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House lawmakers propose bill to rescind Medals of Honor awarded for Wounded Knee Massacre

(Editor’s Note: The following story is being reprinted with the permission of Stars and Stripes, which retains all rights. The story originally ran on June 25, 2019 on A bill introduced Tuesday would rescind 20 Medals of Honor awarded to soldiers who received them for actions during the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890, when hundreds of Native Americans were […]

Rencountre defeats Naurdiev at UFC 239

“Dream big,” he says to Native youth While Saturday night was bustling with excitement as anxious mixed martial arts fans awaited the Ultimate Fighting Championship 236 main event fights Santos vs. Jones and Nunes vs. Holm, another fight on the preliminary card in the Welterweight division between Chance “Black Eagle” Rencountre and Ismail Naurdiev, gained a great deal of attention […]

Horizon Health Foundation welcomes new board member

HOWARD, SD – Horizon Health Foundation has recently welcomed Jessica Lindskov of Isabel, SD, to the Foundation’s board of directors, which is comprised of nine leaders representing the Horizon Health Care service area. The board members guide the direction of the Foundation and oversee operations including financial management and advocacy efforts. Jessica is a graduate of United Tribes Technical College […]

2019 RedCan event another hit for Cheyenne River Youth Project

The 5th Annual RedCan celebration was another success in the books for Cheyenne River Youth Project. Hundreds of people came out to enjoy events from June 19-22, as countless of volunteers contributed to the successful occasion. The ever-so-popular and new beautiful artistic “graffiti jam” masterpieces will adorn buildings throughout Eagle Butte until next year’s RedCan. Events kicked off on Wednesday, June […]

America turns 243 years old today

The United States turns 243 years old today. The scrappy nation of independent fighters, untrained militia men, and passionate free thinkers and merchants has turned into one of the world’s most powerful nations. Lady Liberty stands on the our country’s eastern shores bearing the poem written by Emma Lazarus in 1883 “The New Colossus.” The poem identifies her as the […]

ATVs more common on South Dakota roadways where risks are greater

The number of all-terrain vehicles registered for road use in South Dakota has risen dramatically in recent years, even as a growing body of research shows that ATVs are more dangerous and deadly on roadways than in off-road areas. ATVs certified as legal to drive on South Dakota roads more than doubled in the past decade, from 17,913 registered in […]

Grand opening for Four Bands incubator

Four Bands Community Fund was pleased to announce the grand opening of their new business incubator space on Wednesday, June 19 with an open house. The facility is the new headquarters, and the new home to six incubator tenants. Ubetcha Wateca, owned by Shari Ducheneaux, offers the freshest locally-sourced ingredients on their breakfast and lunch menus. 6Hundred5 Below, owned by […]

What lead to The Battle of Little Big Horn: the victors’ point of view

Victory Day was observed on June 25 in honor of the defeat of Custer’s 7th Cavalry in 1876 near Little Big Horn. According to an article published in “The Oregon Sunday Journal” on January 14, 1912, the 7th Calvary was considered one of the finest cavalry units in the United States. The 1912 article, “E. H. Pickard, Former Trooper of […]

Rodeo action comes to Dupree

Corrine White Thunder: MMIW, unreported and missing since 2017

Another Native American woman has been found dead. She had not been seen or heard from since December 2017. According to reports, no one filed a missing person report on her. On Tuesday, June 11, Corrine White Thunder’s body was found in a car submerged in the Missouri River near Downs Marina in Pierre, SD. The next day, investigators positively […]

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