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Pine Ridge president disputes latest complaint

Cecilia Fire Thunder, the first woman president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, is waging a public campaign against a complaint that seeks her ouster.

Fire Thunder will meet with reporters on Thursday, October 20, to discuss a complaint that challenges her enrollment, a $38 million loan she secured and her treatment of tribal elders. She already issued a statement defending her record.

The tribal council is set to take up the complaint next Tuesday, October 25. William Birdnecklace Tate, a former tribal employee, says Fire Thunder is jeopardizing the tribe and overstepping her boundaries.

Get the Story:
Fire Thunder to rebut criticisms (The Rapid City Journal 10/18)
Tribal president responds (AP 10/18)
OST President hit with second call for her impeachment (KOTA 10/17)

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