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Sioux Tribe to Discuss Black Hills Negotiations

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council next week plans to discuss whether to reopen negotiations with the federal government over compensation for the taking of the Black Hills in the 1800s. The federal government in 1980 reached a $102 million settlement with nine tribes. The tribes refused to accept the...
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Report Released at DC Conference Addresses Public Safety on Tribal Land

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – A national panel of judicial and law enforcement experts has released recommendations on how to make tribal communities safer. The Indian Law and Order Commission traveled around the country for two years to hear about criminal jurisdiction, tribal courts, grant funding and other topics. The result is a 324-page report...
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Tribal Leaders Gather for White House Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) – American Indian leaders are gathered in Washington, D.C., to talk directly with officials in President Barack Obama’s administration about their needs. The White House Tribal Leaders Conference is scheduled for Wednesday. Obama is set to deliver remarks to representatives invited from 566 tribes across the country at the U.S. Department...
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Groups to Decorate Trees for Capitol Display

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – More than 90 Christmas trees will be decorated later this month for the annual Christmas at the Capitol holiday display. Groups from schools, churches, communities and civic organizations from across the state will begin working on the trees Nov. 23-24. Thousands of guests visit the South Dakota State Capitol each...
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