February 6th, 2023

KIPI News, August 11, 2022 – Part 1

Native Americans in Massachusetts are calling for a boycott of a popular living history museum featuring Colonial reenactors portraying life in Plymouth, the famous English settlement founded by the Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower. Members of the state’s Wampanoag community say Plymouth Patuxet Museums doesn’t provide a “bi-cultural” experience telling both the European and Indigenous stories equally as it purports to do. They say the Native American side of the outdoor museum remains small, needs repairs and is staffed by few Native workers.

Tim Giago put his last paper to bed at 8:44 a.m. Sunday, July 24, just a few days after he celebrated his 88th birthday. But those who were fortunate enough to share his life will not put his legacy to bed, the legacy of an Oglala Lakota man who went up against the powers that be to give us “Native American Day” in South Dakota. Many times over the past 30 years, Giago shared the story behind the founding of Native American Day in South Dakota.

With the annual Sturgis Rally ready to kick off in the Black Hills the Native American advocacy organization Native Hope is raising awareness of human trafficking at the rally, especially among Native women. Human trafficking of young Native American girls continues to be a real issue in South Dakota.