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Tim Giago: Families of murdered men still waiting for closure
Tim Giago: Families of murdered men still waiting for closure (October 28, 2019)

I will keep writing every year until the deaths of Native American men and women are resolved.


Tim Giago: Revisiting the Buffalo Roundup
Tim Giago: Revisiting the Buffalo Roundup (October 7, 2019)

Long before the first white settler ever set foot in the Northern Plains the Native Americans were sharing the land with their ancestral friend, the buffalo.


Remembering Buddy Red Bow
Remembering Buddy Red Bow (October 4, 2019)

A documentary about Buddy Red Bow, the Lakota musician, premieres on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.


Tim Giago: Native American media faces a perilous future
Tim Giago: Native American media faces a perilous future (September 30, 2019)

Native American media has come a long way in the past 50 years, but in which direction it will head from here is anybody’s guess.


Tim Giago: A matter of life and death at Indian Health Service hospital
Tim Giago: A matter of life and death at Indian Health Service hospital (September 23, 2019)

What is happening at the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota is no longer a laughing matter.


Tim Giago: Is there a correlation between historic trauma and PTSD?
Tim Giago: Is there a correlation between historic trauma and PTSD? (September 9, 2019)

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.


Tim Giago: Waving goodbye to one form of social media
Tim Giago: Waving goodbye to one form of social media (August 12, 2019)

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.


Tim Giago: Music and movie nights on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Tim Giago: Music and movie nights on the Pine Ridge Reservation (August 8, 2019)

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.


Tim Giago: Invite Lakota warriors to the buffalo roundup in South Dakota
Tim Giago: Invite Lakota warriors to the buffalo roundup in South Dakota (July 22, 2019)

The Lakota people referred to the buffalo as their relative, either by brother or sister.


Tim Giago: It's time to vote these buffoons out of office
Tim Giago: It's time to vote these buffoons out of office (July 15, 2019)

It appears that the Republicans no longer have a party, they have a cult.


Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native people still treated as invisible
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Native people still treated as invisible (July 10, 2019)

Native Americans are not chopped liver.


Tim Giago: I returned home safe from the horrors of war
Tim Giago: I returned home safe from the horrors of war (June 24, 2019)

So I told my wife the story of my service in Vietnam.


Tim Giago: Surviving the 'Cabbage Pod' with a new member of the family
Tim Giago: Surviving the 'Cabbage Pod' with a new member of the family (June 3, 2019)

It was one of those events that are life changing, but totally unplanned.


Gallery for Native artists planned instead of 'Medal of Honor' museum
Gallery for Native artists planned instead of 'Medal of Honor' museum (May 29, 2019)

Plans for a Medal of Honor museum have been scrapped following controversy over ties to the Wounded Knee Massacre.


Tim Giago: Singing the songs of war and patriotism
Tim Giago: Singing the songs of war and patriotism (May 27, 2019)

I was doing some work in the kitchen of our home and singing a little song that popped into my head.


Tim Giago: Boarding school survivors deserve long overdue compensation
Tim Giago: Boarding school survivors deserve long overdue compensation (May 20, 2019)

I speak as an abused boarding school survivor. I was there; I saw it, I felt it, and I recovered from it.


Tim Giago: America is learning how to hate all over again
Tim Giago: America is learning how to hate all over again (May 13, 2019)

Nazism and White Supremacy have no place in this land of our ancestors.


Tim Giago: First Nations Sculpture Garden deserves our support
Tim Giago: First Nations Sculpture Garden deserves our support (April 29, 2019)

The Sculpture Garden benefits all Native Americans and serves as an educational tool for Non-Natives and to our own people.


Tim Giago: Paying tribute to the warrior women of Indian Country
Tim Giago: Paying tribute to the warrior women of Indian Country (April 24, 2019)

Warrior women worked within the system, did not advocate for violence, and yet brought about many positive changes in Indian Country.


Tim Giago: It was the Lakota humor that kept us going
Tim Giago: It was the Lakota humor that kept us going (March 25, 2019)

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.


Tim Giago: Let us stay for awhile and see what we shall see
Tim Giago: Let us stay for awhile and see what we shall see (March 18, 2019)

I want to speak but I cannot and the face is becoming hazy in the crowd.


Tim Giago: A brief history of the fight against 'Indian' mascots
Tim Giago: A brief history of the fight against 'Indian' mascots (March 11, 2019)

Stick to the lions, tigers and bears, and leave human beings like Native Americans off your list of mascots for your sports teams.


Tim Giago: Media organizations honor Teddy Roosevelt despite his racist views
Tim Giago: Media organizations honor Teddy Roosevelt despite his racist views (March 4, 2019)

Racial prejudice is racial prejudice no matter when it occurred.


Native Sun News Today: Oyate Today television show reaches broader audience
Native Sun News Today: Oyate Today television show reaches broader audience (February 26, 2019)

Oyate Today, produced by Tim and Jackie Giago, can now be seen on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.


Tim Giago: Paying tribute to the man who cheered Native journalists on
Tim Giago: Paying tribute to the man who cheered Native journalists on (February 25, 2019)

Bill Dulaney, the man who encouraged the formation of what became the Native American Journalists Association, is terminally ill.


Tim Giago: Sometimes I wish we could just turn back the clock
Tim Giago: Sometimes I wish we could just turn back the clock (February 18, 2019)

Let me take you back to the days of mom and pop grocery stores and full-service gas stations. Remember them?


Tim Giago: There is no difference between Blackface and Redface
Tim Giago: There is no difference between Blackface and Redface (February 11, 2019)

There are thousands of examples of white men and women unknowingly literally wearing 'redface' without a whisper of an outcry.


Tim Giago: The governor of Virginia is in a heap of trouble over racist photo
Tim Giago: The governor of Virginia is in a heap of trouble over racist photo (February 4, 2019)

Ralph Northam wasn’t calling for genocide against anyone, but he was being stupid.


Tim Giago: An indictment or impeachment for Donald Trump? Either is fine with me.
Tim Giago: An indictment or impeachment for Donald Trump? Either is fine with me. (January 28, 2019)

Have any of us ever seen such a debacle in the White House? Not in my lifetime.


Tim Giago: Some things that still haunt me after more than 70 years
Tim Giago: Some things that still haunt me after more than 70 years (January 21, 2019)

It’s been a long time since I went fishing out in Rapid Valley and even longer since I stole a watermelon.


Tim Giago: We'll get over the wall. Will we get over Donald Trump?
Tim Giago: We'll get over the wall. Will we get over Donald Trump? (January 14, 2019)

Never in the history of America has there been anyone like Donald Trump, who lies with every other sentence.


Tim Giago: Losing two wonderful friends -- Lois Rapp and Jerry Reynolds
Tim Giago: Losing two wonderful friends -- Lois Rapp and Jerry Reynolds (January 7, 2019)

May Indian Country journalist Jerry Reynolds and Lois Rapp, who was my mother-in-law, rest in peace.


Tim Giago: Our first Christmas away from our home on the reservation
Tim Giago: Our first Christmas away from our home on the reservation (December 18, 2018)

Although we didn’t have much, at least we were all together as a family that Christmas.


Democrats object to land deal for NFL team with 'racist' name
Democrats object to land deal for NFL team with 'racist' name (December 17, 2018)

The Washington NFL team should not be rewarded for racism, according to key Democrats in Congress.


Secretary Ryan Zinke backs Washington NFL team's return to D.C.
Secretary Ryan Zinke backs Washington NFL team's return to D.C. (December 10, 2018)

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?


Native Sun News Today: Tribes are a barrier to freedom of the press
Native Sun News Today: Tribes are a barrier to freedom of the press (December 10, 2018)

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.


Tim Giago: Christmas at a boarding school on the Pine Ridge Reservation
Tim Giago: Christmas at a boarding school on the Pine Ridge Reservation (December 10, 2018)

We Lakota celebrate Christmas because it was an important part of our culture to give and share gifts on special occasions.


Tim Giago: Sorry but the R-Word does not honor Native Americans
Tim Giago: Sorry but the R-Word does not honor Native Americans (December 3, 2018)

When early settlers needed extra cash they would say, 'Let’s go out and kill some Redskins and collect the bounty on them.'


Tim Giago: Apology owed for racist treatment of Native youth
Tim Giago: Apology owed for racist treatment of Native youth (November 26, 2018)

Native people stopped going to hockey games in Rapid City, South Dakota, after a racist incident.


Tim Giago: Bartering for butter at the Indian boarding school
Tim Giago: Bartering for butter at the Indian boarding school (November 19, 2018)

None of us Indian boarding school boys ever forgot about how we bartered with cubes of butter.


Tim Giago: When a grandmother is an accessory to murder
Tim Giago: When a grandmother is an accessory to murder (November 12, 2018)

There are times when news stories come across my desk that are sickening.


Tim Giago: We need more Native American judges in South Dakota
Tim Giago: We need more Native American judges in South Dakota (November 5, 2018)

We believe it is high time to open the doors of the court houses in South Dakota to be inclusive of the Native Americans.


Tim Giago: Where are the community organizers fighting for Native rights?
Tim Giago: Where are the community organizers fighting for Native rights? (October 29, 2018)

What we need is a community organizer to get out there and bring the Native American population together.


Tim Giago: Spooky stories from the Pine Ridge Reservation
Tim Giago: Spooky stories from the Pine Ridge Reservation (October 22, 2018)

Stories of spirits and ghosts have long been common on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.


Tim Giago: What would Pocahontas say about Donald Trump?
Tim Giago: What would Pocahontas say about Donald Trump? (October 17, 2018)

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.


Tim Giago: Deaths of Native men remain unsolved decades later
Tim Giago: Deaths of Native men remain unsolved decades later (October 15, 2018)

Back in 1998 and 1999 something happened to cause the deaths of so many homeless and Native American men.


'We must reconcile': How Native American Day came about in South Dakota
'We must reconcile': How Native American Day came about in South Dakota (October 8, 2018)

A letter to newspaper publisher Tim Giago led to the Year of Reconciliation and the first Native American Day.


Tim Giago: Reflecting on my life as a Lakota journalist
Tim Giago: Reflecting on my life as a Lakota journalist (September 24, 2018)

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.


Tim Giago: Native America loses a great journalist
Tim Giago: Native America loses a great journalist (September 17, 2018)

Adrian C. Louis, the Paiute author, poet and journalist, has passed on.


Planning continues for city's first Native American Day parade
Planning continues for city's first Native American Day parade (September 13, 2018)

The Native community has continued to rally around a Native American Day Parade in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


Tim Giago: Fighting for justice the only way he knows
Tim Giago: Fighting for justice the only way he knows (September 10, 2018)

Like many Lakota I am a witness to the injustices perpetrated upon Native Americans.


Tim Giago: Maybe we should form an American Indian political party
Tim Giago: Maybe we should form an American Indian political party (September 4, 2018)

Unite we must; because for those Native Americans who believe there is no danger to our sovereignty are wrong.


Tim Giago: Indian names pay tribute to our history and culture
Tim Giago: Indian names pay tribute to our history and culture (August 27, 2018)

The great tribes had a history, a culture, traditions and a deep spirituality long before the white man set foot upon this continent.


Planning underway for city's first Native American Day parade
Planning underway for city's first Native American Day parade (August 21, 2018)

A Native American Day Parade will take place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 8.


Tim Giago: Indian Country's dirty laundry remains a secret
Tim Giago: Indian Country's dirty laundry remains a secret (August 20, 2018)

There is a lot of dirty laundry hidden away in a hamper and stashed in dark basements across Indian Country.


Tim Giago: The church taught us that our ancestors were sinners
Tim Giago: The church taught us that our ancestors were sinners (August 13, 2018)

Making a saint of the Lakota holy man Black Elk won't change the brutal history of the Catholic Church.


Tim Giago: Racism is still acceptable in some media outlets
Tim Giago: Racism is still acceptable in some media outlets (August 6, 2018)

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.


Tim Giago: Some of our own people are guilty of racial prejudice too
Tim Giago: Some of our own people are guilty of racial prejudice too (July 30, 2018)

Perhaps racism is contagious in that it came ashore with the first settlers and spread across America as the settlers moved west.


Tim Giago: Native American Journalists Association still going strong
Tim Giago: Native American Journalists Association still going strong (July 2, 2018)

A new generation of Indian journalists is taking the Native American Journalists Association into the new world of electronic media.


Tim Giago: South Dakota still doesn't get it when it comes to tribes and bison
Tim Giago: South Dakota still doesn't get it when it comes to tribes and bison (June 25, 2018)

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.