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Sisseton Wahpeton Nation created through movement, sometimes willing but sometimes forced

The Lake Traverse Reservation of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate juts into the southeastern edge of North Dakota, while the rest of the triangular stretch of land sits in South Dakota. When the U.S. government created the Spirit Lake Reservation in east central North Dakota, the Lake Traverse Reservation was also established. The people who live there are bands of the Sioux tribe, the Sisseton and the Wahpeton, who form "Oyate," which means "nation."

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11/30/2019

article Sisseton Wahpeton Nation created through movement, sometimes willing but sometimes forced
(North Dakota) -- The Lake Traverse Reservation of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate juts into the southeastern edge of North Dakota, while the rest of the triangular stretch...

10/4/2019

article Former tribal supervisor admits to embezzlement
(South Dakota) -- A Peever man has admitted he took tribal funds for personal use. Jerome Renville, 42, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of embezzlement and theft...

9/26/2019

article Contractor pleads guilty to theft from tribal organization
(South Dakota) -- The owner of defunct construction company in northeastern South Dakota has pleaded guilty for taking money from an American Indian tribe for work he...

8/12/2019

article Report: Tribal grocery store has lost $1.8M since '17
(South Dakota) -- A financial report for a tribally owned grocery store on the Sisseton Wahpeton Reservation shows a loss of $1.8 million during the last 19 months. The...

7/21/2019

article Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate artist receives opportunity from Minnnesota Historical Society
(Minnesota) -- A longing for tradition brought Jeremy Red Eagle back to his ancestors’ homeland. He was born and raised in Montana, but made the move to Waubay...

7/5/2019

article New Jersey man charged with wire fraud involving Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate
(New Jersey) -- A New Jersey man is facing wire fraud charges in connection to alleged fraudulent activity involving the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, according to a news...

6/28/2019

article Rodeo act draws scrutiny of Sisseton-Wahpeton tribal members
(South Dakota) -- Some members of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate tribe say they're disappointed with a Native American-themed performance at this year’s Crystal...

5/28/2019

article Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation
(South Dakota) -- The Lake Travers Reservation is located in the northeastern part of South Dakota and on a part of the southeastern corner of North Dakota. This...

4/14/2019

article Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate chairwoman voted out by council
(South Dakota) -- The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Council voted to remove Chairwoman Ella Robertson after an executive session March 29.

4/2/2019

article Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate wins approval of new gaming compact
(South Dakota) -- The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate will be able to offer more slot machines at its casino after securing approval of a new Class III gaming compact.

2/9/2019

article Tribal chairwoman's vision of self-sustainability begins journey to fruition
(South Dakota) -- The new chairwoman of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate on the Lake Traverse Reservation plans to use her leadership to ensure a more sustainable way of life...

11/26/2018

article Native Sun News Today: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate elects woman as chair
(South Dakota) -- On January 2, 2019, the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate on the Lake Traverse Reservation will welcome a new Chairwoman to lead their tribe of 13,872 members....

11/20/2018

article Local officials, tribe speak at gaming hearing
(South Dakota) -- Representatives of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, Codington County and the City of Watertown presented their cases Tuesday morning during a hearing on...

11/17/2018

article Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate updates Class III gaming compact
(South Dakota) -- The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate has negotiated changes to its Class III gaming compact with the state of South Dakota. The agreement, if approved at the...

11/16/2018

article 2 hearings scheduled on new state-tribe gambling compact
(South Dakota) -- Public hearings are planned in Sisseton and Watertown on Nov. 20 to discuss proposed amendments to the state's gambling compact with the Sisseton...

11/9/2018

article County's gaming compact with SWO to be reviewed [sub req]
(South Dakota) -- The gaming compact between the State of South Dakota and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate drew several comments from Codington County Commissioners during...

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