special project: separate and unequal
This four-part series was published on consecutive Sundays in 2014, was reported and written by editorial writer Jill Burcum, with input from the Star Tribune Editorial Board. News photographer David Joles, who traveled with Burcum to northern Minnesota and South Dakota, shot the photos.
Part one of four parts: Better futures aren't built by indifference, but that's how the federal government treats dilapidated tribal schools to which it owes resources. The results are tangible.
Students benefit culturally from their education at Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig but deserve better surroundings. The state and private funding sources can help.
The federally neglected school buildings at Pine Ridge are a blight at the very center of a culture that wants better.
While Bureau of Indian Education facilities languish, another set of federally run schools is upgrading to the state of the art.
Fixing the neglected facilities will likely take a multipronged push.
State efforts likely needed to help Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School.
Kline is well-positioned to find best solutions for BIE schools.
GOP congressman calls BIE construction delays "appalling."
Dayton should add group's proposals to his supplemental budget.