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Panel: Offensive Names on Reservation Should Go

A South Dakota panel responsible for getting rid of offensive place names has proposed renaming two creeks and three other geographical features on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to reflect the area's traditional use for deer hunting.

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Internet Library Opens in Pine Ridge

PINE RIDGE - Pine Ridge residents are celebrating the opening of a public Internet library on the reservation.

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Tribal President: Children Suffer from Removal

RAPID CITY - The president of a South Dakota tribe suing the state's Department of Social Services says Native American children suffer trauma and depression when they are wrongly removed from their homes.

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South Dakota Tribes to File Lawsuit Against Social Services

SIOUX FALLS - Two Native American tribes in South Dakota are expected to file a class action lawsuit Thursday alleging that the state's Department of Social Services has violated the Indian Child Welfare Act.

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Deputy Agriculture Secretary Meeting with South Dakota Tribal Leaders

LOWER BRULE - Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan is touring a Native American-owned and operated business and meeting with tribal leaders on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation on Thursday.

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South Dakota Tribe Seeking Designs for Sioux Coin

PINE RIDGE - The Oglala Sioux Tribe is seeking design ideas from the public for a new Sioux Nation dollar coin.

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South Dakota Appealing Ceremonial Tobacco Policy Change

SIOUX FALLS - South Dakota corrections officials are appealing a federal judge's decision to reverse its policy banning the use of tobacco in Native American religious ceremonies.

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US Attorney Ends Term as Head of Panel

SIOUX FALLS - Brendan Johnson, U.S. attorney for South Dakota, has completed his term as chairman of a Justice Department panel dealing with Native American Issues.

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Wolves Being Viciously Attacked by Humans in State Legislature

There is a nine line proposed law in Pierre, SB 205, which, if approved, will allow for the slaughter of any wolf seen anywhere, doing anything, or nothing. Allowing the wholesale slaughter of the wolf, makes us the same as what we accuse them to be, "predators and varmints."

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Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Proposing $34 Million Casino

OACOMA - The Lower Brule Sioux tribe is pursuing a $34 million casino along Interstate 90 just west of the southeastern South Dakota town of Oacoma.

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