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Fire Thunder credits women for Pine Ridge victory

Cecilia Fire Thunder, the incoming president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, credits her victory last week to the growing power of women on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Fire Thunder said women have become a powerful presence on the reservation. When she won the election, "the value of the Lakota woman was re-elevated back to where it belongs," she told KOTA News.

Fire Thunder beat activist/actor Russell Means by about 600 votes. She is the tribe's first woman president.

Get the Story:
New tribal president says women's role key in election (KOTA News 11/7)

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