Annual Eagle Butte Parade of Lights a big hit

Downtown Main Street was abuzz with children and people of all ages who anxiously awaited the start of the annual Parade of Lights in Eagle Butte on Saturday, November 24. Twelve brightly lit floats were entered into the parade, each with their own theme and holiday message. Inflatable characters and decorated trees leaned to and fro in the winds, and […]

Snow Queen winners announced

Miss Eagle Butte Junior Snow Queen: Kayleigh Red Fox; 1st Runner Up: Kayleah Clown. 1st Place Senior Talent: Kelci Bends; 1st place Junior Talent: August Laurenz; 2nd Place Junior Talent: Lennix Dupris. Miss Eagle Butte Snow Queen: Genevieve Iron Lightening; 1st Runner Up: Rhaiyan Tomko; 2nd Runner Up: Lauryn Clown; 3rd Runner Up: Trya Lends His Horse.

Community News Briefs

Officials to be sworn in, inauguration ceremony announced According to the Cheyenne River Tribal Chairman’s Office, newly-elected officials will be sworn in on during the Tribal Council session on December 4, at the CRST Hotel Conference Room in Eagle Butte. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Inauguration Ceremony is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 8th at the Cheyenne-Eagle Butte […]

Nursing home in Mobridge faces uncertainty

Black Hills Receiver LLC, announced on Wednesday, Nov. 14, that it has determined that it is in the best interest of the residents, under the circumstances, to carefully plan for and pursue closure of two skilled nursing facilities, the Mobridge Care and Rehabilitation and Madison Care and Rehabilitation Centers. The Mobridge Care and Rehabilitation Center is a medium facility with […]

Goldtooth visits CRST

Dallas Goldtooth, Mdewakanton Dakota and Dine, is an activist, poet, journalist, traditional artist, powwow emcee and comedian who came to visit  the CRST Chairman’s office on Wednesday. Goldtooth is known for his  work with the Indigenous Environmental Network, as well as his work as a Dakota cultural/langauage teacher, a non-violent direct action trainer, a water protector, and the co-founder of […]

CRYP will host Information Session for new Lakota Immersion School Saturday, December 1

Lakȟótiyapi Okáȟtaŋ Wičhóičhaǧe Inc. (LOWI), the new Eagle Butte-based Lakota immersion school set to open in January, invites the community to an open house and information session on Saturday, Dec. 1. Scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event will take place at the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s “The Main” youth center, located at 702 4th St. in Eagle […]

Fast/Slow Time on CRST

When first spending any significant amount of time on the east end of the Cheyenne River reservation, one becomes very familiar with the terms “fast time” and “slow time.” For many, there is a period of adjustment when they learn that in order to be on time for an 8:00 am appointment in Eagle Butte, they should leave the Swift […]

Riders honored at Wounded Knee Descendants meeting

Every December since 1986, horseback riders retrace the route that fleeing Lakotas took after the murder of Sitting Bull on December 15, 1890. The annual Big Foot Memorial ride starts from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and through Bridger, which was the home of Mnicoujou naca Spotted Elk, who is also known as Big Foot. The ride eventually ends at […]

The time of the chrysalis

Travel must be in my blood, even though I did not really travel as extensively as others might have done growing up. Still, compared to many, I was a well-traveled youth. I have a feeling that once I tap into my DNA ancestry, I will find ancestors who traveled extensively, either by choice or force, and that I may very […]

Guest Post: When winning feels like losing

Winning the World Series must be an incredible feeling.  It’s the result of a lot of hard work by a lot of people. On August 29, when the International Trade Commission (ITC) announced a negative finding on newsprint tariffs, reversing the Department of Commerce’s decision earlier this year, newspaper publishers felt like they had won the World Series. They lobbied […]

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