Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 11, 2018 Show 313 Hour 2

The Apex Gallery at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology presents the exhibition "Without Land." It's a collaboration between the students and artist Altman Studeny exploring the wild land urban interface. The exhibit runs through April 27.

Dakota Digest for March 25, 2016

Mar 25, 2016

On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, more information surfaces regarding the GEAR UP program. Also, there's now a news website available in the Lakota Language, and SDPB's Victoria Wicks took a trip up Harney Peak with "indigenous people."

Cobell Settlement

Nov 29, 2012

Thousands of Native American trust landowners could see a $1000 check in the mail before the end of the year.  The money comes from a $3.4 billion settlement in the Elouise Cobell case, following 17 years of litigation over mismanagement of federal lands held in trust for Native American people.  However, SDPB news producer Charles Michael Ray has found that reactions to the settlement are mixed.  Ray is joined by USDA Rural Development State Director Elsie Meeks who addresses economic development in Indian Country and what the changes to the federal regulations governing building homes and

Hyperion Project Update

Oct 4, 2012

This week, Texas company Hyperion did not extend its option to buy or acquire land in Union County on the site of a proposed oil refinery.  Several people have been close to this issue since its announcement in June, 2007.  Oral arguments are being heard today by the South Dakota Supreme Court on an air quality permit.  SDPB News Producer Kealey Bultena has an update from today's hearing.