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Uvalde Foundation For Kids Challenges South Dakota Governor, Kristi Noem

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, a Republican who is often mentioned as a potential running mate to the presumptive nominee Donald Trump's presidential bid, was banished from two more tribes in her state last week. The banishment is the latest fallout from her paternalistic leadership style toward tribes


"The Noem rift has caused one philanthropic foundation to hold back opening several chapters in the state. On Friday, the Uvalde Foundation for Kids, a national nonprofit student advocacy organization formed in response to the May 2022 Uvalde, Texas school shooting, canceled plans to expand into South Dakota indefinitely.

Uvalde Foundation founder Daniel Chapin, who is half Cherokee Indian, stated the foundation stands firmly with the South Dakota tribes that have chosen to banish Noem.

"The governor's racially charged depiction of the Native American family and the alleged dysfunction of its education system is only an illustration by the governor of another abject failure to take responsibility for the broken promises and educational failures of its own system," Chapin said in a statement."

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