Government shutdown effects Cheyenne River


Critical programs on Cheyenne River are affected as President Trump insists on funding a border wall. Nationally, 2,295 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) employees of the 4,057 are forced into a temporary leave of absence, or furlough, until government operations resume. Attempts to contact CRST BIA for the number of employees impacted were referred to the Aberdeen office, and from […]

Cheyenne River Youth Project announces open hours, upcoming Youth Programs for January

EAGLE BUTTE, SD – With the annual Christmas Toy Drive successfully concluded for yet another holiday season, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has reopened its doors for Cheyenne River youth. Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) is now open to teens from 5 to 8 p.m. daily, while 4 to 12-year-olds are welcome at The Main from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. […]

Four Bands Community Fund offering Hardship Loans during government shutdown

Hardship Assistance Loans up to $1,500 are available to qualifying federal employees through Four Bands Community Fund. Applications are open to all Cheyenne River residents who are federal employees and to enrolled members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, working for a federal agency on and off the reservation. This is still a loan you have to qualify for and […]

Local competes in Junior State Snow Queen

Leadership and morality go hand-in-hand

Benjamin Franklin writes about a list of virtues that he created when he was twenty years old. He wanted to achieve moral perfection. To do this, he made a plan that he thought would hold him accountable.  He created a chart, and he determined he would mark in that chart each day when he failed to practice the virtue he […]

The Chairman’s Corner

Chairman Harold C. Frazier statement regarding Partial Government Shutdown Yet again the United States government has shutdown services due to the inability of government officials to run it. I have been told that all of this is due to a wall that the President of the United States wants to build. I condemn the actions of the President of the […]

Letter to the Editor

No One should be above the law Back in the day before the CRST Grazing Code became Ordinance 71, the Grazing Code is sent out to the communities for comments for 30 days and after the comment period, the tribal council reviewed all comments and then, a motion is made with a second and vote is taken to approve the […]

C-EB alumni Wyatt Jewett returns to recruit students


Many students have reservations about leaving the reservation to attend a college or university far from family and friends, which is why 2017 graduate and Columbia University Sophomore Wyatt Jewett is participating in a program that allows him to come back to his alma mater and share his experiences at the university  as well as information about Columbia admissions. Jewett […]

More than 600 teens graduate from the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s Teen Internship Program

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (Dec. 17, 2018) — When the Cheyenne River Youth Project launched its teen internships at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) in 2013, 10 teenagers graduated from the program. Just five years later, that number has reached the impressive 600 mark. Six art interns and two indigenous cooking interns are preparing to graduate prior to the Christmas holiday. […]

The Long Look Back premier screening in Lemmon January19-20

LEMMON, SD – The South Dakota made western The Long Look Back is having its South Dakota premier screening in Lemmon this month. Public screenings at the Palace Theatre will show on January 19th at 2:30 pm and on January 20th at 12, 12:45 and 1:30 pm. Screenings are free will donation with concessions available through the theater. The director […]


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