July 22, 2013 in The Daily Republic
The Rapid City Department of Parks and Recreation Advisory Board voted 4-3 to deny Native Americans the opportunity to place four bronze busts of famous Native Americans in Rapid City’s Halley Park.
April 23, 2013 in The Daily Republic
American Indians owe much to SD newsman.
December 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic
It started out in 1977 as a tournament to bring American Indian teams together and prepare them for the long season ahead. It has gone where no one alive today ever thought it would go.
December 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic
The winkte, according to those medicine men and women who purport to know, were a respected segment of the Lakota culture and in fact were highly revered. Continue Reading
December 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic
At Thanksgiving, school children sporting cardboard headbands and feathers whoop and holler like “wild Indians” around their classroom desks.
October 11, 2012 in The Daily Republic
Monday was Native American Day in South Dakota, the only state in the Union that honors Native Americans with a state-sanctioned holiday: A holiday that, in fact, replaces Columbus Day.
September 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic
Twenty years ago I was on the Oprah Winfrey Show with Michael Haney and Suzanne Harjo to talk about the use of Native Americans as mascots for America’s fun and games. It was the first time in television history that a major talk show allowed Native Americans to openly discuss why we do not appreciate our use as mascots for sports.
September 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic
At the turn of the 20th century Native Americans were known as the “Vanishing Americans.” 100 years later, they are one of the fastest growing races in America. Continue Reading
August 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic
One year after fatal police shooting, memorial events stir up controversy.
August 15, 2012 in The Daily Republic
Indian law, sovereignty and jurisdiction are not “one size fits all” issues in Indian country. There are too many variations in how different states view the Indian nations within their borders and even in how the federal government treats issues of Indian sovereignty. Continue Reading