Chairman Frazier Update: 15 active Covid-19 cases, 64 recoveries on CRST

Chairman Harold Frazier announced Sunday that the total COVID-19 case count on Cheyenne River is 80 positive cases with no increase from the day before. There are 15 active cases with 64 recoveries and one death. The chairman said a total of 5,266 tests have been conducted with 5,186 negatives. There are 3,514 test kits available. There are seven admissions in […]

Chairman Frazier’s Daily Address: 19 active cases on CRST, 80 positives to date

A total of 5159 tests have been conducted, with 5079 negative and 80 positives (one more since yesterday). There are 19 active cases of Covid-19 on Cheyenne River, with two individuals referred out for care. CRST Chairman Harold Frazier described the two individuals as “stable. There are 3625 test kits available at the Cheyenne River Health Center, reported the chairman. […]

Love Fight Pray: Rising Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Voices to broadcast live on Facebook

The South Dakota Arts Council is partnering with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and a group of South Dakota artists to produce the live, virtual performance, Love Fight Pray: Rising Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Voices on Monday, Aug. 10, as part of Arts Across America. Love Fight Pray: Rising Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Voices features Native American artists from South Dakota performing spoken word poetry, rap, and rock, including Bazille (Talon Bazille Ducheneaux) from the Cheyenne Riverand Crow Creek Dakota and Lakota tribes; The Wake […]

Chairman Frazier update: 14 active cases, 59 individuals recovered on CRST

There are a total of 73 positive cases on Cheyenne River, an increase of one since yesterday. 14 are active cases, with the rest recovered. A total of 5,096 tests have been conducted, with 3,194 test kits available. Local cases broken down by age: 0-5       7 6-10     8 11-17   7 18-25   10 26-50   40 51+      11 Medical Hotline Number 24×7                […]

Tribe Incident Commander: Seek alternate routes when traveling to Sturgis

“Seek alternate routes. You can go on Highway 34 or the interstate,” says Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Incident Commander Dave Nelson. South Dakota is expecting a large influx of travelers due to the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which kicks off this Friday and lasts until Aug. 16. The city of Sturgis, which is home to about 7,000 residents, normally sees […]

Trump Administration memo jeopardizes Census accuracy, boosts fear in undocumented residents

On July 21 President Trump signed a presidential memorandum to prevent undocumented residents from being counted for the purposes of apportionment for the next ten years. According to the Constitution, the Census falls under the authority of Congress, not the president. Recent timeline The move comes after months of political wrangling over the Census as a result of COVID-19. April […]

Sunk Wakhan Agli Riders photos

The Sunk Wakhan Agli riders completed their prayer ride on Cheyenne River. The group began their ride in Bridger and on each day of rest, presentations were conducted on culture, language, and horsemanship. Here are some photos from those days:

Feedyard Mechanic Shop: It’s much safer when it’s organized

Practicing good housekeeping and organization in a feedyard mechanic shop can not only help save time but may significantly improve overall shop safety. Identifying feedyard safety principles is one of the aims of Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH). This University of Nebraska Medical Center group ( is conducting two research projects (funded by National Institutes of […]

CRST Tribal Primary Election to take place Tuesday, Aug. 11

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Primary Election will take place next Tuesday, Aug. 11. The election is for council representative positions in all districts, along with district chairman positions. Districts 1, 2, 3, and 6 will have two candidates elected; Districts 4 and 5 will have four candidates elected. Polling locations Polls will open at 7 a.m. MT on election […]

SDSU breeders have new weapon to fight wheat scab

Wheat breeders at South Dakota State University will have a new weapon to fight scab, a devastating fungal disease that affects wheat and barley, thanks to funding from the Agricultural Research Service through the U.S. Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative. Winter wheat breeder Sunish Sehgal and spring wheat breeder Karl Glover are purchasing a near-infrared seed sorter that can quickly […]

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