Vietnam Veterans honored in Rock Creek

A Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall was unveiled on Thursday, June 28, in Rock Creek, SD. More than 200 people attended the dedication ceremony. Guest speakers included Standing Rock Chairman Mike Faith, South Dakota National Guard Brigadier General Marshall Michels, State Commander of the South Dakota American Legion Denny Brenden, and Secretary of Tribal Relations Steve Emery. The senior enlisted military […]

Words matter; journalists juggle truth & responsibility

Jarrod Warren Ramos, 38, took his 12-gauge shotgun into an Annapolis, Maryland newsroom and killed five journalists Thursday June 28. According to a CNN news report, Ramos sued the newspaper for defamation of character six years ago for a story written by reporter Eric Hartley with the headline, “Jarrod wants to be your friend.” Ramos has been described in various […]

Tariffs threaten 600,000 newspaper jobs

SDNA| Newspapers are used to operating on tight deadlines, and they are facing one right now. Tim Bjorkman stands with papers as they seek to overturn the exorbitant tariffs on the import of Canadian newsprint. As a lifelong newspaper reader, Bjorkman, the Democratic candidate for South Dakota’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, said he wants the industry […]

Treaty of 1868 signed at Fort Rice

The 150th anniversary of the signing of the Fort Laramie treaty was commemorated earlier this year in Wyoming, and gained national media attention. However, not every band of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Great Sioux Nation signed the treaty in Wyoming. This is an overview of the Council of the Indian Peace Commission which took place over three […]

Demand accountability of elected officials before you vote

CRST Voters it’s that time again.  For your information, I’ve been on council now for 2 years. The people of dist. # 4 awarded me this seat, and I took office July 1st 2016, and they awarded it to me again in November of 2016.  In the last two years, I’ve learned a lot about tribal government and the way […]

FEMA trailer found to be toxic surplus from Katrina

Carmelita Eagle Chasing lives in a small two-bedroom FEMA trailer in Eagle Butte, which she says has caused her health decline and thinks may be located on top of a sinkhole. The “sinkhole” that has caused much of her worry is a deeply-settled depression in the ground under her trailer. “I called the water company but they said it was […]

Meet the Camp Marrowbone Crew!

The Sioux YMCA’s Camp Marrowbone is in full swing. Session 3 will be starting on July 8th, check their Facebook page for pick up spots! They have over 30 staff from all over the world. Meet six of the staff here and look out weekly to meet more staff! They are fun and full of energy. All of them are […]

Brock Fischer graduates MTI

Mitchell—449 students were eligible to participate in the 2018 Mitchell Technical Institute graduation ceremony held Friday, May 4, at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. The following degrees were conferred upon May 2018 graduates: Brock Fischer Power Line Construction & Maintenance Eagle Butte

West end hit hard by storm’s wrath

Friday night’s storms devastated the communities of Red Scaffold, Takini, Bridger, Cherry Creek, leaving the west end communities without electric power for hours, and some, even for days. Late Friday evening, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Frazier began emergency response operations after receiving reports of building destruction, flooding, and power outage from the severe thunderstorms. Chairman Frazier, along with a […]

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