Dakota Midday: OST President John Yellow Bird Steele

Nov 23, 2015

Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Yellow Bird Steele (right) prepares for an interview with Matt Ehlman (left) during the Morning Fill Up event at The Garage in Rapid City.
Credit 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.