Dr. Dawn Frank selected as new OLC President KYLE – “On behalf of the Oglala Lakota College Board of Trustees, I am announcing that Dr. Dawn Frank was selected to be the new President of Oglala Lakota College,” stated OLC Board President Dennis Brewer. “Dr. Frank’s start date as the
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Are Santa Clara County’s American Indians disappearing? The 2020 census shows a 20% decrease in American Indians across Santa Clara County, perplexing city officials and fueling advocates’ concerns. For some, the decrease – which amounts to over 800 individuals – is a surprise. But for those in the indigenous community, the
Colorado fish named after racial slur has been renamed By Kacie Sinton STERLING, Colo.- Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Wednesday that the decision to rename the Colorado to the Colorado Pikeminnow was finalized during the May 4 through May 5 commission. The renaming comes among a national move to eliminate
Indian boarding schools initiative moves forward WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), vice chairman of the Committee, released the following statements on the Department of the Interior’s release of its initial investigative report
Standing Rock Chairwoman meets with Assistant Secretary of the Army FORT YATES — Janet Alkire, the Chairwoman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, recently met with Assistant Secretary of the Army (CW) Michael Conner to discuss the environmental review of the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). The Army Corps of Engineers
Breaking silence and finding justice By StrongHearts Native Helpline *TRIGGER WARNING: This personal story includes graphic content that some readers may find distressing. Highest Rates of Child Abuse Statistically, Native Americans experience the highest rates of violence in the country, and sadly, that includes cases of
Don Hendrick named to Commission on missing and murdered indigenous people By Joseph Budd Native Sun News Today Staff Writer “A lack of urgency, transparency, and coordination has hampered our country’s efforts to combat violence against American Indian and Alaska Native people,” reads a statement from U.S. Interior Secretary Deb
Opening eyes at Lakota Homes By Joseph Budd Native Sun News Today Staff Writer RAPID CITY – The last time Delaney Apple put an event together, down in Kyle, the response was well received. So the next one he decided on, with a bit of prayer, was to bring
Missoula police found not responsible for death of Native American By Joseph Budd Native Sun News Today Staff Writer A case involving the death of a young man is seeing light, and while the evidence shown from a video showed him killing himself, doesn’t offer a lot of solace to
Navajo man executed after 40 years in prison By Joseph Budd Native Sun News Today Staff Writer Clarence Dixon, a 66 year old who had lived on death row for over 40 years, was put to death on Wednesday, centered on the death of a college student in 1978.