The Way It Was

Jonas Wounded Foot in 1942 dressed in traditional regalia. Holy Rosary Mission chose a couple of boys every year to send to New York City and Boston to do their traditional dances for selected audiences and to raise money for the boarding school. Wounded Foot made the trip 2 or 3 times. (Courtesy Photo)

What do seafood and Italian food have in common? Bill Darden!

  Mr. Darden opened his first Red Lobster in 1968 in Lakeland, Florida. Now there are over 700 US/abroad Red Lobster chain restaurants. Over his life time he has owned and operated several restaurants that have successfully turned in to national legions. In 1982 he opened his first Olive Garden. Fun fact, in 1970 Red Lobster invented and then introduced […]

Wishing all Veterans a peaceful holiday

While editing one of our writer’s our editor ran across a few words in one sentence that said “keep worm.” Keep worm? Of course it was meant to read keep warm, but that’s why we have editors. Our world famous General Manager, also known Captain Kirk, made a short trip to Rosebud last week to renew old acquaintances and to […]

Cheryl Crazy Bull, President honored with award

   DENVER – American Indian College Fund President and CEO Cheryl Crazy Bull was named a GlobalMindED 2021 Inclusive Leader on November 3 during a virtual awards ceremony. More than 3,000 viewers watched as GlobalMindED’s 2020 Inclusive Leaders named the 2021 winners who serve as role models of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (IDE) across 15 major industry sectors. The ceremony […]

To say that the Lakota Treaties of 1851 and 1868 are irrelevant is wrong!

  The dialogue concerning this issue was brought to my attention by Oglala Sioux Tribal Council Healthcare Committee members at the scheduled meeting of the three Tribal Health Committees representatives on the October 25, 2021 at the Holliday Inn near the Rapid City Civic Center.  Oglala Sioux Tribe, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and Rosebud Sioux Tribal Health Board Committees alone […]

New York Giants upset Raiders

The End Zone

  This week contains not only action-packed finishes and upsets. It also includes some of the most bizarre news as well. Packers QB Aaron Rogers sat out due to testing positive for Covid 19. Rogers stated in a preseason post-game that he was taking antibiotics instead of the vaccine. It has not been determined if the league will suspend or […]

Teegan Longbrake – “She lives on a horse”

  Teegan Longbrake, commonly known as “T”, Cheyenne River Sioux/Oglala, is 9 years old, 3’6” tall, weighs in at sixty pounds and is in the 4th grade.  Yet, she has already won 15 trophy belt buckles competing in rodeo (barrels, poles, goat ribbon untying and the flag race). “We finally had to build her a special buckle case,” laughed her […]

Platte-Geddes comeback denies Timber Lake trip to Dome

TIMBER LAKE—“Man, this is perfect weather for football,” the official said last Friday night as Timber Lake hosted Platte-Geddes in one 9AA semi-final. Cars ringed the field and the stands were filled with the Timber Lake faithful, and it sure seemed the Panthers were on their way to state as they jumped out to a 14-0 lead behind the impressive […]

South Dakota Football playoff results

RAPID CITY—Outside the All Nations Football Conference, the only team with any Native players making a trip to the championship Dakota Dome in Vermillion next weekend will be the Winner Warriors. Wall and Timber Lake, at 9A and 9AA, respectively, had a shot at the Dome, but came up short by narrow margins. The All-Nations Conference played their championship games […]

Almost homeless

Life sometimes has a way of surprising the heck out of a person.  Just a few weeks ago, I managed to complete a grueling summer job, cooking up in the mountain sans technology – not even cell phone service, looking forward to a lazy winter, just focusing on beadwork. Yet, I write this column from the offices of Native Sun […]