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Office of Tribal Government Relations State Agency Reports 2008 - on 1 Board of Regents Black Hills State University Black Hills State University has a long, demonstrated history of commitment to our Native students and Indian Country in South Dakota and the region. We have long maintained the highest percentage of American Indian students as compared to all other state universities in South Dakota. We have the Center for American Indian Studies (CAIS), one of only two legislatively created educational centers in the State. The Center is dedicated to native recruitment and retention, education and research in the academic field of American Indian Studies (AIS), grant and related development work, and serves as the academic liaison with the regional native communities. A list of BHSU's accomplishments in the last academic year follows: 25th Annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi engaged a total of 3,000 participants and spectators attending the four sessions of this event during the third week in April. (This event in 2005 had an estimated $259,000 impact on the local community.) The annual Indian Awareness Week with the theme of "Healthy Choices Empowers Nations" was sponsored in part by contributions from Sanford Research. Over twenty five events were held in the week prior to the Wacipi. Enrollment of American Indian students at BHSU for the fall and spring was 128 and 123, respectively. The retention rate improved by roughly 15% amongst native students from prior academic year. BHSU has offered the largest number of AIS coursework as compared to any other state institution, in support of its Major and Minor programs. BHSU has partnered with Sanford Health Disparities conducting extensive Health Belief Surveys in Indian Country in South Dakota as well as Wyoming and Montana. BHSU's Genomics and the CAIS have received and implemented a NSF STEM grant which provides substantial scholarship funding to undergraduate and graduate students. At the undergraduate level, roughly $50,000 has been award in scholarship funding to 22 students, 80% of which are American Indians. The CAIS was awarded a challenge grant from the American Indian Education Foundation. As product of the first annual scholarship gala, $3,500 was raised and then matched by AIEF resulting in fourteen $500 scholarships going to American Indian students. BHSU has partnered with the USD School of Law and the Wyoming College of Law and was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Law School Admissions Council to host a conference on campus to encourage American Indian youth to consider the legal profession. The conference will be held in the summer of 2009, following a recruitment program. BHSU partnered with native communities in Todd County, Mobridge and Rapid City for Title II NCLB professional development. 2 BHSU received a BOR grant to study American Indian attitudes about the new Underground Lab to be developed in Lead. BHSU maintains its long commitment to Upward Bound Programs, which targets native communities in South Dakota, and is forging new relationships in the Gear-Up programming available within the region. BHSU conducted research on Native Learning Styles though surveys of K-12 educators which resulted in an article submission to the Journal of American Indian Education. Dakota State University Some tribal colleges and high school libraries are partners in SDLN, along with the BOR libraries. These partners share resources and governance responsibilities. Academic agreement with Sisseton Wahpeton Community College but no specific agreement with the tribe Formal partnership with Flandreau Indian School regarding an upcoming No Child Left Behind (NCLB) grant as well as past NCLB grants (2004 & 2005) DSU has been an ―Ally in Indian Education‖ at the 2005, 2006 and 2007 Dakota Oyate Challenge (4-day, double elimination basketball tournament), along with SDSU. DSU did not participate in 2008. K-12 Data Center provides email and web services to the following schools: Crazy Horse School, Crow Creek Tribal School, Enemy Swim Day School, Lower Brule School System, Marty Indian School, Pierre Indian Learning Center, St. Francis Indian School, Tiospa Zina Tribal School Northern State University Agreement with Sisseton Wahpeton Community College for Elementary Education Recruitment visits for high schools on reservations Developing pre-collegiate programs for Native Americans Received and organized transcripts from Si Tanka University – available to Si Tanka graduates through Registrar’s Office Native American Campus Visit Days Native American New Student Orientation program (part of Multicultural Orientation Program) NSU Native American Scholarships added for 2008-2009 Multicultural IDL (student success) course offered to incoming freshmen from Native American and other ethnic minority populations (taught by Multicultural Director) The E-Learning Center provided the following services to tribal schools: 3 o Partnered with Wakpala and Dupree School Districts for a U.S.D.A. RUS Grant to provide additional videoconferencing capabilities and laptop/tablets. (Grant began in 2005 and ends Feb. 2009) o E-learning Center provides high school courses to Takini and Tiospa Zina tribal schools and the state supported reservation schools of Dupree, McLaughlin, Flandreau, Isabel, McIntosh and Wakpala o E-learning Center provides tribal schools and state supported reservation schools access to special events as well as NSU Music Master Classes. Events sponsored since 2003 include Chuchumbe Mexican Ensemble, College of Arts and Sciences "My Favorite Topic" Series, Bamboo Japanese Orchestra, Darma: A Musical Ensemble from Israel, and Science Projects Made Easy Last year, NSU worked with the South Dakota State Supreme Court to recruit Native American students to attend the court session held in Spearfish. Fifteen Native American students from Crazy Horse High School in Wanblee, SD attended the session and had a private meeting with the Justices All NSU School of Education majors participated in day-long visit to Bureau of Indian Affairs schools or schools with high American Indian enrollment During the past six years NSU School of Education has visited: Tiospa Zina Tribal School; Sisseton-Wahpeton Community College and Pre-school; Tiospaye Topa; Smee/Wakpala; Pierre Indian Learning Center; St. Joseph's Indian School and Powwow; and the Enemy Swim Day School Every semester NSU teacher education students partner with K-12 Native American students attending the Aberdeen Public Schools to provide tutoring services NSU has hosted internationally known hoop dancer and indigenous flute player Kevin Locke NSU has also hosted the Dakota Dancers from Tiospa Zina Tribal School and Donovin Sprague, author and director of education at the Crazy Horse Memorial During spring 2008, the NSU School of Education invited Keith Moore, Indian Education Coordinator from SD Department of Education to speak with student teacher during the Diversity Seminar South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Partnership Agreement with Oglala Lakota College; articulation with OLC’s pre- engineering program in process Host site for summer GEAR-UP program for 16 years Pre-college ―build a computer‖ program with Rapid City Area Schools to spark interest in science and engineering as part of the Indigenous Alliance 4 Office of Multicultural Affairs—staff provide support services for American Indian students (orientation, counseling, advising, mentorship); emergency funding, referrals, scholarship assistance, and cultural programming South Dakota State University Serves approximately 220 Native American students with: o Advisor for Native American students o Minority Peer Mentor Program o Cultural Student Organization Room o Native American Club o Financial Aid o Dakota Oyate Challenge activities o TRiO Upward Bound Program o Annual SDSU Spring Powwow o Native American Advisory Committee Annual Fall Conference: ―Consider the Century: American Indian Perspectives on the Past 100 Years,‖ Native presenters from South Dakota Indian Nations and beyond. Annual Spring Conference: ―Conference on American Indian Histories and Cultures,‖ Native presenters from South Dakota Indian Nations and beyond speaking on history and culture. Annual Oak Lake Native American Writers’ Retreat: A week-long workshop each summer for American Indian writers focusing on Lakota, Dakota, Nakota cultural perspectives. Flandreau Indian School/SDSU Success Academy college preparatory program introduces American Indian high school students to the opportunity of a university education its benefits. The majority of FIS students participate visiting the SDSU campus numerous times each year. St. Joseph’s Indian School Recruitment Program brings university-oriented American Indian high school students for visits to SDSU. 2+2+2 recruitment program funded by USDA to promote two years of college-oriented high school study, two years community tribal college, and two years advanced study for a bachelor’s degree. Wokunze College of Nursing recruiting and scholarship program funded by IHS for Native American students – involved with each of South Dakota’s reservations. Prairie Ph.D. – Cohort graduate program for tribal college faculty and reservation agriculture, food systems and natural resource professionals. Tribal College faculty/staff exchange program providing for week-long exchanges of personnel – formally implemented with Oglala Lakota College. Co-Sponsor for the Annual Crazy Horse Journalism Summer Institute in conjunction with the Native American Journalism Association, USD, and the Neuharth Center. Annual SDSU Summer Journalism Institute at SDSU with 10 slots for Native H.S. students and two Native high school advisors supported by a private donor. Lakota Nation Invitational Storytelling Competition – telling stories in English, in Native Language, and telling an issues-based editorial story - sponsored annually by the SDSU Department of Journalism. Triennial Native American Media Symposium – rotated between SDSU, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Arizona. In collaboration at SDSU with all Native print and broadcast media organizations and schools. 5 Annual attendance at Sinte Gleska University commencement by a delegation of SDSU Administrators, faculty, staff, and students. Annual visit to Sinte Gleska University each spring by College of Education students and staff. Annual tour of reservations sponsored by Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design. Service-learning students are placed on South Dakota’s Indian Reservations through the campus service-learning program and through SDSU’s affiliation with the International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership. Medicinal plant analysis project with Sisseton Wahpeton. Rosebud recreation and parks project with SDSU supporting development of recreational programs and activities along with planning for new facilities. Horizons project with Northwest Area Foundation involves SDSU in improving human capital on each of South Dakota’s reservations through activities focusing on community innovation and leadership. SDSU Cooperative Extension Service disseminates and encourages the application of research-generated knowledge and leadership skills to reservation populations through its network of extension agents in every county including those of South Dakota’s Indian Reservations. American Indian Studies Program through the College of Arts and Sciences provides a minor in AIS that can accompany any major and involves personnel and material resources from South Dakota’s Indian Reservations. University of South Dakota Hired a nationally prominent Native American scholar to chair the Department of American Indian Studies – position starts in August 2008. The Institute of American Indian Studies, the Department of American Indian Studies, the College of Arts & Sciences and the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN) grant program co-sponsored a regional forum in November 2007 to explore research collaborations between the University and several tribal institutions of higher education. Participants attended from Little Priest Tribal College, Lower Brule Community College, Nebraska Indian Community College, Oglala Lakota College, Sinte Gleska University, Sisseton Wahpeton College, and Ihanktonwan Community College. The Department of American Indian Studies and the Institute of American Indian Studies co-sponsored a regional forum in March 2008 on the future of American Indian Studies as an academic discipline that included participants from Nebraska Indian Community College, Oglala Lakota College, Sinte Gleska University, Sisseton Wahpeton College, Little Priest Tribal College, Sitting Bull College and Ihanktonwan Community College. The Institute of American Indian Studies recently underwent an organizational restructure and a mission reform. When the Department of American Indian Studies was established in 2005, the Institute and the Department were jointly administered by the Chair of the Department. As of January 2008, the Institute reports directly to the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost and has returned to the policy and research- directed mission originally set out by the Board of Regents in 1955. The Institute remains closely associated with and supportive of the academic work and programs of the Department of American Indian Studies. Forum on the Future of American Indian Studies (AIS) March 4-5, 2008 Assessing Tribal Health in the Face of Change (ongoing), a partnership between USD and Ihanktonwan Community College to create a leadership and research course on the 6 impact of hours of operation of the Indian Health Services Clinic in Winner, SD which will lead to a seminar course on Tribal Research and Leadership Curriculum (Grant funded through RGK Foundation) Building Bridges Conference (since 1998) (recruitment effort; invite to NA high school students across state/region) Northern Plains Regional Center of Excellence for ―Developing Minority Biomedical Research Talent in Psychology: A Collaborative and Systemic Approach for Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Recruitment, Retention, Training & Research.‖ Funded by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Science through the American Psychological Association. Partnership with Sinte Gleska University & Sisseton Wahpeton Community College. Specific activities funded by this grant: o Native American Student Services Undergraduate Mentor (USD) o Council of Indigenous Advisors (USD) o Roger Hornby Research Project with SGU o Travel for USD faculty students to attend collaborative meetings at the partner sites o Building Bridges Conference Mentorship of MSIP summer research students Red Road Gathering (psychology faculty and students on planning committee; clinical program provides noon meal one day of conference) Anthropologists regularly perform excavation on the reservations Northern Plains Undergraduate Research Center – hosted in the Chemistry Dept Developed a recruitment brochure and dedicated website regarding USD American Indian Law Program. Recruited at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence Kansas, University of MN at Morris and the Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque. Recruited one Native at the Pre Law Summer Institute in Albuquerque in the summer of 2007. Have three Native candidates participating in PLSI at present. Successful completion will result in acceptance this summer for fall 2008. At this point, we have three confirmed minority students beginning fall of 2008. (300% increase from 2007.) There are nine minorities out of thirty three in summer screening. NALSA - native law student's organization was selected as the national chapter of the year for 2008. NALSA conducted its first Indian Law Moot Court Competition in the fall of 2007. We held a very successful Indian Law Biennial Symposium in the spring of 2008. We received two grants from LSAC - Law School Admissions Council - for pathways projects to encourage Indian youth to consider the legal profession. ($35,000 total.) English Dept has hired a Native American literature specialist – Fall 2006 Courses on Tribal Governments Partnerships o Sitting Bull College Entrepreneurship Partnership – three year grant of $300,000.00 from the Tom and Danielle Aman Foundation o Sinte Gleska University – Early Childhood collaboration o OCETI Sakowin Education – Consortium Honors Program 7 o Native American Mock Trials and Law Day o Joint Council on the Enhancement of Indian Education IT Services continues to work with Sisseton Wahpeton Community College to maintain a T1 data connection – videoconferencing and sharing of other data resources – funded by grant Full-time Native American Cultural Advisor, starting July 3, 2006 Student Counseling Center o LBST – ongoing consultation with Mental Health staff – supportive intervention o SRST – Aberdeen Area Adolescent Youth Regional Treatment Center o Aberdeen Area Alcohol Program Directors Association – yearly prep of reports or info needed for their annual conferences CRST – USD Annual Red Road – CRST donates a buffalo or part of a buffalo to assist with feeding SAVVVY – grant to reduce violence against women – exploring 3 ventures to Tribal Colleges TRiO programs: Upward Bound, Math and Science Initiative Programs, & Talent Search SD Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network funded by the National Institutes of Health is aimed at enhancing science and research education and training at predominantly undergraduate institutions and tribal colleges (partnered with SWC for 8 years and OLC for five years) SD BRIN supports a T1 connection for SWC and bought them a Polycom unit and has contributed about $1 million over 8 years to enhance their science department while supporting faculty and staff salaries, equipment and supplies to improve their science teaching labs and classrooms, and all of the library scientific and health-related databases and physical library resources available at USD to their faculty and students and library patrons SD BRIN supports OLC with funding for a research faculty member in chemistry, several staff researchers, and his research laboratory. The grant has purchased supplies and equipment for his laboratory, provided funding for undergraduate researchers, provided travel funds for scientific meetings and all of the library scientific and health-related databases and physical library resources available at USD to their faculty and students and library patrons (the total support has been about $625,000 over 5 years) SD BRIN has provided some support to Sinte Gleska for science teaching laboratory equipment and all of the library scientific and health-related databases and physical library resources available at USD to their faculty and students and library patrons Department of Computer Science has partnered with Sinte Gleska University (SGU) and the USD Geological Survey's Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) to offer a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree. The GAIN-IT) project "Getting American Indians to Information Technology" The project will focus on the Lakota people of the Rosebud Indian Reservation and it will implement and test a range of mechanisms to increase their participation in computing. The GAIN-IT project will be funded by the national Science Foundation (NSF). INMED Satellite office o INMED Medical Student Transfer program (Sanford School of Medicine) o INMED Satellite Office recruitment efforts toward SD (and NE) Native American High School students to careers in medicine and healthcare o Advising and counseling of Native American students pursuing careers in medicine and health sciences. o Support efforts of the INMED Program office in Grand Forks, ND 8 SSOM has held initial meetings with tribal college representatives and Nursing program chairs to discuss possibilities for their graduates to pursue additional healthcare professions training programs at USD. Numerous projects, student education opportunities and clinical outreach by SSOM Departments to Native American tribes in SD ( Ex. Center for Disabilities, Sanford Research USD, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, others) SSOM-based summer enrichment programs including Research Apprentice Program; Gene Explorers; Lawrence Brothers Summer Science Camp, Healthcare Careers Summer Camp SSOM: BRIN with outreach and assistance to tribal colleges Asniya elective for SSOM 4th year medical students Participation with healthcare career camps at Sisseton-Wahpeton tribe; Asniya summer camp (Waubay SD) Discussions with Aberdeen Area Indian Health Service regarding future cooperative activity, clinical faculty designations, possible sites for training of medical student and health science students South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Outreach vision consultants – serve any student (B-21) with a visual impairment upon request in their home or school Educational evaluations for students with vision loss at no cost Loan library of educational and professional materials related to vision On campus educational programs during the school year and summer. South Dakota School for the Deaf Outreach staff serves individual students on IFSPs, IEPs or 504 plans Birth through Three program o No money directly involved – SDSD resources cover staff time and travel 9 Department of Agriculture Weed Control Supplied Leafy Spurge Flea beetles and collection assistance to all tribes through BIA individually worked with Lower Brule and Cheyenne River Partnered with Cheyenne River, Pine Ridge, and Rosebud on a Saltcedar mapping and treatment programs Still having discussions with Cheyenne River for an MOU with Dewey County to do the weed control work for the county and a location for Saltcedar bio-control test plot Cheyenne River is a project partner on the Lake Oahe Weed Management Area Working with Rosebud on bio-control for biennale knapweeds SDSU is working with on bio-control releases and field insectaries SDSU and the Department annually assist with the BIA Pest Control training for all the tribes in Aberdeen Pine Ridge - The division provided a grant to the Shannon County School District for tree planting around the new school facility at Red Shirt. The division also worked directly with the school to develop a landscaping plan. We also helped the school to plant the trees and shrubs that were purchased through the grant. The project was completed in May 2007. Cheyenne River - The State Conservation Commission awarded Ziebach Conservation District a Well Grant that will be implemented during the coming fiscal year. This grant will be used to drill wells to help provide alternative sources of livestock water to reduce the demand on the rural water system. Approximately 50% of the drilling costs will be paid by the Natural Resources Conservation Service Environmental Quality Incentives Program contracts, 25% of the cost will be provided through the State Conservation Grant, and 25% of the cost will be paid by local support (landowners, tribes, etc.). Wells will be drilled to benefit the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation and other local producers that have been dealing with several years of drought by providing water for livestock easing pressure on rural water supplies for domestic use. Standing Rock - The State Conservation Commission awarded a grant to the Corson Conservation District that will provide for a technician. The technician will provide technical assistance for both Farm Bill projects and for local conservation district projects such as developing soil and water management plans and to provide information to local landowners about conservation practices and to do follow up visits with landowners. The district indicated that this assistance will be available to the tribe. Standing Rock – The division provided 200 containerized Burr Oak trees to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The North Dakota Forest Service also provided 200 trees. These trees were distributed to students at local grade schools this spring. Pine Ridge - RC&F provided Pine Ridge High School assistance with creating an ―outdoor classroom‖. The division helped locate a site acceptable to the Tribe and BIA that was within walking distance of school, provided quadrangle maps and photos of the site, did basic soil research, identified trees on the site, suggested some other trees and shrubs with Lakota traditional importance to plant that are not present on the site, provided recommendations for treating poison ivy on the site that would reduce the risk of harming desirable woody species, met with various BIA teaching staff and grounds people to help plan the site, and attended the dedication. The classroom has graveled walkways along with a graveled ―medicine wheel‖ and Lakota circle. The wood shop class built log benches and tree 10 identification plaques. RC&F provided a PowerPoint presentation about native trees and shrubs and their Lakota uses. Science, cultural and botany teachers using the Outdoor Classroom will use the PowerPoint. The classroom dedication ceremony occurred in September 2006. The entire high school student body and faculty attended the dedication ceremony. The ceremony included a religious ceremony with prayer, song, and drum, and a traditional Lakota smudging with sage smoke. Teachers began using the site after the dedication. Incidental Assists - Service by Reservation Reservation Fiscal Standing Cheyenne Crow Service Code Year Pine Ridge Rosebud Rock River Creek IE10 - 2 talks Forest 12 Project Information and Management to Learning Tree Education 180 students on school talks Presentations & how to use a presented at the Events 2008 GPS Mission school None None None TM10 - Incidental Forest Management 7 assists all 1 assists to an Assists 2007 listened as tribal individuals None None None TM10 - Incidental Forest Management 3 assists all to Assists 2008 None individuals None None None 11 Department of Game, Fish and Parks - Tribal Coordination Activities – 2007 - 2008 MoRAST - Tribal Coordination Activities – Contact: John Cooper The Missouri River Association of States and Tribes (MoRAST) spent considerable time working with several of the Missouri River Basin Tribes to coordinate and consolidate comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on their proposed Annual Operating Plan for 2008. In addition, MoRAST assumed the lead in coordinating with Tribes as the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) worked on their draft Charter. The Corps will now be taking the draft Charter to the Basin Tribes for final review and comment through government to government consultation. MoRAST has also been working to seek a solution to the problem created in the Water Resource Development Act (WRDA) of 2007 in which there is a prohibition for the COE to reimburse the tribes for travel expenses to attend MRRIC coordination meetings. This has placed a real burden on collective efforts to have the Tribes play a meaningful role in the decision making for the MRRIC Charter. Finally, MoRAST has been working with the Western States Water Council (WSWC) on the final report prepared for the Western Governor's Association entitled "Water Needs and Strategies to meet the Future Needs of the West". This report provides a series of recommendations about such topics as growth and water policy, water and instream flow data, infrastructure needs, Indian Water Rights under the Winters Doctrine, Endangered Species and climate change, all of which impact water availability. The Tribal input for this report was coordinated by MoRAST and MSWC. Region 2 – Missouri River Region – Tribal Coordination Activities – Contact: Cliff Stone RST – Routine general contact with tribal wildlife officials o Cooperate, as requested by the Tribe, with efforts to manage a resident elk herd in the area LBST – meet on a regular basis o Local Conservation Officer has a very good working relationship with LBST wildlife staff. o We hold an annual joint fall Wildlife Law Enforcement coordination meeting. o Continue cooperating with them on their black-footed ferret and swift fox reintroduction projects and MOA. o Conducted a preliminary series of meetings/field inspections on a possible cooperative boat ramp project. o CRST – good working relationship with staff o Work to attempt to coordinate hunting season dates YST – currently do not have a Conservation Officer stationed in Wagener/Lake Andes. o Meet with YST Cultural Committee members for discussion on Native American Religious ceremonies on White Swan Game Production Area. SRST – have not had much communication with the SRST wildlife staff. o Working to clarify jurisdictional issues on Corps of Engineers lands bordering SRST Reservation. 12 Region 4 – Northeast SD Region – Tribal Coordination Activities – Contact: Doug Alvine Region 4 Staff meet with the SWO up to three times each year to discuss wildlife management, hunting seasons and law enforcement issues. Region 4 Game Program Manager Scott Lindgren and Roberts County Conservation Officer Dean Shultz met with SWO Tribal Wildlife Officials (Alvah Quinn and staff) to discuss deer and turkey management and big game hunting season design. In addition, a subsequent meeting, which included Conservation Officer Dave Wicks, was also held to discuss deer seasons and law enforcement issues. An additional meeting with SWO staff is planned for early Fall 2008 to discuss the upcoming hunting seasons and any possible law enforcement issues. In addition to these regular meetings, Fisheries Program Manager Mark Ermer recently communicated with SWO regarding the possibility of establishing a boat ramp on Pyias Lake. In addition, we requested their interest in being involved in the Midwest Glacial Lakes Partnership. Law Enforcement Program – Tribal Coordination Activities – Contact: Andy Alban Shon Eide, Law Enforcement Training Coordinator, coordinated the Native American Views on Wildlife Training Program for GFP staff on Jan 23rd at the Wakpa Sica Reconciliation Place in Ft. Pierre. Various agency staff attended. Some of the program instructors were members of the RST. LE Program Administrator Andy Alban attended the Tribal Coordination meeting with Region 2 staff and LBST Wildlife Department staff. Habitat Program – Tribal Coordination Activities – Contact: Paul Coughlin The Wildlife Division cooperates with the nine Native American Indian Tribes in SD via the consultation process as required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. Before undertaking management or development activities on Game Production and Water Access Areas, the Wildlife Division gives careful consideration to the potential effects that activity may have on historic and cultural resources. In doing so, we consult with all tribes in the state, and consider their views and concerns about historic preservation issues when making our final decision to proceed with the planned undertakings. This process ensures that we avoid impacts to historic and cultural resources that may exist on our GPAs and WAAs. Fisheries Program – Tribal Coordination Activities – Contact: John Lott South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks worked cooperatively with the LBST during June of 2007, to provide a week of instruction to high school students in aquatic resource stewardship. This program was a part of a program on resource stewardship Lower Brule was offering high school students. The program was funded by a grant from the EPA. Missouri River program and Region 2 fisheries staff, along with Chad Tussing, GFP Aquatic Education Services Coordinator, taught a day-long session on fisheries management, spent two days with the students conducting lake surveys, and had students assist with a largemouth bass trap and transfer project. 13 Department of Health Visitations with tribal leaders: On-site meetings with tribal leaders or designees at -- Crow Creek Sioux Tribe -- Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate -- Standing Rock Sioux Tribe -- Rosebud Sioux Tribe -- Oglala Sioux Tribe -- Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Discussions included improvement of communication, get contacts, provide contact for one stop calls, exchange data pieces, sharing of priorities for health improvement. Bimonthly conference calls between public health officials on services, DOH, Urban Indian Health Centers and AATCHB. Development of intern program between Tribal Colleges and Department of Health. 14 Department of Human Services THE DIVISION OF DEVEOPMENTAL DISABILITIES - 2008 The division employs four Resource Coordinators throughout the state. Resource Coordinators receive referrals from tribal schools, tribal agencies, IHS, BIA, social services, rehabilitation services, etc., regarding people with developmental disabilities and/or families seeking services for a family member. Resource Coordinators assist a person/family identify needs and options and coordinate available resources and services. Assistance is provided to locate, tour, and apply for services at Adjustment Training Centers, and when necessary apply for admission at the South Dakota Developmental Center in Redfield. Coordinators attend individual Education Planning meetings at tribal schools to provide information and resources to the school, student and family. Coordinators provide information on how to apply for SSI and/or housing assistance; information on guardianship, assistance to obtain services through and Independent Living Center and/or Mental Health Center; and provide a person and/or family with information on services offered through the Division of Developmental Disabilities. Yvonne Reynolds, DDD Resource Coordinator is collaborating with Dave Halverson, Transition Liaison and Kyle Kircher, South Dakota Advocacy Services to bring together tribal, BIA, private and public schools (Crazy Horse, Pine Ridge, Wolf Creek, Rocky Ford, American Horse, Little Wound, Wounded Knee). An interagency transition council/forum was formed. Members include school administration, special education teachers; tribal transition specialist, tribal rehabilitation counselors and parents on Pine Ridge. This group also plans to incorporate an elder from each tribal community. The group meets quarterly and is planning their third meeting to determine goals and future direction including increasing education/training on IDEA, transition planning, IEPs, and how to involve parents in school related activities. THE DIVISION OF DEVEOPMENTAL DISABILITIES - 2009 The division employs three Resource Coordinators throughout the state. Resource Coordinators receive referrals from tribal schools, tribal agencies, IHS, BIA, social services, rehabilitation services, etc., regarding people with developmental disabilities and/or families seeking services for a family member. Resource Coordinators assist a person/family identify needs and options and coordinate available resources and services. Assistance is provided to locate, tour, and apply for services at Community Support Providers, and when necessary apply for admission at the South Dakota Developmental Center in Redfield. Coordinators attend individual Education Planning meetings at tribal schools to provide information and resources to the school, student and family. Coordinators provide information on how to apply for SSI and/or housing assistance; information on guardianship; assistance to obtain services through an Independent Living Center and/or Mental Health Center; and provide a person and/or family with information on services offered through the Division of Developmental Disabilities. DDD Resource Coordinators collaborate with Transition Liaisons and South Dakota Advocacy Services to bring together tribal, BIA, private and public schools (Crazy Horse, Pine Ridge, Wolf Creek, Rocky Ford, American Horse, Little Wound, Wounded Knee). An interagency transition council/forum continues to meet. Members include school administration, special education teachers; tribal transition specialist, tribal rehabilitation counselors and parents on Pine Ridge. SOUTH DAKOTA DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER - 2008 There are currently 44 Native Americans living at SDDC; 27 Males and 17 Females. There were 65 home visits to reservations this past year and 107 visits from tribal members. Other tribal involvement or contacts at SDDC were phone calls to and from family members; letter writing, attendance at Pow-Wows and receipt of gifts from tribal members to their family members. Pine Ridge/Oglala Sioux, Cheyenne River Sioux, Crow Creek Sioux, Ute, Standing Rock Sioux, Yankton Sioux, Rosebud Sioux and Sisseton/Wahpeton Sioux are tribes involved or have contacts with SDDC. 15 SOUTH DAKOTA DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER - 2009 There are currently 39 Native Americans living at SDDC; 25 Males and 14 Females. There were 27 home visits to reservations this past year and 26 visits from tribal members. SDDC contracts with Dallas Chief Eagle to provide cultural awareness training for our staff and those receiving supports. Other tribal involvement or contacts at SDDC were phone calls to and from family members; letter writing, attendance at Pow-Wows and receipt of gifts from tribal members to their family members. Pine Ridge/Oglala Sioux, Cheyenne River Sioux, Crow Creek Sioux, Ute, Standing Rock Sioux, Yankton Sioux, Rosebud Sioux and Sisseton/Wahpeton Sioux are tribes involved or have contacts with SDDC. THE DIVISON OF REHABILITATION SERVICES & SERVICES TO THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPARIED - 2008 Vocational Rehabilitation Services The State Vocational Rehabilitation agencies (Divisions of Rehabilitation Services & Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired) do provide VR services to Native Americans state-wide including those who live on the reservations. Approximately 10% of the individuals served in the State VR Programs are Native Americans with disabilities. Independent Living Services for Native Americans Tateya Topa Ho is an inter-tribal Independent Living (IL) Center. It provides IL services to individuals with disabilities living on reservations/tribal land and unserved areas throughout South Dakota. Tateya Topa Ho started in 1994 with funding through a Federal Grant from the Department of Education. In 1996 Tateya Topa Ho entered into a merger with the Native American Advocacy Project to strengthen the voice of Native Americans with cross- disabilities throughout South Dakota. Tateya Topa Ho IL services, of NAAP, are one of four Independent Living Centers in the state and serves Native Americans on all nine tribal nations. Funding for IL services is provided under Part C of Title VII of the Federal Rehabilitation Act and provides general operations money to the center. Additional funds under Title VII, Part B of the Act are granted to Tateya Topa Ho under the State Plan for Independent Living and the Division of Rehabilitation Services. Representation on Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living Advisory Councils The State Independent Living Council, Board of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Board to Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired all have representation of tribal agencies. This representation is Native Americans with disabilities or representatives of a Section 121 Native American Program. 121 Native American VR Programs South Dakota has four Section 121 Native American Vocational Rehabilitation Programs. These programs are with the Native American Tribes and funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration under the US Office of Special Education. These Section 121 programs provide Vocational Rehabilitation Services to Native Americans with disabilities on or near the reservations. These four Section 121 programs are with the following Oglala Sioux Tribe, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. The Divisions of Rehabilitation Services and Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired have cooperative agreements with the four Section 121 Native American Vocational Rehabilitation Programs. The cooperative agreements promote partnership in serving Native Americans with disabilities, collaboration in program development and coordination training. 16 THE DIVISON OF REHABILITATION SERVICES & SERVICES TO THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPARIED - 2009 Vocational Rehabilitation Services The State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies (Divisions of Rehabilitation Services & Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired) provide VR services to Native Americans state-wide including those who live on the reservations. Approximately 10% of the individuals served in the State VR Programs are Native Americans with disabilities. Public listening sessions were conducted in 2009 and 2010 to solicit input on needs of those with disabilities residing on Reservations and to educate on services available. Independent Living Services for Native Americans The Native American Advocacy Project (NAAP) is an inter-tribal Independent Living (IL) Center. NAAP provides IL services to individuals with disabilities living on reservations/tribal land and un-served areas throughout South Dakota. Funded through a Federal Grant from the Department of Education, the Native American Advocacy Project strives strengthen the voice of Native Americans with cross- disabilities throughout South Dakota. NAAP is one of four Independent Living Centers in the state and serves Native Americans on all nine tribal nations. Funding for IL services is provided under Part C of Title VII of the Federal Rehabilitation Act and provides general operations money to the center. Additional funds under Title VII, Part B of the Act are granted to NAAP under the State Plan for Independent Living and the Division of Rehabilitation Services. Representation on Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living Advisory Councils The State Independent Living Council, Board of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired all have representatives of tribal agencies servings as members. This representation is Native Americans with disabilities or representatives of the Native American Vocational Rehabilitation Programs. 121 Native American VR Programs South Dakota has four Section 121 Native American Vocational Rehabilitation Programs. These programs are with the Native American Tribes and funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration under the US Office of Special Education. These Section 121 programs provide Vocational Rehabilitation Services to Native Americans with disabilities on or near the reservations. The programs are with the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The Divisions of Rehabilitation Services and Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired have cooperative agreements with the Native American Vocational Rehabilitation Programs. The cooperative agreements promote partnership in serving Native Americans with disabilities, collaboration in program development and coordination of training. Human Services Center - 2008 Accept both tribal orders and orders to IHS for persons placed at HSC who met commitment criteria and that HSC has the capability to serve medically. Have annual White v Califano reviews performed by IHS to ensure compliance with placement at HSC. Hold tribal hearings at HSC for persons needing continued care. Work with tribal mental health professionals and support agencies on discharge planning for patients. 17 HUMAN SERVICES CENTER - 2009 Accept both tribal orders and orders to IHS for persons placed at HSC who met commitment criteria and that HSC has the capability to serve medically. Have annual White v Califano reviews performed by IHS to ensure compliance with placement at HSC. Hold tribal hearings at HSC for persons needing continued care. Work with tribal mental health professionals and support agencies on discharge planning for patients. THE DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH - 2008 The Division of Mental Health is currently contracting with Sinte Gleska University in Mission for suicide awareness and prevention activities through SAMHSA’s State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Intervention Grant. As a part of the grant, the DMH has also contracted with Wakanyeja Pawicayapi (Children First), Pine Ridge, to provide Cultural Awareness Trainings in 25 pilot sites to bring the Lakota perspective of mental health and suicide to providers, school staff and community members. Behavior Management Systems (BMS) No direct tribal relationships but two BMS staff provide mental health services in Loneman, Wounded Knee, Wolf Creek, Rocky Ford and American Horse Schools. One of these staff is also working in the Martin Community Health Clinic. Southern Plains Behavioral Health Services (SPBHS) Partnering with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Rosebud Sioux Tribe Police Department, Rosebud Sioux Tribe Juvenile Justice and Todd County School District in a Safe Schools, Healthy Student grant. SPBHS role in the grant will be to provide mental health services for Todd County schools (elementary, middle, and high schools). These services will include education, screening & referrals as well as case management for children and families. They will also support the clinicians currently working within the school setting. A registered nurse will provide follow-up and family education for those students who have been prescribed medication through evaluation. This nurse will also assist with referrals for psychiatric & medical evaluations as well as referrals for counseling services. SPBHS coordinates with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s Education Department to provide consultation to the Todd County School District on youth with truancy issues. They then assist these students and their families in resolving the issues that lead to truancy. SPBHS provides case management, consultation, and counseling services to these youth and their families. Students from St. Francis Indian School are also transported to Mission for mental health services provided by SPBHS through this agreement. SPBHS coordinates with IHS to provide services to individuals when needed. SPBHS provides psychiatric telemedicine services through Avera one day per week at the satellite office located in Mission. Lewis & Clark Behavioral Health Services (LCBHS) LCBHS staff participates in an Interagency Team comprised of community providers, and Yankton Sioux Tribal members to improve services in the area. LCBHS presently has a MOU with Tawahe Wakan (Families as Sacred) and has contracted with the group on a System of Care Grant. This contract places LCBHS staff as the lead clinical coordinator for the project. 18 LCBHS maintains an on-going relationship with Marty Indian School. LCBHS has been participating in a Wellmark grant for suicide prevention that includes tribal involvement. Community Counseling Services (CCS) No formal contracts or MOUs with the Tribe in Flandreau, however CCS staff work with the Tribe on referrals when appropriate and assist Tribal members with applications for treatment services. CCS staff also work with Native American students and families referred through the public school. Human Service Agency (HSA) HSA is working with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Human Services to help train their staff on the 12 hour DUI curriculum. East Central Mental Health Center (ECMHC) ECMHC provides mental health, chemical dependency, and co-occurring services to the Flandreau Indian School. The services provided include comprehensive, strength- focused assessments, individual clinical interventions, group behavioral education and support, family contact and assistance, and consultation with education professionals. The school administration has asked ECMHC to be part of a ―service first‖ protocol for students who are facing expulsion for various behavioral issues. This affords students the opportunity to collaborate with ECMHC staff to explore their behaviors and develop ways to modify those behaviors in order to remain in school. Three Rivers Mental Health Center (TRMHC) TRMHC provides mental health services to clients in many of the reservation schools in their catchment area. They are actively involved with the teachers and administration in the schools and provide them with an array of information relating to issues that they are facing such as alcohol, drug, suicide, etc. They are also available to provide this information to students in assembly type presentations. THE DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH - 2009 The Division of Mental Health contracted with Sinte Gleska University in Mission for suicide awareness and prevention activities through SAMHSA’s State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Intervention Grant. As a part of the grant, the DMH also contracted with Wakanyeja Pawicayapi (Children First), Pine Ridge, to provide Cultural Awareness Trainings in 25 pilot sites to bring the Lakota perspective of mental health and suicide to providers, school staff and community members. In May 2009, the Division of Mental Health, on behalf of the Governor’s Healthcare Commission Subcommittee on Native American Health Care, partnered with Tribes to convene a Suicide Prevention Best Practices Forum. The purpose of the Forum was to allow Tribes and the State to share information regarding suicide prevention activities and programs. The Division of Mental Health is currently sharing expertise and information with Tribal programs that also received funding through SAMHSA’s State/Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention and Intervention Grant. It is anticipated that joint educational and training opportunities will be pursued in the future. 19 The Division of Mental Health is working with the creators of the Native American Curriculum (used by the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse) to modify the program to fit both substance abuse and mental health providers. The Division of Mental Health will be sponsoring two trainings for community mental health center staff in FY10 and anticipates sponsoring additional trainings in upcoming years. THE DIVISION OF ALCHOL AND DRUG ABUSE - 2008 In FY2007, of the 15,069 individuals who received some level of treatment services through the alcohol and drug treatment programs funded by the Division: 32% or 4,809 individuals identified themselves as Native American. Of the 828 youth placed in treatment under Title XIX, 519 or 63% were Native Youth. Of the 135 pregnant/parenting women placed in the specialized treatment programs for women, 75 or 55% were Native American. In FY2007 the Division spent $12,190,490 for treatment services in the State including Title XIX funds. Funds spent for those individuals who identified themselves as Native American was $5,948,809 or 49% of the Division’s budget for treatment services. One Year Post Treatment Outcome Data: Community based Treatment Adults – Native American 42.3%, White 47.6% Community based Treatment Adolescents – Native American 50.9%, White 46% Collaborative Efforts with Native American Entities: The Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse has a 15 member State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Advisory Council whose members are appointed by the Governor. Currently, 4 members are Native American and work for the following organizations; a Tribal Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program, Indian Health Services, Tribal Government Relations and the University of South Dakota. Mid 1990’s the Native American Advocacy Program became State Accredited in the area of prevention. In 2000, the Dakotah Pride Treatment Center in Sisseton, a Tribal program with a 638 contract with Indian Health Services, was accredited by the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the areas of Intensive Outpatient Treatment and Level III.7 Medically Monitored Inpatient Treatment Services. In 2001, the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, through a contract with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), sub contracted with the Tribal Chairman’s Health Board to conduct a substance abuse prevalence and needs assessment survey on the nine Reservations in the State. In 2002, the Division obtained a federal grant from SAMHSA to assess the cultural competency of the alcohol and drug providers within the alcohol and drug treatment programs in the State. The results of the survey demonstrated a need to provide cultural competency training to the counselors but also program administrators. The Native American Curriculum for State Accredited Non-tribal substance Abuse Programs in South Dakota was developed. Curriculum Development: Began in the spring of 2004 and was completed in January 2006. This included the 22 lesson plans/22 hour course, instructor manual, participant Resource handbook, and pre and post tests forms. 20 Curriculum’s Author: Duane Mackey, Ed.D Isanti Dakota Curriculum Development Consultants: Gene Thin Elk, BS, Sicangu Lakota Patricia Eagle Elk, Ph.D, Sicangu Lakota Della Plume, MS, Hidatsa Lakota Emil Good Teacher, Isanti Dakota Rusty Reynolds, Shawnee Dakota Pride Staff Members, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Frank Zavadil, MA, SD Division of Alcohol/Drug Abuse Number of Trainings Completed: One 4-hour training was provided for the SD Department of Health. 132 public health nurses and administrators were in attendance. Seven full presentations of the 22 hour curriculum were provided since 2006 in which approximately 105 chemical dependency counselors have been trained thus far. Three more trainings are being planned to be offered prior to June 30, 2008. Curriculum Presentations at Conferences: Two presentations were made by Dr Mackey and Frank Zavadil at the Indian Health Service/SAMSHA Conference in Albuquerque New Mexico on June 11 and 13, 2007. One presentation was given by Dr Mackey at the SAMHSA’s Policy Academy on Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders for Native Communities in Phoenix Arizona on September 11, 2007. Another 6 hours of the curriculum will be presented by Dr. Mackey in Minneapolis Minnesota on October 31, 2007 at the MAARCH Conference. Curriculum Recognition/Awards: In October 2006, at the Red Road Gathering in Vermillion SD, Dr Mackey received the award of ―Addiction Professional of the Year‖ from the University of South Dakota for his work in developing the Native American Curriculum. In October 2006, at the Red Road Gathering in Vermillion SD, Frank Zavadil received the award of ―Co- Recipient of Addiction Professional of the Year‖ from the University of South Dakota for his work in assisting in the development of the Native American Curriculum. In December 2006, the Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce Cultural Competency Expert Panel awarded the Native American Curriculum for State-Accredited Non- Tribal Substance Abuse Programs in South Dakota as one of the Innovative Practices in Workforce Development. Beginning in 2003 and continuing through 2007, the Division is the primary funding partner for the annual 2½ day Alcohol and Drug Summer Institute. Each year the first day of the Institute is set aside to highlight Native American programs operational in the State and on a National level. In 2003, with the State Incentive Planning Grant the Division worked closely with Indian Education leaders across the state. Dr. John Derby/Sioux Falls and Dr. Art Zimiga/Rapid 21 City were key leaders and involved for the duration of the grant period. We also had representation from a number of Native American programs and schools, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe and Indian School, Crow Creek Tribal Schools, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and Little Wound Schools to name a few. In 2003 & 2004, the Secretary of the Department of Human Services and the Division Director met with Tribal Alcohol and Drug Program Directors to discuss options of working more closely with Tribal programs. One option discussed was Indian Health Services accreditation and the Division granting them deemed status under the definition of accredited prevention and Treatment facility defined in 34-20A-2. In 2004, the Aberdeen Area Youth Regional Treatment Center in Mobridge requested deemed status from the Division as a Medically Monitored Inpatient Treatment program. This program obtained CARF accreditation and was eligible under State Statute to become a deemed provider. This program is operated by Indian Health services. In September 2004, a Native American Specific Treatment Program was developed and implemented at the Yankton Minimum Unit, at the request of Native American inmates. This program was designed by Wayne Dougherty and Emil Good Teacher, with the assistance and guidance of Gene Thin Elk and Duane Mackey. Due to the success of the program at the Yankton Minimum Unit, it was expanded in July 2005 to Mike Durfee State Prison in Springfield and again in May 2006 to the South Dakota State Prison in Sioux Falls. Since the program started, 420 inmates have entered the program. In September 2007, Wayne Dougherty the supervisor of the CD programming in Springfield and Yankton, and Emil Good Teacher, a CD counselor at the Springfield Prison will be given an award at the annual Red Road Gathering in Vermillion. The title of the award is ―Addiction Professional of the year for Innovative Programming in Cultural Competency‖. This award is related to the Native American Treatment program developed by Wayne and Emil and which Emil facilitates. In 2004, the Division began work with Indian Health Services to review their rules on accreditation of alcohol and drug programs on the Reservations in the State. If the review demonstrated that these standards were in significant compliance with the Division’s rules, the plan would be to grant them recognition which would allow Tribal programs to bill for Title XIX services for adolescents and pregnant women and be reimbursed 100% with federal funds. In 2005, the Division of Mental Health and the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse developed a contract with Franklin Cook from the Front Porch Coalition in Rapid City to provide suicide prevention services to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. In 2006, the Division completed a Strategic Prevention Framework-State Incentive Grant application. The Division received letters of support from the Native American Epidemiological Center. We have also garnered commitment from them and the Native American Epidemiological Center to be advisory council members and participants in the epidemiological review of data systems in preparation of the South Dakota Epidemiological Profile development. In 2006, a determination was made that there was substantial compliance between Indian Health Services Standards and the Division’s Accreditation regulations. However, Indian Health Services reported to the Division that they do not accredit the 638 programs but do provide a quality assurance function for these programs. Since Indian Health Services does not accredit Tribal programs, the Division could not deem status them under Chapter 34-20A-2. A decision was made to move forward and work with DSS on recognizing Tribal programs with 638 contracts with Indian Health Services to provide services under Title XIX. The following document details the requirements for Tribal programs to be recognized by he State: 22 Tribal Agency Requirements to be Recognized by the Division For Title XIX Reimbursement under the Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment Program (EPSDT) Each Tribal Program making a request to be recognized by the Division to provide services to adolescents and pregnant women (services covered for pregnant women are limited to inpatient treatment, structured outpatient treatment services and day treatment services) under EPSDT program must provide the following information to the Division: A written request from the Tribal Chairman to the Secretary of Human Services to recognize the tribal AOD Program to provide services to adolescents and/or pregnant women under EPSDT. A copy of the last onsite review conducted by Indian Health Services for the following levels of care: Adult and Adolescent III.7 Residential Inpatient Services and Level I Outpatient Services. The document must also state whether the agency obtained the minimum points necessary for this level of care. A statement by the AOD Program Director that the agency has met the minimum national or applicable state/tribal standards for the level of care to be recognized and that the program is in good standing with Indian Health Services. A copy of the 638 contract the Tribe has with Indian Health Services. A letter signed by the AOD Program Director that the Tribal Program will complete the following information and submit this information into the Division’s Management Information System as required: 1. Programs shall submit Treatment Needs Assessment data into the Division’s STARS management information system. All documentation of Title XIX services must be contained in the client's clinical record BEFORE AN AGENCY BILLS THE DIVISION FOR THE SERVICES PROVIDED. 2. Programs will utilize ASAM admission, continued care and discharge criteria as part of their program operation. 3. Program will provide client admission and discharge data as required by the federal government. 4. Programs will establish a claims billing process to access Medicaid funds. 5. Programs will need to participate in the Division’s client outcomes study program. After the Division receives the above information, a certificate will be sent to the agency stating that the Division recognizes the program to provide services to adolescents or pregnant women under the EPSDT Program. This certificate will be valid for up to one year. Annually, each program will need to submit verification that the program continues to obtain the minimum points needed for the level of care being requested to be recognized, and submit a copy of the 638 contract between the Tribe and Indian Health Services. In addition, each program will be analyzed to determine compliance with Item #1 through #5 above. Failure to comply with Item #1 through #5 and/or failure to meet the minimum points as a result of the Indian Health Services review for the program classification that is being recognized by the Division, or failure to submit a copy of the 638 contract with the Tribe and Indian Health Services will result in the program losing Division Recognition and consequently the program’s ability to obtain reimbursement for adolescents and pregnant women under the Title XIX EPSDT Program. 23 If a program reviewed by Indian Health Services does not meet the minimum points for a specific level of care in a given year and the agency does not follow through on the technical assistance offered by Indian Health Services, the Division will revoke the programs recognition status for Title XIX reimbursement purposes. In 2006, staff from the Center for Disabilities and I met with the Yankton Sioux Tribal Council asking for a Tribal Resolution to support a case management project for pregnant women and women with dependent children who are abusing alcohol and other drugs or who at risk of abusing these substances. The Tribal Council adopted the resolution and funding was provided to support a case manager at this site. In August of 2006, the Division entered into an agreement with Orion Healthcare Technology, the company that works with the Tribal programs on their management information system, to work with them on linking their management information system to the State’s management information system. This would allow for the transfer of data for those programs who would become recognized under Title XIX to provide and receive payment for services. The Division utilized federal grant funds to pay for 50% of the cost of the required modifications. In April 2007, the Piya Mani Otipi program on the Rosebud Reservation was recognized by the Division to provide alcohol and drug services under the Title XIX Program. In August of 2007, Dakotah Pride in Sisseton received notification from the Feds that they were selected to participate in a Policy Academy on Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders. Both the Divisions of Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Mental Health were invited to participate in the Policy Academy. Robin and I attended the onsite planning meeting in August with Robin attending the national meeting for the workgroup in September. Also in August 2007, I went to Kyle to meet with a Violence Prevention Program called Cangleska, Inc. who is interested in becoming accredited by the Division. Roger Campbell was also at this meeting. The program is currently serving pregnant women and women with dependent children and sees the need to provide treatment services to this population. In September 2007, I met with the Juvenile Justice Tribal Advisory Group and gave them an overview of the process for Tribal programs to become recognized by the Division to provide alcohol and drug services to adolescents and pregnant women under Title XIX. THE DIVISION OF ALCHOL AND DRUG ABUSE - 2009 In FY2009, of the 15,112 individuals who received some level of treatment services through the alcohol and drug treatment programs funded by the Division: 44% or 6,675 individuals identified themselves as having a Native American heritage. Of the 1,960 youth placed in treatment under Title XIX, 911 or 46% identified themselves as having Native American heritage. Of the 105 pregnant/parenting women placed in the specialized treatment programs for women, 91 or 87% identified themselves as having a Native American heritage. In FY2009 the Division spent $15,040,430 for treatment services in the State including Title XIX funds. Funds spent for those individuals who identified themselves as having a Native American heritage was $7,563,025 or 50% of the Division’s budget for treatment services. One Year Post Treatment Outcome Data: Community based Treatment Adults – Native American 44%, White 49.2%. 24 Community based Treatment Adolescents – Native American 501.8%, White 50.7%. Collaborative Efforts with Native American Entities: The Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse has a 15 member State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Advisory Council whose members are appointed by the Governor. Currently, 4 members are Native American and work for the following organizations; a Tribal Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program, Indian Health Services, Tribal Government Relations and the University of South Dakota. In 2009, the Division signed an agreement with Indian Health Services and the Sisseton- Wahpeton Tribe to collaborate with then on the Tribes Co-occurring initiative. I attended several meetings of the co-occurring work group and paid the expenses of Dr. Minkoff to attend several planning meetings held at the Health care Center in Sisseton. Additional presentations were made to this group During the 2009 legislative session, legislation was submitted by the Department to deem status Tribal Programs with 638 contracts with Indian Health Services. This would mean that those Tribal programs that apply for deem status would be accredited by the Division. The legislation passes and went into effect on July 1, 2009. In May of 2009, Amy and I met with Dr. Warne to discuss issues related to mental health and alcohol and drugs services for Tribes in the State. In June of 2009, Amy and I, Dr. Warne and representatives from various Tribes in the State met with Dr. Nora Volkow, the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse to discuss services offered by the State to Natives and also the need to collaborate on Native specific research. In June of 2009, a letter was sent to all the Tribal Chairmen and Tribal Alcohol and Drug Directors in the state notifying them of the deem status option for the Tribes and detailing the process they needed to follow to apply for this status. In 2009, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Alcohol and Drug program was granted Acknowledgement status by the Division. This allows the program to submit Treatment Needs Assessment into the Division’s management information system for the placement of Natives in need of off-Reservation treatment. In July of 2009, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Program on Pine Ridge was granted deem status by the Division. In the fall of 2009, the Division opened discussions with AccuCare, which operates the Tribal programs data collection system, about the modifying their system to allow the direct entry of Tribal data into our management information system. A contract has been developed with AccuCare to review the STARS system and develop a plan to allow the AccuCare to be loaded into the STARS system. In March, the Division Director attended a Tribal Consultation meeting in Rapid City where issues related to Tribal programs and accreditation issues were discussed. 25 DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS TRIBAL SERVICE AND ASSISTANCE 2008 DIVISION OF VETERANS AFFAIRS FIELD STAFF State and Tribal Field Officer Provide assistance, training, and outreach to County and Tribal Veterans Service Officers within each reservation. Provide home visits for veterans and their dependents, who have no transportation. American Indian Veterans and dependents, who reside outside their reservations, are assisted by County Veterans Service Officer Maintain liaison with County and tribal governments. Assist American Indian Veterans and their dependents who reside in Nursing Homes. Provide Forums, workshops, and meetings to encourage American Indian Veterans and their dependents to file for benefits. Our agency tribal field officer budget expenditures during this calendar year were over $63,000. Other division staff assists with outreach and service as required on and off each reservation. Their salaries and travel are not included in the above budget expenditures. FORUMS Sponsored by the American Legion in Midland, Dupree, Witten, and Pickstown. Sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs in Eagle Butte and McLaughlin. WORKSHOPS/MEETINGS/PRESENTATIONS Sponsored by the Veterans Construction Team from Bedford, MA. Sponsored by the Voc/Rehab Program of Lower Brule. Sponsored by the Veterans Industry Program of McLaughlin Sponsored by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in Eagle Butte. HEALTH AND BENEFITS FAIRS Sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs in Agency Village, Eagle Butte, and McLaughlin. Sponsored by the Indian Health Service Clinics in Lower Brule and Ft Thompson. STAND DOWNS with HEALTH and BENEFITS FAIRS Sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs and Vets Center on the Pine Ridge, Standing Rock, and Lower Brule Reservations. TRAINING 26 Sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs and SD Division of Veterans Affairs in Sioux Falls to train Tribal Veterans Representatives (TVR’s) from Reservations which do not have Tribal Veterans Service Officers. POW-WOWS and VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS Attended Pow-Wows in Agency Village, Pine Ridge, Ft Thompson, Lower Brule, Lake Andes, Sioux Falls, Flandreau and Rapid City. Presentation and outreach at Tribal Veterans Group Meetings in Pierre, Agency Village, and McLaughlin. STATE APPROVING AGENCY (VETERANS EDUCATION PROGRAMS) This agency reviews, evaluates and approves quality programs of education and training for veterans, dependents/survivors, and selected reserves who are eligible for USDVA Education Benefits. Staff conducts on-site inspections and supervisory visits to approved institutions and schools seeking approval. Staff assists schools, training sites/establishments, County and Tribal Veterans Service Officers, and individuals on a wide range of USDVA educational issues and concerns. During this period our agency had 6 schools and 6 training sites/ establishments within the 9 reservations approved for those wishing to use their USDVA Educational Benefits with an average of 152 students and trainees enrolled annually. Our agency budget expenditures during this period for approval, supervision, and outreach within the 9 reservations were approximately $15,000 annually. OVERVIEW - 2008 All the veterans and their dependents of each reservation in the State of South Dakota continue to apply and receive Veterans Benefits through the assistance and advice of the SD Division of Veterans Affairs, County and Tribal Veterans Service Officers, Veteran Service Organizations, US Department of Veterans Affairs. Through these service partnerships USDVA expenditures within the nine reservations were $8,612,284 for benefits and an additional $10,308,845 for medical care with a total expenditure of $18,921,129 for 2008. 2009 TRIBAL SERVICE AND ASSISTANCE FIELD STAFF State and Tribal Field Officer - Provide assistance, training, and outreach to County and Tribal Veterans Service Officers within each reservation. - Provide home visits for veterans and their dependents that have no transportation. - American Indian Veterans and dependents, who reside outside their reservations, are assisted by County Veterans Service Officer - Maintain liaison with County and tribal governments. - Assist American Indian Veterans and their dependents who reside in Nursing Homes. - Provide Forums, workshops, and meetings to encourage American Indian Veterans and their dependents to file for benefits. 27 - Our agency tribal field officer budget expenditures during this calendar year were over $65,000. - Other division staff assists with outreach and service as required on and off each reservation. Their salaries and travel are not included in the above budget expenditures. FORUMS - Sponsored by the American Legion in Lemon, Agency Village, Platte, and Mobridge. - Sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs in Eagle Butte, White River, Winner, Mission, Ft. Yates, and Rosebud. WORKSHOPS/MEETINGS/PRESENTATIONS - Sponsored by the American Indian Veteran Advisory Council, Rapid City and Pierre - Attended Veterans Day activities in Ft. Thompson - Conducted a presentation at the District 8 VFW meeting, Burke, Marty, and Herrick - Sponsored by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in Eagle Butte. HEALTH AND BENEFITS FAIRS - Sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs in Flandreau. - Sponsored by the Indian Health Service Clinics in Lower Brule and Ft Thompson. STAND DOWNS with HEALTH and BENEFITS FAIRS - Sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs and Vets Center on the Pine Ridge, Standing Rock, and Lower Brule Reservations. TRAINING - Sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs and SD Division of Veterans Affairs in Lower Brule and Ft. Thompson to train Tribal Veterans Representatives (TVR’s) from Reservations which do not have Tribal Veterans Service Officers. POW-WOWS and VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS - Attended Pow-Wows in Pierre, Sioux Falls - Presentation and outreach at Tribal Veterans Group Meetings in Pierre, Agency Village, and Rapid City. STATE APPROVING AGENCY (VETERANS EDUCATION PROGRAMS) - This agency reviews, evaluates, and approves quality programs of education and training for veterans, dependents/survivors, and selected reserves that are eligible for USDVA Education Benefits. - Staff conducts on-site inspections and supervisory visits to approved institutions and schools seeking approval. - Staff assists schools, training sites/establishments, County and Tribal Veterans Service Officers, and individuals on a wide range of USDVA educational issues and concerns. - During this period our agency had 4 schools and 2 training sites/ establishments within the 9 reservations approved for those wishing to use their USDVA Educational Benefits with an average of 74 students and trainees enrolled annually. - Our agency budget expenditures during this period for approval, supervision, and outreach within the 9 reservations were approximately $10,000 annually. 28 OVERVIEW All the veterans and their dependents of each reservation in the State of South Dakota continue to apply and receive Veterans Benefits through the assistance and advice of the SD Division of Veterans Affairs, County and Tribal Veterans Service Officers, Veteran Service Organizations, US Department of Veterans Affairs. Through these service partnerships USDVA expenditures within the nine reservations were $9,264,285 for benefits and an additional $10,865,325 for medical care with a total expenditure of $20,129,610 for 2009. 29 Department of Education Future Funds – start a Building Trades Program at OLC ($150,000 over 2 years) Discretionary Funds – SD High School Activities to fund Big Foot Conference athletic officials program ($35,000) GEAR UP South Dakota (GUSD) Funded by the US Department of Education. In 2005, the South Dakota State Department of Education received one of 27 state Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grants awarded throughout the United States. The total federal grant award for the six-year grant period is approximately 6.9 million dollars. The overarching goal of the GUSD program is to increase the number of first generation, low-income Native American students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. The governor of South Dakota, M. Michael Rounds, designated the State Department of Education as the administrator of the GEAR UP grant. LuAnn Werdel, Office of Indian Education Director, serves as project director and leads the GUSD program. GUSD is working with a diverse set of 24 middle and 14 high schools that include public, parochial, contract grant schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and chartered by eight tribes on eight reservations, and BIE operated schools. These schools are located across the state of South Dakota, encompassing an area of over 77,000 square miles. During the 2008-09 academic school year the GUSD program served 3,584 students and 3,368 parents. South Dakota College Access Challenge Grant (SDCAC) Funded by the US Dept of Education in 2008. The South Dakota College Access Challenge grant program (SDCAC) strives to meet two goals 1) increase students’ and parents’ knowledge of post-secondary education options, preparation, and financing; and 2) increase the number of students who enroll in post-secondary education within one year of high school graduation. The Governor of South Dakota, M. Michael Rounds, has designated the South Dakota Department of Education, Office of Indian Education, as the agency responsible for administering the SDCAC program. Fiscal year funding for this initiative has now increased to 1.5 million a year for the next five years. During the 2008-09 academic school year the SDCAC program served 2,059 students and 687 parents, and with the increase in funding, the SD Department of Education will be able to serve even more low-income families in South Dakota with expanded opportunities for college access. Core Concepts Planning Grant (CCPG) Funded by the Indian Land Tenure Foundation in 2008. The overarching goal of the CCPG project is to define the core concepts essential to understanding and teaching the history and culture of the Oceti Sakowin. These core concepts will then be used to modify existing and establish new state content standards. The new Director of Indian Education-LuAnn Werdel is actively involved in moving forward with this initiative and it is included in the overall strategic plan of the SD Department of Education. Indian Demonstration Grant – Wakan Gli Funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Indian Education in 2009. The Mid Central Educational Cooperative, in partnership with the South Dakota Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education, was awarded a new program called Wakan Gli, or Sacred Movement. Over four years, Wakan Gli will serve a cohort of 582 9th grade Native American students at 11 high schools, located on or near South Dakota reservations. The program’s overarching goal is to improve the educational opportunities 30 and achievement of Native American students in high school, and prepare these students to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. The Wakan Gli program addresses Absolute Priority Two, ―college preparatory programs for secondary school students designed to increase competency and skills in challenging subject matter, including math and science, to enable Indian students to transition successfully to postsecondary education.‖ In fulfilling this priority, Wakan Gli will provide a holistic approach that will improve the high school graduation rates and post- secondary preparation of participating students. Wakan Gli will accomplish this goal through a variety of activities that include, but are not limited to, infusing Lakota culture and language into the classroom; providing mentoring, tutoring, and other support services, including personal, social, academic, and career development; providing access to more rigorous academic coursework; and implementing personal learning plans for students. South Dakota Partnership for Teacher Quality Funded by the US Department of Education in October 2009. The primary purpose of the SDPTQ grant program is to increase student achievement in K-12 schools by developing highly qualified teachers. To this end, the overarching goals of the South Dakota Partnership for Teacher Quality program (SDPTQ) are to: 1) develop highly qualified teachers, and place and retain these teachers within high-need elementary and secondary South Dakota schools, and 2) develop and implement an innovative collaboration between an Institute of Higher Education, high-need LEA’s, and the rural communities served by these LEA’s. Over five years, SDPTQ will prepare 75 teachers to serve in 49 high-need schools located within 19 South Dakota school districts with the majority of the communities served located on the reservations. 31 Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Working with DOT on Improving MV Crash Reporting on Nine SD Indian Reservations (a research project); all 9 tribes have been invited and should be involved with this project Met with RST regarding highway safety and educational opportunities Met with CRST and SRST regarding patrol activity on the reservations. Met with OST during the Highway Safety Conference Assist all reservations with investigation and reconstruction of serious injury and fatal crashes. Conduct canine sniffs at schools upon request. Tribal law enforcement is invited to participate. Safety presentations at schools on all reservations upon invitation. Joint sobriety checkpoints with CRST in 2005 and 2006. Joint sobriety checkpoints with RST. Joint sobriety checkpoints with OST were conducted in 2006 and early 2007. Provided RADAR instruction to OST in 2001. Provided accident investigation training to LST in 2005. Provided accident investigation training to OST in 2006 and 2007. Conducted joint PSA’s on DUI and safety belts with OST in 2006 and 2007. Discontinued motor carrier enforcement on RST in April 1989 after tribal Executive Order 89-01. Discontinued motor carrier enforcement on OST in May of 1999 after tribal resolution 89- 55. March of 1993 agreement signed between RST and DOT for joint motor carrier enforcement. September of 1993 agreement signed between OST and DOT for joint motor carrier enforcement. November 1994 motor carrier training provided to OST. Successful joint enforcement operation conducted. Scales proved to OST in summer of 1995. January 1996 to February 2006. Off and on conversation and negotiations have been held with tribal officials and DOT regarding tribal enforcement of their adopted motor carrier regulations and how the collected funds will be dispersed. HP has been involved in discussion for the purpose of providing training. No agreement has been reached. (HP has concern about management of tribal program and proposed implementation plans and operations.) Highway Safety Provided in-car video cameras to several tribal law enforcement agencies Met with tribal liaisons to discuss traffic crashes and identify countermeasures that can be implemented Met with BIA and IHS to develop partnerships to implement safety programs concerning DUI Met with Tribal law enforcement to identify resources needed for traffic enforcement Worked with DOT and reservations to collect crash data from reservations Included Native American representation on the Roadway Safety Committee and Alcohol Committee Provided child safety seat technician training to the reservations 32 Provided child safety seats to reservation agencies Funding through OHS is on a reimbursement basis – the tribes are unable to find a funding source to front the funds – looking at options to remedy this roadblock with BIA funds Grant award to OST and CRST likely this year for traffic safety work and purchase equipment. OST = $75,000 and CRST $25,000. Accident Records Estimate that only 10% to 50% of crash data is currently received from reservation law enforcement, but Accident Records/DOT/OHS are working this fall to implement the crash reporting agreement to improve these numbers. Office of Emergency Management Disaster Related Programs Regional Coordinators work with Tribal governments during times of disaster or emergencies Staff is working with the Lower Brule, Crow Creek, and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes to access flood damage caused by heavy rains in June, 2008. An Incident Management Assistance Team was sent to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe to aid in response to the June 2008 flooding event. The team assisted in setting up a sheltering operation for people that were forced from their flooded homes Staff worked with the Tri-County Water system to ensure all Cheyenne River tribal members were kept with good clean drinking water during the June 2008 flooding event. Staff coordinate with Tribal governments prior to annual severe weather and winter weather preparedness weeks. OEM Training and Exercise Programs OEM State Training Officer has on going discussions with tribal governments regarding training and exercise funding requirements; to date the tribal governments have only modestly utilized this funding mechanism. While many Tribal members have taken ICS 100, 200, 700, on line, there have been 3 requests for ICS 300 and 400 classes. Two of these were presented on the respective reservations, the other was taught in conjunction with Homeland Security Region 1. Mitigation Programs The State Hazard Mitigation Coordinator works with all the tribal governments The State Hazard Mitigation Coordinator notifies all tribal governments of possible funding opportunities, invites them to applicant briefings and other informational workshops, offers on-site technical assistance and notifies all tribes of resources to assist them in identifying potential projects and applying for grant funds. State Hazard Mitigation Coordinator attends tribal government relations workshops/programs, when offered, in order to stay current on what the tribes are needing and wanting for their communities. Emergency Medical Services Licensing ambulance services and personnel 33 o SRST, OST, LBST, CCST, CRST, RST ambulance services are currently licensed 2 tribes (LBST & CCST) participate in monthly training – provides 2 hours of EMT refresher material each month – training is voluntary – all services are eligible The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, has investigated the Pine Ridge Ambulance Service and they have to repay money to the Federal Government for improper charges for patient care and transportation. Fire Marshall Fire investigations – respond to requests from any tribal governments Fire safety inspections – safety reviews of BIA school facilities for: Pine Ridge, Rosebud, Crow Creek, Lower Brule, Standing Rock, and Cheyenne River tribes – conducted every two years Public fire Education – provide literature for tribal Headstart programs; deputy fire marshals also appear in person for fire prevention activities Working with CCST and OST to address a lack of structural firefighting equipment and personnel in communities – local fire departments in communities near these reservations are being asked for mutual aid service until problem can be solved – Office is checking into federal funding issues that may be contributing to problem Driver Licensing Driver licensing provided to: CRST – Dupree CRST – Timber Lake SRST – McIntosh DPS examiners travel to: OST – Pine Ridge RST – Mission FSST – Flandreau SWO – Sisseton Discussions with SRST for an exam station in McLaughlin, however nothing materialized. Tribe would inform Driver Licensing when they were ready for this service, but office did not hear from tribe from April 2005 until January 2008. In January of 2008, staff met with the tribe in regards to an exam station in McLaughlin and the tribe again expressed an interest in setting up an exam site in McLaughlin. Staff indicated to the tribal officials that the Driver Licensing Program is re-evaluating the way Driver Licensing services are delivered statewide and that once that evaluation is complete, we will let them know if it is feasible to establish another exam location in McLaughlin. Inspections As requested, conduct inspections for Fire Marshall, Lottery, and Departments of Health, Education, Agriculture and Social Services. Agreed to coordinate and work with IHS Inspectors when requested Weights & Measures Conduct periodic inspections of weighing and measuring devices including fuel pumps, truck meters, LPG meters, and small and large capacity scales 34 Conduct inspections of LPG bulk plants Respond to consumer complaints regarding the weight or measure of pre-packaged commodities, scanning devices, weighing or measuring devices, and motor fuel quality Homeland Security Homeland Security grant funds have been awarded to all 9 Tribal Governments beginning with the FY 03 Part II grant continuing through the FY 07 Homeland Security grant. Homeland Security will continue to interact with the Tribal Governments during implementation of the FY 08 Homeland Security grant. This interaction may be accomplished through the regional process. These grants are for the purpose of protecting the Tribal population and their key resources against an act of terrorism. *A chart of Homeland Security funds applicable to each Tribal Government is on the next page (pg. ?). 35 Homeland Security Grant Funds 2003 OST RST LBST CCST CRST SRST YST FSST SWO Awarde $100,241.0 $ $32,022.0 $34,551.0 $ $39,047.0 $39,261.0 $28,994.0 $41,458.0 d 0 69,361.00 0 0 60,179.00 0 0 0 0 $ $ $32,018.0 $34,423.0 $ $41,345.0 Utilized 34,914.00 68,799.00 0 0 $ - 8,020.00 $ - $ - 0 Homeland Security Grant Funds 2004 OST RST LBST CCST CRST SRST YST FSST SWO Awarde $250,142.0 $164,004.0 $63,245.0 $68,959.0 $140,123.0 $80,957.0 $82,571.0 $53,026.0 $88,109.0 d 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $250,047.0 $164,004.0 $62,986.0 $47,036.0 $61,870.0 $54,038.0 $44,331.0 $15,750.0 Utilized 0 0 0 0 $ - 0 0 0 0 Homeland Security Grant Funds 2005 OST RST LBST CCST CRST SRST YST FSST SWO Awarde $162,338.0 $106,612.0 $41,454.0 $45,117.0 $ $52,912.0 $53,924.0 $34,829.0 $57,510.0 d 0 0 0 0 91,180.00 0 0 0 0 Utilized $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - Homeland Security Grant Funds 2006 OST RST LBST CCST CRST SRST YST FSST SWO Awarde $59,576.1 $ $10,663.8 $12,146.0 $ $15,299.6 $15,709.6 $7,983.2 $17,160.2 d 8 37,027.94 4 3 30,783.81 3 0 8 6 $ $10,605.7 $ $ $7,983.2 $ Utilized 48,482.62 $ - 8 $ - 30,783.81 - $ - 8 - 36 Homeland Security Grant Funds 2007 OST RST LBST CCST CRST SRST YST FSST SWO Awarde $69,722.3 $ $17,590.2 $19,169.9 $ $22,531.1 $22,968.1 $14,733.2 $24,514.2 d 1 45,689.79 3 9 39,034.63 8 4 2 9 $ $ $ $ Utilized - $ - $ - $ - $ - - - $ - - (We are currently working within the timeframe of the FY 07 grant. ) 37 Department of Transportation Transportation Planning Annual Tribal STIP (Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan) Meeting – Tribal Representatives are invited to a meeting in Pierre during STIP process to discuss upcoming projects within exterior boundaries or historic boundaries to get input from Tribal Transportation and Planning Officials. BIA staff is also invited to coordinate projects when possible. Invite Tribal leaders and Tribal Transportation and Planning staff to public hearings on five-year STIP. Coordinate Tribal Consultation meetings with each Tribe to discuss specific concerns regarding cultural preservation and input during planning process to provide opportunities for Tribal Consultation in accordance with Section 106 of the Historic Preservation Act. Also at these meetings the opportunity to discuss any transportation- related topics is encouraged. Invite Tribal Leaders and Tribal Transportation and Planning staff to open houses and public meetings held to discuss specific projects. Encourage written comments if unable to attend meeting. Offer to all Tribes the opportunity to provide expertise on identifying Traditional Cultural Properties (TCP) and archaeological survey contracting services with SDDOT in scoping phase of projects, as appropriate. Construction Projects Invite TERO/TECRO offices, Tribal Cultural and Historic Preservation Staff and in some cases Tribal Transportation/Planning staff to preconstruction meetings, weekly project meetings and open houses on construction projects. Notify TERO/TECRO offices of successful low bidders of projects within the exterior boundaries or historic boundaries of the reservation. Mediate problems or concerns that arise during construction between TERO/TECRO offices and prime contractor and/or subcontractors. Special Projects Coordinating and funding Truck Driving and Heavy Equipment Operator Training for the Oglala Sioux Tribe to increase trained highway construction workers. Training being provided by Southeast Technical Institute. This is an on-going effort in conjunction with TERO agreement. Working with Southeast Technical Institute (STI) to extend training outreach to other reservations. STI has taught a modified Heavy Equipment Operator course in Eagle Butte for the Cheyenne River Reservation in 2005. Approved Tribal Transportation entities to count state highways within exterior boundaries and historic boundaries on Indian Reservation Road (IRR) inventory in conjunction with new rules for eligibility for funding of IRR projects found in SAFETEA- LU. Entered into MOUs or Letters of Acknowledgement with all tribes so the Tribes can count state highways on their IRR inventory. Conducted Research project on crash reporting within the reservation boundaries. As a result of the project, currently working with Department of Public Safety to develop Memorandums of Agreement to transmittal of crash reporting data from Tribal entities to the Department of Public Safety. 38 Transit Funding Transit Funding State Tribe Admin Operating funds RST $93,123.00 $197,528,00 $27,945.00 LBST $28,375.00 $85,301.00 $3,680.00 SRST $37,353.00 $40,942.00 $18,369.00 *Admin money is federal dollars that need to be matched 18% *Operating money is federal dollars that need to be matched 49% *State funds do not need to be matched *LBST’s state funding is included with River Cities Transit. Gas Tax Revenue Reimbursement Tribal Gas Tax Revenue Reimbursement Date of Agreement Agreement Amount Last Tribe Number Date Amount Reimbursed payment Balance CRST 712899 07/14/2005 $1,348,863.90 $718,800.00 01/13/2006 $630,063.90* CCST 712787 04/19/2005 $178,858.07 $178,608.15 08/10/2006 $249.92 FSST 712870 06/22/2005 $128,825.10 $128,825.10 12/27/2005 - LBST 712770 03/16/2005 $147,810.00 $35,354.00 01/15/2008 $112,456.00* No TC OST action RST 712771 03/16/2005 $1,223,497.59 $226,493.62 05/18/2008 $3.97 SWO 712769 03/16/2005 $67,500.00 $67,500.00 05/05/2005 - SRST 712860 06/16/2005 $530,193.00 $530,193.00 09/25/2006 - *CRST & LBST have projects being constructed 2008 that will utilize all the remaining funds. Transportation Enhancement Grant Projects On the Reservations Project Type of Federal Number PCN County Location Improvement TE funds Project year Cheyenne Bike Path PE, 2008 - P Tribe Hawk Construction, & engineering, 0ENH(175) 01EX Dewey Eagle Path Utility $500,000* 2009 - 39 near Eagle Adjustment construction Butte West Brule Pedestrian 2008 - to Lower Walkway & engineering, P Brule along lighting, PE, 2009 - 0ENH(174) 01EW Lyman BIA 10 construction $440,000* construction Rosebud Casino to Pedestrian 2008 (may P Sicangu Walkway, PE, need to be 0ENH(173) 01EV Todd Village construction $310,00 moved) * on these projects the amount in the STIP differs due to engineering costs being in a different year. TERO/TECRO Agreements & Highway Construction Projects (2009-2013) TERO/TECRO AGREEMENTS Estimated fees FFY Tribe Signed Exp 2009-2013 CRST 02/19/2004 09/30/2009 $250,847.80 CCST 04/25/2007 09/30/2012 $137,125.00 FSST LBST 12/14/2004 09/30/2010 $105,000.00 OST 04/12/2005 09/30/2011 $1,358,350.00 RST 02/23/2004 09/30/2009 $66,220.00 SWO 05/04/2004 09/30/2010 $1,161,980.00 SRST 02/19/2004 09/30/2009 $380,175.00 YST 06/25/2004 09/30/2010 $256,200.00 ESTIMATED HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE PROJECT COSTS FFY 2009-2013 Reservation 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total Cheyenne River $ $ $ 3.379 $ - $ - $ 10.766 40 6.349 1.038 $ Crow Creek 5.485 $ - $ - $ - $ - $ 5.485 $ $ Lower Brule 3.852 0.348 $ - $ - $ - $ 4.200 $ $ Pine Ridge 6.129 21.619 $ 8.794 $ 0.279 $ 17.513 $ 54.334 $ Rosebud 2.880 $ - $ 0.431 $ - $ - $ 3.311 Sisseton- $ $ Wahpeton 7.349 23.653 $ 4.358 $ - $ 22.739 $ 58.099 $ $ Standing Rock 9.465 1.850 $ 2.861 $ 0.543 $ 0.488 $ 15.207 $ $ Yankton 4.069 5.010 $ 2.294 $ 1.437 $ - $ 12.810 $ $ Total 45.578 53.518 $22.117 $ 2.259 $ 40.740 $ 164.212 *dollar amounts in million dollar increments 41 Airport Construction Programs Airport Construction Program - Eagle Butte Current Total FY Status Description Funds 2006 Granted Design Eng. To construct revenue producing hangar with GA Terminal (Phase I) $41,000.00 2007 Granted Construct revenue producing hangar w/ GA terminal $460,000.00 2007 Granted Pavement Maintenance $47,368.42 Total CIPs for EAGLE BUTTE $548,368.42 Airport Construction Program - Mission Current FY Status Description Total Funds 2005 Granted Acquire tractor/loader/blower/blade/broom $72,009.00 2005 Granted Construct SRE Bldg/Pilots Lounge; install PAPI SE rwy end $100,000.00 2006 Granted Construct SRE/GA Terminal (Phase II) $90,000.00 For New Airport – Conduct Airport Master Plan & Conduct Environmental Assessment & 2006 Granted Develop ALP $127,884.21 2008 Granted Design, ALP (Airport Layout Plan) for New Airport; Approach Survey $367,298.95 2008 Granted Pavement Maintenance $74,736.84 Total CIPs for MISSION $831,929.00 Airport Construction Program - Pine Ridge Current FY Status Description Total Funds 42 2005 Granted RWY maintenance rehab; construct wildlife fence $360,000.00 2006 Granted Construct SRE Building $70,000.00 2007 Granted Design Engineering, Environmental Assessment for 2008 MIRL with PAPI RWY 12/30 $26,842.11 Medium Intensity Lighting System (MIRL): Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) for 2008 Granted Runway 12/30 $310,854.74 Total CIPs for PINE RIDGE $767,696.85 43 2009 Transportation Planning Annual Tribal STIP (Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan) Meeting – Tribal Representatives are invited to a meeting in Pierre during STIP process to discuss upcoming projects within exterior boundaries or historic boundaries to get input from Tribal Transportation and Planning Officials. BIA staff is also invited to coordinate projects when possible. Invite Tribal leaders and Tribal Transportation and Planning staff to public hearings on five-year STIP. Coordinate Tribal Consultation meetings with each Tribe to discuss specific concerns regarding cultural preservation and input during planning process to provide opportunities for Tribal Consultation in accordance with Section 106 of the Historic Preservation Act. Also at these meetings the opportunity to discuss any transportation- related topics is encouraged. Invite Tribal Leaders and Tribal Transportation and Planning staff to open houses and public meetings held to discuss specific projects. Encourage written comments if unable to attend meeting. Offer to all Tribes the opportunity to provide expertise on identifying Traditional Cultural Properties (TCP) and archaeological survey contracting services with SDDOT in scoping phase of projects, as appropriate. Construction Projects Invite TERO/TECRO offices, Tribal Cultural and Historic Preservation Staff and in some cases Tribal Transportation/Planning staff to preconstruction meetings, weekly project meetings and open houses on construction projects. Notify TERO/TECRO offices of successful low bidders of projects within the exterior boundaries or historic boundaries of the reservation. Mediate problems or concerns that arise during construction between TERO/TECRO offices and prime contractor and/or subcontractors. Contract for Tribal Monitors on grading construction projects in cultural sensitive areas when earthmoving operations are occurring on a highway construction project. Special Projects Coordinating and funding Truck Driving and Heavy Equipment Operator Training for the Oglala Sioux Tribe to increase trained highway construction workers. Training being provided by Southeast Technical Institute. This is an on-going effort in conjunction with TERO agreement. Working with Southeast Technical Institute (STI) to extend training outreach to other reservations. STI has taught a modified Heavy Equipment Operator course in Eagle Butte for the Cheyenne River Reservation in 2005. Approved Tribal Transportation entities to count state highways within exterior boundaries and historic boundaries on Indian Reservation Road (IRR) inventory in conjunction with new rules for eligibility for funding of IRR projects found in SAFETEA- LU. Entered into MOUs or Letters of Acknowledgement with all tribes so the Tribes can count state highways on their IRR inventory. Conducted Research project on crash reporting within the reservation boundaries. As a result of the project, currently working with Department of Public Safety to develop Memorandums of Agreement to transmittal of crash reporting data from Tribal entities to the Department of Public Safety. Planning a Tribal Safety Summit for September 22-23, 2010 at Lower Brule to discuss transportation safety issues. This event is being coordinated by the Federal Highway 44 Administration with assistance from a planning committee that has representation from DOT, Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Tribal Transportation Assistance Program and representatives from South Dakota Tribes. Transit Funding Transit Funding State Tribe Admin Operating funds RST $85,350.00 $101,401,00 $29,340.00 LBST $26,026.00 $47835.00 $3,680.00 SRST $37,700.00 $49,898.00 $32,918.00 *Admin money is federal dollars that need to be matched 18% *Operating money is federal dollars that need to be matched 49% *State funds do not need to be matched *LBST’s state funding is included with River Cities Transit. Gas Tax Revenue Reimbursement Tribal Gas Tax Revenue Reimbursement Date of Agreement Agreement Amount Last Tribe Number Date Amount Reimbursed payment Balance CRST** 712899 07/14/2005 $1,348,863.90 $718,800.00 01/13/2006 $630,063.90 CCST 712787 04/19/2005 $178,858.07 $178,608.15 08/10/2006 $249.92 FSST 712870 06/22/2005 $128,825.10 $128,825.10 12/27/2005 - Transferred LBST 712770 03/16/2005 $147,810.00 $147,810.00 to BIA - OST* 04/22/2010 $1,222,059.00 - $1,222,059 RST 712771 03/16/2005 $1,223,497.59 $226,493.62 05/18/2008 $3.97 SWO 712769 03/16/2005 $67,500.00 $67,500.00 05/05/2005 - SRST 712860 06/16/2005 $530,193.00 $530,193.00 09/25/2006 - *Transportation Commission Resolution was issued on April 22, 2010. An agreement to reimburse OST is in the process of being finalized. **CRST have projects being constructed that will utilize all the remaining funds. Transportation Enhancement Grant Projects On the Reservations 45 Federal Project Type of TE Number PCN County Location Improvement funds Project year Funds transferred to BIA – Engineering Cheyenne Tribe Bike Path PE, 2009/2010 anticipate Hawk Eagle Path Construction, & Utility construction in 2010 or P 0ENH(175) 01EX Dewey near Eagle Butte Adjustment $500,000* 2011 Funds transferred to BIA – Engineering Pedestrian Walkway & 2009/2010 anticipate West Brule to Lower lighting, PE, construction in 2010 or P 0ENH(174) 01EW Lyman Brule along BIA 10 construction $440,000* 2011 Rosebud Casino to Pedestrian Walkway, Engineering 2010 P 0ENH(173) 01EV Todd Sicangu Village PE, construction $310,00 Construction 2011 * on these projects the amount in the STIP differs due to engineering costs being in a different year. TERO/TECRO Agreements & Highway Construction Projects (2010-2014) TERO/TECRO AGREEMENTS Estimated fees FFY Tribe Signed Exp 2010-2014 CRST* 02/19/2004 09/30/2011 $509,524.40 CCST 04/25/2007 09/30/2012 $62,425.00 FSST LBST* 12/14/2004 09/30/2011 $19,675.00 OST 04/12/2005 09/30/2011 $1,307,475.00 RST* 02/23/2004 09/30/2011 $48,660.00 SWO** 05/04/2004 09/30/2010 $1,258,760.00 SRST** 02/19/2004 09/30/2010 $423,600.00 YST** 06/25/2004 09/30/2010 $390,380.00 *Amended agreement with time extension **Currently in Negotiations for one-year time extension ESTIMATED HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE PROJECT COSTS FFY 2010-2014 46 Reservation 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total $ $ Cheyenne River 12.911 2.204 $ - $ 6.753 $ - $ 21.868 $ Crow Creek 2.021 $ - $ - $ - $ 0.476 $ 2.497 $ Lower Brule 0.440 $ - $ 0.347 $ - $ - $ 0.787 $ $ Pine Ridge 22.955 10.630 $13.503 $ - $ 5.211 $ 52.299 $ $ Rosebud 0.378 0.428 $ 1.148 $ 0.479 $ - $ 2.433 Sisseton- $ $ Wahpeton 11.324 3.033 $ 5.141 $ 20.087 $ 23.353 $ 62.938 $ $ Standing Rock 2.005 0.966 $ 8.483 $ 1.529 $ 3.961 $ 16.944 $ $ Yankton 13.192 3.270 $ 2.802 $ - $ 0.255 $ 19.519 $ $ Total 65.226 20.531 $31.424 $ 28.848 $ 33.256 $ 179.285 *dollar amounts in million dollar increments 47 Airport Construction Programs Airport Construction Program - Eagle Butte Current FY Status Description Total Funds 2006 Granted Design Eng. To construct revenue producing hangar with GA Terminal (Phase I) $41,000.00 2007 Granted Construct revenue producing hangar w/ GA terminal $460,000.00 2007 Granted Pavement Maintenance $47,368.42 2010 Granted New Beacon $5,000.00 2010 Granted Airport Layout Plan Update $73,000.00 2010 Requested Construct Wildlife Fence; Install new 18" Wind cone $325,000.00 2011 Requested Apron Expansion $250,000.00 Total CIPs for EAGLE BUTTE $1,201,368.42 Airport Construction Program - Mission Current FY Status Description Total Funds 2005 Granted Acquire tractor/loader/blower/blade/broom $72,009.00 2005 Granted Construct SRE Bldg/Pilots Lounge; install PAPI SE rwy end $100,000.00 2006 Granted Construct SRE/GA Terminal (Phase II) $90,000.00 2006 Granted For New Airport – Conduct Airport Master Plan & Conduct Environmental Assessment & Develop ALP $127,884.21 2008 Granted Design, ALP (Airport Layout Plan) for New Airport; Approach Survey $367,298.95 2008 Granted Pavement Maintenance $74,736.84 2009 Granted Construct New Airport-Phase 1 Site Preparation (Earthwork, Drainage Mitigation, Storm Sewer) $4,171,651.00 Construction and Engineering for: The paving and electrical for a new airport with a 4800' x 75' runway. This will include the pavement with base course and under drain system. New airport lighting system, with runway and taxiway lights, wind cone, beacon, apron lighting, electrical 2009 Granted vault, relocating the SRE/Terminal building from the existing airport and access road. $5,866,171.58 Reclaim Mission Airport; Phase II Approach Survey and Reimburse Under funded Design 2010 Requested Engineering $150,000.00 2011 Requested Install Revenue Producing Fuel System $150,000.00 2012 Requested Construct Revenue Producing Hangar $150,000.00 Total CIPs for MISSION $11,319,751.58 48 Airport Construction Program - Pine Ridge Current FY Status Description Total Funds 2005 Granted RWY maintenance rehab; construct wildlife fence $360,000.00 2006 Granted Construct SRE Building $70,000.00 2007 Granted Design Engineering, Environmental Assessment for 2008 MIRL with PAPI RWY 12/30 $26,842.11 Medium Intensity Lighting System (MIRL): Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) for Runway 2008 Granted 12/30 $310,854.74 2009 Granted Pavement Maintenance $163,076.90 2010 Requested Design Engineering for Overlay of Runway 12/30, Taxiway, Apron, and Markings $70,000.00 2011 Requested Construction of Runway 12/30 Rehabilitation (Overlay) $1,000,000.00 2012 Requested Construction of Apron and Taxiway Rehabilitation (Overlay) $400,000.00 Total CIPs for PINE RIDGE $2,400,773.75 49 Department of Tourism & State Development Arts FY 2009 Grants – Total: $62,789.13 Touring Arts: $17,190.00 Artists In Schools & Communities: $45,599.13 FY 2008 Grants – Total: 58,161.50 Touring Arts: $19,675.00 Artists In Schools & Communities: $38,486.50 FY 2007 Grants - Total: $64,530.92 Touring Arts: $21,050.00 Arts In Schools & Communities: $43,480.92 GOED Provided sponsorship for the 2009 Indian Business Alliance Conference. Provided keynote speaker for Indian Business Alliance Conference. Provide research –reservation statistics -to aid in the recruitment of businesses in Indian Country. Stats were made available to the tribes, as well as, posted online. Developed and posted an online tribal business resource directory. GOED worked with Sinte-Gleska & Rosebud Economic Development Corporation to resolve lending/collateral issues so that jobs could be created within Indian Country. Rosebud Electronic Integration Corporation (REIC) is a Rosebud Sioux Tribal-owned, Native American small business. It conducts innovative technology development to advance electronic circuitry materials. GOED has committed $25,000 to the Harvest Initiative. The goals of the initiative are to increase entrepreneurial/business development in Indian Country. The initial plan is within the Crow Creek Tribal area with the goal of expanding to other Tribal Governments upon successful implementation. In 2008, Dakotas America, a GOED partner, closed $10 million in New Market Tax Credit financing to help build a tribally owned telecommunication project on The Standing Rock Reservation. In 2009, the GOED approved $100,000 loan for Lakota Archery, a compound bow manufacturer, to purchase equipment for a facility on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. Lakota Archery now employs 4 people in its Timber Lake facility. Lakota Archery expects to create another dozen jobs in the next couple of years. History The South Dakota State Historical Society interacts with tribal governments and Indian people in many ways, both in an on-going basis and through special projects. In collecting, preserving, interpreting, and promoting South Dakota history, the Society tends not to separate Indian culture and history from non-Indian people. BOOK PUBLISHING The South Dakota State Historical Society-Press has published three books for adult readers and four children’s books exclusively on American Indian history in South Dakota. Two books are pending on Sitting Bull and biographies on Crazy Horse and Spotted Tail. Other books published by the Society, such as History of South Dakota, et al., contain material on American Indians, also. Adult: 50 The Sioux in South Dakota History, edited by Richmond L. Clow (2 awards). Dammed Indians Revisited: The Continuing History of the Pick-Sloan Plan and the Missouri River Sioux, by Michael Lawson. Fort Randall on the Missouri, 1856–1892, by Jerome A. Greene (1 award). Children: Tatanka and the Lakota People: A Creation Story, illustrated by Donald F. Montileaux (5 awards). Dance in a Buffalo Skull, by Zitkala-Sa, illustrated by S.D. Nelson (3 awards). The Raccoon and the Bee Tree, by Charles A. Eastman and Elaine Goodale Eastman, illustrated by Susan Turnbull (2 awards). The Mystery of the Maize, by Mark Meierhenry and David Volk, illustrated by Marty Two Bulls, Sr. EDUCATIONAL CLASSES The South Dakota State Historical Society presents 45 minute classes each fall at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center. ―The Buffalo and the Plains Indians‖ covers the importance of the buffalo in Indian culture and is offered to 2nd grade classes. ―Indians and the Environment: Living with the Land‖ explains how Indian people used the environment to survive and comparing that cultural way of life with today’s common culture. Living with the Land is offered to 3rd grade classes. EDUCATION KITS: The South Dakota State Historical Society-museum has developed three education kits - Buffalo and the Plains Indians; Fur Trade: Bridging Two Worlds; and Dakota, Nakota, Lakota Life, focusing on American Indian culture and history. The education kits are available for a small fee and are extensively used in classrooms throughout South Dakota. HISTORIC PRESERVATION The South Dakota State Historical Society-historic preservation regularly works with tribal governments through the Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPOs). Of South Dakota’s nine tribal governments, six have THPO programs recognized by the National Park Service and work cooperatively with the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) program. The SHPO also represents the state on the Missouri River Cultural Resources Advisory Commission along with representatives of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. INDIAN ARCHIVES The South Dakota State Historical Society-archives maintains the most extensive collection of largely government records on American Indian tribes in the state (1813- 1965). Over the past two decades, the Society has microfilmed the records on American Indians in South Dakota from National Archives repositories throughout the country. NAGPRA The South Dakota State Historical Society-archaeology handles the unintentional discovery of human burials in the state. Any unearthed human interment identified as possibly being an American Indian, the Society’s archaeological research center works 51 with tribal governments on the repatriation or reburial of the human remains under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. TRAVELING EXHIBIT The South Dakota State Historical Society-museum has developed Living Traditions: Dakota, Nakota, Lakota Art, a traveling exhibit, featuring American Indian art from the Society’s museum collection. The exhibit is available for a small fee to anyone wishing to display it. THE SOUTH DAKOTA EXPERIENCE The main exhibit at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center, The South Dakota Experience, covers the history of the people of South Dakota. The section, Oyate Tawicohan: The Ways of the People, tells the stories of American Indians prior to the arrival of non-Indian settlers and features historic and contemporary artifacts; uses the Dakota, Nakota, and Lakota languages; and focuses on traditional kinship values. Also featured is the world-famous Sioux Horse Effigy dance stick, which has become the symbol of the Society. The unit ―On the Reservation,‖ tells of the creation of the reservation system, the rise of the Ghost Dance religion, and the Massacre at Wounded Knee. WOLFCHILD, et al. v UNITED STATES (2004-2007) The South Dakota State Historical Society-archives assisted hundreds of American Indians completing their genealogy, mostly related to the Wolfchild case. The staff also made two public presentations on American Indian genealogy; in-person use of the research room rose significantly between 2005-2007, spiking in 2006; and staff responded to over 1,000 email, telephone, and mail requests for information specifically relating to this topic in 2007. YEAR OF UNITY The South Dakota State Historical Society is promoting a book club and children’s reading hour of books of cultural significance to South Dakota. The Society is also promoting the education kits and traveling exhibitions related to American Indian culture and history. The traveling exhibition, Living Traditions: Dakota, Nakota, Lakota Art, will be displayed in the State Capitol during its centennial celebration. Housing 2008 - TOTAL $615,182.00 ADDI - $14,999.00 Rapid City - $7,000.00 Eagle Butte - $4,163.00 Box Elder - $3,836.00 ESG - $103,139.00 Wholeness Center (Flandreau) - $19,850.00 NACB Lodge (Lake Andes) - $15,830.00 Bridges Against Domestic Violence (Mobridge) - $6,159.00 Cornerstone Rescue Mission (Rapid City) - $30,000.00 Cornerstone Rescue Mission/Women’s Shelter (Rapid City) - $9,800.00 Working Against Violence (Rapid City) - $21,500.00 HTC - $272,044.00 Barker Hill Homes (Agency Village) - $272,044.00 52 HOME - $225,000.00 OKICIYAPI TIPI (Eagle Butte) - $25,000.00 Western SD Community Action Agency (Rapid City) - $150,000.00 Northeast SD Community Action Program - $50,000.00 2009 – TOTAL $9,995,230.00 ESG - $103,460.00 Wholeness Center (Flandreau) - $21,200.00 NACB Lodge (Lake Andes) - $14,660.00 Bridges Against Domestic Violence (Mobridge) - $6,300.00 Cornerstone Rescue Mission (Rapid City) - $30,000.00 Cornerstone Rescue Mission/Women’s Shelter (Rapid City) - $9,800.00 Working Against Violence (Rapid City) - $21,500.00 HTC - $593,941.00 Eagle Ridge II (Rapid City) - $593,941.00 HOME - $1,383,700.00 Eagle Ridge II (Rapid City) - $800,000.00 Patriot Four (Box Elder) - $433,700.00 Western SD Community Action Agency (Rapid City) - $150,000.00 NSP - $5,624,932.00 LaCrosse Apartments (Rapid City) - $1,365,910.00 Lower Brule Sioux Tribe (Lower Brule) - $120,300.00 Black Hills Habitat (Rapid City) - $693,434.00 Sicangu Tikaga Okiciyapi (Mission) - $72,050.00 Oglala Sioux Tribe Partnership (Pine Ridge) - $960,000.00 The Harvest Initiative (Fort Thompson) - $504,050.00 City of Sisseton (Sisseton) - $100,000.00 Rapid City CDC (Rapid City) - $300,000.00 Black Hills Workshop (Rapid City) - $366,000.00 Rural America Initiatives (Fort Thompson) - $1,143,188.00 HPRP - $968,177.00 Volunteers of America (Rapid City) - $519,773 NACB Women’s Lodge (Lake Andes) - $67,569 Salvation Army (Rapid City) - $178,220 NESDCAP (Sisseton) - $202,615 TCAP - $1,321,020 Eagle Ridge Apartments II (Rapid City) - $1,321,020 2010 – TOTAL $2,969,854.00 HOME - $562,054 Brookfield Homes (Rapid City) - $562,054 NSP - $2,407,800.00 Wagon Wheel Project (Box Elder) - $1,620,500.00 Parkview Villa (Wagner) - $787,300.00 HTC - $0 ESG - $0 – to date no funds have been awarded 53 *ESG: Emergency Shelter Grant *HTC: Housing Tax Credit *ADDI: American Dream Down payment Initiative *NSP: Neighborhood Stabilization Program *HPRP: Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program Tourism In 2007 the South Dakota Office of Tourism and the Office of Tribal Government Relations began working together to promote and assist with tribal tourism on the reservations. We acknowledge that tribal tourism is a growing interest with South Dakota visitors and are working to increase visitors to reservations daily. State-Tribal Tourism Roundtable Discussions Meetings are conducted on the reservations and in Pierre 3 times a year; Agendas are developed by contacting those involved in tribal tourism to see what topics people would like to discuss and then creating the agenda based on those topics. Examples of some of the topics discussed are: o South Dakota Historical Society – How to become a Historic Site; o Visitor Statistics & how to work together to track; o South Dakota Arts Council – How can the Arts Council help you?; o South Dakota Dept of Transportation – Signage; o South Dakota Tourism – International Marketing, Visitor Numbers & Research, Co-op Marketing, in-put into the Tourism Conference; o Governor’s Office of Economic Development – Resources available; o Million Dollar Challenge opportunities; o Cultural Heritage publication Native South Dakota: A Travel Guide to Tribal Lands (formerly The Great Sioux Nation publication) – has been redesigned, rewritten & renamed. It is ready to be distributed (June 2010) o Estimated completion date is late July 2008 – Correction: May 2009; o Mailed copies of the Great Sioux Nation publication in 2007 to each of the tribal tourism reps to have them review and update, each tribal tourism rep was to return their copy with updated information and/or revisions; o Introductory page for each reservation was given out for the tribal tourism representatives to look over and provide feedback/input to new publication. We have at least one representative from each tribe we are in contact with; Continually reaching out to new businesses/partners to attend the meetings. Tourism Conference There are two booths reserved specifically for the representatives’ and their brochures; 2 complimentary registrations to the Tourism Conference – one to each of the tribal heads, or their designee, and one to each of the main tribal tourism representative; At least one focus at the Tourism Conference: o 2010: How Native American Interpretation Can Enhance Your Business: Learn how your business can work with Native American historians and artists to bring their art and history to your business, while giving the tribes a venue to tell their stories. o 2009: Do Reservations Have Roads? Part II This issue forum will once again give both tribal and non-tribal entities the opportunity to come together and talk 54 about ways to cross-sell one another to our visitors as well as get the correct answers to those questions you are asked regarding reservation travel. o 2008: Do Reservations Have Roads? Clearing up misconceptions about travel and tourism on the reservation: Session will provide participants a better understanding of how to answer common questions from visitors who are traveling on tribal lands for the first time. o 2007: Tribal Tourism Summit: Join tribal representatives and ATTA to learn about the exciting tribal tourism opportunities South Dakota’s reservations have to offer our visitors; Collaborative Partnerships Case Study – The Power of Partnership: Native Discovery is a collaboration between the Cheyenne River, Pine Ridge & Rosebud tribes of South Dakota, as well as the Prehistoric Indian Village in Mitchell. Listen in as they describe the benefits of their partnership and how you can do the same for your business. Marketing Million Dollar Challenge – FY2008 Northern Route to the Black Hills: Lanni Zephier Smith Oyate Trail: Lindy Harkin, (past) Winner Chamber Director Native Tours, Native Art, Native Culture: Nicole Seaton, Tanya Fiddler, Kerry Frei, Kathy Becker (Native Discovery) Promoting the Pine Ridge: Ivan Sorbel FY2009 Four Bands Community Fund/Native Discovery: Nicole Seaton Fiddler Co-op Marketing – promote Tourism’s co-op marketing programs & encourage the reservations to work together; Tours Familiarization (Fam) Tours are becoming more frequent to the reservations; (Journalist tours – international & national journalists; information center workers) o 2007 – Buffalo Roundup Tour (Media & PR) o Information Center Fam Tours – try to visit at least one every year Media & PR Team: 2008 Buffalo Roundup – 2 film industry people went to Pine Ridge to do research on medicine men and women for an upcoming documentary; Trade Sales & Marketing: o Mototurismo – hosted Summer 2008 bike tour – publication came out Nov. 08 o Travel Book (Germany) – April 2007 o Tours (Germany) July/August 2007 – bi-monthly travel magazine o America Journal (Germany) March/April 2008 – bi-monthly consumer travel magazine o Quarter House Journal (Germany) Dec 2007/Jan 2008 – Monthly consumer magazine on quarter horses o Dirk Rohrbach, Germany- tours in 2007, 2 in 2008 and 2 planned for 2009 - Dirk also wrote articles for Tours! Magazine about the reader tour, and wrote about the summer Big Foot ride. o Latitudes, Italy - 3 journalists, photographers in SD in Aug. 2007 for article - visited Pine Ridge and Rosebud. o Aug/Sep 2007 - Speak Up Magazine, UK - Julian Earwaker and Martin Simonds researched articles on Pine Ridge Reservation and Black Hills for articles. 55 o Sep 2007 - Thomas Jeier, Germany researched SD for Native American book that was published including all reservations o Sep 2007 - Trade Sales team hosted 10 journalists on pre-Buffalo Roundup familiarization tour of Native Discovery sites on Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations and other Native American attractions in western SD. o June 2008 - Olivier Thomas, journalist, France, went to Standing Rock Reservation, Cheyenne River Indian Reservation and Pine Ridge Reservation to research winter Big Foot Ride to attend in December 2008. Trip is postponed until 2009. o June 2008 - Trade Sales hosted Tiziano Cantotore and Claudio Falanga, Mototurismo motorcycle magazine, Italy. Trade sales worked with Linn Cross Dog, Randy Bettelyoun, and Brian Porch who rode with the magazine journalists for their trip through Pine Ridge Reservation and the Badlands. A 26 page article just appeared in Mototurismo Magazine, with an ad value of $200,844.00 o October 2008 - hosted RMI Megafam including 46 European tour operators to showcase Crazy Horse, Bear Butte, Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, the Native American Scenic Byway, Lower Brule Reservation, and Akta Lakota Museum. The tour was held to entice the tour operators to bring tours and send individual clients to South Dakota and Montana. Travel Writer and Travel Trade Hosting Each year the Office of Tourism receives requests from domestic and international travel writers who have an interest in visiting the reservations in order to gather research and information for a written article. Often these writers are hosted by the Office of Tourism, meaning the Office provides financial reimbursement for transportation, works with the visitor industry to provide complimentary lodging and/or meals, and develops an itinerary for the writer to follow. These hostings result in thousands of dollars of earned publicity for the tribes each year. Group tour operators are also very interested in adding tribal tourism to their group itineraries, and travel agents want more information for their clients. Each year the Office of Tourism hosts familiarization tours for group tour operators and travel agents to showcase the attractions and activities the reservations have to offer. Film Hostings The Office of Tourism’s Film Office receives several requests each year from film crews interested in filming on the reservations. Recently, the Film Office hosted a Belgian film crew who were filming a 45-minute travel show to include both South Dakota and Wyoming. The crew filmed throughout the Black Hills and Badlands area, including the Pine Ridge Reservation and Crazy Horse Memorial. Other At the Information Centers, Native brochures are becoming more prominent; Indians & Pioneers Tourism & Marketing Conference participant; South Dakota Indian Business Alliance participant; Custer State Park Tribal Arts Show (slated for May 2009) – the following are working together: South Dakota Office of Tourism, South Dakota Office of Tribal Government Relations, South Dakota Arts Council, Game Fish & Parks Department and Regency Management– Postponed; 56 Lawrence & Schiller – had story leads they were pitching to journalists and asked that we send out an email to ask the tribal tourism representatives what kind of questions they receive from tourists & the answers they provide; Encourage the reservations to work with the regional tourism association representatives; Media & PR: multi-media press release developed and ready to send out that focuses on Native American culture – aiming for release in April; Media training that took place 10/30/08; IYOB press release on 9/17 regarding an American Indian Day Powwow at St. Joseph's Indian School; Film & Media Rep visited with Ivan S. (Pine Ridge Chamber) and Tina M. (Red Cloud Indian School) recently regarding filming on the reservation; Attended the 2008 American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) Conference in Worley, Idaho; Attended the 2009 AIANTA Conference on the Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico; Year of Unity press releases – focuses on a person/community/group who are promoting understanding in South Dakota – distributed to in-state media, as well as general consumers and other media who have signed up to receive updates from the Office of Tourism; 57 Department of Environment and Natural Resources Tribal representation has been included in the Missouri River Association of States and Tribes. A tribal representative has been included on the steering committee of the South Dakota Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network. DENR encourages tribal participation in water and wastewater operator certification training. DENR provided technical assistance to Tri-county/Mni Waste’ Rural Water System during its recent power outage, to include requesting circuit riders from the Rural Water Association to assist in plant recovery, providing assistance in boil water advisories, and calling customers impacted by the loss of power and water. DENR provides on-going technical assistance for the environmental assessment of Formerly Used Defense Sites on Tribal lands to include Armstrong County Gunnery Range, Mitchell Precision Bombing Range #3, Pickstown Air Force Station Z-134, Badlands Bombing Range, Badlands Bombing Range Air Force Retained Area, Watertown Precision Bombing Range, and Yankton Air to Ground Gunnery Range. In response to Tribal concerns about surface water impacts from historic uranium mining, DENR conducted a surface water quality sampling investigation in the spring of 2006 to assess and evaluate potential impacts to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. DENR staff has been working with the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe by providing guidance on activities associated with the cleanup of the former Tekakwitha complex, to include removal of an abandoned 10,000-gallon heating fuel tank. During 2009, DENR staff worked with the tribal Underground Storage Tank contact, Janet Frazier, with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to identify and remove two abandoned underground petroleum storage tanks at an abandoned gas station in Wakpala. March 2009 - DENR representatives met with the Standing Rock Reservation to discuss development of tribal surface water quality standards. April 2009 – DENR staff met in Pine Ridge with tribal representatives to discuss how the tribe could utilize information from DENR’s Ground Water Quality Monitoring Network. August 2009 – DENR staff met at Sinte Gleska University with faculty and Rosebud Sioux tribal representatives about geothermal potential in and near the reservation. September 2009 – DENR staff met with the Rosebud Sioux Land Use Commission to develop a formal relationship for developing and sharing geologic and hydrologic information. September 2009 - DENR personnel traveled to Lower Brule to provide training to representatives of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, and Yankton Sioux Tribe for well purging and collection of groundwater samples at petroleum-release sites. November 2009 - Two representatives of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe attended manure management training co-sponsored by the SDSU Cooperative Extension Service and DENR. November 17, 2009 – DENR staff gave presentations at Sinte Gleska University to students and tribal representatives regarding geology, geothermal potential, oil and gas, and hydrogeology in the area of the reservation. February 2, 2010 – DENR staff met again with the Rosebud Sioux Land Use Commission to provide a description of proposed Geological Survey activities on tribal land and to give an update on ongoing activities. March 17, 2010 - DENR staff presented at the United Tribes Technical College South Dakota Business to Business Forum at the Ramkota in Pierre regarding chemical spill procedures, DENR’s willingness to work with Tribal governments, and opportunities for minorities and women to subcontract with environmental assessment and cleanup contractors. May 13-14, 2010 - Twelve representatives of the Indian Health Service, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, and the Northern Arapaho Tribal Housing of Wyoming 58 attended EPA sponsored training hosted by DENR regarding on-site (i.e. septic tank) wastewater systems. DENR staff are working with representatives of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribal Environmental Office on a Tribal Brownfields Conference to be held during 2010. 59 Bureau of Information Technology FY 2009 and 2010 South Dakota Public Broadcasting Worked in partnership with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and the Porcupine Singers to document the creation of a collaborative orchestral composition and performance. The final product included a television documentary on the collaboration and a live concert performance of the final composition by the SDSO and the Porcupine Singers. A special edition of SDPB monthly magazine program featured brothers Paige and Girard Baker, Superintendents of the Badlands National Park and Mt. Rushmore National Memorial. The program focused on their backgrounds growing up on the reservation, and their multicultural programs for visitors. Other feature Dakota Life stories included the Bringing Back the Bow program, an educational event for children held at Eagle Butte; a profile of traditional Native quilt artist Vi Colome of Rosebud; Native painter Genevieve Bluebird of Rapid City and traditional buffalo horn artist Kevin Pourier; Sicangu Lakota Artist Mike Marshall of Mission. The Dakota Life series is broadcast on statewide SDPB Television and throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. It is also broadcast nationally on RFD-TV. Play Like a Girl: The History of Girls Basketball in South Dakota featured an extended segment on Su Anne Big Crow and her efforts to foster cultural understanding through basketball. The Badlands: Nature’s Time Capsule featured the Native American history of the national park as well as the Native American aspects of the National Park Service’s educational efforts South Dakota Focus, SDPB’s weekly public affairs series featured call-in programs on Embracing the Cultures in South Dakota, Athletics in Indian Country, Crime Prevention efforts on South Dakota’s reservations, the American Indian Criminal Justice Study, Native American State Legislators and the Future of Indian Education in South Dakota. SDPB Television broadcasts regular features on Native American news and documentaries on Native culture. One of the most high profile national PBS series of the year, We Shall Remain, told the history of Native American relations. FY 2009 and 2010 BIT State Radio Over 18,000 radio calls were made by: BIA; CRST; RST; OST; SWO; tribal ambulance services; tribal police, etc. We have completed a cooperative agreement with BIA for a communications site at Porcupine. BIA has funded a trunked radio site on the state system and telecommunications to the site. The state will maintain the equipment and all users will share the site. FY 2009 and 2010 BIT Data Center Bit continues to support the Amber Alert process which is available to use by tribal and non-tribal law enforcement across South Dakota. In addition, BIT participated in the DCI hosted presentation a few weeks ago of the state’s Amber Alert system to tribal law enforcement. 60 Bureau of Personnel FY 2008 BOP’s recruiter and an employee from DSS attended the 9th Annual Sinte Gleska University Institute of Technologies Job Fair on May 1st in Mission, SD. People that attended the event were given information about employment opportunities with the state, as well as details on how to apply for state jobs. FY 2009 BOP did not attend the 10th Annual Sinte Gleska Institute of Technologies Job Fair because of the hiring freeze that was in effect for all of state government. BOP set up a booth at the ―Capitol for a Day‖ event in Eagle Butte on July 18th. The community was invited to attend and those individuals that stopped by BOP’s booth were informed about employment opportunities with the state. FY 2010 BOP’s recruiter attended the 11th Annual Sinte Gleska University Institute of Technologies Job Fair on May 5th in Mission, SD. People that attended the event were given information about employment opportunities with the state, as well as details on how to apply for state jobs. 61 Department of Corrections Adult Population Racial Breakdown As of end of March, 2010 Inmates: 28.8% Native American 61.9% Caucasian 5.8% African American 3.2% Hispanic Parolees: 23.4% Native American 67.1% Caucasian 5.4% African American 3.5% Hispanic Total Number of DOC Youth and Native American Youth 900 831 800 700 600 Total Youth 500 Native American 400 324 Native Female 300 213 Native male 200 111 100 0 02/28/2010 DOC Cultural/Diversity Activities Cultural Awareness Group o Monthly meeting of senior staff and cultural activities coordinators Tribal Liaisons Staff Training Cultural Activities Culturally Specific Treatment Tribal Liaisons with Prisons Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Liaison - Shirley Crane Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Liaisons - Darrell Clown and Robin Lebeau Turning Heart Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Liaison - Belinda Joe Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe Liaison 62 - Michelle Red Earth Oglala Sioux Tribe Liaison - Michelle Tyon Rosebud Sioux Tribe Liaison - Mattie High Pipe Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe Liaisons - Jake and Myrna Thompson Staff Training/Exposure to Cultural Diversity Staff received Cultural Diversity/Awareness and Interpersonal Relationship training as part of the pre-service and annual in-service training curriculum. o Including video presentation on Botanicals and Ceremonies produced by Oglala Sioux Tribal Liaison Michelle Tyon. Religious /Cultural Activities at the facility including Lakota Ceremonies and Cultural Sensitivity (Power of Words) are topics of monthly ―all staff‖ meetings. Diversity Conference Recruitment Efforts Workshop attendance o Native American Awareness Training – BOP o Building Effective Government and Business Relations with Indian Tribes o Ceremonial Approach to Teaching Lakota Culture o Intergenerational Trauma o Staff Inipi Ceremonies o Staff attending Wacipis and Sundances Cultural Activities in Adult Institutional System Pipe Ceremony Native American Church Prayer Ties Community Access Medicine Men, Spiritual Leaders and Tribal Liaisons lead ceremonies and meet with inmates as group and individuals Inipi (Sweatlodge Ceremony) Drum Group Lakota Culture Class & Prison Network Program Wacipis (Pow Wows) Group and Individual Property Provisions Dance Regalia, prayer ties, botanicals, reference materials, medicine bag, ceremonial drum, scared pipe and pipe bag, eagle feathers Funeral and Bedside Visits Native American Specific Chemical Dependency Treatment SD Department of Human Services provides treatment Red Road Approach to Wellness and Healing (Medicine Wheel, Inc. is basis of this program) Gene Think Elk and Duane Mackey were instrumental in development of Native American Treatment Curriculum Red Road to Wellbriety from White Bison Inc. is also used Located at SD Women’s Prison, State Penitentiary, Yankton Minimum Unit and Mike Durfee State Prison 63 Referring parolees releasing to Sioux Falls to the Glory House Native American chemical dependency treatment program. Community based services – Options for Tribal Programs – funding and technical assistance – attempt to allow Native American parolees to attend services on various reservations. Cultural Activities in Juvenile Institutional System Crazy Horse Summer Series Presentations Annual Native Voice Film Festival Various SD Humanities Council Presenters STAR Evergreen High School U.S. History Class The Seven Virtues and Values to Live By presented by Charles White Elk Oglala Lakota College Job Fair Presentation Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Interventions Fund local DMC workgroups and locally identified intervention projects in three target communities o Sioux Falls = Native American specific diversion program as an alternative to formal charges and adjudication, Native American parenting education; o Rapid City = community-based prevention specialist to assist Native American youth and families when problems or issues are first identified. o Sisseton = school liaison officer; Smart Kids Program, violence reduction program Statewide juvenile justice cultural competency training project is also in development and will be piloted in Sioux Falls and Rapid City later this year. Native American Programs Grants In the current grant period, each Native American Tribe was eligible to apply for juvenile justice funds. Tribes applying and receiving $25,000 grants were Cheyenne River, Standing Rock, Flandreau, Rosebud and Sisseton. All tribes use the funds to support juvenile probation services. Effective July 1, 2010, all five Tribes currently receiving grants will be eligible to receive continuation funding of $25,000. The Council of Juvenile Services also sponsors a Tribal Juvenile Justice Advisory Group which assists with the collection and dissemination of data and information. Reentry Initiative Reentry Council – established by Governor Rounds o Roger Campbell, Director of State Tribal Government Relations is Council member Recognition of impact numbers under correctional control has on individuals, families and communities Recidivism reduction is key to reducing numbers o Recidivism rate within 12 months of release from prison is 29.9% overall and 42.4% for Native Americans. (based on 2007 releases) Multi-level and cross agency focus – collaboration to reduce recidivism o Native American Chemical Dependency treatment at the Glory House Pool efforts and resources, provide services and address barriers o Looking at policy revisions to minimize parole revocations and facilitate maximizing access to stabilizing factors for Native American parolees 64 Federal Second Chance Act Prisoner Reentry Grant o Funds for community based treatment, housing, employment, mental health, mentoring and education services in Rapid City and Sioux Falls. 65 Department of Labor Employment Services SDDOL delivers employment services throughout the state, including service to reservations and tribal government. A network of 19 local offices and many itinerant sites provide businesses and individuals with employment assistance. The Brookings SDDOL office has held Youth Career Expos in the past and another is scheduled again in October 2010. Students have the opportunity to visit with local employers to learn about their jobs and the skills and education required. Students from the Flandreau Indian School have been invited. The first two years, attendance included approximately 30 students from the Indian School. The Mobridge SDDOL office works with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST) and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST) and writes all the job orders for both tribes. Staff have the closest contact with the Tribal Employment Rights Organization (TERO) offices when they get companies that come and work within the reservation boundaries. SDDOL gives the flagger test to many of the reservation members in the spring of the year for the flagger jobs with construction companies that come to the reservation for work. Staff are working with a military retiree from Eagle Butte who is setting up a three day affair the last week of July to inform Native Americans about the opportunities and services available off of the reservation. The Pine Ridge SDDOL office’s clients are almost all Native Americans. They are provided the vast array of employment services. The Rapid City SDDOL Vet’s Team has made monthly visits to the Transition House for veterans services and participates in the Stand Down sponsored by the VA each June in conjunction with the Vietnam Vets Pow Wow. Job Search Assistance Programs are also conducted for clients to learn job search skills and receive resume assistance. SDDOL staff have also participated in the Career Days at area high schools including Pine Ridge, Little Wound, and Martin. In addition, staff have helped the Prairie Wind Casino find employees by participating in their annual Employee Resource Fair. The Sisseton SDDOL office participated in the Tribal Employment Rights Organization (TERO) Job Fair in Hankinson in May 2010. Two laptop computers were made available so people could self-register and look at jobs. Attendees also received informational brochures about SDDOL services. The Sisseton SDDOL office has an ongoing relationship with the TERO director, DelRay German, at Agency Village. The majority (80 percent) of the job seekers served in the Sisseton office are Native Americans. The Tiospa Zina tribal school and Sisseton-Wahpeton College list all their job openings with SDDOL, as do the three Indian casinos (Watertown, Sisseton, Hankinson). Many Native Americans use the Sisseton office to file unemployment insurance claims, as they do not have phones or computers in their homes. Under the current state plan for Workforce Investment Act/Wagner Peyser, some tribal governments have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the State. The following tribal councils have signed Mouse with SDDOL: · Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe · Oglala Sioux Tribal Council · Lower Brule Sioux Tribal Council · Yankton Sioux Tribal Council · Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council 66 Workforce Training Workforce training and employment assistance is provided through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Adult Education and Family Literacy (AEL), and the GED program. Services are provided throughout the state, including to tribal members. SDDOL WIA is an individualized program and may at times provide services for tribal members. SDDOL does not duplicate WIA service or effort conducted by tribal WIA. Tribal governments receive separate WIA funding from USDOL. These WIA funds are separate from the state's formula allotment of WIA funds. Tribal WIA programs operate independently of the state program, and may vary among tribal programs and the state's program. AEL/GED is a statewide program and does deliver services on the reservations, and some in cooperation with tribal organizations: · At Pine Ridge, GED testing is delivered under contract with Oglala Lakota College. · At Rosebud, GED testing is delivered under contract with Sinte Gleska College. · At Cheyenne River, the AEL program and GED testing is delivered in Eagle Butte under contract with Huron Cornerstones Career Learning Center in partnership with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). · At Sisseton/Wahpeton, GED testing is delivered under contract with Sisseton-Wahpeton College. Unemployment Insurance Unemployment Insurance (UI) provides services for covered employers and eligible claimants throughout the state including to reservation areas. An UI account is maintained for each tribal employer. Annual contribution rates were assigned and UI contributions were collected every quarter. Benefit claims are received from tribal employees, and UI payments made on eligible claims. 67