Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Featured, News

Off-Reservation Companies Disgrace Native Man’s Burial

Off-Reservation Companies Disgrace Native Man’s Burial

Fort Yates, ND (Standing Rock Indian Reservation) The Family of Arnold Walker (Deceased) entrusted the funeral service arrangements to DaWise-Perry Funeral Home in Mandan, ND. DaWise-Perry is a funeral contractor doing business on the Standing Rock Reservation. Nacole Walker (daughter of deceased) stated that upon their initial visit to DaWise-Perry the intake person and secretary had treated the family with respect. Later, the owner of DaWise-Perry came into a meeting with the family and asked them about the services relating to the funeral. The owner of DaWise-Perry informed the family that he wouldn’t be there because he was going on vacation. The owner of DaWise-Perry then stated to the family that if he wasn’t able to get ahold of Tony [who performs services on Standing Rock for DaWise-Perry] he wanted to know if the family had a van. The family said they did not have a van but they had trucks. The owner said that trucks wouldn’t work, that it would need to be enclosed. This confused the family...

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Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Featured, News

Should Lakota Nation Welcome Rainbow Family -Chase Iron Eyes

Should Lakota Nation Welcome Rainbow Family -Chase Iron Eyes

The Rainbow Family of Living Light could possibly gather in the Black Hills in one month. Lakota Nation citizens, Black Hills Forest Service officials and other Black Hills locals have expressed concern over the group’s past record in some Rainbow Family leaving their 10 to 24 day campgrounds trashed, using drugs, displaying nudity, and have pointed to two people ending up dead as a result of their travels to the gathering; sounds like the Sturgis Biker Rally every year but that aint none of my business. There are estimates of 8,000 to 20,000 Rainbow Gatherers at past events. There are Lakota declaring that they will physically stop the Rainbow Gatherers from coming into the Black Hills. The Forest Service is treating the event like a natural disaster with an incident command center to handle the gathering. I was made aware of claims that the Rainbow Family is stating that I, Chase Iron Eyes, gave them permission to gather in the Black Hills. There are a couple reasons why this...

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Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Featured, News

Man Assaults Native Kids, Charged with Disorderly Conduct in Rapid City

Man Assaults Native Kids, Charged with Disorderly Conduct in Rapid City

Rapid City, SD Rapid City Attorney has announced he has charged Trace O’Connell (Phillip, SD) with Disorderly Conduct. Mr. O’Connell is the fine gentleman who, while drunk, taunted and racially assaulted several Native American children at a Pro-Hockey Game at the Rapid City Civic Center by spraying beer on them and shouting “Go Back to the Rez” and possibly other racially motivated attacks against any number of the reported 57 American Horse students who were there as a reward for good behavior and academic achievement. O’Connell did not act alone according to an eye-witness. Native Americans are expected to just let this piss collect and roll off their backs. A march and rally is taking place Feb.26, 2015 in Rapid City to bring attention to these injustices. All Relations Community March Against Racism on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/645627878898816/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1 Disorderly Conduct is not going to suffice. There needs to be a charge, an element of which includes or relates to the racially motivated nature of this crime even if that charge(s) should come from the SD U.S. Attorney’s office. O’Connell must be arrested, he must sit in jail,...

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Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Featured, News

Native Children Racially Assaulted During Hockey Game. by Karin Eagle

Native Children Racially Assaulted During Hockey Game. by Karin Eagle

RAPID CITY—An assault on a group of Lakota children from the Pine Ridge Reservation has gone virtually unnoticed by the local media in Rapid City; Native media sources have stepped in to correct the blanket of silence following this incident that occurred in the already racially tense community. Students, staff and chaperons from the American Horse School in Allen traveled to Rapid City on Saturday January 24 to attend a Rapid City Rush game. The Rush is the local ECHL hockey team, housed at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The trip was an incentive trip that the students had earned through an after school program called the 21st Century Club. One of the chaperons was a parent of one of the students; it was his first time attending a hockey game along with several of the students.  “I went along to help chaperons, “ said Justin Poor Bear,”the smiles I saw on their (the students) faces was priceless.” According to Poor Bear the group from the school were seated below...

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Posted by on Jan 17, 2015 in Featured, News

Rapid City Cop Cleared in 5-shot Killing of Native American

Rapid City Cop Cleared in 5-shot Killing of Native American

Allen Locke did not deserve to die. Today, Jan. 16, 2015, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) released the results of its investigation into the murder of Allen Locke. The killing happened Dec. 20, 2015 after police were called to Lakota Homes (a majority Native housing development) to remove an intoxicated Allen Locke. LRI interviewed one eye witness whose version of events is not consistent with what is being reported by mainstream South Dakota media and what is in the DCI report. The DCI reports that Allen Locke raised an 8 inch knife and exclaimed, “it is a good day to die” while advancing toward Rapid City Police Officer Anthony Meirose, an officer who’s Facebook posts indicated an extreme willingness to profile low-income individuals  (Lakota homes is a low-income eligible neighborhood) as well as showing a proclivity toward using violence against human beings in his capacity as a cop (look at end of article for the screen shots of those posts the officer shared that went viral)....

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