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Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks law enforcement funds

The Oglala Sioux Tribe is asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs for more law enforcement money.

The tribe's annual law enforcement budget is $3.4 million, which includes benefits, administration and facilities. The tribe has not said how much more it wants.

BIA director Pat Ragsdale visited the Pine Ridge Reservation on Thursday to discuss the issue. Ragsdale toured the courthouse, jail, central office and new detention facility, The Rapid City Journal reported.

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Oglala Sioux Tribe asks for public-safety funding from BIA (The Rapid City Journal 6/10)