Tribal regalia on parade at many Montana graduations

Tribal regalia on parade at many Montana graduations By Clara Caufield, NSNT Correspondent   May is graduation month.  On and near the Montana reservations and off reservation schools and colleges, many tribal graduates are opting to celebrate the milestone ceremonies by wearing beautifully beaded graduation caps, tribal dresses, moccasins, feathers

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Lower Brule takes Lyman County to Court

Lower Brule takes Lyman County to Court By Joseph Budd Native Sun News Today Staff Writer Lyman County was taken to federal court on May 23, due to a delay in a redistricting plan to ensure a timely election of tribal candidates to the County Commission. According to the Lower

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Man sentenced in shooting incident

Man sentenced in shooting incident By Joseph Budd Native Sun News Today Staff Writer   A federal judge sentenced a Rapid City man Monday to a 30 month stay in Prison, and three years of supervised release for involuntary manslaughter, with court documents showing the man shot and killed his

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Dr. Dawn Frank selected as new OLC President

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?

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

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Indian boarding schools initiative moves forward

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

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Breaking silence and finding justice

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

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Punishment in jail should not involve abuse

Punishment in jail should not involve abuse By Joseph Budd, Native Sun News Today Staff Writer When you get handed a hot topic, you’d like to know everything you can on a given topic. Case in point, a call came in regarding a Charles Pulliam, an incarcerated young man, currently

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