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We will not apologize for being an island of safety in a sea of uncertainty and death…

I absolutely agree that we need to work together during this time of crisis, however you continuing to interfere in our efforts to do what science and facts dictate seriously undermine our ability to protect everyone on the reservation.”  Chairman Harold Frazier, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, excerpts from “Statement on Governor Kristi Noem letter regarding Health Checkpoints on reservation“, May 8 2020 

State Legislators concur with Chairman Frazier: “State Legislators to Noem- State has no jurisdiction over the highways running through Indian lands, cite 1990 ruling“, West River Eagle: http://archive.vn/AVUoe

South Dakota Sioux tribe refuses to take down checkpoints that governor says are illegal By Sara Sidner, Leslie Perrot, Artemis Moshtaghian and Susannah Cullinane, CNN
Updated 8:31 PM EDT, Sun May 10, 2020 https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/05/10/us/south-dakota-sioux-checkpoints-coronavirus/index.html

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Original and updates: https://facebook.com/groups/185954125079937
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2560383034060916/