2020-10-08 E-Edition

Historic land settlement inches closer in South Dakota

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RAPID CITY – Digging into the fate of Native children who died in the early 20th century at an Indian boarding school in this Black Hills city, Lakota researchers struck legal gold. Through title records, they traced a string of questionable transactions that shows how municipal power brokers kept out of Indian hands all of the 1,200 prime, in-town acres […]

COVID-19 positives spike

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PINE RIDGE – According to the SD Department of Health, Oglala Lakota County added 18 positives on Saturday, Sept. 26 and 11 on Sunday, Sept. 27. The OST Coronavirus Task Force met Sunday night and Monday, rumors abounded that the Task Force was going to recommend a seven-day lockdown, instead a multi-phase plan was recommended with a curfew as the […]

He Dog School listed in National Register of Historic Places

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HE DOG COMMUNITY – The He Dog School near Parmelee was recently placed in the National Register of Historic Places, according to the South Dakota State Historical Society. The National Register is the official federal list of properties identified as important in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering and culture. The State Historic Preservation Office of the State Historical Society and […]

A walk to remember our relatives

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RAPID CITY- A memorial walk for the children who passed away at the Rapid City Indian boarding school will be held at Sioux Park garden on Native American Day. This walk, scheduled for 10am on October 12, 2020, will be an honorarium to break ground for a permanent memorial for the children who passed away while attending Rapid City Indian […]

This Native Americans’ Day, Make a Difference

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CAIRNS Etanhan Wotanin (News from CAIRNS)

One person can make a difference. In the case of two holidays in South Dakota, that person is Lynn “Smokey” Hart, who was a professional bullfighter and rodeo clown. He played pivotal roles in both Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Native Americans Day being recognized as legal holidays in South Dakota, and thereby gained national attention. He appeared on […]

Lakota Waldorf School Receives Language Grant

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PINE RIDGE – The Lakota Waldorf School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has received a Native Language Immersion Initiatives (NLII) grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado. This $90,000 grant will support the school’s efforts to preserve and revitalize the Lakota language, adding a performing arts component to the school’s existing program with a focus on […]

Shere Wright-Plank Sworn in to RST Council

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ROSEBUD – Shere Wright-Plank took office as the newest Tribal Council Representative at a special meeting held this week. She was appointed to complete the council term for the Rosebud community after the passing of her late father Lenard “Shadow” Wright. “I am honored to complete my Dad’s term,” Shere wrote in a social media message. “I want to say […]

“Petite Hot Springs”

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I would like to Congratulate and Recognize my dear 6 yo granddaughter, M’elaiya Skuya Schmit. M’elaiya has held the title of “Petite Hot Springs” for a year or so. M’elaiya currently is in the first grade at Hot Springs elementary. She was born on the anniversary of “The Little Big Horn”. I gave her a Lakota name a few years […]

Ecoffey, Carlow top finishers

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DEADWOOD – As teams continue to build some momentum towards the State A cross country meet at Hart Ranch on October 24, Red Cloud rolls into Deadwood last Tuesday with sophomore Jade Ecoffey taking first in the 5,000-meter run with a 21:34.22 and seventh grader Ashlan Carlow, running in only her second varsity race, finishing runner-up in 22:03.75. A third […]