Indian Country

U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson and Kiara Ehle, a Ben Reifel Intern, at St. John’s Church on the Pine Ridge Reservation in June 2023. (Courtesy of the Office of Rep. Dusty Johnson)

South Dakota congressman fosters tribal connections with Ben Reifel Internship

BY: - August 7, 2023

An internship offered by U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson is fostering connections between Washington, D.C., and tribes in South Dakota. The Ben Reifel Internship has existed for several years and is named after the only Native American to represent South Dakota in Congress. Among internships sponsored by South Dakota’s congressional delegation, it’s the only one focused […]

Members of the Wambli Ska Society perform a Lakota drum song at a ceremony on Sept. 13, 2022, in Pierre to celebrate the launch of a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons liaison within the South Dakota Attorney General's Office. (Courtesy of Attorney General's Office)

Missing or murdered Indigenous persons liaison aims to build trust, peace of mind

BY: - June 29, 2023

If you know something about a missing or murdered Indigenous person, Troy Morley wants to take your call. That’s the first and perhaps the most important message the assistant U.S. attorney for the District of South Dakota has for those learning about his just-announced ascension to Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) liaison for the […]