Deadline to register nears

If you are hoping to run for any political office in the upcoming state, city and county elections the deadline to register is March 29. Be sure to go to your county office and get the proper forms to register. Remember, March 29 is the final day to register.

Tooth Fairy Miss Native American USA visits Pine Ridge

PINE RIDGE –– Miss Native American USA, Kristina Hyatt, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina visited the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation the last week of February as part of her Smile Drive 2016 through America’s Tooth- Fairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation ®. MNAUSA Hyatt and MNAUSA staff members traveled across the Pine Ridge […]

Calendar of Events

March 24 – 25 Yankton Sioux Tribe to Host Substance Abuse and Meth Summit WAGNER –– The Yankton Sioux Tribe and the North American Inter-Tribal Drug Task Force will host the Third in a series of Methamphetamine Awareness Summits at the Ft. Randall Casino & Hotel on March 24 and 25. Methamphetamine Addiction is having a huge criminal impact on […]

Plans set for 7th Annual Indigenous Riders Run

EAGLE BUTTE –– Rex Carolin, President of the Indigenous Riders motorcycle riding organization from Phoenix, Ariz., traveled last month first to Crazy Horse Memorial and then Eagle Butte to finalize plans for the 7th Annual Indigenous Riders Iron Pony Intertribal Honor Run. While in South Dakota Carolin presented buffalo box demonstrations to students from Douglas Petersen’s classes at the Cheyenne-Eagle […]

Indian perspective illustrated by Oscar Howe Mural

The murals which are displayed on the walls of the Shear Howe arena in Mobridge, S.D. reveal an invaluable perspective of American Indian life shortly after contact with the Wasicu’s or European kind of people for the Crow Creek Dakota Sioux. They were created by Oscar Howe in 1942. The murals give the viewer a look into the heart and […]

Dorene Hattie Yellow Hair ‘Wawokiye Win’

PINE RIDGE — Dorene Hattie Yellow Hair “Wawokiye Win,” 73, made her journey home on March 14, 2016 in Rapid City.. Dorene Hattie Bad Heart Bull- Yellow Hair was born the second of twins on September 19, 1942 in Kyle. Dorene graduated from Oglala Community High School in 1961. She then continued her education at Black Hills State University and […]

Marie Red Cloud

PINE RIDGE — Marie Red Cloud, 88, made her journey to the Spirit World on March 13, 2016 at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Neb. Marie was born on August 15, 1927 in Pine Ridge to George Plenty Wolf (Thomas Brown Eyes) and Julie Dirt Kettle. Marie is survived by her daughters, Gloria Red Cloud, Toni Red Cloud, […]

Cora Mae Shoulders

MANDERSON — Cora Mae Shoulders, 65, made her journey to the Spirit World on March 15, 2016 in Rapid City. Cora Mae Shoulders was born on May 1, 1950 in Pine Ridge to Andrew Shoulders and Christine Cedar Face-Shoulders. Cora is survived by her children, Andrea (Joe) Shoulders of Manderson, and David (Matilda) Shoulders of Rapid City; sisters, Charlene Featherman […]

Indigenous Education, Inc. named Cobell scholarship administrator

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Cobell Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it has selected Indigenous Education, Inc. to administer the Cobell Scholarship Program. Indigenous Education is a recently-formed nonprofit corporation expressly created to administer the Program and to reduce administrative expenses by 50 percent. The Cobell Board intends to devote those cost savings to additional scholarship awards. The […]

Pe’Sla put into trust by BIA

HILL CITY –– The United States Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs informed the Great Sioux Nation (Oceti Sakowin) on March 10, 2016, of its decision to take Pe’ Sla, a 2,022-acre sacred site in the Black Hills of South Dakota, into federal Indian trust status. In 2012, the Rosebud, Shakopee Mdewakanton, Crow Creek, and Standing Rock Sioux […]