Haaland Aims to Empower Americans to Support Vote By Mail

Washington, D.C. – With the U.S. Postal Service under assault from the Trump Administration, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (N.M.-01) introduced a bill that will empower Americans to support vote by mail. The Vote by Mail Stamp Act creates a new stamp to join the ranks of other semipostal stamps, including the Breast Cancer Research Stamp and Alzheimer’s Stamp, to help fund vote […]

Daniel Darice Hollow Horn

WOUNDED KNEE – Daniel Darice Hollow Horn, 25, “Wambli Oyakpa” (Golden Eagle), 25, journeyed to the Spirit World on Monday, August 10, 2020 at his home in Wounded Knee. Daniel Darice Hollow Horn was born on October 6, 1994 in Pine Ridge to Michael Spotted Bear and Trina Hollow Horn-Williams. Daniel is survived by his mother, Trina Williams; father, Michael […]

Terrance Shane Fish

MARYLAND – Terrance Shane Fish, 56, began his journey to the Spirit World on Thursday, July 30, 2020 in Columbia, Maryland. Terrance Shane Fish was born on May 14, 1964 in Pine Ridge to Miles Fish, Jr. and Vivian (Witherwax) Fish.  Terrance made his journey to the Spirit World on July 30, 2020 in Columbia, MD. Terrance was born on […]

Darlene Elk Boy

LAWTON, Okla. – Darlene Elk Boy, 84, journeyed to the Spirit World on Sunday, August 2, 2020 in Lawton, Okla. Darlene Elk Boy was born on January 20, 1936 in Pine Ridge to Francis Ira Elk Boy and Helen Hard Heart. Darlene is survived by her children, Donna Zimmerman and Diane Comes both of Rapid City; Delores Comes of Denver, […]

Some Native women, doubly disappeared: Cops target motorcycle rally sex traffic

PART II STURGIS – As if to stress the points that advocates for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirits (MMIWG2) publicized at the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, a joint federal-state-county sting collared eight men during an undercover sex trafficking bust conducted here at the time. Charged in the Aug. 7-13 rally op are Robert Lee Goodwill, Jr., 20, […]

Indian country census woes mount

NORMAN, Oklahoma — After an August federal directive to shorten the 2020 Census outreach period jarred the nation, Indian organizations redoubled efforts to make sure constituents are counted in the decennial population survey that has been handicapped by the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, especially in Native communities. On Aug. 3, U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham announced the decision to end […]

Welcome to the RLC: Republican Liars Convention

This is a tale of two conventions. One was the DNC, Democrat National Convention; and the other was the RNC which quickly became the RLC, or the Republican Liars Convention. Several months ago an editorial in this newspaper asked the Christian Evangelicals, and other Christian religious orders, many strong supporters of Donald Trump, “What does it say in our Holy […]

Johnson Honors West River Vietnam Veterans

RAPID CITY – U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) honored thirteen Veterans who served during the Vietnam War with a commemoration pin for their service to our nation. “Too many of our Vietnam-era veterans were not welcomed home properly. It’s never too late to do the right thing,” Johnson said. “That’s why it’s important for me to look these leaders in the […]

An ex-Marine and his Sicangu wife

Charlie Baca was an ex-Marine. He served honorably in Vietnam. After he came home he met Helen Felix, a lady from Rosebud and my very best advertising sales person at Indian Country Today, the newspaper I owned back then. With Charlie and Helen it was love at first sight. They got married in the newsroom of the newspaper and I […]

A state of war?

Forty years ago Sioux Indians had made their claim that the State of South Dakota and the US Federal Government had violated their rights as dual citizens of this country, another protest case finds its way to the Pennington County Court House in Rapid City August 22, 2020. Led this time by a coalition put together by Nick Tilsen, the […]