Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Tracey Zephier Sarah Collins By Tom Lawrence, Special to Native Sun News Today SIOUX FALLS—Two Native American lawyers with impressive resumes are seeking an appointment to the federal bench. Tracey Zephier and Sarah Collins are vying with former Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin for the seat to be
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Love Hopkins, 11, of White Shield, N.D., puts a finishing stab on the 300-foot effigy of a black snake as tribal youth returned to the U.S, capital five years after their first relay run to demand tribal consultation in petroleum pipeline and other megaproject permitting. (Photo Courtesy) By Talli Nauman,
LINCOLN, Neb. — Vision Maker Media (VMM) is marking its 45th anniversary in 2021 with a yearlong celebration of free “commUNITY” events, including thematic online film screenings, online virtual programs and more. PBS and the Cherokee Nation Film Office are sponsors of VMM’s 45th anniversary events. In April, VMM’s first
RAPID CITY – NDN Collective announced that the organization will open and fund an Indigenous-led community based school in Rapid City. The school is expected to open in Fall 2022, serve 40 students in the first year, and will be the first Indigenous-led school designed specifically for students in the
RAPID CITY – One year into the pandemic, South Dakota has lost 1,933 people to Covid-19, with 45 deaths this month. There have been a total of 117,081 people who tested positive statewide including 1,358 new positive tests last week, an increase of 128 from the week prior. Oglala Lakota
CHAMBERLAIN – St. Joseph’s Indian School students and staff welcomed visiting artist and hoop dancer Starr Chief Eagle to campus as part of the South Dakota Arts Council Artist in Residency Program. Chief Eagle is a talented Lakota Artist and “Hoop Dancer Extraordinaire” who travels the world telling her story
Hardrocker Bruce Bad Moccasin – Photo courtesy of Pierre Capitol Journal RAPID CITY—Bootstraps are what the white folks around Chamberlain expected folks to pull themselves up by. However humble a person’s beginnings, if he yanked on those bootstraps hard enough, he could make himself a big success in life. It
Native Americans are often encouraged to seek and heed the advice of elders, a hallmark of respect in our culture. Henry James, “aka Jim” has done that. As a young man, he took his grandmother’s advice seriously, “If you cannot feed your family, you are not free,” she often reminded.
New Mexico passes bill making it illegal to discriminate against a student or employee because of hair style
SANTA FE, NM – The New Mexico state Legislature has passed a bill making it illegal for anyone to discriminate against a student or an employee because of their hair style. Dubbed the No Discrimination for Hair bill (House Bill 29 and Senate Bill 80 combined into one) was introduced
Michele Naar-Obed outside Aitkin County Jail March 19: She was held in custody three nights for what turned out to be a junk warrant. COURTESY / Resist Line 3 AITKIN COUNTY, Minn. — Spring is bringing the heat to opponents of the Enbridge Line 3 tar-sands oil pipeline, as levels