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Back in the day, there used to be a Soap Box Derby Race held in Rapid City, and the winner usually got a small cash award.
How has COVID-19 changed our lives in Indian Country?
Bill Dulaney’s role in forming the Native American Journalists Association is here for all to read.
Most Lakota with any common sense know that there will never be a deal struck to return all of the Black Hills to the Indian people.
Wouldn’t it be great if all of the Native and Non-Native schools in South Dakota celebrate together?
It started in May of 1998 when bodies began to show up in Rapid City Creek. Of the eight bodies discovered six were Native Americans, and all were homeless men.
Kristi Noem knows absolutely nothing about the history of the Indian people residing in the state she governs.
Guess what: In eight years my Native newspaper grew to be the largest weekly newspaper in the state of South Dakota.
Just as our lives changed forever in 1945 so too will the lives of today’s children.
The invading Christians labeled the indigenous people as heathens. They set out with a vengeance to cleanse the land of these heathens.
When Charles Trimble first showed up at the boarding school on the Pine Ridge Reservation, he was dropped off by his mother.
Everybody who came to the Holy Rosary Mission Boarding School on the Pine Ridge Reservation worked.
We saw other Lakota families working in the beet fields in the summer of 1949.
I tell all writers then and now, if you come out to Indian Country to write about us, do your damned homework.
I expect that the impeachment of Donald Trump hearings will closely resemble a circus by the time the head clown and his supporting clowns go into their acts.
I often write that the more things change in Indian Country the more they stay the same.
On December 29, 1890, my grandmother Sophie was just a few miles away from the slaughter at Wounded Knee. She actually witnessed a troop of soldiers ride on to the school grounds where she worked and noticed that some of them still had blood on their uniforms.
A bar in a reservation border town once had a sign with 'No Indians Allowed' carved in wood.
I will keep writing every year until the deaths of Native American men and women are resolved.
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.
What is happening at the Sioux San Hospital in South Dakota is no longer a laughing matter.
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?