Sault Tribe asked to bar employees from office

The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan is considering an amendment to bar employees from holding public office at the same time.

Currently, people can work for the tribe and sit on the board of directors. Todd Gravelle, who resigned his post as tribal attorney when he was elected, says that's a conflict of interest.

The proposed amendment requires employees to give up their tribal jobs or be barred from holding office. An election will be held to consider the change.

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Sault Tribe to consider constitutional amendment (The Soo Evening News 9/21)

Relevant Links:
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians - http://www.sootribe.org
Sault Tribe Times, independent site - http://www.saulttribetimes.com

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