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Vol. 49 Issue No. 21

Anpetu Iyamni, Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Inside this Edition –

Chairman Flute updates the Oyate

Public safety/joint powers agreement forum held last week

Akicita Memorial Day schedule

Unofficial list of candidates for 2018 election

Sota interviews Senator Mike Rounds

Congratulations to all spring 2018 SWO graduates

Reminder: Deadline to submit copy for consideration in the Sota is Friday noon

Chairman's Corner –

Updating the Oyate

My friends and relatives:

On behalf of the Tribe, our sincerest condolences to all the families that suffered losses these past couple of weeks; especially the passing of a former Tribal Secretary.

I would also like to take this time to congratulate all the high school graduates and their parents and grandparents (and families), that supported these high school seniors and getting them to this milestone in life. I would like to encourage you seniors (if you are reading this), don't stop, keep going, go onto college or join the military. There is a big world out there and you need to experience it, but you will only get there through college or the military.

I would like to thank those that attended the Law Enforcement forum we held last week. Although there are still people misinterpreting the Joint Powers Agreement, I will reiterate again, as is stated in the JPA, and as was stated by the Tribe and acknowledged by the state, "The tribe did not give up any jurisdiction or waive any sovereignty." I also want to thank our Tribal Law enforcement for doing the job they do; they are expected to combat meth and protect our community and that's what this JPA does. However, it is demoralizing to leadership and to our law enforcement when a handful of resentful people refuse to accept the facts and misapply the interpretations put forth in the agreement, and spread false and misleading information to our community; which in turn leads to deceit, hate and unnecessary confusion and disturbance amongst the Tribe. Regardless, meth hurts our community and is killing our people and we as elected officials will continue to look for more solutions to eradicate the problem, and to squeeze out the manufacturers and distributers of hard drugs. On one final note, of this issue, if you or someone in your circle wants to go to treatment, we will help you. Executively, over the last three years, previous and current Executives and I have put a dozen or more people into treatment that came to us and shared their desire to get help.

We are very happy to see the Barker Hill playground up and operational for the kids. On Friday, some of Council and I drove by the playground and are very pleased we were able to work with Shakopee to use grant money to get these playgrounds for the youth. The Tribal Youth Department kicked in some of the costs and we thank Derrick for his contributions. There are three more playgrounds that will be erected this year: Lake Traverse, Long Hollow and Sisseton Housing. These huge playgrounds are "kid safe certified," and are built for the different weather systems we experience here in the Midwest. I want to thank Tribal Council for their support and allowing me to manage this project; and especially to the parents that requested through the Chairman's office to "build more playgrounds and build them bigger and exciting." I want to thank those of you that encouraged us to build something that will last and that offers an exciting and interactive play station for our youth.

This week, I will lead a small delegation to Bismarck where we will meet with Secretary Zinke, the Department of Interior secretary. At Secretary Zinke's request, he asked to meet with the United Tribes of North Dakota. As chairman of the UTND/UTTC board, I have called for a special meeting with United Tribes of North Dakota and we will convene shortly on Tuesday, just before the scheduled meeting with Zinke, to discuss our presentations we will share with the Secretary.

Finally, on the 24th, Trans Canada will bring Council and Executives to the clean-up site and hold a meeting with leadership to share information and ask questions. I look forward to updating the Tribe on the oil clean-up and what measures are in place to keep this from happening again. We will also be requesting water testing results.

Thank you.

Dave Flute, Chairman.

Observing Memorial Day 2018 on the Lake Traverse Reservation

United Veterans Association –

Federal Memorial Day Observance & Schedule

Continuing the tradition of honoring their fallen fellow service members, veterans from the Sisseton-Wahpeton United Veterans Association (UVA) – Desert Era Veterans and Woodrow W. Keeble American Legion Post 314 honor guards – will travel to cemeteries, churches and homes across the Lake Traverse Reservation on the federal Memorial Day holiday, Monday, May 28, 2018.

Here is the schedule with estimated times and some may be early or late depending upon weather conditions and other factors:

LaBelle's Cemetery                                7:00 a.m.

St. Luke's Cemetery                               7:15 a.m.

St. Matthew's Cemetery                         7:30 a.m.

St. Matthew's Church                            7:45 a.m.

Mayasan Church                                   8:15 a.m.

Sieche Hollow Cemetery                        8:45 a.m.

Oyate Traditional Cemetery                   9:15 a.m.

St. Benedicts Cemetery                          9:45 a.m.

Cook Family Cemetery                          10:00 a.m.

Long Hollow Church                             10:15 a.m.

R. Ryan Family Cemetery                      10:40 a.m.

Max/Gill Family Cemetery                     11:00 a.m.

Francis Janisch Vets Memorial                11:15 a.m.

Buffalo Lake Church                              11:45 a.m.

Oyate Veterans Cemetery                       12:30 p.m.

Sisseton Veterans Circle                         12:45 p.m.

Hoksina Wayakapi Cemetery                  1:15 p.m.

M. Redday Family Cemetery                  1:45 p.m.

Goodwill Church                                  2:15 p.m.

St. Mary's Church                                 2:30 p.m.

Renville Cemetery                                 3:00 p.m.

Bernard Family Cemetery                       3:30 p.m.

Pickerel Lake (South) Cemetery              4:00 p.m.

St. James Church                                   4:20 p.m.

Roberts Family Cemetery                       4:45 p.m.

Moses Gill Family Cemetery                   5:10 p.m.

Big Coulee Church                                5:45 p.m.

Lake Traverse Church                            6:15 p.m.

St. John's Church                                  6:30 p.m.

Dakota Kit Fox Society –

Traditional Memorial Day Observance & Schedule

The Dakota Kit Fox Society in an honorable and humble tradition, will honor their fellow veterans and Dakota Warriors on the traditional Memorial Day (Wednesday) May 30th, 2018. The following changes are estimated times and some may be early or late depending on climatic conditions and other factors.

Also, due to family request, a tribute will be conducted at the "Janisch Veterans Memorial" near the Buffalo Lake District Center.

LaBelle's Cemetery                                7:00 a.m.

St. Luke's Cemetery                               7:15 a.m.

St. Matthew's Cemetery                         7:30 a.m.

St. Matthew's Church                            7:45 a.m.

Mayasan Church                                   8:15 a.m.

Sieche Hollow Cemetery                        8:45 a.m.

Oyate Traditional Cemetery                   9:15 a.m.

St. Benedicts Cemetery                          9:45 a.m.

Cook Family Cemetery                          10:00 a.m.

Long Hollow Church                             10:15 a.m.

R. Ryan Family Cemetery                      10:40 a.m.

Max/Gill Family Cemetery                     11:00 a.m.

Francis Janisch Vets Memorial                11:15 a.m.

Buffalo Lake Church                              11:45 a.m.

Oyate Veterans Cemetery                       12:30 p.m.

Sisseton Veterans Circle                         12:45 p.m.

Hoksina Wayakapi Cemetery                  1:15 p.m.

M. Redday Family Cemetery                  1:45 p.m.

Goodwill Church                                  2:15 p.m.

St. Mary's Church                                 2:30 p.m.

Renville Cemetery                                 3:00 p.m.

Bernard Family Cemetery                       3:30 p.m.

Pickerel Lake (South) Cemetery              4:00 p.m.

St. James Church                                   4:20 p.m.

Roberts Family Cemetery                       4:45 p.m.

Moses Gill Family Cemetery                   5:10 p.m.

Big Coulee Church                                5:45 p.m.

Lake Traverse Church                            6:15 p.m.

St. John's Church                                  6:30 p.m.

Rotunda fills for public safety/joint powers agreement forum

By CD Floro

Sota Editor

Attendance was mandatory for most Tribal employees, but the parking lot – and rotunda – filled with many more Tribal members with questions about the "joint powers agreement." Their vehicles filled the parking lots and streets leading to the administration building at Agency Village last Tuesday afternoon.

Districts provided prizes as incentive also, encouraging members to come, to register, and to stay until its conclusion for a chance at cash prizes.

The forum was called for by the South Dakota Attorney General's office and Tribal Chairman Dave Flute. The Chairman has been arguing against what he calls "keyapi" or negative rumors on social media about the joint powers agreement (JPA).

The Chairman is adamant that this agreement does nothing to erode Tribal sovereignty or to diminish the Tribe's authority on the Lake Traverse Reservation.

The panel of presenters at Tuesday's forum supported his position.

He also wants members to know that this initiative is not his alone but is by the directive of Tribal Council. (Tribal Council passed a resolution on Jan. 3, 2018 "to approve draft resolution 'Joint Powers Agreement, Sisseton-Wahpeton Law Enforcement and Attorney General's Office, Joint Drug Enforcement' and to authorize Chairman Flute to sign the agreement." [Resolution SWO-18-003].)

In presentations and in answering questions from the floor, the increasing number of meth-involved cases and related cases (including domestic violence and sex trafficking) were cited as an overwhelming need for the JPA.

The panel seated in the rotunda included: SWLE Chief of Police Gary Gaikowski; SWLE Criminal Investigator Isaiah Soldier; SWO Tribal Attorney Shaun Eastman; SWO Tribal Attorney Debra Flute; SD Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Director Bryan Gortmaker; Assistant SD Attorney General Kristen Jasper; SD Department of Tribal Relations Director Steve Emery and an aide; two officers representing the SD Highway Patrol; Vice-Chairman Floyd Kirk Jr., Chairman Dave Flute, Long Hollow District Councilman Justin Chanku, Enemy Swim District Councilwoman Lois Owens, Buffalo Lake Councilman Arnold White Jr. and four persons representing the Tribe's District Chairmen's Association (DCA) – Chanda Joseph, Karen White, Dwayne HisGun and Jesse Larsen.

We were able to get a copy of the eight-page JPA to read late Wednesday, well after the forum was over. The document requires expert legal review – something I am unable to do.

But here are observations.

This is an agreement not between the state of South Dakota and the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe, but rather a legal document between the Office of the SD Attorney General and Sisseton-Wahpeton Law Enforcement (SWLE).

Its stated intent is to provide mutual assistance in prosecuting cases involving "illegal drugs and marijuana." Or: "drug, marijuana and controlled substance investigations and law enforcement duties that are associated with or arise out of these activities…"

At the forum, SD DCI Director Bryan Gortmaker, Chairman Flute, Tribal Attorney Deb Flute, SWLE Captain Gary Gaikowski, and other presenters emphasized that this agreement is due to the escalating number of cases involving methamphetamine manufacture, distribution, and use across the state of South Dakota and on the Lake Traverse Reservation.

The Tribal attorneys presented the case that drug-related cases on the Lake Traverse Reservation have increased a staggering 548 percent from 2008 through 2017.

The DCI Director said that drug-related crime everywhere in the state has also risen, but he put the percentage of increase at 29 percent.

(Did not hear what years that increase covers, nor actual numbers although the SWLE statistics will be in reports to Tribal Council and presented at General Council.)

The JPA is worded so that SWLE officers are authorized (actually, are deputized by the Attorney General) to assist state law enforcement in investigating "illegal activity and enforce state and tribal drug, marijuana and controlled substance laws…" Likewise, state law enforcement officers are authorized to provide similar assistance to SWLE to investigate "illegal activity and enforce state and tribal drug, marijuana and controlled substance laws…"

Tribal Chief of Police Gary Gaikowski spoke about how under-staffed his department is, especially in light of the out-of-control number of drug cases.

The JPA addresses the need for both the state and Tribe to more effectively resolve cases of both state law and Tribal law violations in the area of "illegal drugs and marijuana."

In presenting the case for the JPA and responding to questions from the floor, the Tribal attorneys repeatedly made references to two sections in the document:

Tribal law enforcement officers "as special assistants, when acting under that appointment, may participate in drug, marijuana and controlled substance activities as well as other law enforcement duties that are associated with or arise out of these activities where the need arises outside of the SWLE jurisdictional boundaries in the state of South Dakota, under the supervision and direction of AGO…." (4b)

This paragraph also states that supervision will come from DCI agents and Assistant Attorneys General assigned to drug enforcement and prosecution.

Essentially, the argument is that Tribal officers can go off Tribal land when investigating drug-related criminal activities under the JPA – while now the jurisdictional issues hamper their ability to combat drug-related crime on the Reservation.

Even more prominent in making the case for the JPA was the following provision:

"… nothing in this agreement gives the AGO or the state of South Dakota authority to enter land within the exclusive jurisdiction of the SWLA to take any person, without the prior approval of the Tribe. Nothing in this agreement shall be construed to be a waiver of sovereign immunity of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation. Nothing in this agreement shall deprive the courts of the Tribe, the United States, or the state of South Dakota of such criminal or civil jurisdiction as each may enjoy under applicable law."

Panelists often repeated that the JPA does not lessen the Tribe's sovereignty.

There were very many Tribal members who came to the microphone to express concerns and ask questions.

Most of these concerns pertained to perceived loss of sovereignty, mistrust of state (and federal) authorities, and the need to work more vigorously "among ourselves" to reduce meth and opioid addiction.

Comments made at the microphone were mainly in opposition of the JPA.

We note the return of Grady Renville, who boasted a t-shirt that has his (new) Tribal ID imprinted across the chest.

When he came to the microphone he announced that as of two weeks ago he was reinstated as a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Tribe. (Grady had been disenrolled for maintaining dual tribal memberships.)

Fate of the JPA remains in the hands of Tribal Council.

(Editor's note: Apologies to all who spoke that a record is not presented here; it is impossible for your editor to understand most of what is amplified through the sound system in the rotunda.)

Sota interview with Senator Mike Rounds

By CD Floro

Sota Editor

We had a telephone conversation with US Senator Mike Rounds last Wednesday morning, May 16th, arranged by his SESD office Director Tyler Tordsen. Thank you, Tyler.

First off, we got into the topic of the Tribe's long-standing need to build a justice center – housing Tribal Law Enforcement headquarters, detention facility (jail), and rehabilitation services. A need made critical since the BIA shut down the old, obsolete jail.

The Senator spoke about his visit, with Senator John Thune, to the old jail facility.

He said he can understand why it was condemned.

"I get why they (BIA) shut it down," he said.

"But not having a plan in place … they (BIA) sure weren't thinking about the next step," he added.

He said he understands the frustration of the Tribe and its leadership, not knowing "how we are supposed to go on."

We asked about Congress's spending bill, noting that there was nothing specifically mentioned about BIA funding for detention facility construction.

The Senator explained.

Under new US House rules, "earmarks" are no longer allowed.

"If you ask for a project in your state," he explained," it is considered an earmark."

So "we have to figure a broader approach."

"What we did (SD Congressional delegates) with ND Senators John Hoeven, Senate Indian Affairs Committee Chairman, and Heidi Heitkamp … we all joined together to request the DOI and BIA make this a priority."

The Senator said it has been especially beneficial to have Senator Hoeven serve as Committee Chair.

"18 million dollars," he said, "is set aside to restart the BIA's detention facility replacement and new construction project funding."

"Under this plan, explained the Senator, there is funding for the Tribe's jail.

(Specific amount for the SWO Tribe is yet to be agreed upon.)

The Senator said preliminary plans are for an 88-bed facility that would serve not only the Lake Traverse Reservation but would be a regional service center.

"There could be four more tribes that could benefit," he said.

We talked about the jail being phase one in the larger goal of building a justice center/complex.

According to the Senator, a current estimate puts cost of the entire complex at about $21 million.

He said he will continue supporting the next phases.

In response to a question about a recent news release stating the SD Congressionals advised the SWO Tribe to "look for rehab funding," Senator Rounds had the following to say.

"This year (Congress is making a) special effort on the non-defense discretionary budget side."

This means "additional for opioids and meth rehabilitation."

He said Congress is interested "not only in dollars but in processes that work."

Citing statistics here: "1,400 arrests! rehabbing is so necessary to get people out of that cycle."

Senator Rounds talked about school/community events he has shared across the state of South Dakota.

He described showing kids striking before-and-after photographs of young people like themselves who, in a short time, go through a complete and devastating transformation.

"In every single high school," he said, "we had kids come and ask for help."

"Meth addiction," he said," cuts across all ages, economic levels, professionals, races."

The Senator called meth a rising "wave," but "we see a new wave of opioids."

His focus is not only on meth but on rising incidents involving opioid addiction.

Along with rehab facilities, he believes economic opportunity is a necessity.

He said people need to "see hope, economic help on the horizon."

"We need to help people get opportunities, wages … that would help."

Personally, we discussed having different political opinions.

We have written many editorials criticizing actions he and the other South Dakota and North Dakota Congressional delegates, and the GOP, have supported.

But we agreed that personal animosity does not make for a better society.

We talked about a mutual friend, former Senator Tom Daschle, who maintained healthy bipartisan friendships while in office. And still does, as he continues to play a role in policy-making.

Before hanging up, we brought up concerns of our SWO Mni Wiconi – especially the dairy CAFO at Veblen.

We explained how that CAFO – one of many large ones on the Lake Traverse Reservation – puts out waste from 19,300 head of confined cows that is equivalent to metropolitan St. Paul-Minneapolis although the human waste must be treated.

Senator Rounds invited us to send him more information, so we have provided his staff with an updated Mni Wiconi fact sheet.

Pushes for new detention facility on the Lake Traverse Reservation

Senator worked to secure federal funds that could be used for the new eetention facility

Fargo, ND – May 18, 2018 – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, is urging the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of the Interior to allocate federal funding that she specifically worked to secure for the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation to build a new detention facility.

Heitkamp helped secure $18 million in the government funding bill Congress passed in March to restart the facilities replacement and new construction program under the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe is second on the priority list to receive funds for a new detention facility.

"All of North Dakota communities deserve to have resources in place to keep families and communities strong and safe, especially those in Indian Country that often lack funding to meet their criminal justice needs," said Heitkamp. "Since 2016, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate has not had adequate facilities to detain and process criminals. And this is all happening as opioid and meth abuse continues to increase and crime has gone up. This problem needs to be addressed, which is why I successfully worked to include federal funding in the most recent government funding bill that could be used for this detention center. Now, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Interior need to allocate these funds for Sisseton-Wahpeton to begin building a new detention facility so the tribe can fight crime and rehabilitate offenders."

In 2016, the jail located on Lake Traverse was decommissioned by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Justice Services (OJS). The community has gone without an adequate detention facility ever since, leaving the reservation in a worse position to combat drug abuse, human trafficking, and domestic violence. In 2016 alone, about 1,400 arrests were made on the reservation, all while national epidemics like opioid abuse have skyrocketed and has left these communities with a severe lack of resources.

In this government funding bill Congress passed in March, Heitkamp worked to include $18 million in federal funds to restart the Facilities Replacement and New Construction program under the BIA OJS. This program provides federal funding to help build detention facilities like the one for Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate. Heitkamp is urging the federal agencies to make the final step and allocate some of these federal funds to Sisseton-Wahpeton and recognize the critical need to construct a new detention facility.

Heitkamp has long worked to address crime and push for federal resources to protect the public's safety in Indian Country. In March, Heitkamp and U.S. Senator John MCCain (R-AZ) passed their bipartisan bill – which was signed into law -- that will expand AMBER Alerts in Indian Country. By expanding AMBER Alert resources it allows for better coordination among state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies to find and rescue missing children.

Last October 2017, Heitkamp introduced Savanna's Act to make sure North Dakota's tribes have the information and resources they need to protect women and girls from violence, abduction, and human trafficking. In January, Heitkamp and tribal leaders from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe held an open discussion on the reservation to talk about how they can work together to achieve better outcomes for women who have gone missing and to find justice for those who have been murdered.

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

GeriO@SWO-NSN.gov

605-268-0502

Veteran in crisis? Call 1-800-273-8255, press 1

*UVA MEETING: We met up at the Veterans Cemetery for our United Veterans Association Meeting. Discussion items were: 5/28 & 5/30: Memorial Day agenda times for honor guards (5/30: traditional times KitFox), 6/2: Upcoming Fishing Tourney, 4th of July Wacipi dates, flag detail (7/6, 7/7, 7/8 dates of Wacipi) 7/6: 4th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March - breakfast by UVA again, 7/12: Cemetery Grand Opening (fence and preparation, set up, meal, etc), Veteran Homeownership discussion, concerns of community. It was a beautiful evening up in the cemetery area. We walked the area and discussed the trees that will be replaced that didn't make it last year and grass areas of concern.

*DATE CHANGE FOR FISHING TOURNAMENT: Please note in the tournament flyer we moved the fishing tournament from 20 May to 2 June due to Gabe having Guards scheduled. He's active duty ANG and will have a commitment that weekend. Tom Wilson will be there again to play music and just add that extra touch with music and jokes as he always does and makes it extra fun! Sign up! We are still asking for donations so if you haven't already donated to this worthy cause of a great day of relaxation for people who served or still serving in public service please consider donating, you can call Gabe at 605-419-1007 if you would like to make a contribution monetarily or a door prize. Thanks.

*MEMORIAL DAY: 5/28 & 5/30: The schedule is again being published in this week's Sota for Memorial Day and traditional Memorial Day; the groups go out on both days . Families - please put a flag on your Veterans headstone area if you are able. When you buy one buy a few extra and if you see another Veterans headstone please post one. I do this at Big Coulee where my brother is laid to rest and if we all get some extras we'll make sure they all get the honor on this day of remember our Veterans laid to rest in the cemeteries. We do them for the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Veterans Cemetery.

*HEADSTONES: Veterans please check the cemeteries while you're out there, if you know of any Veterans that haven't applied for a headstone, call me I will contact the family and get that ordered. There's power in numbers if we all keep an eye out we can get the ones that don't have marked graves a headstone they deserve in serving our Great Country.

*TAPS: To all the families that lost loved ones this week. Our hearts go out to you. To the Hopkins Family as your relative makes his journey home: Salute to: Robert James Hopkins, PV1, US Army. Prayers to all of you.

*CONGRATULATIONS: To all the graduates from Kindergarten, High School, College - keep up the great work!! Remember if you're unsure about your path in life there is always the military. The discipline will help you in life and will allow you to travel and see the world.

*GI Bill Info: 1-888-442-4551

*Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 Press 1 for Veterans

*Make the Connection: 1-888-823-7458 (inspiring stories about Veterans)

Upcoming events:

May 22-SDDVA Mini Conference via Skype-10:00 am (CT)

June 2 - TVSO 2nd Annual Fishing Tournament

Jun 14-17-VFW State Convention-Sioux Falls

JULY 6th - 4th Annual Bataan Memorial March - Agency Village, SD

Jul 12-Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Cemetery Grand Opening-Sisseton-11:00 am

Aug 20-24-SDDVA Benefits School-Ramkota-Pierre

Aug 24-30-American Legion National Convention-Minneapolis, MN

Contact information: American Legion Post #314 Woodrow Wilson Honor Guard: Clayton Ellingson, Commander 1-605-924-1266 / Vietnam Veterans Kit Fox Society - Doc Wanna, Commander Phone:# 698-3299 / Desert Era Veterans - Jesse Chanku, Commander 1-605-956-0197: Geri Opsal, TVSO 698-3388 or 268-0502. GABE: 1-605-419-1007 - PLEASE SCHEDULE IN ADVANCE AT LEAST 5-7 DAYS AS HE MAY BE BOOKED.

Have a great and safe week.

Geri Opsal, TVSO.

Introducing: Chance Renville

Director Thunder Valley Solar Initiative, Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation

Chance Renville is a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Tribe, the Director of the Thunder Valley Solar Initiative, and a proud husband and father.

Chance grew up on the Lake Traverse Reservation in North Eastern South Dakota where he enjoyed fishing and basketball. Chance demonstrated an affinity for building at a very young age and has over 10 years experience working with tribal nations on projects that have a social impact.

Chance attended the Building Trades Program at Sisseton Wahpeton College, earning an associates degree in Carpentry Technology.

He entered the workforce as a laborer, where over a number of years he eventually became a crew leader and supervisor.

Returning to school at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, he earned an additional associates degree in Construction Management.

When Chance's wife was offered a position at Americorps in Martin, South Dakota, the couple moved south.

While coaching Cross Country at He Dog School and working as janitor and bus driver, Chance saw the job posting for a Self-Help Program Coordinator at Thunder Valley CDC. Chance knows what it means for families to struggle to meet their energy needs. He asked himself: "Why not use energy that is available to use 365 days a year? Why not create a better future for our kids?"

With Keystone, Dakota Access, and Standing Rock all making front page news, Chance saw an opportunity: "I wanted to show our people what is possible. I wanted to show our young ones, they are the driving force. We need to give them the opportunity- every Rez every community."

In the autumn of 2017, Chance's work was gaining momentum, and it became clear that Thunder Valley CDC was ready launch a Solar Initiative, and Chance would lead the cause.

It has been less than two years since Chance and the team at TVCDC first envisioned what a solar initiative might look like, and to date they have installed over 43 kW with hundreds more coming in the months ahead.

Updated April 24, 2018

*****

Chance is the son of Jenny & Arlen Renville Sr.

Tribes lose out with funding bill that includes money for Trump reorganization

Indianz.com – May 17, 2018 – A funding bill advancing on Capitol Hill is a win overall for Indian Country except for one major issue: a reorganization at the Department of the Interior that tribes have been told little to nothing about.

A slew of tribal leaders told key lawmakers last week that they have yet to be consulted about the Trump administration's plans. Some called on Congress to ensure Secretary Ryan Zinke can't spend any money on the controversial initiative until he reaches out on a government-to-government basis.

"First and foremost, you should know that we oppose the Department of the Interior's reorganization unless there are meaningful and respectful tribal consultations, " President Russell Begaye of the Navajo Nation said at a hearing last Thursday. "We have not been consulted yet."

"It's been more than a year since Zinke announced his reorganizational plan and not a single meeting has been held with the tribes," Cynthia Boone, a representative of the Osage Minerals Council from the Osage Nation, said a day earlier.

Despite the complaints, the fiscal year 2019 Interior appropriations bill allows the Trump administration to spend up to $17.5 million on the reorganization, a leading Democrat said at a markup this week. Of that amount, $900,000 will come from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, a figure tribes weren't told about until it surfaced in a budget proposal.

"Just last week, our subcommittee listened to the testimony of more than 80 tribes. Not one tribe supported the reorganization," Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota), the top Democrat on the House subcommittee that writes Interior's funding bill.

"The overwhelming majority strongly opposed it, because it is not well thought out and it runs roughshod over our treaty obligation to conduct consultation," McCollum added before the bill was approved at the markup on Tuesday.

The subcommittee, though, hasn't been silent on the reorganization. Rep. Ken Calvert (R-California), the chairman of the panel, pressed Zinke on the Trump team's plans last month, noting that tribes "feel that they are not part of the process."

Placing the BIA into a new regional system -- 13 of them are under consideration by Zinke -- will have a significant impact, Calvert told the secretary. A map that has been circulated in the media and on Capitol Hill forces some tribes into new regions, requiring them to seek services from different offices to which they have no current relationship.

The Trump administration has yet to announce any consultations about the reorganization. And that map still hasn't been shown to tribes, months after it surfaced.

Yet Zinke has insisted that tribes will determine whether the regional model is applied to the BIA.

"The nations, they're sovereign," Zinke told Calvert's subcommittee on April 11. "We are beginning consultation, and whether or not they adopt this model is really up to them."

"I've always said that I believe the nations are sovereign and it's a partnership, it's a relationship," Zinke said. He quickly added: "I think it's to their advantage to join."

But just in case Zinke tries to move forward without consultation, the Appropriations committees in both the House and the Senate issued lengthy guidance to Interior as part of the #Omnibus spending bill that became law in March.

According to a report accompanying the law, federal agencies such as Interior must "not reallocate resources or reorganize activities except as provided herein or otherwise approved by the committees through the reprogramming process."

"This includes proposed reorganizations, especially those of significant national or regional importance, even without a change in funding," the committees wrote in another section.

The directives, though, have done little to inspire confidence in Indian Country. Leaders of the Navajo Nation, for example, weren't consulted when the Trump administration ordered the director of regional office on the largest reservation in the country to move to Washington, D.C., last month.

Though the region's incoming director boasts more than 20 years of federal experience, she has not worked in the field, Indianz.Com first reported.

"The learning curve in Indian Country is a steep one," Rep. McCollum said during one of the tribal sessions last Wednesday. "When you have someone that's known and trusted and understands your culture, understands the geography, understands the needs, and then that person is removed it takes a long time to bring somebody else up to speed."

Robert Miguel, the chairman of the Ak-Chin Indian Community, was among the tribal leaders who have been asking Congress to restrict funding for the reorganization. He called Zinke's proposal "disappointing" last Wednesday.

"One of the goals of a reorganization of the department should be the improvement of delivery of federal services to tribes and improving the government-to-government relationship with tribes," he said. "The current proposed reorganization does not do that."

After hearing the fresh round of complaints, Rep. Calvert said he would some reaching out of his own.

"Next time I talk to the Secretary, I'm going to bring this up too," the chairman said last Thursday, the final day of the tribal sessions. "It's a common theme here, that that there's not consulting with the tribes. I'll bring it up to him and say that he needs to do that."

Overall, the 2019 Interior appropriations bill includes $3.1 billion for the BIA, a figure that represents a complete rebuke to President Donald Trump. He sought to cut more than $450 million from the agency with his budget request.

The measure also provides $5.9 billion for the Indian Health Service. Together, the increases for the BIA and the IHS come in at $689 million above Trump's proposal, Calvert said at the markup on Tuesday.

Now that Calvert's subcommittee has approved the bill, the next step is consideration before the House Committee on Appropriations. Historically, that's occurred in June.

After that, the bill can then be moved to the floor of the House in hopes of passing it before the start of the fiscal year in October 1. If that doesn't happen, Congress will have to consider other mechanisms, such as continuing resolutions or even another omnibus, to keep the BIA, the IHS and other federal agencies up and running.

(Editor's note: The reorganization should be a major topic of discussion for Chairman Flute and the other regional tribal leaders meeting in Bismarck this week with Sec. Zinke.)

Urge DOJ to protect Native American voting rights

Washington, DC – May 18, 2018 – U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) sent a letter urging the U.S. Department of Justice to protect the voting rights of Native Americans by continuing its work to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act in all states and tribal communities, especially where underserved populations face barriers to voting.

Heitkamp and Klobuchar, also joined by U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Jon Tester (D-MT), requested more information on how the Department is working to ensure that sufficient progress is being made to guarantee access to polling locations; establishment of satellite voting locations on tribal lands; and adherence to the Voting Rights Act. The purpose is to make sure all eligible Native Americans are able to vote ahead of the upcoming federal elections.

"Voting is one of our most sacred rights in this country, and it should be accessible, simple, and fair for every American to exercise that right," said Heitkamp, a member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. "Voter discrimination, disenfranchisement, and the creation of unnecessary hurdles under the pretext of voter fraud – with no evidence of systemic or widespread fraud – takes away a cherished constitutional right and flies in the face of everything this country stands for. In the rare event that voter fraud occurs, we already have laws on the books to prosecute offenders, and we should enforce those laws. To keep our democracy strong and continue to be an example to the rest of the world, voting for Native Americans – as well as all Americans – should be accessible, simple, and fair. That's something we should all agree on."

"Native American communities, especially in rural areas, face significant barriers to casting a ballot. In some areas of the country, some tribal communities lack a post office or internet access, which may require in-person registration and voting. Reports indicate that some tribal members must travel over 100 miles round-trip to vote or register. We find these undue burdens to voting to be unacceptable," the senators wrote. "The 2018 election is in only 175 days, and primary voting has already begun. Time is of the essence to ensure that satellite voting locations are established and that proactive measures are taken to protect the voting rights of Native Americans."

Heitkamp has helped introduce the Native American Voting Rights Act to increase voter protections and access to the polls for Native Americans. The bill would require each state to establish polling locations on reservations upon request from the tribe, including early voting locations in states that allow votes to be cast prior to Election Day. It would direct state election administrators to mail absentee ballots to the homes of all registered voters if requested by the tribe. And it would mandate that all states recognize tribal IDs as a valid form of identification if an ID is required to vote

Service and Sacrifice

By Sen. John Thune

While Abraham Lincoln thought "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here …," he underestimated the importance of what would become one of the greatest speeches in American history. He didn't expect people to remember the words he said on that Gettysburg battlefield, but he hoped they would instead remember and honor the men who gave "the last full measure of devotion" to their cause. Words matter, but it's what they mean that truly counts.

With Memorial Day right around the corner, Lincoln's tribute to the fallen is also a good reminder that the cause of freedom and democracy is a long road, and it continues to come at a cost – one that America has never and will never be able to fully repay. That's why each generation of Americans is tasked with the special responsibility of ensuring that the service and sacrifice made by our men and women in uniform never goes unnoticed or unappreciated.

Congress recently helped deliver on that responsibility when it sent to the president my bill that will double the size of the Black Hills National Cemetery (BHNC) near Sturgis by permanently transferring approximately 200 acres of adjacent land to the BHNC. This is the culmination of a years-long initiative that will help to continue honoring our heroes – now and for generations to come. It's a small, yet meaningful gesture to our service members and their families.

This has long been a priority for me, which is why I joined my South Dakota Senate colleague, Mike Rounds, and our neighbor to the west, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), whose constituents also look to the BHNC as a place to honor their loved ones, in reintroducing this bill during the first week of the 115th Congress. I'm grateful for everything Sens. Rounds and Enzi and Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) did to help get this bill across the finish line.

America has been blessed by having so many brave men and women who've answered the call to duty throughout our history. Since the very beginning, when we fought for our independence in the Revolutionary War, there's always been a group of freedom fighters who were willing to lay it all on the line. One of the greatest examples of this heroism is the men and women who served during World War II. Sadly, the group of soldiers who returned home from that war is only getting smaller by the day.

That's why I was honored to have recently met a few of these South Dakota service members in Washington, D.C., including dozens from the Korea and Vietnam conflicts, at the very memorials that are dedicated to their service. I have to say, there's nothing quite like seeing these veterans at their memorials being greeted and celebrated by Americans eight decades or more their junior. It's a literal representation of that generational responsibility to honor these heroes and ensure they aren't forgotten.

Whether it's Memorial Day or Veterans Day or any day in between, we should always offer our gratitude to the people who have given the rest of us the gift of freedom and democracy. Remember those we've lost, and honor those who have or continue to serve. Having seen it firsthand during this recent honor flight in Washington, a simple and sincere "thank you" goes far further than you might imagine.

Showing gratitude to South Dakota's Veterans and Servicemembers

By U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.)

May 19, 2018

Each year on Memorial Day, we honor the lives of the men and women who bravely served our country and paid the ultimate price. We can never repay them for the sacrifice they made to defend the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. We can, however, work to improve the quality of life for veterans and provide our armed forces with the resources they need to be in the strongest position possible.

I serve on both the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee. We have recently been working on legislation in the Armed Services Committee to authorize funds for the defense of our nation. We call this the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, and it is one of the bills passed by Congress every year that receives widespread bipartisan support. It's also one of the most important pieces of legislation to pass out of Congress each year because the defense of our nation remains priority number one as we seek to strengthen our military and improve readiness levels.

In an increasingly dangerous world, the United States military remains the best of the best. It's the responsibility of Congress to make sure our armed forces have all the tools they need to defend our country and deter attacks from our enemies.

Just before Memorial Day, Congress passed legislation I introduced with Sen. John Thune and Sen. Mike Enzi to double the size of the Black Hills National Cemetery. Our bill, which will facilitate a permanent land transfer of around 200 acres from the Bureau of Land Management to the cemetery outside of Sturgis, comes after years of work. This land in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota will be the final resting place for thousands of veterans. Passing this bill is a small way for us to show our gratitude to them and their families.

The Black Hills National Cemetery was dedicated by the Army in 1948. It was projected to run out of burial space by 2031, but this permanent land transfer will make sure generations of South Dakota veterans will have a place to rest peacefully.

It's an honor to work on behalf of South Dakota's servicemembers and veterans in the United States Senate. I'm committed to advancing legislation to improve veterans' quality of life, strengthen our armed forces and cut red tape within the Department of Veterans Affairs. If you are a veteran or servicemember and have a specific question or concern, please don't hesitate to contact me. Office phone numbers and locations can be found at www.rounds.senate.gov.

A Tribute to Patriots

By Rep. Kristi Noem

May 18, 2018

John Ellsworth was just 13 years old when his mother met him at the door to tell him his father wasn't coming home from war. America had lost a hero.

John's father, Brigadier General Richard E. Ellsworth, flew 400 combat missions during World War II, earning numerous medals and proving himself as a man of great courage. He returned to the U.S. where he became wing commander of the Rapid City Air Force Base. While co-piloting a bomber during a simulated combat mission in 1953, however, his plane encountered bad weather, pushing it off course. The freezing rain and fog limited the pilot's visibility. The plane struck a hill, killing everyone on board. A few short months after General Ellsworth was laid to rest in the Black Hills National Cemetery, President Dwight D. Eisenhower traveled to Rapid City to rename the base in his honor.

Since 1948, the Black Hills National Cemetery has been the final resting place to over 20,000 veterans and their families. It's a place of peace, reverence, and honor. It's a tribute to patriots and a token of gratitude for the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform.

Earlier this month, I led the House in unanimously passing a bill to add 200 acres to the Black Hills National Cemetery just outside Sturgis. The fact that the cemetery needs expansion is a testament to the astounding number of South Dakota patriots who have answered the call to serve. By increasing its current size, the cemetery can continue to serve South Dakota veterans for years to come. Getting this bill through Congress has taken years of work, but I'm thankful President Trump will have the opportunity to sign it.

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to meet with a group of Honor Flight veterans who were about to begin their 2,000-mile pilgrimage to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. I was awestruck by their stories and the pride they carried with them to this day as veterans of the United States military.

But I know many couldn't be there, as they paid the ultimate sacrifice for their service to our nation. May 28 marks Memorial Day. Thousands of headstones at Black Hills National Cemetery will be adorned with American flags and flowers, including that of General Richard Ellsworth. Their sacrifices will never be forgotten. These men and women are true heroes who have dedicated their lives to something bigger than themselves: freedom, patriotism, and American values. To all those who have served, thank you for doing so.

US DOE waiver to prevent UTTC from losing Pell Grant eligibility

Washington, DC – May 17, 2018 – U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced that the U.S. Department of Education, with authority granted by legislation Heitkamp helped pass into law in March, has granted a waiver to United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) allowing the school to continue to participate in the Federal Pell Grant Program to help students afford the cost of higher education.

Without a waiver, UTTC had been at risk of losing its Pell Grant eligibility, which many low-income students rely on to afford their education. Losing Pell Grant eligibility would have posed a significant threat to the school's ability to continue to operate.

"Without Pell Grants, many students would simply not be able to afford higher education, so this waiver was vitally important to UTTC and the students it serves," Heitkamp said. "I fought to retain Pell Grant eligibility for UTTC because it's a unique and critical institution that serves Native students – many aspiring to be the first in their families to gain a college education. After working closely with the U.S. Department of Education to craft a legislative provision to allow them to grant this waiver, UTTC and its students finally have the certainty and support they need to enter the next school year on a solid footing."

Earlier this year, Heitkamp and U.S. Senator John Hoeven urged U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to grant UTTC a waiver to remain Pell Grant eligible. Heitkamp worked with the Department of Education to craft a provision explicitly giving the Department the authority it said it needed to grant such a waiver to UTTC. The provision passed as part of the congressional funding bill signed into law in March.

Tribal Legal Preparedness Project launches at Pitt Public Health

By Allison Hydzik

May 3, 2018

In a public health emergency – such as an infectious disease outbreak or natural disaster – state and federal governments have established laws and procedures that enable authorities to respond quickly.

But, what about the 573 federally recognized Tribal Nations that are sovereign entities in the United States, each with unique needs?

The Tribal Legal Preparedness Project seeks to fill this niche with free training modules and a resource library to help Tribal Nations enhance their preparedness capacity. The project was announced today by the University of Pittsburgh Center for Public Health Practice, in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and ChangeLab Solutions. It's the result of a multiyear process of surveying and listening to tribes to learn their specific needs and concerns.

"Public health emergencies are issues that every community faces," said Tina Batra Hershey, J.D., M.P.H., project director and assistant professor of health policy and management in Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health. "To address these threats, it is critical to understand how law can be used to help these communities prepare. Tribal governments have the authority to create their own laws – thus, legal preparedness is crucial to their public health response in a disaster. We created the Tribal Legal Preparedness Project to assist Tribal Nations interested in expanding their legal preparedness capacity."

For example, in an infectious disease outbreak, Tribal Nations may need to quarantine their members. If laws, policies and procedures are not in place, that process can be complicated, particularly if jurisdictional issues arise due to the location of the Tribal member. This can also lead to delays in protecting public health.

The project's modules and library are not a substitute for professional legal advice, Hershey said, but are intended to assist Tribal Nations with enhancing their preparedness capacity.

(Editor's note: The Tribal Legal Preparedness Project has been recommended as a potential resource for the SWO Tribe.)

REB unofficial list –

Candidates filing for 2018 SWO Tribal Election

Here is the unofficial list of candidates filing for office in the 2018 Tribal election, provided by the Reservation Election Board.

Deadline to file was last Friday, May 11, 2018 at 12:00 noon.

Watch for REB to announce a list of certified candidates and dates for the primary and general elections.

 

Tribal Chairman:

       David Flute

       Vincent Owen

       Ella Robertson

       Michael Selvage Sr.

 

Tribal Vice-Chairman:

       Floyd Kirk Jr.

       Danielle DeCoteau

 

Tribal Secretary:

       Edmund Johnson Jr.

       Lisa Jackson

       Myrna Thompson

 

Big Coulee District:

       Alvah Quinn Sr.

       Alexandria Fancher

       Bruce Robertson Jr.

 

Buffalo Lake District:

       Arnold White Jr.

       Louis Johnson

 

Enemy Swim District:

       Lois Owens

       Cheryl Owen

       Jan Redwing

       Kevin Roberts

 

Heipa District:

       Winfield Rondell JR

       Marc Beaudreau

 

Lake Traverse District:

       Francis Crawford

       Dawn Thompson

       Chad Ward

 

Long Hollow District:

       Justin Chanku

       Curtis Bissonette

 

Old Agency District:

       Milton Owen

       Ethan DuMarce

       Jesse Larsen

(Editor's note: Last week's list incorrectly placed Chad Ward's name. Chad has filed for the Lake Traverse Council position.)

Editorials –

Sota guest editorial –

We should be learning our history from inside out

By Ivan Star Comes Out

Native Sun News Today – May 17, 2018 – As an old adage states, "You have to keep school before you can teach school." In other words, a teacher must have the attention of the students before he/she can teach anything. Doing so can determine a teacher's effectiveness, but more importantly, it'll have a more optimistic and constructive effect on our youth.

I am not a trained teacher by any means but I can "see" that a good teacher must first control the classroom in order to establish an environment that is favorable to learning. I've seen professional educators on the homeland blame their student's errant behavior in the classroom to be the result of an adverse home and/or community environment. After all, the Pine Ridge harbors an unhealthy economy.

It is true that an economically disadvantaged home environment hinders student progress. However, it does not need to be the sole conclusion. I "see" some professional teachers lack adequate classroom management skills, and many times use culturally inappropriate disciplinary methods. Sadly, it is the native students who are unjustly punished and/or eventually removed from the school.

This is reminiscent of the purpose of the government boarding schools during the 1800s. The old "Kill the Indian and save the man" policy is still implemented in our modern classrooms and the worst part about it is that our educators are unaware of it.

I mentioned this to various educators on various occasions and some common responses are like, "These are modern times," "Why are you living in the past?" and "We have to forget the past and move on." Somehow, the passage of time alone is supposed to change things for us. Perhaps we are expected to completely forget our past, which the foulest thing we can do to ourselves.

In other words, we are blindly forging ahead when we should be learning our history from the inside out and not what we have been told by a government whose only purpose was to either eliminate and/or subjugate the "Indian." Keeping Indian America oppressed seems be the norm today, and again, no one is aware of it.

Getting rid of students is much too easy to do and adds to the ever-present high dropout rates and low academic achievement levels among our native students. I've seen that not all professionals are trained to create a learning environment for our "Indian" students.

I am not bashing our education professionals, parents, or schools boards, rather I would like for everyone to take an unbiased look at the overall situation and make an effort to improve it. We have been separated from each other for a very long time, since the 1800s, and that is what is important to acknowledge here.

For example, all involved must realize that we have a dire need to work together. We have to stop bashing our administrators, teachers, and local board members and start supporting them. Parents must do whatever is in their power to assist with developing that important teacher-student rapport or bond.

As for academics, "Indian" students have been predominantly exposed to an "English education" since the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty was signed. Academics are not the problem and there is not much more that can be done to make it better. The real problem originates from a long list of related situations that have steadily contributed to our negative educational statistics.

Our students are simply not taking to the existing system of schooling and there are reasons for it. One very important element that has been missing and is still lacking is the parent. Our Lakota students also need cultural identity if they are to accept "English" academics. This vital disposition can be accomplished with Lakota language and cultural teachings, not more academics.

More importantly, the parent community must stop chastising the teachers, the school, and the board, and show and tell their children that what they do in school is important. Also, ensure them that obeying rules is important as it prepares them for adulthood. I do encourage parents to visit their children's classroom and see what they are learning so they may participate in making change(s) in the long run.

Brief editorial comments from the editor's desk –

On and Off the Lake Traverse Reservation

We send congratulations to all our Oyate spring 2018 graduates.

Whether graduating from FACE, Head Start, Kindergarten, 8th grade, high school, technical school, college or university please understand that your education really "is" the future of the Sisseton-Wahpeton people and Tribe.

Thanks so much everyone who devotes themselves to helping lead you on that life-long journey of education, with special mention to those who help you live your Dakota culture and language.

May your journey bring you to know better who you are.

It is up to you, the next generations, to do a better job than present and past generations have done.

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We have posted the schedule for Memorial Day tributes across the Lake Traverse Reservation – the UVA on Monday the federal holiday, and Kit Fox Society traditional Memorial Day which this year is Wednesday (May 30).

Please remember the "holiday" is not about shopping and sales and vacations, it is about honoring those who have sacrificed for their families, communities, their country, as well as for their Tribal Nations.

If you are able, come and stand, or sit if you are unable to stand, at any of the residences, family plots, and cemeteries on either or both of the days our honor guards will be going on to honor our fallen.

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We apologize to Chad Ward. Last week's unofficial list of candidates running for Tribal office this year had his name in the wrong District!

Chad Ward is running for the Lake Traverse District Council seat.

We also corrected a misspelling.

Our apologies to Jesse Larsen!

The corrected list is being published in this issue.

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Please note that the Veterans Service Office has rescheduled the fishing tournament.

The tournament will be held on June 2nd instead of May 20th.

See the revised notice elsewhere in this Sota.

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Please see this week's update - #62 - on the Dakota Magic Casino renovation.

The countdown now stands at 33 weeks until completion.

Check out this space provided by the Sota for the construction project update each week (or as they are provided).

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Thank you very much to everyone who assists in newsgathering for your Sota.

It is much appreciated, all the submissions of ideas, stories, and photos.

Thanks in advance to Sierra Wolcott. While no longer employed as our assistant, she will be covering the Dakota Connection master plan meeting this Monday, while we are mailing and distributing this week's newspaper.

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Elder's Meditation:

"…Grandmother the Earth. That power is here all the time. It is continuous, and nobody controls it."

–Wallace Black Elk, LAKOTA

There are certain powers that the human being has no choice but to obey. We cannot negotiate or barter with this power. Our choice is either to conform or to live out of harmony. Whatever our choice, it will be the end result in our lives that we notice. So it is with the powers of the Earth which produce life. The Earth has the life force power. If anyone plants a seed, the seed will grow. The Earth treats everyone equally. The human cannot interfere, only obey. We should all show great respect for the Earth and Her powers.

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Words to consider (or, perhaps not!):

Actions lie louder than words. - Carolyn Wells

Setting a good example for children takes all the fun out of middle age. William Feather (1908 - 1976) - Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914), The Devil's Dictionary

We are the people our parents warned us about. - Jimmy Buffett

Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good. - Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

The scientific name for an animal that doesn't either run from or fight its enemies is lunch. - Michael Friedman

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it. - Mary Wilson Little

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor. - Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885)

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Obituaries –

Service held for Catherine Frenier

Graveside service for Catherine Ann Frenier, Wambdi Pte Win "Eagle Buffalo Woman", 75 of Fort Rice, ND was held Saturday morning, May 19, 2018 at Ascension Presbyterian Cemetery, Big Coulee, SD with Pastor Larry Thiele officiating.

Pallbearers were Robbie Johnson, Jaylyn Bedonie, Dylan Shepherd, Draven Crawford, Elliott Crawford, Kieran Sweet, and Jareth White. Honorary Pallbearers were all of Catherine's Relatives and Friends.

Interment is in the Ascension Presbyterian Cemetery, Big Coulee, SD.

An all-night wake service was held Friday at the SWO community center, Agency Village, SD.

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

Catherine was born on October 20, 1942 in Lawrence Township, Roberts County, South Dakota to August and Nixola (Lawrence) Frenier. She attended school in Peever and graduated from Flandreau Indian School. Catherine was united in marriage to Robert White Sr. They made their home in Chicago, Los Angeles and South Dakota. She attended Sisseton Wahpeton Community College and received her AA Degree in Counseling and Chemical Dependency. She was the 1st level 3 Native American Counselor in South Dakota. She worked at Our Home in Huron, South Dakota until her retirement in 1998. She then made her home with her children, and lived at Fort Rice the last two years. She loved watching the Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors. Her greatest joy was providing for her family. She enjoyed horseback riding in her youth. Catherine was a pipe carrier and practiced the Native American Traditions . She also ran Inipi for the youth and attended Sundance. She enjoyed watching the sun rise while drinking her morning coffee. Catherine passed away on May 11, 2018 at Sanford Hospital, Bismarck, ND.

Catherine is survived by her five children, Elrond and Amber Johnson of Fort Rice, ND, Roberta and Ken Doherty of Sioux Falls, SD, Patricia and Larry Bedonie of New Effington, SD, Roxi and Travis Simpson of Sisseton, SD, and Mckenzie Wilson of New Effington, SD; one brother, Peter Edward Frenier of Portland, Oregon; and one sister, Barbara "Pug" Hallet of Las Vegas, NV; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great-great grandson; and her significant other Steven Johnson of Fort Rice, ND.

Catherine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son Robert Glenn White Jr., four brothers, August C. Frenier, Maurice Frenier, Fredrick Frenier and Andre Frenier; two sisters, Doris Lampton and Yvonne Frenier; three granddaughters, Catherine Crawford, Tiana Bedonie, and Jessa Wilson; and one grandson Coleman White.

Robert "Jimmy" Hopkins services

Funeral service for Robert "Jimmy" Hopkins, 62, of Enemy Swim, SD was held Friday afternoon, May 18, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at St. James' Episcopal Church, Enemy Swim with Rev. Fr. Conrad Ciesel and Rev. Deacon Bitsey Ciesel, and Episcopal Lay Readers officiating.

Pianist was Billy Kohl.

Pallbearers were Delbert 'Roly" Hopkins Sr., Jesse "JJ" Hopkins, Levi Hopkins, Johnson Hopkins, Garrett Keoke, Jordan Biddell, Jason Biddell, Joel Biddell, Solon "Scooby" Hopkins, Phil Smith, Dominic Bearhill, and Chris Thennis.

Honorary pallbearers were Ray and Vern Rouillard, Bob and Randy Iyarpeya, Renville Boys, David Gill, Christine Hopkins Ree, Waylon DuMarce, Charles Vermillion, Rudy and Jake Bellonger, Cameron and Roland "JJ" Frank, Owen Rondell, and Christopher Fayant Sr.

Interment was in the St. James' Episcopal Cemetery, with Military Rites by Woodrow Wilson Keeble American Legion Post # 314.

Wake services were held Wednesday evening and all-night Thursday at St. James' Guild Hal.

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

Robert James Hopkins (Jimmy) was born on December 19, 1955 to Solon and Beulah Hopkins. He attended school at Waubay Public School and graduated from Flandreau Indian School He served in the United States Army. Following his discharge, he worked, harvesting potatoes in Clark and other areas. He also worked at the Poultry Farm in Watertown and Sisseton. But his passion was working in Masonary for various construction companies. He enjoyed visiting with relatives and friends, playing cards and whist. He was a Dallas Cowboys fan. Robert passed away on May 14, 2018 at his home in Enemy Swim.

Robert is survived by three brothers, Paul (Chippy) Smith of Kansas, Sherman Hopkins of Sioux Falls, SD and Marcelle Hopkins of Enemy Swim; two sisters, Beatrice Biddell of Sisseton, SD and Estelle Hopkins of Enemy Swim; special niece Shannon Hopkins; many other nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Solon and Beulah, his uncle and aunt Amos and Elaine Mireau, his paternal and maternal grandparents, a sister Roberta, one brother Delbert Hopkins Sr.; two nieces Whitney Hopkins and Joni Biddell.

For Jimmy's obituary and on-line registry please visit www.cahillfuneralchapel.com

Services held Friday for Robin Quinn

Funeral service for Robin Crystal Quinn, 52, of Sisseton, SD was held on Friday afternoon, May 19, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church, Sisseton, South Dakota with Pastor Nippy Owen officiating.

Pallbearers were Michael Price, Dallas Price, Chance Lohre, Aaden Lohre, Nicholas Rondell, Weston Quinn, Dakota Price and Brett Price.

Honorary pallbearers were the Staff from SWST Gaming Commission, Deborah Divine, Daphne Keeble, Mary Hill, Sierra Wolcott, Lynn Johnson, Pejihota Lucero and Shanda Bissonette.

Interment is in the Sisseton Cemetery, Sisseton, SD.

There were wake services on Wednesday evening and all-night Thursday, at the SWO community center, Agency Village, SD.

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

Robin was born on September 17, 1965 in Sisseton, SD to Melvin and Mary (Johnson) Price. After high school she attended Lake Area Tech in Watertown, SD where she received two associate degrees and later went on to receive her bachelors degree. On October 3, 1986 she married her soul mate, Darrell Quinn Sr.. They had four children who were the light of their lives.

Robin worked at many different places which included, IHS for nine years, Director of Little Voices, child protection, Tribal secretary, and was currently working for the SWO Gaming Commission. Her most memorable jobs were working with the children, and helping them through the toughest times. She was a caring, compassionate, and humble woman who was willing to give anything and everything she had to those in need. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycle with her husband and nephew Weston. She loved to cook, (fry bread), sew, read, play bingo, and travel with her family. Her love for her husband, children, grandchildren, and the rest of her family will never be forgotten. She passed away on May 15, 2018 in Watertown, SD surrounded by her loved ones.

Robin is survived by four children: Amanda Quinn (Nicholas Rondell), Darrell Quinn Jr., Ashley (Spiritwind) OneRoad, and Justin Quinn all of Sisseton, South Dakota; grandchildren, Dante Hagenson, Mahkia Quinn, Steven Hagenson, Shaylynn Quinn, Loyal Rondell, Scott Rondell, Kyrie Bursheim-Quinn, Robin Rondell; two sisters Joy (Tony) Lohre of Sisseton, SD, Dawn Price of Manistee, Michigan and brother Dean Price of Watertown, SD, sisters-in-law Pam Quinn, Marlys Beaudreau, Tami Seiber, Fran Quinn and Carol Clifford and brother-in-law LeRoy Quinn Jr., and many nieces and nephews.

Robin was preceded in death by her father Melvin Price, her mother Mary Price, husband Darrell Quinn Sr., a brother Randy Price, sisters-in-law Marilyn Quinn (Seiber), and Mavis Quinn., one brother-in-law, Verlyn Quinn.

For Robin's obituary and on-line registry please visit www.cahillfuneralchapel.com

Funeral Monday for Lucille Casiano

Lucille Irisol Casiano, age 21, of Sisseton, South Dakota Journeyed to the Spirit World on Monday, May 13, 2018 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Funeral service is scheduled for Monday, May 21, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the SWO community center, Agency Village, SD.

Officiating will be Vern Donnell. Special music by Odie Soldier. Interment will follow at Family Cemetery in Wilmot, South Dakota.

An all-night wake service was held Sunday also at the community center.

Lucille was born on September 7, 1996 in Sisseton, South Dakota the daughter of Jose Casiano and Lydia Derby.

Lucille was employed at Sisseton Woodland Cabinet as a paint sprayer.

Lucille enjoyed listening to music, spending time with her son, nieces and nephews. She was the youngest in the family but she had a BIG HEART, very supportive of her family and always checking on them, making sure everyone was doing ok.

Survived by a son: Stephen Casiano Lufkins; her mother: Lydia Derby; a brother: John Derby; sisters: Michelle Casiano, Brittany Casiano, Josey Casiano and Glendean Derby; grandfather: Santos Casiano and other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by her father: Jose Casiano; brother: Jared Goodsell Sr.; her grandmothers: Lucille Derby (who she was named after) and Joséfina Casiano.

Funeral services for Lucille Casiano will be held on Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Community Center in Old Agency Village, South Dakota.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Sharae German, Sheridan Renville, Verlinda Hill, Renae Lufkins and all of her beloved nieces and nephews.

Casket Bearers will be Matthew Goodsell, Joseph Columbus, Troy Goodsell Jr., Jared Goodsell Jr. Logan Huntington, Hazen Cavender, Cody Dumarce, Leslie Goodsell and John Derby.

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

Notice of editorial policy

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

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

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

New kid-safe playgrounds coming to Tribal housing areas

A My Turn Play Systems crew, from West Fargo, ND, has begun construction of a certified kid-safe playground at Barker Hill housing. These are pictures taken a week ago. My Turn built the playground at SWO Memorial Park at Sisseton, and this Barker Hill project is one of four more community housing area playgrounds under construction this spring; others are Long Hollow, Lake Traverse, and Sisseton Housing. Watch for photos showing progress. The plan is to complete the playgrounds by the Fourth of July. Financial support for these projects comes from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Tribe.

Karena Miller is recognized for 20 years of service

Last Monday, May 14th, Karena Miller was surprised at work.

She said, "They surprised me today with a celebration of my 20 years of service to the SWST/SWDN/SWO … and I received the gold (Sisseton-Wahpeton challenge) coin!"

The picture on her cake was also a surprise; someone had found it "from 7th or 8th grade."

Sisseton woman, 21, identified as victim in southeast SD crash

By Barry Amundson

Yankton, SD – the Globe – on May 17, 2018 – A 21-year-old Sisseton woman has been identified as the person who died Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash six miles north of Yankton.

Lucille Casiano, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was airlifted to a Sioux Falls hospital where she was pronounced dead.

She was in a 1998 Ford Explorer northbound on U.S. Highway 81 about 7 p.m. when the driver, Stephen Lufkins, 23, also of Sisseton, failed to stay in his lane and crossed over the centerline into the southbound lane. Lufkins lost control when he swerved after hitting a southbound vehicle. The Explorer went across the southbound lane and into the west ditch where it rolled.

Casiano and Lufkins were not wearing seatbelts and were thrown from the vehicle.

Lufkins suffered serious non-life threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to a Yankton hospital. Charges are pending against him.

Former Tribal Executive sentenced to federal prison for Embezzlement

Defendants prosecuted as part of the Guardians Project, a federal law enforcement initiative to combat corruption, rraud, and abuse in South Dakota

Sioux Falls, SD – May 17, 2018 – United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a former executive board member of the Old Agency District of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe, was sentenced in federal court to 16 months of imprisonment. Barbara Kirk, 66, of Sisseton, South Dakota, was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $100,620, and to serve three years of supervised release following her prison sentence.

According to court documents, beginning on or about January 20, 2011, and continuing through March 9, 2013, in the District of South Dakota and elsewhere, Barbara Kirk and others embezzled, stole, and knowingly converted to their own use, funds from the Old Agency District of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe ("Tribe"), an Indian tribal organization, and aided and abetted each other in doing so. The Old Agency District ("District") is a subdivision of the Tribe.

Kirk, among others, were elected executive board members of the District. During the relevant time period, the District's executive board members were entitled to receive a monthly stipend for their service. From approximately January 2011 through March 2013, Kirk and others stole money from the District by writing checks to themselves for payroll, stipends, assistance, travel, and other miscellaneous reasons. Kirk and her co-defendants stole a total of $360,499 from the District and used the funds for their own purposes.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney's Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann M. Hoffman prosecuted the case.

The case was brought pursuant to the Guardians Project, a federal law enforcement initiative to coordinate efforts between participating agencies, to promote citizen disclosure of public corruption, fraud, and embezzlement involving federal program funds, contracts, and grants, and to hold accountable those who are responsible for adversely affecting those living in South Dakota's Indian country communities. The Guardians Project is another step of federal law enforcement's on-going efforts to increase engagement, coordination, and positive action on behalf of tribal communities. Led by the U.S. Attorney's Office, the participating agencies include: Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Offices of Inspector General for the Departments of Interior, Health and Human Services, Social Security Administration, Agriculture, Transportation, Education, Justice, and Housing and Urban Development; Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division; U.S. Postal Inspector Service; U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General.

For additional information about the Guardians Project, please contact the U.S. Attorney's Office at (605)330-4400. To report a suspected crime, please contact law enforcement at the federal agency's locally listed telephone number.

"Marine Arrogance"

Submitted by Bill Owen

A Marine Sergeant wrote this in response to an Army guy who commented on a Marine Corps site that he was "sick and tired of Marine Arrogance.

This Sergeant said...

I think that's what makes Marines special, if only in our own minds, is that elusive Quality of Esprit de Corps. It's the fact that we are individual Marines. When we wear our uniform, when we hear our Hymn, when we go into battle, we are going with every other Marine who ever wore the uniform.

Standing behind us are the Marines who fought during the birth of our nation. We're standing with the Marines who fought in WWI and gave birth to the legend of the "Teufel Hunden", or "Devil Dogs". We are standing with the Marines who took Iwo and Tarawa and countless other blood soaked islands throughout the Pacific.

We are standing with the "Frozen Chosin" and our beloved Chesty Puller. We are standing with the Marines who battled at Hue City and Khe Sahn and the muddy rice paddies of South East Asia. We are standing with the Marines who fought in Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom and now are fighting in Afghanistan.

Like real brothers, their blood courses through our veins, and when we go into battle, we would rather lay down our lives than be a disappointment to them. We carry on our backs their Legacy, their deaths, and their honor. We carry that for the rest of our lives.

The Marine Corps uniform doesn't come off when our active duty is over. We wear it daily in our attitude and our love of Corps and country. We wear it on our tattoos and our bumper stickers. We wear it on our HEARTS.

It's why no matter where we are in the world, on November 10th, every Marine celebrates the Marine Corps birthday. It's why we'll never be an army of 1, it's why we never stop being Marines. It's why, for most of us, being a Marine isn't something we were...it's something we are.

It's the most important part of who and what we are. Some say we're arrogant. We say we're proud, we have the right to be proud. We are the United States Marines, the most feared and ferocious group of Warriors to walk the face of this earth.

When America's enemies formulate their battle plans, they plan on going around Marine units because they know Damn well that they can't go through them. We are what other branches wish they were.

We are the modern day Spartans. This isn't bragging, it's written in the battle history of our country. When there's a parade and the Marines march by, everyone pays a little more attention. Some say, "arrogance" we call it "PRIDE". It's why, in a crowd of servicemen, you can always spot the Marine. Why are Marines special? I don't know...we just are.

Saepius Exertus             Semper Fidelis               Frater Infinitas

Often tested                  Always Faithful             Brothers Forever

Open letter to the Oyate

The rumors will stop.

Hello, my name is Barbara Kirk.

I was Old Agency District Vice Chairman term 2011-2013. During this time there was a lot of turmoil at the district.

Embezzlement is what us three executives were charged with.

I will be going to prison on the 29th of May. I received 16 months for aiding and abetting my Chairman and Treasurer at that time.

I fought the charges because my name was every check. Not my signature but my name. I was being charged with 450 thousand dollars worth of theft.

No I told the judge, I did not conspire with my 2 leaders of Old Agency District. And I did not sign these checks. The government hired a specialist out of Minnesota and they discovered my signature was forged on a lot of the checks.

However, my 2 leaders of Old Agency were already sentenced and serving time. So they could not be charged with forgery because they were already sentenced.

Also, I worked as District Coordinator receiving a wage and received stipends. I also received the benefits we as district members are entitled to such as education, health, birthday, etc

These things I have been charged with as theft.

The federal court scene was an experience I will never forget.

Another leader from a different district, who was charged and went to prison told me the investigators lie in court. Or they distort what you said as truth. Damn thats true. Things I said were distorted such as. I told these investigators the Standard Operating Procedure for Old Agency District is help yourself, those closest to you, your family, friends, then the rest of the district people.

In court he said I said it's our culture to take first and then help the people. The prosecutor was very insulted by that statement. Crazy … anyway!

Also because all of the district people did not vote for me to be District Coordinator and my 2 leaders made more in wage then I did, I was therefore charged with theft.

I did get the amount down to 100 thousand dollars in theft. Crazy!

The government court categorizes everything. They go by points and my points went down to a 12 and 10 is probation. However, because I fought this charge, the court gets points for my wasting their time so 7 points were added on and it came to 19 thus the 16 month prison time.

I never thought we would degenerate so far down as to what happened at Old Agency. And for that Old Agency District members I apologize.

I truly am sorry for my part in this big deception of the people, including myself. I was called a liar in court by the judge because I did not know my 2 leaders were getting wages also. I felt like fool again! Oh well a hard lesson learned.

I enjoy politics and when I return from prison I will re-enter the scene and advocate for fair and honest practices in the political realm

Hecetu.

Youth, school activities highlights –

Education watch on the Lake Traverse Reservation

Sisseton Wahpeton College announces Spring 2018 Dean's list

The following students have been named to the Dean's List for academic excellence during the Spring 2018 semester at Sisseton Wahpeton College. To earn Dean's List distinction students must have completed a minimum of 12 credits and must have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. An asteris indicates a 4.0 GPA.

Kendra Dawn Hofland - Old Agency District *

Howard L. Redday III - Big Coulee District

Blue C. Grant - Enemy Swim District

Daniel L. Kirk - Old Agency District *

Savannah Lelani Marie Pomani - Enemy Swim District

Thomas D. Flute Jr. - Old Agency District *

Carolyn J. Genia - Long Hollow District

Billy J. Keeble - Old Agency District *

Deborah Kim Anderson - Big Coulee District *

Melissa A. Williams - Enemy Swim District *

Brandilyn L. Franzen - Big Coulee District

Murretta M. Anderson - Enemy Swim District

Keisha R. Kirk - Lake Traverse District

Makayla M. Mathison - Twin Brooks, SD *

Valorie R. Two Hearts - Enemy Swim District *

Emily Cueller - El Paso, TX

Mickala N. Barnett - Enemy Swim District *

David Gene Flanery - Lake City, SD

Nolan Hart - Eagle Bend, MN

Thomas J. German - Lake Traverse District *

Morgan Caroline Okke - Glyndon, MN

Jennifer E. Saul - Old Agency District

Ikiciyuskinpi Owasin! (Congratulations All!)

Congratulations

Spring 2018

FACE Graduates

The FACE program held a graduation ceremony last Friday, May 18th, for 8 student who will be moving on to kindergarten.

Master of Ceremonies was Mr. Tom Wilson with an honor song from Ric Bertsch and the Enemy Swim 5th graders.

Graduation was held in the Enemy Swim Day School Gymnasium.

The theme for Graduation was "Fly little birdies, fly!"

The children were welcomed in to the tune of 3 Little Birds by Bob Marley which was sung by the audience.

The graduates performed their favorite song Zitka Zina in Dakota and English.

Miss Nita Rae read a story to the audience titled "Sarah, Eric and the Baby Bird."

A big Nina Wopida from Teacher Nita Rae to all those who pitched in to help make this graduation a success for the graduates.

ESDS OST fundraiser Carnival

By Rebecca Dargatz

School Community Director

Enemy Swim Day School

The Enemy Swim Day School Community Education Department held their annual Out of School Time (OST) fundraiser Carnival on April 12, 2018.

Attendees participated in carnival games, Bingo, and the Scholastic Book Fair.

ESDS Culture Club served a meal to everyone there.

ESDS holds Springfest!

By Rebecca Dargatz

School Community Director

Enemy Swim Day School

The Enemy Swim Day School Community Education Department hosted Springfest on April 28th.

Those attending participated in lawn games, bubble blowing fun, face painting, crafts, planting, and more!

Congratulations to our students

Submitted by Mary Barse

SWO ET Demo Program

We have had three GED Students successfully complete their GED this last month.

*Jeryen Stevens Cook – Plans on joining the Military.

*Kasey Cloud – Plans to joining the Military.

*Chaunce Peltier- is currently employed at Dakota Magic with future plans.

We are super EXCITED for these students of ours!

Congratulations!

SWO Rodeo Team news

By Jayme Valnes

It is our great privilege to announce, that for a first year program SWC Mustang has a Student Rodeo Athlete making it to the 2018 College National Finals Rodeo.

Coach Valnes has worked hard in helping all of his student athletes in their first rodeo season and 3 of them finished in the top ten in their events.

Lane Kvien and Rich Marone finished 8th in Team Roping and Austin Beaty finished 4th in Saddle Bronc Riding.

The Men's team finished 8th and the Woman's team finished 9th out of 12 Colleges in the Great Plain Region.

Austin Beaty is the first SWC representative to make it to the CNFR held on June 10 through the 16th in Casper, Wyoming.

Congratulation to all of the Mustangs on their hard work this rodeo seasons and look forward to seeing Austin ride out at the finals.

Title VI program honors 2018 graduates

Submitted by Brian GrayBull

May 17, 2018

Our Title VI program honored the graduating seniors from Sisseton High School on Wednesday, May 16th. There were 16 seniors involved with our program and were invited to come receive a gift and to share a meal sponsored by the Title VI board. The graduating seniors include: Taytum Bissonette, Samuel FIneday, Jessa Glynn, Hailey Halfaday, Dion Iyarpeya, Aiden Jones, Kailen Kirk, Kiara LaFromboise, Caleb Renville, Tamarya Renville, Bell Hunter Ryan, Kori Sierras, Hawk Stone, Benjamin Thompson, Halie Williams, and Samuel Williams.

We would like to thank our board Landon LaFromboise, Angel Rouillard, Alexis Monroe (cake), Sheri LaFromboise, Delphine Wanna, Winona Parizo, parent Dale Jones, and Dr. Michelle Greseth for providing the meal. Title VI workers Sarina Budack and Melanie MacConnell for providing the delicious frybread. Last and certainly not least We would like to thank Wahpekute and Londel Seaboy for providing the honor song and the round dance songs.

We also would like to thank the following Sisseton School Superintendent Tammy Meyer and Sisseton School board Members Cory Deutsch and Lenny Wegener for coming and helping us celebrate this very special occasion with the students, we appreciate your support!

We also like to thank Mr. Arnold Williams for coming and being our guest speaker and sharing a story with our students at a moment's notice!

With the retirement of our long-time director Delphine Wanna, our Title VI board has hired Mr. Steve Owen as our new director effective July 2018.

On May 11, 2018 we had an election for the vacant parent board seat and the voters chose Angel Rouillard as our new parent board member. Congratulations to Steve and Angel!!!

It was our pleasure serving the students again this year and we are already looking forward to the upcoming school year!! Enjoy the Summer and we'll see you in August!

Legals

Request for Bids

Requesting sealed proposals for:

Seeking individuals to be a Suicide Prevention Outreach/Case Management Mentor who will work the Tribal Education Department's Wiyukcan ka Ecunpi Project and the Behavioral Health Department. The Suicide Prevention Outreach/Case Management mentor is primarily responsible

for providing comprehensive services designed to support individuals with suicidal ideations. The mentor will also be in charge of creating a safety plan with the assigned individual's family,

friends, and professionals to create a support system and a six week follow up for crisis management plan.

All sealed bids must include and be submitted by May 291h, 2018:

Applicants must submit the following as a part of their proposal:

1. Bio-sketch or resume of academic and professional credentials, technical competence, experience, and expertise.

2. Two References that highlight the applicant's ability to perform the scope of work.

3. Work plan to perform the scope of work delineating deliverables, timelines, costs, roles and functions.

Required Documentation:

1. Statement of qualifications, competence, and capacity to perform the scope of work.

2. Current South Dakota Driver's Licenses and Tribal Licenses.

3. Able to pass background checks.

4. Willing to complete the required trainings, if applicable.

5. Copy of SWO Business License, if proposal is approved.

Contact the Procurement Office for specifications: colletteh@swo-nsn.gov

Please submit sealed proposals to: SWO Procurement Office

Attn: Collette Haase

PO Box 509

Agency Village, SD 57262

By 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

All interested parties acknowledge that any Agreement executed and performed within the Tribe's exclusive jurisdiction is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Tribal Court of Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation. All interested parties acknowledge that they must comply with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Ovate Ordinances: TERO Chapter 59 Requirements, Wage Rates & Compliance Plan; Business License Ordinance Chapter 53 and Tax Ordinance Chapter 67; and Chapter 75 Sex Offender Registration.

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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate

Department of Transportation

12554 BIA Hwy. 711, PO box 509, Agency Village SD 57262

OWENS BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT:

Request for Proposal Notice:

The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Department of Transportation herein gives notice that bid proposals will be accepted for the Owens Bridge Replacement Project, Precast Box Culvert and Approach Grading.

Project Information:

Owen's Bridge structure no. A105 located on BIA Route 121 in the NE1/4 of section 28-T124N-R51W and NW1/4 of section 27-T124N-51W. In Roberts County of the Lake Traverse Reservation, SD.

Statement of Work:

For this project the contractor shall be required to supply all materials (with exception given to Government or tribal furnished items), and equipment to complete the project in accordance with the South Dakota Department of Transportation Standard Specifications for Roads and Bridges, 2015 Edition, and including revisions and supplements to date, if any, are all included with the contract documents by reference. Workmanship and materials shall conform to these SDDOT Specifications.

For Complete RFP, Construction Plans and Specifications contact:

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate, Department of Transportation

Tel. (605) 742-0432

Direct Line (605) 698-8355

Cell (605) 268-1775

E-mail: clifforde@swo-nsn.gov

Proposals will be accepted until 3 pm central time Friday, June 01, 2018 at the address above or via email.

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO: C-18-053-016

IN THE MATTER OF:

CHILSON HOLDINGS INC., Plaintiff,

Vs.

STEVIE DORSCH, Defendant.

NOTICE OF HEARING

Take notice that a hearing will be held at the above named Court, Agency Village, outside the city of Sisseton, County of Roberts, South Dakota, on the of 14th day of JUNE, 2018 at the hour of 10:00 A.M or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Petition describing the matter.

Dated this 7th day of May, 2018.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT

/s/ BJ Jones, TRIBAL COURT JUDGE

ATTEST: Eileen Pfeiffer, Clerk of Courts

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE: D-18-531-352

IN THE MATTER OF THE CHANGE

OF NAME OF:

COLLEEN EASTMAN,

Petitioner.

ORDER AND NOTICE OF

HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Petitioner's request for a change of name from COLLEEN EASTMAN to COLLEEN HIS MANY LIGHTNINGS shall be heard before the Honorable Michael Swallow, Judge of Tribal Court, in the Courtroom of the Sisseton Wahpeton Tribal Court at Agency Village, South Dakota at 11:30 A.M. on the 14th day of JUNE, 2018.

Dated this 14th day of May, 2018.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ B.J. Jones, CHIEF JUDGE

ATTEST:

E. Pfeiffer, CLERK OF COURTS

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE: D-18-530-351

IN THE MATTER OF THE CHANGE

OF NAME OF:

NEHEMIAH NECONISH, Minor Child,

And concerning:

SHADOW NECONISH, Petitioner.

ORDER AND NOTICE OF

HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Petitioner's request for a change of name from NEHEMIAH LIAM NECONISH to NEHEMIAH LIAM HIS MANY LIGHTNINGS shall be heard before the Honorable Michael Swallow, Judge of Tribal Court, in the Courtroom of the Sisseton Wahpeton Tribal Court at Agency Village, South Dakota at 10:30 A.M. on the 14th day of JUNE, 2018.

 

Dated this 14th day of May, 2018.

BY ORDER OF THE COURT:

/s/ B.J. Jones, CHIEF JUDGE

ATTEST:

E. Pfeiffer, CLERK OF COURTS

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE: D-18-529-350

IN THE MATTER OF THE CHANGE

OF NAME OF:

SHADOW NECONISH, Petitioner.

ORDER AND NOTICE OF

HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Petitioner's request for a change of name from SHADOW COLE NECONISH to SHADOW COLE HIS MANY LIGHTNINGS shall be heard before the Honorable Michael Swallow, Judge of Tribal Court, in the Courtroom of the Sisseton Wahpeton Tribal Court at Agency Village, South Dakota at 11:00 A.M. on the 14th day of JUNE, 2018.

Dated this 14th day of May, 2018.

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- 05-477

SWOCSE/ Amanda Adams, PLAINTIFF

VS.

ERIN EASTMAN, 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 May, 2018 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 SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 27th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 09-018

SWOCSE/ Elissa Adams, PLAINTIFF

VS.

ERIN EASTMAN, 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 May, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Dated this 27th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 10-009

SWOCSE/ Elliot Barse, PLAINTIFF

VS.

ERIN EASTMAN, 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 23rd day of May, 2018 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 SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 27th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 14-104

SWOCSE/ TANF/Jennifer Adams, PLAINTIFF

VS.

ERIN EASTMAN, 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 23rd day of May, 2018 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 SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 27th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 08-072

SWOCSE/ TANF/Jolene Barse, PLAINTIFF

VS.

ERIN EASTMAN, 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 23rd day of May, 2018 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 SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 27th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 08-283

SWOCSE/ TANF/Jacqueline DeMarrias, PLAINTIFF

VS.

ERIN EASTMAN, 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 23rd day of May, 2018 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 SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 27th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 10-079

SWOCSE/ Derek Bagola, 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 23rd day of May, 2018 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 SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 27th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 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 23rd day of May, 2018 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 SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 27th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 04-019

SWOCSE/ Ursula Kirk, PLAINTIFF

VS.

JEREMY 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 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 May, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Dated this 28th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 05-496

SWOCSE/ Donnette Red Bear, PLAINTIFF

VS.

MARCELLA EAGLE, 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 May, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Dated this 28th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 07-126

SWOCSE/ Brenda King, PLAINTIFF

VS.

AMANDA EASTMAN, 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 May, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Dated this 28th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 08-076

SWOCSE/ Dina Owen, PLAINTIFF

VS.

RUBY EASTMAN, 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 May, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Dated this 28th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I- 14-051

SWOCSE/ Donita Goodsell, PLAINTIFF

VS.

RUBY EASTMAN, 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 May, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Dated this 28th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 14-218

SWOCSE/ Mary Jo Keeble, PLAINTIFF

VS.

WILFRED FAYANT JR., DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Show Cause for Failure to Pay Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 22nd day of May, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Dated this 28th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 03-054

SWOCSE/ Billie Lufkins, PLAINTIFF

VS.

WAYNE GERMAN, Jr., DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Show Cause for Failure to Pay Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 22nd day of May, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Dated this 28th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 00-161

SWOCSE/ Vanessa Driver, PLAINTIFF

VS.

EDWARD HALBERT, 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 May, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Dated this 28th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 12-027

SWOCSE/ Darrel Renville, PLAINTIFF

VS.

THERESA HAWK, 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 May, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Dated this 28th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 09-115

SWOCSE/ Rita Finley, PLAINTIFF

VS.

JESSICA MURPHY, 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 May, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Dated this 28th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 09-114

SWOCSE/ Rita Finley, PLAINTIFF

VS.

JARED REDDAY, 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 May, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Dated this 28th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 14-094

SWOCSE/ Christine Hill, PLAINTIFF

VS.

CAMERON ROSS, 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 May, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Dated this 28th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 03-283

SWOCSE/ Erica Contreras, PLAINTIFF

VS.

TRAVIS 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 May, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Dated this 28th day of March, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 06-195

SWOCSE/ Michelle Casiano, PLAINTIFF

VS.

CONWAY KAMPESKA, 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 21st day of May, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Dated this 18th day of April, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 14-076

SWOCSE/ Carisa Kampeska, PLAINTIFF

VS.

CONWAY KAMPESKA, 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 21st day of May, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Dated this 18th day of April, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 13-098

SWOCSE/ Winona White, PLAINTIFF

VS.

CONWAY KAMPESKA, 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 21st day of May, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Dated this 18th day of April, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I- 18-075

SWOCSE/ SD/ Ashley Olson, PLAINTIFF

VS.

TAYLOR SHEPHERD, 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 22nd day of May, 2018 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 SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Complaint describing the matter.

Dated this 19th day of April, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 07-153

SWOCSE/ Selana Johnson, PLAINTIFF

VS.

DELANO DUMARCE, 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 21st day of May, 2018 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 SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 20th day of April, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 09-030

SWOCSE/ Ursula Eagle, PLAINTIFF

VS.

WILLIAM FELIX, 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 21st day of May, 2018 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 SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 20th day of April, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I- 18-061

SWOCSE/ Doreen Hill, PLAINTIFF

VS.

TYRELL BULLBEAR, 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 23rd day of May, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Dated this 20th day of April, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I- 13-195

SWOCSE/ Dana Krump, PLAINTIFF

VS.

LEEANNA HOLMAN, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Show Cause for Failure to Pay Child Support and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 23rd day of May, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Dated this 20th day of April, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. I- 07-050

SWOCSE/ Tonya Jackson, PLAINTIFF

VS.

AUDIE SWIFTBIRD, 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 23rd day of May, 2018 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

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

Dated this 20th day of April, 2018

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Michael T. Swallow, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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Science Instructor.

Sisseton Wahpeton College has a full-time opening for a Science Instructor. As a faculty member, this position will perform instruction-related duties and responsibilities in accordance with the mission statement and policies and procedures of SWC. Applicant must be willing and able to instruct such courses as chemistry, biology, physics, anatomy, and zoology. Requirements are a Master's degree in Science and previous teaching experience. Visit our website www.swc.tc for a complete job description and the application process or contact the HR office 605-698-3966, ext. 1118. Open until May 31, 2018.

Athletic Director/Women's Basketball Coach.

The Sisseton Wahpeton College has an opening for an Athletic Director/Women's Basketball Coach. This position will coach the National Championship Women's basketball team, and serve as the Athletic Director responsible for all athletic programs, recruitment, retention of student athletes, and related activities. This position will also teach at least two courses. All faculty members perform instruction-related duties and responsibilities in accordance with the mission statement and policies and procedures of SWC. Position requirements are: Master's degree, highly prefer a master's degree in science, kinesiology, biology or related field. College coaching experience, and college teaching experience preferred. Visit our website www.swc.tc for a complete job description and application or contact the HR office at 605-698-3966, ext. 1118. Position closes at 4:30 p.m. on June 1, 2018.

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Dakota Magic Casino

Job Openings

C-Store Department:

Clerk (2 Full-Time) Day, Swing

Count Department:

Team Member (5 Full-Time) 3:00 am to finish

Hotel Department:

Front Desk Clerk (2 Full-Time) Rotating

Smoke/Gift shop Department:

Clerk (2 Full-Time) Day, Swing

Supervisor (Full-Time) Swing

Slots Department:

Technician (Full-Time) Graveyard

Table Games Department:

Dealer (3 Full-Time or Part-Time) as needed

No experience required, will train

Closing Date: May 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Starting Wage: D.O.E.

High School Diploma or GED required for most positions

Two identifications documents required upon hire

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

 

Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel

Job Openings

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

SURVEILLANCE: SURVEILLANCE OBSERVER (1 Full- Time) ROTATING.

GENERAL FUNCTION: Responsible for monitoring table games, slot activity, casino cage transactions, hard and soft count procedures, as well as, all other non-gaming areas throughout the casino.

REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. Ability to handle diverse situations and or people. Must work all shifts. (Day, Swing, Graveyard) Weekends and Holidays. Shifts will rotate every 3 months. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Able to sit for long periods of time in a cool environment. Must obtain a Key Gaming License upon hire.

This position will close on May 24, 2018 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):

TABLE GAMES:

FLOORPERSON (1 Full-Time) Rotating. GENERAL FUNCTION: Must supervise all games and employees to ensure that the department is operating in compliance with all casino, tribal, state, and federal regulations. Must stay in close communications with supervisor and management on all issues.

REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. Minimum one year blackjack experience. Effective communication skills. Ability to handle diverse situations and/or people. Must be able to stand for 2 to 4 hours at a time. Must demonstrate excellent attendance practices. Must obtain a key gaming license.

BLACKJACK DEALER (2 Full-Time) Rotating & On Call as needed. GENERAL FUNCTION: To deal the assigned game in accordance with all applicable policies and procedures as stated in the Dakota Sioux Casino Dealer's Manual. Pay winnings or collect losing bets as established by the rules and procedures of a specific game.

REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. Experience preferred but not necessary, will provide training. Knowledge of arithmetic, demonstrate effective communication skills, Must be able to work any/all shifts. Must be willing to work 8+ hours if needed. Must be able to stand for long periods of time (1 to 2 hours at a time). Must demonstrate excellent attendance practices and customer service skills. Using mathematics to solve problems. Must obtain a Key Gaming License.

These positions will close on May 24, 2018 at 4pm.

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):

FACILITIES: MAINTENANCE (1 FULL TIME). GENERAL FUNCTION: Maintain the Casino building and grounds to provide a neat, safe, and clean environment.

REQUIREMENTS: Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent. Possess carpenter, electrical, or plumbing abilities. Knowledge in general maintenance repair. Must have necessary tools to complete work orders. Must have valid driver's license. Ability to work any or all shifts. Must be able to do moderate amounts of lifting and climbing. Will be required to obtain a Non Gaming license upon hire. Must be 21 years of age.

This position will close on May 24, 2018 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.

 

Job Openings

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

HOTEL:

HOUSEKEEPING (1 Full-Time). GENERAL FUNCTION: Clean rooms, halls, restrooms, elevators and stairways according to standards.

REQUIREMENTS: 1-3 months related experience. Able to occasionally lift or move up to 25 lbs. Must obtain Non-Gaming license upon hire.

SERVICES CLERK "Shuttle Driver" (1 Full-Time) Various shifts/weekends

GENERAL FUNCTION: Provides services to guests of hotel and/or casino which include: bellhop duties, coat check duties, and shuttle driver.

REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or G.E.D. preferred. Must have good customer service skills. Ability to communicate verbally. Ability to handle diverse situations and/or people. Must obtain Non-Gaming license upon hire. Must have valid driver's license. Ability to lift 75lbs. Standing, bending, stooping and reaching. Available to work weekends and late nights. Exposure to outside weather conditions.

These positions will close on May 24, 2018 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 Connection Casino

Job Openings

Position: Restaurant Manager

Qualifications: Must have a high school diploma/GED, a graduate of Culinary Arts School is preferred. At least 5 years previous supervisory experience, 5 years cooking experience and 3 years food supervisory experience is required. Applicants should have excellent leadership, organizational and motivational skills, communications skills (oral and written), customer service skills, and comprehensive knowledge of food products and cost of sales, conflict resolution skills, computer program skills, the ability to work closely with other departments and the ability to work flexible hours. Must have a telephone within 30 days of hire and must be able to obtain a Non-Gaming License upon hire.

Opening Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018

Closing Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 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

 
 

 

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