BISMARCK, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will receive a $4.9 million grant for a tribal veterans cemetery near Fort Yates.

The money comes from the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration.

The 8-acres site to be known as the All Nations Veterans Cemetery is intended to serve more than 2,200 Native American veterans and their families.

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says Native Americans serve in the armed forces at a higher rate than any other ethnic group.