Redistricting committee adopts changes to Indian districts
PIERRE, South Dakota: On Tuesday, September 12, South Dakota's Legislative Redistricting Committee adopted changes to the state's American Indian legislative districts. Under the new boundaries, the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation would be included with the Lower Brule and Crow Creek reservations in a single legislative district. Minor changes were made to other districts containing reservations. The changes received bi-partisan support.
The committee will be accepting map submissions from the public in advance of final plan approval. Public proposals should be submitted by September 21, 2011. The committee will meet September 27 and 28 to adopt its final plan recommendations for the South Dakota State Legislature.