Graham “Buster” E. McQuown


SENECA, SD – Graham “Buster” E. McQuown, 97, of Seneca, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Faulkton Area Medical Center surrounded by family. A private funeral mass was held Thursday, May 6, 2021 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Faulkton, with Father Christopher Hughes presiding. Burial followed at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, Seneca. Buster was born on April […]

Blanche Hope Bell


PINE RIDGE, SD – Blanche Hope Bell was born on April 7, 1993 in Rapid City, SD to Melinda Bell.  Blanche made her journey to the Spirit World on May 9, 2021 in Pine Ridge, SD.   Blanche is survived by her son; Jacoby Bell-McLaughlin of Pine Ridge, SD; mother, Melinda (Darrell, Jr.) Spotted Elk of Pine Ridge, SD; twin […]

Bobbi Jo (Dovey) Larson


PUKWANA, SD – Bobbi Jo (Dovey) Larson passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Bobbi Jo (Dovey) Larson was born on August 22, 1973, in Sioux Falls, SD, to Mary (Reitz) Howard and Bob Dovey. As a child, Bobbi and her family lived on an acreage outside of Renner, SD, where they had many pets, including horses and donkeys. It […]

Kathleen Mae Pomani


FORT THOMPSON, SD – Kathleen Mae Pomani was born July 29, 1939 at Fort Thompson, SD to Charles Ross and Lavina Chase. Kathleen passed away on May 1, 2021 at Sanford Medical Center in Chamberlain, SD at the age of 81 years. Kathleen is survived by two sons: Faron Shoptese and Sonny Shoptese of Kansas; five daughters: Lea Cleveland of […]

Arlene Mae (White Crane) High Hawk


RAPID CITY, SD – Arlene Mae (White Crane) High Hawk was born on May 19, 1965 in Alliance, NE to Al White Crane and Josephine (Means) White Crane.  Arlene made her journey to the Spirit World on April 30, 2021 in Rapid City, SD.   Arlene is survived by husband, Delbert High Hawk, Sr.; mother, Josephine (Means) White Crane; children, […]

Leon Leroy Lakota III


PINE RIDGE, SD – Leon Leroy Lakota III was born on May 8, 1970 in Rapid City, SD to Jewel Frazier and Leon L. Lakota, Jr.  Leon made his journey to the Spirit World on May 4, 2021 in the #4 Community near Pine Ridge, SD.   Leon is survived by his wife, Mayonne Lakota; daughters, Angel and Trina Lakota; […]

Tim’s articles on boarding schools

To the Editor, I enjoyed reading Tim’s article.  On this I agree with many of his messages.  I too went to BIA boarding schools.  My academic learning was not as good as I had received in other public schools.  There was negatives that I could have focused on.  But, like I read in his article, I chose to focus on […]

Time to stop punishing Trans girls

To the Editor, Greetings! It’s been a little while since I reached out to you, and I want you to know that our work continues to make the Dakotas a more loving — and less hateful — place to live for LGTBQ2S individuals. In addition to our continued mission to pass anti-hate and marriage equality legislation on tribal nations, my […]