Water Summit Announced for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe


Publishhed June 22, 2017

EAGLE BUTTE, SOUTH DAKOTA – Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier announces a Water Summit, Wednesday, June 28th, at the College Auditorium in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. Registration starts at 8:00 am and the program begins at 9:00 am. There is no registration fee and lunch will be provided.

“Cheyenne River is leading the way to protect our water sources for many years to come,” said Frazier. “There are many threats to our water and we plan to make sure our people have clean and abundant water for all our needs.”

The Water Summit includes a discussion on the reservation water resources, the many needs for water for the Tribe, the protection of water rights through the development of Tribal laws, promoting and sustaining prosperous and resilient communities, and the Federal trust responsibility. The Water Summit will identify the action steps to implement a plan for protecting the water resources of the Tribe.

Chairman Frazier urges all interested Tribal members to attend the Water Summit and join in this important discussion to ensure ample water supplies f or all members and to plan for the future protection of Tribal waters.

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