Communities in South Dakota
Cheyenne River City Tribe
Our Lakota Nation is comprised of over three million acres of beautiful nature with three major waterways including the Missouri River, The Cheyenne River and The Moreau River located in central South Dakota. The Cheyenne River Reservation is home to the four bands (Tiospaye) of the “Titunwan” People of the Plains: The “Mnicoujou” Planters By The Water, “Oohenumpa” Two Kettle, “Itazipco” Without Bows, and “Siha Sapa” Black Foot.
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is located on the Missouri River 60 miles southeast of Pierre and is inside Buffalo County, South Dakota. The reservation and the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe are organized into three Districts: Big Bend, Crow Creek, and Fort Thompson. Crow Creek Tribal Schools include an elementary school at Fort Thompson and a K-12 boarding and day school approximately 10 miles away.
Rapid City Service Unit
The Rapid City Healthy Start Service unit serves American Indian families living in the Rapid City area. It is the only Healthy Start site in the Great Plains Region that is not located on a reservation
Oglala Lakota Nation
There are three diverse geographic regions within the reservation. The southern and eastern sections consist of picturesque grassy plains. The west-central section merges with the small eastern spurs of the Black Hills. The result is an area of rolling pine-covered hills and ridges, providing the inspiration for the name Pine Ridge. To the north of the wooded area are approximately 160,000 acres of the Badlands National Park. The reservation borders the Nebraska state line to the south, Rosebud Indian Reservation to the east and Badlands National Park to the north. Tribal headquarters is in the town of Pine Ridge. The Oglala, or Scatter Their Own, are one of the seven bands of the Titowan (Lakota) division of the Great Sioux Nation.
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate
The Lake Traverse Reservation is located in the northeastern part of South Dakota and a small portion of southeastern corner of North Dakota. The reservation boundaries extend across seven counties, two in North Dakota and five in South Dakota. We have a total of 13,872 tribal members located throughout the United States and others serving overseas in the Armed Forces
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
The Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is situated in North and South Dakota. The people of Standing Rock are members of the Dakota and Lakota Nations. The Dakota people of Standing Rock include the Upper Yanktonai in their language called Ihanktonwana which translates “Little End Village” and Lower Yanktonai, called Hunkpatina in their language, “Campers at the Horn” or “End of the Camping Circle”. The Lakota people of the Standing Rock Reservation include the Hunkpapa which means “Campers at the Horn” in English and Sihasapa or “Blackfeet,” not to be confused with the Algonquian Blackfeet of Montana and Canada which are an entirely different group.
Communities in North Dakota
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians (TMBCI) Reservation sits within Rolette County, North Dakota and host landscapes ranging from grasslands to boreal forest and a geology that readily dates the power of nature and prehistoric life which once dominated the area. mo Link to Tribe Website)