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Tribe, Si Tanka University go to Washington for funds

Leaders of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and Si Tanka University are asking officials in Washington, D.C., to help bail out the tribe's college.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs won't release "471" funds to Si Tanka because Native student enrollment has dropped below 51 percent. That happened when the tribe purchase the former Huron University to function as an off-reservation campus of Si Tanka.

Chairman Harold Frazier and Si Tanka officials hope to convince Washington officials to provide a source of funding. They say the school will be forced to shut down at the end of the semester.

Get the Story:
Si Tanka Leadership Trying To Get Federal Funds (AP 3/8)
Si Tanka's Financial Struggles (KELO 3/7)
Former employees concerned about Si Tanka�s future (The Huron Plainsman 3/8)
Si Tanka food service workers quit (The Huron Plainsman 3/8)

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