South Dakota tribal flags added to courtroom at USD’s Knudson School of Law

October 18, 2023

VERMILLION, S.D.–In a ceremony at the USD School of Law, the flags of all nine tribes of South Dakota were added to the building’s courtroom.

The move was inspired by graduate Maranda Herman, who Law School Dean Neil Fulton said first approached the school of adding the flag of the Oglala Lakota Tribe in addition to the United States and South Dakota flags, already hanging in the courtroom.

Fulton said the school decided to add all nine to pay tribute to all who come through the school’s classrooms, and recognize all of the work that the state’s tribal courts do to help uphold justice in South Dakota.