Community Notice – Community Gatherings (04.28.20)

Dear Sioux Valley Dakota Nation,

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, a great number of difficult decisions have had to be made by Chief and Council in order to ensure the wellbeing of our community and our Oyate.

These challenging times demand much from us all.

We have asked our community members heed the advice of health officials and have suspended all community gatherings for the time being. In the uncertain times we are currently facing, it is more important than ever we as Leadership continue to be open and transparent with our membership. The risk of COVID-19 is great.

Flower’s Day will be no exception – this public gathering is suspended.

Instead, we ask that all members assume the responsible practice at this time – stay home and exercise your culture.

We appreciate your support and understanding.


Chief Jennifer Bone

Councilman Elton Taylor

Councilman Tony Tacan

Councilman Jamie Hall

Councilwoman Evelyn Pratt

Councilwoman Eleanor Elk