Race Matters: Professor Heather Shotton talks Native identity (January 11, 2016)

The Native American studies professor at the University of Oklahoma identifies strongly with the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes and her tribal ancestors.

NCAI President Cladoosby set to deliver State of Indian Nations (January 11, 2016)

President Brian Cladoosby will outline some of the successes and challenges facing Indian Country in the January 14 speech.

Leonardo DiCaprio thanks First Nations in Golden Globe speech (January 11, 2016)

The cast of The Revenant includes two young Native actors -- Isaiah Tootoosis and Forrest Goodluck.

Denise Juneau raises more than $263K in bid for U.S. House seat (January 11, 2016)

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation citizen hopes to become the first woman to serve in Congress if she defeats Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) this year.

Tulalip Tribes man sentenced to two years for illegal firearms (January 11, 2016)

Raymond Lee Fryberg was able to buy firearms because the tribe's domestic violence protection order was never entered into a national criminal database

Appeal filed in child abuse case on Standing Rock Reservation (January 11, 2016)

Velnita Jolette Hairy Chin was sentenced to 37 months after she admitted that she abused her infant in June 2015.

Member of Northern Cheyenne Tribe to attend State of the Union (January 11, 2016)

Jason Small hopes his presence shows President Barack Obama why energy development is important on the Montana reservation.

Non-Indian defendant gets life for shootings of tribal members (January 11, 2016)

Two members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe were shot as they slept -- Stallone Trosper was killed while James Goggles survived.

Steve Russell: Armed 'patriots' at odds with Burns Paiute Tribe (January 11, 2016)

The federal government sued to quiet title to the land it had stolen fair and square from the Northern Paiutes after the Bannock War.

Native student heads to Obama's last State of the Union speech (January 11, 2016)

Lydia Doza, who is Alaska Native, is ttending the speech as a special guest of First Lady Michelle Obama.

Mark Trahant: A guide to the 2016 elections for Indian Country (January 11, 2016)

Why vote? It takes planning, some time, and the rewards are not always visible.

Carly McIntosh: The deep and dark secrets of Canadian history (January 11, 2016)

The history of indigenous people must start being taught in every educational school across Canada.

Editorial: Some more about the purchase of Wounded Knee site (January 11, 2016)

The announcement in last week’s Native Sun News that our former publisher, Tim Giago, has signed an agreement to purchase the land at Wounded Knee has caused quite a stir.

Native Sun News: Voters say no to waste dump near Pine Ridge (January 11, 2016)

Voters nixed a proposed frack waste dump in Fall River County, adjacent to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Terese Marie Mailhot: Native women can heal from our trauma (January 11, 2016)

I encourage any Native woman who witnessed abuse to not feel cliché, or undone by the trauma.