PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations hosted the State-Tribal Relations Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. This year’s focus was on public safety.
“The safety of South Dakota citizens is one of the most important subjects we can address,” said Secretary LaPlante. “This special event is designed to provide tribal and state leaders with an opportunity to learn about each other and to exchange ideas that can lead to improved intergovernmental relations.”
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The Annual Meeting to order at 6:50 PM in Harry’s Hall following a meal prepared and organized by Cody Birkeland and Dale Henderson.
Chief Brooks opened the Annual Meeting with a welcome and appreciation for coming out on such a cold evening (nine below and getting colder).
The Cheyenne Eagle Butte Lady Braves’ season came to an end on Thursday night after narrowly losing to the Chamberlain Lady Cubs in the Region 6A semifinal 55-53.
Free throws and fouls were the major factor in the game where Chamberlain was at the line more than three times as much as C-EB connecting 20 of 27. On the other end of the court, C-EB was at the line just eight times making four. C-EB finished the game with 21 fouls to Chamberlain’s 13.
Robert W. Sands, Vietnam Veteran, and formerly of Eagle Butte, SD, entered the Spiritual World on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at the Banner-Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, A.Z.
He is survived by his wife Kathy Sands of Winslow, A.Z.; one son, Benjamin Sands, of Chinle, A.Z.; two daughters: Carla Bia of Chinle and Roberta Sands of Queen Creek, A.Z. Three brothers: Steve Brown Wolf and Clem White Dog of Eagle Buttte and three sisters: Darla Strong Heart, Colleen Brown Wolf and Connie LeBeau of Eagle Butte. Also he survived by 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
A one night wake began at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 7, 2014, at the Johnson Cultural Center at Eagle Butte, S.D. Funeral Services began at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 8, at the Johnson Cultural Center, with Mr. Robert Charging Eagle officiating. Burial follow ed at Ascension Cemetery at Black Foot, S.D.
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Funeral arrangements haven been entrusted with Rooks Funeral Home of Eagle Butte, SD.
Funeral services for Dorothy Miner, 83, of White Horse, S.D., was Saturday, March 8, at 1:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, White Horse. Burial followed at the church cemetery under the direction of Stout Family Funeral Home, Mobridge. They met at the White Horse Jct. off BIA Road 3 at 5:00 p.m. Friday to proceed to the church for wake services beginning at 7:00 p.m. Dorothy entered the spirit world March 1, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Mobridge.
Mass of Christian Burial for Charlotte Lawrence, 95 of WhiteHorse was at 10 a.m. MT, Friday, February 28, 2014, at All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte. Burial was at St. Theresa Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation began Thursday at 6 p.m. with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at the church. Charlotte passed away February 24, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Mobridge.
Charlotte (Rousseau) Lawrence, Win Cante’ Waste, Good Hearted Woman, was born on February 4, 1919, at Cheyenne River Agency, S.D. to Francis and Molly (Traversie) Rousseau. She grew up in the White Horse, S.D. area until April 2012 when she moved to the Mobridge Golden Living Center and resided there until the time of her death. She attended Stephan Catholic Boarding School until the 11th grade, then graduated from Cheyenne River Agency Boarding School in 1938.
Charlotte married Clarence Lawrence on February 16, 1940, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Whitehorse. They were soon blessed with the births of their children, Clarence “Pepsi”, Justin, Roger, Paul, Richard, Arlyn, Patricia and Marty. Charlotte worked for the White Horse Headstart as a cook and then for the South Dakota Extension Office. She enjoyed working with families and reminiscing about the days she worked with the extension program. She retired in 1982 to be a full-time rancher’s wife. Clarence and Charlotte loved their ranch and the fulfilling life it brought.
Charlotte was known to many as a very knowledgeable homemaker. A person never needed the internet or history book when Charlotte was around. If you had a question about baking, cooking, knitting, sewing, gardening, canning or any other household question, she knew the answer. Many days, she would receive phone calls from family members or friends asking questions on how to bake or cook something. Card games were one of her favorite past times; she would play a competitive cribbage game with anyone who was willing to try and loved playing the card game “golf” with a large group of friends and family, although whomever sat next to her, had a tendency to win. The grandkids and nieces all wanted to sit next to grandma. Clarence and Charlotte loved to watch rodeos, often they had a son or grandchild participating. Some of their quiet enjoyable times were sitting on their deck with each other in the evening just enjoying the outdoors. She loved each of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren dearly and enjoyed chatting with them as often as possible.
Charlotte was a woman of very strong faith; she always offered prayers to whoever needed them. She was member of St. Theresa Catholic Church her entire life. She was known for baking bread for the Holy Thursday mass every year.
Charlotte is survived by seven children, Justin (Jenny) Lawrence of White Horse, SD; Roger (Mona) Lawrence of Parade, SD; Paul (Jolene) Lawrence of Eagle Butte, SD; Richard (Lisa) Lawrence of Parade, SD; Arlyn (Cheryl) Lawrence of Promise, SD; Pat Lawrence of White Horse, SD; Marty (Monica) Lawrence of White Horse, SD; daughter-in-law, Tootsie Lawrence of Mobridge; sister, Becky Bear of Denver, CO, three sisters-in-law, Melda Lee of Lewiston, CA; Mae LeBeau of Box Elder, SD; and Wanda Warren of Redding, CA; thirty grandchildren, eight three great grandchildren, and fourteen great great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and Godchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, son, Pepsi, daughter-in-law, Betty Lawrence, grandson, Shannon Lawrence, granddaughter-in-law, Leva Lawrence, two infant grandchildren, parents, Francis and Molly Rousseau, two brothers, Joe Bush Rousseau and Narcisse Rousseau, sisters, Ester Bentley, Delphine Lawrence, Jenny Nelson, and Margaret Avery.
“Charlotte was like a flower wherever she was planted she bloomed”
Cordelia Iron Lighting Dupris Wayang Hipi Win “Came to See Her” was born January 27, 1923, in the Fox Ridge area south of Eagle Butte, S.D., to Grant Sr. and Mollie (High Elk) Iron Lighting.
Cordelia attended public school in rural Ziebach County at the Butler Day School, she attended the school until the 5th grade. She attended the Cheyenne River Agency Boarding School through 11th grade.
Cordelia married Wilmar Dupris, Sr. on September 28, 1942. They took residence in Iron Lighting until the later 50’s when they moved to the John Stoval Ranch located up the Moreau River near Flintrock Creek.
Wilmar and Cordelia had ten children: Barbara, Wilma Romona (deceased), Douglas, Casey (deceased), Kermit, Wilmer Jr., Dana, Jacaqueline Marie (deceased) Carol and Constance.
Cordelia was a step-mother to David “Bud” Dupris (deceased). Cordelia’s siblings are Florence Lafferty, Caroline Cook- Fiddler, Delores Harfield, Amy Curley, Veronica Iron Lighting, John, Peter and Grant Jr. “Sonny” and Dale.
In 1974, she was employed as a nurse’s aid at the local I.H.S. hospital and worked in some capacity until retiring in 1988. After retiring, Cordelia learned how to do bead work from Andrea Rave and was soon noted for her sunburst pattern coin purses, medallions and bolo ties.
Cordelia is the grandma to 40 tokojas, 89 great grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In addition, to this she at sometime, cared for a total of 72 nieces and nephews.
Cordelia is a member of the “Winyan Omniciye”, a woman’s organizations, American Legion Auxiliary Post 191, North American Indian Woman’s Association and was a loyal supporter of Veteran’s Organizations. Cordelia was chosen NAIWA “Woman of the Year” in 1997 for her dedication and commitment to promoting and strengthening awareness to many people.
Cordelia’s belief in the Lakota tradition held firm when she completed the “hunka” process of adopting some special children: Susie Payne, Stephen Smith, Lloyd “Dana” Jensen (deceased) and John Bachman. She was a very special mother, aunt and grandmother to many people.
Cordelia lost her husband, Wilmer Sr. on January 24, 1996, after 53 years of marriage. She lost four children: Wilma Ramona, who died as an infant; Jacqueline Marie on February 2, 1968; David “Bud” on August 21, 2004; and Casey “Big Casey” on July 22, 2007. Cordelia lost a daughter-in-law Veltina Dupris recently on January 22, 2014.
Cordelia passed away at approximately 2:00 a.m. on February 12, 2014, surrounded by family.
Cordelia is survived by her sister Veronica Iron Lighting of Eagle Butte; sons: Douglas (Eleanor) and Dana (Wynema) both of Iron Lighting; Kermit (Nancy) of Eagle Butte and Wilmer “Fred” of Ft. Yates, N.D.; John (Lily) Bachman of Eagle Butte, and Stephen (Sarah ) Smith of Buffalo, N.Y.; daughters; Barbara Dupris of Iron Lighting; Carol (Tom) Knight and Constance of Eagle Butte; and Susie (Steve) Payne of Sturgis.
Wake services were held on Sunday, February 16, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, in Eagle Butte, S.D. Funeral services were held of February 17, 2014, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte at 10:00 a.m. by Father David Hussey, Father Les Campbell. Interment was at the D Family Cemetery in Iron Lighting, South Dakota.