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ROSEBUD'S SUSPENDED TRIBAL PRESIDENT FACES 2ND ETHICS HEARING BEFORE A HOSTILE RST COUNCIL

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POLITICS

By Gregg Bear

ROSEBUD — RST President Cyril Scott, at the end of a 60-day suspension imposed by RST Council for ethics violations, now finds himself facing more charges by the same body.

As the Sun Times was going to press, President Scott was being called to appear at a hearing before the council on more charges of a similar nature: violating the ethics portion of his oath of office.

The second round of charges were reportedly being leveled by Rep. Calvin "Hawkeye" Waln, a known political nemisis.

STRAY-DOG ATTACKS CLAIM SWIFT BEAR WOMAN'S LIFE; OF 49 YEARS

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From Staff Reports

WHITE RIVER — For the second time in nearly four months, stray dogs are being hunted on a South Dakota Indian reservation following a fatal attack.

A woman died after she was attacked by wild dogs early Saturday morning, March 14, on the Rosebud Reservation, according to the Mellette County Sheriff’s Office. 

Julia Charging Whirlwind, 49, of Lower Swift Bear, which is just across the highway (83) from White River, was pronounced dead Saturday at Rosebud Hospital.

CHRISTIAN TYRANNY STILL HIGHLY EVIDENT IN ROSEBUD RESERVATION SCHOOL SYSTEMS

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By Rep. Richard “Tuffy” Lunderman

The opinions expressed herein are those of the author.

We continue to have a crisis in education on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation, all the way through post-secondary education. The federal (BIE) and state (public) educational systems continue to fail the educational needs of Rosebud tribal members.

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD TO BECOMING AN OLD, NEW RESERVATION INDIAN WRITER

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By Junior Mazaska

All my life, I have wanted to be a writer. I used to keep a diary of my daily experiences on note pads my Mom bought for me in town. I did not realize until many years later that she found in me my own perfect babysitter, able to entertain myself with words and drawings for hours, while she went out on dates.

Sometimes, she would be gone a day or two or even three, leaving me alone in the darkened house, surviving on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and peeking timidly out the window as I ate them, waiting for her return.

SEARCHING FOR A HIGHER SPIRITUAL PLANE FOR INDIAN AMERICA TO RECLAIM THE EARTH

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Dear Editor:

I am, as some may call me, a European Wasicu.

Most Europeans look up to Native Americans and value their cultural heritage. They consider the European colonizers, your ancestors of the American Wasicu, the oppressors.

However, some American Wasicu, and there are many, believe Native American tribal people stand on higher spiritual grounds.

I am one of these.

IS YOUR TRIBAL GOVERNMENT A PATRIARCHY? SIGNS TO WATCH FOR

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A N A L Y S I S

From Staff Reports

The bad news is that if your operating under a patriarchal leadership model—where the head honcho enjoys special privileges while employees do as they’re told—it can prove highly detrimental for the cohesiveness of your tribal organization.

At least 87 percent of tribal governments fail to execute their strategies each year, and a destructive patriarchal dynamic is one of many possible culprits.

INDIAN PATIENTS ARE BEING STUDIED LIKE 'LAB RATS' BY PHYSICIANS

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Dear Editor:

I’m a very concerned elder in our community. Did you know that we are being used like “test-study lab rats?”

We are a people with feelings and much heart.

I know I’m not the only one who is on the study list. I don’t know how they pick and choose us lab rats, but it resulted in me being placed in Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls.

I needed a knee replacement, that was in 2014, February. When I discovered, while in the hospital, that something was very wrong with the way they tried to kick me out of the hospital, which confirmed what I already knew.

AMID ONGOING CONTROVERSY, RST PRESIDENT MAY ENCOUNTER STIFF COMPETITION IN RACE FOR REELECTION

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POLITICS

By Gregg Bear

ROSEBUD — RST President Cyril L. Scott has had to put his campaign for reelection later this year on hold while he resumes his battle with RST Council over alleged ethics violations, which resulted on Feb. 13 with his second suspension from office.

The suspension followed testimony before a packed council chamber in which Scott’s attorney, Al Arendt, attempted to discredit his accusers by bringing up alleged behavior that had occurred months earlier.

TUC WUNS TEMPORARY INJUNCTION TO STOP C-TE'S ABRUPT WINTER RATE HIKE

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Tribal Utility Commission

The Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court, in granting a temporary injunction, concedes Cherry-Todd Electric failed to duly notify Tribal Utility Commission (TUC) with necessary information about a new January residential rate increase.

On Feb. 6, TUC filed an emergency injunction in tribal court to halt a sudden electric rate increase by Cherry-Todd Electric approved by its board in December. Some speculate the increase is to offset attorney fees to help battle a tribal lawsuit against the cooperative.

TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS ABLE TO TAKE CRIMINAL ACTION AGAINST NON-INDIANS

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ROSEBUD — As of March 7, tribal government may begin exercising jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit crimes of domestic violence, dating violence, or violate a protection order against an Indian victim on tribal lands.

“This is a major step forward to protect the safety of native people, and we thank all members of Congress for passing the Violence Against Women Act of 2013, and recognizing tribal authority,” said Brian Cladoosby, president of NCAI.

IMPORTANT EDUCATIONAL CHANGE CAN BE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH SIMPLY VOTING

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COUNCIL REPORT

By Rep. Richard “Tuffy” Lunderman

The education of Lakota students on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation is an important aspect in their very young lives, and it can carry an unforgettable, lifelong impact, if properly applied.

Unfortunately, the two educational systems we have been forced to comply with—federal (BIE) and public (state)—have consistently failed us.

ACLU LAWSUIT SEEKS TO HALT NSA'S MASSIVE SPYING ON CITIZENS

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EDITORIAL

Next time you go online, keep in mind that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has recently filed a major new lawsuit against the National Security Agency’s mass interception and searching of Americans’ Internet communications, including emails, web-browsing content, and search-engine queries.

At issue is NSA’s “upstream” surveillance, which involves NSA’s tapping into the internet backbone inside the United States—the physical infrastructure that carries Americans’ online communications with each other and with the rest of the world.

ROSEBUD MAN FOUND NOT GUILTY OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN FEDERAL COURT

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IN FEDERAL COURT

Anthony Fast Horse, 55, Rosebud, has been found not guilty of Sexual Abuse following a jury trial in Pierre.

The verdict was reached on Feb. 11. Fast Horse was indicted on Mar. 13, 2012, for allegedly sexually abusing the victim in Rosebud.

The investigation was conducted by FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case.

Fast Horse was released from custody.

 

REPORTERS, ACTIVISTS DEMAND RELEASE OF FORMER JUDGE'S 'RACIST' EMAILS

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From Staff Reports

HELENA, Mont. — A nonprofit Indian activist group, engaged in voting rights issues, has joined with investigative reporters and others in calling for the public release of "racist" emails sent by a former federal judge who made critical rulings in cases involving minorities.

“Former 9th District Circuit Court Judge Richard Cebull sent hundreds of bigoted emails from his federal computer before 2013, and the public has a right to review them now,” demanded Oliver J. Semans, director of Four Directions in Mission, S.D. 

ROSEBUD OFFICIAL CALLS REPUBLICAN VOTE ON KEYSTONE BILL AN 'ACT OF WAR'

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From Staff Reports

WASHINGTON — As Sen. Elizabeth Ann Warren, D-Mass., called for executive session, the Senate chambers last Tuesday suddenly fell silent as a shrill Lakota voice rose from the back of the crowded hall.

“The sergeant-at-arms will restore order,” Warren demanded immediately. “Restore order in the gallery.”

BUCHE FOODS STORE TOPS GOAL IN ANNUAL BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISER

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From Buche Foods

Buche Foods’ teams have proven again they can bring their “A” game when it comes to raising funds for a worthy cause, and the Mission store is a clear example.

“I’m humbled and very fortunate to work with such a good group of people that truly goes above and beyond to meet our expectations,” said RF Buche, president of GF Buche Company.

“We took RF’s challenge and had some fun with it, just to ensure we would beat our company goal,” added Mission Store Manager Mike Husman.

The goal was to exceed last year’s record.

ROSEBUD TRIBAL UTILITY COMMISSION DRAFTING NEW RESIDENTIAL DISCONNECTION ORDINANCE

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REPORT

Tribal Utility Commission

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe has annually adopted state regulations governing electricity disconnection protocol for residential customers.

 Tribal Utility Commission has annually adopted the South Dakota state regulations governing the disconnection of residential electricity customers.

This year is no different.

OUR CHILDREN ARE CHANGING IN WAYS WE MAY NOT YET UNDERSTAND

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COMMENT

It is said new influences in our environment are evolving the next generation of children in unexpected ways. Now, scientists are seeing children being born with high frequency energy fields, and they are being damaged by society, schools, and ingredients found in various vaccines.

Modern medicine does not yet recognize this subtle energy field, and with high frequency kids, the conductive material in vaccines is expanding consciousness away from the body to varying degrees, which can produce a migration into the spectrum of autism and Aspergers.

ARE HUMANS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND DESTRUCTIVE CLIMATE CHANGE?

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EDITORIAL

People here on the reservation probably find little time to consder the implications, but recent pleas for massive carbon dioxide reduction worldwide, coming from the European Union (EU) and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) at their New Zealand conference of world leaders, are still not enough to truly lessen the impact of anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD), known as “climate change,” or stem massive wildlife disappearances now occurring globally, and points to other signs of an increasingly unstable climate across the planet.

METH USE ON ROSEBUD REZ HAS CLEARLY REACHED EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS

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COUNCIL REPORT

By Rep. Calvin “Hawkeye” Waln

It’s always an honor to address the Oyate and I take pride in being transparent, so you have a better understanding of crucial issues within the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

The issues I will report on this month concern tribal finances, Keystone XL pipeline, methamphetamines, and the tribe’s lawsuits.

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