Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe can manage Badlands park unit

"The future of the South Unit of Badlands National Park is up in the air, and we think that’s a good thing.

The vast, unspoiled region — with few signs of modern life and even fewer humans — is currently part of the federal national park system. Located in southwestern South Dakota, it is remote, and it’s out of the way of the typical tourist.

Future management of the region is being considered, and one proposal is to allow the land to become the nation’s first tribal national park, administered by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Officials from the tribe and the park service have a meeting planned for Friday, where they will discuss their plans and possibly move forward from there."

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OUR VIEW: Oglalas should get chance to manage South Unit (The Mitchell Daily Republic 4/3)

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