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Sota Volume 45 Issue No. 43

Anpetu Iyamni, October 29, 2014

Inside this Edition –

Oyate: General Election is Tuesday, November 3rd

2014 SWO General Election Candidates and Proposed Measures are published in this week’s Sota

Kit Fox Society Commander Dayton Seaboy passes away suddenly

Bishop Creighton Robertson passes away; Services pending

SWO lady veterans take part in regional conference in Sioux Falls

ESDS receives Youth/Culture grant

Start-up of new Tribal Research office; Research Code public forum Nov. 6

Microsoft Access relational database training session coming

Next week: Feature article on SWO educators at NIEA conference in Anchorage, Alaska

Deadline for receipt of copy for consideration is 12:00 noon Fridays

"From the desk of Geri Opsal, Tribal Veteran Service Officer"

GeriO@SWO-NSN.gov

Phone 605-698-3388

Ceremony honoring new SWO akicita monuments is this Thursday, Oct. 30

Veterans Day Pow Wow Nov. 7-9, 2014 at TZTS gym

*This week's article is dedicated to Dayton Seaboy, Commander Kit Fox Society (Vietnam Veterans) – US Army Vietnam Era Veteran.

*TAPS: One of our Commanders of our Honor Guards Dayton Seaboy made his journey to the Spirit world on 10/23/2014. He was the Commander of Vietnam Veteran & Kit Fox Society. The Kit Fox Society was very important to him and he had shared that he was helping other reservation Veteran groups start Chapters on their reservations. He attended many of our Tribal Veterans meetings campaigning for Veteran rights. Most recent when all 3 of the Commanders, Dayton Seaboy, Delano Renville and Danielle DeCoteau attending a 2 day workshop held in Spirit Lake, ND concerning Veteran issues. It was always a joyful sight for me as the TVSO when I would see their grey Kit Fox Society van pull up. It made me proud that the Commanders attended these meetings often taking back the information to their respective groups. I am grateful that he asked my family if we wanted to do a special honoring for Bruce L. German, Vietnam Veteran at the Veterans Day Pow Wow. It was such a healing time for us that had he not asked us we may have missed out on the opportunity to honor our brother and have the healing of spirit as we did. I had just talked to Dayton on Wednesday as I was finalizing the Agenda for the Monument Dedication to be held on 10/30 and he was advising me of what songs the drum group were to sing. I had asked that all 3 honor guards present the colors in honor of the Veterans whose names are on the monument. His last words I heard him speak to me were "I will be there." So, I can only feel that the day of the dedication he will be there in Spirit. Have a good journey Dayton.

*THE AGENDA FOR THE MONUMENT DEDICATION IS POSTED IN THIS WEEKS EDITION OF THE SOTA. FAMILY MEMBERS OF: WOODROW WILSON KEEBLE, CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR; GUY RONDELL, SIOUX CODE TALKER, ULYSSES ABRAHAM, POW; MYRTON DICKERSON, POW; ROBERT 'BUD' OWEN, POW, WINFIELD J. THOMPSON, POW, & LOUIS E. WILLIAMS, POW please be in attendance as we honor your loved ones! We will have a meal catered by DMC following immediately in the Tribal Administration Rotunda!

*Remember Veterans stop by our Office which is located in the Post Office building next to job service Office. The address is 205 East Oak Street Suite # 121. Our telephone is 698-3388.

*The best way for find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. (Ghandi)

*WOMEN VETERANS CALL CENTER: 1-855-VA-WOMEN. Crisis Help Line: 1-800-273-8255, available 24/7, and tell them you are a veteran. All calls are confidential.

*American Legion Post #314- Delano Renville, Commander Cell:# 268-0354 / Vietnam Veterans Kit Fox Society - Commander post to be filled / Desert Era Veterans - Danielle DeCoteau, Commander Cell#: 268-1765. For GAS ASSISTANCE: Geri Opsal 698-3388

Have a good week.

Geri Opsal, Tribal VSO.

We must look for the opportunity in every difficulty instead of being paralyzed at the thought of the difficulty in every opportunity." -Walter E. Cole, Korean War Veteran.

SWO represented at annual Women’s Veterans Conference in Sioux Falls

Submitted by Geri Opsal

SWO Tribal Veterans Service Officer

The Annual Women's Veterans Conference held is Sioux Falls, SD was attended by over 200-250 Women Veterans. The oldest Veteran was age 93 a WWII Veteran and the youngest was age 23 an OEF/OIF Veteran.

This year it was geared towards the Native American Women Veteran.

The Keynote speaker was our very own Donna Williams, USN Gulf War Veteran. Charlotte McGrath the Women's Veterans Coordinator of the SFVAMC contacted the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate and requested Danielle DeCoteau, Desert Era Commander to bring an ALL women's honor guard to present the colors.

The Honor Guard consisted of: Danielle DeCoteau, USN; Lorena Alameda, US Army; Teri St. Pierre, US Army; Sonja Jensen, USAF and Geri Opsal, USAF.

To start off the conference there was a smudging ceremony by Darryl Knight-Schafer of the Rosebud Tribe.

It was a great time to be in a room with so many women Veterans. The speech that Donna Williams gave along with a power point had us laughing, crying and laughing again. She received two standing ovations for her speech as well as being presented with a beautiful star quilt presented to her by Charlotte McGrath, SFVA Woman's Veterans Coordinator.

Donna had a line of many that wanted to talk and shake her hand.

After the conference we were all so proud that our Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate was so very well presented by Donna Williams as the Keynote speaker as well as all the Women in the Honor guard.

Great job Donna, Danielle, Lorena, Teri and Sonja!

Introducing SWO Tribal Research office

Nicolette Knudson, MHA, has been selected to head a new office, SWO Tribal Research.

Purpose of the office, which comes under the SWO Tribal Secretary and Education Department, is to coordinate requests for various kinds of research for the Oyate and/or Lake Traverse Reservation. It will be the single point of contact for those wanting to do research projects.

Often, according to Nicollete, Tribal programs and outside agencies want information about demographics. This information can be for writing, or administering grants for education, health, housing, economic resources and development, or for most any other reason.

She points out, however, that all archaeological or cultural research will still come under Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO).

The new office will provide a way of meeting different needs, answering questions when it comes to all kinds of other research.

A public forum on the new office and Tribal Research Code has been scheduled for Thursday evening, November 6th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in room #108 in Tribal headquarters. Soup and sandwiches will be provided.

All interested are encouraged to attend.

Free MS Access database training offered

Anyone Oyate interested in learning how to use relational database software is invited to attend a free training at Tribal headquarters on Thursday, November 6th.

The SWO Education Department has arranged for an IT trainer from Sanford Health to come and teach a one-day class from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in training room 108 in the headquarters building.

Chad Birger, presenter, asks that individuals attending bring their own laptop computers.

This will be a hands-on class on how to use the Microsoft Access database program.

Agenda

8:30-8:45         Introduction – Review Agenda/Purposes/Goals.

8:45-10:00       Overview of Data, relational databases and designing relational databases.

10:00-10:15     Break

10:15-11:15     Using Access to create relational databases.

11:15-12:15     Entering data into database tables.

12:15-12:45     Lunch (everyone can just get lunch at the cafeteria).

12:45-2:00       Queries and reports in Access.

2:00-2:10         Break

2:10-3:00         Group Activities/Discussion.

For more information, contact Nicolette Knudson, MHA, SWO Education Department: 605-698-3911 extension 6634 or email NicoletteK@swo-nsn.gov/.

(Editor’s note: Instruction in data entry and use of relational databases is relevant for a new office that Nicollete has been selected to head – the SWO Research Office, which comes under the SWO Tribal Secretary’s office and Education Department. To learn about this office and the Tribal Research Code you are invited to a public forum later on Thursday, November 6, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in the same room.)

President Obama announces 2014 White House Tribal Nations conference

Washington, DC – On Wednesday, December 3, President Obama will host the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.

The conference will provide leaders from the 566 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with the President and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs.

Each federally recognized tribe will be invited to send one representative to the conference.

This will be the sixth White House Tribal Nations Conference for the Obama Administration, and continues to build upon the President’s commitment to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with Indian Country and to improve the lives of Native Americans.

Watch for details to be released at a later date.

Senator Tim Johnson, HUD Secretary Castro visit Pine Ridge

Washington, DC – October 21, 2014 – Today, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro, U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD), Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, visited the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where they met with tribal leaders, toured the reservation to see the housing needs on Pine Ridge, and toured the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation (CDC). Senator Johnson invited Secretary Castro to Pine Ridge to highlight the housing and economic development challenges in Indian Country and showcase the progress being made to expand housing opportunities across the reservation.

“Thunder Valley is an example of the power of partnerships,” said Secretary Castro. “Community leaders have come together to develop a bold vision for the future — one full of new possibilities in housing, transit and the economy. HUD has been proud to join our federal partners in helping make this local vision a reality on the ground. Together, we’re going to make this an era of expanding opportunity here in South Dakota.”

“Thunder Valley is helping improve the quality of life on Pine Ridge by planning for sustainable building and development,” said Senator Johnson. “Unique challenges continue to face Indian Country, and Thunder Valley is making great strides towards creating more sustainable and affordable housing. I’m pleased that Secretary Castro joined me to witness firsthand the innovative work being done here and meet the dedicated people that are working to improve their community.”

During their visit, Secretary Castro and Senator Johnson toured a model sustainable home led by Nick Tilsen, Thunder Valley’s Executive Director. They also met with Oglala Lakota College students who discussed their work with sustainable building materials.

The Thunder Valley CDC was formed with a focus on improving outcomes for youth on the Pine Ridge Reservation, and has been working to foster economic development and improve quality of life. Earlier this month, HUD announced that the Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Housing Authority had been awarded a $400,000 grant through the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program for mold abatement in at least 75 low-rent housing units. Senator Johnson and Secretary Castro also toured communities in Pine Ridge that will benefit from this funding.

In 2010, the Thunder Valley CDC received a $996,100 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Sustainable Communities Initiative. The Initiative provides support for comprehensive, sustainable regional and local planning efforts that integrate housing, transportation, economic development, energy, and environmental concerns. The Thunder Valley CDC has been using those funds to partner with the Oglala Sioux Tribe and other tribal entities to develop a regional plan for Pine Ridge.

This trip marks Secretary Castro’s first visit to Indian Country as a Cabinet member and highlights his willingness to learn more about the challenges facing Indian Country and build positive relationships with tribal leaders.

Throughout his career, Senator Johnson has focused attention on the need for more and better housing opportunities throughout Indian Country. As Chairman of Senate Banking Committee, Senator Johnson has held several hearings on Native economic development issues. Earlier this Congress, he worked to include a provision in the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) reauthorization to assist homeless or at-risk Native American veterans with housing options on reservations.

Eastern SD water conference planned at SDSU-Brookings

Brookings, SD – The Eastern South Dakota Water Conference (ESDWC) will be held Oct. 29, 2014 on the campus of South Dakota State University in the University Student Union, Volstroff Ballroom.

This one-day conference held each year and attracts about 150 attendees to discuss water issues impacting our state and nation.

"The goal of the ESDWC is to bring stakeholders in water resources, including policy makers, industry, agriculture, officials from federal, state, and local governments, universities, engineers, interest organizations and the citizens of the state together to exchange information, discuss solutions to current and emerging water resources topics, define new policies and network to form professional relationships," said Daniel Ostrem SDSU Extension Water Resource Field Specialist.

This year's event will host keynote speakers Matt Helmers, Associate Professor for Water Quality and Management, at Iowa State University and Tony Willardson, Executive Director of the Western States Water Council. There will also be presentations from EPA and Farm Bureau on the Waters of the United States Proposed Rule. These presentations will be given by Rebecca Perrin of EPA Region 8 and Wayne Smith of South Dakota Farm Bureau.

A large number of college-level students from engineering, agronomy and other biological sciences will also attend the conference to engage in water-related discussions of relevance to the state and the region and meet with prospective employers.

Students and citizens attending the conference in a non-professional capacity may attend sessions for free, however those attendees who do not pay the registration fee of $90 will not be served lunch or allowed up front parking.

All attendees are asked to register on-line at http://www.sdstate.edu/abe/wri/activities/ESDWC. The website will also have information for parking and the conference agenda will be posted prior to the event.

Need for Tribal Housing solution

During HUD Secretary’s visit to Turtle Mountain, secures $6 Million in Federal Funding for Mold Remediation

Belcourt, ND – October 22, 2014 – After inviting Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Julián Castro to visit North Dakota in June, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a member of both the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and the Committee on Banking which oversees HUD, today brought Castro to Belcourt to view firsthand the housing challenges on the Turtle Mountain reservation.

Heitkamp and Castro met with tribal leaders who spoke about rampant issues with overcrowded, dilapidated and non-permanent homes that are unable to withstand North Dakota’s severe weather conditions. They also met with local advocates and leaders from the North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People, the Bank of North Dakota, the Housing Assistance Council, the Citizens Community Credit Union, the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the North Dakota Rural Water Association who discussed proactive solutions HUD can work toward, including promoting HUD’s Section 184 Program, which incentivizes small financial institutions to help Native Americans finance mortgages.

In 2013, the Census Bureau reported nearly 46 percent of Native households are overcrowded at a rate almost three times that of the rest of the country.

At the meeting, Castro and Heitkamp announced that HUD has approved $6 million in funding for Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program, a community building initiative that will assist with mold remediation on tribal lands. Tribes must apply to HUD to be eligible for funding. Heitkamp has long sought increased attention to the severity of black mold issues on tribal lands, and stressed the hazardous health issues it causes.

“If we are going to invest in the future vitality of our tribal nations, we must make housing a top priority,” said Heitkamp. “You cannot look at the statistics in Indian Country and not get an acute sense of the desperate need for housing. In 2012, HUD reported that a quarter of American Indian housing units have ‘severe housing needs.’ This is unacceptable. Right now North Dakotan kids are missing sleep because three generations are overcrowded into one home, or they are falling sick from moldy or dilapidated homes which can’t withstand the biting winter in our state. That’s why I’ve been working since my time as North Dakota’s Attorney General when I served on the Board of Directors of the state’s Housing Finance Agency to promote better solutions on tribal lands, and it’s why I’ve fought in the Senate for legislation that promotes safe and affordable housing in Indian Country. Today, I brought Secretary Castro to see the housing struggles of tribal members on the ground. He saw firsthand why the role HUD plays in terms of engagement with our tribes is so critical. We must develop practical solutions that work for the range of housing needs in Indian Country – low income and elders housing to programs for first-time homebuyers. Together, we can increase outreach and advocate for policies that reflect the true need in Indian Country – together, we can build a better future.”

“If you truly want to understand housing needs in Indian Country, you have to see for yourself the dire conditions in which tribal members currently live,” said Tribal Chairman Richard W. McCloud. “That’s why I, on behalf of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, thank Senator Heitkamp for bringing Secretary Castro here today, so that he can see in person how inadequate housing impacts every facet of our way of life. Today’s visit is a step forward on a path toward a brighter future, so that we can walk together with our federal partners for our tribal generations yet to come.”

Castro and Heitkamp will also tour the Williston area today to examine the housing demand crisis that is expected to increase by 30 percent statewide over 15 years.

Heitkamp has long been working to address North Dakota’s housing crisis in Indian Country and make more affordable housing available to families. As North Dakota’s Attorney General, she served on the board of directors of the state’s Housing Finance Agency and worked to promote better housing solutions on tribal lands.

As a member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, Heitkamp has advocated for increased infrastructure and financial solutions to barriers in Indian housing development. In July 2013, she introduced legislation with a bipartisan coalition of Senators to reauthorize the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA), which supports efforts to provide safe and affordable housing to American Indians.

Last month, Heitkamp unveiled her Strong & Safe Communities Initiative, which is focused on tackling new challenges to North Dakota communities in the wake of the oil and gas boom. Specifically, Heitkamp is leading a Strong & Safe Communities Task Force comprised of leaders and experts from across the state in key issue areas, which include challenges to Indian Country like housing, as well as broader infrastructure stress, increases in drug-related crime, human trafficking and domestic violence, among other issues. The group will work together to offer recommendations for a five-year plan to help make sure North Dakota’s communities remain strong and safe for decades to come by addressing these issues head on.

Federal funding to improve water systems in Rural ND

Bismarck, ND – October 23, 2014 – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation, today announced nearly $2.1 million in federal support for improvements to water systems in rural North Dakota communities.

“All communities across North Dakota need access to clean and safe water, and we should make no exception in our state’s rural areas,” said Heitkamp. “These funds, along with federal support I announced in August for the City of New England, are a much-needed step in rural development efforts – an issue I understand well as Chairwoman of the Senate Subcommittee overseeing rural development across the country. I will continue to push for investments and support to help build out this kind of infrastructure because it’s critical to the health, safety, and success of our rural communities.”

The funds will be distributed as follows:

· Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – $770,750 grant. The funds will be used to construct an environmentally-safe wastewater treatment system for the Cannonball community.

· City of Finley – $594,000 loan and $461,000 grant. The funds will be used to remove the existing 50,000-gallon water tower and replace it with a 100,000-gallon water tower.

· City of Linton – $140,000 loan and $113,000 grant. The funds will be used to help make improvements to the city’s water system.

The funds are made available by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Water and Environmental Program, through the Rural Utilities Service. USDA Rural Development is overseen by Chairwoman Heitkamp’s Subcommittee.

Reminder to use blacktop road detour –

Subject: BIA 7 Closure and Detour

This is just a reminder of the closure of BIA Route 700 and the use of Roberts Co. 34 (Old 81), Roberts Co. 5 and South BIA 700 as the access to and from Agency Village. We see that many cars during the day are still using BIA Route 706 before Barker Hill to cut across and we ask that you please pass the word to all local members and visitors to use the specified detour route. We have many unnecessary issues arising along BIA 706 such as:

1. Existing poor condition of the road itself with potholes, large rocks and simply the design of the gravel road even if up to design standards and adequate thickness of gravel is not made to handle 3,000 cars and heavy trucks per day.

2. Excessive use will only deteriorate the life of this road even faster and as I stated before all entities in the area have limited funds to maintain, let alone reconstruct these roads.

3. Excessive vehicle traffic means many more drivers are driving too fast through the housing areas of the roadway and also higher traffic is creating an excessive amount of dust and poses a safety concern with drivers being able to see each other when approaching head on.

Construction should last only until around the end of October and should have an asphalt surfaced north section of BIA 700 to use over the winter before the road being closed again in the Spring of 2015 to construct the remaining 2.5 miles.

If you happen to be curious the construction will consist of widening the roadway, just as you see at the south end section near the Pow Wow Grounds with each lane being 12’ wide and having 8’ shoulders. New box culverts will be installed, some of the sags and hills along the stretch will be filled or flattened out for better sight distance and more trees, shrubs and material will be cleared within the Right of Way.

Once again please pass the word to as many people as you can and please use the detour as much as possible.

Thank you.

David A. Spider, Manager, SWO Construction Management.

Editorials –

Sota guest editorial –

Without a car or cell phone, young Lakota man in South Dakota works to help his people vote

Daily Kos – October 24, 2014 – Twenty-seven-year-old Wiyaka Eagleman registered 50 Lakota voters on the Rosebud Sioux reservation of South Dakota last week. Then he walked and hitched rides for more than 40 miles to deliver the completed forms to the Tripp County Clerk just in time to meet the Monday deadline. Then he walked and hitched home.

Eagleman (Sicangu Oyate Lakota) grew up on the sprawling reservation, one of nine in the state, home to the Sioux Nation's Upper Brulé division, the tribe of the war chief Spotted Tail, a relative of Crazy Horse. As a child, Wiyaka carried five-gallon buckets of water from an outside pump because there was no indoor plumbing. He remembers that as the best-tasting water.

Wiyaka, whose name means Feather Boy in Lakota, finished the 10th grade and then went into the Job Corps. At 18 he moved to the city to work as a roofer during the summer. After culinary academy training he worked as a cook during the winter.

This past June something changed in Wiyaka's mind and heart. He says he felt he needed to return to the reservation. He was particularly troubled by what was happening to his people because of the threat of the Keystone XL pipeline, which, if approved, will carry tar sands petroleum through the state from Canada to Texas. Wiyaka was caught in what he called a struggle. In the city there are jobs and housing. On the reservation there are not. He was conflicted over whether to help himself or his people. Soon, he decided to go back to the Rosebud even though he had no place to live:

"We need jobs on the rez. We've had a hard lifestyle. I put aside my feelings of hate and anger because of the genocide. Somebody should talk about what our people need here. I would work for my people, cut wood labor-free, but I need gas to do that and there's no money here."

Upon returning home he first met with his uncle, Russell Eagle Bear, who is a Rosebud Tribal Council member. Eagle Bear is a strong voice against the pipeline. His uncle advised Wiyaka that he should think of the next generations and should live his dream. So the young man joined the Shield the People movement that erects tipi camps to stop progress along the designated pipeline right-of-way. He's been living with others in a camp of six tipis the past four months on Highway 83 about 30 miles from the town of Mission. Fortunately, the group has arrangements to have access to a trailer for the bitter South Dakota winter.

The members of the community nourish each other, they share resources. But those resources are thin. In Wiyaka's tipi camp there is one laptop which they all share.

This is the first year Wiyaka has become engaged in politics. "This is how we change things," he says. He takes the work seriously. While gathering those voter registrations, Wiyaka covered more than 100 miles traveling to Parmelee, thru the Rosebud and then on to the county seat in Winner. He set out on foot but managed to hitch four rides. When I ask Wiyaka if he stood and thumbed for the rides or did he keep walking, he replies, "I walk like a warrior; you just keep walking."

One ride ended after just one mile because the white rancher who picked him up turned out to be a Republican. He says the rancher was nice enough at first but as soon as Wiyaka mentioned that he was a Democrat on his way to drop off voter registrations the man abruptly pulled over and let him out. Wiyaka shocks me a little when he says he wants to find that rancher again and apologize. Why? To say he's sorry that the rancher didn't believe him that things are going to change. That his kids' futures depend on it. "Someday he'll see what I mean."

Wiyaka says his friends and family admire what he is doing and want him to keep it up. He says it brought a tear to his eye to hear that from them. "I want my people to start loving themselves," he says. "Figure out where they come from and who they are." For the next 10 days, right up through Election Day, Wiyaka will be striving to get people to the polls—all those he registered and others. That won't be the end of his political work, however, whether on elections, on the Keystone XL pipeline or on other matters of importance to his people.

Wiyaka Eagleman has now become an American Indian activist. Perhaps he will become one of our famous ones.

(Meteor Blades contributed to the creation of this diary.)

Sota guest editorial –

Corporate assault on Direct Democracy

By Ron Fein

Truthout.org – October 24, 2014 – The direct democracy of ballot initiatives - where voters get to vote yes or no, without any politicians in the way - is a treasured part of the fabric of 24 states and many more cities. But around the country, there's been a disturbing trend this year: When initiatives threaten corporate interests, lawyers run to court to prevent voters from even getting the chance to vote.

In St. Louis, a citizens' campaign collected signatures for a bold initiative that would address both climate change and municipal funding problems, by banning special tax breaks or sweetheart loans to fossil fuel companies (such as Peabody Energy, the world's largest private-sector coal company) and their major business partners. Supporters collected over 22,000 signatures - more than 10 percent of St. Louis voters. But before the city could print ballots, corporate lawyers rushed to court asking a judge to block the election, claiming that the law would unfairly discriminate against the coal company and its business partners. The judge agreed, and the case is now under appeal. Meanwhile, the voters are still waiting for their chance to say yea or nay.

Over in California, clean-government groups persuaded the legislature to put a different type of measure on the ballot. The measure - known as Prop 49 - would ask the voters whether California should formally ask Congress to overturn the Supreme Court's infamous Citizens United decision (which held that corporations and unions can spend unlimited amounts of money in elections) by a constitutional amendment. The opponents of reform had good reason to be worried: Similar measures have passed in Colorado and Montana by well over 70 percent. So it's unsurprising that opponents sued to stop the vote. And in August, the California Supreme Court did just that. The chief justice dissented, objecting to the court "taking the extraordinary step of removing the measure from the ballot, thereby disenfranchising the voters," but she stood alone. The court will hear from the lawyers again this winter, but the voters are still waiting.

It doesn't always end this way. On the Hawaiian island of Maui, people concerned about the spread of genetically-engineered crops collected signatures for an initiative to put a temporary moratorium on cultivating these crops pending an environmental and public health study. They collected signatures from an astonishing 21 percent of voters, and the measure was certified. So of course the lawyers poured in, claiming the initiative was "misleading." But the judge rejected that argument, explaining that "it is in the public interest to allow Maui voters to express their views at the polls this November," and expressing bewilderment at the plaintiffs' "willingness to halt the entire Maui County election process."

Of course, initiative opponents will have their say. Monsanto, a major agribusiness corporation, promised "an aggressive campaign against this initiative." A trade group committed at least $400,000 to defeat the initiative. An early sign came in September, when opponents paid for $80,000 worth of TV ads in one week - maybe not a big media buy in New York, but huge on Maui.

So initiative supporters have their work cut out for them. It will be hard for them to make their case against such well-funded corporate opposition. But, unlike in St. Louis and California, at least the voters will get to decide.

We often hear that "corporations have rights" or that we don't need campaign finance reforms because "the voters can decide." But if lawyers keep running to court to block a vote whenever corporate interests are threatened, our precious right to vote may become meaningless. As a nation, we fought too hard for that right to let Peabody or Monsanto take it away.

Sota guest editorial –

Take action on the American Indian Teacher Loan Forgiveness Act of 2014

The “American Indian Teacher Loan Forgiveness Act of 2014” will amend Title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965. This legislation will allow up to $17,500 of loan forgiveness to borrowers under the Federal Family Education Loan program or the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan program if you are (1) a member of an Indian tribe and (2) have been employed as a full-time teacher for five consecutive school years in an Indian school or in a local educational agency that serves at least 10 Indian students or whose schools have an enrollment of at least 25% American Indian students.

American Indian students are one of the most under-represented groups in college and higher education. Many American Indian students do not have the resources available to attend college. This is one way to help American Indian students receive assistance with their student loan debt and to encourage American Indian students to focus on becoming teachers.

Further, Teach For America's Native Alliance Initiative says Native teachers represent only 1% of the teaching force, and that American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian dropout rates are the highest, while graduation rates and test scores are the lowest. We need more Native teachers for Native students!

The bill introduced in the Senate is S.2458 and you can find the text here: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s2458/text.

The bill introduced in the House is H.R. 5370 and you can find the text here: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr5370.

Please ask your state's U.S. senators and your U.S. House representative to pass this legislation to help with this important student loan relief for American Indian students seeking to become teachers. To find contact information for your senators and representative, go to this link: http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/Federal/Legislative.shtml.

Brief editorial comments from the editor’s desk –

On and Off the Lake Traverse Reservation

We were shocked and saddened to learn last week of the sudden passing of Dayton Seaboy.

Dayton has been a stalwart feature of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Vietnam Veterans Kit Fox Society for many, many years. Always ready to stand with his fellow akicita at any occasion where an honor guard is required – from wacipis to memorial tributes.

And he seemed in good health, so it was a real shock to his family and friends that he went without warning, from heart failure.

We visited with him at Tribal headquarters only a week ago….

Please read other tributes to this Dakota akicita and the obituary elsewhere in this edition of the Sota.

We would hope that a special honoring is held for him at this year’s Veterans Memorial Wacipi, to be held at the TZTS gym. See the poster for that event also in this issue.

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We have lost others. Moses Quinn Sr. passed away, and so has Bishop Creighton Robertson. We are waiting for complete obituaries for these men and, for Creighton, we don’t even have the time for his services to publish.

Watch for updates online.

Ed Godfrey, who passed away in August, will have services this Thursday.

For all who have lost family members, we offer our sympathy, support and prayers.

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Pidamiya ake … all who volunteered or helped support in any way the GOTV Rez Tour!

Your efforts will make a difference when voters from the South Dakota reservations go to the polls.

Early and absentee voting is underway now. You can cast an early ballot at your county courthouse now.

We encourage all our Oyate to vote in the SWO and state General Elections in November.

You can make a difference, and your participation is vitally important.

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Please check out all the sample ballots for the SWO General Election, which are printed here on our legal notice pages this week in your Sota.

These are samples of the ballots you will be casting at your District polling sites on Tuesday, November 3rd.

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Dedication of the new Akicita Monuments outside TiWakan Tio Tipi has been rescheduled from last Friday to this Thursday, October 30th.

VSO Geri Opsal has a complete agenda which is being published in this week’s Sota. Please read it, and come out to help honor our veterans.

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A new Tribal office is opening – the SWO Research Program, operating under the Tribal Secretary and Education Department. The Research office will provide a point of contact for anyone doing research on the Lake Traverse Reservation and/or the SWO.

Often, according to Nicollete Knudson who will be heading the project, Tribal programs and outside agencies want information about demographics. This information can be for writing, or administering grants for education, health, housing, economic resources and development, or any other purpose.

She points out, however, that all archaeological or cultural research will still come under Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO).

The new office will provide a way of meeting other needs, answering questions when it comes to all kinds of other research.

A public forum on the new office and Tribal Research Code has been scheduled for Thursday evening, November 6th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. in room #108 in Tribal headquarters. Soup and sandwiches will be provided.

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Item to consider:

If anyone, whether a Tribal employee or not, is interested in learning how to make use of relational database software – here is your chance to get hands-on training.

Personally, we want to attend. Many years ago did some ms-dos relational database work. That period ended when the newer Microsoft Access database flew above this head!

An IT specialist from Sanford Health will be here at Tribal headquarters on November 6th to give a one-day seminar on Access.

See the notice. Everyone is welcome to come and learn.

Only requirement is to bring your own laptop computer to the class.

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We are working with those of our SWO delegation that attended the NIEA conference in Anchorage, Alaska.

Watch for feature article on their travels and what they brought away from the conference and US Department of Education “listening session” next week.

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The EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy, was scheduled to give remarks at the National Congress of American Indians Annual Convention in Atlanta, GA this Monday.

The administrator will focus on the Obama Administration’s commitment to strengthen our government-to-government relationship with tribal nations and the important partnership between EPA and tribal governments. McCarthy will announce this year’s Tribal ecoAmbassadors, a group of tribal college and university professors and students that work in partnership with EPA scientists to solve important environmental issues in their communities.

This partnership is especially important, while Republicans including Thune and Noem (and some of our Democratic “friends”) continue to gut the EPA from its regulatory responsibility – instead catering to the biggest polluters.

VA Secretary Bob McDonald will address NCAI the next day, Tuesday.

See next week’s Sota for news about the EPA administrator, VA Secretary and other presenters at the NCAI convention.

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We had planned to publish photos from the Wambdi parents night football game in this issue, but we’re postponing this feature another week.

We’re getting help from the TZ staff to get all the pictures identified.

Watch next week, we’ve got good photos from the field thanks to Delvin Lufkins.

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Our 147th annual SWO Wacipi photo gallery is online.

Check it out on our website:

http://www.earthskyweb.com/news.htm

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Please read our Legal notices section.

The Reservation Election Board has posted important information about the process for the upcoming general election.

Countdown is underway, with the General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 3rd!

See a list of candidates and the proposed amendments that you will be voting to approve or deny.

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Elder's Meditation:

"We create that bad among ourselves. We create it; then we try to call it devil, satan, or evil. But man creates it. There is no devil. Man creates the devil." -- Wallace Black Elk, LAKOTA

Inside every human being are the laws and codes by which we should live. These laws and codes are communicated to us through a little voice. When we are still, this voice guides us. If we choose to live out of harmony, our lives become filled with anger, hate, selfishness, dishonesty, etc... When these things appear in our lives, we give up accountability and blame it on something or someone else. If we want to live in harmony, we need to pray our way back to living the principles the Creator gave us. Grandfather, today let me walk with the principles.

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Words to consider (or, perhaps not!):

Art is either plagiarism or revolution. Paul Gauguin (1848 - 1903)

Dance like it hurts, Love like you need money, Work when people are watching. Scott Adams (1957 - ), The Way of the Weasel

A lie told often enough becomes the truth. Lenin (1870 - 1924)

The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best. Will Rogers (1879 - 1935), Illiterate Digest (1924), "Breaking into the Writing Game"

A psychiatrist is a fellow who asks you a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing. Joey Adams

The world tolerates conceit from those who are successful, but not from anybody else. John Blake

The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities. Sophocles (496 BC - 406 BC)

In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favorite device of persons with something to sell. H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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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 –

Funeral service for Ed Godfrey

Funeral service for Ed Godfrey will be held this Thursday, October 15, 2014 at the SWO Community Center, Agency Village, SD.

There will just be the service and a small meal afterwards.

The family will be taking his cremains to Milks Camp, SD on November 15th where they will be released.

Ed passed away on August 22, 2014.

Funeral service for Roberta E. Cochran

Roberta Elizabeth (White) Cochran, 74, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at her home in Flandreau. She was born February 27, 1940 at Sisseton, SD to Irene White Elton. Roberta attended school in Wahpeton and the Flandreau Indian School where she met Gary Cochran Sr. in 1957. They were married on August 15, 1958 at Chinook, MT.

They moved to Flandreau where she worked at the Flandreau Indian School in the girl’s dorm. She then worked for food services at FIS until she retired in 1997.

Roberta went to Haskell on December 16, 1997 where she received an award from the United States Department of the Interior for superior services.

Roberta also worked at the Royal River bingo concession stand for 14 years.

Her husband preceded her in death on July 22, 1998.

Roberta enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her grandchildren and her family.

Roberta is survived by two daughters, Juanita Wakeman and Roxanne Cochran, both of Flandreau; three sons, Gary Jr., Flandreau, Joe, Sioux Falls and James, Flandreau; 22 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; one brother Lyle Elton of Arizona, one sister Karen Janish of Sisseton and two half-sisters, Stephanie and Jessica of the Twin Cities. She was preceded by her husband Gary Cochran, Sr., one son Jeff, one brother Arthur Elton, two grandchildren, Danielle and Jeffrey Marshall and her mother Irene White Elton.

Funeral services were held last Thursday afternoon, October 23, 2014 at Eastman Hall, Flandreau, with burial in First Presbyterian Cemetery.

Wake service was held Wednesday at Skroch Funeral Chapel.

Funeral service Monday for Dayton Seaboy

Funeral service for Duane Dayton Seaboy Wambdi Sapa, 66, of Sisseton, SD will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday October 27, 2014 at SWC Auditorium followed by internment at Hoks'ina Wayakapi Cemetery Agency Village, SD.

Officiating will be Danny Seaboy, Cody Seaboy, Lavern Black Thunder and John Cloud.

Active pallbearers will be Cody Seaboy, Londell Seaboy, Jason "Chubbs" Morsette, Craig Spider, Danny Boy Seaboy, Jeremy Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers will be Butch Felix, Clyde Belcourt, Dennis Banks, Donny Belgarde, Duane "Doc" Wanna, George Neilan, Gerald "GT" Thompson, Jerry Dearly, Jody Owen, John Two Stars, Jesus "Chooch" Sierras, Korbyn Bertsch, Leon Red Dog, Mike Selvage Sr., Orson Bernard, Robert Thompson and the Kit Fox Softball Team.

Military rites provided by the Vietnam Veterans Kit Fox Society.

Wake services were held at Dayton’s home Friday and all-night Saturday and Sunday at the SWC omniciye tipi.

The Cahill Funeral Chapel, Sisseton, SD is in charge of arrangements.

Dayton was born March 1, 1948 to Didymus and Florence (Gagnon) Seaboy in Sisseton, South Dakota.

Dayton grew up in Long Hollow where his fondest memories were. He was a proud descendent of Inkpaduta on his father's side and the White Earth Band on his mother's side.

Dayton was one of the Treasured Elders who was a fluent Dakotah speaker.

Dayton attended grade school at the Long Hollow Day Schools and Peever. He graduated from Sisseton High School and enlisted in the United States Army. Dayton was proud to have served his country and was a proud Veteran of the Vietnam Era and National Guard.

Dayton received the Sharpshooter (Rifle) and National Defense Service Medal.

After the Army he lived in Minneapolis and became involved and helped with the AIM Movement. Dayton was involved in many activities such as the Dakota Dance Clan, Vietnam Veterans Kit Fox Society and the SWO Gathering of All Warriors Veterans Powwow for over 22 years.

Dayton became a proud father of daughters Traci and Viva Jo and son Wambdi sapa with Lou Anne Phelps and son Ian with Gayle Armell. He was also a proud grandfather of nine grandchildren with two granddaughters on the way and a proud great-grandfather of one with a great-grandson on the way.

Throughout his life, Dayton enjoyed being on the powwow trail where he was a kahomni contest champion and made many life- long friends. His passion later in life was the Kit Fox Society and they traveled all over and were well-known and respected throughout the nation. Two of Dayton's memorable trips were representing the Oyate at the White House and marching in the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade.

Dayton will be remembered for his humor, big heart and compassion for everyone. His love for family. Dayton told Michelle she was the joy of his life and proposed to her and they were married on July 4, 2001 at their home in Sisseton, where their wedding song was "Joy of My Life."

Dayton is survived by one sister, Geneva Seaboy of Seattle WA, three brothers, Sam Seaboy of Mandan, ND, David Seaboy and Danny (Patsey) Seaboy both of Sisseton, daughters Traci Seaboy of Rapid City, Viva Jo (Durane) DuBois of Sisseton, Sons Wambdisapa (Sherry) Seaboy and Ian (Brandi) Seaboy both of Sisseton, eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Dayton was preceded in death by his parents Didymus and Florence Seaboy, Maternal Grandparents, Annie Hallet and John Gagnon, Paternal Grandparents, William Seaboy and Lydia Oyate Mani Win Seaboy, six sisters, Dorothy Seaboy- Gill, Jeanette Seaboy Varnes, and first Exzelda Seaboy, Viva Jonette, Exzelda Mary Seaboy and Hunka sister Gladys Buffalo Benson of Tama IA, two brothers Didymus Seaboy Jr., and Joseph Seaboy and one granddaughter Princess Serenity Seaboy.

Funeral service Wednesday for Moses Quinn Sr.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Christian Outreach Center, Sisseton, SD for Moses C. Quinn Sr.

There will be a wake service on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cahill Funeral Chapel.

Moses passed away on Thursday, October 23, 2015.

He is pictured here with his niece Elena Wilson.

Watch for a complete obituary online and in next week’s Sota.

Funeral services pending for Bishop Creighton Robertson

It has been reported that Bishop Creighton Robertson passed away last Friday night, October 24, 2014.

Watch for information about services for the SWO Tribal member/Episcopal Bishop online and a full obituary in next week’s issue of the Sota.

NCAI statement on tragedy in Tulalip community

Atlanta, Georgia – As tribal nations gather this week in Atlanta, Georgia for NCAI's 71st Annual Convention, the NCAI Executive Board released the following joint statement:

“We are deeply saddened by the tragedy that occurred at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, the students of Marysville School District, and the Tulalip tribes.

It is at times like these that Native communities from all across Indian County come together in support of each other. As Native peoples, we recognize that every youth is sacred. Each of the young people involved in this tragedy represent a loss to the Tulalip tribes and Indian Country – they were sons, daughters, friends, and future leaders of their communities.

Unfortunately, acts of violence in schools are occurring more frequently across the country and Native communities are not immune to inexplicable acts that leave their communities forever changed.

NCAI stands with all those who are grieving at this time - Native and non-Native. We are all mourning loss and by coming together we will be strengthened by our resolve, our hope, and our prayers. We will work closely with the Tulalip tribe and the surrounding community in any way we can to understand and address this horrible tragedy.”

NCAI President Cladoosby, a well-known leader in the Pacific Northwest, expressed his solidarity with the Tulalip tribes. "As a father and grandfather, my thoughts and prayers are with my Tulalip relatives. All of Indian Country is holding the Tulalip people in our thoughts and prayers."

(Editor's note: Since this statement another of the teens in critical condition has passed away.)

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

Hau mitakuyapi:

The Lakota council of Tribes, Inc. located in Springfield, South Dakota would like to announce our upcoming wacipi, in honor of our veterans.

On Nov. 22nd we would like to invite our strong veterans, dancers, drum groups, and spiritual people to come share their knowledge and stories in regard to our Native way of life.

Our vision as a spiritual group is to strongly inspire and encourage spiritual growth and enrichment among our Native American brothers as we walk on our journey. We strive to be great leade3rs who will carry out the importance of the virtues and values lived by our ancestors.

The Lakota Council of Tribes strives to continue learning, educating and teaching our Native brothers, as well as non-Natives of the importance and significance of our sacred ceremonies. So we may all exist in peace and harmony.

Today, and every day, is a beginning to a new journey. With the protection of our ancestors … we will follow the dream.

We politely ask that you get in touch with our volunteer Mr. Jim Halsey at 605-369-201.

Wopida tanka, Trinity Thompson, LCT Vice-President.

Special poetry tribute by Elden Hayes

My Brother

Dayton

The loss of a friend can drive the hurt deep

there is sorrow that clouds the eyes

bracing yourself against death doesn't help

it's painful when a brother dies

 

memories rush back like yesterday

those crazy times that were too much

the last time that we laughed together

the handshake that was more than touch

 

we should have spent more time together

but the ways of life kept us apart

we were close friends on the outside

always brothers for life in our hearts

 

the walk will seem so much longer

you are now a vet of life and death

proudly serving before and after

a warrior up to your last breath

 

now your soul is free to soar

like you they'll never be another

until we once again shake hands

I pray you rest in peace my brother.

 

10-23-14

Tear Stained

Age walks up from the other side

as time turns into the enemy

some things will be left incomplete

after we've become a memory

 

looking back at the roads traveled

you can see that a wisdom was gained

the book has almost been finished

with many of the pages tear stained

 

complications aren't avoided

you cannot have a definite plan

there is one thing that you can count on

that there is always the death of man

 

there's an afterlife that is waiting

once the end of life has set you free

the soul will soar into forever

and we will become a memory

 

sorrow is a natural emotion

our loved ones don't want to see us pained

but each of us are writing a book

with many pages that are tear stained.

 

10-10-14

SWO Vietnam Veteran endorses Corinna Robinson

SWO Tribal member, Vietnam Combat Veteran Dennis Isaac Seely sent a letter to the Sota this week endorsing a fellow Veteran Corinna Robinson, who is running against incumbent Kristi Noem to represent the state of South Dakota in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Corinna has been campaigning across the state of South Dakota, including on the reservations. Her campaign is scheduling a stop here on the Lake Traverse this week – watch for details.

Here is a statement provided by the candidate:

Thank you for your interest in my Congressional campaign. It has never been more important than now to get involved. As a nation, we are facing unprecedented challenges and politicians seem more interested in scoring political points than doing what is right for South Dakota and the country. I think we all agree that South Dakotans want compromise, commonsense solutions and public servants who actually serve. We don’t need a representative who is part of the problem: We need solutions. We don't need our government shut down or politicians who are willing, even eager, to damage our economy and our credibility abroad in order to make a moot point. We have had enough dysfunction: We need a farm bill. We don’t need obstruction: We need leadership that understands the everyday struggles of middle class families who face rising costs and stagnant wages. It’s time that your representative put the good people of South Dakota and of our country first.

I believe I am the public servant who can best serve your interests. Born and raised in Rapid City and a third generation South Dakotan, at 17 and right out of high school, I joined the Army and worked my way up to Sergeant First Class. Then at the urging of my superiors, I attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned an officer in the Military Police Corps. Immediately after 9/11 my command responsibilities included the paratroopers who provided Pentagon security. Soon after that, I answered the call to go to war in Iraq while my sons responsibly transitioned through high school to college. I retired after 25 years in the Army, but my public service continued. Upon returning to Washington, DC, I led the Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Directorate, Pentagon Force Protection Agency, and was responsible for helping safeguard the Pentagon, and other Federal offices in the DC Metro Area. As part of the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce program, I again accepted assignment with the office of the Commander, United States Forces-Iraq. Working at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, I was privileged to work with many congressional delegations, assist in Department of Defense communications with Congressional members, and supported negotiations between Iraqi and international diplomats.

I have a proven record of results-oriented public service and know that together we can make a difference. There is much to do if we truly want to send a message about the least productive Congress in history.

Mobridge Tribune: Vote for the candidate, not the political party

By Katie Zerr

October 15, 2014

South Dakota is in the national news this political season as the race is heating up for retiring Tim Johnson’s seat in the U.S. Senate.

Once a shoe-in for Republicans, the race has tightened as South Dakotans take a long look at the Republican candidate, Mike Rounds, and his involvement in the EB5 program and the failed beef processing plant in Aberdeen.

The investigation is long and involved, but if South Dakotans are interested in what kind of a man they plan on casting their vote for in November, it would behoove them to pay attention to what is going on with this incident.

I have never held back when it comes to Mike Rounds and have expressed concern about his politics, his sense of entitlement and his dishonesty in the past. His attitude toward those who disagreed with him while he was governor was appalling. He acted like a spoiled child who was raised to believe that he was the golden child and those who would question him needed to be put in their place.

Rounds has skirted the EB5 issue as he has always danced around when being pushed in a corner.

He denied knowing about or ever seeing the subpoena that was delivered to his office concerning the Darley lawsuit. Then he said it wasn’t a subpoena, but simply a notice of arbitration. It was not an arbitration notice. It was notice of a new lawsuit demanding the state’s appearance in court.

He made a false statement to the legislative committee in his answers concerning the subpoena, and then backtracked and asked if he could change his answer once it was proved the legal papers had been served to his office.

The tougher the questions about what he knew about Joop Bollen’s finagling of the program, the louder he yells about repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and defeating anything the president has to offer.

In the first candidate debate, Rounds harped long and hard every chance he got to push that agenda.

His answer to every question was to avoid answering it and parroting the same mantra of taking back the Senate, repealing ACA and stopping this president.

It’s the attitude that has held this Congress and this country back from recovery from the recession and has kept them mired in the do-nothing cycle that pushed this nation to the brink of a disaster on numerous occasions in the past six years.

It is getting old and tiring to hear the only purpose of the next two years is more of the same.

South Dakotan Republicans are being pressured to vote for Rounds because the Republicans need this seat to take control of the Senate in order for them to push their agenda through both houses of Congress without opposition.

But we are people of common sense. We are honest, kind to our neighbor and patriotic. We have always stood head and shoulders above others in support of our military and in our country in times of war. We are ahead of the average American when it comes to history and tradition because we hold on to ours with pride.

We embrace the labels of backward and behind the times because what we hold onto is better than what others have.

We still have the pioneer spirit, work our butts off and accomplish more in a couple of days than most do in a week.

We accomplish more in a couple of days than this Congress has accomplished in a full year of work. We do it for a lot less than Congress gets paid. Yet we are considering sending another do-nothing politician to the U.S. Senate.

Despite what the commercials are telling us, Mike Rounds does not have the same values as most South Dakotans. Listen to what those sound bites are conveying. Think about the dishonesty of the Rounds campaign.

This is the candidate that used information about the ACA robbing $750 million from Medicare in order to frighten seniors despite the fact that the information was false and he knew it. He admitted to that.

This is the candidate that keeps changing his story when pressed about the EB5 Program and his role in it.

It is this candidate who vilified federal stimulus then accepted money earmarked for education and used it to balance the state budget so he could claim he worked with a balanced budget all his years in office.

There are other options besides Mike Rounds.

Do we really want to send another man to Congress who may just end up coming home to face criminal charges in connection with EB5?

Social “helper” column dedicated to young generation Oyate –

Wawokiyape

By Sherielle “Shay” DuMarce

Dear Shay

There are a lot of young mothers out there that boast about how their life is hard and how they're doing it on their own. What are your personal opinions about mothers who acquire help from other sources (EBT, WIC, etc.)? What makes them so special because they have such a hard time? Single parents everywhere have struggled, there's more to struggling than to just making it. How does this attitude benefit the relationship between mother and child?

Signed, unkan & kunsi

Dear unkan & kunsi

Thank you for your question. Personally, I'm a single mother but unlike most I don't announce it or make it known because the women or mothers who use that card on a continuous basis are most likely looking for sympathy or attention in my opinion. As for the questions about mothers or women using government resources, my views on that are a little different and a lot of people won't like what I have to say but here goes. I believe those resources are there to be utilized in times of need and if someone uses them then that's great. But those resources are abused and even used as a support system because some individuals do not want to get a job or support themselves financially. I also believe anyone getting any type government assistance should be required to be working at least part time and drug tested before approval of benefits. Again this is my opinion and yes, I've used these resources myself once or twice but only when needed, not to live off, which is what a lot of young girls and even "women" my age do. These are also the ones you see boasting and talking about how their struggling etc. but in actuality they have it easy. A true honest hardworking, single mother with a job and responsibilities doesn't have the time to complain on a daily basis. Again that’s my opinion.

Also, the whole "woe is me" attitude does not benefit the relationship between a mother and child because the mother is teaching that child how to have a negative outlook on life. A child looks up to their parents and learns from them but if all they see is that type of behavior then that's how they will be too.

Lastly, everyone struggles in life but the ones who have been through real struggles are humble not boastful. I hope this answered your questions or was what you were looking for. Again, thank you for your question.

Respectfully, Shay.

American Indians/Alaska Natives at increased risk of Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetes disproportionately affects American Indians/Alaska Natives

 

Today, diabetes affects more than 29 million people in the United States or over 9 percent of the population. In addition, another 86 million American adults, more than one out of three individuals, have pre-diabetes, a condition that puts people at increased risk for diabetes. In fact, these statistics include many groups of American Indians and Alaska Natives. According to the Indian Health Service, almost 16 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives have diabetes. Among them, diabetes varies considerably in various regions, from 6 percent among Alaska Natives, to 24 percent among American Indians in southern Arizona. All people with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2, are at risk for diabetic eye disease, a leading cause of vision loss and blindness.

• People with diabetes should have a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year to detect diabetic eye disease in its early stages.

• Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in adults 20–74 years of age.

Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of the disease and includes cataract, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. Diabetic retinopathy, the most common diabetic eye disease, is the leading cause of blindness in adults 20–74 years of age.

“The longer a person has diabetes, the greater is his or her risk of developing diabetic eye disease,” said Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Eye Institute (NEI). “If you have diabetes, be sure to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. Don’t wait until you notice an eye problem to have an exam, because vision that is lost often cannot be restored.”

Diabetic eye disease often has no early warning signs, but it can be detected early and treated before vision loss occurs. If you have diabetes in your family, you can leave a legacy of healthy vision by taking steps to prevent vision loss—get a comprehensive dilated eye exam.

“In fact, with early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up care, people with advanced diabetic retinopathy can reduce their risk of blindness by 95 percent,” adds Suber Huang, M.D., M.B.A., chair of the Diabetic Eye Disease Subcommittee for NEI’s National Eye Health Education Program.

Research has shown that when people with diabetes maintain good control of blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol, they can slow the development and progression of diabetic eye disease. In addition to having a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year, people with diabetes should do the following to keep their health on TRACK:

· Take your medications.

· Reach and maintain a healthy weight.

· Add physical activity to your daily routine.

· Control your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

· Kick the smoking habit.

If you have diabetes, set your sight on healthy vision. Schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam. For more information on diabetic eye disease and tips on finding an eye care professional or financial assistance for eye care, visit www.nei.nih.gov/diabetes or call NEI at 301–496–5248.

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, leads the federal government’s research on the visual system and eye diseases. NEI supports basic and clinical science programs that result in the development of sight-saving treatments. For more information, visit www.nei.nih.gov.

NEI supports more than $45 million in diabetes research and outreach, including the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR.net), a collaboration of more than 300 physicians at more than 100 clinical sites across the United States.

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the Nation’s medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.

Preparation is key to dealing with Winter weather

With the winter season approaching, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reminds individuals to be prepared for winter storms and extreme cold. While the danger of severe winter weather varies across the country, everyone can benefit by taking a few easy steps now to prepare for emergencies. A first step, regardless of where you live, is to visit the Ready.gov Web site to find preparedness ideas you can use all year long.

“In our part of the country we make the most of winter,” said FEMA Region VIII Acting Administrator Tony Russell. “However, severe storms and blizzards can create major problems and residents need to take winter weather seriously by taking appropriate steps to prepare.”

Severe winter weather can include snow or subfreezing temperatures, strong winds and ice or heavy rain storms. An emergency supply kit both at home and in the car will help prepare you and your family for winter power outages and icy or impassable roads.

Both kits should include a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, extra flashlights and batteries. In addition, your home kit should include a three day supply of food and water. Thoroughly check and update your family’s emergency supply kit and add the following supplies in preparation for winter weather:

Rock salt to melt ice on walkways, Sand to improve traction on driveways and sidewalks, Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment, And adequate clothing and blankets to help keep you warm. When traveling in winter weather conditions, be sure to contact someone both before your departure and when you safely arrive. Always travel with a cell phone and ensure the battery is charged so you can contact someone in the case of a road emergency. If dangerous conditions are forecast, it’s often best to delay travel plans.

Finally, make sure to familiarize yourself with the terms that are used to identify a winter storm hazard and discuss with your family what to do if a winter storm watch or warning is issued. Terms used to describe a winter storm hazard include the following:

Freezing Rain creates a coating of ice on roads and walkways. Sleet is rain that turns to ice pellets before reaching the ground. Sleet also causes roads to freeze and become slippery. Winter Weather Advisory means cold, ice and snow are expected.

Winter Storm Watch means severe weather such as heavy snow or ice is possible in the next day or two.

Winter Storm Warning means severe winter conditions have begun or will begin very soon. For more information and winter preparedness tips, please visit: www.ready.gov/winter-weather or www.nws.noaa.gov/om/winter/ or www.fema.gov/about-region-viii/winter-weather-readiness.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

The Arrogant Physician

By Richard P. Holm, MD

A friend gave me some feedback a few days ago, "Some people say you are arrogant, but I said no, just self-confident." He followed, "We need that in a doctor, but, you know, there is a fine line between those two characteristics."

Ufdah! That threw me for a bit. Was it a backward compliment, a subtle and softened way for a dig? No, I think it was honest, and a way to tell me what was being said about me; an opportunity to improve myself. As a physician philosopher once said, "A true friend will help you grow by pointing out your warts, and instead of getting angry, you should take it as an opportunity to get better."

What is arrogance? The dictionary is harsh, "An offensive display of superiority or self-importance; overbearing pride." I see it in people who treat others poorly especially those who are less advantaged or lower on some hierarchy. Examples would be an employer who deals with an employee poorly, a prison guard who harasses a prisoner hatefully, a teacher or parent who supervises a student or child unjustly, or, to make the point, a doctor who treats a nurse or patient poorly. I believe nothing indicates the true color of an individual more than how he or she treats someone who may be lower on the totem pole.

I have seen examples of physicians acting this way: when a surgeon threw a scalpel across the room; when a specialist spoke negatively about a younger inexperienced doctor; and when a resident treated an inner-city young woman infected by gonorrhea with disdain and contempt. I am not proud that my profession probably deserves some reputation for being arrogant.

On the other hand, part of the value a physician provides comes from a sense that she or he is competent and knowledgeable. A humble physician is one thing, but an unsure and uncertain doctor is not someone I would want to guide me with my health problems.

Perhaps sometimes I have come off as a know-it-all. I need to work on that, because I do not know it all. In fact, the more I do know, the more I realize my inadequacy.

My folks came from humble backgrounds, and I was drilled on the Golden Rule. The last thing I want to do is to portray myself as a physician who thinks he is more important than anyone else. Rather, I would like to be known as someone competent who cares.

Weigh 2015 Medicare Part D, Advantage Plan choices carefully

By Jason Alderman

If you're currently enrolled in Medicare, what you do or don't do over the next few weeks could determine whether you can secure the best, most affordable coverage next year. Here's why:

Medicare Part D prescription plans frequently change premiums, drug formularies, deductibles and copayment amounts for specific drugs from year to year. Medicare Advantage plans often make similar changes; plus doctors, hospitals and pharmacies may drop out of their preferred provider networks.

Thus, by simply choosing the same options for 2015 without investigating alternatives, you could wind up paying hundreds or thousands of dollars more for similar healthcare services.

Medicare's annual election period (a.k.a. open enrollment) to make coverage changes for 2015 runs from October 15, 2014, to December 7, 2014. For most people, this is the best – and sometimes only – opportunity to make coverage changes. (Exceptions are made for people who qualify for a special enrollment period – see "Medicare & You" at www.medicare.gov for details.)

If you already have traditional Medicare Parts A and B, you needn't make any changes; however, if you also have Part D, you must either reenroll in your current plan or choose another.

During open enrollment you can:

Switch from Medicare Parts A, B and D to Medicare Advantage or vice versa.

Switch from one Advantage plan to another.

Switch from an Advantage plan offering drug coverage to one that doesn't or vice versa. Join a Part D plan, switch from one plan to another or drop coverage altogether. Current Advantage plan enrollees can also use the Medicare Advantage disenrollment period (January 1, 2015, to February 14, 2015) to switch back to Medicare Parts A, B and D. However they cannot:

Switch from original Medicare to Medicare Advantage.

Switch from one Advantage plan to another.

Switch from one Part D plan to another. When choosing next year's Part D plan:

Carefully review your plan's "Annual Notice of Change" for substantive changes to premiums, deductibles, copayments, covered drugs, participating pharmacies, etc. Notice whether they've changed copayments/coinsurance for your medications or possibly dropped some altogether. Ask your doctor whether comparable, covered drugs will work; otherwise you could pay much more next year. Even if your plan hasn't changed substantially, it's still wise to use the Medicare Plan Finder at www.medicare.gov to compare all available plans. You'll be prompted to enter your medications and dosages. The calculator then ranks plans by "star rating" and overall cost. Note: The lowest premium may not be your best bet – sometimes plans with higher monthly premiums have a lower overall cost due to their more favorable deductible, copayment and coinsurance amounts. Medicare Advantage plans are HMO- or PPO-type alternatives to Medicare Parts A and B. Most cover drugs and some include extra benefits like vision and dental coverage at additional cost. They usually have lower deductibles and copayments but require you to use the plan's provider network. A few tips:

If your Advantage plan includes drug coverage, you don't need Part D. Carefully review the "Annual Notice of Change" from your plan for any substantive changes. Even if your plan hasn't changed substantially, you can use the same Medicare Plan Finder as above to review available plans. As with Part D plans, an Advantage plan with a lower premium might have a higher overall cost, due to various restrictions. Bottom line: Reviewing your Medicare options each year is complicated and time-consuming. But if you don't and your plans change significantly, it could cost you a bundle next year.

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Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney.

Youth, school activities highlights –

Education watch on the Lake Traverse Reservation

ESDS among NYCF grant recipients –

First Nations awards 24 Native Youth & Culture Fund grants

Longmont, CO – October 23, 2014 – First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today announced it has awarded 24 grants to 23 American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian organizations through its Native Youth and Culture Fund (NYCF) for the 2014-15 funding cycle. The grants, which total $400,000, will help strengthen and renew American Indian culture and traditions among Native youth.

First Nations believes that Native youth are the future of Indian Country. It launched the NYCF in 2002 with support from the Kalliopeia Foundation and other contributions from foundations and tribal, corporate and individual supporters. To date, First Nations has awarded 279 grants to Native youth programs throughout the U.S., totaling $4.5 million. This year’s generous support comes from the Kalliopeia Foundation and the Susan A. and Donald P. Babson Charitable Foundation.

South Dakota 2014 Native Youth and Culture Fund grantees are:

*Enemy Swim Day School (Waubay, South Dakota) – Sons and Daughters of Tradition – $20,000. The Sons of Tradition and Daughters of Tradition cultural resiliency and prevention program will reinforce and introduce tribal cultural knowledge of daily and ceremonial practices governing Dakota life and increase student self-image, personal awareness and tribal identity. This program will be provided to at-risk students as cultural education and culturally therapeutic personal development.

*Native American Advocacy Program (Herrick, South Dakota) – Sunka Wakan Otakuye: Kinship with Horses Program – $19,480. The Sunka Wakan Otakuye Horse Camp focuses on providing opportunities for Native youth to cultivate their Lakota identity. Camp participants will learn to care for horses, interact with and ride them, and learn about the Lakota cultural relationship with the Horse Nation.

About First Nations Development Institute:

For 34 years, using a three-pronged strategy of educating grassroots practitioners, advocating for systemic change, and capitalizing Indian communities, First Nations has been working to restore Native American control and culturally-compatible stewardship of the assets they own – be they land, human potential, cultural heritage, or natural resources – and to establish new assets for ensuring the long-term vitality of Native American communities. First Nations serves Native American communities throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.firstnations.org.

SWC Science Night activities

Photos by Darren Renville

Submitted by Whitney Renville, MS

Student Support Services Director/TRiO

Here are photo highlights of the Sisseton Wahpeton College Science Night on October 23rd, the night of the solar eclipse.

Here are a couple of pictures Darren took at the SWC Science night during the eclipse.

JOM Afterschool students attend SWC Solar Eclipse event

Submitted by Robin Robertson

SWO JOM Program

Sisseton JOM Multicultural Afterschool students attended the SWC-Solar Eclipse Science night on October 23, 2014.

The program would like to thank the Sisseton Wahpeton College for Solar Eclipse Science Fun night held on October 23, 2014. Especially want to say thanks to Brian, Eric, Lucy, Max and Stephanie for the help accommodate the JOM.

Pumpkin-carving at SWO Elderly Nutrition Center

It was a special night at the Ulysses U.K. Abraham Elderly Nutrition Center October 17th, 2014.

It was Unkana and Kunsi night to help their tokjas carve a pumpkin for the contest.

Unkana Gordon Redday brought granddaughters D'Lena and Ariel Strong. Kunsi Delight Robertson accompanied Valerie Wolf and Kunsi Joyce Crawford was with her granddaughter Jadis. Kunsis Christine and Janel Hill brought their tokjas Ara-lis and Tara Frenier, Eilah and Elias Hill and Americus Ross. Rita Finley was accompanied by Brandon and Jasiarus Redday and Kunsi Tammy Wilson brought Justice "Bug" Rousseau.

The Judges for the contest were Kory Bertsch and Linda Friemel, and they selected the following winners: Jadis Crawford - 1st place; Valerie Wolf - 2nd place and D'Lena Strong - 3rd place.

The event was lots of fun for everyone! Here are photo highlights.

Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge Tour –

Tiospa Zina high school field trip to National Wildlife Refuge

High School students from TZ toured Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge October 17 near Cayuga, ND.

They learned about the native grasslands and waterfowl at Tewaukon.

Jack Heisler is the manager and he gave the students a fabulous one hour auto tour around Lake Tewaukon.

Students learned how the refuge protects the areas grasslands, waterfowl and other wildflife. Mr. Heisler also discussed the importance of the area to the Dakota people. He discussed how the Refuge works with the Tribe to protect Native American artifacts.

The end of the tour consisted of a rare look in maintenance department. Students were able to see the equipment used to maintain the area and visit with staff about certain job duties with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Services.

Here are photo highlights of the tour.

TZTS students attend SADD training in Aberdeen

Submitted by Sara McKinley

TZTS MS Counselor

Last week I accompanied five students to Aberdeen to participate in the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) training.

The students were put into teams and got to do lots of fun activities. It was a great day and some of the students have expressed interest in forming a SADD chapter in our school.

Here are photo highlights.

SWO Head Start News

Week of 10/27

Thank you to all those who donated pumpkins for our pumpkin carving contest: Nola Ragan, Sheila Mendenhall, Joan White, and the Elderly Nutrition program! We had a great turn out with 12 contestants. 1st place went to the family of Brileigh Bartunek. 2nd place went to the family of Sheena Locke. 3rd place went to the family of Orion & Reid Renville.

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Positive Solutions for Families Class II - October 27th at Head Start West, Agency Village, Main Building, 5-6:30 PM-Session on play as a parenting practice, supporting the development of friendship skills, & encouraging positive behavior. Contact Sheila if coming 698-3103, x. 38. Snacks and care packages provided. Child care provided upon request.

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Trick-or-Treating- October 30th at 10:30 AM starting from Head Start and going on the buses to the tribal programs. Parents may put costumes in backpacks to change into after breakfast. Families are invited to send a chaperone! Please let the teacher know if you will be doing so.

New president selected for United Tribes Technical College

Bismarck, ND – UTN – United Tribes Technical College has a new president. He is Dr. Leander “Russ” McDonald (Dakota/Arikara), an enrolled citizen of the Spirit Lake Tribe in North Dakota.

McDonald is the former Spirit Lake tribal chairman and was selected October 24 to take-over leadership of the inter-tribal, technical college in Bismarck. He succeeds David M. Gipp, who was UTTC president for the past 37 years.

“We were very deliberate in conducting a national search to get the best qualified candidate,” said Tex G. “Red Tipped Arrow” Hall, United Tribes board president. “It came down to five who were qualified with post-doctoral level certification.”

The 51 year-old McDonald is no stranger to higher education. He’s a former vice president of academic affairs at Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Fort Totten, ND. He taught and guest lectured, administered grants, and conducted research at the University of North Dakota, serving in the Sociology Department, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Center for Rural Health, and the National Resource Center on Native American Aging.

His higher education training began at his tribe’s community college. He earned graduate and post-graduate degrees at the University of North Dakota. His PhD is in Educational Foundations and Research. Much of the published research he was involved with revolves around Native health care on the Northern Plains, including traditional foods, quality of life, diet and exercise, health risks and disparities, cancer screening, and barriers to health care.

McDonald’s background includes experience in national Native organizations. In particular, his position as Great Plains Area vice president for the National Congress of American Indians is instrumental in budget formulation for Great Plains tribes.

“The future of the college needs a president that is tuned-in to the budget process,” said Hall. “He really stood out in the interview process having that skill as a former chairman.”

Most recently McDonald served one-year as Spirit Lake chairman, during which he lobbied for child safety legislation, pursued reforms in the organizational structure of tribal government, strengthened the tribe’s human resource policies, and pushed for equity in the tribe’s compensation system.

“I think we’re going to see a hard-working, ethical individual” who brings family and spiritual values to the college, says Hall. “He’s someone who cares for all the students and staff. He’s going to represent the college well in the Bismarck/Mandan community.”

McDonald’s selection by the United Tribes board was unanimous. He accepted the position and is expected to begin in the coming week.

“I think everyone will be excited once he takes the reins,” said Hall. “I think it’ll be real quick when he puts his mark on the college and people will feel as excited about him in the position as the board does.”

Involved in the interview, evaluation and selection process was the entire board, made up of elected representatives of the five tribes in North Dakota: Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, Spirit Lake Tribe, Standing Rock Tribe, Three Affiliated Tribes of the Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara Nation and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

The board thanked UTTC Vice President Phil Baird for serving as interim president over the past eight months during the selection process. Baird will continue as the college’s Vice President of Academic, Career and Technical Education.

In September, United Tribes marked its 45th year serving the higher education needs of American Indian students and their families.

Announces $1.2 million to be awarded to Tribes to take control, operate their BIA-funded schools

BIA to implement recommendations from AIE study group blueprint for reform

Bureau of Indian Education-Funded Schools

Washington, DC – October 23, 2014 – As As part of the Obama Administration’s historic commitment to ensure that all students attending Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)-funded schools receive a world-class education, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that six federally recognized tribes have been awarded $1.2 million in Sovereignty in Indian Education (SIE) enhancement funds to promote tribal control and operation of BIE-funded schools on their reservations.

The funds implement a recommendation contained in the Blueprint for Reform of the Bureau of Indian Education issued on June 13, 2014, by the American Indian Education Study Group convened by Secretary Jewell and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

“Increasing tribal control over BIE-funded schools not only promotes tribal self-determination, but also provides greater tribal discretion in determining what American Indian children should learn, increasing accountability throughout the school system,” Secretary Jewell said. “With school management authority, these communities will have more power to create lessons with tribal cultural values and Native languages, both of which can ensure their children stay connected to their heritage and help them to succeed in the future. These enhancement funds can make the difference in an effective, relevant and rigorous education for American Indian children.”

“The Sovereignty in Indian Education Enhancement Initiative furthers President Obama’s commitment to tribal sovereignty in education by empowering tribes to assume greater control over their schools and their children’s education,” said Assistant Secretary Washburn. “Teaching culture, tradition and language in schools is crucial to engaging Indian students and preserving tribal identities. Tribes have a comparative advantage over a federal agency in prioritizing these important subjects, which are different for each tribe, but they need federal support in building their capacities. This initiative will provide that support.”

“With the Sovereignty in Indian Education Enhancement funding, the Bureau of Indian Education begins its transformation into a school improvement agency that provides support to tribes as they begin to create tribally managed school systems through self-determination,” said BIE Director Dr. Charles ‘Monty’ Roessel. “We will continue working to implement the recommendations.”

The purpose of the Sovereignty in Indian Education Enhancement Initiative is to provide funds to federally recognized tribes and their tribal education departments to create tribally managed school systems. The six tribes announced today will each receive an award amount of $200,000 for researching, assessing and developing an implementation plan to establish a tribally managed school system. Tribes will conduct a comprehensive analysis and an aligned implementation plan of their tribal education departments and school systems in four areas of school reform: Finance, Academics, Governance, and Human Resources. The following tribes will receive enhancement funding:

· Gila River Indian Community, Sacaton, Arizona

· Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Fort Yates, North Dakota

· Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Belcourt, North Dakota

· Tohono O’Odham Nation, Sells, Arizona

· Navajo Nation, Window Rock, Arizona

· Oglala Sioux Tribe, Pine Ridge, South Dakota

The Sovereignty in Indian Education enhancement funds respond to the findings and recommendations of the American Indian Education Study Group for improving how federal education services and resources are delivered in Indian Country. Secretary Jewell and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan convened the Study Group in 2013 under the White House Council on Native American Affairs to propose a comprehensive reform plan to ensure that all students attending BIE-funded schools receive a quality education.

Increasing tribal control over BIE schools recognizes the sovereign status of federally recognized tribes, provides them greater discretion in determining what their children should learn, and helps increase accountability throughout the BIE-funded school system. Tribal control of federally funded government programs often improves local service delivery because tribal governments better understand the needs of their communities, are more responsive and better able to be flexible to changes in those needs, and are more accountable for results by their constituents.

Garden Corner

By Eric Hanssen

Browns Valley, Minnesota

Curing Sweet Potatoes.

Sweet potatoes should be cured immediately after harvest, preferable at 85 degrees Fahrenheit and a relative humidity of 85 to 90 percent for 4 to 7 days. Sufficient exchange of air in the curing room should be allowed to prevent the accumulation of carbon dioxide produced by the roots or depletion of oxygen consumed by them. If condensation is excessive, it is removed by ventilation. The primary purpose of curing is to heal injuries so that the sweet potatoes remain in good condition for marketing during the winter and to preserve "seed" roots for the next crop. Healing takes place rapidly at 85 degrees Fahrenheit and 85 to 90 percent relative humidity. Curing should start as soon after harvest as possible to heal injuries before disease-producing organisms gain entrance. Healing involves production of cells that are very much like the skin in their ability to prevent infection. These new cells form in a layer just below the surface of the injuries. Because this layer is corky, it is commonly called wound cork. Healing is more rapid under clean cuts and skinned areas than in deep wounds where tissue is crushed. The rate of healing differs a little among varieties. At 85 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit wound cork begins to form in 2 days and is well developed in 5 or 6 days. At lower or higher temperatures than this, wound cork forms less rapidly. Above 95 degrees very little, if any, wound cork develops and such temperatures should be avoided. Satisfactory wound-cork formation takes about 4 to 7 days at 85 degrees, 8 to 10 days at 80 degrees, 15 to 20 days at 75 degrees, and 25 to 30 days at 70 degrees. At 55 degrees or below, wound cork does not form. Slow formation of wound cork increases the opportunity for decay-producing organisms to gain entrance to the root before the layer is sufficiently well formed. Because the layer of wound cork forms near the surface of wounds, desiccation of the wounds retards such formation by making the cork form several cells deeper, or, if the wound dries rapidly, prevents the formation of wound cork by desiccating the cells that form the cork layer. Usually, a relative humidity below 70 percent retards healing, causes high weight losses, and makes injuries dark, sunken, and unsightly. Relative humidity near saturation (95 to 100 percent) often allows considerable condensation on storage walls and ceiling, and may cause discoloration of the surface of the roots. The relative humidity around the roots in a storage container is usually slightly higher than that in the air around the containers or in the rest of the room.

This article written by Paul E. Sumner, extension engineer, cooperative extension service, the University of Georgia College of Agriculture, publication available online at http://www.tifton.uga.edu/eng/Publications/sweetpotato.pdf.

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE

The State of North Dakota will conduct a public hearing at 9:00 am (CST) on Monday, November 17, 2014. The location for the meeting will be at the Lake Agassiz Regional Council, 417 Main Avenue, Suite 201, Fargo, ND. The purpose of this meeting is to receive input on housing and non-housing community development needs, for the development of the state's 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan, and the 2015 Action Plan.

The Consolidated Plan, required by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), describes the state's demographic characteristics; housing inventory, housing needs primarily for persons of low and moderate income, the homeless, and special needs persons; and the state's housing and non-housing priority needs. The Plan also includes five-year goals for housing and non-housing needs, a description of available resources, and a description of how certain resources will be delivered. The emphasis of the Plan is to benefit low and moderate income persons.

In addition, the Plan contains the Action Plan for the year 2015 that serves as the state's grant application for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs. The Action Plan contains the program descriptions that describe how these programs will be delivered in the year 2015.

The public is encouraged to attend the public hearing to learn about the Plan and to provide ideas for its development. At a later date, the public will be invited to obtain a copy of the draft Plan and to provide written comments.

Should anyone require auxiliary aids or services, or need additional information, please contact the Department of Commerce's Section 504 Coordinator via email at dcs@nd.gov, or by calling 701-328-5300, TTY 800-366-6888, Spanish TTY 800-435-8590, or Relay ND Voice 800-366-6889, prior to the hearing.

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 14-220

SWOCSE/Samantha DuMarce, PLAINTIFF

VS.

CAMERON CHARBONEAU, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support has been filed 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 29th day of October, 2014 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 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 14-020

SWOCSE/Alissa Fryer, PLAINTIFF

VS.

CAMERON CHARBONEAU, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support Arrears has been filed 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 29th day of October, 2014 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 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 03-005

SWOCSE/ Amanda Iyarpeya, PLAINTIFF

VS.

PERRY LUFKINS, 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 29th day of October, 2014 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 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 04-378

SWOCSE/ Doris Lewis, PLAINTIFF

VS.

PERRY LUFKINS, 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 29th day of October, 2014 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 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 00-362

SWOCSE/ Arlys Max, PLAINTIFF

VS.

PERRY LUFKINS, 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 29th day of October, 2014 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 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 05-543

SWOCSE/ Dawna Walking Bull, PLAINTIFF

VS.

PERRY LUFKINS, 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 29th day of October, 2014 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 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 12-048

SWOCSE/SD/Deann Huff, PLAINTIFF

VS.

ERIC SHEPHERD, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Petition to Recognize a Foreign Order has been filed 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 29th day of October, 2014 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 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 10-067

SWOCSE/Teresa White, PLAINTIFF

VS.

GAYLA GERMAN, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support Arrears has been filed 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 29th day of October, 2014 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 Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 13-021

SWOCSE/Jodeen Hansen, PLAINTIFF

VS.

GAYLA GERMAN, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support Arrears has been filed 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 29th day of October, 2014 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 Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 14-143

SWOCSE/SD/Loretta Runs After, PLAINTIFF

VS.

GARY MONTREAL, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Petition to Recognize a Foreign Order has been filed 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 29th day of October, 2014 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 Petition describing the matter.

Dated this 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 14-141

SWOCSE/SD/Buffy Chasing Eagle, PLAINTIFF

VS.

GARY MONTREAL, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Establish Child Support Arrears has been filed 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 29th day of October, 2014 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 Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 14-149

SWOCSE/SD/Toni Handboy, PLAINTIFF

VS.

GARY MONTREAL, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Establish Child Support Arrears has been filed 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 29th day of October, 2014 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 Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 07-199

SWOCSE/ Peggy Thompson, PLAINTIFF

VS.

GARY MONTREAL, 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 29th day of October, 2014 at the hour of 1:00 o’clock P.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 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 08-009

SWOCSE/ Christine Renville, PLAINTIFF

VS.

SAMUEL FARMER, 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 29th day of October, 2014 at the hour of 1:00 o’clock P.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 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 09-073

SWOCSE/ Claudine Farmer, PLAINTIFF

VS.

SAMUEL FARMER, 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 29th day of October, 2014 at the hour of 1:00 o’clock P.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 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 10-049

SWOCSE/Natasha DuMarce, PLAINTIFF

VS.

DAMON WHITE, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Modify Child Support has been filed 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 29th day of October, 2014 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 Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 13-006

SWOCSE/Theresa Wilson, PLAINTIFF

VS.

DAMON WHITE, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Modify Child Support has been filed 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 29th day of October, 2014 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 Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 02-334

SWOCSE/Aron Keeble, PLAINTIFF

VS.

DAMON WHITE, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Modify Child Support has been filed 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 29th day of October, 2014 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 Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 12-141

SWOCSE/Alana Dumarce, PLAINTIFF

VS.

THEODORE THODE, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Review Child Support has been filed 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 29th day of October, 2014 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 Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 06-086

SWOCSE/ Sylvana Flute, PLAINTIFF

VS.

CORNELIUS KIRK, Jr., 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 29th day of October, 2014 at the hour of 1:00 o’clock P.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 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 14-029

SWOCSE/ Paul Hoax, PLAINTIFF

VS.

CORNELIUS KIRK, Jr., 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 29th day of October, 2014 at the hour of 1:00 o’clock P.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 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 14-021

SWOCSE/ Mary Merrill, PLAINTIFF

VS.

CORNELIUS KIRK, Jr., 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 29th day of October, 2014 at the hour of 1:00 o’clock P.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 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 11-095

SWOCSE/Lacy Lee, PLAINTIFF

VS.

MICHAEL DUMARCE, 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 30th day of October, 2014 at the hour of 1:00 o’clock P.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 25th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 12-002

SWOCSE/Stacy Eisenbise, PLAINTIFF

VS.

MONTIE GUFFIN, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Modify Child Support has been filed 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 30th day of October, 2014 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 25th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 12-118

SWOCSE/Delores Hayes, PLAINTIFF

VS.

ROLAND HEMINGER, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Paternity and Child Support has been filed 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 30th day of October, 2014 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 25th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 08-011

SWOCSE/ Bernice Rodriguez, PLAINTIFF

VS.

BRANDON ST. JOHN, 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 30th day of October, 2014 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 24th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 14-159

SWOCSE/Michelle Brant, PLAINTIFF

VS.

MELISSA KEOKE, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support has been filed 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 30th day of October, 2014 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 25th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 14-207

SWOCSE/SD, PLAINTIFF

VS.

SHERRY SCHERER, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support has been filed 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 30th day of October, 2014 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 25th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 13-195

SWOCSE/ Dana Krump, PLAINTIFF

VS.

LEEANA HOLMAN, 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 30th day of October, 2014 at the hour of 1:00 o’clock P.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 25th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 14-105

SWOCSE/Michael Farmer, PLAINTIFF

VS.

JESSE BOMMERBACH, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Paternity & Child Support has been filed 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 30th day of October, 2014 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 25th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 07-080

SWOCSE/ Melissa Favila, PLAINTIFF

VS.

LOREN MARKS, 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 30th day of October, 2014 at the hour of 1:00 o’clock P.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 25th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 12-166

SWOCSE/ Geri Goodhouse, PLAINTIFF

VS.

RICHARD DUBOIS, Jr., 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 30th day of October, 2014 at the hour of 1:00 o’clock P.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 25th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I: 12-176

SWOCSE/Amber Frost, PLAINTIFF

VS.

LELAND FRYER, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Modify Child Support has been filed 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 30th day of October, 2014 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 SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 25th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 14-215

SWOCSE/Bessie Genia, PLAINTIFF

VS.

CHRIS BLUE, Jr., DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support has been filed 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 31st day of October, 2014 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 26th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 11-009

SWOCSE/ Emma Grey Bull, PLAINTIFF

VS.

DUSTY SNOW, 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 31st day of October, 2014 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 26th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

40-3tc

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 14-198

SWOCSE/Jonita Abraham, PLAINTIFF

VS.

LINDSEY ORTLEY, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support has been filed 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 31st day of October, 2014 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 26th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 09-065

SWOCSE/ Nolita Manoucheria, PLAINTIFF

VS.

LACASSA DUMARCE, 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 31st day of October, 2014 at the hour of 1:00 o’clock P.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 26th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 14-218

SWOCSE/Mary Jo Keeble, PLAINTIFF

VS.

WILFRED FAYANT, Jr., DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support has been filed 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 31st day of October, 2014 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 26th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 12-123

SWOCSE/ Candice Brown, PLAINTIFF

VS.

BRENT BLACKTHUNDER, 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 31st day of October, 2014 at the hour of 1:00 o’clock P.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 26th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 13-140

SWOCSE/ Doris Cooper, PLAINTIFF

VS.

BRENT BLACKTHUNDER, 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 31st day of October, 2014 at the hour of 1:00 o’clock P.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 26th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 14-108

SWOCSE/Solomon Goodsell, PLAINTIFF

VS.

ANPAO BUCKANAGA, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that due to the inability of the Plaintiff to locate the Defendant that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Amend Child Support has been filed 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 31st day of October, 2014 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 26th day of September, 2014

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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Job Openings

Wac'ang'a (Sweetgrass)

Wac'ang'a, INC. is seeking to fill the following position: Part-Time Shelter Advocate

All interested applicants may obtain application and job description information from the Wac'ang'a administrative office located at 417 Veteran's Ave. Sisseton or contact Julie Watts at (605)698-3510 (Tribal preference will apply).

Closing Date: October 31, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

 

Grow SD

Part-Time Executive Associate: Office Location - Sisseton, SD. Applications will be taken until Friday, Nov. 7. To request a job application and job description, contact GROW South Dakota, 104 Ash St. E., Sisseton, SD 57262 or call (605)-698-7654 or 1-888-202-4855. EOE.

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Sisseton Wahpeton College

Job Opening

Student Accounts Receivable Position.

Closing date: October 31st, 2014 at 8:00 AM.

Indian Preference will apply. Please apply at www.swc.tc

 

Tiospa Zina Tribal School

Employment Opportunities

2014-2015 School Year 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

Vacancy: Special Education Teacher (High School) Sign-on Bonus Qualifications: Current South Dakota Certification meeting the Highly Qualified status for a Special Education Teacher Opening Date: March 7, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: Art Teacher Qualifications: Current South Dakota Certification meeting the Highly Qualified status for a K-12 Art Teacher Opening Date: July 1, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: Alternative Learning Center Teacher Qualifications: Current South Dakota Certification meeting the Highly Qualified status for a Secondary Teacher Opening Date: July 1, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: School Counselor Qualifications: Current South Dakota Certification meeting the Highly Qualified status for a School Service Specialist School Counselor Opening Date: May 23, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: Administrative Assistant (Elementary) Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED and Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or one year to three years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Opening Date: September 8, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: Cook Qualifications: GED/High School Diploma and holds/willing to obtain South Dakota certification in Child and Adult Nutritian Services. Opening Date: October 8, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: Middle School Student Services Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED and Bachelor's degree in directly related field; Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or one year to three years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Opening Date: October 24, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: Bus Driver/Custodian Qualifications: GED/High School Diploma and holds a current South Dakota School Bus Driver Commercial Drivers License with air brakes and passenger endorsement, and willing to complete annual school bus drivers training. Opening Date: October 24, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filled

2014-2015 Extra Curricular Vacancies:

Vacancy: 7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach Qualifications: GED/High School Diploma. If interested please submit an application and coaching applicant questionnaire to the Human Resources Department at Tiospa Zina Tribal School. Opening Date: April 8, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: AISES Advisor (American Indian Science and Engineering Society) Qualifications: GED/High School Diploma. If interested please submit an application and Advisor Questionnaire to the Human Resources Department at Tiospa Zina Tribal School. Opening Date: April 11, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: Destination Imagination Advisor Qualifications: GED/High School Diploma. If interested please submit an application and Advisor Questionnaire to the Human Resources Department at Tiospa Zina Tribal School. Opening Date: April 11, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: Rodeo & Riding Club Advisor Qualifications: GED/High School Diploma. If interested please submit an application and Advisor Questionnaire to the Human Resources Department at Tiospa Zina Tribal School. Opening Date: May 8, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: Web Master Qualifications: GED/High School Diploma, familiar with and can assist staff in administration of their Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 web page software, able to keep school web pages updated and efficient. Opening Date: August 25, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filled

If you would like to apply to be a part of the TZ tiwahe you may pick up an application 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 by downloading from links under employment forms to the left. 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.

 

ESDS

FACE PARENT EDUCATOR

Enemy Swim Day School has an immediate opening for a FACE Parent Educator for the 2014-2015 school year. Parent Educator for FACE Home-Based conducts personal visits with families of prenatal to 5-year old children on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to provide research-based information on how children grow and develop and how parents can foster learning and nurture development. Hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, with some evening hours for scheduled events. Please visit our web site at www.esds.us for a detailed position description and application. This position includes benefits. Indian Preference policies apply. If interested please call (605) 947-4605 or (888) 825-7738 for more information, ask for Virginia. Open until filled.

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Dakota Magic Casino

Job Openings

C-Store Department Clerk (3 Full-Time) Day, Swing

Count Department Team Member (Full-Time) 3:00am to finish

Table Games Department Dealer (2 Full-Time) Rotating Dealer (2 Part-Time) Rotating

Closing Date: October 31, 2014 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):

SLOTS: SLOT TECHNICIAN (1 FULL TIME) GENERAL FUNCTION: To ensure the effective operation of the slot machines.

REQUIREMENTS: High school graduate or GED equivalent. Background in mechanics/electronics, or degree preferred. Preferred 6 months experience as a Slot Technician or similar field. Ability to work any and all shifts, including on-call. Must be able to lift up to 100 lbs. and perform moderate amounts of bending and twisting. Good communication skills. Must be able to obtain a Key Gaming License upon hire.

This position will close on October 29, 2014 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):

HOTEL: HOUSEKEEPERS (2 Full-Time) GENERAL FUNCTION: Cleans rooms, halls, restrooms, elevators and stairways according to standards.

REQUIREMENTS: 1-3 months related experience. Able to occasionally lift(s) or move(s) up to 25 lbs. Must also meet the Non-Gaming License requirements.

This position will close on October 29, 2014.

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 Connection Casino

Job Openings

Security Department: Officer (1) full-time, rotating shifts, day, swing, graveyard, weekends & holidays. Mobility throughout the facility 45% percent of time; will be stooping, bending, walking for long periods of time, able to lift up to 40 pounds, computer skills required for report writing. Will be exposed to noise and tobacco smoke. Appropriate dress code. Must be at least 21 years old & have a High School Diploma or G.E.D. Must be able to obtain a Key License.

C-Store Department: Deli Attendant (2) full-time, rotating shifts, day, swing, graveyard, includes weekends & holidays. Ability to operate necessary equipment. Physical ability to stand for long hours, clean, lift heavy objects up to 30 lbs., and restock inventory; 6 mos. previous cooking experience preferred, 6 mos. working with the public. Knowledge of food preparation safety requirements. Must be dependable & available to work any & all shifts. Must be at least 18 years old & have a High School diploma or GED.

Opening date: Thursday, October 23, 2014

Closing date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 4:00 p.m.

All positions will be exposed to noise & tobacco smoke

Indian preference will apply/EEO Employer.

Apply with the Human Resources Department, call or write for job description. Submit application to: Human Resources Department Dakota Connection Casino, 46102 SD Hwy 10, Sisseton, SD 57262.