Leaders urged to pass Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act on 25th anniversary

It has been 167 days since H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan support. Self-proclaimed “Grim Reaper,” Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has since refused to introduce the bill to the Senate floor for vote, one of over 150 bills that have been in peril in what has […]

C-EB Braves Homecoming Parade


LOWI wacipi: a chance to learn, dance and remember

The Lakȟótiyapi Okáȟtaŋ Wičhóičhaǧe Inc. (LOWI) Immersion School celebrated its first annual wacipi with food, remembrance, song and dance. Families were treated to pots of stew, warm gabubu bread, wojapi, and songs from three drum groups during last Friday’s event. School Principal Manny Iron Hawk served as the MC, and spoke about the importance of teaching young ones to speak […]

Four Directions honored at CRST Powwow

Native voting-rights advocacy group, Four Directions, was honored on September 1 before the Sunday evening grand entry by members of the Heartbeat At Wounded Knee (HAWK) 1890 group. Led by HAWK Chairman Manny Iron Hawk, the group presented a delegation of Four Directions with star quilts and handshakes of gratitude.  Iron Hawk spoke about Four Direction’s instrumental work helping to […]

POW/MIA recognition

Pierre, SD – At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Kristi Noem has proclaimed Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, as “POW/MIA Recognition Day,” calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who fought bravely for our freedoms.     “While we are grateful to all of those who have served our nation, this […]

Reminder to remove hay bales from the right of way

Pierre, SD – The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds land owners hay re-maining in highway ditches after Oct. 1 is deemed illegal. After Oct. 1, the department will remove or authorize the removal of any illegal hay bales remaining in the public right of way. Any person wishing to claim ownership of illegal bales must obtain a permit from […]

Vaping-related illnesses reported in South Dakota

Pierre, SD – The South Dakota Department of Health is reporting two confirmed cases of vaping related illness among residents aged 20-24 years. South Dakota joins 33 states who have reported cases of severe respiratory illness from e-cigarettes. Patients typically experienced respiratory symptoms, such as cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain, and may also experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, […]

32nd Annual Arts Show highlights American Indian arts and culture

Sioux Falls, SD – The 32nd annual Northern Plains Indian Art Market (NPIAM) continues its tradition of celebrating world-class American Indian art in a three-day event, Sept. 20-22, in Sioux Falls, S.D. NPIAM is an international gathering of American Indian artists—those who work in contemporary fine arts and those who create art using traditional materials, methods and styles. The show […]

To Walk In Beauty: Overcoming historical trauma is not an easy task, but must be done for the future generations

This past weekend I went to a popular store in Rapid City and found a CD with traditional Lakota songs on it. Unsure of whether or not to purchase it, I took it to the checkout counter and asked the cashier, “Have you listened to this CD?” I had hoped the cashier’s option might help me decide whether or not […]

At The Heart Of It: Separation of church and state does not mean separation of nation and morality

Separation of church and state does not mean separation of morality and politics, but what it does mean is that we must be careful not to impress upon others religious doctrine. Nonetheless, we must recognize that morality exists outside of religious teachings.  Moral action means choosing positive actions that serve to protect oneself and others in peaceful and respectful ways.  […]

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