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    (CNN)Lawmakers chose India's first president from the country's tribal communities on Thursday, which could boost the appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party among marginalized groups ahead of the 2024 general election.Droupadi Murmu, a 64-year-old teacher turned politician, will be the second woman to hold the largely ceremonial role as head of the republic when she takes office on July 25 at the start of a five-year term.More than 4,500 state and federal lawmakers voted in the presidential election on Monday and ballots were counted on Thursday. Murmu's victory was assured as she was backed by Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which dominates federal and state politics."A daughter of India hailing from a tribal community born in a remote part of eastern India has been elected our President!" Modi said on Twitter. Painter Jagjot Singh Rubal gives final touches to a painting of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu, in Amritsar on July 21, 2022.Born into a family of the Santhal tribe from the state of Odisha, Murmu started her career as a school teacher and actively participated...
    BROADBAND is being expanded to more Americans.  The Department of Treasury announced the first round of broadband funding under the Capital Projects Fund Tuesday.  1The funding targets low-income Americans, as well as rural and tribal communities This is being made available thanks to the American Rescue Act, which was signed into law by President Joe Biden in March 2021.  The act allocates $10billion towards the fund, aiming to target rural areas, tribal communities and low-to-moderate income Americans.  More specifically, it gives “payments to eligible governments to carry out critical capital projects that directly enable work, education, and health monitoring, including remote options, in response to the public health emergency,” the DOT said. In addition, the funding aims to provide households with at least 100 megabits per second in upload and download speeds. READ MORE ON AID PROGRAMSBENEFITS HELP Everything to know about SSI benefits and how much you can getEXTRA TIME Americans have days left to claim up to $1,000 in relief payments Who is eligible? The first batch will be going out to the following states and groups: Louisiana: 88,500 homes and businesses...
    A tribal police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Whiteriver, Arizona, on Thursday, the Navajo County Sherriff’s Office (NCSO) said in a statement. The fallen officer was later identified as Adrian Lopez Sr., 35, of the White Mountain Apache Police Department (WMAPD) at a press conference on Friday. Lopez had joined the department this January and was previously an officer in the Bureau of Indian affairs. Lopez leaves behind a wife and a child. The suspected shooter, Kevin Dwight Nashio, 25, stole the slain officer’s vehicle and was pursued by multiple police vehicles through the Fort Apache Indian Reservation into the Hawley Lake area in Eastern Arizona. The pursuit went on for approximately 40 miles through the reservation, according to NSCO Chief Deputy Brian Swanty in a press conference on Friday. Swanty further stated that a “rolling gun battle” with Nashio ensued and described the pursuit as a “chaotic event” due to the amount of dust in the air and flashing lights. As Nashio and the officers were exchanging gunfire between vehicles, the suspect crashed his vehicle into...
    ST. REGIS MOHAWK RESERVATION, N.Y. (AP) — As New York inches toward launching a retail marijuana market, sales of buds and edibles are already flourishing on some Native American land around the state. Shops dot the main road through the U.S. side of Mohawk territory straddling the Canadian border. In the Finger Lakes, the Cayuga Nation is selling marijuana at two stores. Native Americans have opened more stores in western New York on Seneca territory. Many of these shops are small and far from big cities, and there’s an internal dispute over the legality of about a dozen operations on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation. But the sales show how Native Americans have been able to tap early into what is expected to be a multibillion-dollar statewide market. Native Americans call it an expression of their sovereignty and a way to bring much-needed economic activity to their territory. “I think this is a relief valve for our visitors, our friends, our families,” said William Roger Jock, a partner in Good Leaf Dispensary on the land the Mohawks call Akwesasne. “We...
    By Felicia Fonseca and Mike Schneider | Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Plans for the 2020 census were set well in advance to ensure Native Americans living on reservations were counted more accurately than during the 2010 census, when almost 5% of the population was missed. COVID-19, politics and an ever-changing deadline that cut the decennial count short weren’t in those plans. Instead of canvassing neighborhoods and setting up at huge events like the Gathering of Nations in New Mexico, advocates turned to phone banking, dropped off promotional material at entrances to tribal lands that were closed to visitors and tried to entice people to fill out the census with sacks of flour and potatoes at roadside stands. Despite a well-financed campaign, Native Americans expect those living on about 300 reservations across the U.S. to be undercounted again. They’ll find out Thursday just how good a job the Census Bureau believes it did in counting every U.S. resident during the 2020 census when the statistical agency releases two reports assessing the national count based on race, Hispanic origin, sex and...
    Kamala Harris has vowed to work to undo the harm caused by European settlers who arrived in the United States 500 years ago, describing their arrival as having 'ushered in a wave of devastation' for Native Americans. The vice president was speaking at the National Congress of American Indians 78th Annual Convention, held this year in Portland, Oregon. She spoke the day after Columbus Day - which has also been formally recognized for the first time this year as 'Indigenous Peoples' Day' by President Joe Biden .  Harris told the delegates: 'Since 1934, every October, the United States has recognized the voyage of the European explorers who first landed on the shores of the Americas.  'But that is not the whole story. That has never been the whole story. 'Those explorers ushered in a wave of devastation for Tribal nations — perpetrating violence, stealing land, and spreading disease.' Kamala Harris on Tuesday addressed the National Congress of American Indians, and promised to work to right the historic wrongs committed by European settlers Harris said that the Biden administration would work to right the wrongs inflicted...
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk exploited a loophole to avoid following New Mexico laws while setting up a sales and service center with one of the tribal nations in the state. New Mexico law prohibits car manufacturers from selling directly to customers without going through third-party dealers.  The rules, which exist in a few other US states, are meant to protect dealers from their own automakers opening a company-owned store next to a third-party dealership.  Tesla CEO Elon Musk exploited a loophole to avoid following New Mexico laws while setting up a sales and service center with one of the tribal nations in the state However, electric carmakers like Tesla have no history of deals with third-party franchises.  The law has kept the electric carmaker from doing official business in the state for years.     In 2019, Tesla tried to push a new law in the state with the help of some favorable legislators, but local car dealer associations used their political influence to shut it down, according to Electrek.   'This location will not only create permanent jobs, it is...
    “We are proud to have Ms Simon as the first Indigenous Governor-General,” he said. “Today, 154 years later, our country is taking an important step. At this time I do not see a better person,” Justin Trudeau added. “The country mourns the discovery of more than a thousand anonymous graves near former residential schools. Born in 1947, the Inuit is a Nunavic (northern Quebec) native who has been described by the tribe as a “defender of their rights and culture.” Says Trudeau. He was also the radio presenter of the English language channel CBC. Mary Simon, now in her 30th term as governor-general, noted a “historic opportunity” by thanking the head of the Canadian government for making reconciliation with indigenous peoples one of her priorities. “I can confidently say that my appointment is a historic and inspiring moment for Canada and an important step on the long path to reconciliation,” he added. “The role of the Governor-General in our parliamentary system is symbolic, but it is a very important role,” he said. Trudeau underlined, in particular, a role that would...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF/AP) — As lawmakers prepare to decide whether to approve a $2.5 billion gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the tribe is trying to calm concerns about part of the agreement that could open the door to the legalization of online betting in the state. Florida lawmakers reconvene Monday for a special session to consider a new 30-year gaming compact between the state and the Seminole Tribe that would expand gambling and legalize sports betting in the country’s third most populous state. READ MORE: Miami Weather: Mix Of Sun & Clouds, Breeze Builds During The Week Parimutuel operators would also be able to conduct sports betting through revenue-sharing agreements with the tribe. But the fate of the new compact is uncertain because of opposition from some business groups and legislative conservatives who object to expanding gambling on moral grounds and because of concerns over increased crime. The online betting provision has drawn major scrutiny as well prompting the tribe to issue a letter assuring that the language in the compact is benign. “The question that has been...
    BARGAIN Hunt expert Christina Trevanion was left speechless after learning that an African tribal mask could be worth millions. Auctioneer Christina Trevanion was told that some African masks could go for £2 million at auction. 4The valutation proved to be one of the highest in the show's historyCredit: BBC In Leominster, Hertfordshire Christina met with expert Sam Hanbury-Maiden, who explained that the origins and age of tribal art can be difficult to determine. Sam said: “Essentially Christina we are talking about pieces that are of a non-European nature. “Tribal art is a term that covers north and south America, Africa, certain parts of Asia.” Sam showed Christina everyday ancient items like tools and jewellery. 4Christina Trevanion is one of Bargain Hunt's top expertsCredit: BBC He continued: “They are considered a tribal art because they were made by artisans.” Christina pointed to a boomerang. Sam said: “The middle one is a more unusual variation of a boomerang, this is called the Lil Lil, which is a rarer type of boomerang. “But, these ones, they’re not necessarily returning boomerangs. They are...
    The Senate on Monday confirmed New Mexico Representative Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Interior, making her the first Native American to head a federal department and the first to lead the agency that has influenced the tribes of states. United for almost two centuries. Miami World / AP Haaland, 60, was confirmed by 51 votes in favor and 40 against. They praised your confirmation Democrats and tribal groups praised her confirmation, which they considered historic, noting that the fact that it was selected means that indigenous peoples – who lived in North America before the founding of the United States – will see an indigenous person for the first time. Heading the powerful department where decisions are made about relationships with the nearly 600 federally recognized tribes. The Department of the Interior also oversees multiple other issues, including national parks, obtaining power from public lands and waters, and endangered species. Chuck Shumer speech “The confirmation of Representative Haaland represents a gigantic step in creating a government that represents all of the wealth and diversity of this country,”...
    WASHINGTON —  On Monday, Rep. Deb Haaland became the first Native American confirmed to serve in the president’s Cabinet — a historic moment celebrated by American Indians throughout the country. In California, which is home to 109 federally recognized tribes and more people of Native ancestry than any other state, expectations are high. Not only will Haaland, a citizen of the Laguna Pueblo, have a seat at the table — she will lead the Interior Department, the branch of the federal government that has more involvement in tribes’ affairs than any other. In the lead-up to the 51-40 Senate confirmation vote, The Times asked tribal leaders about their hopes for Haaland (D-N.M.) and how she might reshape the agency’s relationship with Indigenous Americans. Many wished for more land, more help for tribal businesses and a simpler process to petition for federal recognition. Some are skeptical that she will be able to make lasting changes to a bureaucracy with a long history of mistreating Native people. But for others, this is a moment of unparalleled opportunity. Kenneth Kahn, chairman...
    Palisade, Minnesota (CNN)In the north woods of Minnesota, the mighty Mississippi River looks like a frozen creek. After a bitter February, you can stroll across it with more fear of windburn than thin ice. And if you stroll one particular spot near Palisade, you'll find giant pipe, heavy machines and competing signs. A few read "No trespassing" in block letters. The rest say "Water is life" and "Stop Line 3" in hand-painted colors. It is the latest front in the pipeline wars. An anti-trespass notice is surrounded by signs protesting the construction on the Enbridge Line 3 crude oil pipeline. Originally built in the 1960s, the Enbridge Line 3 crude oil pipeline snakes 1,097 miles from the tar sands of Canada to Superior, Wisconsin. Of the roughly 340 miles through Minnesota, the replacement pipeline includes new sections and added capacity and is cutting through some of the most pristine woods and wetlands in North America. In little camps along the way, a small-but-growing group of protesters is out to stop them, driven by ancient prophesy and the promises of...
    (CNN)A longstanding dispute over who can be considered a citizen of the Cherokee Nation finally came to a conclusion this week.The Cherokee Nation Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the tribal nation remove the phrase "by blood" from its constitution and other tribal laws. That change formally acknowledges that the descendants of Black people once enslaved by the tribe -- known as the Cherokee Freedmen -- have the right to tribal citizenship, which means they are eligible to run for tribal office and access resources such as tribal health care.The recent decision by the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court is a response to a 2017 ruling by a US federal district court, which determined that the descendants of the Cherokee Freedmen are entitled to full tribal citizenship rights under a treaty the Cherokee Nation made with the US in 1866."Freedmen rights are inherent," Cherokee Nation Supreme Court Justice Shawna S. Baker wrote in the opinion. "They extend to descendents of Freedmen as a birthright springing from their ancestors' oppression and displacement as people of color recorded and memorialized in Article 9...
    By FELICIA FONSECA, Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Deb Haaland stood with fellow tribal members protesting an oil pipeline outside a reservation in North Dakota, advocated for protecting cultural landmarks in her home state of New Mexico and pointedly told government witnesses in a hearing about blasting sacred Native American sites near the U.S.-Mexico border: “I don't know how you can sleep at night.” Native Americans have reason to believe the two-term U.S. congresswoman will push forward on long-simmering issues in Indian Country if she's confirmed as secretary of the Interior Department, which has broad oversight of tribal affairs and energy development. Unlike most people who have held the job, she won't need to be schooled on the history of Native Americans or tribal sovereignty. She already knows. The Laguna Pueblo woman often draws on her own experience as a single mother and the teachings of her ancestors as a reminder that action the U.S. takes today on climate change, the environment and sacred sites will impact generations to come. Haaland, 60, would be the first Native American to...
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Deb Haaland stood with fellow tribal members protesting an oil pipeline outside a reservation in North Dakota, advocated for protecting cultural landmarks in her home state of New Mexico and pointedly told government witnesses in a hearing about blasting sacred Native American sites near the U.S.-Mexico border: “I don’t know how you can sleep at night.” Native Americans have reason to believe the two-term U.S. congresswoman will push forward on long-simmering issues in Indian Country if she’s confirmed as secretary of the Interior Department, which has broad oversight of tribal affairs and energy development. Unlike most people who have held the job, she won’t need to be schooled on the history of Native Americans or tribal sovereignty. She already knows. The Laguna Pueblo woman often draws on her own experience as a single mother and the teachings of her ancestors as a reminder that action the U.S. takes today on climate change, the environment and sacred sites will impact generations to come. Haaland, 60, would be the first Native American to lead a Cabinet agency....
    SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) — “We’re open!” says Thunder Valley Resort Casino east of Sacramento. Morongo Casino Resort & Spa near Palm Springs declares, “Good Times are back!” Barona Resort Casino near San Diego says, “We’re open 24/7.” Splashy messages on websites and freeway signs for California’s tribal casinos are a jarring contrast with the sober restraint that Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered amid a crushing surge in coronavirus cases that has overwhelmed hospitals statewide. California’s self-governed tribal casinos have largely left safety rules unchanged since reopening in the spring as the government has stiffened restrictions on other businesses in most of the state. Stay-at-home orders that began in early December prohibit indoor religious services and on-site dining, close gyms and cardrooms, restrict hotel reservations and limit capacity to 20% at retail stores. Tribal casinos operate under federal law on federally protected land, known as rancherias in California, so they’re not required to fall in line with Newsom’s orders. The country’s 574 federally recognized tribes also are sovereign entities and can decide on how to operate their businesses without approval...
    By ELLIOT SPAGAT | The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — “We’re open!” says Thunder Valley Resort Casino. Morongo Casino Resort & Spa declares, “Good Times are back!” Barona Resort Casino says, “We’re open 24/7.” Splashy messages on websites and freeway signs for California’s tribal casinos are a jarring contrast with the sober restraint that Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered amid a crushing surge in coronavirus cases that has overwhelmed hospitals statewide. California’s self-governed tribal casinos have largely left safety rules unchanged since reopening in the spring as the government has stiffened restrictions on other businesses in most of the state. Stay-at-home orders that began in early December prohibit indoor religious services and on-site dining, close gyms and cardrooms, restrict hotel reservations and limit capacity to 20% at retail stores. Tribal casinos operate under federal law on federally protected land, known as rancherias in California, so they’re not required to fall in line with Newsom’s orders. The country’s 574 federally recognized tribes also are sovereign entities and can decide on how to operate their businesses without approval from states. Tribes outside...
    By ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — “We're open!” says Thunder Valley Resort Casino. Morongo Casino Resort & Spa declares, "Good Times are back!” Barona Resort Casino says, “We're open 24/7.” Splashy messages on websites and freeway signs for California's tribal casinos are a jarring contrast with the sober restraint that Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered amid a crushing surge in coronavirus cases that has overwhelmed hospitals statewide. California's self-governed tribal casinos have largely left safety rules unchanged since reopening in the spring as the government has stiffened restrictions on other businesses in most of the state. Stay-at-home orders that began in early December prohibit indoor religious services and on-site dining, close gyms and cardrooms, restrict hotel reservations and limit capacity to 20% at retail stores. Tribal casinos operate under federal law on federally protected land, known as rancherias in California, so they're not required to fall in line with Newsom's orders. The country's 574 federally recognized tribes also are sovereign entities and can decide on how to operate their businesses without approval from states. Tribes outside California...
    By Trevor Hunnicutt | Reuters WILMINGTON – President-Elect Joe Biden will nominate Representative Deb Haaland to serve as his Interior Secretary, according to a person familiar with the matter. Haaland, a Democratic congresswoman from New Mexico since 2019, would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary and the first to oversee the department, whose jurisdiction includes tribal lands. Reuters reported Tuesday that Haaland was the leading candidate for the job, which would give her authority over a department that employs more than 70,000 people across the United States and oversees more than 20% of the nation’s surface, including tribal lands and national parks like Yellowstone and Yosemite. She has told Reuters she would seek to usher in an expansion of renewable energy production on federal land to contribute to the fight against climate change, and undo President Donald Trump’s focus on bolstering fossil fuels output. If nominated, Haaland would step down from her seat in the U.S. House, where Democrats already are facing a slim majority in 2021 after losing seats in the 2020 election.
    As President-elect Joe Biden has begun rolling out his Cabinet officials, he is facing pressure to choose Congresswoman Deb Haaland as his Interior Secretary. Haaland, one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, would be the first indigenous person to serve as secretary of the Interior Department. Some of Haaland's greatest support comes from prominent tribal leaders. Members of the Biden transition team spoke with several tribal leaders and organizers in a Zoom call on Thursday afternoon. A source who was on the call told CBS News that the transition team officials steered clear of talking about the Interior Department, and said they would not be able to talk about any personnel decisions. The source said the transition team asked participants in the call to submit questions via email beforehand, and then chose which issues to address on the call. Although none of the questions accepted by the Biden team mentioned Haaland, a participant of the call, wrote in the chat function on Zoom that they had been disappointed in leaks in news articles from anonymous sources close...
    WWE SmackDown started with the promised Roman Reigns segment and things were intense from the word go. Interestingly, it was Paul Heyman who started the promo. He spoke about how he has known Reigns since the champion was just an infant. The “Tribal Chief” title was Reigns’ destiny. After Peter Maivia, Sika, it is now Reigns’ turn. However, Reigns did not want Paul Heyman’s words. All he cared about was his cousin, Jey Uso, who refused to call him his chief at Clash of Champions. He called Jey out to the ring to settle things between the family. We have a bad feeling about this…#SmackDown pic.twitter.com/RfPugqMuTP — WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) October 3, 2020 Jey Uso came out and said that Reigns “showed his true colors” at Clash of Champions but so did Uso. He would have beat Reigns for the title if Jimmy Uso had not interfered. Roman Reigns reveals Clash of Champions was the worst night of his life and career Roman Reigns cut him off midway and said Uso was wrong. Clash of Champions was “professionally...
    NIXON, Nev. (AP) — Many older people living on the expansive Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation in northern Nevada relied on the tribe’s senior services van to get to the grocery store or the doctor before the coronavirus pandemic ended that option. Now, tribal officials worry how elders and others who don’t have cars or can’t travel on their own will get to the post office to return their ballots before Election Day. “The distance has been a barrier for our people to vote,” tribal council member Janet Davis said outside the small, wood-shingle post office in the town of Nixon, not far from the turquoise lake that gives the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe its name. “We have elders that might not be able to move around much, those that might be afraid of the pandemic, people who are disabled and people that don’t have transportation.” To make voting easier, a new Nevada law allows residents to fill out their ballots and let someone else return them on their behalf — a neighbor, tribal official or political volunteer. To Davis and...
    By SAM METZ, Associated Press/Report for America NIXON, Nev. (AP) — Many older people living on the expansive Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation in northern Nevada relied on the tribe's senior services van to get to the grocery store or the doctor before the coronavirus pandemic ended that option. Now, tribal officials worry how elders and others who don't have cars or can't travel on their own will get to the post office to return their ballots before Election Day. “The distance has been a barrier for our people to vote,” tribal council member Janet Davis said outside the small, wood-shingle post office in the town of Nixon, not far from the turquoise lake that gives the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe its name. “We have elders that might not be able to move around much, those that might be afraid of the pandemic, people who are disabled and people that don’t have transportation.” To make voting easier, a new Nevada law allows residents to fill out their ballots and let someone else return them on their behalf — a neighbor, tribal...
    This bellyacher was no match for workers at a Wisconsin store who kicked him out after he pulled his shirt over his face – exposing his big gut — and insisted it was a mask, according to a report. The sartorially challenged customer was caught on video at the LDF Country Market on a Native American reservation in Lac Du Flambeau, where he refused to wear an actual mask amid the pandemic, Newsweek reported. “There’s an irate white man on the reservation trying to boss us around right here folks,” the worker recording the incident is heard saying, prompting the customer to ask why “race” was dragged into the situation. “This is what they look like. You were asked three times and you didn’t listen. You’re on a sovereign nation, if you don’t like it, get out,” the employee replied. “Please leave, sir,” another employee tells the stubborn shopper, who is wearing a US Marines cap. “You have to purchase a mask at the door or you have to go home and get one.” But the man keeps holding his...
    By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state's Supreme Court on Friday vacated a 1916 ruling that allowed a prosecutor to bring criminal charges against a tribal fisherman as racist and unjust. The justices unanimously said they were compelled to void the decision because “such past opinions can continue to perpetrate injustice by their very existence.” Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis, the state's first Native American justice, read the decision from the bench in Olympia. The 1916 case concerned Alec Towessnute, a Yakama Nation member arrested after using a gaff hook, a traditional tribal fishing method, near Prosser, about 5 miles outside the reservation. Even though the Yakamas' treaty with Washington state allowed the tribe to fish in its traditional grounds, including the area where he was fishing, Towessnute was charged with multiple fishing crimes. Like many tribal members prosecuted for fishing off reservations, Towessnute cited the treaty rights, and a Benton County Superior Court judge agreed, dismissing the charges. But the state Supreme Court reinstated them in a decision that disparaged tribes and belittled tribal sovereignty, describing Native Americans...
              President Donald Trump will kick off Independence Day weekend with an event at Mount Rushmore, which has prompted some local leaders to call for the removal of one of the nation’s most iconic monuments. Several groups led by Native American activists are planning protests for Trump’s July 3 visit. The event is slated to include fighter jets thundering over the 79-year-old stone monument in South Dakota’s Black Hills and the first fireworks display at the site since 2009. “Mount Rushmore is a symbol of white supremacy, of structural racism that’s still alive and well in society today,” said Nick Tilsen, a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe and the president of a local activist organization called NDN Collective. “It’s an injustice to actively steal Indigenous people’s land, then carve the white faces of the colonizers who committed genocide.” Like Tilsen, Oglala Sioux President Julian Bear Runner believes Mount Rushmore should be “removed but not blown up.” “I don’t believe it should be blown up, because it would cause more damage to the land,”...
    Native American tribal nations are imposing stricter lockdown and social-distancing measures than their neighboring states, creating tensions with both governors and the federal government. Many Native American leaders are worried that the recent surge in cases could disproportionately impact tribal members, just as they did in April and May. In response, some tribal governments have exercised their sovereignty to reinstate lockdowns and travel bans as neighboring states move in the opposite direction. “It’s a greater challenge for us to deal with knowing that just right across the borders, everyone else is doing things different,” Cheyenne River Sioux chairman Harold Frazier told The Hill. “It makes it a lot tougher for us to implement the actions that we feel we need to do to keep our residents safe here on the reservation,” he said. South Dakota, where Frazier’s reservation is located, never imposed a statewide stay-at-home order. In April, both the Cheyenne River and the Oglala Sioux tribes installed checkpoints on the roads into their reservations, drawing the ire of South Dakota Gov. Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemSouth Dakota will not enforce...
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