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Posted: April 9, 2020

Native Sun News Today is temporarily suspending publication for 2 weeks in order to protect employees from the spread of the coronavirus in South Dakota, Editor Emeritus and Founder Tim Giago told Indianz.Com.

Staff at the independent newspaper, located in Rapid City, worked hard to put together an issue this week. An update posted on April 8, 2020, explains the gravity of the situation.

“We skipped a couple of issues because we have folks with diabetes and other pre-existing conditions and we did not want to jeopardize their futures,” it reads.

“We hope you enjoy this paper because it was published with a lot of duress on our staff,” the update continues. It’s titled: “Bracing for the worst of the coronavirus.”

Giago, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is the father of modern Native journalism. His Lakota name is Nanwica Kciji – Stands Up For Them. He has always been a strong supporter of Native publications, including Indianz.Com.

Wopila (thank you), Tim Giago and Native Sun News Today for all the work you do. 

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