The effort to change the name of Shannon County to Oglala Lakota County faces one final hurdle in the state legislature.
The Senate State Affairs Committee gave unanimous support to the resolution allowing the name change. The measure passed the House earlier this session.
Democratic Representative Kevin Killer represents part of the Pine Ridge Reservation. Killer backs the change and helped get the issue on the county ballot in November. Killer says the new name received strong support both at the ballot box and in a petition drive leading up to the election.