Standing Rock unveils Sitting Bull Visitor Center

Associated Press

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) — A tourist information center honoring a former Dakotas tribal leader is scheduled to open on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

The Sitting Bull Visitor Center will be operated by Sitting Bull College and offer travelers information regarding local and special events and places to visit. A gift shop will feature a variety of authentic Native American arts and crafts, among other items.

The center was a joint project of the Standing Rock Native American National Scenic Byway, Sitting Bull College and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, the tribe's director of tourism, says the center is a "dream come true" that honors a great leader.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled to begin at noon in Fort Yates.