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Secretary Ryan Zinke backs Washington NFL team's return to D.C.
Secretary Ryan Zinke backs Washington NFL team's return to D.C. (December 10, 2018)

Will the Washington NFL team and its racist mascot be returning to the nation's capital with the help of the Trump administration and Congress?


Native Sun News Today: Tribes are a barrier to freedom of the press
Native Sun News Today: Tribes are a barrier to freedom of the press (December 10, 2018)

Owning about 75 percent of Indian mass media, tribal governments are a key barrier to independent reporting in American Indian outlets, according to a new report.


Tim Giago: Christmas at a boarding school on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Tim Giago: Christmas at a boarding school on the Pine Ridge Reservation (December 10, 2018)

We Lakota celebrate Christmas because it was an important part of our culture to give and share gifts on special occasions.


Tim Giago: Sorry but the R-Word does not honor Native Americans
Tim Giago: Sorry but the R-Word does not honor Native Americans (December 3, 2018)

When early settlers needed extra cash they would say, 'Let’s go out and kill some Redskins and collect the bounty on them.'


Tim Giago: Apology owed for racist treatment of Native youth
Tim Giago: Apology owed for racist treatment of Native youth (November 26, 2018)

Native people stopped going to hockey games in Rapid City, South Dakota, after a racist incident.


Tim Giago: Bartering for butter at the Indian boarding school
Tim Giago: Bartering for butter at the Indian boarding school (November 19, 2018)

None of us Indian boarding school boys ever forgot about how we bartered with cubes of butter.


Tim Giago: When a grandmother is an accessory to murder
Tim Giago: When a grandmother is an accessory to murder (November 12, 2018)

There are times when news stories come across my desk that are sickening.


Tim Giago: We need more Native American judges in South Dakota
Tim Giago: We need more Native American judges in South Dakota (November 5, 2018)

We believe it is high time to open the doors of the court houses in South Dakota to be inclusive of the Native Americans.


Tim Giago: Where are the community organizers fighting for Native rights?
Tim Giago: Where are the community organizers fighting for Native rights? (October 29, 2018)

What we need is a community organizer to get out there and bring the Native American population together.


Tim Giago: Spooky stories from the Pine Ridge Reservation
Tim Giago: Spooky stories from the Pine Ridge Reservation (October 22, 2018)

Stories of spirits and ghosts have long been common on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.


Tim Giago: What would Pocahontas say about Donald Trump?
Tim Giago: What would Pocahontas say about Donald Trump? (October 17, 2018)

We cannot afford to lose the voice of Elizabeth Warren, but we also cannot allow a foul-mouthed bigot to continue to hurl childish insults at her with name-calling.


Tim Giago: Deaths of Native men remain unsolved decades later
Tim Giago: Deaths of Native men remain unsolved decades later (October 15, 2018)

Back in 1998 and 1999 something happened to cause the deaths of so many homeless and Native American men.


'We must reconcile': How Native American Day came about in South Dakota
'We must reconcile': How Native American Day came about in South Dakota (October 8, 2018)

A letter to newspaper publisher Tim Giago led to the Year of Reconciliation and the first Native American Day.


Tim Giago: Reflecting on my life as a Lakota journalist
Tim Giago: Reflecting on my life as a Lakota journalist (September 24, 2018)

I hope I am not considered vain for thinking back on those precious few days of the good, the bad and the ugly that have been a greater part of my life as a Lakota journalist.


Tim Giago: Native America loses a great journalist
Tim Giago: Native America loses a great journalist (September 17, 2018)

Adrian C. Louis, the Paiute author, poet and journalist, has passed on.


Planning continues for city's first Native American Day parade
Planning continues for city's first Native American Day parade (September 13, 2018)

The Native community has continued to rally around a Native American Day Parade in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


Tim Giago: Fighting for justice the only way he knows
Tim Giago: Fighting for justice the only way he knows (September 10, 2018)

Like many Lakota I am a witness to the injustices perpetrated upon Native Americans.


Tim Giago: Maybe we should form an American Indian political party
Tim Giago: Maybe we should form an American Indian political party (September 4, 2018)

Unite we must; because for those Native Americans who believe there is no danger to our sovereignty are wrong.


Tim Giago: Indian names pay tribute to our history and culture
Tim Giago: Indian names pay tribute to our history and culture (August 27, 2018)

The great tribes had a history, a culture, traditions and a deep spirituality long before the white man set foot upon this continent.


Planning underway for city's first Native American Day parade
Planning underway for city's first Native American Day parade (August 21, 2018)

A Native American Day Parade will take place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 8.


Tim Giago: Indian Country's dirty laundry remains a secret
Tim Giago: Indian Country's dirty laundry remains a secret (August 20, 2018)

There is a lot of dirty laundry hidden away in a hamper and stashed in dark basements across Indian Country.


Tim Giago: The church taught us that our ancestors were sinners
Tim Giago: The church taught us that our ancestors were sinners (August 13, 2018)

Making a saint of the Lakota holy man Black Elk won't change the brutal history of the Catholic Church.


Tim Giago: Racism is still acceptable in some media outlets
Tim Giago: Racism is still acceptable in some media outlets (August 6, 2018)

Many newspapers, including the one in Rapid City, South Dakota, have continued to use the R-word even though they know it is an insult.


Tim Giago: Some of our own people are guilty of racial prejudice too
Tim Giago: Some of our own people are guilty of racial prejudice too (July 30, 2018)

Perhaps racism is contagious in that it came ashore with the first settlers and spread across America as the settlers moved west.


Tim Giago: Native American Journalists Association still going strong
Tim Giago: Native American Journalists Association still going strong (July 2, 2018)

A new generation of Indian journalists is taking the Native American Journalists Association into the new world of electronic media.


Tim Giago: South Dakota still doesn't get it when it comes to tribes and bison
Tim Giago: South Dakota still doesn't get it when it comes to tribes and bison (June 25, 2018)

It should not be up to the tribes of South Dakota to fill out applications hoping to be accepted as riders in the Buffalo Roundup.


Tim Giago: Not all Lakota people are happy with the 'memorial' to Crazy Horse
Tim Giago: Not all Lakota people are happy with the 'memorial' to Crazy Horse (June 18, 2018)

The people behind the Crazy Horse Memorial continue to make mistakes because they do not have a traditional Lakota elder on hand as an advisor.


Tim Giago: Try to see America through the eyes of a Native American
Tim Giago: Try to see America through the eyes of a Native American (June 11, 2018)

When you see a statue or sign that is supposed to evoke a feeling of American patriotism in your heart, think of how an indigenous person might look at the same thing.


Tim Giago: Why aren't Lakota warriors welcomed at Buffalo Roundup?
Tim Giago: Why aren't Lakota warriors welcomed at Buffalo Roundup? (May 7, 2018)

It would be one of the happiest days of my life and I am sure in the life of many Lakota elder to see Lakota warriors dressed in their finest apparel riding across the He Sapa.


Native Sun News Today: Lakota journalist Tim Giago joins prestigious arts and science group
Native Sun News Today: Lakota journalist Tim Giago joins prestigious arts and science group (April 25, 2018)

Lakota journalist and newspaper publisher Tim Giago is joining the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Tim Giago: Nothing could ever beat the smell of ink in a Native newsroom
Tim Giago: Nothing could ever beat the smell of ink in a Native newsroom (April 5, 2018)

Newspapers like The Navajo Times and the former Indian Country Today made Indian journalism fun.


Tim Giago: Anniversary of 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie approaches
Tim Giago: Anniversary of 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie approaches (March 26, 2018)

April 29, 2018, marks the 150th anniversary of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868.


Tim Giago: Indian Country news slowly moving into the digital era
Tim Giago: Indian Country news slowly moving into the digital era (March 19, 2018)

The electronic media in Indian country is like an infant that has just learned to walk.


Tim Giago: Native Americans are dying from diabetes every year
Tim Giago: Native Americans are dying from diabetes every year (March 12, 2018)

Over the years I have written about the epidemic that is the scourge of Indian Country: Diabetes


Tim Giago: Indian newspapers and Indian journalists are alive and well
Tim Giago: Indian newspapers and Indian journalists are alive and well (March 6, 2018)

It seems that the newspaper I founded on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1981 has been kicked from pillar to post since I sold it to the Oneida Nation in 1998.


Tim Giago: Boarding school trauma still haunts Indian Country
Tim Giago: Boarding school trauma still haunts Indian Country (February 5, 2018)

Over the past 125 years, Indian people have been used for many social, educational and welfare experiments in the United States.


Tim Giago: Indian Country loses one of its greatest in Harriett Skye
Tim Giago: Indian Country loses one of its greatest in Harriett Skye (January 25, 2018)

Dr. Harriett Skye, a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, was a groundbreaker for many in Indian Country.


Tim Giago: Another anniversary of Wounded Knee takeover approaches
Tim Giago: Another anniversary of Wounded Knee takeover approaches (January 22, 2018)

There is still a lot of injustice in Indian Country and the American Indian Movement can still be a leader in the fight.


Tim Giago: Indian Country in danger as long as Donald Trump remains in office
Tim Giago: Indian Country in danger as long as Donald Trump remains in office (January 15, 2018)

Donald J. Trump just unleashed the word 'shit' into the national and international lexicon as a part of the everyday usage by American politicians.


Tim Giago: Stories about the 'black medicine' that makes our world go round
Tim Giago: Stories about the 'black medicine' that makes our world go round (January 8, 2018)

As I sat sipping on my freshly brewed coffee beans my mind drifted back to my personal history with coffee.


Tim Giago: Indian people have always been America's experimental guinea pigs
Tim Giago: Indian people have always been America's experimental guinea pigs (December 18, 2017)

In the early 1950s the federal government, through its agency the Bureau of Indian Affairs, decided, in its infinite wisdom, to evacuate the Indian reservations.


Tim Giago: There are always two sides to every story -- even in Indian Country
Tim Giago: There are always two sides to every story -- even in Indian Country (November 13, 2017)

This is a short note for those folks who went bananas when they read my column last week about the American Indian Movement.


Tim Giago: How 'The Wizard of Oz' remains connected to the genocide of our people
Tim Giago: How 'The Wizard of Oz' remains connected to the genocide of our people (November 9, 2017)

When it comes to the Indian people 'genocide' is a word that is merely whispered.


Tim Giago: Not everything about the American Indian Movement was positive
Tim Giago: Not everything about the American Indian Movement was positive (November 6, 2017)

I advise younger folks to learn the true history of the American Indian movement. There was a lot of good, but there was also a lot of bad.


Tim Giago: Anecdotes from an Indian mission boarding school at Pine Ridge
Tim Giago: Anecdotes from an Indian mission boarding school at Pine Ridge (October 30, 2017)

A couple of generations ago every Indian in America knew about boarding schools, but as the years have passed that knowledge grows dimmer and dimmer.


Tim Giago: Scaring up some spooky stories from the old Pine Ridge boarding school
Tim Giago: Scaring up some spooky stories from the old Pine Ridge boarding school (October 23, 2017)

Thanks to the boarding school survivors for helping me remember these spooky tales from the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Tim Giago: Clones in Congress refuse to stand up to the Clown in the White House
Tim Giago: Clones in Congress refuse to stand up to the Clown in the White House (October 16, 2017)

We are walking a deadly path with an unbalanced world leader guiding the way and with a Congress lacking the backbone to stand up to prevent this prospective holocaust.


Tim Giago: South Dakota governor remains ignorant of state's Indian history
Tim Giago: South Dakota governor remains ignorant of state's Indian history (October 9, 2017)

I continue to be appalled at the apparent ignorance of South Dakota's Gov. Dennis Daugaard when it comes to the thousands of Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota living within the borders of the state he governs.


Tim Giago: When are Republicans willing to talk about gun violence in America?
Tim Giago: When are Republicans willing to talk about gun violence in America? (October 5, 2017)

The mass killing of Native Americans came to an end because of the outcry of all Americans and because of an outraged Congress.


Tim Giago: Fairness policy in media paved the way for more Indian Country voices
Tim Giago: Fairness policy in media paved the way for more Indian Country voices (October 2, 2017)

When radio first started to make an impact on its listeners around 1929 there was a great fear that it would be used in a lot of ways to circumvent free speech.


Tim Giago: Media in Indian Country still finds strength in the face of bad news
Tim Giago: Media in Indian Country still finds strength in the face of bad news (September 25, 2017)

I sent the Oneida Nation an email asking them to let me have the 'Indian Country Today' name back.


Tim Giago: South Dakota continues to ignore history with annual buffalo roundup
Tim Giago: South Dakota continues to ignore history with annual buffalo roundup (September 18, 2017)

The Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup will never bring a sense of true history to South Dakota until the original people are allowed to participate.


Tim Giago: I started my first business in fourth grade with a goat named Susie
Tim Giago: I started my first business in fourth grade with a goat named Susie (September 8, 2017)

Old Joe Arguello had a predilection for goat’s milk. I didn’t know this until I traded two rabbits for a female goat I named Susie.


Tim Giago: Fall always meant it was time to return to Indian boarding schools
Tim Giago: Fall always meant it was time to return to Indian boarding schools (August 28, 2017)

In days gone by the most terrible time of the year for Indian boys and girls across the West came at the end of August.


Tim Giago: The future of tribal sovereignty depends on who we send into office
Tim Giago: The future of tribal sovereignty depends on who we send into office (August 21, 2017)

We have a man-child pretending to be the President of the United States and a Republican Congress filled with shrinking violets too terrified of this madman to show any spine.


Tim Giago: Broken treaties remain among America's deepest and darkest secrets
Tim Giago: Broken treaties remain among America's deepest and darkest secrets (August 11, 2017)

While America is spending billions attacking other sovereign nations, there is still a dark secret it is hiding in its own backyard.


Tim Giago: Charlene Teters stood her ground against racist mascot
Tim Giago: Charlene Teters stood her ground against racist mascot (May 8, 2017)

Imagine if you will a scene that took place more than 30 years ago on the campus of the University of Illinois.


Tim Giago: Coming out of the darkness of April and into the light of May
Tim Giago: Coming out of the darkness of April and into the light of May (May 4, 2017)

April has been a month of many sad memories to me.


Tim Giago: Tribal sovereignty at risk with Donald Trump in the White House
Tim Giago: Tribal sovereignty at risk with Donald Trump in the White House (April 24, 2017)

Politics can at times amount to a funny business in Indian country.


Tim Giago: Beware of fake medicine men and fake medicine women
Tim Giago: Beware of fake medicine men and fake medicine women (April 17, 2017)

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.