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Meth360 Information Kit

Thursday, October 10, 2019

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“Weber’s Boys”; The trial of Stanley Weber Concludes

Friday, September 27, 2019

Pine Ridge, S.D. — Families across the Pine Ridge Reservation are paying close attention to the much-anticipated trial of Stanley Weber, the Indian Health Service Doctor who is charged with sexual assault crimes against Oglala Lakota children in Pine Ridge.  The trial began on Monday September 23 with jury selections.

 

Weber came to Pine Ridge in 1995. It wasn’t until 2015 that a tribal investigation was initiated against Weber and the allegations of sexual abuse of his victims.

 

READ FULL STORY HERE

 

Karin M. Eagle, OSTOYATE@GMAIL.COM

Editor- Oglala Lakota Nation Newsletter, OST Public Relations

ostoyate@gmail.com, www.oglalalakotanation.info

Great Plains Tribal Leaders' Economic Summit 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019

TOPICS:

 

Agriculture – HEMP Tourism – Experience the Native Trails Business – Building towards Economic Sovereignty

 

The Great Plains Tribal Leaders Economic Summit 2019 two-day event will focus on the most important aspects of a tribe’s economic future.  This summit will answer any questions you and your tribe or organization may have about economic and business development on tribal lands.

 

Who should attend:  Tribal Leaders, Council Members, Program Administrators/Directors, Attorneys, Lending Community, Federal and State Organizations, Entrepreneurs, Veterans and Youth

 

Registration fee:  $200.00

(Conference) Vendor fee:  $100.00 (Arts & Crafts) - $200.00 (Information booth)

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM HERE

 

Agenda 2019

DOWNLOAD AGENDA HERE

 

Contact:

Mr. Ivan Sorbel @ 454-2016 or 455-2685 email pracc@gwtc.net

Mr. Tyrell Pierce @ 407-8683 email tyrell.pierce@hotmail.com

Ms. Courtney J. Two Lance @ 867-1265 email ost_credit@yahoo.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:

Jennifer Spotted Bear

Secretary

PHONE:(605) 867-8468

CELL:(605) 407-3526

 

EMAIL: j.spottedbear@oglala.org

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

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)

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 Job Announcements

Opening date: September 16, 2019

Closing date: September 27, 2019

View job openings.

 

CPS UPDATE Vacancy Announcement

Opening date: September 16, 2019

CLosing Date: Until Filled

Download Application here.

 

OSN SUPREME COURT - One(1) Alternate Justice Position

Opening date: June 21, 2019

Closing date: Until Filled

Download Application here.

 

Vacancy Announcement - OST Police Officers

Continuous

View job opening.

Employment