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Panel: Tribal chairmen to be notified if disinterment is sought for enrolled members

A panel of state lawmakers recommended Monday that deceased enrolled members of tribes in South Dakota shouldn’t be taken from graves and reburied without the state agency notifying tribal chairpersons.

SB 88 also would add tribal chairpersons to the list who can request a circuit judge stop a disinterment. County commissions and cemetery boards currently can ask.


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