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Volume 50 Issue No. 38

Anpetu Iyamni, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019

Inside this Edition –

Chairman White to SWO members: Time has come to regain control of your Tribe

Kit Fox honor guard commemorates 18th anniversary of 9/11 Attacks

DCA calls for removal of Heipa Councilman, termination of legal and financial assessment contracts

SWO to host 2nd industrial hemp field day Thursday

Wambdi Homecoming Week photo highlights: More next week

August Tribal Council proceedings inside this Sota

Reminder: Deadline for receiving copy is Friday noon

Dakota Kit Fox honor guard holds 9/11 commemorative ceremony

The Dakota Kit Fox honor guard assembled outside the SWO Tribal administration building last Wednesday, September 11th, to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the horrific attacks of 9/11.

Vietnam Veteran and eyapaha Butch Felix spoke and offered prayers to honor the memory of the 2,983 men, women and children killed in the attacks at the World Trade Center site, the Pentagon, aboard Flight 93 and in the 1993 WTC bombing.

Butch also offered prayers for our servicemembers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the subsequent operations in the War on Terror, including Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Freedom's Sentinel, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The honor guard provided a 21-gun salute, while Ariel Williams, active duty US Navy, played taps.

Tribal employees came outdoors to participate in the honoring ceremony, which was timed to coincide with the attacks 18 years ago.

SWO members: Time has come to regain control of your Tribe

Let the People's Tribal Council lead and ask the DCA to stand down

By Tribal Chairman Donovan White

As with the constitutions of over 570 sovereign tribal nations, through Article Three Section One of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Constitution and By-Laws (12/19/02 Revision), the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate people give complete GOVERNANCE control and accompanying powers to its publicly elected people's Tribal Council. Nowhere in our Tribal Constitution is the District Chairman's Association's (DCA's) advisory role elevated to equate GOVERNING over the Tribe much less its 'motion form' capacity empowered to displace, surpass, or undermine the people's Tribal Council.

Yet by exerting a harmful combination of motions and backhanded vicious politics, for years now, the DCA has been infiltrating, bullying and at times may have been informally running the people's Tribal Council. Acting as pseudo Tribal Council, without the proper checks and balances, the DCA has had an unprecedented amount of power, indirectly and illegally influencing SWO's Tribal programs and business enterprises. Anyone opposed has faced either removal from office or loss of employment, at the hands of DCA via 'motion form.'

Last week, as in years past, the DCA stepped in to create more harm than good with an unjust and potentially illegal motion to remove Heipa Tribal Council Representative Winfield Rondell III "J.R." from office. Upon review of the motion, as a public record, inconsistencies were uncovered surrounding his due process and the presentation of justifiable reasons for his removal. Following the suspension of Representative J.R., DCA followed suit with a successful motion to unjustifiably terminate contracts with SWO's temporary in-house legal counsels [Sandven Law Office] and financial assessment consultant [MJR Business Advisors]. As of today, DCA has brought false charges, more than once, pushing for my unjustified removal from Council for standing up for Tribal members who want legal and financial accountability.

Why should the suspension and eventual removal of your publicly elected Tribal Representative and the termination of important consultant contracts matter to you as an Oyate member? When we circumvent our own Constitutional processes, which are legitimate and legal, through quasi leadership groups such as DCA, we violate the very body of law that serves to protect our sovereign way of life and the welfare of our people.

Having campaigned and won on issues of transparency and change benefiting the Oyate, it is difficult to witness DCA's influence and control over the people's Tribal Council, destructively affecting our day-to-day Tribal operations. Losing Sandven Law has now put into jeopardy over 35 legal and litigation cases that our now one-attorney-shop in Minneapolis will find difficult to handle alone. We must reinstate Sandven Law's contract and restore our Tribal judicial systems to effectively meet our legal challenges. More recently, the Federal government unveiled yet several more SWO member embezzlement indictments. I fear more will come as a result of investigations yet to be completed.

(See separate Sota news articles concerning two cases involving guilty pleas which were released to the public last week.)

Also, in limbo, are the necessary Tribal business financial assessments that the firm, MJR Business Advisors, was in the process of conducting. Our SWO enterprises are losing millions of dollars annually and without these financial assessments we cannot understand what happened to the people's money. Our grocery has lost over one million dollars each year it has operated and former employees actively lobbied DCA to terminate MJR Businesses Advisor's contract, in effect, shutting down any potential financial mismanagement knowledge and blocking future investigations. MJR Business Advisors must be allowed to finish these financial assessments and find the missing unknown assets and detail the large cash deposit discrepancy tied to our grocery store.

It brings me no joy, and it is with a heavy heart, I must share with you that the negative influencers currently behind DCA are not our friends. They are organizing and conspiring with their comrades to manipulate your political system with personal agendas that benefit individuals but not the tribe. If you read the district minutes submitted to Council by DCA, a majority of the individuals at District meetings making all the noise and disruptive motions are convicted felons, their known associates, and their family members. These same individuals are verbally pushing half-truths and misinformation in district meetings and on social media. Do not let them fool you - this is manipulation.

With all of this effort and negativity DCA does not have a single valid or legitimate reason for their agenda of attacks on specific individuals, their entire goal has been to disrupt the progress being made by the professionals uncovering wrongdoing and informing Tribal Council of the people to whom and where our money is going.

A sad realization is that they do not have a single solution for all of their negative motions, they do not have a plan, their only goal has been to get what they want and not help solve the problems we are facing. This short-sightedness makes it appear that everyone involved in the DCA manipulation is single-minded in doing whatever they can simply to disrupt tribal progress and hide the truth of our financial situation from the people.

The clout, political strength, and use of DCA as a political tool varies from Council term to term, depending on who is on Council and who is not on Council. Under one administration DCA drops bombshells, asking to remove so-and-so, and their report is acknowledged and approved, but there is no action taken. Under another administration DCA comes in with personal agendas with made up issues that only further personal agendas and Council quickly makes motions to grant the requests, no matter how ridiculous or false the claims are. Do not assume that it is all DCA, there are times when Council representatives and/or executives collude with DCA, using it as a political tool to further their agenda without having their fingerprint on it. I know this tactic well, it is exactly what happened when I was removed as Vice-Chairman.

With a weak Tribal Council and the backing of a majority on DCA, we now have tribal members that are manipulating the political system to wreak havoc throughout our Tribe and at the District level without being individually and professionally accountable to you - the People.

I urge you to participate in your District meetings, demand to see proof of verbal allegations and read documentation yourself. No more rumors, misinformation, or false statements without factual evidence - again, this is manipulation, do not let them undermine you and your government.

Today, I am appealing to you my Oyate brothers and sisters to join me in unity to fight corruption and stand with me in protecting our Tribal constitutional rights. To kick-off my open and public communication commitment to you, on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, I will be conducting a Tribe-wide Unity and Open-Dialogue Community Gathering at 5:30 p.m. at Sisseton City Hall, 406 2nd Ave. W. Food will be served.

I want to listen to you and share your counsel and words across our Tribe by every communication means possible. See the notice elsewhere in this Sota.

Please mark your calendars and join me.

Lake Traverse Reservation hemp field day

Agency Village, SD -- The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate will host its second industrial hemp field day this Thursday, Sept. 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Sargent County, North Dakota.

In 2018, SWO was the first tribe in the nation to grow industrial hemp on sovereign land with support from the US federal government.

A 40-acre industrial hemp demonstration plot is part of this second phase of the SWO Hemp Economic Feasibility Study, made possible through a license from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) Industrial Hemp Pilot Program to Tribal member Charlene Miller, program manager of SWO Natural Resources.

The study brings together SWO community, hemp industry partners, and experts from the University of Minnesota in hemp agriculture, applied economics, and natural fiber engineering.

The field was planted with a hemp fiber variety on July 12th, 2019 by SWO Department of Natural Resources.

Despite the late planting date, a combination of fertile soil and abundant rain provided ideal conditions for growth and the hemp rapidly outcompeted the weeds.

"SWO has the healthiest stand of industrial hemp that I've ever seen," said professor George Weiblen, lead investigator for the study.

"It feels good to see a crop doing so well without pesticides," he said.

At the field day, participants will observe how hemp fibers are separated after harvest through a natural process called retting.

They will also have an opportunity to learn how hemp is not marijuana and about the possibilities for turning hemp fiber into a variety of useful, renewable, and natural products.

Please RSVP to Crystal Owen, SWO Planning Department by calling 605-698-8215 or emailing CrystalOwen@SWO-NSN.GOV.

The field is located in the vicinity of Coteau des Prairies Lodge near Havana, North Dakota.

Directions are available from the SWO Planning Department.

DCA calls for removal of Heipa Councilman, termination of legal and financial assessment contracts

By CD Floro

Sota Editor

Acting on requests by the District Chairman's Association last Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 10th, Tribal Council suspended Heipa District Councilman Winfield Rondell Jr. pending a removal hearing and then terminated contracts with Steven Sandven for legal services and Michael Roberts for conducting financial assessments of the for-profits.

Before presenting District reports to Council, Buffalo Lake Chairman Kenneth "Dickie" Johnson asked Lennie Peters and others of the Bernard family to bring their charges against the Heipa District Councilman.

That began a lengthy and emotional discussion of how, as the DCA report stated, "confidentiality and civil rights are being violated."

"For three months," Lennie argued, "there has been no answer to the family from Council."

The issue centers on Winfield Rondell Jr. accessing a BIA probate court document and sharing it with Grady Renville, who while not listed as an interested party has an interest in disposition of the estate of the late Maynard Bernard.

The two men had been business partners in developing property on Pickerel Lake.

The Tribe purchased the land and Grady and Maynard's heirs are disputing who gets what from the proceeds.

Ordinarily, none of this information -- about the probate and legal dispute -- would be a matter of public concern. It would be private and confidential.

This would not be reported in the Sota.

Lennie, on behalf of her sisters and the rest of her family, however, brought it to public attention during the August DCA report to Tribal Council, and continued pleading for "accountability" this past week.

Old Agency District Councilman Milton "Nippy" Owen agreed that what the Heipa District Councilman did "was wrong."

He said, "I asked Russell (BIA Superintendent Russell Hawkins) if I could go in there and get a copy of that and he said no."

"There's a process that has to be followed. There has to be a request. It has to go to Aberdeen. If I am not an interested party."

Tribal Secretary Myrna Thompson also agreed, speaking against having anyone's civil rights violated.

From the draft minutes:

Motion no. 26: made by Myrna Thompson, second by Francis Crawford, question by Lisa Jackson, to suspend Heipa Tribal Council Member Winfield Rondell Jr., with pay, effective immediately, pending a Removal Hearing for alleged violations of the SWO Constitution and By-Laws Code of Ethics, and to have the Tribal Secretary work with legal counsel to ensure that proper due process is followed, and for the Tribal Secretary to give a minimum of five (5) days notice with a copy of the written charges."

Weighted vote: 14 for -- Cheryl Owen (3), Louis Johnson (1), Francis Crawford (2), Milton Owen (2), Lisa Jackson (2), Curtis Bissonette (2), Tribal Vice-Chairman (1), Tribal Secretary (1); 3 opposed -- Winfield Rondell Jr. (3).

Not all Districts had meeting reports.

Here are highlights from the written report submitted to Council.

From Enemy Swim District:

Motion "to suspend Winfield Rondell Jr. and start removal process."

Motion "to accept Brice Roberts' resignation as Enemy Swim District Chairman."

From Heipa District:

Motion "that all SWO boards/committees/commissions members receive their stipend in the form of a gift card to Dakota Crossing instead of check stipends."

Motion "to reaffirm (earlier motion) to terminate Michael Roberts' contract."

Motion "to ask Steven Sandven to renegotiate his contract with the Tribe for a lesser amount…."

Following presentation of the District reports, Dickie Johnson brought up the consultant contract with Steven Sandven.

He said there were enough Districts in favor of termination.

And a majority of Council agreed, despite Chairman White's argument against this action.

"We've been down this road with the Districts," he said, "trying to run the day-to-day operations of the Tribe."

"We talked about the salary … and it's the lowest (paid) attorney that we have, his firm is."

"We cannot continue to have the Districts make motions to run the day-to-day operations of the Tribe."

He said, "That's what Council was elected to do."

From draft minutes:

Motion no. 34: made by Francis Crawford, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Milton Owen, to terminate the Special Attorney Contract with Steven D. Sandven Law Office PC, as presented by the District Chairman's Association.

Weighted vote: 8 for -- Francis Crawford (2), Milton Owen (2), Curtis Bissonette (2), Tribal Vice-Chair (1), Tribal Secretary (1); 6 opposed -- Cheryl Owen (3), Lisa Jackson (2), Louis Johnson (1).

After a review of the weighted votes Dickie Johnson brought up Districts wanting the termination of Michael Roberts' contract.

Motion no. 35: made by Francis Crawford, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Milton Owen, to terminate the Special Consultant Contract with MJR Business Advisors LLC, as presented by the District Chairman's Association.

Weighted vote: 9 for -- Milton Owen (2), Louis Johnson (1), Francis Crawford (2), Curtis Bissonette (2), Tribal Vice-Chair (1), Tribal Secretary (1); 5 opposed -- Cheryl Owen (3), Lisa Jackson (2).

The Chairman commented, saying "Again, you have Districts coming in running day-to-day operations of the Tribe."

"We've got millions of dollars that have been lost in that grocery store and no financial reports have been submitted for the for-profits … and you fire the guy that's doing the financials, that's getting reports out to the people."

Following this action Council went into executive session at the request of DCA.

After coming out of executive session Council passed a motion tasking attorney Greg Paulson with representing DCA in a legal matter (brought by an attorney representing Michael Roberts).

From draft minutes:

Motion no. 38: made by Francis Crawford, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Milton Owen, to have Attorney Greg Paulson of Brodeen & Paulson PLLP represent the Districts that have been recently served with legal notices/requests for information.

Weighted vote: 9 for -- Milton Owen (2), Louis Johnson (1), Francis Crawford (2), Curtis Bissonette (2), Tribal Vice-Chairman (1), Tribal Secretary (1); 5 opposed -- Cheryl Owen (3), Lisa Jackson (2).

Chairman White spoke out against DCA having "no paperwork … just passing motions … (without) legal opinions."

"Just passed a motion (to terminate Sandven Law) for paying too much attorney fees … and now we're passing motions to pay (legal fees for DCA)."

"We need to follow the Constitution and policy," he said.

"We need to look at what's going on here…."

The loss of Sandven Law leaves another abrupt, unanticipated void for the Tribe.

Steven Sandven had been scheduled to hold the second in a series of chapter 17 training sessions this month. He was presenting ways the Tribe can restructure its for-profit businesses to help keep politics out of the businesses.

His office was also engaged in a wide range of other legal issues for the Tribe.

The termination of Michael Roberts' contract means a stop to the financial assessments of the for-profit business.

First-of-their-kind studies create pathways to Homeownership for Native American Veterans

Sisseton-Wahpeton part of Native Veterans housing collaboration

Kyle, SD – September 9, 2019 – Three tribal housing entities in South Dakota – Cheyenne River Housing Authority, Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Housing, and Sisseton-Wahpeton Housing Authority – recently completed veterans housing needs and homeownership studies in cooperation with their Tribal Veterans Service Officers (TVSOs) in order to identify the housing and service issues most important to veterans on each reservation and to be able to develop tailored programs to help address these collective concerns. It is the first time studies of this caliber have been conducted, and the undertaking is already manifesting results in a number of ways.

"Everything we do is data driven, and it's hard to find numbers on the reservation. We always ran into the same problem with lack of data," explains Robert Dunsmore, Tribal Veterans Service Officer (TVSO) for Cheyenne River.

Dunsmore says having their study on hand helped them win a grant award that will support veterans housing projects. "Now we can show the need," he says.

Echoing Dunsmore, Geri Opsal, the TVSO for Sisseton, expresses difficulty in accessing funding for veterans' programs because of a lack of data.

"We have to collect data. It's going to back us up on any endeavor we take on," she says.

Data published in the studies was collected on each of the reservations through a survey and a focus group involving veterans from a number of different service periods. Tawney Brunsch, Executive Director of Lakota Funds, who participated in the Pine Ridge data collection efforts, says the focus group was especially beneficial.

"It was solution-oriented discussion for things we could do collaboratively," she says. "And through some of the connections we made at that meeting, we had a veteran close a home loan last week."

The Pine Ridge study inspired the development of and helped obtain essential funding to launch Lakota Funds' new matched savings program designed provide down payment assistance for Native American veterans. One participant has already enrolled in the program.

The matched savings program will also provide one-on-one assistance to help Native veterans through the homeownership process, something that Kevin Klingbeil, Managing Director at Big Water Consulting (the firm that conducted the studies), says is a critical finding in the studies.

"One of the key things that has helped Native vets be successful in purchasing a home was having someone who cared and who helped walk them through the process and the paperwork," says Klingbeil.

Opsal says the Veteran's Affairs Native American Direct Loan (NADL) is a great mortgage product because it has such a low interest rate, but the process can be arduous and people need encouragement to keep moving through it. She hopes to utilize the studies to inform policies that will streamline the NADL process.

Dunsmore sees the baseline data provided in the studies as a beginning. "We're moving in the right direction. It's time to start showing things – not talking about it. Once we start showing what we can do, better things will come."

Klingbeil says, "We treated this project as the first of its kind so that we could create a model survey instrument. Then other groups or tribes could use it going forward."

The South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition commissioned the studies with funding support from Enterprise Community Partners and plans to launch a second round of studies sometime in the future. In the near-term, the Coalition will provide a platform for collaboration to explore strategies that will increase homeownership rates for Native American veterans throughout the state.

"We're creating this baseline through the Coalition, and we're going to build from that. One of our immediate actions will be collaborating with other TVSOs," says Opsal.

Copies of the studies can be downloaded on the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition's website at www.sdnativehomeownership.org.

About the South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition:

The South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition was born out of a need to expand homeownership opportunities for Native Americans in the state of South Dakota. Created in 2013, the Coalition is a diverse group of agencies, institutions, and organizations that works to increase homeownership opportunities for South Dakota's Native people to build strong and healthy communities. Its growing group of members includes representatives of South Dakota's tribes, federal and state agencies, tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs), nonprofit organizations, housing developers, lenders, and community development financial institutions. The South Dakota Native Homeownership Coalition works to increase Native homeownership rates by strategically leveraging knowledge and resources among stakeholders and other key entities. More information about the Coalition can be found at www.sdnativehomeownershipcoalition.org.

A tribute to Heroes

By Governor Kristi Noem

September 13, 2019

President Harry Truman once said this: "Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices."

Earlier this month, I was honored and humbled to join veterans and South Dakotans as we broke ground on South Dakota's first State Veterans Cemetery. Despite pouring rain, more than 100 veterans and South Dakotans gathered at the site just outside Sioux Falls for the momentous occasion.

South Dakota is home to more than 72,000 veterans who served their country and made incredible sacrifices for our freedom. Of these, 50,000 live on the eastern side of our state – hours away from the nearest veterans cemetery. This new site will ensure that veteran families on both sides of the state have the ability to bury their loved ones near their homes and communities.

But this cemetery is about more than providing a peaceful resting place for our heroes. This cemetery is a tribute to patriots. It immortalizes the sacrifices that have been made for our freedoms. Even more than that, though, it's a way we can show the next generation that sacrifice does not go unnoticed.

One thing that was particularly special was that this was a project for veterans by veterans. Many of our South Dakota veterans spent over a decade working to bring a state veterans cemetery to South Dakota. It was their passion for this project that kept the momentum going and made the dream a reality.

Others played a part, too. The city of Sioux Falls gifted the state over 60 acres of land, and the federal Department of Veterans Affairs awarded us a $6.9 million grant to get this project across the finish line.

I think it's incredibly special and symbolic that there were so many players to get us to the point where we could break ground. Because we all must be committed to caring for our veterans. Saying thank you isn't just a city issue, or a state issue. Gratitude isn't something we can count on someone else to do. It's a personal responsibility that requires action from each one of us.

This cemetery is a token of our gratitude. It's how we'll remember and honor their stories and sacrifices forever.

To all those who have served and to the families who stand beside you, thank you. You are what makes this nation great.

POW/MIA recognition

South Dakota has 24 prisoners of war — 18 from World War II and six from Korean War

South Dakota has 133 MIAs — 88 World War II Veterans, 38 Korean War Veterans and seven Vietnam Veterans

Pierre, SD -- At the request of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs, Gov. Kristi Noem has proclaimed Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, as "POW/MIA Recognition Day," calling on all South Dakotans to honor those men and women who fought bravely for our freedoms.

"While we are grateful to all of those who have served our nation, this day is designated to remember and recognize the sacrifices endured by those members of the Armed Forces of the United States who were held as prisoners of war or remain missing in action," said Greg Whitlock, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs.

Whitlock encourages all South Dakotans to set aside time Sept. 20th to honor the POW/MIA's who fought to protect our freedoms and lost theirs, as well as remember those engaged in today's struggle to guard our way of life for future generations.

"In their service to our country, former prisoners of war and those missing in action have sacrificed mightily to maintain the promise of liberty that we hold dear," said Whitlock. "POW/MIA Day affords all of us a great opportunity to reaffirm our vow to never forget the courage of our nation's staunchest defenders - our former POWs and MIAs. We owe them and their families our gratitude."

The state of South Dakota continues to support efforts to account for every service member classified as Missing in Action.

KXL Pipeline must #HONORTHETREATIES

Native American Rights Fund (NARF) -- Sept. 12, 2019 -- On Thursday, September 12, 2019, the United States District Court for the District of Montana, Great Falls Division, heard arguments in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. Trump.

At the hearings, the US government argued that the treaties that the United States signed with tribal nations are not relevant to the Keystone pipeline. In fact, the treaties were created specifically for this sort of violation.

"When the Tribes negotiated their treaties, they gave millions of acres of land to the United States—including, ironically, the land on which the courthouse now stands. In return, they asked that the United States protect their lands from trespass and their resources from destruction. Today, the Presidents of Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Fort Belknap Indian Community were in federal court to invoke their sacred inheritance from these treaties—because the KXL pipeline is exactly the kind of depredation the Tribes sought to prevent," NARF Staff Attorney Natalie Landreth explained after the hearings.

"The federal government and TransCanada argue that the treaties don't matter. Obviously, that is not the case. Like the US Constitution, treaties are the law of the land and no one is above that law," said NARF Staff Attorney Matthew Campbell.

When they entered into treaties with the United States, the tribal nations were working to protect their natural resources (water, grasslands, sacred places, and the great buffalo herds) and keep people from crossing their lands. The United States formally agreed, among other things, to keep outsiders off Lakota (Sioux) and other Tribal nation's territories and protect tribal cultural and natural resources. The 2019 pipeline approval violates both of these provisions.

Maps issued by TransCanada (TC Energy) clearly show the proposed KXL pipeline crossing tribal lands. They are proposing to do so without the tribal consent required under the treaty law. The Tribes argue in their amended complaint that the 2019 permit, which would allow a Canadian company (TransCanada) to build another dirty tar sand crude pipeline across American soil, also creates a substantial risk of…

*the desecration and destruction of cultural, historic, and sacred sites;

*the endangerment of tribal members, especially women and children;

*damage to hunting and fishing resources, as well as the tribal health and economies associated with these activities;

*the impairment of federally reserved tribal water rights and resources;

*harm to tribal territory and natural resources in the inevitable event of Pipeline ruptures and spills; and

*harm to the political integrity, economic stability, and health and welfare of the Tribes.

All the Tribes are asking is that the US government honor the treaties that the president signed and the US Congress ratified. All they are asking is the law be upheld. NARF will not allow the US government to ignore or forget the agreements made with tribal nations. Neither the president nor wealthy foreign corporations are above the laws of our country.

Treaties are not just an agreement between two sovereign governments. Rather they are an agreement between the citizens of those sovereigns. If a sovereign government violates their agreements, they dishonor not just themselves, but also the people they are representing.

2018 Indian Gaming Revenues of $33.7 billion show 4.1% increase

Washington, DC -- Sept. 12, 2019 -- Today, Vice Chair Kathryn Isom-Clause, and Associate Commissioner E. Sequoyah Simermeyer of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) released the Fiscal Year 2018 Gross Gaming Revenue numbers. FY 2018 revenues total $33.7B, an overall increase of 4.1% over FY 2017.

The GGR for FY 2018 is the highest in Indian gaming history; and, unlike previous years, all of the NIGC's administrative regions experienced positive growth in FY 2018. The Portland Region showed the highest growth, with an 8.2% increase, followed by the Oklahoma City Region with a 7.3% increase. Graphics that show the growth across each of the NIGC Regions are available for download on the NIGC website.

"The GGR calculation process is an example of the partnership between tribes and the NIGC to ensure effective regulation for a successful tribal gaming industry," said Vice Chair Kathryn Isom-Clause. "These numbers reaffirm the industry's health as a stable economic driver for Indian Country," she said.

Revenues are calculated based on 501 independently audited financial statements, comprised of 241 federally recognized Tribes across 29 States. The GGR for an operation is calculated based on the amount wagered minus winnings returned to players.

"The annual GGR tells a positive story about Indian gaming's economic success and the industry's ongoing contribution to a strong economy. It also tells the story of how collaboration among tribes, industry and the regulatory communities can build a strong reputation for reliability and integrity in the GGR calculation," said Commissioner Simermeyer.

For more detailed information, refer to the National Indian Gaming Commission website.

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The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act created the National Indian Gaming Commission to support tribal self-sufficiency and the integrity of Indian gaming. The NIGC has developed four initiatives to support its mission, including: (1) To protect against anything that amounts to gamesmanship on the backs of tribes; (2) To stay ahead of the Technology Curve; (3) Rural outreach; and (4) To maintain a strong workforce within NIGC and with its tribal regulatory partners. NIGC oversees the efficient regulation of 520 gaming establishments operated by 247 tribes across 29 states. The Commission's dedication to compliance with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act ensures the integrity of the growing $33.7 billion Indian gaming industry. To learn more, visit www.nigc.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

US Attorney addresses Committee for Indigenous Peoples of the US

Washington, DC -- Sept. 11, 2019 -- Here are remarks as prepared for delivery by US Attorney for the District of New Mexico John C. Anderson.

Chairman Gallego, Ranking Member Cook, and Members of the Subcommittee:

Thank you for the opportunity to provide insight into the Department of Justice's work in responding to the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women. We appreciate your attention to this important issue, and your efforts to understand the work being done at an interagency level.

The heart of the Department of Justice's work in Indian country, from law enforcement to prosecutions to policy development and program support, is aimed at addressing the unacceptably high rates of violent crime in Indian country. Missing persons and murder cases are different issues that require different law enforcement responses. Federal law enforcement investigates all suspected murders in Indian country, and U.S. Attorney's Offices around the country work tirelessly with our law enforcement partners to turn those investigations into prosecutable cases. In many ways, cases of missing individuals can be especially challenging for law enforcement in light of the myriad of reasons that someone may go missing. However, we recognize that the term "missing and murdered" goes beyond investigative procedures or legal definitions. "Missing and murdered" has become a call to action to address the crimes and public safety conditions that result in lost loved ones, including domestic violence, sexual assault, substance abuse, and inadequate law enforcement resources. As stated in President Trump's Proclamation on Missing and Murdered American Indian and Alaska Natives Awareness Day, we must work together to correct these injustices. The Department is expanding our efforts to respond to this call to action.

We are working closely with our colleagues at the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to better understand how data on reports of missing or murdered persons are collected, how often those numbers are updated, and what protocols are required to resolve reported cases. We have begun a targeted effort to educate federal prosecutors and law enforcement, with an ultimate goal of establishing improved and more standardized protocols for data collection, reporting, and case management.

Ongoing coordination in Montana further illustrates the Department's commitment to a collaborative approach to address the missing and murdered issue. On June 12 of this year, the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Montana Department of Justice, the FBI, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) co-sponsored a day-long Missing Persons Training for both law enforcement and the public. Our goal was to inform law enforcement and the public about the problem of missing indigenous persons, and the various missing persons databases and alerts.

In addition to honing our law enforcement response to reports of missing or murdered people, the Department is advancing our technology to better support law enforcement and families investigating these cases. Our technological advancements include expanded efforts to assist tribes interested in integrating AMBER Alert protocols. Our Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides funding and technical assistance opportunities to integrate tribal AMBER Alert communication plans with state or regional plans, which helps us better align our resources with the needs expressed by tribal representatives. AMBER Alerts have become a critical tool in responding quickly to reports of missing persons.

Another one of our key systems is NIJ's National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs). NamUs was developed to help identify unidentified remains, locate missing persons, and bring resolution to victims' families. NamUs is a national, centralized, web-based information clearinghouse and resource center for missing, unidentified, and unclaimed person cases. NamUs combines technology, forensic services, and investigative technical assistance to support and assist law enforcement officials, medical examiners and coroners, allied forensic professionals, and families from across the country.

NIJ and NamUs staff have launched a targeted outreach and training campaign to tribal law enforcement, leadership, and community members to ensure native communities are aware of the NamUs technology and technical assistance, which are available for free to all tribal nations.

Finally, the Department recently announced our fifth expansion of the Tribal Access Program (TAP), which provides federally-recognized tribes with the ability to access and exchange data with the national crime information databases for both criminal justice and non-criminal justice purposes. This access to information empowers tribal law enforcement to respond to reports of crime and missing persons in their communities more swiftly and more effectively. Access through TAP also enables tribes to coordinate more effectively with other law enforcement agencies involved in responding to crimes in native communities.

The high statistics on crime in Indian country motivate all of us who dedicate our professional lives to partnering with tribes to improve public safety in native communities. I want to underscore that it is never just about the numbers for us. Many of us working in support of native communities have relatives and friends in the places we strive to benefit, and we are all mindful of the deeply personal and too-often heartbreaking realities faced by individuals, by families, by neighbors and friends. Thank you again for the opportunity to discuss this serious issue and the Department of Justice's activities in support of native communities, and I look forward to addressing questions you may have.

Editorials –

Sota editorial –

Comments following Council roundtable

We sat in on a Tribal Council roundtable last Thursday on consolidating the Tribe's debt.

Financial consultant Ram Dhanwada traveled from the Chicago area to present options based on data he had been provided when he was hired.

He projected the current loan rate could be reduced from 6.5 percent to 3.9 percent, saving millions of dollars over the life of a refinanced loan.

Mr. Dhanwada showed how the Tribe could borrow additional money (an example was $26 million more) and not exceed the current monthly payment for retiring the Shakopee loan for the casinos.

But that, he learned, won't work under the reality of current gaming revenues.

Weston Quinn, DNGE CFO, explained that the Shakopee loan is in default and the Tribe has negotiated a lower monthly payment ($200,000 less) which will spread payments out and add to the total owed.

An addendum to keep the lower premium has yet to be signed by SWO and the Shakopee Mdewakanton business council.

That, and additional debt -- including for the grocery store and its balloon payment in 2024 -- means that the consultant must go back to number-crunching and revisit the regional bankers who have expressed willingness to work with the Tribe.

It is important that the Oyate realize the seriousness of the Tribe's financial condition.

The Executives have met several times in the past two weeks with CFO Greg Benidt to continue cutting away at the FY 2020 Tribal program budgets.

The Tribe, today, needs sound professional advice and courageous leadership.

The Tribe, today, needs no more destabilizing of its government. And yet, we see it happening right before our eyes.

-- cdf

Brief editorial comments from the editor's desk –

On and Off the Lake Traverse Reservation

Please read Chairman White's plea for members to take control of your Tribe.

Consider attending, if possible, the Tribe-wide Unity and Open Dialogue Gathering on Wednesday, October 2nd at 5:30 p.m. at Sisseton City Hall. Food will be served.

See the notice elsewhere in this issue for details.

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Thank you to Butch Felix, the Dakota Kit Fox honor guard, and Ariel Williams, active duty US Navy, for the ceremony held at Tribal headquarters the morning of September 11, 2019 -- 18 years after the attacks on American soil.

It was a moving experience for those of us who were able to attend.

It also serves as a reminder to pray for our servicemembers who are in harm's way across the world every day.

Again, thank you.

Pidamiya.

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While any time is a good time, perhaps now it is especially important for the Oyate to pray for your leadership and for those entrusted with managing your Tribal programs, services, and your finances.

The Districts, through DCA, have told us to stop publishing financial information on these pages of your Sota. But that is not going to make the system-wide problems go away.

It will only lead us back to decades of secrecy and behind-closed-doors dealing which has brought us to the difficult place the Tribe is at today.

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The Tribe is holding a field day this Thursday, September 19th, for those who want a firsthand look at phase two of the industrial hemp pilot project.

The 40-acre test field is located in North Dakota.

Please RSVP to Crystal Owen, SWO Planning Department by calling 605-698-8215 or emailing CrystalOwen@SWO-NSN.GOV.

Lead University of Minnesota researcher Dr. George Weiblen called this crop "the healthiest stand of industrial hemp" he has ever seen. That's good news to those who support the Tribe developing hemp markets as a source of revenue.

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Congratulation to the Tiospa Zina Homecoming Royalty King John German III and Queen Brendalyn Barse!

Congratulations also to those who won places in the Homecoming parade, and thank you to everyone who participated.

Finally, congratulations to the Wambdi football team on your victory on the home field against St. Francis!

See some photo highlights of the Wambdi Homecoming Week activities in this Sota.

Watch next week for more photos of Homecoming from the school and from John Heminger Photography.

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Elder's meditation:

"Knowledge is a beautiful thing, but the use of knowledge in a good way is what makes for wisdom. Learning how to use knowledge in a sacred manner, that's wisdom to me. And to me, that's what a true Elder is."

–Sun Bear, CHIPPEWA

We grow in wisdom by developing ourselves according to the four directions of the Medicine Wheel – emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. Let's say we started drinking and drugging in our teenage years. Our emotional development will stop, but we will grow older physically. We could then develop into an immature adult. As adults we might be acting like we were teenagers. Once we stop drinking or drugging, our emotional development will begin again. We need to grow and nurture ourselves in all four directions. We need to involve the Great Spirit's guidance in our development. That's the only way we become wise individuals and live our lives in harmony and in a sacred way.

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Words to consider (or, perhaps not!):

People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get. - Frederick Douglass (1817 - 1895)

Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats. - Howard Aiken (1900 - 1973)

Everything you can imagine is real. - Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. - Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784), quoted in Boswell's Life of Johnson

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. - Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities. - Dr. Seuss (1904 - 1991)

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The Sota is always looking for news of the Oyate.

If you have information and/or photos of newsworthy happenings in your family or community, please consider sharing with your Sota staff.

For submission deadlines and other information, see below:

Except for holidays copy to be considered for publication – news, advertising, editorial opinion letters, etc. – is to be submitted to: Sota, P.O. Box 5, Wilmot, SD 57279 by 10:00 a.m. on Thursday. FAX and e-mail submissions will be accepted until 12:00 noon on Friday (with the exception of letters to the editor/open letters to the Oyate, or "opinion" letters, which must be received by 10:00 a.m. Thursday).

If you are writing an opinion letter, please note that it must be signed and the author's name will appear in print. Letters must not contain libel and must be brief, ideally 500 words or less. Letters may be edited for content. Omissions will be identified with periods . . . editor's explanations will be provided in [brackets]. Readers who want access to unedited versions will need to contact the authors.

Earlier receipt of copy is always appreciated. So, if you are aware of a date or message that needs to be publicized or advertised, please let us know about it in advance of the weekly deadline.

The preferred way to submit typed articles and ads, art and photos, is by e-mail.

The editor can be reached at the following e-mail address:

earthskyweb@cs.com

For more information, leave a message on the Sota production office voicemail (605) 938-4452, or send a fax to the 24-hour dedicated line (605) 938-4676.

CDF

Obituaries –

Services held for Shalyn Spider

Funeral service for Shalyn Dawn Spider, 35 of Wilmot, SD was held on Wednesday afternoon, September 11, 2019 at the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribal community center, Agency Village, with Rev. Fr. Charles Chan, Rev. Fr. Conrad Ciesel, Deacon Betsy Ciesel, St. Mary's Lay Readers, John Cloud III Sr. Catechist officiating.

Pianist was Billy Kohl.

Pallbearers were Brennen Block, Rishawn Rios, Andre Rios, Ross Torgerson, Kevin LaFontaine Jr., BruceGerman Jr., Jason LaFontaine Sr., Matt Cleveland.

Honorary Pallbearers were Rachel Crawford, Jess Squirrel Coat, Lindsey Abraham, CeCe Block, Tonia Brown, Lenora Begay, Mike McClelland, Cyn Zara, Lorrena Alameda, numerous cousins, Navy Buddies and softball team.

Interment was at St. Mary's Episcopal Cemetery, Agency Village, SD with Military Rites by the Kit Fox Society and United Veterans.

Wake services were held Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at the community center.

Shalyn passed away at her home on September 6, 2019.

The Cahill Funeral Chapel, Sisseton, SD was in charge of funeral arrangements.

Shalyn Dawn Spider was born on February 10, 1984 in Sisseton, SD to Albert Spider Jr. and Jody LaFontaine.

Shalyn attended Sisseton Public School and graduated in 2002.

Shalyn joined the US Navy in July 2003, graduating basic in Chicago and was stationed in San Diego, CA for four years while stationed on the Navy Ships USS Benfold, WSS Higgins and the USS John Paul Jones DDG5 -- all were Arleigh Burke Class destroyers -- as an engineer and a yeoman.

She served during the Iraq Freedom Campaign.

She was awarded the national Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Navy Unit Commendation Medal.

She traveled Japan, Australia and Hawaii.

She lived in California for six years before moving back to Sisseton, SD in 2009 and working at IHS, Dakota Connection, Woodland Cabinetry Inc. and Dakota Magic Casino.

Shalyn loved playing sports, her two favorites being basketball and softball.

She loved to draw, write and listen to music.

Shalyn loved her family and all her nieces and nephews.

She was a proud auntie.

Shalyn is survived by her mother, Jody LaFontaine; grandmother JoAnn Spider; three siblings, Jade LaFontaine of Wilmot, SD, Brennen Block of Wilmot, SD and Kelsey Block of New Effington; six nieces and nephews, Rishawn Rios, Andre Rios, Julius Stutterheim, Kaiden German, Kaia German, and Kysa Block; Aunt/Godmother Betty Neilan and numerous Loving uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Shalyn was preceded in death by her Grandparents, Albert Spider Sr., Melvin Robertson, Sr., Doris LaFontaine; Uncle /Godfather Gary Neilan; Aunt/Godmother Michelle LaFontaine.

For Shalyn's obituary and online registry, please visit www.cahillfuneralchapel.com

Notice of editorial policy

(Editor's note: The following comes from the editor's column and the Sota "deadlines and policies" statement published weekly in the Sota.)

Copy to be considered for publication – news, advertising, editorial opinion letters, etc. – are to be submitted to: Sota, P.O. Box 5, Wilmot, SD 57279 by 10:00 a.m. on Thursday. FAX and e-mail submissions will be accepted until 12:00 noon on Friday (with the exception of letters to the editor/Open letter to the Oyate, or "opinion" letters, which must be received no later than 10:00 a.m. Thursday).

If you are writing an opinion letter, please note that it must be signed and the author's name will appear in print. Letters must not contain libel or offensive language and should be brief, 500 words or less. Letters may be edited for content. Omissions will be identified with periods . . . editor's explanations will be provided in [brackets]. Readers who want access to unedited versions will need to contact the authors.

Open letter to the Oyate

One thing I don't understand is how people vote to keep the store open, and yet no one is willing to patronize the store.

If anyone is to blame for the store's failure, it is our elders. They are the ones that feel they are special enough to not frequent our store, knowing damn well their patronage could very well save our store. At least, that is what I gathered from our previous administration's numbers.

But I have to ask why?

Why are our tribal members choosing to give money to a grocery store that has already exploited our personal resources?

There really is no logical reason to keep giving Teals our business.

Unless, of course, you support giving a single person your hard earned money, as opposed to keeping that money in your community.

If any of our tribal members has a rational reason for choosing Teals over Dakota Crossing please, express it.

We would all love to hear it.

Norb Jones Jr.

Court staff honor former Chief Judge B.J. Jones, Assoc. Judge Michael Swallow

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, the SWO Tribal Court staff held an honoring for former Chief Judge, B.J. Jones, at Dakota Magic Casino for his 21 years of dedication of service to the Court. The staff presented him with a star quilt and a plaque.

The Tribal Court would like to thank the Vice-Chairman's office for making this possible. And would also like to thank Dakota Magic Casino for the delicious meal prepared.

We would also like to thank Stephanie Block for doing an outstanding job preparing the cake and cupcakes.

The honoring was for Associate Judge, Michael T. Swallow too. He was unable to make it due to him attending a funeral that day.

Here are photo highlights.

Tribal elder, WWII veteran, comes to visit

By Crystal Owen

September 11, 2019

I met the most interesting elder today.

Daniel Martin.

He is a 93-year-old World War II Veteran, and he drove all the way from Spokane, Washington to the Lake Traverse Reservation by himself.

Yes, by himself he drove all this way.

He said he likes to get his business done in person, always has.

I'm honored to meet him and was happy to take him for a tour around the Tribal building introducing him to the Council in the Council chambers.

He can tell a pretty good story too; I loved his good energy and his spirit for life!

I still can't believe he drove all this way by himself. Wow!

(Editor's note: Thank you, Crystal, for introducing Mr. Martin to so many. He is Sisseton-Wahpeton and Chippewa and had made the trip to take care of business with BIA agencies in Minnesota and here. Here the WWII Airborne veteran is pictured with Chairman White, who was in uniform after participating in the Dakota Kit Fox 9/11 ceremony, and also with Council members in chambers.)

Billie Sutton speaker at NDEAM event at Sisseton

Billie Sutton will be the featured speaker at the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) celebration on October 3, 2019, at the Family Life Center, 404 West Hickory/Highway 10. Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m., with the speaker beginning at 6:45. This free event is open to the public. RSVPs are needed by September 27th. Please call Rachael Johnson at 605-698-7445 or email strioingt@venturecomm.net.

The theme for this year is THE RIGHT TALENT, RIGHT NOW. Billie's presentation is titled "Getting the Job Done: Overcoming Adversity and the Perseverance Built by Living with a Disability".

A fifth generation South Dakotan, Billie Sutton grew up on his family's ranch northeast of Burke, SD. He was valedictorian of his Burke High School graduating class and attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie on a full-ride rodeo scholarship and earned his bachelor's degree in Business Finance.

Billie went on to rodeo professionally and was in the top 30 in the world in the professional ranks when his career was cut short. At just 23 years old, Billie was paralyzed in a rodeo accident while competing at the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo in Minot, North Dakota.

Billie resides in his hometown of Burke, SD. He still rides horses and has a cattle operation with his family. Billie previously served as manager of the South Central South Dakota Hay Association and now works for First Fidelity Bank as an Investment Executive. Billie is President of the Burke Riding Club which puts on the award-winning Burke Stampede Rodeo.

Billie is married to Kelsea Denzy Sutton, an attorney with First Fidelity Bank and County Commissioner in Gregory County. Billie and Kelsea have a young son named Liam.

Billie was elected to the State Senate in 2010 and represented the people of his district until being term-limited after 8 years of public service. Billie served four years as the State Senate Minority Leader and ran for Governor of South Dakota in 2018.

Billie founded the Sutton Leadership Institute in 2019 to build the foundation for a stronger South Dakota and more vibrant communities and workplaces by inspiring and preparing the next generation of leaders for service to others.

This NDEAM celebration is sponsored by the Board of Vocational Rehabilitation, Board of Services to the Blind & Visually Impaired, Statewide Independent Living Council, Sisseton School District, Grant County ARC and Grant/Roberts Disability Support Services.

Le Vent du Nord returns to Sisseton

Toes will be tapping when the French Canadian folk music group, Le Vent du Nord (The North Wind), returns to the Sisseton Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Sept. 22. The concert, sponsored by the Sisseton Arts Council, begins at 7 p.m. Admission will be $15 for adults; students (K-12) will be admitted FREE.

The group was well-received here in November 2013 as part of the Arts Midwest World Fest program. During their week-long World Fest residency they spent time in the Sisseton and Tiospa Zina schools and provided additional mini-concerts in the community.

The award-winning group has performed over 1,600 concerts over five continents with their brand of folk music which draws from both traditional sources and original compositions. Featuring a button accordion, guitar, fiddle and a unique "hurdy-gurdy," their heart-stopping, foot-stomping repertoire is heavily influenced by Celtic music from both Ireland and Brittany.

Tribal program manager pleads guilty to theft, embezzlement

Aberdeen, SD -- Aug. 28, 2019 -- Dustin Martin "Dusty" Kirk entered a guilty plea in an agreement in US District Court today, admitting the following facts are true:

Between in or about January 2017 and January 2018, the Defendant did embezzle, steal, willfully misapply, willfully permit to be misapplied, and convert to his own use more than $1,000 of monies, funds, credits, goods, assets, and other property belonging to the Dakota Nation Development Corporation, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe, an Indian Tribal Organization.

At times material to this case, the Dakota Nation Development Corp. and the Sisseton-Wahpeton Housing Authority were separate agencies of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe, a tribal government that received federal assistance in excess of $10,000 during each calendar year of 2016, 2017, and 2018.

On behalf of the Tribe, DNDC administered tax credit housing. DNDC was a legal entity and it filed the incorporating documents with the SD Secretary of State.

SWHA administered federal housing programs, and it is governed by a tribal board.

Defendant Dustin Martin Kirk established Siouxland Lumber & Materials, LLC, on April 29, 2016. The company dissolved on May 4, 2018. Defendant was the sole owner of Siouxland Lumber, and he used his company and its bank account for personal expenses and to withdraw money for non-business related purchases, including gambling.

On or about January 31, 2017, Defendant, by and through Siouxland Lumber, submitted an estimate of the cost of material and labor to replace a shingle roof at the Barker Hill community with a metal roof. The estimate reflected a material cost of $5,000 per unit and a labor cost of $2,500 per unit. The Barker Hill community consisted of 21 tax credit houses. Defendant was hired to replace all 21 shingle roofs in the Barker Hill community with metal roofs.

DNDC paid Defendant the labor cost to replace 11 roofs and the material cost to replace 25 roofs. DNDC paid a mobilization fee of $5,500 although there was no legitimate purpose for this fee. DNDC also paid $14,700 to stain the decks of all 21 tax credit houses in the Barker Hill community. These checks were all deposited into Siouxland Lumber's checking account. Defendant unlawfully converted to his own use the money he received for this project from the tribe and its tribal entity; Defendant then gambled monies intended for this project. Defendant billed and was paid by DNDC for the material for 14 roofs that were not done and a mobilization fee that was not authorized. Kirk also billed and was paid by DNDC to stain 17 decks that were not done. The loss amount associated with this project is approximately $87,400.

As to all relevant times relating to SWHA in 2016 and 2017, an analysis of the contracts and modifications that were entered into between the SWHA and Defendant established that there were 94 units that were to have shingle roofs replaced with metal roofs. By January 2019, only 13 units had metal roofs and the invoices that were submitted by Defendant to the SWHA revealed that he billed SWHA and was paid for roof material for housing units that still had shingle roofs.

The loss amount associated with this project, when considering Defendant's overbilling, duplicative modifications, fraudulent billing, and unfinished work that facilitated the embezzlement and theft, totaled approximately $296,889.

Defendant, likewise, gambled much of the money associated with this project.

These facts were presented in four counts in the grand jury indictment filed March 5, 2019.

Maximum penalties:

Counts 1 and 2: 5 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release, an additional 2 years upon revocation; $100 VAF; restitution.

Counts 3 and 4: 5 years of probation, a $500,000 fine, or both; forfeiture; $400 VAF, restitution.

Dusty Kirk has also been working for the Tribe as manager of the SWO Homebuyer Program.

SWO Facilities manager pleads guilty to theft, embezzlement

Aberdeen, SD -- September 9, 2019 -- Jerome Renville entered a guilty plea in an agreement in US District Court today, admitting the following facts are true:

Between in or about January 2015 and March 2019, the Defendant Jerome Renville did embezzle, steal, willfully misapply, willfully permit to be misapplied, and convert to his own use monies, funds, credits, goods, assets, and other property belonging to the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Sioux Tribe, an Indian Tribal organizations, not exceeding $1,000.

Defendant was the Supervisor of the Tribe's Facilities Maintenance for over 5 years. While serving in this position, Defendant willfully misapplied money and funds belonging to the Tribe; Defendant used and converted those monies for his own personal use.

Restitution/agreement to pay: The Defendant agrees to pay $6,000 restitution to the victim identified in this matter. Defendant agrees that the amount of restitution is not restricted to the amount alleged in the count to which the Defendant is pleading guilty and may include losses arising from charges not prosecuted.

Maximum penalties: 1 year of custody, a $100,000 fine, or both; 1 year of supervised release, a violation of any condition of release could result in 1 year of additional incarceration on any such revocation; $25 assessment; forfeiture; restitution.

Prairie Doc® Perspectives -

Blood Vessel Disease

By Richard P. Holm, MD

For years I cared for a young gentleman with recurrent leg swelling associated with redness, fever, pain and open sores between his toes and lower legs and the rash of athlete's foot. Once again, the emergency room doctor admitted the patient, and started him on intravenous antibiotics while the nurses put on support hose and encouraged him to elevate his legs.

There are two types of blood vessels making up "the vascular system." Going away from the heart, blood is pumped through arteries providing oxygen and nutrients to almost every cell in the body. Coming back to the heart, blood travels through veins, oxygen depleted and loaded with waste. When venous blood passes through the kidneys, liver and lungs, waste is removed.

When arterial flow is blocked, pain, loss of muscle strength and open sores develop. In contrast, when venous flow is blocked, swelling and congestion occur which can also reduce arterial flow. Most dangerous, poor venous flow can result in blood clots.

Reversible causes for arterial blockage include regularly eating too many calories, not getting enough exercise, smoking and failing to connect enough with people and nature (which is entirely under-rated). Others may talk about pills and supplements, but the plain truth is that nothing comes close to these healthy lifestyle habits in preventing premature obstruction of arteries.

A list of preventable or treatable causes for vein and venous obstruction with swelling in the legs is long. It includes congestive heart failure, inherited varicose veins, jobs that require prolonged sitting or standing in one place and leg trauma, all of which injure vein valves, make edema worse and increase the risk for clots. Clots developing in veins are dangerous. They can move to the lungs, threaten life and worsen swelling.

My young patient had a combination of foot fungus (athlete's foot) and bacterial infection growing in toe cracks and leg sores. He also had venous insufficiency (the valves in the veins were destroyed) and new blood clots, possibly triggered by the fungal and bacterial infections. His condition was complicated, indeed! We elevated his feet even higher, increased the pressure of his support hose and added medicines including a low dose diuretic, an anti-fungus medication and an anticoagulant. His leg swelling resolved and stayed that way, especially because he wore 20 pound below-the-knee compression hose.

Bottom line: The vascular system makes up an incredibly complex organ system. Please take measures to protect blood vessels by understanding the values of a healthy lifestyle and, when needed, wearing firm below-the-knee support hose.

*****

Richard P. Holm, MD is founder of The Prairie Doc® and author of "Life's Final Season, A Guide for Aging and Dying with Grace" available on Amazon. For free and easy access to the entire Prairie Doc® library, visit www.prairiedoc.org and follow Prairie Doc® on Facebook featuring On Call with the Prairie Doc® a medical Q&A show streaming on Facebook and broadcast on SDPTV most Thursdays at 7 p.m. central.

Youth, school activities highlights –

Education watch on the Lake Traverse Reservation

Wambdi Homecoming Week

The Tiospa Zina Tribal School Wambdipi celebrated their Homecoming last week.

King John German III and Queen Brendalyn Barse were crowned Friday morning during Coronation and rode together in the parade. They also walked onto the field to help kick off the homecoming game.

The Junior Class was winner of the Battle Cry Cheer competition held Friday morning after coronation! They get to hold on to the "Pep Jug" for the rest of the year.

Here are floats judged as winners in this year's parade.

Most Original: SWO Head Start.

Most Creative: Tribal Education Program.

Crowd Favorite: Dakota Magic Casino & Hotel.

Best Community Spirit: Miss Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate.

Funniest: Veterans Memorial Youth Center.

Best use of Dakotah: Sisseton Wahpeton College.

Middle School: Eighth Grade Class.

High School: Sophomore Class.

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who sponsored a float and who participated in our Wambdi Homecoming activities.

And congratulations to the Wambdi team for winning against St. Francis Indian School 61-20!

Here are some photo highlights from the wacipi and coronation; watch for more next week from the school and from John Heminger Photography.

ESDS FACE is Back!

Face is back!

We have 19 students and some AMAZING PARENTS! Parent engagement is a very important part of FACE.

In the center-base we our learning about our bodies, rules and routines.

The parents have been working on Dialogic reading and will be starting 123 Magic, a discipline technique.

Thank you FACE parents for being an important part of your child's education.

FACE class is now Monday through Thursday.

No school on Friday.

Senator Rounds accepting Spring 2020 internship applications

Deadline to apply is October 15, 2019

Pierre, SD -- Sept. 6, 2019 -- U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) today announced that he is currently accepting internship applications for spring 2020. The deadline to apply for internships in his Washington, D.C., Pierre, Rapid City and Sioux Falls offices is Tuesday, October 15, 2019. College credit is available.

Duties in the Washington, D.C., office may include tracking legislation, researching bills, attending committee hearings and briefings, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, handling constituent phone calls, sorting mail and providing legislative support. Duties in the South Dakota offices include researching constituent inquiries and requests, participation in outreach activities, assisting staff on special projects, handling phone calls and constituent requests and sorting mail. In all offices, students will work closely with constituents and staff, polish their research and writing skills and gain an in-depth understanding of a Senate office.

Interested college students should complete the online internship application and submit a resume no later than Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Resumes should be submitted to intern coordinator Kari Weller at kari_weller@rounds.senate.gov. Information about the internship program, along with the application, can be found online at www.rounds.senate.gov/internships.

Additional questions can be directed to Kari Weller at (605) 336-0486.

Higher Education organizations call on Congress to pass the FUTURE Act

September 3, 2019

Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) president and CEO, Dr. Harry L. Williams, along with the presidents and CEOs of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, and the United Negro College Fund, are jointly calling on the U.S. Congress to pass the Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act before September 30th to avoid the expiration of critical funds to their respective member schools.

The FUTURE Act continues critically needed funds for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions (ANNHs); Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs); Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs); Native American-Serving, Nontribal Institutions (NASNTIs); Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs); and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), which are set to expire on September 30, 2019. Without the continuation of this funding (Title III-Part F of the Higher Education Act of 1965), these institutions are facing a $255 million fiscal "cliff," which could result in the loss of jobs and programming for the institutions. The fiscal cliff could also lead to a loss of material support for their students, most of whom are low-income or first-generation college students, or both.

Collectively, these diverse institutions represent 42 states and account for more than one-quarter of all undergraduates in the nation. Title III-Part F, funding is vital federal financial support which helps eligible colleges and universities expand their capacity to serve their students through the strengthening of their academic programming, including STEM, enhancement of their fiscal stability, and improvement of their institutional management.

"For several months the Thurgood Marshall College Fund has been working aggressively behind the scenes on behalf of not only our 47 member-schools but all MSIs to find a way to preserve this important funding," says Harry L. Williams, president and CEO of TMCF. "We are proud to have worked cooperatively with the other higher education advocacy organizations as a united front, fighting for the passage of the FUTURE Act. It is critical that Congress heed the collective call of our organizations who represent the voices of nearly four million students in America and expeditiously pass the FUTURE Act. We must ensure our country continues to properly invest in the students who will be the drivers of the nation's economic prosperity for decades to come."

"At Tribal Colleges and Universities, Title III-Part F funding has been the means for building a foundation for American Indian and Alaska Native postsecondary success and targeted workforce development-both essential elements for community prosperity," says Carrie Billy, president and CEO of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. "Now-as TCUs and tribal communities now are positioning to sustain these essential programs-is exactly the wrong time to withdraw support. Many important but still vulnerable TCU programs will end entirely and considerable investment will be lost if Congress does not act swiftly to save the Title III-Part F program. We urge Congress to protect the future for all Americans-including the first Americans-by enacting the FUTURE Act this month."

If passed, this bill will simply extend, for an additional two years, the mandatory portion of Title III-Part F funding, currently set to expire on September 30, 2019, at current funding levels.

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is looking to change the narrative about American Indians in classrooms, transforming how teachers are teaching history to achieve a more inclusive, accurate and complete education. The Cherokee Nation was one of many Native nations to lose its lands to the United States. As part of its national education initiative, Native Knowledge 360 Degrees (NK360°), the National Museum of the American Indian has launched a new online educational resource available for educators and students titled, "The Trail of Tears: A Story of Cherokee Nation Removal."

The new online materials, which incorporate the written Cherokee language, tell the story of the removal of the Cherokee people from their original homelands in the Southeast—Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky. In particular, the digital lesson highlights the numerous strategic efforts of the Cherokee Nation to avoid removal and the Cherokee people's persistence in rebuilding their nation after ultimately being forced to move to Indian Territory, now Oklahoma, during the 1830s.

"Native Knowledge 360° is aligned with the work of many Native nations, states and organizations that share a common goal of making American Indian education a priority," said Kevin Gover, director of the National Museum of the American Indian. "Americans do not know enough about our shared history even to be properly offended at the lack of an inclusive narrative that illuminates the history of this continent in all of its complexity. By offering better materials to our educators about American Indians, we are looking to create a more empathetic and better educated citizenry."

"It is an honor for Cherokee Nation to collaborate once again with a renowned institution like the National Museum of the American Indian," said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. "We applaud the efforts of the museum to educate a new generation of young people and provide them with a more comprehensive and accurate understanding of forced removal and the impact it has had on our country. Participating in NK360° is a wonderful opportunity to share the Cherokee story, our unique history and heritage and showcase who we are in the 21st century. They will learn about the resilience of the Cherokee people and see that we remain a vibrant and essential part of America's tapestry. It is an inspiring story, a truly American story, and sadly, it is getting lost in our country's classrooms. It is our responsibility to ensure the true accounts of the Cherokee people are accurately documented and available for the public."

Produced by the National Museum of the American Indian in collaboration with leaders, historians, scholars and other community members from the Cherokee Nation, this interactive uses primary sources, quotes, images and short videos of contemporary Cherokee people to tell the story of how their nation resisted removal and how they survived to celebrate and sustain important cultural values and practices today. This resource was designed to help students and teachers better understand an important and difficult chapter in the history of both Native nations and the United States.

Legals

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate

Early Head Start & Head Start

Request for Proposals

Purpose Statement

The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Head Start Program is seeking a consultant to provide Dakota Language. This project will begin Sept 30, 2019 and will not be extended beyond June 30, 2019. Services will be need two times a week for Staff, Parents, children and community members.

Potential applicants interested in performing the services described below should submit sealed proposals to the attention of "Dakota Language consultant" Lennie Peters, Procurement Office, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, P.O. Box 509, Agency Village, South Dakota 57262. To be considered, the proposal must be received no later than September 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation is a sovereign and federally recognized Indian Tribe. All proposals must include recognition that contractual agreements and work shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws and courts of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate. Irrespective of any language to the contrary in the RFP, subsequent agreements or elsewhere, no right to arbitration of any controversy or claim arising out of or related to the Agreement will be authorized.

A Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Business License must be obtained on notification of awarded proposal before execution of contract.

FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION OF the duties performed.

Agrees to perform the services for the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs of the Sisseton Wahpeton Head Start and Early Head Start Program. As specified in Scope of Services section of this Request for Proposal.

SCOPE OF SERVICES:

· Conduct Dakota Language and cultural teachings for the Staff, Parents, Children and Community members twice a week for the Agency Village Site and the Enemy Swim Site.

· Provide written communication to the Director and Education Manager for staff and parents that could not attend

· Teach and model skills onsite to staff and parents as needed and authorized by the Director.

· Be available for additional professional development trainings of Head Start staff and parents on how to promote the language in the classrooms and improve communication as needed and authorized by the Director.

Shall commence performance of the contract on September 30, 2019 and shall complete performance to the satisfaction of SWHS no later June 30, 2020.

Shall adhere to the dates and performance time lines specified in the Scope of Services.

Applicants must submit the following as a part of their proposal:

1.  Resume of academic and professional credentials, technical competence experience, and expertise.

2.  Work plan to perform the scope of work delineating deliverable and timeline for completion.

3.  Incremental payment schedule that is based on completion of deliverables delineated in the work plan.

Required Documents.

1.  Statement of qualifications, competence, and capacity to perform the scope of work.

2.  Abide by the laws, policies of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation shall govern proposal, contracts and work.

3.  Copy of SWO Business License.

All interested parties acknowledge that any Agreement executed and performed within the Tribe's exclusive jurisdiction is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Tribal Court of Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation. All interested parties acknowledge that they must comply with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Ordinances: TERO Chapter 59 Requirements, Wage Rates & Compliance Plan; Business License Ordinance Chapter 53 and Tax Ordinance Chapter 67; and Chapter 75 Sex Offender Registration.

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Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate

Early Head Start & Head Start

Request for Proposals

Purpose Statement

The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Head Start Program is seeking a person or company to provide Early Childhood Mental/Behavioral Health Services. This project will begin Sept 30, 2019 and will not be extended beyond June 30, 2019. Position is also available for Part time.

Potential applicants interested in performing the services described below should submit sealed proposals to the attention of "SWO Head Start Behavior Health", Lennie Peters, Procurement Office, Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, P.O. Box 509, Agency Village, South Dakota 57262. To be considered, the proposal must be received no later than September 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation is a sovereign and federally recognized Indian Tribe. All proposals must include recognition that contractual agreements and work shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws and courts of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate. Irrespective of any language to the contrary in the RFP, subsequent agreements or elsewhere, no right to arbitration of any controversy or claim arising out of or related to the Agreement will be authorized.

A Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Business License must be obtained on notification of awarded proposal before execution of contract.

FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION OF the duties performed.

Agrees to perform the services to Head Start and Early Head Start Programs of the Sisseton Wahpeton Head Start and Early Head Start Program. As specified in Scope of Services section of this Request for Proposal.

SCOPE OF SERVICES:

· Conduct professional development training for the 2019-2020 on behavior health to Head Start staff.

· Provide onsite general classroom observations and consultations regarding the children's behaviors, adult/child interactions, classroom atmosphere, and care giver relationships. There are eight (8) Head Start classrooms and five (5) Early Head Start classrooms. A minimum of two observations will be done for each classroom per school year fall and spring.

· Provide written and verbal communication to the Disabilities Manager and Education Manager concerning these observations within 20 working days after their completion.

· If a change in the classroom needs to be made immediately then the Education Manager will be notified the day of the observation in person, by email, or by phone.

· Teach and model skills onsite to staff and parents as needed and authorized by the Director.

· Conduct observations of specific children referred by West Head Start, Enemy Swim Head Start or Early Head Start personnel with informed parental consent. These observations may be in classroom or on a home visit. Provide written and verbal communication of the results of the observations to the Disabilities Manager and Education Manager. The Disabilities Manager will convey the results to parents, Teachers, Teachers' Aides, Education Manager and other Specialists, as needed.

· Be available to Disabilities Manager, Education Manager, EHS/HS Director and Mentor/Coach Teacher to respond to classroom staff's concerns about enrolled children and families.

· Be available for additional professional development trainings of Head Start staff and parents on how to promote pro-social behaviors, foster relationships, and improve communication as needed and authorized by the Director.

· Participate in the Head Start Health Services Advisory Committee that meets monthly. The contract performance period is as follows:

Shall commence performance of the contract on September 30, 2019 and shall complete performance to the satisfaction of SWHS no later June 30, 2020.

Shall adhere to the dates and performance time lines specified in the Scope of Services.

Applicants must submit the following as a part of their proposal:

1.  Bio-sketch or resume of academic and professional credentials, technical competence experience, and expertise.

2.  Work plan to perform the scope of work delineating deliverable and timeline for completion.

3.  Incremental payment schedule that is based on completion of deliverables delineated in the work plan.

Required Documents.

1.  Statement of qualifications, competence, and capacity to perform the scope of work.

2.  Abide by the laws, policies of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation shall govern proposal, contracts and work.

3.  Copy of SWO Business License.

All interested parties acknowledge that any Agreement executed and performed within the Tribe's exclusive jurisdiction is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Tribal Court of Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation. All interested parties acknowledge that they must comply with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Ordinances: TERO Chapter 59 Requirements, Wage Rates & Compliance Plan; Business License Ordinance Chapter 53 and Tax Ordinance Chapter 67; and Chapter 75 Sex Offender Registration.

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Request for BID/PROPOSALS (RFB/RFP)

Project: SWO Head Start Fence

RFB#: 9/13/19

The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Head Start on this 13th day of September, 2019 herein provides notification that bids will be received for the SWO Head Start fence replacement project located in Agency Village, South Dakota on the east side of the SWO Head Start program.

Work performed will include equipment, transportation, permits, materials and labor to complete the following per specifications and any manufacturer's warranty specifications and will include a contractor's warranty of work for one-year commencing from completion and acceptance of the project.

Removal & Disposal of existing fence around playground

Install new 6-foot-high, 9-gauge chain link fence around playground (approximately 650ft)

Install 2 gates

Site cleanup and removal of all debris and materials

Bidder shall be responsible for conducting site review, inspection of project area and recording and taking all measurements associated with furnishing materials and completing the tasks listed above. To schedule the site review, contact Lynn Halbert at 605-698-3103.

Sealed bids must have bid schedule sheet completed in full with quantities, unit cost per bid item, total cost per bid item and total cost for project. Failure to complete the bid schedule completely will result in an incomplete bid and will not be considered. Bid sheet and map of playground can be picked up in the procurement office.

All sealed bids must include, along with bid schedule sheet:

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribal business license

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tero Cerification, if applicable

Workmen's compensation Coverage

Liability Insurance

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate TERO and Tribal Tax requirements;

TERO Tax - 3.00%

SWO Tribal Use Tax - 5.50%

SWO Tribal Excise Tax - 2.00%

Any questions regarding TERO and SWO Tribal Tax please contact the SWO TERO Office or the SWO Tribal Tax Office at (605) 698-3911

Sealed bids will be received by the Procurement Office beginning on September 16, 2019 and closing on September 27, 2019 at 4:00pm with project and company name on the envelope. Any bids received after this time and date will not be opened and sent back to the bidder. Acceptable sealed bids will be opened by the SWO Head Start Director, Procurement and Tribal Secretary's office on Oct. 1, 2019 at 10am at the Tribal Secretary's Office, Tribal Administration Building.

Notice of this Request for Bids herein is posted on the bulletin boards of Sisseton Wahpeton Housing Authority, Sisseton; SD; SWO TERO, Agency Village, SD; SWO Head Start, Agency Village, SD; Enemy Swim Head Start, Enemy Swim, SD; and copies of the same supplied to all building suppliers and builders exchanges located on or near the Lake Traverse Reservation, SD. The SWO Head Start reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids received for this project.

Contact the procurement office for copies of bid schedule, specifications and copies of any other forms and/or project documents: lenniebp@swo-nsn.gov or 05-698-3911 ext 8302

All interested parties acknowledge that any Agreement executed and performed within the Tribe's exclusive jurisdiction is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Tribal Court of Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation. All interested parties acknowledge that they must comply with the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Ordinances: TERO Chapter 59 Requirements, Wage Rate & Compliance plan; business License Ordinance Chapter 53 and Tax Ordinance Chapter 67; and Chapter 75 Sex Offender Registration.

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Dakota Connection Casino

Request for Bids

September 10, 2019

1.  Project Description

Dakota Connection Bingo and Casino is soliciting bids for removal of asphalt and pave sections of the parking lot.

Work to be performed is located at 46102 SD Hwy 10, Sisseton, South Dakota 57262

2.  Project Scope

Remove base asphalt where needed and pave.

3.  Removal and Disposal of existing asphalt

The site cleanup and removal of all debris shall be the responsibility of the bidder

4.  Compliant with TERO Requirements

All Bids must include, along with bid schedule sheet:

1.  Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribal Business License

2.  Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate TERO Certification, if applicable

3.  Workman's Compensation Coverage

4.  Liability Insurance

5.  TERO Tax 3.00%

6.  Sisseton-Wahpeton Tribal Tax Requirements

All bids must be in compliant with Tribal Tax Requirements:

1.  Sisseton-Wahpeton Tribal Use tax 5.50%

2.  Sisseton-Wahpeton Tribal Excise tax 2.00%

Any questions regarding TERO and SWO Tribal Tax please contact the SWO TERO office or the SWO Tax Office at 605-698-3911

7.  Timeline (s)

Bids will be received by Dakota Connection Facility department beginning on September 16, 2019 and closing on September 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM

8.  Contact Information:

9.  All inquiries on project shall be directed to Jeremiah Johnson, Facility Manager of Dakota Connection at 605-698-4273 office or 605-419-2294 cell

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Request for Bids

Requesting sealed proposals for:

The Gen-I program is looking for a cultural programming specialist, experienced in planning and facilitating cultural education and activities for youth.

Consultant will provide the following Cultural Programming:

A minimum of one cultural program/activity specifically for youth ages 10 and up per month, ensuring that a minimum of one program/activity is offered in each district, or working with each district to transport youth to program location.

All sealed bids must include and be submitted by September 20, 2019:

Applicants must submit the following as part of their proposal:

1.  Bio-sketch or resume of academic credentials, technical competence, experience with youth, experience in providing cultural specific programming for youth, and expertise.

2.  Statement of qualifications, competence, and capacity to perform the scope of work.

3.  Itemized budget needed to perform scope of work.

Required Documentation:

1.  Copy of SWO Business License, if proposal is approved.

2.  Must be able to pass a federal background check, if approved.

Length of Contract

12 months

Payment

Shall not exceed $3000.00 participant supplies not included.

Contact the Procurement Office for specifications: LennieBP@SWO-NSN.GOV

Please submit sealed proposals to: SWO Procurement Office

Attn: Lennie Peters

PO Box 509

Agency Village, SD 57262

By 4:00 pm on Friday September 20, 2019

All interested parties acknowledge that any Agreement executed and performed within the Tribe's exclusive jurisdiction is subject ot the exclusive jurisdiction of the Tribal Court of Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation. All interested parties acknowledge that they must comply with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Ordinances: TERO Chapter 59 Requirements, Wage Rates & Compliance Plan; Business License Ordinance Capter 53 and Tax Ordinance.

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Request for Bids

Requesting sealed proposals for:

The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Dakotah Pride Center is seeking proposals for qualified, experienced professionals to facilitate training on co-dependency before and after treatment for the inpatient clients and their families each cycle. Dakotah Pride Center has approximately 8-10 cycles per year.

All sealed bids must include and be submitted by September 20, 2019:

Applicants must submit the following as a part of their proposal:

1.  Resume of experience and/or professional credentials

2.  Itemized budget needed to perform scope of work, including all fees and reimbursable expenses (such as supplies, travel, and overhead)

3.  Desired length of contract must be addressed within proposal. The preferred contract length is one year.

Required Documentation:

1.  Statement of competence and capacity to perform the scope of work.

2.  Abide by the laws, policies and courts of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Rervation shall govern proposal, contracts, and work.

3.  Copy of SWO Business License, if proposal is approved.

4.  To review the entire list of required documentation and what else must be submitted with the proposal please contact Lennie Bernard-Peters SWO Procurement Officer. Her information is provided below

Contact the Procurement Office for specifications: lenniebp@swo-nsn.gov

Please submit sealed proposals to: SWO Procurement Office

Attn: Lennie Bernard-Peters

PO Box 509

Agency Village, SD 57262

All interested parties acknowledge that any Agreement executed and performed within the Tribe's exclusive jurisdiction is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Tribal Court of Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation. All interested parties acknowledge that they must comply with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Ordinances: TERO Chapter 59 Requirements, Wage Rates & Compliance Plan; Business License Ordinance Chapter 53 and Tax Ordinance Chapter 67; and Chapter 75 Sex Offender Registration.

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Request for Bids

Requesting sealed proposals for:

The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Dakotah Pride Center is seeking proposals for qualified, experienced professionals to facilitate training on Dimensions of Change, intergenerational trauma healing, historical trauma healing, grief, and addictions for the inpatient clients each cycle. Dakotah Pride Center has 8-10 cycles per year

All sealed bids must include and be submitted by September 20, 2019:

Applicants must submit the following as a part of their proposal:

1.  Resume of experience and/or professional credentials

2.  Itemized budget needed to perform scope of work, including all fees and reimbursable expenses (such as supplies, travel, and overhead)

3.  Desired length of contract must be addressed within proposal. The preferred contract length is one year.

Required Documentation:

1.  Statement of competence and capacity to perform the scope of work.

2.  Abide by the laws, policies and courts of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Rervation shall govern proposal, contracts, and work.

3.  Copy of SWO Business License, if proposal is approved.

4.  To review the entire list of required documentation and what else must be submitted with the proposal please contact Lennie Bernard-Peters SWO Procurement Officer. Her information is provided below.

Contact the Procurement Office for specifications: lenniebp@swo-nsn.gov

Please submit sealed proposals to: SWO Procurement Office

Attn: Lennie Bernard-Peters

PO Box 509

Agency Village, SD 57262

All interested parties acknowledge that any Agreement executed and performed within the Tribe's exclusive jurisdiction is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Tribal Court of Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation. All interested parties acknowledge that they must comply with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Ordinances: TERO Chapter 59 Requirements, Wage Rates & Compliance Plan; Business License Ordinance Chapter 53 and Tax Ordinance Chapter 67; and Chapter 75 Sex Offender Registration.

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Request for Bids

Requesting sealed proposals for:

The Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Dakotah Pride Center is seeking proposals for qualified, experienced professionals to facilitate training the Red Road Approach and addiction recovery for the inpatient clients each cycle. Dakotah Pride Center has 8-10 cycles per year.

All sealed bids must include and be submitted by September 20, 2019:

Applicants must submit the following as a part of their proposal:

1.  Resume of experience and/or professional credentials

2.  Itemized budget needed to perform scope of work, including all fees and reimbursable expenses (such as supplies, travel, and overhead)

3.  Desired length of contract must be addressed within proposal. The preferred contract length is one year.

Required Documentation:

1.  Statement of competence and capacity to perform the scope of work.

2.  Abide by the laws, policies and courts of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Rervation shall govern proposal, contracts, and work.

3.  Copy of SWO Business License, if proposal is approved.

4.  To review the entire list of required documentation and what else must be submitted with the proposal please contact Lennie Bernard-Peters SWO Procurement Officer. Her information is provided below.

Attn: Lennie Bernard-Peters

PO Box 509

Agency Village, SD 57262

All interested parties acknowledge that any Agreement executed and performed within the Tribe's exclusive jurisdiction is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Tribal Court of Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation. All interested parties acknowledge that they must comply with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Ordinances: TERO Chapter 59 Requirements, Wage Rates & Compliance Plan; Business License Ordinance Chapter 53 and Tax Ordinance Chapter 67; and Chapter 75 Sex Offender Registration.

 

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 13-108

SWOCSE/ Keisha Godfrey, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Derrick Flute, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Review for and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 25th day of September 2019 at the hour of 9:00 o'clock A.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 21st day of August, 2019

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 15-094

SWOCSE/ Rex Godfrey, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Derrick Flute, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Review for and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 25th day of September 2019 at the hour of 9:00 o'clock A.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 21st day of August, 2019

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS- 14-082

SWOCSE/ Aaron Keeble, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Derrick Flute, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Review for and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 25th day of September 2019 at the hour of 9:00 o'clock A.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 21st day of August, 2019

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS-18-204

SWOCSE/ Rhiannon Redday, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Jarrell Adams, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Show Cause for and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 26th day of September 2019 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. If you fail to appear a Warrant will be issued. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 30th day of August, 2019.

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS-18-212

SWOCSE/ James Cloud, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Tawny Anderson, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Dismiss Current Support and Establish TANF Arrears for and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 26th day of September 2019 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 30th day of August, 2019.

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS-19-104

SWOCSE/ Seava Sartwell, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Jaynie Barse, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support for and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 26th day of September 2019 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 30th day of August, 2019.

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS-19-112

SWOCSE/ Dawn Godfrey, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Marcella Eagle, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support for and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 26th day of September 2019 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 30th day of August, 2019.

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS-19-104

SWOCSE/ Donnette Red Bear, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Marcella Eagle, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Amend Child Support for and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 26th day of September 2019 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 30th day of August, 2019.

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS-19-104

SWOCSE/Shanice Keoke, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Tyson Flute, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Show Cause for failure to pay Child Support for and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 26th day of September 2019 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. Failure to appear will result in a bench warrant being issued and set to the amount of arrears owed. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 30th day of August, 2019.

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS-13-010

SWOCSE/Darla King, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Michaeline Labelle, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Show Cause for failure to pay Child Support for and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 26th day of September 2019 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. Failure to appear will result in a bench warrant being issued and set to the amount of arrears owed. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 30th day of August, 2019.

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS-19-138

SWOCSE/ Misty Kirk, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Archie Mack, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support for and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 26th day of September 2019 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 30th day of August, 2019.

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS-19-058

SWOCSE/ Donna Thompson, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Archie Mack, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Dismiss Child Support and Establish TANF arrears and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 26th day of September 2019 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 30th day of August, 2019.

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS-19-136

SWOCSE/ Misty Kirk, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Lashannon Quinn-Mack, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support for and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 26th day of September 2019 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 30th day of August, 2019.

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS-19-056

SWOCSE/ Donna Thompson, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Lashannon Quinn-Mack, DEFENDANT

 

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Dismiss Child Support and Establish TANF arrears and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 26th day of September 2019 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 30th day of August, 2019.

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS-18-016

SWOCSE/Maria Decoteau, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Robert Renville, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Show Cause for failure to pay Child Support for and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 26th day of September 2019 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. Failure to appear will result in a bench warrant being issued and set to the amount of arrears owed. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 30th day of August, 2019.

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS-19-134

SWOCSE/ Silas Ortley, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Gabriel Sanchez Jr., DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support for and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 26th day of September 2019 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 30th day of August, 2019.

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS-19-100

SWOCSE/ Navah Keeble, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Mikayla Schaefer, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support for and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 26th day of September 2019 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 30th day of August, 2019.

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS-19-132

SWOCSE/ Donna Bursheim, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Tyler Shepherd, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support for and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 26th day of September 2019 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 30th day of August, 2019.

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS-19-158

SWOCSE/ Angelic St John Vaughn, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Jason Vaughn, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support for and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 26th day of September 2019 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 30th day of August, 2019.

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS-19-140

SWOCSE/ Misty Kirk, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Nico White, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Complaint to Establish Child Support for and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 26th day of September 2019 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 30th day of August, 2019.

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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SISSETON-WAHPETON OYATE

IN TRIBAL COURT

LAKE TRAVERSE RESERVATION

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA

CASE NO. CS-02-185

SWOCSE/Danielle Robertson, PLAINTIFF

VS.

Donovan King, DEFENDANT

ORDER OF PUBLICATION &

NOTICE OF HEARING

It is hereby Ordered that Notice by Publication is hereby provided for a Motion to Show Cause for failure to pay Child Support for and Notice of Hearing is hereby provided that a hearing will held at the Tribal Admin Building in Tribal Court, Agency Village, South Dakota, on the 26th day of September 2019 at the hour of 1:00 o'clock P.M. or as soon thereafter as possible.

You are required to be at the hearing. Failure to appear will result in a bench warrant being issued and set to the amount of arrears owed. Upon request, the SWOCSE Clerk will provide you with a copy of the Motion describing the matter.

Dated this 23rd day of August, 2019.

BY THE ORDER OF THE COURT:

/S/

Deborah DuBray, Presiding Judge

ATTEST: Melinda Carlson, SWOCSE Clerk of Court

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August 2019 Tribal Council proceedings

REGULAR TRIBAL COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 9:00 AM

TiWakan Tio Tipi Council Chambers

 

TRIBAL COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT:

BIG COULEE:                     Lisa Jackson

BUFFALO LAKE:                 Louis Johnson

ENEMY SWIM:                     Cheryl Owen

HEIPA/VEBLEN:                  Winfield Rondell Jr.

LAKE TRAVERSE:               Francis Crawford

LONG HOLLOW:                 Curtis Bissonette

OLD AGENCY:                     Milton Owen

 

TRIBAL EXECUTIVES PRESENT: Tribal Chairman Donovan White and Tribal Vice-Chairman Edmund Johnson Jr.

 

TRIBAL EXECUTIVES ABSENT: Tribal Secretary Myrna Thompson (travel)

 

CALL TO ORDER: Tribal Chairman Donovan White called the meeting to order at 9:30 AM with two (2) Executives and seven (7) Council members from seven (7) Districts answering Roll Call. Opening Prayer for the Heipa District said by Heipa Tribal Council Member Winfield Rondell Jr.

 

MOTION NO. 10: made by Winfield Rondell Jr., second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Lisa Jackson, to approve the Special Tribal Council Meeting Minutes of Monday, July 1, 2019.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 10: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 11: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Francis Crawford, question by Cheryl Owen, to approve the Regular Tribal Council Meeting Minutes of Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 11: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 12: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Cheryl Owen, question by Winfield Rondell Jr., to approve the Regular Tribal Council Meeting Minutes of Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 12: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 13: made by Milton Owen, second by Cheryl Owen, question by Winfield Rondell Jr., to approve the Special Tribal Council Meeting Minutes of Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 13: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 14: made by Milton Owen, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Cheryl Owen, to approve the Special Tribal Council Meeting Minutes of Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 14: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 15: made by Francis Crawford, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Milton Owen, to approve the Special Tribal Council Meeting Minutes of Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 15: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 16: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Cheryl Owen, question by Lisa Jackson, to approve the Regular Tribal Council Meeting Minutes of Friday, July 26, 2019.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 16: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 17: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Winfield Rondell Jr., question by Cheryl Owen, to add Tribal Vice-Chairman Edmund Johnson Jr. to the bank signature cards for Dakota Crossing Grocery Store.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 17: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 18: made by Winfield Rondell Jr., second by Cheryl Owen, question by Milton Owen, to approve the Special Tribal Council Meeting Minutes of Friday, July 26, 2019.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 18: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 19: made by Francis Crawford, second by Lisa Jackson, question by Curtis Bissonette, to authorize an auction sale of the Tribal vehicles declared as excess property, with Jerome Renville Sr. to serve as auctioneer, and to give thirty (30) days for people to claim the vehicles that were previous bid out, and if they do not pay for and remove the vehicles, to include those vehicles in the auction.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 19: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 20: made by Winfield Rondell Jr., second by Cheryl Owen, question by Francis Crawford, to go into Executive Session, at 10:33 am.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 20: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 21: made by Winfield Rondell Jr., second by Cheryl Owen, question by Lisa Jackson, to come out of Executive Session, at 12:18 pm.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 21: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 22: made by Winfield Rondell Jr., second by Cheryl Owen, question by Francis Crawford, to approve the Amended Special Attorney Contract with Steven D. Sandven Law Office PC.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 22: 9 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Lisa Jackson (2). 6 Opposed: Curtis Bissonette (2); Milton Owen (2); Francis Crawford (2). 1 Abstained: Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 23: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Milton Owen, question by Winfield Rondell Jr., to authorize the Tribal Vice-Chairman to utilize other funding sources for the Elderly Food Coupons for August and September 2019, if there are not enough funds in Gaming Proceeds to cover the $407,000.00 cost, as presented by Tribal Vice-Chairman Edmund Johnson Jr.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 23: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 24: made by Francis Crawford, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Lisa Jackson, to approve the Tribal Vice-Chairman report, as presented by Tribal Vice-Chairman Edmund Johnson Jr.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 24: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 25: made by Francis Crawford, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Louis Johnson, to approve the Tribal Chairman report, as presented by Tribal Chairman Donovan White.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 25: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 26: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Lisa Jackson, question by Cheryl Owen, to approve the Tribal Secretary written report, as submitted by Tribal Secretary Myrna Thompson.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 26: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 27: made by Francis Crawford, second by Cheryl Owen, question by Winfield Rondell Jr., to approve the Consulting Agreement with Lower Brule Community College, pending legal review, and to authorize Tribal Chairman Donovan White to execute the Agreement, as presented by Early Childhood Intervention Program Manager Charnelle Gill.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 27: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 28: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Milton Owen, question by Francis Crawford, to authorize Legal Counsel to review the contracts for Loiseau Construction Inc., Traffic Solutions Inc., Tensar International Corp., KLJ Task Order #1911-00904-1, and the Gravel Purchase Agreement, for the Big Coulee Road Construction Project, and to authorize Tribal Chairman Donovan White to execute the documents, pending legal review, as presented by DOT Office Manager Toni Heminger.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 28: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 29: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Milton Owen, question by Francis Crawford, to approve the Big Coulee Road Construction Project Budget, in the amount of $1,902,155.46, with the Federal Tribal Transportation Program as the funding source, as presented by DOT Office Manager Toni Heminger.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 29: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 30: made by Francis Crawford, second by Lisa Jackson, question by Cheryl Owen, to approve the Agreement with Traffic Solutions, Inc., for work to be completed on the Road Safety Improvement Project, in the amount of $203,571.00, with the Transportation Program Safety Grant budget as the funding source, and to authorize Tribal Chairman Donovan White to execute the Agreement, pending legal review, as presented by DOT Office Manager Toni Heminger.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 30: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 31: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Cheryl Owen, to approve the Department of Transportation report, as presented by DOT Office Manager Toni Heminger.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 31: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 32: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Lisa Jackson, question by Milton Owen, to approve the July 2019 Attendance Report for Head Start and Early Head Start, as presented by Director Lynn Halbert.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 32: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 1 Absent From Vote: Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 33: made by Francis Crawford, second by Lisa Jackson, question by Curtis Bissonette, to approve the July 2019 Budget/Expense Report for Head Start and Early Head Start, as presented by Director Lynn Halbert.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 33: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 34: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Lisa Jackson, question by Cheryl Owen, to approve the grant match for Head Start for FY2020, in the amount of $386,951.00, with Gaming revenue as the funding source, as presented by Head Start Director Lynn Halbert.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 34: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 35: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Milton Owen, question by Cheryl Owen, to approve the grant match for Early Head Start for FY2020, in the amount of $117,305.00, with Gaming revenue as the funding source, as presented by Head Start Director Lynn Halbert.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 35: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 36: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Milton Owen, question by Lisa Jackson, to approve the Consulting Agreement with Engage Learning, Inc., for professional development training for Head Start staff, in the amount of $47,700.00, with the Head Start budgets as the funding source, and to authorize Tribal Chairman Donovan White to execute the Agreement, pending legal review, as presented by Head Start Director Lynn Halbert.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 36: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 37: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Edmund Johnson Jr., question by Lisa Jackson, to approve the Head Start & Early Head Start budget for FY 2020, as presented by Director Lynn Halbert.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 37: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 38: made by Cheryl Owen, second by Milton Owen, question by Lisa Jackson, to approve the Head Start & Early Head Start report, as presented by Director Lynn Halbert.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 38: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 39: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Milton Owen, to approve the LTUC - Peever Flats Storage Tank budget, for FY 2019, as presented by Budget Supervisor Lexie Fancher.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 39: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 40: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Winfield Rondell Jr., question by Lisa Jackson, to approve the MSPI - Domestic Violence Prevention budget, for FY 2019, as presented by Budget Supervisor Lexie Fancher.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 40: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 41: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Cheryl Owen, question by Milton Owen, to approve the MSPI - Behavioral Health budget, for FY 2019, as presented by Budget Supervisor Lexie Fancher.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 41: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 42: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Milton Owen, question by Edmund Johnson Jr., to approve the MSPI - Gen-I Project budget, for FY 2019, as presented by Budget Supervisor Lexie Fancher.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 42: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 43: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Lisa Jackson, question by Cheryl Owen, to approve the OEP - Clean Water Act budget, FY 2019, as presented by Budget Supervisor Lexie Fancher.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 43: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 44: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Milton Owen, to approve the OEP - Brownsfield budget, FY 2019, as presented by Budget Supervisor Lexie Fancher.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 44: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 45: made by Milton Owen, second by Lisa Jackson, question by Cheryl Owen, to approve the TED Research Health Plan budget, FY 2019, as presented by Budget Supervisor Lexie Fancher.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 45: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 46: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Cheryl Owen, to approve the Tribal Court - Native American Program budget, for FY 2020, as presented by Budget Supervisor Lexie Fancher.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 46: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 47: made by Milton Owen, second by Lisa Jackson, question by Cheryl Owen, to approve the Budget Office report, as presented by Budget Supervisor Lexie Fancher.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 47: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 48: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Cheryl Owen, question by Francis Crawford, to approve the Addendum to Special Consulting Contract with MJR Business Advisors, LLC.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 48: 5 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Lisa Jackson (2). 11 Opposed: Curtis Bissonette (2); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Milton Owen (2); Louis Johnson (1); Francis Crawford (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION DEFEATED.

 

MOTION NO. 49: made by Winfield Rondell Jr., second by Lisa Jackson, question by Milton Owen, to acknowledge the receipt of the Heipa District Minutes for the meeting held July 21, 2018.

Heipa District Minutes for meeting held July 21, 2019:

1.             Not put our tribal entities financials in the paper.

2.             The survey language proposed to be taken on August 1, 2019 Election Day not occur until there is a legal opinion stating that the survey language is constitutional.

3.             Reaffirm Tribal Council Motion #8 on June 4, 2019 that approves the proposal from DS+B CPA's + Business Advisors, for accounting and business advisory services for the Dakota Crossing Grocery Store, in the amount of $28,000, as presented by Tribal Chairman Donovan White.

4.             Rescind Motion #90 of the Tribal Council minutes dated June 10, 2019 to approve a Special Consultant Contract with MJR Business Advisors LLC. To provide business assessments for the Tribal non-gaming for-profit businesses, and to authorize the Tribal Chairman Donovan White to execute the contract, as presented by Tribal Chairman Donovan White.

5.             Keep the Dakota Crossing Grocery Store open until we get a second opinion and solutions.

6.             Not Allow SD Governor Kristi Noem to send law agencies here to help the Tribe with the drug problem because of jurisdictional issues and to ask BIA for more funding for our Law Enforcement Department.

7.             Approve Adult Membership: Maxwell Zander Patenoude and Veronica Marie Leaf-Bellile.

8.             Accept Adult Membership: Jasmine Marie White and Selena Rose White.

9.             Approve Youth-to-Adult Membership: Mike Ira Selvage III and Daniel Lee King.

10.          Employees at Dakota Crossing are not temp hires. If they are hired at fulltime, they should stay fulltime. Do not bother with the employees work status or hours.

11.          Support all Tribal Contractors when it comes to weather clauses on contracted construction sites and have Tribal Executives stay out of TERO business.

12.          Reaffirm our motion, since we are spending $103,000 to demolish the old Tiospa Zina Site and the original plan was to build the detention center there, we stay with that site for the detention center.

13.          The Community Planner position in Planning be advertised and not saved for the current employee who is interim Vice-Chairwoman.

14.          Have Tribal Police be the first priority for allocation of funds from the Tribe and that more money be allocated to the Tribal Law Enforcement for officers and equipment.

15.          Reaffirm District Motion to terminate Gary Gaikowski for neglect of job duties and for not having reports done on Old Agency C-Store theft, guns stolen at Dakota Magic and Elderly protection team have issues with Gary also. Incident reports are not getting to the Housing Board of Directors and fails to attend Police Commission meetings.

16.          Police Commission and Housing Board of Directors address the issue of guns in the housing areas.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 49: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 50: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Cheryl Owen, question by Curtis Bissonette, to acknowledge the receipt of the Big Coulee District Minutes for the meeting held July 25, 2019.

Big Coulee District Minutes for meeting held July 25, 2019:

1.             Approve Adult Memberships: Elijah Amos, Tommee Cottier, Chantilly Hinojos, Aidan Inman, Heidi Inman, and Mersadex Kohl.

2.             Approve Youth Memberships: Harlee Cook-German, Serenity Kuntz, Syrus Kuntz, Blayz Lufkins, Marleigh Lufkins, Julissa RedOwl, and DeCoteau Woelfe.

3.             Approve Lisa Jackson on behalf of BCD apply for the Minnesota Housing Partnership "Native American Community Development Institution" Program as a pilot on the SWO reservation.

4.             Have the BCD Chairwoman and BCD Vice-Chairwoman present Lexie Fancher's name for BCD's representative to the SWO Judicial Commission to DCA and request a resolution to be approved as according to Chapter 21.

5.             SWO Council seek outside legal counsel for an unbiased fair legal review of the appointment of the Judges and the Judicial Committee Members.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 50: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 51: made by Francis Crawford, second by Louis Johnson, question by Lisa Jackson, to acknowledge the receipt of the Lake Traverse District Minutes for the meeting held July 25, 2019.

Lake Traverse District Minutes for meeting held July 25, 2019:

1.             Not to put the tribes financial information in the paper.

2.             We not put anything else on the August 1, 2019 election ballot and that we follow the constitution.

3.             Dismiss Mike Roberts.

4.             Keep the store open.

5.             Jolene Abraham assist with audit at Dakota Crossing and that she be fairly compensated.

6.             Go after BIA loan guarantee for Dakota Crossing, to retire the Dacotah Bank loan for possible expansion and generator reserve.

7.             Keep Francis as our Councilman.

8.             Corey Renville and any other employee at Dakota Crossing who was terminated by the Tribal Chairman that they be rehired.

9.             The Tribal Executives stay out of the for-profit boards, to include that DCA take to other districts.

10.          Direct Tiospa Zina Tribal School Board to add a civics class to its curriculum (tribal government and treaties/education department) for our young people.

11.          Not to take the money from IHS to build a treatment center.

12.          Terminate Steve Sandven immediately.

13.          Appoint Mikey Selvage to the TERO Board as interim.

14.          Approve of the four membership requests for those listed above.

15.          Support Pam Keoke to suspend Councilman Jr. Rondell for improper conduct.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 51: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 52: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Milton Owen, question by Winfield Rondell Jr., to acknowledge the receipt of the Long Hollow District Minutes for the meeting held July 25, 2019.

Long Hollow District Minutes for meeting held July 25, 2019:

1.             Section 7 funds be frozen.

2.             Have Tribal Chairman work with RPC on Planning Director hiring.

3.             Not put our tribal entities financials in the paper.

4.             Survey language proposed be taken on August 1, 2019, Election Day not occur until there is legal opinion stating that the survey language is constitutional.

5.             Keep the store open.

6.             Suspend Tribal Chairman for Section 4 code of ethics; gross incompetency and converting tribal property or monies without authorization through omission or misrepresentation of facts pending removal.

7.             Direct Curtis Bissonette Councilman to vote in favor of Jr. Rondell and person in realty of removal if found guilty.

8.             Curtis to take back to Council that Head Start be included in school clothes.

9.             Accept Youth-to-Adult Membership: Keva White, Summer Cook, Dejon Evan, Jordan Beaver, and Levi Redday.

10.          Accept Youth Membership: Harper Goodteacher, Jurney Redday, Mazie Redday.

11.          Accept Adult Membership: Liberty Bixenmann.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 52: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 53: made by Cheryl Owen, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Lisa Jackson, to acknowledge the receipt of the Enemy Swim District Minutes for the meeting held July 25, 2019.

Enemy Swim District Minutes for meeting held July 25, 2019:

1.             Accept New Membership: Ali Al-Mayahi, Angela Craine, Lindsey Eagle, Devon Reczek, Trevon Ross, Gabriel Spinks, Terran Williams, Harriet Keeble, Jacinda Kills Straight, and Justice Kills Straight.

2.             Accept Youth Membership: Donovan Clark, Ethan Clark, Adrielle Ironstar, Jerrod Longcrow, Cokayanajin Manning-Peters, Aaylah Rencountre, Jalaina Roberts, Brady Smith, and Maizy Soldier.

3.             Have Liz Anderson bring more information on the smoking/non-smoking issues at the casinos before supporting the Human Services motion.

4.             Not pay stipends to SWO Boards, Committee, Commission representatives until reports have made at the district level and should be enforced.

5.             To suspend Winfield Rondell Jr. and start removal process.

6.             Appoint Juliah Goodsell to the SWO Youth Board.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 53: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 54: made by Milton Owen, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Edmund Johnson Jr., to acknowledge the receipt of the Old Agency District Minutes for the meetings held July 22, 2019 and August 5, 2019.

Old Agency District Minutes for meeting held July 22, 2019:

1.             Approve Youth Membership: Rocky Keoke, Tyler Hinseth, Logan Hinseth, Gaberiel Ellingson, Stetzon Anderson, and Kellen Lemke.

2.             Approve Adult Membership: Noah Hill.

3.             Not publicize financials in the paper.

4.             Have Tribal Council investigate who released Dakota Crossing Financial report and who publicized it in the Sota.

5.             No survey be given at the special election.

6.             Accept Gladys Renville as the new Gaming Board Representative and Chelsey Owen as the new Personnel Board Representative.

7.             Have Tribal Chairman to work with RPC and Planning Department on the hiring process.

8.             Have Tribal Chairman comply with Tribal Council motions to start Phase 1.

9.             Support RPC to freeze all spending from Section 7 funding, that all Section 7 expenditures be prior approved by RPC.

10.          Within the next 30 days, a round table be scheduled with Tribal Council, RPC, and DCA on the Planning Department projects.

11.          SWO Tribal Council shall not waive, pass through, nor agree to pay any tribal taxes and/or tribal fees except for 1). Educational pass through. 2). A grant or loan requirement.

12.          The SWO Tribal Council shall strictly abide by the SWO Procurement Policy prior to entering into any contracts, MOU's, agreements, and other legal binding documents. The SWO Tribal Council shall not act on any contractual proposals until the procurement process has been fulfilled.

Old Agency District Minutes for special meeting held August 5, 2019:

1.             The suspension of Tribal Chairman Donovan White for Section 4 code of ethics, gross incompetency and converting tribal property or monies without authorization through omission or misrepresentation of facts, pending removal.

2.             Suspend all Judicial Committee Board members due to none of the members were reviewed by the District Chairman's Association (DCA) as required by Chapter 21.

3.             Rescind the legal agreement/contract with Steven Sandven made on June 4 by Tribal Council motion.

4.             Michael Roberts to be released from any contracts for violation of contract.

5.             Rescind Tribal Council Motion #117 for Steven Sandven authority to go into I.T and retrieve audio and visual computer data management and maintenance.

6.             Remove Karen Gangle from her position at Tribal Court.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 54: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 55: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Milton Owen, question by Curtis Bissonette, to acknowledge the receipt of the Big Coulee District Minutes for the special meeting held August 5, 2019.

Big Coulee District Minutes for special meeting held August 5, 2019:

1.             Rescind motion #116 of July 26th Tribal Council meeting minutes.

2.             Terminate Steven Sandven contract.

3.             Suspend the Judicial Committee, Chapter 21 should not include a political appointee to be on the Judicial Committee.

4.             To suspend Donovan White pending removal hearing.

5.             Rescind Michael Roberts contract.

6.             Lexie Fancher be forwarded to Judicial Committee.

7.             Reaffirm motion #44 of September 2014 Tribal Council meeting minutes.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 55: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 56: made by Louis Johnson, second by Francis Crawford, question by Curtis Bissonette, to acknowledge the receipt of the Buffalo Lake District Minutes for the meeting held July 18, 2019.

Buffalo Lake District Minutes for meeting held July 18, 2019:

1.             Approve Adult Membership: Alisa Muhs.

2.             Approve Youth Membership: James Flores, Saffire Wolfe, Washah Giya U Anpentu Kin De Icago Eastman-Sharpfish, Chayton Giles, Danny Pozo-Huff, Arica Hartman, and Elizabeth Brant.

3.             Leave the funds as they presently are at the Sisseton Indian Health Center. With no funds being removed and that Richard Bird look for funds elsewhere for a new drug treatment facility.

4.             Refer this motion to the District Chairman's Association to request the SWO to reimburse the Districts for Head Start funds that were provided for the 2018/2019 school year.

5.             Refer this motion to the District Chairman's Association that school clothes funds for 2019/2020 start at Head Start and 18 year olds that are still in high school.

6.             In reference to the Dakota Crossing Grocery Store to and or conduct the following:

*              Keep the Dakota Crossing Grocery Store open. Do not close it for any reason such as the new jail or the new Dakota Connection Casino.

*              Hire a new qualified Manager to manage the store.

*              Hire a qualified accountant/s to manage the financial aspects of the store.

*              That all food coupons regardless where one's residency is located are to go to the Dakota Crossing Grocery Store.

*              No more Walmart or other food cards be allowed.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 56: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 57: made by Milton Owen, second by Francis Crawford, question by Curtis Bissonette, to terminate the Special Consultant Contract with MJR Business Advisors LLC, as presented by the District Chairman's Association. (Motion rescinded via Motion No. 87, of 8/9/19)

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 57: 11 For: Louis Johnson (1); Milton Owen (2); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 5 Opposed: Cheryl Owen (3); Lisa Jackson (2). 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED. (Motion rescinded via Motion No. 87, of 8/9/19)

 

MOTION NO. 58: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Francis Crawford, question by Milton Owen, to terminate the Special Attorney Contract with Steven D. Sandven Law Office PC, as presented by the District Chairman's Association.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 58: 7 For: Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 10 Opposed: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Lisa Jackson (2); Tribal Chairman (1). 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 0 Not Voting.

MOTION DEFEATED.

 

Note:      The original vote on Motion No. 58 resulted in a tie vote of 7-7. The Tribal Chairman's vote was required to break the tie. The Chairman opposed the Motion, which resulted in the Motion being defeated 7-8. After the vote count, Big Coulee Tribal Council Member Lisa Jackson requested to change her abstention to oppose the Motion, which did not affect the outcome of the Motion. The final vote count was 7-10, including the Tribal Chairman's vote.

 

MOTION NO. 59: made by Milton Owen, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Edmund Johnson Jr., to suspend Tribal Chairman Donovan White for Section 4, Code of Ethics; gross incompetency and converting tribal property or monies without authorization through omission or misrepresentation of facts pending removal hearing, as presented by the District Chairman's Association.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 59: 4 For: Milton Owen (2); Curtis Bissonette (2). 12 Opposed: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION DEFEATED.

 

MOTION NO. 60: made by Milton Owen, second by Winfield Rondell Jr., question by Curtis Bissonette, to keep the Dakota Crossing Grocery Store open, as presented by the District Chairman's Association.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 60: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 61: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Cheryl Owen, to rescind Tribal Council Motion No. 117, of 7/26/19, "to outsource the service, maintenance, repair, and storage of the files for the Tribal audio/video systems, and to authorize the advertisement of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for these services, with the I.T. Department budget as the funding source, and to direct the I.T. Department to cooperate with the transition of these services, or it will be considered Gross Insubordination.", for security, funding issues, proprietary issues, integrity of data would compromise our Tribal sovereignty, also protecting Dawn Burley-Drum under the Whistle Blower's Act, as presented by the District Chairman's Association.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 61: 13 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 3 Opposed: Winfield Rondell Jr. (3). 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 62: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Milton Owen, question by Curtis Bissonette, to approve the District Chairman's Association (DCA) report, as presented by DCA Members; Kenneth Johnson, Brenda Bellonger, Jessie Chanku, Jesse Larsen, Brice Roberts, Darwin James, Norman Perko, Jermaine Eastman, Lynn Halbert, and Wambdi Cook.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 62: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 63: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Milton Owen, to adjourn.

MEETING ADJOURNED 5:13PM.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Lindsey Abraham, Recording Secretary Asst.

 

REGULAR TRIBAL COUNCIL MEETING

Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 9:00 AM

TiWakan Tio Tipi Council Chambers

 

TRIBAL COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT:

BIG COULEE:                     Lisa Jackson (9:24)

BUFFALO LAKE:                 Louis Johnson

ENEMY SWIM:                     Cheryl Owen

HEIPA/VEBLEN:                  Winfield Rondell Jr.

LAKE TRAVERSE:               Francis Crawford (9:23)

LONG HOLLOW:                 Curtis Bissonette

OLD AGENCY:                     Milton Owen

 

TRIBAL EXECUTIVES PRESENT: Tribal Chairman Donovan White and Tribal Vice-Chairman Edmund Johnson Jr. (9:23)

 

TRIBAL EXECUTIVES ABSENT: Tribal Secretary Myrna Thompson (travel)

 

CALL TO ORDER: Tribal Chairman Donovan White called the meeting to order at 9:21 AM with one (1) Executive and five (5) Council members from seven (7) Districts answering Roll Call. Opening Prayer for the Heipa District said by Heipa Tribal Council Member Winfield Rondell Jr.

 

MOTION NO. 64: made by Winfield Rondell Jr., second by Lisa Jackson, question by Francis Crawford, to approve the 2.5-acre BIA Home Site Lease for Allen Marlowe, pending THPO, Natural Resources, and soil clearances, as presented by Realty Manager Jerry Eastman.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 64: 11 For: Louis Johnson (1); Lisa Jackson (2); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 5 Opposed: Cheryl Owen (3); Milton Owen (2). 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 65: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Cheryl Owen, question by Lisa Jackson, to approve the Realty Office report, as presented by Manager Jerry Eastman.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 65: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 66: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Winfield Rondell Jr., question by Francis Crawford, to have the Planning Department work with Dakota Western Corporation on their 5-year Equipment Upgrade Plan and the proposed expansion of the Dakota Western Corporation building.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 66: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 67: made by Francis Crawford, second by Winfield Rondell Jr., question by Curtis Bissonette, to have the Planning Department review the Section 7 FY2020 budget for the possibility of hiring a Marketing Employee for the non-Gaming For-Profit businesses, Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife, and other Tribal entities that sell products and services.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 67: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 68: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Lisa Jackson, question by Milton Owen, to approve the Planning Department report, as presented by Interim Director Harold Hill Jr.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 68: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 69: made by Francis Crawford, second by Lisa Jackson, question by Curtis Bissonette, to approve the resolution, "Authorizes Sisseton-Wahpeton Housing Authority to Apply for Funding through the Healthy Homes Production Grant Program for Tribal Housing Program", as presented by SWHA Executive Director Eric Shepherd.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 69: 13 For: Louis Johnson (1); Milton Owen (2); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 3 Absent From Vote: Cheryl Owen (3). 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

Resolution No. SWO-19-078

 

MOTION NO. 70: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Cheryl Owen, question by Lisa Jackson, to approve the Sisseton-Wahpeton Housing Authority report, as presented by Executive Director Eric Shepherd.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 70: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 71: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Winfield Rondell Jr., question by Lisa Jackson, to authorize the reimbursement to Tiospa Zina Tribal School, for Conscious Discipline Training - Professional Development, in the amount of $7,500.00, with the Wiyukcan ka Ecunpi grant as the funding source, as presented by Education Director Dr. Sherry Johnson.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 71: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 72: made by Winfield Rondell Jr., second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Cheryl Owen, to authorize the reimbursement to Tiospa Zina Tribal School, for NWEA Measurement of Academic Progress Program, in the amount of $5,454.45, with the Wiyukcan ka Ecunpi grant as the funding source, as presented by Education Director Dr. Sherry Johnson.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 72: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 73: made by Francis Crawford, second by Winfield Rondell Jr., question by Curtis Bissonette, to approve the Sisseton-Wahpeton Tribal Education Standards for: K-12 Math; K-12 Communications; K-12 Science Draft; and Dakotah Oral Language Draft, as presented by Education Director Dr. Sherry Johnson.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 73: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 74: made by Francis Crawford, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Lisa Jackson, to approve the Education Office report, as presented by Education Director Dr. Sherry Johnson.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 74: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 75: made by Francis Crawford, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Winfield Rondell Jr., to approve the resolution, "Authorization of Signatures for the Bureau of Indian Affairs".

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 75: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2). 0 Opposed. 1 Abstained: Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

Resolution No. SWO-19-079

 

MOTION NO. 76: made by Francis Crawford, second by Winfield Rondell Jr., question by Lisa Jackson, to approve the resolution, "Authorize Executive Officers to Conduct Business with the Office of the Special Trustee (OST)".

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 76: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2). 0 Opposed. 1 Abstained: Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

Resolution No. SWO-19-080

 

MOTION NO. 77: made by Francis Crawford, second by Winfield Rondell Jr., question by Curtis Bissonette, to approve the resolution, "Authorization of Signature Authority for United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) Programs".

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 77: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2). 0 Opposed. 1 Abstained: Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

Resolution No. SWO-19-081

 

MOTION NO. 78: made by Francis Crawford, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Winfield Rondell Jr., to update the bank signature cards for all Tribal accounts, to include Tribal Vice-Chairman Edmund Johnson Jr.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 78: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2). 0 Opposed. 1 Abstained: Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 79: made by Francis Crawford, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Cheryl Owen, in resolution form, to enroll into the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate the five (5) applicants as listed in Exhibit A, as presented by Enrollment Officer Zelma Flute.

Gurley, Dalon Mitchell         Eastman, Winter Michael

Kent, Cashdiin Diamond-Patience   Rodlund, Annalise Maisie

Rodlund, Olivia Rose

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 79: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

Resolution No. SWO-19-082

 

MOTION NO. 80: made by Francis Crawford, second by Milton Owen, question by Curtis Bissonette, in resolution form, to enroll into the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate the nineteen (19) applicants as listed in Exhibit B, as presented by Enrollment Officer Zelma Flute.

Bird, Giselle Haide               Blackthunder, Charlie Marcos

Fallis, Lawrence James     Fallis, Jerrod Vilas, Jr.

Fallis, Cedar Vi     Garcia-Hare, Graciela Mikaela

Goodsell, Letrenton Jasiah Matthew Graves, Joseph Lee Skye

Hernandez, Gianna Lynn   Keeble, Anavayah Sandra

LaFromboise, Destiny Jo   LaFromboise, Isaiah Ambrose

Robertson, Tawny Rae       Robertson, Tommi Jade

Smith, Calista Leona Sefera              Soto, Judith Ann

Titus, Jaimayiah Lashea    Walking Bull, Lita Lynn

Ward, Mason Lewis Douglas

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 80: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

Resolution No. SWO-19-083

 

MOTION NO. 81: made by Francis Crawford, second by Milton Owen, question by Winfield Rondell Jr., in resolution form, to enroll into the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate the sixteen (16) applicants as listed in Exhibit C, as presented by Enrollment Officer Zelma Flute.

Dunkley, Matthew David, Jr.              Eastman, Zuya Wayne

Fayant, Kyson Lashae        Hagenson, Connor Jackson

Hagenson, Meleana Marie Hagenson, Taelor Rae

Haug, Neeson Bernard       Hill, Jacelee Rose

Horton, Romello James     Kaaihu, Aulani Lei'eah

Martin, Arden Jay Orozco, Javier Elpidio-White

Renville, Zahrilyn Marie      Renville, Zahrisa Starr

Shanchez, Sharae Lareece               Williams, Neveah Maureen-Renee

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 81: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

Resolution No. SWO-19-084

 

MOTION NO. 82: made by Winfield Rondell Jr., second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Cheryl Owen, in resolution form, to relinquish from enrollment with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate the two (2) applicants as listed in Exhibit D, as presented by Enrollment Officer Zelma Flute.

Rosetta-Frenier, Dina Marie - to enroll with Santa Clara Pueblo Tribe

Ryan, Juanita Marie - to enroll with Sac & Fox Tribe

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 82: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

Resolution No. SWO-19-085

 

MOTION NO. 83: made by Francis Crawford, second by Cheryl Owen, question by Winfield Rondell Jr., to approve the Enrollment Office report, as presented by Enrollment Officer Zelma Flute.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 83: 16 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 84: made by Francis Crawford, second by Curtis Bissonette, to adjourn.

MEETING ADJOURNED 11:36AM.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Verlyn Beaudreau, Recording Secretary

 

SPECIAL TRIBAL COUNCIL MEETING

Friday, August 9, 2019, 11:09 AM

TiWakan Tio Tipi Council Chambers

 

TRIBAL COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT:

BIG COULEE:                     Lisa Jackson

ENEMY SWIM:                     Cheryl Owen

HEIPA/VEBLEN:                  Winfield Rondell Jr.

LAKE TRAVERSE:               Francis Crawford (12:05)

LONG HOLLOW:                 Curtis Bissonette

 

TRIBAL COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT:

BUFFALO LAKE: Louis Johnson

OLD AGENCY:     Milton Owen

 

TRIBAL EXECUTIVES PRESENT: Tribal Chairman Donovan White and Tribal Vice-Chairman Edmund Johnson Jr.

 

TRIBAL EXECUTIVES ABSENT: Tribal Secretary Myrna Thompson (travel)

 

CALL TO ORDER: Tribal Chairman Donovan White called the meeting to order at 11:09 AM with two (2) Executives and four (4) Council members from seven (7) Districts answering Roll Call.

 

MOTION NO. 85: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Edmund Johnson Jr., question by Cheryl Owen, to approve an Addendum to the Contract with Tim LaBatte Construction for the demolition of the former Tiospa Zina Tribal School building site, to extend the Contract deadline to August 15, 2019, and to authorize Tribal Chairman Donovan White to execute the Addendum, pending legal review, as requested by Tim LaBatte Construction, and as presented by Tribal Roads Manager/Site Supervisor Richard White.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 85: 11 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Lisa Jackson (2); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 86: made by Winfield Rondell Jr., second by Lisa Jackson, question by Cheryl Owen, that the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate waives its right to include Apotex as a defendant in the Tribe's Opioid Litigation, as recommended by SWO Legal Counsel Bobbi Doerfler, Esq.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 86: 11 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Lisa Jackson (2); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 87: made by Cheryl Owen, second by Winfield Rondell Jr., question by Edmund Johnson Jr., to rescind Tribal Council Motion No. 57, of 8/6/19, "to terminate the Special Consultant Contract with MJR Business Advisors LLC, as presented by the District Chairman's Association."

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 87: 8 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Lisa Jackson (2); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3). 3 Opposed: Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

Note:      Tribal Vice-Chairman Edmund Johnson Jr. requested to note that he did not recommend to rescind Motion No. 57, he preferred to wait for the next Fiscal Year when more funding would be available.

 

MOTION NO. 88: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Winfield Rondell Jr., to adjourn.

 

MEETING ADJOURNED 12:05PM.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Verlyn Beaudreau, Recording Secretary

 

SPECIAL TRIBAL COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 10:51 AM

TiWakan Tio Tipi Council Chambers

 

TRIBAL COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT:

BIG COULEE:                     Lisa Jackson

BUFFALO LAKE:                 Louis Johnson

ENEMY SWIM:                     Cheryl Owen

HEIPA/VEBLEN:                  Winfield Rondell Jr.

LONG HOLLOW:                 Curtis Bissonette

OLD AGENCY:                     Milton Owen

 

TRIBAL COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT:

LAKE TRAVERSE:               Francis Crawford (travel)

 

TRIBAL EXECUTIVES PRESENT: Tribal Chairman Donovan White, Tribal Vice-Chairman Edmund Johnson Jr., Tribal Secretary Myrna Thompson

 

CALL TO ORDER: Tribal Chairman Donovan White called the meeting to order at 10:51 AM with three (3) Executives and six (6) Council members from seven (7) Districts answering Roll Call. Opening Prayer for the Heipa District said by Heipa Tribal Council Member Winfield Rondell Jr.

 

MOTION NO. 89: made by Winfield Rondell Jr., second by Lisa Jackson, question by Cheryl Owen, to select Gina Ruggieri as the Chief Judge for the SWO Tribal Court, as recommended by the Judicial Committee, and to authorize the Tribal Chairman to negotiate the contract terms, for Tribal Council review.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 89: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 90: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Cheryl Owen, question by Winfield Rondell Jr., to go into Executive Session, at 12:42pm.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 90: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 91: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Milton Owen, question by Lisa Jackson, to come out of Executive Session, at 1:51pm.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 91: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Milton Owen (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 92: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Lisa Jackson, to adjourn.

 

MEETING ADJOURNED 1:52PM.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Verlyn Beaudreau, Recording Secretary

 

REGULAR TRIBAL COUNCIL MEETING

Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 9:00 AM

TiWakan Tio Tipi Council Chambers

 

TRIBAL COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT:

BIG COULEE:                     Lisa Jackson

BUFFALO LAKE:                 Louis Johnson

ENEMY SWIM:                     Cheryl Owen

HEIPA/VEBLEN:                  Winfield Rondell Jr.

LAKE TRAVERSE:               Francis Crawford

LONG HOLLOW:                 Curtis Bissonette

 

TRIBAL COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT:

OLD AGENCY: Milton Owen

 

TRIBAL EXECUTIVES PRESENT: Tribal Chairman Donovan White, Tribal Vice-Chairman Edmund Johnson Jr. (9:09), and Tribal Secretary Myrna Thompson

 

CALL TO ORDER: Tribal Chairman Donovan White called the meeting to order at 9:08 AM with two (2) Executives and six (6) Council members from seven (7) Districts answering Roll Call. Opening Prayer for the Heipa District said by Heipa Tribal Council Member Winfield Rondell Jr.

 

MOTION NO. 93: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Lisa Jackson, question by Cheryl Owen, to approve the South Dakota Department of Health Naloxone Training and Distribution-Hold Harmless Agreement, and to authorize Tribal Chairman Donovan White to execute the Agreement, as presented by Health Coordinator Sara DeCoteau.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 93: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 94: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Winfield Rondell Jr., question by Cheryl Owen, to approve the Agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Woodrow Wilson Keeble Memorial Health Care Center/Indian Health Service, for Naloxone Access for First Responders, and to authorize Tribal Chairman Donovan White to execute the Agreement, as presented by Health Coordinator Sara DeCoteau.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 94: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 95: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Winfield Rondell Jr., question by Cheryl Owen, to authorize Dakota Western Corporation to use Eide Bailly for their Fiscal Year 2019 audit, and to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Fiscal Year 2020 audit, as presented by General Manager Robert Huff.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 95: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 96: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Cheryl Owen, question by Winfield Rondell Jr., to approve the Dakota Western Corporation report, as presented by General Manager Robert Huff.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 96: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 97: made by Francis Crawford, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Lisa Jackson, to approve the SWO Fuel Inc. & Agency C-Store report, as presented by General Manager James Bird.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 97: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 98: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Lisa Jackson, question by Cheryl Owen, to approve the I-29 Motel report, as presented by Manager Nicole Dumarce.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 98: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 99: made by Winfield Rondell Jr., second by Lisa Jackson, question by Cheryl Owen, to approve the Temporary Consulting Contract with Lesa Rivera, to set up POS system, training employees on the POS system, and establish money handling procedures at the Dakota Crossing Grocery Store, as presented by Dakota Crossing Grocery Store Acting General Manager Chrisylee Jensen.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 99: 8 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Lisa Jackson (2); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3). 7 Opposed: Francis Crawford (2); Louis Johnson (1); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 100: made by Francis Crawford, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Lisa Jackson, to authorize Tribal Vice-Chairman Edmund Johnson Jr. to be added to the signature cards for the Economic Development Authority/Non-gaming For-Profit entities.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 100: 14 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 1 Abstained: Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 101: made by Francis Crawford, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Cheryl Owen, to approve the Retail Accounting Contract with SuperValu, pending legal review, as presented by Dakota Crossing Grocery Store Acting General Manager Christylee Jensen.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 101: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 102: made by Francis Crawford, second by Cheryl Owen, question by Lisa Jackson, to approve the Dakota Crossing Grocery Store report, as presented by Acting General Manager Christylee Jensen.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 102: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 103: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Lisa Jackson, question by Winfield Rondell Jr., to authorize Dakota Magic Casino to purchase a new hotel locking system from Onity United Technologies, in the amount of $41,766.36, as presented by DNGE CFO Weston Quinn.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 103: 14 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 1 Absent From Vote: Tribal Vice-Chairman. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 104: made by Francis Crawford, second by Louis Johnson, question by Edmund Johnson Jr., to rescind Tribal Council Motion No. 103, of 9/26/18, to authorize Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise to disburse $200 per Tribal Member for the upcoming District Days, with the following conditions: 1) Districts must be paid in full in order to participate; 2) Districts must repay the casinos within thirty (30) days of their District Day; 3) if a District is not paid in full six (6) months after their District Day, that District's disbursement will be reduced by the amount owed to repay the casinos. (As amended via Motion No. 44, of 6/4/19)

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 104: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 105: made by Winfield Rondell Jr., second by Lisa Jackson, question by Myrna Thompson, to authorize Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise to disburse $100 per Tribal Member for the upcoming District Days.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 105: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 106: made by Myrna Thompson, second by Lisa Jackson, question by Cheryl Owen, to authorize Dakota Connection Casino to utilize Buck's Paving to repair the DCC parking lot, in the amount of $109,866.00, as presented by DNGE CFO Weston Quinn.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 106: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 107: made by Francis Crawford, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Lisa Jackson, to approve the Dakota Connection Casino report, as presented by DNGE CFO Weston Quinn; Dakota Sioux Casino report, as presented by Interim General Manager Dean Price; Dakota Magic Casino report, as presented by Interim General Manager Wanda Varns; and Dakota Nation Gaming Enterprise report, as presented by CFO Weston Quinn.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 107: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 108: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Winfield Rondell Jr., question by Francis Crawford, to approve the Service Agreement with Tribal Systems and Services, LLC., pending legal review, and to authorize Tribal Chairman Donovan White to execute the Agreement, as presented by SWO Child Support Program Director Diana Canku.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 108: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 109: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Edmund Johnson Jr., question by Myrna Thompson, to authorize the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) to utilize Michael Swallow as the judge for child support hearings and cases, with the OCSE budget as the funding source, as requested by OCSE Director Diana Canku.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 109: 4 For: Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 11 Opposed: Cheryl Owen (3); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Lisa Jackson (2); Louis Johnson (1); Francis Crawford (2). 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION DEFEATED.

 

MOTION NO. 110: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Winfield Rondell Jr., question by Cheryl Owen, to approve the draft resolution, "The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Supports the Congressional Amendment to fund High Security Adult Detention in FY 2020, Calls for Enactment of a Pilot Project to Provide Comprehensive Centers for Acute Detoxification, Treatment, and Rehabilitation for Opioid and Methamphetamine Drug Abusers and Calls upon the Secretary of the Interior to Expedite Approval of Construction of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Adult Detention Facility", as presented by Tribal Chairman Donovan White.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 110: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

Resolution No. SWO-19-086

 

MOTION NO. 111: made by Winfield Rondell Jr., second by Lisa Jackson, question by Cheryl Owen, to approve the Agreement for Judicial Services with Gina Ruggieri, to serve as Chief Judge for the SWO Tribal Court, with changes, and to authorize the Tribal Chairman to execute the Agreement, pending legal review, as presented by Tribal Chairman Donovan White.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 111: 10 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Lisa Jackson (2); Tribal Secretary (1). 5 Opposed: Curtis Bissonette (2); Francis Crawford (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 112: made by Curtis Bissonette, second by Lisa Jackson, question by Myrna Thompson, to transfer $100,000.00 from the Section 7 budget to Economic Development Authority/Non-gaming For-Profit entities accounts for the payment of outstanding bills and invoices, as presented by Tribal Vice-Chairman Edmund Johnson Jr.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 112: 14 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 1 Abstained: Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 113: made by Francis Crawford, second by Lisa Jackson, question by Louis Johnson, to amend Tribal Council Motion No. 99, of 2/26/19, to change the funding source, to now read, "to approve the Grant Writing Proposal - Option #2, with Santicola & Company, for professional project development and grant writing services, including the SW Housing Authority, in the amount of $60,000.00, with additional $7,500 for travel expenses, for a total amount of $67,500.00, with the Section 7 budget as the funding source, and to authorize Tribal Chairwoman Ella Robertson to execute the contract, pending legal review, as presented by Tribal Chairwoman Ella Robertson.", as presented by Tribal Vice-Chairman Edmund Johnson Jr.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 113: 14 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 1 Abstained: Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 114: made by Francis Crawford, second by Cheryl Owen, question by Louis Johnson, to approve the modification to the Tribal Historical Preservation Office Program Income budget for FY 2019, as presented by Tribal Vice-Chairman Edmund Johnson Jr.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 114: 14 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 1 Abstained: Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 115: made by Francis Crawford, second by Curtis Bissonette, question by Lisa Jackson, to approve the Tribal Vice-Chairman report, as presented by Tribal Vice-Chairman Edmund Johnson Jr.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 115: 14 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 1 Abstained: Tribal Vice-Chairman (1). 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 116: made by Francis Crawford, second by Louis Johnson, question by Lisa Jackson, to waive the Attorney/Client Privilege for the August 9, 2019 legal opinion issued by SWO Legal Counsel, pertaining to the Bernard Family allegations against Heipa Tribal Council Member Winfield Rondell Jr.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 116: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 117: made by Lisa Jackson, second by Cheryl Owen, question by Winfield Rondell Jr., to approve the Employment Agreement with Todd O'Riley to serve as General Manager for Dakota Crossing Grocery Store, with changes, and to authorize Tribal Chairman Donovan White to execute the Agreement, pending legal review.

WEIGHTED VOTE ON MOTION NO. 117: 15 For: Cheryl Owen (3); Louis Johnson (1); Winfield Rondell Jr. (3); Francis Crawford (2); Lisa Jackson (2); Curtis Bissonette (2); Tribal Vice-Chairman (1); Tribal Secretary (1). 0 Opposed. 0 Abstained. 0 Absent From Vote. 1 Not Voting: Tribal Chairman.

MOTION PASSED.

 

MOTION NO. 118: made by Francis Crawford, second by Lisa Jackson, to adjourn.

MEETING ADJOURNED 3:55 PM.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Lindsey Abraham, Recording Secretary Asst.

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