Iron Lightning strikes the Black Hills

Genevieve Iron Lightning was crowned the new 2017-2018 Miss He Sapa Win. Iron Lightning competed in the pageant with seven  other young ladies from across the Great Sioux Nation. Iron Lightning was crowned at the Black Hills Powwow in Rapid City on Saturday, October 7. Thousands of people attended Saturday night’s powwow session, the most popular session of the three-day […]

District 20-1 School Board Earns a Silver Medal Level Award from ASBSD

Silver Medal winners, members of the Cheyenne-Eagle Butte 20-1 District School Board (D20-1), received their honor after a year of participating in endeavors that show their level of commitment to ALL, which stands for Act, Learn, Lead. ALL is a system designed by the Associated School Boards of South Dakota (ASBSD) to assess the level of commitment to improvement of […]

Community Loan Fund to launch Home Renovation Lending Program

Eagle Butte, South Dakota – October 2, 2017 – Four Bands Community Fund, a non-profit community loan fund, has received a $941,333 grant award from the US Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. In addition to supporting the organization’s micro, small business, and consumer loan programs, the award will be used to launch a new home renovation loan product. […]

Secretary Steve Emery elected Vice-President of the Governor’s Interstate Indian Council

PIERRE, S.D. – On Oct. 3, delegates to the Governor’s Interstate Indian Council (GIIC) in Orlando, Florida, elected South Dakota Tribal Relations Secretary Steve Emery to serve as vice president for 2017-2018. The GIIC General Assembly comes together each year to discuss issues relating to self-governance, state-tribal relations and critical issues in Indian Country. “The Governor’s Interstate Indian Council is […]

Mini Miss CRST Fundraising Efforts

Fundraising for royalty duties for a year-long reign can be challenging at times. Jasmine LeBeau and her cousin, Morgan Brings Plenty, have recently met criticism and negative comments during their fundraising efforts for LeBeau’s daughter, Mya LeBeau. Mya was crowned last month as the Mini Miss Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe during the CRST annual fair. According to J. LeBeau, only […]

Eagle Butte Man Charged with Assault

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding. Sven Dyda, age 38, was indicted on September 19. 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 2, 2017, and pled […]


We the people…gathering Old Agency Building Eagle Butte, SD October 15, 2017 12:00 p.m. Some agenda items: The HOHWOJU/MNIKOWOJU, ITAZIPOCOLA, SIHA SAPA, OOHE NUMPA discussion on upcoming PETA SAKOWIN meeting in Eagle Butte Nov. 3, 4, 5, 2017, • Health issues • Lakotaiyapi • Food & water • Disaster preparedness • Ambassador training for • 15 to 24 yr olds […]

Cheyenne River Shoot Out

On October 14 and 15, at the C-EB Upper Elementary and the High School gym, there will be a high school boys and girls basketball tournament with an eight player roster. The games will start at 8:00 a.m. at both gyms on Saturday. This is a free event and participants will receive a t-shirt. Awards will be given to first, […]

At the heart of it… Write a column; contribute to the conversation

The great benefit of a column, is that you can make it whatever you want it to be. It can be a letter to the public, an editorial, a commentary, a well-researched article. Regardless of the free space and incredible leniency, even when given the opportunity, many people do not take advantage of that space. I know I am not […]

Sing Proud and Loud America

Being a citizen of the United States means being brave, being proud of this Country, and being confident that we will succeed. Being an American is an honor and as such it is important that we support our troops that have and are fighting for our Country. This past week, the citizens of South Dakota had the great honor to […]

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