Rosebud Amends Criminal Code to comply with VAWA, TLOA

ROSEBUD RESERVATION – The Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council approved legislation last week to amend their law and order code to comply with federal criminal laws. In 2018, the tribal council approved Resolution 2018-95 to protect the women, men and children of the tribe against violence. The Resolution also adopted the Violence Against Women Reauthorization ActContinue reading “Rosebud Amends Criminal Code to comply with VAWA, TLOA”

REDCO Presents $388K Dividend Payment to Rosebud Sioux Tribe

  ROSEBUD RESERVATION – The Rosebud Economic Development Corporation (REDCO) presented the Rosebud Sioux Tribe with a $388,306 dividend payment at a special tribal council meeting held recently. “REDCO has grown from 1 employee to 57 employees in 7 years,” stated Wizipan Little Elk, REDCO CEO. “We want to find ways to help our peopleContinue reading “REDCO Presents $388K Dividend Payment to Rosebud Sioux Tribe”

Lakota Students Need Healing Spaces

  A majority of Lakota people raising children have a difficult time. The substance abuse epidemic continues to affect all of us, along with the school staff our young people encounter. Substance abuse drastically altered our lives. A majority of Lakota children are exposed to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) Our Takoja are required to attendContinue reading “Lakota Students Need Healing Spaces”

Domestic Violence Awareness Walk on Rosebud

ROSEBUD RESERVATION – A small group of tribal citizens braved the chilly wind over the weekend and walked through town to bring awareness to the domestic violence epidemic plaguing the reservation. A police escort led the walkers from the west end of town to the Sicangu Family and Child Services where refreshments were served. AnContinue reading “Domestic Violence Awareness Walk on Rosebud”

Boarding School Survivors Healing Day at Rosebud

  ROSEBUD – Tribal citizens organized an event to acknowledge the suffering some survivors of boarding schools lived through on the Rosebud Reservation. Wokiksuye naha Wayuonihan was held in the tribal council chambers for contemporary boarding school survivors. The event also remembered students who never came home after leaving for boarding school. President Rodney BordeauxContinue reading “Boarding School Survivors Healing Day at Rosebud”

Hate Speech

Lakota people have different definitions of what they deem as hate speech. Most of us living on Indian Reservations experience hate speech, either in person or online. Social media has empowered those who thrive on hate. Still, the majority of social media users regularly posting hateful speech are cowards at heart. I did an informalContinue reading “Hate Speech”