Tim Giago
Oglala Lakota

2022 – Journalism

Tim Giago, Oglala Lakota, was the founder and publisher of The Lakota Times, Indian Country Today, The Lakota Journal, and Native Sun News.  He founded the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) and served as its first president. He was instrumental in convincing Gov. George Mickelson to proclaim a Year of Reconciliation in 1990 and led the fight to make Oct. 12 Native American Day in South Dakota. He was the first Native American inducted into the South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Fame and has received many journalism awards, including the H. L. Mencken Award in 1985.