Oglala Sioux Tribe on track to complete $16.5M nursing home

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

The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is building a $16.5 million nursing home that should be ready for occupants early next year.

The 51,000 square-foot facility near Whiteclay, Nebraska, will house 60 people. It will allow elders to live closer to their families rather than stay in nursing homes farther away.

"Now that we can bring ‘em back, they can go see ‘em all the time," Duane Brewer of the Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home Board told NET News.

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, NET News reported. The tribe kicked in another $3 million.

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