Council votes against tribal chief

Ponca City Now - March 20, 2015 7:48 am

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) – The Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council has voted in favor of a no-confidence resolution regarding the tribe’s principal chief.

The Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/1Od9oJA ) reports the vote marks the second time this month the National Council has shown that it might have the necessary votes to remove George Tiger from office.

The council voted 12-2 on the resolution Thursday. At least 12 members would be needed to vote on an impeachment measure if it comes forward.

The newspaper revealed that Tiger signed a secret contract in 2009 with a developer of a Broken Arrow casino project, which would have competed with the Creek Nation’s Tulsa casino.

Tiger has said he did nothing wrong because he signed the contract before he became chief.

 

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