Racism Alleged At Rush Hockey Game

Jan 26, 2015

An incident of alleged racism at a weekend Rush hockey game against a group of Native American school children has angered many in the Rapid City community.

The group of about 50 students and chaperones from American Horse School on Pine Ridge were attending the game with their principal.  The outing was a reward for good behavior and academic achievement.

But a group of men in a VIP corporate box allegedly threw beer  on some of the children and then shouted racial slurs, the students and chaperones reportedly left the game early after the incident.

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Update: Justin Poor Bear is a father of an American Horse School student and a chaperone at the game. He later posted about the incident on Facebook.  Poor Bear spoke with SDPB's Charles Michael Ray about what happened.   You can hear that story below.