Baptiste Paul White Eyes Sr.

MARTY — Baptiste Paul White Eyes Sr., 27, made his journey to the Spirit World on April 22, 2016 in Sioux Falls. Baptiste was born April 1, 1988 at Yankton to Ernie White Eyes Sr. and Adeline Jandreu. Baptiste was raised in Marty. He graduated from Marty Indian School in 2007. He was working at the Food Court at the […]

All-Lakota Youth Archery Team advances to National Tournament

After winning the South Dakota state archery championship for the second year in a row, the Cheyenne Eagle Butte Elementary School archery team will be advancing to the 7th Annual National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) National Tournament. The all-Lakota team of young archers will compete in the 2016 NASP National Archery Tournament on May 12 through 14 at […]

Todd County girls shine at Sturgis Track Meet

Kelsie Herman wins both 1600 and 3200 races

STURGIS –– Rescheduled from the Saturday before, the Black Hills Classic Invitational resulted in some outstanding individual efforts Tuesday, May 3, and the rain and snow that had shut down all track and field competition in the state was nowhere to be seen. Perhaps the most scenic and user friendly athletics venue in the state, Woodle Field saw 18 teams […]

Tribal programs included in Community Innovation Grants

ST. PAUL, Minn. –– The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) in partnership with the St. Paul based Bush Foundation has selected 15 South Dakota nonprofits as recipients of $130,091 in grant funding. The Community Innovation Grants provide funding aimed at uncovering breakthroughs in community needs across the state. These recipients were selected during the first of three grant rounds in […]

Navajo code talker Bill Toledo journeys to the Spirit World

Bill Toledo, 92, made his journey to the Spirit World on May 5, 2016 in Grants, N.M. Toledo was born on March 28, 1924 in Torreon, N.M. on the eastern Navajo reservation. He attended Albuquerque Indian School, but quit to join the military in 1942. He ended up graduating after his service. Toledo served in the Pacific corridor during World […]

Janet L. Whitney-Hardin

LOWER BRULE — Janet Lynn Whitney, 53, made her journey to the Spirit World April 25, 2016 at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls. Janet was born February 18, 1963 to Lyle O. and Judith Ann (Driving Hawk) Whitney at Chamberlain. She attended elementary school at St. Joseph’s Indian School, high school at Lower Brule High School, and […]

Albert Lee Sharp Jr. ‘Tatanka ob Mani’

ALLEN — Albert Lee Sharp, Jr. “Tatanka ob Mani”, 51, made his journey to the Spirit World on May 2, 2016 in Martin. Albert Lee Sharp, Jr. was born August 1, 1964 to Julia Richards and Albert Sharp, Sr. Albert served on Public Safety from 1988 to 1993 and then on the Empowerment Zone Board from 1999 to 2008. Albert […]

Daniel Harry Makes Good

ALLEN — Daniel Harry Makes Good, 78, made his journey to the Spirit World on April 30, 2016 at his residence in Allen. Daniel Harry Makes Good was an US Air Force veteran. Daniel Harry Makes Good was born on July 17, 1937 in Allen to Antoine and Olive (Lamont) Makes Good. Daniel is survived by his spouse of 55 […]

Gloria Dale Red Cloud

PINE RIDGE — Gloria Dale Red Cloud, 64, made her journey to the Spirit World on May 2, 2016 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City. Gloria Dale Red Cloud was born on March 19, 1952 in Pine Ridge to Melvin and Marie Red Cloud. Gloria is survived by her daughter, Tessie Black Bear of Pine Ridge; son, […]

Lakota girl finishes four straight years of perfect attendance

RAPID CITY –– For four straight school years, Tracelyn Strand, 10, (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe) has been to school on time and has not missed a single day at General Beadle Elementary, located in north Rapid City. Native Sun News was contacted by Tracelyn’s father, Trent Strand, regarding his daughter’s amazing achievement. This after contacting various media outlets around Rapid […]