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Incarceration Rates High for Native American and Hispanic Men in South Dakota

(NPN) – South Dakota has the second highest incarceration rate of Native American men and the fourth highest rate of incarceration of Hispanic men.

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Elects New Chairman

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has a new chairman.

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Health Clinic in Aberdeen Closing After 36 Years

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — An Aberdeen health clinic that serves Native Americans and people with low incomes is closing at the end of the month.

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Vote to Legalize Alcohol on Pine Ridge Passes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Native Americans on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have voted to end prohibition and legalize alcohol so the tribe can use the profits for education and treatment.

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South Dakota Cited in Federal Election Complaint

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An organization that asked state officials in South Dakota to approve satellite absentee voting offices on three American Indian reservations has now filed a complaint with the federal Justice Department's civil rights division.

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3 South Dakota Tribes Seek State Help for Voting Stations

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Three American Indian tribes in South Dakota and a voting-rights group are asking state election officials for help in setting up satellite voter-registration and absentee-voting offices for tribal members who live far from county courthouses.

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Native American Summit on Health Careers Scheduled

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A Native American summit on careers in health care will be held next month in Rapid City.

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Governor Supports Tribes’ Foster Care Money Efforts

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius saying he supports tribal efforts in South Dakota to run their own child welfare and foster care services.

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Tribes Call for Lakota-based Education

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Tribal members in South Dakota are calling for their own Lakota-based curriculum for students.

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Court: Native American Child Isn’t Required to Go to Biological Father in Indian Child Welfare Act Decision

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court says a Native American child doesn't have to be taken away from her adoptive parents and given to her biological father.

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