Yankton Sioux Tribe holds primary election
MARTY -- The Yankton Sioux Tribe held its primary elections July 25, resulting in 16 people who will be up for offices during the general election Sept. 5.
Robert Flying Hawk received 198 votes and Baptiste Cournoyer Sr. received 180 votes. Tribal members will vote for one as chairman.
Jean Archambeau received 232 votes and Ida Ashes received 232 votes. Tribal members will vote for one as vice chairperson.
Glenford "Sam" Sully received 521 votes and Galacia Drapeau received 278 votes. Tribal members will vote for one as secretary.
Jason Cooke received 372 votes, Quentin "JB" Bruguier Jr. received 303 votes, Justin Songhawk received 273 votes, Everdale Songhawk received 248 votes, Greg Zephier Jr. received 227 votes, Mona Wright received 216 votes, Shelly Saunsoci received 209 votes, Jody Zephier received 201 votes, Samantha Dion received 187 votes and Nicholas "Nick" Cournoyer received 175 votes.
Tribal members will vote for five as council people.