I always welcome summer by offering a special prayer with tobacco and water at the solstice on June 21. Many Lakota people also celebrate the time of solstice with ceremony, song and prayer. Our ancestors came together to complete the sacred sun dance to mark the beginning of another year. Back then there was onlyContinue reading “Our children need prayers…”
By Alfred Walking Bull, The Sicangu Eyapaha The Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council went through one of its most difficult legislative challenges in recent memory, concerning the future of Police Chief Grace Her Many Horses on May 30 and June 7. It decided that any tribal employee – regardless of enrollment – can be firedContinue reading “RST Council nearing dangerous precedent”
Great Plains Indian Rodeo, Parmelee SD – June 16 2012, a set on Flickr. Cowboys and Cowgirls from across the region gathered here to compete and earn points to qualify for the finals!
The fire which started on June 14, 2012 about 1/4 mile west of Chases The Woman Dam is approximately 80% contained as of 9:30 am today June 18. According to BIA Fire Officer Dana Cook, the cause of the fire is under investigation. As of this morning, at least 305 acres of timber have beenContinue reading “Crazy Horse Canyon still burning”
Grass Mountain Fire, a set on Flickr. The fire began near Chases The Woman lake in the Crazy Horse Canyon on June 14 and is believed to be human caused
GRASS MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY – An out of control fire is burning on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in south central South Dakota. The fire, which began late in the day on June 14, is believed to be human caused. Local firefighters initially had the blaze under control that same evening. However, high winds caused theContinue reading “Fire burning out of control in Crazy Horse Canyon”
Seventy (70) candidates were certified as eligible to run for election by the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Election Board last week. Their names will appear on a ballot for the Primary Election set for July 26, 2012. Tribal members are encouraged to vote. Any enrolled tribal member who is at least eighteen (18) years oldContinue reading “Candidate list is certified, Rosebud’s Primary Election is July 26 2012”
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is without a Chief of Police. A motion excerpt issued by Tribal Secretary Linda Marshall and addressed to President Rodney Bordeaux states in part that the tribal council voted on May 30, 2012 “to terminate the Chief of Police for lack of leadership and that the police department have a reviewContinue reading “Rosebud is without a Chief of Police (again)”
There are many people all over the world who view the Lakota as humans who are still one with nature. In fact, many of us remain deeply connected with Mother Earth through ceremony. Also, most American Indian Tribes are viewed by many as environmentalists because of our connection to the land. We are oftenContinue reading “Cleaning up a big mess”
Owl Bonnet District is cleaned up!, a set on Flickr.