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(S.D.)- Noem Hosts Tribal Leaders At Governor's Residence

By: John Axtell Posted at: 07/03/2019 07:50 AM
(Chadrad News)- South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem hosted 10 leaders from the state's 7 Indian tribes at the Governor’s Residence on Monday to discuss State-Tribal partnerships on meth prevention and law enforcement. Representing the Oglala Sioux Tribe was 5th Member Rick Gray Grass.

Noem says she's “incredibly grateful for the tribes who sent representatives to Pierre to discuss ways we can work together to combat meth and strengthen economic development on reservations.”

Noem says meth destroys families all across South Dakota, but that the tribes are particularly impacted – making it critical that the state, the tribes, and local agencies work together to find ways to strengthen law enforcement, root out distributors, and protect kids – all while respecting tribal sovereignty.

She's pleased they're finding common ground on the issue, and looks forward to continuing the conversations in the coming days and months. Monday's State-Tribal Luncheon follows a May 20 State-Tribal Meth Summit that brought together almost 100 state, federal, and tribal leaders to discuss meth prevention, enforcement, and treatment.


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