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Secretary Dave Flute's Biography

Secretary Dave Flute is an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe. Prior to becoming Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations, he was the Chairman for the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate and also previously served as the Lake Traverse Councilman..

A military veteran, Secretary Flute served this country in Afghanistan between 2006 and 2009. He believes that the Dakota values are similar to military values; Duty, Honor, Respect, Selfless Service, Honesty, and Bravery.

He graduated from North Dakota State University with two social science degrees and was a member of the American Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta.

Dave Flute
Secretary of Tribal Relations