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Members of Paskenta Band air dispute at city council meeting





Members of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians spoke out against a rival faction of tribal leaders at a city council meeting in Red Bluff, California.

The tribal members criticized Clay Parker, who sits on the city council. They said he has been wrongly claiming to serve as the tribe's police chief.

"Mr. Parker has been speaking to the press, saying that he represents the Paskenta Nomlaki Indians, which is false," Kimberly Freeman said during a public comment period at the meeting, The Red Bluff Daily News reported. "Mr. Parker is not our tribal police chief. That is false."

Freeman's brother is Andy Freeman, who serves as the tribe's chairman. He remains locked in a dispute with other tribal leaders who say they hired Parker as police chief.

Freeman says his rivals no longer serve on the tribal council.

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