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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

Oglala Sioux Tribe lays off employees in government shutdown

October 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Chet Brokaw

PIERRE (AP) — The Oglala Sioux Tribe in southwestern South Dakota is laying off 118 people after running out of federal money for many programs due to the federal government shutdown, Tribal President Bryan Brewer said Tuesday.

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Red Cloud school at Pine Ridge disputes ties to Redskins emblem

October 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

By The Washington Post

In his letter to fans on Wednesday, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder invoked the name of the Red Cloud Athletic Fund to defend his NFL team’s name, recounting how legendary coach George Allen consulted with the fund, l…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Red Cloud school at Pine Ridge disputes ties to Redskins emblem

October 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

By The Washington Post

In his letter to fans on Wednesday, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder invoked the name of the Red Cloud Athletic Fund to defend his NFL team’s name, recounting how legendary coach George Allen consulted with the fund, l…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com