Eagle Butte’s Shorty Garrett closes Rodeo Rapid City with saddle bronc gold buckle.
Shorty Garrett and South Point, a couple of South Dakota standout rodeo athletes, did an encore on Saturday night’s final performance of the 2023 edition of Sutton Rodeo’s Rodeo Rapid City. Garrett, a 30-year-old rancher from Eagle Butte, climbed aboard Sutton Rodeo’s legendary bucking horse, South Point, and the duo bucked their way to the saddle bronc gold buckle with a classy 89.5-point trip. A déjà vu experience, as it were, as Garrett and South Point paired up for a Barnett Arena record 90.5-point ride in winning the 2020 Rodeo Rapid City title. The pairing was the second-ever for rider and bucking horse. An understandably much appreciated redo, according to Garrett, a National Finals qualifier in 2020.
Indigenous-Led Drama ‘Little Bird’ Gives Voice to Canada’s Stolen Generation
Montreal-based Rezolution Pictures, behind Sundance winner “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World,” and Winnipeg-based OP Little Bird have partnered with Fremantle International on Jennifer Podemski and Hannah Moscovitch’s original drama series “Little Bird,” which is set to premiere on Crave and APTN in Canada. The series, which stars Darla Contois and Lisa Edelstein (“House, M.D.”), follows the life of Bezhig Little Bird, a victim of the Sixties Scoop in Saskatchewan wherein First Nations children were abducted and placed in foster homes before being put up for adoption by white families.
Those are your headlines at this hour. I’m Colette Keith in the KIPI News center.