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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

U.S. Attorney Attends Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Inauguration

Stephan, SD – On May 1, 2018, United States Attorney Ron Parsons was a guest at the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe Inauguration for the Tribe’s newly elected Chairman, Lester Thompson, Jr., and Tribal Council.

The ceremony, held at the Crow Creek Tribal School, began with a processional honor song and presentation of the Color Guard by the Hunkpati Oyate Veterans.  Chairman Thompson and Council Members Roland Hawk Sr., Evan Hawk, Kyle Kirkie, Barry Thompson, Carla Pickner and Fabian Howe Sr. took the oath of office administered by Crow Creek Tribal Judge Matthew Olson.

Also in attendance at the ceremony were Boyd Gorneau, Chairman of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Robert Flying Hawk, Chairman of the Yankton Sioux Tribe, Steve Emery, South Dakota Secretary of Tribal Relations, and Tim Maher, Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Pierre office.

Chairman Thompson and the members of the Tribal Council were elected on April 19, 2018, to serve two-year terms.

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Updated May 2, 2018