Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Mike Faith is encouraging cooperation between Native Americans and state government after a year of tension with Gov. Kristi Noem over measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The state has seen 1,614 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began, according to the Department of Health. One of the latest victims was in their 40s, three in their 60s, four in their 70s, and two over the age of 80.
A national conversation has arisen in recent weeks about the role of social media in our civic and political life. This has been largely sparked by President Donald Trump’s removal from Twitter -- with the company citing violations in community standards, along with fears that the President’s rhetoric could incite further violence following the takeover of the U.S. Capitol last week.
The Landback campaign launched on Native American and Indigenous People’s day in 2020 and although Camp Mni Luzahan falls under NDN Collective’s racial equity campaign, it goes hand in hand with the Landback call to action.
The National Weather Service and state Department of Environment and Natural has issued an air quality alert for dust for Rapid City, west of The Gap, effective from 6 p.m. Wednesday until noon Friday.