The South Dakota Legislature will vote on a plan to add a staff person to focus on economic development on South Dakota's nine Indian reservations, including the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, reports KOTA-TV.
Senate Bill 112 would create a new position within the Governor's Office of Economic Development, with the staff person focusing on working with tribal officials to be sure they know of the opportunities under federal and state economic development programs. The person would also assist tribes in establishing their own economic development offices and seek out economic development opportunites on behalf of tribes.
The bill is being introduced at the request of the state's Tribal Economic Development Task Force.
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