Wednesday, December 22, 2010

SD Gov-elect will have Cabinet-level post for Tribal liaison

Governor-elect Dennis Daugaard (R) is expected to name a Tribal member to this new position by the end of the week.

Daugaard creates Cabinet-level post for tribal affairs | | Argus Leader

"Rep. Kevin Killer, D-Pine Ridge, likewise called Daugaard's decision 'a step in the right direction.

'It's an acknowledgement by the state that there needs to be some kind of good relationship,' Killer said. 'And I like that he's looking at a nation-to-nation relationship between the state of South Dakota and the nine different tribes.'

Daugaard stressed that it is his philosophy that each of the nine tribes should be recognized separately, and that he thinks it's inappropriate to consider them as one combined entity."

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