In Rapid City, S.D., two newspapers recently joined forces to create a publication named Eyapaha, offering readers and tourists a glimpse into the lives of the Native Americans in the region and to promote the culture and tourism sites on their Native Nations.
The idea came together in February when Rapid City Journal publisher Matthew Tranquill and Tim and Jackie Giago, owners of the Native Sun News Today, decided to collaborate on a project. Tranquill, who is new to South Dakota, wanted to learn more about the state's history, and at the same time, educate his readers. By mid-March, the idea for Eyapaha was born.
The Sun News Today team came up with the publication's name, which in Lakota means "town crier," a man who traveled and shouted the news and upcoming events to the people of the villages.
Together, the staff of the Journal and Sun News Today decided to include...