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Bush finally steps up for Crow Creek Tribe's school

The Bush administration on Thursday announced it will provide up to $1.3 million to help the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota recover from a fire that destroyed the student dormitory.

Interior Secretary Gale Norton said the administration is working with the tribe and the state of South Dakota to help build a temporary replacement dorm, kitchen and dining facility. But the tribe needs at least $1 million more to fully fund the replacement dorm.

"It's a gesture of hope," Crow Creek Superintendent Scott Raue told The Sioux Falls Argus Leader of the new money. Other tribal officials said the Bureau of Indian Affairs finally realized the tribe was in a crisis situation.

The BIA also plans to release $2.5 million long overdue to the tribe for a new gym that has been condemned. Tribal officials said the BIA had told them to use the money for the temporary dorm instead.

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Crow Creek school promised $1.3M (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 5/13)

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