Mandatory 10-digit dialing begins Oct. 24

  PIERRE – Beginning Oct. 24, mandatory 10-digit dialing will start to take effect across South Dakota. On and after this date, you must dial the area code + telephone number for all local calls. Local calls dialed with only seven digits may not be completed. Instead, a recording may

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Shared by Native Sun News Today October 22, 2021

OST allocates $6 million to each District

Money to be used for multi-purpose steel buildings PINE RIDGE—Each of the nine districts on the Pine Ridge Reservation has been allocated $6 million by the tribal council for construction of a multi-purpose facility. The $54 million allocation came from the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund (FRF). “They are giving

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South Dakota lawmakers call key figures for Noem inquiry

By Stephen Groves, AP SIOUX FALLS — South Dakota lawmakers have summoned two people who were present at a meeting Gov. Kristi Noem held last year that included her daughter, Kassidy Peters, and state employees who were overseeing Peters’ application for a real estate appraiser license. The Legislature’s Government Operations

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New Blackwater Community School continues traditions

Blackwater Community School. (Photo Courtesy) TEMPE, AZ. – Construction on the new Blackwater Community School, a two-story structure on the Gila River Indian Community, located southeast of Phoenix, Arizona, was completed on August 31, 2021. The school serves pre-school, the Family and Child Education Program (F.A.C.E.) and K-5 Grade School.

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Crazy Horse Memorial gets $10,000 grant

PIERRE – Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation provides educational experience and resources for Native American students. In 2010, The Indian University of North America began assisting college-bound Native Americans by providing students their first semester of college as a transition from high school to that of higher education. Throughout the 7th

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Facebook whistleblower speaks out

Former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen on the right. (Courtesy Photo of New York Times)   Former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen has been revealed as the source behind tens of thousands of pages of leaked internal company research, which she says show that the company has been negligent in

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Shared by Native Sun News Today October 8, 2021

Honor the children

Children sit with placards with the names of children who died at the old Rapid City Indian Boarding School during last year’s ceremony in front of a hillside that researchers determined hold unmarked graves of some of the deceased children. A memorial is planned to honor the children at the

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Shared by Native Sun News Today October 8, 2021