The Bureau of Indian Affair’s Oglala Sioux Tribe Government (OST) does not want traditional and grassroots elders to interfere with their corrupt practices. So they are verbally abusing and criminalizing elders, threatening to arrest and put them in jail. This is in violation of OST’s own laws against elder abuse as well as US laws that protect the elderly.
Fortunately on August 8th, Strong Heart headman Canupa Gluha Mani was there to defend grassroots elders including Auntie Cecilia Martin and Chief Mel Lone Hill as well holding the OST Tribal Council accountable for their corrupt and abusive practices. Check the videos out: