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Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Council Meetings - Livestream

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate broadcast council meetings on the SWO TribalCouncil YouTube Channel and on Venture channel 390. The YouTube Channel also... — Updated 5/31/2022



INVESTIGATION INTO BLACKMAIL INVOLVING SWO TRIBAL COUNCILWOMAN By Rachael German, Public Information Officer Agency Village, SD - Sunday May 15th, Heipa councilwoman Brandon "Gypsy" Wanna posted a series of photos to her official... — Updated 5/29/2022


North Dakota Unveils New Young Adult Prison Housing Unit

North Dakota Unveils New Young Adult Prison Housing Unit Providing Mentorship, Counseling, and Healing Restoring Promise partners with the North Dakota Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation to improve living conditions for inc... — Updated 5/29/2022


Closing Tribal Connection Gap: SD Reservations Get Internet Funds

Closing Tribal Connection Gap: SD Reservations Get Internet Funds Mike Moen, Public News Service Many parts of the U.S. still have gaps in accessing high-speed internet. Those gaps are more prevalent on tribal lands, and a new... — Updated 5/24/2022


Red Cross Delivers Flood Clean Up Kits

Agency Village, S.D. - Members of the Eastern South Dakota Red Cross chapter traveled to the SWO to deliver flood cleanup kits for tribal members. Flooding has been a concern for many in the community and with the help of the SWO... — Updated 5/24/2022


District News: Buffalo Lake

May Regular District Meeting: Thursday, May 26th, 2022 at the Buffalo Lake District Center Lunch will be served at 5:00 p.m. Meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. A zoom link will be provided one day prior to the meeting. Please contact... — Updated 5/24/2022



UNAPPROVED SCHOOL BOARD PROCEEDINGS April 11, 2022 The School Board of Sisseton School District 54-2 met in regular session on Monday, April 11, 2022, at 5:30 p.m., in the Sisseton School Multipurpose room. Members present: W.... — Updated 5/16/2022


Wac'ang'a Inc. Sweet Grass,

Wac’ang’a Inc. Sweet Grass, Wac’ang’a (Sweetgrass) Inc. is a domestic violence prevention and victim services organization that has been serving the Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation and surrounding communities since... — Updated 5/16/2022


Dos and Don'ts for SD Parents in Baby-Formula Shortage

Dos and Don'ts Mike Moen South Dakota is among the states hardest hit by the lack of baby formula in stores. There is debate about the underlying factors, but one health expert said there are steps new parents can take in the... — Updated 5/15/2022


Rural Hospitals Up Their Care Game for Stroke Patients

May 3, 2022 Rural Hospitals Up Their Care Game for Stroke Patients Mike Moen Despite a more challenging environment, rural hospitals still are finding ways to provide critical care. That includes stroke patients, and South Dakota's... — Updated 5/15/2022


Dakota Sioux Casino Hosts Eagle Release

Last week Dakota Sioux Casino released another eagle from the Bramble Park Zoo. Here is the press release, Dakota Sioux Casino Eagle Release WATERTOWN, SD – May 10, 2022- Dakota Sioux Casino (DSC) would like to invite the public... — Updated 5/14/2022


PSA: Fentanyl

PSA: Fentanyl The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate exercises the inherent sovereign power to promote public health for its citizens through policies that protect health and ensure safety, consistent with the sixth essential public health se... — Updated 5/14/2022


SWO Admin Building Dedicates Space for Breastfeeding Mothers

SWO Admin Building Dedicates Space for Breastfeeding Mothers April 20, 2022 Agency Village, SD - The "Ina Room" is now open for SWO tribal employees. In April of 2021 SWO tribal... — Updated 4/28/2022


Community Needs Assessment Big Coulee District Iyakapta

Community Needs Assessment Big Coulee District Iyakapta — Updated 4/21/2022


Community Needs Assessment Heipa District

Here is the needs assessment mentioned at the last special meeting. The needs assessment will help guide us in what we want to do as a district. — Updated 4/21/2022


In Honor of Earth Day

Fast Fact! In honor of Earth Day this week Camille Quickbear, Clean Air Act 103 Coordinator tells us about the program she works for and all it entails! 🌍🌱 SWO Office of Environmental Protection make sure to like their... — Updated 4/21/2022


the Good Relatives Collaborative

Announcing the Bush Foundation's partnership with the Good Relatives Collaborative (April 19, 2022, ST. PAUL, MINN) - The Bush Foundation is committed to sharing power in our... — Updated 4/21/2022


SWO Tribal Leadership Meets With Congress in DC

April 13, 2022 SWO TRIBAL LEADERSHIP MEETS WITH CONGRESS IN DC Agency Village,SD–Members of SWO tribal leadership traveled to Washington D.C. March29th,31st to visit with members... — Updated 4/21/2022


Large Amount of Meth, Cash, Seized during I-29 traffic stop in SD

SISSETON, S.D. A Mississippi man is in custody after authorities in South Dakota seized several pounds of methamphetamine, a loaded gun and a large amount of cash on Interstate 29 near the North Dakota border. Roberts County... — Updated 4/13/2022


SWO Head Start & SWO Early Head Start Earth Day Walk

Here is information on the Earth Day Walk. It will be open to the public, so please come walk with us! SWO Head Start serves children ages 3-5 years old. Early Head Start serve... — Updated 4/13/2022


World Premier of SAKSANICA

To Be Broadcast on Thursday, May 12 at 7:30pm on Pioneer PBS... — Updated 4/13/2022


Featured Local Church: St. James Episcopal

Services Sundays 11:00 am Communion 3rd Sunday St James is located at Enemy Swim Lake... — Updated 4/13/2022


SWO to Receive Part of $5 Billion Janssen Opioid Settlement

Editor's note: SWO Tribal Council by motion approved the funding. R. German, SWO Public Information Officer, March 29, 2022 Agency Village, SD Members of SWO tribal leadership met with the Robins Kaplan law firm via conference call... — Updated 4/13/2022


SWO Watchdog Coalition Held Rally April 9th

SWO Watchdog Coalition Held Rally April 9th FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sisseton, SD-The SWO Watchdog Coalition, comprised of Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate tribal members, are organizing a rally in support of our homeless relatives. The... — Updated 4/13/2022


Former Tribal Chairman Pleads Guilty

The morning of March 22nd, 2022, court was held for the former SWO Chairman at 9:00am. Tribal Court was in session for a specific reason, which was the sentencing of Donovan White.... — Updated 4/13/2022


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