Sisseton-Wahpeton family thanks men for action in car fire (August 10, 2015)
Three tribal members were pulled from a burning car by two men who received star quilts from the family and awards from the highway patrol.
Sen. Moran introduces yet another version of land-into-trust fix (August 10, 2015)
Some six proposals to address the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar have surfaced in the 114th Congress.
Transgender singer breaks new ground in treaty day contests (August 10, 2015)
Aalayna Spence competed as her chosen gender in two talent competitions in Manitoba.
Winnebago Tribe couldn't afford $1.3M in per capita payments (August 10, 2015)
Members are upset about the loss of the $250 payment but youth benefited from a $300 clothing allowance.
Mary Annette Pember: Native girls in custody at sky-high rates (August 10, 2015)
Native American girls are at the highest risk of imprisonment in the U.S. According to the report 179 of every 100,000 Native girls end up in prison.
Bill John Baker: New era of opportunity on the Cherokee Nation (August 10, 2015)
During the next four years, I believe you will see tremendous positive changes for the Cherokee Nation—better than anything you’ve witnessed before.
Sen. Murray introduces bill to repatriate Kennewick Man to tribes (August 10, 2015)
S.1979, the Bring the Ancient One Home Act, would finally allow Pacific Northwest tribes to rebury one of their ancestors.
President Obama signs disaster declaration for Oglala Sioux Tribe (August 10, 2015)
The Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota saw snowfall as late as May 20.
County sheriff cleared of racial profiling claims to be Cherokee (August 10, 2015)
The Department of Justice accused Sheriff Terry Johnson of discriminating against Hispanic drivers in Alamance County, North Carolina.
Andrew Lawler: Only one last chance to protect isolated tribes (August 10, 2015)
Half a millennium after Columbus arrived, we have an opportunity — really one last chance — to avoid repeating the catastrophes endured by so many native peoples in the Americas.
Navajo Nation to sue EPA over release of mine waste into waters (August 10, 2015)
About three million gallons of orange-colored waste from an abandoned mine in Colorado has traveled downstream to the Navajo Nation.
Indian inmates in Alabama lose decision over long hair policy (August 10, 2015)
The long-running dispute could be headed back to the Supreme Court.
Lakota Country Times: Lakota 57 honored with run to Bear Butte (August 10, 2015)
For the past two years a group of Lakota runners have run through the heart of downtown Sturgis during the height of the worlds largest motorcycle rally to raise awareness of respect for the sacred Black Hills.
Jim Kent: An act of theater with beer-spilling trial in Rapid City (August 10, 2015)
So, there I was as the warm weather blew in, black planner in hand, scrolling through Rapid City’s entertainment events trying to decide which were worthwhile.
Native Sun News: Tribal college hosts language immersion camp (August 10, 2015)
'Talk to me in Cheyenne' and 'Don’t forget our language,' was the theme for the 2015 Cheyenne language immersion camp.
Native Sun News Editorial: Making an impact in your community (August 10, 2015)
We will never advance our lives in Rapid City until we are seriously considered as a part of the solution and not as a problem.
Lynn Gehl: It's time to decolonize indigenous fundraising efforts (August 10, 2015)
Indigenous people have many governance teachings that outline an Indigenous moral code and criteria set.
Larry Spotted Crow Mann: Substance abuse ruins tribal nations (August 10, 2015)
Since the landing of the Mayflower and up until today, the destructive and insidious force of alcohol has kept up a choking pace within tribal communities.
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