Rotary Club

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An Eagle Butte woman is encouraging Native American leaders in 23 tribal governments. The Bush Foundation is dedicating resources to Native Nation Building. A woman from Cheyenne River is six months into the job of supporting and promoting Indian leadership.

Eileen Briggs is the Bush Foundation’s director of Native Nation Building. She says the work includes a handful of large investments to empower American Indian communities instead of prescribing solutions.

A top navy official says today the US Naval Fleet is facing challenges similar to the cold war era of the 1980’s.

This week 100 members of the U.S. Navy are in Sioux Falls as part of the city’s Navy Week. A navy admiral spoke to the downtown Sioux Falls Rotary Club and answered questions about current operations. 

US Navy Rear Admiral Bret Muilenburg is the commander of Naval Facilities and Engineering. Muilenburg says the global threats and challenges today are similar to the 1980's.