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Trump's nominee for Indian Health Service promises positive changes
Trump's nominee for Indian Health Service promises positive changes (December 12, 2019)

What a difference a strong nominee makes when it comes to Indian Country's health and wellness.


KXL oil spill in North Dakota
KXL oil spill in North Dakota (November 12, 2019)

As tribal representatives took part in Keystone XL expansion hearings in South Dakota, the original pipeline erupted in neighboring North Dakota.


Rep. Tom Cole: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month
Rep. Tom Cole: Celebrating Native American Heritage Month (November 4, 2019)

As Americans, it is indeed important to remember the role tribes and their leaders have played in our collective history.


'The spirits are talking': Leaders speak of hope and healing in reservation border town
'The spirits are talking': Leaders speak of hope and healing in reservation border town (October 30, 2019)

The wind speaks in this place. Sometimes it’s loud and abrasive and seeks to humble those who have failed to listen to the truths it has breathed upon them.


'We’re going to bring them home': Rally for the missing and the murdered
'We’re going to bring them home': Rally for the missing and the murdered (October 15, 2019)

Bearing signs that read 'Violence is Not My Tradition' and 'Indigenous Day, Not Columbus Day,' a crowd drew attention to the missing, murdered and abused in their communities.


Native man shot by police officer mounts appeal after lengthy sentence
Native man shot by police officer mounts appeal after lengthy sentence (October 11, 2019)

A bullet is lodged in Micah Taylor's neck after he was shot by a police officer. He's the one going to prison.


Tribes hold Trump feet to fire on tar-sands pipeline permit
Tribes hold Trump feet to fire on tar-sands pipeline permit (September 30, 2019)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Fort Belknap Indian Community are defending their treaty rights against the Trump administration's push for the Keystone XL Pipeline.


Ponca Chief Standing Bear completes one last journey of triumph
Ponca Chief Standing Bear completes one last journey of triumph (September 23, 2019)

Forced out of his people's homelands by the United States, Ponca Chief Standing Bear ended up becoming one of America’s greatest civil rights leaders.


Gov. Pete Ricketts: Standing tall for justice in the US Capitol
Gov. Pete Ricketts: Standing tall for justice in the US Capitol (September 20, 2019)

A statue of Ponca Chief Standing Bear will be on display for years to come, and I encourage Nebraskans to look for it when they next visit the U.S. Capitol.


Native man shot in neck by police officer hit with maximum sentence
Native man shot in neck by police officer hit with maximum sentence (September 10, 2019)

A bullet remains lodged in Micah Taylor's neck after he was shot by a police officer in Nebraska.


Presidential hopefuls embrace Indigenous movement against unwanted pipelines
Presidential hopefuls embrace Indigenous movement against unwanted pipelines (September 4, 2019)

The Indigenous battles against Keystone XL and Dakota Access have finally emerged as a critical component of the 2020 presidential campaign.


Donors step up after field of corn destroyed on Winnebago Reservation
Donors step up after field of corn destroyed on Winnebago Reservation (September 2, 2019)

An 'anonymous farmer' mowed down a 2-acre plot of corn on the Winnebago Reservation, threatening programs for Indian students.


Winnebago Tribe celebrates opening of farmers market on reservation
Winnebago Tribe celebrates opening of farmers market on reservation (August 30, 2019)

A new farmers market represents another step toward food sovereignty for the Winnebago Tribe.


Pawnee veteran seeks return of ancestor's remains and regalia
Pawnee veteran seeks return of ancestor's remains and regalia (August 28, 2019)

The eldest living descendant of White Fox, a Pawnee man who lived in the 1800s, is seeking the return of his ancestors remains and regalia from Sweden.


Tune into the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum
Tune into the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum (August 19, 2019)

History is being made as 11 candidates for president in 2020 are taking part in a forum focused solely on the concerns of Native Americans.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe expands home for elders
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe expands home for elders (July 25, 2019)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe Nursing Home will open a new 12-bed memory wing in January 2020.


Winnebago Tribe among the first to enter industrial hemp industry
Winnebago Tribe among the first to enter industrial hemp industry (July 22, 2019)

The Winnebago Tribe will soon become the first Indian nation in Nebraska to start planting hemp.


Tribes prepare for historic management of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Tribes prepare for historic management of troubled Indian Health Service hospital (July 18, 2019)

The newly named Oyate Health Center will be serving the Oyate, or the people, in South Dakota.


Omaha elder and educator Winona 'Hawatay' Caramony passes on at age of 94
Omaha elder and educator Winona 'Hawatay' Caramony passes on at age of 94 (July 1, 2019)

Winona 'Hawatay' Mitchell Caramony was the oldest living Omaha tribal citizen and one of her tribe’s last fluent speakers.


Winnebago Tribe mourns passing of vice chairman and noted musician Curtis St. Cyr
Winnebago Tribe mourns passing of vice chairman and noted musician Curtis St. Cyr (June 19, 2019)

Curtis St. Cyr gained notoriety playing harmonica and singing the blues. But he also dedicated his life to his people and his family.


Native Sun News Today: Keystone XL threatens endangered species
Native Sun News Today: Keystone XL threatens endangered species (June 18, 2019)

The Keystone XL Pipeline will lead to habitat destruction on the Great Plains, one scientist warns.


Indian Country and allies say goodbye to 'hero' Frank LaMere
Indian Country and allies say goodbye to 'hero' Frank LaMere (June 17, 2019)

Peace and justice activist Frank LaMere is being laid to rest on the Winnebago Reservation as Native leaders and allies celebrate his legacy.


House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance Indian Country bills
House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance Indian Country bills (June 17, 2019)

Bills addressing the sovereign rights of tribes, aging Indian schools and the history of Ponca people are moving forward on Capitol Hill.


Winnebago activist Frank LaMere passes on at the age of 69
Winnebago activist Frank LaMere passes on at the age of 69 (June 17, 2019)

Frank LaMere, an activist from the Winnebago Tribe who was known for his decades of work in Indian Country, passed away on June 16, 2019.


'Not welcome': Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe bars Keystone XL workers from reservation
'Not welcome': Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe bars Keystone XL workers from reservation (June 12, 2019)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is sending a strong but simple message to the developers of the Keystone XL Pipeline.


'Seeds of resistance': Ponca corn planted in path of Keystone XL Pipeline
'Seeds of resistance': Ponca corn planted in path of Keystone XL Pipeline (June 10, 2019)

As a light rain turned the soil beneath their feet soft, water protectors and farmers stepped forward from a long line and dropped corn seeds on Ponca land in Nebraska.


Native Sun News Today: Ponca tribes meet again for sacred corn ceremony
Native Sun News Today: Ponca tribes meet again for sacred corn ceremony (June 6, 2019)

Resistance to the Keystone XL Pipeline continues on ancestral tribal land in Nebraska.


Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail bill up for first hearing
Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail bill up for first hearing (May 21, 2019)

A bill that recognizes the removal and resilience of the Ponca people is seeing movement in the 116th Congress.


Zoltan Grossman: Cowboys and Indians unite across the country
Zoltan Grossman: Cowboys and Indians unite across the country (May 20, 2019)

By teaming up to defend the place they all call home, 'cowboys and Indians' are protecting their lands and waters for all.


Native activist receives honorary degree for work in border town
Native activist receives honorary degree for work in border town (May 13, 2019)

Frank LaMere was arrested for protesting the sale of liquor in a community near the Pine Ridge Reservation. Now his work is being celebrated.


'That’s first-degree murder': Lakota father seeks justice for son slain by police officer
'That’s first-degree murder': Lakota father seeks justice for son slain by police officer (May 1, 2019)

Clarence Leading Fighter, 32, was shot and killed inside a church in Nebraska. His family wants answers.


Healing center aims to offer hope in reservation border town
Healing center aims to offer hope in reservation border town (April 30, 2019)

Liquor sales have ended in Whiteclay, a town near the Pine Ridge Reservation. But the healing is only beginning.


Native man shot by police officer drops lawsuit in plea deal with prosecutors
Native man shot by police officer drops lawsuit in plea deal with prosecutors (April 24, 2019)

A bullet remains lodged in Micah Taylor's neck after he was shot by a police officer in Omaha, Nebraska.


Lakota man shot and killed by police officer inside a church
Lakota man shot and killed by police officer inside a church (April 22, 2019)

Clarence Leading Fighter, 32, was shot and killed in Nebraska on April 14, 2019.


Native Sun News Today: Trump once again pushes Keystone XL Pipeline on Indian Country
Native Sun News Today: Trump once again pushes Keystone XL Pipeline on Indian Country (April 4, 2019)

As the Rosebud Sioux Tribe celebrated the anniversary of a spirit camp to resist the Keystone XL Pipeline, President Donald Trump took action to impose the project on the people.


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe declares emergency amid unprecedented flooding
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe declares emergency amid unprecedented flooding (March 27, 2019)

Two weeks into a disaster, tribal communities are still feeling the effects of heavy snowfall and historic flooding.


'We barely made it out': Tribal families hit hard by historic flooding
'We barely made it out': Tribal families hit hard by historic flooding (March 27, 2019)

Tribal communities in Nebraska and South Dakota continue to deal with the effects of unprecedented flooding.


Santee Sioux Tribe welcomes additional donations as flood relief efforts continue
Santee Sioux Tribe welcomes additional donations as flood relief efforts continue (March 22, 2019)

The Santee Sioux Tribe, hit hard by flooding, needs bottled water and baby supplies, Chairman Roger Trudell said as additional donations flowed to the reservation.


Santee Sioux Tribe slowly 'getting back to normal' after unprecedented flooding
Santee Sioux Tribe slowly 'getting back to normal' after unprecedented flooding (March 19, 2019)

In the wake of unprecedented flooding, the Santee Sioux Tribe is seeking donations of bottled water and baby supplies, even as it continues to make repairs to damaged infrastructure.


Lawsuit blames Indian Health Service and 'rent-a-doc' for Lakota woman's death
Lawsuit blames Indian Health Service and 'rent-a-doc' for Lakota woman's death (March 14, 2019)

Sherry Wounded Foot was taken to an Indian Health Service hospital with severe injuries but treatment was slow to arrive, according to a new lawsuit.


Winnebago Tribe incorporates language into billboards and public signs on reservation
Winnebago Tribe incorporates language into billboards and public signs on reservation (March 8, 2019)

If all goes as planned, this time next year the Winnebago Reservation will look a lot different.


'They beat this man to death': Activists question lack of charges against police officers
'They beat this man to death': Activists question lack of charges against police officers (March 5, 2019)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.


Former police officer won't face charges for death of Native man
Former police officer won't face charges for death of Native man (March 1, 2019)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.


Winnebago Tribe moves forward with major community expansion plans
Winnebago Tribe moves forward with major community expansion plans (March 1, 2019)

With employment and economic opportunities growing, the Winnebago Tribe is ready to welcome more people to the reservation.


'It was mayhem for us': Native family shattered by mother's murder in 1973
'It was mayhem for us': Native family shattered by mother's murder in 1973 (February 25, 2019)

Agatha White Buffalo left the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in November 1973 to seek medical care. Her family never saw her again.


Winnebago Tribe explores new frontiers as opportunities grow on homelands
Winnebago Tribe explores new frontiers as opportunities grow on homelands (February 18, 2019)

On the banks of the Missouri River, not far from where Lewis and Clark camped at the start of their long journey, one tribe is exploring new frontiers of its own.


Winnebago Tribe still fighting back a year after raid on reservation
Winnebago Tribe still fighting back a year after raid on reservation (February 4, 2019)

Federal agents raided the reservation in what leaders of the Winnebago Tribe have called an attack on their sovereignty.


'Our lives don't matter': Native women demand action for missing sisters
'Our lives don't matter': Native women demand action for missing sisters (January 25, 2019)

Efforts are building across the nation to address the crisis of missing and murdered Native women.


Creative Capital Awards include Indian Country art and cultural projects
Creative Capital Awards include Indian Country art and cultural projects (January 24, 2019)

Native artists, elders and playwrights are among the beneficiaries of $5 million in Creative Capital Awards.


Driver given light sentence for crash that took lives of Lakota mother and son
Driver given light sentence for crash that took lives of Lakota mother and son (January 18, 2019)

Lynell Morrison-Cash and her 14-year-old son, Waylon, were killed near the Pine Ridge Reservation in February 2018.


Shutdown isn't slowing down Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations
Shutdown isn't slowing down Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (January 17, 2019)

The partial closure of the federal government isn't preventing the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations from carrying out its mission.


Winnebago Tribe continues to see more return to homelands
Winnebago Tribe continues to see more return to homelands (January 16, 2019)

'Our goal is to create self-sufficiency by getting jobs and opportunity to our local tribal members,' an executive from Ho-Chunk Inc. says.


Judge delays trial for fired police officer accused in Native man's death
Judge delays trial for fired police officer accused in Native man's death (January 14, 2019)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.


'We'll be bold': Efforts continue to provide urban Indians with services
'We'll be bold': Efforts continue to provide urban Indians with services (January 11, 2019)

Plans for a halfway house for tribal citizens in Sioux City, Iowa, are moving forward thanks to a $300,000 donation.


Native man shot in neck by police officer faces charges for incident
Native man shot in neck by police officer faces charges for incident (January 7, 2019)

A police officer's bullet, so close to his spine that a sudden movement of his head could paralyze him, remains in Micah Taylor’s neck.


Mayor offers apology after jury clears officer in Lakota man's death
Mayor offers apology after jury clears officer in Lakota man's death (December 20, 2018)

Zachary Bear Heels, 29, died after being repeatedly shocked and punched by police officers in Nebraska.


Winnebago Tribe wins round in lawsuit to defend its sovereignty
Winnebago Tribe wins round in lawsuit to defend its sovereignty (December 19, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe's economic development corporation is challenging the state of Nebraska.


Winnebago Tribe defends sovereignty in dispute with state officials
Winnebago Tribe defends sovereignty in dispute with state officials (December 11, 2018)

The Winnebago Tribe's economic development corporation is battling the state of Nebraska in federal court.


Video: Mother of Native man who died after police encounter speaks
Video: Mother of Native man who died after police encounter speaks (December 11, 2018)

A jury in Nebraska has cleared a fired police officer for beating a Native man who later died.


Judge blocks pre-construction activities for Keystone XL Pipeline
Judge blocks pre-construction activities for Keystone XL Pipeline (December 10, 2018)

Native activists are celebrating after a judge blocked certain pre-construction activities on the Keystone XL Pipeline, including work on controversial man camps that are linked to crimes against Native women.