Senate panel holds field hearing at Standing Rock
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a field hearing on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on Monday.

The reservation straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border and saw a spike in violent crime in the past year. The Bureau of Indian Affairs started Operation Dakota Peacekeeper in June to put more police officers on the ground.

Leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said the effort has been successful. The BIA said it will extend the operation another 30 days.

Get the Story:
Senator says more needed to cut reservation crime (The Rapid City Journal 8/5)

Committee Notice:
FIELD HEARING on the progress and future of Operation Dakota Peacekeeper (August 4, 2008)

Relevant Documents:
Operation Dakota Peacekeeper (BIA)

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