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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.


Presidential candidates focus on Native issues at historic forum
Presidential candidates focus on Native issues at historic forum (August 20, 2019)

Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to Native voters at a historic forum in one of the most critical states in the 2020 campaign.


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.


Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum
Record number of presidential candidates lined up for historic Native issues forum (August 19, 2019)

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is the first of the 2020 cycle to focus on Indian Country's issues.


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.


Harold Frazier: Victory for our children and the Indian Child Welfare Act
Harold Frazier: Victory for our children and the Indian Child Welfare Act (August 14, 2019)

It is imperative for the United States to honor the laws to protect our children and the begin to heal the damages done to our families.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation's future is brighter than ever
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation's future is brighter than ever (August 13, 2019)

Nothing has been more important to me than serving the Cherokee people.


Tribes hear from Navajo mother at AMBER Alert in Indian Country Symposium
Tribes hear from Navajo mother at AMBER Alert in Indian Country Symposium (July 31, 2019)

Ashlynne Mike was only 11 years old when she was abducted and murdered on the Navajo Nation.


Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by #MAGA teen at Indigenous Peoples March
Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by #MAGA teen at Indigenous Peoples March (July 29, 2019)

A Catholic school student plans to appeal after a $250 million libel lawsuit against The Washington Post was thrown out of court.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation steps up for the 2020 Census
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation steps up for the 2020 Census (July 19, 2019)

Vital funding happens when our citizens are counted. I challenge all Cherokees to participate in the 2020 Census and make a positive difference.


Sen. Mike Rounds: Showing RESPECT to Native Americans
Sen. Mike Rounds: Showing RESPECT to Native Americans (July 17, 2019)

Throughout history, Native Americans have been subjected to federal laws that are offensive, immoral and outright racist.


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.


Cronkite News: Salt River man wins reprieve from life prison sentence
Cronkite News: Salt River man wins reprieve from life prison sentence (July 11, 2019)

Riley Briones, Jr. was only 17 years old when he was accused of leading a gang that 'terrorized' the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.


Democracy Now: Inquiry confirms ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and girls
Democracy Now: Inquiry confirms ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and girls (July 10, 2019)

The disappearance and murder of indigenous girls and women in Canada is a genocide that the government is responsible for.


'Molly of Denali' shares Alaska Native culture with a young audience
'Molly of Denali' shares Alaska Native culture with a young audience (July 8, 2019)

'Molly of Denali' is the first nationally distributed children’s series to feature an Alaska Native lead character.


Mark Trahant: ‘We are caging Indigenous people’
Mark Trahant: ‘We are caging Indigenous people’ (July 5, 2019)

The human crisis on the border is worse than previously reported.


Albert Bender: America's 'concentration camps' for immigrants must be closed
Albert Bender: America's 'concentration camps' for immigrants must be closed (July 1, 2019)

Countless numbers of children being kept in U.S. custody are Indigenous from Central America.


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.


YES! Magazine: Truth and reconciliation for Indian child welfare
YES! Magazine: Truth and reconciliation for Indian child welfare (June 25, 2019)

For more than 100 years, Native children in Maine were removed from their homes by state authorities and placed with White families in an attempt to erase their indigenous identity.


YES! Magazine: Youth hope for trial in climate change lawsuit
YES! Magazine: Youth hope for trial in climate change lawsuit (June 24, 2019)

Despite continued court delays, confidence remains high among the young people -- including Native youth -- suing the government for its support of fossil fuels.


WyoFile: Northern Arapaho student overcomes tragedy and succeeds
WyoFile: Northern Arapaho student overcomes tragedy and succeeds (June 24, 2019)

Rael Trosper’s short life has been touched by the kind of trauma and loss that would send others into a tailspin.


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.


Bill John Baker: Remember the Removal Bike Ride retraces Trail of Tears
Bill John Baker: Remember the Removal Bike Ride retraces Trail of Tears (June 20, 2019)

Participation in Remember the Removal enables the riders to better understand the trials and tribulations our people faced during their journey to Indian Territory.


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.


'I send on a little Indian boy': Andrew Jackson's history of taking Indian children
'I send on a little Indian boy': Andrew Jackson's history of taking Indian children (June 17, 2019)

As he was waging war on the Creek Nation, Andrew Jackson sent three Creek children to live at his family home and plantation.


Arne Vainio: This is what I would have wanted my father to say
Arne Vainio: This is what I would have wanted my father to say (June 17, 2019)

He wasn’t my patient, but he told his mother he was having suicidal thoughts and he needed to be seen right away.


Albert Bender: Native community protests deaths of migrant children
Albert Bender: Native community protests deaths of migrant children (June 14, 2019)

The children, many of them Indigenous, are dying. Where is the conscience of America?


The Conversation: Grassroots efforts bring #MMIW crisis to light
The Conversation: Grassroots efforts bring #MMIW crisis to light (June 13, 2019)

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls final report concludes that the long-term and ongoing murders and disappearances is an ongoing genocide.


Bill John Baker: A wonderful story of perseverance and resiliency
Bill John Baker: A wonderful story of perseverance and resiliency (June 13, 2019)

Northeastern Oklahoma is an area with some of the best outcomes for American Indian children in the country.


Clara Caufield: Still a Grandma but just a little less stupid
Clara Caufield: Still a Grandma but just a little less stupid (June 13, 2019)

Well, the 'Grandma' theme will not let me alone.


Cronkite News: Supreme Court agrees to hear border shooting case
Cronkite News: Supreme Court agrees to hear border shooting case (June 11, 2019)

A 15-year-old Mexican teen was shot and killed in 'cold-blooded murder' by a border patrol agent, his family told the U.S. Supreme Court.


Cronkite News: Native youth aim to hold U.S. accountable for climate change
Cronkite News: Native youth aim to hold U.S. accountable for climate change (June 7, 2019)

Can the government be sued for climate change? Native youth are hoping they can.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation helps foster children thrive
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation helps foster children thrive (June 6, 2019)

No matter who you are or what your circumstance is, you will always have a home in this tribe.


Margaret Moss: The ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and girls
Margaret Moss: The ongoing genocide of Indigenous women and girls (June 5, 2019)

The murder and disappearance of Indigenous women and girls are occurring at stunning rates at both sides of the Medicine Line, with shared historical reasons.


Cronkite News: Lawmakers divided along party lines on bill to protect 'Dreamers'
Cronkite News: Lawmakers divided along party lines on bill to protect 'Dreamers' (June 5, 2019)

Only seven Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the American Dream and Promise Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Clara Caufield: Sometimes even Cheyenne grandmas don't know anything
Clara Caufield: Sometimes even Cheyenne grandmas don't know anything (June 3, 2019)

When a simple card game with a grandchild reveals more than you expected.


Chris Winters: Trump shows America that leading from the extremes doesn't work
Chris Winters: Trump shows America that leading from the extremes doesn't work (May 30, 2019)

When all you do is pitch to your base, it turns out no one else has much to gain by playing ball with you.


Cronkite News: Navajo matriarch holds strong to tribal traditions and her faith
Cronkite News: Navajo matriarch holds strong to tribal traditions and her faith (May 29, 2019)

Native Americans like Nellie Shirley find it easy to reconcile Christianity with their own spiritual and religious beliefs and traditions.


Cronkite News: A Navajo girl comes of age in traditional ceremony
Cronkite News: A Navajo girl comes of age in traditional ceremony (May 28, 2019)

Hours before the sun will conquer the dark, a light rain falls, burning wood crackles and soft voices drift from a hogan on the Navajo Nation.


Cronkite News: Hopi journalist Patty Talahongva shares her story
Cronkite News: Hopi journalist Patty Talahongva shares her story (May 22, 2019)

'People don’t know our history, and sometimes our people don’t even know our own history.'


Trump administration opens consultation on Indian education update
Trump administration opens consultation on Indian education update (May 21, 2019)

A long-overdue update to the popular Johnson O'Malley Indian education program is finally on the horizon.


Tim Giago: Boarding school survivors deserve long overdue compensation
Tim Giago: Boarding school survivors deserve long overdue compensation (May 20, 2019)

I speak as an abused boarding school survivor. I was there; I saw it, I felt it, and I recovered from it.


Another death reported at a jail in an Alaska Native community
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Another death reported at a jail in an Alaska Native community (May 13, 2019)

Three people have died over the last two weeks in detention facilities in Alaska Native villages.


YES! Magazine: Oglala Sioux Tribe still dealing with devastating storms
YES! Magazine: Oglala Sioux Tribe still dealing with devastating storms (May 13, 2019)

It took riders 10 hours to reach remote families stranded in the aftermath of the 'bomb cyclone' that devastated the Pine Ridge Reservation.


The Conversation: Indigenous people go missing in mainstream media
The Conversation: Indigenous people go missing in mainstream media (May 10, 2019)

Reporting on Indigenous peoples has increased the pressure to acknowledge everyday racism, institutional racism and the challenges of reconciliation.


YES! Magazine: Canoe journey offers first hand look at climate change
YES! Magazine: Canoe journey offers first hand look at climate change (May 6, 2019)

A voyage around the world offered a new generation of Hawaiians lessons about Earth’s uncertain future.


Cronkite News: Unique school bus serves as inspiration for Navajo students
Cronkite News: Unique school bus serves as inspiration for Navajo students (May 6, 2019)

For 26 years, Freddie Yazzie has driven school buses for a quiet community on the Navajo Nation.


Doug George-Kanentiio: Law firms smell big pay day for Indian school abuse
Doug George-Kanentiio: Law firms smell big pay day for Indian school abuse (May 3, 2019)

I know one thing: we must not cede our rights to be heard and to demand justice.


A 'monster': Outrage over Indian Health Service doctor convicted of abuse
A 'monster': Outrage over Indian Health Service doctor convicted of abuse (May 1, 2019)

A former Indian Health Service pediatrician who was convicted of sexual abuse and awaits trial on more charges continues to cause headaches for the beleaguered agency.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee high school attracts the best in Indian Country
Bill John Baker: Cherokee high school attracts the best in Indian Country (May 1, 2019)

Sequoyah High School remains the educational home for our youth and is a magnet for the best and brightest in Cherokee Nation and Indian Country.


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 Sun News Today: Community on Pine Ridge Reservation focuses on youth
Native Sun News Today: Community on Pine Ridge Reservation focuses on youth (April 25, 2019)

For centuries, traditional Tiyospaye lived in close knit communities and the responsibility of raising the Wakanyeja was a collaborative effort by everyone in the village.


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.


Cronkite News: Authorities continue to release migrant families into U.S.
Cronkite News: Authorities continue to release migrant families into U.S. (April 22, 2019)

Shelters struggle to keep pace with the release of migrants into the community, while migrants once held in detention centers set out on their journeys as they await court hearings.


Bill John Baker: Native students can show their cultural pride at graduation
Bill John Baker: Native students can show their cultural pride at graduation (April 16, 2019)

No Native student should ever be barred from wearing eagle feathers or displaying their cultural pride at graduation.


Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies
Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies (April 8, 2019)

The Indian Health Service is back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration struggles with old and emerging controversies.


Co-chair of new Indian health task force played role in blowing up Indian health law
Co-chair of new Indian health task force played role in blowing up Indian health law (March 28, 2019)

A little known official at the White House is playing a key role in the future of the Indian Health Service.


Cronkite News: Task force aims to prevent child abuse within Indian health care system
Cronkite News: Task force aims to prevent child abuse within Indian health care system (March 27, 2019)

'These predators will find a way to infiltrate organizations to get positions where they have access to kids,' one advocate said.


White House announces task force after Indian Health Service pediatrician was convicted of abuse
White House announces task force after Indian Health Service pediatrician was convicted of abuse (March 26, 2019)

A new task force will investigate how the Indian Health Service failed to protect children on the Blackfeet Nation and the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota coach makes comeback with reservation team
Native Sun News Today: Lakota coach makes comeback with reservation team (March 22, 2019)

If the enduring strength and spirit of the Oglala Lakota Tribe could be embodied in a single person, he would strongly resemble Casey Means.