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Dakota Midday: OST President John Yellow Bird Steele

Charles Michael Ray

John Yellow Bird Steele is the President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who is serving his 7th non-consecutive term in office. Steele served his first term as president starting in 1992.  He is a Vietnam Veteran who has nine children and 23 grandchildren.  

SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray caught up with President Steele after he spoke at a forum in Rapid City.    Here is that interview.

Below is a recording of the Morning Fill Up conversation where Steele spoke earlier this month with Matt Ehlman.  The monthly conversation is sponsored by The Garage, the Bush Foundation and others.


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