Western Sky at CRST Council Clip One


On October 9, 2013, at 2:30 p.m., the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe heard testimony from employees and supporters, as well as a few non-supporters, of Western Sky and about the owner Butch Webb.

The following series of videos are from October 9 from 2:30 p.m. and on to almost 8:30 p.m. minus over two hours of Executive Session. They are raw, meaning we have not edited them for content or sound bites. These images and sound are a bit rough, but we hope the video will be of use to the readers of the West River Eagle.

Our usual newspaper coverage will be in next week’s paper.

Please be courteous in commenting on YouTube. We reserve the right to delete anything that amounts to hate speech. Thank you. Wopila.

Courtesy note: An issue was raised by a tribal elder (which you can hear in this clip) about the videotaping being done by someone not on our staff. We ourselves wanted to only videotape that which was said for the benefit of the public meeting. We did take photos of the crowd, as we have in the past and have had permission to do. We would also refer to the American Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968 regarding freedom of speech and the press in Indian Country.

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Most recent Eagle Butte Special City Council Meeting held on April 23, 2014. Recording is of the entire open session excluding executive session. Action taken was to restate and re-approve three motions made at the April 9, 2014 session. Approved to move ahead with main street water main replacement project and to open it up to bids. Most recent regular Eagle Butte City Council Meeting on April 9, 2014. Recording records entire meeting excluding a one-hour executive session. Top action taken: approved Tuesday's Ward II election results; rescinded February council action reducing Mayor salary, putting it back to what it was prior to action; appointed Verzella LaPlante Mayor; appointed Tyson LaPlante to fill Ward II seat. Most recent Dupree City Council meeting held on Monday, April 7, 2014. Most recent regular Dupree City Council Meeting held on March 3, 2014. Recording starts shortly after meeting was called to order and runs entire length of meeting. Main discussion points included city streets and the upcoming April election.


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