A Rolling Global Block Party Not just Americans but people around the world spent days glued to their screen this week awaiting the slow and steady progress of the counting of the votes in the 2020 Presidential Election. With no clear winner emerging on Election Night, tight races in Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Wisconsin took days to unfold until […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated small businesses on Native American reservations in South Dakota as tribal councils have mandated business closures, banned gatherings and told tourists to stay away to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in their vulnerable communities. Tribal governments took aggressive action against the spread of COVID-19 early on during the pandemic. Some reservations closed their borders to visitors, […]
Native organizations partner with South Dakota Housing Development Authority to deploy COVID-19 Relief Funds
Three Native American nonprofit organizations – Four Bands Community Fund, Lakota Funds, and Mazaska Owecaso Otipi Financial – have been designated as partners in the SD CARES Housing Assistance Program (SDCHAP) to provide up to $1,500 in rental, mortgage, or utility assistance to families that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) […]
PHOTOS SUBMITTED The City of Eagle Butte hosted the Great Pumpkin Giveaway on Monday, Oct. 19 on Main Street of Eagle Butte. This event was held as a way to show appreciation to the community. Volunteers were supplied with close to 750 pumpkins to giveaway during the event. Recipients and volunteers were asked to follow social distancing protocols.
South Dakota has topped the list for increase in new deaths from COVID-19 per capita in the United States. No changes are proposed to statewide efforts to curtain the virus. Hospitalization projections are grim and infection rates remain high. Meanwhile mask-wearing is cast as a matter of personal choice not public health. Highest Increase in Death Rate While North Dakota […]
As nursing homes and assisted-living facilities have restricted the movements of residents and eliminated most in-person visits by friends and families amid the COVID-19 pandemic, an unexpected elderly health crisis has emerged in South Dakota and across the country. The mental and physical health of many residents of long-term care facilities are declining and in some cases leading to death […]