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Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

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Reservation: Lower Brule Reservation; Lyman and Stanley Counties.

Division: Teton

Bands: Sicangu (Brule or Burnt Thigh)

Trust Land Base: 156,917 acres

Tribal Headquarters: Lower Brule, SD

Time Zone: Central

Traditional Language: Lakota

Total Population: 1,689

Enrolled Tribal Enrollment: 3,410

Major Employers: Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Golden Buffalo Casino, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service. The Lower Brule Farm Corp. is the nation's number-one popcorn producer.

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe 2019 Statistical Profile

Lower Brule Tribal Constitution
Current Tribal Leaders
Charter: Yes
Constitution and Bylaws: Yes - IRA
Date Approved: October 5, 1935
Name of Governing Body: Lower Brule Sioux Tribal Council
Number of Council members: (3) three Councilmen
Dates of Constitutional amendments: June 17, 1974; September 2, 1986
Number of Executive Officers: (4) Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, and Secretary

Lower Brule does not have voting districts and all representatives are voted for "at-large."
All Representatives serve 2 year terms. Elections are not staggered, so all elections occur simultaneously.
Number of Election districts or communities: One

Meetings held: first Wednesday of each month.

Quorum number: five members

Tribal College:
Lower Brule Community College, Lower Brule SD

Chief Iron Nation (1815-1894) led the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe through some of its most challenging years. He worked diligently, both as a warrior and statesman, to ensure the survival of his people. Iron Nation signed the treaty to establish the Great Sioux Reservation in 1868. He has been described as a just and noble leader.

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Chairman: Clyde J.R. Estes
PO Box 187
Lower Brule, SD 57548-0187
Phone: (605) 473-5561
Fax: (605) 473-5606