Bendigo earns Academic Excellence as DHS class of 2018 valedictorian

Seth Bendigo, a senior at Dupree High School and the eldest of Susanne and Beau Bendigo, was the student representing Dupree at the Annual Academic Excellence Banquet held in Pierre on Monday, May 23.  The program represents the top 1 percent of seniors in South Dakota as each school in the state sends one senior for every 100 or less […]

District I cooperative elects officers, plans for economic growth

Community members from Iron Lightning, Thunder Butte, Isabel, Bear Creek, Green Grass and Dupree met in the multi-purpose building in Dupree the week of April 16 to elect members of the District 1 cooperative. The cooperative aims to create a communal ranch to grow the economic base of District 1 communities and the reservation as a whole, and to create […]

Academic Olympics held in McIntosh 


Eight students from Cheyenne-Eagle Butte participated in the Northwest Area Schools Academic Olympics competition held in McIntosh.  Eight schools participated in the contest, with two students from each school allowed to take each test with 16 different testing categories.   At the end of the day, the top five students in each testing area were awarded trophies.  C-EB students winning trophies were […]

CRST youth represent CRST Reservation at the Gathering of Nations Powwow in Albuquerque, NM


Tribal reform reaches epic proportions

Being an avid reader to further educate myself on Lakota Nation issues and concerns, it is remarkably noticeable of the thread of commonality about Lakota issues and concerns in written and oral commentary throughout social media outlets specifically focused on Lakota society.  I offer this week’s Op/Ed after reading these following articles; “We are a broken and scattered people. How […]

Eagle Butte man charged with assault

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. Nathaniel Potter, age 23, was indicted on November 14, 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 23, 2018, and pled not […]

Chairman Frazier charges into Fort Laramie


In a show of force, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Frazier led a charge of 30 riders on horseback before walking into the opening ceremony of the Honoring the Spirit: Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the 1868 Treaty Signing. Staff bearers and bonnet wearers of Cheyenne River followed Chairman Frazier into the event tent that was filled to capacity. Immediately, […]

Pilot and CRST member Sam Dupris aims to give back by helping aviation dreamers take flight

Our community is home to numerous irreplaceable elders and one such elder that we are blessed to have is Sam Dupris. Dupris is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe who was born and raised on Cheyenne River. He was educated in both the Cheyenne River Agency Boarding School and the Catholic-run mission boarding school system before volunteering […]

Ohitika Archery Team competes against 3000 archers, places 2nd at national tournament


The Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Elementary Ohitika Archery Team competed at the 2018 NASP Western National Tournament at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy, UT. The tournament took place from April 13-14, and over 3000 archers competed from across the western United States, and included schools from as far away as Alaska, Texas, and Washington. Ohitika archers proudly wore their black […]


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