Three Oklahoma tribes in leadership disputes
Three Oklahoma tribes are being affected by leadership and power disputes.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Gov. Darrell Flyingman is accusing the tribal legislature of overstepping its authority on several issues. He is fighting an effort to recall him.

An election dispute within the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe has prompted the closure of a cigarette factory. But Secretary-Treasurer Kay Crow-Ellison and Second Sharon "Katie” Birdsong are challenging claims made by Chief Paul Spicer about the tribe's finances.

The Thlopthlocco Tribal Town is in Muscogee Nation court over who controls the council. Nathan Anderson, the town's mekko, or king, has been prevented from taking his position, and he claims the town council has been illegally elected.

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Strife interrupts services for tribal members (The Oklahoman 6/28)

Relevant Links:
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma -
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe -

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