FROM THE ARCHIVE

Meskwaki dispute centers on recall petitions

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MONDAY, JULY 7, 2003

The elected chairman of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa said he will accept recall petitions only if a rival faction vacates the tribal offices.

Last October, tribal members started the recall process against chairman Alex Walker Jr. But they say he refused to accept them, forcing them to choose a new set of leaders.

The dispute led to the closure of the tribe's successful casino. The Bureau of Indian Affairs continues to recognize Walker's council.

Get the Story:
Walker council OKs elections if rival council vacates offices (The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier 7/5)

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

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