PIERRE, S.D. – On July 1, Governor Kristi Noem hosted 10 tribal leaders at the Governor’s Residence to discuss State-Tribal partnerships on meth prevention and law enforcement.
“I am incredibly grateful for the seven tribes who sent representatives to Pierre to discuss ways we can work together to combat meth and strengthen economic development on reservations,” said Governor Kristi Noem. “Meth destroys families across South Dakota, but tribes are particularly impacted. It is critical that we work together to find ways to strengthen law enforcement, root out distributors, and protect kids – all while respecting tribal sovereignty. We are finding common ground on this issue, and I look forward to continuing these conversations in the coming days and months.”
The July 1 State-Tribal Luncheon follows a May 20 State-Tribal Meth Summit that brought together state, federal, and tribal leaders to discuss meth prevention, enforcement, and treatment. Almost 100 people attended the event.