Nearly nine years ago the world of
education on this reservation lost a very important part of its’
community, and many lost a very good friend.
Richard “Dick” Hagen was a popular
politician and statesman. He lived on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
most of his life. Dick was a rodeo announcer as well as a politician for
many years. He served 3 terms as a tribal council representative and
later served 18 terms as a South Dakota Legislator and 2 terms as a
Dick was the master of ceremonies and
strong supporter of the Pine Ridge Reservation Recognition Banquet. He
was a positive influence on the lives of many youth.
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