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Oglala Lakota Nation Newsletter

Vol. 2 Issue 8

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COVID-19 INFORMATION

OGLALA SIOUX TRIBE AUCTION

Thursday, March 5, 2020

WHEN: Saturday March 28, 2020

WHERE: Billy Mills Hall, Pine Ridge, SD

 

Doors open for viewing items: 8AM - 10AM

Auction begins: 10AM

Some items will have a reserve price.

 

Tribal Members only. You must provide proof of your OST Enrollment in order to bid.

 

For more information call (605) 407-1952.

 

For more details and advertisement view here.

Bureau of Reclamation

Thursday, March 5, 2020

You can now view the power point presentation that the Bureau of  Reclamation made to the OST Economic and Business Development Committee on Friday 2/28/2020.

 

View here.

OST Special Session Statement

Saturday, February 1, 2020

The OST  Treasurer's Office would like to clarify an issue that came up at the recent Oglala Sioux Tribal Council Special Session held on January 29th, 2020.

 

This issue was one of the very last discussions that were addressed at the end of this Special Session, and it was on the subject of donations...

 

To read full statement click here.

RE: Invitation to Participate in Important Meeting on the Spectrum Opportunity

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Oglala Sioux Tribe is requesting your participation in the presentation being given at the Prairie Winds Casino on 2.5 GHz Spectrum opportunity. MuralNet and Facebook will be providing information on this opportunity. This presentation will take place on February 5th and 6th, with the first day for the Tribal Council and the second day for Tribal government entities and programs.

 

To read full letter and agenda click here.

PRESS RELEASE

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Pine Ridge, South Dakota, January 2020—The Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST) has approved a reward for information leading to the location of Robert Kills Enemy and Vincent Little Dog of Manderson, South Dakota. Both men have been missing since December 28, 2019.

 

READ FULL STORY HERE

 

KARIN EAGLE

OST MEDIA RELATIONS SPECIALIST

(605) 407-1952

ostoyate@gmail.com

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Government

Who We Are

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.

 

Executive Officers Include:

Julian Bear Runner

President

PHONE: (605) 867-8487

CELL (605) 441-0077

 

EMAIL: president.bearrunner@oglala.org

Thomas Poor Bear

Vice-President

PHONE: (605) 867-4009

CELL:

 

EMAIL:

Jennifer Spotted Bear

Secretary

PHONE:(605) 867-8468

CELL:(605) 407-3526

 

EMAIL: j.spottedbear@oglala.org

Mason Big Crow

Treasurer

PHONE: (605) 867-8416

CELL: (605) 407-0626

 

EMAIL: Mason@oglala.org

Ricky Gray Grass

OST 5th Member

PHONE: (605) 867-2439

CELL:

 

EMAIL:

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

About Us

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.

 

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.

 

DATES OF CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS:

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

 

NUMBER OF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS:

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

 

Const.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

TRADITIONAL LANGUAGE:

Lakota

 

TOTAL ENROLLED MEMBERS:

38,332

 

ENROLLED MEMBERS LIVING ON RESERVATION:

19,639

RESERVATION:

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

 

TRIBAL HEADQUARTERS:

Pine Ridge, SD

 

TIME ZONE:

Mountain

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.

 

EMPLOYMENT

OST Vacancy Announcements

Opening date: February 18, 2020

Closing date: March 2, 2020

View job openings.

 

CPS UPDATE Vacancy Announcement

Opening date: November 20, 2019

CLosing Date: Until Filled

View job openings.

 

OSN SUPREME COURT - One(1) Alternate Justice Position

Opening date: June 21, 2019

Closing date: Until Filled

View job opening.

 

Vacancy Announcement - OST Police Officers

Continuous

View job opening.

Employment