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Sicangu man wants to revive Tokala Society
Sicangu man wants to revive Tokala Society (November 21, 2019)

A Rosebud Sioux citizen wants to revive an old tradition of governance which is made up of a council of leaders, which would maintain the language, history and culture of the tribe


Senate committee takes up #MMIW bills amid doubts about protections for Native women
Senate committee takes up #MMIW bills amid doubts about protections for Native women (November 19, 2019)

With expanded protections for Native women and children still in doubt on Capitol Hill, key lawmakers are advancing legislation to address the crisis of the missing and murdered in tribal communities.


CDC museum features Indian Country exhibits
CDC museum features Indian Country exhibits (November 19, 2019)

The health and wellness of American Indians and Alaska Natives – both in rural and urban settings – is a complex challenge with multiple solutions.


Court weighs whether Border Patrol can be sued in Mexican teens’ deaths
Court weighs whether Border Patrol can be sued in Mexican teens’ deaths (November 19, 2019)

U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared split on whether the family of a Mexican teen who was shot across the border and killed by a Border Patrol agent in Texas can sue the agent.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: My family is what it is today because of adoption
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: My family is what it is today because of adoption (November 19, 2019)

People sometimes say our kids are blessed to have us as parents. But Christie and I are the ones who feel so blessed that the Lord has given us the opportunity to expand our family.


Quilt hangs to shield women
Quilt hangs to shield women (November 19, 2019)

To raise awareness about the need for shielding Indian women and children from violence, advocates took part in a quilt-hanging at the South Dakota State Capitol.


Native American Child Protection Act up for first hearing
Native American Child Protection Act up for first hearing (November 13, 2019)

A bipartisan bill to address child abuse and neglect in tribal communities has the support of Indian Country organizations.


Arizonans have hand in, eyes on this week’s Supreme Court DACA hearing
Arizonans have hand in, eyes on this week’s Supreme Court DACA hearing (November 12, 2019)

The fate of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, is in the hands of the nation's highest court.


Rosebud veteran changing the lives of youth
Rosebud veteran changing the lives of youth (November 11, 2019)

Following his retirement from the U.S. Marine Corps, Dion Reynolds brought his military experience back to Rosebud to change the lives of reservation youth.


'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty
'A tremendous opportunity': New leader of National Congress of American Indians focuses on tribal sovereignty (November 7, 2019)

Fawn Sharp grew up steeped in the tribal activist culture of the Pacific Northwest.


Upstanding Officer Jekyll and criminal Mr. Hyde
Upstanding Officer Jekyll and criminal Mr. Hyde (November 6, 2019)

Law enforcement should never choose protecting one of their own, over protecting children from that officer’s excessive policing.


‘Were you there?’
‘Were you there?’ (November 6, 2019)

The Native community is outraged after police officer struck a Native middle school girl while trying to break up a fight.


Indian student count finally being updated for the modern era
Indian student count finally being updated for the modern era (November 4, 2019)

Funding for the popular Johnson O'Malley Program might actually increase thanks to a new count of Indian students.


Chuck Hoskin: Working to protect Cherokee Nation families
Chuck Hoskin: Working to protect Cherokee Nation families (November 4, 2019)

As Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, I know that when we work together as a family and community, we are stronger.


Reaction strong after racist taunts aimed at Salt River Native American high school athletes
Reaction strong after racist taunts aimed at Salt River Native American high school athletes (November 1, 2019)

Racial taunts directed at a girls volleyball team from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community reflect the larger societal issue of Native American oppression.


Native American Day Parade a huge success
Native American Day Parade a huge success (November 1, 2019)

The annual Native American Day Parade in Rapid City was filled with culture, traditions, color, and important social messages, including honoring murdered and missing indigenous women.


Sovereign Community School finds new home in Oklahoma City
Sovereign Community School finds new home in Oklahoma City (October 30, 2019)

Emphasizing wellness and culturally based curriculum in the classrooms is what the newly established Sovereign Community School prioritizes.


'This is our time': National Congress of American Indians elects new leadership
'This is our time': National Congress of American Indians elects new leadership (October 28, 2019)

Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history here by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization's founding in 1944.


YES! Magazine: Activists return to Alcatraz as key anniversary approaches
YES! Magazine: Activists return to Alcatraz as key anniversary approaches (October 28, 2019)

A new generation of Native activists took a canoe journey around Alcatraz to mark Indigenous Peoples Day and pay homage to occupation of the island 50 years ago.


IHS history makes doctors like Weber inevitable
IHS history makes doctors like Weber inevitable (October 28, 2019)

It took more than 25 years before the hammer of justice came down on pedophile pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber. His crimes were over a century in the making at the Indian Health Service.


VIDEO: Celebrating fitness and healthy lifestyles #NCAIAnnual19
VIDEO: Celebrating fitness and healthy lifestyles #NCAIAnnual19 (October 24, 2019)

Tribal leaders and youth showed their commitment to wellness as the National Congress of American Indians continued its 76th annual convention.


Breaking the silence: Native Americans overcome taboos in battle against suicide
Breaking the silence: Native Americans overcome taboos in battle against suicide (October 23, 2019)

American Indians and Alaska Natives die of suicide at a rate higher than any other racial and ethnic group.


Addressing food insecurity in northeast Oklahoma
Addressing food insecurity in northeast Oklahoma (October 21, 2019)

Many people within Cherokee Nation rely on local food banks when times are tough.


Former school employee charged with felonies after sexually abusing Native girl
Former school employee charged with felonies after sexually abusing Native girl (October 14, 2019)

A former employee of a treatment facility for juveniles is awaiting extradition to California after authorities confirmed he fathered a child with a Native girl.


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.


From Sweden to Pine Ridge
From Sweden to Pine Ridge (October 10, 2019)

Young climate change activist Greta Thunberg has become an international star in a little over a year.


Nizhoni Tallas is first Hokie to receive Udall Scholarship in tribal policy
Nizhoni Tallas is first Hokie to receive Udall Scholarship in tribal policy (October 9, 2019)

Nizhoni Tallas, who grew up on the Navajo Nation, says her passion for the environment started at a young age.


IHS doctor found guilty
IHS doctor found guilty (October 7, 2019)

A federal jury convicted former Indian Health Service pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber of all 11 criminal counts for sexually abusing four boys on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Ivan Star Comes Out: The situation isn't looking good for our Lakota language
Ivan Star Comes Out: The situation isn't looking good for our Lakota language (October 4, 2019)

Everyone knows that our language, culture, and history, have been targeted for eradication by the federal government.


‘A safe place’ at Pine Ridge
‘A safe place’ at Pine Ridge (October 3, 2019)

Nagi Nunpa Hocaka, the Two Spirit Circle, is working to reduce the high rate of suicide and substance abuse on the Pine Ridge Reservation.


YES! Magazine: How we can make a difference for climate change
YES! Magazine: How we can make a difference for climate change (September 30, 2019)

When it comes to climate change, one expert says: 'Every single person can make a huge difference, and when we come together to work, anything is possible.'


Grandma gets the boot after a fire in her home
Grandma gets the boot after a fire in her home (September 25, 2019)

A Lakota grandmother has been evicted from her house after nearly four years of living there, due to a fire she had no responsibility for.


'Indigenous nations will sacrifice all we have to give to defend Unci Maka'
'Indigenous nations will sacrifice all we have to give to defend Unci Maka' (September 23, 2019)

Our ceremonies have told us to prepare for hard times. We are in those times.


Clara Caufield: Celebrating life and death in the Cheyenne way
Clara Caufield: Celebrating life and death in the Cheyenne way (September 20, 2019)

As we dwell upon death, especially the untimely loss of dear friends and loved ones, we must also focus upon life.


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.


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.


Tim Giago: Is there a correlation between historic trauma and PTSD?
Tim Giago: Is there a correlation between historic trauma and PTSD? (September 9, 2019)

Too many people, especially non-Natives say, 'Get over it.' If only it was that simple. One does not take centuries of trauma and get rid of it overnight.


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.


Arizona joins other states calling on Supreme Court to overturn DACA
Arizona joins other states calling on Supreme Court to overturn DACA (September 4, 2019)

Republican-led states are supporting the Trump administration's efforts to end the Dreamers program for young immigrants.


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.


What does 'We are all treaty people' mean, and who speaks for Indigenous students on campus?
What does 'We are all treaty people' mean, and who speaks for Indigenous students on campus? (September 3, 2019)

While there has been a recent growing awareness of Indigenous cultures at Canadian universities, racism, violence and dismissal still dominate conversations on campus.


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.


'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.


Trump administration seeks to hold migrant families indefinitely
Trump administration seeks to hold migrant families indefinitely (August 29, 2019)

A new rule allows the federal government to detain minors and their families indefinitely in 'safe and sanitary' facilities, reflecting concern for minors’ 'vulnerability.'


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.