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Weston defeated Yellow Bird Steele by a vote of 348 to 199.
Weston defeated Yellow Bird Steele by a vote of 348 to 199.
December 14, 2016

Oglala Sioux Tribe Inaugurates New President

The Oglala Sioux Tribe inaugurated Troy "Scott" Weston as tribal president on Friday, December 9th, 2016 reports the Rapid City Journal.  John Yellow Bird Steele exited his seventh term with the ceremonious passing of the canupa pipe between himself and Weston.  The passing of the canupa pipe represents the laws of the sacred pipe.  These laws include always being truthful, doing as the people ask, putting the people first and staying truthful to the canupa pipe.  

Residents said they hope to see improvement in roads as well as more opportunities for youth.  Weston promised to work on economic development and representation in Washington for the tribe during his term as president.   

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