Black Hills Knowledge Netowork

Police in Pine Ridge are receiving additional assistance in mapping crimes with the new Leica 3D imaging machine. The new technology helps officers map out the scene of a crime…
Ideas for cooperation between Pennington County and Oglala Sioux Tribal law enforcement officers was recently discussed a public forum meeting in Kyle, reports KOTA News. The law enforcement agencies are…
A fire located near the intersection of Highways 73 and 44 has consumed approximately 5,000 acres, reports Keloland News. Firefighters have estimated that the fire that began on Sunday evening…
On June 29, 1911, President Taft signed a proclamation which opened over 450,000 acres on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations, as reported by The Evening Times in Grand Forks,…
Over half of the cases handled by the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota were comprised by violent offenses within the boundaries of the state’s…
Oglala Sioux Tribal President Scott Weston recently held a meeting between tribal and federal law enforcement officials to discuss violent crime and methamphetamine use on the reservation, reports KOTA News.…
Individuals looking to thwart public safety officials often cross across the borders of sovereign tribal nations, taking advantage of a complex jurisdictional system. In order to combat this issue, officials…
During a recent meeting, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council decided to have the South Dakota Department of Social Services administer its Child Protective Services Program, reports KOTA News. The Council…
Following a recent ruling by a Nebraska Court which revoked liquor permits in Whiteclay, Nebraska; and the subsequent appeal of that decision by Lancaster County District Court Judge Andrew Jacobsen,…
The Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation is installing solar panels, reports KOTA News. Gen Pro, a renewable energy company based in Piedmont, SD along with Solar Mosaic, Sun Power, and…
Oglala Lakota County is planning to expand an elementary school and looking to build a public high school, reports KOTA News. The high school would be the first public high…
The Oglala Sioux tribe filed a lawsuit this week asking the Army Corp of Engineers to halt construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline until an environmental impact statement can be…
Due to a low number of tribal police, five Bureau of Indian Affairs police offers were sent to the Pine Ridge Reservation in 2016. However, the officers are scheduled to…
On Dec. 29, 1890, U.S. Calvary soldiers killed hundreds of unarmed members of the Miniconjou band of Lakota at Wounded Knee, located on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Accounts of what incited…
Mark Meersman, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, is the new chief executive officer of the Pine Ridge Indian Health Service Hospital, reports KOTA News. As CEO, Meersman will…
The Oglala Sioux Tribe inaugurated Troy "Scott" Weston as tribal president on Friday, December 9th, 2016 reports the Rapid City Journal.  John Yellow Bird Steele exited his seventh term with…
Early this month, KILI Radio, on the Pine Ridge Reservation, installed its second wind turbine, according to South Dakota Public Broadcasting. The second turbine is part of the station’s effort…
This week, the Indian Health Service (IHS) provided a new plan to help improve patient care and health outcomes at their facilities, as indicated in a press release from the…
Troy “Scott” Weston will succeed current Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Yellow Bird Steele, reports the Rapid City Journal. Weston won 66.2 percent of the vote, according to an unofficial…
A new 1,600-gallon water tank on leased Oglala Sioux Tribal land is part of the new Loneman StrikeForce Project that will bring new water sources for livestock, reports Native Sun…
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