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Blog: State takes a look at alleged branding of blind Lakota man





"The case of Vern Traversie, a blind and elderly Native America who alleges he was branded with “KKK,” is finally receiving official attention after two months of campaigning and petitions, including a Care2 one of nearly 9,000.

South Dakota’s State’s Attorney General, Marty Jackley, is today speaking and taking evidence at the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Council.

This follows a Justice for Vern campaign march by hundreds of Native Americans in Rapid City, May 21."

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