Oglala Sioux president says extradition pact needed

Cecelia Fire Thunder, the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, says an extradition pact with South Dakota is needed before she considers turning over two tribal members to the state.

Fire Thunder responded to Gov. Mike Rounds (R), who asked the tribe last month to turn over two brothers charged with felonies off the reservation. Fire Thunder said she can't extradite Dirk and Dakota Garnier until a pact is in place.

State law authorizes extradition pacts with tribes. But since the last was passed in 1976, no compacts have been negotiate, The Rapid City Journal reports.

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President proposes pact to extradite (The Rapid City Journal 9/15)
Fire Thunder requests extradition compact with state for Garnier brothers (KOTA 9/14)

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