(House Bill 1195)
An Act to direct the Indian Education Advisory Council to make an annual report to the Governor and the State-Tribal Relations Committee.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:
Section 1. That § 1-54-11 be AMENDED:
1-54-11. The Office of Indian Education is hereby established within the Department of Tribal Relations. The Office of Indian Education shall support initiatives in order that South Dakota's students and public school instructional staff become aware of and gain an appreciation of South Dakota's unique American Indian culture. The secretary of the Department of Tribal Relations shall appoint an Indian Education Advisory Council. The council shall consist of representatives of all nine tribes in South Dakota along with Native American educators from all parts of the state. The nine representatives of the tribes shall be appointed from nominations submitted by the tribal councils of each of the tribes. The council members shall serve for three-year terms. The council shall make an annual report to the Governor and the State-Tribal Relations Committee by January first each year.
Signed March 8, 2022
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