Hope Madonna (Stands) Tirado ‘Cante’ Ohitika Win’

OGLALA — Hope Madonna (Stands) Tirado, “Cante’ Ohitika Win”, 50, made her journey to the Spirit World on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Regional Health Home plus Hospice in Rapid City. Hope Madonna (Stands) Tirado, “Cante’ Ohitika Win” was born on May 4, 1967 in Pine Ridge to Homer Paul Stands Sr. and Helen (Long Warrior) Stands. Hope is […]

Holiday basketball round-up

Cobblers 7-0, Pine Ridge v Red Cloud set for Thursday

RAPID CITY — It has been an eventful two weeks since LNI, and to break down what has transpired we are going to do something different— look at the West River basketball landscape region-by-region, starting with the Girls Class B, Regions 6-8. Seed points are what determine standing, not won-loss record. A system has been put in place, which ostensibly […]

VA seeks caregivers for Medical Foster Home Program

VA BHHCS is seeking individuals who may be interested in becoming a VA Medical Foster Home in western South Dakota. A Medical Foster Home is an adult foster home supported by a VA healthcare team to provide non-institutional long-term care for Veterans who are unable to live independently and prefer a family setting. The caregiver provides 24-hour supervision and personal […]

UW graduate is new Native American Program Adviser

Reinette Redbird Tendore comes from a Wind River Indian Reservation family that truly values education. The Ethete student and Wyoming Indian High School graduate (2000) has earned two degrees from the University of Wyoming: a bachelor’s degree (2009) in elementary education, with an emphasis in cultural diversity and a minor in American Indian studies; and a master’s degree (2017) in […]

Bill to double size of Black Hills Veterans Cemetery passes

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) issued the following statements after the Senate passed their bill, the Black Hills National Cemetery Boundary Expansion Act (S. 35), legislation that would facilitate a permanent land transfer of approximately 200 acres of Bureau of Land Management land to expand the Black Hills National Cemetery outside […]

Christen Blaire Pourier ‘Kimimila Ska Win’

PORCUPINE — Christen Blaire Pourier “Kimimila Ska Win”, 13, began her journey to the Spirit World on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at her home near Porcupine. Christen Blair Pourier was born on July 2, 2004 in Pine Ridge to Thomas Jr. and Paula (Whirlwind Horse) Pourier. Christen is survived by her parents, Thomas Jr. and Paula Pourier both of Porcupine; […]

Joseph Larry Chief Bear III ‘Tasunke Luta’

PHILIP — Joseph Larry Chief Bear III “Tasunke Luta”, 56, made his journey to the Spirit World on Monday, December 25, 2017 in Philip. Joseph Larry Chief Bear III was born on May 28, 1961 in Kadoka to Joe Chief Bear II and Mercy High Pipe. Joseph was raised in Hisle on the family’s land by his Unci, Vina Chief […]

Melinda Mae Ghost

SLIM BUTTES — Melinda Mae Ghost, 37, made her journey to the Spirit World on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Melinda Mae Ghost was born on June 2, 1980 to Carmel Red Shirt and Cecil Ghost in Pine Ridge. Melinda attended school in Rapid City until the 11th grade. She then worked as a […]

All-Lakota referee teams are becoming fairly common

LOWER BRULE — It is a day into Christmas vacation, and a school bus idles in the frigid cold in the Philip High School parking lot. Two hours east on Interstate 90, on the banks of the Missouri River, the doors of Lower Brule High School, the home of the Kul Wicasa, are being opened, and later that afternoon there […]

Lily Mae Red Eagle ‘Punkeska Ali Win’ ‘Wanbli Sa Akicita Win’

KYLE — Lily Mae Red Eagle “Punkeska Ali Win” “Wanbli Sa Akicita Win”, 96, made her journey to the Spirit World on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at her home in Kyle. Lily Mae Red Eagle was born on May 4, 1921 in Pine Ridge to Jacob and Susie (Brown Eyes) White Eyes. Lily is survived by her children, Janice One […]