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 […]

Breast Cancer: Early detection is the best prevention

Breast cancer has been a widespread disease for years. Its cause is unknown, and it knows no race or age boundaries for attacking mostly women. The numbers are startling. According to, a Web site that helps fund free mammograms for underprivileged women, 182,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer (one every three minutes) and 43,300 women will die […]

NCAI suspends Executive Director

After tumultuous weeks leading up to the 75th Annual Convention, on Saturday, October 20, the National Congress of American Indians suspended its Executive Director Jacqueline Pata, citing her failure to adequately resolve allegations of sexual harassment within the organization. In September, reported on allegations of sexual harassment against the organization’s General Counsel John Dossett, who had been employed by […]

Measure would quell out-of-state influence in elections

BROOKINGS — On Nov. 6, voters will decide if out-of-staters can continue to be involved in South Dakota elections. Initiated Measure 24 would prohibit contributions to ballot question committees by nonresidents, out-of-state political committees and entities that are not filed with the South Dakota Secretary of State. IM 24 will help protect the nation’s first referendum and initiated measure system […]

Square and the Cheyenne River Youth Project formally receive David D. Rockefeller pARTnership Award

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (Oct. 8, 2018) | On Tuesday, Oct. 2, Square and the Cheyenne River Youth Project were awarded the David D. Rockefeller pARTnership Award at the BCA 10 black-tie gala at the Loeb Boathouse in New York’s Central Park. Each year, Americans for the Arts—through its Business Committee for the Arts program—recognizes 10 businesses of all sizes for […]

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