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Ballots cast late on Pine Ridge will be set aside

November 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

PINE RIDGE (AP) — Votes cast after the scheduled poll closure at two Pine Ridge polling places won’t be counted with other ballots statewide.

The two precincts in Pine Ridge and Oglala opened late Tuesday because their election board superinte…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Oglala Lakota pushing to rename Shannon County

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — A group of Oglala Lakota tribal members say they’re close to putting a measure on the November ballot that would ask local voters whether they should rename Shannon County to something that better reflects its residents.

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21 reservations next up in consolidation program

May 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Matt Volz

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Twenty-one American Indian reservations will be the focus of the next phase of a $1.9 billion program to buy fractionated land parcels owned by multiple individuals and turn them over to tribal governments, In…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: Pot will only add to tribe’s problems

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

For more than a century, alcohol was illegal on the Pine Ridge Reservation, located in the southwest corner of South Dakota. For most of those years, people of that reservation have fought a difficult battle against alcoholism, and also against alcoh…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD company that makes buffalo bars rebrands product

December 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

KYLE (AP) — A Pine Ridge Indian Reservation company that makes the buffalo-meat-and-cranberry Tanka Bar has rebranded its product line.

Native American Natural Foods President Mark Tilsen said that included coming up with shrink-wrapped packag…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

National Park Service to ask Congress to create tribal park at Badlands

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — National Park Service officials working on the creation of a tribal national park in South Dakota say they hope by early next year to complete draft legislation to eventually bring to Congress for approval.

The federal agenc…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

National Park Service to ask Congress to create tribal park at Badlands

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — National Park Service officials working on the creation of a tribal national park in South Dakota say they hope by early next year to complete draft legislation to eventually bring to Congress for approval.

The federal agenc…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Oglala Sioux back away from bison reserve plan

December 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has backed away from a plan to force cattle ranchers from their leased lands for a 100,000-acre bison reserve in the South Unit of Badlands National Park in southwestern South Dakota.

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Oglala Sioux back away from bison reserve plan

December 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has backed away from a plan to force cattle ranchers from their leased lands for a 100,000-acre bison reserve in the South Unit of Badlands National Park in southwestern South Dakota.

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Ranchers oppose Ogalal Sioux Tribe’s bison reserve plan

December 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — Some cattle ranchers on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota are fighting plans for a large bison reserve being pursued by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

The tribe and National Park Service are working on mak…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com