Neal Tapio

US House candidate Neal Tapio says if elected he’ll declare a state of emergency to renegotiate treaties with South Dakota tribes.

It’s a policy platform the Tapio campaign released earlier this week, which garnered headlines.

He says he’s identified systematic problems in the Indian reservation program.

“We need to renegotiate these treaties,” Tapio says. “Because it’s leaving behind a generation of people that are suffering from a lack of hope and a lack of purpose. We need major changes on the reservation system”


Each of the three Republican candidates for South Dakota’s lone US House seat has a different idea for representing the state’s ag sector in Washington DC.
Those candidates squared off on South Dakota Public Broadcasting TV Thursday night.
The debate centered around a host of national issues that effect South Dakota, including the 2018 Farm Bill.

In The Moment ... April 23, 2018 Show 321 Hour 1

Neal Tapio is running for U.S. House. He stopped by the SDPB studios at the University of Sioux Falls for a conversation about his candidacy. Tapio details his thoughts on war, international trade and the role of women and men in the American family.

In the second half of our conversation with U.S. House candidate Neal Tapio he shares his thoughts on self-reliance and on Islam in America.

In The Moment ... January 9, 2018 Show 252 Hour 1

State Senator Neal Tapio is interested in researching the role of "state immigration and refugee resettlement programs."

He's calling for the formation of a legislative working group on the issue.

In The Moment...January 24 2017 Show 014 Hour 1

Guests: Hayley Brooks, genocide studies advocate; LuAnn Severson, director of public affairs and public development with the South Dakota Health Care Association; SD Senator Neal Tapio;  Jim Allan, retired forest service employee and public lands liason