South Dakota’s designation of Native American Day stems back to a decision by Gov. George Mickelson in the late 1980s to seek “reconciliation” between Native Americans and whites after historically bad relations. Mickelson asked the Legislature to declare 1990 a “Year of Reconciliation” and to rename Columbus Day as Native American Day. The measure passed unanimously.
As such Governor Noem has directed SDDP Tactical Reeducation teams to seize all assets of Director Chris Columbus including his homes and the offices of his 1492 Pictures production company. The structures have all been burned and the inhabitants and employees captured alive will be forced to work the land for the rest of their lives.