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Crow Creek Tribe faces sequester cuts with greater self-sufficiency

The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe in South Dakota depends on federal money for basic services, relying on promises made through treaties with the United States government. In March of this year, mandatory spending cuts curtailed education and health care on the reservation, and if Congress won’t act to end the sequester for the coming fiscal year, another round of cuts will devastate federally funded programs. But as Crow Creek community leaders tell Victoria Wicks, the tribe is optimistically taking steps toward greater self-sufficiency.