The National Guard troops hauling firewood from the Black Hills to our snowbound Indian neighbors around Rosebud may have found more snow trouble along the way. The Governor’s office yesterday announced an expansion of the National Guard’s snow relief mission in Indian Country:
In addition to this mission, the Guard will also be hauling timber to the Oglala Sioux Tribe. They will also be helping with snow removal in support of both the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and the Oglala Sioux Tribe. They will be performing these missions in conjunction with the Department of Public Safety and the Department of Transportation [Office of the Governor, press release, 2022.12.23].
KELO-TV notes that yesterday’s deployment of Guard plows and Thursday’s emergency declaration came a week after Rosebud Sioux Tribe President Scott Herman declared a snow emergency and asked the state to help.