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Op/Ed: Little children of the prairie


“Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST) Lakota children, as survivors of separation from our families and our people, were hauntingly reminded of the atrocities suffered at the hands of St. Josephs Indian School, Chamberlain, SD in the 1960’s taunted as “Little Children of the Prairie” in need of rescue and salvation”. – H. Lafferty Survivor – As the nations administration and […]

Family businesses teach work ethic


Small towns are great places to own and operate a family business, whether that business be a ranch, farm, bank or restaraunt. Small businesses tend to require more than the average 40 hour work-week, and so many business owners end up taking their kids to work with them, especially during the summer months, when many kids end up helping out […]

Zephier hired as new CRST AG


Tracey Zephier is the new Attorney General for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. She holds a juris doctorate from Yale University and is a tribal member. Throughout her career, Zephier has worn many hats and play vital roles in various organizations. She has taught as an adjunct professor of law at the University of South Dakota and Oglala Lakota College. […]

SSG LeCompte becomes Drill Sergeant

Staff Sergeant Stephen LeCompte II (Thasunke Oh’ankho/His Horse Is Fast) graduated United States Army Drill Sergeant School on July 11 at Fort Jackson, SC. LeCompte is a 2003 Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School honors graduate who enlisted into the Army National Guard not long after graduating high school. LeCompte’s military career has taken him across the United States and the world. […]

Drug Control Fund awards distributed to law enforcement agencies

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that several law enforcement agencies throughout the state have been given awards from the Attorney General’s Drug Control Fund. The Drug Control Fund is funded by drug forfeiture monies to be used for enforcement in drug control and apprehension purposes. The award money distributed for this most recent cycle totaled $497,095.17. […]

Bryan Buffalo journeys on, community mourns loss of leader

The United Church of Christ is mourning the death of a dedicated pastor and inspirational leader in the Dakota Association UCC. Pastor Byron Buffalo passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening, July 17. Buffalo, a licensed lay minister, served on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota — pastoring two of the Dakota Association’s 13 Lakota Churches on Native American reservations. He […]

Phyllis Parker

Funeral services for Phyllis Parker age 89 of Lantry, SD will be 10:30 AM MT Monday, July 30, 2018 at the United Church of Christ in Eagle Butte. Interment will be in the Lantry Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Phyllis passed away Saturday, […]

Wakinya Brownotter

Funeral services for Wakinya Brownotter, stillborn son of Tory Swanson and Jesse Brownotter, will be held at 11:00 AM, CT on Monday July 30, 2018 at St. Aloysious Catholic Church in Bullhead, SD. Father Jim Hoerter will be officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery under direction of the Oster Funeral Home of Mobridge, SD. Wakinya Brownotter passed away […]

Cheyanne Maree Cummings

Cheyanne was born May 28, 1996, in Rapid City to Michele Kylmanen-Cummings and Dave Cummings.  Cheyanne had many goals and her life was cut short.  Her smile and unique laugh were contagious and brought joy to all.  As a little girl she enjoyed teletubbies, being outside, fishing with Grandpa, and trips to the Fire Department with her friends kept her […]


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