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Ignorance is no excuse for bad reporting

Kevin Wooster of KELO-LAND TV in Sioux Falls takes his coverage of Indian Country very seriously. He is determined to get his stories right and to do them in a most positive way. As the Rapid City Journal found out and as KOTA is often accused of doing, covering the...

Checking out a new joint at the Crossing

Checking out a new joint at the Crossing


Rapid City has more and more choices for new eating establishments. Grouchy decided to try the Native Grill and Wings at 1756 Eglin St. on the west end of the Rushmore Crossings. Everything is new in this shopping center. The Native Grill had tv’s all over; they even had a...

Local artists receive National Grants


RAPID CITY – First Peoples Fund, a nonprofit that supports indigenous artists across the country, recently awarded Molina Parker (Oglala Lakota), a beadwork artist from Rapid City a $5,000 business...

Sundance to premier Indigenous films at 2016 Film Festival


Sundance Institute’s commitment to supporting Native artists is woven throughout the organization’s history, as the Native American and Indigenous Program has built and sustained an Indigenous film circle throughout the...

The Revenant showcases Native Americans in Hollywood


LOS ANGELES – Red Nation Films congratulated Leonardo DiCaprio, Alejandro González Iñárritu, and the cast and crew of The Revenant for their Golden Globe awards. That’s especially true for the...

Aloysius James Black Bear

Aloysius James Black Bear


Peter Lawrence Blacksmith, Jr.

Peter Lawrence Blacksmith, Jr.


Grace Teckawitha (Clifford) Bradley

Grace Teckawitha (Clifford) Bradley


Robert “Bobby” Coats

Robert “Bobby” Coats


Jefferson Grassrope

Jefferson Grassrope


Ardyth Lillian Iron Cloud

Ardyth Lillian Iron Cloud


Robert Louis Moran, Jr.

Robert Louis Moran, Jr.


Helen Celia (LaRoche) Smith

Helen Celia (LaRoche) Smith


Karen Susan Top Bear

Karen Susan Top Bear


What the faces on Mount Rushmore said about Indians:

“Indians and wolves are both beasts of prey, tho’ they differ in shape.”
~George Washington, 1778

“If ever we are constrained to lift the hatchet against any tribe we will never lay it down til that tribe is exterminated, or driven beyond the Mississippi . . . in war they will kill some of us; but we will destroy all of them. Adjuring them, therefore, if they wish to remain on the land which covers the bones of their fathers, to keep the peace with a people who ask friendship without needing it, who wish to avoid war without fearing it. In war, they will kill some of us; we shall destroy all of them.”
~Thomas Jefferson, August 28, 1807

“I suppose I should be ashamed to say that I take the Western view of the Indian. I don’t go so far as to think that the only good Indians are dead Indians, but I believe nine out of every ten are, and I shouldn’t like to inquire too closely into the case of the tenth.”
~Theodore Roosevelt, January, 1886