Why the Lakota Are Still Searching for Justice

In the Lakota tradition, you care for Mother Earth as it is our first home — this relationship is one of reciprocity. The Lakota lived in harmony with the earth and would only take what is needed and traditionally only after leaving a gift. The gift was often tobacco, followed by a prayer. All things are one with the land, the […]

Monument Health warns of phishing scam

RAPID CITY– Monument Health warns of a scam in the Black Hills in which someone who claims to be with “Regional Health” calls and asks for personal information. The call appears to be from the same 755 telephone prefix that Monument Health uses. However, the health system has not used the Regional Health name since January. And although Monument Health […]

COVID-19 update

Pennington County nears 2,000 total positive cases as infections continue on their upward trend since late August. Oglala Lakota County jumped up and past 200 cases in recent weeks and now has 222 total positive cases and 25 currently active. The Oglala Sioux Tribe recently discussed the opening of the tribal casinos and the discussion dealt with the tribe’s financial […]

Joseph C. Clifford “Wahachanka Wakinyan Oigwa”

RAPID CITY – Joseph C. Clifford “Wahachanka Wakinyan Oigwa”, 44, journeyed to the Spirit World on Thursday, September 10, 2020 in Rapid City. Joseph C. Clifford was born on April 16, 1976 in Pine Ridge to Joseph L. Clifford, Jr. and Pamela D. Giago. Joe is survived by his mother, Pamela “Penny” Giago; fathers, Joe “Buz” Clifford and Warren “Papa” […]

Betty C. DeCory

PINE RIDGE – Betty C. DeCory, 72, journeyed to the Spirit World on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City. Betty C. DeCory was born on February 6, 1948 in Alliance, Neb. to Jacob Yellow Hawk and Emma (Broken Leg) Yellow Hawk. Betty is survived by her daughter, Emma Yellow Hawk Felix; siblings, Thelma […]

Douglas Wayne Jensen

MARTIN – Douglas Wayne Jensen, 72, made his journey to the Spirit World on Friday, September 11, 2020 at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Neb. Douglas Wayne Jensen was born on April 4, 1948 in Pine Ridge to Frank Siers and Mildred Jensen. Douglas is survived by his children, Tina Jensen, John Jensen and David Jensen; siblings, Thelma […]

Georgia Faye Hornbeck

PORCUPINE – Georgia Faye Hornbeck, 74, began her journey to the Spirit World on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the Monument Health Home Plus Hospice in Rapid City. Georgia Faye Hornbeck was born on June 21, 1946 in Pine Ridge to Winfield and Eleanor (Amiotte) Hornbeck. Georgia is survived by her sons, Wilmer Youngman, Jr.; and numerous nieces, grandchildren and […]

Lonnie Thomas Richards “Tokia Mani”

PINE RIDGE – Lonnie Thomas Richards “Tokia Mani”, 51, journeyed to the Spirit World on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City. Lonnie Thomas Richards “Tokia Mani” was born on September 22, 1968 in Pine Ridge to Lester Jack and Sandra (Richards) Blue Bird. Lonnie attended high school in Pine Ridge was a drummer in […]

Darlene Eunice Young Bull Bear

KYLE – Darlene Eunice Young Bull Bear, 79, journeyed to the Spirit World on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the Sturgis Transitional Care in Sturgis. Darlene E. Young Bull Bear was born on March 23, 1941 in Pine Ridge to Robert Dan Young Bull Bear and Irene (Chief Bear) Young Bull Bear. Darlene is survived by her daughters, Lawanda (Adam) […]

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