Letters to the editor…



Dear Editor: I want to let the people of South Dakota know that when you grow older and you can not live alone by yourself, the law says that the State has the right to tell you that you have to go into a nurs­ing or assistant living center. I questioned the Governor about this law when he in Milbank. […]

Hats Off



RASDAK would like to say “Hats Off” to the following groups for helping us complete our third annual bike ride across SD: -Cheyenne River Youth Project for hosting us at their facility the night of June 9. We enjoyed the great food and hospitality They also did a rest stop at Lantry and a lunch stop at the river. -The […]

Cheyenne River Members



This means you and your rel­atives. Attention needs to be brought to the many issues of the Tribal Health Departments CEO and Behavioral Heath Director. Issue: 1) Improper firing of a long time co-worker by chang­ing the locks on his door while off duty and not having the guts to sit down an visit with him about the allegations from […]

Making a summer road trip more enjoyable



It’s summer vacation time, which for lots of us means piling in the family car and heading off, hopefully, for fun and adventure. Unfortunately, all too often that summer road trip can become a source of family stress and frustration. It doesn’t have to be that way. Yes, being locked in the back seat of a car for hours on […]

Voices of our political leaders… v. Burwell ruling doesn’t change the fact that the ACA is fatally flawed



On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) federal subsidies are legal. Ruling in the case of King v. Bur­well in a 6-3 vote, the Court sided with the administration finding the subsidies 6.4 million people currently receive do not depend on where they live, under the president’s health care […]

Celebrating the Red, White, and Bluetowns



Fourth of July is right around the corner, and as South Dako­tans fire up their backyard bar­becues or embark on family vaca­tions to celebrate this summer, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the true importance of Independence Day.   Nearly 240 years ago, our Founding Fathers took a bold stand for freedom by declar­ing independence from Great […]

South Dakota Dept. of Veteran Affairs



For many the Fourth of July has become a holiday, a three-day weekend, or a day off from work. The Fourth of July is a celebra­tion – a celebration of the anni­versary of the signing of the Dec­laration of Independence, one of the most famous and cherished documents. It’s about celebrating the values that this country was founded upon. It’s […]

Those who have carried the Flag



 At the beginning of the Revolu­tionary War the individual states were not united by a national government and they lacked a symbol that could unite them. Instead, there were many flags. An attempt to unite the states fighting for independence under a flag that held resemblance to Great Britain’s was not success­ful. Instead, the Second Con­tinental Congress determined it was […]

Honoring the flag: freedom of choice



Many people become upset when a person desecrates the U.S. flag by turning it upside down, burning it, etc. Before we lose our cool over a person’s treatment of the flag, I think we should consider first that the flag is a cloth with a design on it to which we have at­tached meaning. Different people define and emphasize different […]

CRST Tribal Health Walking Club



Walking hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Cheyenne Eagle Butte High School track. Water, snacks, and a health screening will be provided. Walking Club will meet on the following dates: June 22, 24 & 26 – Diabetes Pro­gram 964-0745 June 29 – July 1 & 3 – Health Education 964-6182 July 6, 8 & 10 […]


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