Tim Giago (born 1934) is an
American Oglala Sioux who is from the
Pine Ridge Indian
Reservation in South
He founded the first independently owned
newspaper in the United States.
his "Notes from Indian Country" in the Rapid City,
South Dakota Journal
became the first Indian voice in a South Dakota newspaper.
In 1981, he began the Lakota Times
. In 1998, he sold the
paper (now called Indian
to the Oneida
. Over the years that he ran the paper, a number of
native Americans who worked for him later became successful in
journalism. During his writing and publishing career, Giago has won
the H. L. Menken Award, the University of Missouri Distinguished
Journalism Award, and a Harvard University Neiman Fellowship.
- Carrier, Jim. "An American Original," San Francisco
Chronicle, Insight, pp. F1-2 (December 23, 2007).