OST President issues remarks on weekend vandalism
PINE RIDGE RESERVATION, S.D. — Over the weekend, signs along S.D. Highway 73 — just south of Kadoka on the border of the Pine Ridge Reservation — were vandalized with hateful messages, derogatory terms, and Nazi symbols.
The signs, which serve to welcome visitors and guests on the reservation, had swastikas, the letters “KKK,” and other obscene graffiti.
Killer wrote in a statement, “As a sovereign nation within the boundaries of the State of South Dakota, the Oglala Sioux Tribe continues to extend a hand of friendship to those wanting to make a positive impact on this and future generations. We look forward to sharing our new signs welcoming visitors from around the world, shortly.”
The tribe says they would like the responsible parties held accountable and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Killer’s full statement is included below:
Official Statement from President Kevin Killer regarding the vandalism of tribal signs welcoming visitors to the Pine…