OST issues seven day lockdown on Pine Ridge Reservation

PINE RIDGE, S.D. — A seven day lockdown on the Pine Ridge Reservation will go into affect October 23 at 10 p.m. until October 30 at 6 a.m.

The decision was made by the Oglala Sioux Tribe with a vote of 15 yes and four no, as well as two tribal leaders not voting.

The lockdown means that no one will travel on or off the reservation for seven days. The Bureau of Indian Affairs, tribal roads, and nonessential businesses will close for a week as well.

Essential employees and services supporting the tribe are not included in the lockdown, as well as outlined plans to provide elders with food and ensure mental health care for tribal residents.

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