Noem banned from second tribal reservation

April 5, 2024

PIERRE, S.D.–Governor Kristi Noem has been banned from a second tribal reservation in South Dakota.

On Tuesday, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe voted to ban Noem from its reservation, which means that Noem will no longer be allowed to travel to the tribal land.

In February, Oglala Sioux Tribe President Frank Star Comes Out banished Noem from the Pine Ridge Reservation after she alleged that the cartels were utilizing reservations to facilitate drug crimes.

Noem stated at a Winner town hall on March 13 that she believes tribal leaders are “personally benefiting” from drug cartels. At a town hall in Mitchell, she said tribal children “don’t have parents who show up and help them,” and tribal members “have a tribal council or a president who focuses on a political agenda more than they care about actually helping somebody’s life look better.”