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The Rev. Dr. Howard and Barbara Hart
May 2, 2012
Crow Creek official convicted of felony
PIERRE -- A member of the Crow Creek Tribal Council pleaded guilty Monday in federal court at Pierre to misprision of a felony. Loren "Rocky" Fallis, 58, of Fort Thompson, is scheduled to be sentenced in July for concealing information from authorities investigating a bribery...
May 2, 2012 - 7:35am
April 25, 2012
Big Eagle appeals conviction
PIERRE -- The appeal of a former Crow Creek Sioux tribal chairman sentenced to three years in prison for bribery and accepting kickbacks should...
April 25, 2012 - 7:33am
Hearing set to allow Native American Telecom to operate at Fort Thompson
PIERRE -- The state Public Utilities Commission refused to grant a certificate of authority Tuesday for Native American Telecom. The commission will instead proceed to a hearing, starting June 7, on whether the company should be allowed to legally offer local exchange and interexchange...
April 25, 2012 - 7:22am
April 23, 2012
Sazue re-elected as Crow Creek chairman
FORT THOMPSON -- A former Crow Creek tribal leader has regained his position of power on the reservation. Brandon Sazue Sr. was elected tribal...
April 23, 2012 - 11:16pm
April 15, 2012
New community center on Crow Creek reservation designed to give hope to youth
FORT THOMPSON -- Resiliency, revitalization and reconciliation. These are the three values South Dakota Secretary of Tribal Relations J.R. LaPlante...
April 15, 2012 - 5:29pm
January 12, 2012
Crow Creek official charged with bribery; trial set
FORT THOMPSON -- A Crow Creek tribal council and school board member pleaded not guilty Jan. 4 to a December indictment for misprision of a felony and making a false statement. Loren "Rocky" Fallis, 58, of Fort Thompson, allegedly hid information from authorities that he knew a...
January 12, 2012 - 3:58am
November 30, 2011
Former Crow Creek leader Big Eagle to be sentenced for bribery
PIERRE (AP) -- Former Crow Creek Tribal Chairman Duane Big Eagle is being sentenced Wednesday on bribery and conspiracy convictions for his role in a scheme that rewarded tribal officials for giving construction companies contracts for new buildings at the tribe's school in central...
November 30, 2011 - 7:50am
November 4, 2011
Harvest Initiative and Hunkpati Investments: Stirring up economic development on the Crow Creek reservation
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article appeared in the October 2011 issue of Community Dividend, a community development periodical from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. FORT THOMPSON -- Starting in 2008, residents of the Crow Creek Indian reservation and some apparently unlikely...
November 4, 2011 - 1:41pm
September 3, 2011
In wake of corruption, Crow Creek soldiers on
FORT THOMPSON -- Peter Lengkeek is well aware of the problems, many self-inflicted, that have plagued the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe in recent years....
September 3, 2011 - 7:55am
August 17, 2011
New Crow Creek chairman elected
FORT THOMPSON -- Wilfred Keeble was elected as Crow Creek tribal chairman last week. Keeble was named interim chairman after then-chairman Duane Big Eagle was found guilty in federal court two weeks ago on bribery and conspiracy charges. Keeble was unanimously elected...
August 17, 2011 - 11:26am
August 8, 2011
MERCER: Bribes, lies and debt - Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is a disaster
PIERRE -- The federal corruption investigation at the Crow Creek reservation didn't go far enough. The bribery and conspiracy trial of tribal chairman Duane Big Eagle was a window into the financial mess there. During the trial, former chairman Lester Thompson Jr. testified that...
August 8, 2011 - 5:54am
August 4, 2011
Crow Creek chairman's corruption trial ends today, likely without his testimony
PIERRE -- Federal prosecutors finished presenting their case Wednesday in the bribery and conspiracy trial of Crow Creek Sioux tribal chairman...
August 4, 2011 - 12:51am
August 2, 2011
Tribal Chairman Big Eagle's trial gets under way
PIERRE -- Tribal chairman Duane Dale Big Eagle went on trial before a federal jury on four counts of bribery and conspiracy Monday. Big Eagle...
August 2, 2011 - 12:35am
January 7, 2011
Leaders at Crow Creek attempt to stem rash of suicides
FORT THOMPSON -- The Crow Creek tribal chairman is seeking assistance from outside agencies to stem a recent rise in suicides and attempted suicides on his central South Dakota reservation, and a suicide task force has been created as a result. Two young mothers died the week of...
January 7, 2011 - 1:33pm
December 13, 2010
They ride to remember the 38 who were hanged
The snow fell and the wind blew, but the weather wasn't enough to halt a dozen horse riders focused on honoring men killed in the largest mass...
December 13, 2010 - 8:12am