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Tim Giago: Eyapaha Today, a magazine for the millennials

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The following editorial was written by Tim Giago, Publisher and Editor Emeritus of the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News.

A monthly magazine designed for the millennial generation
By Tim Giago
Native Sun News Publisher

Eyapaha Today magazine is published by Native Sun News once every month.

It is a magazine that reaches out to the younger readers. It touches on art, culture, dance, fashion, photos, hip-hop, and first person interviews of people that are making a name in art, fashion and music.

Denise Giago has been around the newspaper business for many years. She is the daughter of Tim Giago and as a result has been exposed to newspapers and writers for many years. When given the opportunity to become the editor of Eyapaha Today she jumped at it and she has been doing a tremendous job bringing the magazine to life.

We encourage the young (yes – and the elders) to read the words of the folks Giago interviews for the question and answer portion of the magazine. The depth and insight of some of those interviewed is often enlightening and profound. There is a lot to be learned from the comments of the artists, authors and musicians she has interviewed.

The lives and actions of the young are too often misinterpreted by those not in that age group. But when looking at their art, listening to their music or reading their comments about life, or observing the fashions that have evolved in their dress, one learns that this millennial generation is really no different than the generations of the Roaring 20s or the Rock n’ Roll generations. It is just a different time and a different place, but the young are the young and like the generations that preceded them, they often go for actions that have shock value.

Remember when the actions of Elvis and his music was considered so outlandish that the elders of his generation wanted his songs and those of the other rockers banned?

We are now in a generation of tweets, twitters and instant connections to a world we never grew up with and everything is moving so quickly that at times it is hard to keep up with it least of all to understand it. But that is the mood of this generation of young people and by publishing a magazine like Eyapaha Today, perhaps we can learn to understand and actually learn something from it.

For those who do not know, the Eyapaha was the town crier of the Lakota people many years ago. The Eyapaha was the walking newspaper of his day. He traveled from village to village dispensing and picking up the latest news of the tribes and tiospayes of his time. And at the next village the Eyapaha would gather the people together and tell the stories he had learned as he visited the different villages. In this way the people learned about deaths, births, and marriages of their friends and neighbors. Of course, there was also a little tidbit of scandal thrown into the mix every now and then. That was the message of the Eyapaha in his day and the Eyapaha Today magazine of Native Sun News is the message of the young today.

We hope you enjoy our latest venture and please give us your feedback.

Copyright permission by Native Sun News


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