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Mark Charles: The entire nation's problem with Donald Trump Mark Charles: The entire nation's problem with Donald Trump (07/22)
The challenge with Donald Trump is that he understands all too well what made America 'great.'
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump promises a world with no treaties Mark Trahant: Donald Trump promises a world with no treaties (07/22)
An extraordinary promise to break treaties. That’s the haunting metaphor from Donald Trump’s Republican acceptance speech.
André Cramblit: Police officer shootings seem far too common André Cramblit: Police officer shootings seem far too common (07/22)
I have been pulled over and ticketed for no better reason than Driving While Indian
James Giago Davies: Police officers get away with 'kill option' James Giago Davies: Police officers get away with 'kill option' (07/22)
When cops choose the kill option, when other options were reasonably available, they are not soldiers protecting our country, they are bullies murdering citizens.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's Republican convention is one big failure Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's Republican convention is one big failure (07/21)
Three explosive words: Vote your conscience.
Brandon Ecoffey: Carrying the voices of our people to the masses Brandon Ecoffey: Carrying the voices of our people to the masses (07/21)
When I was growing up in Pine Ridge we were shown only a few pathways to success.
Delphine Red Shirt: Our children need to be kept close to home Delphine Red Shirt: Our children need to be kept close to home (07/21)
When will we force ourselves to look into their worlds unflinchingly and build the home for children that we need at Pine Ridge?
Peter d'Errico: Celebrating the dark side of White 'civilization' Peter d'Errico: Celebrating the dark side of White 'civilization' (07/21)
Whether one celebrates this 'civilization' or not depends on whether one profits from the destruction inherent in the system.
Editorial: Delaware Tribe working on plans for property in Kansas Editorial: Delaware Tribe working on plans for property in Kansas (07/20)
It’s good to hear that the Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma is ready to involve the public in its planning for a 90-acre site near Lawrence.
Richard Moe: Protect sacred and ancestral sites at Bears Ears Richard Moe: Protect sacred and ancestral sites at Bears Ears (07/20)
Bears Ears represents the most important and intact array of unprotected cultural resources on federal land.
Steven Newcomb: Focusing on the independence of our nations Steven Newcomb: Focusing on the independence of our nations (07/20)
Our right to live free from the domination of the ideas of the white man has never ended.
Vi Waln: Lateral oppression is far too real for most tribal citizens Vi Waln: Lateral oppression is far too real for most tribal citizens (07/20)
The people in charge of a tribal program or a tribally chartered entity are often the ones who have mastered the behaviors characteristic of lateral oppression.
Bill John Baker: An endorsement for Hillary Clinton for president Bill John Baker: An endorsement for Hillary Clinton for president (07/20)
As President, Hillary Clinton will continue an active dialogue with tribal governments.
Native Sun News Editorial: Improving our relationship with police Native Sun News Editorial: Improving our relationship with police (07/20)
It is no secret that the Rapid City Police Department has had a long standing adversarial role with the Native American community.
Clara Caufield: Indian people too often vote with our stomachs Clara Caufield: Indian people too often vote with our stomachs (07/20)
We should be very interested in other elections because simply, those folks control the money, especially for essential human service programs on reservations
Jim Kent: Selling the souls of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre victims Jim Kent: Selling the souls of the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre victims (07/19)
I’ve never been to a 'battlefield' or a massacre site, but it doesn’t take much of an imagination to understand what it must have been like.
James Giago Davies: A father and son go out in their finest hour James Giago Davies: A father and son go out in their finest hour (07/19)
There is a certain type of person who cannot receive the same pleasurable stimuli we do by thinking about it.
Steve Russell: Guns in the hands of good guys or bad guys are still guns Steve Russell: Guns in the hands of good guys or bad guys are still guns (07/19)
To say that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun ignores that most gun deaths are not about good guys and bad guys.
Jay Daniels: New law takes us backward in serving Indian Country Jay Daniels: New law takes us backward in serving Indian Country (07/18)
It is going to be a terrible thing for Indian Country if the Office of Special Trustee is dissolved.
Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's Republicans carry the banner for more coal Mark Trahant: Donald Trump's Republicans carry the banner for more coal (07/18)
Republican platforms often include statements on federal Indian policy and much of the party’s focus right now is on energy.
Patty Limerick: A memorial to the Sand Creek massacre of 1864 Patty Limerick: A memorial to the Sand Creek massacre of 1864 (07/18)
The forced relocation of the Cheyenne and Arapaho people to Wyoming, Montana and Oklahoma has made it possible for the current residents of the Front Range to forget the history of the dispossession of the tribes.
Lloyd Omdahl: Indian Country needs a strong economic system Lloyd Omdahl: Indian Country needs a strong economic system (07/18)
If we keep doing what we have been doing, nothing will change.
Delphine Red Shirt: Outside entities assert control of our names Delphine Red Shirt: Outside entities assert control of our names (07/18)
Let’s register these names now and stop the pandering by outside entities taking liberties with even our most sacred tribal names.
Mike Myers: Sovereign rights at risk in the courts of the settlers Mike Myers: Sovereign rights at risk in the courts of the settlers (07/18)
Every time we go before a settler court we are dealing with an entity quite incapable of seeing us as national entities possessing the same rights as any country in the world.
Arne Vainio: A powerful homecoming for family in our troubled times Arne Vainio: A powerful homecoming for family in our troubled times (07/18)
My wife Ivy and I traveled south in the middle of these troubled times.
Hanna Velazquez: A day of agony for a Chickasaw police officer Hanna Velazquez: A day of agony for a Chickasaw police officer (07/18)
Maybe the salty tears falling from cheeks to a phone screen as I type will penetrate these words and somehow equate to the sadness and devastation of my heart.
Terese Mailhot: Learning about beautiful and mysterious people Terese Mailhot: Learning about beautiful and mysterious people (07/18)
I had only seen white people on TV and in movies, so I was familiar with their ways.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Alcohol and drug abuse hinder our people Ivan Star Comes Out: Alcohol and drug abuse hinder our people (07/15)
Why do Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) descendants consume alcohol and drugs to excess? Is it because everybody else does it?
Terri Miles: A refresher course in driving while Indian in Oklahoma Terri Miles: A refresher course in driving while Indian in Oklahoma (07/15)
I was driving home from a night of pow wow on a backcountry road late at night.
Gyasi Ross: Moving toward an indigenous model for peacemaking Gyasi Ross: Moving toward an indigenous model for peacemaking (07/15)
It may be time to look to the original people of this continent for some answers.
Qristina Cummings: A 'Big Fat' and very offensive wedding show Qristina Cummings: A 'Big Fat' and very offensive wedding show (07/14)
I wasn’t surprised that 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' crossed this particular line and featured 'Native-inspired' headdresses and clothing.
Vi Waln: Don't get drawn into the drama in your tribal community Vi Waln: Don't get drawn into the drama in your tribal community (07/13)
Being healthy doesn’t stop at our physical body. We also have to work at making sure our mind, emotions and spirit are healthy.
Johnny Rustywire: Old Man Kee Bedonie frets about a ceremony Johnny Rustywire: Old Man Kee Bedonie frets about a ceremony (07/12)
Old Man Bedonie got on a small tractor and started to clear out the area where the sing was going to be, leveling out the ground by dragging a metal pipe back and forth.
James Giago Davies: American imperialism survives with our help James Giago Davies: American imperialism survives with our help (07/12)
That’s a specialty of the Wasicu, to manufacture bogeymen, to justify lots of guns and aggression, because don’t think for one second America has stopped taking whatever they have the power to take.
Brandon Ecoffey: Transparency needed on Black Hills land claim Brandon Ecoffey: Transparency needed on Black Hills land claim (07/12)
As someone who grew up in Pine Ridge I've known of people my age who have talked about taking the money that has grown with interest to somewhere in the range of $1 billion.

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