CRYP officially launches the 2019 Wo Otúh’an Wi Toy Drive

In just 12 weeks, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will bring Santa Claus to South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, where he will deliver thousands of personalized Christmas gifts to more than 1,500 children from 20 communities. Time is short for such a herculean undertaking, so in these early days of autumn, CRYP has officially announced the kickoff of its […]

Studies create paths to homeownership for Native American Veterans

Three tribal housing entities in South Dakota – Cheyenne River Housing Authority, Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Housing, and Sisseton Wahpeton Housing Authority – recently completed veterans housing needs and homeownership studies in cooperation with their Tribal Veterans Service Officers (TVSOs) in order to identify the housing and service issues most important to veterans on each reservation and to be able to […]

Upper Elementary News… On scene with the Newspaper Club!

  Ms. Ulmer, by Taya Johnson Exploratory piano started last week in music room from 4;00-5;30 Monday is for 2nd and 3rd grades. Tuesday is for 4th 5th 6th and experienced players. Thursday is for student who are planning on going to the Aherdeen festival in March. Ms, Ulmer enjoys by the piano instructor and is looking forward to a […]

Tipi at Medicine Wheel Village brings happiness

Recently, residents at Medicine Wheel Village in Eagle Butte were treated to a wonderful sight after a tipi was set up on the west lawn of the MWV campus, which was visible from the dining area and lounge, giving residents a view to enjoy. As he used his walker to approach the tipi, MWV resident Raymond Cadotte, who is from […]

American Legion 308 to host District meeting

The American Legion Post 308 will host a District 1 Meeting on Sunday, September 29 at the Old Agency Building in Eagle Butte. The meeting will consist of Legion Posts from Dewey, Ziebach, Butte, Corson, Harding, Lawrence, Perkins and Meade counties. The event starts at 10 AM with social hour, a joint meeting at 11 AM, and lunch served at […]

Eagle Butte School Boards meet for a regular session

The Cheyenne-Eagle Butte School Boards held a co-op meeting on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at the Upper Elementary School. Meeting was called to order and roll call was performed. Present were Board Chairwoman Alissa Benoist, Vice Chairwoman Rhea LeCompte, and board members Brad LeCompte, Bart Ward, Kyle Ward, Katherine Morgan, Lexi Keckler, Melissa LeBeau, Sharon Lee, Candace Lee and Carla […]

Climate Strike On Cheyenne River

“Come stand with me, for our future generations, for the land, for the water. Stand with me for my future!” said 8-year old Kinyan Luta during the Global Climate Strike on Friday, September 20. Kinyan was part of a group of youth and grassroots activists who gathered on the corner of Main Street and Highway 212 with banners and flags, […]

LOWI wacipi: a chance to learn, dance and remember

The Lakȟótiyapi Okáȟtaŋ Wičhóičhaǧe Inc. (LOWI) Immersion School celebrated its first annual wacipi with food, remembrance, song and dance. Families were treated to pots of stew, warm gabubu bread, wojapi, and songs from three drum groups during last Friday’s event. School Principal Manny Iron Hawk served as the MC, and spoke about the importance of teaching young ones to speak […]

Four Directions honored at CRST Powwow

Native voting-rights advocacy group, Four Directions, was honored on September 1 before the Sunday evening grand entry by members of the Heartbeat At Wounded Knee (HAWK) 1890 group. Led by HAWK Chairman Manny Iron Hawk, the group presented a delegation of Four Directions with star quilts and handshakes of gratitude.  Iron Hawk spoke about Four Direction’s instrumental work helping to […]

POW/MIA recognition

Pierre, SD – At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Kristi Noem has proclaimed Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, as “POW/MIA Recognition Day,” calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who fought bravely for our freedoms.     “While we are grateful to all of those who have served our nation, this […]

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