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COVID cases rise on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | June 10, 2020

Three new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in Corson County on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, according a news release from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The number of positive cases within the Tribe is now nine, with two of those cases categorized as non-residents who live in Burleigh County. Yesterday, 50 tests were administered in the Porcupine District […]

Branding action on Clavel Ranch

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | June 10, 2020

About 100 head of calves were branded over the weekend at Clavel Ranch near Rudy Creek. West River Eagle photographer Kimmy Scherer captured some moments from the event.

Weekly gardening and home improvement tips

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | June 10, 2020

Greetings everyone and thank you all again for your continued following. I hope all is well with you, your families and your garden. I have seen several gardens planted in the last two weeks and some great-looking container gardens as well. They all look fabulous! Garden Tips If you planted starts, now would be a great time to feed your […]

We hear you, and we are listening

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | June 10, 2020

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd died at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. This senseless death left Americans reeling, most of all because there have been too many George Floyds. And Breonna Taylors. And Ahmaud Arberys. As a nation, we need to work to ensure that what happened that day in Minneapolis never happens again, and that the […]

We have an opportunity to create a better nation

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | June 10, 2020

Hau Mitakuyepi, (Hello Relatives) I hope this letter finds you well, I am writing to you today in response to what is happening in our country. I have spent my tenure in the Legislature working to heal the racial divide in South Dakota. The recent events have brought to light that we still have work to do. The following paragraphs […]

Prairie Doc Perspectives: Give the gift of organ donation

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | June 10, 2020

At the bottom right hand corner of my driver’s license there is a small heart and the word “donor”.  The print is small and easy to miss among all the other information contained.  That one word, I would argue, is the most important piece of data there.  Displayed next to my height, weight, and eye color, I proudly declare that […]

Healing and solidarity gathering in Dupree

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | June 10, 2020

Sioux YMCA of Dupree held a special healing gathering last Thursday to honor those who have lost lives due to the protests around the world and to show support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Members of the YMCA used chalk to write messages on the sidewalks up and down Main Street. Lakota drum group, Wakinyan Maza, performed healing and […]

Census operations to launch June 15 on Cheyenne River

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | June 10, 2020

Activities for the 2020 Census are ramping up on Cheyenne River and other reservations across South Dakota. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused changes to traditional ways of census-taking; nevertheless, the importance of the Census to tribal populations means that activities must go forward. Tribal Census-takers are passionate about the work they do for the benefit of the people. Dew Marie […]

Toni Rae Lee

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | June 10, 2020

Word has been received of the passing of Toni Rae Lee, age 70, of Albuquerque, New Mexico and formerly from Eagle Butte, South Dakota. Toni entered the spirit world on June 4, 2020 at the Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, after a brief illness. Direct funeral services of Albuquerque, New Mexico is in charge of arrangements for Toni Rae Lee.

Cancellation of festivals costing South Dakota communities money and momentum

By Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle | June 10, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of dozens of fairs, festivals and other events in South Dakota in 2020 that typically provide a significant revenue boost and foster community cohesiveness in cities and counties across the state. As of early June, nearly four dozen community events, many of them multi-day affairs, were cancelled and not rescheduled, according to […]