PIERRE, S.D. –Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Chairman Boyd Gourneau will deliver the 3rd Annual State of the Tribes Address tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m. CST before the South Dakota Legislature. Some of the topics Chairman Gourneau will address are methamphetamine use and healthcare.
The State of the Tribes Address affords tribal leaders the opportunity to address the State Legislature and the legislators the opportunity to hear some of the concerns and challenges of the tribes that share South Dakota’s borders.
“I am proud that the South Dakota Legislature and the tribes have embraced this opportunity. The State of the Tribes Address is another bridge to understanding and working together,” said South Dakota Tribal Relations Secretary Steve Emery.