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A look back at the 67th Annual CRST Fair & Rodeo


Cool temperatures, fog, and rain, did not deter thousands of people from enjoying the 67th Annual Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Fair and Rodeo, over the Labor Day weekend. Events kicked off on Tuesday with the Takoja Games at the City of Eagle Butte softball field, where children enjoyed games and activities, along with a kids obstacle course, happily claiming their reward of […]

Dupree School Board takes care of basics


In stark contrast to the lengthy board meetings of the 2017-18 board meetings, the Dupree School Board covered a lot of ground in a relatively short, hour-long meeting, with much of the information discussed revolving around the school’s increase in student population and need for both staff and space expansion. Middle School/High School Principal Russ Budmayr said, “Personally, I feel […]

Dupree School Board takes care of basics

In stark contrast to the lengthy board meetings of the 2017-18 board meetings, the Dupree School Board covered a lot of ground in a relatively short, hour-long meeting, with much of the information discussed revolving around the school’s increase in student population and need for both staff and space expansion. Middle School/High School Principal Russ Budmayr said, “Personally, I feel […]

Gourd dancing comes to Cheyenne River


At this year’s annual CRST Powwow, a dance occurred which many people on Cheyenne River had never seen before – the gourd dance. Considered a warrior’s dance, the gourd dance originated long ago from the Kiowa people, and spread to the Comanche and the Cheyenne. In modern times, gourd dances are a common occurrence in the southwestern region of the […]

Women veterans recognized at CRST Powwow


For the first time in his life, 70-year-old renowned MC Jerry Dearly announced that grand entry would be led entirely by a group of women veterans carrying the eagle, red-tail hawk and Tokala staffs. As the women led the way, Dearly proclaimed that in all his years traveling to powwows across Indian Country, what was occurring had never been done […]

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MMIW He Sapa presentation promotes awareness and healthy living to prevent violence against indigenous women


MMIW He Sapa, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about the number of missing and murdered indigenous women in America, presented to Cheyenne-Eagle Butte High School students last week.  Founder and manager of the organization, Cheyenne River Sioux tribal member Sunny Red Bear (Whitcombe), grew up in Isabel, SD. She is also a writer who writes to empower Native women.  […]

Shantell Brewer Day

Monday, September 2, 2019 was proclaimed Shantell Brewer Day by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Brewer, a senior at Dupree High School and the 2018 Indian National Finals Rodeo Junior Barrel Racing Champion, was presented with a CRST Executive Proclamation during the Monday session of the CRST Annual Rodeo in Eagle Butte.  The proclamation listed many of Brewer’s accomplishments in […]

3rd Annual Rope, Ride & Slide to feature top competitors showcasing all-around rodeo talent


“You will see things that you wouldn’t normally see at regular rodeos. It’s one of the most fun things you can go to,” said event organizer Kody Woodard. In its’ third year, the Rope, Ride & Slide has become a favorite annual event among rodeo fans. The event, held in Dupree at the Pioneer Days Rodeo Arena, will kick off […]

Cherry Creek Wacipi Results


The Canpa Wakpa Annual Wacipi took place in Cherry Creek from August 23-25, and included various dance contests, a parade, bouncy inflatables, softball and horseshoe tournaments. Each morning, flag raising was conducted by the akicita of American Legion Post 308, with 10 flags flown on Sunday. The event this year had many dancers, with some dancers coming from as far […]


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