Governor Kristi Noem removes references to American Indian history and culture from a draft of revised K-12 social studies standards, and the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate gives her and her Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden nice quilts:
Noem’s Tribal Relations Secretary, Dave Flute, is the former chairman of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Secretary Flute’s man on the Governor’s new rigged social studies standards committee, Fred Osborn, still can’t get his Indian Education Advisory Council to muster a quorum to discuss the Governor’s campaign against talking racism against Indians and others in school. They failed last week Wednesday and failed again this week Wednesday:
State Office of Indian Education director Fred Osborn said nine of the council’s members were on the call, three short of the minimum needed to meet.
Osborn said the governor’s order would now be placed on the agenda for the council’s next regular quarterly meeting. He said that must occur by June 30 [Bob Mercer, “S.D. Indian Ed Panel Lacks a Quorum, Again,” KELO-TV, 2022.05.18].
June 30 is a Thursday; maybe that will work better.