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'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.


'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty
'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty (November 7, 2019)

Fawn Sharp grew up steeped in the tribal activist culture of the Pacific Northwest.


Upstanding Officer Jekyll and criminal Mr. Hyde
Upstanding Officer Jekyll and criminal Mr. Hyde (November 6, 2019)

Law enforcement should never choose protecting one of their own, over protecting children from that officer’s excessive policing.


'Were you there?'
'Were you there?' (November 6, 2019)

The Native community is outraged after police officer struck a Native middle school girl while trying to break up a fight.


Indian student count finally being updated for the modern era
Indian student count finally being updated for the modern era (November 4, 2019)

Funding for the popular Johnson O'Malley Program might actually increase thanks to a new count of Indian students.


Chuck Hoskin: Working to protect Cherokee Nation families
Chuck Hoskin: Working to protect Cherokee Nation families (November 4, 2019)

As Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, I know that when we work together as a family and community, we are stronger.


Reaction strong after racist taunts aimed at Salt River Native American high school athletes
Reaction strong after racist taunts aimed at Salt River Native American high school athletes (November 1, 2019)

Racial taunts directed at a girls volleyball team from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community reflect the larger societal issue of Native American oppression.


Native American Day Parade a huge success
Native American Day Parade a huge success (November 1, 2019)

The annual Native American Day Parade in Rapid City was filled with culture, traditions, color, and important social messages, including honoring murdered and missing indigenous women.


Sovereign Community School finds new home in Oklahoma City
Sovereign Community School finds new home in Oklahoma City (October 30, 2019)

Emphasizing wellness and culturally based curriculum in the classrooms is what the newly established Sovereign Community School prioritizes.


'This is our time': National Congress of American Indians elects new leadership
'This is our time': National Congress of American Indians elects new leadership (October 28, 2019)

Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history here by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization's founding in 1944.


YES! Magazine: Activists return to Alcatraz as key anniversary approaches
YES! Magazine: Activists return to Alcatraz as key anniversary approaches (October 28, 2019)

A new generation of Native activists took a canoe journey around Alcatraz to mark Indigenous Peoples Day and pay homage to occupation of the island 50 years ago.


IHS history makes doctors like Weber inevitable
IHS history makes doctors like Weber inevitable (October 28, 2019)

It took more than 25 years before the hammer of justice came down on pedophile pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber. His crimes were over a century in the making at the Indian Health Service.


VIDEO: Celebrating fitness and healthy lifestyles #NCAIAnnual19
VIDEO: Celebrating fitness and healthy lifestyles #NCAIAnnual19 (October 24, 2019)

Tribal leaders and youth showed their commitment to wellness as the National Congress of American Indians continued its 76th annual convention.