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Indian Reservations

Some Good Old Days Really Were 'Good Old Days'

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2016 | Media
Tim Giago

When I think about some of the terrible things happening at the reservation hospitals today I think to myself, my god, we wrote about these things 35 years ago. The more things change the more they stay the same.

Remembering Old Lakota Friends at Christmas

Tim Giago | Posted 12.16.2016 | Media
Tim Giago

During the days known as "Relocation" that took place in the 1950s, Enos took the option to "relocate" and, along with his family, he was sent to Chicago. The object of this failed Bureau of Indian Affairs program was to get the Indians off the reservations by sending them to the ghettoes of the big cities, training them in a profession and encouraging them to become a part of mainstream America.

Samantha Lachman

Justice Department Voting Rights Proposal Could Make A Huge Difference For Native Americans | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Native Americans and Alaska Natives have overcome voting barriers that prevented them from casting ballots two decades after the Indian ...

Reflections from Rosebud Reservation

Aamir Hussain | Posted 05.30.2015 | Religion
Aamir Hussain

This past week, I joined 11 other medical students from the University of Chicago in volunteering at a Lakota Native American reservation in South Dakota. The experience was a great opportunity to not only learn about health care challenges on reservations, but also to reflect on the intersections between religion, service, and medicine.

On Indigenous Peoples Day, Let's Move on to a New View of Native Americans

Mary Annette Pember | Posted 10.09.2014 | Impact
Mary Annette Pember

Our traditions and spirituality are essential elements of our survival. As human beings we know this. Unfortunately, much of the world has forgotten.

Joy Resmovits

Military Schools Already Laying Off Teachers Due To Sequestration | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

When President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday night mandating across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration, Henry Strom, the s...

WATCH: Meeting The Tribes Of Wisconsin

Peter Greenberg | Posted 12.23.2012 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

The state of Wisconsin may be best known as the Dairyland state and Packerland, but did you know that Wisconsin is also home to 11 separate sovereign tribal nations?

California Girl on the Rez

Marena Dieden | Posted 09.23.2012 | Teen
Marena Dieden

I'm in Page, Arizona hanging out with Navajo teenage boys. The boys welcome me warmly into their assimilated world. They are hospitable, kind, and intrigued by "my side of the world."

Where the unemployment rate is 70% | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

This sprawling Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is a Connecticut-sized zone of prairie and poverty, where the have-nots are defined less by the money the...

This Sneaky Trick Doesn't Work Anymore For Payday Lenders

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business

Lately, payday lenders have been linking up with Native American tribes as a way to sidestep U.S. law. Federal authorities seem less and less willi...

Inspiring a New Generation of Native Americans

Tim Giago | Posted 04.29.2012 | Media
Tim Giago

In South Dakota where the total population of Native Americans is about 12 percent, there is not now, nor has there ever been, a Native American appointed to the position of state or federal judge.

Native And Rural Communities Face Devastating Post Office Closures

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 04.11.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

While winter has spared remote areas of Minnesota this year, proposed budget cuts will slam the North Country if the U.S. Post Office abandons its location in Ponsford.

Native American Tribes Shield Fathers In Child Support Battles

| Kelley Weiss | Posted 10.05.2011 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Kelley Weiss Mothers around the state are finding it almost impossible to collect chil...

Honor Your Life

Jay Tavare | Posted 08.23.2011 | Impact
Jay Tavare

The air smelled of smoke from the fires raging in the Southwest, but foremost in my mind was excitement to see my friends and family on the reservation. Whenever I make a trip to the Apache rez, it is their love that always leaves me humbled.

Life or Death: Teen Suicide on American Indian Reservations

Jay Tavare | Posted 06.16.2011 | Impact
Jay Tavare

Traditions, language and spiritual beliefs of so many of the American Indian nations are almost completely extinguished. Is it any wonder that the youth find themselves in an identity crisis?

A Modern Day American Indian Story

Jay Tavare | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jay Tavare

I couldn't make up a more gripping story than this. This tragic saga is real life, here in America. And it is happening now.

The Southern Ute Paradox: Has The Billion-Dollar Tribe Become Too Corporate?

High Country News | Jonathan Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Less than a century ago, the Southern Utes were barely hanging on, squeezed onto an unremarkable sliver of reservation land, a new and foreign way of ...

The Liquor Merchants in Nebraska Won the Last Election on Prohibition

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © 2010 Native Sun News Prohibition doesn't work! It lasted 13 years in America and gave life to nationally syndicated ...

Surrender at the Water Pump at Wind River Indian Reservation

Lisa Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Jones

The Arapaho have never lived outside the cycles of cause and effect. Nothing has, except perhaps my own culture, whose tech savvy has allowed us to absent ourselves while we mine the place dry.

House Race in S.D. Could Be Decided on Indian Reservations

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

In a tight race in South Dakota, the Indian vote is usually the decider. The Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin vs. Kristi Noem race is shaping up to be that kind of a race.

South Dakota's Hidden Disaster

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

Within our own country, blizzards have left people without water, power and basic services. People are dying, and yet, our own broadcast media doesn't see fit to cover this? I don't get it.

Mexican Pot Gangs Infiltrate Indian Reservations In U.S. | JOEL MILLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WARM SPRINGS, Ore. -- Police Chief Carmen Smith says he knows three things about suspected drug trafficker Artemio Corona: He's from Mexico, prefers a...

Stopping Economic Growth on South Dakota's Indian Nations

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

Indian casino profits go to economic development, college scholarships, schools, road and building maintenance and improvement, health care, daycare for children and more.

It's Time for Native Americans to Start Thinking Independent

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

The advantages of becoming an Independent are many and the detractions few. It is something I encourage all Native American voters to look into, to thoroughly research, and to openly consider.

Chocolate Spray Paint and Hollywood Indians

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tim Giago

One year, I believe it was 1951; my brother and my cousins, "Red Tapio" and Sonny Torres were cast in a movie called "Tomahawk," and it starred Van Heflin, Rock Hudson, and Susan Ball. Of course Tony, Red and Sonny were the Indians.