STATE OFFICIALS SISSETON WAHPETON OYATE TO DISCUSS PUBLIC SAFETY

PIERRE, S.D. – State officials will meet with the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate to discuss public safety on the Lake Traverse Reservation and surrounding area on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 1 p.m. CDT at the tribal headquarters in Agency Village, S.D.

State officials attending the meeting include the Secretary of Public Safety, Superintendent of the Highway Patrol, the Director of the Division of Criminal Investigation, a representative from the Attorney General’s Office and the Secretary of Tribal Relations.

“On behalf of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, we are grateful for the opportunity to host a joint law enforcement forum, whereupon our communities can discuss the public safety and jurisdictional challenges we have on the Lake Traverse Reservation. It also gives our two law enforcements, the Tribe and State, an opportunity to inform our community members about the issues and challenges we face together, such as drug trafficking, human trafficking and other violent crimes that impact both communities,” said Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe Chairman David Flute. “I am thankful for Governor Daugaard’s leadership in the state, and his support of the SWST hosting this community public safety forum for all our members, tribal and non-tribal, in northeast South Dakota.”

“We are honored that the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate leadership has invited us to present at this community meeting on public safety,” said Steve Emery, Secretary of Tribal Relations. “We want to make sure that our constituents in all areas of the state are well informed of public safety issues, challenges and solutions.”

This public safety meeting is open to the public and tribal community members are encouraged to attend.

Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe Specialty License Plates Available May 1st, 2018

PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Revenue will begin offering Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe specialty license plates May 1.

Vehicle owners may apply for the new tribal license plates at any time by visiting their local county treasurer’s office or online at https://mysdcars.sd.gov during their renewal period. The plates will be available for the cost of $10 plus a $5 mailing fee.

“We are pleased to add the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s specialty plate, as we now offer plates representing all nine tribes in South Dakota,” Motor Vehicle Division Director Lisa Weyer said. “The $10 fee associated with these plates is dispersed to the designated tribe for the maintenance, construction and supervision of tribal highways and bridges.”

The new plates will be a part of South Dakota’s plate on-demand program. The plates will be printed after the application is submitted, and residents will receive their plates by mail within 10 business days.

The Department of Revenue also offers standard and veteran tribal license plates for the following tribes:

  • Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
  • Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
  • Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
  • Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
  • Rosebud Sioux Tribe
  • Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe
  • Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
  • Yankton Sioux Tribe

For a tutorial on how to order these plates online, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOZEWUzjqZ0