state-tribal relations

Officials say the justice system needs to treat people with mental illness differently.

Understanding the misunderstanding between native and non-native cultures is a first step in closing the gap according to the Yankton Sioux Tribal chairman.

Governor Dennis Daugaard says he doesn't support liberalizing marijuana laws.

A Senate Committee considers restricting lobbyists from hallways adjacent to the Senate floor.

A live phone interview with State Representative Shawn Bordeaux.  He’ll provide an update on the week’s State Tribal Relations Committee and Legislative Planning committee.  We’ll also talk about the closure of the emergency room at Rosebud and Governor Dennis Daugaard’s comments that received national attention regarding Pe Sla at the tribal council in Rosebud.

This year’s State-Tribal Relations Day at the South Dakota State Capitol focused on honoring veterans. The event is intended to expand cooperation between the state and tribes, but it’s not the first time that Native American issues have been at the forefront this legislative session. There is discussion about how Medicaid expansion could benefit the Indian Health Service, and earlier this session a tribal chairman delivered the first State of the Tribes Address. Leaders say state-tribal relations are moving in the right direction.