White Earth council rejects petition to remove chairwoman
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Erma Vizenor, the chairwoman of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians of Minnesota, won't face a removal election.
Tribal members submitted a petition with 567 signatures last month. They said Vizenor was disregarding the tribal constitution. They also complained about not being able to work at the tribal casino and about tribal enrollment issues.
The tribal council examined the petition and said it found numerous deficiencies. Only 375 signatures were valid, not enough for a recall.
EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE: Petitions have the potential to make governments accountable.
Why is the Mohegan Council of Elders trying to change the Petition Rights in the Mohegan Constitution? Is making your government accountable a good thing?
Do we (the Mohegan Tribe) need changes in Petition Rights in our Constitution? What do you think?
STORY TAKEN FROM www.indianz.com.