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Youth program on Pine Ridge Reservation suffers setback


December 8, 2020

The Grinch came early this year, ransacking a popular youth program on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation and leaving some in the tribal community wondering who could be so heartless.

Last Wednesday night, a burglar broke down a door to the Bear Program, a youth and suicide nonprofit that operates in Billy Mills Hall, a community center in Pine Ridge.

The thief stole three guitars, four computers, shoes, four animal hides used to make drums, sketch pads, colored markers, paints, two gaming systems and wrapped presents that the program’s organizers planned to give to children at Christmas.


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