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Native Sun News Today: Tribes acquire land at sacred Bear Butte
Native Sun News Today: Tribes acquire land at sacred Bear Butte (January 14, 2019)

Members of the Northern Cheyenne, Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes received a wonderful holiday gift that will benefit generations to come.


Lakota Country Times: Tribes unite to buy sacred Bear Butte land
Lakota Country Times: Tribes unite to buy sacred Bear Butte land (November 18, 2016)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe outbid 21 others to acquire the land for nearly $1.1 million.


Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe faces fire over plans for Bear Butte campground
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne Tribe faces fire over plans for Bear Butte campground (August 19, 2016)

The Bingo Hall at the Charging Horse Casino was filled to near capacity as Northern Cheyenne citizens gathered in unanimous opposition to a plan to commercialize tribally owned property at Bear Butte.


Northern Cheyenne Tribe sends crew to protect sacred Bear Butte
Northern Cheyenne Tribe sends crew to protect sacred Bear Butte (August 12, 2016)

Tribal members are fixing up a 40-acre campground at the base of the sacred site in the Black Hills of South Dakota.


Lakota Country Times: Runners take 500-mile Sacred Hoop journey around Black Hills
Lakota Country Times: Runners take 500-mile Sacred Hoop journey around Black Hills (June 28, 2016)

The 34th Sacred Hoop 500 Mile Run set off from Bear Butte, South Dakota, on the first of five legs around the Black Hills


Ruth Hopkins: Saving sacred Bear Butte from a massive biker bar
Ruth Hopkins: Saving sacred Bear Butte from a massive biker bar (June 24, 2016)

Bear Butte and the sacred rituals and ceremonies that must be conducted there are threatened.


Lakota Country Times: Bar near Bear Butte might spray sewage
Lakota Country Times: Bar near Bear Butte might spray sewage (June 13, 2016)

One local Black Hills news source is reporting that a proposed plan to build a large biker bar and campground near the sacred site of Bear Butte could possibly include the spraying of sewage as fertilizer.


Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux Tribe battles bar near sacred site
Native Sun News: Rosebud Sioux Tribe battles bar near sacred site (June 3, 2016)

Ignoring the advice of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, a local planning board recommended approval for 'the world’s biggest biker bar' and resort to expand within two miles of sacred Bear Butte.


Native Sun News: Large  biker bar inches closer to sacred Bear Butte
Native Sun News: Large biker bar inches closer to sacred Bear Butte (May 9, 2016)

County commissioners bestowed their blessing on the 'World’s Largest Biker Bar' over the objections of a Lakota grandmother and educator who said the action would allow development of an adult entertainment venue too close to the sacred site of Mato Paha.


Native Sun News: Bar seeks to build closer to sacred Bear Butte
Native Sun News: Bar seeks to build closer to sacred Bear Butte (April 26, 2016)

After the self-proclaimed “World’s Largest Biker Bar” burned down in September, co-owner Michael Ballard is looking to rebuild and expand his Full Throttle Saloon business closer to Bear Butte National Historic Landmark.


Native Sun News: Health workers come together for race relations
Native Sun News: Health workers come together for race relations (August 27, 2015)

When former-Regional Health nurse, Ryane Oliva, had a video posted on social media of her saying, 'Indians suck,' little did she know that her immediate firing would have such a positive impact on Rapid City race relations.


Lakota Country Times: Lakota 57 honored with run to Bear Butte
Lakota Country Times: Lakota 57 honored with run to Bear Butte (August 10, 2015)

For the past two years a group of Lakota runners have run through the heart of downtown Sturgis during the height of the worlds largest motorcycle rally to raise awareness of respect for the sacred Black Hills.


Native Sun News: BLM to update plan for land near Bear Butte
Native Sun News: BLM to update plan for land near Bear Butte (June 30, 2015)

The 6,693-acre Fort Meade Recreation Area between Bear Butte and Sturgis would remain a Special Recreation Management Area, with motorized travel limited to existing roads and trails.


Native Sun News: Tribes told of potential burials near Bear Butte
Native Sun News: Tribes told of potential burials near Bear Butte (June 2, 2015)

All the Tribal Historic Preservation Offices associated with the Bear Butte sacred protected area in Meade County have been notified about a study revealing burial sites on the proposed route of a controversial bypass road near the peak.


Native Sun News: County schedules vote on road by Bear Butte
Native Sun News: County schedules vote on road by Bear Butte (February 24, 2015)

Does the public want the state of South Dakota to create a special tax exemption for a road and development project near sacred Bear Butte?


Native Sun News: Tribes battle to protect sacred Bear Butte land
Native Sun News: Tribes battle to protect sacred Bear Butte land (February 11, 2015)

Bear Butte is a mountain considered sacred by the Northern Cheyenne and the tribes of the Great Sioux Nation. Should it be protected by placing it into federal trust status?


Controversial defense bill includes Northern Cheyenne Tribe deal
Controversial defense bill includes Northern Cheyenne Tribe deal (December 9, 2014)

The bill places land in trust for the tribe although property near sacred Bear Butte in South Dakota is no longer included.


Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne meet for language camp
Native Sun News: Northern Cheyenne meet for language camp (August 5, 2014)

Free Spirit Campgrounds, a rustic site located at the base of Bear Butte (Noavose to the Cheyenne), was recently purchased by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Group disturbs tranquility at Bear Butte
Ivan Star Comes Out: Group disturbs tranquility at Bear Butte (July 25, 2014)

Mato Paha has been a sacred site to the northern tribes for thousands of years.


Native Sun News:  Cheyenne youth  reconnect with Bear Butte
Native Sun News: Cheyenne youth reconnect with Bear Butte (September 10, 2013)

Recently, a group of thirty Cheyenne children were brought from Lame Deer, Montana to Bear Butte and taught lessons of history, prayer, and sacrifice.


Native Sun News:  Landowners hit  for pollution at Bear Butte
Native Sun News: Landowners hit for pollution at Bear Butte (August 28, 2013)

Late last week Sean Clark and Devorah Lopez, owners of the Glencoe Camp Resort located just south of the sacred site Bear Butte near Sturgis were indicted by a federal grand jury.


Native Sun News:  County opposes Rosebud Sioux Tribe trust bid
Native Sun News: County opposes Rosebud Sioux Tribe trust bid (July 21, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. Bear Butte Lodge, owned and operated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, is situated...


Native Sun News: Bear Butte stirs passions at county meeting
Native Sun News: Bear Butte stirs passions at county meeting (June 17, 2011)

James Swan, United Urban Warrior Society. Mark Norstegaard, a landowner. STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA – After citizens bid for keeping calm, Meade County commissioners abandoned the notion of suing over...


Sacred sites in New Mexico, South Dakota on  endangered  list
Sacred sites in New Mexico, South Dakota on endangered list (June 16, 2011)

The Greater Chaco Landscape in New Mexico and Bear Butte in South Dakota are among the 11 most endangered historic places, according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The...


Native Sun News: Protecting sacred Bear Butte  at all costs
Native Sun News: Protecting sacred Bear Butte at all costs (June 3, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. A Nakota Energy, LLC oil well near Mato Paha on land owned by...


South Dakota approves development by sacred Bear Butte
South Dakota approves development by sacred Bear Butte (May 19, 2011)

After two days of hearing from tribes and other parties, the South Dakota Board of Minerals and Environment approved an application for an oil field near sacred Bear Butte. Lower...


Tribes oppose  oil field development near  sacred Bear Butte
Tribes oppose oil field development near sacred Bear Butte (April 22, 2011)

The South Dakota Board of Minerals and Environment is considering an application for an oil field near sacred Bear Butte. The board previously approved a permit for Nakota Energy to...


Native Sun News: Oil development plan poses threat to Bear Butte
Native Sun News: Oil development plan poses threat to Bear Butte (January 12, 2011)

The following story was written and reported by Ernestine Chasing Hawk. All content © Native Sun News. STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA — As encroachment of Sacred Mato Paha (Bear Butte) was...