@larry_kurtz @BlackHillsState would be honored to host the Lakota Nation Invitational. Would be a great addition!
— Tom Jackson Jr (@tomjackjr) February 18, 2015
Boasting the highest American Indian enrollment among the regental institutions Black Hills State University is making "strategic changes" in efforts to address a revenue shortfall.
“Our first priority continues to be our students. The budget adjustments are designed to have minimal impact on students,” BHSU President Tom Jackson, Jr., said. “Across the nation, higher education institutions are being challenged to shift the way we operate to meet budgetary limitations while continuing to provide exceptional educational experiences. By taking a proactive and strategic approach, BHSU is meeting that challenge.” [BHSU Communications]Dr. Jackson's comment comes after repeated calls to move the LNI after numerous racially-charged episodes at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City. The President of the Oglala Lakota Nation is under intense pressure to urge organizers of the Lakota Nation Invitational to move the event.
Lakota Nation Invitational debates location after racial incident http://t.co/vkqQpyUDWz pic.twitter.com/3n8X91LYxV
— indianz.com (@indianz) February 11, 2015