Oneida Nation swears in women to four top leadership positions

The new Oneida Business Committee was sworn in last night. Photo from Kalihwisaks / Facebook

The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin swore in a new council on Thursday night.

Women hold six seats -- a majority on the council. They also hold the four top positions -- Cristina Danforth as chair, Melinda Danforth as vice chair, Trish King as treasurer and Lisa Summers as secretary.

"History was made last night as the Oneida Nation swears into office 6 women to the seats of Chairwoman, Vice-Chairwoman, Treasurer, Secretary, and two Councilwomen. Congratulations to all," the tribe said on Facebook.

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