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“Ernie LaPointe is the great-grandson of Hunkpapa Lakota chief, Sitting Bull.”

Artist Biography

Ernie LaPointe (born 1948) is the great-grandson of Hunkpapa Lakota chief, Sitting Bull (Tatanka Iyotake).[3][4] He is a Sun Dancer, Native American author, orator, and president and founder of the Sitting Bull Family Foundation (SBFF).[5] The documentary Sitting Bull’s Voice recounts LaPointe’s journey from childhood through struggles overcoming alcohol and marijuana use related to PTSD while homeless, the embracement of his culture and the spiritual ways of his ancestors, to his quest to become an authoritative voice for his great-grandfather.[6][7] LaPointe lives the traditional way of the Lakota, following the rules of the sacred pipe.[8] He resides in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife Sonja.[9]

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