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Dupree city council members mull over issues of morality prior to September regular meeting


Council member Sam Owen stood before his council colleagues and two Dupree citizens prior to the public board meeting. He offered words of wisdom from what Mayor Jim Veit called the “good book” to address the need of council members to develop tougher skin and moral and ethical methods in response to harsh complaints from “coffee shop” critics.  Owens laid […]

A look back at the 67th Annual CRST Fair & Rodeo


Cool temperatures, fog, and rain, did not deter thousands of people from enjoying the 67th Annual Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Fair and Rodeo, over the Labor Day weekend. Events kicked off on Tuesday with the Takoja Games at the City of Eagle Butte softball field, where children enjoyed games and activities, along with a kids obstacle course, happily claiming their reward of […]

Dupree School Board takes care of basics


In stark contrast to the lengthy board meetings of the 2017-18 board meetings, the Dupree School Board covered a lot of ground in a relatively short, hour-long meeting, with much of the information discussed revolving around the school’s increase in student population and need for both staff and space expansion. Middle School/High School Principal Russ Budmayr said, “Personally, I feel […]

Dupree School Board takes care of basics

In stark contrast to the lengthy board meetings of the 2017-18 board meetings, the Dupree School Board covered a lot of ground in a relatively short, hour-long meeting, with much of the information discussed revolving around the school’s increase in student population and need for both staff and space expansion. Middle School/High School Principal Russ Budmayr said, “Personally, I feel […]

Gourd dancing comes to Cheyenne River


At this year’s annual CRST Powwow, a dance occurred which many people on Cheyenne River had never seen before – the gourd dance. Considered a warrior’s dance, the gourd dance originated long ago from the Kiowa people, and spread to the Comanche and the Cheyenne. In modern times, gourd dances are a common occurrence in the southwestern region of the […]

Women veterans recognized at CRST Powwow


For the first time in his life, 70-year-old renowned MC Jerry Dearly announced that grand entry would be led entirely by a group of women veterans carrying the eagle, red-tail hawk and Tokala staffs. As the women led the way, Dearly proclaimed that in all his years traveling to powwows across Indian Country, what was occurring had never been done […]


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