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Seminole tribal members protest BIA

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2002

A group of Seminole Nation tribal members held a protest on Tuesday against the Bureau of Indian Affairs' resistance to recognize their elected leaders.

About 45 tribal members protested outside the BIA agency in Wewoka, Oklahoma, The Shawnee News-Star reported. They want principal chief Jerry Haney ousted but a federal judge last week said the BIA can recognize his leadership.

Ken Chambers was elected to replace Haney. A new set of elected council members is also being disputed by the BIA.

Get the Story:
Seminole tribal members protest BIA support of principal chief (The Shawnee News-Star 10/2)

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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