Tunica-Biloxi Tribe distributes PPE to tribal elders across the country

MARKSVILLE, LA – Recently, the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana was able to donate protective face masks to Tribal elders across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This distribution was made possible thanks to the support of Procter & Gamble’s Alexandria Plant, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and FEMA. “We’re so appreciative of these entities for this donation and […]

Increased SNAP benefits to continue

PIERRE – Increased Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will continue for some South Dakota families to help address food costs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Social Services (DSS) announced today. SNAP benefits were increased in April and May for recipient households that were not receiving the maximum allotment, as allowed by the federal Families First Coronavirus Response […]

Danny C. Hambelton (Julius Bull Head)

EAGLE BUTTE – Danny C. Hambelton (Julius Bull Head), 61, journeyed to the Spirit World on Saturday, June 6, 2020 in Eagle Butte. Danny is survived by his eight children: three sons, William Hambelton and Thomas Hambelton of Sioux Falls, George Provancil of Wyoming. Five daughters, Donna Hambelton and Christine Hambelton of Sioux Falls, Sabrina Hambelton and Zilika Hambelton of […]

Harry Pedro Black Bear

RAPID CITY – Harry Pedro Black Bear, 48, made his journey to the Spirit World on Saturday, June 6, 2020 in Rapid City Harry Pedro Black Bear was born on August 28, 1971 in Rosebud to John Black Bear and Effie Iron Elk. Harry is survived by his brothers, Damon Black Bear of Riverton, Wyo., John Black Bear, Jr. of […]

Brandon Lee Cross-Archuleta

RAPID CITY – Brandon Lee Cross-Archuleta, 25, journeyed the Spirit World on Friday, June 5, 2020 near Kyle. Brandon Lee Cross-Archuleta was born on August 9, 1994 in Pine Ridge, to Tammy Cross and Ron Archuleta.Brandon is survived by his mother, Tammy Cross of Rapid City; stepfather, Alton Eagle Heart of Rapid City; father, Ron Archuleta of Porcupine; siblings, Debra […]

Vernal Tom Cross

KYLE – Vernal Tom Cross, Jr., 52, journeyed to the Spirit World on Friday, June 5, 2020 near Kyle. Vernal Tom Cross, Jr. was born on August 28, 1967 in Scottsbluff, Neb. to Vernal Cross, Sr. and Darlene Cross. Vernal is survived by his children, April Cross of Mitchell, Vernal Cross III of Rapid City, Aloysius Cross of Mitchell, and […]

Melynda Elk

BISMARCK, N.D. – Melynda Elk, 40, journeyed to the Spirit World on Friday, May 15, 2020 at the Sanford Hospital in Bismarck, N.D. Melynda was born on July 28, 1979 to Gordon and Patricia (Standing Bear) Elk in Fargo, North Dakota She attended Elementary School in Fargo until her dad got transfer to Bismarck, N.D. in 1988. She then attended […]

Paul Yellow Hammer Jr.

FORT YATES, N.D. – Paul Yellow Hammer Jr., 85, made his journey to the Spirit World on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at his home in Fort Yates, N.D. Paul Yellow Hammer, Sr. was raised in Fort, Yates, N.D., the son of Teresa Yellow Hammer (Iron Necklace) of Wakpala, South Dakota and Paul Yellow Hammer of Cannonball, N.D. Paul graduated from […]

Victor Vern Two Crow

KYLE – Victor Vern Two Crow, 57, made his journey to the Spirit World on Friday, June 5, 2020 near Kyle. Victor Vern Two Crow was born on December 27, 1962 in Pine Ridge to Judson and Anna “Annie” (Chief Eagle) Two Crow. Victor is survived by his daughter, Vanessa Swallow of Porcupine; sons, Quentin Two Crow of Porcupine, Ulysses […]

Don’t defund the police, disarm them

There is a lot of discussion nationally about “defunding” police departments and like everything else, this is usually taken out of context and distorted by those who think this means shutting down the police departments when actually it means “restructuring” the police departments. This means taking some of the money they are spending on military style guns and equipment, and […]