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Too many people, especially non-Natives say, 'Get over it.' If only it was that simple. One does not take centuries of trauma and get rid of it overnight.
I have always tried not to follow the flock, but it seems that nearly everyone I know is on Facebook so I decided to see what it was all about.
Times were really tough on the reservation after the war, but these kind and gentle people found the time and the money to make Sunday nights their own.
The Lakota people referred to the buffalo as their relative, either by brother or sister.
It appears that the Republicans no longer have a party, they have a cult.
Native Americans are not chopped liver.
So I told my wife the story of my service in Vietnam.
It was one of those events that are life changing, but totally unplanned.
Plans for a Medal of Honor museum have been scrapped following controversy over ties to the Wounded Knee Massacre.
I was doing some work in the kitchen of our home and singing a little song that popped into my head.
I speak as an abused boarding school survivor. I was there; I saw it, I felt it, and I recovered from it.
Nazism and White Supremacy have no place in this land of our ancestors.
The Sculpture Garden benefits all Native Americans and serves as an educational tool for Non-Natives and to our own people.
Warrior women worked within the system, did not advocate for violence, and yet brought about many positive changes in Indian Country.
If you got a group of Lakota men and women together the jokes they told each other and the laughter in the room would have surprised many who only thought of the Indian people as stoic.
I want to speak but I cannot and the face is becoming hazy in the crowd.
Stick to the lions, tigers and bears, and leave human beings like Native Americans off your list of mascots for your sports teams.
Racial prejudice is racial prejudice no matter when it occurred.
Oyate Today, produced by Tim and Jackie Giago, can now be seen on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.
Bill Dulaney, the man who encouraged the formation of what became the Native American Journalists Association, is terminally ill.
Let me take you back to the days of mom and pop grocery stores and full-service gas stations. Remember them?
There are thousands of examples of white men and women unknowingly literally wearing 'redface' without a whisper of an outcry.
Ralph Northam wasn’t calling for genocide against anyone, but he was being stupid.
Have any of us ever seen such a debacle in the White House? Not in my lifetime.
It’s been a long time since I went fishing out in Rapid Valley and even longer since I stole a watermelon.
Never in the history of America has there been anyone like Donald Trump, who lies with every other sentence.
May Indian Country journalist Jerry Reynolds and Lois Rapp, who was my mother-in-law, rest in peace.
Although we didn’t have much, at least we were all together as a family that Christmas.
The Washington NFL team should not be rewarded for racism, according to key Democrats in Congress.
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?
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.
We Lakota celebrate Christmas because it was an important part of our culture to give and share gifts on special occasions.
When early settlers needed extra cash they would say, 'Let’s go out and kill some Redskins and collect the bounty on them.'
Native people stopped going to hockey games in Rapid City, South Dakota, after a racist incident.
None of us Indian boarding school boys ever forgot about how we bartered with cubes of butter.
There are times when news stories come across my desk that are sickening.
We believe it is high time to open the doors of the court houses in South Dakota to be inclusive of the Native Americans.
What we need is a community organizer to get out there and bring the Native American population together.
Stories of spirits and ghosts have long been common on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
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.
Back in 1998 and 1999 something happened to cause the deaths of so many homeless and Native American men.
A letter to newspaper publisher Tim Giago led to the Year of Reconciliation and the first Native American Day.
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.
Adrian C. Louis, the Paiute author, poet and journalist, has passed on.
The Native community has continued to rally around a Native American Day Parade in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Like many Lakota I am a witness to the injustices perpetrated upon Native Americans.
Unite we must; because for those Native Americans who believe there is no danger to our sovereignty are wrong.
The great tribes had a history, a culture, traditions and a deep spirituality long before the white man set foot upon this continent.
A Native American Day Parade will take place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 8.
There is a lot of dirty laundry hidden away in a hamper and stashed in dark basements across Indian Country.
Making a saint of the Lakota holy man Black Elk won't change the brutal history of the Catholic Church.
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.
Perhaps racism is contagious in that it came ashore with the first settlers and spread across America as the settlers moved west.
A new generation of Indian journalists is taking the Native American Journalists Association into the new world of electronic media.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lakota journalist and newspaper publisher Tim Giago is joining the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Newspapers like The Navajo Times and the former Indian Country Today made Indian journalism fun.