Honoring the Battle of Greasy Green Grass

On Sunday, June 25, 1876, the Lakota, Dakota, Arikara, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho defended their families at an encampment known as Greasy Grass, in Medicine Tail Coulee and surrounding areas in Montana Territory, against the Seventh Regiment of the U.S. Cavalry under the leadership of Lt. Col. George Custer in the Battle of Greasy Green Grass, referred to as “The […]

West River Eagle Local Weather Outlook

WEATHER Mostly tolerable temperatures ahead  Spring ended with a heat wave. The highest temperature to date this year, 104°F in Eagle Butte, was recorded on Saturday June 5th. June 21st, Summer Solstice, was much more temperate with temperatures in the low 70s. Then another heat wave passed through on Wednesday, no one needs to be told how hot it was. […]

Chairman Frazier delivers COVID-19 radio update

Positive COVID-19 Cases Positive COVID-19 Cases Chairman Frazier was back on the airwaves on KIPI on Monday, June 16 & 17, with a COVID-19 update. New Case Count The chairman reported there are zero active cases today and no new cases from the day before. No patients are currently in the hospital. The tribe has done 21,178 tests, 9,370 negatives, […]

South Dakota Democratic Party rejoices asJuneteenth becomes a federal holiday

Thursday, President Joe Biden signed into law the recognition of the holiday that acknowledges June 19, 1865 as the day Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, 2 ½ years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had freed slaves. The South Dakota Democratic Party (SDDP) congratulates the organizers of the Sioux Falls Juneteenth […]

Homage to the American Bald Eagle

June 20th was National American Eagle Day. This day is a special day to commemorate the anniversary of the bald eagle’s selection as the National Symbol of the United States and to celebrate its return to America’s skies. Proclamations have been issued by governors in 49 states designating June 20th as American Eagle Day.  Long before colonizers landed on the shores of North America, the eagle was significant for many Indigenous […]

Are we prepared to teach honest history? Placing Indigenous peoples in the conversation

Professional educator and social justice activist Claudia Fox Tree, M.Ed. (Arawak Yurumein), and racial justice educator and writer Debby Irving, held a live conversation on “Decolonizing: Placing Indigenous Peoples in the Conversation,” June 8, on Facebook live. The event was hosted by Arawak Design of Concord, Massachusetts, on the ancestral lands of the Pawtucket, Massa-adchu-es-et and Nipmuc peoples. The conversation […]

McGovern Day dinner set to feature Minnesota Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan, honor Tim Johnson

Minnesota Lt. Governor Flanagan will deliver the keynote address at the South Dakota Democratic Party’s (SDDP) annual fundraiser, McGovern Day this Friday. Flanagan’s remarks will support SDDP’s renewed focus on engaging rural voters and “building back better” coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The event will feature several speakers, including DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, Remi Bald Eagle and SDDP’s incoming […]

West River Eagle Local Weather Outlook

Pleasant Weather for Summer Solstice  Last week was hot with some of the nicest mornings of the year to date and sunsets that brought welcome relief from the heat. This week will be about ten degrees cooler with some chance of much needed rain.    Friday will be bright and sunny with a high of 88°F and an early morning […]

How birds stay cool in the summer

I am not a summer person. Sure, I like the longer days and the fact that it doesn’t hurt to go outside, but after two decades of sweltering in unairconditioned Brooklyn apartments, endless waits on airless subway platforms, and heat you could see rising off the concrete, I was thrilled to be living in a place where the wind never […]

COVID-19 current case count

June 15, 2021 Current COVID-19 Response Plan Level 2 COVID CHART Sources: The New York Times

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