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”