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Crow Creek Sioux Tribe calls for boycott in honor song flap





The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is calling for a boycott of Chamberlain, South Dakota, after the school board refused to allow an honor song at the high school graduation ceremony.

Chairman Brandon Sazue said board disrespected Indian students by voting against their request for the song. He called on the Chamberlain High School to return an eagle feather staff that was presented several years ago.

“As a tribal leader of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, I think they no longer deserve it,” Sazue told The Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

Sazue said the tribe might stop doing business with a bank in Chamberlain.

Get the Story:
Tribal leader wants boycott of Chamberlain after school board's decision (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 5/17)
Crow Creek chairman calls for Chamberlain boycott (The Mitchell Daily Republic 5/17)

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