‘State of the Tribes’ information

The Legislature holds the State of the Tribes event Thursday. Here’s a news release from the governor’s Department of Tribal Relations about it:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 10, 2018

CONTACT: Kathy Aplan at 605-773-5654

Chairman Boyd Gourneau to deliver the 3rd Annual State of the Tribes Address

PIERRE, S.D. –Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Chairman Boyd Gourneau will deliver the 3rd Annual State of the Tribes Address tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. CST before the South Dakota Legislature. A couple topics Chairman Gourneau will address are meth use and healthcare.

The State of the Tribes Address affords tribal leaders the opportunity to address the State Legislature and the legislators the opportunity to hear some of the concerns and challenges of the tribes that share South Dakota’s borders.

“I am proud that the South Dakota Legislature and the tribes have embraced this opportunity. The State of the Tribes Address is another bridge to understanding and working together,” said South Dakota Tribal Relations Secretary Steve Emery.

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