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Educational co-op board hires firm to conduct audit

SIOUX FALLS ––  The board overseeing a Platte educational cooperative thrust into the spotlight when an apparent murder-suicide claimed its two business managers has hired an outside firm to conduct an audit. Scott Swier, an attorney repres More...

Family decides to close Black Hills cave to the public

Lakota Code Talker captured Nazi flag

Voices of the People

Six murders, the city’s racial divide

“Murders in Rapid City in 2015 Colored by Race”, says the headline 9/27/15...”, and “this surge exposes a deadly component of the city’s racial divide.”Last week it was about suicides of Indian young people.The week before that it was poverty. More...

The ups and downs of growing up Half-Breed

We paid dearly for these ‘free’ annuities


156 dancers turn out for St. Joseph’s 39th Annual Pow Wow

CHAMBERLAIN –– On Sept. 19, St. Joseph’s Indian School held their 39th Annual Pow wow – Wacipi – in Chamberlain. Over 150 youth dancers and nine drum groups competed. Young Bluebirds was the host drum.  More...

The 1868 Treaty in 2015 lecture


Crusaders prevail over much improved Thorpes

Red Cloud offensive line controls playBy James Giago DaviesNative Sun News correspondentPINE RIDGE –– After Red Cloud handily defeated Pine Ridge 54-8 in high school football Friday afternoon, Red Cloud Head Coach Tama I’atala shook hands with Pine R More...

Football, cross country and volleyball updates

Raiders make it two in a row; Pittsburg QB out with injury


We have the power: Let’s use it!

When it comes to making political changes they say there is power in numbers.In past years the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota has not had the numbers to make a difference, but as Dylan sang years ago, “Times they are a-changing.” More...

Letters to the Editor

A boarding school rape victim thanks Tim for caring

To the Editor,I am so glad I sent for Tim Giago’s book “Children Left Behind.” I thoroughly enjoyed it, but there were a few sad – sad moments.  More...

The elders should have a choice in where they can stay

Thanks for extending helping hand


Indian youth face higher rate of risk factors for mental health

By Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton Native Health News Alliance More...

Spirit World

Thomas Marvin Amiotte

MANDERSON — Thomas “Little Tommy” Marvin Amiotte, 48, U.S. Marine veteran, entered the Spirit World on Sept. 20, 2015 in Rapid City. More...

Moses Van Bull Bear Sr.

Garry Duwayne Crowe


The Way It Was

Ben Black Elk converted to Catholicism and often attended services at the Holy Rosary Mission (Now Red Cloud Indian School) chapel. More...

Grouchy Gourmet


There’s a new kid (eatery) in town and Grouchy gave it a test

   Tony DeMarco calls his new restaurant at 504 Mount Rushmore Road “Kol” not to be confused with the department store Kohl’s. Their motto is “Eat x Drink x Live.” Full Story

This Weeks Poll

Do you support marijuana legalization and sales on reservations as a viable economic solution?

Little Notes


A hefty pat on the back for the replacements

   The “Great Pumpkin” came to Rapid City on Saturday. Founders Park was filled with children tossing pumpkins. And it isn’t even Halloween yet. Full Story

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