Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian commemorates Treaty of Fort Laramie, 1868 150th Anniversary

WASHINGTON – The 1868 Treaty with the historically known as the Sioux (Dakota, Lakota and Nakota) and Arapaho, often called the Treaty of Fort Laramie, established the Great Sioux Reservation, lands west of the Missouri River set aside for exclusive use by the Sioux Nation. The reserve included He’ Sapa, the Black Hills, sacred to many tribal nations. The National […]

Roughing the passer rules upset players and coaches

NFL: The End Zone

Each week features upsets, bad judgement calls and down to the wire play. NFL games and outcomes are very unpredictable. “Commander Timmy, what are some of your game day reports?” inquired the Captain. Indeed, games are so unpredictable and so do injuries as Washington’s RB Adrian Peterson left in the first half with a dislocated shoulder. Peterson will undergo an […]

Born to fight bulls

THUNDER BUTTE – Marshall Herman was born to fight bulls and is living up to the legacy left to him by his great-grandfather, Jake Herman, a South State Hall of Fame inductee. Marshall was selected by the cowboys who ride at the Indian National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Oct. 23 – 27 to be the bullfighter that protects them […]

Cobblers shock #2 Roosevelt

Belle Fourche mercy rules Thorpes

PINE RIDGE— For a time, the Pine Ridge Thorpes had turned things around, and were in the upper echelon of Class A 11-man football, but the wheels popped back off these past couple of weeks, resulting in a 68-14 defeat at the hands of the visiting Belle Fourche Broncs last Friday night. One thing not in dispute, Thorpe Quarterback Halin […]

Crusaders rally to beat Custer

Red Cloud running game controls second half

PINE RIDGE— Seven minutes into a Friday afternoon road game against host Red Cloud, the Custer Wildcats led 13-0, had the ball on the Red Cloud six-yard line, second down, needing just four yards to get first-and-goal on the two, and take a commanding 21-0 lead. It didn’t happen. Red Cloud recovered a fumble on the two-yard line, clawed their […]

NCAI to hold 75th Anniversary Convention in Denver

WASHINGTON – NCAI Returns to the Mile High City to celebrate its “Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future” 75th Annual Convention & Marketplace (NCAI75), hosted at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center on October 21-26, 2018. Founded in 1944 in Denver by 80 delegates representing 50 tribal nations and associations across 27 states at the First Annual Convention, […]

October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

RAPID CITY – Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI) is focusing on survivors and victims of domestic violence during the month of October. The month will include events and activities that are open to the community in hopes of bringing awareness and education to this crime and its victims. Please join us for our second annual Community Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, […]

Teonna Wright

RAPID CITY – Teonna Wright, 14, made her journey on Tuesday, October, 2, 2018 back home where her heavenly father awaits her. Teonna Maria Wright was born on July 10, 2004. Teonna was born and raised in the beautiful Black Hills of Rapid City. Teonna was greatly loved by family and friends. She was a quiet, kind and loving young […]

Tribes demand accountability from NCAI

More tribes are demanding accountability and transparency from the National Congress of American Indians in the wake of sexual harassment scandal that has already cost a senior attorney his job. As the nation’s largest and oldest inter-tribal advocacy organization observes a major milestone this month, the turmoil is affecting another high-ranking official. Leaders from two tribes have submitted a pair […]

Martinez retires; Janis steps in

Revamped boxing program well-funded, expands operations

RAPID CITY — “Eddie Martinez was more than just a coach,” said Rapid City Boxing’s Jeremiah Janis. “I went through some dark times in my life, and he was there for me, without question. I love the guy. He was that father figure for me. In my opinion, there would not be boxing in Rapid City without this guy.” Martinez […]