Oglala Lakota Tribe

Bush Fellow: Amanda Carlow

Jun 26, 2020
Bush Foundation

In The Moment … June 26, 2020 Show 847 Hour 1

Oglala Lakota Tribal Council Votes To Impeach VP

Nov 26, 2019

  The Oglala Lakota Tribal Council voted 16 to two to impeach Vice President Darla Black Monday. She was removed for malfeasance after accusations including bullying and harassment. Sonia Little Hawk-Weston is a representative for the tribe. She speaks during the meeting. 

 

News: Sep 14 - 20

Sep 20, 2019
SDPB

Welcome to this week’s news podcast. This week you’ll hear about The Oglala Lakota Tribe becoming the first in the region to pass laws adding protections for LGBT people, House Minority Whip Erin Healy and House Speaker Steve Haugaard join us to talk pre-k, the Political Junkies discuss STAR Academy and more.

Lakota People's Law Project

The Oglala Lakota Tribe has officially become the first in the region to pass laws adding protections for LGBT people. A new amendment to tribal law makes crimes against LGBT people “hate crimes” that carry strict fines and sentences.

Additional audio provided by videographer Chuck Banner of Lakota People’s Law Project

In The Moment ... May 20, 2019 Show 579 Hour 2

The Oglala Sioux Tribe recently sent its largest class ever to the U.S. Indian Police Academy located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in New Mexico. Nine new officers are ready for service. The tribe now has more than 50 officers on the roster.

Bob Ecoffey is the Oglala Sioux Tribal Police Chief. He has served as a U.S. Marshall and has served the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC. He discusses his growing department and how officers are trained to protect and serve.

Victoria Wicks

Drive south of Scenic on BIA Highway 27 and you'll find Thunder Valley. You won't have to look hard. After you've driven about half an hour through Pine Ridge's grasslands and hills, Thunder Valley stands out. You'll first notice a cluster of very tall houses, some finished, some not. Then you'll see a large apartment complex and community center, both still under construction, and a small red barn and administration building.

This is a model community, designed to show the possibilities when a group of dedicated people think beyond the conventional to make a good life.