Black Hills Knowledge Netowork

The Oglala Sioux Tribe recently selected Grace Her Many Horses to serve as police chief, reports KOTA News. Her Many Horses is currently working in the Fort Berthold Reservation in…
According to a ruling issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Indian Health Service hospital in Pine Ridge, South Dakota has been placed on “immediate jeopardy”…
Police in Pine Ridge are receiving additional assistance in mapping crimes with the new Leica 3D imaging machine. The new technology helps officers map out the scene of a crime…
Ideas for cooperation between Pennington County and Oglala Sioux Tribal law enforcement officers was recently discussed a public forum meeting in Kyle, reports KOTA News. The law enforcement agencies are…
On June 29, 1911, President Taft signed a proclamation which opened over 450,000 acres on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations, as reported by The Evening Times in Grand Forks,…
Oglala Sioux Tribal President Scott Weston recently held a meeting between tribal and federal law enforcement officials to discuss violent crime and methamphetamine use on the reservation, reports KOTA News.…
During a recent meeting, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council decided to have the South Dakota Department of Social Services administer its Child Protective Services Program, reports KOTA News. The Council…
The Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation is installing solar panels, reports KOTA News. Gen Pro, a renewable energy company based in Piedmont, SD along with Solar Mosaic, Sun Power, and…
Oglala Lakota County is planning to expand an elementary school and looking to build a public high school, reports KOTA News. The high school would be the first public high…
Due to a low number of tribal police, five Bureau of Indian Affairs police offers were sent to the Pine Ridge Reservation in 2016. However, the officers are scheduled to…
On Dec. 29, 1890, U.S. Calvary soldiers killed hundreds of unarmed members of the Miniconjou band of Lakota at Wounded Knee, located on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Accounts of what incited…
Mark Meersman, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, is the new chief executive officer of the Pine Ridge Indian Health Service Hospital, reports KOTA News. As CEO, Meersman will…
The Oglala Sioux Tribe inaugurated Troy "Scott" Weston as tribal president on Friday, December 9th, 2016 reports the Rapid City Journal.  John Yellow Bird Steele exited his seventh term with…
Early this month, KILI Radio, on the Pine Ridge Reservation, installed its second wind turbine, according to South Dakota Public Broadcasting. The second turbine is part of the station’s effort…
Entrance fees for Badlands National Park will increase next year to help fund park maintenance projects, reports the Rapid City Journal. Starting on January 3, annual passes for the park…
A new 1,600-gallon water tank on leased Oglala Sioux Tribal land is part of the new Loneman StrikeForce Project that will bring new water sources for livestock, reports Native Sun…
Multiple local board and four board of trustee positions for Oglala Lakota College are open this election season, as reported by Native Sun News Today. The four board of trustee…
Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation, located at Sharp’s Corner on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, began construction this week of its first house in nearby Kyle, as reported by KOTA TV…
The Oglala Sioux Tribe requested a transfer of the early voting location in Oglala Lakota County, according to KOTA TV News. The current location for early voting is in the…
Recent shootings in Pine Ridge have led officials in Pine Ridge to increase their policing of drug crimes, according to KOTA TV News. On October 18, President John Yellow Bird…
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