Court won't touch Seneca-Cayuga Tribe's election
The Court of Indian Offenses has refused to interfere with the recent election of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma.

The court was asked to intervene by former chief Leroy Howard, who lost the election to current chief Paul Spicer. But the court said it lacked jurisdiction over the matter.

That means the election committee's decision to uphold the June 2 results stands. Spicer will lead the tribe for another two years.

Get the Story:
Tribe: Court’s decision resolves election dispute (The Joplin Globe 8/1)

Relevant Links:
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe - http://www.sctribe.com
Seneca-Cayuga Tobacco Company - http://www.senecacayugatobacco.com

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