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Yurok Tribe schedules election to replace late Bonnie Green

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The Yurok Tribe of California has called a special election to fill the seat of Bonnie Green, a council member who passed away on January 18.

Green served six terms on the council and one term as vice chair. She was instrumental in securing a $27.5 million trust fund settlement that the tribe reached with the Obama administration. She also was a fishing rights advocates.

”We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss,” Chairman Thomas P. O'Rourke Sr. said in a press release. “Bonnie Green was a force of nature and as dedicated as they come. Her many contributions to the Tribe's success will never be forgotten.”

The special election will take place April 2.

Get the Story:
Yurok Tribe calls special election (The Eureka Times-Standard 1/31)
Yurok councilwoman, tribal elder dies: Bonnie Green (The Eureka Times-Standard 1/23)

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