The states in this region include North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. This region is dominated by rolling plains, and contains some mountains, dry lands, wetlands, and border regions. The tribes in this region are a mixture of plains tribes, as well as tribes that were moved to this region during forced relocation. Many tribes in this region face challenges with remoteness, and access to resources. Tribes in Oklahoma also face unique jurisdictional challenges due to checkerboard allotments that often require extensive cross-jurisdictional collaborations.
The Healing to Reentry Project was designed to assist registered sex-offenders in transition back into their communities. It is a voluntary program that is offered by the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes’ Healing to Wellness court. Its services include everything from therapy and employment assistance to housing and education. In addition, it offers an array of cultural components and can refer clients to other local services.
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Reintegration Program provides intensive case management and reentry services to tribal members returning to the community from incarceration.
The Santee Sioux Nation of Nebraska has implemented a Native adaptation of a foster parent training program. The curriculum incorporates Native cultural elements, traditional parenting lessons, and principles of trauma-informed care.