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Meskwaki faction says BIA agreed to election

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MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2003

A faction of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa says the Bureau of Indian Affairs would agree to a new election if conducted fairly, a claim disputed by a rival Meskwaki group.

Two sides of the tribe are battling for control. The dispute has led to the shutdown of the tribe's lucrative casino, which has been closed for a month.

Get the Story:
Meskwaki leadership struggle continues (The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier 6/23)
Meskwaki Tribal Dispute (KWWL 6/22)

Relevant Links:
Meskwaki Tribe Litigation, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals - http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov/casino.html

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