2012-11-21 E-Edition

~Gerald J. Wright~

Gerald J. Wright, age 62, of St. Francis, SD, began his journey to the Spirit World on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at the Rosebud Hospital. He is survived his sister, Arvella Haukaas, Rosebud; three nieces: Kateri Haukaas, Patricia Haukaas and Heather Haukaas of Rosebud. One nephew, Edward Wilson of Rosebud. A one night wake begins at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November […]

Recalling a Native American warrior

do a South Dakota farm boy and a Pima Indian from Arizona have in common? A lot more than you might think. I discovered this on November 10 – the 237th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps – during a conversation with Jack Thurman; an 87-year old Mitchell native who’s still going strong. Sitting in the comfort of the Box […]

~Claudette Clifford Sabor~

Claudette Clifford Sabor, age 77, of St. Francis, SD entered eternal rest on Thursday, November 15th 2012 at Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, SD. She is survived by her son: Charles Sabor Jr. of Redfield, SD. Her brothers: Ben Clifford, White River, SD; John Paul Clifford, South Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI; Burdette Clifford, Mission, SD; and Orion Clifford, Omaha, NE. […]


REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Sicangu Wicoti Awayankapi S. W. A. Corporation P.O. Box 69 Rosebud, South Dakota 57570 Phone 605-747-2203 Fax: 605-747-2966 1-888-379-3411 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL SWA 12-39 AUDIT AND BUSINESS TAX RETURN FOR SICANU VILLAGE ESTATES I The Sicangu Wicoti Awayankapi (SWA) Corporation P.O. Box 69 Rosebud, South Dakota 57570 is requesting written proposals for fiscal year audits and business […]

High court to take fresh look at voting rights law

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will consider eliminating the government’s most potent weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s. The court acted three days after a diverse coalition of voters propelled President Barack Obama to a second term in the White House. With a look at affirmative action in higher education already on the agenda, the […]

Pine Ridge Extension Office Hires New Nutrition Assistant

The Pine Ridge Extension Office continues to move forward and fill our open positions within the office. I am happy to announce Donnette Bowman as our new Nutrition Assistant who has hit the ground running since starting her position on Monday November 5. She would like to take this opportunity to introduce herself to the area: My name is Donnette […]

Dear Editor,

I am writing this letter from the Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas. My name is Suzanna Valandra Neiss from St. Francis, South Dakota located on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. I am a Federal Inmate serving my sentence here in Texas. I enjoy reading the Lakota Country Times, which is donated by an inmate to our leisure library. […]

Rez Ramblings & Reasonings

Thanksgiving is a time of family and friends getting together to honor our relationships and the Creator. Sometimes people get confused because they say things like, we should honor our relationships every day. Which is true but as most of us know we are involved in our lives and it is nice to just set a whole day to honor […]

Allowing a search without a warrant? Illegal searches are no joke!

Having conversed with several native women recently this writer realized that a topic written about before needs repeating. People do not need to allow any level of law enforcement officer or agency (LEA) to search your home without first presenting you with a search warrant. And don’t they always wait for your partner to leave the home, because it is […]