Rosebud Sioux Tribe opens Auto & Tire Repair Shop

MISSION, SD – The Rosebud Sioux Tribe held a Grand Opening last week for their latest economic endeavor – Sicangu Auto Service. President Rodney Bordeaux was joined by Rosebud Economic Development Corporation (REDCO) Director Wizipan Garriott and REDCO Board Chairman Shawn Bordeaux at a ribbon cutting on May 25.   A special thank you wasContinue reading “Rosebud Sioux Tribe opens Auto & Tire Repair Shop”

Federal restraining orders on the Rez?

It seems to me that the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was used as some kind of political football in Washington, DC.   YAY to all Senate lawmakers for approving S. 1925 which seeks to allow our local tribal courts to have jurisdiction over non-Indians who assault or otherwise harm their companions while living onContinue reading “Federal restraining orders on the Rez?”

Indian Law & Order Commission holds field hearing on Rosebud Reservation

MISSION, SD – The Indian Law and Order Commission (ILOC) conducted a field hearing last week on the Rosebud Reservation. Topics addressed included: High Priority Performance Goals (HPPG) in Indian Country, Juvenile Justice, Implementation of the TLOA, Jurisdiction, and Enhanced Sentencing under TLOA, also Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault and Stalking.   “Communities cannot arrest theirContinue reading “Indian Law & Order Commission holds field hearing on Rosebud Reservation”

A Sacred Alignment only seen every 26,000 years

Sunday, May 20, was the New Moon. This cycle of the Moon is when Mother Earth is shrouded in total darkness at night. The Moon is still there but we just cannot see her.   Many of us view New Moon as a time to make new prayers for the next cycle. It is alsoContinue reading “A Sacred Alignment only seen every 26,000 years”

Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts High Priority Performance Goal Summit

ROSEBUD CASINO – A meeting to discuss local law enforcement efforts on the Rosebud Reservation was held here last week. In addition, an overview was provided on the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) High Priority Performance Goal (HPPG) Initiative.   The HPPG Initiative was first implemented in Indian Country during 2009 on the Wind RiverContinue reading “Rosebud Sioux Tribe hosts High Priority Performance Goal Summit”

Honor your Mom

My Mother was my best friend. She was a devout Catholic girl from the boarding school era who never, ever complained about being abused. She attributed her experience in boarding school as one that helped her achieve an admirable level of self-control. I believed everything my Mother told me.   She played basketball and wasContinue reading “Honor your Mom”

Special Rapporteur visits Rosebud Indian Reservation

By Vi Waln MISSION, SD – James Anaya, an expert appointed by the United Nations, met with several tribal leaders and community members here last week. The visit to Sinte Gleska University on the Rosebud Indian Reservation was part of a fact gathering mission regarding the human rights of indigenous peoples in the UnitedContinue reading “Special Rapporteur visits Rosebud Indian Reservation”