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Deloria hailed as 'visionary' for role in Indian affairs

Lakota author/activist Vine Deloria Jr. received the 2nd annual American Indian Visionary Award from Indian Country Today last week.

Deloria, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, was honored for his efforts to promote Indian rights. As the author of dozens of books, speakers praised his activism on sacred sites, sovereignty and intellectual freedom.

Deloria accepted the award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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2nd annual American Indian Visionary Award (Indian Country Today 3/11)

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