A Neo-Nazi group defaced a protected area in Montana with white supremacist slogans and threatening messages. The White supremacist vandals carved neo-Nazi slogans into the rock face of a sacred Native American site near Billings, Montana. According to the StopAntisemitism organization, the far-right Big Sky Active Club extremist group took credit for the defacement in a post on alt-right social media platform Gab. “We are disgusted to see a swastika, 14-88 and Nazi ‘SS’ bolts chalked onto a Native site in Billings, Montana,” StopAntisemitism said. “[Fourteen] represents white supremacist ideology of the ’14 Words’ & the ’88’ represents ‘Heil Hitler’ with ‘h’ being the 8th letter of the alphabet.
We are suffering’: Winter storms place abuse victims at a crossroad on SD’s reservations. From the front exterior of an unassuming housing complex in Kyle, South Dakota, a 5-foot snowbank near-uniformly covers a sizable portion of the building’s slate gray siding. Two homes are nearly inaccessible, on account of the sheer amount of snow leading to the front doors of each home, and the owners are worried snow might start to seep into the interior. This is the scenario played out storm-after-storm at shelters on South Dakota’s Native American reservations this winter, according to Susan Shangreaux, director of the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Victim Services program. Shelters on tribal land offer warm respite from the winter cold for people experiencing homelessness and victims of domestic and familial violence ― men, women or children alike. However, Shangreaux said each winter storm has brought round-after-round of property damages and other problems, on top of the ongoing strain of low shelter capacity and shortages of critical amenities.
Those are your headlines at this hour. I’m Colette Keith in the KIPI News center.