FROM THE ARCHIVE

BIA won't recognize Seminole council

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2002

The Bureau of Indian Affairs won't recognize the governing body of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

A federal judge last week said the general council appears to have been elected under constitutional grounds. But the Department of Interior won't agree until it finishes a review of the elections.

There are 24 members of the council. The tribe also has a principal chief.

The BIA recognizes Jerry Haney as the chief.

Get the Story:
Acting superintendent backs Haney's claim (The Shawnee News-Star 9/29)

Get the Ruling:
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma v. Gale Norton (9/23)

Relevant Links:
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma - http://www.cowboy.net/native/seminole

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