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Rosebud Sioux Tribe

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Reservation: Rosebud Reservation; Todd, Mellette and Tripp Counties
Division: Teton
Band: Sicangu (Brule or Burnt Thigh)
Land Area: 882,416 acres
Tribal Headquarters: Rosebud, SD
Time Zone: Central
Traditional Language: Lakota
Enrolled members living on reservation: 21,245
Major Employers: Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Todd County School District
Rosebud Sioux Tribe's 2010 Statistical Profile (pdf)

diamond bullet Government
Charter: Yes; Constitution and Bylaws: Yes - IRA
Date Approved: November 23, 1935
Name of Governing Body: Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council
Number of Council members: (20) twenty Council members
Dates of Constitutional amendments: June 19, 1962, May 2, 1966, September 4, 1973, December 29, 1977, September 23, 1985, July 31, 1987, February 4, 1988
Number of Executive Officers: (5) President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant-At-Arms

diamond bullet Elections

Council members were elected in August 2012, next primary/general election July/Aug 2015. Council members elected in August 2011, next primary/general election July/Aug 2014. Treasurer has two year term, started October 2011

Chairperson & Vice-Chair begin September 4, 2012 for three years.

Number of Election districts or communities: 13 districts

Current Tribal Leaders (pdf)

diamond bullet Meetings
Meetings are held once a month the second Wednesday and Thursday.
Quorum number: 11 members

diamond bullet Education and Media
Tribal College: Sinte Gleska University, Mission, SD
Radio Stations: KOYA 88.1 FM, KINI 96.1 FM
Newspapers: Lakota Country Times, Sicangu Sun Times, Todd County Tribune, Mission, SD

diamond bullet Leaders: Past and Present
Ben Reifel, a five-term U.S. Congressman, was born near Parmelee on the Rosebud Reservation in 1906. During his lifetime, he worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, served in the U.S. Army, and received a doctoral degree from Harvard University. Reifel ran for office in 1960 and served until his retirement in 1971. He died in 1990.

White Eagle was the first American Indian to sing lead roles in American musical theater and opera. He graduated from the prestigious Merola Opera Program at the San Francisco Opera and has performed with the Pennsylvania Opera Theater, Florentine Opera, Cleveland Opera, and others. White Eagle was a memeber of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.

diamond bullet Current President: William Kindle

Rosebud Tribal Constitution (PDF)
Visit the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Web site

diamond bulletRosebud Sioux Tribe
PO Box 430
Rosebud, SD 57570-0430
Phone (605) 747-2381
Fax (605) 747-2243




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