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Denver American Horse: Ringing in a new year with our sovereigntyFiled Under: Opinion
Denver American Horse: Ringing in a new year with our sovereignty (01/23)
We should start thinking about working towards becoming a stand alone independent country; no longer as wards of the federal government.
Navajo Code Talkers participate in presidential inaugural paradeFiled Under: National
Navajo Code Talkers participate in presidential inaugural parade (01/13)
Veterans from the Navajo Nation will help usher in new leadership in Washington, D.C.
Ivan Star Comes Out: We must speak Lakota to keep it from dyingFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: We must speak Lakota to keep it from dying (01/12)
As Lakota educators, we must realize that despite the great promise shown by dictionaries and other works, our language is still dying.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Our Lakota language is near last stage of existenceFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Our Lakota language is near last stage of existence (12/21)
Our Lakota language is not faring well in these modern times.
Denver American Horse: Water protectors are always in my prayersFiled Under: Opinion
Denver American Horse: Water protectors are always in my prayers (12/19)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his column in the Lakota language
Lakota Country Times: Big Native basketball tournament opens in South DakotaFiled Under: Education | National | Sports
Lakota Country Times: Big Native basketball tournament opens in South Dakota (12/14)
The 40th annual Lakota Nation Invitational is set to be one of the biggest and best to date.
Denver American Horse: Native veterans travel far for health careFiled Under: Opinion
Denver American Horse: Native veterans travel far for health care (12/12)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.
Daniel Brown: Ho-Chunk Nation celebrates a new day in WisconsinFiled Under: Opinion
Daniel Brown: Ho-Chunk Nation celebrates a new day in Wisconsin (12/01)
It still bears repeating that Ho-Chunk people have suffered greatly through federal government policies that have essentially sought to rid the country of our very existence.
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne college hosts language summitFiled Under: Education | National
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne college hosts language summit (11/30)
Chief Dull Knife College on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation hosted a state-wide tribal language summit in mid-November.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indigenous renaissance starts with familyFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indigenous renaissance starts with family (11/28)
Our ancestors wanted us to understand the newcomer’s ways so we would be able to survive, compete, and prosper far into the future.
Denver American Horse: A change to Lakota language columnFiled Under: Opinion
Denver American Horse: A change to Lakota language column (11/23)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, will still be writing in the Lakota language but is announcing a change in focus.
Alaska Natives battle Donald Trump on potential name change at highest mountainFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Alaska Natives battle Donald Trump on potential name change at highest mountain (11/22)
Alaskans have always referred to the highest mountain peak in North America as Denali but the incoming president has vowed to change it.
Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker George Paul JamesFiled Under: National
Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker George Paul James (11/10)
George Paul James was only 17 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Baby from Coushatta Tribe draws attention with full head of hairFiled Under: National
Baby from Coushatta Tribe draws attention with full head of hair (11/10)
The little girl's family is preparing for a tribal hair-cutting ceremony that comes at four months of age.
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota languageFiled Under: Opinion
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (11/08)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.
Delphine Red Shirt: We can't always blame others for Native language lossesFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: We can't always blame others for Native language losses (11/02)
It is true that Indian boarding schools throughout the U.S. tried their best to keep children from speaking their Native languages.
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota languageFiled Under: Opinion
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (11/01)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.
Delphine Red Shirt: Teach the Lakota language like our elders wantedFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: Teach the Lakota language like our elders wanted (10/25)
In teaching and learning, we need to listen to those who came before and follow their wise guidance.
Delphine Red Shirt: Women face dangers in this world every dayFiled Under: Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: Women face dangers in this world every day (10/18)
We cannot, as women, continue to support any individual who purports to represent all of us while harboring ill-will against some of us.
Top education official in North Dakota insists Defenders of the Water School lacks approvalFiled Under: Education | National
Top education official in North Dakota insists Defenders of the Water School lacks approval (10/12)
The state's top education official is questioning the existence of one of the success stories of the #NoDAPL movement.
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota languageFiled Under: Opinion
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (10/07)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.
James Giago Davies: Creating a new Lakota world in our own wayFiled Under: Opinion
James Giago Davies: Creating a new Lakota world in our own way (10/07)
Lakota beliefs can form the basis of a better Lakota world, beyond reservations, freed from BIA shackles, a Lakota country within the borders of the United States, extending to the parameters of the 1851 Treaty stipulations.
Chief Arvol Looking Horse still seeking name change at sacred siteFiled Under: Environment | National
Chief Arvol Looking Horse still seeking name change at sacred site (10/04)
Time is running out for President Barack Obama to recognize Bear Lodge, otherwise known as Mahto Tipila in the Lakota language.
Barack Obama: Creating a future worthy for the seven generationsFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Barack Obama: Creating a future worthy for the seven generations (09/30)
'Our country has accomplished so much in the past eight years, and our tribal nations have been central to that progress.'
Native Sun News Today: Meet the world's only Lakota magicianFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Native Sun News Today: Meet the world's only Lakota magician (09/29)
Somewhere up the downtown Rapid City sidewalk, over the tops of parked cars, and under the jut of business signs and storefront awnings, the sound of a gentle flute draws you to a barefoot man, dark hair drawn back tight in a braid from an intelligent, reflective Lakota face.
Miami language champion Daryl Baldwin wins prestigious 'genius grant'Filed Under: Education | National
Miami language champion Daryl Baldwin wins prestigious 'genius grant' (09/22)
The Miami Nation citizen is being recognized by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Navajo Nation voters seek restoration of polling sites in UtahFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Navajo Nation voters seek restoration of polling sites in Utah (09/21)
Native Americans have represented a majority and near majority in San Juan County yet non-Indians control the political system.
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota languageFiled Under: Opinion
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (09/20)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.
Clara Caufield: Tribes must get serious about language retentionFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Clara Caufield: Tribes must get serious about language retention (09/12)
There is one subject we don’t hear much about from elected officials or those who aspire to be elected: the preservation of our tribal languages.
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota languageFiled Under: Opinion
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (09/08)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.
Lakota Country Times: School going strong at #NoDAPL campsiteFiled Under: Education | National
Lakota Country Times: School going strong at #NoDAPL campsite (09/07)
The most recent development missed by the non-Native media is the creation of a school intended to serve the needs of children now living at the camps.
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota languageFiled Under: Opinion
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (09/02)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.
Sun'aq Tribe receives grant to start language immersion programFiled Under: Education
Sun'aq Tribe receives grant to start language immersion program (09/01)
The grant from the Administration for Native Americans will run for five years.
Tim Giago: Indian Country still suffering from boarding school eraFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Indian Country still suffering from boarding school era (08/30)
There are thousands of Indian children with grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts and siblings who were victims of the boarding schools and who ended their lives as broken people.
School starts at #NoDAPL camp as pipeline resistance digs in for long haulFiled Under: Education | Environment | Law | National
School starts at #NoDAPL camp as pipeline resistance digs in for long haul (08/29)
The Defenders of the Water School held its first classes at the Camp of the Sacred Stones as the #NoDAPL movement continues.
Delphine Red Shirt: Taking control of teaching our own languagesFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: Taking control of teaching our own languages (08/29)
Imagine what would happen if everyone in tribal government was required to speak or know Lakota.
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota languageFiled Under: Opinion
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (08/29)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.
97-year-old Indian boarding school survivor still sharing his storyFiled Under: Education | National
97-year-old Indian boarding school survivor still sharing his story (08/19)
Sid Byrd was sent to the Genoa Indian Industrial School in Nebraska when he was just six years old.
Ktunaxa Nation works to keep language alive for new generationsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | National
Ktunaxa Nation works to keep language alive for new generations (08/19)
A school on the Lower Kootenay Reserve in British Columbia is drawing interest thanks to its focus on language and culture.
Delphine Red Shirt: Action speaks louder than words for the LakotaFiled Under: Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: Action speaks louder than words for the Lakota (08/19)
One of the common lessons that older Lakota people talk about is our Lakota ways and how they belong to us.
Charles Trimble: Celebrating a new name for sacred Black Hills siteFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Celebrating a new name for sacred Black Hills site (08/19)
Wherever you are, you are surrounded by the six directions – you are the center of that universe and bear the responsibility to the universe, to God.
Arne Vainio: The late Jim Northrup shared his calling with the worldFiled Under: Opinion
Arne Vainio: The late Jim Northrup shared his calling with the world (08/18)
Jim Northrup was a boarding school survivor, a warrior in Vietnam, a cop on the reservation, a poet and an author of multiple books, a husband, father and grandfather.
Clara Caufield: That time I bought a dog that only knew CheyenneFiled Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: That time I bought a dog that only knew Cheyenne (08/12)
One of the best things about being an Indun is sharing a great sense of humor and being amused when one of our friends or fellow tribesmen gets a goot one (practical joke) on us.
Sacred peak in South Dakota renamed for Lakota holy man Black ElkFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Sacred peak in South Dakota renamed for Lakota holy man Black Elk (08/12)
The old name for Black Elk Peak came from a general who committed a massacre of the Lakota people and held women and children hostage.
Chukchansi Tribe sends disenrollment letters to founding familiesFiled Under: Law | National
Chukchansi Tribe sends disenrollment letters to founding families (08/05)
One of the few people who can teach the Chukchansi language is among those being targeted for removal.
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota languageFiled Under: Opinion
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (08/03)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.
Indian Country again shares stage on final night of Democratic National ConventionFiled Under: National | Politics
Indian Country again shares stage on final night of Democratic National Convention (07/29)
A tribal leader helped deliver the invocation and a Native lawmaker took the stage on a historic night for presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota languageFiled Under: Opinion
Denver American Horse: Veterans column in the Lakota language (07/29)
Denver American Horse, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, writes his weekly column in the Lakota language.
Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National ConventionFiled Under: National | Politics
Indian Country shares spotlight at Democratic National Convention (07/27)
The roll call included some historic firsts -- Deb Haaland in traditional Pueblo dress and Shawn Bordeaux speaking the Lakota language.
Delphine Red Shirt: Outside entities assert control of our namesFiled Under: Opinion
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.
Democrats embrace tribal sovereignty in platform for conventionFiled Under: National | Politics
Democrats embrace tribal sovereignty in platform for convention (07/08)
The draft of the document includes the most expansive and detailed language to date regarding self-determination, land-into-trust, Native languages, sacred sites and other key concerns.
Musician brings Native language to stage in Canada Day concertFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | First Nations in Canada
Musician brings Native language to stage in Canada Day concert (07/01)
Ron Austin, an artist and hereditary chief from the Wet'suwet'en Nation of British Columbia, collaborated with musician Alex Cuba on the effort.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Education system continues to oppress usFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Education system continues to oppress us (07/01)
We must realize that we are suffering not because of the acts of wicked people, but because of our own silence.
Nooksack Tribe fires elder who spoke out against disenrollmentFiled Under: Education | National
Nooksack Tribe fires elder who spoke out against disenrollment (06/29)
George Adams also was removed from a council meeting after he criticized tribal leaders in the Lhechelesem language.
Delphine Red Shirt: Trust yourself to keep the Lakota language aliveFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: Trust yourself to keep the Lakota language alive (06/15)
It's up to us to figure out how best to teach the Lakota language among ourselves.
Native Sun News: High school graduates receive eagle feathersFiled Under: Education | National
Native Sun News: High school graduates receive eagle feathers (06/15)
On May 18, the Tiospaye (families) of the 2016 Native American graduates of the Rapid City Area School System showed up by the hundreds to show their support.
Brandon Ecoffey: Making the Lakota language a priority in our paperFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Making the Lakota language a priority in our paper (06/10)
At Lakota Country Times we have made a commitment to furthering the conversation surrounding the Lakota language.
Charmaine White Face: Trauma impacts survival of our languageFiled Under: Opinion
Charmaine White Face: Trauma impacts survival of our language (06/07)
Remember the abuse and trauma that our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents went through in the boarding schools when the U.S. government and the missionaries were taking 'the Indian' out of them.
Last surviving Mohawk Code Talker receives Congressional medalFiled Under: National
Last surviving Mohawk Code Talker receives Congressional medal (06/03)
Louis Levi Oakes, 94, used the Mohawk language to transmit unbreakable codes during World War II.
Delphine Red Shirt: Our language doesn't need 'expert' approvalFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Delphine Red Shirt: Our language doesn't need 'expert' approval (05/31)
From an early age, I knew the language of children speaking Lakota and the language of Lakota adults.

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