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News stories from the past 60 days.

May 30, 2023 - Outlines housing challenges on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. 89% of residents needs housing and 60% of Pine Ridge homes are without water, electricity, adequate insulation, or sewage systems. Describes efforts by local indigenous people to address these challenges through sustainable housing and electricity.
Source: Homegrown Stories
Apr 24, 2023 - Discusses the emergency management and disaster assistance program of the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, one of five tribal nations working with Feeding America and Partnerships with Native Americans (PWNA). Highlights work already done with food insecurity and emergency aid during COVID and weather emergencies. Project leaders aim to work on prevention measures for food security over a 2 year project.
Source: South Dakota Searchlight
Apr 10, 2023 - The Helmsley Charitable Trust is equipping first responders in communities across rural states in the Midwest and West with automated external defibrillators (AEDs), to enhance rural healthcare. The trust has provided over $60 million in funding for more than 25,000 AEDs to local law enforcement agencies in Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Nevada.
Source: The Daily Yonder

Last Updated: 5/30/2023