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Oglala Sioux Tribe Tells South Dakota Governor That She Is “Not Welcome” on Reservation

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03.05.2019

The Oglala Sioux Tribe, the largest tribe in South Dakota, has banned the state’s governor from its reservation after she supported a pair of recently passed laws aimed at deterring protests of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, according to a letter the tribe sent on Thursday informing the governor she was “not welcome” on tribal lands.

“I am hereby notifying you that you are not welcome to visit our homelands, the Pine Ridge Reservation, until you rescind your support for [the two laws] and affirm to your state and this country that First Amendment rights to free, political speech are among the truths you hold to be self-evident,” Julian Bear Runner, the tribe’s president, wrote in a letter to Gov. Kristi Noem.

According to the Washington Post, the........

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