Learning about local career opportunities

Dupree High School students recently enjoyed a presentation by the CRST Telephone Authority as three of their staff (Mona Thompson, Mike Ganje, and Jared Anderson) came to share about what they do for the tribally owned business as well as sharing about the numerous different positions that are needed in this area.  They are going to the local schools to […]

Dupree Attends State Student Council Convention

For the first time in the history of DHS, members of the DHS Student Council and their advisors, Patty & Mark Peacock, attended the SDSCA State Convention.  The event welcomed 1028 high school students as well as numerous adult advisors/chaperones to the Rapid City Civic Center. While at the SDSCA Convention, the students attended an outstanding keynote speakers presentation as […]

Elder of the Week

Orville LaPlante From: Eagle Butte, originally from White Horse Age: 75 Message to the youth: “Study hard in school to make a good future for yourself. Be the best at whatever you do, and remember that a good work ethic will take you far. Always be honest. Be honest with others and be honest with yourself.” LaPlante received a free […]

THE CREDIT CORNER: The FDCA and FCRA Debt Collection

Debt collectors. The very words can make us angry and fearful. And shady collectors, who don’t care about rules or how they treat debtors as long as they get paid, take advantage of this fear, using threats and intimidation to get their way. Most legitimate collectors do not operate that way and will try to work with debtors. Fortunately, for […]

Tom Reeves Youth Proposal


CRST Members, March started out to be a good forecast for the Youth of the CRST Reservation. Unfortunately it didn’t last. Tribal Council passed a motion to hire Tom Reeves as Coordinator of a Proposal that he wrote. The Proposal was to help ALL the YOUTH OF THE RESERVATION from all the Schools on the Reservation first grade to the […]

Reflections in the mirror…

The old saying “look in the mirror” stirs up feelings and concerns about our demise here at Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST). If one has any interest or concern about the current affairs of our country and the eventual trickle down effect that it will have on CRST sovereignty and its people, it is impossible not to notice similarities that […]

Cheyenne River tribal member named to the Class AA Girls Basketball All-State Team


Lexus Eagle Chasing, a senior at Stevens High School in Rapid City, was a standout on her team and led the Stevens girls team to a record of 19-5. The team finished the season by placing seventh at the State AA Girls Basketball Tournament. Last week, Eagle Chasing was named the NBC NewsCenter 1 Top Performer. This was not the […]

Cheyenne River teen & longtime Cheyenne River Youth Project volunteer Elsie DuBray is headed to Stanford University this fall

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (Apr. 2, 2018) — Cheyenne River Sioux tribal member Elsie DuBray, 17, first attended a special event at the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte when she was a third-grader. She thought it was so cool, she has volunteered with CRYP nearly every year since then, for the nonprofit youth organization’s long-running Christmas Toy Drive and […]

C-EB 59′ Champs Inducted into South Dakota Basketball Hall of Fame


  The South Dakota Basketball High School Hall of Fame (SDBHF) recognized Robert Mandan of the Cheyenne River Reservation, one of two surviving members of the 1959 Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School State Championship team. The other surviving member, Percy Phillips, lives in Washington State, according to Jesse Mendoza, a board member of the SDBHF organization.  The team’s coach, Gus Colb, […]

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