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Vol. 47 Issue No. 33

Anpetu Iyamni, Aug. 17, 2016

Inside this Edition –

25th Anniversary Commemoration of first Repatriation underway this week

SWO continue supporting Standing Rock against Big Oil trespass

New school year gets underway on Lake Traverse Reservation

SWO Harvest 2016 coming this Saturday, Aug. 27th

Buffalo Lanes bowling alley grand opening Saturday, Sept. 3rd

June 2016 Tribal Council proceedings in this Sota

Note to candidates: New Sota discounted rates, pre-payment policy

Deadline for receipt of copy is Friday noon

Chairman's Corner:

SWO support for Standing Rock sister tribe

My friends and relatives:

I will try to make this as clear as possible so please listen and read very closely.

In our continued support for our sister tribe and in opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe is using a charter bus to take 40 people to Standing Rock; the first 40 people that sign up by Friday, August 26th. The bus will leave on Monday, August 29th at 9:00 a.m. from Dakota Connection. This bus will make two stops before dropping off the riders in Cannonball N.D. The two stops will be Aberdeen and Mobridge. Once the bus arrives in Cannonball the riders will grab their gear and a team leader will assist in finding a camping spot.

Once the gear is dropped the bus will return back to Agency Village.

On Friday the bus will return to Cannonball to pick you up; you will be there for five days.

The following is a recommended packing list:

3 Day Packing list

*Sleeping bag

*Air Mattress (optional)

*Pillow

*Day Pack

1.    Water

2.    Towel

3.    Clothing change X3

4.    Bag for collecting trash

5.    Hand sanitizer

6.    Insect repellant

7.    Snacks (energy bars, gels, chews, trail mix)

8.    Extra day's supply of food

9.    Personal Hygiene kit

10.  Emergency Monies

11.  Cellular Phone W/charger or extra battery

12.  Bandana or face protection

*Folding Chair (optional)

*Mallet or hammer (for tent stakes)

*Headlamps (with extra batteries)

*Flashlights (with extra batteries, bulbs)

*Water Hydration Bag or Bottle

*Medications as needed for 1 week

*Personal emergency contact card/with 3 emergency contacts, and any emergency information needed in case of an emergency.

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To get your name on the list please call Justin or Terri at the Chairman's office, 605-698-3911 ext. 8285 and leave your name and number, or leave an email at chairman@swo-nsn.gov and I will add your name to the list.

Absolutely under no circumstances will anyone under the age of 18 be allowed to ride the bus.

Everyone must present and show a valid identification card. Absolutely no drugs, no alcohol and no weapons of any type will be allowed.

You will be representing the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe and I expect you to act respectful of the wishes of the Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and his people.

Chairman Archambault and his people want a peaceful protest; that is their country and we will respect it and the people's wishes. I will personally give you a briefing at the Connection before you leave.

This is not a picnic.

This is not a camping vacation.

Again the first 40 people that sign up will be expected to be fully packed and understand the principal why we are giving our support to Standing Rock.

We will continue to rotate people in and out as long as it takes.

The second group of 40 people that sign up will leave September 5th and return September 9th.

Mitakuyapi, anagonpta'po, wanna bdi'heciya'po, nitakuye wacin'niyapi do.

I am proud of those of you that choose to go and show our support. I am planning on going back on September 5th with the next group.

Dave Flute, Chairman.

Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe.

SWO observe 25th anniversary of repatriation of relatives

The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate will observe the 25th anniversary of the return from the Smithsonian Institute of relatives to Native soil of their homeland this Wednesday and Thursday, August 24 and 25, 2016. It was on August 25, 1991 that their sacred remains were brought by bus from Washington, DC to the Lake Traverse Reservation. Here they were buried with prayer and ceremony in the traditional burial grounds, where this week's observance will be held.

The Pte Cante Win and Kit Fox societies are inviting all Oyate to this commemoration, which feature a walk/run on Thursday morning from Browns Valley to the Repatriation grounds.

Here is the agenda of activities:

Wednesday, August 24

12:00 noon       Camp Day begins.

1:00 p.m.         Induction ceremonies for Kit Fox and Pte Cante win societies.

6:00 p.m.         Call THPO for information on Inipi (605-698-3584).

8:00 p.m.         Feed

Thursday, August 25

(All runners please arrive on time to participate in preparations/instructions.)

6:00 a.m.                      Sunrise ceremony at historical marker (east side of Browns Valley).

7:00 a.m.                      Run Begins – from Browns Valley to the Repatriation grounds (27.3 miles). Meal and program will follow.

Please bring you own chairs and dishes.

Run Coordinator: Sara Lincoln, SWO Diabetes Center, 605-698-3922.

Repatriation Contacts: Dianne DesRosiers, THPO, 605-698-3584; Ella Robertson, Planning office, 605-268-0742.

Sota editorial –

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate continue supporting Standing Rock against Big Oil trespass

By CD Floro

Sota Editor

The SWO Tribe and individual members and their families, continue to stand with relatives of the Great Sioux Nation and other peoples joining in the cause of protecting sacred water on the Standing Rock Sioux homeland, source of water for millions of people downriver. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has stood mostly alone for months since the US Army Corps of Engineers approved a poorly conducted environmental assessment that ignores risks associated with the Dakota Access Pipeline.

That has changed.

Dramatically.

Hundreds and thousands of Native peoples, not only from the Great Plains but from all over the country, have pledged support for this pivotal battle. And flags of many tribal nations are flying in camps along the Missouri River on the SWO sister tribe's reservation.

SWO Tribal Chairman Dave Flute led a caravan of vehicles with SWO members on Friday, August 12th. He called it a "recon mission." They prayed and sang with Hunkpapa Sacred Stones Camp defenders and distributed supplies for the campers.

The Chairman said he would like to see a contingent of SWO members in the camp over coming days and weeks, to show solidarity with Standing Rock and the Oceti Sakowin.

Tribal Council has authorized use of a bus to transport members willing to spend four days in the camp at a time.

See Chairman Flute's statement to the Oyate on page one.

Since that initial trip from the Lake Traverse Reservation, individual SWO members and their families have stayed in the camp, and some have stayed in hotel rooms.

And more people from across the country are coming, men, women, children, by cars, vans, and busses, to show solidarity with Oceti Sakowin.

"No DAPL!"

The corrupt government-corporate lobby folks have had their times of control, but times are changing. There is a shift going on, and they are dinosaurs who do not realize they are dying.

Why?

Because enough people are awakening and seeing through the smoke and mirrors of a media they mostly control.

Enough are understanding the only true power of a nation, of a people, is in the people themselves.

Here are photos by our photographer John Heminger. A big pidamiya for his documenting the resistance in pictures.

On Saturday, August 27th, organizers at Sacred Stones Camp rallied with relatives and friends on the water in boats and canoes to pray on the Cannonball River. From there they traveled to the fork with the Missouri River. On Sunday, they continued on the water to the point where the oil cartel is planning to bury pipeline to carry crude oil underneath.

Where at some point in time there will, there WILL be leaking into the River.

This is just above the point where the SRST has its intake valves for a water treatment plant that provides clean drinking water for their members and non-Indians who live on their homeland.

And, consider, water contaminated here will impact about ten million people of all tribes and races who live downriver!

Please pray for the sacred water, for life, and an end to dinosaurs whose day is done.

Pidamiya!

The Sota thanks Loris Welch and Northland Auto Center, Webster, SD for generously providing a vehicle for our photographer John Heminger to use to go back and forth multiple times from the Lake Traverse Reservation to Standing Rock to document the defense of mni wiconi. Not only did John use it for his personal transportation but to carry passengers and water, food, and other supplies to the Sacred Stones Camp from many individuals who support Standing Rock and the other tribes of Oceti Sakowin. Thank you very much. And never once did John complain about "ridin' in my Indian car!"

We also want to thank Chairman Flute and the SWO Tribe for having provided a Tribal vehicle several times for John to use to document this and other critical events for the Oyate.

-- CDF

SWO Harvest Fest 2016 coming Saturday

There will be something for everyone, young and old, at this fall's SWO Harvest Fest 2016. Co-sponsored by the SWO Cooperative Extension Office and Youth Program, the event is set for this Saturday, August 27th at SWO Memorial Park, Sisseton, SD.

Register your homegrown produce from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.; judging will be held at 2:00 p.m. This year should be even better than 2015, as more families on the Lake Traverse Reservation are putting in their own gardens.

Several tournaments will be offered: volleyball (adults), 3x3 hoops (youth), horseshoes (adults), and archery (all ages). To register, contact Derrick McCauley at 605-742-0555.

There will be a chili cook-off and frybread cook-off. For rules, contact the SWO Co-op Extension office.

Live music will be provided by the Prairie Winds Band, and Tom Wilson, KXSW Announcer, will provide DJ service.

Concessions will be offered, featuring buffalo burgers and other great menu choices.

Vendors, please contact SWO Co-op Extension at 605-698-8353 to reserve your place. Fee is $25.

For more information see the notice elsewhere in this Sota.

Services offered at Dakotah Pride Center

Update on services, times

SWO Meth and Suicide Initiative

Orientation for Intensive Outpatient Treatment:

Matrix Group held every Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Dakotah Pride Outreach Center/Halfway House.

Dakotah Pride Center offers Intensive Outpatient Treatment:

Matrix Groups people ages 18 and older.

This treatment for stimulant addiction includes an aftercare (social support) group and a family education day.

We use the Matrix Model and have had training from the Matrix Institute to incorporate this treatment curriculum.

For people who suffer with stimulant addiction and who want to be a part of the group, we ask that you come to our orientation which is held every Monday at 10:00 a.m. at the Outreach Center/Halfway house. At that time, we will do a short assessment, fill out forms and talk about what to expect.

We can answer any questions and discuss if this is the right treatment option for you.

We can also assist with finding the right treatment option to fit your needs.

The Intensive Outpatient Treatment:

Matrix Groups are open ended; people can enter the group at any meeting and will graduate when they complete all of the sessions.

If you have any questions, please come to the orientation or call 698-3917 ext. 114.

We look forward to helping you on your journey to sobriety!

Update on Buffalo Lanes

Here is updated information on league and open bowling at the Buffalo Lanes bowling alley.

Women's Team League Meeting: Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 6 p .m.

Men's Team League Meeting and Senior League: Thursday, Aug.25 at 6 p.m.

Mixed Doubles League Meeting: Friday, Aug.26 at 6 p.m.

Tentative League Schedule

(The schedule could change after the meetings take place.)

Monday: Men's or women's team or competitive doubles (higher payout)

Tuesday: Men's 4 person team

Wednesday: Women's 4 person team

Thursday: Men's 4 person team

Friday: Mixed Doubles

Saturday: Kid's League

Sunday: Family League and Mixed Doubles

Rocken' Cosmic Bowl: Friday and Saturday Nights from 9:30 to midnight (some nights DJ).

Open Bowling, Birthday Parties and Corporate Parties available.

The Sand Bagger's Bar and Striker's Café opening soon!

Grand opening will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.There will be presentations, refreshments, and giveaway of star quilts to individuals who helped in renovating the building to launch the Buffalo Lanes. See the notice elsewhere in this issue of the Sota.

Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing on Trauma

Bismarck, ND – Aug. 17, 2016 – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) today hosted the first-ever U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs field hearing dedicated to addressing the detrimental impact traumatic events can have on tribal communities, particularly among Native children.

Heitkamp requested and led today's hearing, which convened leading advocates on trauma-informed practices, as well as key Indian Affairs and other officials, including U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Native Americans Commissioner Lillian Sparks Robinson – who was recently appointed after Heitkamp requested an agency-wide approach to addressing the consequences of early exposure to traumatic events on Native children. Long a champion of brighter outcomes for Native young people, Heitkamp today worked to shine a light on what trauma is – events that overwhelm an individual's ability to cope – and to build solutions to combat and mitigate its impact on Native communities.

Young people who experience four or more traumatic events are three-times more at risk of heart disease or lung cancer, while those who experience six or more traumatic events are 30-times more likely to attempt suicide. For Native children, these health risks are especially pointed – nationwide, suicide is the second leading cause of death among Native young people ages 10-34, and 22 percent experience post-traumatic stress – the same rate as newly returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

"It's no secret Native children live in poverty more often, attempt suicide more often, and experience a severe lack of economic and educational opportunity more often – but what's not happening often enough is a concerted federal effort to protect their well-being," said Heitkamp. "With today's landmark Senate Indian Affairs hearing, we can work to change that by shining a light on what repeated exposure to trauma – really means for the long-term health of Native children and their tribal communities. When we know chronic exposure to trauma can lead to health consequences – and even reduce life expectancy – and that Native young people are experiencing post-traumatic stress at the same rate of newly returning veterans, it's clear we need to act. By taking steps forward today, we can combat and reduce the lasting impact on Native children and their communities for generations to come."

"Across Indian Country and particularly on MHA Nation, our communities are desperately in need of policies and programs that destigmatize and target chronic experiences of trauma," said Kathryn Eagle-Williams, CEO of Elbowoods Memorial Health Center on Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation in New Town, North Dakota. "Each day, we see the deep emotional scars from trauma that our children experience – many from being removed from their homes when a parent becomes incarcerated, as they are shuffled from one temporary home to the next. These scars are visible – manifesting in behavioral, addiction, and abandonment issues later on in life. Our community needs solutions to provide the community-wide support to help our children cope and recover. We are grateful to Senator Heitkamp for her leadership in calling attention to this issue, and for bringing this hearing to North Dakota today so our tribes can take steps toward providing effective behavioral health services."

Today's hearing builds on Heitkamp's work to raise awareness among her colleagues in Congress by hosting a series of educational briefings for members of Congress in Washington, D.C. about the impacts of childhood trauma over the course of individuals' lifetimes. The series aimed to help lawmakers find solutions and resources to combat childhood trauma and minimize its impact, particularly on those living in inner cities as well as rural areas, including Indian Country. In North Dakota alone, five young people on the Standing Rock reservation in Fort Yates took their own lives in a two month period in 2005.

Heitkamp has long worked to fight and comprehensively address chronic exposure to trauma among children, particularly those in Native communities, by:

· Successfully pressing for federal agencies to comprehensively address trauma: After Heitkamp led a bipartisan group of seven senators in December 2015 to call for a robust, coordinated U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) effort to reduce the impact of trauma that often hinders generations of Native communities. In February, HHS heeded her call, appointing HHS Administration for Native Americans Commissioner Lillian Sparks Robinson to lead the agency's work to address complex trauma in Native communities.

· Convening national experts, policymakers on ways to reduce traumatic stress: In the fall of 2014, Heitkamp brought together national experts and policymakers, as well as federal agency representatives and experts for a trauma discussion to identify ways to reduce the effects of traumatic stress Native American children experience.

· Implementing proactive measures to address, improve mental health of Native young people: After working closely with the U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian/Alaskan Native Children Exposed to Violence, including testifying at the Task Force's first hearing in Bismarck, the Task Force issued sweeping recommendations to improve Native children's lives – many of which she pushed for.

· Improving outcomes by addressing complex challenges faced by Native children: Last month, a U.S. House of Representatives committee unanimously passed Heitkamp's bipartisan – and unanimously Senate-passed – bill to create a Commission on Native Children, her first legislation introduced as a U.S. Senator. The Commission would study the complex issues Native children face and make recommendations to make sure children living in Indian Country get the protections, as well as economic and educational tools to thrive.

Education Dept. awards $300,000 to Wounded Knee School District

Awards $300,000 following multiple student suicides

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students has awarded Wounded Knee District School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwestern South Dakota a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant totaling $300,000. The grant will be used to assist with ongoing recovery efforts following numerous student suicide deaths, beginning in late December 2014.

This is the fourth Project SERV grant awarded to a school on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The first grant was awarded to Pine Ridge School, the second to Little Wound School, the third to Crazy Horse School and the current grant to Wounded Knee—all to assist with recovery efforts following high student suicides and attempted suicides. Since 2010, the Department has awarded nearly $1 million in Project SERV grants to the four schools, including Wounded Knee, on the reservation.

"I spent time on the Pine Ridge Reservation a few months ago and was moved by the resilience of these students," said U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. "The Department of Education is committed to helping this community strengthen its schools and expand opportunities so that students can focus on learning and get the quality education that they need to reach their full potential."

Project SERV provides funding for local educational agencies (LEAs) and institutions of higher education (IHEs) that have experienced a significant violent or traumatic event and need resources to respond, recover, and re-establish a safe environment conducive to learning. There are two types of Project SERV awards—Immediate Services and Extended Services. Immediate Services grants provide emergency, short-term assistance to affected school districts or colleges and universities. Extended Services grants assist school districts and colleges and universities in carrying out the long-term recovery efforts that may be needed following a significant, traumatic event. To date, the Office of Safe and Healthy Students has awarded more than $44 million to 137 grantees, including Wounded Knee District School, since the grants program began in 2001.

Specifically, Wounded Knee will use its Immediate Services grant implement a number of programs relating to mental health and substance abuse, behavior, peer-to-peer support, and culturally-based services. The school also will use funds to hire a counselor/social worker to work with at-risk students and students who have experienced trauma, as well as with staff to help them identify students in crisis and be as supportive as possible.

Wounded Knee District School is a rural Tribal grant school on the Pine Ridge Reservation that serves K-8 students. Since December 2014, the Wounded Knee District alone has experienced five death related to suicides. These tragedies, along with numerous others by students attending other schools on the reservation, caused the Pine Ridge Reservation Tribal government to declare a state of emergency. From December 2014 to March 2015, nine people ages 12 to 24 committed suicides, and 103 more attempts were recorded.

The Obama Administration is committed to finding solutions to the pressing problems that confront Native youth, with an emphasis on education, economic development, and health. Last year, the Department of Education, in coordination with the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education and the Bureau of Indian Education, brought together approximately 120 educators with local, state, and federal leaders to attend Oglala Lakota Living, Language and Learning: a Gathering of Pine Ridge Educators. The goal of the four convenings was to support a framework for further collaboration in addressing how schools could work together to better support Pine Ridge students.

Federal grants like the Native Youth Community Projects (NYCP) can also help Pine Ridge and others that apply. It supports preschool through college-level projects that help American Indian and Alaska Native youth prepare for college and careers. The Department recently announced that it will make $17.4 million in new awards in FY 2016, which is triple the $5.3 million that was provided last year.

President Obama's fiscal year 2017 budget request expands NYCP funding to $53 million and provides $350 million for Preschool Development Grants (PDG). The NYCP grants support the President's Generation Indigenous "Gen I" Initiative launched last year to help Native American youth, and the PDG program is aimed at helping to develop and expand high-quality preschool programs in targeted communities, including planning grants to tribal governments.

Additionally, last November, eight federally recognized tribes collectively received nearly $2.5 million in grant awards to bolster their educational programs. The grants were funded through the Department of Education's State-Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) program, and the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Education's Tribal Education Department (TED) program.

Editorials –

Sota guest editorial –

Statement from SRST Chairman Archambault

The following statement was issued by Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II on August 15, 2016:

Fort Yates, ND – The United States via the Army Corps of Engineers is in the mist of moving ahead with an oil pipeline that officials are claiming is not potentially harmful to the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. I am here to advise anyone that will listen, that the Dakota Access Pipeline Project is harmful. It will not be just harmful to my people but its intent and construction will harm the water in the Missouri River, which is one of the cleanest and safest river tributary left in the United States.

We have been told by the officials that there will be breaches in the pipe line, but they claim that the situations are generally never very bad. This is unacceptable.

Our Mother Earth is sacred. All things evolve and work together. To poison the water, is to poison the substance of life. Everything that moves must have water. How can we talk about and knowingly poison water?

I've been told and taught that it is our responsibility to stand for our relatives, the ones that crawl, the ones that fly, the ones that burrow, the ones that swim, the ones that flower. Relatives that cannot speak for themselves. Who will speak for them? We have to speak for those who are not here – our ancestors, for those children who are not yet born. Our ancestors left sacred sites for us. We have to speak for them. Children not yet born will not live without water. We have to speak for them.

Several of our Lakota and Dakota relatives have had visions and dreams. They have been visited in a spiritual sense and have been told that there is a black poisonous snake trying to come among us. Our relatives have said this.

Our instructions say snakes are good – they serve a great purpose in the web of life. Our elders and the elders before them have given us wonderful teachings and a beautiful way to live and co-exist with all that is, however, the black poisonous snake we are being warned about does not come from the Creator. It is man-made and the creature is made of nothing but Greed. There is nothing good that has ever come from Greed. Greed is pure poison. It blinds and twists thinking. It is what my people have endured and continue to endure.

Right now the Rosebud reservation, the Cheyenne River reservation, the Pine Ridge reservation and my Standing Rock reservation represent five of the 10 poorest places or counties in the United States, according to the 2010 Census. Our state of being is not our fault. We did not cause this. United States lawmakers and their policies caused this. Why?? Greed – and now again, even what little we have left is under attack.

Is it too much to respectfully and peaceably request that we not live in fear of being bitten by this creature of eminent harm? Isn't living in fear and terror unacceptable in the United States?

The United States should use all its will and power to be a real great world leader. It should swear off oil production because we all know it is harmful to it is to our planet. The United States should use all its wisdom and technology to develop alternative sources of power. It should be a great wise leader to preserve and enhance this earth, not knowingly destroy the webs of life.

What I ask is that my fellow American citizens stand with my people to stand with us. I ask you to please call or write your Senators and Representative to stop this blindness and this greed.

And, if nothing else, please, offer a prayer for my people and all the people who are standing with us in prayer. Just offer some thoughts of protection for us. We ask that you offer a prayer for sensibility and common sense on behalf of all the two-legged that walk as this is not just a Lakota/Dakota issue, this is a human issue.

This land that is being disturbed was once ours. Our people, our Indian Nations lived and governed our peoples all over this territory. This land across the Cannonball River that is now threatened was forcibly taken from us and there was nothing that we could do about it then and now.

Nonetheless, we still believe that we are the keepers of this beautiful land. Although it was taken from us, we know, we must stand and speak on this land's behalf. We want everyone and the federal government to respect this land and take care of it. That is why our people are standing up and standing with the land and water. We have to be here. It is instructions that the Creator has given us. We have to be here. We have to stand to protect ourselves and those cannot speak for themselves.

When the President of the United States came to Cannonball, I did not ask him for anything. I tried to let his wife, Michelle and him, see for themselves a little of our reality. They saw our people in our happiest times, singing and dancing, but they also heard the tough reality of life for so many of our youth.

I believe both were impacted but knowing what I know now, I wish I would have asked President Obama to help us in this struggle.

I will pass away someday, which is all part of the Creator's plan, but I have a son and daughter. I have no doubt that they will give me grandchildren. What will we leave for our grandchildren? Poisoned water? The substance of Life! In my language, we describe water as the source of Life. We say Mni Wiconi!

My Tribe asks how can we live with ourselves if we don't respect the rights and needs of our future generations?

Today I realize that everything happens for a reason. Although I didn't ask the President for a dime, I see our people are peacefully speaking out in a good way now. This is hugely important to my Tribe and all of our Tribal Nations. This peaceful demonstration is a cry to stop the desecration of land and water.

I pray that the powers that be, hear our prayer because all this behavior we are exhibiting is a prayer on our part.

Thank you for listening and enjoy your families, your children and grandchildren.

Dave Archambault II, Chairman, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

(Editor's note: A hearing is scheduled this week in Washington, DC, to rule on whether or not the pipeline project can continue to cross the Missouri River on the Standing Rock homelands.)

Brief editorial comments from the editor's desk –

On and Off the Lake Traverse Reservation

Such excitement to watch how not only the Great Sioux Nation – Oceti Sakowin – is uniting to defend that water and land and future generations. But to see so many other tribal nations across the country, and allies of many races joining the movement.

The rigid belief by the head of the big oil "snake" that it will succeed in killing the heart and will of these peoples is a gross misunderstanding.

Dakota Access LLC orders Michels Pipeline construction crews to continue digging into ground and crossing waters elsewhere along its planned line despite the challenge by SRST and its allies, despite challenges in Iowa by allies in defense of the land and water.

A hearing will be held this week in Washington, DC, and we await the outcome.

But we have little faith in a government corrupted by the power of the oil cartel and banks.

We do have faith in the heart of the peoples awakening to see, clearly, the continued devastation this "system of control" is causing all over the world.

There is a shift, and their system, the controllers, is history.

As we say in our editorial on the standoff near Cannon Ball, they are dinosaurs who do not yet realize their extinction is at hand.

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Hey schools are open across the Lake Traverse Reservation!

Hard to think summer is nearing its end and students are back in the classroom.

See updates from Tiospa Zina and Enemy Swim schools this week, and watch for more in coming editions of your Sota.

Thanks especially to Mindy Crawford, TZTS, and Rebecca Dargatz, ESDS, for submitting news for this week's paper.

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Dakotah Pride has provided information on its outpatient treatment available using the Matrix model.

Please read the article elsewhere in this edition of the Sota, and if you or a loved one struggles with addiction – to meth, or other substances – give them a call at 605-698-3917.

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The SWO Self-Governance work group provides us another look at what would happen if the Tribe assumes authority over its health services.

This week's topic has long been on minds of the Oyate: the prospect of developing a hospital and emergency room. How could it happen under Self-Governance?

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Please read the notice from Tribal Realty about the public forum to address revision to the Homesite Lease Policy.

The forum will be held next Wednesday, August 31st, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Tribal Enrollment conference room at Tribal headquarters.

All Oyate interested in homesite leasing, please come.

If you have questions, give Austin German a call at 605-698-8222.

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Thanks to Ella Robertson and the Tribal Planning office for arranging to have Henry Red Cloud, of Lakota Solar Enterprise, come this month.

He is providing two weeks of training in off-grid solar furnace installation and operation.

Trainees are learning not only how to assemble and install these units but could use the knowledge to become entrepreneurs as well.

Ten Oyate homeowners were selected to receive these units, which are being installed now during the training.

From Ella: "This is a very exciting time for SWO as we are making a move to utilize our natural resources in energy production, making our tribal homes more energy efficient."

Our photographer John Heminger has pictures of Henry with his SWO team working here, and we plan to publish them next week along with information about the off-grid solar furnaces can mean to our Oyate.

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Anyone wanting to advertise meetings or events during the week of Sept. 5, please submit your copy a week early!

Copy should be turned in by this Friday, Aug. 26.

Reasons are the Monday, Sept. 5th Labor Day Holiday and a weekend workshop the Sota editor will be attending.

That week's Sota will be printed and distributed on Wednesday, Sept. 7th.

The papers will be on local counters, and go into the USPS, Wednesday instead of that Monday.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Watch for an announcement from the Reservation Election Board concerning the final list of candidates certified to run in the SWO 2016 election.

The primary election will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.

Deadline for certification of candidates is this Friday, August 26th.

Already, REB has been sending out letters notifying candidates of their certification.

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The Tiospa Zina 2016 homecoming will be held the week of September 5-9.

And the parade is scheduled on Friday, September 9th.

Theme of this year is "Apps."

For the older, less computer/worldwide web savvy, that refers to the software applications and games that rule on computers, tablets and cell phones!

Should make for a fascinating field of entries!

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Please read the new Sota policy concerning political advertising.

The rates reflect a greater discount rate for full, half and quarter page advertisements – as much as 70 percent off the commercial rate, depending upon size of the ad.

Full page: $180.

Half page: $100.

Quarter page: $50

Smaller sizes will still be discounted, but will be charged $2.50 per column inch: for example, 2 col. x 10" ad (20 col. inches) would cost $50, the same as a quarter page; another example, 2 col. x 5" ad (10 col. inches) would cost $25.

The policy is a re-statement that all political advertising must be pre-paid. No exceptions.

Advertising copy can be mailed with an accompanying check or money order to: Sota, P.O. Box 5, Wilmot, SD 57279; or placed in the Sota mailbox at Tribal headquarters (no postage required).

If an advertisement is sent electronically, by e-mail or fax, then a check must be mailed to the Sota, either at headquarters or through the postal service.

There can be no exceptions.

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Elder's Meditation:

"The greater the faith, the greater the result." –Fools Crow, LAKOTA

The Creator designed us to act on faith. We are able to do this by holding firm to our beliefs. If we believe something and if we don't want the belief to change, we need to add the power of the Great Spirit to this belief. We must always have the spiritual added to our beliefs. If we don't add the Spirit, then we may very well change our minds the first time we are tested. Each time we are tested and we don't change our minds, we get stronger. The wind may blow on the red willow trees bending them and causing the roots to grow deeper. The more the wind bends the tree, the bigger, stronger, and deeper the roots grow. We should be happy that we are tested. It's the Creator's way of making us have greater faith for greater results.

Great Mystery, Grandfather, I know if I am tested today that I can count on You to give me the courage to get to the other side. On the other side of every test is the reward of strength. Make me strong.

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Words to consider (or, perhaps not!):

Beware of no man more than yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us. G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)

Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others. Jules Renard (1864 - 1910)

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. Gail Godwin

Nobody knows the age of the human race, but everybody agrees that it is old enough to know better. Anonymous

Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men. Kin Hubbard (1868 - 1930)

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money. Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), Pudd'nhead Wilson

At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies. P. G. Wodehouse (1881 - 1975), Uneasy Money

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The Sota is always looking for news of the Oyate.

If you have information and/or photos of newsworthy happenings in your family or community, please consider sharing with your Sota staff.

For submission deadlines and other information, see below:

Except for holidays copy to be considered for publication – news, advertising, editorial opinion letters, etc. – is to be submitted to: Sota, P.O. Box 5, Wilmot, SD 57279 by 10:00 a.m. on Thursday. FAX and e-mail submissions will be accepted until 12:00 noon on Friday (with the exception of letters to the editor/open letters to the Oyate, or "opinion" letters, which must be received by 10:00 a.m. Thursday).

If you are writing an opinion letter, please note that it must be signed and the author's name will appear in print. Letters must not contain libel and must be brief, ideally 500 words or less. Letters may be edited for content. Omissions will be identified with periods . . . editor's explanations will be provided in [brackets]. Readers who want access to unedited versions will need to contact the authors.

Earlier receipt of copy is always appreciated. So, if you are aware of a date or message that needs to be publicized or advertised, please let us know about it in advance of the weekly deadline.

The preferred way to submit typed articles and ads, art and photos, is by e-mail.

The editor can be reached at the following e-mail address:

earthskyweb@cs.com

For more information, leave a message on the Sota production office voicemail (605) 938-4452, or send a fax to the 24-hour dedicated line (605) 938-4676.

-- CDF

Obituaries –

Note –

There are no obituaries reported in this week's Sota.

Notice of editorial policy

(Editor's note: The following comes from the editor's column and the Sota "deadlines and policies" statement published weekly in the Sota.)

Copy to be considered for publication – news, advertising, editorial opinion letters, etc. – are to be submitted to: Sota, P.O. Box 5, Wilmot, SD 57279 by 10:00 a.m. on Thursday. FAX and e-mail submissions will be accepted until 12:00 noon on Friday (with the exception of letters to the editor/Open letter to the Oyate, or "opinion" letters, which must be received no later than 10:00 a.m. Thursday).

If you are writing an opinion letter, please note that it must be signed and the author's name will appear in print. Letters must not contain libel or offensive language and must be brief, 500 words or less. Letters may be edited for content. Omissions will be identified with periods . . . editor's explanations will be provided in [brackets]. Readers who want access to unedited versions will need to contact the authors.

Open letter to the Oyate

Right to Vote (North Dakota).

Restrictive voting procedures in North Dakota have denied some tribal members the right to vote; that is what was brought to the floor of the GPTCA meeting.

It led to the passage of this resolution of support from all the chairmen to "support the right to vote for all Native Americans in North Dakota in state, federal, and local elections.

WHEREAS, North Dakota voters are now required to present one of only four qualifying IDs with a current residential address printed on it in order to vote, WHEREAS, many Native Americans have been disenfranchised in North Dakota since 2013 due to the very strict vote ID law; and

WHEREAS, more than 72,000 voting eligible citizens in North Dakota lack a qualifying ID to be able to vote, including 7,984 Native Americans, or 23.5% of the total voting eligible Native American population; and

WHEREAS, many Native Americans in North Dakota face high levels of poverty and lower access to transportation making the burden to travel, in some cases, more than 120 miles round trip to obtain a state ID substantial and

WHEREAS, Native Americans have challenged the North Dakota voter ID law in federal court under the Voting Right Act, the federal constitution, and the state of North Dakota constitution in Brakebill v. Jaeger, Case No 1:16-cv-8.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association hereby through resolution seeks to protect the right to vote for all Native Americans in North Dakota in state, federal, and local non-tribal elections and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association hereby through resolution support the Plaintiffs in the case Brakebill v. Jaeger, Case No 1:16-cv-8 in their effort to ensure that all Native Americans can vote in North Dakota in state, federal, and local non-tribal elections.

Politics as it's called in Washington, DC.

Same crap in Indian country for tribal member, you now have right to vote federally in North Dakota but us off the reservation don't have that right.

Laura White, SWO member.

Young Pine Ridge resident killed after exposing 'fake' medicine man

By Richie Richards

Kyle, SD – Native Sun News – August 11, 2016 – Soon after coming forward and exposing what he called a "fake," Todd Little Bull was shot and killed near Kyle after several posts on social media.

The person Little Bull accused of allegedly holding ceremonies with fake spiritual experiences is Jerome LeBeau. Little Bull claimed he was asked to shake gourds, turn on small blue lights and blow whistles during ceremonies.

Sometime around midnight on Aug. 2, Little Bull was killed, shortly after posting a voice message from a man named Jack Conroy. The message was left on Facebook Messenger and Little Bull wrote, "one of many threats." This was posted at 11:36 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1.

A screen shot of an alleged threat to Little Bull from a man named Tre Vocu surfaced the day of the murder and was shared widely across Indian Country. In this message, Vocu is alleged to have said to Little Bull, "You gotta f***ing cross hair on your head b**ch, your (sic) in the head and you're gunna (sic) get yours f***ing p***y better believe that!"

These two alleged threats came as a result of Little Bull's coming forward with information he supposedly had regarding the illegitimate spiritual practices of Jerome LeBeau; a spiritual mentor whom Little Bull came to for teaching him Lakota ceremonial ways.

On the social media page, Indigenous Life Movement, screen shots and photos of Todd Little Bull's exposing testimony regarding his experiences with LeBeau were posted and shared.

Little Bull said in these posts, "I had so much Love for Jerome Lebeaux and Thunder Valley. Their family is so Loving and compassionate. I put my heart into everything that I've done for them. By that I mean praying with them in the Beautiful way that we pray."

Then Little Bull begins to tell of the negative feelings and the seeming guilt he had. "I told Jerome I couldn't do any more of the fake shit. So the first thing he does is attacks me where it would hurt me the most. My heart. First he does is creates this bulls**t story about me trying to be with his wife. When all she was doing was coming to me to vent about all the helpers in the circle… We agreed on so much wrong and negativity within the alter. The people and the drugs."

"He also said I was trying to be with Bree and his daughters for sex. Bree, you know that's not true and I hope you tell. Tacie, you know that's not true. My texts to the both of you are in my phone and an investigator will over look all of it," Little Bull said as if to be leaving evidence of any future investigations regarding alleged accusations against himself.

Williams calls on Thune to repudiate Trump

Yankton, SD - Aug. 10, 2016 - Jay Williams, South Dakota's Democratic U.S. Senate candidate is calling on Senator John Thune to repudiate Donald Trump for his comments which appear to incite 2nd Amendment people to assassinate his presidential rival Hillary Clinton should she win the election.

Trump said "By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks, though the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know."

Trump's comment is an example of using language to incite violent or terrorist acts by an unpredictable individual. John Thune, because he has endorsed Trump, should immediately repudiate Trump.

Mr. Williams issued the following statement:

"Trump's comments remind me of Sarah Palin in 2011 when she said 'Don't retreat! Instead - RELOAD!' Shortly after, a gunman fired several shots at a political rally wounding Gabby Gifford and killing six others. Trump's comments are actually dangerous. This is not the first time he has incited violence during his rallies and this latest example, if said by an ordinary citizen would land him in jail. Unlike Hillary Clinton who has been accused, investigated and exonerated, Trump actually appears to have broken the law. John Thune should be ashamed of his endorsement of this unfit candidate and at the very least should publicly repudiate this disgraceful and dangerous rhetoric."

Jay Williams is a Yankton businessman who announced his candidacy to challenge Senator Thune for his US Senate seat in this fall's election. Questions may be directed to his campaign press email: press@jaywilliams2016.com.

Williams says EB-5 problems resulted from "culture of corruption"

Yankton, SD - Aug. 11, 2016 - Jay Williams, South Dakota's Democratic U.S. Senate candidate believes the federal government is correct in ending the EB-5 program in South Dakota. It has been reported that the State of South Dakota is trying to overturn the federal government's decision to terminate the EB-5 program in South Dakota by claiming the mismanagement of the previous administration should not be held against the current administration. That argument falls flat for several reasons. First and foremost, the current Governor was the Lt. Governor under the previous administration making him part of the previous administration that mismanaged the EB-5 program. Second, the previous administration ended in January 2011 and the current administration did not end the state contract with the shady SDRC Inc. company until 2013 thus accounting for 2 years of mismanagement under the current administration. Third, the current administration is responsible for the Gear Up program where federal funds to be used for Native American education were instead funneled to other uses.

There appears to be a "culture of corruption" in the South Dakota state government where people see shady things happen but do or say nothing. Many people must have known about the shady actions of Joop Bollen when he created a company named SDRC Inc. and then passed EB-5 money to it, but only Bollen has been held accountable. This "culture of corruption" appears to have infected the Gear Up program as well as the EB-5 program. The FBI should investigate the administration of federal programs by South Dakota.

The irony of this is that the State of South Dakota seems eager to obtain federal funds for programs that can be administered by administration officials where there is an opportunity for funds to be funneled to private individuals while the State rejects funds for Medicaid expansion where the funds are targeted to help low income disadvantaged people. While South Dakota voters continue to elect officials based largely on party affiliation rather on merit, it will be difficult to end this "culture of corruption." Only by holding elected state officials accountable for misdeeds and mismanagement can this "culture of corruption" be ended.

Mr. Williams issued the following statement:

"Until the culture of corruption is exposed and eliminated, federal programs that offer business incentives or other federal funds for programs like EB-5 and Gear Up should be suspended. A complete investigation of the administration and oversight of federal funds by State government officials is warranted."

Jay Williams is a Yankton businessman who announced his candidacy to challenge Senator Thune for his US Senate seat in this fall's election. Questions may be directed to his campaign press email: press@jaywilliams2016.com.

Standing for unity, for a better future for SD

Henry Red Cloud is looking to become a member of South Dakota's Public Utility Commission. This past weekend he was joined by Representative Paula Hawks and Senate Candidate Jay Williams at the Oglala National Annual Powwow.

They each were part of the Grand Procession that started the Powwow on Saturday night.

Henry was born and grew up on the Pine Ridge Reservation and is a direct descendant of Chief Red Cloud (Mahpiya Luta), one of the last war chiefs of the Lakota Sioux and one of the best known and photographed Native Americans in U.S. history.

Looking at his visit Jay commented, It was a great honor for me to participate in the beautiful evening ceremony. It was a very moving experience for me. South Dakota is fortunate to have Henry Red Cloud, with his experience and expertise running for PUC. We must all make our voices heard, and elect him!

Henry co-manages the Red Cloud Renewable Energy Center (RCREC), a one-of-a-kind educational facility where students from South Dakota and around the U.S. receive hands-on job training in renewable energy technology and sustainable building practices.

Red Cloud's campaign focuses on making sure the land and health of South Dakotan farmers, ranchers and tribes are protected from oil spills and aggressive oil companies. He is particularly concerned where pipelines bring Canadian oil through South Dakota so other states and countries can have the oil. This leaves South Dakota farmers, ranchers and tribes with unprecedented liability and health risks when the pipeline ruptures as it often does. As of 2014, there were nine tribes in South Dakota with approximately 71,800 Native Americans living on their tribal land. Nationally, Native Americans make up about 2% of the overall population and more than ever before this Native American vote is increasingly important as efforts continue to register tribal members and get them to vote.

It is in recognizing, respecting and utilizing our diversity here in South Dakota that we can build a better future AND a thriving economy for all of us! Henry Red Cloud Jay Williams made clear his thoughts on the need for a transition from fossil fuels. The most important challenge we face as people... is the damage we are doing to the environment from using fossil fuels as our energy source. We cannot continue along this road. It is vital that we transition from the use of fossil fuels to clean energy sources like wind and solar. It is really important that we elect leaders and who understand this and who will implement policies to make that change happen. We have the chance in South Dakota to do that by electing Henry Red Cloud onto the Public Utilities Commission."

Henry recognizes the need to move from an oil based energy system to renewable energy and wants to see investments made that build that future and believes the PUC is too narrowly focused on just oil resources.

Henry says, South Dakota is blessed with huge solar and wind power resources. Should we use them... build them up...build our economy on a solid platform that respects the land while providing new high paying jobs? I say YES

"It is time we look out for all our children and show them we are smart enough to take care of our land and all our people, while also building tomorrow's strong vibrant economy. We just have to have the courage to move forward while we protect our natural heritage for our children and future generations!"

The feminine mystique

By Richard P. Holm, MD

Is equality between the sexes good for men and women and society?

Of course, men and women are different in very important ways! Yet some people exploit the differences to make subservient generalizations about women. I've heard it said that women are, or should be: shy, passive, want-to-please, adoring, doting, and happy as homemakers serving their children and husbands. Sigmund Freud the psychoanalyst said, "Nature has determined woman's destiny through beauty, charm, and sweetness... in youth an adored darling and in mature years a loved wife." Freud even went so far as to suggest that women who wanted careers were neurotic and imbued with "penis envy."

As Betty Friedan observed in 1963, Freud's ideas had become especially popular in the mid 1940s, suggesting women are only fulfilled as housewives and mothers, and unhappy having a career. She decries Freud's error-in-judgement in her book The Feminine Mystique. Friedan noted that in the early 1900s there had been grand advances made for the rights of women, especially for higher education, for pursuit of career, and for the right to vote. Except for the right to vote, much of this went away after World War II, when men came home from war and took away jobs from women who had been employed to support the war.

The returning soldier longed for a comfortable home where he was the bread-winner and his wife the house-keeper who raised the children. Friedan said this caused great unhappiness in the same households when women who wanted a career were strongly discouraged to do so. Injustice and inequality beget disharmony.

Since then, due to the effort of Friedan and many others, women have choices and are coming close to equality in career work. Currently new physician graduates are about 50-50 women to men. Studies show satisfying careers and/or choices for all the adult members of a family results in happier children. Outside-the-home careers are not for everyone but the operative word is choice. Equality begets family and societal harmony.

Take it one step further, experts state that empowering and educating women in developing countries, or where there is great poverty, allows for the most effective way to bring the region in the direction of prosperity. Empowered and educated young women... (better yet mothers AND fathers,) raise girls AND boys to become more effective and respectful members of society. Equality between men and women does not subtract from the success of men, it increases success for everyone.

When women and men are equals, society becomes healthy.

Youth, school activities highlights –

Education watch on the Lake Traverse Reservation

New school year underway on Lake Traverse Reservation

Here are photo highlights from the first week of school at Tiospa Zina Tribal School. These pictures and accompanying information are provided courtesy of Mindy Crawford.

Dakota Language Immersion program

Pictured here are the first five students of the first Dakota Language Immersion Classroom at TZTS and their instructors.

New teacher at TZTS

Introducing not a new face, a familiar one, but a new teacher: Nikki Bien!

In her own words:

My name is Nicole Bien.

I am an enrolled member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate.

I am the mother of two amazing children. My daughter is 14 and my son is 13.

I am a 2002 Tiospa Zina Tribal School graduate. I went to college at Mount Marty in Watertown, South Dakota. I graduated with my Bachelor's in Elementary Education.

I have worked at Tiospa Zina since 2008 as a para professional.

As an alumni of Tiospa Zina, I am really honored to have the opportunity to be a teacher here.

I am excited to begin the new school year!

TZTS menu

Here is the menu for the week of Aug. 22-26:

Monday: breakfast – scrambled eggs, toast, turkey ham pattie, diced pears, juice, milk; lunch – spaghetti, garlic toast, corn, orange wedges, milk.

Tuesday: breakfast – blueberry muffin, turkey sausage links, yogurt, pineapple chunks, juice, milk; lunch – BBQ/bun, baked beans, pickles, tri tater, apple, chocolate milk.

Wednesday: breakfast – sandwich, bacon, fresh strawberries, juice, milk; lunch – chicken fajita, hashbrown stick, cantaloupe, milk.

Thursday: breakfast – breakfast on a stick, banana, cold cereal, juice, milk; lunch – cream of potato soup, cold cut sandwich, ham/cheese, mandarin oranges, carrot sticks, chocolate milk.

Friday: breakfast – egg omelet (ham/cheese), toast, turkey sausage pattie, fruit cocktail, juice, milk; lunch – hamburger, gravy over mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, sliced wheat bread, tropical fruit, milk.

Menu subject to change at any time.

New staff at ESDS this school year

By Rebecca Dargatz

School Community Director

Enemy Swim Day School

We are welcoming many new staff at Enemy Swim Day School this year. Every staff member is an important part of our school family. We would like introduce three of our new staff to you this week!

Kari Ewalt

Hello! My name is Kari Ewalt and I am a new Parent Educator with FACE Program here at Enemy Swim Day School.

I was one of the original Parent Educators when the FACE program started in 2001 and it is nice to be back and part of a program that has grown over the years.

My husband, David, and I have 3 children. Connard is in his 2nd year at Lake Area Vocational School, working towards a degree in Large Animal Science, Kayla is a senior at Webster Area High School and Olivia is an 8th grader at Langford Area School.

I'm looking forward to a great year with FACE and ESDS!

Liberty Ann Anderson

School Nurse

I have been a nurse for 5 years and I am very excited to be working with children.

I have 7 children of my own ranging from 2 to 26 and also have 8 grandchildren.

Ron Holy Bull

Computer Teacher

Hau mitakuyapi Ohitika Nahumpi / Magoo imakiyapi lo. Anpetu waste yuha.

Hi my relatives, Friends and Family. My name is Magoo.

I am K-8 Computer Teacher at ESDS.

I am excited to be at ESDS this school year. I am looking forward to having and AWESOME and FUN learning time with our students.

I live in Sisseton SD. I am a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

Pilamiyayelo Toksa

Open house last week at ESDS

By Rebecca Dargatz

School Community Director

Enemy Swim Day School

Enemy Swim Day School welcomed back families at their Open House held the afternoon of Thursday, August 18th.

Students met their new teachers, checked out classrooms, got school supplies situated, and enjoyed a wonderful meal prepared by the ESDS kitchen staff.

FACE welcomed families back to their center-based and home-based programming.

Community Education welcomed students back with an ice cream treat, and made sure students were ready to attend the Afterschool Program.

We are all excited to see everyone on the first day of school Monday, August 22nd!

Wounded Knee School receives $300,000 grant

Dept. of Education funding comes after multiple student suicides

Washington, DC – Aug. 16, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students has awarded Wounded Knee District School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwestern South Dakota a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant totaling $300,000.

The grant will be used to assist with ongoing recovery efforts following numerous student suicide deaths, beginning in late December 2014.

This is the fourth Project SERV grant awarded to a school on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

The first grant was awarded to Pine Ridge School, the second to Little Wound School, the third to Crazy Horse School and the current grant to Wounded Knee—all to assist with recovery efforts following high student suicides and attempted suicides.

Since 2010, the Department has awarded nearly $1 million in Project SERV grants to the four schools, including Wounded Knee, on the reservation.

"I spent time on the Pine Ridge Reservation a few months ago and was moved by the resilience of these students," said U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.

"The Department of Education is committed to helping this community strengthen its schools and expand opportunities so that students can focus on learning and get the quality education that they need to reach their full potential."

Project SERV provides funding for local educational agencies (LEAs) and institutions of higher education (IHEs) that have experienced a significant violent or traumatic event and need resources to respond, recover, and re-establish a safe environment conducive to learning.

There are two types of Project SERV awards—Immediate Services and Extended Services. Immediate Services grants provide emergency, short-term assistance to affected school districts or colleges and universities.

Extended Services grants assist school districts and colleges and universities in carrying out the long-term recovery efforts that may be needed following a significant, traumatic event.

To date, the Office of Safe and Healthy Students has awarded more than $44 million to 137 grantees, including Wounded Knee District School, since the grants program began in 2001.

Specifically, Wounded Knee will use its Immediate Services grant implement a number of programs relating to mental health and substance abuse, behavior, peer-to-peer support, and culturally-based services. The school also will use funds to hire a counselor/social worker to work with at-risk students and students who have experienced trauma, as well as with staff to help them identify students in crisis and be as supportive as possible.

Wounded Knee District School is a rural Tribal grant school on the Pine Ridge Reservation that serves K-8 students.

Since December 2014, the Wounded Knee District alone has experienced five death related to suicides. These tragedies, along with numerous others by students attending other schools on the reservation, caused the Pine Ridge Reservation Tribal government to declare a state of emergency.

From December 2014 to March 2015, nine people ages 12 to 24 committed suicides, and 103 more attempts were recorded.

The Obama Administration is committed to finding solutions to the pressing problems that confront Native youth, with an emphasis on education, economic development, and health. Last year, the Department of Education, in coordination with the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education and the Bureau of Indian Education, brought together approximately 120 educators with local, state, and federal leaders to attend Oglala Lakota Living, Language and Learning: a Gathering of Pine Ridge Educators. The goal of the four convenings was to support a framework for further collaboration in addressing how schools could work together to better support Pine Ridge students.

Federal grants like the Native Youth Community Projects (NYCP) can also help Pine Ridge and others that apply. It supports preschool through college-level projects that help American Indian and Alaska Native youth prepare for college and careers. The Department recently announced that it will make $17.4 million in new awards in FY 2016, which is triple the $5.3 million that was provided last year.

President Obama's fiscal year 2017 budget request expands NYCP funding to $53 million and provides $350 million for Preschool Development Grants (PDG). The NYCP grants support the President's Generation Indigenous "Gen I" Initiative launched last year to help Native American youth, and the PDG program is aimed at helping to develop and expand high-quality preschool programs in targeted communities, including planning grants to tribal governments.

Additionally, last November, eight federally recognized tribes collectively received nearly $2.5 million in grant awards to bolster their educational programs. The grants were funded through the Department of Education's State-Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) program, and the U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Education's Tribal Education Department (TED) program.

Ten tips for becoming a knowledgeable renter

By Nathaniel Sillin

(Editor's note: While home ownership is a worthwhile goal for many, it is not for everyone. Here is advice for those who choose to rent.)

On the hunt for a new apartment? A move can be an exciting opportunity to explore a new area or meet new people. However, competitive rental markets can make it difficult to find a desirable place on a budget.

Keep these ten tips in mind to manage the process like a pro. They'll help you stand out from the crowd, get a good deal, enjoy the neighborhood and manage your rights and responsibilities as a renter.

1.  Talk to Other Tenants. Speak with current or past renters to get a sense for the building and landlord. Ask about the neighborhood, noise, timeliness with repairs and any other pressing questions. Consider looking for online reviews of the landlord as well, and research the neighborhood.

2.  Upgrade Your Application. Go beyond the basic application requirements and include pictures, references, credit reports and a short bio about yourself and whoever else may be moving in. Try to catch the landlord's eye and show that you'll take care of the property. You can order a free credit report from each bureau (Equifax, TransUnion and Experian) once every 12 months at AnnualCreditReport.com.

3.  Understand Your Lease. The lease may list the rent amount, terms of the security deposit, guest polices and other crucial details. Read it carefully and ask questions if you don't understand something. State laws regarding rent control or other regulations can impact your situation as well. If you can afford one, you could hire a lawyer to review and explain the lease.

4.  Negotiate the Terms. You can't always negotiate lower rent (it's worth trying), but there may be flexibility when it comes to the security deposit, parking spaces, administrative fees, or the lease's length.

5.  Learn Your Rights. Protect yourself by learning about your rights as a renter. They can vary by state, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a directory with links to tenants' rights websites for each state.

6.  Do a Walkthrough. Walk through the apartment with the landlord, look for damages and document anything you find. You'll thank yourself later when you move out and ask for your full security deposit back.

7.  Consider Renters Insurance. Renters insurance costs about $15 to $30 a month for a policy that covers $50,000 worth of losses. It reimburses you if your belongings are stolen, damaged or destroyed by a covered cause, such as a fire. The insurance also helps pay for legal fees if, for instance, someone sues after getting injured at your home.

8.  Make Your Own Repairs. Prior to signing the lease, ask if you can take on some of the maintenance responsibilities in exchange for reduced rent. You could offer to handle and pay for basic upkeep, such as replacing lights or smoke detectors, and making minor repairs.

9.  Pay Attention to Bills. Evaluate which bills you'll pay in addition to the rent, such as gas, heat, water, electricity, trash, Wi-Fi or parking. A more expensive apartment that includes these can save you money overall.

10. Talk to Your Landlord. Hiding financial trouble helps no one. Talk to your landlord and ask for an extension if you can't make rent. Good tenants can be hard to come by, and your landlord will likely prefer open communication and a late check to being left in the dark.

Bottom Line: Being an informed renter is especially important in a competitive rental market. Take simple steps to improve your rental and money management skills and you'll benefit for years to come.

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Nathaniel Sillin directs Visa's financial education programs. To follow Practical Money Skills on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney.

Six ways to save on your next car

By Nathaniel Sillin

Looking for an eco-friendly subcompact or the thrills that come with a sports car? Perhaps the practicality of a sedan or a spacious SUV better fits your needs? No matter what type of vehicle is calling your name, planning your purchase can help you save as much money as possible.

Consider these six savings tips while shopping for your next car. Whether you're concerned about upfront, monthly or long-term costs, there's something here that can help you.

1. Look for a fuel-efficient car. Buying a hybrid or all-electric vehicle rather than a gas guzzler could help you save money on long-run fuel costs. Plus, state and federal tax credits might give you some additional upfront savings.

If you're sticking to a fully gas-powered car, you can still save money by choosing a fuel-efficient model. Once you pick a class of car and determine your budget, use the Environmental Protection Agency's miles-per-gallon rating for each vehicle to estimate and compare the monthly fuel costs.

2. Compare the long-term costs of different cars. In addition to fuel, consider the long-term costs of maintenance, repairs, insurance, taxes, depreciation, fees and financing.

To help you with the calculations, Kelly Blue Book has a 5-Year Cost to Own tool that lets you compare long-term costs for 2015 and 2016 models. Edmunds's True Cost to Own® tool does a similar thing for 2010 and newer models.

3. Buy a "new-to-you" car. Buying a used car rather than the equivalent brand-new model can usually save you money. However, you'll want to look at each used car on an individual basis. Consider how it feels during a test drive and its history if you can access it.

You may be able to buy a warranty for your used car, or you could purchase a certified pre-owned (CPO) car from a dealership. Dealers inspect CPOs before selling them with a manufacturer's warranty. If you're not buying a CPO, you could hire a mechanic to perform a pre-purchase inspection. It's not a guarantee, but the inspection can help ensure you won't get caught off guard by any unexpected issues.

With the right deal on a used car, you might be able to buy the car outright instead of financing the purchase. By paying cash, you avoid accruing interest, making monthly payments and worrying about loan-origination fees.

4. Negotiate the purchase. Most people don't enjoy haggling with a car salesperson, but even non-confrontational negotiating tactics can help you save money.

For example, once you pick a make and model, you could shop online for available vehicles at nearby dealerships. Reach out to each dealer's internet sales team and ask for their best total cost, inclusive of taxes and fees.

Take the lowest offer and ask the other dealers if they can beat it. If one of them can, take your new lowest quote and again ask the rest of the dealers to go lower. Keep going until you get a price that works best for you.

You could use the same tactic with dealerships outside your area. However, you may have to travel and pick up the car or pay to transport it.

Another helpful resource is negotiation services like Authority Auto, which negotiates competitive prices on new and pre-owned cars. For a fee, the online service negotiates each part of the process to get you a better deal and take some of the stress out of the car-buying experience and only charge a percentage of what they save you.

5. Consider leasing instead of purchasing. Taking out a lease is similar to purchasing a long-term rental. You'll have to return or buy the car at the end of the lease, and you may have to pay fees if you drive too many miles or damage the vehicle.

The lease down payment and monthly payments will be lower than buying the same car outright. However, you can still save money by shopping around and negotiating because the down payment and monthly payments depend on the vehicle's sale price.

If you like to drive a new car and always want to be under warranty, starting a new lease every few years could make sense. On the other hand, there's more long-term value in buying if you tend to have a lot of wear and tear on your cars.

6. Use alternative means of transportation. Forgoing the purchase of a car altogether might not work for everyone, but it's worth considering if you live in a city or don't regularly drive long distances. Instead of owning a car, you could get around with a mix of carpooling, public transportation, walking and biking. You could also still have access to a car if you join a car-sharing program or use a ride-sharing app or taxi service.

Bottom line There are many ways to save money on your next car, and you should almost certainly plan your purchase before signing any dotted lines. Start by researching all your options, including living without a car, buying used and leasing. If you decide to purchase a car, you can compare the long-term cost of different makes and models and save money upfront by haggling with sellers.

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Nathaniel Sillin directs Visa's financial education programs. To follow Practical Money Skills on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney.

Garden Corner

Submitted by Eric Hanssen

Browns Valley, Minnesota

Be careful what fruit you pick this fall!

I had two photographs sent in requesting identification as the people were planning to pick the fruit for jam; one makes an excellent jam, the other not, so read the following carefully!

The American cranberry bush viburnum is a tall shrub native to South Dakota as well as much of the northern North America. It is native to Roberts and Marshall Counties in eastern South Dakota and it is also found in the Black Hills. The plant is widely used as an ornamental and windbreak shrub so it is not difficult to find. At this time of year it is very easy to spot as it becomes covered with bright red, globose drupe fruit about 1/3 inch diameter. The fruit appears in clusters throughout the plant. Since it is a drupe fruit, similar to cherries, you'll find a single seed in the center of a juicy fruit.

While the fruit makes good jams and preserves, it must be picked at the right time and that is only after the first one or two hard frost. If you pick it before then the fruit is very sour but becomes sweeter (or at least less sour) after frosts. You'll notice the birds usually do not touch the fruit until then, neither should we.

American cranberry bush viburnum can be identified by not only its red fruit clusters but the large, 2 to 5-inch long, three lobed leaves that are arranged across from one another on the twig.

Buckthorn: This is one NOT to eat as doing such will result in violent diarrhea. The fruit is a glossy black, berry-like drupe, about 1/4 inches in diameter. The fruit will occur in clusters along the stem. The leaves are simple, not lobed like the cranberry bush viburnum and they occur almost opposite one another on the shoots, an arrangement referred to as sub opposite. There is also a single thorn at the tip of each stem.

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire… Each year I get calls about roasting the "chestnuts" that drop during the fall. The large shiny brown seeds, with the single light spot, are buckeyes, not chestnuts, and the seeds are poisonous to us as well as most livestock. They contain aesculin and while the poison can be leached out and the nut made into an edible pulp (don't try it, gravel would taste better) the nuts are rarely used for food. Squirrels can eat them but if you are reading this you're probably not a squirrel.

The only way to obtain chestnuts in South Dakota is to buy them from the store, not collect them from trees. As far as I know we do not have any chestnut trees in our state with the closest known trees in Waseca, Minnesota at the Hodgson Arboretum.

Information in this article comes from professor John Ball, SDSU Forestry Specialist in his Pest Update publication available online at http://sdda.sd.gov/Forestry/Educational-Information/PestAlert-Archives.aspx.

Legals

 

REQUEST FOR BIDS

The Sisseton Wahpeton Housing Authority is requesting bids for the following:

1.  Materials supplier for the installation of roofs in the Sisseton North Housing Area, on what is known as the Buddy Nelson Apartments. The bids will close September 2, 2016, at 12:00 noon. Bids received after that time will not be accepted. Electronic submittals will not be accepted.

2.  Materials required for two six plex buildings and one detached garage. Materials required include shingles, 30# roofing felt, drip edge, ridge cap continuous ridge vent, ice and water shield flashing, gutters and downspouts. The shingles shall have a 30-year warranty, other materials if warranted by manufacturer shall be provided to owner. A pre-bid onsite inspection of the site is recommended to the prospective bidder.

3.  All Bidders shall have a current SWO Tribal Business License. Bidders must comply with the SWO TERO Ordinance Chapter 59, Tax Ordinance Chapter 53 and 67, and The Sex Offender Registry Office Chapter 75, requirements. The Bidder shall also be required to carry SD Workman's Compensation Insurance, and Commercial Liability Insurance and provide those documents with the bid form. If not included they will be deemed non-responsive.

4.  Any firm seeking Indian Preference must provide evidence that the firm is not less than 51% Indian owned and controlled. If the Firm is on the latest TERO list of Approved Contractors, that will suffice.

5.  The SWHA will evaluate each proposal and will make a decision based upon the cost function and quality of the proposed materials and installation.

6.  The SWHA reserves the right to consider proposals for bids varying in minor respects from any specific requirements specified herein, but judged to meet the intent of this Request for Bids.

7.  The contract will only be awarded to a responsive bid from a qualified Indian enterprise submitting the lowest responsive bid, if such bid is within the budgeting limits established for this solicitation and is within ten percent (10%) of the lowest responsive bid from any qualified individual or firm. If there is no responsive bid by a qualified Indian enterprise within the above stated limits, then the award will be made to the individual or firm with the lowest responsive bid. The selected individual or firm will be responsible for all fees, licensing, taxes and obtain any permits required.

8.  Bids shall be received at the SWHA office; bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on the outside "Bid for Materials Only for the Buddy Nelson 6 plexes at Sisseton Housing site. Attn.: JC Crawford, Executive Director." FAX or other electronic submittals will not be accepted.

9.  The SWHA reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

10. If there are any questions; contact Robert Starr, Contract Specialist at 605-698-3901, Ext. 15.

JC Crawford, SWHA Executive Director

 

REQUEST FOR BIDS

The Sisseton Wahpeton Housing Authority (hereinafter" SWHA") is seeking Request for Bids from those interested Construction Companies and Enterprises located on or near the Lake Traverse Reservation for the following:

Scope of Work:

A.  Provide a pre-engineered steel building 100 ft. x 75 ft. x 16 ft. = 7500 sq. ft.

B.  All concrete work; foundation, parking area, 12 foot sidewalks.

C.  Electrical service for lighting and limited heating.

D. Water and sewer hookups for future bathrooms.

E.  One 16-foot garage door and 3'-0'" exterior door.

General Specifications 1. The following information must be submitted with the bid form, if not attached will be deemed non responsive;

a.  Valid SWO Tribal Business License.

b.  Valid SD Workman's Compensation Insurance.

c.  Valid Contractor's Liability Insurance.

2.  Bidders must comply with the SWO TERO Ordinance Chapter 59, Tax Ordinance Chapter 53 and 67, and the Sex Offender Registry Office Chapter 75 requirements.

3.  Provide a responsible bid amount with your outline of Building Specifications addressing to the Scope of Work requirements.

4.  A brief history of your company's similar project completions and any recommendations received from those owners.

Any firm seeking Indian Preference must provide evidence that the firm is not less than 51% Indian owned and controlled. If the firm is on the latest approved Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate (SWO) Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) will suffice.

Award

The contract will only be awarded to a responsive bid from a qualified Indian Enterprise submitting the lowest responsive bid, if such bid is within the budgeting limits established for this solicitation and is within ten percent (10%) of the lowest responsive bid from any qualified individual or firm. If there no responsive bid by a qualified Indian enterprise within the above stated limits, then the award will be made to the individual or firm with the lowest responsive bid. The selected individual or firm will be responsible for all fees, licensing, taxes and obtain any permits if required.

Selection Process

Bids shall be received at the SWHA office, bids shall be submitted in a clearly marked, sealed envelope marked on the outside "Bid for SWHA Cold Storage Metal Building" "Attn.: J.C. Crawford, Executive Director" until 12:00 P.M. Noon, September 2, 2016. Bids will be opened at a later scheduled SWHA Board of Directors meeting where they will be opened, read aloud, recorded and accepted for consideration. FAX or electronic submittals will not be accepted.

The SWHA reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

If there are any questions please contact: Robert Starr, Contract Specialist, at (605) 698-3901, extension 15.

JC Crawford Executive Director

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA           

CASE: D-16-247-121

IN THE MATTER OF THE CHANGE

OF NAME OF:

ERIN DOROTHY MAE BILLIE, Minor Child,

And concerning:

JULIAH GOODSELL-WILLIAMS, Petitioner

ORDER AND NOTICE OF

HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Petitioner's request for a change of name from ERIN DOROTHY MAE BILLIE to ERIN LYDIA GOODSELL WILLIAMS shall be heard before the Honorable B.J. Jones, Judge of Tribal Court, in the Courtroom of the Sisseton Wahpeton Tribal Court at Agency Village, South Dakota at 3:00 P.M. on the  21ST day of SEPTEMBER, 2016.

Dated this 16th day of August, 2016.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ B.J. Jones, CHIEF JUDGE.

ATTEST:

E. Pfeiffer, CLERK OF COURTS.

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE: D-16-701-575

IN THE MATTER OF THE CHANGE

OF NAME OF:

JENKINS DUANE ANDERSON, Petitioner.

ORDER AND NOTICE OF

HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Petitioner's request for a change of name from JENKINS DUANE ANDERSON to JENKINS DUANE CLOUD  shall be heard before the Honorable B.J. Jones, Judge of Tribal Court, in the Courtroom of the Sisseton Wahpeton Tribal Court at Agency Village, South Dakota at 2:00 P.M. on the  _16th       day of SEPTEMBER, 2016.

Dated this 17th day of August, 2016.

/s/ B.J. Jones, CHIEF JUDGE.

ATTEST:

E. Pfeiffer, CLERK OF COURTS.

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE: D-16-626-500

IN THE MATTER OF THE CHANGE

OF NAME OF:

JOSIAH CYRIL RENVILLE, Minor Child,

And concerning:

CRYSTAL J. RENVILLE, Petitioner.

ORDER AND NOTICE OF

HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Petitioner's request for a change of name from JOSIAH CYRIL RENVILLE to JOSIAH CYRIL STANDFAST shall be heard before the Honorable Lenor Scheffler Blaeser, Judge of Tribal Court, in the Courtroom of the Sisseton Wahpeton Tribal Court at Agency Village, South Dakota at 11: 30 A.M. on the  15th  day of SEPTEMBER, 2016.

Dated this 19th day of August, 2016.

/s/ B.J. Jones, CHIEF JUDGE.

ATTEST:

E. Pfeiffer, CLERK OF COURTS.

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE: D-16-627-501

IN THE MATTER OF THE CHANGE

OF NAME OF:

KEELI JO RENVILLE, Petitioner.

ORDER AND NOTICE OF

HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Petitioner's request for a change of name from KEELI JO RENVILLE to KEELI JO SIYAKA shall be heard before the Honorable Lenor Scheffler Blaeser, Judge of Tribal Court, in the Courtroom of the Sisseton Wahpeton Tribal Court at Agency Village, South Dakota at 11: 00 A.M. on the  _16th  day of SEPTEMBER, 2016.

Dated this 19th day of August, 2016.

/s/ B.J. Jones, CHIEF JUDGE.

ATTEST:

E. Pfeiffer, CLERK OF COURTS.

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. D-16-535-409

IN THE INTEREST OF:

ARAYA LACROIX, Minor Child.

TO: Tai DeMarrias and Nick LaCroix, Parents.

NOTICE OF HEARING

Take notice that a hearing will be held at the above named Court, Agency Village, outside the city of Sisseton, County of Roberts, South Dakota, on the day of 12th day of September  2016, at the hour of 2:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing.  Upon request, the Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Petition describing this matter.

Dated this 12th day of August  2016.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT:

BJ Jones, Chief Judge

ATTEST:

CLERK OF COURTS

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE: D-16-641-515, D-16-642-516

ORDER AND

NOTICE OF HEARING

IN THE MATTER OF THE CHANGE OF NAME OF

LUCAS ALLEN JIMENEZ, DEJONAE PAULINE ALAN DORIAN, Minor Children,

And concerning: SHEILA HUFF, Petitioner.   

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Petitioner's request for a change of name from LUCAS ALLEN JIMENEZ TO LUCAS ALLEN HUFF and DEJONAE PAULINE ALAN DORIAN TO DEJONAE PAULINE ALAN HUFF  shall be heard before the Honorable Lenor Scheffler Blaeser, Judge of Tribal Court, in the Courtroom of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Tribal Court at Agency Village, South Dakota at 2:00 P.M. on the  31st day of AUGUST, 2016.

Dated this 4th day of August, 2016.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ B.J. Jones, CHIEF JUDGE

ATTEST: E. Pfeifer, CLERK OF COURTS

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO.  CS: 14-020

SWOCSE/ Alissa Fryer, PLAINTIFF   

VS.

CAMERON CHARBONEAU, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 24th day of August, 2016 at the hour of 9:00 o'clock A.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing.  Upon request, the OCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Complaint describing the matter.

Dated this 27th day of July, 2016

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO.  CS: 16-094

SWOCSE/ TANF/Waynette Renville, PLAINTIFF   

VS.

AARON KEEBLE, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 24th day of August, 2016 at the hour of 9:00 o'clock A.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing.  Upon request, the OCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Complaint describing the matter.

Dated this 27th day of July, 2016

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO.  CS: 14-158

SWOCSE/ TANF/Julie Watts, PLAINTIFF   

VS.

AARON KEEBLE, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Show Cause for Failure to Pay Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 24th day of August, 2016 at the hour of 9:00 o'clock A.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing.  If you fail to appear a Warrant will be issued and Bond set at the amount of the arrears.  Upon request, the OCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 27th day of July, 2016

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO.  I: 13-011

SWOCSE/ TANF/ Theresa Wilson, PLAINTIFF   

VS.

AARON KEEBLE, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Show Cause for Failure to Pay Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 24th day of August, 2016 at the hour of 9:00 o'clock A.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing.  If you fail to appear a Warrant will be issued and Bond set at the amount of the arrears.  Upon request, the OCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 27th day of July, 2016

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO.  I: 16-023

SWOCSE/ Shelly DuMarce, PLAINTIFF   

VS.

HEAVENLEE PIPE, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 25th day of August, 2016 at the hour of 9:00 o'clock A.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing.  Upon request, the OCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Complaint describing the matter.

Dated this 28th day of July, 2016

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO.  I: 16-017

SWOCSE/ Shelly DuMarce, PLAINTIFF   

VS.

MICHAEL ESCARCEGA, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 25th day of August, 2016 at the hour of 9:00 o'clock A.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing.  Upon request, the OCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Complaint describing the matter.

Dated this 28th day of July, 2016

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO.  I: 16-127

SWOCSE/ Stephanie Kampeska, PLAINTIFF   

VS.

PRIMITIVO BANUELOS, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 25th day of August, 2016 at the hour of 9:00 o'clock A.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing.  Upon request, the OCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Complaint describing the matter.

Dated this 28th day of July, 2016

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO.  I: 16-101

SWOCSE/ Lavonne Renville, PLAINTIFF   

VS.

OWINTINO HORNE, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 25th day of August, 2016 at the hour of 9:00 o'clock A.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing.  Upon request, the OCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Complaint describing the matter.

Dated this 28th day of July, 2016

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO.  I: 07-146

SWOCSE/ Natasha St. John, PLAINTIFF   

VS.

OWINTINO HORNE, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Review Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 25th day of August, 2016 at the hour of 9:00 o'clock A.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing.  Upon request, the OCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 28th day of July, 2016

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO.  I: 09-008

SWOCSE/ Wayne German, Sr., PLAINTIFF   

VS.

JADENE GERMAN, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 25th day of August, 2016 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing.  Upon request, the OCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Complaint describing the matter.

Dated this 28th day of July, 2016

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO.  CS: 15-100

SWOCSE/ Caroline Bird, PLAINTIFF   

VS.

ROBERT ENOCH, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Show Cause for Failure to Pay Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 26th day of August, 2016 at the hour of 9:00 o'clock A.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing.  If you fail to appear a Warrant will be issued and Bond set at the amount of the arrears.  Upon request, the OCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 29th day of July, 2016

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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Trading Post ads

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate

Job Openings

The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate is seeking to fill the following positions(s):

Warehouseman, Food Distribution Program

Bus Driver/Custodian, Head Start

Health Assistant/Family Service Worker, Head Start

Dispatcher, Law Enforcement

Detention Officer, Law Enforcement

Closing Date: August 26th, 2016 @ 04:30 PM

Teacher, Head Start

Substitutes, Head Start/Early Head Start

Director, Early Childhood Intervention Program

Security, Administration Building

Closing Date: September 1, 2016 @ 04:30 PM

All interested applicants may obtain application and job description information at the Human Resource Department, of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate or contact Arnold Williams at (605) 698-8238 or Denise Hill at (605) 698-8251. (Tribal preference will apply).

 

Dakota Western Corp.

Job Openings

Dakota Western Corporation is accepting applications for the following positions:

Quality Assurance Technician: Responsibilities include but are not limited to inspecting and testing plastic bags for defects, accuracy, strength and print to verify conformance to specifications. Strong written and verbal communications skills, computer knowledge, MS Word and Excel desired. Must be able to work any shift and some weekends.

Maintenance Technician: Responsibilities include but are not limited to the repair of electrical and mechanical components on production, packaging, material handling and support systems. Performs other duties as required, including preventative maintenance and equipment installations. Must be able to work on-call and any shift.

 

Wac'ang'a Inc.

Job Opening

Wac'ang's is seeking a full time Domestic Violence Advocate

Basic Function: Working directly with the director to fulfill the mission of Wac'ang'a, and is responsible for providing direct services and advocacy to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Qualifications/Requirements:

Commitment to mission/philosophy of Wac'ang'a, Inc.

Maintain a friendly, cooperative attitude when working with people seeking assistance

Knowledge of Domestic Violence

Must maintain confidentiality

Must have a phone

Must be committed to non-judgmental support of people who have been victimized

Must have understanding of Dakota Values and Traditions

Must be non-violent and drug/alcohol free

Must own or have access to care, have a valid driver's license and provide proof of insurance.

Basic computer skills

Experience in basic court prodcedures.

Self starter with minimum supervision

Starting wage: D.O.E. and availability of funds

Supervised by: Director

If you have any questions or you are interested in applying please call 605-698-4129 and ask for the director for a job description and job application.

Closing Date: September 9 2016 4:00 p.m.

 

Buffalo Lanes

Help Wanted

Buffalo Lanes is seeking part-time bartenders and servers.

Contact John at 467-9236 to set up an interview.

 

SHRC Job Opening

Sisseton Housing and Redevelopment Commission is looking for a Housing Specialist/Administrative Assistant.

Responsibilities:

Provides housing assistance to clients in the area of rental assistance eligibility and certification for Public Housing and Section 8 project based housing. Coordinates and performs a variety of administrative technical and field tasks in accordance with the rules and regulations of Federal, State, and Local Agencies. Performs tasks to facilitate the daily operational functions of the office.

Qualifications:

A qualified candidate will have strong reading comprehension to read technical materials, experience with composition of formal letters or narrative reports, strong interpersonal skills. Problem solving skills to gather relevant information to solve vaguely defined practical problems is a must, as well as arithmetic skills to add, subtract, multiply, or divide decimals or fractions and calculate percentages. A working knowledge of housing services and programs is a plus, but not required. However, a qualified candidate will possess the ability to interpret and implement federal, state or local housing assistance and regulations and obtain knowledge of Federal low income housing program regulations, HUD regulations, guidelines and procedures, and the Section 8 program. Strong Microsoft office familiarity and skills is required, as is a High School Diploma or equivalent.

Salary: Starting at $13.00 depending upon experience.

Benefits: Health Insurance, Retirement with organization match, Paid vacations, Paid holidays, Paid Sick Leave.

Work week: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - 40 hours a week.

Applications close: Friday September 9th, 2016 at 5:00PM.

 complete job description with recommended qualifications is available in our office located at 123 East Chestnut Street, Sisseton, SD, 57262.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume & SHRC application to Lacey Weerts, Sisseton Housing & Redevelopment Commission, PO Box 196, Sisseton, S.D. 57262-0196; shrc@venturecomm.net; 605-698-3463.

SHRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Sisseton Wahpeton College

Has the following vacancies:

Culinary Arts Instructor: There is an opening for a full-time Culinary Art Instructor at SWC. Requirements are: Bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Food Service Management, or related field. Two-years full-time, or equivalent part-time, teaching or training experience in Culinary Arts. Significant professional experience in food service operations, including substantial responsibilities in purchasing and inventory management. Able to instruct all levels of baking or cooking, sanitation and management in a lab or lecture setting. Instruct courses specifically in baking, pastry, culinary arts, restaurant management lab classes and lecture classes. Visit our website www.swc.tc for a complete job description and application or contact the HR office at 605-698-3966, ext. 1118. Position closes at 430 p.m. on August 25, 2016.

Dakota Studies Instructor: There is an opening for a Dakota Studies Instructor at SWC. Preferred requirements are: Master's Degree in Dakota Studies or related field of study preferred. Fluency in speaking, reading, and writing the Dakota Language. Five years of teaching experience and Dakota Language Teacher Certification. Minimum requirements are: Bachelor's Degree in Dakota Studies or related field of study with commitment to earning a Master's Degree in Dakota Studies or related field of study. Proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the Dakota Language. One year previous teaching experience. Visit our website www.swc.tc for a complete job description and application or contact the HR office at 605-698-3966, ext. 1118. Position closes at 430 p.m. on August 25, 2016.

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Sisseton Wahpeton College

Has the following vacancy:

Carpentry Instructor There is an opening for a Carpentry Instructor at SWC. Requirements are: A.A. degree. Vocational certificate or diploma in Carpentry preferred; equivalent years of carpentry experience may be substituted. Previous experience teaching Native Americans preferred. Visit our website www.swc.tc for a complete job description and application or contact the HR office at 605-698-3966, ext. 1118. Position closes at 430 p.m. on August 25, 2016.

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Tiospa Zina Tribal School

Job Openings

Current Vacancies:

Substitutes needed for custodial, kitchen, teaching, and transportation - starting at $10/hr, varies per position Qualifications: GED/High School Diploma (please contact the HR office for more information) Applications are accepted on an on-going basis

2016-2017 School Year Vacancies:

Vacancy: Bus Monitors (3 routes all departing from the Sisseton area; 4 hours a day) Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED

Opening Date: August 3, 2016

Closing Date: August 17, 2016

Vacancy: High School Science Teacher ($2,000.00 Sign-on Bonus) Qualifications: Current South Dakota Certification meeting the Highly Qualified status for a High School Science Teacher Opening Date: January 29, 2016 Closing Date: open until filled

Vacancy: Career and Technical Education Teacher ($2,000.00 Sign-on Bonus) Qualifications: Current South Dakota Certification meeting the Highly Qualified status for a Career and Technical Education Teacher Opening Date: March 11, 2016 Closing Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: Middle School Social Studies Teacher ($2,000.00 Sign-on Bonus) Qualifications: Current South Dakota Certification meeting the Highly Qualified status for a Middle School Social Studies Teacher Opening Date: April 22, 2016 Closing Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: Middle School 6th Grade Classroom Teacher ($2,000.00 Sign-on Bonus) Qualifications: Current South Dakota Certification meeting the Highly Qualified status for a Middle School 6th Grade Classroom Teacher Opening Date: June 21, 2016 Closind Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: Gear-Up School Based Coordinator Qualifications: Current South Dakota Teaching Certificate and possess a valid South Dakota drivers license Opening Date: May 23, 2016 Closing Date: Open until filled

2016-2017 Coaching Vacancies- Closing Date: Open until filled

Proof of all SDHSAA coaching requirements at the time application is submitted. Requirements are to complete the following courses through the National Federation of High School Sports (NFHS): Fundamentals of Coaching, and First Aid and Safety for Coaches. Must also submit a letter of intent that answers the questions found on form Athletics Coaching Questionnaire. **Do not need SDHSAA/NFHS Coaching Requirements.

Head Wrestling Coach Head Girls Basketball Coach

**Jr. High Boys Basketball Coach

**5/6 Grade Boys Basketball Coach

Jr. High/Assistant Track Coach Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

Assistant Wrestling Coach

Assistant Track Coach

2016-2017 Extra-Curricular Vacancies-Closing Date: Open until filled

Horse Club Adviser

Science Club Adviser

Close-up Foundation Adviser

Destination Imagination Coach

Drum Adviser

Military Club Adviser

National Honors Society Adviser

Senior Class Adviser

If you would like to apply to be a part of the TZ tiwahe you may pick up an application and background check form from the TZTS HR office located at #2 Tiospa Zina Dr. Agency Village, SD 57262. Applications may also be printed off the HR web page. Completed applications may be sent to PO Box 719, Agency Village, SD 57262. Faxed to: 605-698-7686. For further information call 605-698-3953 ext. 208. Indian Preference employer. At will employer. All applicants are subject to a Background Check and Pre-Employment Drug Test, pursuant to SWSB policy and United States Code Title 25 Chapter 34 - Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention.

 

Dakota Magic Casino

Job Openings

C-Store Department:

Clerk (2 Full-Time or Part-Time) Swing, Graveyard

Foods Department:

Bus Persons (2 Full-Time, 1 Part-Time) Swing

Kitchen Cleaning Service Technician (4 Full-Time & Part-Time) Graveyard

Lounge Golf Department:"

Cook II (2 Full-Time Seasonal) Swing

Marketing Department:"

VIP Ambassador (Full-Time or Part-Time) Rotating

Smoke/Gift Shop Department:

Clerk (2 Full-Time or Part-Time) Rotating

Support Services Department:

Laborer Hotel (3 Full-Time or Part-Time) Rotating

Closing Date: August 26, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Starting Wage: D.O.E.

High School Diploma or GED required for most positions

Two identifications documents required upon hire

If interested please submit application to Human Resources Department, 16849 102nd Street SE, Hankinson ND 58041.For complete Job Description contact James Neconish 701-634-3000 ext. 2582 Indian Preference will apply / EEO. (Please Provide Tribal Enrollment). Must be licensable by the SWO Gaming Commission.

 

Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel

Job Openings

Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel is seeking to fill the following position(s):

HOTEL: SERVICES CLERK "Shuttle Driver"(Full-Time) Various Shifts/Weekends

GENERAL FUNCTION: Provides services to guests of hotel and/or casino which include: bellhop duties, coat check duties, and shuttle driver. REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or G.E.D. preferred. Must have good customer service skills. Ability to communicate verbally. Ability to handle diverse situations and/or people. Must obtain Non-Gaming license upon hire. Must have valid driver's license. Ability to lift 75lbs. Standing, bending, stooping and reaching. Available to work weekends and late nights. Exposure to outside weather conditions.

This position will close on August 24, 2016 at 4 pm.

Indian Preference will apply/EEO.

Contact the Human Resources Department for complete job descriptions at 1-800-658-4717 ext. 1652.

If interested please fill out an application and submit to: Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel, Human Resources Department, 16415 Sioux Conifer Road, Watertown, SD 57201.

 

Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel

Job Openings

Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel is seeking to fill the following position(s):

SECURITY: SECURITY OFFICER (FULL-TIME) ROTATING SHIFTS. GENERAL FUNCTION: The security officer protects company assets and provides a safe environment for customers and employees. Exhibit a friendly, helpful and courteous manner when dealing with the customers and employees. Maintains security activities and performs credit transactions adhering to company, Tribal, State and Federal guidelines. Work closely with Casino & Hotel Management. REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Must have basic computer skills. Ongoing training through Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise and respective security department policy and procedures. Complete departmental training program including CPR, first aid, and TAM. Must complete a 90 day probation period. Must be licensable by SWO Gaming Commission. Must be able to work irregular hours. Must be dependable, punctual, some knowledge in handheld radios, and writing reports. Law Enforcement, Military, Security experience preferred. Must not have a felony on your record. Must be physically fit and able to lift 40+ lbs. Must complete all security certifications within a year of hire in accordance with the Gaming Commissions rules and regulations.

This position will close on August 24, 2016 at 4 pm.

Indian Preference will apply/EEO.

Contact the Human Resources Department for complete job descriptions at 1-800-658-4717 ext. 1652.

If interested please fill out an application and submit to: Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel, Human Resources Department, 16415 Sioux Conifer Road, Watertown, SD 57201.

 

Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel

Job Openings

Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel is seeking to fill the following position(s):

CAGE: WINDOW CASHIER (1 FULL-TIME). GENERAL FUNCTION: Responsible for providing our casino guests with excellent cashier services efficiently and accurately while maintaining a friendly and positive attitude. Services include cash exchange and check cashing transactions, as well as other monetary transfer of funds. REQUIREMENTS: Able to lift 25 lb., several times throughout shift. Available to work all shifts (Day, Swing and Graveyard). Total accountability for imprest bank. Computer knowledge helpful. Customer services a must. Must obtain a Key Gaming License upon hire.

This position will close on August 25, 2016 at 4 pm.

Indian Preference will apply/EEO.

Contact the Human Resources Department for complete job descriptions at 1-800-658-4717 ext. 1652.

If interested please fill out an application and submit to: Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel, Human Resources Department, 16415 Sioux Conifer Road, Watertown, SD 57201.

 
 

 

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