PUBLISHED ON THE GREAT ROSEBUD SIOUX INDIAN RESERVATION, ROSEBUD, SOUTH DAKOTA 57570

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THE AMERICAN LYNCHING OF POW SGT. BOWE BERGDAHL

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By A Vietnam Veteran

Last week, President Barack Obama gave a stirring announcement in the White House Rose Garden. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held captive in Afghanistan for five years by the Taliban, was coming home.

Obama explained that with support of U.S. military officials he “made a deal to bring home the longest-held American captive of America’s longest war.”

RST NEEDS TO INITIATE INVESTIGATION INTO SWA ELDERLY APARTMENTS

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Dear Editor:

I’m an elder of 85 years. I reside at Antelope 20-Plex in Antelope Community. I’m writing this letter to request an investigation into Sicangu Wicoti Awanyakape (SWA) Corporation.

I don’t want RST Council included because of their involvement with staff and director of SWA Corporation, which is in charge of housing on our reservation. I know some council people have done favors in the past, obtaining housing and trailer houses in the communities.

HOW CONCURRENT JURISDICTION CONTINUES TO FAIL THE OYATE

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COUNCIL REPORT

By Rep. Calvin "Hawkeye" Waln

I want to explain a serious issue that has plagued the Oyate since 2007, when the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Constitution & Bylaws was amended and the U.S. Senate passed the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA).

Historically, concurrent jurisdiction was granted to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe that created the tribal court system. The Indian Civil Rights Act (ICRA) established maximum sentencing guidelines for tribal courts. ICRA governed court procedures until the Senate enacted TLOA.

FEDERAL COURT: MAN PLEADS IN ASSAULT, STRANGULATION, SERIOUS INJURY CASE

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Jacob Lee, 30, Mission, appeared before Judge Mark Moreno April 15, and pleaded not guilty to Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury and Assault By Strangulation & Suffocation.

Maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in prison and $250,000 fine, 3 years parole.

The charges allege that on Feb. 8, Lee assaulted victim by strangling and suffocating her, which resulted in serious bodily injury.

The investigation is by Rosebud LES. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.

RACISM SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED IN COMMUNITY MEETINGS

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EDITORIAL

By Gregg Bear

With racism becoming so prevalent in our country today, Rosebud community chairman Robert Long has acknowledged he made a grave mistake at a recent meeting by allowing a nonmember of the community and her supporters to exclude non-Indians from a public meeting by calling an illegal executive session.

RST COUNCIL MOVES TO FILE CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE

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From Staff Reports

ROSEBUD — Rosebud IHS Hospital increasingly has come under attack for its alleged failure to honor treaty obligations, and now the Rosebud Sioux Tribe has launched a class-action lawsuit against IHS and facility.

Complaints range from forcing elderly patients to move elsewhere for healthcare, to injuring patients during treatment, to reneging on hospital bills.

MAN KILLED AS GANG ATTEMPTS HOME ROBBERY IN MISSION

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From Staff Reports

MISSION — A Mission man used deadly force when he shot one man and fired at two others after they allegedly broke into his home in an attempted robbery one night recently.

Levi Antoine II, 18, of Mission, died March 30 in a Sioux Falls hospital after sustaining at least one gunshot wound during an attempted home robbery.

The robbery victim, who apparently had been laying in wait for the gang after two previous break-ins, reportedly fired two warning shots before shooting Antoine, according to a person familiar with the incident.

ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE WILL MAINTAIN ITS POSITION AGAINST KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE

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COMMENTARY

By President Cyril Scott

I wish to explain to the Oyate what took place with the mega-load semi-trucks at Rosebud Casino’s Fuel Plaza recently. First, I want to reiterate that the Rosebud Sioux Tribe has numerous resolutions in place opposing the Keystone XL pipeline.

DO WE REALLY WANT TO GIVE UP MORE TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY TO THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA?

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COUNCIL REPORT

By Rep. Richard Lunderman

The state of South Dakota is extending a carrot stick to tribal governments through so-called “partnerships.”

Right now, the state is saying all the right things to sell these proposals.

First, the state is saying it doesn’t want to infringe on tribal jurisdiction. Yet, if you check the State/Tribal Relations Committee website, you will see the following message:

 

MISSION STATEMENT

RST MOVES AHEAD WITH LAWSUITS AGAINST IHS HOSPITAL, CHERRY-TODD ELECTRIC, OTHERS

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COUNCIL REPORT

By Rep. Calvin Waln

To nearly everyone’s surprise, RST Council met for four days straight during the first week of March 2014. We were able to pass all resolutions presented, except the resolutions amending ordinances as the required votes were not available.

PUBLISHED ALLEGATIONS AGAINST RST'S NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL LARGELY UNTRUE

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POLITICS

By Gregg Bear

ROSEBUD — Accusations dogging the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s new attorney general, claiming she lied about her tribal enrollment status to get hired, and other allegations—apparently are largely unfounded.

In November 2013, Aisha Concha was interviewed for the job of attorney general over the phone by the RST Council.

She was hired.

INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE: IS IT PROPERLY SERVING ITS PATIENTS?

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Attention Indian Health Service (IHS) Patients

ROSEBUD OFFICIALS WORRY XL PIPELINE MAY JEOPARDIZE WOMEN, CHILDREN IN SO-CALLED 'MAN-CAMPS'

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From Staff Reports

ROSEBUD — Officials of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe have openly expressed worry that Keystone XL pipeline poses danger for Indian women and children, if it is approved by President Obama, and a former police chief helps feed into that worry.

Though a Nebraska court last week blocked the pipeline—likely until next year—in ruling on a lawsuit by landowners in that state, the southern leg of the billionaire project has already begun sending Canadian oil further south and on to Texas refineries, to the delight of the Koch brothers, the owners.

RST COUNCIL AUTHORITY USURPED BY MIS-APPLIED ACCOUNTING MANUAL

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COUNCIL REPORT

By Rep. Richard Lunderman

The opinion expressed here is strictly my own. I had to qualify it because it concerns a longtime issue that has oppressed and hindered tribal government at Rosebud.

And if I didn’t qualify it, I’d be in the majority.

Approximately ten years ago, at the recommendation of a CPA firm, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe adopted an Accounting Policies & Procedures Manual to govern finances.

OYATE SHOULD RAISE COLLECTIVE VOICES SO PRESIDENT, COUNCIL CAN HEAR

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COUNCIL REPORT

By Rep. Calvin "Hawkeye" Waln

I would like to take this time to provide the Oyate with a Tribal Council report for the past two months.

First, I want to send a prayer and my deepest sympathy to the families who have had loved ones pass on to the spirit world.

I have received numerous calls from the Oyate expressing their frustration due to Tribal Council not meeting and attending to business. I share the same frustration. In my opinion, it seems the Tribe has come to a halt.

DO TRIBAL MEMBERS WANT THE FBI TO CATEGORIZE THEM AS TERRORISTS?

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ANALYSIS

By Gregg Bear

For more than a century, the FBI has played an integral role in the lives of Native Americans living on federal Indian reservations, where the agency makes arrests and investigates various crimes, including rape and murder.

This has all been done under the premise that federal government is protecting Indian tribes as obligated under treaties signed in the 1800s.

Since 9/11, the primary mission of the FBI has inexorably changed, as noted on FBI Fact Sheets, from that of “law enforcement” to “national security.”

FEDERAL COURT: FORMER ELECTED OFFICIAL SENTENCED FOR FIRE STATION LARCENY; MORE

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John Swift, 55, St. Francis, convicted of stealing from local fire station, was ordered on Nov. 25, by Judge Roberto Lange, to repay nearly $10,000 in restitution, fined $500, and given 2 years probation.

Swift, a former member of RST Council, was indicted Feb. 13. Stalling nearly 6 months through plea bargaining, he finally pleaded guilty to larceny on July 23.

CITIZENS SHOULD FLOOD PERSONS OF AUTHORITY WITH DEMANDS FOR CHANGE

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By Gregg Bear

Increasingly, America is becoming a police state. Across the country, not a day goes by that you don’t read or hear of innocent people getting shot or killed by police.

Police today have evolved into semi-military organizations, right down to their clothing, and worried more about protecting themselves than protecting others.

This evolution must be turned back, and the ones who can make it happen are those in charge.

SECOND RECALL PETITION AGAINST RST PRESIDENT SCOTT FALLS SHORT

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POLITICS

By Gregg Bear

ROSEBUD — A second attempt to bring down Rosebud’s brusque and contentious leader, RST President Cyril Scott, through petition of registered voters, has failed.

According to RST Secretary’s Office, the recall petition was officially filed in Rosebud on May 14, by Oliver J. Semans Sr., of Mission.

Six months after registering, Semans turned in 865 signatures. The minimum number required is 761, representing 30 percent of registered voters in last year’s election.

SEN. McCASKILL WON'T GET AWAY WITH HER PLANNED DESTRUCTION

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COMMENTARY

By OJ Semans Sr.

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has leveled her gunfire at Indian Country economies by attempting to create worse poverty than we already suffer.

If she succeeds, more children won’t be fed and clothed; homes won’t be heated; social issues won’t deescalate; and more local business and their limited jobs (with extended families) won’t continue.

The Missouri senator isn’t really using guns or smallpox-infected blankets, as her ancestors once did, but her methods are just as effective.

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