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A digital take on storytelling: Ota Au Films


  Not only has Seth Brings Plenty worked with George RR Martin, author of the best-selling book series, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” which was adapted into the hit television series Game of Thrones, he is founder and owner of Ota Au Films, a broadcasting and media company based out of Eagle Butte.   Did I mention Seth is only […]

West River Eagle welcomes new Advertising Sales Representative

West River Eagle is pleased to announce Latesha Robertson as the new Advertising Sales Representative. Latesha is of the Navajo Nation and originally comes from New Mexico, but recently moved here from Lawrence, Kansas.   “I worked in various fields, and West River Eagle is the best job I’ve had so far. It gives me the opportunity to meet people, […]

Local school staff receive active shooter training, disaster preparation


Mass shootings have become common and pervasive enough in America that schools, which have historically been considered safe zones in most communities, train staff and students what to do if a shooter should terrorize their hallways and classrooms. Schools on the Cheyenne River Sioux reservation have policies about what to do in case of tornadoes and fires, bomb threats and […]

Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle named new Managing Editor of West River Eagle


By Nancy Anderson  (General Manager, West River Eagle) I am pleased to announce that Alaina Beautiful Bald Eagle has been named the new Managing Editor of the West River Eagle. She succeeds Jody Rust, who served in the capacity since July 2017, and who will continue as a contributing writer and photographer. Alaina has been a member of the West […]

Gardening offers therapy and hope


  Austin Red Dog is a man on a mission: with a pruner in hand, he carefully moves large stems of a zucchini plant, inspecting each one before finding a squash that is ripe for the picking. Soon his arms are filled with plump and succulent squash. “We will prepare this for residents to eat. It will feed them for […]

Lifeguard Training

Chokecherry recipes are sweet delights


Chokecherries are ripe for the picking, and across Cheyenne River, different variations and recipes are being used to prepare the berries for consumption. Some recipes are family treasures, passed down from uncis, while others are a new creative twist. These berries grow on the chokecherry bush, and in the early season, it is easy to spot their blossoming white flowers. […]

All-Nations Conference will spotlight reservation gridiron action


Schools across South Dakota are gearing up for football season, with some teams already hitting the field for practice sessions. This year, the buildup for first kickoff is especially high with the launch of the new All-Nations Conference (ANC) — a new football conference that was created for schools located on reservations. We talked with Takini Athletic Director Travis Albers […]

Cherry Creek child rescues geese in Pierre


Jetson “Jet” Clown is a young hero with a huge heart and big dreams. The eight-year old had just finished his medical appointment at a hospital in Pierre when he wanted to visit the pond and war memorials at the state capitol grounds. Jet and his mother, Rosa Little Shield, were enjoying the day’s warm and beautiful scenery when they […]

Grand Opening of the CRST Veterans Memorial Park


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