Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Challenges. Discussion »
PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA : With a temporary restraining order in effect for selling outdated meat, the parking lot of the Sioux Nation Shopping Center was completely empty on Monday afternoon.
Butcher's Toil Behind Empty Meat Counter Shelves
The temporary order was requested by Oglala Sioux Tribe President John Yellow Bird Steele last Friday for health and safety reasons. President Yellow Bird Steele was granted the request by the Oglala Sioux Tribe tribal court. The Court granted the Tribe a 72 hours retraining order.
A hearing will be heard this morning at 9 am in the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court at Kyle, South Dakota to hear arguments by both sides as to why the Sioux Nation Shopping Center should reopen.
At issue was the numerous Lakota people who became sick as the result of the Sioux Nation Shopping Center selling outdated meat that was repackaged with some fresh meat with a new expiration date. Meat sold under fraudulent pretenses.
Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are encouraged to attend this important hearing.
posted May 14, 2012 6:00 am edt