Rosebud gears up for summer elections

ROSEBUD, SD – Seventy (70) Rosebud Sioux Tribal members have filed affidavits seeking election to the governing body. Positions available include both the tribal president and vice-president jobs along with ten (10) tribal council representatives. All candidates must meet residency, blood quantum and age requirements before being placed on the ballot. Candidates must also passContinue reading “Rosebud gears up for summer elections”

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”