SDPB to air Great Sioux Horse Effigy return celebration

PIERRE (AP) –– The South Dakota State Historical Society’s recent event celebrating the return of a historic artifact to Pierre will be broadcast on public television Sunday. The Great Sioux Horse Effigy was recently returned to the Cultural Heritage Center after being featured in “The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky,” an international touring exhibition that was showcased in Paris […]

Globetrotters celebrate 90 years

SIOUX FALLS –– The Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their most epic tour in history, as the world famous team celebrates its 90th anniversary world tour. A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages.The original Harlem Globetrotters are the […]

NIGA supports Jim Thorpe film

WASHINGTON –– The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) has decided to support the Thorpe family and the upcoming feature film, “Bright Path: The Jim Thorpe Story.” Bill Thorpe, Jim’s oldest surviving son, will be at the NIGA Mid-Year Conference & Expo, Nov. 2 – 4. At 87 years old, Bill Thorpe will be playing in the golf tournament on Monday. On […]

The good and the bad of covering rez sports

It has been a decade since I bothered to cover any sports, and not since the 1980’s have I regularly walked courtside or along the sideline. But Tim Giago wanted a sports page, wanted some professional quality sports writing for the high school Indian athlete, coverage they seldom receive from other papers, including the big town dailies, either because local […]

Volleyball seasons shift to the brackets

In the Region 7A, Red Cloud kept their first round bye safe, but Pine Ridge rose to the occasion, settling in nicely at the No. 2 spot. Winner was pushing for the overall No. 1 spot but dropped their last two contests sinking to third while Little Wound would settle for fourth. St. Francis’ Lady Warriors would grab the fifth […]

Custer bounces Little Wound from playoffs

CUSTER—Hard running and big play defense allowed the Custer Wildcats to survive a second half Little Wound comeback and defeat the Mustangs 50-28 in the first round of the 11B high school football playoffs.Dark rain clouds threatened most of the night, but aside from a bite in the air, no rain fell and weather was not a factor.Custer opened the […]

Ohio Freedom Center panel, exhibit examine sports mascots

CINCINNATI (AP) –– Former major league manager and player Dusty Baker will be part of a panel discussion about sports mascots highlighting a special exhibition slated to open at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in southwest Ohio. Two representatives of Native American tribes and a clinical psychologist from Xavier University in Cincinnati also will take part on Saturday’s panel. Xavier […]

Lester Leon Waters

CHEYENNE CREEK –– Lester Leon Waters, 61, made his journey to the Spirit World on Oct. 22, 2015 in Pine Ridge.Survivors are his Father Bud Waters of Pine Ridge. Special Friend Shannon L Palmier of Pine Ridge. Sons: Lyle Ray Waters, Lester Lang Waters Jr and Cass Delane Waters Sr., all of Pine Ridge, and Cole William Waters of Ridgeview. […]

Ex-Forest Service leaders urge cancellation of leases

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) –– Nineteen former U.S. Forest Service leaders asked federal officials to cancel all oil and gas leases on land east of Glacier National Park that is considered sacred by Native Americans.The Oct. 19 letter comes as the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are faced with a decision next month on whether to cancel a drilling […]

Navajo denied participation in coal plant talks

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) ––  A federal advisory group met in secret to craft a pollution control plan for a coal-fired power plant in the Navajo Nation, denying the public an opportunity to participate in the talks, environmentalists on the reservation allege in a lawsuit.The complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in California seeks to overturn the final rule for […]