Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe receives $7 million from Indian Health Service

EAGLE BUTTE –– Two months ago CRST Council passed resolution number 129-2015-CR passed with zero opposition to the action, the resolution was a request made to the Indian Health Service to provide $8.3 million dollars of non-recurring funds to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Health Department.  This month, CRST is set to receive $7 million of the total $8.3 million […]

He has picture he wants to give to his friend’s relatives

To the Editor,I have three pictures of my kola Everdale Stranger Horse from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe that I would like to give to his daughter or relatives. He was a U. S. Marine combat veteran of Vietnam. If anyone knows his relatives please let them know this.Joshua Logg jbloggjr@gmail.comMandan, N.D.

Our home away from home

To the Editor, It seems like just yesterday we were gathering in Hot Springs to break ground for our new Veterans’ home.    All of the contractors and our staff have been working diligently to ensure the facility would be ready to open in early 2016. Thankfully, we have had a great team executing this project and I am pleased to […]

BHSU collects food, raises funds for food pantry

Black Hills State University raised more than $1,100 and collected 100 food items for the Spearfish Food Pantry during BHSU Night at Downtown Friday Nights in Spearfish July 31. A donation was made on Aug. 7 to the pantry. Pictured, from left, Rosie Sprague, assistant director of the Center for American Indian Studies at BHSU, Bob Suwyn, president of the […]

Haskell accreditation reaffirmed

LAWRENCE, Kan. –– The Higher Learning Commission has reaffirmed the accreditation of Haskell Indian Nations University and set the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation for 2024-25. HLC accreditation ensures academic programs meet nationally recognized standards and is required for universities to receive federal funds for student financial aid and research. A team of HLC consultant-evaluators visited the Haskell campus April 13 – […]

BHSU alumni and students teach visitors history of area buffalo jump

SPEARFISH –– The teaching continues outside the classroom this summer for three area educators, all Black Hills State University alumni, working as interpreters at the Vore Buffalo Jump located between Spearfish and Sundance, Wyo.Jennifer Adams of Gillette, Wyo.; Dalton Baker of Spearfish; and Jeremy Elsom of Belle Fourche provide personal tours of the Vore site to visitors, educating the public […]

Send children back to school protected from serious diseases

PIERRE –– Back-to-school season is here. It’s time for parents to gather school supplies and back packs. It’s also the perfect time to make sure children are up to date on their vaccines.To celebrate the importance of immunizations for people of all ages – and make sure adolescents are protected with all the vaccines they need – the South Dakota […]

JoAnn Vina White Hawk

MANDERSON — JoAnn Vina White Hawk, 46, entered the Spirit World on August 2, 2015 in White Clay, Neb.JoAnn V. White Hawk was born on Oct. 18, 1968 to Earnest L. White Hawk Sr. and Maria M. Chase Alone at the Pine Ridge Hospital.  JoAnn attended Manderson Day School until she graduated 8th grade. JoAnn was a basketball player, volleyball […]

Danielle Jaime Twiss-DeCory

RAPID CITY — Danielle Jaime Twiss-DeCory, 38, entered the Spirit World on August 11, 2015 in Rapid City.She is survived by her mother Marylyn Twiss of Rapid City; sons Dallas DeCory Jr. and Austin DeCory both of Rapid City and Kaden Twiss of Milwaukee, Wis.; daughter Kaley Twiss of Milwaukee; brother Bruce Bad Milk of Pine Ridge; sister Julie White […]

Omari Sage Washington

ALLEN — Omari Sage Washington, 12 Hours (26 5/7 Gestation), entered the Spirit World on August 6, 2015 in Rapid City.Omari is survived by mother Nailah Washington of Allen; brother Messiah Washington of Allen; great grandmother Elaine Martinez, of Allen; grandmothers Angela Martinez, Delores Martinez, Mercy Washington of Allen and Maria Cruz of Denver; great grandfather Lindolfo Martinez of Allen; […]