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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe nears completion of long-awaited movie theater Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe nears completion of long-awaited movie theater (06/23)
Construction is wrapping up on the 7th Generation Cinema in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, and it's slated to open in the next few weeks.
Anti-Indian figure appears in segment on tribal court jurisdiction Anti-Indian figure appears in segment on tribal court jurisdiction (06/21)
Indian Country isn't the only one paying attention to a tribal jurisdiction case that's pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne musician Gary Small shares talents with youth Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne musician Gary Small shares talents with youth (06/08)
The Coyote Brothers, led by guitar wizard Gary Small, performed at the Lame Deer High School on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation.
Lakota Country Times: Tribes fail to stop auction of warrior shirt Lakota Country Times: Tribes fail to stop auction of warrior shirt (06/08)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe failed to prevent the sale of an ancient Lakota war shirt that was put up for auction in Paris, France.
Native Sun News: Rolling Rez Arts van makes a stop in Rapid City Native Sun News: Rolling Rez Arts van makes a stop in Rapid City (06/07)
The extraordinary Rolling Rez Arts Van, embellished with a strikingly brilliant buffalo herd pictograph, graced the corner of Seventh and Main streets in downtown Rapid City, South Dakota.
Native Sun News: Sioux Indian Museum affected by city proposal Native Sun News: Sioux Indian Museum affected by city proposal (06/07)
Were the Journey to be moved to the outskirts of town, to a decentralized site, it would lose its duality of place as a conveniently accessible events center and community and cultural centerpiece.
Native Sun News: Major changes eyed at museum with tribal items Native Sun News: Major changes eyed at museum with tribal items (06/06)
Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender wants to convert The Journey Museum & Learning Center into a housing and community support services facility.
Navajo Nation wins another decision in trademark fashion dispute Navajo Nation wins another decision in trademark fashion dispute (06/03)
The tribe has won the right to seek millions of dollars in damages from three fashion retailers that sold "Navajo' items without authorization.
Auction of tribal property goes ahead in France amid opposition Auction of tribal property goes ahead in France amid opposition (06/01)
A sacred shield was pulled from the sale after Acoma Pueblo disclosed that it had been stolen from the reservation in the 1970s.
Review: Mass murders of California Indians in 'American Genocide' Review: Mass murders of California Indians in 'American Genocide' (06/01)
Thousands of California Indians were killed in massacres or murdered following the arrival of European settlers but was it genocide?
Kewa Pueblo builds new community around historic trading post Kewa Pueblo builds new community around historic trading post (05/26)
A housing development and a walking / biking path are sprouting up at the Santo Domingo Indian Trading Post in New Mexico.
Auction house in France won't stop sale of sacred tribal property Auction house in France won't stop sale of sacred tribal property (05/26)
The EVE auction house in Paris continues to insist that all of the items were acquired legally and is even urging tribes to buy their own property.
Cronkite News: Tribes seek return of property up for sale in France Cronkite News: Tribes seek return of property up for sale in France (05/25)
Tribal and federal officials called the planned sale of Indian remains and sacred objects at a French auction 'disrespectful and fundamentally wrong' and called for the return of the items.
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth showcase film projects Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth showcase film projects (05/25)
The Red Cloud Heritage Center ended its 'Our Community Story' project with screenings of students’ interviews with elders, artists and professionals from the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Tribes meet to discuss sale of ancestors and property in France Tribes meet to discuss sale of ancestors and property in France (05/24)
The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., is hosting an emergency meeting to discuss the May 30 auction.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk actor Jay Silverheels was more than famous 'Tonto' role Doug George-Kanentiio: Mohawk actor Jay Silverheels was more than famous 'Tonto' role (05/23)
He was Jay Silverheels the most famous Native person of the 1940's and 50's as the result of playing Tonto to the Lone Ranger.
Review: Louise Erdrich weaves complex Indian story in 'LaRose' Review: Louise Erdrich weaves complex Indian story in 'LaRose' (05/16)
Louise Erdrich's latest novel asks a deceptively simple question: Can a person 'do the worst thing possible and still be loved'?
Gabe Galanda: Companies still abusing Indian Arts and Crafts Act Gabe Galanda: Companies still abusing Indian Arts and Crafts Act (05/12)
Indian artists should be allowed to assume their rightful place at the center of the digital Indian arts and crafts market—not relegated to its margins.
Lakota Country Times: New group rekindles ancient tribal alliance Lakota Country Times: New group rekindles ancient tribal alliance (05/11)
The Lakota, Nakota, Dakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho people have stood by each other for centuries.
Library of Congress shines spotlight on Native writers in D.C. events Library of Congress shines spotlight on Native writers in D.C. events (05/09)
Eric Gansworth, Linda LeGarde Grover, Stephen Graham Jones, Deborah Miranda and Louise Erdrich are being featured.
Cedric Sunray: Bill threatens legitimate Indian artists with prison Cedric Sunray: Bill threatens legitimate Indian artists with prison (05/09)
Does Indian identity rest solely on a legal spectrum or should its primary identification rest in social, cultural, racial, and linguistic forms?
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth hone skills with film project Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge youth hone skills with film project (05/09)
They may be at the early end of their careers, but someday we may be seeing a former Pine Ridge Reservation student on public TV or even hosting 'The Tonight Show.'
John Wayne's negative views about tribes resurface in California debate John Wayne's negative views about tribes resurface in California debate (04/29)
The actor refused to accept that tribes have been treated unfairly in a 1971 interview that was quoted during debate on a bill that would have designated John Wayne Day in California.
Huge crowds flock to New Mexico for annual Gathering of Nations Huge crowds flock to New Mexico for annual Gathering of Nations (04/28)
The 33rd annual event is billed as the largest powwow and Native cultural exhibition in North America.
Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge artist gains national recognition Lakota Country Times: Pine Ridge artist gains national recognition (04/27)
One Lakota artist is beginning to reap the benefits of over twenty years of work having landed the cover of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Magazine.
Charles Wohlforth: Native artist embarks on Shapeshifters project Charles Wohlforth: Native artist embarks on Shapeshifters project (04/25)
Jenny Irene Miller’s photography project will tell the world about LGBT Alaska Natives — shapeshifters, she says — including herself.
Gyasi Ross: Indian Country shares its love for the late great Prince Gyasi Ross: Indian Country shares its love for the late great Prince (04/25)
Travel well, Prince Rogers Nelson. You’ve changed a lot of lives (and caused a lot of babies to be born.)
Ledger art enjoys renewed focus among museums and collectors Ledger art enjoys renewed focus among museums and collectors (04/22)
Collectors, academics and museums are trying to ensure Indian ledger art from the 1800s can be appreciated in its original format.
Review: Mohawk lacrosse team featured in 'Keepers of the Game' Review: Mohawk lacrosse team featured in 'Keepers of the Game' (04/22)
Film critic Andy Webster of The New York Times offers a favorable review of Keepers of the Game, a documentary that follows an all-Mohawk girls lacrosse team in New York.
Tim Giago: A tribute to Lakota language hero Doris Leader Charge Tim Giago: A tribute to Lakota language hero Doris Leader Charge (04/19)
Doris Leader Charge was raised in a Lakota speaking family and did not learn to speak English until she was sent to the boarding school.
Bill John Baker: Oklahoma tribes back bill to protect Indian artists from frauds Bill John Baker: Oklahoma tribes back bill to protect Indian artists from frauds (04/18)
It’s critical for us as Indian people to ensure Indian art is truly created by enrolled citizens of federally recognized tribes.
Barbara King: 'Bone Rooms' exposes racism in study of Native ancestors Barbara King: 'Bone Rooms' exposes racism in study of Native ancestors (04/18)
Anthropologist Barbara J. King reviews Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums, a new book that exposes racism in the study of Native ancestors and other remains.
Native Sun News: Work continues on First Nations Sculpture Garden Native Sun News: Work continues on First Nations Sculpture Garden (04/18)
The First Nations Sculpture Garden has been supported by the Rapid City City Council and Mayor’s Office; who have been willing to provide land and support services once the sculpture garden is complete.
Comedian Ralphie May tries to turn Indian joke controversy around Comedian Ralphie May tries to turn Indian joke controversy around (04/13)
The popular comedian offered to use his celebrity to help Indian Country even as he faced continued criticism for an old routine that many found offensive.
Comedian Ralphie May forced to postpone or cancel more shows Comedian Ralphie May forced to postpone or cancel more shows (04/12)
Outcry over an old routine that employed stereotypes of Indian people has put the comic on the defensive in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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