Cherokee Nation launches innovative Speaker Services Program

Cherokee Nation Language Department Director Howard Paden, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., Fluent Speaker Rosie Flute, Speaker Services Manager Sammy Eagle and Speaker Services Specialist Winterhawk Grimmett. (Courtesy Cherokee nation) STILWELL, OK—For nearly a year fluent Cherokee Speaker Rosie Flute was cooking family meals on an electric burner after her

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Haaland selects Reconciliation in Place Names committee

On International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we recognize Indigenous knowledge, culture and practices that can inform the way we address climate, foster more inclusive communities, and live up to our responsibilities to future generations. WASHINGTON — On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Secretary of the

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‘Healing the Nation’

MMIW Medicine Wheel riders who came from all over the country to join in on their annual trek from Bear Butte to Crazy Horse Memorial stopped in to enjoy the festivities at the “Healing the Nation” Wacipi in Pine Ridge Village. Posing with them are Tribal Royalty from neighboring tribes.

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They rode with a mission

Native bikers carry flags from the Kul Wicasa Nation, Potawatami Nation. Iroquois Nation, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and Lumbee Nation in the Wounded Knee Memorial Run. WOUNDED KNEE – On Saturday evening, August 5 one could hear the low throaty growl of motorcycle engines coming from a distance. As the

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Construction internship builds reservation workforce

Cecil Little Hawk III, received a job offer through the internship program. KYLE– Eight young people across the Pine Ridge Reservation are currently participating in a construction internship program that is facilitated in partnership with Lakota Funds and the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition. In mid-June, the interns were placed

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OST Council suspends Christian mission activity

Matthew Monefore PINE RIDGE—After an emergency meeting on July 26, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council temporarily suspended all activity of Christian missions on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. An ordinance was passed, requiring all churches and religious organization to complete a new form to request the right to conduct missionary

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Medicaid expansion would close I.H.S. underfunding gaps

Crow Creek Sioux Tribal Chairman Peter Lengkeek, Chairman of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Clyde Estes, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Chairmen Delbert Hopkins Jr., Andrea Fischer, Yankton Sioux Tribe Council member, Oglala Sioux Tribal President Kevin Killer and Tenille Blackfeather, Ideal Community Representative for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.   RAPID

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Lakota Starry Night

Dakota Star Map (Courtesy Star Lore Art, Native Sky Watchers) RAPID CITY—For generations, the night sky has been one of the greatest mysteries in human history. The tales of how the stars became constellations goes back more than 17,000 years ago when the stars were depicted as animals and ancient

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