Friday, April 21, 2006

S.D. Tribe Waiting For Federal Money to Re-Build

A year after fire destroyed a dormitory, the students at Crow Creek are still waiting to move up on a government list of Indian schools nationwide in need of construction money.
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The crisis developed on the last Sunday in April last year. Many students at the former Catholic mission turned tribal-run reservation school had checked out for the weekend, but 33 were in the dorm when a fire started. Most made it out safely without assistance. Staff members who lived on the campus about 13 miles north of Fort Thompson led a few on hands and knees through thick smoke. Two girls had to be pulled from a third-floor window. Argus Leader
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