Girl Scouts launches in Eagle Butte


Girl power was in full force during Girl Scouts Troop 73111’s meeting last Thursday outside the TERO office in Eagle Butte. The troop, the only one within the state operating on a reservation, met the day before Flag Day and learned about the flag, its history and significance, and about the roles of veterans and akicitas.   After their discussion, […]

Corrine White Thunder: MMIW, unreported and missing since 2017


Another Native American woman has been found dead. She had not been seen or heard from since December 2017. According to reports, no one filed a missing person report on her. On Tuesday, June 11, Corrine White Thunder’s body was found in a car submerged in the Missouri River near Downs Marina in Pierre, SD. The next day, investigators positively […]

Girl Scouts launches in Eagle Butte


Girl power was in full force during Girl Scouts Troop 73111’s meeting last Thursday outside the TERO office in Eagle Butte. The troop, the only one within the state operating on a reservation, met the day before Flag Day and learned about the flag, its history and significance, and about the roles of veterans and akicitas. After their discussion, the […]

Cheyenne River observes Victory Day on Tuesday, June 25

On June 25, 1876, warriors from the Lakota and Cheyenne Nations defeated the 7th Calvary near the Little Bighorn River in present-day Montana. Hundreds of U.S. Calvary soldiers, led by Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer were defeated and killed, in what is known as the most decisive victory and worst defeat suffered by the United States military at the hands […]

Medicine Wheel Village hosts open house


Medicine Wheel Village recently increased the capacity to care for elders and on Tuesday, June 18, they hosted an open house in celebration of their successful opening of their Nursing Facility. Originally opened as an assisted living facility, staff at MWV worked for years to expand its care as a nursing home and in January, accepted its first four nursing […]

Ponca Nation and Nebraska farmers plant ‘Seeds of Resistance’


Mekasi Hornick, a member of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma and Nebraska, continued an ongoing unique partnership between his tribe, a non-native land owner, and Bold Alliance. On June 8, 2019, for the sixth consecutive year, a variety of corn was planted at the farm of Art and Helen Tanderup in Neghli, Nebraska. The farm was chosen due to its […]

Dewey County receives Purple Heart signage

“No West Nile Virus cases on Cheyenne River,” says CRST Health Educator


Despite a social media post from the Eagle Butte Mosquito Control Facebook page, there have been no confirmed cases of West Nile Virus on Cheyenne River, said CRST Health Educator Harold Tiger. The Facebook post reads, “Our park personnel reported that IHS had received confirmation of their first West Nile case several weeks ago. Since then, we have learned of […]

USDA helps rural South Dakota grocery store cut energy costs

HURON, SD, June 11, 2019 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) State Director for South Dakota Julie Gross today announced that Langer’s Supermarkets, Inc. (trade name Langer’s Family Foods) received $3,767 to purchase and install LED lighting in the grocery store in Gettysburg, SD. “Assisting rural communities is our mission and the grocery store in Gettysburg is vital to […]

U.S. District Court hears arguments in ACLU First Amendment Case

The U.S. District Court in Rapid City heard arguments today in Dakota Rural Action v. Noem, a case that challenges three South Dakota laws, including the newly-enacted “Riot Boosting” Act, that threaten activists who encourage or organize protests – particularly protests of the Keystone XL pipeline – with fines, civil liabilities, and/or criminal penalties of up to 25 years in […]


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