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Crow Creek Tribe, state sign school agreement

The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and the state of South Dakota signed an agreement on Monday to replace the student dormitory that was destroyed by a recent fire.

Crow Creek Chairman Duane Big Eagle and Gov. Mike Rounds (R) said the agreement will ensure a temporary dorm will be ready by the fall. The tribe needs $2.2 million to $2.3 million for the building.

The tribe and the state acted because the Bureau of Indian Affairs apparently can't release federal funds needed to build the temporary dorm for another four to 12 months."We're literally at a standstill at this point," Big Eagle was quoted as saying.

Get the Story:
Pact allows state to assist tribe (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 5/10)
State, tribe team up for fire recovery (AP 5/10)

Relevant Links:
Crow Creek Tribal School -

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