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Tim Giago: Native American Journalists Association still going strong
Opinion

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
Opinion

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.

Tim Giago: Not all Lakota people are happy with the 'memorial' to Crazy Horse
Opinion

Tim Giago: Not all Lakota people are happy with the 'memorial' to Crazy Horse (June 18, 2018)

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.

Tim Giago: Try to see America through the eyes of a Native American
Opinion

Tim Giago: Try to see America through the eyes of a Native American (June 11, 2018)

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.

Tim Giago: Why aren't Lakota warriors welcomed at Buffalo Roundup?
Opinion

Tim Giago: Why aren't Lakota warriors welcomed at Buffalo Roundup? (May 7, 2018)

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.

Native Sun News Today: Lakota journalist Tim Giago joins prestigous arts and science group
National

Native Sun News Today: Lakota journalist Tim Giago joins prestigous arts and science group (April 25, 2018)

Lakota journalist and newspaper publisher Tim Giago is joining the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Tim Giago: Nothing could ever beat the smell of ink in a Native newsroom
Opinion

Tim Giago: Nothing could ever beat the smell of ink in a Native newsroom (April 5, 2018)

Newspapers like The Navajo Times and the former Indian Country Today made Indian journalism fun.

Tim Giago: Anniversary of 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie approaches
Opinion

Tim Giago: Anniversary of 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie approaches (March 26, 2018)

April 29, 2018, marks the 150th anniversary of the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868.

Tim Giago: Indian Country news slowly moving into the digital era
Opinion

Tim Giago: Indian Country news slowly moving into the digital era (March 19, 2018)

The electronic media in Indian country is like an infant that has just learned to walk.

Tim Giago: Native Americans are dying from diabetes every year
Health | Opinion

Tim Giago: Native Americans are dying from diabetes every year (March 12, 2018)

Over the years I have written about the epidemic that is the scourge of Indian Country: Diabetes

Tim Giago: Indian newspapers and Indian journalists are alive and well
Opinion

Tim Giago: Indian newspapers and Indian journalists are alive and well (March 6, 2018)

It seems that the newspaper I founded on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1981 has been kicked from pillar to post since I sold it to the Oneida Nation in 1998.

Tim Giago: Boarding school trauma still haunts Indian Country
Education | Opinion

Tim Giago: Boarding school trauma still haunts Indian Country (February 5, 2018)

Over the past 125 years, Indian people have been used for many social, educational and welfare experiments in the United States.

Tim Giago: Indian Country loses one of its greatest in Harriett Skye
Opinion

Tim Giago: Indian Country loses one of its greatest in Harriett Skye (January 25, 2018)

Dr. Harriett Skye, a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, was a groundbreaker for many in Indian Country.

Tim Giago: Another anniversary of Wounded Knee takeover approaches
Opinion

Tim Giago: Another anniversary of Wounded Knee takeover approaches (January 22, 2018)

There is still a lot of injustice in Indian Country and the American Indian Movement can still be a leader in the fight.

Tim Giago: Indian Country in danger as long as Donald Trump remains in office
Opinion | Politics

Tim Giago: Indian Country in danger as long as Donald Trump remains in office (January 15, 2018)

Donald J. Trump just unleashed the word 'shit' into the national and international lexicon as a part of the everyday usage by American politicians.

Tim Giago: Stories about the 'black medicine' that makes our world go round
Opinion

Tim Giago: Stories about the 'black medicine' that makes our world go round (January 8, 2018)

As I sat sipping on my freshly brewed coffee beans my mind drifted back to my personal history with coffee.

Tim Giago: Indian people have always been America's experimental guinea pigs
Opinion

Tim Giago: Indian people have always been America's experimental guinea pigs (December 18, 2017)

In the early 1950s the federal government, through its agency the Bureau of Indian Affairs, decided, in its infinite wisdom, to evacuate the Indian reservations.

Tim Giago: There are always two sides to every story -- even in Indian Country
Opinion

Tim Giago: There are always two sides to every story -- even in Indian Country (November 13, 2017)

This is a short note for those folks who went bananas when they read my column last week about the American Indian Movement.

Tim Giago: How 'The Wizard of Oz' remains connected to the genocide of our people
Opinion

Tim Giago: How 'The Wizard of Oz' remains connected to the genocide of our people (November 9, 2017)

When it comes to the Indian people 'genocide' is a word that is merely whispered.

Tim Giago: Not everything about the American Indian Movement was positive
Opinion

Tim Giago: Not everything about the American Indian Movement was positive (November 6, 2017)

I advise younger folks to learn the true history of the American Indian movement. There was a lot of good, but there was also a lot of bad.

Tim Giago: Anecdotes from an Indian mission boarding school at Pine Ridge
Education | Opinion

Tim Giago: Anecdotes from an Indian mission boarding school at Pine Ridge (October 30, 2017)

A couple of generations ago every Indian in America knew about boarding schools, but as the years have passed that knowledge grows dimmer and dimmer.

Tim Giago: Scaring up some spooky stories from the old Pine Ridge boarding school
Opinion

Tim Giago: Scaring up some spooky stories from the old Pine Ridge boarding school (October 23, 2017)

Thanks to the boarding school survivors for helping me remember these spooky tales from the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Tim Giago: Clones in Congress refuse to stand up to the Clown in the White House
Opinion | Politics

Tim Giago: Clones in Congress refuse to stand up to the Clown in the White House (October 16, 2017)

We are walking a deadly path with an unbalanced world leader guiding the way and with a Congress lacking the backbone to stand up to prevent this prospective holocaust.

Tim Giago: South Dakota governor remains ignorant of state's Indian history
Opinion

Tim Giago: South Dakota governor remains ignorant of state's Indian history (October 9, 2017)

I continue to be appalled at the apparent ignorance of South Dakota's Gov. Dennis Daugaard when it comes to the thousands of Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota living within the borders of the state he governs.

Tim Giago: When are Republicans willing to talk about gun violence in America?
Opinion

Tim Giago: When are Republicans willing to talk about gun violence in America? (October 5, 2017)

The mass killing of Native Americans came to an end because of the outcry of all Americans and because of an outraged Congress.

Tim Giago: Fairness policy in media paved the way for more Indian Country voices
Opinion

Tim Giago: Fairness policy in media paved the way for more Indian Country voices (October 2, 2017)

When radio first started to make an impact on its listeners around 1929 there was a great fear that it would be used in a lot of ways to circumvent free speech.

Tim Giago: Media in Indian Country still finds strength in the face of bad news
Opinion

Tim Giago: Media in Indian Country still finds strength in the face of bad news (September 25, 2017)

I sent the Oneida Nation an email asking them to let me have the 'Indian Country Today' name back.

Tim Giago: South Dakota continues to ignore history with annual buffalo roundup
Opinion

Tim Giago: South Dakota continues to ignore history with annual buffalo roundup (September 18, 2017)

The Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup will never bring a sense of true history to South Dakota until the original people are allowed to participate.

Tim Giago: I started my first business in fourth grade with a goat named Susie
Opinion

Tim Giago: I started my first business in fourth grade with a goat named Susie (September 8, 2017)

Old Joe Arguello had a predilection for goat’s milk. I didn’t know this until I traded two rabbits for a female goat I named Susie.

Tim Giago: Fall always meant it was time to return to Indian boarding schools
Education | Opinion

Tim Giago: Fall always meant it was time to return to Indian boarding schools (August 28, 2017)

In days gone by the most terrible time of the year for Indian boys and girls across the West came at the end of August.

Tim Giago: The future of tribal sovereignty depends on who we send into office
Opinion | Politics

Tim Giago: The future of tribal sovereignty depends on who we send into office (August 21, 2017)

We have a man-child pretending to be the President of the United States and a Republican Congress filled with shrinking violets too terrified of this madman to show any spine.

Tim Giago: Broken treaties remain among America's deepest and darkest secrets
Opinion

Tim Giago: Broken treaties remain among America's deepest and darkest secrets (August 11, 2017)

While America is spending billions attacking other sovereign nations, there is still a dark secret it is hiding in its own backyard.

Tim Giago: Charlene Teters stood her ground against racist mascot
Opinion | Sports

Tim Giago: Charlene Teters stood her ground against racist mascot (May 8, 2017)

Imagine if you will a scene that took place more than 30 years ago on the campus of the University of Illinois.

Tim Giago: Coming out of the darkness of April and into the light of May
Opinion

Tim Giago: Coming out of the darkness of April and into the light of May (May 4, 2017)

April has been a month of many sad memories to me.

Tim Giago: Tribal sovereignty at risk with Donald Trump in the White House
Opinion

Tim Giago: Tribal sovereignty at risk with Donald Trump in the White House (April 24, 2017)

Politics can at times amount to a funny business in Indian country.

Tim Giago: Beware of fake medicine men and fake medicine women
Opinion

Tim Giago: Beware of fake medicine men and fake medicine women (April 17, 2017)

For more than 100 years the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota, plus the many other tribes of the Northern Plains, have opened up many of their most sacred ceremonies to non-Indians.

Tim Giago: Playing the race and gender game in American politics
Opinion | Politics

Tim Giago: Playing the race and gender game in American politics (April 10, 2017)

Most of us have surmised by now that the 2016 Presidential Election was more about race and gender than about who would make the better president.

Tim Giago: Deaths of Indian homeless in Rapid City still unresolved
Opinion

Tim Giago: Deaths of Indian homeless in Rapid City still unresolved (April 3, 2017)

It started in May of 1998. Bodies began to show up in or near Rapid City Creek.

Tim Giago: There's a smell of treason in the air in nation's capital
Opinion | Politics

Tim Giago: There's a smell of treason in the air in nation's capital (March 27, 2017)

Things in Washington are beginning to smell a lot like Watergate.

Tim Giago: Indian Health Service fails to live up to treaty obligation
Health | Opinion

Tim Giago: Indian Health Service fails to live up to treaty obligation (March 20, 2017)

Tribe after tribe surrendered millions of acres of rich lands, water and natural resources to the federal government under treaties guaranteeing them health care in perpetuity.

Tim Giago: Sundays were always special at Pine Ridge boarding school
Education | Opinion

Tim Giago: Sundays were always special at Pine Ridge boarding school (March 13, 2017)

Sundays were always special to us at the Holy Rosary Indian Mission boarding school.

Tim Giago: Boarding school principal showed cruelty to animals
Education | Opinion

Tim Giago: Boarding school principal showed cruelty to animals (March 6, 2017)

One of the things we missed the most when we were small boys institutionalized at the Holy Rosary Mission Boarding School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was pets.

Tim Giago: The lack of a free press is nothing new in Indian Country
Opinion

Tim Giago: The lack of a free press is nothing new in Indian Country (February 27, 2017)

The Trump Administration has decided that the press 'is the enemy of the people.'

Tim Giago: Our Lakota children are dying while we wring our hands
Opinion

Tim Giago: Our Lakota children are dying while we wring our hands (February 20, 2017)

The Lakota call their children 'wakanyeja’ which means Sacred and special. There are times I wonder if we are deluding ourselves.

Tim Giago: A reservation boarding school teacher I'll never forget
Opinion

Tim Giago: A reservation boarding school teacher I'll never forget (February 13, 2017)

John Bryde showed up at the Holy Rosary Indian Mission in the early 1940s.

Tim Giago: Rapid City mayor points the finger at Native community
Opinion

Tim Giago: Rapid City mayor points the finger at Native community (January 23, 2017)

It seems that we have more than one politician blaming his problems on the media.

Tim Giago: Discovering a love for food at an Indian boarding school
Opinion

Tim Giago: Discovering a love for food at an Indian boarding school (January 17, 2017)

I was almost six years old when I was deposited at the Holy Rosary Indian Mission on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Tim Giago: Starting off another new year with some favorite songs
Opinion

Tim Giago: Starting off another new year with some favorite songs (January 2, 2017)

As the headline reads I pondered about how to start off the New Year with my first column of 2017.

Tim Giago: Lakota people will never forget the Wounded Knee Massacre
Opinion

Tim Giago: Lakota people will never forget the Wounded Knee Massacre (December 12, 2016)

Americans may have forgotten Wounded Knee and pushed it to the back pages of history, a bad memory to some, but the Lakota people have not nor will they ever forget this terrible day.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Include tribal warriors in South Dakota's annual Buffalo Roundup
Opinion

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Include tribal warriors in South Dakota's annual Buffalo Roundup (November 28, 2016)

To deny our warriors the right not to join in a roundup that has our history written all over it is to deny our history.

Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination
Opinion

Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination (November 21, 2016)

There is a saying amongst the Lakota that when the Pilgrims first landed at Plymouth Rock they fell on their knees and prayed and then they fell on the Indians and preyed.

Tim Giago: Tribes stand at major crossroads with Donald Trump in office
Opinion | Politics

Tim Giago: Tribes stand at major crossroads with Donald Trump in office (November 14, 2016)

The election of Donald Trump will put the Sovereign Indian Nations of America at a crossroads they have not faced since the turn of the 19th century.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Michael Haney fought racist mascot up until to his death
Opinion | Sports

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Michael Haney fought racist mascot up until to his death (November 11, 2016)

The team that got beat was one that activist Michael Haney, a Seminole Indian with a trace of Sioux blood, had been fighting to change their name and logo until the day he died.

Tim Giago: Media only focuses on the negatives in Indian Country
Opinion

Tim Giago: Media only focuses on the negatives in Indian Country (November 7, 2016)

We need the federal government to take some of the billions of dollars it spends on foreign-aid and bring some money back home to help its own indigenous people.

Tim Giago: Water protectors must continue to remain peaceful as #NoDAPL fight continues
Opinion

Tim Giago: Water protectors must continue to remain peaceful as #NoDAPL fight continues (October 31, 2016)

I have heard some of our young people say that the peaceful protests up on the Standing Rock Reservation are just like the protests at Wounded Knee. WRONG!

Tim Giago: No one feels honored by racist and offensive mascots
Opinion | Sports

Tim Giago: No one feels honored by racist and offensive mascots (October 24, 2016)

Watch the World Series this week and let the image of the hideous, racist logo of the Cleveland Indians dance before your eyes.

Tim Giago: Our 'founding fathers' weren't so kind to Indian people
Opinion

Tim Giago: Our 'founding fathers' weren't so kind to Indian people (October 17, 2016)

It is still difficult for many Native Americans to look upon these white men as their founding fathers.

Tim Giago: Another needless death at the hands of a police officer
Opinion

Tim Giago: Another needless death at the hands of a police officer (October 3, 2016)

Red lives matter also, but there is little public outcry for injustice by the police against American Indians.

Tim Giago: Pine Ridge soldier served in America's 'Forgotten War'
Opinion

Tim Giago: Pine Ridge soldier served in America's 'Forgotten War' (September 19, 2016)

This column is dedicated to those Korean veterans who fought and survived the 'Forgotten War.'

Tim Giago: Our people are dying too young and without dignity
Opinion

Tim Giago: Our people are dying too young and without dignity (September 12, 2016)

I saw a news film many years ago about one of the concentration camps in Poland after World War II had ended.