2018-07-05 E-Edition

Solstice Celebration Includes Tree Planting

MCLAUGHLIN, S.D. – The Summer Solstice Celebration at the Medicine Wheel Living Park was a fun, educational, community building event. Lots of smiles and good times. Volunteers and children planted an additional 150 fruit and nut trees for future generations, made a cob playhouse for the kids, listened to Native Elders speak, enjoyed live music, ate good food and more! […]

Journalists’ Job Can Be Dangerous Everywhere


It’s beyond ironic that on the day after this country celebrates Independence Day – which eventually led to our declared freedoms of speech and of the press, we should be discussing the deaths of 5 journalists killed by a disgruntled reader. But that’s the reality we live in. And so it is that Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca […]

International Indian Treaty Council Statement

Urgent Expression of Concern and Call to Action regarding Human Rights Violations being carried out against Indigenous and other children Indigenous Peoples from the Americas, Arctic, Pacific and Caribbean participating in the 44th Anniversary Conference of the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) from June 21-24, 2018 at Mato Paha (Bear Butte), Oceti Sakowin Treaty Territory (South Dakota USA), express our […]

Letters To The Editor

Political Candidate Letter to Public Dear Editor: Hello, I would like to extend a warm handshake to each of you. We have come to a time to consider electing a new administration and council. Sometimes in life, we challenge ourselves and reflect on how we can make a difference on matters of importance. The spirit of representation for this election […]


OCTOBER 26, 1939 – JUNE 23, 2018 Fred “Buzzy” Howard Ferguson was born on October 26, 1939 in Pine Ridge, SD to John “Johnny” and Alice (Clifford) Ferguson. Fred passed away on June 23, 2018 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD. Fred is survived by his spouse, Kay (Bettelyoun) Ferguson of Kyle, SD; daughters, Debbie (Alwin) Ferguson […]


JUNE 20, 2018 Evelyn Rain Franks was born on June 20, 2018 to Jacob Franks, Sr. and Patricia Beard in Rapid City, SD. Evelyn made her journey to the Spirit World on June 20, 2018 in Rapid City, SD. Evelyn is survived by her parents, Jacob Franks, Sr. and Patricia Beard of Porcupine, SD; sister, Ayden Franks, of Pine Ridge, […]


APRIL 2, 1925 – JUNE 20, 2018 Salvatore Joseph Gentle was born on April 2, 1925 in Milwaukee, WI to George and Lucy (Cianciola) Gentile. Salvatore passed away on June 20, 2018 at his home in Rapid City, SD. Salvatore was raised in Waterloo, IA and graduated high school from Campion High School in Prairie Du Chien, WI in 1940. After […]


JUNE 19, 1955 – JUNE 23, 2018 Benita Barbara Mills was born on June 19, 1955 in Pine Ridge, SD to Benjamin Mills and Rose Mae Rowland. Benita passed away on June 23, 2018 at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, NE. Benita is survived by her sons, Angel (Jenni) Mills of Fort Morgan, CO and Armando Mills of Denver, […]


To Enter Bellator Cage

*Exclusive to LCT PINE RIDGE – Professional mixed martial artist and Oglala Lakota citizen David “Bull Dawg” Michaud has ended a brief stint as a free agent and has signed on to fight in one of the world’s most prominent organizations. In a statement to LCT, Michaud (12-4) announced that he has signed a one fight deal with the worldly […]