Leonard Robert Poor Bear Jr.

RAPID CITY — Leonard Robert Poor Bear Jr., 35, made his journey to the Spirit World on Feb.20, 2016 near Pine Ridge. Leonard Robert Poor Bear Jr. was born on April 19, 1980 in Rapid City to Leonard R. Poor Bear Sr. and Sue Ann Bettelyoun. Leonard is survived by his mother, Sue Ann Bettelyoun of Rapid City; father, Leonard […]

Early playoff exits for area Indian schools

RAPID CITY –– One of only two area Class B Indian teams with a winning record, Oelrichs lost to Wall 64-32 in the semi-finals of the District 14 Class B playoffs last Tuesday at the South Dakota School of Mines King Center. Oelrichs had defeated Rapid City Christian 45-29 in the opening round, but against eventual champion Wall they ran […]

Little Wound wins tough battle over Lower Brule

Shilo Tallman opens second period scoring 12 straight points

LOWER BRULE –– Sometimes the final score of a ballgame doesn’t tell the real story, and that was true of last Friday night’s Little Wound-Kul Wicasa tussle at Lower Brule. The Class A Mustangs prevailed 62-50, and ended Class B Kul Wicasa’s 13-game winning streak, but the game itself was nip and tuck through most of the final period. Coming […]

Protesters hold Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to task for proposed Dakota Access Pipeline

Dakota Access Pipeline protesters were among a crowd of citizens from South Dakota Indian reservations who packed the hearing room, Feb. 26, during a meeting of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Army Corps of Engineers at the tribe’s Administrative Services Building in Ft. Yates. The proposed 1,134-mile infrastructure project, also known as the Bakken Pipeline, would carry Bakken […]

Russia to honor the American Indians

Planning a memorial in front of U.S. Embassy in Moscow

MOSCOW, Russia –– Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation plans to erect a memorial dedicated to the “Genocide Of The American Indians” right next to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia. “The initiative to install the monument [near the US Embassy] is very timely as an act that will remind [people today] from where the history of the USA started,” […]

Melissa Pearl Shields

PINE RIDGE — Melissa Pearl Shields, 44, made her journey to the Spirit World on February 20, 2016 at the Pine Ridge IHS in Pine Ridge. Melissa Pearl Shields was born on June 7, 1971 in Pine Ridge to Limon Bad Yellow Hair and Philomene Slow Bear. Melissa is survived by her father, Limon Bad Yellow Hair of Pine Ridge; […]

Carol Mahto

GETTYSBURG — Carol Mahto, 77, made her journey to the Spirit World on Feb 22, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Pierre. Carol Ducheneaux was born December 20, 1938 at Old Cheyenne Agency to Casper and Ada (Means) Ducheneaux. She attended school at Old Cheyenne, St. Joseph’s in Chamberlain, and graduated from Crow Creek School at Stephan. Following school, […]

Andre Curtis Janis Jr. ‘Wanbli Cikala’

MANDERSON — Andre Curtis Janis Jr. “Wanbli Cikala,” 19, made his journey to the Spirit World on Feb. 20, 2016 near Pine Ridge. Andre Curtis Janis Jr. was born on September 29, 1996 in Rapid City to Andre Janis Sr. and Carletta Jumping Eagle. Andre, Jr. is survived by his father, Andre Janis Sr. of Wounded Knee; mother, Carletta Jumping […]

Katherine Kay Johnson

RELIANCE — Katherine Kay Johnson, 68, made her journey to the Spirit World on Feb. 20, 2016 at the David M. Dorsett Healthcare Center in Spearfish.. Katherine was born in Chamberlain on November 19, 1947 to Alberta (Simons) and Clarence Thompson Sr. She grew up on Fort Hale bottom and attended grade school at the Fort Hale bottom school and […]

Girls Class A playoffs underway

St Thomas More top ranked, Little Wound rated fifth

Next year the Class A format changes, giving teams a better chance to get out of their region, but this year the old format has already claimed some notable victims. The number following each team’s record are the seeding points they have received based upon results and strength of schedule. Region 1A: Webster Area, 18-2, 45.60, is in the final […]