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Oglala Sioux Tribe confirms shooting death of 13-year-old girl

Wednesday morning, just after 3 a.m., 13-year-old Teca Clifford was gunned down in front of three of her friends on the main street of Pine Ridge Village on the Pine Ridge Reservation. She turned 13 four weeks ago, on June 22.

Police radio traffic indicated the girl had been shot through the abdomen at least once on a sidewalk beside Highway 18 near Yellow Bird’s convenience store and across from East Ridge Housing. The call to Pine Ridge Ambulance Service from police dispatchers was received at 4:03 a.m.

Although tribal police took two men into custody later that morning, no further reports on their identities or whether or not the men were placed under arrest have been issued. Oglala Sioux Tribal Police Chief Eugenio White Hawk has been unavailable for comment.

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3 thoughts on “Oglala Sioux Tribe confirms shooting death of 13-year-old girl”

  1. It is easy to say “No one cares”. All simple statements, do not address how complex it is to educate people. People do not care if they do not hear about the atrocities that are still being carried on against Native Americans. I do not truly approve of that term, however it is the term used.
    People will care more as they hear and see the crimes of the past and the current crimes being committed against Indigenous People. The People need to raise their voice, share their concerns. As an old white lady, I am happy to share these stories with others. I commend you all for using the current methods of education.
    Remember, you are American citizens. Educate yourselves to make good choices for all offices and changes in how policy is carried out. The closer government is to you, the more important it is to know who the people are that can help make change.

    Love and blessings to all

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