Search for Missing Lakota Woman Ends in Tragedy

  • Cante Tenza Okolakiciye – Strong Heart Warrior Society
    Independent Lakota Nation
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2017
    Contact: Canupa Gluha Mani at 605-517-1547 or email  |

Search for Porcupine Woman Suspended After Body Found

Strong Heart Warrior Society Thanks Community for Assistance; Offers Condolences to Families

Search Photos Included Below –

 Porcupine Community, Pine Ridge Reservation – An intensive morning search for missing Lakota woman Donna Scout ended in tragedy when her frozen body was found next to her mother’s grave at the Lakota Mennonite Church in Porcupine.

Donna Scout, age 49 (updated), was last seen in the Porcupine Community in the final week of January, but family members had grown concerned by her disappearance.

The search began at 8:45am this morning led by the Strong Heart Warrior Society and supported by Ms. Scout’s family and other community members. Abandoned buildings, wooded creek bottoms, and roadsides were searched.

Around noon Ms. Scout’s body was found and the search was suspended.

Donna Scout’s death is another tragedy for the Pine Ridge Reservation. Illegal bootleggers supply community members with alcohol and drugs, fueling domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect. During the cold winter months, people wandering outside can die of exposure in minutes.

Despite filing police reports, Scout’s family had seen no action from the Oglala Sioux Public Safety office until this morning after Strong Heart became involved.

Strong Heart wishes to thank all those who participated and supported Tuesday’s search party and sends condolences and prayers to the Horse, White Face, Red Wolf, and Scout families for their loss.

  • Thank you to Mary Horse Felicia and Lorraine White Face for getting Strong Heart involved.
  • Thank you to all the Strong Heart brothers who participated.
  • Thank you to Duane Yellow Cloud, Garold Little, and Jarvis Weston.

The Cante Tenza Okolakiciye or Strong Heart Warrior Society is a traditional Lakota warrior society as well as a modern day human rights movement to assert Lakota independence and enforce Indigenous rights for the Lakota and other Indigenous people of Turtle Island.