The debate over whether to establish a tribally run national park in the south unit of Badlands National Park in southern South Dakota was discussed during a meeting on June 16in Wall, the Rapid City Journal reports.
The National Park Service must approve the new management model before any plans go into effect. However, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council created controversy within their community decdiding to cancel grazing leases on land bordering the proposed tribal park.
Nebraska radio personality Lory Storm joined ranchers at the meeting who opposed the tribal council's plan.
Read the full story about what the Ogalala Sioux Tribal Council plans to do on the Black Hills Knowledge Network.