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Tribal Relations Committee hears case for state ICWA legislation | June 30


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With a new decision from the Supreme Court, colleges nationwide can no longer consider a student's race during the admissions process. After decades of affirmative action, universities are left to ask — what now?

The state tribal relations committee discussed the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) at its latest meeting. The meeting comes shortly after the Supreme Court ruling upholding ICWA.

School districts have two years to prepare for the new social studies standards. Every para, teacher, and administrator in the state is working toward developing the new curriculum.

Tensions continue as pipeline companies begin court-approved land surveys on private property. Summit Carbon Solutions has crew drilling to test for soil conditions and underground hazards. Some farmers are concerned about how the activity will play out.

Bills passed during the spring's legislative session become law July 1, 2023. That includes four bills introduced by the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs.

A medical waste processor is suing Sanford Health for improper delivery of human materials, among other claims. In the suit, Monarch Waste Technologies accuses Sanford of delivering a human torso to their facility in a plastic container.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."