Mark Red Bear

Funeral arrangements for Mark Red Bear age 66 of Bullhead, SD are pending with the Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge, SD. Mark Red Bear passed away his home on May 5, 2018 in Bullhead, SD. Oster Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mark Red Bear.

Gabriel “Gabe” Young III

Funeral Service for Gabriel “Gabe” Young III age 48 of Selfridge, ND will be at 11:00 AM, CT on Friday May 11, 2018 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Fort Yates, ND. Fr. John Floberg will be officiating. Burial will be in the Young Family Cemetery Rural Fort Yates, ND under the direction of Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge, SD. […]

Raphael Conica

Funeral services for Raphael Conica age 58 of Fort Yates, ND will be at 10:00 AM, CT on Thursday May 10, 2018 at Youth Activity Gym in Cannonball, ND. Rev. Brother George Maufort will be officiating. Burial will be in the St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Cemetery in Cannonball, ND under the direction of Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge, SD. Family and […]

Fire Thunder visits Dupree School

Aŋpétu Yámni k’uŋ héhaŋ, wičháša waŋ théča k’éyaš wawóptetušni čha Kyle etáŋhan, Dupree Owáyawa kiŋ él thiléhaŋyaŋg hí. Alex Fire Thunder ečíyapi. Dupree Owáyawa ektá wayáwaya kiŋ wičhákílowaŋ na nakúŋ Lakhóliyapi uŋspéwičhakhiye. Wayáwa kiŋ líla oíyokiphi yuhápi kéčhaŋmi. Thokáta waníyetu kiŋháŋ akhé ú háŋtaŋš  líla wašte kte! On Wednesday, May 2, Alex Fire Thunder visited the Dupree Lakota Language classes. […]

Nothing changes in city reorganization meeting


The old adage, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, seemed to apply at the May 7 Dupree City Council reorganization meeting, where there were no changes in the people who sit on the council, the city designations, committee assignments or salaries. Sam Owen of Ward III and Donnie Farlee of Ward II were nominated to serve as President and […]

National Honor Society Dupree School hosts ceremony to honor new inductees


Glowing smiles and candles were the décor at the Dupree High School National Honor Society (NHS) induction ceremony on Monday, April 30th. The DHS NHS welcomed their newest members during a candle lighting ceremony with pledges to uphold the strong character guidelines that the NHS represents. To be selected for the NHS, students were required to have a  minimum 3.0 […]

Mother’s Day: recognizing the sacredness of mothers


The Navajo believe that women are sacred and that everything in the universe exists in male and female duality. In Navajo culture, every day is reverence of the female being, and it starts with pre-dawn prayers and songs. Each morning one wakes up, puts on moccasins and runs to east, all while praying and loudly shouting making one’s presence known […]

Educators need love too


Three weeks left of school, and I am driven to get all in order for the summer. The list of tasks is long, and ranges from work to home to travel-related closure or preparation activities. When I think too far down the list, I become overwhelmed, so I try to think of what is now and next, and sometimes what […]

Marcella LeBeau receives honorary doctorate


On Saturday, May 5, South Dakota State University presented Marcella LeBeau with an honorary doctorate degree in public service. This recent honor is another addition to LeBeau’s legacy, whose extraordinary life has been chronicled in numerous articles, books, and videos. LeBeau, whose Lakota name is Wigmuke Waste’ Win (Pretty Rainbow Woman) is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and […]

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women remembered May 5


Sharon Baldeagle, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, was remembered on May 5, the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). Baldeagle disappeared in September of 1984, at the age of 12, after running away from her home in Eagle Butte with a companion. The pair were hitchhiking in Casper, WY when they were […]


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