Standing Rock veterans cemetery getting more federal money

December 13, 2018

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) — The Standing Rock Sioux tribe is getting $291,000 from the federal government to expand and improve the All Nations Veterans Cemetery in Fort Yates.

The money is through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The agency last year gave the tribe nearly $5 million to build the cemetery.

The 8-acre cemetery is expected to serve more than 2,200 tribal veterans and their families.

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