Governor Kristi Noem says she wants to build relationships and partnerships with South Dakota’s tribal communities.
Toward the end of her first State of the State address, she says she wants the Keystone XL pipeline’s construction safe, clean and efficient.
But a Native American lawmaker says that stance will further strain tribal relations with the state.
Republican Governor Noem says she wants to build state-tribal relations. She says those bonds could address challenges tribes face in education, law and order and economic development.