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Volume 46 Issue No. 27

Anpetu Iyamni, July 8, 2015

Inside this Edition –

148th annual SWO Wacipi held last week; First look at highlights here

Elderly Board to hold follow-up forum on meth this Tuesday afternoon

SWO Emergency Management update: Storm shelters placed on Reservation

Tribal Council holds community wopida luncheon

Special feature: Activities of the Seven Generation SWO Youth program

Sara James shares from her historical notebook

Deadline for receipt of copy is Friday noon

First look: 148th annual Sisseton-Wahpeton Wacipi held last weekend

By CD Floro

Sota Editor

Yes, here is a first look at last weekend’s annual fourth of July Wacipi, held July 3-5 at the SWO ceremonial grounds at Agency Village, SD. This year’s gathering was a contest pow wow, a break from several years of traditional non-contest events. there were nearly 400 dancers from across the county, including relatives from Canada. The host drum, Stony Park, is one of several drums coming from Canada. Another was Northern Wind, which recorded its most recent CD right here at Sisseton Wahpeton College (Derrick Lawrence served as audio engineer for the project).

Next week we will share some of John Heminger’s stunning photographs. John has become a valuable part of your Tribal newspaper’s coverage of the Oyate.

We also will have access to the Pow Wow Committee reports, and information from the family specials held throughout the wacipi.

Watch for more coverage next week.

In the meantime, here are highlights we captured on Friday and Saturday.

As always, it was such a special time visiting kodas we seldom see at other times during the year.

Plus, this year on Saturday, we set up a stand east of the arbor displaying posters and fact sheets for Mni Wiconi. That’s the name given to the SWO grassroots effort to protect the Oyate’s sacred water – really, not only for the Tribal Oyate members but for all who live here and rely upon water for life.

It was gratifying to share environmental concerns with Tribal members, many of whom had no idea of how much water is being drawn for absentee business interests. This taking of water has been increasing exponentially without consultation or approval of the Tribe, which holds first usage rights on aquifers within the boundaries of the Lake Traverse Reservation.

Even more alarming is the amount of toxic waste is polluting groundwater and streams.

Testing has revealed E.coli at levels 12 times above the public health warning limit in close proximity to Tribal housing areas. These are homes where Oyate families live, where children play.

It was especially gratifying to see understanding dawn on young faces. After all, this water belongs to them.

We’ve included pictures we took during the past week of the young Peji Huta Riders.

The riders traveled to all seven of the Districts on the Reservation.

On Friday, they rode onto the ceremonial grounds and circled the arbor four times.

It was a special moment to see what happens when young people grab ahold of their culture – here, the sunka wakan culture – and bring it to life!

Pidamiya to the riders and those who supported them.

There so many specials, including a walk Friday morning honoring our akicita POWs. We will have pictures from Dani Two Stars and Geri Opsal next week.

On Saturday morning the Health & Fitness Center sponsored a walk/run, and in the afternoon SWC sponsored a parade from the campus to the pow wow grounds.

And activities included the annual softball tournament, moccasin games and rodeos – youth and adult.

The Kit Fox Society honored their fallen Commander Dayton Seaboy with a special on Saturday night. Here they displayed new ribbon shirts designed with Dayton in mind and new streamers each with the name of a fallen akicita from all the wars.

Here is “part one.”

Tribal Elderly Board calls for a follow-up meeting this Tuesday to address meth epidemic

By CD Floro

Sota Editor

The SWO Tribal Elderly Board has called a follow-up public forum this Tuesday, July 7th, on the epidemic of meth abuse on the Lake Traverse Reservation. The previous meeting, held on Tuesday, June 23rd, sparked lots of discussion. It also raised more questions. By the elders who attended, and others who heard about it or read it in the Sota.

Everyone is invited, anyone interested in the ongoing problems associated with addiction, abuse and dysfunction.

The elderly involvement joins an ongoing effort begun while Secretary Crystal Owen was the Tribal Meth Prevention Coordinator.

The community needs more volunteers. Come and find out what you can do to help.

Tribal Council, Execs hold wopida luncheon

On Tuesday, June 30th, the SWO Tribal Executives and Council sponsored a community wopida luncheon in the rotunda of the administration building.

The informal meal was held to express appreciation for support of the people, and as a means of visiting informally face-to-face.

Council is considering making the community wopida a regular event.

Here are some photos from last week.

Emergency management strategy on Lake Traverse Reservation

Submitted by James Pearson

Emergency Management Coordinator

The Emergency Management Services (EMS) Committee meets monthly to discuss on going plans to support the mission of Emergency Management within the Oyate. Previous plans and discussions have included outdoor warning sirens, disaster plans, pre-disaster planning to name just a few. SWO Tribal Administration Building Manager Donovan White brought up the need for tornado shelters for our Housing Units around the Tribe that do not have basements. (Elderly housing units, Buddy Nelson apartments, New Long Hollow units, Barker Hill and Lake Traverse units etc.)

Donovan researched the idea and came up with a vendor who had supplied a tornado shelter to Pilger, NE. Where a recent tornado there did significant damage to the town and the only structure that was left standing was one of these tornado shelters. Pictured above is several of the shelters that were brought up from the vendor to Agency Village and being places at elderly housing units initially. Funding was secured by the Vice Chairman Rousseau, and Tribal Council approved Mr. White's and Emergency Managements requests for 23 of the 30 shelters requested. Emergency manager Jim Pearson is continuing to look into additional grant programs to assist in the purchase of an additional 7-10 shelters to meet the shelter needs of Oyate members and programs who do not have basements during a tornado or a high wind event in our housing areas. (Head Start, daycare, Early Head Start etc.)

The EMS committee understands that there is still a need for more shelters, and that not all of our housing units have basements. That is why we ask that if you live in a single duplex unit in 1 of our housing sites you take shelter with a nearby friend or relative who does have a basement. These shelters are locked with a 4 digit coded padlock. You may contact Donovan White and the tribe or the SWHA for the code if you live in an area who received shelters because of lack of basements. We ask that you keep from giving the codes to your padlocks to children. We don't want kids getting into these shelters and an incident happens. Also keep your kids from vandalizing these shelters; we already have glass being cracked in the peep holes to these shelters. Report any vandalism to Law Enforcement.

Another idea we are researching is starting a program where you can purchase these shelters from the tribe with payroll deduction at the tribe or direct deposit at the credit union for private home owners. This proposal will be researched and brought to council for discussion. Here are some pictures from across the reservation where these shelters where placed.

EMS Committee: Donovan White, Jim Pearson, Gary Gaikowski, John Cloud, JC Crawford, Gerald German and David Barse.

Buy-Back Program exceeds $500 million paid to Landowners

Washington, DC – June 25, 2015 – In a major milestone for the Department of the Interior’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program), Deputy Secretary Michael Connor today announced that more than $500 million has been paid to more than 24,000 individual landowners to restore the equivalent of nearly 850,000 acres of land to tribal governments.

The Buy-Back Program implements the land consolidation component of the Cobell Settlement, which provided $1.9 billion to purchase fractional interests in trust or restricted land from willing individual landowners at fair market value. Consolidated interests are immediately restored to tribal trust ownership for uses benefiting the reservation community and tribal members.

“The Department is making significant progress toward fulfilling President Obama’s goal of strengthening and investing in tribal communities,” said Deputy Secretary Connor. “Today’s announcement highlights not only the efficiency of our work in the department but also our partnership with tribal governments. The Buy-Back Program and tribal leaders must continue to work together to ensure that landowners are aware of the opportunity to consolidate their fractional land interests for the benefit of both the landowner and tribal communities.”

When the Program began, there were about 245,000 owners of nearly three million fractional interests across Indian Country who were eligible to participate in the Buy-Back Program. Many saw little or no economic benefit from what are often small, undivided interests in lands that cannot be utilized due to their highly fractionated state.

“The success of the Buy-Back Program is a critical opportunity for Indian Country,” said Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn. “Consolidating and returning these lands to tribes in trust has enormous potential to improve tribal community resources by increasing home site locations, improving transportation routes, spurring tribal economic development, and preserving traditional cultural or ceremonial sites.”

As Ernest L Stensgar, Vice Chairman of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, stated at a recent Listening Session for the Buy-Back Program, “I’m an allottee, but I chose not to sell. But two of my children did – my daughter needed a home and with the proceeds from her interests she was able to buy herself a home. And she said, ‘Dad, I have a home. I have roots here.’ And I said, ‘Well, you keep that home. You’re getting this money back, but more importantly, that land that’s coming to the tribe is going to return to you anyway. It belongs to you, and your children and your children’s children are going to receive benefits from that land. So even though we’re helping you now, you’re also helping yourself and you’re helping your children down the road.’ That’s very, very important to us.”

Individuals who choose to convey their interests receive payments directly into their Individual Indian Money (IIM) accounts. In addition to receiving fair market value for conveying their land based on objective appraisals, individuals also receive a base payment of $75 per offer, regardless of the value of the land.

Landowners in all 50 states – and many residing internationally – have had the opportunity to participate in the Program. Offers are currently pending at:

Cheyenne River Indian Reservation (deadline: June 29) Fort Belknap Indian Reservation (deadline: July 18) Fort Peck Indian Reservation (deadline: July 30) Rosebud Indian Reservation (deadline: July 30) Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (deadline: July 31) Tribal governments have the opportunity to actively participate in the Buy-Back Program, including identifying acquisition priorities and leading owner outreach. The Department has entered into cooperative or other agreements with 20 sovereign tribal nations thus far. Each agreement is unique in time, scope and responsibilities based on the expressed interests of the tribe. More information is available here.

“The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is encouraged by the progress of the Land Buy Back Program in reducing the fractionation of trust lands on the Standing Rock and other reservations and in providing funding to the Cobell Scholarship Fund so our children will have the opportunity to acquire a post-secondary education,” said Dave Archambault II, Chairman, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. “The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe hopes to continue to work cooperatively with the Program to complete land exchanges which would further accomplish the goal of reducing the fractionation problem.”

A percentage of Program sales – up to $60 million – is contributed to the Cobell Education Scholarship Fund, which will make financial assistance available to American Indian and Alaska Native students wishing to pursue post-secondary and graduate education and training. Interior has thus far transferred more than $17 million to the Scholarship Fund. This contribution is in addition to the amounts paid to individuals who choose to participate, so it does not reduce the amount landowners receive for their interests. The Scholarship Fund is administered by the American Indian Graduate Center. More information can be found at www.aigcs.org.

There are many partners within the Department who work with tribal governments for the Buy-Back Program’s successful implementation. This includes the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST).

Landowners can contact Interior’s Trust Beneficiary Call Center at 888-678-6836 to ask questions about their purchase offers and learn about financial planning resources. Individuals can also visit their OST and BIA office, or find more information here in order to make informed decisions about their land.

New resources for small businesses in Indian Country

Fort Yates, ND – July 1, 2015 – During a roundtable discussion with tribal and business leaders on the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced new training, resources, and support for Native American small businesses and entrepreneurs to expand local economic development.

In a meeting with Sitting Bull College business students and tribal leadership, Heitkamp, a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, and SBA Administrator Contreras-Sweet announced $700,000 in federal funding to help Native Americans start small businesses and get the educational training to build a business from the ground up. In addition, SBA committed to offering more training, technical assistance, and programs to spur the entrepreneurial spirit in Standing Rock and bolster economic development on the reservation.

Heitkamp and Contreras-Sweet also heard from students about how the federal government can better serve Native Americans and how it can better equip future generations of Native entrepreneurs. While North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate in the country at 3.1 percent, the unemployment rate at Standing Rock was nearly 60 percent in 2014, reinforcing the need to support local economic development programs to create jobs and businesses. In addition, one in four Native Americans is living in poverty.

“When we talk about North Dakota’s economy, we often focus on the immense growth on and around the oil patch and our larger cities, but an important, and often neglected, piece of that lies on our Indian reservations,” said Heitkamp. “Unlike the rest of our state, Indian Country faces high unemployment and inadequate access to capital, transportation, or resources to support small businesses. I brought Administrator Contreras-Sweet to Standing Rock so she could hear firsthand the challenges faced by tribal communities and how the federal government can better serve rural tribes. The entrepreneurial spirit shouldn’t be limited by geography or demographics, and today’s announcement by SBA for increased support and resources in Indian Country reinforces that, while also fostering economic development in one of North Dakota’s most impoverished areas. Native families deserve to live in thriving communities, and I’ll continue to push for increased support and resources, like these steps taken today, for all of Indian Country.”

“In FY 2014, the SBA supported more than $100 million in lending to Native American-owned small businesses. To continue the incredible contributions by tribal nations, we’re expanding the entrepreneurship potential across tribal nations by empowering tribal youth and investing in robust counseling and training,” said Contreras-Sweet.

SBA announced a series of new resources, training, and support for small businesses in Indian country including:

· New federal funds for small businesses in Indian Country. $700,000 in federal funding under the 7(j) program will be specifically set aside for Indian Country. In addition, SBA will provide technical assistance to encourage and support Native small businesses interested in applying.

· Federal resources to support small business incubators in Indian Country. Dedicated funding for Native American communities in the SBA’s Growth Accelerators and Startup in a Day prize competitions to encourage the start of business incubators and centralized locations that meet all the requirements of starting a business.

· Training, resources, and support for Standing Rock. SBA will host four training workshops in Standing Rock as part of the Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment workshop series, with one workshop dedicated to youth and financial literacy. Business specialists from the SBA’s Bismarck field office will hold office hours in Standing Rock once a month to meet with community members interested in entrepreneurship. Several successful Native American entrepreneurs will visit Standing Rock to share their stories and experiences and meet with aspiring Native entrepreneurs.

· Support for Native youth from North Dakota to learn about entrepreneurship. Native youth from North Dakota will be sent to a Native American Youth Hack-a-thon in California in July to focus on using technology to tackle challenges in their community.

In addition to announcing new efforts to support Native-owned small businesses and providing ways the federal government can better serve tribal communities, Heitkamp and Contreras-Sweet highlighted current programs focused on assisting Native small businesses with training and funding. The SBA Office of Native American Affairs offers 8 (a) Business Development Training which is a workshop that assists Native Americans with the application process and provides in-person and online training on various stages of company development as well as technical assistance. The SBA also hosts Empowerment Workshops for Native Entrepreneurs and has an online Native American Business Primer to inform Native Americans in the early stages of starting a small business.

On Tuesday, Heitkamp and Contreras-Sweet met with business students at United Tribes Technical College to discuss the support and opportunities available through SBA to support Native entrepreneurs. Heitkamp and Contreras-Sweet also met with successful female small businesses owners in Bismarck today to discuss how the Agency can continue to support women entrepreneurs and inspire the next generation of women leaders. Tomorrow, Heitkamp will host a U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee field hearing in Fargo at which Contreras-Sweet will testify and discuss North Dakota’s growing startup community.

Editorials –

Sota guest editorial –

Weekend actions in Canada herald 'New Kind of Climate Movement'

Marches and actions for 'a just transition to a clean economy' to take place across Canada

"Politicians will face a choice: listen to corporate leaders from across the Americas gathering to advance an economic austerity agenda that is increasing inequality and causing a climate crisis felt disproportionately in the global south—or listen to the people."

—Andrea Harden-Donahue, Council of Canadians

By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

(Published on Friday, July 03, 2015 by Common Dreams.)

Mobilizations that are being hailed as "the first steps towards a new kind of climate movement" will take place across Canada this weekend, bringing together an "unprecedented coalition" of environmental, labor, social justice, public health, and student activists to call for a justice-based transition to a clean energy future.

"It’s not every day you see Canada’s largest public and private sector unions mobilizing alongside Indigenous frontline communities, migrant justice groups, and anti-extractive sector activists," reads a post at the March for Jobs, Justice, and the Climate website.

One dozen separate actions are planned to take place across Canada on Saturday, July 4, under the "We > Tar Sands" banner aimed at demonstrating that "we, the people, are greater than the tar sands."

"As we approach one of the most important elections in this country’s history and another round of international climate negotiations, it is crucial for us to unite and demonstrate to our leaders that we are ready for real climate action," the organizers, who include 350.org, write in their call to action. "If politicians refuse to lead us. We will lead them."

The following day, July 5, will see the streets of Toronto fill with Canadians calling for green jobs, localized agriculture, and "a new energy economy, in which corporate polluters pay and ordinary people benefit."

In a piece about Sunday's march, eco-crusader Naomi Klein wrote: "Canadians are clearly getting tired of the fossil-fuel roller coaster. Tired of being told we have to sacrifice our environmental protections and our international standing when times for industry are good. Of seeing our budgets for social programs slashed and livelihoods destroyed when times for industry are bad. It turns out we sacrifice on the upside and we sacrifice on the downside."

Explaining why the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario would join in the July 5 march, president-elect Carol Timmings declared, "[w]ithout jobs that provide a living wage and a strong and stable environment, Ontarians' health and well-being are at risk. As a society, we can no longer afford to ignore these issues."

The events are taking place on the eve of the Climate Change Summit of the Americas, taking place in Toronto from July 7-9. Former Mexican president Felipe Calderón, former U.S. vice president Al Gore, and the Canadian premiers of Quebec and Ontario are all scheduled to speak at the summit, which ostensibly will "bring together Pan-American jurisdictions, as well as Indigenous leaders, environmental groups and industry, to work towards commitments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and highlight opportunities for investing in a global low carbon economy."

At the summit, Andrea Harden-Donahue of the Council of Canadians wrote last month, "[p]oliticians will face a choice: listen to corporate leaders from across the Americas gathering to advance an economic austerity agenda that is increasing inequality and causing a climate crisis felt disproportionately in the global south—or listen to the people."

(Editor’s note: What is happening across our northern border is linked to what is happening here [as in the 5,000-plus Tar Sands March in St. Paul two weeks ago] and all across the globe. Oyate are crying out for justice over corporate greed and environmental collapse. Join the “movement.”)

Brief editorial comments from the editor’s desk –

On and Off the Lake Traverse Reservation

The 148th annual SWO Wacipi has come and gone, but what a great experience. Lots of dancers and drums at this contest pow wow.

As always the best part is greeting kodas you very seldom see throughout the year.

Pidamiya to the committee, iyapahas, arena directors, and all those who helped make it happen. Especially our akicita.

The photos here are a first look. Watch for more pictures, captured by our eagle eye Sota photographer John Heminger.

We are working on a way to display and sell prints of his photographs.

Watch for his pictures next week, as well as a report by the Pow Wow Committee and from families that hosted specials.

*****

The Elderly Board has called for a follow-up meeting on the meth abuse epidemic.

Again, the forum is open to everybody and is being held this Tuesday afternoon, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the U.K. Abraham Elderly Nutrition Center in Agency Village.

Hope to see you there!

Come and be part of the solutions.

*****

At General Council on June 25th and 26th Gypsy Wanna and the Community Health Education program provided HIV education and afforded people the opportunity to get screened for HIV. We gave people a quiz to see what they knew about HIV. The results show that many people still don’t know much about it.

We’re including their survey from General Council in this edition of your Sota.

Take a look, and help share awareness.

*****

We are awaiting updated reports on how the resurgence of the Creator’s game is impacting lives of our Oyate – young and not-so-young alike. Wicasta and winyan alike.

Watch for photos showing how the game is spreading among our SWO.

Thank you to Erin Griffin and Franky Jackson for your support of lacrosse!

*****

We also are putting together a feature on traditional pottery-making.

Erin Griffin put together a class at SWC, with Gabrielle Tateyuskanskan as instructure.

It was well attended, with students learning first hand how to create and fire their pieces.

Watch for pictures.

*****

Elder's Meditation:

"It does not require many words to speak the truth." -- Chief Joseph, NEZ PERCE

The truth shall set you free. This is the truth. When we speak the Truth, we do not need to be defensive. Truth needs no defense. When we speak the Truth, we do not need to attack because Truth cannot be attacked. It is so easy to want to manipulate or to be deceitful or dishonest. My head tells me I can get away with doing these things, after all everybody does it.

My Creator, today let me know Truth. Let me live Truth. Let me risk the Truth. Let me make the Truth sweet. Help me to make my word good. Let Your spirit and intent be added to by words. Let My thoughts be Truth.

*****

Words to consider (or, perhaps not!):

When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane. Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)

In the fight between you and the world, back the world. Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - ), "Technology and the Future" (Clarke's second law)

The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents. Nathaniel Borenstein (1957 - )

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content. Louis L'Amour (1908 - 1988)

*****

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:

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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 services held for Ernie Barse Sr.

Ernest Duane Barse, Sr., 64, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015 in his home.

There were two days of visitation at the Wight, Comes & Sogn Funeral Chapel in Watertown, followed by prayers services.

Funeral services were held Thursday morning, July 2, 2015 at the Wight, Comes & Sogn Funeral Chapel with Reverend Tom Hemstock officiating. Special music was selected by Ernie, Nes, children and friends. Matthew Bernard was the soloist.

Burial is at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Watertown, SD.

A lunch followed services at the American Legion, Watertown, SD.

Pallbearers were Elliot Barse, James Strutz, Sr., Terry Haug, Sr., Robert Bear Hill, Brian Davey, Chad Frevert, Levi Keoke and Maynard Beaudreau.

Honorary pallbearers were all those that considered Ernest a friend.

Ernest was born at Sisseton, South Dakota to Frank and Alice (Kampeska) Barse on July 17, 1950. Ernest went to Peever Elementary school in Peever, SD and high school at Sisseton, SD. At the age of 17, Ernest joined the Job Corp and moved to Ronan, Montana. He studied Diesel Mechanics and drove Bull Dozers.

Ernest eventually received his GED at the University in Moscow, Idaho. He then went into heavy equipment training and became a surveyor. He also studied building trades.

Throughout his years, he became a Probation Officer and worked as a Tribal Policeman for 16 years. To date, Ernest worked at Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel as a Security Manager.

In 1971, he married Jane Wilson and they had four children. In 1978, he married Jolene Adams and the couple had three children, two stepsons, and one adopted son.

On June 29, 2002, he married his current wife, (Ag) Nes Barse and in this marriage he had two stepchildren.

Ernest is survived by his wife, Nes Barse; four daughters, three sons, one stepdaughter, three stepsons, and one adopted son: Sheila Barse, Browns Valley, MN, Leila (Chris) Redday, Sisseton, SD, Tonya (Alan Brown) Kampeska-Barse, Browns Valley, MN; Ernest Barse, Jr., Sisseton, SD, Frances (Jessie) Chanku, Sisseton, SD, Elliot Barse, Sisseton, SD, Eammon Barse, Watertown, SD, Misty (Adam) Bedard, Maple Grove, MN, Patrick (Emily) Welch, St. Michael, MN, Kristen Welch, Watertown, SD, Jon (Tina) Welch, Sioux Falls, SD, Phillip (Desi) Barse, Sisseton, SD, and Jeremy Barse, Sisseton, SD. Ernest had 25 grandchildren and one on the way; two great grandchildren and two on the way; and several brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; his siblings; his beloved daughter, Faline; and his grandson, Jessie Chanku, Jr.

Funeral services for Sam Gutormson

Samuel Mark Gutormson, age 58, of Watertown and formerly of Huron, passed away peacefully and met his Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

A funeral service to celebrate Sam’s life was held on Thursday afternoon, July 2nd, at American Lutheran Church in Huron with burial at Ideal Cemetery.

Visitation with the family present was Wednesday evening at the Welter Funeral Home and one hour prior to service at the church.

Sam was born on April 19, 1957 in Huron, SD to Alvin and Leanne (Patrick) Gutormson. He graduated from Huron High School in 1975 and later graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from South Dakota State University in 1979. Sam later attended Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN from 1979-1982 and obtained his teaching certificate from SDSU in 1983.

He taught at Tiospa Zina Tribal School at Agency Village for several years.

Sam was united in marriage to Sharon Kiel on May 25, 1985 in Philip, SD. Sharon passed away on August 21, 1992 of cancer. Sam later married Susan Waege on March 28, 1998 in South Shore, SD. He taught in various schools throughout South Dakota and North Dakota for over 25 years and was currently a substitute teacher in the Watertown School District.

In the early part of his teaching career, Sam enjoyed coaching multiple sports, and umpiring baseball in the summer. In his later years, Sam enjoyed keeping up with his former students on Facebook, watching the Minnesota Vikings and Twins, fishing, and playing cards. He was a member of Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Watertown.

Sam is survived by his wife Susan Gutormson of Watertown; 1 daughter, Kara (Shawn) Pugsley of Huron; 1 sister, Janna (Rick) Volten of Viroqua, WI; 3 brothers, Erik Gutormson of Toronto, SD, Tim (Kalyn) Gutormson of Brookings, SD, and Andrew Gutormson of Huron; his mother, Leanne Gutormson of Huron; many nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Janice Waege of South Shore, SD; 2 brothers-in-law, Wayne (Becca) Waege of Grand Forks, ND and Garry Waege of South Shore, SD; and 1 sister-in-law, Vergene Small of Clarkston, WA.

Sam was preceded in death by his first wife Sharon in 1992, his father, Alvin Gutormson and father-in-law, Robert Waege, both in 2003.

Services held for Kathy Tulowetzke

Funeral service for Cathleen (Kathy) C. Tulowetzke, 56 of Waubay, SD was held last Wednesday morning, July 1, 2015 at the Enemy Swim Community Center, Enemy Swim, SD with Rev. Fr. Les Campbell, Fr. Jerry Ranek, and the Episcopal Lay Ministers officiating.

Pianist was Kay Bursheim and special music was by Pamela McDaniels and Sylvester Yellow Back.

Pallbearers were Jayson Gill, Simon Keeble, Arthur Irish, Joshua Keeble, Michael Thiel, Seth Keeble, Jordan Keeble, Kerry Sullivan, Quentin Owen, and Jeremy Owen.

Honorary pallbearers were Ramona Neilan, Janet and Karen Tulowetzke, Betty Dwarf, Antoinette (Toni) Owen, Donna Roulliard, Georgette Sullivan, Bryd Eagle, Sally Neilan, Pamela McDaniels,and Betty Doris.

Interment is in the Keeble Family Cemetery.

There were all-night wake services Monday and Tuesday at the Enemy Swim Community Center, Enemy Swim, SD.

The Cahill Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Kathy was born on December 15, 1958 in Sisseton, SD to Simon and Lucy (Eagle) Keeble. Kathy grew up and attended school in Waubay, SD and Stephan, SD. After school she moved to Montana and worked as an EMT after 8 years she moved back to Waubay. She worked at Dakota Sioux Casino by Watertown, SD and then worked at Dakota Poultry in Watertown this is where she met her husband Jim. They were married May 27, 1988. After Jim and she were married Kathy got to spend her time being a homemaker and taking care of her family. Kathy enjoyed interior decorating, visiting with family and friends. She raised Bassett hounds. She loved taking care of her family and grandchildren. Kathy passed away on June 27, 2015 in Fargo, ND at Sanford Hospital with her family by her side.

Kathy is survived by her husband, Jimmy Tulowetzke of Waubay, SD; her children, Lesley (Tyler) Sullivan of Waubay, SD, Elijah Buckelk of Brookings, SD and Louis Buckelk of Waubay, SD; siblings, Mary Keeble of Waubay, SD, Virgina Thiel of Watertown, SD, Gabriel Keeble of Waubay, SD, Arthur Keeble of Waubay, SD, Orville Seaboy of Summit, SD and Sylvester Yellow Back of Sisseton, SD; grandchildren Jayson, Jalene, Talan and Tianna; 1 God child Quentin Owen; In-laws Mike and Janet Tulowetzke; Marleen Bitz (Denny Foyer); Eugene and Julia Tulowetzke; and Delton and Karen Tulowetzke all of Watertown, SD; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, Simon and Lucy Keeble; siblings, Sylvia, Nancy, Catherine, John and Duane; niece Julia Keeble and nephews Howard, Payton and Michael St. John.

Funeral services for Becky Martinez

Becky Lou LaBelle Martinez, age 58, of Sisseton, South Dakota journeyed to the Spirit World on Monday, June 29th, 2015 at Tekawitha Nursing Home in Sisseton.

She was born on July 21, 1956 in Sisseton, South Dakota the daughter of Rudy LaBelle and Lena LaCroix.

Becky went to the Wahpeton Indian School.

She formerly worked at The Dakota Magic Casino.

Becky loved her family, visiting with her grandkids, shopping, playing bingo, cruising around and stopping to check in on the rangers.

Survived by her husband Antonio Martinez; sons; Allen Brown Jr., Dallas Crowe and Donovan Crowe; a daughter LaTonya LaBelle; fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren; a brother Duane “Randy” LaBelle Sr.; two sisters Judy LaBelle and Shirley LaBelle; many other relatives and friends.

All night wakes were held Wednesday and Thursday at the Community Center in Agency Village, SD.

Graveside service was held on Friday afternoon, July 3, 2015 at the traditional burial grounds at Veblen, Sd.

Honorary Casket Bearers were Cheryl Renville, Yvonne Grace St. John, Gloria Langager, Connie Abraham, Gloria White-Powless, Darla King and all her friends

Casket Bearers were Ray Brown, Riley Brown, Jason White-Simon and J Ronn White-Simon, Duane LaBelle Jr., Brady Cloud, Justin LaCroix, Todd Brown, Troy Greeley, Nickolas LaBelle-Crawford.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota served the family.  Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com

Services planned for Don “Blondie” Gill

Donald Charles Gill III, Age 46, of Peever, South Dakota started his journey to the spirit world on June 18th, 2015 at his home. He was born on May 13th, 1969 in Sisseton, SD to Donald Gill Jr. and Corrine Feather.

Donald Gill III attended Tiospa Zina Tribal School and later received his GED at the Sisseton Wahpeton College. He formerly worked for the Dakota Connection C Store & Casino.

Don was lovingly known by his nickname “Blondie” dubbed upon him by his tiwahe & kodapi. He was one of the original singers of the Ridge Runners drum group. The group was formed around the mid to late 1980s.

He loved to joke around and laugh no matter who was around him.

He was a caring and funny wicasa.

Don loved to fish, spend time outdoors, spend time with his family and most of all sing.

He loved to reminisce of the “old days” and singing some of the old songs his uncles and older ones taught him. He was of the Dakota traditional ways of life.

He will be undoubtly missed by all his tiwahe (Family) and kodapi (Friends).

He is survived by his daughters DiAhna Kirk, Cori Gill, Alicia Gill and a step daughter Raven Plenty Horse; his son Travis Gill; his Brother Darin Gill; his sisters Emily Gill and Darla King; also by his 3 grandchildren Kyleigh Spider, Shawn Spider and Preston Spider

Donald Gill III is proceeded in death by his parents Donald Gill Jr and Corrine Feather; his maternal grandparents Gloria Earth-Feather & Clarence Feather; his paternal grandparents Donald Gill Sr. and Emily White-Gill.

All night wake services will be held at the Sisseton Wahpeton Community Center located in Agency Village, SD on Tuesday July 7th, 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday July 8th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

The traditional graveside services will be held on Thursday, July 9th starting 2:00 pm at the Gill Family traditional burial grounds in Buffalo Lake, SD.

Honorary pallbearers will be his nephews Bobby Fielder & Kyle Fielder and all his Tiwahe & Kodapi, Family & Friends

Casket bearers will be Delmar Bernard, Galen DeMarrias, David Flute, Jordan Gill, Terrell Haug, Jeff Max Sr, Travis Max, Jeremiah Renville and Harley Spider.

 The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com

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Poems from the pen of Elden Hayes

Common Occurrence

Make up does not always cover

sometimes it seems like there is no use

there is a shadow that lingers

and there is no way to hide the bruise

 

alcohol fires the anger

insecurity prods the violence

she pays the price of jealousy

once again beaten into silence

 

never allowed to have any friends

her family is seldom seen

accusations flood the relationship

she grows accustomed to the mean

 

children are born into the situation

but they are treated like a bother

the abuse only gets worse

he wants to know who is the father

 

finally she is almost killed

she escapes the dungeon that held her

the small family found protection

when they went to the woman's shelter.

 

7-2-15

There Is Light

The darkness welcomes with open arms

but there is light on the other side

tears of sadness splash on the ground

for another one of ours has died

 

the spirit stepped into somewhere

that place that is guided by belief

the shell is left to collect flowers

but from suffering there is relief

 

anything that lives has a time

when they leave there is an empty spot

their place in our life cannot be filled

but they are with us in every thought

 

allow those tears to unite our grief

together we join in the sorrow

our loved one is free of earthly pain

and we will meet again tomorrow

 

say a prayer to your higher power

you will know that His Son never died

an amazing place awaits us all

for there is light on the other side.

 

7-1-15

From her historical notebook

By Sara James

On June 28th 1864 Capt John Filener, U.S. Topographical Engineer of Brigadier General Alfred Sully's U.S. 1st Cavalry was shot while investigating Medicine Rock in Dakota Territory. It was alleged immediately that it was three "Hostile Sioux".

Capt Fielner had been collecting all sorts of things during his service the earlier part of the civil war and had sent the Smithsonian a large collection of it. The collection included Zoology, Geology and Botany items. In fact the Smithsonian requested that Fielner collect for them on Sully's punitive campaigns against "Hostile Sioux". On April 30th 1864 Capt John Fielner reports for duty at Sioux City Iowa. When the expedition finally got under way Filener had enlisted the help of Sigmouned Rothhammer of the 6th Cavalry to help collect. Rothhammer later writes in a journal that his main duties included collecting birds, nests, eggs, insects, mineralogical specimens, small mammals and the skulls and skeletons of Indians.

Major Sully had written special rders just days before Capt. Fielner had been killed. The order was for all the troops to stay close to the line. Fielner didn't listen and instead took a couple of men with him and went several miles west away from Sullys main force to a place then called Medicine Rock west of present Gettysburg SD. The rock is mentioned by earlier explorers in the late 1700's as well as in Lewis and Clark's journals. The 10'x 20'rock is made of limestone and its original location given as on a bluff overlooking the Little Cheyenne River. It is a bit unique as it has imprints in it. There are 5 small human foot prints, and some bears tracks. In 1954 The Gettysburg Fire Dept. moved the rock to Gettysburg SD as they said it would be lost when the Oahe dam was completed and the land flooded. It is now enclosed and is a historical marker. In 1954 at a formal dedication members of the county and state historical society as well as local residents and the Cheyenne Tribal Secretary were in attendance.

When Capt Fielner was shot the two men with him started back for the main line to give word that Fielner was shot. Some of the main line had heard the gun shots and had started for the bluff where Fielner had been shot. They could see the Sioux retreating and followed until the Sioux had jumped into a shallow buffalo wallow to make their last stand. Some reports say over three hundred rounds were fired into the wallow. The men stripped the Sioux of their belongings put them in sacks and returned to Gen Sully and laid the sacks at the feet of Sully. Sully made them return to retrieve the heads of the "Hostile Sioux" and had them put the heads on ten foot poles and planted in the ground at the spot overlooking the river where Filener was shot. Several of the soldiers took "Trophies of War" that day and all through the punitive campaigns. Some of the trophies that day were scalp locks or hair locks. One of these hair locks was sent home to Iowa by one of the Iowa 6th Cavalry men. It was still there in 2009.

Aug 5th 2009 Iowa Historical Society Searching the card catalogs under the heading of "Sioux" I came across a 3x5 card that just said "Sioux Scalp". I asked the archives assistant to pull the file with that catalog number. I was assuming it was a story written up by an early settler of Iowa on a scalp that was taken. Imagine my shock, my instant numbness and confusion when I opened the file to find a small envelope with an actual lock of very dark hair. There was a brief description on the envelope. Scalp lock taken from the Indian that killed Capt John Fielner Co A 1st Dakota Cavalry. I went numb. I knew what time frame this was from, it was familiar history for me. I also felt confused. Why was this here! Why was this still here? Iowa made a big stink about always being in compliance with NAGPRA laws. Going as far as saying they were the first state to repatriate and become in compliance with NAGPRA. My instinct all those years was that was a false statement on their behalf. But it sure sounded good and kept tribes away. But I digress because I think they are trying a little harder lately.

After finding the hair lock in the Iowa City archives I started researching when and where Capt Fielner was killed. A search on the internet brought me to a few articles. One was a report that was done just a year or so before this discovery. It was by Brad Tennat of Presentation College in Aberdeen SD. He also at that time sat on the North Dakota Historical Society Board. I was able to find his contact info and we exchanged a few emails about the historical event. I did not mention the hairlock right away. I was trying to find out from him if any of the soldiers journals or newspapers of the time mentioned which band of Sioux they were from. He to could not find any accurate identification. They were always referenced as "Hostile Sioux". After telling Mr Tennant that a hair lock actually existed in a State collection from one of the Sioux who killed Fielner, he was astonished. We decided to meet in Sisseton the next time he was coming through. Phyliss Roberts met with us at the time as well as she sat on the Sisseton Wahpeton THPO Board. We talked about all the available military reports and soldiers journals for resources to identify which band these Dakota belonged to. None of them gave us any more info then they were called "Hostile Sioux". The men that were with SUlly, Some knew the Dakota form MN well. One being Jospeh La Framboise. Later in Mr La Framboise life he was interviewd for a MN paper. He cursed his time with the Military. I went about sending emails and talking to Dakota/Lakota elders, THPO's and tribal historians the next couple of years to see if they ever heard of this event. This was the first anyone had heard of it. I told each one that this item falls under NAGPRA and can be repatriated to a descendant and or tribal represeantative. And that is where I left it. Over the next few years I collected little bits and pieces of more of the Expedition stories. Many with War Trophy themes. In April of this year the Lower Sioux Community in Morton MN made a NAGPRA claim for the hair lock that was held in the Iowa City archives. After a 30 day review and a public notice sent out to all tribes that could have been affiliated with this hair lock, the claim was approved with no other individual or tribe intervening. In early June the hair lock that was said to have been from a Sioux who killed Capt Fielner was interred at the St Cornialas Church Cemetery in Morton MN.

Last winter when Jerome Thompsom of the Iowa State Preservation Office was alerted to the hair lock in their Iowa City Archives building he did a little more research. In fact he did research that had not been done in a few decades, some not ever. It seems he found many other "War Trophies" in their storage facilities. Among the items he found were some woman's hair braids attributed to woman from New Ulm MN and then taken from a Dakota woman at Whitestone Hill Massacre in Sept 1863. This assecion record comes from a Captain Wilson who had his horse shot out from under him at Whitestone Hill. No other soldiers journal so far or military report mentions the captain capturing the woman and taking the hair braids from her. Was he trying to place the "Hostile Sioux" of MN at Whitestone Massacre, so the slaughter of woman and children would seem justified? Or was there Dakota at Whitestone Massacre that had been in the area of New Ulm and Lower Sioux Agency in the summer of 1862? The hair locks found at Whitestone are in the process of going through the 30 day review process to being repatriated to a Dakota tribe. This is just one of hundreds of "War Trophies" in the possession of State run facilities. I and several members from many different Dakota Tribes and communities are just starting a project tentatively called "War Trophies of the Dakota".

Under NAGPRA law a descendant has first claim at a culturally sensitive item being held in any State or Federally funded facility, then a tribe can make a claim if no other person has come forward within a set time. Look for a survey in a future edition of the Sota. We will be asking everyone to give their input on what they would like to see happen with these War Trophy items.

Social “helper” column dedicated to young generation Oyate –

Wawokiyape

By Shay Dirtseller

Dear Shay,

As a reader of yours I want to say that I really do love your articles and the things you talk about. I noticed that you hadn't wrote anything in the last couple weeks so figured I would write and give some words of encouragement to you. I know it can't be easy writing for the paper and getting feedback from people who like or dislike the things you write.

But just keep being you, with your outspoken personality and strong voice. And no matter what anyone thinks or says there are people who think your articles are the truth but as always when a person speaks truth the ones in fear will always have hateful things to say. So keep writing and doing your articles. I missed em and I know others have asked why you stopped. I hope you get this letter and it finds you writing once again. Have a great day Ms. Dirtseller and best wishes

From A reader.

Dear Reader,

Thank you for that letter and it isn't that I wanted to stop writing. I just needed a break and I do love all my readers and those who come up and compliment me in person. But kind words are always needed and appreciated so thank you.

Again thank you for your words of encouragement and support

Shay.

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Dear Shay,

I've been hearing a rumor that apparently the tribe is contemplating banishing tribal member who have drug charges and such. To me that seems a bit extreme because not all people with a past are bad people and some just need help. The life we all live isn't easy especially when we grew up practically destitute.. We are a product of our environment and that isn't our faults. People make mistakes as human beings and some do reform and repent for their past indiscretions.

But my question is how does banishing someone change the situation? How does that stop someone from dealing drugs or doing them? How does taking away their tribal enrollment put a stop to the little girls going to Veblen, the meth users in Barker hill, the girls with the mexican/black boyfriends who deal? And in all honest the ones who should have been banished are the ones who embezzled our peoples money for years and years while they been in office! Those are the real criminal who stole from our people when they could have been doing things to better our people.

Banishment is not the answer to a problem that can be solved once we actually prosecuting the real criminals. Furthermore, these tribal officials shouldn't have that right to say who is worthy and who isn't because let’s face facts not all of their hands are spotless and clean. Who are they to say that someone should be "banished"? If that is the case then what is to stop them from banish people for even lesser crimes?

All in all I do not feel that this is the answer and any tribal member who feel that it is better make sure that their hands are clean since they want to be casting stones. I have said my piece. Thank you for listening to me and my opinion Shay.

From concerned tribal member.

Dear concerned tribal member,

I actually agree I don't feel that banishment is the answer and I feel that your questions are valid. But the fact of the matter is that if the tribal officials have enough sheep following the flock then they can basically do what they want. I have no doubt that these officials had the best intentions for our tribe when they got in office but things do tend to change when they get into those positions.

I honestly can't say whether or not these rumors of banishment are true but if it is then the tribe officials that are entertaining this idea need to have a very strong argument as to why they will banish people and that includes the question of whether or not they will remove these "banished" people from tribal housing homes. Also, if this banishment does happen, the question remains... will it include their relatives, who may have history of drug abuse as well or will their family members be excluded from this.

Lastly, I guess we won't know for sure if this is really going to happen so what I suggest is taking these rumors of banishment to our tribal officials or to the next council meeting and asking for yourselves. If there is truth behind these rumors then we, as tribal members, deserve to know! Even if it is just in the contemplative state. Thank you for your letter of concern and I do hope this issue is addressed by our tribal leaders.

Respectfully, Shay.

(Editor’s note: We are also including this second new column by Shay, because the subject has been part of our reporting of the Elderly Board’s public forum on the meth epidemic. The Board is holding a follow-up public meeting this Tuesday afternoon, 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Elderly Nutrition Center. Everyone is invited to attend.)

Guilty plea for stabbing of Crow Creek BIA superintendent

Indianz.com – July 1, 2015 – A South Dakota man pleaded guilty for stabbing a Bureau of Indian Affairs official in the back.

Brian Iron Boulder, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, pleaded guilty to attempted murder on June 23. He admitted that he tried to kill Patrick Duffy, the superintendent of the BIA agency on the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation, on March 25.

"Iron Boulder normally does not carry weapons with him, however on this day, he intentionally brought a pocket knife, with a four inch blade, with him," a factual basis filed in federal court stated. "Iron Boulder intentionally had the blade extended on the knife when he entered the building wanting to speak with Superintendent Duffy."

"Superintendent Duffy was in a meeting, but agreed to speak with Iron Boulder," it continued. "The two began to walk down the hallway, with Duffy in front and Iron Boulder a few steps behind him. At this time, Iron Boulder took the knife out of his pocket and intentionally stabbed Superintendent Duffy in the center of the back with the knife."

Iron Boulder did not explain why he wanted to kill Duffy, who is a member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe. But he previously went to the office to talk about his girlfriend's land and leases on the reservation, the document states.

Iron Boulder will be sentenced on September 14. He faces a punishment in the range of 188 to 235 months, according to the plea agreement, but the judge could always depart from the recommendation.

Taking a Swing at Breast Cancer

By Rep. Kristi Noem

I have known Lynn Popham for a long time – more than two decades, I suppose. We’ve spent hours together at ball games, rodeos, and our kids’ school events. She’s an incredible mom to two young men, a hard worker, a trusted neighbor, and a tremendous asset to our community. Last December, Lynn learned she had Stage 2 breast cancer.

This year alone, approximately 230,000 women are expected to learn that they too must fight breast cancer, according to the latest American Cancer Society data. Just over 2,000 men will also have to battle the disease. Each of these journeys will come with highs and lows, but I have to say that so far, Lynn has weathered her diagnosis and treatments with an unbelievably positive attitude. While she has a ways to go in her journey with breast cancer, I believe her strength and perseverance for the first leg of the race deserves recognition. This summer, I had the opportunity to give Lynn some of that well-deserved recognition.

Each year, women in Congress – both Republicans and Democrats – join to play in the Congressional Women’s Softball Game against female members of the press corps. We do it as a way to increase awareness about breast cancer and help raise funds for the Young Survival Coalition, an organization that supports the women who have been diagnosed and helps move us closer to a cure. This year, I was proud to play in honor of Lynn.

Through events like this and the dedication of groups like the Young Survival Coalition, we have increased Americans’ awareness about breast cancer to historic levels. One of the tangible benefits of that work has been an increase in the number of mammograms. In fact, while just 29 percent of women had gotten a mammogram in 1987, 67 percent of women had gotten one in 2010. Lynn was one of those women.

The increase in mammography has helped more women detect their cancer early, which in turn has boosted survival rates. The American College of Radiology reports that mammography has helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the United States by nearly one-third since 1990.

As a result of early-detection efforts and stronger science, there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States today. That’s incredible. Please join me in taking a swing against breast cancer this summer. Find a way to support women like Lynn and their families. Put together an early detection plan for yourself – the National Breast Cancer Foundation has a tool that can help at www.earlydetectionplan.org. Or support one of the many organizations fighting for a cure. Together, we can beat breast cancer.

Dying from a broken heart

By Richard P. Holm MD

It is interesting to learn about high-tech rescue treatment for people with coronary artery disease of the heart, but maybe we should emphasize more about what to do before the fact to avoid the disease in the first place. It is so true that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Certainly smoking leads the list but the other usual suspects for controllable causes of heart attack include: high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, and cholesterol; all of which are the consequences of a couch-potato life style. Try as we might to provide pills to counter all of those causes for accelerated aging of the blood vessels, still nothing holds a candle to less food and more exercise.

But there is a hidden risk that doesn't make the usual list. I'm talking about the psychological factors that are proven to bring on heart disease such as the type-a personality, hostility, anger, anxiety, and depression. A recent study of more than 25,000 patients from 52 countries found that these psychological stressors were stronger risk factors for a heart attack than diabetes, smoking, hypertension, or obesity.

And recently we have discovered a new stress induced heart condition called Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy. It seems that after suffering great emotional loss, the heart will sometimes dilate to become the shape of a Japanese fishing pot. Although this can kill, in general over time the heart can recover from this.

So in summary, we know that many factors can put our hearts at risk. We can and should try harder to avoid smoke, eat right, and exercise regularly. But how do we escape the anger and sadness of living in a stressful world? Perhaps we should laugh when we can, find the joy when it’s there, or else we truly could die of a broken heart.

Ripple Effect –

The Cat Fish is Out of the Bag!

Whether you are looking for your next meal or just out fishing for fun, the Red River of the North provides an experience for you. If you have ever went fishing on the Red River of the North you may well know that there is not a shortage of trophy catfish. There have been books published and articles written about the amazing catfish fishing on the river. But did you know there are a number of other species of fish in our river that you may have thought could only be pulled from a lake?

When you live as far from the ocean as we do in the Midwest, the lakes are our primary source of fresh fish and the fish on the top of that list is walleye. The most coveted fish was also designated the state fish of Minnesota in 1965. With all its popularity in the water and on your plate, did you know there are walleye right in our backyard on the Red River? Trophy walleyes have been pulled out of the Red River and since it’s a border river, the season is open all year round. Walleyes up to 13 pounds have been reeled in.

Walleye411.com provides an excellent fishing resource for walleye river fishing. According to the site fishing rivers for walleye is a great choice for two reasons, first rivers do not receive the same amount of fishing pressure as a lake so populations remain high, second, river walleye are not as affected by weather and water temperature changes like lake walleye are. However, success in capturing the coveted river walleye is much more difficult that one would think. The site continues to offer two main factors to consider to increasing your catch rate:

1. Learn about the speed of the river (current) and how river levels impact the feeding behaviors and location of river walleye. River walleye do not care much for fast water and tend to stick close to structures that slow the current down such as dams, rock formations and bridge piers.

2. Anglers tend to prefer and have the most success catching river walleye when the water flows are low. During the flooding season, river walleye tend to seek out shallow, warmer water in backwater bays, oxbow bends and feeder creeks. They will remain there until the water has stopped rising and will migrate back to deeper water which makes it increasingly difficult to catch them.

The next time you are looking for some entertainment or dinner, make your way to the Red River. From catfish or walleye, you are almost guaranteed to catch something and have a great time doing so.

For more information on fish species in the Red River and how to catch river walleye, please visit the following websites:

http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/areas/fisheries/baudette/redfishing.pdf www.walleye411.com To purchase “Relaxed Anglers Guide to Catfishing on the Red River of the North” by Jay A. Leitch and Tom DeSutter, please visit: http://www.riverkeepers.org/index.php/store

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The RRBC is a grassroots organization that is a chartered not-for-profit corporation under the provisions of Manitoba, North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota law. Our offices in Moorhead, MN and Winnipeg, MB can be reached at 701-356-3183 and 204-982-7254, or you can check out our website at www.redriverbasincommission.org.

Youth, school activities highlights –

Education watch on the Lake Traverse Reservation

Funding for Job Training for Native Veterans at Standing Rock

Washington, DC – June 23, 2015 – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced $200,000 in federal funding to support homeless veterans on the Standing Rock Sioux Indian reservation with job-driven training to help them transition from homelessness to permanent housing and good jobs for servicemembers put their lives on the line to keep our nation safe, and it’s critical that we provide them with the support and resources they earned while serving,” said Heitkamp. “Especially for Native American veterans who serve our nation at a disproportionally high rate, finding a good job and a place to call home shouldn’t be too much to ask. These funds will provide Native American veterans in Standing Rock with the tools they need to get back on their feet.”

The funds, authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor, are part of a national effort to provide an estimated 16,000 veterans with job training for in-demand jobs to transition out of homelessness. The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program is a competitive grant program that specifically focuses on employment of veterans who are homeless.

In June 2014, Heitkamp held her first Native American Veterans Summit in Bismarck to learn more about the challenges Native American veterans face and provide a space where they could ask questions and get answers about their benefits and services. The event was attended by about 140 Native American veterans and advocates, as well as key local, state and federal officials, including the U.S. Interior Secretary. In response to many concerns from veterans that they couldn’t find simple answers to questions about benefits and services, Heitkamp created a comprehensive webpage to help answer Native veterans’ questions.

Results of Ultimate Warrior Contest

Here are results of the Ultimate Warrior Contest held June 27th at Santee, Nebraska during the pow wow.

First place went to the Savages, Louis SwiftBird out of Spirit lake and Pearl Mousseau out of Pine Ridge SD, second place went to Native Pride, Fred Ducheneaux and Joylin Philbrick out of Sisseton, SD, third went to Cante Skuya, Bill Wells and Tina out of Fort Thompson, SD. Fourth place went to Fast Arrow, Milton and Lindarae Denney out of Santee, NE, and last but not least fifth place went to Cecil Hoffman and Danielle John out of Sioux City, Ia.

This contest consisted of bareback riding, archery, an obstacle course, teepee building and singing ability.

Wopida Tanka to all who participated and for being part of Ultimate Warrior Contest.

Ways to save Money on a last-minute Summer trip

By Jason Alderman

If you, your partner or your family want – or need – to get out of town right now, how do you improvise a great last-minute trip without breaking the bank?

Planning is essential. Embrace travel as a hobby – look for tricks, techniques and current online resources to keep abreast of the best last-minute deals.

Compromises will be necessary. You'll likely need to travel at off-peak hours (either the first flight out in the morning or the last one at night, usually on weekdays) and stay at hotels or venues off the beaten path.

Here are some quick tips to save money on last-minute travel:

Travel light, move fast. Traveling last-minute isn't for the indecisive. Dedicated travelers are minimalists – they know what to pack, organize their paperwork and payment options and have the mental preparation to deal with problems and challenges along the way. Also realize that last-minute travel can increase risk and other costs. If you're planning a trip that requires travel insurance, (https://www.insuremytrip.com/learn/travel-insurance-basics/when-to-buy.html) you may not get coverage approval in time.

Build the right online resources. The Internet has revolutionized most forms of purchasing goods and services, but for travel, it has offered unprecedented speed and customization. Use top travel sites that have a tested track record and broad listings of various travel products, but be on the lookout for new travel websites and apps launch every day. Some airlines now offer their own last-minute fare sites, but try to sign up for email alerts and social media feeds from a variety of travel resources so you won't miss a deals on air, hotel or ground transportation. Also, layovers are good to build into your itinerary as long as you don't have to pay for a hotel and take a moment to compare the price of two one-way tickets – possibly from competing carriers – against round-trip tickets at single carriers. You might save.

Test new lodging options. The new generation of apartment and spare-bedroom sharing sites and longtime online vacation home rental services offer last-minute and in some cases "day-of" lodging possibilities, but keep in mind that online scammers (http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/rentalscams) have entered this territory and all transactions should be verified independently. Staying in hostels is not just for students and backpackers anymore; there are hostels that aim for older travelers as well. Getting on the phone also works in the hotel industry – check online prices against what you can find by calling up the hotel's booking number and ask if there is a lower corporate rate or special for the period of your stay.

Compare ride-share with car rental. If you think you're going to need to drive at your destination, check car-rental rates against leading ride-share companies available at the touch of a smartphone screen. Many ride-share companies allow you to get advance pricing estimates in advance. Also keep in mind what it might cost to park the rental car in your destination city – ride-share will help you avoid that expense.

Finally, evaluate every membership connection you have. Start by looking at all the plastic you have in your wallet. From your credit cards to the membership card for your main professional networking group and even to the auto club that tows your car, can you take advantage of any travel benefits you can leverage on a last-minute trip? Take some time to review those benefits – or look at them for the first time.

Bottom line: Last-minute travel is almost always possible as long as you're willing to do a little homework and improvise.

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

Garden Corner

Submitted by Eric Hanssen

Browns Valley, Minnesota 56219

Fireblight is showing up across the state. This is probably the most common bacterial tree disease in our state and region. The disease can occur on many species of the Rose family, but most commonly occurs on apple, crabapple, hedge cotoneaster, mountainash and pear. The tell-tale symptoms of a shoot infection are rapidly wilting foliage that remains attached to the twigs, the shoot tips become blackened and often curl and small droplets of reddish brown bacteria ooze along the affected branch or shoot. Cankers, identified by their darker, sunken, flat appearance to the bark also may occur. The disease is transmitted from tree to tree through wind or rain and enters the plant through small natural openings in the leaves (stomata) or trunks (lenticels). Hail damage also provides an entryway into the plant and this is one reason we see a lot of fireblight in the hail-plagued communities in the Black Hills. Another avenue are vectors, organisms that carry the bacterial from host to host. The three most common vectors are bees and other pollinators, aphids and leafhoppers and people. Bees introduce the disease into a new host through their visits to flowers. This infection is called blossom blight and usually results in wilted flowers. Sometimes the disease stops there but it can move into the twigs and branches and become shoot blight. Aphids and other sucking insects can carry the bacteria as they move from tree to tree during the early summer as they seek out fast growing shoot tips as feeding sites. People can carry the disease on their handsaws or pruners as they trim trees and shrubs. Management of fireblight on homeowner trees has limited options. Infected branches can be pruned out to reduce the spread to other parts of the tree. The common recommendation is to remove the entire affected branch or shoot back to its origin (the trunk, limb, or branch it is directly attached to). However the disease may have spread further into the plant yet not expressed symptoms. Pruning is best applied in late winter as the disease spread usually stops once the summer heats up. Regardless of timing, pruning tools should be disinfected between cuts and at the end of the day to avoid spreading the disease. Lysol disinfectant is one of better products to use as it will sterilize the metal surface and is not corrosive. Copper containing fungicides are toxic to most bacteria and these are the only fungicides that have an effect on fireblight. Copper is applied just before bud break. When using a copper fungicide, read and follow label directions very carefully. Copper can also be toxic to plants if misapplied. The best means of managing fireblight is to plant cultivars that have resistance to the disease. There are many apple and crabapple cultivars that are resistant, such as “Haralson’ and ‘Honey Crisp’ for apples and ‘Camelot’ for crabapples.

 

Information in this article comes from professor John Ball, SDSU Forestry Specialist in his Pest Update publication available online at http://sdda.sd.gov/legacydocs/Forestry/educational-information/PDF/pest-alert-2015-June-17.pdf.

Legals

NOTICE OF HEARING

FOR FISCAL YEAR

2016 BUDGET

Notice is hereby given that the School Board of Sisseton School District 54-2 will conduct a public hearing at the Sisseton High School Library in Sisseton, South Dakota on Monday, July 13, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of considering the foregoing Proposed Budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016, and its supporting data.

Marjorie R. Moen

Business Manager

Sisseton School District 54-2

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INVITATION FOR BIDS

The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Office of Construction Management herein gives notification that sealed bid proposals will be accepted for the SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE VETERANS CEMETERY PROJECT, as outlined below and the subsequent attachments:

Bid Opening:

Deadline for receiving bids will be July 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Office of Construction Management. Bids received after this time and date will not be considered.

Preference will be given to Indian owned firms as required by the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate TERO law and regulations. Bid award shall be subject to availability of funds. The SissetonWahpeton Oyate and SWO Construction Management Office reserve the right to accept or reject any/all bids.

Tax related questions can be directed towards:

SWO Tax Office Brenda Bellonger

Office: (605) 698-3541

TERO related questions can be directed towards: SWO TERO

DelRay German

Office: (605) 698-3549

If there are any other questions, please contact David Spider, SWO Construction Manager or Kile Morrison, Vice-President, GLMV Architecture at (816-444-4200, Ext. 303).

 PROJECT:       Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Veterans Cemetery

OWNER:          Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation

P.O. Box 509

12554 BIA Hwy 711

Agency Village, SD 57262

PROJECT SCOPE:

The Owner will receive General Construction Bids for a single contract with the Owner for General, Mechanical and Electrical Work. The work includes building construction, sitework, paving, preplaced grave liners and related Work to construct a new veterans cemetery.

BID RECEIVING:

Sealed Bids will be received at the office of Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in accordance with the "Instructions to Bidders" as follows:

BIDDING DOCUMENTS:

Bidding Documents may be examined at the following locations:

Bona fide Bidders (General Contractors and major Subcontractors) may secure copies of the Bidding Documents from the Owner upon deposit of $150 for a single set of Documents. Deposit is fully refundable on 1 set only, providing: Depositor submits a Bid and returns Documents in good condition within 10 days after Bid Date, or depositor (on determining not to bid) returns Documents at least 5 days prior to Bid Date. If contractors require more than I set, these may be purchased (without refund) at a cost of $150 per set.

For the convenience of Suppliers and Subcontractors, a limited number of Bidding Documents will be available at the Owner's office loanable for 24 hours without deposit.

BID SECURITY:

Bid Security in the amount of 5 percent of the Base Bid will be required to accompany Bid proposals and shall be made payable to Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate.

BID GUARANTEE:

All Bidders shall guarantee Bid proposal for a period of 90 days after date of receipt of Bids, No Bidder may withdraw his Bid during that period of time.

OWNER'S RESERVATION:

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate reserves the right to reject any and all Bids and to waive informalities in Bidding,

Owner Architect

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation

12554 BIA Hwy 711

Agency Village, SD 57262

GLMV Architecture, Inc. 9229 Ward Parkway, Suite 210

P.O. Box 509 Kansas City, MO 64114

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

IN TRIBAL COURT

CASE: D-15-523-348

IN THE MATTER OF THE CHANGE OF NAME OF: LORIS GENE QUINN, Petitioner.

ORDER AND

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Petitioner's request for a change of name from LORIS GENE QUINN to LORIS GENE JOHNSON shall be heard before the Honorable BJ Jones, Chief Judge of Tribal Court, in the Courtroom of the Sisseton Wahpeton Tribal Court at Agency Village, South Dakota at 3:00 P.M. on the 20th day of JULY, 2015. Dated this 25th day of June, 2015.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ B.J. Jones CHIEF JUDGE

ATTEST: E. Pfeiffer CLERK OF COURTS

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 10-025

SWOCSE/Georgette Sullivan, PLAINTIFF

VS.

SILAS SHEPHERD, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Review Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 22nd day of July, 2015 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 June, 2015

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: 04-341

SWOCSE/ Shawn Sullivan, PLAINTIFF

VS.

SILAS SHEPHERD, 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 22nd day of July, 2015 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 June, 2015

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: 07-115

SWOCSE/ TANF/Catherine Keeble, PLAINTIFF

VS.

SILAS SHEPHERD, 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 22nd day of July, 2015 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 June, 2015

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: 07-099

SWOCSE/TANF/Juanita Owen, PLAINTIFF

VS.

KRISTY OWEN, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Review Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 22nd day of July, 2015 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 June, 2015

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: 07-020

SWOCSE/ Chantel Eagle, PLAINTIFF

VS.

MELVIN THOMPSON, 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 22nd day of July, 2015 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 June, 2015

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: 06-155

SWOCSE/ Jenna Seaboy, PLAINTIFF

VS.

MELVIN THOMPSON, 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 22nd day of July, 2015 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 June, 2015

 

SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS: 07-069

SWOCSE/ Shanda Shepherd, PLAINTIFF

VS.

MELVIN THOMPSON, 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 22nd day of July, 2015 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 June, 2015

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: 03-042

SWOCSE/ Donette Red Bear, PLAINTIFF

VS.

MELVIN THOMPSON, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Review 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 22nd day of July, 2015 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 June, 2015

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: 15-073

SWOCSE/SD/Starlyte Demarrias, PLAINTIFF

VS.

GLENN GERMAN, Jr., DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 24th day of July, 2015 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 24th day of June, 2015

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: 05-473

SWOCSE/Michelle Gonzales, PLAINTIFF

VS.

RENO GREELEY, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Amend Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 24th day of July, 2015 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 June, 2015

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: 15-082

SWOCSE/Jacqueline Adams, PLAINTIFF

VS.

RANDOLPH PRICE, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 24th day of July, 2015 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 24th day of June, 2015

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: 14-050

SWOCSE/Tiffany Bernard, PLAINTIFF

VS.

RANDOLPH PRICE, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 24th day of July, 2015 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 24th day of June, 2015

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: 10-078

SWOCSE/Nicholas Redday, PLAINTIFF

VS.

CARISA ROBERTSON, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Amend 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 23rd day of July, 2015 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 June, 2015

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: 15-053

SWOCSE/Rebecca Genia, PLAINTIFF

VS.

RON WALLENSTEIN, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 23rd day of July, 2015 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 June, 2015

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: 15-045

SWOCSE/Sharon Nelson, PLAINTIFF

VS.

CANDICE BROWN, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 23rd day of July, 2015 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 June, 2015

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: 13-006

SWOCSE/ Melissa Decorah, PLAINTIFF

VS.

ERIC BROWN, 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 Provide DNA sample and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 24th day of July, 2015 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 June, 2015

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: 13-052

SWOCSE/ Stevie Shepherd, PLAINTIFF

VS.

JESSIAH LONE FIGHT, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Show Cause for Failure to Pay Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 24th day of July, 2015 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 June, 2015

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

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: 09-039

SWOCSE/Carol Freimel, PLAINTIFF

VS.

KEITH HAWK, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Paternity and Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 24th day of July, 2015 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 June, 2015

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow

 Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Heminger

 SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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Trading Post ads

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate

Job Openings

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

Research Specialist, Education Department

Director, Head Start

Brownsfield Coordinator, Office of Environmental Protection

Water Quality Coordinator, Office of Environmental Protection

Closing Date: July 10th, 2015 @ 04:30 PM.

Realty Specialist, Leasing, Realty

Teacher (3 positions), Head Start

Teacher, Enemy Swim Head Start Closing Date: July 17th, 2015 @ 04:30 PM.

All interested applicants may obtain application and job description information at the Human Resource Department, of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate or contact Arnold Williams at (605) 698-8238 or Denise Hill at (605) 698-8362. (Tribal preference will apply)

 

Sisseton Wahpeton College

CFO Position

The Sisseton Wahpeton College Board of Trustees is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Candidates must possess a master's degree in accounting with a minimum of 5 years' experience in accounting. Three years' experience in a supervisory role in a college business office is also required. Indian preference will apply. Open until filled. Visit our website: www.swc.tc for a complete job description and details for applying, or contact the HR office at (605)698-3966, ext. 1118.

 

Sisseton Wahpeton College

Has the following vacancy:

Nursing Instructor, RN Sisseton Wahpeton College has an opening for a full-time and a part-time Nursing Instructor. Must possess current SD nursing license, BSN is required, Master's Degree preferred. Position is open until filled. Visit our website: www.swc.tc for a full job description and application or contact the HR office at 605/698-3966, ext. 1118.

 

Sisseton Wahpeton College

Science Instructor

Sisseton Wahpeton College has a full time opening for a Science Instructor. Bachelor's degree in science is required, Masters preferred. Visit our website www.swc.tc for a complete job description and the application process. Open until filled. Contact HR at 605-698-3966, ext. 1118.

 

Sisseton Wahpeton College

Student Accounts Receivable Clerk

Sisseton Wahpeton College has an opening for a full time Student Accounts Receivable Clerk. Requirements are: An A.A. Degree in Business Administration or related major with three years' of experience. Position is open until July 17, 2015. Visit our website www.swc.tc for a complete job description and application or contact the HR office at 605-698-3966, ext. 1118.

 

Tiospa Zina Tribal School

Employment Opportunities

2015-2016 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: Bus Monitor ($13/hr) (Vacant Routes: Sisseton, Lake Traverse, Veblen, Dakota Magic/Rosholt, Enemy Swim/Waubay) Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED+; currently has/willing to obtain CPR and First Aid certification Opening Date: November 21, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: Dakota Studies Teacher Qualifications: Current South Dakota Certification meeting the Highly Qualified status for Dakota Studies Instructor Opening Date: March 12, 2015 Closing Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: High School English Teacher (Sign-on Bonus) Qualifications: Current South Dakota Certification meeting the Highly Qualified status for a High School English Teacher Opening Date: April 30, 2015 Closing Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: High School Science Teacher (Sign-on Bonus) Qualifications: Current South Dakota Certification meeting the Highly Qualified status for a High School Science Teacher Opening Date: April 30, 2015 Closing Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: Special Education Teacher (Primary and Secondary) (Sign-on Bonus) Qualifications: Current South Dakota Certification meeting the Highly Qualified status for a Special Education Teacher Preferred, will consider applicants with current South Dakota Certification meeting the Highly Qualified status per Secondary or Primary Education levels. Opening Date: April 30, 2015 Closing Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: Elementary Teacher (Sign-on Bonus) Qualifications: Current South Dakota Certification meeting the Highly Qualified status for an Elementary Teacher Opening Date: May 22, 2015 Closing Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: Alternative Learning Center Teacher Qualifications: Current South Dakota Certification meeting the Highly Qualified status to teach 9-12 grades Opening Date: May 22, 2015 Closing Date: Open until filled

Vacancy: Middle School Student Services Coordinator Qualifications: GED/High School Diploma and 1 year directly related experience. Opening Date: June 12, 2015. Closing Date: June 26, 2015

Vacancy: Cook Qualifications: GED/High School Diploma and willing to obtain certification in state Child and Adult Nutrition Services. Opening Date: June 12, 2015. Closing Date: June 26, 2015

Vacancy: Special Education Paraprofessional Qualifications: GED/High School Diploma and 461+ score on the Paraprofessional Praxis or 48+ college credits, and 1 year experience working one-on-one with student with significant behavioral needs. Opening Date: June 17, 2015. Closing Date: July 1, 2015

Vacancy: Gymnasium Custodian Qualifications: GED/High School Diploma and 1 year experience Opening Date: June 24, 2015 Closing Date: Open until filled

2015-2016 Coaching Vacancies:

For List of Coaching Positions Below: Proof of all SDHSAA coaching requirements at the time application is submitted. Requirements are to complete the following courses through the National Federation of High School Sports (NFHS): Fundamentals of Coaching, and First Aid and Safety for Coaches. Must also submit a letter of intent that answers the questions found on form Athletics Coaching Questionnaire.

OPENING DATE: April 17, 2015 CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

Head Volleyball Coach

Head Golf Coach

Head Track Coach Assistant

Girls Basketball Coach

Junior High Volleyball Coach (*certifications not necessary for Junior High Volleyball Coach)

Junior High Track Coach

Assistant Track Coach

Assistant Wrestling Coach

2015-2016 Extra-Curricular Assignment Vacancies:

For List of Extra-Curricular Assignments Below: Applicants are required to have a GED/High School Diploma, be able to fundraise if applicable, identify and recruit students if applicable, meet on a regular basis if applicable, and perform the duties per assignment description (contact Human Resources for description information).

OPENING DATE: May 1, 2015 CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

AISES Advisor

Destination Imagination Advisor

Junior Class Advisor (2)

Middle School Student Council Advisor

Military Club Advisor

Horse Club Advisor

School Improvement Plan Facilitator - School communications working group facilitator

Senior Class Advisor (3)

Technology Mentor (K-2, 3-5, and High School)

If interested please submit an application and Advisor Questionnaire to the Human Resources Department at Tiospa Zina Tribal School. Opening Date: September 11, 2014 Closing Date: Open until filledIf 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.

 

FACE PARENT EDUCATOR

Enemy Swim Day School has an opening for a FACE Parent Educator for the 2015-2016 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.

 

Enemy Swim Day School

BUS DRIVER

Enemy Swim Day School has an opening for a bus driver for the 2015-2016 school year. This is a 6 hour per day position. Applicant must have a valid CDL driver's license with passenger endorsement. ESDS will assist driver in obtaining a CDL if needed. Health and vision insurance is included as well as retirement benefits and paid leave. Wage is dependent upon experience. If interested please pick up an application from the business office or visit our website: www.esds.us<http://www.esds.bia.edu>. Call (605) 947-4605 or (888) 825-7738 and ask for Ed Johnson for details. Indian preference policies apply. Open until filled.

 

Enemy Swim Day School

Community Education Coordinator

Enemy Swim Day School has an opening for a Community Education Coordinator for the 2015-2016 school year, 9-month staff calendar plus summer work days. Qualifications: Associate's Degree preferred in Public Relations or, 2 years of experience in special events planning, grant writing, or community development; Working knowledge of computers and software programs; youth skills are a must. If interested please pick up an application from the business office or visit our website: www.esds.us<http://www.esds.bia.edu>. For more information about the position call (605) 947-4605 or (888) 825-7738 and ask for Rebecca Dargatz for details. Indian preference policies apply. Open until filled.

 

Dakota Nation Development Corporation

Fuel Inc. Senior Bookkeeper

Summary:

Responsible for the accounting operations of Fuel Inc. and Agency C-Store including the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of accurate systems of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of the companies' financial results in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Assists the General Manger with the Human Resources functions of Fuel Inc. and Agency C-Store.

Position Requirements:

Experience and proficiency with accounting software programs, inventory programs and Microsoft Office programs.

Flexible and motivated

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial.

Technically competent with various software programs for presentation and analysis.

Must pass a background check, drug test and must be culturally sensitive. Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred. Associate's Degree in Accounting or Finance required.

5 to 7 years direct work experience performing accounting functions in a propane company or similar business.

Please contact Dakota Nation Development Corporation for complete a Job Description. 1-605-698-3200 or dndc2@venturecomm.net

 

Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel

Job Openings

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

FOOD SERVICE: DELI COOK (3 FULL- TIME) GENERAL FUNCTION: To prepare individual meals using grill, fryers, and broilers according to customers request. REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED equivalent. Must have one year cooking experience. Able to stand for long periods of time. Ability to lift at least 35 lbs. Must be able to work even shifts and weekend morning shifts. Cooking and food handling experience is required. Must obtain a Non-Gaming License upon hire.

This position will close on July 8th, 2015 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):

LOUNGE: WAITSTAFF (1 FULL- TIME)

GENERAL FUNCTION: Acts as host/hostess for all Lounge and casino patrons. REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. Must be able to stand and/or walk for prolonged periods of time. Able to reach, bend, lift, carry, stoop and wipe. Able to carry up to 20 lbs. on a continual basis. Able to lift 50-65 lbs. Basic math skills a must for money handling responsibilities. Excellent communication skills. Good organizational skills. Must obtain a Non Gaming License upon hire.

This position will close July 8, 2015 at 4 pm.

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

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

This is a Full-Time Temp Position.

This position will close on July 8th 2015 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.

Closing Date: July 8th 2015, at 4:00 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):

SALES & MARKETING: PLAYERS CLUB CLERK (1 FULL-TIME)

GENERAL FUNCTION: Perform a variety of guest services functions to customers, including Players Club. REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. Must have computer experience. Excellent customer service skills. Working knowledge of casino operations, including floor layout. Must be able to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time. Must be able to work all shifts, including weekends. Must obtain a Key Gaming License upon hire. Minimal bending and lifting. Repetitious computer work. (Days-8am to 4pm, noon to 8pm, and Swing-4pm to 12am.)

This position will close on July 8th, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

Indian Preference will apply/EEO.

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

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

 

Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel

Job Openings

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

SECURITY: SECURITY OFFICER (Full-Time) ROTATING.

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

This position will be advertised until it is filled.

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

Position: Controller Trainee (Assistant Manager)

Summary: This is a trainee position. Will be trained in the areas of supervising and learning the overall functions of the Accounting Department. Upon successful completion of training, within two to three years, will assume the position of Controller.

Qualifications:  Applicants must have an AA/AS Degree in accounting or similar field, BA/BS preferred. Excellent people skills, supervisory skills, effective problem solving skills. 2 years of accounting supervisory experience. Previous experience with Microsoft office. Prior casino accounting G/L experience preferred. Knowledge of AS400 based accounting software, particularly in Infinium preferred. Must be able to successfully complete college courses leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Must be an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Must be able to obtain the proper Gaming License (PMO).

Salary: Determined by guidelines set in Career Path Training Program

Opening Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 @ 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.

 

Dakota Connection Casino

Job Openings

C- Store Department: Clerk/Cashier (1) full-time, rotating shifts, day, swing, graveyard, includes weekends & holidays. Excellent customer service skills; math skills essential; ability to operate necessary equipment; physical ability to lift moderate amounts of weight; previous experience working with money preferred; strong organizational skills managing various functions; dependable & available to work any & all shifts. Must be at least 21 years old & have a High School diploma or GED.

Opening date: Thursday, July 2, 2015

Closing date: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 @ 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.