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South Dakota tribe's college on shaky ground

The university owned by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is having more financial problems.

Si Tanka University was unable to make its payroll and is in foreclosure litigation over $6.6 million in loans. The school is also facing a $2 million federal tax lien.

Tribal and school officials are trying to secure more funds to ensure the school stays open. But the Bureau of Indian Affairs won't grant a waiver for certain federal funds because the school doesn't have a majority of Indian students.

The tribe bought the former Huron College in 2001, creating an off-reservation campus for its Si Tanka University.

Get the Story:
Si Tanka fails to meet payroll (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 11/19)

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