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Judge Dismisses Tribes' Challenge to Indian Education Plan

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A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by Native American tribes in South Dakota over the government's reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Education.

The Cheyenne River Sioux and Rosebud Sioux tribes contended that the U.S. Department of Interior failed to properly consult with them about the reorganization of the tribes' education services agency, as required by federal law. The Bureau of Indian Education is a division of the Interior Department that operates schools on reservations.

But Judge Karen Schreier ruled that the department's consultation with the tribes met federal law requirements, the Argus Leader reported.

Consultation sessions were held with tribes in 2015, including individual consultations with the Cheyenne River and Rosebud tribes.

Vol. 38, Issue 08, Page 5

Published in Print: October 10, 2018, as Judge Dismisses Tribes' Challenge to Indian Education Plan
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