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Veteran's Affairs

The sacrifice made by veterans of our uniformed military services is recognized and valued throughout South Dakota, especially in tribal communities. Tribal veterans are an underserved segment of our veteran populations where medical services and supports earned through military service are often not available if tribal veterans live within reservation boundaries. The Department of Veteran Affairs and Department of Tribal Relations have been very active in supporting tribal veteran service departments to develop service offerings for veterans and have been working with tribes to improve federal and state veteran support program offerings for those who have served and live within Indian Country. Some of these works include: