The End Zone: Virus or not; the NFL Draft goes on

Even in a Coronavirus Pandemic the NFL Draft wasn’t really all that different. If you think about it most of draft consists of showing athletes in their homes waiting for their name to be called. Only difference this go around there wasn’t a live audience. “I really missed all the hugs,” stated Commissioner Roger Goodell before he started making the […]

Strong supporter of Dusty Johnson

To the Editor I have never been too vocal about politics. A lot of the time, sadly, many discussions in the political realm are more so arguments and whoever yells the loudest wins. I am someone who likes to understand all sides and make my decisions based on what I, as an individual, believe makes the most sense. That’s why […]

Coronavirus and the Navajo Nation

To the Editor, The COVID19 virus invades unsuspecting human bodies destroying lives, families, futures. It gives no exemption for economic status, physical strength, or color of skin. It seeks life to give death. It is alive with death. It brings down the famous and powerful. The disadvantaged are easy prey. There is little refuge from the killer virus. This enemy […]

St. Joseph’s Indian School named top-rated nonprofit

CHAMBERLAIN –St. Joseph’s Indian School is  a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits. President Mike Tyrell feels the recognition is a direct result of the hard work of the entire organization and the faithful supporters. “We are honored to receive a Top-Rated Charity award for the fourth consecutive year from GreatNonprofits. […]

South Dakota State University to hold virtual commencement May 9  

BROOKINGS – South Dakota State University will hold its 2020 commencement ceremonies virtually May 9. There are a series of three videos, each representing the different commencement ceremonies set to take place. The commencement videos (all Central time) will be released about 30 minutes prior to these times: * 10 a.m., Undergraduate students receiving degrees from the College of Agriculture, […]

A tribute from many to ‘Dr. Jim’

Saying goodbye to my relative I am reminded yet again of how many gifted Lakota and in particular Oglala our creator put here for the benefit of Indian country. When writing of the life achievements of the late Forrest Gerard, Mark Trahant introduced the concept of an “Indian Country Canon” into both our political and academic vernacular.  Trahant lamented “but […]

Looking forward to getting the word out

The staff at Native Sun News Today watched and wondered as several stories broke in the news over the past few weeks while the newspaper was on hiatus. According to Publisher Tim Giago the paper closed temporally because at least three of the newspaper’s employees are diabetic or have other health conditions making them much more vulnerable to the Coronavirus […]

  Two Bulls joins South Dakota Public Broadcasting

VERMILLION – SDPB is proud to announce the addition of Richard Two Bulls as a reporter/producer for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. Two Bulls is one of 225 journalists hired as part of Report for America’s 2020 reporting corps. Beginning June 1, 2020, Two Bulls covers communities for South Dakota Public Broadcasting, including the state’s nine Native American Reservations. He has […]

It was all about the ‘Redskins’

Jody TallBear wins DOE lawsuit over mascots

WASHINGTON – When Jody TallBear (Cheyenne/Arapaho, OK & Dakota, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate) came to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 2010  her main task was to stand-up a Tribal/Native American focus for the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity,  which is charged with ensuring  that underserved communities have access to the economic development benefits,  existing in the energy sector. […]

The attempted murder of Mother Earth and Father Sky

I started this article almost three years ago but have been so overwhelmed by the issue that I could never find the right beginning or ending. So I’ve decided to just say it like I see it. We are all witnesses to a crime; a crime against nature and every living thing on this planet.  We are all children of […]