Republicans oppose Indian affairs panel in South Dakota
Republican lawmakers voted down a proposal to create a separate Indian affairs committee in the South Dakota House.

Rep. Ed Iron Cloud (D), who represents the Pine Ridge Reservation, said the committee would help improve tribal-state relations. But he was outvoted by the Republican majority.

Currently, the Legislature's State-Tribal Relations Committee meets when lawmakers aren't in session.

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SD House rejects plan to add American Indian panel (The Rapid City Journal 1/15)