Testing the Waters at the Grand Gateway, NDN Collective Representative Denied Hotel Room

-C.J. Keene, News Director

If there were any remaining questions of just how legitimate the proposed “no natives” policy at the Grand Gateway Hotel was, Sunny Red Bear has answered them.

Red Bear, NDN Collective director of racial equity, attempted to book a room in the hotel, and was denied.

Red Bear walked through the emotions of what facing this kind of discrimination is like.

Red Bear was still able to find some beauty in the situation though.

The hotel, in a statement to KOTA Territory News, said that they will in fact allow native peoples at the business.

Yesterdays march was organized by NDN Collective, the American Indian Movement, and the Cheyenne River Grassroots Collective.