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Si Tanka University to raise $1M to stay open

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and Si Tanka University will seek to raise $1 million to keep the school's off-reservation campus open through the end of the spring semester.

Tribal and university officials are still awaiting word from the Bureau of Indian Affairs on federal funding for Si Tanka. An answer would come today on money reserved for tribal colleges.

Si Tanka is a tribal institution but lost "471" funds when Native student enrollment fell below 50 percent due to the acquisition of the former Huron University off the reservation. The loss of funds threatens the on-reservation campus in Eagle Butte as well.

Get the Story:
Si Tanka may raise funds to delay closure (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 3/19)
Planning In Place To Secure Money To Keep Si Tanka University Open (AP 3/19)

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