tribal government

Rosebud Sioux Tribe members are currently circulating a recall petition against tribal President Rodney Bordeaux, citing mismanagement of tribal affairs. While Bordeaux defends himself, the Rapid City Journal reports that tribal officials are hampering signature collection efforts:

The Navajo Nation Supreme Court has paved the way for a ballot initiative aimed at reducing the size of the tribal government and giving the tribal president a line-item veto power. The current tribal administration had argued that supporters of the initiative failed to gather enough signatures to qualify the measure, but the court determined that officials used conflicting criteria to invalidate signatures.


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