Vaccine rollout on the Rosebud Reservation is underway and Tribal members say its going well. 

There’s a generation’s-old belief Lakota share with their children.

“We're always taught culturally, to think about the collective, especially when there's a threat,” says Wayne Frederick.


In a historic moment, the Rapid City Council has voted to approve a resolution  that is valued at $20 million dollars that will “Resolve Three Outstanding Deeds Related to the Rapid City Indian Boarding School Lands,” in a 9-to-1 vote Nov. 16th.

2020 Bush Fellow: Valeriah Big Eagle

Jun 24, 2020
Bush Foundation

In The Moment … June 24, 2020 Show 845 Hour 2

Believing an equitable education can heal, Valeriah Big Eagle seeks to inspire fellow Native Americans to pursue higher education - to heal themselves and their communities. She has also been chosen as a 2020 Bush Fellow and we're excited to meet her on today's program.

Crazy Horse 7th Generation College Prep Program

Jun 15, 2020

In The Moment … June 15, 2020 Show 838 Hour 1

The 7th Gen summer program at Crazy Horse Memorial is a partnership between the University of South Dakota and The Indian University of North America. Students earn transferable college credits and participate in other college prep courses to ease the transition into higher education.  Our guests are John Little, the director of the Indian University of north America, and Megan Red Shirt Shaw, she's associate director of admissions.

The Wake Singers' Micheal Two Bulls

Jun 12, 2020

In The Moment … June 12, 2020 Show 837 Hour 1

For Micheal Two Bulls and members of The Wake Singers, close quarantining, working on new music, playing concerts in the basement, and even participating in an online benefit concert to raise money for an Indian restaurant in Minneapolis, have kept the band focused and moving forward. We welcome Micheal Two Bulls of The Wake Singers to In The Moment. 


Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Task Force

Jun 11, 2020

In The Moment … June 11, 2020 Show 836 Hour 1 The Administration for Native Americans is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It provides grants for community projects and other resources that promote self-sufficiency.  Jeannie Hovland is Commissioner of the Administration for Native Americans. She's from South Dakota and an enrolled member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe. She talked with me last week about her work with the ANA and her role in the White House task force examining the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous people. 

Lakota Link

In The Moment … June 11, 2020 Show 836 Hour 1

A new podcast is sharing and preserving the unique stories of Native elders and indigenous history. Just two weeks into its existence, Lakota Link has already featured Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills, a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation. Lakota Link is the creation of nationally known artist Sandy Swallow and she joins us this morning to talk about her vision of linking original Lakota values.

Keith Braveheart: Art In The Age Of COVID

May 29, 2020

In The Moment … May 29, 2020 Show 827 Hour 1

The shift to on-line learning for the nation’s K-12 students presents new challenges for educators. But some tribal schools are struggling with the transition for different reasons. Their technology infrastructure and internet access aren’t strong enough to connect isolated students.



In The Moment ... November 6, 2019 Show 695 Hour 2

The South Dakota Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2020 inductees last week during a press conference at Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. Mylan Ray, longtime announcer at KLOH and KISD in Pipestone, Minnesota, emcees the induction ceremony and concert in April. He joins In The Moment producer Steve Zwemke to visit about the bands and check out some music.

  Arts and Entertainment reporting on SDPB is supported by the South Dakota Education Association


First Peoples Fund Community Spirit Awards

Sep 22, 2016
Courtesy First Peoples Fund

The First Peoples Fund is preparing to present the 2016 Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards in Rapid City next month. These monetary incentives are designed to provide support and a voice to creative Indigenous artists and culture bearers nationwide.

The Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards were named after the founder of First People’s Fund.

Spokesperson Lori Pourier says the awards and their recipients are at the heart of the group’s programs.

Courtesy Netha Cloeter

Indigenous women from across the country are taking part in a week-long series of events this month aimed at raising awareness of missing, murdered and abused Native American and First Nations women. The “Sing Our Rivers Red” program includes a variety of presentations along with a unique art project that women of all races are being asked to take part in.