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Marcus Bird Horse Support Letter

Dear Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council,

The Atlanta Braves are hosting their third annual Native American All-Star Showcase from June 7-9 at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia. This prestigious event assembles the top 50 Native American baseball players from tribes across Indian Country. Athletes who are selected, following a rigorous application and film analysis process, will partake in a professional-style workout conducted by Marquis Grissom’s skill development group on June 8. This will be followed by the nine-inning showcase game on June 9, held on the very field where the Atlanta Braves play. This event presents a remarkable opportunity for Native American athletes aspiring to play baseball at the collegiate level, providing them the chance to be noticed by college and professional scouts in attendance.

I am proud to inform you that my son, Marcus Bird Horse, a junior at Mandan High School and an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, has been selected to participate in this showcase as both a pitcher and utility player. Marcus has demonstrated a deep commitment to baseball from a young age, progressing through various levels of the sport—from tee ball and recreational leagues to earning a starting position on his varsity team, which recently qualified for the North Dakota State Class A Baseball Tournament. This summer, he will be playing for the Mandan Chiefs, our Class AA legion baseball team. Marcus’s passion for the game and dedication to continuous improvement are evident in his versatile skill set, allowing him to competently play every position on the baseball field. His talent has already garnered attention from local junior colleges and universities, and he aims to pursue opportunities at even higher levels, potentially out of state.

However, participation in this showcase entails significant financial costs, including flights, accommodation, meals, and other related expenses, all of which must be borne by the player and their family. Therefore, we are respectfully requesting financial assistance from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to support Marcus in this endeavor. Your support would enable him to showcase his abilities on a prominent stage, which could be instrumental in advancing his athletic and academic aspirations.
Your consideration of this request is greatly appreciated. We are hopeful for your support in helping Marcus seize this invaluable opportunity.
Thank you for your time and attention.

Sincerely,
Robert Bird Horse
Marcus Bird Horse

50th Anniversary International Indian Treaty Conference

These links contain information for the 50th Anniversary International Indian Treaty Conference, to be held June 21st – June 24th, 2024 at Wakpala (The Bay), Standing Rock, South Dakota

IITC Information for Participants (English)

Wolakota, Information for Participants (English)

Wolakota, Information for Participants (Spanish)

SRST Regular Tribal Council Meeting 6/5/24 Agenda

STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5th 2024 09:00 A.M.

 

I. CALL TO ORDER: Janet Alkire, Chairwoman

II. INVOCATION: Joe White Mountain, District Councilman

III. ROLL CALL: Susan Agard, Tribal Secretary

IV. SERGEANT AT ARMS: Jessica R Porras, District Councilwoman

V. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

VI. LOCAL DISTRICT REPORTS:

  1. Bear Soldier Local District
  2. Cannon Ball Local District
  3. Kenel Local District
  4. Long Soldier Local District
  5. Porcupine Local District
  6. Rock Creek Local District
  7. Running Antelope Local District
  8. Wakpala Local District

VII. COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1. HEW Committee
  2. JUDICIAL Committee
  3. ECON Committee

VIII. ADDITIONS

  1. HEW Adoptions
  2. HEW Smile Network Dental Resolution

IX. ADJOURN

Rez Recovery

PSA: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Condemns Farmington High School’s Removal of Native Student’s Graduation Regalia

Document: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Condemns Farmington High School’s Removal of Native Student’s Graduation Regalia

CONTACT:

External Affairs

Kendrick Eagle

kendrick.eagle@standingrock.org

 

For Immediate Release: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Condemns Farmington High School’s Removal of Native Student’s Graduation Regalia

 

 

FORT YATES, N.D., MAY 20, 2024 — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council has unanimously endorsed a condemnation of Farmington High School for its removal of a Native graduate’s regalia during her own graduation ceremony. School officials barred Standing Rock enrolled member, Genesis White Bull from displaying her regalia — a beaded graduation cap adorned with a sacred eagle plume feather — on Monday, May 13 during the ceremony.

 

White Bull, who is Hunkpapa Lakota from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota, was targeted by Farmington High School faculty during what should have been a celebratory moment that comes but once in a lifetime. It is common practice for families in Indian Country to pass down eagle feathers as gifts to young people completing high school or college to demonstrate honor and appreciation for this significant achievement.

 

“To be humiliated during one of her young life’s most celebrated moments is unacceptable, and we demand accountability and apology from the school,” says Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairwoman Janet Alkire. “We stand with our relative, Genesis White Bull, and we condemn the actions of Farmington High School, which targeted one of our own because of her choice to express pride in her cultural identity.”

 

According to the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, enrolled members of federally recognized tribes are permitted to receive and possess eagle feathers and parts of an eagle, with or without a permit. To receive a permit from the National Eagle Repository, which is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, applicants must include certification of tribal enrollment from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

 

Enrolled members of tribes may also legally possess eagle feathers and parts acquired through other means, such as being passed down from within a family or received as gifts from other tribes. Tribes and enrolled members of tribes are not permitted to give them to non-enrolled members of tribes.

 

Many tribal nations including many U.S. states and the United States Air force have passed policy and legislation permitting the use of wearing traditional tribal regalia or objects of cultural significance in public graduations and ceremonies, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

 

Farmington sits on the border of the Navajo Nation, and many of its members, along with citizens of the Ute Mountain Ute, Southern Ute, Jicarilla Apache, and other tribal nations live and work there. According to reports published by Farmington Municipal Schools, American Indians and Alaskan Natives comprise approximately 40 percent of the student population.

 

Local Native people say that In the past, celebration of cultural identity has often been well supported in Farmington’s schools. External communications from Farmington Municipal Schools after Monday’s graduation said it was committed to exploring options to allow cultural elements in student attire, including graduation caps and gowns.

 

About the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Straddling the South Dakota and North Dakota border, the Standing Rock Indian Reservation covers 2.3 million acres, stretching across endless prairie plains, rolling hills and buttes that border the Missouri River. Home to the Lakota and Dakota nations, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is committed to protecting the language, culture and well-being of its people through economic development, technology advancement, community engagement and education. In 2016 and 2017, Standing Rock gained international attention when tens of thousands of allies came to protest camps to oppose the Dakota Access pipeline, which continues to threaten the Tribe’s sole source of fresh drinking water in Lake Oahe and the Missouri River which Standing Rock government continues the fight to this day. Follow the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Facebook.

5/28/2024 Tribal Council Entity Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, May 28th 2024 at 9:00 A.M.

 

I. Call to Order – Janet Alkire, Chairwoman

II. Invocation – Nola Taken Alive, Councilwoman at Large

III. Roll Call- Susan Agard, Tribal Council Secretary

IV. Sergeant at Arms – Paul Archambault, District Council Rep.

V. Approval of Agenda

VI. Entity Reports:

  1. Standing Rock Telecom – Fred Mclaughlin, GM
  2. Standing Rock Propane – Ken Snider, Jr. GM
  3. Standing Rock Housing – Warren Hawk, Director SRHA
  4. SR Development Corp/Rock Industries- Joe McNeil, Jr. Director

VII. Gaming Reports

  1. Gaming Office – Charles Bailey, Director
  2. Prairie Knights Casino – Alan Paschal, GM
  3. Grand River Casino – GM

VIII. Other

  1. Judicial –
  2. HEW – Food Distribution

IX.Adjourn

Black Hills National Cemetery Memorial Service

BLACK HILLS NATIONAL CEMETERY
AKICITA-VETERAN MEMORIAL SERVICES
HOST: ROCK CREEK AMERICAN LEGION POST 324
MAY 27, 2024 – 2:00 MT 1400 HOURS

MASTER OF CEREMONY: JOSEPH MONTANA – U.S. ARMY POST 324 COMMANDER
CHAPLIN: BRYAN SWIFTCLOUD
SARGENT OF ARMS: BILL MUTCHLER – U.S. ARMY
LAKOTA FLAG SONG: ONE BULL BRYAN SWIFTCLOUD
POSTING OF COLORS: ROCK CREEK AMERICAN LEGION POST 324 SONS OF LEGION SQUADRON
INTRODUCTION: CRAIG EAGLESHIELD – RETIRED U.S. ARMY
WELCOME ADDRESS: PAUL ARCHAMBAULT – U.S. ARMY- S.R.S.T. ROCK CREEK COUNCILMAN REP

GUEST SPERAKERS:
1. OHYISSA LOCKE – RETIRED ARMY CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER
2. FRANK JAMERSON U.S. NAVY POST COMMANDER 239/S.R.S.T. VICE CHAIRMAN
3. SOUTH DAKOTA SENATOR: RYAN MAHER

LAYING OF WREATH: ROCK CREEK AMERICAN LEGION POST 324 PRESIDENT MELINDA SPOTTEDHORSE & JR PRINCESS MARLEE HIGHCAT

FIRING SQUAD ROCK CREEK AMERIAN LEGION POST 324 S.A.L. SQUADRON

TAPS: COLEMAN HAIRYCHIN S.A.L. COMMANDER

BENEDICTION: GENE DANIELS – U.S. ARMY

RETIRE OF COLORS: ROCK CREEK AMERICAN LEGION POST 324 S.A.L SQUADRON

SRST Enrollment Office Closure 5/16/2024

NOTICE

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Enrollment Office will be closed May 16th, 2024 at 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Our office will resume on May 17th, 2024 from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Sorry for the inconvenience,. Thank you for your understanding.

If you have any questions, please contact (701) 854-8695

SRST Enrollment