No tribal flag in state capitol

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Frazier to Governor:

CRST Chairman Harold Frazier issued the following statement regarding a proposal by Governor Kristi Noem to add tribal flags to the state capitol rotunda:

Another decision by you, Governor Kristi Noem, has been made without the consent of the Lakota people and has resulted in an embarrassing situation for the state. It is embarrassing because your actions and decision were done without our consent. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe stands in support of our relatives and says do not place our flag in your capitol until such a time as that place becomes our capitol.

As governor, you have made decisions which have proven that you do not represent people of the Sioux Nation, nor do you protect the people’s constitutional and natural rights. Within our treaty territories, which the state is constitutionally bound to uphold as the supreme law of the land, you have supported and welcomed the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, and have created legislation to restrict individual rights to free and unregulated speech.



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