Keeping you up with the news through some very sad times

This past year has been a tough one for the newspaper business. Many dailies and weeklies across America have shuttered their doors for the last time. But Indian newspapers like the Navajo Times and Native Sun News Today are still hanging on and getting our news copy to our readers every week. And it has not been easy. If it […]

The best Native American boxers

By James Giago Davies, Native Sun News Today Correspondent RAPID CITY—There are over 300 professional fighters throughout history identified as being Native but only seven of them are in the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame (AIAHOF), presumably because those claims could not be readily substantiated. Questionable claims can be family stories that family members internalize as truth, but which […]

The Blythe’s — father and daughter team complete the circle

By Liz Hill, Red Lake Ojibwe The year was 1972. A group of 45 public television stations, primarily from the western United States, were brought together with the help of a Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) grant for a three-day meeting at historic Wingspread, the Lloyd Wright House at the Johnson Foundation in Racine, Wisconsin. Frank Blythe (Eastern Cherokee/Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota) […]

Oil from Line 3 keeps flowing

By James Giago Davies, Native Sun News Today Correspondent MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Oil has been flowing across Minnesota through the newly built Line 3 replacement pipeline for over a month now. Tribal and environmental groups have been teamed up to protest the pipeline construction for several years, but their efforts failed to garner the support of both the Trump and Biden administrations. […]

The sad legacy of boarding schools

  WASHINGTON — Ask most Native Americans about Indian boarding schools, and they will tell you that from 1879 through the late 1970s, the federal government forcibly removed thousands of Native children from their families and placed them in remote, military-style boarding schools. There, the children were abused, stripped of language and culture, and in some cases died under mysterious […]