4, 2019)

Two women were placed on leave from their positions at the Ute Tribe after they complained about their supervisor, who remains on the job.


'The worst we have ever seen': Statue depicting Sacagawea being removed
'The worst we have ever seen': Statue depicting Sacagawea being removed (December 2, 2019)

A statue shows Sacagawea, the Native woman who helped the Lewis and Clark expedition, at the feet of the White men assigned to lead it.


'Nobody deserves this kind of treatment': Native women speak out against Oglala Sioux leader
'Nobody deserves this kind of treatment': Native women speak out against Oglala Sioux leader (November 27, 2019)

The vice president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe was impeached following complaints about her treatment of women who worked for her.


President Trump promises action on missing and murdered in Indian Country
President Trump promises action on missing and murdered in Indian Country (November 26, 2019)

He didn't offend anyone. He didn't brag about himself. He didn't lash out at his opponents. He was just the president, among a group of tribal leaders.


Ute Tribe won't comment on allegations of sexual harassment against supervisor
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Ute Tribe won't comment on allegations of sexual harassment against supervisor (November 25, 2019)

Two employees of the Ute Tribe were suspended after they complained about being sexually harassed by their supervisor.


Sicangu man wants to revive Tokala Society
Sicangu man wants to revive Tokala Society (November 21, 2019)

A Rosebud Sioux citizen wants to revive an old tradition of governance which is made up of a council of leaders, which would maintain the language, history and culture of the tribe.


OST VP faces impeachment hearing
OST VP faces impeachment hearing (November 20, 2019)

The Vice President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is facing an impeachment hearing after she was accused of creating a hostile work environment.


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.