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South Dakota governor demands tribes remove travel checkpoints on Indian reservations

South Dakota governor demands tribes remove travel checkpoints on Indian reservations

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Gov. Kristi Noem sent letters Friday to leaders of  the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe demanding  that checkpoints that have been set up on those reservations along state  and U.S. highways be removed immediately.

If  the checkpoints are not removed within the next 48 hours, the governor  will pursue legal action against the tribes, the governor’s office said  in a news release Friday.

“We are strongest  when we work together; this includes our battle against COVID-19,” the  governor said in a statement sent to media Friday afternoon. “I request  that the tribes immediately cease interfering with or regulating traffic  on US and State Highways and remove all travel checkpoints.”

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