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Si Tanka University loan limited to reservation campus

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota acted to save the on-reservation campus of Si Tanka University.

The tribe extended a loan of up to $400,000 to cover operating expenses at the Eagle Butte campus. The off-reservation campus in Huron, on the other hand, will only receive money to cover some student financial aid and health insurance premiums for workers.

Huron students received $100 on Friday to cover some of their funding needs. But faculty and employees haven't been paid since February 15.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs suggested the tribe separate the two campuses so that Eagle Butte can qualify for federal funding reserved for Indian students.

Get the Story:
Tribe acts to sever campus in Huron (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 3/26)
Huron campus mostly left out of Si Tanka bailout (AP 3/26)
IRS gets involved in university turmoil (AP 3/26)
Si Tanka Update (KELO 3/25)

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