February 3rd, 2023

KIPI News, August 12, 2022 – Part 2

A Rosebud family is still seeking answers in the death of a young mother and community member…In July of 2019, two teenagers went missing on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. 15-year-old Alize Millard’s body was discovered in Ghost Hawk Canyon on July 10 while the family of 19-year-old Autumn Emery continued to search for her. Autumn’s aunt, Michael Garneaux, said her niece, who also went by Waniyetu Loves War, was last seen at the casino, attending a powwow on the Fourth of July. Three days later when nobody had heard from her, she was reported missing to the police. Garneaux says there has been a lack of information from law enforcement officials.

The U.S. Dept. of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is investing $5 million to develop a construction trades training program on tribal reservations across South Dakota. The funding comes through the American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge.  The $5 million grant is going to Lakota Funds, Kyle, South Dakota to create the program Building Jobs, Building Homes, a program for residents of the nine tribal reservations of South Dakota. Not only will this create a construction trades program, but it will also implement a certified appraiser program to address a significant barrier to housing construction on Tribal lands.