ERNIE LAPOINTE

   The great grandson of Sitting Bull, Ernie LaPointe is a unique spokesperson for his Lakota people and a Sun Dancer. A Vietnam Veteran who suffers from PTSD, has been homeless and alcoholic, Ernie was called back to the Sun Dance traditions of the Lakota when on the brink of suicide and has been fundamental in providing evidence for Sitting Bull's DNA in confirming a lock of hair and leggings. Ernie LaPointe has a keen Lakota vision for the future, which is now developing fully.