Matthew Edward Quick Bear


Matthew Edward Quick Bear was born on December 4, 1967 in Santa Clara, CA to Mike Capfield and Fern McKay. Matthew made his journey to the Spirit World on April 21, 2021 in Sioux Falls, SD. Matthew is survived by his children, RaeAnn Respects Nothing, Treasa Quick Bear, Casey Quick Bear, Dallas Quick Bear, Sheila Quick Bear, and Kaleb Walker; […]

Pipeline resisters link construction to missing, murdered

BACKUS, Minn. — Eleven individuals locked themselves at the entrances to Enbridge’s Line 3 workers’ encampment in a civil disobedience action here on May 6, to raise awareness about the national Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women epidemic. Cass County jail held them overnight and released them in one of the clashes over the hazardous pipeline that brings apprehensions to more […]

The arts are calling YOU to join in this summer

The arts in South Dakota are alive this summer—and they are calling you to safely step into a renewed whirl of concerts, plays, performances and parks filled with arts opportunities. All over the state, summer programs are being announced and the activities that mark the arts season are summoning live audiences once again. The stage lights are on in theaters […]

South Dakota to end federal pandemic unemployment benefits

PIERRE– Today, Governor Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) announced South Dakota will terminate its participation in the federal government’s pandemic-related unemployment assistance programs.   “Businesses across the state continue to say they would grow and expand, if it wasn’t for the lack of workers. Help wanted signs line our streets,” said state Labor […]

National Native American Hall of Fame announces 8 new nominees

Part II

Earlier in May, the National Native American Hall of Fame (NNAHOF) this week announced eight new inductees from across Indian Country, celebrated for their contributions in Native advocacy, politics, athletics, arts, health, and culture preservation and revitalization. Inductees include: Dave Anderson (Ojibwe), a businessman and entrepreneur; Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (Northern Cheyenne); Joy Harjo (Muscogee Creek), a poet; Marcella LeBeau (Cheyenne River […]

NAJA Scholarship recipients announced

Lyric Aquino and Jonathan Michael Ray have been selected for the 2021 NYU Journalism-NAJA Scholarship. The goal of this full tuition scholarship, worth more than $70,000, is to support an exceptional journalist who might not otherwise have the opportunity to earn a graduate journalism degree in one of the school’s top-level NYU graduate journalism programs. Lyric will join NYU Journalism […]

Rapid City observes National Day of Awareness for Missing, Murdered Indigenous People

RAPID CITY — Mayor Steve Allender proclaimed May 5, 2021 as “National Awareness Day for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People in Rapid City.” The grassroots non-profit Red Ribbon Skirt Society of the Black Hills offered an art installation. Native leaders read the proclamation at a ceremony in its honor. The installation, on the grounds of the city’s Journey Museum, featured […]

Native community of Rapid City and Black Hills to meet

RAPID CITY – The Native American Indian Community of Rapid City and the Black Hills Area will be meeting on Thursday evening, May 20, 2021, from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Mother Butler Center Hall, 221 Knollwood Drive, Rapid City, SD. Two main items on the agenda are updates on the Sioux San and vacant Representative positions on the Council of […]

Sioux San case pending before Supreme Court

Three Lakota women push the case

RAPID CITY — Three Oglala women, who have been fighting the change of management at Sioux San Hospital for years, may have their day in the U.S. Supreme Court. Donna Gilbert, Charmaine White Face and Julie Mohney will be representing themselves in a case to force an injunction to end the contract between the Indian Health Service (IHS) and the […]

South Dakota National Guard engineers complete construction project at Bear Butte

RAPID CITY – Soldiers with the South Dakota National Guard’s 842nd Engineer Company refurbished the observation deck near the summit of Bear Butte as part of an Innovative Readiness Training project, April 24 to May 2. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks and Bear Butte State Park officials partnered with the SDNG to replace the weathered platform decking and stairs […]