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Sheriff: No reason to believe remains are of Sharon Baldeagle


    The Wyoming Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office announced recent reports about human remains found near the Jim Bridger Power Plant in Sweetwater County, Wyoming included incorrect information. On January 17, 2020, a media source in Fremont County, Wyoming called “County 10” published an article regarding a new episode of the podcast “Dead & Gone in Wyoming”. The article reported the discovery […]

Great Sioux Nation Tribal Address unifies tribes


Chairmen and tribal leaders from South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana united to present the first-ever Great Sioux Nation Tribal Address last Thursday, January 16 at Wakpa Sica Reconciliation Place in Fort Pierre. The historic gathering was a chance for the leaders to discuss important issues that impact their nations. Over 60 people packed the room to capacity and many […]

Breakaway roping boom blasts into 2020: Rodeo-style lightning round with semis champs Hope Thompson and Sloan Anderson


It seems the breakaway roping boom is here to stay. And after generations of talented girls growing up with the previously historic given that their breakaway roping days would basically be behind them once they graduated from college, it’s a blast to see this rather recent rodeo phenomenon. In the final analysis, as the breakaway roping revolution is reflected upon […]

Cheyenne River artists awarded fellowship


First Peoples Fund (firstpeoplesfund.org) recently selected two Cheyenne River artists to receive $5,000 grants from a nationwide pool of applicants as part of its Cultural Capital Fellowship program, which places emphasis on supporting individuals whose work focuses on passing down ancestral knowledge. Local artists Dawnee LeBeau and Darrel Eagle Staff, both members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, were selected […]

South Dakota DENR Board approves KXL water permits: no other permits needed in South Dakota for TC Energy to begin construction, states big oil corporation


On Tuesday, January 21, the South Dakota Water Management Board approved five water-permit applications for Keystone XL pipeline construction. Dakota Rural Action, the Yankton Sioux Tribe, and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe all contested the water permit. Steve Vance testified that the proximity of the workforce camps to the reservations and their locations within Lakota and Dakota Treaty Territory will significantly […]

Stephen R. Falkenberg found guilty

Stephen R. Falkenberg, 45, Yankton, was found guilty of 2nd Degree Murder, a class B felony and guilty of 1st degree Manslaughter, a class C felony stemming from the March 1, 2019 death of 46-year old Tamara LaFramboise of Yankton. La Framboise’s body was discovered in Menominee County, Michigan, on March 16, 2019. The charges carry punishments of mandatory life […]

Body found near rest area confirmed to be Selena Not Afraid

Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office officials have confirmed that a body found about 1 mile from the rest area on eastbound I-90 is that of missing teen Selena Not Afraid. Selena has been missing since January 1. Sheriff Lawrence Big Hair says a Department of the Interior team found her remains on January 20, at 10:36 a.m. during a systematic grid search […]

Fire destroys church


A fire destroyed the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel in Cherry Creek on Thursday, January 9. According to Eagle Butte Volunteer Firefighter Gage Jewett, the initial call about the fire came in around midnight and local fire and law enforcement agencies responded, including Ziebach County Sheriff’s Department, Dupree Volunteer Fire Department, and CRST Tribal Police. The Eagle Butte […]

Lakota winyan in action: bringing awareness to the oyate



On Saturday, January 11, Lakota women gathered for their second meeting at the Veterans Center in Eagle Butte to continue discussions about issues and concerns including human trafficking, safety awareness, self-defense and homelessness. January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, which is scheduled to be built a few miles south of the CRST reservation border, […]

Lakota maidens represent at State Snow Queen Contest


The annual South Dakota Snow Queen Festival was held from January 9-11, 2020, marking the 74th time this event hasbeen held in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The winner of this year’s pageant was Chesney Olson from Langford, but what was most notable was that there were four Witansna un can (young Lakota maidens) also competing and all had ties to the […]


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