In The Moment ... January 2, 2020 Show 725 Hour 2

Palliative care helps relieve symptoms of serious illnesses, but it's not a one-size-fits-all method of specialized care. It's also not always accessible in areas where it's needed most. 

News: Aug 24 - 30

Aug 30, 2019

Democratic State Representative Michael Saba discusses new ways to bring money into South Dakota. Rosebud and the Fort Belknap Indian Community have sued President Trump for violating treaties. South Dakota parents, educators and health officials are facing a four-year gap in data about risky youth. A Sanford Health researcher talks vaping. Hemp crop insurance is on the way despite Governor Noem’s opposition.

Rosebud Economic Development Corporation

A new economic feasibility study is investigating opportunities for commercial and retail growth in an area on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation. The Rosebud Economic Development Corporation—or REDCO—is working with Native-owned Blue Stone Strategy Group to conduct the study. 

Dakota Midday: Frank Fools Crow

Oct 11, 2016

One of the most famous of the Native American "Holy Men" is Frank Fools Crow. He was born on the Rosebud Reservation in 1890 and lived his entire 99 year life in South Dakota. Gary Enright, Director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer, says Fools Crow was one of the most famous of the Native American spiritual healers in this week's Images of the Past feature.

A live phone interview with State Representative Shawn Bordeaux.  He’ll provide an update on the week’s State Tribal Relations Committee and Legislative Planning committee.  We’ll also talk about the closure of the emergency room at Rosebud and Governor Dennis Daugaard’s comments that received national attention regarding Pe Sla at the tribal council in Rosebud.

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.

Artist Renelle White Buffalo wants to communicate traditional symbols in a modern contemporary and abstract way. "I paint between the lines of what is expected as a Native American, in a pop-culture driven world, and abstract what I feel as a Lakota woman,” she says in her artist statement.

Courtesy Rosebud Sioux Tribe

The Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council met this week to discuss plans for preventing another fatal dog attack like the one that occurred last Saturday. The council’s primary goal was to act with respect toward any dogs on the reservation as well as their owners, and the tribal membership as a whole.

Rosebud Council Weighed Contract For Dog Issue

Mar 17, 2015
Courtesy Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Members of the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council held an informal meeting on Sunday in an effort to avoid a recurrence of a fatal dog attack that occurred in the community of Swift Bear.

Tribal Council representative Wayne Frederick says it’s tragically ironic that discussions were being held just hours before the Saturday attack on Julia Charging Whirlwind that could have prevented her death.

SD "Last Battleground" On KXL

Jan 9, 2015

The Nebraska Supreme Court left in place a state law that gives the governor the power to approve Keystone XL pipeline.

You can hear the story by clicking play below.

The new film, We Are a Horse Nation, is a documentary about efforts to revive connections between the Oceti Sakowin (Lakota, Dakota and Nakota) peoples and Sunka Wakan Oyae (Horse Nation). It tells stories of how closer relationships with horses are helping children and young adults on reservations in South Dakota, North Dakota and Nebraska.

Rosebud Reservation Buy Back Program

Jun 26, 2014

A federal Buy-Back program through the Cobell settlement is taking a step forward on the Rosebud Reservation. The settlement stems from a lawsuit against the federal government over mismanaged trust land. Native American land was held in trust by the federal government, so the tribes did not own it, and the government was not paying the money it owed to the Native Americans for over a century.

Propane Runs Low in Indian County

Jan 29, 2014

The nation wide propane shortage is hitting many hard especially in rural America.   The Red Cross is assisting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in opening disaster shelters for residents who are without heat in subzero temperatures.

The cold winter has increased the consumption of propane – leading to the shortage.  Residents in isolated areas often heat with propane—including those in Indian Country. 

Rosebud Sees Storm Damage

Jul 31, 2013

The Red Cross is responding to a series of thunderstorms that damaged homes on the Rosebud Reservation on Tuesday afternoon and evening.  

Tennis ball sized hail and wind gusts over 70-mph tore up siding and broke out windows on several homes.   Localized flooding also overtopped dams and damaged roads.

Dan Kuecker is with the Red Cross.  He is now on-site assisting in disaster recovery.