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When Candy met the Mad Lads
When Candy met the Mad Lads (September 12, 2019)

Olivia Gonzalez was 14 years old when she was asked to come up on stage and sing. The rest is history.


Police captain discusses children lost to the system
Police captain discusses children lost to the system (September 9, 2019)

Like many indigenous nations in the United States, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has been losing children to the state for generations.


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.


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.


Oglala Sioux Tribe considers passing hate crime law
Oglala Sioux Tribe considers passing hate crime law (September 3, 2019)

A hate crime law could be the first for tribal governments offering protection for LGBTQ citizens, Mary Annette Pember reports in Indian Country Today.


'Our children are sacred': New leader takes over Indian education program
'Our children are sacred': New leader takes over Indian education program (August 30, 2019)

Whitnee Pearce has hit the ground running in her new position as head of Indian education in Rapid City, South Dakota.


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 buiding sovereign societies
YES! Magazine: Sovereign Sisters are buiding 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 Editorial: Taking back our Indian education system
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Taking back our Indian education system (August 20, 2019)

The educational system on the Indian reservations across America have always operated at the whims of the federal government.


Native Sun News Today: Unlikely benefactor brings cheer to Indian kids
Native Sun News Today: Unlikely benefactor brings cheer to Indian kids (August 19, 2019)

For over a quarter century Brian Uptgraft has been delivering toys to Indian Country, the latest being the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Native Sun News Today: Community leaders step forward for Native youth
Native Sun News Today: Community leaders step forward for Native youth (August 16, 2019)

For generations, many children from the Cheyenne River Reservation have been lost to the system and never to be heard from again.


Native Sun News Today: Sentencing delayed again for Lakota boy's death
Native Sun News Today: Sentencing delayed again for Lakota boy's death (August 15, 2019)

Kylen Shangreaux was only two years old when he was murdered on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Lawsuit targets tribal takeover of IHS hospital
Native Sun News Today: Lawsuit targets tribal takeover of IHS hospital (August 14, 2019)

Urban Indian patients are suing the federal government to ensure their care remains in the hands of the Indian Health Service.


Kristin Ohlson: Farming can help solve our climate crisis
Kristin Ohlson: Farming can help solve our climate crisis (August 12, 2019)

'By helping young farmers gain access to land, everyone can help play a role.'


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Indigenous people victimized by Donald Trump's racism
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Indigenous people victimized by Donald Trump's racism (August 9, 2019)

The president is a racist, but he needs to keep that hate within himself.


Tim Giago: Music and movie nights on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Tim Giago: Music and movie nights on the Pine Ridge Reservation (August 8, 2019)

Times were really tough on the reservation after the war, but these kind and gentle people found the time and the money to make Sunday nights their own.


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.


Rodney Bordeaux: Rosebud Sioux Tribe must address harmful drugs
Rodney Bordeaux: Rosebud Sioux Tribe must address harmful drugs (July 26, 2019)

The time for action is now! Our children and families depend on it.


James Giago Davies: Indian people still mistreated on their own homelands
James Giago Davies: Indian people still mistreated on their own homelands (July 26, 2019)

There is no doubt about it: law enforcement is racially profiling people, and weeding out the likely loiterers from the white citizenry.


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.


Tim Giago: Invite Lakota warriors to the buffalo roundup in South Dakota
Tim Giago: Invite Lakota warriors to the buffalo roundup in South Dakota (July 22, 2019)

The Lakota people referred to the buffalo as their relative, either by brother or sister.


Indian Health Service faulted for closure of Rosebud Sioux emergency room
Indian Health Service faulted for closure of Rosebud Sioux emergency room (July 22, 2019)

The Indian Health Service cited 'staffing changes and limited resources' when shutting down a tribe's emergency room back in 2015. That wasn't the whole story.


Tribal Leaders: Preserve eagle feathers for federally recognized tribes
Tribal Leaders: Preserve eagle feathers for federally recognized tribes (July 18, 2019)

Leaders of the Ute Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe are calling on fellow Indian nations to oppose an eagle feather petition they say weakens treaty rights and undermines sovereignty.


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.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux council member arrested on drug charges
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux council member arrested on drug charges (July 18, 2019)

Cora White Horse has faced no action so far from the Oglala Sioux Tribe after being accused of distributing prescription drugs.


Oglala Sioux Tribe adopts marriage equality law
Oglala Sioux Tribe adopts marriage equality law (July 17, 2019)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe is the first Indian nation in South Dakota to recognize same-sex marriages.


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.


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.


Tim Giago: It's time to vote these buffoons out of office
Tim Giago: It's time to vote these buffoons out of office (July 15, 2019)

It appears that the Republicans no longer have a party, they have a cult.


Chairman of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe calls for privacy after girl's death
Chairman of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe calls for privacy after girl's death (July 11, 2019)

A five-year-old girl from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe died after being swept away in a creek on the reservation.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Our people are being micromanaged to death
Ivan Star Comes Out: Our people are being micromanaged to death (July 11, 2019)

The descendants of Lakota people no longer have control over their lives.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota language teacher fired by feds
Native Sun News Today: Lakota language teacher fired by feds (July 11, 2019)

Manny Red Bear taught the Lakota language for 25 years until his contract was terminated by the Bureau of Indian Education.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native people still treated as invisible
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native people still treated as invisible (July 10, 2019)

Native Americans are not chopped liver.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota inmate awaits another chance for freedom
Native Sun News Today: Lakota inmate awaits another chance for freedom (July 9, 2019)

An Oglala Sioux man wants his freedom after serving nearly 30 years in the South Dakota State penitentiary system.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota visionary honors traditions with new technology
Native Sun News Today: Lakota visionary honors traditions with new technology (July 8, 2019)

On every reservation there is a visionary, a person who tries to create something new and promising, to protect something old and important.


Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe pressed to amend constitution
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe pressed to amend constitution (July 5, 2019)

All across the country many tribes are calling for reform of their respective constitutions.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Monument to Native scholars vandalized in South Dakota
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Monument to Native scholars vandalized in South Dakota (July 2, 2019)

I consider the desecration of the Black Elk monument a racist act, an affront to an idea that we all must do what we can to see ourselves clearly and try to bridge the gaps between unlike groups.


Native Sun News Today: Activists hold out hope for troubled Indian hospital
Native Sun News Today: Activists hold out hope for troubled Indian hospital (June 27, 2019)

Urban Indian patients are hoping to reach the leader of the Indian Health Service before tribes assume control of the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Native family loses custody of boy to non-Natives
Native Sun News Today: Native family loses custody of boy to non-Natives (June 26, 2019)

A family court decision in Pine Ridge in October 2017 failed to keep a boy in the home that he was being raised in.


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.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota basketball star continues to inspire
Native Sun News Today: Lakota basketball star continues to inspire (June 24, 2019)

Marty Waukazoo is arguably the greatest basketball player the Lakota nation has ever produced.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native people are making change in our community
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native people are making change in our community (June 21, 2019)

I congratulate our brave Native activists and those who dared to run for offices held by Whites here since the founding.


Native Sun News Today: Drum and dance group returns to help youth
Native Sun News Today: Drum and dance group returns to help youth (June 21, 2019)

Following a long break after the death of its founder, the Wambli Ska Drum & Dance Society has resumed its weekly practices.


Native Sun News Today: Did Keystone XL company write controversial law?
Native Sun News Today: Did Keystone XL company write controversial law? (June 20, 2019)

A new law opposed by Native activists and water protectors is being contested in federal court.


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.


Native Sun News Today: Native institution helps fulfill financial dreams
Native Sun News Today: Native institution helps fulfill financial dreams (June 17, 2019)

Discussing money and finances in homes has been a taboo for many generations.


Native Sun News Today: Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe must wait to grow hemp
Native Sun News Today: Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe must wait to grow hemp (June 14, 2019)

The Trump administration's failure to finalize hemp regulations is hindering at least one tribe's efforts to join the newly legal industry.


Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service lays off 50 at troubled hospital
Native Sun News Today: Indian Health Service lays off 50 at troubled hospital (June 13, 2019)

Urban Indians continue to express concerns about a tribal takeover of an Indian Health Service facility.


Tribal management on the way for troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Tribal management on the way for troubled Indian Health Service hospital (June 12, 2019)

The Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board will manage most operations at the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota.


'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.


Supreme Court passes on more Indian law petitions as decision looms in big case
Supreme Court passes on more Indian law petitions as decision looms in big case (June 11, 2019)

After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.


Native Sun News Today: The great Black Hills flood of 1972
Native Sun News Today: The great Black Hills flood of 1972 (June 11, 2019)

Almost a half century later, people born and raised in Rapid City after June 9, 1972, can only imagine what the town looked like before the flood.


Native Sun News Today: Patron of Native arts Ray Hillebrand walks on
Native Sun News Today: Patron of Native arts Ray Hillebrand walks on (June 10, 2019)

Known for his benevolent spirit and quiet philanthropy, Ray Hillenbrand was a longtime supporter of the Native art community.


Harold Frazier: Keystone XL Pipeline threatens treaty territory
Harold Frazier: Keystone XL Pipeline threatens treaty territory (June 7, 2019)

This land is not the land of the free, ask any Indian.


Native Sun News Today: Tribes object to Keystone XL Pipeline man camps
Native Sun News Today: Tribes object to Keystone XL Pipeline man camps (June 7, 2019)

Citing treaty rights and a need to protect water, tribes are challenging Keystone XL infrastructure in South Dakota.


Native Sun News Today: Father's Day walk honors missing and murdered men and boys
Native Sun News Today: Father's Day walk honors missing and murdered men and boys (June 5, 2019)

Three women have organized a prayer walk to shed light on the men and boys who are part of the movement to identify those responsible for the missing and murdered.


Native candidates come up short after historic campaign in South Dakota
Native candidates come up short after historic campaign in South Dakota (June 5, 2019)

Native women made history by seeking public office in Rapid City, South Dakota, though none won their races.


Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe presses for decision on industrial hemp
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe presses for decision on industrial hemp (June 5, 2019)

The window to plant hemp is ending soon and the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe wants to get moving.


Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Changes comes reluctantly on the Northern Plains
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Changes comes reluctantly on the Northern Plains (May 31, 2019)

Our lives as Indians and Whites reflect a rugged, unjust history of enforced death to tribal life, and the subsequent colonization of a struggling sovereign indigenous nation.