South Dakota responds to criticism, says it answered tribal storm needs
January 4, 2023
The state has responded to Rosebud Sioux Tribe officials’ frustrations with its response to recent winter storms.
The tribe issued an emergency declaration in response to the storms, which partially buried homes across the reservation and resulted in at least six deaths.
The deaths occurred both before and after a National Guard deployment ordered by Gov. Kristi Noem, which came six days after Rosebud Sioux Tribe President Scott Herman made his emergency declaration.