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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.


Cronkite News: Native American groups address mental and behavioral health as COVID-19 wears on
Cronkite News: Native American groups address mental and behavioral health as COVID-19 wears on (June 22, 2020)

With COVID-19 taking an especially heavy toll on Native Americans, tribal leaders and mental health experts have stepped up efforts to address the emotional suffering brought on by ongoing lockdowns and so much loss.


Teen students lead Nashville’s largest ever protest against racist police violence
Teen students lead Nashville’s largest ever protest against racist police violence (June 18, 2020)

A huge group—led by students—congregated in Nashville to protest the horrific murder of George Floyd and racist police violence.


Native Sun News Today: Fire during Minneapolis riots guts Native youth nonprofit
Native Sun News Today: Fire during Minneapolis riots guts Native youth nonprofit (June 17, 2020)

'We hope for change,' says MIGIZI student Ambersky Stevens. 'It shouldn’t have taken a man to die in order for people to understand.'


Chuck Hoskin: Working together for American Indian students
Chuck Hoskin: Working together for American Indian students (June 8, 2020)

Nearly one in five students in Oklahoma Public Schools are Native American.


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.


'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.


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.


Tribe aims to improve dental health by bringing smiles to the dental visit
Tribe aims to improve dental health by bringing smiles to the dental visit (May 25, 2020)

As she looked at the Disney characters decorating the walls of the San Carlos Apache Healthcare Dental Clinic and at the smiling, laughing children watching dental health demonstrations, Suzanne Haney thought back to what a trip to the dentist used to be.


Pageant winner steps up to help her tribe and winds up shipping masks across North America
Pageant winner steps up to help her tribe and winds up shipping masks across North America (May 6, 2020)

As Miss Shoshone-Bannock, Stormie Perdash has represented her people all across the United States. Now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, she’s representing them in a different way.


Chuck Hoskin: Even during social distancing, Cherokee culture connects us
Chuck Hoskin: Even during social distancing, Cherokee culture connects us (May 4, 2020)

One of the greatest sources of strength Cherokee people have right now is our culture and heritage.


NABI cancellation means much more to Native American community than just loss of basketball
NABI cancellation means much more to Native American community than just loss of basketball (April 21, 2020)

The cancellation of the Native American Basketball Invitational means more to that community than simply taking a summer off from playing ball.


'We're building faith': Social Distance Powwow brings Indian Country together despite coronavirus
'We're building faith': Social Distance Powwow brings Indian Country together despite coronavirus (March 30, 2020)

Being all of 6 years old, Zak Hoops just couldn’t understand why the college powwows he typically attends and where he performs the grass dance were being canceled.


'We've been here forever. We'll be here forever': Indian Country takes action to address coronavirus pandemic
'We've been here forever. We'll be here forever': Indian Country takes action to address coronavirus pandemic (March 23, 2020)

As coronavirus cases across America continue to surge, tribal leaders are taking dramatic steps to ensure the safety of their people and those they serve.


Native Sun News Today: Border town school cuts student’s hair
Native Sun News Today: Border town school cuts student’s hair (March 16, 2020)

A Lakota mother is angry: 'It's our traditional way to not cut our hair, unless for ceremonial purposes. STOP CUTTING THEIR HAIR!'


Chuck Hoskin: Why Cherokee Nation invests in public schools
Chuck Hoskin: Why Cherokee Nation invests in public schools (March 16, 2020)

At Cherokee Nation, we recently renewed a commitment to a great cause and a great tradition: public education in Oklahoma.


Supreme Court vacates ruling in Nogales cross-border shooting
Supreme Court vacates ruling in Nogales cross-border shooting (March 10, 2020)

Border patrol agents who shot and killed two Mexican teens in two separate incidents cannot be sued in the U.S. court system.


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.


Running Strong for American Indian Youth announces 'Dreamstarters'
Running Strong for American Indian Youth announces 'Dreamstarters' (March 3, 2020)

Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills announced the sixth class of American Indian youth to receive $10,000 Dreamstarter grants for projects that help them bring their dreams to life.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Why Canada's reconciliation plans have failed
Doug George-Kanentiio: Why Canada's reconciliation plans have failed (March 3, 2020)

Go to the hell you tried to create for us on this earth.


Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Youth Summit builds leadership
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Youth Summit builds leadership (March 2, 2020)

At Cherokee Nation, we focus on empowering the next generation of leaders at every level.


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.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota Tech: First of a kind
Native Sun News Today: Lakota Tech: First of a kind (February 25, 2020)

A new high school is opening on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the fall of 2020.


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.


Native Sun News Today: Making Montana Proud poster project
Native Sun News Today: Making Montana Proud poster project (February 21, 2020)

An Indian Education for All project in Montana features successful and inspirational Native role models.


'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.


YES! Magazine: Makaśa Looking Horse at center of activist movement
YES! Magazine: Makaśa Looking Horse at center of activist movement (February 19, 2020)

Young Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color at the center of environmental justice movements are often overlooked.


Chuck Hoskin: Tribal-state collaboration makes us stronger
Chuck Hoskin: Tribal-state collaboration makes us stronger (February 13, 2020)

I look forward to another productive year of tribal-state collaboration to improve the place we all call home.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota Food Summit to debut
Native Sun News Today: Lakota Food Summit to debut (February 7, 2020)

An impressive lineup of presenters is slated for the first annual Lakota Food Summit.


Witness list for House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples legislative hearing
Witness list for House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples legislative hearing (February 5, 2020)

Tribal and Native leaders, along with federal officials, are providing testimony on bills to address tribal homelands, a Native youth treatment center and tribal bison.


House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up legislation
House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples takes up legislation (February 3, 2020)

Bills to address tribal homelands, a Native youth treatment center and tribal bison are on the agenda on Capitol Hill.


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.


Honoring Selena Not Afraid
Honoring Selena Not Afraid (January 31, 2020)

In honor of missing and murdered indigenous women, a group of relay runners traveled 350 miles for the memorial service of Selena Not Afraid, a 16-year-old Crow girl who went missing and was found dead.


Native authors win accolades for sharing family stories in books
Native authors win accolades for sharing family stories in books (January 30, 2020)

Two Native authors who are sharing stories about Native family life have been recognized with prestigious book awards.


Body of missing teen from Crow Tribe found in Montana
Body of missing teen from Crow Tribe found in Montana (January 20, 2020)

The body of Selena Faye Not Afraid, a 16-year-old from the Crow Tribe, was found nearly three weeks after she went missing in Montana.


Native American culture runs deep within the USMA Corps of Cadets
Native American culture runs deep within the USMA Corps of Cadets (January 16, 2020)

Nearly 7,000 soldiers of American Indian or Alaska Native descent are serving in the U.S. Army. Some got their start at West Point Military Academy.


'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.


'A Return to Tradition': Red Lake Nation hosts annual health and wellness gathering
'A Return to Tradition': Red Lake Nation hosts annual health and wellness gathering (January 13, 2020)

The Fourteenth Annual Red Lake Community Wellness Gathering took place at Red Lake Nation College in Minnesota.


Salt River students discover ancestral roots through language, weaving
Salt River students discover ancestral roots through language, weaving (January 10, 2020)

Some schools are working to preserve Native American culture by spending classroom time on languages and cultural traditions


Lakota People's Law Project: Statement on media settlement with #MAGA teen #IPMDC19
Lakota People's Law Project: Statement on media settlement with #MAGA teen #IPMDC19 (January 9, 2020)

The United States is losing moral capital the world over right now at an alarming rate.


'We are a family': Youth on Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation ring in 2020
'We are a family': Youth on Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation ring in 2020 (January 6, 2020)

The Cheyenne River Youth Project threw its doors open to reservation youth on New Year’s Eve.


Oneida Nation visionary Rick Hill honored at Lakota National Invitational
Oneida Nation visionary Rick Hill honored at Lakota National Invitational (December 23, 2019)

As Native students bounced basketballs and veterans carrying flags lined up for grand entry, a documentary film crew took to the court to honor the late Rick Hill, a leader from the Oneida Nation.


Remembering Neil Stonechild and exposing systemic racism in policing
Remembering Neil Stonechild and exposing systemic racism in policing (December 16, 2019)

On November 29, 1990, the body of Neil Stonechild was found frozen in a field on the outskirts of town. He was just 17 years old at the time of his death.


Tim Giago: A Christmas play to remember
Tim Giago: A Christmas play to remember (December 10, 2019)

It was the first and last Christmas play I was ever in, but it is one I will never forget.


YES! Magazine: Native youth take care of their ancestral lands
YES! Magazine: Native youth take care of their ancestral lands (December 2, 2019)

The Tribal Steward Program introduces young people to land conservation and restoration in Northwest tribal communities.


'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.


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.


Arizona saw children’s obesity drop after WIC required healthier foods
Arizona saw children’s obesity drop after WIC required healthier foods (November 26, 2019)

Child obesity rates declined after the federal Women, Infants, and Children program increased access to healthier food products.


United American Indians of New England host 50th National Day of Mourning
United American Indians of New England host 50th National Day of Mourning (November 26, 2019)

This year's event focuses on the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit people.


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.


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.


CDC museum features Indian Country exhibits
CDC museum features Indian Country exhibits (November 19, 2019)

The health and wellness of American Indians and Alaska Natives – both in rural and urban settings – is a complex challenge with multiple solutions.


Court weighs whether Border Patrol can be sued in Mexican teens’ deaths
Court weighs whether Border Patrol can be sued in Mexican teens’ deaths (November 19, 2019)

U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared split on whether the family of a Mexican teen who was shot across the border and killed by a Border Patrol agent in Texas can sue the agent.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: My family is what it is today because of adoption
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: My family is what it is today because of adoption (November 19, 2019)

People sometimes say our kids are blessed to have us as parents. But Christie and I are the ones who feel so blessed that the Lord has given us the opportunity to expand our family.


Quilt hangs to shield women
Quilt hangs to shield women (November 19, 2019)

To raise awareness about the need for shielding Indian women and children from violence, advocates took part in a quilt-hanging at the South Dakota State Capitol.


Native American Child Protection Act up for first hearing
Native American Child Protection Act up for first hearing (November 13, 2019)

A bipartisan bill to address child abuse and neglect in tribal communities has the support of Indian Country organizations.


Arizonans have hand in, eyes on this week’s Supreme Court DACA hearing
Arizonans have hand in, eyes on this week’s Supreme Court DACA hearing (November 12, 2019)

The fate of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, is in the hands of the nation's highest court.


Rosebud veteran changing the lives of youth
Rosebud veteran changing the lives of youth (November 11, 2019)

Following his retirement from the U.S. Marine Corps, Dion Reynolds brought his military experience back to Rosebud to change the lives of reservation youth.