Hare hiding inside the tortoise

Why Lakota youth need to embrace distance runningBecause there are so many gifted Indian basketball players, and because the game matters so much to Indian people, it is easy to lose sight of the sport in which Indians can and have excelled in, at a world class level—distance running.Basketball was once a rigid, station-to-station passing game, but once rule changes […]

Congressional Gold Medals to be part of traveling exhibit

CRAZY HORSE –– On Oct. 15, 2008, “The Code Talkers Recognition Act of 2008” was enacted and required the issuance of medals to honor Native American code talkers from World War I and World War II.        And on Nov. 20, 2013, over 200 Native American code talkers were honored with the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington DC; this […]

High Court takes on waste dump issue near Pine Ridge

VERMILLION –– The state Supreme Court has asked to hear oral arguments at the University of South Dakota Law School on Oct. 7, regarding a citizens’ referendum to prevent Wyoming oil industry drilling waste from being dumped in Fall River County, South Dakota, adjacent to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.The general public is welcome to attend, according to Cheryl Fair, […]

Lakota Code Talker captured Nazi flag

PINE RIDGE –– When Garfield T. Brown volunteered for the Army at Fort Crook, Neb. in 1942, he did not realize he would play such a pivotal role in World War II and bring back an original flag of the Nazis captured in Aachen, Germany in 1944.The Oglala Lakota soldier, and all 128 pounds of him, served in many conflicts […]

Family decides to close Black Hills cave to the public

RAPID CITY (AP) –– A cave with a long history in the Black Hills will no longer be open to the public after this weekend. Sitting Bull Crystal Caverns will open for the last time Sunday and then cease to be a tourist attraction following a decision from the family who runs it, the Rapid City Journal reported.Peter Heffron runs the […]

Educational co-op board hires firm to conduct audit

SIOUX FALLS ––  The board overseeing a Platte educational cooperative thrust into the spotlight when an apparent murder-suicide claimed its two business managers has hired an outside firm to conduct an audit. Scott Swier, an attorney representing Mid-Central Educational Cooperative, said board members this week voted to retain Eide Bailey to conduct a forensic audit. Mid-Central had been administering a Native American […]

Washington fan wears redface for game against Giants at MetLife Stadium

Daniel Snyder isn’t the only person who’s ignorant to his team’s offensive nickname.A Washington fan showed up at Thursday night’s game against the Giants in redface and a black ponytail wig with feathers tucked in it, apparently drawing inspiration from the team’s insensitive nickname and logo.The unidentified fan, who was wearing a Ryan Kerrigan jersey, didn’t interact with Giants fans […]

Weekend event challenges horse trainers

RAPID CITY –– For centuries, training horses has been a major part of ranch work worldwide. The key, all horsemen say, comes in the early stages of a colt’s development. “The funnest time of training horses is the first few days,” said Victor Sundquist, a lifelong trainer from Olathe, Colo. Such is the foundation for Colt Starting Challenge USA, an association of two-day […]

The 1868 Treaty in 2015 lecture

RAPID CITY –– The Journey Museum and Learning Center is excited to announce the next event in its Learning Forum Series, set for Sunday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m., titled “The 1868 Treaty in 2015.” The Journey Museum and Learning Center invites the public to a special Learning Forum that examines the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty and introduces perspectives of this […]

CJ Stewart, appointed to national energy post

CROW AGENCY, Mont. –– Congressman yan Zinke, (R-MT) has taken the bull by the horns in the 114th session of Congress by establishing a Natural Resources Advisory Committee to assist himself and staff on energy-related decisions.  He recently tapped CJ Stewart, an elected Senator of the Crow Tribal Legislature to serve on this select group, calling Stewart a “national energy […]