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SWO Tribe Closed Tuesday May 11 In Honor Of Treasured Elder.


Last updated 5/10/2021 at 8:40pm


Out of respect for the family of former Councilman Clyde "Joe" Williams all Tribal Offices will be closed on Tuesday May 11, 2021. We would like to take this time to extend our deepest condolences to to the family; Mr. Williams served well for the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate during his terms as Lake Traverse Councilman (1974 partial term and 1975-1978).

We encourage employees to take this time to keep the family in thought, prayer and support during their time of sorrow. Pidaunniyapi ye/do (We thank you).

From Chairman Hopkins

Joe Williams made his journey to be with our Ancestors. The Tribe will be shut down to honor him. Grandpa Joe served on council and many boards and committees. We will have Council Wednesday and Thursday starting at 9am. His burial is at 10am at the Repatriation site. The community is invited, please watch your distance and wear your face masks please. Wopida tanka.


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