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"To protect all of Wakan Tanka's Creations for Future Generations"
The Oglala Sioux Tribe adopted its Constitution and By-Laws by referendum vote on December 10, 1935, in accordance with Section 16 of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. Since then the Fish and Wildlife Code has provided a n orderly system for Tribal management of fish, wildlife and natural resources for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation through the control, regulation, and enforcement of hunting, trapping, fishing, and recreational activities . It has undergone changes and updates and the most recent was in 2010 (Ordinance No. 10-11).
Since its original Charter in 1973, OSPRA has taken the lead role in protecting and preserving the natural and biological resources of the Tribe.
Tribal Member Free Roaming Cow -Elk Licenses available for 25 First-Come First-Serve for Bennett County Only. Date: Monday, November 20, 2017 8:00 AM Fees: $100.00 Money order, credit card or debit card only, no cash . These licenses are available only to those tribal members who Did Not get an Elk license this year.