Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Bans Gov. Noem From Reservation

(Fort Yates, ND) — A third Native American tribe located in parts of South and North Dakota has banned Governor Kristi Noem. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said in a news release the reason for Noem’s ban is related to the comments she made about tribal leaders working with Mexican drug cartels and the failures on the U.S government in education and law enforcement. The release said “Rather than make uniformed and unsubstantiated claims, Noem should work with tribal leaders to increase funding and resources for tribal law enforcement and education.” The tribe suggested that South Dakota should consider passing a similar law passed in North Dakota that requires public and nonpublic schools to teach Native American history. Noem hasn’t responded to tribe’s decision yet but this comes after her banishment from the Cheyenne River Sioux and the Pine Ridge Reservations.

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