South Dakota Tribe Bans Governor From Reservation

(Pierre, SD) — Governor Kristi Noem is now banned from the Pine Ridge Reservation. That’s what Oglala Sioux Tribe President Frank Star Comes Out has declared after the Republican governor’s address last week about immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border. He said it was insulting when the governor talked about a gang calling itself Ghost Dancers allegedly affiliated with border-crossing cartels running rampant on the Pine Ridge Reservation. It’s because the Ghost Dance is one of the Oglala Sioux’s “most sacred ceremonies,” according to Star Comes Out. Noem responded over the weekend to the ban, calling it “unfortunate” and that she is still willing to work with any of South Dakota’s indigenous tribes.

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