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Sisseton-Wahpeton enters land buyback program

April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Regina Garcia Cano

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribe has agreed to enter a federal land buyback program that aims to help Native American tribes purchase parcels of reservation land that are owned by multiple people.

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State, tribe partner on sex offender registry

March 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Attorney General Marty Jackley announced Tuesday that the state of South Dakota has entered into a joint powers agreement with the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe to become a registered entity of the Sex Offender Registry Notification Act (SORNA).
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SD House OKs creating task force to study tribal economic development

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — By a 68-0 vote that had members staring in wonder at the tally board, the state House of Representatives approved legislation that would create a task force on tribal economic development Tuesday.

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SD House OKs creating task force to study tribal economic development

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — By a 68-0 vote that had members staring in wonder at the tally board, the state House of Representatives approved legislation that would create a task force on tribal economic development Tuesday.

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Indian Affairs chairman: Education key for tribes

February 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Matthew Brown

CROW AGENCY, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester says he’ll use his new role as chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee to target wasteful spending, improve educational opportunities and promote job development on reserv…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Dakotas reservation with propane crisis gets help

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Blake Nicholson

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An American Indian reservation in the Dakotas that has been hit hard by the nation’s propane shortage is getting help from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux.

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Standing Rock tribe opens shelters amid propane shortage

January 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Blake Nicholson

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A shortage of propane fuel that has hit parts of the country during a stretch of cold weather could become a matter of life or death for thousands of people on an American Indian reservation in the Dakota…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Oglala tribe holding conference opposing pipeline

January 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — The Oglala Sioux Tribe says it’s organizing a conference to oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Tribe vice president Tom Poor Bear says it will be held Feb. 13-14 at the Rapid City Ramkota Inn.

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Oglala tribe holding conference opposing pipeline

January 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — The Oglala Sioux Tribe says it’s organizing a conference to oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Tribe vice president Tom Poor Bear says it will be held Feb. 13-14 at the Rapid City Ramkota Inn.

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Tribal leaders mull smoke-free N.D. casinos, but don’t bet on it

January 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Tribal leaders are considering a proposal to ban smoking in North Dakota’s Indian casinos, but one tribal chairman said the odds of it happening are slim.

Pushing the idea is the Intertribal Tobacco Use Coalition, comprised of triba…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com