France’s fascination with the American West shows up on CRST


At the recent Rope, Ride and Slide in Dupree, a fairly large group of people walked around taking pictures with very large lens cameras, making the event feel like it was part of a major, televised rodeo crawling with journalists. More interesting than a gaggle of journalists from local news agencies, this group of people were from France. According to […]

Chairman files lawsuit against BIA


On September 21, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs Cheyenne River Agency and its Acting Superintendent Gina Douville for failure to maintain BIA facilities and failing to act in the best interest of the Tribe. The lawsuit alleges “the facilities the Bureau of Indian Affairs are obligated to provide and […]

Schools invest to assess


Most people know that schools invest in assessment. Some people believe national tests create disadvantages for student because of intentional and unintentional biases that some tests have. For example one reading test determined that my daughter, who was going into first grade at the time, needed English as a second language because she called the igloo an ice house. She […]

Little Moon qualifies for Senior Olympics, brings medals home


Wally “The Legend” Little Moon has once again brought top medals home to Cheyenne River. The 68-year old South Dakota Senior Games Hall of Famer and running legend placed first in the 10K and second in the 5k road races at the South Dakota Regional Senior Olympic Games, which took place on September 8 in Sioux Falls. The wins qualify […]

Cheyenne River Youth Project selected by Bush Foundation as member of Second Community Creativity Cohort

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (Sept. 21, 2018) — The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced today that it has been selected as a member of the Bush Foundation’s second Community Creativity Cohort. “We are excited to support the amazing work of CRYP to help make our region better for everyone,” says Bush Foundation Community Creativity Portfolio Director Erik Takeshita. This nonprofit, grassroots […]

CRYP will host six Lakota Culture Camps for teens in October and November

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (Sept. 21, 2018) — This fall, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will host six Lakota Culture Camps at its Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center. Scheduled for October and November, the 15-hour camps were made possible by a NEA ArtWorks grant for folk and traditional arts. The six camps are part of CRYP’s Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter […]

Rising suicide rates require a multifaced approach to prevention

PIERRE, S.D. — Suicides rates have been rising in recent years in South Dakota. In 2017, 192 South Dakotans died by suicide, the most ever reported. Suicide was the ninth leading cause of death among all South Dakotans and the second leading cause of death among individuals 15 to 34 years old. “Suicide is a leading cause of death in […]

The Truck Convoy® fundraising event rolls through South Dakota to benefit local Special Olympics athletes

Sioux Falls, SD (September 20, 2018)  –  On September 29th, law enforcement and truckers across the state of South Dakota will join forces to host the 4th Annual Truck Convoy for Special Olympics in Rapid City, SD. The streets of Rapid City will be lined with trucks as they convoy across the city to celebrate their support of the athletes […]

Cheyenne River communities welcome Father Bryan Sorenson

Father Bryan Sorensen was installed as Pastor of Eagle Butte, Dupree, Bridger, Cherry Creek, White Horse, Promise, and Ridgeview on August 5, 2018. He was born on December 28, 1961, was the third of four children and was raised in Sturgis, SD.  Sorenson went to college in Winona, MN, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary at St. Mary’s University.  He […]

The trouble with perspective


Perspective is everything. Time feels long when you watch it, and flies when you ignore it. Perspective impacts our understanding of the world. In an article about the trouble with perspective, author Christi Barrett writes, “Theologian Richard Rohr wrote, ‘Every viewpoint is a view from a point.’” “Business leaders who consider their audience’s perspective and who are conditioned to see […]


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