Tanya Fiddler, Executive Director of Four Bands Community Fund, shared how rural and Native communities have played a vital role in America’s economic recovery and growth during a panel, titled “New Horizons: Unlocking the Potential of Rural America,” at the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting. The panel discussion, moderated by President Bill Clinton, explored market growth potential, […]
The 2015 Isabel, South Dakota celebration will be very unique and all about cowboys, Indians, wagon trains and cattle drives. The cattle will consist of real pure blood Texas Longhorns provided by some of the forty-two known Texas Longhorn breeders in South Dakota. No correnette (common cows) included. A trophy steer judging will take place at the Friday Night ranch […]
President Thomas Shortbull announced today that Oglala Lakota College has received a grant of $25,000 from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community to assist with the operation of the Lakota Woglaka Wounspe Lakota immersion school. Shortbull stated, “ This is the second grant we have received from the Shakopee Community. The first one helped offer our program during the 2013-14 school […]
The CRST Tribal Council has passed the Smoke-free Air Act – making Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe the first Tribe in South Dakota to ensure indoor public places, such as restaurants, workplaces, and tribal offices, are smoke-free. The Smoke-free Air Act also requires that cigarette smoke be kept 50 feet away from public building entrances and prohibits the use of electronic […]
On Friday, June 19, Alex White Plume from the Oglala Lakota College will be presenting a mni hemp presentation at the Cheyenne River Motel Conference Room. Presentation hours are 5 to 10 p.m. mountain time.
PIERRE, S.D. – In May, 12,000 South Dakota fourth graders received a free pass to South Dakota State Parks through the new “Go Fourth” program. “So far we’ve had nearly 200 fourth graders use their pass,” said state park director Doug Hofer. “The passes are valid through the end of December, and we hope that every family with a fourth […]
With CRST recently passing the smoking ban, I personally have to give credit to the tribal council for standing up and making a very important decision that in one way or another affects all the residents of Cheyenne River. Reaction to the ban has been varied with a lot of people supporting the ban but also there are those opposed […]
South Dakotans all share three goals for our education system. First, we want a quality system of schools focused on student success. Second, we want a workforce of great teachers. Finally, we want an efficient, equitable funding system that supports those goals. Earlier this year, I joined with legislative leaders to create the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Teachers and Students. This […]