Tribal Nations, Americas
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Eli Tail, Sr., an elder member of the Lakota community, rests in the shade near the White River Visitor Center at Badlands National Park, a portion of which is within the boundaries of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Oglala Sioux Tribe, the Lakota community that is headquartered on the reservation, worked for years with the U.S. government to establish a tribal national park from a piece of the existing park. Those efforts sputtered in recent years after ongoing disputes between the tribe and the National Parks Service.