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GIAGO: SD media should take off blinders and talk about mascot issue
Nearly 30 years ago I wrote an opinion piece that ended with, "We are human beings and not mascots for America's fun and games." That year...
June 17, 2014 - 11:07pm
June 5, 2014
COLUMN: Is the world coming to an end?
My granddaughter will be 7 years old in October. Like many children that age, she is bright and she is inquisitive. Her name is Juneau. Case in point: She posed this question to her grandmother, "Is the world coming to an end?" Her grandmother was a bit taken Aback by this inquiry...
June 5, 2014 - 4:17pm
February 20, 2014
GIAGO: Indians and Jews could build a holocaust museum together
As a child I rode a tricycle on the sidewalks of Wounded Knee with my playmate Joanne Gildersleeve, the daughter of Clive and Agnes. Agnes was an Ojibwe woman from Minnesota. They built the Wounded Knee Trading Post in 1931. I often ran up and down the steps of the Wounded Knee...
February 20, 2014 - 7:38am
February 5, 2014
GIAGO: Spending money could save lives
As a long-time journalist, author and dreamer, I dream -- dreams that will never be fulfilled, but they are dreams I know are not impossible, tiny dreams on the big scale that is America. For example, if I had the billions of dollars of a Warren Buffett or a Bill Gates, there are...
February 5, 2014 - 12:43am
January 30, 2014
GIAGO: The great escape from Holy Rosary
Attempt to run away from boarding school had traumatizing consequences.
January 30, 2014 - 7:20am
December 19, 2013
GIAGO: 123 years later, America still has not apologized for Wounded Knee
WOUNDED KNEE — On crystal clear nights when winter winds whistle through the hills and canyons around Wounded Knee Creek, the Lakota elders say it is so cold that you can hear the twigs snapping in the frigid air. They called this time of the year, “The Moon of the Popping...
December 19, 2013 - 11:32pm
July 22, 2013
GIAGO: Covert racism or plain stupidity? That is the question
If you are Native American and you have lived in Rapid City for any length of time, the actions of the Department of Parks and Recreation Advisory...
July 22, 2013 - 7:38pm
April 23, 2013
GIAGO: Remembering Al Neuharth
A man dressed in black and silver approached me at a newspaper convention in San Francisco 30 years ago. He held out his hand and said, "Hi,...
April 23, 2013 - 7:04am
December 26, 2012
GIAGO: LNI is the Olympics of Indian basketball
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...
December 26, 2012 - 3:59pm
December 14, 2012
GIAGO: Gay rights: US could learn from Indians
Can the government refuse marriage and federal benefits to gays and lesbians? Those are the questions before the Supreme Court of the United...
December 14, 2012 - 6:46am
December 6, 2012
GIAGO: If not out of sight, badly portrayed
Native Americans fit nicely into that media box labeled "Out of sight; out of mind:" And if not out of sight, then badly portrayed. At Thanksgiving,...
December 6, 2012 - 7:43pm
October 11, 2012
GIAGO: Red and white race relations years later
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...
October 11, 2012 - 7:28am
September 27, 2012
GIAGO: Mascots, ignorance and racial prejudice
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...
September 27, 2012 - 9:14am
September 13, 2012
GIAGO: American Indians no longer vanishing
At the turn of the 20th century Native Americans were known as the "Vanishing Americans." And now, 100 years later, they are one of the...
September 13, 2012 - 7:10am
August 23, 2012
GIAGO: Emotions are still raw in Rapid City
A faulty headline can change the entire focus of a news story. One year ago, two Rapid City police officers were shot to death and a third...
August 23, 2012 - 6:49am