Tough week for Rapid City Legion teams

CASPER, WY—Before they walked onto Mike Lansing Field in Casper last Sunday, Rapid City Post 320 was a confident team, playing their best baseball. Jimmy Rogers opened the doubleheader on the mound for the Stars, coming off a quality start against Watertown, and his team staked him to a 3-1 lead before the wheels fell off in the bottom of […]

Remains of Native children to be returned

The remains of 10 children who died at Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Cumberland County between 1880 and 1910 are slated to be exhumed this summer. Aleut family members will return the remains of one child to Saint Paul Island in Alaska, and Rosebud Sioux descendants will take nine children back to a tribal veteran’s cemetery in South Dakota or […]

South Dakota Democrats announce historic agreement

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) and state parties including the Democratic Party of South Dakota announced a historic four-year agreement that will guarantee more investment into Democratic state parties and grassroots infrastructure than ever before. At a minimum, this investment will provide $23 million to state parties as part of Democrats’ 2022 midterm strategy and creates a first-of-its-kind program to […]

Governor Noem and Department of Tribal Relations to host Governor’s Round Dance in Pierre

Governor Noem and Department of Tribal Relations to host Governor’s Round Dance in Pierre PIERRE – Governor Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations will host the Governor’s Round Dance in Pierre on Thursday, May 20, 2021, from noon to 3:00 pm CT. The Round Dance will take place on the lawn of the South Dakota State Capitol. […]

Rapid City pays respects to revered Rosebud artist Robert Penn

RAPID CITY — The Rapid City Arts Council is set to open a major summer long exhibition May 28 of late Lakota artist Robert Penn’s works. Entitled “WOKIKSUYE”, it commences at the Dahl Arts Center Cyclorama Gallery with “a gathering for those who would like to share memories or stories” from the life of the artist, the city said in […]

Rapid City man indicted on Felony Murder, Sexual Assault charges

RAPID CITY – 58-year-old Marlon Little Bald Eagle has been indicted on charges of Felony Murder (a death that happens during of the commission of a felony), and alternative charges of Second Degree Rape or Third Degree Rape (meaning he could be convicted of one or the other, but not both). The indictment comes as the result of an investigation […]

COVID-19 Update from Northern Cheyenne Country

Due to an extremely diligent response, the Northern Cheyenne Nation appears to be winning the war against COVID-19, though the battle took its toll on 57 Tribal members (Northern Cheyenne Tribal Services Department). Thus, life is getting “more” normal on the reservation, though certain precautions are still required and encouraged by the Tribal Government. William Walksalong, longtime Tribal Administrative Officer, […]

Days of ’76 includes Native focus

DEADWOOD — The Days of ’76 Parade and Rodeo here has been growing over the years, and now its sponsors’ interest in the inclusion of Native American culture is, too. The annual event began in 1924 to feature Deadwood’s history. It tells how gold seekers and their followers founded the northern Black Hills mining town in 1876. Thousands of people […]

Army Corps seeks tribal cooperation on DAPL

STANDING ROCK RESERVATION — Energy Transfer Partners, the business behind the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), and the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), had a problem. They were ordered to consult with tribes in preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), but they only wanted objections to be environmental, and not about the threat DAPL posed to sites sacred to the tribe. […]

6 common tactics of teen dating sexual coercion

Sexual violence within teen dating relationships is very real. Oftentimes teens are made to feel as if sexual contact is “no big deal” or is “a part of being in a relationship/dating” by their perpetrators. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.   According to the NSVRC report, Serving Teen Survivors: A Manual for Advocates, youths who experience sexual violence […]