What a great way to end the school year… Field Day!

CRST court welcomes new judge


The Honorable Danielle Ta’Sheena Finn is the new Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Healing to Wellness Court judge. Finn (Wicaphi Sakowin Win), originally from the Porcupine District of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, was sworn in on May 8, 2018 at the CRST Civil Courts by Chief Judge Brenda Claymore. Before attending law school, Finn served as an intern for U.S. […]

Show them a sign

In an ideal world, fire will never occur on your farm. Realistically, more than 300,000 grass, brush and forest fires are likely to strike somewhere in the U.S. in a 12-month period. Jeremy Keller, Rural Operations Coordinator for Ohio’s Bellefontaine Fire & EMS, says the best time to take steps to reduce fire damage is well before fire occurs. “Once […]

CRYP’s Midnight Basketball season kicks off Friday, May 25 with special concerts

On Friday, May 25, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will officially kick off its summer 2018 Midnight Basketball season—and bring its spring Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Performing Arts Series to a close—with an eagerly anticipated celebration at its Eagle Butte campus. This special event also will include an honoring for 2018 high school graduates, and an informal Cokata Wiconi (Center […]

Tiospaye Topa graduates eight in 2018

The Senior Class of 2018 (L to R) Tyreik Garreau, Jamie Ducheneaux, Serena Eagle, Alisha Fast Horse, Julia Lawrence, Ashley Bowker, Sunni Rousseau, Anjolicque Hawk. Submitted by LeAnn Thompson

Fifty-seven graduates bid farewell to C-EB


The scuffle of shuffling feet and the swish of graduation robes mingled with quiet murmur between friends and parents. Graduates pinned flowers to their robes, secured their hats, and clarified instructions as they, their families and staff gathered before the ceremonial graduate procession began. C-EB opted to distribute awards and scholarships Thursday evening, coupled with a dinner for seniors and […]

Lakota Sign Language Workshop a hit


“Wichokanhiyaya anpechokaya,” said the class as they moved their index finger in an upward motion, pointing straight into the air. The signing meant “noon”. From May 15th and 16th, the CRST Tribal Education Agency held a Lakota sign language workshop at Oglala Lakota College in Eagle Butte. 22 participants attended the two-day event, which was taught by Dr. Lanny Real […]

Op/Ed: “I’m going to help our people”


Reading those words was reminiscent of the emphasis placed on me as a young boy growing up in the community of Iron Lightning by my lalá Grant Iron Lightning and by my father upon my graduation from high school. My lalá Grant Iron Lightning was the CRST tribal chairman in 1943-46 (as Vice Chairman who finished the term for S. […]

The bare necessities of decision-making


The truth of the idiom, “Hindsight is 20/20,” resonates far too often. Even as an educator teaching junior English each year, I realize there are decisions I could have made to ensure better results. I often make adjustments the following year, and some lead to success, and others do not, so no matter which decisions I make, my projected outcomes […]

Delbert Woodward named “Person of the Year”

Each year the South Dakota High School Rodeo Association choses individuals to be the Persons of the Year.  These individuals have gone above and beyond, in sometimes but not always very simple ways, to support the High School Rodeo Organization.  Delbert Woodward has  been chosen to receive this honor in 2018.  Woodward will be awarded the honor at the SDHSRA […]


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