indianz.com your internet resource indianz.com on facebook indianz.com on twitter indianz.com on Google+ indianz.com on soundcloud
phone: 202 630 8439
Native American Bank - Native people investing in Native communities
Advertise on Indianz.Com
Home > News > Headlines
Print   Subscribe
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux leader not pleased with boycott

Filed Under: National
More on: border towns, hate crimes, media, native sun news, oglala sioux, racism, south dakota, tim giago
     

The following story was written and reported by Native Sun News Staff. All content © Native Sun News.


Tom Poor Bear

Poor Bear talks about resolution banning Duffy and RC Journal
By Native Sun News Staff

RAPID CITY –– A resolution passed by the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council erroneously listed Rapid City Attorney Patrick Duffy as a writer for the Rapid City Journal and advised stores selling the Journal on the reservation to refrain from doing so. The resolution also called for the Rapid City Journal to be banned from the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Tribal Vice President Tom Poor Bear was not comfortable with the contents of the resolution.

“First of all, I don’t like to be told what I can or cannot read,” Poor Bear said at a meeting of the LNI Board held at the Prairie Edge Trading Post last week. “Second, Patrick Duffy is a lawyer and he doesn’t pick his clients, they pick him. Every one accused of a crime has the right to choose a lawyer and an attorney cannot be held responsible for the alleged crimes of his client. He is only there to defend him.”

Poor Bear said he would be glad to meet with Shannon Brinker, publisher of the Rapid City Journal, to discuss the situation with her.

Several phone calls to the office of Native Sun News came from residents of Pine Ridge Village complaining about their inability to buy the Rapid City Journal. The owner of one store in the Village decided that since they were a privately owned business they would continue to sell the Journal as a service to their customers.

According to the publisher of Native Sun New, Tim Giago, freedom of the press is guaranteed under the U. S. Constitution.

“I can understand perfectly why members of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council are angry. An event at a Rush hockey game should have been a time of fun for the 57 students from American Horse School and instead it turned into a disaster for the children," Giago said.

Giago believes that common sense needs to prevail and that reconciliation is the best approach.

“When a bad situation is addressed in anger and retaliatory measures are taken to get back at anyone even remotely associated by the racist event, sometimes things can get out of hand and banning a qualified attorney from the reservation for defending a client who came to him looking for legal defense and banning a newspaper for making a few mistakes is extreme in my estimation,” he said.

A separate resolution by the OST Council also called for moving the Lakota Nation Invitational Tournament from Rapid City to another location. The LNI Board took that under advisement and decided to address the situation using diplomacy and voted to keep the tournament in Rapid City.

Former OST President Bryan Brewer was at the Prairie Edge meeting and worked the room shaking hands with Rapid City business owners and city officials. Brewer, a longtime educator on the reservation, was especially angry over the alleged slurs and beer spilling at the Civic Center, but as the originator of the LNI, he understood how well all of the visitors to the LNI tourney had been treated in the past and wanted to work with the city business owners to keep the tournament in the City.

Copyright permission Native Sun News

Related Stories:
Native Sun News: Tribe pushes boycott of Rapid City newspaper (3/24)


Copyright © Indianz.Com
More headlines...
Stay Connected:
On Facebook

On Twitter

On Google+

On SoundCloud
Local Links:
Federal Register | Indian Gaming | Jobs & Notices | In The Hoop | Message Board
Latest News:
Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Trump (4/28)
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe ends appeal in Dakota Access lawsuit (4/28)
Ute Tribe demands 'voice' as Trump orders review of Bears Ears (4/28)
Senate panel takes up bill to bring AMBER Alert funding to tribes (4/28)
Gun Lake Tribe prepares for grand opening of casino expansion (4/28)
Arne Vainio: We lost a fluent Ojibwe speaker in Larry Smallwood (4/28)
Native Sun News Today: Runners from Standing Rock head to Ohio (4/28)
James Giago Davies: People tell me it's better to read about pets (4/28)
Harold Monteau: Supreme Court stirs smelly pot of fish head stew (4/28)
Steven Newcomb: 'Picking Fights' book is a must-read for Natives (4/28)
Whiteclay liquor stores must close temporarily amid court battle (4/28)
Disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe hit by Supreme Court decision (4/27)
Indigenous activists make presence known for climate march in DC (4/27)
Interior Department announces $5.7M in tribal preservation grants (4/27)
Mark Trahant: Senate candidate cites Standing Rock as 'awakening' (4/27)
Native Sun News Today: Battle over Whiteclay liquor just beginning (4/27)
Ivan Star Comes Out: Why are we still dealing with racism today? (4/27)
Albert Bender: Navajo family still waiting on justice for loved one (4/27)
Whiteclay liquor stores win surprise court ruling on liquor licenses (4/27)
Dakota Access firm faces fines for two spills of drilling fluid in Ohio (4/27)
Gathering of Nations gets ready for annual powwow in new venue (4/27)
Secretary Zinke lacks leadership team more than a month into job (4/27)
Republicans seek to avoid shutdown with temporary spending bill (4/27)
Supreme Court ruling seen as benefit to casino bus crash lawsuit (4/27)
Mashantucket Tribe charges off-duty officer for assault at casino (4/27)
Trump singles out Bears Ears as an 'abuse' of government's power (4/26)
Doug George-Kanentiio: Let's call Columbus by what he truly was (4/26)
Native Sun News Today: Lakota youth set up beekeeping business (4/26)
Cronkite News: Trump seeks to hire thousands of border officers (4/26)
Doug Pibel: New film teaches us about value of indigenous seeds (4/26)
Jenn Weddle: 'Best possible result' from court in sovereignty case (4/26)
Peter d'Errico: Oneida architect offers indigenous approach to law (4/26)
Whiteclay liquor stores aim to stay open pending fight for licenses (4/26)
Support for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe leads to recall in Alaska city (4/26)
Mishewal Wappo Tribe loses appeal in federal recognition lawsuit (4/26)
Police use tear gas & rubber bullets at indigenous protest in Brazil (4/26)
Mohegan Tribe wants gaming disputes resolved in judicial system (4/26)
more headlines...

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.