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Si Tanka University campus to shut down by April 1

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota plans to close Si Tanka University's off-reservation campus by April 1 unless federal funds are provided.

Si Tanka needs Bureau of Indian Affairs funds to stay alive. But the BIA won't release the money because Native student enrollment has dropped below 50 percent.

The reason for the drop is the tribe's purchase of the former Huron University. The tribe has been using Huron as the off-reservation campus for its reservation tribal college. Without BIA funds, the on-reservation campus is also threatened.

Get the Story:
Si Tanka sets closing deadline (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 3/11)
Faculty, students would rather stay (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 3/11)
Semester may be short at Si Tanka (AP 3/11)

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