Rosebud Sioux Tribe boosts local economy

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The Rosebud Sioux Tribe, located in the second poorest country in South Dakota, is making moves to create a way to not only save money for the tribal membership, but also create jobs.

"We live in an economically depressed area, so we have to find every small way we can to help people locally," said Wizipan (Garriot) Little Elk, CEO of the Rosebud Economic Development Corporation (REDCO).

REDCO is a politically neutral entity whose main function is to promote the best and fullest utilization of tribal resources through planning, implementing, and managing economic development projects on the Rosebud Reservation...

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Eagle, Karin. "Rosebud Sioux Tribe boosts local economy." Native Sun News. August 30, 2013. Article. (http://www.indianz.com/News/2013/010961.asp, accessed September 4, 2013)