Frazier responds to Noem’s fireworks lawsuit 

EAGLE BUTTE – The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe entered into the lawsuit filed by Governor Noem against the Secretary Deb Haaland of the Department of Interior. The United States District Court ruled today that the Governor did not provide a sufficient argument to grant a preliminary injunction.


Of course, we knew from the beginning that the Governor of the State of South Dakota did not make accurate statements to the court regarding participation of the Cheyenne River Sioux Sioux Tribe in the process of consultation. This is another example of the Governor overreaching her authority on federal land and treaty territory of the Great Sioux Nation.


This decision will greatly enhance the ability of all the people to gather medicine and pray without the intrusion of explosions or lights. Our sacred land and sites will remain at peace while still being the sanctuary for the animals that can still call the Black Hills home or rely on the sanctuary for their journeys.


It is unfortunate that the time, energy and resources we spend in conflict cannot be better spent providing the opportunity for our communities to have peace and prosperity.


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