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Mark Trahant: President Trump brings more chaos to health coverage for tribal citizens (October 13, 2017)

President Trump's policy change impacts American Indians and Alaska Natives who get their health insurance through Affordable Care Act exchanges.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Sports teams continue to denigrate Indian people (October 13, 2017)

We are human beings and not mascots for America’s fun and games.

Harold Frazier: Another incident of racism targets Native youth in South Dakota (October 12, 2017)

Today we all stand witness to racism leaking through the veil of privilege that once again stares at my people.

James Giago Davies: A best friend sticks with us even at the very end of life (October 12, 2017)

Whether cigarette, or whiskey jar, or Harley, or fishing pole, a friend proves they are our friend by staying right beside us to the bitter end.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Our teachers shouldn't be doing the jobs of the parents (October 11, 2017)

It is of utmost importance to stop burdening our educators with our parental duties and responsibilities.

The Conversation: Indigenous people invented the so-called 'American Dream' (October 10, 2017)

On Indigenous Peoples Day, it’s worth underscoring something that many archaeologists know: many of the values that inspire the American Dream originate with native North Americans.

Mark Trahant: Native lawmaker Peggy Flanagan joins ticket for top office in Minnesota (October 9, 2017)

This country has never elected a Native American woman to lead a state, or even as a lieutenant governor.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Sixties Scoop survivors weren't consulted on settlement (October 9, 2017)

We were never involved in these negotiations. We never agreed to concede to the enormous financial surrender.

The Conversation: How Christopher Columbus was resurrected in the United States (October 9, 2017)

Christopher Columbus the man died more than 500 years ago. Christopher Columbus the legend is still being dismantled.

Albert Bender: Tennessee's capital city takes big step on Indigenous Peoples' Day (October 9, 2017)

On October 5, Nashville, the capital city of Tennessee, took the momentous step of recognizing the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Dennis Daugaard: South Dakota has cause to celebrate on Native American Day (October 9, 2017)

Relations between the tribes and the State of South Dakota have improved over the last 27 years.

Tim Giago: South Dakota governor remains ignorant of state's Indian history (October 9, 2017)

I continue to be appalled at the apparent ignorance of South Dakota's Gov. Dennis Daugaard when it comes to the thousands of Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota living within the borders of the state he governs.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: To stand or to kneel for the National Anthem (October 6, 2017)

We should ask ourselves why it is necessary to play or sing the National Anthem at any sporting event.

John Thune: Celebrating the Native Americans who have shaped our identity (October 5, 2017)

On the second Monday in October, South Dakotans uniquely celebrate Native American Day to recognize and honor the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota people who have shaped our state’s identity.

Tim Giago: When are Republicans willing to talk about gun violence in America? (October 5, 2017)

The mass killing of Native Americans came to an end because of the outcry of all Americans and because of an outraged Congress.

James Giago Davies: Sometimes it pays off to be mediocre instead of perfect (October 5, 2017)

You can be an unkempt alcoholic with a stinky cigar, and become a war hero and a mediocre president.

Ivan Star Comes Out: Indians denied right to vote despite sacrifices for America (October 4, 2017)

Despite granting Native people the right to vote, the White supremacy mentality remains steadfast among most federal and state decision makers.

Mark Trahant: Congress finds ways to complicate health care for Indian children (October 4, 2017)

American Indian and Alaska Native children rely on Medicaid and CHIP at higher levels than the general population yet Congress is finding ways to complicate the issue.

Mark Charles: Moving towards truth and reconciliation of our shameful history (October 3, 2017)

Until we understand and acknowledge the racist and sexist history that our flag stood for, we will not be able to transform it into a reality that all Americans can stand for.

Mark Trahant: Indian Country goes ignored as Republicans focus on tax reform (October 3, 2017)

The larger issue of tax reform and its impact on Indian Country is still a complicated question.

Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's health secretary gone after reaching out to Indian Country (October 2, 2017)

Are we back to square one when it comes to the Indian Health Service and the Trump administration?

Tim Giago: Fairness policy in media paved the way for more Indian Country voices (October 2, 2017)

When radio first started to make an impact on its listeners around 1929 there was a great fear that it would be used in a lot of ways to circumvent free speech.

James Giago Davies: We need to come together as a sovereign tribal nation (September 29, 2017)

The Oceti Sakowin will one day come together, and stand unified as a sovereign nation, eager to take their place in a modern world based upon the traditions of their ancestors, not a pity party of self-destruction addicted to the hero-worship of the long lost.

President Trump upset with Secretary of Health and Human Services over private flights (September 28, 2017)

President Donald Trump is upset with the official who oversees the Indian Health Service due to his frequent use of private planes.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Will Republicans stand up for Indian Country? (September 28, 2017)

Will South Dakota's Republicans walk all over the rights and properties of Native Americans or will they stand up against this incursion?

Ivan Star Comes Out: We must stop the federal 'Kill the Indian' education system (September 27, 2017)

Tatanka Iyutaka (Sitting Bull) once said that if one searches carefully for something that is lost, one will find it.

The Conversation: Learning to include indigenous knowledge in the classroom (September 26, 2017)

Across Canada, there are increasing efforts on the part of many universities, colleges and schools to 'Indigenize' our curriculum and to 'decolonize' how we teach.

Tim Giago: Media in Indian Country still finds strength in the face of bad news (September 25, 2017)

I sent the Oneida Nation an email asking them to let me have the 'Indian Country Today' name back.

Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress (September 25, 2017)

There are now seven #NativeVote18 candidates for U.S. Congress -- three Republicans and four Democrats.

Mark Trahant: States complain to Senate about the burdens of Indian health care (September 22, 2017)

Wouldn’t it be cool if once, just once, there was a debate in Congress that could only be decided by a vote that benefits Native people?

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation shares more than $444K with public schools (September 21, 2017)

The Cherokee Nation is proud to provide additional financial assistance to public schools in northeast Oklahoma, especially during this era of declining budgets across the state.

Chris Feliciano Arnold: Indigenous people again at risk with mining rush in Brazil (September 19, 2017)

Commercial mining threatens decades of progress on environmental protection and indigenous rights in the Amazon, author Chris Feliciano Arnold writes in The New York Times.

Mark Trahant: Another Republican health care bill fails to help Indian Country (September 19, 2017)

Let’s be clear about the latest Republican plan: It would drain resources away from the Indian health system.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Defending freedom of the press in Indian Country (September 18, 2017)

Native Sun News Today is an independent newspaper and beholden to none.

Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada (September 18, 2017)

A climate tax, a Senate seat, and the revival of a Canadian political party are three fights ahead for the #NativeVote in 2018.