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West River Eagle seeks freelance writers and photographers Easy work, lots of support, tons of fun! You do not need to be able to write, just have a story in your heart and a phone in your pocket. We need pictures of everyday life: playing basketball, puddles after the rain, your unci and lala. $5 per picture. Work as much […]

West River Eagle Local Weather Outlook


Heat wave to continue Is it hot enough yet? Mother Nature says, “no.” Next week will be the hottest yet of the year.  Sweltering is most appropriate term to refer to the next seven days. There is a 25% chance that we will get at least some rain at some point next week, but it still will not be enough […]

COVID Cooking: Meal for a crowd


No. XX in our continuing series on easy home cooking during the pandemic. With the waning of the virus as more and more people get vaccinated, outdoor gatherings are a welcome change to the long months of isolation. It’s still important to wear a mask and practice social distancing, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy outdoor cooking and sharing […]

West River Eagle Local Weather Outlook


Clear Skies and Lighter Winds Saturday, High Winds Return Sunday Thursday sunshine will give way to heavy clouds and high winds in excess of 30mph on Friday.  The expect a high temperature of 66°F and a low of 26°F.  Windchill will make it feel about 20°F colder.  There is a 20% likelihood of precipitation, given projected atmospheric conditions “pop-up” thunderstorms […]

Local photographer Dawn E. LeBeau, Wanápín Sapá Wíŋ, wins Native Arts & Cultures Foundation LIFT award


Cheyenne River artist, Dawn E. LeBeau (Oóhenunpa Itázipčo), won a Multi-Disciplinary Arts award. LeBeau will use the award to honor every fluent Lakota language speaker on the Cheyenne River Nation in a series of photographic portraits and video interviews. “Indigenous storytellers should be at the forefront of telling our own histories and archiving our stories. Indigenous Lakota relatives are born […]

City Councilman Tiny Martin departs

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CITY OF EAGLE BUTTE Incumbent City Council Member Tiny Martin rolled off the Eagle Butte City Council on July 7, following a loss to RJ Joens in the last election. Martin served a one-year term. Members of Council and city employees wished him well and celebrated with a large decorated cake. Martin’s defeat came in the […]

Leave Things Alone: Disease means it’s time to take down bird feeders


When I was three or four, I was fascinated with doorbells, and I rang them whenever I could—until the night I rang the “doorbell” in my aunt’s garage and was greeted not by chimes but by the grinding of the garage door opening. I was so scared I threw up. I thought I’d broken the house. Perhaps it was then […]

Aktá Lakota Museum welcomes “The Gift” Exhibit


The Aktá Lakota Museum & Cultural Center and the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS) are excited to partner in showcasing a state-of-the-art exhibit, called “The Gift.” This exhibit is currently on display through November at the Aktá Lakota Museum. Visitors can view it during normal museum hours. A virtual tour of the exhibit is in production […]

RedCan 2021 kicks off TODAY in Eagle Butte, South Dakota


The Cheyenne River Youth Project’s 7th annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam officially kicks off tomorrow, July 7. After the 9 a.m. drum song and blessing, the 12 guest artists will begin painting at their massive mural site on the east side of Eagle Butte’s Main Street; and, at 11 a.m., the first of many youth art activities will begin. The […]

Body count climbs, Indigenous Community demands answers in Canada


Indigenous peoples throughout Canada and the U.S. continue to mourn the reality they knew for years but governments and churches denied: There are more unmarked graves of children missing from residential boarding schools waiting to be discovered. The North American Indigenous community and the rest of the world are demanding action. On June 30, 182 bodies were uncovered in shallow, […]


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