7th Annual Black Hills Powwow poster by Richard Red Owl

Richard “Rich” Red Owl was born in 1940 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. Red Owl’s artistic expressions are self-taught. He prefers discovering for himself without formal instruction. Red Owl studied and received inspiration from Oscar Howe, Hobart Keith, and Charles Russell. Over the years, he has experimented […]

Native Sun News is gearing up for Native American Day

There has been beautiful weather lately in the Black Hills (Pa He Sapa). There has been an unusual amount of rain over this past Summer that has left everything lush and green. One of the great things about South Dakota besides the fishing and hunting is having the four seasons. Well, it is also the season for the upcoming 35th […]

An old Rapid City tradition

For four decades Colonial House has been a part of living and growing up in Rapid City. It has been a great place for quality dining and hometown socializing. When Grouchy was in high school that was the place to eat, and the first time Tim Giago offered Grouchy a job, he took Grouchy to Colonial House, and the late […]

Playoff bound teams clash in regular season

  NEW UNDERWOOD—It is doubtful the Philip Scotties will lose a game this season, mostly because they are a formidable force on offense and defense, but partially because they have a weak schedule. They dropped by New Underwood Friday night, and on the second play from scrimmage, Layton Terkildsen, perhaps the best Native ballplayer in the state, intercepted a Jaxon […]

Dolphins Route Broncos for NFL Scoring Record

It is the third week of the season as offenses around the league have their legs under them scoring more points. Injuries to key starters are also starting to have an impact on the ability of teams to compete as well. Leaving Las Vegas, the Pittsburgh Steelers had a little scare as their plane made an emergency landing in Kansas […]

Ivan Isaiah Reddest Jr, 25


January 5, 1999 ~ September 9, 2023 RAPID CITY- Ivan Isaiah Reddest. made his journey to the Spirit World on September 9, 2023 near his home in Box Elder, SD. Ivan Isaiah Reddest, Jr. was born on January 5, 1999 in Rapid City, SD to Ivan Orrie Reddest, Sr. and Deanna Rose (One Horn) Ivan, Jr. is survived by his […]

Wind Cave celebrates Native Americans’ Day with art show, speakers, sculpture dedication, hoop dancing and food

[Alt Text: Woman wearing a colorful dress dances on a green carpet with white hoops along her arms and in her hands. People stand and sit along the edges of the carpet watching her.]  HOT SPRINGS, SD – How does the way we are raised impact our self-expression? This Native Americans’ Day, Monday, October 9, Wind Cave explores this question […]

Tresse D. Dion, 19


Tresse D. Dion, 19 February 12, 2004 ~September 20, 2023 CHAMBERLAIN, SD-Tresse Dream made her journey to the spirit world September 20, 2023 in her home at the age of 19 years old. God decided to take one of his angels home. She leaves behind her boyfriend; Cole Allen Flute and their son; Kyrie Allen Flute, Mother; Marvel Dion, Sister; […]

Lisa Condon, 53


October 30, 1969~September 11, 2023 EAGLE BUTTE, SD -Lisa Condon of Eagle Butte, made her journey to the spirit world Monday, September 11, 2023, at Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. MDT, Friday, September 22, 2023, at CRST Bingo Hall, Eagle Butte. Burial will follow in the Eagle Butte Cemetery. Lisa Fayette Condon was […]

Melvin Lee James Young, 86


Melvin Lee James Young, 86 July 20, 1937~September 18, 2023 ROSEBUD, SD – Melvin Lee James Young “Sungmanitu” Made his journey to the spirit world on September 18, 2023. Melvin was born on July 20, 1937 in Rosebud, SD and is the youngest son of Harry Henry Young and Viola Mae Peck. Melvin was raised in the Tuthill and Wanblee […]