Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'standing rock'

8th Circuit rejects Indian double jeopardy claim

A member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota can be prosecuted in federal court despite pleading guilty to the same crime in tribal court, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals said on Monday. Nephi Sky Antelope pleaded...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe starts wireless firm

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has started its own wireless company to serve 16,000 people on the North Dakota-South Dakota reservation. Standing Rock Telecom is one of the few tribal telecommunications firms in Indian Country. It began in response to...

Man to stand trial for shooting BIA police officer

A man from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is scheduled to go to trial in February 2009 for allegedly shooting a Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer. Kelly C. Ward, 43, pleaded not guilty to three assault counts and two...

BIA maintains police 'surges' on two reservations

The Bureau of Indian Affairs continues to maintain extra police officers on two reservations in North Dakota and South Dakota. The BIA sent 25 officers to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, which straddles the North-South Dakota border, in response to...

Standing Rock man charged in BIA officer shooting

A man from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation was charged with assaulting a federal officer in an incident that injured a Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer. Kelly C. Ward allegedly shot Sergeant Louis Troy Poitra, a member of the...

BIA officer recovering after being shot on duty

A Bureau of Indian Affairs officer who was shot on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is expected to fully recover, an official said today. Sergeant Louis Troy Poitra, a member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, was shot in...

BIA officer was shot during domestic violence call

A Bureau of Indian Affairs officer who was shot on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation was responding to a domestic violence call, U.S. Attorney Marty Jackley said. The officer was shot early Wednesday. Pat Ragsdale of the BIA said...

BIA officer shot on Standing Rock Reservation

A shooting incident on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation left a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer and another man injured. The officer wasn't seriously wounded in the early Wednesday incident. The officer was sent to the reservation as part...

Funding an issue for Standing Rock law enforcement

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is spending $1 million to beef up law enforcement on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Operation Dakota Peacekeeper puts 20 officers on the ground to patrol the 2.3 million-acre reservation, which straddles the North...

Senate panel holds field hearing at Standing Rock

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a field hearing on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on Monday. The reservation straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border and saw a spike in violent crime in the past year. The Bureau of Indian...

Senate hearing on Standing Rock Reservation

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a field hearing on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on Monday, August 4, 2008. The hearing will address Operation Dakota Peacekeeper, an effort by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to improve law and...

8th Circuit dismisses suit against BIA jail officer

A Bureau of Indian Affairs corrections officer cannot he held liable for allegedly beating a man on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday. Bobby L. Johnson claims he was severely beaten by...

8th Circuit dismisses IHS birth switch lawsuit

Two women who were switched at birth at an Indian Health Service hospital waited too long to sue the federal government, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday. Rowena Madrigal and Beverly Bowker were born less than three...

'Surge' at Standing Rock results in 700 arrests

A "surge" in law enforcement on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation has resulted in 700 arrests since June, according to officials. The Bureau of Indian Affairs started Operation Dakota Peacekeeper to target high rates of crime on the reservation,...

BIA spends $1M on Standing Rock Sioux 'surge'

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is spending about $1 million to beef up law enforcement on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, an official said. Pat Ragsdale, the director of the BIA's Office of Justice Services, has been on the reservation...

Descendants of Sitting Bull push for reburial

Descendants of Lakota leader Sitting Bull want to rebury their ancestor -- but not at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument as previously announced. Sitting Bull is currently buried in Mobridge, South Dakota, on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Great-grandson...

Standing Rock chair to work on Democratic platform

Ron His Horse is Thunder, the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, will help the Democratic Party draft its presidential platform. His Horse is Thunder joins other state and federal officials on the platform drafting committee. He is the...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe holds special election

Voters of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe rejected a name change but approved a new membership standard in special election on June 11. A proposal to rename the tribe as the Standing Rock Oyate was rejected by 337-225. Oyate means...

Editorial: Funding alone won't help Standing Rock

"There’s a violent crime problem on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation that Operation Dakota Peacekeeper is designed to address. The Bureau of Indian Affairs project will supplement local and tribal police forces on Standing Rock with an increased law enforcement...

BIA's 'surge' at Standing Rock making an impact

Some residents of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation say an increase in law enforcement has already made an impact on crime. As part of "Operation Dakota Peacekeeper," the Bureau of Indian Affairs has added 12 officers to patrol the reservation....

Editorial: Standing Rock Sioux confront crime

"There’s a violent crime problem on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation that Operation Dakota Peacekeeper is designed to address. The Bureau of Indian Affairs project will supplement local and tribal police forces on Standing Rock with an increased law enforcement...

Editorial: Standing Rock crime deserves attention

"Sometime soon, an unknown number of Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers will arrive at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. They will be very welcome. Operation Dakota Peacekeeper, championed by Sen. John Thune, will seek to end the lawlessness that...

BIA tackles crime on Standing Rock Reservation

The Bureau of Indian Affairs plans to send more police officers to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to tackle crime. Operation Dakota Peacekeeper is a response to concerns about the inadequate law enforcement on the 2.3 million-acre reservation, which straddles...

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