TDA defeats Lakota Tech at Red Cloud

PINE RIDGE—Lakota Tech hosted Tripp-Delmont-Armour (TDA) at Red Cloud’s football field, and after a hard fought contest played under a blazing hot mid-afternoon sun, TDA prevailed, 37-20. TDA Head Coach Kendall Strand hit the nail on the head about the difference between his team and Tech’s: “Our big power in our offense is definitely our line, the Westendorf twins (sophomores […]

Crime rises in Rapid City

RAPID CITY—In the last several days, multiple shootings have happened, resulting in multiple deaths, several arrests have been made and people are in custody. From the start, the report came back for Robert Yellow Bird, a 17 year old from Sioux Falls. He was initially wanted for questioning regarding a shooting incident at the Knollwood Apartments in Rapid City. Then, […]

Jamie Smith Speaks at the Black Hills Forum and Press Club

RAPID CITY–“If you have ever been made to feel not welcome in the state of South Dakota, you are welcome in the state of South Dakota,” said Jaime Smith, Democratic nominee running for Governor of South Dakota. Smith was invited to speak at the Black Hills Forum and Press Club on August 26, 2022, to an audience of press, writers […]

Steve Allender declines to run for Mayor next year

RAPID CITY – After seven years, Steve Allender has declined to run again when his term ends in 2023. Allender told the Rapid City Journal that he had told his wife he was considering not running again in 2019 but due to the field producing no candidate he found suitable, he decided to keep his hat in the ring. Since […]

Rapid City man receives 22-year sentence for 2020 killing

RAPID CITY—Lawrence Mexican, 31, earned a sentence for the beating death of Harry “Packy” Black Bear, 48, a homeless man who has been described as a leader in the homeless community. Circuit Court Judge Matt Brown, who was overhearing the case, awarded Mexican 808 days for his time served, while his sentence will run consecutively to any federal sentence he […]

Warrior Women Project presents award winning documentary

EAGLE BUTTE—The Warrior Women Project will be hosting a series of Labor Day events on Cheyenne River, between August 31st – September 4th. The purpose of these events, which will include a homecoming screening of the Warrior Women film as well as an interactive oral history tent at the CRST Labor Day Celebration, is to recognize and celebrate the modern […]

Supports Brian Bengs

Dear Editor, I am voting for Brian Bengs in November but let me tell you why. Brian is a 26 year veteran of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, where he served as a JAG Officer. He in an intelligent man, who served as a college professor who taught courses at the Air Force Academy. He is running to […]

Tribes must maintain political independence

Every tribe must operate in a macro reality where a duopoly—Democrats versus Republicans—dominates the political landscape. At contentious levels even the most brilliant political minds across this planet cannot sufficiently quantify and categorize, these two parties battle for the hearts and minds of the American electorate, each crafting contrived and duplicitous narratives to simultaneously dupe the electorate, while in service […]

Tribute to Allen Parker

Dear Editor,   Excellent tribute to Alan Parker, aho!   Ryan Wilson   oglalawilson@gmail.com

Official opening of First People’s Mountain

Dear Editor, As the U.S. marks the 150th anniversary of Yellowstone National Park, we celebrate the long overdue naming of First People’s Mountain, a 10,551-foot peak at Yellowstone National Park long used by colonizers to embarrass and humiliate the Native American peoples who walked these lands for 10,000 years. The Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council would like to thank its […]