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Oglala Sioux Tribe declares emergency as it seeks federal support | Nov 21


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The leader of a South Dakota tribe declares a state of emergency for the Pine Ridge Reservation. Oglala Sioux President Frank Star Comes Out says its a result of the U.S. government's inadequate funding for law enforcement.

A new report says Indigenous women in South Dakota are four times more likely to face pregnancy with infant mortality. The report evaluates data from 2012 to 2021.

The federal government funding package passed by Congress last week extends the current farm bill by a year. Congress has until Sep. 30, 2024, to pass a new farm bill.

About two-and-a-half years after the groundbreaking, South Dakota U.S. Senator John Thune is getting a tour of the new VA clinic in Rapid City. The fourth-term Republican says he's impressed with the facility.

And more.

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