At the heart of it: All my relations

Spending time with family is so important. When your family is spread across the country or across countries, that can be hard. My parental and maternal families have one thing in common: they follow their hearts. Unfortunately, our hearts take us to different ends of the continent, and some cases, onto other continents. We are connected by thin threads that […]

Dupree Man Sentenced for Assault

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon was sentenced on July 17, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Kirk Johnson, age 48, was sentenced to 90 months in custody, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime […]

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Robbery

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Robbery was sentenced on July 17, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Kobe Houston, age 19, was sentenced to 12 months and a day in custody, followed by 2 years of supervised release, restitution in the amount of $1,743 to be paid […]

South Dakota Arts Council grants $1.36 Million

PIERRE, SD – More than 230 South Dakota artists, arts organizations, schools, and art projects and programs will receive $1,364,000 in grants from the South Dakota Arts Council for fiscal year 2018, Tourism Sec. James D. Hagan announced today. At its’ spring meeting, the South Dakota Arts Council announced initiative and special project funding as well as grant awards totaling […]

Tribal nations reclaim independence and sovereignty


On July 4, tribal nations from the U.S. and Canada met in Rapid City to declare a “reclamation of Indian independence and sovereignty”. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman, Harold Frazier, was among several Great Sioux Nation Chairmen to sign the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion. Also in attendance were the Ponca Nations of Nebraska and Oklahoma, the Omaha, and […]

HAVA Grant Board approves funding for Buffalo, Dewey and Jackson In-Person Satellite Voting Centers for 2018 Primary and General

Pierre, SD – Today, the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Grant Board held its regular meeting. The meeting included new member announcements and a review of HAVA Grant Applications specifically a review of In-Person Satellite Voting Center Pre-Approval Applications for Buffalo, Dewey and Jackson Counties for the 2018 primary and general elections. Secretary Krebs stated, “I want to thank the […]

Balloon Art

Balloon Art was enjoyed under the tent at the Art in the Park Friday morning during Hometown Days. The balloon artist had a variety of designs to choose from such as turtles, lady bugs, dinosaurs, and swords.

Grizzly bears delisted from the endangered species list


On July 22, Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke announced that grizzly bears within the Greater Yellowstone area would be delisted from the endangered species list (ESL). This announcement came two hours after Zinke, who under oath, testified that he would consult with tribal nations about the impact that the delisting would have on tribal sovereignty, lands, and religion. Zinke responded […]

Progress moves forward slowly on swimming pool repairs


In a struggle that has taken years, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is closer to refurbishing the old swimming pool on main street in Eagle Butte. On Friday, July 21, CRST was able to obtain a restraining order from tribal courts, allowing the tribe’s contractor to work on the swimming pool, free from interference from the Bureau of Indian Affairs […]

2017-07-27


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