The Executive Officers include:

Darla Black

Vice-President

PHONE: (605) 867-4009

CELL: (605) 407-1695

 

EMAIL: darla@oglala.org

Mason Big Crow

Treasurer

PHONE: (605) 867-8416

CELL: (605) 407-0626

 

EMAIL: Mason@oglala.org

Julian Bear Runner

President

PHONE: (605) 867-8487

CELL (605) 441-0077

 

EMAIL: president.bearrunner@oglala.org

Jennifer Spotted Bear

Secretary

PHONE:(605) 867-8468

CELL:(605) 407-3526

 

EMAIL: j.spottedbear@oglala.org

Ricky Gray Grass (no photo)

OST 5th Member

Ph: (605) 867-2439

Cell:

Email:

(Executive Committee mailing address: Po Box 2070, Pine Ridge, SD 57770)

Tribal Council Representatives

The Oglala Sioux Tribe’s government is comprised of a twenty-member council, who are elected officials in accordance with the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934.

 

The Executive Officers of the Council are the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Primary elections are held in October and the General election in November every two years.

 

Council members serve a term of two years. There are nine election districts on the reservation. One representative is elected for every 1,000 tribal members.

 

Districts

The districts are as follows; Eagle Nest District, Pass Creek District, LaCreek District, Wounded Knee District, Porcupine District, Wakpamni District who all have two council representatives  and Medicine Root District and Pine Ridge Village who have three council representatives.

 

Tribal headquarters are based out of the Red Cloud building in the town of Pine Ridge which is located on the southern border of the reservation. Governed by a constitution and bylaws that was established on January 15, 1936 the OST Council is comprised of 20 representatives. Representation varies by the 13 districts based on population.

 

About Us

Demographics

There are three diverse geographic regions within the reservation. The southern and eastern sections consist of picturesque grassy plains. The west-central section merges with the small eastern spurs of the Black Hills.

 

The result is an area of rolling pine-covered hills and ridges, providing the inspiration for the name Pine Ridge. To the north of the wooded area are approximately 160,000 acres of the Badlands National Park.

 

The reservation borders the Nebraska state line to the south, Rosebud Indian Reservation to the east and Badlands National Park to the north.

 

Tribal headquarters is in the town of Pine Ridge. The Oglala, or Scatter Their Own, are one of the seven bands of the Titowan (Lakota) division of the Great Sioux Nation.

 

Constitution and Bylaws:

Yes - IRA

DATE APPROVED:

January 15, 1936

 

NAME OF GOVERNING BODY:

Oglala Sioux Tribal Council

 

NUMBER OF COUNCIL MEMBERS:

(18) eighteen council members

 

DATES OF CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS:

December 24, 1969; December 3, 1985; July 11, 1997

 

NUMBER OF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS:

(4) President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer

 

RESERVATION:

Pine Ridge Reservation; Oglala Lakota, Bennett, and Jackson Counties

 

TRIBAL HEADQUARTERS:

Pine Ridge, SD

 

TIME ZONE:

Mountain

 

TRADITIONAL LANGUAGE:

Lakota

 

TOTAL ENROLLED MEMBERS:

38,332

 

ENROLLED MEMBERS LIVING ON RESERVATION:

19,639

 

Employment

OST Vavancy Announcement - Admin. Law Judge

Opening date: May 24, 2019

Closing date: June 25, 2019

Download Application here.

 

OST Job Announcements

Opening date: May 13, 2019

Closing date: May 24 2019

View job openings.

 

Vacancy Announcement - OST Police Officers

Continuous

View job opening.

 

EAP NEWSLETTER

Employee Assistance Program Newsletter

April 2019

 

TRIBAL PROGRAMS

View the Tribal Programs listing of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. Our Tribal Programs are a great resource for tribal members.

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