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Happy Thanksgiving from our households to yours! It’s time for our annual celebration of food and family!!! NEXT WEEK: Send in pictures of your Thanksgiving feast and we will print them in the paper! The celebration of Thanksgiving is fraught. The event brings out the best and the worst in American history. In our editor’s household, it’s a celebration of […]

Holiday Safety Tips

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Greetings everyone, I hope all is well with you and your families. This week I will cover some simple things you can do to make your home more secure, not only for the holidays, but also for year-round home security. I know that some readers celebrate the upcoming holidays and others do not. This are helpful tips nonetheless. Holiday tree […]

Prairie Doc Perspectives: Practicing Gratitude

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I love Thanksgiving. I love preparing the food all day and enjoying it while sitting around a table with some of the people I love most. And there is one holiday tradition that I have grown to adore. As we sit down to eat, we share one thing we feel grateful for this year. Practicing gratitude has been shown to […]

From the Editorial Board

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This week’s issue celebrates National Native American Heritage Month. Our editor was able to attend an event from the Library of Congress to kick the month off. On November 1, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden visited with Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. Hayden is the first woman and the first African American […]

Letter to the Editor

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Dear Editor, As a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, I am being denied equal due process and protection of law, specifically on the dates of August 25, 2021 and November 11, 2021, by the CRST Tribal Council. These actions care being taken to protest my letter dated June 7, 2021 to the CRST Council on the issue of […]

Home Improvement Tips

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Greetings everyone and thanks for your continued following. This week I will focus on some home tips that have been popping up at the home where I have been helping with in exchange for rent. Roofing Some roofing repairs may gone unnoticed because of the drought but are needed now. The repairs I have encountered are pretty simple fixes that […]

Prairie Doc Perspectives: Healthy eating is success

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Obesity affects approximately 40 percent of American adults, and I’ve been one of them for nearly as long as I can remember. There are innumerable schemes that promise effortless, or nearly effortless, weight loss, and many diets that claim to be the best approach.  Most of us recognize that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. […]

From the Editorial Board

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We celebrate veterans this week and next week. November is also Native American Heritage Month. This week we’d like to reprint our request from last week to the community for stories about boarding school experiences.  2021 has been a remarkable year for national dialog on the Boarding School Era. The West River Eagle has reported on the unfolding story of […]

From the Editor: Veterans Day and Akicita

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I have been the wife of a veteran for about ten years now. It’s not something I ever thought would happen to me. I am also the daughter of a veteran, but my father’s military service was not something we talked about very much at home, except stories about my parents’ time stationed in Germany before I was born. When […]

Recipes and Reflections from Granny Grace

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Almost anything that can be cooked in a conventional oven can be cooked in a slow cooker using less power. It just takes more time for cooking (but not for preparation) and some planning ahead. Today’s idea for your slow cooker is baked potatoes.  Start with fresh white potatoes OR sweet potatoes. I love both. Baked white potatoes can be […]


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