More news from South Dakota about banning tobacco for native’s religious practices in prison.

Turtle Talk

The case, once again, is Native American Council of Tribes v. Weber (D. S.D.):

DCT Remedial Order

The court previously issued an order explaining how the ban violates federal religious freedom rights here.

Since the prison system could not agree with the prisoners on a way to craft an injunction, Judge Schreier simply issued an order stating, “[D]efendants are enjoined from banning tobacco used during Native American religious ceremonies.”

 

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Tetuwan Lakota scholar, educator, historian, Sun Dance participant, Cannunpa carrier, cultural & spiritual preservationist, journalist-writer and fraud investigator.
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