Randolph’s Corner… Planet Earth’s reality TV: Welcome to the Real World

In a world seemingly with a lot of turmoil going on, what subjects are dominating our simple “coffee with neighbors or friends” time? I, myself miss the early morning coffee time with either of my parents, with my At’e, usually offering his take on the state of local tribal politics and my In’a, offering her reluctance to even listen to […]

Keystone XL approval and oil spill heavy on the heart of CRST leader

On the one-year anniversary of what has become known as “Bloody Sunday”, the Nebraska Public Service Commission approved a route for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. One year ago, on November 20, North Dakota law enforcement shot rubber bullets, stun grenades and used tear gas on NoDAPL water protectors on the Backwater Bridge on Highway 1806, just miles […]

Construction on second convenient store underway, east CRST

Construction of a second convenience store located in areas of the reservation that is currently without ready access to food and fuel has begun construction in La Plant, South Dakota. This construction began after the first convenience store, located near Takini, South Dakota recently finished construction. The construction of the store was made possible by grants applied for in 2012 […]

Proposed Traffic Code focus of District 5 meeting

Residents of District 5 voiced their concerns and opinions at the district meeting Tuesday, November 14.  Of the four council representatives elected to the district, only Councilman Derek Bartlett attended the meeting.  Attendees discussed the proposed traffic code that the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law and Order Committee is presenting for possible legal ratification. Presently, the proposed traffic code mirrors […]

Department of the Interior Searches for 17,000  Native American Individuals to Claim Accounts  Before November 27 Deadline

WASHINGTON – The Department of the Interior announced today it is taking the final steps in its efforts to identify the whereabouts of approximately 17,000 Native Americans to provide compensation as part of the Cobell settlement. The settlement of the Cobell lawsuit has reached an important deadline and the Department needs Class Members, or the heirs of Class Members, to […]

Safe travel tips for the holidays

South Dakota roads are usually crowded with deer in the early morning and late evening hours, and sometimes in certain places, herds of deer take advantage of the quiet midnight, roadside dinning. With the holiday season upon us, and family and friends making treks across the state and across state lines, drivers are once again reminded to take precautions and […]

Canli Coalition announces 2017 Coloring Contest Winners!

The Canli Coalition of Cheyenne River is excited to announce the winners of the 2017 Coloring Contest.  A total of 379 youth from Head Start through elementary school participated in the event by coloring a picture and writing captions about what they thought a youth were saying about being a “tobacco free generation”.  The youth did amazing work, shared many […]


Wopila Powwow Thanksgiving Day There will be a traditional Wopila Wacipi on Thursday, November 23, at the Old Agency building in Eagle Butte. The powwow is sponsored by Chayo Makes Room For Them and is a “welcome home relatives and honoring of our youth.” A meal will be served at 12 noon and grand entry will be at 2 p.m. […]


Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI) announces Annual Open House Working Against Violence Inc. (WAVI) would like to invite the public to an open house on Thursday, December 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at WAVI, 527 Quincy Street. WAVI would like to thank the community and our many partners for another year of support in the efforts to end domestic […]

March for justice gives hope to grieving families during the holidays

Under a November dusk, families and friends gathered donning signs: “Justice for East Lee,” “Justice for Lee Logg,” “Justice for Richard Larrabee Sr.,” “Justice for Kevin Marshall,” “Justice for Jesse Cook,” “Justice for Clint Farlee.” Tribal patrol escorted a group of nearly 50 people and a line of cars from the Upper Elementary at South Main St. north to Highway […]

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