2011-11-23 E-Edition

OSLH Exceeds Expectations

OSLH exceeded expectations with two American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grants funded in 2009 that they completed in September 2011 on time, on task and within budget. According to Paul Iron Cloud, Executive Director of the Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Housing, “OS(L)H was able to prove that Indian grantees can do as well as other or actually better than other grantees […]

Girls Basketball Champions

OSLH receives new grant to build more homes

Potential tax credit program could build up to 180 homes

PINE RIDGE – Oglala Sioux Lakota Housing Authority was recently awarded a Rural Innovation Fund grant from Housing and Urban Development for $2 million. The three year grant requires a $1 million match from housing and will provide resources to build 18 new homes. “We were able to build 18 new homes with Stimulus money, now this grant will help […]



On November 20, 2011, an off-duty officer of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services, Officer Charles Ginsbach, was arrested for allegedly being intoxicated while in possession of a firearm. Several arrests have been made and the suspects in the incident are being held in custody pending a full investigation by Federal, State and Tribal Law Enforcement agencies including the […]

President Steele “Zinkala Zi” Travels to Washington for Tribal Summit

Pine Ridge – President John Yellow Bird Steele will travel to Washington D.C. the week of November 28th through December 3, 2011. He will meet with US President Barack Obama as representative of our Council of Large Land Base Tribes. The issues to be discussed will be: Treaties of 1851 & 1868 – Tribal Land Based issues- Tribal Housing issues- […]

Red Cloud Student-Athletes Qualify for National Cross-Country Meet

PINE RIDGE, South Dakota– Two student athletes from Red Cloud High School will join thousands of runners from across the Nation next month after having qualified for the 2011 United States of America Track & Field Junior Olympic Cross-Country Championships. Red Cloud Sophomore Daniel Lucero and Freshman Percival I’atala were among the young competitors from North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, […]

Wounded Knee Woman receives Fellowship

Recognized for Innovative Environmental Leadership

New York, NY, November 16, 2011 –A South Dakota woman, who resides in Wounded Knee, is the recipient of a national conservation fellowship that will allow her to bring sustainable housing to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Shannon Freed is one of 40 individuals nationwide selected as a 2011 Together- Green Fellow. Supported by a conservation alliance between Audubon and […]

Isna Wica Owayawa Royalty Crowned November 10, 2011

Call for Entries | South Dakota Governor’s 5th Biennial Art Exhibition

Governor Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard invite all artists living and working in South Dakota to submit their artwork for the fifth biennial competition and touring exhibition. This juried exhibition is organized to recognize and encourage South Dakota artists, promote the artistic identity of South Dakota and to celebrate the cultural and artistic heritage and future of South […]