Antiquities legislation comes under criticism

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) –– A push for federal legislation that would prohibit Native American items protected by U.S. laws from being exported to international markets has come under scrutiny from dealers and collectors as tribal leaders try to defend the proposals. At a press conference Friday, Gov. Kurt Riley of Acoma Pueblo said misconceptions about the proposals in Congress […]


At the Lakota Times (not to be confused with Lakota Country Times) we called her Glory and she was every bit of that as a great advertising sales person and as a friend to everybody at the newspaper. Gloria Pourier died much too young. She and her sales partner Bobbi Jacobs made a great team in the early days of […]

Calendar of Events

Thursdays nights at 6:30 2016 Crazy Horse Memorial Summer Lecture Series Schedule Aug. 18: John Duane Goes In Center (Oglala Lakota) Title of Lecture: The Art of Lakota Adornment Aug. 25: Zuni Olla Maidens Title of Lecture: Zuni Olla Maidens August 25 Brule to perform at Badlands National Park Centennial Celebration BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK –– In celebration of the National […]

Oglala Lakota Nation Wacipi results

PINE RIDGE –– Each year the Oglala Lakota Nation celebrates their annual wacipi in one of the largest pow wows on the Northern Plains. This year was no exception with more than 600 dancers participating in the four day event. Following is the results of the Dance competition and the new Royalty that will represent the tribe for the next […]

Deadline approaching for all sports leagues

RAPID CITY –– Registration deadlines are fast approaching for the 5-Man Adult Football League and Fall Indoor Volleyball Leagues, and the deadline for Youth Flag Football has been extended. The leagues are sponsored through the Rapid City Parks and Recreation Department. The Youth Flag Football League registration has been extended to Sept. 10 with the season starting Sept. 19 at […]

From the ball court to the law court

Action heroes sometimes only take legal action

RAPID CITY –– There are two basic types of hero in Lakota country; long dead legendary ancestors, and athletes who can shoot an orange ball through an iron hoop. Mario Gonzalez was born in 1944, long after most of his legendary ancestors had gone to the spirit world, but as a young man, at Douglas High School, just east of […]

Melvin Quiver

SPEARFISH –– Melvin Quiver was born on March 16, 1952 in Rockyford, SD to his mother, Stella Flying Hawk. Melvin made his journey to the Spirit World on August 3, 2016. Melvin is survived by his mother, Stella Flying Hawk of Rapid City, step-father, Enos Black Bear of Rapid City, and brother, Larry Black Bear of Corn Creek, SD. Melvin […]

Janelle Marsha One Horn

KYLE –– Janelle Marsha One Horn, 27, made her journey to the Spirit World on Monday August 8, 2016 in Kyle, SD. Janelle Marsha One Horn was born on June 1, 1989 in Pine Ridge to Lewis Wayne One Horn and Donna Mae Turning Hawk. Janelle is survived by her mother, Donna Turning Hawk of Kyle, SD; son, Kaelem One […]

Marion Geraldine Porcupine

CUSTER –– Marion Geraldine Porcupine was born on January 16, 1965 in Pine Ridge, SD to Aaron and Sarah (Stands) Porcupine. Marion made her journey to the Spirit World on August 6, 2016 in Rapid City. Marion was preceded in death by her parents, Aaron and Sarah (Stands) Porcupine; and brother, Leon Porcupine. Marion is survived by her sons, Ramon […]

If you want to stay young; take up gardening

Little Notes

Two elderly Lakota ladies were sitting on the porch of their houses enjoying the warm summer evening. One was listening to the choir practicing at the church across the way and the other was listening to the crickets. The lady listening to the choir said, “Don’t they sound so beautiful tonight?” The other one said, “Yes, and I hear they […]