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  • Sculptures in works for 'Dakota 38' warriors

    Christina Rose|Updated Jul 27, 2013

    MANKATO, MN—The challenge is on to match names and photos with each one of the Dakota 38, plus the two who were hanged later. When Larry Redwing, enrolled Santee, was a little boy, he lay with his head in his grandmother’s lap. While she ran her fingers through his hair, she told Larry about her own grandmother, who was made to watch the hanging of her husband while the townspeople cheered and yelled. The starving Santee had finally revolted against their oppressors and att...

  • Cheyenne River student is NASA Ambassador

    Christina Rose|Updated May 25, 2013

    RAPID CITY, SD—Winning singing contests, art contests, being a model and an accomplished hoop dancer might be enough for some, but not for Delaena Rae Uses Knife, 27, of Eagle Butte, SD, who fully intends to reach her dream of becoming an astrophysicist. Uses Knife is looking forward to a summer internship with NASA and she has also been named one of five of South Dakota’s NASA Ambassadors. “It’s a surreal moment for me,” Uses Knife said. “A NASA Student Ambassador...

  • From challenges to commitment, students talk about the National Guard

    Christina Rose|Updated May 25, 2013

    RAPID CITY, SD—Back in the days of the Viet Nam War, a kid who got into trouble could choose to go into the military or go to jail. Today that choice is no longer an option. According to US Army National Guard Sergeant First Class Richard Kirkpatrick, “Today we want the better people. We want the people who are there because they want to be.” Some of the youngest recruits join as a way to pay for college while learning a skill, and yet others are just looking to live a better...

  • Distant Thunder rumbles into New York theatre scene

    Christina Rose|Updated Mar 17, 2013

    For the many people that were disconnected from their culture, whether through boarding schools, adoption or a multitude of other reasons, a play is in development by professional Broadway actors with a full Native cast and input from the Blackfoot Tribe in Montana. The first reading of the show was done at “Native Voices at the Autry” in Los Angeles, a workshop where Indigenous people throughout the country participate in the development of Native theatre projects. Acc...

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