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Bills to empower victims of sexual abuse voted down in the House


On Monday, February 22, House Bills 1178 and 1181 were voted to the 41st day, which means they will not be further considered this legislative year. The bills would have empowered victims of childhood sexual abuse to seek legal action against their perpetrators. Bill 1178 would have temporarily rescinded the statute of limitations for civil suits involving childhood sexual abuse. […]

Cheyenne River Youth Project announces Wiŋčhíŋčala Teȟíla Ukiya — Passion for Fashion’s return on March 20


The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced today that Passion for Fashion will be back for 2021 — in a safe, virtual space. Scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 20, this intergenerational wellness event will include a curbside drive-thru luncheon, self-care kits, keynote speakers, and even an online fashion show. The nonprofit youth organization was forced to cancel Passion for Fashion last year, […]

Cheyenne River Youth Project brings back “Growing into Wowačhiŋyépi” for 2021


In collaboration with the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, the Cheyenne River Youth Project is bringing back the popular “Growing into Wowačhiŋyépi” program for 2021. CRYP and CNAY are currently accepting applications for this second cohort, which will commence March 29 and remain in session until the fall. The program is open to residents of Cheyenne […]

Democratic Party Chairman calls on Attorney General to investigate governor’s use of state airplane for personal and political travel


South Dakota Democratic Party Chairman, Randy Seiler, today called on Attorney General, Jason Ravnsborg, to open a formal investigation into the breaking news story that Governor Kristi Noem has repeatedly broken South Dakota law by using the state-owned airplane for personal use.   Republican Governor Kristi Noem took advantage of her access to South Dakota’s state airplane to fly to […]

Democratic Party calls for the resignation of Attorney General Ravnsborg


South Dakota Democratic Party today called on Attorney General, Jason Ravnsborg to resign. Today’s press conference left more questions than answers in this tragedy.   “This was not an accident. This was criminal conduct that resulted in the death of Joe Beaver – a husband – a brother and a fellow South Dakotan. Let’s face facts: Jason Ravensburg’s criminal conduct […]

Remove the Stain resolution passes in South Dakota Senate


South Dakota Senate Resolution 701 received unanimous support on the floor of the state Senate on Monday. The resolution carried over from the previous year’s legislative session. The resolution is “In support of rescinding the Medals of Honor given to United States soldiers for the involvement and participation of the soldiers in the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890.” Sponsors are Senators Troy […]

Pederson Family Fundraiser

The Dupree Booster Club held a cake raffle to gather funds to assist Cindy & Bret Pederson with medical expenses. About 30 cakes were donated to help with serious issues that both Cindy and Bret have been dealing with. After the raffle a fancy cake, purchased and donated by the Kim & Don McDaniel family, was auctioned off and purchased […]

Cheyenne River and Standing Rock runners brave 93 miles in ferocious cold


From the Feb. 18, 2021 edition Ask Biden to close DAPL and “Build Back Fossil Free” In a long-distance run echoing the run which kicked of the DAPL protests in 2016, 26 children and youth ran from the Timber Lake checkpoint to the site of the Očeti Sákowiŋ camp on February 9 to protest the continued operation of the DAPL pipeline and […]

A look back at CRST’s journey with COVID-19


From the Feb. 18, 2021 edition Collecting and analyzing data at Missouri Breaks for the past 13 years has turned me into a true data nerd. Working with data is not a career path I ever imagined for myself as a young person, but I’ve learned to love it. What I love about data is discovering the stories that each […]

Planning for a smoke-free home


From the Feb. 18, 2021 edition Make the choice to implement a smoke-free home policy to protect you and your family from the negative health effects caused by secondhand smoke. There is no risk-free level of secondhand smoke exposure and tactics such as opening a window, turning on a fan, and using air purifiers are not effective methods to decrease […]


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