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.
The Executive Officers include:
PHONE: (605) 867-4021
CELL (605) 407-2547
PHONE: (605) 867-4009
CELL: (605) 407-1695
PHONE: (605) 867-8468
CELL: (605) 407-1214
PHONE: (605) 867-8416
CELL: (605) 407-0626
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.
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.
Constitution and Bylaws:
Yes - IRA
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
Pine Ridge Reservation; Oglala Lakota, Bennett, and Jackson Counties
Pine Ridge, SD
TOTAL ENROLLED MEMBERS:
ENROLLED MEMBERS LIVING ON RESERVATION: