Oglala Sioux Tribe set to open $16.5M nursing home next year

The Oglala Sioux Tribe nursing home is located near Whiteclay, Nebraska. Photo by Lakota Country Times

The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is completing work on a $16.5 million nursing home.

The facility is located on tribal land in Whiteclay, a border town in Nebraska. When it opens early next year, it will provide space for 60 elders who will receive care closer to their families.

“Families can’t go 200 to 300 miles every weekend just to visit grandma, Leonard Little Finger of the Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home Board told the Associated Press. "The nursing home at Whiteclay is a dream that came true.”

A closeup of the work on the Oglala Sioux Tribe nursing home. Photo from Native American Health Management

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota loaned the tribe $13.5 million for the project. The tribe kicked in another $3 million.

Get the Story:
Nebraska nursing home for Native Americans to open next year (AP 9/2)

Related Stories
Oglala Sioux Tribe on track to complete $16.5M nursing home (07/30)
Lakota Country Times: Oglala Sioux Tribe nursing home on track (6/24)

Join the Conversation