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“Tatanka and other Legends of the Lakota People” distributed to SD second graders; Oceti Sakowin to be recognized as SD official indigenous language

BROOKINGS, SD  – South Dakota second graders will soon receive copies of the 2019 Young Readers One Book “Tatanka and Other Legends of the Lakota People” from the South Dakota Humanities Council. The book is the first in the history of the Young Readers program to be made available in both Lakota and English, and its recipients will read it […]

Birkeland Voted in for Regional Office


Dupree High School (DHS) students recently attended the South Dakota State Student Council Conference, and while there learned a lot leasership skills, particpated in fun, activities and celebrates for one of their members who was voted in for a regional officer position. Voted in as the Upper Missouri Region Student Council Parliamentarian, Clifton Birkeland, junior, presented a campaign speech with […]

Ziebach County bus tour planned for May 18

The Ziebach County Historical Society Board of Directors is planning a bus tour of historic sites in southwest Ziebach County.  May 18, 2019 has been set with an alternate weather date of June 1.  The tour will be much like the Pioneer Days Fun Run, in that historical information and photos will be shared about each of the stops and […]

LTM Express opens in Takini


“A dream come true, a chance to serve west end communities” After years of hard work, dedication, and overcoming many obstacles, the staff of tribally-owned Lakota Thrifty Mart opened the doors of the new Lakota Thrifty Mart Express in Takini on Tuesday, April 9. Over 100 community members attended the grand opening ceremony along with tribal dignitaries, including Tribal Council […]

Northern Lights shine at Dupree Prom

City of Dupree’s council met April 4 over a short agenda


The April meeting for the City of Dupree was short, starting at 7:21 p.m. Carl Schauer was the only visitor, and he presented an issue with the road that runs in front of the FSA building on 8th Street, providing a photo to board members and expressing concern that it will only get worse if the city does not hurry […]

Mullen buys Eagle Butte, Gettysburg and Mobridge papers from Atkinsons

At 12:30 p.m. the staff of the West River Eagle gathered in the general managers office. It was an unexpected meeting made at the request of the owner. The paper had sold. J. Louis Mullen, of Buffalo, Wyoming, purchased the operations of the West River Eagle of Eagle Butte, the Mobridge Tribune, the Monday Reminder and the Potter County News […]

Flood waters recede; BIA 3 left in pieces


The long cold spell this winter held the snow in check, but once the cold spell broke, the melt caused major flooding in areas across CRST. According to Director of the CRST Department of Transportation Dakota Longbrake, damages to roads on the reservation are likely to meet minimal estimates to warrant assistance from other agencies, in particular from the Federal […]

Dupree school hosts first wacipi


Culture is crucial to feeling connected to where one belongs. Cultural activities usually bring generations together and that made an event like Dupree School’s first ever powwow (wacipi) and handgame tournament even more important. Dupree school’s Lakota Club and handgame teams became active a few years ago, and they have been traveling long distances to compete in tournaments and doing […]

Breaking News: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe experiencing flooding and severe weather

Eagle Butte, SD, March 27, 2019— The Moreau River valley is experiencing record breaking flooding on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe reservation. Voluntary evacuations have been requested by the CRST government. Some homes already isolated by rising water and several residents had to be evacuated by helicopter. More rescues are scheduled for today as the river is not expected to […]


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