SD Bison Cooperative Gets $99,000 Federal Grant

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid City bison cooperative has received a roughly $99,000 federal grant to study how to get buffalo and other traditional foods on lunch tables in American Indian schools. The Rapid City Journal reports the Intertribal Bison Cooperative said Tuesday it was awarded the grant from the U.S. Agriculture...
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President Obama at Tribal Nations Summit 2012

Obama Unveils Plan to Help Young American Indians

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – President Barack Obama has unveiled an initiative to improve opportunities for American Indian youth, more than one-third of whom live in poverty. Obama’s Generation Indigenous initiative will include efforts to boost the career-readiness of American Indian children and develop them as leaders. A White House Tribal Youth Gathering is planned...
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Democrats: Daugaard Budget Doesn’t Fix Teacher Pay

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has outlined his budget plan to lawmakers, but Democrats see one glaring omission in the $4.3 billion proposal that they’ve long called for: addressing South Dakota’s low teacher pay. Incoming Senate Minority Leader Billie Sutton of Burke said on Tuesday after Daugaard’s address that he’s disappointed the...
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USDA Homeownership Loans Available to SD Residents

HURON, S.D. (AP) – A federal home loan program geared to potential buyers in rural communities is now available to South Dakota residents. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development home loan program offers 100 percent financing with no down payment required for low and lower income individuals or families at a 3.75 percent...
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