USDA, Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Announce Partnership

FORT THOMPSON, S.D. (AP) – The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to streamline the process of homeownership on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation. Under the agreement, tribal members can work through the Crow Creek Housing Authority and GROW South Dakota to determine whether they are...
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New Interior Secretary Makes Emotional Pledge to Native Americans

RENO, Nev. (AP) – Sally Jewell made an emotional pledge in her first address to Indian Country as the 51st U.S. Interior secretary, saying she’ll help right past wrongs against Native Americans and work with tribes “nation-to-nation” to protect their sovereignty. Jewell fought back tears and paused to compose herself during remarks Thursday in...
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Report Requested by Governor Recommends Changes at Division of Insurance

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A report on the state Division of Insurance is recommending increasing oversight from supervisors, better staff communication and a new informal settlement process. Gov. Dennis Daugaard earlier this month requested the report from Department of Labor and Regulation Secretary Pam Roberts reviewing the division’s investigative procedures for consumer complaints on...
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SBA Disaster Assistance Available at Standing Rock-Organizations Should Register with FEMA

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Small Business Administration says low-interest federal disaster loans are available to certain private, nonprofit organizations on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation as a result of severe storms and flooding on May 25 through June 1. The SBA says that organizations that provide essential governmental services on the reservation...
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