TERO provides protection, advocacy, and enforcement of Indian Preference Law in all SWO employment and contracting.


  • Certifications/Registration
    Eligibility (A) Ownership. The applicant must demonstrate all of the following:
  • Formal Ownership – That an Indian or Indians own(s) 51% or more of the firm. Such ownership must be embodied in the firm’s organic documents such as its stock or partnership agreement.
  • Value – The Indian owner(s) provided real value for their 51% or more ownership by providing capital, equipment, real property, or similar assets commensurate with the value of his/her ownership share.
  • Profits – The Indian owner(s) receive 51% or more of all profits.
  1. Solicitation Interpretation
  2. Bid Matching
  3. Workforce Job Skills Bank
  4. Employment Referrals
  5. Investigating TERO complaints and violations
  6. Dispute Resolution
  7. Consulting
  8. Specialized Training

Contact Information:

Mail: Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate TERO P.O. Box 509, Agency Village, SD 57262

Phone: 605-698-3549


DelRay German – Director – 605-742-4465 – delrayg@swo-nsn.gov
Dusty Kirk – Compliance Officer – 605-698-8266 – TERO.Compliance2@swo-nsn.gov
Lisa Redwing – Office Manager – 605-698-8264 – LisaR@swo-nsn.gov
Bertha Greeley – Secretary/Receptionist – 605-698-8361 – BerthaG@swo-nsn.gov

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