Beautification Project: step 1 in community development

Tribal programs work to create space for economic growth and housing throughout the reservation The Beautification Project is a result of several Cheyenne River Tribal programs working together to create space for growth and renewal throughout the reservation. Spearheaded by Art Rave, CRST Building Inspector, and funded by a grant from TERO with support from Raymond Uses the Knife,  TERO […]

60th birthday bash and fireworks display

A celebration is underway in honor of the 60th birthday of the Forest City Bridge between Swiftbird and Gettysburg. The Bridge Bash events are taking place at Brown’s Lodge at Whitlock Bay throughout the week and culminate with a birthday party and a fireworks show on Saturday, June 23. A Summer Solstice Party will take place at the lodge on […]

Takini graduates eight students

Submitted photos and information On May 25th, eight students graduated from Takini High School. Vernell Sitting Crow performed the feather and plume ceremony. Dignitaries at the graduation included Chairman Frazier and Council Representative Bryce In The Woods.

Balance build bridges: Hypocrisy, grandeur, and assumptions divide us

Hypocrisy is an enemy to each one of us, yet we humans justify our hypocritical ways all of the time. Hypocrisy is “the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform,” according to Google dictionary. Delusions of grandeur also plague humanity, such as when a person claims to be able to […]

Op/Ed: A Desensitized people

A society or community of people is characterized by their ideology or principles of life. Case in point, as descendants of generations of Lakota society residing on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST) reservation, our history, culture and traditions are filled with characteristics of a spiritual, principled, free-spirited people co-existing with all living and natural worlds and a profound resiliency […]

Op/Ed: The blind leading the blind: Part 2

The elected tribal representatives (men and women) must reassess their qualities and ability to serve as official representatives for and on behalf of our people. If they are unwilling to do so they should step aside or be voted out of office and allow others that opportunity with the same high standard of qualification requirements and expectations that will be […]

Summer Reading

On the road to Southern Illinois, and then to central Indiana, I wanted a distraction more engaging than a playlist, so I went to and searched for a novel to engage my mind on the long drive. I read a novel by Jodi Picoult, Second Glance, several years ago and really liked it. I knew she wrote My Sister’s […]

U.S. Attorney’s Office Participates in Sioux Falls PRIDE Festival

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of South Dakota participated in this year’s Sioux Falls PRIDE Festival on Saturday, June 16, 2018, as part of its ongoing effort to increase awareness of the various civil rights protections available to South Dakotans under federal statute. The U.S. Department of Justice enforces a number of laws that […]

Pioneer Days 2018 moves to June

Pioneer Days is the annual City of Dupree summer celebration which usually takes place in July and coincides with the annual Dupree powwow. This year, the businesses and organizations that collaborate to plan the events during the celebration decided to move the event to June so that it does not compete with other July rodeo events and 4-H fair events […]

St. Joseph’s Indian School Bookmobile, Alumni Coordinator coming to your area

(Chamberlain, S.D.) — During the summer months, St. Joseph’s bookmobile travels to reservation communities in South Dakota to distribute free reading material. In addition to sharing books this summer, Andy Lepkowski is looking to connect with anyone who attended St. Joseph’s Indian School! Andy and St. Joseph’s bookmobile will be in your area on the following dates: Tuesday, June 12 […]

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