Terry Cabral

MANDERSON— Terry Cabral, 81, made her journey to the Spirit World on December 21, 2015 peacefully at Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City. Mercy “Terry” Theresa Cabral was born on December 6, 1934 in Manderson, to John Hollow Horn and Sarah Walks Under the Ground.  Terry is survived by her children, Duane Cabral of Denver, Colo., Keith Cabral of […]

Treasury announces appointments to Tribal Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the appointment of three tribal representatives to serve on the Department’s Tribal Advisory Committee (TTAC).  Committee members will advise the Secretary on matters related to the taxation of Indians, the training of Internal Revenue Service field agents, and the provision of training and technical assistance to Native American financial officers.  […]

Austin J. Rave

Austin J. Rave, 69, of Iron Lightning, made his journey to the Spirit World on Dec.21, 2015 at Rapid City Regional Hospital. An all night wake was held Dec. 30, 2015 at the St. John Episcopal Church, Eagle Butte. Funeral services will be held Dec.31, at St. John Episcopal Church, Eagle Butte with Mother Margaret Watson presiding. Luce Funeral Chapel […]

Demitri Harold Means

Demitri made his journey to the Spirit World on Dec.18, 2015 at his residence in Interior. Demitri Harold Means was born on June 15, 1968 in Pine Ridge, to Robert Means and Flora Bullman.Demitri is survived by his mother, Flora Bullman of Lost Dog Creek, sons, Klay and Kole of Kadoka, Hunka daughter; Lilly Rollins of Texas, special nephews; Norman […]

Timothy Shane “Tim” Fallis

LOWER BRULE, S.D. – Funeral services for Timothy Shane “Tim” Fallis, 48, of Lower Brule and formerly of Rapid City, were held Tuesday, December 22, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Fort Thompson with burial in Lakeview Cemetery at Fort Thompson. Wake services were held on the evenings of Sunday, December 20, and Monday, December 21, at St. Joseph’s […]

Police shooting unites Indian Community

RAPID CITY – When the Native American citizens of Rapid City staged a rally against police brutality on December 19, Allen Locke, 30, walked with them  Held in Memorial Park near the Civic Center, the marchers stood in unity and shouted the slogan, “Hands up! Don’t Shoot!” The next evening, just after 6 p.m., Locke was shot dead by Rapid […]

‘They killed my father and brother for no reason at all’

WOUNDED KNEE – In the preface of Rapid City attorney Mario Gonzalez’s book “Politics on Hallowed Ground” is a candid story by Wounded Knee Massacre survivor Alice Ghost Horse/Kills the Enemy/War Bonnet a Hohwoju or Mnicoujou from Spotted Elk’s (Big Foot) band that, “Every American should read.” The manuscript, presented to Gonzalez by Sam Eagle Staff (Mnicoujou) had been translated […]

Rush hockey game turns into nightmare for Indian students

RAPID CITY – The evening began for the 56 students of the 21st Century Club of the American Horse School (AHS) of Allen, South Dakota with an exciting dinner at the Golden Corral; followed by a Rapid City Rush hockey game at the Civic Center on Jan. 24. The excitement came to an end with a rushed exit back to the […]

Even the best tournament can get better

It won’t be a Lakota Nation Invitational (LNI) soon forgotten, given how badly weather threatened opening day, and how the Winnebago Indians tore through the bracket to take the boys title, 74-41, from the defending champion White River Tigers, Local media coverage of the LNI was relatively more comprehensive this year. Watching the games on TV was easy enough, and […]

Solving reservation poverty forever

One time I worked with a Lakota guy named Jules and we got along great. He knew his reservation well, was right handy at his job, but knew the inside of every county lockup in a 200 mile radius, and had no idea who Donald Trump was. Jules could fix anything, though. Paper shredder broke. We worked all day in […]