Cayugas’ leadership dispute
boils over; BIA called in as
As the money dries up, and the Tribal government searches for new revenue sources, like selling off tribal lands…it’s interesting to see what’s happened to other tribal officials, with sovereignty, who have done far less. The BIA is more involved in tribal affairs armed with federal enforcement ( remember what happened to the Brown woman who headed Narragansett Housing, arrested, indicted).
Chippewa Cree Tribe to elect new chairman July 5
HAVRE – The Chippewa Cree Tribe will hold a special election next month to choose a new chairman after Raymond “Jake” Parker Jr. resigned.
Parker resigned last month a day before pleading guilty to federal theft charges.
Parker was accused of charging nearly $60,000 to a tribal credit card between 2009 and 2010, mostly on unauthorized personal charges.
The Havre Daily News reports that the tribal council on the Rocky Boy’s Indian reservation will hold a special election on July 5.
A statement from the tribe says it is regrettable that Parker is in this situation but his achievements in office will always be recognized.
Parker has agreed to repay the tribe.