Ed Widow Day Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe honors eldest council representative

Coming down the pipeline


It is possible to drink a dangerous toxin without even knowing it—worse yet, it is possible to unintentionally poison family as well as self? The water the people on the Cheyenne River Reservation use to drink and bathe with, cook and wash dishes with, according to many Cheyenne River residents, tribal leaders and tribal members, is all at risk of […]

Climate Assessment supports human cause for drastic climate changes


Most people will not argue that our climate is changing. The winters are not as cold or as long, or are marked by extreme conditions. Midwest and Eastern United States jokes about the bi-polar weather are becoming more widespread. The debate is not about whether the weather is changing, it is about why it is changing. Some politicians and scientists […]

LOWI school hosted open house Saturday; temporary location at CRYP


A small gathering of parents and supporters met at the CRYP Main for the Lakȟótiyapi Okáȟtaŋ Wičhóičhaǧe Inc. (LOWI) open house. The Main is the temporary location for the new Lakota immersion school that will officially open its doors for twenty kindergarten students January 14, 2019. According to board-appointed secretary and volunteer Renee Iron Hawk, the the school will have […]

New Equine center in Eagle Butte


Construction is underway for the new CRST Youth Horsemanship equine center in Eagle Butte. WoLakota Construction LLC is the contractor that is currently working on phase one of the project. According to company co-owner, Spence Etzkorn, the building materials used for the center are energy efficient and durable. “The walls are three inches of insulation with four inches of concrete […]

Marcella LeBeau honored


On November 29, renown Lakota elder and World War II veteran Marcella LeBeau was honored at the 2018 Administration for Native Americans fall meeting in Crystal City, VA. ANA Commissioner and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Native American Affairs Jeannie Hovland presented with a certificate which stated “the Administration for Native Americans is honored to acknowledge an amazing American Indian elder […]

US Postal Service announces operations plan for National Day of Mourning

President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed Wednesday, December 5, 2018 as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush. Out of respect for the 41st President of the United States and to honor his vast contributions to our country during his lifetime, and consistent with the Presidential Proclamation, the United States Postal Service will suspend […]

Department of Revenue reminds consumers to check for sales tax when making online purchases

Pierre, SD—With the holiday season in full swing, the South Dakota Department of Revenue reminds consumers to make sure their online purchases include state and municipal sales taxes. As of Nov.1, 2018, South Dakota required remote sellers who meet certain thresholds to obtain licensing and remit applicable taxes. South Dakota’s remote seller law applies to businesses without a physical presence […]

Letter to the Editor…

CRST MEMBERS– MORE OF THE SAME? Jim Pearman District #4 Council Rep The election is over, and we have three new council reps.    All other Council positions remained the same as well as the Executive Officers. I believe it is time for all elected officials, including myself, to step up, be accountable and provide the leadership we were elected […]

Look again, there is always another angle


Thanksgiving I traveled to Indianapolis, IN to visit family and friends, to ensure my youngest had his senior pictures taken, and to ensure that my oldest successfully moved into the downtown apartment she is now sharing with a childhood friend. Whenever I go back home to Indiana, I am consistently surprised at how little of the city I actually know, […]


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