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Uncle Pate’s Feckin’ Good Green Bean Casserole


You will need a strainer, spoon, 14-inch cast iron skillet, a burner and an oven. Ingredients 2 cans regular cut green beans 2 cans French cut green beans 2 cans condensed mushroom soup 1 can French’s crispy fried onion strings’ 1 medium onion, diced 2 T bacon grease Soy sauce, dash, optional Worcestershire sauce, dash, optional To taste: white pepper, […]

GivingTuesday expands Lakota value of generosity to global movement


Generosity and sharing (“wawokiye” in Lakota) are cardinal values among Lakota people since before recorded history. In all cultures, those who think and write about spirituality list generosity as a revered spiritual practice. Spiritual teachers in all the great faiths teach generosity. A relatively recent happening employs the Lakota principle of generosity and has created an international movement. GivingTuesday was […]

Rethinking Thanksgiving – from Land Acknowledgment to LANDBACK


On Sunday, November 20, 2022 a live panel webinar titled “Rethinking Thanksgiving — From Land Acknowledgment to LANDBACK” sent out a strong collective message covering the importance of being grateful, or thankful, not just on a colonized holiday, but each and every day.  This notion, coupled with clear demands to honor our ancestors and return our land, are the pillars […]

HAWK 1890 Wounded Knee Descendants group sets meeting


The Hawk 1890 Wounded Knee Descendants Omnichiye announces a meeting on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at the Cheyenne River Motel Conference Room, 24348 Co Rd 212, Eagle Butte. The hours for the meeting are 9:00 to 4:00 pm. Those attending will enjoy a meal together.  Organizers encourage all Standing Rock, Rosebud, Cheyenne River and Oglala Descendants of the Wounded Knee […]

Sacred Heart Parish November 200 Club Drawings


The Sacred Heart Church in Dupree held their monthly drawings Sunday, November 20, 2022, at the church hall following Holy Mass and Brunch.  Winners were: $50–Mya Schad, Lantry; $50–Yvonne Donovan, Pierre; $Bill Mraz, Dupree; $25–Dan Schrempp, Eagle Butte; $25–Twila Schuler, Dupree; $25–Virginia Hertel, Dupree.

Alec Knight new director of Oglala Lakota College – Cheyenne River Center


Native American Heritage Month is an especially good time not only to honor Indigenous ancestors and elders for their priceless contributions to American life, but also to recognize Indigenous young people who are walking the way of the elders to serve the people.  Alec Knight, Director of the Oglala Lakota College (OLC) Cheyenne River Center (CRC) since July 2022, is […]

Remembering Joye Braun: Water Protector, Grandmother, Revolutionary


This previously unreleased interview with Talli Nauman at Standing Rock captures the essence of a leader and a movement. Last week we lost a powerful voice in the Water Protector and Climate Justice movements. Joye Braun (Wambli Wiyan Ka’wiŋ) of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Nation passed away at her home on Sunday, November 13. Her untimely death at 53 […]

Top ten recommended books honoring Oceti Sakowin literature


Earlier this year First Nations Development Institute, an Indigenous advocacy and policy group, announced its new reading campaign called #NativeReads to honor and celebrate Indigenous writers from a specific tribe or region. For more than 200 years, Native literatures have been shaped and influenced by individuals from outside our tribal communities. First Nations believes that it is time for citizens […]

Season of the Flicker


It’s a huge mistake to use the phrase “bird-brained” to question someone’s intelligence. Birds’ intelligence is obvious everywhere, from building complicated nests to navigating thousands of miles over open oceans to learning complicated songs and calls. Corvids (the family of crows and ravens) are especially bright and can use tools and recognize faces.  Knowing this makes me a little nervous […]

West River Eagle Local Weather Outlook


Polar winds on the way  Mosquito and snake season is finally over thanks to our icebox-like conditions. Snowman season is here! Rev. Kurt Huber at Black Horse Ranch reported 3 in. of snow plus some additional wintery mix since last week; but it only amounted to 0.3 in. of precipitation. There is a 25% chance of more snow before the […]


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