Cheyenne River

Personalities: "Hell No, We Don't Glow!"

Jan 31, 2017
Edgemont, S.D. welcome sign
Edgemont Area Chamber of Commerce

In the southern shadow of the Black Hills sits a small town with a small population...and a big past.

Chuck Anderson was welcomed into Edgemont, S.D., a town of 900 people whose land produced unique and coveted resources.

Dakota Digest for December 31, 2015

Dec 31, 2015
SDPB

On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, the 116th annual bird count is underway throughout the country and South Dakota. Also, doctors are encouraging South Dakotans to get a flu shot or the flu mist. With the year 2016 on the horizon, SDPB's Nate Wek gives the Top-10 Movies of 2015. 

Courtesy Heather Steinberger

A coffee-table book that incorporates photos of life on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation with the wisdom of tribal elders and the perspectives of tribal youth is now available to the public. SDPB’s Jim Kent visited with the author of “Home: Cheyenne River Lakota Nation” to discuss what her goal was for creating a multi-dimensional insight into the life of a tribal nation.

FBI Offers $5,000 Reward In Homicide Case

Nov 2, 2015
FBI

The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction in a homicide case on the Cheyenne River Reservation.

On October 20, 2015, the body of 20 year old East  Lee was discovered near Eagle Butte.  Investigators say Lee died from a single gunshot wound to the head.  

Kyle Loven is with the FBI in Minneapolis.

SD Secretary of State

Efforts to improve tribal state relations and new economic development in Indian Country are continuing in South Dakota.  
 
The Secretary of State Shantel Krebs is reaching out to tribes and forming new memorandum of agreements that help tribal governments maintain commercial codes that are a foundation for economic development.
 
Tribal business leaders say they welcome the efforts but add that much more work is needed to boost tribal sovereignty, smooth state relations, and pave the way for improved economic development.

Guard Members Help Build Sustainable Indian Country Projects

Jun 15, 2015
SD National Guard

The South Dakota National Guard is hosting its annual training this summer and that means military members from around world are in the state to get some real world experience.

How can research help South Dakota’s tribal communities? That’s the question being addressed this week during a symposium in Eagle Butte. “Researching, Restoring and Rebuilding Our Oyate for a Longer Life” is the theme of the symposium. The event features presentations from researchers from Cheyenne River and beyond. It takes place on Wednesday, March 18 at Oglala Lakota College-Cheyenne River College Center.

Rediscovering Native Art on Cheyenne River

Feb 17, 2015
Courtesy Four Bands Community Fund

A Native American nonprofit organization plans to boost the economy of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation by promoting cultural tourism. The Four Bands Community Fund will implement a project to assist 100 Native Americans in building an art business by providing access to loan capital, equity injections, and professional development training.