2021-09-23

2021-09-23 E-Edition

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Council votes on Quarantine order

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SD Pot Rules Rejected


OGLALA – On Tuesday evening, Sept. 14, with the support of the tribal council and the COVID-19 Task Force, OST Vice President Alicia Mousseau issued the Quarantine order, based on the amount of new positive cases and the fact that there had been positives in nine of 18 reservation schools, the order sent home students and non-essential staff until Sept. […]

Congressional Snow Blindness

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CAIRNS Etanhan Wotanin (News from CAIRNS)

Here in the heart of Lakota country, at six minutes to six on Monday evening, September 20, the moon was full. It was the seventh full moon of the Lakotan year. The Lakotan year began on March 28, at 12:48 PM, which was the moment when the moon’s phase was full. The name of the first full moon of a […]

Lakota language revitalization

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Rosebud, S.D. – Local tribal citizens often voice their desire to learn to speak the Lakota language, yet are reluctant to progress for a variety of personal reasons. The Rosebud Economic Development Corporation (REDCO) announced in a press release their plans for a new “language preservation initiative that will pay learners an annual salary to become fluent Lakota speakers. The […]

Paha Sapa connect girls to Culture

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BLACK HILLS – A group of young Lakota women took the Black Hills recently to reconnect with their ancestral grandmothers with petroglyphs and rock art to the stories of Wind Cave. The young women were from the 100 Horse Society of Cheyenne River, Dupree School Lakota Club and the Stone Boy Women’s Society of Oglala Lakota with guidance from grandmothers […]

Social Studies Standards Delayed

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said Monday she told the state Department of Education to delay changes to social studies standards up to one year to allow more people to weigh in on the recommendations. Noem’s move follows recent calls by the South Dakota Education Equity Coalition for her to resign and the decision to postpone […]

SD Pot Rules Rejected

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Monday rejected a handful of rules proposals governing medical marijuana from Gov. Kristi Noem’s administration but approved the bulk of the program. The Legislature’s Rules Review Committee, which is responsible for approving administration rules, effectively told the Department of Health to try again on a number of controversial rule proposals. Most […]

St. Joseph’s Indian School Powwow Results

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Chamberlain, S.D – On September 18, 2021, St. Joseph’s Indian School hosted its 45th Annual Powwow. Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 transmission, it was a closed-campus event, live-streamed to families and donors. The Chalk Hills Singers – the school’s traditional Lakota drum group – played much of the day with support from pre-recorded music. Families, donors and other […]

Predator Bounty Program

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A former South Dakota Game, Fish and Park leader with vast experience in wildlife management has expressed strong disagreement with current GFP leadership on whether a state predator bounty program protects young pheasants or is the right way to get youths involved in outdoor activities. In an online panel discussion hosted by South Dakota News Watch on Sept. 15, former […]

Winnebago drops Todd County from unbeaten ranks

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MISSION – Friday, undefeated Winnebago took on undefeated Todd County in Mission; Winnebago used two first quarter scores to go up 14-6 and added two more scores in the second to add to their lead 27-6 on their way to a 48-12 win over the Falcons. Winnebago quarterback Zaden Bernie opened the game’s scoring with a three yard touchdown run, […]