E-edition05-30-2019

Millie Rexroat: A pioneer for women in aviation and in life


On March 28, Ola “Millie” Rexroat was interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. In attendance were Rexroat family members, military dignitaries, and World War II veteran Marcella LeBeau and U.S. Army veteran Mia Little Thunder. Millie, an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is the only Native American to have served as a Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) […]

CRST Chairman declares an emergency for areas effected by rising waters along the Cheyenne River

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier has declared areas affected by flooding of the Cheyenne River as emergency areas. The Cheyenne River is currently 3 feet above flood stage. Flood stage is considered 17 ft. and the river is currently at 20 ft. An increase to 21.7 feet is expected by Thursday, May 23. The Army Corps of […]

Church open house

Elder Gary Morgan and Sister Roberta Morgan have been called as senor missionaries to serve in Eagle Butte for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for a period of 18 months. They are coming from Alamosa, CO where Elder Morgan was a farmer and Sister Morgan was a homemaker. They have twelve children and 38 grandchildren and 3 […]

Tarita Silk: Walking for Humanity


Tarita Silk is proud of her roots to Cheyenne River- her great-grandmother was from here and she lived in the “Old Chinatown” neighborhood until she was five years old. It is here that she plans to start a “core base group” for a dream she is making reality- a national walk for humanity. She gained national media attention when she […]

Statement from Chairman Harold Frazier regarding US Supreme Court Herrera v. Wyoming, 17-532 ruling

Eagle Butte, SD — Today the United States Supreme Court decided to rule on a very important case involving treaty rights. While the basic arguments within the case can be picked apart and subjected to opinion and interpretation there remains a much more important message. The treaties made between the United States and Native Nations are important documents that determine […]

Travel – because it makes us better people


Travel offers countless benefits. Even the shortest and simplest trip can afford a person with new experiences and perspectives — if he or she remains open to them. Traveling is fairly normal for people living in rural South Dakota. From Eagle Butte, we have to travel to Pierre, 98 miles, just to reach the nearest Wal-Mart and shopping mall. Many […]

Noem announces connect South Dakota grant awards

PIERRE, S.D. – Connect South Dakota, the state program designed to fund broadband projects in unserved and underserved areas across the state, recently awarded $5 million to its first grant recipients. The money was approved by legislators last March. The initial $5 million will leverage more than $11.4 million in project costs. “Sixty-five percent of kids in elementary school today […]

CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau to be honored with Americans for the Arts 2019 Arts Education Award on June 15

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (May 23, 2019) — Americans for the Arts has announced that Julie Garreau, executive director of the Cheyenne River Youth Project, will be honored with the 2019 Arts Education Award at its upcoming Annual Convention in Minnesota’s Twin Cities. Scheduled for 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, the awards ceremony will recognize the achievements […]

Five teachers retire from Upper Elementary


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