2013-02-13 E-Edition

~David C. Jones ~

Funeral services for David C. Jones, 55, of McLaughlin, SD, will be Monday, Jan. 28 at 12 Noon at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Wakpala. Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation will start at 6:00PM, Sunday, with prayer services at 7:00PM at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, McLaughlin. David entered […]

Wounded Knee Massacre Site not a Good Investment for Speculators

A news story on Indianz.com tells that James A. Czywczynski, owner the lands where the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre took place, is offering to sell that forty-acre sacred site for $3.9 million. The decision to sell the land and to offer the right of first refusal to the Lakota people was obviously motivated by the Pe’Sla story which was much […]

~Cleveland George DuBray, Jr.~

Cleveland George DuBray, Jr., age 56, passed away on February 7, 2013 at Rapid City, SD. Survivors include: Spouse: Alice Hawk Wing of Pine Ridge, SD, Son: Michael Brian Hawk Wing-DuBray of Sacramento, CA, Daughters: Justina DuBray and Sheila DuBray both of Pine Ridge, SD, Faith Bobbi Jo Hawk Wing and Joy Dean DuBray both of California. Brothers: Michael DuBray […]


SHANNON COUNTY MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 1, 2013 Shannon County, South Dakota The Shannon Board of County Commissioners met in regular session on February 1, 2013. Present: Anna Diaz, Lyla Hutchison, Bryan Kehn, and Sue Ganje, Auditor. Absent: Eugenio White Hawk and Wendell Yellow Bull. The Pledge of Allegiance was given and the meeting called to order at 12:23 PM by […]


REQUEST FOR THIRD PARTY COMMENTS The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 REQUEST FOR THIRD-PARTY COMMENT ON SINTE GLESKA UNIVERSITY Sinte Gleska University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit March 11-13, 2013, with a […]


REQUEST FOR BIDS Wanbli Wiconi Tipi Youth Wellness and Renewal Center – Juvenile Detention Center 26628 U.S. Highway 18 Mission, South Dakota 57555 REQUEST FOR BIDS GHG PROJECT NO. 12.2004.02 SOFFIT, FASCIA AND ROOF REPAIR Rosebud Sioux Tribe Wanbli Wiconi Tipi requests sealed bids for soffit, fascia and roof repair work for the Youth Wellness and Renewal Center – Juvenile […]

Listen to the people, please?

Legislature has a problem hearing us!

This writer has written several columns about the School –to-Prison (STP) pipeline, also called the Cradleto Jail. It has led to too many minority and poor students being placed almost directly into detention, too often leading to prison. The STP has been in our vocabulary for more than a decade yet the first federal hearing on it was conducted by […]

Sicangu Scribe Scribblings

“Less than 50% of all domestic violence cases in Indian Country are prosecuted because of a gap in the legal system,” stated Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) who spoke to the US Senate on Monday, February 11, 2013. Senator Cantwell is currently serving as Chairwoman of the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. She spoke to S.47, which would reauthorize the […]

The Rez of the Story

Hau Mitakuyepi (Greetings My Relatives), A Report of the Subcommittee On The Constitution of the Committee On The Judiciary, United States Senate, 97th Congress states that “The conclusion is thus inescapable that the history and wording of the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as well as its interpretation by every major commentator and court in the […]