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Tim Giago: Tribal sovereignty at risk with Donald Trump in the White HouseFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Tribal sovereignty at risk with Donald Trump in the White House (04/24)
Politics can at times amount to a funny business in Indian country.
Tim Giago: Beware of fake medicine men and fake medicine womenFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Beware of fake medicine men and fake medicine women (04/17)
For more than 100 years the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota, plus the many other tribes of the Northern Plains, have opened up many of their most sacred ceremonies to non-Indians.
Tim Giago: Playing the race and gender game in American politicsFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Playing the race and gender game in American politics (04/10)
Most of us have surmised by now that the 2016 Presidential Election was more about race and gender than about who would make the better president.
Tim Giago: Deaths of Indian homeless in Rapid City still unresolvedFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Deaths of Indian homeless in Rapid City still unresolved (04/03)
It started in May of 1998. Bodies began to show up in or near Rapid City Creek.
Tim Giago: There's a smell of treason in the air in nation's capitalFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: There's a smell of treason in the air in nation's capital (03/27)
Things in Washington are beginning to smell a lot like Watergate.
Tim Giago: Indian Health Service fails to live up to treaty obligationFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Tim Giago: Indian Health Service fails to live up to treaty obligation (03/20)
Tribe after tribe surrendered millions of acres of rich lands, water and natural resources to the federal government under treaties guaranteeing them health care in perpetuity.
Tim Giago: Sundays were always special at Pine Ridge boarding schoolFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Tim Giago: Sundays were always special at Pine Ridge boarding school (03/13)
Sundays were always special to us at the Holy Rosary Indian Mission boarding school.
Tim Giago: Boarding school principal showed cruelty to animalsFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Tim Giago: Boarding school principal showed cruelty to animals (03/06)
One of the things we missed the most when we were small boys institutionalized at the Holy Rosary Mission Boarding School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was pets.
Tim Giago: The lack of a free press is nothing new in Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: The lack of a free press is nothing new in Indian Country (02/27)
The Trump Administration has decided that the press 'is the enemy of the people.'
Tim Giago: Our Lakota children are dying while we wring our handsFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Our Lakota children are dying while we wring our hands (02/20)
The Lakota call their children 'wakanyeja’ which means Sacred and special. There are times I wonder if we are deluding ourselves.
Tim Giago: A reservation boarding school teacher I'll never forgetFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: A reservation boarding school teacher I'll never forget (02/13)
John Bryde showed up at the Holy Rosary Indian Mission in the early 1940s.
Tim Giago: Rapid City mayor points the finger at Native communityFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Rapid City mayor points the finger at Native community (01/23)
It seems that we have more than one politician blaming his problems on the media.
Tim Giago: Discovering a love for food at an Indian boarding schoolFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Discovering a love for food at an Indian boarding school (01/17)
I was almost six years old when I was deposited at the Holy Rosary Indian Mission on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Tim Giago: Starting off another new year with some favorite songsFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Starting off another new year with some favorite songs (01/02)
As the headline reads I pondered about how to start off the New Year with my first column of 2017.
Tim Giago: Lakota people will never forget the Wounded Knee MassacreFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Lakota people will never forget the Wounded Knee Massacre (12/12)
Americans may have forgotten Wounded Knee and pushed it to the back pages of history, a bad memory to some, but the Lakota people have not nor will they ever forget this terrible day.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Include tribal warriors in South Dakota's annual Buffalo RoundupFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Include tribal warriors in South Dakota's annual Buffalo Roundup (11/28)
To deny our warriors the right not to join in a roundup that has our history written all over it is to deny our history.
Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imaginationFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination (11/21)
There is a saying amongst the Lakota that when the Pilgrims first landed at Plymouth Rock they fell on their knees and prayed and then they fell on the Indians and preyed.
Tim Giago: Tribes stand at major crossroads with Donald Trump in officeFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Tribes stand at major crossroads with Donald Trump in office (11/14)
The election of Donald Trump will put the Sovereign Indian Nations of America at a crossroads they have not faced since the turn of the 19th century.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Michael Haney fought racist mascot up until to his deathFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Michael Haney fought racist mascot up until to his death (11/11)
The team that got beat was one that activist Michael Haney, a Seminole Indian with a trace of Sioux blood, had been fighting to change their name and logo until the day he died.
Tim Giago: Media only focuses on the negatives in Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Media only focuses on the negatives in Indian Country (11/07)
We need the federal government to take some of the billions of dollars it spends on foreign-aid and bring some money back home to help its own indigenous people.
Tim Giago: Water protectors must continue to remain peaceful as #NoDAPL fight continuesFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Water protectors must continue to remain peaceful as #NoDAPL fight continues (10/31)
I have heard some of our young people say that the peaceful protests up on the Standing Rock Reservation are just like the protests at Wounded Knee. WRONG!
Tim Giago: No one feels honored by racist and offensive mascotsFiled Under: Opinion | Sports
Tim Giago: No one feels honored by racist and offensive mascots (10/24)
Watch the World Series this week and let the image of the hideous, racist logo of the Cleveland Indians dance before your eyes.
Tim Giago: Our 'founding fathers' weren't so kind to Indian peopleFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Our 'founding fathers' weren't so kind to Indian people (10/17)
It is still difficult for many Native Americans to look upon these white men as their founding fathers.
Tim Giago: Another needless death at the hands of a police officerFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Another needless death at the hands of a police officer (10/03)
Red lives matter also, but there is little public outcry for injustice by the police against American Indians.
Tim Giago: Pine Ridge soldier served in America's 'Forgotten War'Filed Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Pine Ridge soldier served in America's 'Forgotten War' (09/19)
This column is dedicated to those Korean veterans who fought and survived the 'Forgotten War.'
Tim Giago: Our people are dying too young and without dignityFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Our people are dying too young and without dignity (09/12)
I saw a news film many years ago about one of the concentration camps in Poland after World War II had ended.
Native Sun News Today: An announcement about a name changeFiled Under: National
Native Sun News Today: An announcement about a name change (09/08)
Effective with this issue number 25 of the Native Sun News the name of the newspaper will be changed to Native Sun News Today.
Tim Giago: Surviving open heart surgery and Cabbage Pod the catFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Tim Giago: Surviving open heart surgery and Cabbage Pod the cat (09/06)
Most of the problems we experience in later life with our hearts are caused by bad habits (smoking and drinking) and by bad diets (too much fatty food) or undue stress.
Tim Giago: Indian Country still suffering from boarding school eraFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Indian Country still suffering from boarding school era (08/30)
There are thousands of Indian children with grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts and siblings who were victims of the boarding schools and who ended their lives as broken people.
Tim Giago: Sitting Bull continued to live the traditional Lakota wayFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Sitting Bull continued to live the traditional Lakota way (08/15)
One cold winter day Tatanka Iyotanka (Sitting Bull), the great Lakota warrior, was sitting on a bench in front of his home with his two wives on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Tim Giago: Indian Country can't forget the Indian Reorganization ActFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Indian Country can't forget the Indian Reorganization Act (08/08)
Has Indian Country forgotten the significance of the Indian Reorganization Act?
Tim Giago: The Navajo Times celebrates another year of greatnessFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: The Navajo Times celebrates another year of greatness (08/01)
The Navajo Times is a microcosm of the media in Indian Country.
Tim Giago: Questioning the motto of GOP candidate Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Tim Giago: Questioning the motto of GOP candidate Donald Trump (07/26)
When Trump proclaims he is going to 'Make America Great Again' he needs to consider the America that was not so great to Indians, Blacks, Asians, and Hispanics and all of the other Americans that were different.
Tim Giago: Cancer is claiming far too many lives on Pine RidgeFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Cancer is claiming far too many lives on Pine Ridge (07/11)
I began to wonder what it was on the Pine Ridge Reservation that caused all of these wonderful people to come down with cancer and die so young.
Tim Giago: Political movement obscures role of Indians in historyFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Political movement obscures role of Indians in history (07/04)
I remember that as an elementary student on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation we used a history book that sugar-coated, ignored or revised history as applied to Native Americans.
Native Sun News: Year of Reconciliation marks 26th anniversaryFiled Under: National
Native Sun News: Year of Reconciliation marks 26th anniversary (06/22)
South Dakota still remains the only state to celebrate a state-sanctioned holiday to honor Native Americans.
Tim Giago: Settlers forced shame on America's indigenous peoplesFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Settlers forced shame on America's indigenous peoples (06/13)
Perhaps Native Americans in the year 2016 should re-examine their concept of Christianity and look back on all of the spiritual beliefs they gave up.
Jim Kent: There's nothing worse than sitting on a soggy old paper Filed Under: Opinion
Jim Kent: There's nothing worse than sitting on a soggy old paper (06/09)
If you’re printing a publication that doesn’t make people think then please close down the presses and move yourself into the Trump supporter queue.
Editorial: Newspaper continues to grow and reach Native readersFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Newspaper continues to grow and reach Native readers (05/31)
We believe that knowledge is power and every week we hope to bring you the knowledge that will give you the power.
Tim Giago: Some good old days really were the 'good old days'Filed Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Some good old days really were the 'good old days' (05/23)
It was around midnight when I heard the knock on my office door at the old Lakota Times office on the Main Street in Pine Ridge Village in 1981.
Tim Giago: Lakota people belong at the table in South DakotaFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Lakota people belong at the table in South Dakota (05/18)
The past is gone, but native South Dakotans can repair a lot of damage and greatly improve upon race relations if they stop thinking of the Lakota as a part of history that should be forgotten.
Tim Giago: The Lakota Times owes its beginning to a helpful 'Pug'Filed Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: The Lakota Times owes its beginning to a helpful 'Pug' (05/16)
I was working as a reporter for the Rapid City Journal when my former schoolmate, Melvin “Dickie” Brewer, and his wife Alma approached me about starting a newspaper on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Tim Giago: A tribute to Lakota language hero Doris Leader ChargeFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Education | Opinion
Tim Giago: A tribute to Lakota language hero Doris Leader Charge (04/19)
Doris Leader Charge was raised in a Lakota speaking family and did not learn to speak English until she was sent to the boarding school.
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.
Tim Giago: More lives are being lost in shootings by police officersFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Tim Giago: More lives are being lost in shootings by police officers (04/14)
Shooting a mentally ill person should never be called 'justified.'
Tim Giago: Memorial needed at site of Wounded Knee massacreFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Memorial needed at site of Wounded Knee massacre (04/12)
When I decided to take on the task of buying the land at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota from the white landowner, James Czywczynski, I knew there would be tongues wagging, heads nodding, and even some hints of hate.
Editorial: Social media brings dramatic changes to Indian politicsFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Editorial: Social media brings dramatic changes to Indian politics (04/05)
The advent of the Internet and Social Media has brought a dramatic change to Indian politics
Tim Giago: Terror stalks Native people for more than 500 yearsFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Terror stalks Native people for more than 500 years (03/31)
Living in a world of violence and terrorism brings reflections of the 500 year assault upon the Indian people of the Americas and it is something all Americans should read about.
Editorial: South Dakota must own up to its ugly role in genocideFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: South Dakota must own up to its ugly role in genocide (03/29)
We cannot change the past but we can at least own up to the ugly as well as the good.
Native Sun News: Son of Tim Giago's wife killed in police shootingFiled Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Son of Tim Giago's wife killed in police shooting (03/22)
When Rapid City Police Officer Barry Young arrived at the Cornerstone Rescue Mission on February 28, in response to a call regarding an active shooter, he identified Earl W. Hicks, 44, as the shooter.
Native Sun News: Tim Giago shares the history of Indian journalismFiled Under: National
Native Sun News: Tim Giago shares the history of Indian journalism (03/09)
The South Dakota Newspaper Association is in the process of conducting oral and visual interviews with several longtime newspaper editors and publishers with long records of covering news and events.
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne story prompts an unusual threatFiled Under: Opinion
Clara Caufield: Northern Cheyenne story prompts an unusual threat (03/09)
Last week, the grandfather of Indian journalists, Tim Giago, and I had similar experiences – both by readers who took great issue which articles we had earlier written.
Tim Giago: Childhood memories of Wounded Knee at Pine RidgeFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Childhood memories of Wounded Knee at Pine Ridge (02/26)
When some folks say leave Wounded Knee alone; leave it as it was what are they talking about? Do they mean like it was 90 years ago or like it is now?
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.
Tim Giago: Wounded Knee was not 'liberated' by AIM activists in 1973Filed Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: Wounded Knee was not 'liberated' by AIM activists in 1973 (01/25)
Soon there will be posters floating about and advertisements asking residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation to celebrate the 'Liberation' of Wounded Knee in February of 1973.
Brandon Ecoffey: Hoping for the best with sale at Wounded Knee massacre siteFiled Under: National
Brandon Ecoffey: Hoping for the best with sale at Wounded Knee massacre site (01/13)
The truth of the matter is that our people still suffer from the trauma that was engrained in all Lakota DNA on the day of the December 29, 1890, Wounded Knee massacre.
Editorial: Some more about the purchase of Wounded Knee siteFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Some more about the purchase of Wounded Knee site (01/11)
The announcement in last week’s Native Sun News that our former publisher, Tim Giago, has signed an agreement to purchase the land at Wounded Knee has caused quite a stir.
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.
Tim Giago: The Wounded Knee massacre and the Moon of Popping TreesFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: The Wounded Knee massacre and the Moon of Popping Trees (01/06)
While America agonizes over the contents of the Iraq Study Group and weighs the options of extricating its soldiers from the middle of a civil war, the people of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota will gather on a lonely hill overlooking the demolished village of Wounded Knee.
Native Sun News: Tim Giago to buy Wounded Knee massacre siteFiled Under: National
Native Sun News: Tim Giago to buy Wounded Knee massacre site (01/04)
The historic site of Wounded Knee is cold and quiet on this day that marks the 125th Anniversary of the massacre that happened on December 29, 1890.

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