Oglala Sioux Ban the Rapid City Journal

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by: The Lakota Law Project Report

The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has banned all sales of the Rapid City Journal on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation until the newspaper formally apologizes for an offensive headline published in late January.


The Journal was proactive in reporting breaking details surrounding a disturbing instance of racism against Native children at a January hockey game in Rapid City. However, when question regarding the school group’s participation in the customary National Anthem arose, the publication’s reporting tactics took a dubious turn.

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