Remembering those that have fallen

Members of the Lakota Akicita and Legion of Veteran Post 308 stand at attention during the playing of TAPS at Emmanuel Episcopal Cemetery at White Horse on Saturday. Pictured left to right: Leon Red Dog, Kermit Dupris, Lyle Cook, Charles Claymore, and Kenny Curley. The veterans traveled to area cemeteries to honor the fallen on May 30, the traditional Memorial […]

Language Immersion Childcare Planning

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Ventures is hosting an informational meeting on June 8, 2015 at 1:30pm at the OLC Eagle Butte Campus. The meeting is to share information related to the implementation of a Lakota Language Immersion Childcare Center on our reservation. Tipiziwin Tolman and Tom Red Bird of the Sitting Bull College Lakhol Iyapi Wohohpi (Language Nest) will be […]

West River Eagle website gets new look with new features

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The West River Eagle’s website that was hacked and has been down for the past few weeks is now back up as a new, fully redesigned website. The website address is One of the new features of the new website will be that every story and every advertisement in the print edition of the West River Eagle each week […]


Though the spring started off a little dry, there hasn’t been a lack of precipitation in the last couple weeks. Above average rainfall has filled dams and creeks throughout the regioin. Jewett Creek located between White Horse and Promise on BIA Route 4 was over its banks and over the road last after more than three inches of rainfall fell […]

White Plume to speak in Eagle Butte about hemp

Mnì, Grassroots for Water Justice, has invited Alex White Plume, Oglala Lakota hemp revolutionary, to speak of the many beneficial uses and properties of the cannabis plant, most particularly industrial hemp and medical marijuana, and the legalization of its growth and industry under tribal law. Mni will host and feed at a meeting on June 19, 2015 from 5-10: 00 […]

News Briefs

OLC Graduation this Friday 20 individuals will receive college degrees this Friday during Oglala Lakota College’s commencement ceremony at the Cheyenne River College Center in Eagle Butte. The graduation ceremonies will begin at 11: 00 a.m. MST. Wopila Wacipi this Friday Family Health Center offering Head Start physicals Family Health Center is now available for Head Start physicals and is […]


Children who visit Shupick Park in Eagle Butte have a new feature to keep them busy as the City of Eagle Butte installed a new rock climbing wall last week.

Public Service Announcement from City of Eagle Butte

This is a public service announcement for the residents living in the: City of Eagle Butte, SD area An aerial mosquito control application is scheduled for: July 16, between 7-10PM Citing the nuisance and diseases (West Nile Virus) associated with mosquitos, the Eagle Butte City Council agreed at their May regular meeting to authorize the aerial spraying as a supplement […]

News from SDSU/Cheyenne River Extension

LISTEN UP LADIES! Annie’s Project is coming to town! Learn everything you need to know to manage your livestock business or prepare for retirement. Classes start June 15th at the Tribal Wellness Center on Highway 212, 5:30-8:30p. A total of six classes will be offered once a week. Contact Robin Salverson at 605/374- 4177 to register, deadline is June 10th, […]

Prairie Management ready for Mosquitoes Season

The Tribal Prairie Management Program is ready for what was predicted and shaping up to be a mosquito season that will pick up right where the hoards left off late last summer. The program has purchased equipment and supplies and now has the capacity to do substantially more mosquito abatement practices. These activities are being made possible by the Tribe, […]

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