The U.S. Department of Interior says more than 16,000 land buyback offers have been sent to owners of parcels on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.The offers total more than $100 million and will allow landowners to voluntarily sell their so-called fractioned interests.
RapidCityJournal – In a move that is already sparking controversy on the Pine Ridge Reservation, the Ogala Sioux plan to discuss whether to reopen negotiations with the federal government over compensation for the wrongful taking of the Black Hills in the 1800s.
RapidCityJournal – Following months of tense debate, angry protests, and one of the closest election results in living memory, the Oglala Sioux Tribe announced Wednesday that alcohol will be legalized on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
RapidCityJournal – In a nail-biting night of vote tallying on Tuesday, election officials said it was too close to determine the result of a historic referendum to legalize alcohol on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
iPhotoNews – Running the NCAA Division I course used by the Illinois cross-country squad, almost 80 runners, from the ages nine to 68, competed for prizes and bragging rights at Second Annual April Fools 5K on a brisk Saturday morning at the University of Illinois Arboretum.