2021-07-21

Idle hands are the devil’s workshop

The End Zone

Training camp officially begins on July 26th, and both veterans and rookies will attend. Preseason games begin the week after that, so teams will be scouting for back-up talent. During this time, there are still two teams who are under the 50% vaccinated threshold.  Cowboys Hall of Famer WR Michael Irving was visibly upset that the Cowboys have not met […]

Post 22 qualifies for state tournament


RAPID CITY—One team moves on, another is done for the year, that’s how the playoffs work. Rapid City Post 22 hosted Renner Post 307 this weekend for a best-of-three series, to see which team qualified for state. Both teams had similar records and both teams played solid baseball, but Post 22 swept the series, 3-2 and 6-3, to advance to […]

Searching for old editorial

Dear Mr. Giago,   I am writing with the hope that you may have saved or still have access to an editorial you wrote sometime around 1987 (although it could have been 1988 or early 1989). It was published in the Gallup Independent when I lived there from mid-1986 to mid-1989. Your piece reflected poignantly and with great sensitivity on […]

Letter to Biden

Lakota tribal chairmen sign letter to president

  One of the first actions taken by President Biden back in January was issuing an executive memorandum on tribal consultation and strengthening Nation-to-Nation relationships. This memorandum was a reaffirmation of a similar memorandum from President Obama in 2009. Obama’s memorandum was an affirmation of President Clinton’s Executive Order (EO) 13175 from November 2000, which, according to Biden’s January memorandum, […]

RedCan 2021 returns and reconnects community

  EAGLE BUTTE — It’s always exciting when artists, performers, volunteers, and guests gather at the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, for the four-day RedCan invitational graffiti jam. But this year, after nearly a year and a half of pandemic life, was particularly joyful — especially with the inclusion of a groundbreaking ceremony for a new […]

Tribal members call on Biden to protect Bears Ears

Leaders and activists seek protection of sacred Bears Ears landscape

  SALT LAKE CITY, UT—The sacred landscape of Bears Ears needs immediate protection, said members of the Hopi Tribe, Navajo Nation, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Pueblo of Zuni, and Ute Indian Tribe. In an event held as part of the Red Road to DC, a cross-country tour highlighting Indigenous sacred sites at risk, area tribal members called for the restoration […]

Pueblo and Diné leaders call on Biden to protect Greater Chaco Canyon

Tribes and Indigenous activists want no new oil and gas leases in sacred lands 

  COUNSELOR, NM—Pueblo and Diné leaders and activists today hosted an event calling on President Biden to protect Greater Chaco Canyon and stop issuing new oil and gas leases in the sacred landscape. In an event held as part of the Red Road to DC, a cross-country tour highlighting Indigenous sacred sites at risk, elected leaders and grassroots organizers urged […]

Nez Perce Tribe calls on Biden to protect Snake River sacred salmon 

Tribe says salmon extinction creates crisis and requires action

Clarkston, WA—Members of the Nez Perce Tribe today called on President Biden to take immediate action to protect Snake River salmon. In an event held as part of the Red Road to DC, a cross-country tour highlighting Indigenous sacred sites at risk, tribal members urged the Biden administration to immediately address the threats to sacred salmon that are posed by […]

Native Tribes suing South Dakota over failures to register voters

  The Oglala and Rosebud Nations are among plaintiffs in a suit claiming the state of South Dakota routinely violates the National Voter Registration Act. The National Voter Registration Act, sometimes called Motor-Voter, is a federal law requiring that states help their citizens register to vote through the Department of Motor Vehicles and other state-run public assistance agencies. Today, several […]

Lakota woman wins Louisiana pipeline lawsuit

Bayou Bridge Pipeline Protesters, Journalist Celebrate Victory for Free Speech

  Contact: press@ccrjustice.org Local District Attorney Rejects All Criminal Charges for Alleged Violations of ALEC-inspired Anti-Protest Amendments to Critical Infrastructure Law St. Martinville, Louisiana – Sixteen pipeline protesters and a journalist who had been arrested and charged with felonies in 2018 celebrated a major victory for the First Amendment after a local district attorney in Louisiana rejected all charges and […]