Public vaping ban passed amid cloud of controversy


E-cigarettes will be treated the same as tobacco on July 1 On July 1, the use of e-cigarettes or other vaping products will become illegal in almost all South Dakota workplaces and public buildings, including bars, restaurants and casinos. After a somewhat hurried process, lawmakers in March voted to treat e-cigarettes the same as combustible tobacco products when used in […]

Tribe honors Purple Heart recipients


Purple Heart recipients Delmer Clown and Leroy LaPlante were honored by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe during the tribal council session on Thursday, April 4 at Oglala Lakota College in Eagle Butte. Clown, a Korean War veteran, and LaPlante, a Vietnam War veteran, who were both wounded in action, were each presented with a star quilt from the tribe in […]

Alissa Benoist selected for Leadership Group for MIT’s 2019 Indigenous Communities Fellowship

Four Bands Community Fund is pleased to announce that their Program Coordinator, Alissa Benoist, has been chosen to be a part of the Leadership Group for Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Solve’s 2019 Indigenous Communities Fellowship. The Leadership Group was formed by invitation only and is comprised of 11 thought leaders from across the country. Through this unique opportunity, Alissa […]

5th Annual Research Symposium for Cheyenne River Reservation

The 5th Annual Cheyenne River Research Symposium Researching, Restoring & Rebuilding Our Oyate for a Longer Life is approaching fast! The free public symposium is scheduled for Thursday, April 25 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Cheyenne River College Center. Missouri Breaks and The Keya Foundation are hosting the Symposium and bringing Researchers from near and far to […]

State & National News

STATE: Historical Society Annual History Conference April 26-27 in Pierre PIERRE, SD – “New Insights into Old Stories” is the theme for the 2019 annual history conference of the South Dakota State Historical Society, to be held April 26-27 at the Ramkota RiverCentre in Pierre. “The ways we discover, use and share South Dakota’s history are continually changing,” said Chelle […]

White savior complex confessions


The desire NOT to support the “white savior complex” makes every potentially good movie that is not of the DC Universe seem like a taboo. I saw the Green Book previews, then read the reviews and critics said that it does not adequately tell the story of the black man, instead it is about the white man who drove the […]

Green New Deal is a bad deal for South Dakota


The Green New Deal is an extreme proposal introduced earlier this year by a number of our Democrat colleagues in a misguided attempt to reduce carbon emissions. It would require the U.S. to switch to 100 percent renewable energy within 10 years and would dramatically change nearly every aspect of our lives—from how we consume and produce energy to how […]

LTM Express opens in Takini


“A dream come true, a chance to serve west end communities” After years of hard work, dedication, and overcoming many obstacles, the staff of tribally-owned Lakota Thrifty Mart opened the doors of the new Lakota Thrifty Mart Express in Takini on Tuesday, April 9. Over 100 community members attended the grand opening ceremony along with tribal dignitaries, including Tribal Council […]

Northern Lights shine at Dupree Prom

City of Dupree’s council met April 4 over a short agenda


The April meeting for the City of Dupree was short, starting at 7:21 p.m. Carl Schauer was the only visitor, and he presented an issue with the road that runs in front of the FSA building on 8th Street, providing a photo to board members and expressing concern that it will only get worse if the city does not hurry […]


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