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Tribe freezes funding for domestic violence shelter

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The executive director of a domestic violence shelter in Mission that had its funding frozen by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe on July 16 said complaints of client abuse, building deficiencies and funding problems against it are unfounded and unfair. Allegations against the White Buffalo Calf Woman Society shelter were made to the Rosebud tribal council last week by at least three former residents of the shelter. On Friday, the council voted 12-0, to revoke the society's ability to receive pass-through federal grants from the tribe.