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Rosebud, other tribes seek Congressional hearing on water rights

July 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — Native American leaders in the Dakotas are working to preserve water rights they say are guaranteed by a century-old treaty.

Representatives of the Standing Rock, Oglala and Rosebud tribes are part of the Great Plains Water A…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Obama vows: ‘Break old cycles’ for native youth

June 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

CANNON BALL, N.D. — President Barack Obama pledged to invest in American Indian youth here Friday during the first visit by a sitting president to a reservation in 15 years, telling a powwow crowd of about 1,800 people that by working together they…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Standing Rock Reservation hopes for results from Obama’s visit Friday

June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Kevin Burbach

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — When Alma Thunder Hawk moved back to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation five decades ago, she, her parents and six relatives had to live in a tent on the North Dakota prairie.

Now, with her governm…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Tribal leaders urge UND to take action on racism: ‘Expel the students’ who wore offensive T-shirts

May 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Tribal college leaders asked for swift disciplinary action against the group of University of North Dakota students behind the “Siouxper Drunk” T-shirts that showed up on social media last week.

Several leaders, many of them forme…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Plan would reduce Native American women prisoners

May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Nora Hertel

PIERRE (AP) — A criminal justice oversight council in South Dakota unanimously endorsed a proposal Monday to apply for a grant from the federal government to help reduce the disproportionate number of Native American women from …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

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