Pine Ridge Reservation, located in South Dakota, is home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe and is 2,000,000 acres large with an estimated population of close to 40,000. The reservation is large, and its needs immense, commensurate with grinding poverty. Unemployment is more than 80 percent, the weather is extreme, and families struggle mightily with crushing financial, housing, health, educational and social issues.

For more information, visit Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation online. For other online resources, visit the website of KILI Radio Station, "The Voice of Lakota Nation," and "Like" the Students for Pine Ridge page on Facebook.

Pine Ridge "In The News":

RAPID CITY JOURNAL: Rotary Club, businesses helping to create a new hub for Lakota artists at Whiteclay

NY TIMES: The Youth Group That Launched a Movement at Standing Rock

NPR: Native American Tribe's Battle Over Beer Brews
AP: Interview with New Tribal President
LA TIMES: Liquor stores divide a dry reservation

HUFFINGTON POST: We Bleed Too: Tony Bush, PTSD and the Discharge Status of Vietnam Veterans

RAPID CITY JOURNAL: Saving the language of the Lakota


Authors Tell Untold Story Of Sioux Warrior Red Cloud: A new biography chronicles the extraordinary life of the Sioux warrior Red Cloud. In the 1860's, when settlers were encroaching on Sioux territory, he led — and won — a two-year war against the U.S. Renee Montagne talks with authors Bob Drury and Tom Clavin about the book, The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend. To listen, click here.


THE REPUBLIC: Reservation school in SD implementing Lakota language curriculum 6 years in the making

BRATTLEBORO REFORMER: An International Project in the U.S.


For more information about the Brattleboro Rotary Club's support of the Pine Ridge Reservation, please contact Rotarian Marty Cohn. Thank you!