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Entries by Tim Giago from 06/2010

High Suicide Rate on Indian Reservation Near Epidemic Proportions

| Posted 06.01.2010 | Impact

With suicide rates soaring among young Native Americans, the Sweetgrass Project is feeling its way through small successes and foibles as it works to reduce suicides on a South Dakota reservation.

Custer Died for Your Sins

| Posted 06.08.2010 | Politics

The Indian holiday on June 25 marks the 134th Anniversary of the thrashing of George Armstrong Custer's Seventh Cavalry at the Little Big Horn, or Greasy Grass, as the Indians called it.

House Race in S.D. Could Be Decided on Indian Reservations

| Posted 06.14.2010 | Politics

In a tight race in South Dakota, the Indian vote is usually the decider. The Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin vs. Kristi Noem race is shaping up to be that kind of a race.

MS Is Incurable, But Science Is Getting Closer to Solving It

| Posted 06.22.2010 | Healthy Living

Seventeen years ago most people with MS were pretty much out in the cold when it came to effective treatment. MS can cause paralysis and many of the victims are relegated to wheel chairs.

A Tiny Native American Newspaper Was Born on July 1, 1981

| Posted 06.29.2010 | Media

On July 1, 1981, a small, weekly newspaper was born on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The paper was named The Lakota Times for the people it would serve.