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Tim Giago: ‘Only God can make a tree’
Tim Giago: ‘Only God can make a tree’ (May 25, 2020)

'I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree,' Joyce Kilmer wrote in 1914.


Tim Giago: The Wounded Knee we loved as children
Tim Giago: The Wounded Knee we loved as children (May 18, 2020)

There are not too many of us left who remember what a great place Wounded Knee used to be, a place of wonderful childhood memories.


Tim Giago: Overcoming the ignorance of South Dakota’s governors
Tim Giago: Overcoming the ignorance of South Dakota’s governors (May 11, 2020)

Kristi Noem knows absolutely nothing about the history of the Indian people residing in the state she governs.


Tim Giago: Will things ever be the same?
Tim Giago: Will things ever be the same? (April 27, 2020)

Never, in our worst nightmare, did we expect a deadly virus to come along, a coronavirus that is particularly lethal to members of the Greatest and Boomer generations.


Tim Giago: How long before the digital media replaces print newspapers?
Tim Giago: How long before the digital media replaces print newspapers? (April 10, 2020)

Guess what: In eight years my Native newspaper grew to be the largest weekly newspaper in the state of South Dakota.


Tim Giago: World War II and coronavirus pandemic have similarities
Tim Giago: World War II and coronavirus pandemic have similarities (March 30, 2020)

Just as our lives changed forever in 1945 so too will the lives of today’s children.


Tim Giago: A song we never forgot
Tim Giago: A song we never forgot (March 16, 2020)

It was July of 1952 and there was a war on.


Tim Giago: Why did the Native Americans convert to foreign religions?
Tim Giago: Why did the Native Americans convert to foreign religions? (March 9, 2020)

The invading Christians labeled the indigenous people as heathens. They set out with a vengeance to cleanse the land of these heathens.


Tim Giago: Charles Trimble's passing leaves a big hole in the world of Native journalism
Tim Giago: Charles Trimble's passing leaves a big hole in the world of Native journalism (March 3, 2020)

When Charles Trimble first showed up at the boarding school on the Pine Ridge Reservation, he was dropped off by his mother.


Tim Giago: Learning a trade at the boarding school
Tim Giago: Learning a trade at the boarding school (March 2, 2020)

Everybody who came to the Holy Rosary Mission Boarding School on the Pine Ridge Reservation worked.


Tim Giago: Learning life's lessons on a sugar beet farm
Tim Giago: Learning life's lessons on a sugar beet farm (February 24, 2020)

We saw other Lakota families working in the beet fields in the summer of 1949.


Tim Giago: The aftermath of the Wounded Knee story
Tim Giago: The aftermath of the Wounded Knee story (February 10, 2020)

I tell all writers then and now, if you come out to Indian Country to write about us, do your damned homework.


Tim Giago: Finding a friend at the Post Office
Tim Giago: Finding a friend at the Post Office (February 3, 2020)

It was a part of my day to stop at the post office to pick up my business mail every morning including on Saturdays.


Tim Giago: Who are these ‘fanatics’ honoring?
Tim Giago: Who are these ‘fanatics’ honoring? (January 27, 2020)

One of the most blatant displays of abject racism took place at the NFL Playoff Football game pitting Kansas City against the Tennessee Titans a couple of Saturdays ago.


Tim Giago: How many clowns can one fit into the Senate car?
Tim Giago: How many clowns can one fit into the Senate car? (January 20, 2020)

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.


Tim Giago: What does the Bible say about ‘lying?’
Tim Giago: What does the Bible say about ‘lying?’ (January 13, 2020)

One lies and the others swear to it. That is the definite MO of the Trump Administration.


Tim Giago: Curing the problems that seem incurable
Tim Giago: Curing the problems that seem incurable (January 6, 2020)

I often write that the more things change in Indian Country the more they stay the same.


Tim Giago: A father heard his daughter's prayer
Tim Giago: A father heard his daughter's prayer (December 24, 2019)

It was still dark outside and there was a light snowfall as I took a table by the window at Vesta’s Café in Martin, South Dakota, on Christmas Eve in 1984.


Tim Giago: Wounded Knee: 129 years later
Tim Giago: Wounded Knee: 129 years later (December 16, 2019)

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.


Tim Giago: A Christmas play to remember
Tim Giago: A Christmas play to remember (December 10, 2019)

It was the first and last Christmas play I was ever in, but it is one I will never forget.


Having a good time on the Oprah Winfrey Show
Having a good time on the Oprah Winfrey Show (December 2, 2019)

Suzan Shown Harjo, Michael Haney and I were seated in the small dining room in a hotel, waiting for a car to take us to the Oprah Winfrey Show.


Tim Giago: The two faces of America
Tim Giago: The two faces of America (November 25, 2019)

Native Americans were slaughtered and starved on their own lands in an effort to subdue them and steal their lands.


Tim Giago: Scenic and the Main Street bars of Rapid City
Tim Giago: Scenic and the Main Street bars of Rapid City (November 18, 2019)

A bar in a reservation border town once had a sign with 'No Indians Allowed' carved in wood.


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.