Judge says state agency discriminated...

Judge says state agency discriminated in reservation office

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken in late September sided with federal Justice Department attorneys regarding the second part of a two-part lawsuit that argued the state agency violated the federal Civil Rights Act, the Rapid City Journal reported. The agency's stated goal for an ideal candidate at Pine Ridge includes a college degree, prior case management experience, and ``familiarity with the geography and culture of the Pine Ridge Reservation,'' where 90 percent of the population self-identifies as Native American.

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