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EPA hears resounding ‘no’ on proposed water permits for Black Hills uranium mining
EPA hears resounding ‘no’ on proposed water permits for Black Hills uranium mining (October 23, 2019)

One hundred percent of the comments at a public hearing on water permits for the Dewey Burdock Project were against uranium mining on treaty territory.


Are we a vanquished 'tribe' or an independent 'Nation?'
Are we a vanquished 'tribe' or an independent 'Nation?' (October 10, 2019)

As Lakota people, we must realize the fact that our ancient world view is as valid as any other.


Uranium mine water permits spur call for help
Uranium mine water permits spur call for help (September 17, 2019)

A uranium mining project is located in 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory, an area reserved for the Great Sioux Nation.


There’s more to the Black Hills Settlement than meets the eye
There’s more to the Black Hills Settlement than meets the eye (September 16, 2019)

We need to face some dark truths about ourselves. One, we wanted the money, not the land.


EPA Ignores tribal consultation
EPA Ignores tribal consultation (September 5, 2019)

After tribal citizens roundly rejected draft permits to provide Black Hills water to a foreign uranium mine project, the Environmental Protection Agency revised the wording for a new comment period.


Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mining in sacred Black Hills
Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mining in sacred Black Hills (August 29, 2019)

'The tribe is fighting back,' an attorney for the Oglala Sioux said of plans for a large scale uranium mine in South Dakota.


YES! Magazine: Sovereign Sisters are building sovereign societies
YES! Magazine: Sovereign Sisters are building sovereign societies (August 26, 2019)

Food security, traditional agriculture, and local self-reliance are key to regenerative societies of the future.


Native Sun News Today: Summit focuses on sacredness of water
Native Sun News Today: Summit focuses on sacredness of water (August 22, 2019)

Tribal advocates are seeking a World Indigenous Peoples Decade of Water as they fight the Keystone XL Pipeline.


RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
RECAP: Afternoon session of Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 19, 2019)

From Amy Klobuchar's 'I care' moment to Steve Bullock's defense of the Indian Child Welfare Act, here's a recap of what you might have missed.


Native Sun News Today: Black Hills land claim attorney passes on
Native Sun News Today: Black Hills land claim attorney passes on (August 7, 2019)

The late attorney Arthur Lazarus, Jr., handled the Sioux Nation's landmark claim to the Black Hills.


'He was a force': Attorney in Sioux Nation land claim passes on at age of 92
'He was a force': Attorney in Sioux Nation land claim passes on at age of 92 (August 5, 2019)

Arthur Lazarus Jr., an Indian law practitioner who represented the Sioux Nation in its Black Hills land claim, died on July 27, 2019.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Tribes must unite for Black Hills
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Tribes must unite for Black Hills (July 15, 2019)

Most Lakota with any common sense know that there will never be a deal struck to return all of the Black Hills to the Indian people.


Native Sun News Today: Indian Country supports reform of mining laws
Native Sun News Today: Indian Country supports reform of mining laws (May 22, 2019)

America's mining laws haven't undergone significant review since the era of the Indian wars.


Native Sun News Today: Black Hills uranium settlement aids cleanup on Navajo Nation
Native Sun News Today: Black Hills uranium settlement aids cleanup on Navajo Nation (May 2, 2019)

A court settlement over radioactive and toxic uranium mining waste abandoned in the Black Hills will help the Navajo Nation with a new health study.


Native Sun News Today: Ceremony welcomes Thunder Beings back home
Native Sun News Today: Ceremony welcomes Thunder Beings back home (March 28, 2019)

The ceremony takes place during the Spring Equinox, and begins with Lakota spiritual leaders who have been visiting this sacred mountain for generations.


'Vote with your heart': Native woman seeks voice on city council
'Vote with your heart': Native woman seeks voice on city council (March 27, 2019)

Cante Heart, a Native mother, college student and activist, is running for public office in Rapid City, South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe keeps up fight against uranium mine
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe keeps up fight against uranium mine (February 8, 2019)

A license for a Black Hills uranium mine will remain in place amid opposition from the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


Native Sun News Today: Urban Indians assert control over health care
Native Sun News Today: Urban Indians assert control over health care (January 21, 2019)

In what some have termed “historic” the Rapid City Indian community chose five men and five women to represent tribal people living in sacred He Sapa.


Tim Giago: Fighting for justice the only way he knows
Tim Giago: Fighting for justice the only way he knows (September 10, 2018)

Like many Lakota I am a witness to the injustices perpetrated upon Native Americans.


Tim Giago: South Dakota still doesn't get it when it comes to tribes and bison
Tim Giago: South Dakota still doesn't get it when it comes to tribes and bison (June 25, 2018)

It should not be up to the tribes of South Dakota to fill out applications hoping to be accepted as riders in the Buffalo Roundup.


Tim Giago: Not all Lakota people are happy with the 'memorial' to Crazy Horse
Tim Giago: Not all Lakota people are happy with the 'memorial' to Crazy Horse (June 18, 2018)

The people behind the Crazy Horse Memorial continue to make mistakes because they do not have a traditional Lakota elder on hand as an advisor.


Tim Giago: Try to see America through the eyes of a Native American
Tim Giago: Try to see America through the eyes of a Native American (June 11, 2018)

When you see a statue or sign that is supposed to evoke a feeling of American patriotism in your heart, think of how an indigenous person might look at the same thing.


Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe honors fallen warriors
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe honors fallen warriors (June 1, 2018)

Native veterans and their families gathered at the Black Hills National Cemetery for a special honoring ceremony on Memorial Day.


Native Sun News Today: Drilling resumes near sacred site in Black Hills
Native Sun News Today: Drilling resumes near sacred site in Black Hills (May 11, 2018)

Canadian gold prospectors resume drilling near sacred Pe’ Sla after securing an alternative water supply for their operations.


Tim Giago: Why aren't Lakota warriors welcomed at Buffalo Roundup?
Tim Giago: Why aren't Lakota warriors welcomed at Buffalo Roundup? (May 7, 2018)

It would be one of the happiest days of my life and I am sure in the life of many Lakota elder to see Lakota warriors dressed in their finest apparel riding across the He Sapa.


Native Sun News Today: Tourist town denies water to gold prospectors in Black Hills
Native Sun News Today: Tourist town denies water to gold prospectors in Black Hills (May 2, 2018)

'Money isn’t everything to us. We are about the water and that we service the needs of our people that pay for it.'


Native Sun News Today: Mining near sacred site has 'torn up' roadway
Native Sun News Today: Mining near sacred site has 'torn up' roadway (April 24, 2018)

Gold prospectors are drilling on land adjacent to Pe’ Sla in the Black Hills, a sacred site held in trust for tribes.


Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America
Chelsey Luger: Five places to explore indigenous history in America (April 11, 2018)

This may be a young nation, but its Indigenous history is ancient, measured in tens of thousands of years.


Native Sun News Today: Wild horse sanctuary in Black Hills going strong
Native Sun News Today: Wild horse sanctuary in Black Hills going strong (April 4, 2018)

Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary founder Dayton O. Hyde is celebrating his 93rd birthday with a television appearance.


Native Sun News Today: Forest Service plan aims to protect Lakota sacred sites
Native Sun News Today: Forest Service plan aims to protect Lakota sacred sites (March 29, 2018)

The Custer Gallatin National Forest is seeking to protect an area in South Dakota that includes petroglyph and sacred sites.


Native Sun News Today: Uranium mining near Pine Ridge Reservation halted
Native Sun News Today: Uranium mining near Pine Ridge Reservation halted (March 27, 2018)

Ensnared in legal action with the Oglala Sioux Tribe over uranium mining and milling on sacred unceded treaty land near the Pine Ridge Reservation, Crow Butte Resources, will halt production here this year.


Tim Giago: Anniversary of 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie approaches
Tim Giago: Anniversary of 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie approaches (March 26, 2018)

April 29, 2018, marks the 150th anniversary of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads to court on uranium mining in Black Hills
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe heads to court on uranium mining in Black Hills (March 15, 2018)

A federal appeals court hears arguments on March 20 in the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit to prevent uranium mining in the Black Hills.


Native Sun News Today: Gold mine near sacred site takes step forward
Native Sun News Today: Gold mine near sacred site takes step forward (January 25, 2018)

A Canadian company is moving forward with a gold mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota, near the Lakota spiritual center of Pe’ Sla.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes promise 'war' over gold mining in sacred Black Hills
Native Sun News Today: Tribes promise 'war' over gold mining in sacred Black Hills (December 11, 2017)

Great Plains tribal leaders, at a meeting with U.S. Forest Service personnel on November 21, fired a barrage of constitutional arguments against proposed federal permitting of new gold exploration in the Black Hills.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe decries 'consultation' on Black Hills mining plan
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe decries 'consultation' on Black Hills mining plan (November 30, 2017)

Leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are objecting to plans to mine for gold near a Lakota spiritual site in South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must bring back its many disenfranchised citizens
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must bring back its many disenfranchised citizens (November 29, 2017)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe has never relinquished ownership of the Black Hills. So why are tribal citizens who live there disenfranchised?


David Ganje: Water a major issue as company eyes uranium mine in Black Hills
David Ganje: Water a major issue as company eyes uranium mine in Black Hills (November 21, 2017)

Mining closure is often called 'decommissioning.' I also call it an exit plan.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe scores win in uranium mining case
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe scores win in uranium mining case (November 6, 2017)

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff failed to adequately address tribal cultural, religious, and historic resources in the licensing process for the proposed uranium mines and mill in the Black Hills, a panel of judges ruled.


Native Sun News Today: Canadian company seeks gold mine in sacred Black Hills
Native Sun News Today: Canadian company seeks gold mine in sacred Black Hills (October 26, 2017)

A Canadian company is proposing a gold mine in the Black Hills of South Dakota, near the Lakota spiritual center of Pe’ Sla.


Native Sun News Today: Tribal college leader calls for return of Black Hills territory
Native Sun News Today: Tribal college leader calls for return of Black Hills territory (October 23, 2017)

The naming of a Black Hills State University residence hall after distinguished Lakota higher education expert Lionel Bordeaux gave him a springboard to instigate cooperation for return of 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory to the Oceti Sakowin.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe refutes rumors of Black Hills 'sale'
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe refutes rumors of Black Hills 'sale' (October 12, 2017)

Facebook was rife with rumors that the Oglala Sioux Tribe passed a resolution to sell the Black Hills, which flabbergasted tribal leaders because that was the first they had heard about their supposed action.


Native Sun News Today: Proclamation calls for action on Black Hills land claim
Native Sun News Today: Proclamation calls for action on Black Hills land claim (September 19, 2017)

The signing of an elders’ proclamation for indigenous rights culminated the fourth annual Unity Concert to support the Black Hills Initiative in South Dakota.


Gyasi Ross: Vice failed to ask Native people for thoughts about Mount Rushmore
Gyasi Ross: Vice failed to ask Native people for thoughts about Mount Rushmore (August 22, 2017)

Gyasi Ross pens a response on Indian Country Media Network to VICE editor Wilbert Cooper regarding his article, 'Let’s Blow Up Mt. Rushmore,'


Tim Giago: Broken treaties remain among America's deepest and darkest secrets
Tim Giago: Broken treaties remain among America's deepest and darkest secrets (August 11, 2017)

While America is spending billions attacking other sovereign nations, there is still a dark secret it is hiding in its own backyard.


Native Sun News Today: Groups fight uranium mining in Black Hills
Native Sun News Today: Groups fight uranium mining in Black Hills (April 25, 2017)

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s release of “apparent violations” of surface and groundwater requirements in uranium mill cleanup underscored the latest efforts to prevent the permitting of proposed new mines and mills in the Black Hills.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mining
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe battles uranium mining (March 20, 2017)

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to to issue underground water permits for the uranium mining and milling project opposed by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


Native Sun News Editorial: Sioux Nation ignores its own claims to treaty territory
Native Sun News Editorial: Sioux Nation ignores its own claims to treaty territory (March 3, 2017)

The oral history of the Oglala Lakota recalls that the great Lakota warrior Crazy Horse was born along the banks of the Minneluzahan or Rapid Creek, the very same creek that still runs through the center of Rapid City.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes asked to participate in treaty 'land grab' in South Dakota
Native Sun News Today: Tribes asked to participate in treaty 'land grab' in South Dakota (February 23, 2017)

The state wants to take over federally-managed land that was promised to the Sioux Nation by treaty.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Presidents on Mount Rushmore didn't treat tribes so well
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Presidents on Mount Rushmore didn't treat tribes so well (February 17, 2017)

There are four faces of past presidents carved in the side of a hill in the Sacred He Sapa (Black Hills).


Native Sun News Today: Drilling test in treaty territory stirs concern
Native Sun News Today: Drilling test in treaty territory stirs concern (February 17, 2017)

Tribal authorities and other members of the public roundly questioned proposals for drilling deep boreholes to test nuclear waste disposal technology in 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory.


Victor Swallow: Oglala Sioux family remains connected to the land
Victor Swallow: Oglala Sioux family remains connected to the land (February 13, 2017)

Most of the stories I write about way back when are told to me by my mother Lizzie Two Bulls-Swallow.


Native Sun News Today: South Dakota seeks transfer of treaty lands
Native Sun News Today: South Dakota seeks transfer of treaty lands (February 3, 2017)

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to carve out pieces of the Black Hills National Forest and serve them up as state-owned recreation areas threatens Native American children’s access to a long-established camp


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe wins consultation ruling
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe wins consultation ruling (January 9, 2017)

Nuclear Regulatory Commissioners must heed the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s demand for consultation in order to validate a license for proposed uranium mining operation in the Black Hills.


Native Sun News Today: Opposition to drilling test in Lakota territory
Native Sun News Today: Opposition to drilling test in Lakota territory (December 20, 2016)

Haakon County Commission members, meeting here on December 6, convened in a larger room than usual when they found their venue filled with citizens concerned that a proposed deep bore hole drilling project would lead to disposal of high-level radioactive nuclear waste.


Native Sun News Today: Uranium firms stake claims in sacred Black Hills
Native Sun News Today: Uranium firms stake claims in sacred Black Hills (December 12, 2016)

Results of an exhaustive, two-year scientific study show 2,100 active claims of uranium companies in unsuspected areas near Black Hills population centers.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Include tribal warriors in South Dakota's annual Buffalo Roundup
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Include tribal warriors in South Dakota's annual Buffalo Roundup (November 28, 2016)

To deny our warriors the right not to join in a roundup that has our history written all over it is to deny our history.


Charles Trimble: Standing on moral high ground in #NoDAPL fight
Charles Trimble: Standing on moral high ground in #NoDAPL fight (October 4, 2016)

Several months ago I posted a piece on Facebook that talked about the moral high ground that Native people as a whole have occupied as part of our ongoing struggle to preserve our homelands and our cultures.


Lakota Country Times: Uranium contaminates tribal water source
Lakota Country Times: Uranium contaminates tribal water source (September 30, 2016)

Water in the Cheyenne River helps to irrigate field and provide water for livestock across Lakota Country.


Jim Kent: A tale of two warriors comes alive in sacred Black Hills
Jim Kent: A tale of two warriors comes alive in sacred Black Hills (September 29, 2016)

Basil Brave Heart – the warrior who had never killed a slave, the warrior who had never massacred women and children, the warrior who had never started a war – accepted a mission to take on the federal government.