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Charles Trimble: Water protectors need more than our prayersFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Water protectors need more than our prayers (11/23)
If President Obama, a proven friend of the Indian nations, won’t do anything, will these peaceful demonstrators – these selfless protectors of Mother Earth – be fired upon with weapons far more devastating than Hotchkiss Cannons that tore apart bodies of those killed at Wounded Knee in 1890?
Charles Trimble: Standing on moral high ground in #NoDAPL fightFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Standing on moral high ground in #NoDAPL fight (10/04)
Several months ago I posted a piece on Facebook that talked about the moral high ground that Native people as a whole have occupied as part of our ongoing struggle to preserve our homelands and our cultures.
Charles Trimble: Celebrating a new name for sacred Black Hills siteFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Celebrating a new name for sacred Black Hills site (08/19)
Wherever you are, you are surrounded by the six directions – you are the center of that universe and bear the responsibility to the universe, to God.
Sacred peak in South Dakota renamed for Lakota holy man Black ElkFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Sacred peak in South Dakota renamed for Lakota holy man Black Elk (08/12)
The old name for Black Elk Peak came from a general who committed a massacre of the Lakota people and held women and children hostage.
Charles Trimble: Tough women like Hillary Clinton deserve a chanceFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Charles Trimble: Tough women like Hillary Clinton deserve a chance (08/11)
Even if she wins the office of President, Hillary Clinton will find that she still is bumping up against a barrier; not a glass ceiling but a barrier of greater expectations and demands than any man would have to face.
Charles Trimble: Tribal nations must join together for Hillary ClintonFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Charles Trimble: Tribal nations must join together for Hillary Clinton (08/02)
The race is between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump -- Decency and Evil.
Charles Trimble: Thanking Lakota veterans for sharing their storiesFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Thanking Lakota veterans for sharing their stories (06/06)
I dislike people who pose as Indian spiritualists as a means to gaining personal acceptance and trust, as well as for political advantage and even financial gain.
Charles Trimble: The facts about the high stakes at Wounded KneeFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: The facts about the high stakes at Wounded Knee (04/15)
I have been following this circus since 1968 when I covered the story for the American Indian Press Association.
Charles Trimble: Disgusted with the 2016 presidential campaignsFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Charles Trimble: Disgusted with the 2016 presidential campaigns (03/14)
Growing more concerned and disgusted about the presidential campaign I thought that I should put my views in writing.
Charles Trimble: A great leadership opportunity for Native youthFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: A great leadership opportunity for Native youth (02/15)
The Encampment for Citizenship is experience that could set your life’s plan for the good of our Indian nations and peoples, and for all citizens.
Charles Trimble: Taking responsibility for upkeep of our cemeteriesFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Taking responsibility for upkeep of our cemeteries (02/05)
As anyone who has buried a loved one in a public or private cemetery knows, there is a large up-front payment for the plot and for future upkeep of graves.
Charles Trimble: Thoughts and questions on the sale of Wounded KneeFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Thoughts and questions on the sale of Wounded Knee (01/06)
The story broke on December 29, 2015, the 125th anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre, that Lakota publisher Tim Giago has agreed to purchase the 40-acre tract of land that includes the grounds on which the infamous Massacre took place.
Lakota Country Times: Charles Trimble recognized for writingsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
Lakota Country Times: Charles Trimble recognized for writings (11/24)
Charles 'Chuck' Trimble has spent a lifetime commenting on and spreading a message about Lakota people to mainstream society for decades.
Charles Trimble: Book reveals ugly truth about the genocide of our peopleFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Book reveals ugly truth about the genocide of our people (11/23)
Up until recently I generally subscribed to the contention put forth by a California professor in recent news that the terms 'genocide' and 'Holocaust' best describe the systematic mass killings such as those carried out in Nazi death camps.
Erin Grace: Charles Trimble receives 'Word Sender' awardFiled Under: Opinion
Erin Grace: Charles Trimble receives 'Word Sender' award (11/05)
The Word Sender was still alive in the early 1970s when an Oglala Lakota man named Charles 'Chuck' Trimble returned to Nebraska for a visit.
Charles Trimble: Being mixed-race Indian and being proud of itFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Being mixed-race Indian and being proud of it (07/29)
As many who have read my columns over the years know, I am a so-called Iyeska – a mixed-blood product of a Lakota mother and white father.
Charles Trimble: A tribute to our great Indian woman leadersFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: A tribute to our great Indian woman leaders (07/20)
In my eighty years, especially the forty-plus years of my involvement in Indian affairs, I have gotten to know many great Indian leaders who were women.
Richard Iron Cloud: Remove murderer's name from sacred peakFiled Under: Opinion
Richard Iron Cloud: Remove murderer's name from sacred peak (03/26)
I stand in solidarity with esteemed Lakota elder Basil Brave Heart who points out the highest peak in He Sapa (Black Hills) is named after a general who massacred Sioux women and children.
Charles Trimble: A Lakota memorial for victims of youth suicideFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: A Lakota memorial for victims of youth suicide (03/10)
It is easy to write off the suicide phenomenon as an epidemic, as if it were an affliction from outside the community and tribe; or to write it off as intergenerational trauma or historic trauma.
Charles Trimble: Standing our ground -- Our moral obligationFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Standing our ground -- Our moral obligation (12/02)
We profess that moral virtue; and we must walk the walk.
Charles Trimble: A time to give thanks -- For whatever reasonFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: A time to give thanks -- For whatever reason (11/24)
Being an Iyeska, or mixed-blood Lakota person, I have of course adopted much of non-Indian culture and religion.
Charles 'Chuck' Trimble: Let Crazy Horse's spirit rest in peaceFiled Under: Opinion
Charles 'Chuck' Trimble: Let Crazy Horse's spirit rest in peace (10/20)
Over the past year I have been deeply immersed in Crazy Horse, assisting a good friend who is considering producing a dramatic work on the final months of the Chief’s life.
Mark Trahant: Early voting begins on reservations in MontanaFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Early voting begins on reservations in Montana (10/10)
How interested are you in this election?
Charles Trimble: Indians shouldn't waste votes on wild-cardsFiled Under: National | Politics
Charles Trimble: Indians shouldn't waste votes on wild-cards (10/08)
Indian Country can have a say in the matter, but only if each and every eligible voter in the reservation and off-reservation communities takes the time to register and vote.
Charles Trimble: Notah Begay and Billy Mills are heroes off fieldFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Charles Trimble: Notah Begay and Billy Mills are heroes off field (10/06)
It seems sometimes that there aren’t heroes like the ones we had when I was growing up on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Charles Trimble: Rename peak in Black Hills for Oglala holy manFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Rename peak in Black Hills for Oglala holy man (09/23)
My old friend Basil Brave Heart is proposing to have Harney Peak, the highest point east of the Rockies, renamed after Oglala holy man Black Elk.
Charles Trimble: Pine Ridge -- the Hollywood of Indian CountryFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Charles Trimble: Pine Ridge -- the Hollywood of Indian Country (08/26)
Now comes Pine Ridge, the up-and-coming HollyRez of Indian Country.
Charles Trimble: No longer a Wannabee with Oglala tribal IDFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: No longer a Wannabee with Oglala tribal ID (07/21)
For many years I have been strutting around posing as a real Oglala, looking askance and sneering at the masses of less-fortunate tribesmen who are not lucky enough to claim such royal blood.
Charles Trimble: Oglala Sioux Tribe turning into a Heyoka NationFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Oglala Sioux Tribe turning into a Heyoka Nation (07/08)
It’s troubling sometimes for an Oglala person living away from the reservation to read about the foibles of the tribal government at Pine Ridge.
Charles Trimble: New economic hope on Pine Ridge ReservationFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: New economic hope on Pine Ridge Reservation (02/18)
When I read the Lakota Country Times I am heartened by the economic progress that oftentimes is hidden in the more alarming media reports of rampant alcoholism and the resulting horrors that the disease brings to the communities there on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Charles Trimble: Promise Zones pose challenge for tribesFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Promise Zones pose challenge for tribes (01/15)
On Thursday, January 9th, President Obama spoke about how he plans to address challenges such as job creation, housing, law enforcement and education in the poorest communities.
Native Sun News: Two  boys from boarding school  make goodFiled Under: National
Native Sun News: Two boys from boarding school make good (06/03)
It is ironic that two ex-students of the old Holy Rosary Indian Mission boarding school, Tim Giago and Charles Trimble, would both be inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame.
Native Sun News: Chuck Trimble to South Dakota Hall of FameFiled Under: National
Native Sun News: Chuck Trimble to South Dakota Hall of Fame (05/31)
The South Dakota Hall of Fame will induct Charles “Wobbie” Trimble, Oglala Lakota, a graduate of Holy Rosary Mission boarding school in Pine Ridge, where he was born and raised.
Charles Trimble: Saving sacred ground -- Wounded Knee sagaFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Saving sacred ground -- Wounded Knee saga (04/29)
As the May 1st deadline approaches for the auctioning of the Wounded Knee land by owner James Czywczynski, I hope any source that may offer to buy the land for...
Chuck Trimble: Indian Country becomes united on the InternetFiled Under: Opinion
Chuck Trimble: Indian Country becomes united on the Internet (04/15)
IndianCountryTV.com’s news anchor Kimberlie Acosta has a most powerful lead-in slogan to her reports: “One Million Indigenous Facebook Users….RED POWER!” Acosta’s slogan predated the Idle No More (INM) movement by...
Charles Trimble: The wonderful remarkable life of an Oglala centenarianFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: The wonderful remarkable life of an Oglala centenarian (04/01)
Laura Brewer Several years ago I was visiting with Teri Dameron, federal funding and management consultant here in Omaha. Teri is a member of the Brewer tiyospaye from the...
Mark Trahant: Indian Country must draw on lessons from pastFiled Under: Opinion
Mark Trahant: Indian Country must draw on lessons from past (02/19)
"Later this morning President Barack Obama will make yet another pitch, calling on Congress to stop the sequester with a balanced approach. Of course nothing will happen today. Congress is...
Charles Trimble: Attempting to    profit from  hallowed groundsFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Attempting to profit from hallowed grounds (02/11)
A news story on Indianz.com tells that James A. Czywczynski, owner the lands where the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre took place, is offering to sell that forty-acre sacred site for...
Charles Trimble: A deadly time for our tribal allies in CanadaFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Opinion
Charles Trimble: A deadly time for our tribal allies in Canada (12/31)
Several weeks ago I was sent a link to an ominous report from the First Nations Strategic Policy Counsel, dated June-October 2012. It puzzles me that I haven’t read anything...
Charles Trimble: An urban Indian Christmas   in  the Bay AreaFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: An urban Indian Christmas in the Bay Area (12/24)
There are readers of my columns whom I have never met, but have come to know and enjoy as though I have known them for years. One especially is Rodney...
Charles Trimble: A shameless promotion for my   book 'Iyeska'Filed Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: A shameless promotion for my book 'Iyeska' (11/26)
This column is a shameless promotion to get you to read my Book, “Iyeska” I’ve often been told by different people, “You ought to write a book.” And, indeed, I...
Charles Trimble: A political kiss of death from   Lakota columnistFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: A political kiss of death from Lakota columnist (11/06)
I’ve followed with interest the editorial confrontation between columnist Tim Giago and Lakota educator and scholar Ryan Wilson over whether it was wise or good for Giago to endorse...
Steven Newcomb: Examining the new state of federal Indian lawFiled Under: Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Examining the new state of federal Indian law (07/30)
"In a column published in December 2011, I criticized Charles Trimble and “Sam” Deloria, Jr., for what I considered to be personalized remarks directed at a Mohawk law professor, Carrie...
Charles Trimble: Tocabe -- A Native culinary treasure in DenverFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Tocabe -- A Native culinary treasure in Denver (07/24)
My wife Anne had seen Guy Fieri’s TV program Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in which he featured a segment on a Native American-owned and -operated restaurant in Denver. The place...
Charles 'Chuck' Trimble: When Indian press went underground...Filed Under: Opinion
Charles 'Chuck' Trimble: When Indian press went underground... (06/08)
Frustrated by her inability to effectively fight back when the publisher of the Lakota Times newspaper would attack her in print, Oglala Sioux Tribe councilwoman Shirley Plume decided to start...
Charles Trimble: Getting older but not necesarily 'golden'Filed Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Getting older but not necesarily 'golden' (04/13)
My hunka bro Roger Welsch (aka Heyoka ta Pejuta), a well known humorist and writer with forty books in circulation, has a new book out with the title “Golden Years,...
Charles Trimble: Lessons from the Mashantucket Pequot TribeFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Lessons from the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe (04/02)
A March 28th article from the Associated Press told of problems at the Mashantucket Pequot tribe’s Foxwoods Casino complex in Connecticut, the largest casino in the Western Hemisphere. The story,...
Gabrielle Tateyuskanskan: Blaming  victims for 'victimhood'Filed Under: Opinion
Gabrielle Tateyuskanskan: Blaming victims for 'victimhood' (03/12)
"I was very disappointed to read Chuck Trimble’s mean-spirited, divisive commentary “Keeping Victimhood in Perspective.” I have never met Mr. Trimble, so I will introduce myself. I live in the...
Charles Trimble: Indigenous Thrivers - No victimhood hereFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Indigenous Thrivers - No victimhood here (03/12)
Over the past year and more I have been following a Facebook site that represents the complete opposite of victimhood. It’s called “Indigenous Thrivers” and it was begun by a...
Charles Trimble: American Indian Graduate Center memoriesFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: American Indian Graduate Center memories (03/07)
In the fall of 1969 I received a call from Taos Pueblo merchant and civic leader John Rainer, asking if I would serve on the Board of Directors of a...
Charles Trimble: Obama needs Indian votes to win electionFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Obama needs Indian votes to win election (02/27)
The price of gasoline at the pump is skyrocketing and is expected to flatten the upward trend on the stock market charts, thus maybe even stalling the economic recovery from...
Charles Trimble: Joe Garry of the Coeur d’Alene: Hero of 20th Century Indian AmericaFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Joe Garry of the Coeur d’Alene: Hero of 20th Century Indian America (02/20)
The Northwest Tribes have produced some of history’s greatest leaders, most notably Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce. In modern times the most important leader ever to come out...
Charles Trimble: Putting aside  old    boarding school  memoriesFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Putting aside old boarding school memories (02/13)
Since we’re in an era in which fact, truth and accuracy are of little importance, let me use conjecture to tell about something that happened at a recent reading by...
CharlesTrimble: Reconciliation and restoration of Black HillsFiled Under: Opinion
CharlesTrimble: Reconciliation and restoration of Black Hills (01/30)
Former NCAI President Tex Hall has demanded President Obama apologize to America’s native people for the country’s mistreatment of the tribes since the nation’s founding. Hall’s letter to the President,...
Charles Trimble: Firebomb incident at Pine Ridge still a mysteryFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Firebomb incident at Pine Ridge still a mystery (01/24)
The recent Native Sun News story, posted on January 19 on Indianz.com, gives much favorable space to retired FBI agent Joseph Trimbach, and much publicity to his 2008 book, Native...
Charles Trimble:  Nebraska's  Ponca Tribe loses a great leaderFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Nebraska's Ponca Tribe loses a great leader (01/16)
The life story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear is one of courage, resistance, and great leadership. The story is powerfully told in the book, “I am a Man,” by Nebraska...
Charles Trimble: Rez philosopher Vince Two Eagles   writes     bookFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Rez philosopher Vince Two Eagles writes book (01/10)
The first communication I ever had with journalist/philosopher Vince Two Eagles was not a cordial exchange of pleasantries. I received a letter from him via e-mail in which he criticized...
Charles Trimble: Indian youth share  an important lesson with usFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Indian youth share an important lesson with us (01/02)
Through Lakota Country Times, indianz.com, Facebook and You Tube, the story went out to many thousands of people about Lakota students at Todd County High School on the Rosebud Reservation...
Charles Trimble:   Gyasi Ross is a great new writer among usFiled Under: Opinion
Charles Trimble: Gyasi Ross is a great new writer among us (12/12)
We’ve been told for many years “don’t judge a book by its cover.” I would add to that, “don’t judge a book by its title either.” In the early 1970s...
Charles Trimble: Stop treating Indian students like the victimsFiled Under: Politics
Charles Trimble: Stop treating Indian students like the victims (11/29)
In a letter to the editor of the Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard newspaper, attorney Carrie E. Garrow, an adjunct professor in the Syracuse University College of Law, lamented the recent Supreme...

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