Former Oglala Sioux Tribal President Bryan Brewer said he doesn't think the city and commission are doing enough, and it might cost Rapid City a popular basketball tournament.
Some American Indians
say racial tensions were exacerbated by reports of Native American children being subjected to racial slurs and sprayed with beer at a minor league hockey game in Rapid City in late January.
A similar incident was reported during a recent stock show and rodeo at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
has formed a group to confront racism, and hundreds of Native Americans rallied outside the Civic Center
on Tuesday night.
said more needs to be done.
"It's great to have the reconciliation here, but we need the Department of Justice
to come in and investigate some of the things that are happening - not just what happened recently, but what has been happening for years," he
The Lakota Nation Invitational is considering moving the annual basketball tournament to a different city.
"We have to look out for the safety of our children," Brewer