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Girl Scouts launches in Eagle Butte


Girl power was in full force during Girl Scouts Troop 73111’s meeting last Thursday outside the TERO office in Eagle Butte. The troop, the only one within the state operating on a reservation, met the day before Flag Day and learned about the flag, its history and significance, and about the roles of veterans and akicitas. After their discussion, the […]

Cheyenne River observes Victory Day on Tuesday, June 25

On June 25, 1876, warriors from the Lakota and Cheyenne Nations defeated the 7th Calvary near the Little Bighorn River in present-day Montana. Hundreds of U.S. Calvary soldiers, led by Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer were defeated and killed, in what is known as the most decisive victory and worst defeat suffered by the United States military at the hands […]

Four of eight Dupree Rodeo club team members qualify for the National High School Finals Rodeo


Roping began for Tayla Thorstenson when her father taught her to rope a calf dummy and then a live calf at the age of 7. In high school, Thorstenson has made it to state each of her four years, but 2019 resulted in the pinnacle of her high school rodeo experience when she earned 74 points and won first place […]

Wokiksuye in Cherry Creek


After heavy rains caused muddy roads and flooding, Cherry Creek community members rescheduled their traditional Memorial Day observance to take place on Father’s Day. The weather was beautiful, and families gathered at the UCC cemetery and began cleaning gravesites, setting up tables, chairs, and canopies near buried loved ones. In a tradition that has occurred for decades, families placed gift […]

Semi-truck hauling KXL equipment escorted off CRST “You are not welcome here” says tribal chairman


On Tuesday, June 6, a federal appeals court ruled in favor of TC Energy (formerly known as TransCanada) and the Trump Administration when it granted the dismissal motion and overturned a lower court injunction, giving way for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. According to the ruling, the previous injunction no longer applies because in March, the Trump Administration […]

C-EB graduate opts for summer in Alaska over graduation walk


2019 C-EB graduate Nathaniel Fast Wolf travels north after being accepted into a unique Alaska Research Program workshop and internship experience Driven by a desire to learn as much as he can about Native American tribes across the United States, C-EB graduate and University of Morris, MN-bound freshman Nathaniel Fast Wolf applied for and was delighted to win acceptance into […]

Dupree High School state qualifiers

Memorial Day across CRST

Media coverage of race in the Dakotas discussed at newspaper convention


Coverage of race in South and North Dakota media, in particular, of Native Americans, was the subject of this year’s panel discussion at the joint South Dakota Newspaper Association and North Dakota Newspaper Association convention in Medora, ND May 30-June 1. Panel members included Executive Director of North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission Scott David (Standing Rock Sioux/Turtle Mountain Band of […]

Ziebach County 4-H clubs host CHOPPED cooking event and project day


Cooking from scratch is an art form and it’s one that is being encouraged through 4-H as members enter the cooking and baking divisions and through an event that Ziebach County started a few years ago.  The CHOPPED cooking event, based on a popular competitive cooking show, is where each group is given the same base ingredients and asked to […]


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