With South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem doing absolutely nothing to protect her state against #coronavirus , Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe takes matters into its own hands. "It's like we're trapped in a house on fire…”
“The federal government doesn’t want to f**k with us because they’re afraid of Indians. And they should be.” @michaelkosta talks to Cheyenne River Sioux leaders about their fight with the federal government to keep their tribe safe from COVID.
With eight beds for about 12,000 residents and the closest ICU three hours away, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is refusing South Dakota government's request to remove coronavirus checkpoints in their hopes to prevent an outbreak. @sarasidnerCNN reports.
In South Dakota, two Sioux tribes rejected the governor's orders to remove COVID-19 checkpoints from their territories. Harold Frazier@CRSTChairman ), chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, says the checkpoints stop the spread of the virus and "keep our people safe."