Native Sun News Today: Trump prosecutor purge fails to affect South Dakota

Written by at March 28, 2017

The new U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions abruptly ousted 46 remaining U.S. Attorneys appointed by President Barack Obama.

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Victor Swallow: When the Air Force bomber crashed at Pine Ridge

Written by at March 28, 2017

My family lived about three miles from the west side border of the bombing area and eight to ten miles where they were bombing.

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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe continues to battle Dakota Access Pipeline in court

Written by at March 28, 2017

Chairman Harold Frazier remains undaunted even after the wealthy backers of the project announced completion of work in North Dakota.

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Charles Kader: Courts close their doors to unrecognized groups

Written by at March 28, 2017

Do Indian law rulings spell the end of federal recognition?

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Whiteclay liquor licenses under review amid outcry in Nebraska

Written by at March 28, 2017

Officials in Nebraska finally appear to be taking a stronger stance on liquor issues in the border town.

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Stockbridge-Munsee leader delivers tribal address in Wisconsin

Written by at March 28, 2017

The annual State of the Tribes address takes place April 6 at the state capital in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Doug George-Kanentiio: Peacemaking in the era of Donald Trump

Written by at March 28, 2017

Over 875 years ago Skennenrahowi, the Peacemaker, brought his instructions to the warring Iroquois in an effort to persuade our ancestors to abandon violence and revenge as a response to disputes.

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Judge orders removal of gas pipeline on Indian land in Oklahoma

Written by at March 28, 2017

The 38 individual Indian owners went to court after an energy company continued to operate the pipeline without their consent.

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American Indians and Alaska Natives Tackle HIV Stigma, Talk Cure

Written by at March 27, 2017

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Esther Lucero, a nationally known health advocate for urban Indians, got her start as an HIV case manager in San Francisco in the late 1980s. That was when she became aware of Native Americans and Alaska Natives in the city who were struggling with HIV/AIDS.

Others dismissed their numbers as so small as to be insignificant. The word “insignificant” did not sit well with Lucero, who is part Navajo,

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College Ball Hopeful: Brave Williams is 7-Foot-1, 400 Pounds with Size 21 Shoes

Written by at March 27, 2017

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At 7’1” tall and 400 pounds with size 21 shoes, Brave Williams (Seneca) says he wants to play college basketball or possibly football.

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Court Rejects Navajo Generating Station Cases

Written by at March 27, 2017

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A federal appeals court rejected two cases regarding Navajo Generating Station emissions standards and its projected 2019 closure.

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10 Things You Should Know About the Fort Belknap Indian Community

Written by at March 27, 2017

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Fort Belknap Indian Community is home to the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine tribes, here are nine other things you should know about them.

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Lead Cast Finalized for WGN America’s ‘Scalped’ – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at March 27, 2017

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Lead Cast Finalized for WGN America’s ‘Scalped’Slowly but surely the cast and crew is coming together for WGN America’s long anticipated series Scalped. Just recently announced for the lead cast are Gil Birmingham (Comanche), Irene Bedard (Inupiaq/Yupik/Cree/), and Chaske Spencer (Lakota). Before their addition to cast…..

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Osage Nations Votes to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Written by at March 27, 2017

Osage Nations Votes to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage – Native American Articles – PowWows.com – Native American Pow Wows

Osage Nations Votes to Recognize Same-Sex MarriageAs reported in the Osage Nation News this week, members of the tribe voted in a special election to recognize gay marriage by law. In complete, but unofficial results, Osages approved the same-sex marriage question with 52.38 percent voting in…..

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School Choice Proposal Devastating for American Indian Students

Written by at March 27, 2017

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Not only is H.R. 610, or The Choices in Education Act of 2017 devastating for Indian country, but also for American Indian students. Here is everything you need to know.

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Chukchansi Tribe fires back at gaming firm seeking $21M in court

Written by at March 27, 2017

The California tribe called the lawsuit ‘unfounded and baseless’ and an attempt at extortion.

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Oklahoma Democrats hire LaRenda Morgan as first Native liaison

Written by at March 27, 2017

The Cheyenne-Arapaho citizen will be reaching out to tribes in hopes of making the party more friendly to Indian Country.

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Dakota Access confirms pipeline about to go into service with work complete in North Dakota

Written by at March 27, 2017

‘Oil has been placed in the Dakota Access Pipeline underneath Lake Oahe,’ attorneys for the controversial project wrote in the latest and apparently final status report.

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Witness list for hearing on diabetes prevention among Native youth

Written by at March 27, 2017

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing takes place in Washington, D.C., on March 29.

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Colville Tribes hail ‘historic victory’ on aboriginal hunting rights

Written by at March 27, 2017

A judge has concluded that a Colville citizen retains hunting rights in British Columbia, Canada, despite living on the other side of the border.

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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers new round of bills

Written by at March 27, 2017

Health care for Native veterans, outdated federal Indian laws, economic development, criminal jurisdiction and Columbia River treaty tribes are on the agenda.

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Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe questions loss of federal funds

Written by at March 27, 2017

The Bureau of Indian Affairs general assistance fund is due to run out of money on March 30.

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James Giago Davies: Troubled times are coming to Lakota country

Written by at March 27, 2017

Back when George Dubya Bush’s popularity had reached an historical low, progressives speculated the impending death of the GOP.

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Brian Lightfoot Brown: One last victory for the Narragansett Tribe

Written by at March 27, 2017

It had been three months since the Narragansett Tribe had been ambushed and decimated at the Great Swamp in modern day Rhode Island.

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Bill John Baker: Woman play important roles in Cherokee Nation

Written by at March 27, 2017

Historically, the Cherokee Nation has been a matriarchal society and has always looked to strong women for guidance and leadership

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