Sisseton-Wahpeton tribal chairman faces removal hearing Tuesday
SISSETON, S.D. – The tribal chairman of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate on the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation faces a second removal hearing Tuesday.
Although surviving the last removal attempt in September, this week the tribal council voted to suspend Chairman Bruce Renville on a 6-2 vote with one member abstaining.
Renville had been suspended by the tribal council a few months earlier for drug testing all employees who worked at the tribe's headquarters – an effort he said at the time was a move to help fight the reservation's meth and drug problems.