February 1st, 2023

KIPI News, September 7, 2022 – Part 2

Tribal members in Canada are in deep grief over the mass casualty stabbing that happened last week on a reservation there. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government will be there with the resources necessary right now in this time of crisis,” he said. “But also, we’ll continue to work as partners in the weeks, months, and years to come, through grieving and healing.” By late Monday afternoon, police announced that one of the suspects, Damien Sanderson, 31, had been found stabbed to death near a house on the Cree Nation, perhaps at the hand of his brother, Myles Sanderson, 30, who remained at large but who may have been wounded. Myles Sanderson had been sought by police since May when he was reported to be “unlawfully at large” after failing to report to his parole officer. He has an “extensive and lengthy criminal record,” authorities said.

The biggest obstacle facing American Indian students in Nebraska in completing college degrees is cost, according to a new collaborative study by the National Native Scholarships Providers.
Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, and South Dakota now offer tuition-waiver programs to Native American students from any state. Just 36% of indigenous students enrolled in four-year colleges in 2014 completed degrees, compared with a 60% graduation rate for all other students.

With the worst of the pandemic rolling by, communities have been strong in their pow-wow events across Indian country this summer. During the 146th Annual Rosebud Sioux Tribe Fair & Wacipi, the Iron Woman special was featured with the winner taking the championship after 51 songs. The winner of this Maza Win Iron Woman Special after 51 consecutive songs is Wanbli Waunsila Wi Eagle from Standing Rock. Her parents are Jon Eagle Sr. and Martina Miller-Eagle.