Welcome to the Oglala Lakota Nation informational website. This new portal of information was created to provide the most up to date information coming out of the tribal council, executive board and all of the programs and offices that serve the membership of the Oglala Lakota Nation. Watch for updates weekly, if not daily, on job announcements, new legislation proposed and passed by Tribal Council and programs that offer services for our Oyate.
Our office is located in the old Social Service office next door to the Red Cloud Building. We are open to suggestions and ideas about how to make this website as interactive and compliant with our tribal memberships needs. If you would like to see more information or forms from any particular program or office, please contact that office and let them know what you would like to see made available. Information about events on or around our reservation can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and an announcement can be built and added to the website. Again, welcome to OUR OST website. Bear with us as we make daily improvements in real time. We are growing and evolving as we become aware of the needs.
Thank you for taking a look at what we have to offer right now. We look forward to hearing your feedback!
OST Computers Department
Justin LeBeaux, Web Developer/Monitor
OST TRIBAL GOVERNMENT NEWS
PINE RIDGE, SD - The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council will be holding a special session on Tuesday, October 24th at 10 am. During which the selection of the OST Tribal Prosecutor will be selected along with the OST Chief Judge. The meeting will be held in the OST Council Chambers in Pine Ridge, SD. For more information please contact OST Secretary, Donna Salomon at (605) 867- 8468.
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. 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.