Darwin McCoy unexpectedly resigns from chair of Soo Tribe
Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Darwin "Joe" McCoy unexpectedly resigned as chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
on Tuesday night.
McCoy didn't give a reason for his resignation, the tribe said on its website. But in a letter he cited "circumstances beyond my control."
The tribe will hold a special election to fill the seat. Former chairman Aaron Payment said he will run.
"I have been working on wrapping up my doctorate degree and earning a second masters since leaving office," Payment said in a press release. "I have matured a great deal and would be humbled to have the honor of representing my people once again."
In the meantime, vice chair Lana Causley will serve as chair.
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