Verdell A. Red Cloud Sr.~

PINE RIDGE – Verdell A. Red Cloud Sr., 68, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008, in Pine Ridge. Survivors include three sons, Richard Red Cloud and Verdell Red Cloud Jr., both of Pine Ridge, and Leonard Red Cloud, Red Lake, Minn.; four daughters, Ella Yellow Horse, Linda Red Cloud and Candy Red Cloud, all of Pine Ridge, and Donna Ross, Porcupine; […]

Our elders are leaving us

Dear Editor: Right before the summer began I moved from the city to a small town. I needed to ‘find myself’ trip. I have been away from family and friends for 20 years except for the funerals that I would attend and hastily return to the city due the fast lane of life. Over the summer, I had the honor […]

12 Steps to stopping the desire to drink

Dear Editor: Ask Anna is the first thing I read each week. Only this week I first read Shane Bear Heels story about his alcoholism in the Lakota Country Times. I have a pain in my heart for all the people who write to Ask Anna telling stories about addictions to booze and drugs. I am one of these addicted […]

Rememering Luke Broken Rope and St. Barnabas

Dear Editor: St. Barnabas Episcopal Church was organized on Sept. 24, 1885 and on Sept. 20, 1922, the National Episcopal Church illegally by warranty deed gave the Calvary Cathedral of Sioux Falls, all of the real estate and St. Barnabas which is located in Kyle, Washington County. Washington County was in existence from 1883-1943 at which time it merged and […]

Elected Porcupine School board seated

Dear Editor: Greetings from the Porcupine School, students, staff, the school board of directors and the community of Porcupine. The Porcupine School Election committee board members would like to thank everyone for voting in the 2008-2010 election. This election was held in conjunction with the national and the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s general election. We expected good numbers and prepared for […]

Reader agrees with column about newspapers

Dear Editor: I just finished reading Tim Giago’s article, “Newspapers fail when they give it away” and I couldn’t agree with him more. And I work in the internet business. I grew up in a newspaper household, in the days when there was a morning and evening edition, both delivered to our door. Internet news is like fast food- a […]

Native Colleges: one of America’s best kept secrets

Notes from Indian Country

Senator Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), stumbled across a great disparity while seeking appropriations for the Native American colleges. “It was appropriations time and I was frankly shocked to discover that a federally chartered college like Howard University, a school for African American students, was getting $13,000 per student while the Tribally Controlled Indian Colleges were getting only $1,700 per student. Inouye […]

Rez Happenings

Pine Ridge Hospital clinics closed Thursday Dec. 25 through Sunday Dec. 28 and on Thursday Jan. 1, for additional information call 867-5131. Kyle Health Center closed The I.H.S. Health Center in Kyle will be closed Thursday and Friday Dec. 25 and 26 and Jan. 1 and 2, for a medical emergency call 911 or call EMS at 867-5999. South Dakota […]

Scott S. American Horse~

PINE RIDGE – Scott S. American Horse, 75, Pine Ridge, died Tuesday, Dec. 16 in Rapid City. He served in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his wife, Wanda American Horse, Pine Ridge; three sons, Charles American Horse, Pierre, Amos American Horse, Pine Ridge, and Robert American Horse, Wounded Knee; his adopted daughter, Collen Light Foot, Pahaska, Okla.; and three brothers, […]


BIDS Oglala Sioux Tribe P.O. Box 349 Old Hospital Office Suites Highway 18 Pine Ridge, SD 57770 Request for Proposal Third Party Administrator/Carrier Services (Medical, Rx, Dental, Vision, Short-term Disability) Request For Proposal Specifications The Oglala Sioux Tribe is requesting sealed bids for a period of 30 days for the following: • Self-funded health, Rx, dental, vision and short-term disability. […]