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Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Wounded Knee was a crime of genocide against the Lakota people
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Wounded Knee was a crime of genocide against the Lakota people (July 16, 2019)

The 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre was a deliberate and planned military action on sovereign tribal land.


Donald Trump's 'Salute to America' cost taxpayers $5.4 million
Donald Trump's 'Salute to America' cost taxpayers $5.4 million (July 12, 2019)

The share paid by the National Park Service ran more than the entire budget for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.


'Salute to America' or NAGPRA? The Donald Trump 'show' takes priority
'Salute to America' or NAGPRA? The Donald Trump 'show' takes priority (July 3, 2019)

The Trump administration is diverting funds from the agency in charge of Native ancestors and artifacts to pay for a Fourth of July spectacle.


RECAP: Remove the Stain Act introduced to rescind Wounded Knee Massacre medals
RECAP: Remove the Stain Act introduced to rescind Wounded Knee Massacre medals (June 25, 2019)

'This is just the start,' Manny Iron Hawk, a descendant of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre, told Indianz.Com


'Remove the Stain': Wounded Knee descendants want massacre medals revoked
'Remove the Stain': Wounded Knee descendants want massacre medals revoked (June 24, 2019)

The U.S. called the December 29, 1890, attack on Wounded Knee a 'battle' but the Lakota people know it as a massacre of a peaceful encampment.


Tim Giago: I returned home safe from the horrors of war
Tim Giago: I returned home safe from the horrors of war (June 24, 2019)

So I told my wife the story of my service in Vietnam.


Rep. Tom Cole: Reflecting on the 75th anniversary of D-Day
Rep. Tom Cole: Reflecting on the 75th anniversary of D-Day (June 18, 2019)

Over the course of world history, D-Day remains one of the most pivotal moments.


Cronkite News: Wildfire near Hopi Reservation remains under control
Cronkite News: Wildfire near Hopi Reservation remains under control (June 17, 2019)

Amidst the sweet-smelling smoke of ponderosa pine, wildland firefighters are laboring to maintain – not extinguish – a blaze on federal forest land near the Hopi Reservation.


Native Sun News Today: Museum scrapped over ties to Wounded Knee Massacre
Native Sun News Today: Museum scrapped over ties to Wounded Knee Massacre (May 31, 2019)

A museum for Medal of Honor recipients, including those from the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890, has been abandoned after public outcry.


Gallery for Native artists planned instead of 'Medal of Honor' museum
Gallery for Native artists planned instead of 'Medal of Honor' museum (May 29, 2019)

Plans for a Medal of Honor museum have been scrapped following controversy over ties to the Wounded Knee Massacre.


Tim Giago: Singing the songs of war and patriotism
Tim Giago: Singing the songs of war and patriotism (May 27, 2019)

I was doing some work in the kitchen of our home and singing a little song that popped into my head.


Native Sun News Today: Museum honors men who slaughtered Lakota people
Native Sun News Today: Museum honors men who slaughtered Lakota people (May 24, 2019)

Nearly 300 Lakota men, women, elders and children were killed in the Wounded Knee Massacre on December 29, 1890.


Rep. Tom Cole: Don't forget to thank our military for their service
Rep. Tom Cole: Don't forget to thank our military for their service (May 14, 2019)

During Military Appreciation Month, we rightly join in expressing gratitude for our service members, their families and the daily sacrifices they make on our behalf.


O.J. Semans to presidential candidates: Rescind medals for massacre at Wounded Knee
O.J. Semans to presidential candidates: Rescind medals for massacre at Wounded Knee (April 12, 2019)

It doesn’t take modern sensibilities to recognize that the Seventh Cavalry committed atrocities at Wounded Knee.


Cronkite News: House votes largely along party lines to support transgender troops
Cronkite News: House votes largely along party lines to support transgender troops (March 29, 2019)

Amid a symbolic vote on Capitol Hill, the Trump administration's ban on transgender military service is moving forward.


Cronkite News: Task force to address sexual assault in the military
Cronkite News: Task force to address sexual assault in the military (March 25, 2019)

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona), a survivor of sexual assault in the military, is serving on a task force to address the issue.


Cronkite News: Republican Senator discloses sexual assault in the military
Cronkite News: Republican Senator discloses sexual assault in the military (March 7, 2019)

Sen. Martha McSally (R-Arizona) revealed that she was raped by a superior officer while in the Air Force but was too 'ashamed and confused' to report it at the time.


Crisis mounts in Venezuela as indigenous activists are shot dead by soldiers
Crisis mounts in Venezuela as indigenous activists are shot dead by soldiers (February 22, 2019)

The crisis in Venezuela took a turn for the worse with the deaths of indigenous activists, who were killed when soldiers aligned with the disputed president opened fire on them.


O.J. Semans: Move forward in reconciliation and rescind honors for massacre at Wounded Knee
O.J. Semans: Move forward in reconciliation and rescind honors for massacre at Wounded Knee (February 11, 2019)

Members of the 7th Cavalry Regiment committed an atrocity against my ancestors, murdering hundreds of defenseless Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee.


O.J. Semans: Stop honoring the men who massacred my people at Wounded Knee
O.J. Semans: Stop honoring the men who massacred my people at Wounded Knee (February 4, 2019)

The 7th Cavalry, which was obligated by treaty to protect my ancestors, instead hunted my ancestors, surrounded them and gunned hundreds of them down.


Cronkite News: Thousands of troops remain deployed at U.S. border
Cronkite News: Thousands of troops remain deployed at U.S. border (January 30, 2019)

There’s nothing unusual about the 2,300 active-duty troops at the Mexican border, according to the Pentagon.


Native women in Congress show solidarity with transgender troops
Native women in Congress show solidarity with transgender troops (January 23, 2019)

The first two Native women in Congress are defending the rights of transgender troops in light of the Trump administration's attempts to restrict their military service.


Native Sun News Today: Flandreau Santee Sioux veteran lauded for efforts
Native Sun News Today: Flandreau Santee Sioux veteran lauded for efforts (January 22, 2019)

Dr. Allen Ross has been recognized as the South Dakota Veteran Supporter of the Year.


Tim Giago: Some things that still haunt me after more than 70 years
Tim Giago: Some things that still haunt me after more than 70 years (January 21, 2019)

It’s been a long time since I went fishing out in Rapid Valley and even longer since I stole a watermelon.


Rep. Haaland and Rep. Davids land first committee assignments in 116th Congress
Rep. Haaland and Rep. Davids land first committee assignments in 116th Congress (January 17, 2019)

Committee assignments are slowly trickling in for new members of Congress and the first Native women have landed key spots.


Cronkite News: Trump denies calling on troops to shoot at migrants
Cronkite News: Trump denies calling on troops to shoot at migrants (November 5, 2018)

A caravan of immigrants from Central America has been President Trump's topic of choice as the election approaches.


U.S. Army looking for families of children buried at boarding school
U.S. Army looking for families of children buried at boarding school (August 13, 2018)

The U.S. Army is reaching out to Indian Country to help identify tribal youth who died while attending the infamous Carlisle boarding school.


Four children who died at Indian boarding school being returned to families
Four children who died at Indian boarding school being returned to families (June 15, 2018)

Four students who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania are being returned to their tribal families.


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.


Oops. An Air Force Base lost a container of grenade launcher ammunition on a reservation
Oops. An Air Force Base lost a container of grenade launcher ammunition on a reservation (May 24, 2018)

A rough reservation road led to the loss of grenade launcher ammunition. The Air Force is offering a $5,000 reward for it.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Just where did the insult 'Uncle Tomahawk' come from?
Ivan Star Comes Out: Just where did the insult 'Uncle Tomahawk' come from? (May 10, 2018)

In the midst of poverty, alcohol/drug trafficking and government corruption at Pine Ridge, I heard the moniker 'Uncle Tomahawk.'


George Amiotte: Reflecting on my third tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969
George Amiotte: Reflecting on my third tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969 (April 17, 2018)

It was 1969 and I was returning to Vietnam for my third tour of duty (TDY) with the 3rd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force.


Cronkite News: Ranchers support Trump's plan for troops at U.S. border with Mexico
Cronkite News: Ranchers support Trump's plan for troops at U.S. border with Mexico (April 5, 2018)

'By God, it’s time we get serious. And if it takes the military, then do it.'


Cronkite News: Trump wants to send troops to U.S. border with Mexico
Cronkite News: Trump wants to send troops to U.S. border with Mexico (April 4, 2018)

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he plans to send U.S. troops to patrol the border left southern Arizona sheriffs looking for details before committing to the president’s 'big step.'


Mark Charles: United States continues to honor war crimes at Wounded Knee
Mark Charles: United States continues to honor war crimes at Wounded Knee (January 8, 2018)

December 29th was the 127th anniversary of the day that approximately 300 Sioux men, women and children were slaughtered by the U.S. Army in 1890.


Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences to family of Code Talker Teddy Draper
Navajo Nation leaders offer condolences to family of Code Talker Teddy Draper (December 15, 2017)

Another Navajo Code Talker, the World War II heroes who used their language to develop and transmit unbreakable codes, has fallen.


Sierra Teller Ornelas: Donald Trump doesn't have what it takes to be a true Navajo
Sierra Teller Ornelas: Donald Trump doesn't have what it takes to be a true Navajo (December 5, 2017)

Like many in Indian Country, Sierra Teller Ornelas, a writer and citizen of the Navajo Nation, was bothered by Donald Trump's 'Pocahontas' jab but something else is also under her skin.


DVIDS: Navajo marine Natema Yazzie carries on legacy started by Code Talker grandfather
DVIDS: Navajo marine Natema Yazzie carries on legacy started by Code Talker grandfather (November 27, 2017)

It was only until after completing recruit training in Parris Island, South Carolina, that Natema Yazzie learned her grandfather was a World War II veteran and a United States Marine.


DVIDS: Native community shares culture with Air Force base in South Dakota
DVIDS: Native community shares culture with Air Force base in South Dakota (November 20, 2017)

For the first time, the Ellsworth Air Force Base Diversity Council worked with Mniluzahan Okolakiciyapi Ambassadors, a local organization, to build bridges between the native and non-native communities of Rapid City.


Native Sun News Today: Military service inspires Lakota veteran to bring change
Native Sun News Today: Military service inspires Lakota veteran to bring change (November 15, 2017)

It was October 1973 when Alex White Plume’s cousin visited on a home-town recruiting tour with 'little bitty Private wings' on his uniform, garnering oohs and ahhs from everyone in the room.


Kiowa citizen Pascal Cleatus Poolaw considered most decorated Indian soldier
Kiowa citizen Pascal Cleatus Poolaw considered most decorated Indian soldier (November 7, 2017)

November 7, 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Pascal Cleatus Poolaw Sr., a citizen of the Kiowa Tribe who was killed in action during the Vietnam War.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Only dictators demand for their citizens to 'respect the flag'
Ivan Star Comes Out: Only dictators demand for their citizens to 'respect the flag' (October 20, 2017)

I believe respect is earned and when I am forced to respect something, I will resist.


Cherokee Nation sends eight veterans to Washington on 4th annual Warrior Flight
Cherokee Nation sends eight veterans to Washington on 4th annual Warrior Flight (September 26, 2017)

The Cherokee Nation has sent eight veterans who fought in three wars to Washington, D.C., on its fourth annual Cherokee Warrior Flight.


DVIDS: Military partnership brings health care to Round Valley Indian Reservation
DVIDS: Military partnership brings health care to Round Valley Indian Reservation (August 14, 2017)

The Round Valley Reservation in California was the setting where 15 soldiers and sailors joined forces with civilian medical professionals for two weeks in order to provide needed services to the local community.


Department of the Army begins first removal of remains from Carlisle cemetery
Department of the Army begins first removal of remains from Carlisle cemetery (August 7, 2017)

A delegation from the Northern Arapaho Tribe is overseeing the disinterment of three children who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.


Cronkite News: President Trump's ban on transgender soldiers stirs heated opposition
Cronkite News: President Trump's ban on transgender soldiers stirs heated opposition (July 27, 2017)

The response from Arizona lawmakers was swift and clear after President Donald Trump said in a series of early-morning tweets that transgender individuals would not be able to serve 'in any capacity' in the military.


DVIDS: Partnership brings health care services to Fort Peck Reservation
DVIDS: Partnership brings health care services to Fort Peck Reservation (July 24, 2017)

The Army Reserve Medical Command’s 7239th Medical Support Unit partnered with the Indian Health Service to provide services to the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana.


Steve Russell: The GI Bill changed the United States for the better
Steve Russell: The GI Bill changed the United States for the better (June 21, 2017)

The GI Bill broke class barriers but did not have the same effect on race, Cherokee Nation citizen Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network


Mark Charles: The challenges of celebrating a holiday to genocide
Mark Charles: The challenges of celebrating a holiday to genocide (June 2, 2017)

There are four U.S. holidays that, as a Native, I find difficult to fully celebrate.


Victor Swallow: When the Air Force bomber crashed at Pine Ridge
Victor Swallow: When the Air Force bomber crashed at Pine Ridge (March 28, 2017)

My family lived about three miles from the west side border of the bombing area and eight to ten miles where they were bombing.


Rep. Ryan Zinke was warned about 'travel fraud' with Navy SEALs
Rep. Ryan Zinke was warned about 'travel fraud' with Navy SEALs (December 21, 2016)

The Republican Congressman repeatedly billed the military for his travel to and from his home in Montana.


Donald Trump picks billionaire to oversee review of Dakota Access Pipeline
Donald Trump picks billionaire to oversee review of Dakota Access Pipeline (December 20, 2016)

A huge legal, political and public relations challenge will be facing Vincent Viola as Secretary of the Army.


Medal of Honor presented for soldier who fought in Indian wars
Medal of Honor presented for soldier who fought in Indian wars (December 20, 2016)

Robert Smith never knew about the award for his service during the Battle of Slim Buttes in September 1876.


Common Dreams: Veterans ask for forgiveness at Standing Rock
Common Dreams: Veterans ask for forgiveness at Standing Rock (December 7, 2016)

Native American tribal leaders conducted a forgiveness ceremony with U.S. veterans on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Hannoi Hannah taunted Native veterans during Vietnam War
Native Sun News Today: Hannoi Hannah taunted Native veterans during Vietnam War (November 14, 2016)

Hearing the name Hanoi Hanna prompted an irate response from Lloyd Goings, an Oglala Lakota, who served in Vietnam during the Vietnam Era.


Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker George Paul James
Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker George Paul James (November 10, 2016)

George Paul James was only 17 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.


Winona LaDuke, Ann Wright and Zoltan Grossman: Open letter to law enforcement and National Guard in North Dakota
Winona LaDuke, Ann Wright and Zoltan Grossman: Open letter to law enforcement and National Guard in North Dakota (November 2, 2016)

Why is that that armed white militia members, from out of state and uninvited, are acquitted in Oregon, but invited, unarmed Native people are being criminalized and assaulted in North Dakota?


Kalamaoka'aina Niheu: Law enforcement across America are becoming more militarized
Kalamaoka'aina Niheu: Law enforcement across America are becoming more militarized (November 2, 2016)

'Throughout the entire of the horror of the violence of October 27, 2016, construction continued on the Dakota Access Pipeline unabated.'


Terri Miles: An 'information point' at the #NoDAPL encampment
Terri Miles: An 'information point' at the #NoDAPL encampment (September 19, 2016)

'The need for reinforcements is based on lots of rumors, or statements to law enforcement, about shady characters taking pictures and wearing masks.'


Kumeyaay Nation protests military training center at burial ground
Kumeyaay Nation protests military training center at burial ground (September 2, 2016)

The $1 billion SEAL training center is going up in an area where tribal ancestors were buried.