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Meghan Tompkins joins the Cheyenne River Youth Project as Deputy Director

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (Nov. 1, 2018) — The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced today that Meghan Tompkins is joining its full-time staff as deputy director. In her new role, Tompkins will be responsible for developing the nonprofit youth organization’s strategic plan and budget, and providing coordination and oversight of all fundraising activities. She also will be deeply involved in program […]

A permanent solution to the revolving debt cycle

Eagle Butte, South Dakota – November 2, 2018 – Four Bands Community Fund has been deploying credit builder loans for over 10 years, which has helped over 700 people clear up outstanding debt and raise their credit scores an average of 69 points.  While this is impressive, Four Bands detected a pattern in how people were using the credit builder […]

SD Native American schools consider separate football league


PIERRE — Native American schools in South Dakota are considering forming their own high school football conference. The conference would be separate from the South Dakota High School Activities Association. The SDHSAA board learned about the proposed All Nations Football Conference at its October meeting on Wednesday. SDHSAA Executive Director Dan Swartos said the schools are considering the conference in […]

Cheyenne River Youth Project brings back award-winning Main University, holds graduation ceremony for eight children

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (Nov. 2, 2018) — One of the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s most beloved programs returned this fall, when the nonprofit youth organization held a six-week edition of its award-winning Main University. Recipient of a “Champion for Children” award from the South Dakota Coalition for Children, Main University is designed for 4- to 12-year-olds who attend The Main […]

Local organizations participate in South Dakota Day of Giving

Eagle Butte, South Dakota – November 6, 2018 – Giving Tuesday (also known as #Giving-Tuesday on social media) has become a well-known global day of giving that is celebrated the Tues-day after Thanksgiving. Following the widely recognized shopping events, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is meant to inspire generosity during the holiday season. And, many non-profits leverage the […]

Sergeant Long Mandan recognized for outstanding performance


On October 16, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Indian Highway Safety Sergeant Terry Long Mandan was awarded the Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Highway Safety Program 2018 Excellence in Public Safety Award. The award states, “In gratitude, honoring your significant contributions in the movement to enforce safety and saving lives. Thank you for your leadership, commitment and dedication to the Cheyenne […]

The complexities of the information highway: The web of information power is sticky


The Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, is the list of regulations that allow people to request public documents from the federal government. The news media has historically had a special relationship with the government and its public records because the media, “gathers information of potential interest to a segment of the public, uses its editorial skills to turn the […]

Tech schools seek revenue source in tobacco tax


BROOKINGS — Both sides in the debate over an increased tobacco tax say that the measure would have an effect on jobs. On Nov. 6, voters will decide the fate of Initiated Measure 25, which seeks to raise the tax on tobacco by $1 per pack of cigarettes as well as increase the tax on other tobacco products. The first […]

CR BCCEDP staff members share their passion

The Cheyenne River Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection program was initiated in 1995 by Odette Four Bear and was originally called the “Winyan Wicozani”- Healthy Women program. Our mission is to advocate and support breast and cervical cancer screenings to save lives. The BCCEDP’s goal is to reduce breast and cervical mortality through public health approaches. The BCCEDP’s vision […]


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