In a letter from 11 members of House leadership and members of the House Appropriations committee, lawmakers ask Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg to review the constitutionality of Noem’s authority to spend funds.
An office in the South Dakota attorney general’s office to coordinate investigations into the disappearance and murder of Indigenous people will be started through a private donation from an organization connected to St. Joseph’s Indian School.
The legislation includes a total of five bills brought together by Sen. Benson, (R) Sen. Justin Eichorn of Grand Rapids, (R) Sen. Paul Gazelka of East Gull Lake and (R) Sen. Roger Chamberlain of Lino Lakes.
A South Dakota House committee has killed a proposal to grant tribal members and their families free access to the state’s parks and recreation areas and to provide free licenses to hunt and fish on non-tribal land.
Members of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds, and New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich, introduced the Indian Buffalo Management Act, legislation to create a permanent buffalo program. The goal is to encourage tribes to manage bison herds with the help of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
According to AAA, for several reasons related to COVID-19, drivers are keeping their vehicles longer than ever, which means there is an even greater need to invest in basic maintenance to keep them running.