Autism Awareness Growing on Rosebud

Autism Awareness Growing on Rosebud By Vi Waln ROSEBUD, SD – Elementary students were accompanied by their family members and school staff on a walk to bring awareness to autism on the Rosebud Reservation. Everyone who participated in the 5th Annual Autism Awareness Walk received a blue t-shirt, as well as an Autism Awareness PuzzleContinue reading “Autism Awareness Growing on Rosebud”

Mental Illness = Disease of the Mind

    May is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month. All children deserve role models to show them positive ways of living all year round, not just during the one month designated for mental health awareness.   On the Rez there’s always an abundance of unhealthy role models for our children to imitate. Alcohol, drug, gamblingContinue reading “Mental Illness = Disease of the Mind”

The Reality of Living Near A “Man Camp”

  Grace Her Many Horses has dedicated many years of her life to law enforcement. After this article was published she was removed from her position at Rosebud and has since returned to work on the Fort Berthold Reservation. Article is reprinted with permission from The Sicangu Eyapaha (Rosebud Sioux) tribal newspaper.(Courtesy Photo)   ByContinue reading “The Reality of Living Near A “Man Camp””

Rosebud leaders want Referendum Vote

  By Vi Waln   ROSEBUD, SD – The Community President’s Association (CPA) of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe is working to get 27 Constitutional amendments placed on a Secretarial Election ballot for tribal members to vote on. The CPA has formed a committee to provide education to tribal members. They have been attending community meetingsContinue reading “Rosebud leaders want Referendum Vote”

Iron Shell Breaks Briar Cliff University Sprint Record

Pictured at right is Robert Iron Shell (well half of him anyway) with Lolo Jones in the center. Taken in Des Moines, IA SIOUX CITY, IA – College track records are written in the scorebooks until someone like sprinter Robert Iron Shell dashes right past them. Hard work, discipline and determination are what drives hisContinue reading “Iron Shell Breaks Briar Cliff University Sprint Record”

It’s a Life or Death Fight

On Good Friday it was announced that the decision on the Presidential Permit for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline (KXL) would be delayed indefinitely. One reason for this delay is because a District Court Judge in Nebraska ruled the law giving the Governor authority to declare eminent domain over privately owned land as unconstitutional.   ManyContinue reading “It’s a Life or Death Fight”

Tribe Prevents Mega Truck Loads from Crossing Reservation

SD/NE STATELINE – At least one truck carrying an oversized mega load was prevented by tribal police from entering the Rosebud Reservation on Monday afternoon.   Tribal members and police officers stopped and detoured the truck at the Rosebud Fuel Plaza late Monday afternoon. The truck belonged to Hess Services, Inc. of Hays, Kansas andContinue reading “Tribe Prevents Mega Truck Loads from Crossing Reservation”

Spirit Camp Hosts Opening Ceremony on Rosebud Reservation

Photo and story by Vi Waln IDEAL, SD – The Rosebud Sioux Tribe has set up a Spirit Camp as a peaceful, non-violent way to protest construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline (KXL).   Over one hundred cars caravanned to the site on March 29 from Mission, SD to attend opening ceremonies held overContinue reading “Spirit Camp Hosts Opening Ceremony on Rosebud Reservation”

Does a suspended SWA charter also mean suspended evictions?

Congratulations to Pamela Kills In Water, Calvin Hawkeye Waln, Steve DeNoyer, Lydia Whirlwind Solder, Alvin Bettelyoun, Rose Stenstrom, Kathleen High Pipe and Michael Boltz for appointing themselves as the new board of commissioners for the Sicangu Wicoti Awayankapi (SWA) Corporation!   I’m sure they will dedicate themselves to solving the current housing crisis facing theContinue reading “Does a suspended SWA charter also mean suspended evictions?”

They’re lying

The Keystone XL pipeline could be the final rape of Unci Maka.   The natural minerals of Unci Maka are basically non-toxic until man excavates them for profit. We aren’t meant to mine these minerals.    In Canada, portions of the Boreal Forest are now decimated due to tar sands mining. Indigenous people in theContinue reading “They’re lying”